A/N: Hey everyone! This is my first fanfiction so try and be nice. It starts about half way through the torn identity in season 8 because I think most people weren't huge fans of how the show ended. I didn't like how Billie so quickly turned against the sisters. I found that a lot of people didn't actually like Billie which I find weird, I must admit I didn't like her storyline but I did love her character which explains my penname haha. I'm also gonna make this a Phillie Fanfic because I do like those two together as a couple after reading other fics with that pairing. Couple of changes. First of all, there is no Coop(sorry Coop fans but that would definitely not fit the story line). Leo didn't get snapped up by the angel of destiny and is happily married to Piper with Wyatt and Chris and he also is still a whitelighter but they still got the message that there is a big battle on the horizon and blah blah blah . Paige married Henry but there are no marital problems that caused her to get (literally) stuck in Henry's head. Well any way, on with the show (sorry that A/N was really long) and please don't forget to review because I will…. Send you a… COOKIE… or something :)
Someone was knocking on the door.
Could they be any louder? Don't they know Billie is trying to sleep? I swear, no one has manners any more.
Phoebe knew she was being dramatic, there was no way someone could know that Billie was currently resting on her bed. She didn't even notice the smile that had crept onto her face as her thoughts drifted to the young blonde. Phoebe was yanked out of her thoughts as the knocking on the door got even louder.
Alright already I'm coming, just stop knocking so LOUD! Phoebe quickly glanced over to the bedroom in hopes that the idiot at the door hadn't woken the sleeping Billie. No such luck.
Billie slowly made her way over to Phoebe as she rubbed tiredly at her eyes.
"What's going on?" her voice husky from sleep.
"I don't know, Sweetie," Phoebe replied, trying not to show how angry she was at the unexpected house guest. She had always been quite protective of Billie, even more so after she watched her almost die on their couch from a deadly magical virus. Phoebe internally winced as she remembered that awful day, but one good thing did come out of it. It was that day that Phoebe realized that she loved Billie. Not as a friend. Not as a sister. No, she didn't just love Billie, she was in love with Billie. There was only one problem. Phoebe was sure that there was no possible way that Billie could ever feel the same way. So she just went day to day hiding her love from Billie and her sisters to save the embarrassment and heartbreak of rejection.
Phoebe pulled the door open to show Billie's sister, Christy, standing in the doorway.
"I need to talk to Billie," she stated quickly.
Billie took a step forward to reveal herself to her sister.
"Christy? What's going on? I thought you were…." Billie trailed off as she suddenly noticed a large burn on Christy's left arm.
"What the hell happened to your arm?" Concern and worry laced through Billie's words.
"Piper attacked me," she announced in a matter of fact tone. Something about the way she said it put Phoebe on edge. Something was definitely wrong. Piper doesn't just go around trying to blow people's arms off.
"Okay," Phoebe said slowly and quietly as if she was trying not to scare Christy away. "Why don't you just come inside…."
"No!" Christy cut her off firmly. "I'm not coming in. Billie's coming out."
Phoebe turned around to see Billie standing still with a look of shock and confusion on her face. Phoebe really didn't want Billie to leave. Christy was acting strangely and at this very moment, Phoebe didn't trust Billie with her alone. What am I gonna do? I can't force her to stay and if I tell her my fears it might just push her right out the door. Come on Billie, just stay here please!
"Christy….I…um….I don't…" Billie's poor attempt at talking was ignored as Christy just turned on her heel and started walking away. Phoebe was just as confused as Billie as they watched her walk away down the corridor. Phoebe watched Billie as she turned to her and gave her a small apologetic smile before quickly running after Christy. Phoebe did the only thing she could think of
Outside Phoebe's Building
"Christy! Would you please just slow down a minute!" Billie shouted as she finally caught up to her sister halfway down the street. "Okay, now explain to me what happened."
"It's really simple Billie. I went to the underworld with Piper and Paige and when I tried to vanquish the demon that killed Mum and Dad that stupid witchy friend of yours nearly blew my entire arm off!" By the time Christy had finished her rant she was almost yelling which had attracted some unwanted attention from random pedestrians. Billie quickly yanked Christy into a nearby alley.
"First of all, don't you EVER talk about Piper that way again, she has been nothing but kind and supportive. Secondly, I'm going to go to the manor and talk to them. I promise I'll sort this mess out then I will meet you back at the dorm. Got it?" Billie was getting angry at Christy. She could see it in her eyes that she was hiding something from her or that there was something she wasn't telling her and it was starting to frustrate Billie.
"No Billie, I'm coming with you. I'm not going to let them hurt you…" Billie quickly cut off Christy's protest
"They are not going to hurt me, Christy! In all the time I have known them they have never hurt me so what are the chances they're gonna start now?" Christy opened her mouth to argue but was, again, quickly shut down by Billie.
"No. You're obviously still angry and upset with them and I don't want you to burn their house down. So I will meet you at the dorm."
Billie turned around and walked away, not even waiting for a reply. As she walked away she heard Christy grunt in frustration. I know how you feel, Billie thought shaking her head as she walked to the only place where she could find some real answers. The Manor.
"And then she just followed Christy right out the door," Phoebe explained to her sisters with an annoyed sigh. Paige had immediately orbed to Phoebe's condo after she heard her call and Phoebe had explained to them what happened at the condo. In turn, Piper had explained why she attacked the eldest Jenkins sister in the underworld.
"I don't understand why she didn't just let you heal her?" Phoebe pointed her question at Paige who sitting at the kitchen table opposite her.
"I don't know," Paige sighed as she swiftly ran her fingers through her hair. "Maybe she was afraid we would attack her again?" she answered with another question which caused Phoebe to glare at her. "Well your guess is as good as mine!" she replied as she stuck her tongue out at her older sister.
Piper smiled at her baby sisters antics. "Okay guys, seriously. What are we going to do abo….." Piper stopped talking as they heard the front door swing open. All three sisters quickly walked into the next room and stood in the foyer at the bottom of the stairs.
"We need to talk," Billie spoke up, it was obvious in her tone that she was angry and the sudden harshness caused Phoebe to wince and take a small step back. What if Christy fed her some lie? What if Billie is here to say she doesn't want to see us anymore? Phoebe's eyes became saucers and her breath quickened just at the thought of maybe never seeing Billie again.
Unaware of Phoebe being on the verge of hyperventilating, Piper spoke up to try and explain her past actions. "Billie, look I'm really sorry about your sister I didn't mean to blow her up I swear, it's just that….."
"Hold on a second, Piper." Billie announced, "Can you please start from the beginning? I'm not sure what even happened in the underworld yet so could you start from there?"
"Wait, Christy didn't tell you what happened?" Piper questioned. She was sure that Christy would have told Billie some incriminating story of how they teamed up with the demon and all tried to kill her.
"Well," Billie started. "Kind of but the way she spun it just doesn't add up."
"What do you mean, Billie?" Phoebe asked as hope returned to her that Billie was going to stick around a little longer.
"Well she told me that she tried to vanquish the Noxon Demon but you stopped her by trying to blow her up." Billie paused slightly as if in deep thought. Phoebe smiled sympathetically at the young witch as she tried to figure this whole wacky thing out. "But that doesn't make sense because I know you, and I know you would never try and hurt Christy on purpose so there has to be another reason for why you did it, right?"
Piper saw the telekinetic look at her with pleading eyes, as if willing everything to just fall into place but Piper had a sneaking suspicion that Christy wasn't as good as everyone thought. "Well think about it, Billie. The Noxon were completely focused on killing those teenagers, so why would they just suddenly turn around and attack your parents? I mean, how did they even know about them? Unless someone else, someone they feared or a higher evil power, asked them to change their mission to attack your parents. We were going to interrogate him until he told us who it was. They might even be the demons we have to kill for 'the final battle' or whatever."
Phoebe looked at Billie who seemed to accept Piper's logic as she was lightly nodding her head. But she also looked confused and conflicted. All Phoebe wanted to do was run over to her and hug her until all her fear and pain went away. Phoebe felt her own pain in her chest because she knew she couldn't. She couldn't hold Billie in her arms and she couldn't take away the younger witches pain. Phoebe quickly pushed her own pain down, it was Billie she was supposed to be focusing on. Pull it together, Halliwell! She mentally screamed at herself, annoyed at the distraction. She glanced up and her eyes connected with Billie's. Phoebe's breath caught in her throat as her eyes continued to connect with Billie's. She gave Billie the most comforting smile she could muster at the time. Well, at least I hope this is comforting. I'm showing a lot more teeth then usual with this smile, aren't I? Oh no, is this smile comforting or creepy? I feel like I'm smiling like a pedophile right now. Geez, way to freak her out, Phoebe! Though Phoebe's mind was quickly put at ease as she saw Billie give her a small smile in return. Oh thank God! I have never been that worried about a smile in my entire life! Wow, I've got it bad.
"Well," Billie's voice brought Phoebe back to reality. "I don't know why she didn't just let you heal her?" Phoebe laughed to herself as she remembered saying those exact words. She looked up and noticed that three sets of eyes had suddenly landed on her with confused looks. Oops…
"Phoebe…" Piper said slowly as if Phoebe was 5 years old, "Sweetie, why are you laughing?" utterly confused by her younger sisters odd behavior since Billie had arrived. This doesn't have anything to do with Phoebe's crush on Billie, does it? Piper thought to herself as a small smile of amusement spread across her face at Phoebe's embarrassment.
"What… I just…It was… I.." Phoebe dropped her head slightly as words failed her. "Sorry…" she mumbled the quick apology as if it explained everything.
Billie raised her eyebrows at Phoebe's strange behavior but decided to just let it go. "Anyway… I have to go now. I have one kinda pissed off sister that needs a talking to. So, I will see you guys later I guess." And with that, she turned on her heel and headed to the front door. For some reason she had a feeling that explaining this to Christy was going to be a lot harder than she had just made it out to be. If only she knew how right she was….
A/N: So what did you think? Good? Bad? Ugly? Tell me the truth, I can handle it. Any notes or tips or helpful suggestions would be much appreciated so please don't forget to review :)