Ok ladies and any gentlemen that are reading this, I went back and re-read Same Season, New Telling, and realized there was so much more I could do with it, and Same People, New Future didn't go in the direction I had originally planned. So I am going to redo both, and at the time of this writing, Same People, Same Future has been discontinued and will be deleted, same with the original Same Season, New Telling. I am sorry for any inconvenience this may cause, but I really hope you'll continue to read the new, improved series, and if you have any questions, please feel free to E-mail me, my email is in my profile. Thank you. Also, some of the memories are the same, with some new ones added in, so not everything is new. Please Review if you find yourself liking this one better, or its your first time time reading.
All was quiet in the Halliwell house at the moment. Wyatt was over at his Grandpa Victor's house, Paige, Piper and Phoebe were in the kitchen talking, and Chris was out following demons with Leo not to far behind. Inside the attic, blue portal opened in the ceiling and a young woman fell out, and landed on a table with a crash. The crash alerted the sisters, who came running up to see what happened. When they got to the attic, they saw a young woman getting up from a busted table. She stood up and brushed her white khaki pants off, and straightened her black shirt. Her dark blondish-brown hair was held up in a ponytail, and her green eyes were clouded with confusion. She saw the sisters and jumped.
"Where the hell am I?" She asked as she looked around. The place looked vaguely familiar, but the sisters looked very familiar.
"You're in our attic." Piper told her, and Riley looked around. The attic looked different, more cluttered than she was used to.
"Oh, it looks different. Messier." She said chipperly. At that moment, Chris and Leo orbed in, arguing as usual.
"When will you learn to trust me?" Chris asked Leo heatedly.
"When you quit acting so suspicious." Leo shot back. Riley saw Chris and her eyes lit up. But she decided to stay quiet until their argument stopped, or he noticed her.
"That's crap and you know it Leo. I…" His eyes fell on Riley at that moment and she gave him a big grin. Leo noticed her at that moment too.
"Who is she?" HE asked as Chris stepped forward and Riley hopped into his arms, wrapping her legs around her waist as he hugged her tight.
"We're not sure yet. We don't know if she's friend or foe." Phoebe said.
"Though she seems to know Chris." Paige commented as Chris let her down.
"Quite well." Piper added.
"Who is she Chris?" Leo asked, noticing Riley slip her hand into Chris's.
"This is Riley Perry." Then he realized they shared the last name and questions were going to be asked.
"Perry? Is she your sister?" Piper asked while Leo stared at the newcomer suspiciously.
"No, I'm his friend from the future." Riley answered her voice clear and strong, no hint of the fear that had been there only moments before falling into the portal.
"If you're friends, then why do you share a last name?" Phoebe asked curiously.
"My parents were demon hunters, and when they were killed, people expected me to pick up where they left off. I took Chris's last name in order to dodge them." At the mention of her parents, her voice cracked. Paige decided to change the subject.
"What brings you to the past?" She inquired.
"Not sure yet. One minute I'm fighting one of his demons, and the next thing I know, I'm landing on a table." Riley said and Chris looked at her with troubled eyes.
"He came after you?" Chris asked.
"Yup. He's been after me since you left. We had a game. I'd get caught, I'd escape. Get caught again so I'd escape again. This last time the demon came after me, and I fell through a pretty blue portal." Riley said. Piper decided to find out what's going on.
"Hi. Remember us? Who is this person you're talking about?" Piper asked, crossing her arms. Chris and Riley exchanged glances before Riley answered.
"Wyatt." Riley said heavily. Phoebe looked uneasy.
"Well, let's go downstairs, where we can talk more." She suggested, herding everyone downstairs, out of the attic and away from the Book of Shadows.
Downstairs Living Room
Chris and Riley settled comfortably on the armchair, Riley's legs thrown over Chris's, with his elbows resting on her thighs. Piper and the others sat on the couch.
"Tell us about yourself." Leo said. Riley cast him a look of pure loathing before answering his request.
"I'm 20, I was a gymnastic/gymnastics teacher, and I'm from the future." Her words dripped with sarcasm.
"Let me rephrase my question: What are you?" Piper smacked Leo's arm.
"Be nice." She admonished him.
"What? I need to know if she's the one who turned him." He said.
"Yup, I turned him and that's why he wants to kill me. Actually, I'm a witch. And I really don't see why you care so much. You didn't care in the future, you were invisible dad." Riley said icily.
"I would never leave my son." He retorted.
"Yeah, well, you did. You left both of them." Riley said.
"I wouldn't leave Piper." He said. Riley realized that by 'both' he assumed the other was Piper. Riley shot Chris a look.
"He doesn't know about me Riley." Chris said in her mind.
"What? Why?" she asked.
"We'll talk later." He said with a grin.
"Riles here doesn't hold back with her opinions." Chris said gleefully.
"So Riley how'd you and Chris meet?" Phoebe asked.
"He pushed me into the friendship." She said. Chris looked shocked.
"I did not!" he exclaimed.
"Did too! I was five, you were six." Riley started.
"Hey! I was swinging!" The little blonde haired girl said, and at six, even he had to admit she was cute.
"Well, I wanted that swing." Chris said, and the little girl put her hands on her hip.
"Then you should have asked." She said glaring at him.
"Can I have the swing?" he asked, not really meaning it.
"Sure, after I do one thing." She said stepping closer to him, determined to make him pay, and knowing his weakness. He thought she was going to hit him.
"What?" he asked and she smiled. She stepped closer and kissed him right on the lips. He jumped back and gagged while she smiled.
"My names Riley, and that'll happen again if you EVER bully me again." She said.
"I'm Chris. And I doubt I'll bully you again. Wanna come play on the slide with me?" He asked her, she thought about it for a second.
"Sure." And they ran off.End Flashback
"You little bully!" Phoebe said with a grin. Riley stuck her tongue at Chris.
"Told ya so!" She gloated.
"Always have to win, don't you?" He asked her sarcastically.
"Yes I do." She said smugly.
"Did you two hang out a lot?" Paige asked, and Riley nodded.
"My parents were gone a lot, so Chris would orb from his house to mine at night and stay with me." She said.
"Chris, I wish you were here. I'm tired of being alone all the time." Seven-year-old Riley sobbed, not really knowing Chris would hear her in his head and automatically orb to her, no questions asked.
"Riles, I'm here." Eight-year-old Chris said as he sat on the bed next to his best friend. She sat up and threw her arms around Chris.
"Why don't my mum and dad love me enough to stay home with me Chris?" She sobbed into his shirt and he felt hi heart breaking.
"I really don't know Riles, but it doesn't matter because I'm here and I love you. I'll always be here for you." He told her, holding her close to him, and it was as though their heart beats synchronized because each beat came at the same time. They set Riley's alarm to just before Six- thirty A.M which is when his Mom would get up and come to check on him. He then got under the covers with Riley and wrapped her in his eyes and went to sleep, vowing to always be there for Riley.
"That's so sad." Piper said.
"Not so much, not since I got Chris." Riley said with a grin.
"Where are you staying tonight?" Phoebe asked.
"With me at the club." Chris said.
"Ok, I hope you'll both stay for dinner. I want to hear more about our secretive Whitelighter." Piper said. Both Chris and Riley nodded. The next few weeks would be interesting.