Alright...here is the chapter you all have been waiting for! The introduction of Charmed. I don't go into much detail with the sisters but...well, you'll see.
As always, I hope you like the chapter. I like how it turned out. I think this is the first chapter in a long time I've grasped the brother concept...and that's what I was going for and I think I succeeded.
Reviews greatly appreciated...so now, if you don't mind, I'm going to bed...and I could totally finish that sentence with a quote from Harry Potter...but I'm not going to
The next morning Kali woke up and sat up on the couch she was sleeping on. She looked onto the floor and saw Dean curled up in a thin blanket with his head on a pillow from the couch. She smiled slightly and threw off her own blanket, stood up with the blanket in hand, and covered Dean with it. Then, she walked over to the box of muffins that had appeared on the table over night and took the second one out of the opened box. She walked out onto the balcony to find Sam, fully dressed, leaning on the banister, picking as his poppy seed muffin.
“Morning.” She said quietly.
Sam looked over his shoulder.
"Hey. Sleep well?”
“I had a hard time at first, but I got to sleep eventually.”
“Who’s taking care of the dogs if you guys are here?”
“I called a friend. They’re taking care of them.” Sam returned to his muffin and
put a small piece in his mouth and chewed it. Kali sat in a chair and took a chunk off the top and nibbled on it. Sam turned around and put his back against the banner. “I can’t thank you enough, Kali.”
Kali looked up.
“For what?” She asked.
“For what? Bringing my brother back. You have no idea how much that means to me.”
A smiled graced Kali’s lips.
“How did you do it?”
Kali looked from Sam down to her muffin.
“Kali. Please.” Sam begged.
“I made a deal with Dani that I would help her fulfill yours and her deal.”
“Sam, I don’t need this again. Alright? Dean already wants to kill me for it.”
“I don’t want to kill you.” Dean’s voice came from the door. Kali looked up at him as he walked through the door and closed it.
“It didn’t seem like it last night.”
“Kali, you have to understand. This family, our family, is my life. I may have known you for less than a month, but I still worry.”
“It’s one of his more pain in the ass characteristics.” Sam joked.
Dean looked at him and rose his eyebrows.
“And who has saved your ass more times than he can count?”
Sam smiled as his brother rolled his eyes and returned his gaze to Kali.
“He’s right. I’m a control freak. And I worry, probably more than I should. But
ever since our dad put Sammy in my arms to save him, I’ve been responsible for him. And it’s the same with Dani. She thinks she has to save everyone too. It’s the bad thing about our marriage. We try to protect each other and end up getting hurt.”
“And it’s the same thing with you, Kali.” Sam said.
“You and Dani sure are twins. Not just in looks, but in personality too.”
“Is that such a bad thing?” She asked.
“No, of course not. There’s nothing wrong with wanting to save those you love.
But when you put yourself in harms way, then there’s a problem.” Dean said.
“You do it. Both of you. Dani does it.”
“And look where that got her.” Sam said.
“I won’t stop looking out for you. The knowledge you have about demons only
skims the top of a very wide and very deep ocean. And when we get Dani back,
and we will, we’ll both be protecting you.”
“Kali -.” Dean began.
“No. End of discussion.”
Dean licked his lips and turned away to lean on the banister, but Sam remained looking at Kali as she took another bite out of her muffin.
“Kali, what is it that you never got to tell me? About why we had to leave.” Sam asked.
The question sparked Dean’s interest, though he knew the answer. He looked over at Kali, who looked back. Sam caught the motion and looked back and forth between them.
“What do you two know that I don’t?”
Dean stood up and walked over to the table Kali was sitting by and leaned on it, crossing his arms.
“Uh, Sammy -.”
“Don’t dance around it, Dean. What’s goin’ on?”
Dean looked down at Kali, who looked up at him.
“For Christ’s sake will one of you tell me what the hell is going on?!”
“He’s after Dean and Melissa.” Dean finally said.
Sam stared at his brother in disbelief. When he saw no joke in Dean’s eyes, Sam gaze fell on Kali. When he didn’t see joking in her face, he began to shake his head.
“No. No, no, no, no.” Sam said.
“Sammy, I’m sorry.” Dean said.
“How long have you known?” Sam asked Kali.
“I figured it out after he took the twins.”
“And you never said anything?!”
“I didn’t really have a chance to, Sam! Whenever I tried to tell you something
“This can’t be happening. Why would He take them? What purpose do they have?”
“I’m sorry, Sam.” Kali said.
“For what?” He replied.
“Um, He-He wants to k-kill them.” She said.
“They have no purpose to Him and because they have the genes for your powers, He sees them as a threat.” Dean explained.
“And anyone He sees as a threat He wants gone. Even children.”
“We can’t let Him get them.”
“I know. So, what we need to do is leave them and Laurie here while we go to
San Francisco. We’ll put a protection charm around the motel so no demon can get through it and they’ll be safe. We have to get Dani back. If we get Dani and the twins back, He doesn’t have a way to get them.”
“When do we leave for San Francisco?”
“ASAP.” Dean said.
Explaining to Laurie why they had to leave wasn’t as easy as it was telling Sam.
Tears and yelling were involved telling Laurie. Sam had to literally take her head
in his hands to tell her that nothing was going to happen because they were going
to fix it. After a long hug, she calmed down. She had never wanted to be a part of this life. But she loved Sam and if the life went along with Sam, she would too.
On the surface she was ok with it, but on the inside she was screaming for it all the to stop. All the hunting and danger. She wanted it all to stop. Of course, she would never tell Sam that, so she kept it inside.
By ten o’clock the charm had been set around the motel room courtesy of Kali.
Sam and Laurie were telling each other goodbye while Kali and Dean told the children goodbye.
“Uncie Dean, why do you have to go?” Dean asked his uncle.
“Because we have to get Aunt Dani back. Do you miss Aunt Dani?”
“We do too. So, we’re gonna go find her. We’ll be back, as soon as we can and when we do come back, you can hang on her all you want.”
“Yay!” Dean said. He squealed as Dean tickled him. Kali smiled with the bouncing baby girl in her arms. Dean put his nephew on the hood of the Impala and took Melissa off Kali’s hands to say goodbye to her. Kali sat with Dean and played with his small red toy car he had.
When Sam was finished saying goodbye to Laurie, he and Dean and Kali switched. Sam said goodbye to the kids and Kali and Dean said goodbye to Laurie.
“We’ll take care of them. I promise.” Dean whispered in her ear as he hugged her goodbye.
“I know you will.” She said pulling away. “Go get Dani.”
Dean smiled and waited for Kali to hug Laurie.
“The charm will keep demons and evil away. But here,” she held out three small
charms, “these will help too. There’s one for each of you.”
“Thanks Kali.” Laurie said.
Kali nodded and hugged her again.
Sam had Melissa in his arms waiting to give her to Laurie. Dean ran up his uncle
for another hug.
“Bye, bye Uncie Dean.” He said. He kissed Dean on the cheek then stretched out
for Kali to take him. “Bye, bye Aunt Kali.” He kissed her also before wiggling out
of her grasp and running up to Laurie.
“Alright, you two ready?” Dean asked Sam and Kali, fishing for his keys in his
“I’ll call you when we get there.” Sam said to Laurie, opening the back door for
“If anything happens -.”
“I’ll call you.” She said. Sam ran to her and kissed her once more before getting
into the car himself.
Dean started the engine and waved to Laurie before putting the car in drive and
pulled out of the parking lot.
Once in impala was on the I-5 north to San Francisco, it was smooth sailing for
three hundred miles.
“So, what is the address for these sisters again?” Dean asked so Sam could put it into the GPS on his cell phone.
Kali opened her book to check the address.
“1329 Prescott Street. It’s a big reddish-pink house, you can’t miss it.” Kali said
closing the book in her lap.
After another four hours of driving, they pulled onto Prescott Street. The house, as Kali predicted, wasn’t hard to miss. The large manor was indeed reddish-pink with a small front porch. It sat on top of a slight hill that had grass on it. The pathway to the door had a large set of stairs that led the way up the hill and another set leading to the porch with a straightaway in between. The driveway was on the left side of the house and had a Jeep Cherokee out front along with a green Volkswagen Beetle sitting in the street.
A woman with dark hair and light skin emerged from the beetle and jogged up the steps to the front door.
“Is that one of them?” Dean asked, leaning over slightly toward Sam to see better.
Sam looked at him.
“Dude. Personal space.” Dean looked back at him and sat up straight.
“Yeah, that’s Paige. She’s the youngest and she’s half witch, half whitelighter.
Um, the Cherokee over there, that belongs to Piper.”
“The oldest?” Sam fact checked.
“Yeah. Piper’s the oldest and Phoebe is in the middle.”
“I don’t see a third car. Where’s Phoebe?” Dean asked.
“Work, probably. Remember those ‘Ask Phoebe’ ads we saw coming into to
town?” Kali asked.
“Yeah. Is that her?” Sam said.
“Yeah. She’s the advice columnist for The Bay Mirror, the local paper.”
“Alright. So, we’ve got our background history for the day. What are we gonna
do? Just knock on the door and say ‘hey there, we know you’re witches?’”
“Actually, yeah.” Kali said getting out of the car.
“Wha -?” Dean started getting out too, following Sam. “What the hell, Kali?”
“What the hell else do you propose we do?” She asked, stopping in the middle of
the road. When she didn’t get an answer she proceeded to the sidewalk and the stairs leading to the house. Sam followed immediately and Dean reluctantly followed his brother a five seconds after.
Kali rang the doorbell and heard scattering noises inside.
“One second!” A voice came through the door. A few seconds later, the large wooden door opened and the woman they saw running up the stairs appeared in the doorway. Dean was just reaching the porch when she opened the door.
“Yes?” She asked.
“Are you Paige Matthews?” Kali asked.
“Yeah, I am.”
“We need your help.”
“Who are you?” Paige asked.
“That doesn’t matter right now. We’re not here to expose you, but we know you
and your sisters are witches and we need your help. Magical help.”