I'm back! I decided that Leo and Piper are too happy and carefree. Don't get me wrong. I love when they're happy, but they are too carefree. So, being the mean author I am, I brought someone back from the past. I won't give any hints away as to who it is, so you'll just have to read to find out. Enjoy!
DISCLAIMER: How many times do I gotta tell ya? I don't own Charmed.
Leo slipped on his sneakers as Piper grabbed her keys from the table by the front door. They were going jogging as she had promised. Leo was somewhat intrigued by this because she had said that his reward for running four miles was a very kinky surprise. He was wearing, again, a pair of gray sweatpants and nothing else but his sneakers. Piper was dressed in dark blue, form-fitted sweats and a light gray active tank with her hair in a ponytail.
"You should have put a shirt on," Piper commented as she locked the door.
Leo grabbed her and pinned her against the wall. "Why should I?" His lips were just inches from hers.
She bit her lip as her fingers ran down his torso. "So no other girl would be looking at my man."
"I don't mind the attention," he smirked, his hands moving to her waist. He hooked his fingers into the waistband of her sweats as his thumbs rubbed circles on her skin.
Piper slid her hands to his ass and pulled him closer to her. She raised her mouth to his and kissed him thoroughly, pulling away just before he had enough. "I do."
He smiled and lifted one hand to her cheek, gently caressing her smooth skin. "Jealous?"
"You'd like that, wouldn't you?" she smirked.
"It's not good to be in denial, my sweet," he teased.
"Denial my ass. You better hope I don't see any bimbos around you or I will be moving out," she threatened.
Leo's hands wrapped around her waist and pulled her tight against his chest. "If you say so." He kissed her fervently before letting her go.
He began walking away and Piper took the opportunity with his back turned to jump on him, wrapping her legs around his waist. "First thing's first. A piggyback ride all the way to the park."
Leo wrapped his hands around her thighs to keep her secure to him. "I think this whole working out thing is just a ploy for me to do whatever you want."
"Hmm, yes it is," she smiled victoriously.
"Okay, can I stop now?" Leo stopped running. He bent over and placed his hands on his knees to catch a few breaths.
"Oh, you ran one mile!" Piper shouted a few yards ahead of him. "You're more out of shape than I thought."
Leo growled playfully and ran the remaining distance to catch up to her. He grabbed her by the waist and spun her around. "I think I need to do something about your attitude there, missy."
She squealed, kicking her legs. "I dare you to even try!"
He let her down and turned her to face him. His lips silenced all her giggles and she wrapped her arms around his neck. The couple stood there, locked at the lips, until they were out of breath.
"We could just stand here and make out all day, but you've got some work to do," she teased him, kissing his nose.
"Next time, I won't even let you come," he said.
She pouted playfully. "That's not very nice."
"You're the one not being nice when you're taunting me," he shot back.
"Fine. I won't put you through any more pain. I'll just go home," she said, removing her arms from around his neck.
"Fine," He let her go. "And when I'm done with my run, I'm sure one of the girls around here will help me cool off." He looked around, pretending to search for girls.
"Fine. You don't need me then." She began walking off.
Leo laughed and was about to call her back when he heard another voice.
Piper turned see Dan jogging up to her. Her eyes involuntarily slipped from his face and down to his naked upper body. She was swept away by how good he looked. "Hi, Dan."
"Hey," he panted, finally stopping in front of her. "What are you doing here?"
"I came for a run. What are you doing here?" she responded.
"Just shooting hoops with some of the guys," he said, pointing behind him to a nearby basketball court. "You look good. What has it been three months?"
"Thanks. You don't look so bad yourself," she smiled, playfully socking him in the shoulder.
He grabbed it in mock pain. She laughed. "So, uh, how's it going?"
"Not bad," Piper said. "I started working a few months back and I'm still going to school. How's life treating you?"
"Ah, same old," he chuckled. "Work, school, gym. Typical life for a man, right?"
"Right," she laughed. "Listen, about what happened last time we saw each other. It was a one time thing that should've never even happened in the first place. I mean, I'm with Leo and I'm very happy with him."
Dan looked away for a moment, keeping his emotions in check. "I get it. I just wish I was a little bit earlier. We could've had something."
"To be honest, we probably could have. But, I don't want to know now. I'm really sorry."
"Hey, don't be sorry," he smiled gently, touching her elbow. "It just wasn't meant to be."
"This doesn't mean we can't still be friends, right? I mean, you're more than welcome to call just to hang out," she said.
"I'll keep that in mind. Bye, Piper," Dan smiled. He walked away, heading to the courts again.
Piper sighed. She hated herself for hurting one of her best friends, but what was she to do? Her heart belonged to Leo. She shook her head and turned around to see Leo standing in the same place she left him. She mentally kicked herself. He was standing with his arms crossed angrily over his chest and a fixed glare on her. Piper bit her lip and walked over to him.
"So, you wanna just go home now?" she asked nonchalantly, but her nervous smile gave her away.
"What were you and your friend talking about?" he asked, making no effort to hide his disdain.
"Seriously? We're back to that?" she asked incredulously. "He was just saying hi. I haven't seen him in months and we were quickly catching up. Is that really a problem with you?"
"Piper, I need to ask you something and I want the truth," he spoke coldly. She braced herself. "Do you and Dan…is there something between you two?"
Piper's eyebrows creased together. "What?"
Leo sighed, his anger morphing into worry. "I saw you just now. The way you were talking to each other. It almost looked like, I don't know, flirting? And I just need to know. Is there a chance you might feel something for him?"
Piper stared at him long and hard. She couldn't believe what she was hearing. She slowly wrapped her arms around his neck. "Leo, listen to me. I have no feelings for anyone but you. He's just a good friend. We've known each other for years and yes, he has feelings for me, but I don't feel the same way. Leo, I love you."
He took a moment longer to stare into her eyes. He was searching for the truth and it was written plainly across her face. His arms looped around her waist as he continued to stare at her.
"Are you going to stare at me all day or are we going to go home?" she asked with a smile.
He smiled and swept her into his arms. She gasped and tightened her hold on him. He leaned down and kissed her passionately. "I love you, baby." He began walking, heading back home.
"I love you more," she giggled and kissed his chin.
It was late. Maybe a little after one in the morning. Leo was asleep on his back, resting almost in the middle of the bed. Piper was sleeping with her entire right side on top of his. Her arm was slung across him and his was crooked around her back.
The phone rang with increasing loudness.
Piper groaned. "Leooo, get that." She rolled off of him and turned her back, snuggling into her own pillow.
He sighed and reached for his phone on the nightstand. "Hello?" he mumbled. Piper was tired, but she was still awake waiting for Leo to get off the phone. She turned back to face him when she felt him sit up in bed. "Uh, we'll have to talk about this later. Yeah, I know. I can't right now. Uh, tomorrow's fine, but I'll call you in the morning. I promise. Don't do anything yet, okay?" He was quiet for a moment. "Tomorrow, I will. Bye."
"Who was that?" Piper asked sleepily, looking up at him through half-closed eyes.
"Nobody. Don't worry," he mumbled. "Go back to sleep." He lied back down and pulled her into his arms so that her back was against his chest. He kissed the back of her head. "Goodnight."
"Goodnight," she yawned, closing her eyes. "I love you."
"I love you, too," he whispered.
Cute, right? I liked the Dan part. I thought it was funny how he came back. He's not the only one coming back. Who was Leo talking to? What is he going to do the next day? Will Piper get suspicious? Review and let me know you're still interested!