A/N: The baby is currently sleeping, so I figured I'd try and get a new chapter out! It can be a Thanksgiving present!!! Now if only I had the inspiration for PDLM…if you haven't checked my profile, Please Don't Leave Me is on hiatus for now due to lack of muse. Ironically, she left me.
Truly Charmed: Unbreakable Halliwells
April 13, 2001
Leah's eyes stared intently at the bright green ball that was on the floor in front of her. Slowly it began floating. She smiled and clapped her hands.
Andy watched his daughter play with her powers. He shook his head. 'Is that what Prue and her sisters did when they were younger?' His daughter's giggle brought him back out of his reverie. Leah had turned her ball into ice. "Leah, you can't turn it into ice; you won't be able to play with it," he chided.
The tiny Halliwell furrowed her brow. She looked back to her ice ball and stared intently once more. The ice around it began melting and the ball became hot. Suddenly, it exploded. Leah jumped back and began to cry.
Andy quickly ran to his daughter and scooped her up. "It's okay, baby girl, we'll get you a new ball to play with." He gently rubbed his daughter's back.
She looked up at him, tears filling her turquoise eyes. "Da…da…"
Her father's eyes lit up. "You're so close, Leah! Da-ddy. Come on, Da-ddy!"
Andy's face fell. "That's not exactly what I wanted your first word to be…"
Leah began crying again. "De-mon! De-mon!" Andy quickly turned around and saw a demon painted all in camo creeping up on them.
"Now would be a great time to use your powers!" Leah looked from her father to the demon before squinting her eyes and concentrating. The demon roared out in pain before bursting into flames and disappeared.
The sisters quickly ran into the conservatory. "What happened? We heard screaming!" Prue questioned upon entering.
"You're daughter vanquished a demon. And she said her first word," Andy replied.
Prue smiled and took her daughter from Andy. "You did?" Leah grinned and giggled. "What did you say??" Leah continued laughing. Prue looked to Andy.
Paige and Phoebe began laughing. "It's not funny!" Andy defended. "I thought she was going to say 'daddy'."
Piper sympathized with him. "It's tough, Andy. But in house full of witches who are constantly being attacked by demons, it only makes sense that that would be her first word."
"I know," he pouted.
Prue put an arm around her boyfriend. "Maybe her next word will be 'daddy'."
"It'll probably be 'warlock'…"
"It'll be 'Warlock, daddy'."
Paige giggled. "At least she says 'daddy' before 'mommy'."
Andy gave her a tiny smile. "Is that supposed to make me feel better?" She nodded. "Thank you, Paige."
Wow, that caffeine boost didn't give me much….oh well. That's the hand I was dealt. I shall live with it. The next chapter will be much longer, I promise. Hopefully it will be up by tuesdy. Ciao!