Chapter 7

The fix may be worse

In 2001 Prue was pacing the attic as Piper had the book on her lap flipping through the pages.

"Phoebe said it would cost over 20,000 dollars to get her bail," Prue said.

"What about the house?" Piper asks.

"I guess so but how will we get her home without the parole officer knowing?" Prue asks as she stopped to face Piper who closed the book and looked at her in hesitation," What?"

"Do you think Andy is still alive?" Piper asks.

"I don't know Piper, I mean technically he might be because we never became the charmed ones but I just don't know," Prue replied and sat down on the red 1920s style couch.

"He could help us get Phoebe home," Piper said and put her hand on Prue's shoulder but she jerked away. "Sorry sweetie."

"Its ok we have more important things to worry about right now," Prue said and stood up.

"Prue you can't just push this off, you need to talk about it," Piper said.

"No Piper we need to fix this and I have no idea how to do that," Prue said as she grabbed her purse.

"Where are you going?" Piper asks while following her out of the room but had to stop at the stairs because of the wheelchair.

"To the police station to find Andy," Prue replied and for a moment forgot about Piper's predicament. "Do you need help getting down?"

"No I think I can use the lift but are you ready to see him?" Piper asks.

"It will keep my mind off of Mike," Prue replied as she headed down the stairs.

"Leo where are you?" Piper asks while clenching her teeth and looking up to the ceiling.

Back in 1988 Penny was looking through the book to find a way to fix what happened when Prue walked in. Her eyes were red and swollen and her normal strong confident appearance was replaced with a fragile and confused posture.

"Prue I am so sorry," Penny said and walked over to her.

"Grams I don't understand what happened," Prue said as tears came down her face.

"I know sweetie but I will fix this," Grams said in a strong tone.

"You know?"

"Yes Piper told me," Grams replied.

"Is she ok?" Prue asks.

"She will be right now she is resting," Penny replied and went back to the book.

"Can I help?" Prue asks nervously.

"Sure," Penny replied knowing that Prue wanted to get her mind off of what happened.

Prue walked over to her and looked at the book that seemed much smaller than the one in the future.

"Where is Phoebe?" Prue asks.

"In jail but don't worry," Penny replied and Prue's eyes widened.

"Why?"

"It doesn't matter, listen I need some of these ingredients do you think you can go in the kitchen and get them for me?" Penny asks and Prue grabbed some paper to write them down. She stopped before leaving and looked back at her grandmother.

"Grams I am sorry I failed you," Prue said as her lower lip quivered.

"Prue you have not failed me a demon is responsible for this, not you," Penny replied and Prue gave a weak nod before exiting. Once she was gone blue and white lights filled the room and Patty was standing in front of her.

"Mom what is going on?" Patty asks with terror in her eyes.

"A demon switch them and they changed the past," Penny replied.

"Wait are they the charmed ones in the future?"

"Yes now help me get them back on their destiny," Penny replied with resolve.

Back in 2001 Prue walked into the police station and was hesitant and very reluctant as she walked through the two main doors. She has not seen Andy since he died two years ago and if he was alive then it was because of her destiny that got him killed at least that is what she believed. Her eyes set on Darrell who was at his desk and Andy's was across from him but he was not there. She slowly walked up to him and tapped him on the shoulder.

"Prue how are you doing?" he asks and stood up to great her.

"That is very complicated, is Andy around?" she asks but if he was dead then she would just sound crazy.

"Yeah he just took a break but should be back any minute now," he replied and her stomach tightened as she closed her eyes tight, "Prue."

"I'm fine I just need to talk to him," she said as Andy came through a door and she saw him.

"Prue," Andy said with a smile as he walked up to her.

"Andy," Prue said but her voice was small and barely audible.

"Is everything okay?" he asks as Darrell left them alone to talk.

"Not exactly, I need your help Phoebe is in jail in NY and I have the bail but we need to get her home," Prue said and Andy looked around and then took her arm but she pulled away from him.

"Shit Prue I'm sorry we just can't talk here," he said as he remembered she was still having issues with being touched abruptly by anyone since her incident in high school.

"Ok where?" she asks.

"In here," he replied and they walked into an empty office," Prue she would be breaking parole," he said while closing the door.

"I know but it's hard to explain okay it's actually impossible to explain, but if we don't get her back here then everything goes to hell and I mean that literally," she said and he ran his hand through his short dark hair.

"I could lose my job," he said.

"Andy I'm sorry I have to ask you for this but I wouldn't if it wasn't important, please and I promise that we will not tell anyone," she said and after a few moments of silence he smile a little and nodded.

"Ok I could never refuse you."

"Thank you," she said and opened the door but turned around to face him, "Andy I am sorry," she said and kept her tears at bay until she was clear of the building and in the car.

Back in 1988 Penny was working on the ingredients when Prue came in after Patty left so she would not be seen.

"Here Grams," Prue said and handed her some herbs from the list.

"Thank you," Penny said and took them over to a table to start making the potion.

"How will this work?" Prue asks.

"You and your sisters will drink this and I will say this spell. It should take your future selves back to before this happened and take you to the future. Basically we will be switching you again and hopefully your future selves will understand what to do," Penny replied.

"I hope so but how are we going to get this to Phoebe?"

"Don't worry about that I already have a plan," Penny replied and Prue nodded.

"I don't want to get raped Grams," Prue said as tears came down her face.

"You won't sweetie and as for Mike, I will take care of him."

"Wait wont this screw everything up because we know about our destiny now?" she asks.

"Yes normally but this spell should wipe out your memory of this ever happening, only your future selves will remember," Penny replied.

"This is all very confusing," Prue said and Grams nodded.

"Why don't you get some rest while I finish this up," Penny said and Prue left the room to get to hers. She stopped at Piper's room and hated the fact she was not at the hospital with her and that Phoebe was alone in a jail cell. She walked into her room and lay down on the bed pulling the sheets up to her neck but sleep was not going to be possible as her mind would not shut down.

Back in 2001 Piper was struggling to get herself on the chair lift when she heard Prue come through the front door.

"Piper I talked to Andy and he said he would help us," she said and saw Piper on the floor on the top of the stairs breathing heavily," Oh god are you ok?" she asks while running up to her.

"No I can't get on this dam thing," Piper replied as Prue helped her back into her chair.

"Its ok this will all be ok soon," Prue said while wheeling her into the attic.

"I hope so because apparently I can't even get downstairs."

"The bail is paid and Andy is sending a helicopter to get her," Prue said.

"How long will it take for her to get here?" Piper asks.

"At least six hours," Prue replied.

"I wish Leo could hear us."

"Well technically we are not his charges so he can't," Prue said and sat down on the couch.

"So we wait," Piper said.

"Looks that way."

Back in 1988 Penny finished the potion and the spell as Sam orbed in with Phoebe.

"Thank you Sam," Penny said and Phoebe ran to hug her.

"I am so sorry Grams I don't know what happened," Phoebe said and Penny hugged her back.

"Its ok my darling, go get Prue and Sam could you get Piper," Penny asks and Sam orbed out.

"Is she ok, Prue said she was in the hospital?" Phoebe asks.

"Phoebe everything will be fine please sweetie go get Prue," Penny replied and Phoebe did what she asks. The moment she entered Prue's room her older sister got up and ran to her.

"Thank god you're ok." Prue said and hugged her.

"I have a record now thanks to my future self," Phoebe said.

"How did you get here?" Prue asks.

"I guy named Sam he is like Leo I think," Phoebe replied.

"Piper's Leo?"

"Yeah is she ok Prue?"

"No she is paralyzed from the waist down," Prue replied and Phoebe covered her mouth and then finally noticed bruises and cuts on Prue.

"What happened to you?"

Prue looked away," I don't want to talk about it mostly because I don't remember everything but I think Mike raped me," Prue replied and Phoebe went silent as Penny came to the door.

"Ok girls its time," Penny said and they followed her to the attic where Piper was on the couch as Sam orbed away.

"Piper!" Phoebe said and ran to her.

"Phoebe I was so worried," Piper said as she hugged her.

"You were worried about me, you're the one who is paralyzed," Phoebe said as Penny picked up the potion bottles and gave them to each one of them.

"Not for long, ok girls drink this and I will say the spell," Penny said and the girls did what she asks.

Back in 2001 Piper felt an odd sensation come over her body, like she was floating. She looked at Prue who also was having the same feeling.

"Prue?"

"Grams," Prue replied as she knew that something was happening that was magical. Everything went dark and when she opened her eyes she was in the car with Mike right before they got to the quarry. She almost lost control of the vehicle and had to stop.

"What's wrong?" he asks and she looked in the rearview mirror and saw she had braces on and no marks on her. She smiled and then looked at Mike as her smile turned to rage.

"Get out of my car you son of a bitch!" she replied and opened the door on his side.

"What?" he asks in confusion but did not have time to react as she used her legs to kick him out. He hit the ground and she put the car in gear and drove off. He stood up and snarled.

"Dammit how did they get back," he said and Mike's body collapsed as a man stepped out from it. It was Pitivo and he was not happy as he went away in a swirl of black dust.

Piper opened her eyes and was back on the rooftop facing Missy and her gang as the girl was tied to the pole. She knew what she had to do and it sickened her. She had to do the opposite of what she did before, which means she did what Missy asks her to do. She removed the girls' clothing as tears came out of her eyes.

"I am so sorry," Piper said as she backed away and handed Missy the clothes. The girl was crying hard and not looking at her.

"Good now we can go," Missy said as she headed for the exit but Piper did not move," Piper lets go."

Piper walked up to the girl and whispered in her ear," I will come back for you," she said and left with Missy and the others as the girl's body shivered from the cold.

Phoebe was no longer on an airplane but instead was in her room. She looked around and realized that somehow things got reversed again. She smiled as she knew that Grams had something to do with it. She made her way out of her room and could hear talking coming from the attic. She put her ear to the door and listened carefully.

"Mom she will get better, she is just at that age," Patty said.

"I don't so Patty, she has not shown any responsibility for herself and I think she wants to give me a heart attack," Penny said.

"Mom she loves you."

"She doesn't show it, how are they going to be the charmed ones if she does not care about anyone but herself and I don't know if she can handle it, she has a dark side."

"We all do mom," Patty said.

"Not like her I'm afraid she will use it to do evil or personal gain," Penny said and Phoebe pulled away from the door as her body slumped. She had no idea that her grandmother felt that way about her, worst of all in some ways she was right, she has been attracted to evil and she has used it for personal gain. Phoebe walked back into her room and began to cry.

Prue arrived home and was relieved that she got away from him but Piper was not home yet and she had no idea where Phoebe was. "Phoebe!" she yelled and ran upstairs as Penny came out of the attic.

"Prue you're late," Grams said while looking at the clock on the wall.

"I know but I had some car problems, is Phoebe and Piper home?" she asks.

"Phoebe better be considering she's grounded and no Piper is late too," Penny replied as the front door opened again and Piper yelled for Prue.

"Up here!" Prue yelled back and ran into Phoebe's room as Piper followed.

"Piper you're late," Grams said and was not sure what was going on with her grandchildren at the moment.

"Sorry it took him longer to get it then I thought it would," Piper said as she remembered what she told her about tutoring someone that night and ran into Phoebe's room and shut the door. Penny stood there for a moment and shrugged her shoulders as she went down stairs.

"Phoebe what happened?" Prue asks as she sat next to her on the bed.

"She hates me," Phoebe replied through sobs.

"No she doesn't," Piper said while sitting on the other side of her.

"Ok we are back in the past so now what?" Prue asks.

"Did you get away from him?" Piper asks.

"Yes but I still remember the rape," Prue replied.

"And I had to humiliate that girl," Piper said.

"What?" Phoebe asks while trying to stop her sobbing.

"Its complicated, how do we get back to our future selves?" Piper asks.

"I hope that our past selves can do that considering they're are the ones with the powers," Prue replied.

Back in 2001 the past sisters were in the attic once again as Leo orbed in.

"Where did you guys go?" he asks while going over to Piper.

"We are back so to speak and look Piper you're not paralyzed," Phoebe said as she saw Piper standing.

"Looks like Grams potion worked," Prue said.

"What?" Leo asks confused.

"We are our past selves Leo because our future selves screwed things up so badly," Piper replied.

"That may be why they gave me this," Leo said and pulled out a potion and a piece of paper with a spell on it.

"What is that for?" Phoebe asks.

"To switch you back again and you need to do it now," he said and handed them each a bottle and Piper took the piece of paper out of his hand.

"Wait," Piper said and put her hands on Leo's face and then pulled him in for a kiss. After about 30 seconds she pulled away with her eyes still closed and Leo looked a little worried as Prue had her hands on her hips clearly not approving of that action. Piper smiled as her heart fluttered.

"You won't remember any of this," he said and Piper's face fell a little.

"Good because my heads about ready to explode," Phoebe said as she drank the contents of the bottle and the other sisters did the same. It did not take long after reading the spell for everything to be the way it should be at least in the way of bodies being in the right place at the right time. But only their past selves would forget while their future selves would remember everything that transpired. The room was silent as everyone got settled. Piper looked at Prue who seemed lost at the moment and Phoebe's eyes were beginning to water as she remembered the conversation between Grams and her mother. Piper could not get the girl out of her head but also she didn't remember going back for her.

"I need to check on something," Piper said and ran downstairs as Leo orbed in.

"Looks like everything is back to normal," he said but Piper was frantically looking through the phone book," Piper."

"Leo I need to find her," Piper said as the others came downstairs.

"Piper what are you doing?" Prue asks.

"Her name was Tess Thompson," Piper replied but everyone was still a little confused.

"Honey we don't know what you're talking about," Phoebe said.

"There I think I found her or at least her parents," Piper said and grabbed her car keys and headed out the door without saying much of anything else.

"Ok we just got back and she is already losing it," Phoebe said.

"Maybe it has something to do with Missy and the rooftop," Prue said as she sat down on the couch in the living room.

"What happened to you guys?" Leo asks.

"A lot," Prue replied while wrapping her arms around herself.

"Prue are you ok?" Phoebe asks as she tried to touch her but Prue pulled away.

"I don't know Phoebe," Prue said and started crying.

Piper moved through the streets as the afternoon rush was coming to an end. She found the address she was looking for and pulled up to the house. She hesitated for a moment as she had no idea what happened after she left the rooftop. Piper stepped out of her car and rang the doorbell to the worn down house as she played with her hands waiting for a reply. A woman in her 60s answer and had dark circles under her eyes and was still wearing her pajamas.

"Yes," she asks and Piper's mouth opened but found it difficult to speak. "Can I help you?"

"Sorry I know this is going to sound odd but I knew your daughter Tess," Piper replied and the woman's eyes began to fill with water.

"Oh she is not here," the women said and started to close the door but Piper stopped her.

"Do you know where she is?" Piper asks.

"Who are you?" the woman asked.

"My name is Piper halliwell," she replied in the woman's expression hardened.

"She committed suicide in high school, I remember her coming home one day a half frozen and she said that some girls tied her to a pole and left her there all night. If it wasn't for the maintenance worker finding her in the morning she would've froze to death. She mentioned your name and that you were supposed to come back for her, but you never did. Pictures started circulating around school of her naked and tied to that pole, it destroyed her it was too much of the bullying finally beat her. She was all I had in this world so get off my porch!" the women yelled and slammed the door on her. Piper was in shock as she stood there for a moment before stumbling backwards and felt hands on her shoulders as Leo could feel her pain.

"Piper," he said and made her face him.

"Oh god," she whimpered and went to the ground as he held her.

Meanwhile Pitivo walked into the main chamber where the Queen of wands was sitting.

"They fixed it," he said and sat down.

"Not quite," she said with a wicked grin.

Next episode is Charmed of the dead 3.03