This is an AU of the series, starting in season one. When I was thinking about doing this, I decided to make this a Leo/Prue pairing. I was thinking of Leo/Phoebe but to be honest I just don't think that Phoebe and Leo would have been a good match, at least not when she was this young. I always thought that if he wasn't with Piper, he'd be a better match for either Prue or Paige.
This chapter is just snippits of Prue/Leo from season one and two, and I did a lot from The Honeymoon's Over with Piper/Cole. I know this is a little weird, but I hope you like it.
Don't own anything
"Thanks." Leo said, smiling at Prue and taking the coffee. Piper and Phoebe were both gone at the moment.
"No problem." She smiled back at him. "So, find anything?" Leo shook his head.
"Sorry. I can go and put these up for you." He held up the flyers with their cat's picture on them.
"Uh, you know what? I'll go with you." She said, grabbing her cell phone.
"You don't have to do that." Leo said, shaking his head. "Besides, isn't it my job here?" Prue waved that away.
"I could use the walk. You know, get some fresh air." She said, and without waiting for his answer, she hooked her arm into his and pulled him out of the house.
"I don't know." Prue said, sitting back on the couch. "He keeps dancing around it."
"Yeah well. You've never been the shy one before." Piper said, sitting next to her.
"I'm not shy." Prue protested. "You may not have noticed but he's not exactly around all the time."
"Well, maybe he would be around more if you told him that you liked him."
"Uh, Leo?" He turned to her.
"Yeah?" She smiled, walking closer to him.
"I just…I need to talk to you."
"About what?" She looked down for a moment before meeting his gaze.
"The thing is that, well, I like you. A lot, actually. As in more than a friend or the guy that comes to fix the windows."
"Yeah." Prue stepped closer. "So, the question is, do you like me?" Leo looked down as well and then met her gaze with a smile.
"Yeah, I think I do." Prue smiled wider and pulled him down for a kiss.
"So, wait." Piper said, sitting down next to Prue. "Leo's human now?" Prue nodded.
"Yeah." Piper frowned at her.
"Okay, so what's the problem?" Prue sighed, looking over at her sisters.
"How long is this really going to last? You really think they're going to just leave him down here forever? What happens when he does get his powers back?"
"Well, I think you'll find a way to work it out." Phoebe said, hugging Prue. "You've never been a quitter before."
"Phoebe's right. You'll work it out."
"Easy for you to say." Prue said, looking over at Piper. "You're boyfriend's perfectly normal."
"Yeah." Piper scoffed. "Perfectly normal and completely unaware that I'm a witch."
"Well, like you said, we just have to have faith. Leo and I and you and Dan…"
Piper sat despondently in the attic. She was feeling a little depressed after the disaster with the genie. Prue's death, even if they had brought her back, and what happened with Dan still weighed on her.
"Hey." Phoebe came into the attic.
"Hey." Piper smiled at her. Phoebe sat down next to her.
"I'm sorry about Dan." Piper shrugged.
"It's okay." She sighed. It had been a week since they had split. Split because she was a witch. She stood up, pacing away from Phoebe before turning to face her again.
"It just makes me wonder, you know? Dan's reaction to all this."
"Makes you wonder what?" Piper hesitated.
"If they'll all react that way." Phoebe shook her head. "I mean, it's a lot to deal with, isn't it? And we can't exactly go looking for whitelighter's too." Phoebe sighed and stood up as well.
"Don't worry, Piper. You'll find someone. Someone who can handle this. Besides, I think this is a little bit early in the game to be worried about this."
"Yeah, you're right." She said, hugging Phoebe.
"This had better be good." Piper said into the phone. But, come on, it was two in the morning. Phoebe was gone to her current boyfriend's house and Prue was still MIA with Leo "up there".
"Piper, did you get the fax I sent you?"
"Oh, right. The murders. Yeah, checking that now." She picked up the picture of the victim.
"I checked the book, and I think I know what it is." She frowned when she heard voices in the background. "Darryl, where are you?"
"I'm tracking the guy. He's at the pier street rave."
"No! Darryl, you have to stay away from him. Let me call Phoebe and we'll meet you there."
"And let him kill somebody else? I don't think so."
"Darryl, you can't stop him."
"I can take care of myself, Piper. Look, I gotta call you back."
"Damn." Piper slammed the phone down when Darryl hung up on her. Grabbing her cell phone, she ran out of the house. She couldn't let anything happen to Darryl.
"No!" Piper grabbed a trashcan lid and slammed it into the man's face before he could kill Darryl. He collapsed backwards and unconscious. Piper backed up, however, when something came out of him. Piper held up her hands and it froze.
Relieved, Piper picked up the athame and threw it. When she tried to stab it, unfortunately, it just went straight through the thing. Frowning Piper looked it over before lifting herself up and stabbing it in the forehead.
She stepped back as the guardian was vanquished.
"I finally got a hold of Phoebe, but I told her to just stay away for now. I don't think it'd be good for both of us being in this."
"Yeah that's probably a good idea." Darryl said. "You also might want to come up with what you're going to say."
"Yes. Piper, you're the only witness."
"Oh, no, no. What the hell am I supposed to say?"
"You better decide fast because here comes the ADA." Piper turned and froze. The man was tall with dark hair and blue eyes.
"Um, hi." He reached out a hand for her to shake.
"I'm Cole Turner, the assistant district attorney. I hear that you saw what happened."
"No, don't worry, Phoebe. I've got it. Besides it's not like any more guardians are going to attack in the courtroom. I'll be fine. And I don't think it'd be wise to get you on the cops radar as well."
"Alright, alright. Just…call me if anything happens."
"I promise." Piper hung up the phone and went into the courtroom. She smiled at Cole.
"You alright?" Phoebe asked, sitting down next to her.
"I'm just feeling a little guilty." She sighed. "About lying and all, and letting that dirt bag go free."
"It's not like you could have told the truth, Piper. Then we'd be the ones behind bars. Piper dropped her head back. A moment later, though, a slow smile spread over her face.
"Cole was amazing, though." Phoebe smiled knowingly, putting an arm around Piper.
"See something you like?" Piper rolled her eyes, but her smile didn't leave.
"I don't care!" Prue's voice came from thin air. Piper and Phoebe both jumped to their feet and watched as Prue and Leo both orbed in behind the couch.
"I know you're angry, but it's their rules."
"Damn right I'm angry! Screw their rules!"
"Just a second." She cut Piper off. "You better do something about this, Leo. I don't know what, but it's not acceptable."
"No." She cut him off this time and some of the anger drained out of her. "I think I'm going up to my room." And she marched out of the room without another word.
"What the hell was that. I didn't even get to bitch at her." Phoebe said. She turned to Leo. "So, now I get to bitch at you."
"Uh, you know what, hold that thought, would you?" She put a hand on Phoebe's arm. "Um, Leo, could you do us a favor and go up there and ask them what they know about guardian demons."
"Sure." He said with a sigh before orbing out. Phoebe glared at her before turning and marching after Prue.
"Great." Piper said. And she still had to go set up the club.
"You could have at least orbed or called or something, Prue. We thought you weren't coming back." Prue frowned.
"What are you talking about? I've only been gone for a day."
"A day?" Phoebe asked incredulously, grabbing a newspaper from the nightstand. "Prue, you've been gone for a month. Check the date." Prue's eyes widened.
"You have got to be kidding me. I guess time moves a little differently up there."
"Guess so. You know, you're lucky you already quit Bucklands or you would have had more explaining to do." Phoebe sat down next to her and felt some of her anger fade. She was also noticing the half sad, half angry look in Prue's eyes.
"What happened up there?"
"Oh, you know. Nothing much. Just that the elders said that we had to break up, or else." Prue shook her head. "I knew something like this would happen."
"Prue…I don't think you should be giving up just yet. Leo loves you, you'll work this out. He'd never leave you."
"And if he doesn't have a choice?"
When someone tapped her on the shoulder in her club, which was supposed to be empty at the moment, Piper spun, raising her hands and automatically freezing who it was.
"Oh." She said, staring at Cole. She looked him over, a small smile on her face, and unfroze him.
"Cole, hi." She said. "How did you find me?"
"Told you I was good at my job." He said, smiling at her. "Although you probably wouldn't think so after my performance in court."
"No." Piper shook her head. "I thought you were amazing." He smiled a little wider at her, and Piper thought that smile? It could make anyone's knees buckle.
"Thanks, but I know I didn't put on my best case, that's why I'm here to see if you can help me do a better job."
"I don't know, you tell me. Look, Piper, I may not be the greatest prosecutor but I've got good instincts, I can sense things about people, things they might not even want me to know."
"And what do you sense about me?"
"That you're struggling with the truth. That you're a good person who wants to do the right thing here but for whatever reason you can't. How am I doing so far?" Piper looked down, not answering and felt guilt again for having to lie to him even if she knew that Phoebe was right.
"If you think of anything," he held out his card and she too it. "Please call me. Home number's on the back. Bye." Piper watched him leave and smiled as her sisters entered the club, both of them checking Cole out.
"That's him?" Phoebe asked. "Way to go, girl! He's hot." Piper rolled her eyes.
"Thanks. But it's not like we're dating."
"Oh, yeah? Then what's this?" Phoebe took the card. She was about to say something when she gasped, and closed her eyes. Piper and Prue exchanged worried glances, they knew that look well.
"Oh, no." Phoebe said when she came out of the premonition, looking at Piper.
"So, Prue and Leo are getting married and you landed the hot ADA. I'm feeling a little left out here." Piper rolled her eyes.
"I did not land the hot ADA." Phoebe smiled.
"But you agree that he's hot?" Piper stuck her head in the refrigerator, coming out with a bottle of water.
"I'm a woman and I'm breathing. Of course he's hot. That's not the point."
"Then what is the point?" Piper let out a frustrated breath and started out of the room, Phoebe following.
"Oh, come on, Phoebe. He is the ADA. And the only reason he was talking to me was because I was a witness."
"Do not tell me you're going to start doubting yourself like you did before you started dating Dan. Look, all I'm saying is that maybe Cole is interested too. You should think about it."
Piper watched her go upstairs, frowning slightly, fantasies playing in her head that included Cole. Maybe she would think about it.
Okay, so explanations. I don't like rewriting entire episodes word for word. I know that Prue and Leo's relationship would be different because of her personality differences compared with Piper, but I didn't want to rewrite the entire show, especially when the result is the same.
I know I also skipped chunks of The Honeymoon's Over. The only one's I saw that really needed a rewrite were the Piper/Cole scenes and a few of the Prue/Leo one's.