Chapter 41: Honeymoon over
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"Oh come on, Wyatt, this was fun." I chuckled as he and I walked through the front door. We had just gotten back from our Honeymoon. We went to Tahiti and it was the greatest vacation ever. Two weeks without demons was the greatest thing ever, even though the morning sickness was starting to really piss me off. Wyatt was bummed, I could feel it. I could also feel tension. Even though we were happy now and we had talked about "Chrisgate", it was different when we walked in. And, of course, Wyatt was being the big protector. Like, just because I was pregnant that I couldn't carry the stupid bags. I could have orbed them!
"Calm down, whatever you're upset about, I can feel it." Wyatt sighed.
"Hey, stay out of my head." I griped, "I could have taken my own bags, ya know."
"I know, but you're my husband. Mr. Pahras Drake Halliwell." Wyatt said, attempting to kiss me.
"Summers-Halliwell." I corrected.
"Ugh, right." He sighed, "I still don't see..." I looked at him warningly, "Fine."
I grabbed his collar softly, "I love you and I love the Halliwell name, but I'm the last good Summers. I have to represent it some way."
"So, what's that going to make Matthew a Summers? Or a Summers-Halliwell?" Wyatt asked.
"Halliwell." I said quickly, softly jabbing him on the shoulder, "Can you at least try to understand?"
"I do." Wyatt said, hugging me, "We're going to find a way to save your family."
"Good luck with that." I said, letting Wyatt nibble on my neck, "Wyatt..."
"It's been, what, thirty minutes since we had sex." Wyatt whined, "We could do it right here."
"Umm, not right there, "Chris' voice came from the living room, "I just swept the floor."
"Hi, Chris." I smiled, waiting for Wyatt to say it.
I elbowed Wyatt in the stomach, "Hey." He said unenthusiastically.
"Hey." Chris said, "How was it?"
"Ya want details?" Wyatt asked.
"Wyatt." I warned, turning to Chris, "It was great. Sun, fun, and...stuff. So, what's been going on around here?"
"Not much, everybody's good. Less demons, more time." Chris said, "So, I see we're back where we left it."
"You mean the part where you slept with the guy that you knew I love, but did it anyways." Wyatt snapped.
"You're forgetting the part where it wasn't intentional. I didn't do it to hurt you; I did it because at that moment, we needed it." Chris explained.
"Doesn't matter." Wyatt said, squeezing me, "He's mine now."
"Well, I'm alright with that, happy for both of you." Chris said.
"Good." Wyatt said, kissing my forehead, "I'll take luggage upstairs." He said, orbing out.
"I'm sorry about that." I said immediately after he left, "What happened between us was...special. And I was really afraid that we wouldn't be friends. I'm glad we are."
"Me too." Chris smiled, "So, little brother, what's next?"
"Baby Matthew." I said, rubbing my little pudge.
"I can't wait; I've been working on the nursery..." Chris said.
"You've been working on the nursery?" I asked.
"Yeah, I figured after what happened at the wedding, you guys deserved something better." Chris said, "I'm sorry, but I really couldn't..."
"It's alright." I said, "I just wish I had told him."
Chris nodded, "I'm going on a date with Bianca, so I'll see you later." He said.
"Date? It's like 3:30 in the afternoon!" I protested.
"Yeah, lunch." Chris said, orbing out.
I shrugged and left the room. As I walked to the kitchen, Kyle walked out with a sandwich and I saw that he had grease and soot all over him.
"What happened to you?" I asked.
"Somebody's got to clean the fireplace and the car." Kyle said, taking a bite.
"The car? What's wrong with the car?" I asked.
"Nothing now." Kyle said, "You have fun?"
"Yeah. I'm like five months pregnant and I'm a guy, so..." I chuckled.
"It's fate." Kyle said, "So, back to the Charmed Ones..."
"Oh hell, this isn't going to be good, is it?" I asked.
"There's a new source, a new triad, and the Underworld is pulling together to kill you guys." Kyle explained, "That's why it's been so quiet."
"Cole, Dad, and my brother." I said, "I don't see what they have in common..."
"The only question is who the Source is." Kyle said.
"Dad and Caleb and Cole." I said to myself, then a thought ran through my mind, "Where's Warren?"
"At your Aunt Phoebe's house." Kyle said, stuffing his face, "Why?"
"No reason," I said, walking to the stairs, "So, is there anything I should know?"
"You need some groceries." Kyle said, sitting on the couch.
"Prue's birthday is tomorrow, right?" I asked.
"Yeah, all your little cousins'll be there." Kyle said, "It's a family reunion...kind of."
I nodded, "We'll be there." I said, climbing the stairs.
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Wyatt orbed into his parents' new condo to see his mother cooking while his Aunt Paige. At his entrance, they stopped and smiled up at him.
"Hello, ladies." Wyatt smiled, hugging them, "Is dad here?"
"No, sweetie, he's still at Magic School, is there something you need?" Piper asked.
Wyatt shook his head, "Nothing big, I just wanted to talk." He smiled.
"You're lying." Piper said.
"Why would you say that, Piper?" Paige asked.
"I'm his mother, I can tell that's he's lying, now spill it." Piper said, pinching him, "That's for lying to your mother."
"Look, it's just...well, Drake and I are married now and he wants to live at the Manor." Wyatt said.
"And you don't?" Paige asked.
"There's one part of the equation that I didn't mention." Wyatt paused, "Chris."
They both looked at him with understanding eyes.
"And you don't want Chris there?" Paige asked.
"Have you three talked about the whole `incident'?" Piper asked.
"Mom, my brother slept with my husband." Wyatt said angrily, "What if Drake opens his eyes and realizes that it's Chris that he wants?"
"You're right he did." Paige agreed.
"Paige!" Piper protested.
"But...there's a but, Drake loves Chris. He's in love with you and he's having your baby." Paige said, "There's always been something between them, Chris always loved Drake. I kept his secret." She confessed.
"Why didn't either of you say anything?" Piper asked.
"Chris didn't think two gay guys in the family would be you and Leo's family picture." Paige confessed, "Then, the prophecy hit and he lost what nerve he had."
"Until I..."Wyatt stopped, "We weren't together."
Piper walked over and grabbed Wyatt's hand, "I'm calling a family meeting, now." She said, "Come on, Paige."
"Ohhhkay." Paige said, jumping into the orb.
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As we assembled in the living room, I sat in a chair watching Leo, Piper, Paige, Phoebe, Wyatt and Chris take places around. I wondered what this could be about. I couldn't remember the last family meeting.
"What are we doing here?" I asked.
"We're going to get to the root of this problem." Piper replied.
"What problem?" Chris asked.
"You, Drake, and Wyatt." Paige said, "We can't have the power of three at odds right now."
"I'm all ears." I said.
"Well, how do you feel about it?" Leo asked.
"Leo, I'm fat, hot, and very very irritated by this whole thing." I groaned, "Everything was so great and then these two morons had to fuck up my wedding by fighting, but did I say anything? No! Because I'm the neutral one and I'm the peacemaker, but I couldn't even have one freaking day where nothing goes wrong!" I huffed, "And also, Chris and I are brothers. Wyatt has nothing to worry about, I love him."
"Aw, that's so sweet...and mildly violent." Phoebe commented, "What about you, Wyatt?"
"I'm just shocked. My little brother slept with my husband, even if it was only once." Wyatt said, "When we were little, I always had to share everything with Chris and it was okay for a while, but I just wanted this to myself. I want Drake to myself."
"You're going to have to get over that when the baby comes." I said.
"I just mean...urgh, why are you making this so hard?" Wyatt asked, "All I want is you and our baby."
"And you already have us!" I said loudly, "Gosh, Wyatt, you want to be with me when I pee! It's not like the baby's going to slip out of my urethra."
"I don't want anything to happen to you." Wyatt said.
"I'm pretty invincible." I said, "God, you better be glad my powers don't work on you."
"This is what I mean, you're not invincible! And I didn't know you hated me." Wyatt said softly.
"Oh, Wyatt, I don't. Not all the time. Your insecurity issues, that's what I hate. You're a sexy guy with brains and powers beyond any witch alive right now and you have no need to be insecure because I love you so much and I'm having your baby, despite being fat and irritated." I said.
"Wait, then this isn't about Chris?" Piper asked.
"Yes and no." Wyatt said, "It's about his connection to Chris, one that we've never had."
"But we do, you're just so worried about his and ours that you're missing it." I said, taking his hand and putting it on my stomach, "And this is proof. A piece of both of our souls is mixed into one and as corny as that sounds, it's true."
"I acted like a fool." Wyatt said, "You and Chris are...brothers, no sexual attraction?"
"No." We both said at the same time.
"I'm sorry, bro." Wyatt said.
"It's cool." Chris said, hugging Wyatt.
I smiled, looking on at the brothers and I felt the baby begin to kick. I felt a strange tingling that I hadn't felt in so long and suddenly I was in a premonition:
A little boy slept in his bed, comfy and happy until he heard a noise. I jumped out of his bed and looked out of his bedroom door to see a shadow creeping through the halls and suddenly, the darkness consumed him and everything around him.
When I opened my eyes, everyone was looking at me.
"What's wrong?" Wyatt asked.
"He had a premonition." Phoebe said, "What'd you see."
"Some kid." I said quickly, "And...the Boogeyman?"
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