Meet the Seers
A Charmed SlayerAuthor:
None of it is mine! If I owned any of these characters I would not be writing right now. All things Buffy belong to Joss Whedon and Charmed belongs to the WB and Constance M. Burge.Summary:
Buffy is killed in action and reborn with new powers and a whole new destiny. The Powers That Be prevent her from seeing anyone from her past life until her eighteenth birthday when a new enemy appears and Angel Investigations must find the ‘Reborn Champion.’A/N:
If anyone has read my story ‘A Charming Interlude’ then a lot of this will be familiar to you. If you haven’t read it, well, you should! :-)A/N2:
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Chapter 6: Meet The Seers(August 2018)
The Halliwell Sisters, their husbands and their kids all sat in various places around the living room. Each of the sisters were sitting on their respective husband’s lap whilst the chatted back and forth. Melinda lay stretched out on one of the couches, her feet in Wyatt’s lap and her head on a pillow in Chris’s lap as he played with her hair, reading an old Watcher’s Diary while her brothers talked above her. Ryder and Blake sat on the other couch talking with Paye sitting at the other end of the couch writing in her Watcher’s Diary.
“Hey, Mel, how long did you meditate this morning?” Paye asked, glancing at her cousin.
“Um, only about thirty minutes, I think,” Melinda answered as she marked her spot on her page and looked up at the older girl, “I woulda gone longer but my stomach was seriously protesting the idea of meditating then
Paye nodded and wrote something down in her journal, “Thanks. Do you mind if we work on some reflex drills later?”
“No prob, Watcher-Mine!” Melinda grinned before going back to her reading while Paye went back to her writing.
Shortly after Mel was Activated, Patience had decided that her cousin should have a Watcher, even if it wasn’t an official Watcher from the Slayer’s Council and took on the position herself. She made sure to keep detailed journal entries in her Watcher’s Diary about Mel’s progress and worked with Mel on her reflexes and other training. Tara and Darla were in charge of Mel’s training for the most part and both Whitelighters helped Paye with her Watcher’s Training; with their help Paye would be a fully qualified Watcher in only a couple of years.
A few moments later Blake noticed something out of the corner of his eye and turned his head just in time to see someone shimmer in. “DEMON!!” He yelled, causing everyone to jump up into a defensive position. As soon as Blake was on his feet he threw an energy ball in the demon’s direction, only to have the demon duck out of the way.
“Woah, woah, woah! We come in peace!” The demon, a woman exclaimed.
Seconds later another demon shimmered in, this one a tall teenage boy with brown hair and brown eyes who immediately ducked and just barely managing to miss getting an energy ball to the face courtesy of Paye. The boy straightened up and turned to look at the scorch mark on the wall behind him before turning back to face Patience, “Nice to meet you too,” He said with an amused smirk. Seconds later he let out a small yelp as the woman with him reached out and smacked him upside the head and told him to behave.
Piper looked at the other woman in confusion for a moment before recognition dawned, “Cordelia?” She asked.
“Hey, Piper. How have you been?” The woman, Cordelia, replied.
“Oh my gosh! It’s been forever!” She exclaimed. “What are you doing here?”
“The Powers sent us,” Cordy told her, “I think I have an idea as to why, but I’m not completely sure. Oh! This is my son, Josh, by the way.” She motioned to the teenaged boy who sent a short wave at the extended Halliwell Clan.
Piper smiled at them, “It’s nice to meet you, Josh. I’m Piper Halliwell and this is my husband, Leo,” She said as she motioned to Leo who was standing next to her. “My sister Phoebe and her husband, Cole. My sister Paige and her husband, Henry. Paige and Henry’s son, Ryder, Phoebe and Cole’s son, Blake, my sons Wyatt and Chris, my daughter, Melinda, and the one who tried to fry you with an energy ball is Phoebe and Cole’s daughter, Patience.” As she introduced each person she pointed them out to the two newcomers.
“Nice to meet you all,” Josh said once the introductions were over.
“Why don’t you guys sit down?” Paige suggested, motioning to one of the couches in the room, the only one that had been empty before Josh and Cordy shimmered in.
Once everyone was once again seated, Phoebe spoke up, “So, you said that you think you know why you guys were sent here. Why do you think that is?”
Before Cordy could reply, a voice from near the kitchen doorway spoke up, “Actually, we can answer that.”
Everyone turned to see Darla and Tara standing there, having just orbed in.
“Darla! Tara!” Josh exclaimed as he jumped up and gave each of the women a hug. “What are you guys doing here?”
Darla motioned towards the other teens in the room, “We’re their Whitelighters.”
“Really? Cool,” Josh said as he sat back down.
“You guys know Tara and Darla?” Cole asked.
“Yeah, I actually knew both of them when they were alive,” Cordy replied, “Well, undead in Darla’s case and I never actually met Tara but I heard a lot about her. They were my link to Whistler and the PtB last time I was here.”
“And I’ve known them since I was born,” Josh added.
“So, why are they here?” Henry asked, reminding everyone of the topic at hand, “you said you could tell us.”
“That’s easy,” Darla said, “Our little Prince here is Mel’s Seer.” She said motioning to Josh, grinning at the sound of multiple voices all shouting ‘What?!’ in unison.
Tara rolled her eyes at her friend’s antics, “Nice, Darla. Tell me, have you ever heard of a little thing called tact?”
Darla merely laughed.
“What do you mean he’s Mel’s Seer?” Piper asked.
“And why Mel’s?” Leo added.
“What do you mean ‘Prince’?” Chris asked glancing between his older brother and the new boy.
“And why don’t you look surprised?” Cole asked, directing the question at Cordelia.
“That’s kinda what I figured, honestly,” Cordy said, “I used to be a Seer for a Champion and Doyle was before me. Plus, Doyle said that Josh would be important at some point, that he’d have a part to play. It only makes sense that it would be as a Champion’s Seer.”
“Champion?” Paige asked, “But what does that have to do with Mel?”
Tara was the one who answered this time. “Mel is a Champion for the Powers That Be. That’s why he’s Mel’s Seer, because she’s the Champion. Remember how I told you Mel had a great destiny ahead of her? Well, this is part of it. And Josh is here to help her, by acting as her Seer. He’s basically Mel’s link to the Powers That Be.”
“Is she a Champion because she’s a Slayer?” Patience asked curiously.
At that Cordy’s head shot up and he gaze jerked over to Tara and Darla, “She’s a Slayer?!” She exclaimed before her gaze drifted over to the girl in question, who she hadn’t looked at since they arrived. “Well, I guess it makes sense,” She muttered as she gazed at Mel, an odd look in her eyes. After a moment she tore her eyes away from the teen and looked back at Tara. It was just too hard to look at the teen wearing the face of one of her long-dead friends.
Tara nodded, “Yeah, she’s a Slayer,” She said to Cordy before turning to Patience. “Yes and no; her being a Slayer is part of it, but not all. All Slayers are considered Champions for the Powers, but Mel’s special. I’m not really sure how to explain it. Here, it’s like this: all Slayers are champions for the Powers, with a little ‘c’ and Mel is a Champion for the Powers, with a capital ‘C.’ Does that make sense?” Tara asked, trying to explain.
“Yeah, I think so,” Patience said with a nod as the others nodded as well. “Is that why she gets a Seer? Because she’s a Champion with a capital ‘C’?”
Tara nodded, glad that they understood her explanation, “Yeah.”
“What did you mean when you called Josh a Prince?” Chris asked, still curious about that and once again glancing between the new boy and his brother.
Darla laughed, “It’s not what you’re thinking. He’s not actually a Prince, it’s just a nickname.”
Cordy smiled as she added to Darla’s answer. “My friend Doyle used to call me ‘Princess’ all the time. He hardly ever called me by my name. When Josh was born, Doyle called him his Little Prince; partly because he was my son and partly because I hadn’t had a chance to name him yet,” Cordy explained fondly.
Phoebe looked confused, “Wasn’t Doyle the friend that gave you inherited the Visions from? The one that died years before we met you?”
“Yeah, he was,” Cordy confirmed, “But the Powers owed him a favor and he cashed it in to save me and Josh’s lives. If he hadn’t cashed in that favor, I would have died when I was eight months pregnant with Josh and Josh never would have been born. As it is, Josh was born a month early.”
“Oh wow,” Paige whispered as the others merely nodded.
“Well, Josh and I have some house hunting to do, so we’d better head out,” Cordy said as she stood up, Josh standing up as well.
“No, you don’t,” Darla said with a smirk, “Do you honestly think Tara, Whistler and I would let the Powers make you move out here and not provide you with at lest a place to stay?”
“You two live directly across the street,” Tara said with a smile, “Piper, Leo and their kids live here and Paige, Phoebe and their families live on either side of them.”
“And you have money since all you had to do was transfer your accounts in Florida to an account here. Whistler’s having your car shipped over for you, meaning that it should show up in your driveway sometime very late tonight so that no one sees a car suddenly popping up out of nowhere. The only thing not covered is a job.” Darla added.
“Oh wow, you guys were pretty thorough, weren’t you?” Cordy asked rhetorically, “Well, I still need to go job hunting so we should still head out. And we need to unpack all of our stuff.”
“Actually, one of my bartenders quit last week, so I have the job covered if you’re interested,” Piper said looking at Cordy.
“Really?” The Seer asked. At seeing Piper’s nod, she continued, “Well, I guess that means P3 has a new bartender.”
“Why don’t you two use this week to get unpacked and settled and you can start next week,” The eldest Halliwell Sister suggested.
“Sounds good to me,” Cordy said with a grin before turning to Darla. “You have house keys for us?” She asked.
The former Vampire tossed Cordy a set of keys, “Go get unpacked, Queen C, we’ll see you later.”
“Why don’t you two join us for dinner tonight and we can all get to know each other a bit better,” Piper invited.
Cordy looked at Josh who quickly nodded, “That sounds great,” She replied, “What time?”
“How’s six-thirty sound?”
Cordy grinned, “We’ll see you then.”
As soon as everyone finished their goodbyes and Josh and Cordy left to get settled in to their new house Wyatt turned to look at his mother, “How do you guys know her?” He asked.
“Cordelia was sent by the Powers That Be to help us with the Avatars. She was actually undercover in the Underworld for a while, which is why she can Shimmer, it was a power given to her by the Powers.”
“Yeah,” Phoebe said, “We actually haven’t heard of her in years. I think the last time we talked to her was when we called to let her know that we had taken care of the Avatars. I guess we were all just really busy.”
“What do you think about this, Mel?” Chris asked his sister, “You’ve been pretty quiet and this affects you the most.”
Mel shrugged, “I’m okay, I guess. It’s just a lot to take in, you know. I mean, I only found out like two months ago that I’m a Slayer and now I’m getting my own personal link to the Powers That Be.”
“Well, why don’t we go out back and work on your reflex drills for a while before dinner?” Paye suggested, knowing that her cousin probably just needed a bit of time to process the huge change that had just been thrown her way.
Mel nodded and the two girls quickly headed out to the back yard, Tara and Darla right behind them. Piper followed as far as the kitchen and started work on dinner while everyone split up to do their own thing.BtVSxCharmed
The doorbell rang just before six-thirty and Paye hollered out a quick “I’ll get it” before heading to the door. She opened the door and smiled as she stepped back out of the way for the two Seers to come in, not issuing a verbal invitation.
Cordy raised an eyebrow at the dark haired teen before deliberately stepping over the threshold into the house. “It’s almost like being back in SunnyHell,” She muttered to herself, earning a questioning look from the Watcher-In-Training that she quickly waved off.
Paye just shrugged and turned back to Josh as he entered the house as well. “You guys have perfect timing,” She told them as she led the way to the kitchen, “Aunt Piper just finished dinner.”
As the three entered the dining room, Leo looked up and smiled. “We figured we’d let the kids eat out in the living room and get to know each other while we all ate in here and caught up on the last fourteen or so years,” He said to Cordy as he handed both of them plates.
“Sounds good,” Cordy replied as her and Josh joined everyone in filling their plates.
Soon everyone had sat down to eat. The teens had all made themselves comfortable in various places in the living room.
“So, you’re my Seer?” Mel asked Josh, “What exactly does that mean?”
Josh shrugged, “Mostly it means that if there’s something that the Powers want you to take care of, ya know take out a nest of vamps or save an innocent from a demon, They’ll send me a vision with the important info, I’ll tell you and you’ll slay. Though, just to let you know, I intend to help. I won’t just sit back and let you fight by yourself.”
Mel smiled at him, “Works for me. As long as you can handle yourself in a fight, I’ll take all the help I can get.”
Ryder cut in then, “Enough shop talk. Anybody seen any good movies lately?”
The conversation quickly turned towards movies and music and typical teenage conversation. Not long after it was difficult to tell that Josh had only joined the group a few hours before instead of being there all their lives.
In the dining room, the adults all smiled as they watched the teens laugh and joke around with each other.BtVSxCharmedBtVSxCharmedBtVSxCharmedBtVSxCharmedBtVSxCharmedBtVSxCharmed
Well, what did you think?
For anyone who’s going ‘Wait, I thought you said Cordy was dead?’ Go read my companion story to this, ‘A Charming Interlude’ it’s Cordy story about what she was doing between the Angel episode ‘You’re Welcome’ and when she sows up in this chapter.
Anyway, I hope you all liked this! Feedback is definitely appreciated!