Chapter Ten

That night, after they got home, Clara was still shaken up by the fact Barbus wanted her baby, but she was more concerned about her parents.

Phoebe and Cole sat up in the living room for hours after everyone had fallen asleep.

"Cole, I can't handle this. I mean, we have a daughter together in the future and who knows how many other kids. But I don't know how I feel about that."

"Phoebe, I have loved you ever since the first time I ever met you. I wouldn't let myself believe it at first, but I did. I know I made a lot of stupid mistakes. You have seen Clara at fifteen and thirty-two years old. Don't you want to see the other parts of her life?"

"Of course I do."

"I want to be there, right next to you. She is my daughter too." Cole said. Phoebe got up and paced nervously.

"What about what Barbus said? You leave me…again?"

"Phoebe, my life means more with you in it than having all the money and power in the world. Why would I give that up, especially on a second chance?" he said, getting up and wrapping his arms around her.

"I never thought I would say this again. But, Cole, I love you and I never stopped. I just do not want to have a broken heart again." She said, tears in her eyes.

"You won't, not from me." Cole leaned down and they engaged in a passionate kiss.

"Should I get you two a room?" Clara asked, surprisingly.

Cole and Phoebe looked up and Clara raised an eyebrow and smiled.

"Very funny." Phoebe said as she and Cole sat down on the couch next to each other.

"So how is it going?" Clara asked.

"Who wants to know?" Cole asked.

"Uh, me, the product of your…" Phoebe interrupted her.

"Enough information, thank you." Phoebe said. Clara rolled her eyes. James came downstairs.

"Hi, I was just looking for my wife." James said.

"I'm coming, I'm coming." Clara said, walking over to him.

"I thought you were getting coffee." James said.

"I was, but I was distracted my parents making out in the living room." Phoebe laughed

"You shouldn't drink coffee when you're pregnant." Cole advised.

"I know, Dad. I was getting it for James." Clara said, going into the kitchen and returning with a coffee pot and a single mug.

"You made your pregnant wife get YOU coffee?" Cole asked, strictly.

"Daddy, it's fine. I offered. I couldn't sleep anyway." Clara spoke up.

"Cole, it's ok. Let it go." Phoebe said.

"I just don't want anything bad to happen to you." Cole said, hugging his daughter.

"Dad, you can't protect me from everything. I'm a big girl. I have already had two kids. I should be okay." Clara said, kissing her mother and began to head up to the landing next to James.

"And you..." Cole said sternly to James. "You take care of my little girl."

"You can count on it, sir." He said and he and his wife headed upstairs after Clara kissed her father.

"We should get to bed. It has been a long night." Phoebe said, stretching.

"Yeah, I will just crash here on the couch." Cole said.

"Why would you want to do that when there is a bed in my room?" Phoebe smiled and led him by the hand up to her room.

The next morning, everyone got ready to go their separate ways.

"Kelli, Chloe, say good bye to your grandmothers please." Clara said. Kelli and Chloe said good-bye to Grams, Patty and lastly to Phoebe.

"We love you, Grams." they said together.

"I love you two, too." Phoebe hugged them. Kelli pulled a small velvet box out of her pocket and handed it to her grandmother.

"Grandpa wanted me to give this to you." She said as Phoebe opened it. Tears clouded her eyes. Inside the box, was a beautiful diamond ring.

"Grams, are you sad?" Chloe asked.

"Oh, sweetheart, I'm fine. Where is Grandpa?" Phoebe asked and the girls pointed behind her. She turned and there was Cole.

"Oh, Cole, I don't know what to say." She said.

"Say yes!" he said.

"Yes!" she said and Cole beamed. He spun her around in his arms and kissed her. Everyone cheered. Cole placed the ring on Phoebe's fingers and she could not remember being so happy.

James, Clara, the girls, Wyatt, and Chris were the last to go back. As Wyatt and Chris said good-bye to their parents, Clara said good-bye to her own.
"I love you so much." She said , hugging her mother and father. Kelli and Chloe had their arms around Cole's legs.

"We love you, too." Phoebe said as she hugged her future son-in-law. Clara tried to pry the girls away from Cole, but they wouldn't budge.

"We want to stay with this Grandpa. He can play hopscotch , and hide and seek. And dolls." Kelli said.

"Dolls?" Phoebe asked Cole. He smiled sheepishly.

"Girls, it's time to go home." Clara said sternly and they gave in.

"I am going to erase these memories from the minds or I might go bananas." Clara said. She kissed her parents and Phoebe recited the return spell. Clara smiled and they disappeared.

A week later, Phoebe and Cole were married. It is not like they needed a long engagement. Things were on track in Phoebe's life for once in a long time. Except when she got a call from her doctor two months later.

"You're pregnant, Phoebe. Congratulations." He said.

"Uh…thank you. Good bye." She hung with the doctor and ran off to find Cole.

"Cole." She cried throughout the house.

"Upstairs, dear." He called back.

She hurried up to their bedroom and he rushed out carrying a hammer behind his back.

"First of all , what are you doing?" she asked crossing her arms.

"Nothing." He said quickly.

She entered into their room. Nothing looked suspicious so she looked in his closet. She gasped. Cole had been working on a dollhouse.

"Cole, you were building this for…the baby?" phoebe asked.

"Yeah, I was getting a head start."

"Yeah , but I wasn't supposed to be pregnant for a year."

"You're pregnant?"


"Uh, honey. I forgot to tell you. Clara told me that she got her math wrong about your pregnancy." Cole said.

"Why does she always tell you everything first?" Phoebe asked.

"That's not the point. The point is we are going to have a baby." He kissed her.

"Yeah, a baby." Phoebe sat down on the edge of the bed.

"Honey what's wrong?" he asked.

"I'm worried. Clara has demonic powers, and I do not know how that will affect me or her."

"Oh, sweetheart. It's going to be fine. I know my powers are an issue, but I need to protect my family. That's how. You just have to trust me." He said.

"I do, I really do." She said. He kissed her and then kissed her on the stomach.

"Hi baby." He said goofily. Phoebe laughed.

"I love you."

"I love you, too."

"We're in this together?"

"Forever." And the two of them engaged in a passionate kiss.

"Charmed I'm sure." Cole joked and they lived happily ever after, until the next the demon attack anyway.