This is my sequel to You Should Be Mine. It's an AU of season six. This takes place a few weeks after my other story ended. I will not be rewriting every episode of season six, but I needed some things from this episode to stay the same for the overall idea I have for this story to work. This will probably be the only episode that I follow like this.
Don't own anything.
"Come on, I'm starved." Piper said, grabbing the nearest shirt she could find, one of Cole's and pulling it over her head. Cole sighed.
"Fine, fine." He got up and pulled on a pair of pants. He grabbed her around the waist before she could get out the door from behind. She smiled, leaning back against his chest.
"You know, I have no food here." She laughed.
"Believe me, I know. That's why you need to do that shimmering…thing." Cole groaned, burying his head in her neck.
"Think of it this way," she turned in his arms, "the sooner you get back, the sooner we can back to our…weekend."
"Fine." He said, releasing her and going to find another shirt before shimmering out. She smiled and walked into his living room, plopping down on the couch.
The past few weeks had been wonderful. They did spend more time at his place than at the manor, mostly because for a while her sisters were still a little weird about the whole thing.
Phoebe had told her about the talk she'd had with Cole and that she had accepted it, but Piper knew that it was still a little strange for her to see them together. Piper didn't want to make her more uncomfortable than she had too.
Paige, on the other hand, was a little bit more on the vocal side about it. She was coming around, but slowly. She still didn't like Cole, but Piper had the feeling that Paige didn't want her to go back into the depression she'd been in after he had left. She'd been more than vocal about what she'd do to Cole if something happened.
Paige and Phoebe were both dating again and Piper had spent the past day and a half with Cole. She knew that the peace couldn't last, not with their lives, but she was trying to enjoy it while it did. Piper nearly groaned when her cell rang and she picked it up off the table.
"Hello." She answered with a slight feeling of trepidation.
"Piper? Hey, it's me." Phoebe's voice came through. She sounded nervous. Piper sighed.
"What's happened now?"
"You're never going to believe this one."
"What is it?" Really, Phoebe shouldn't say things like that.
"You need to get home. And bring Cole. We might need him." She paused. "Hey!" She yelled suddenly and Piper heard glass breaking in the background followed by a distinctly male voice.
"I gotta go, Piper. Just get here. Fast."
"Phoebe-" The dial tone cut her off and Piper, now slightly afraid, jumped to her feet and ran back to Cole's room. She pulled on her pants quickly just as Cole shimmered in, holding up take out.
"Forget it." She said, grabbing her shoes but not putting them on. "We have to go back to the manor."
"What's happened?" He asked, concern in his eyes.
"Don't know. Phoebe hung up on me. If she's not hurt, I'll kill her." She grabbed a hold of Cole's hand and a few seconds later they appeared in the kitchen of the manor. When they stepped into the hallway, Piper's eyes widened.
"What the hell is going on here?" She only looked into the living room to see the chaos there. It seemed like every magical creature she had ever come across were congregated in her house.
Piper dropped her shoes and started up the stairs to the attic. She and Cole both stopped short when they stepped inside.
"Holy…" Piper shook her head, and walked further into the room. "Paige?" Piper stepped closer and reached out to touch what appeared to be her sister's shoulder. "What happened to her?" She glanced over at Cole.
"Titans." A unfamiliar voice said from across the room. Piper and Cole both spun to see a young man standing in front of the book and flipping through it.
"Who are you?!" Before he could answer, though, Phoebe ran into the room.
"Piper! Hey." Piper turned to her sister, her eyes still wide.
"Phoebe, what the hell is going on here? Who is that? And why are you letting him near the book?"
"Um, well. You see, Paige was turned to stone by a titan. You remember her telling you about those dreams she'd been having? And then there was the weird whether. And then a titan came and turned Paige to stone." She paused. "Oh, and that's Chris. He's from the future."
"Okay, you had better tell me that all this happened within the last thirty minutes."
"No. Paige and I went up to find out what was wrong and she got into her head that she could draw out the titans by orbing because apparently they're looking for white lighters." Piper glared at her sister.
"And why didn't you call me?"
"Well, we didn't know how bad it was," Phoebe said a little sheepishly, "and we didn't want to bother you unless we had to."
"Bother me?" Piper stared at her sister like she was crazy. "The manor is overrun by supernatural creatures. Paige has been turned to stone. And, hey!" She turned to Chris. "Futureboy. Away from the book!"
"Oh, come on, Piper. It's not like I haven't looked through it before," Chris said, but he did step to the side. Piper, still angry, started where he had left off.
"Piper, look. I'm sorry," Phoebe followed her, "but it's just…you seemed so happy these past few weeks, and we didn't want to ruin it if it was something we could have handled on our own." Piper met Phoebe's eyes and the sincerity there made her anger melt. She glanced over at the reason why she had been happy lately.
"You think you could do something?" She asked him. Cole frowned, staring at Paige.
"I don't know. Most of the powers I have are…destructive." Phoebe crossed her arms and raised an eyebrow.
"And just how many powers do you have?" Cole simply smirked at her. Piper opened her mouth to say something but was interrupted by Leo, who orbed in.
"Another Whitelighter's been killed…" He trailed off when he caught sight of Piper. She stared back at him, suddenly very aware that she was still barefoot and wearing one of Cole's shirts.
"Leo, hi. What are you…?"
"The other Elders sent me to warn you since you have no whitelighter at the moment."
"What I want is for you to tell the truth." Piper, Phoebe, and Paige glared at Chris. They had gotten Paige back, only to realize that the titans were after the elders. And now Leo was missing in action as well. Chris sighed and met each of their gazes, including Cole's, who was standing off the side. He held up his hands.
"Don't look at me." He said, shrugging.
"What is this about us supposedly fighting the titans?" Chris grinned at that question.
"You're about to find out."
"What does…" Piper trailed off when she felt it. Cole and Chris watched from the sidelines while an incredibly bright light surrounded the girls. When it cleared, Cole's eyes widened and Chris' smile widened.
Phoebe lifted her now long blonde hair and Piper stared down at the white robes that they were now wearing. She glared at Chris.
"What the hell did you do?!"
"I didn't do anything." Chris said, still grinning. "You're gods." Piper stared at him.
"No, no. You're not coming." Piper said to Cole. She had just ejected Phoebe's "followers" and now they were heading out to find the elders, who were apparently under attack.
"I'm not staying here while you go fight."
"Yes, you are. It's too dangerous."
"I'm invincible, remember? Immune to magic." Piper shook her head.
"Immune to witches magic. Not gods magic, Cole."
"Yeah, well, neither are you. Not even with this power from what the kid said."
"Hey." Chris spoke up, receiving glares from the witch turned goddess and invincible half demon. He held his hands up. "Can we maybe argue after the elders are safe?" Cole sighed and stepped closer to her.
"I can take care of myself, Piper."
"I know." She said. It wasn't that, it was what they were fighting that had her worried. This was one of those apocalyptic like fights and she was a little bit terrified that something would happen.
"You know," Piper settled into Cole's embrace, "it really says something when you're not surprised to receive the powers of a god to fight off seemingly all powerful ancient evil that wants to destroy the world." She flared the robes she was wearing.
"Hey, I'm a hundred year old half demon who's fell for two of the charmed ones. At this point, one of the titans declaring his undying love for Paige wouldn't surprise me." Piper snorted, linking one of their hands together. She sighed when she heard Paige calling.
"They'll be here any minute!" Phoebe said anxiously. They knew what they had to do, but Piper was afraid of the consequences of that action. She squeezed Cole's hand, looking up at him just as the titans appeared.
Before she could react, one of the sent a bolt of lightening their way that hit Cole square in the chest. The force of it had him flying straight through the windows and outside.
"No!" She turned to the titans and they flew away from her, crashing into the opposite wall. They were up immediately, facing her. The lightening and fire they sent her way did nothing, though. Piper smiled at them grimly and opened her arms, watching as the floor opened up and the earth swallowed them whole.
"You did it." Leo said, coming up to them, and smiling sadly at Piper. "You found your power. Now it's time to give it back." Piper nodded, frowning.
Cole jerked into a sitting position and looked around, feeling a little disoriented. He was outside, sitting in the grass. He frowned when he looked up at the familiar sight of the manor.
"What the hell?" He stood up. The window he'd been lying in front of was broken out.
"How the hell did I get here?" He hadn't been to the manor or seen the sisters in months, not since Phoebe had rejected him, again. Why would he come back here, and why couldn't he remember doing it?
Maybe they had tried to vanquish him again. He shook his head. The thought, that Phoebe might have tried to kill him, didn't hurt like it should have, like it would have a few months ago.
When he heard the sisters talking inside, he scowled and shimmered out. When he reappeared back in his apartment, he only thought about it for a little bit before deciding to just get the hell out of there. He wouldn't give them the chance to practice their vanquishing potions on him.
"What's wrong?" Paige asked after Leo had left. They had just given back the power.
"I don't know." Piper frowned. "I just…you get the feeling like there's something we're forgetting?"
"I say we should be happy. The titans are gone. We're back to normal." Phoebe said.
"Was it Leo?" Paige asked, sitting next to Piper on the couch.
"Well, seeing him again. You know, the first time after he left and all…"
"No, it's not Leo." In fact, it hadn't hurt at all to see Leo, which should be strange. Even if she was moving on, it wasn't like she'd moved on to someone new.
"Hey." Chris said coming into the room.
"Chris." Piper said, eyeing him.
"Oh, don't tell me you guys still don't trust me. Come on, I did help you save the world." He frowned. "Where's Cole?" Phoebe's eyes widened.
"Cole? As in Cole Turner?"
"Uh, yeah." Chris stared at her. He knew that Cole and Piper were supposed to of gotten back together by now. He frowned. Why hadn't Cole shown up for the fight with the titans? It was strange. He wouldn't have just left Piper to fight alone.
"You know Cole? Oh, please don't tell me that we're crazy enough to let him back into our lives in the future." Phoebe said, shocked.
"When was the last time you've seen him?"
"Chris, we haven't seen Cole in months. Not since the whole mermaid incident. I thought he left town or something. Now, you didn't answer my question." Chris ignored her, standing up, a little bit in shock.
He started out of the room, still ignoring the sisters calling him. He was almost out of the room when he heard Piper asking how the window had gotten broken.
Was this and unintentional change that he'd made by saving Paige and helping the sisters defeat the titans? It had to be. He'd heard a lot of stories growing up and none of them included Piper forgetting her relationship with Cole.
Chris closed his eyes briefly. He didn't have Leo's sensing power to be exact, but he had developed a sort of one over the years. Plus, he and Cole were connected. There was a spell they had used once so that they could find each other if they got separated. He hoped that it would work on this Cole the way that it did for the one he had grown up with.
Chris orbed out, relieved when he did sense that Cole was alive at least and in this world. He reappeared in Cole's apartment and knew that he was gone. His getaway bag was gone.
Chris rubbed his temples. Cole would never leave Piper, not willingly at least, which could only mean one thing. He didn't remember either. That would explain why Chris didn't remember seeing Cole since he had come back. Someone had erased the last few months, at least the moments with Cole in them.
"This is so not good." How was he supposed to convince Piper that she was in love with a man she was supposed to hate?
Okay, so I hope this is okay. I know I skipped over a lot of the episode, but I hate rewriting stuff that's already been written. I just didn't feel the need to rewrite the whole thing when I'm sure that everyone's seen this episode.
Okay, so if Cole is Chris' father, I still don't think Chris would disappear just because Piper and Cole don't remember each other. I don't think he would unless one of his parents died, at least not unless they missed his conception date like in the show.