posted on 27-Sep-2002 7:27:01 PM
Title: Witch Way Now?
Author: Roswell Slayer (Sara)
Category: AU Crossover
Disclaimer: I own nothing! But a girl can wish! *happy*
Couple: Ben/Liz.
Rating: R
Summery: Liz finds out she's a powerful witch, like her cousins, Paige, Piper and Phoebe. She goes to San Francisco under their care and tution, and becomes and powerful as them. When she's finished her training, she moves to Seattle to fulfill her 'destiny', vanquishing demons. She meets Ben and they fall in love *happy*
Timeframe: After Polo Loco in Dark Angel, After Departure for Roswell, and after the end of Season 4 for Charmed.

A/N: This is the story I wrote as one of my own challenges, I decided to write it but made a few changes, in this story, Ben and Max made it out of the forrest, away from Lydeckers men, so Ben never died! Yay! Ben turns 'good' again and lives in Seattle with Max and Zack. Also, Brin never had Progeria, she lives in Seattle with Zack, Ben, Max, and Logan. Krit, Syl, Zane, Piper, Phoebe, Paige and Leo are coming later in the story to help destroy Manticore.

Prologue

Liz Parker walked down the stairs into the kitchen from the Halliwell manor. She was in her pyjamas of a white half tank top, socks, and grey cotton sweats, carrying a manilla folder in her hand. She saw her cousins, Leo eating breakfast at the table, she smiled and greeted them. "Morning."

Paige, Piper, Phoebe and Leo smiled her too. "Morning." They all said cheerfully. "Coffee?" Piper offered.

Liz looked up hopeful and managed to mumble out with a groan, "Yeah, please! I hate Monday mornings."

Leo looked sheepish as Phoebe spoke. "Too bad, Leo drank the last cup." He held up the empty coffee mug in his hand.

Piper, Paige and Phoebe laughed as Liz threw a dishtowel at him from the kitchen bench with her telekinesis. Liz had the powers of Telekinesis, blasting, and levitation. They were the similar powers of the charmed ones, and Liz's powers were just as strong as theirs.

"What's that?" Paige inquired at the folder on the table.

Liz opened it up and gave it to Paige. Piper and Phoebe eagerly looked over her shoulder. "It's a will, from my Grandma Claudia. I got it in the mail yesterday, but didn't read it till now. Apparently, She left me a pretty large amount of cash and a beautiful victorian house in Seattle."

"Wow." Paige said as looked at the document. "That's...wow."

"Yeah, that's a lot've zero's in that paper." Phoebe looked at Liz. "So what're you going to do with it?"

Liz shrugged. "I don't know yet. I mean, I don't wanna leave you guys, but I'm twenty yeard old and I've gotta start on my own sometime. My powers are strong, and I've learned to control them."

Piper went over and gave her a hug. "Liz, sweetie, don't worry about us. We don't want you to go too, but you're right. You need to start on your own some day. Maybe now is that time." She smiled at Liz. Pheobe and Paige went and gave her a hug too.

"Yeah, I guess your right. I just can't believe I'm gonna be living without you guys. You've looked after me for two years and helped me through some tough times." Liz wiped a tear from her eye, remembering the times she cryed for Alex and the times she'd gotten her heart broken.

"Oh honey." Paige said and the three sisters hugged Liz again they pulled back and Leo looked on and placed a comforting hand on Liz's shoulder. "We're all here if you need anything."

Liz looked up to the man she thought of as a brother. "Thanks Leo. You've been a great help, with my powers and everything. You're the big brother I never had."

Leo and the sisters smiled. They then heard the cry of Piper and Leo's two year old daughter, Melinda.

"I'll go get her." Leo offered. Piper nodded and Leo went up the stairs to get his daughter.

"Thank God we made an extension to the house. I don't think we'd have been able to fit in the manor without it." Phoebe commented.

"Yeah, the extra money we make from P3 helps too." Piper said, "The exention to that too was great. Extending it to become a resaurant was great idea Liz."

Liz smiled. "Well, I told you it would work out to be famous."

In the two years that Liz had been living with the Halliwells, Piper had extended P3 to become a famous restaurant, and the sisters also extended the manor, to make room for Piper's baby. They were lucky that they had extra rooms since Liz lived with them too. Liz had been working in P3 and the resaurant with Piper, till Piper got off maternity leave. The empolyees loved her and she had made a lot've friends, she went to college and got an early degree, she wanted to work with kids like Paige did as a social worker. She had gotten a small job at the center where Paige worked, she was a volunteer councellor for kids, and she was also Paige's secretary for a short time before Piper went on maternity leave. She still worked at Piper's club as Co-Manager.

"Well, I have you, my sisters, Leo and my daughter to thank for that." Piper said and made her way to the sink, and rinsed out her glass.

"You going to work today?" Phoebe asked her, and finished eating her breakfast.

Liz yawned. "Yeah, in the afternoon. What about the rest of you?"

Pheobe spoke up before anyone else had the chance, "Elise said I don't have to be in till the afternoon either."

Paige got up and grabbed her briefcase bag. "I'm going now. I'll be home at around five." She headed for the door. "Love you guys!"

"Love you too!" Piper, Liz and Phoebe shouted back at the same time. They heard the door shut.

Piper looked at her watch. "I have to go too. Liz, I'll see you at twelve."

Liz nodded, since she was unable to speak through her mouth full of cereal.

"Great! I've gotta go say bye to Leo and tell him to drop Melinda off at daycare before he goes to see the elders for the morning. Bye!"

"Bye!" Pheobe and Liz said. They heard her running up the stairs to say goodbye to Leo. Phoebe and Liz looked at each other.

"Looks like it's just you and me. Do you wanna do some training?" Phoebe asked.

"Sure. I'll just finish up eating and go change." Liz had been taking some kickboxing and Martial Arts classes at a local gym. She wanted to learn how to defend herself when she came to San Francisco, so she was now a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, Aikido, and top of her kickboxing class of a very large amount of people. Phoebe couldn't even beat her when they trained together, of course Phoebe never really took as many classes as Liz did but she could still defend herself as well as Liz.

"Okay, I'll go set up the basement." Phoebe went down to the basement and shut the door. The basement was the girls' training room for when they wanted to practise their powers or spar.

Liz finished her breakfast, washed her bowl and went up the stairs to change into some training gear. She walked into her room, passing Melinda's room and walked in and opened her large wardrobe. She had everything in a special order, evening wear, day wear, night wear, casual wear, and sports wear. Her shoes, handbags and backpacks were in the same order. She picked a sports bra and matching tight shorts and Nikes from the wardrobe and closed the door. She quickly changed and went to her bathroom and brushed her teeth and long dark hair. She exited the bedroom and made her way downstairs, into the kitchen and down to the basement. Liz saw Phoebe setting up the mats.

Phoebe looked up and saw Liz standing there in her training gear. She was wearing something similar to Liz. "Hey, ready?"

Liz stepped up across from her, "Yep, Bring it on!"

Phoebe grinned and lunged at Liz, who sidestepped and kicked Phoebe in the stomach, then tried to punch her in the face, but Phoebe blocked it and tried to punch Liz. She hit her in the stomach, but it wasn't a srong enough blow for Liz. Liz did a roundhouse kick and hit Phoebe squarely in the chest making her fall to the ground. Liz took her fighting stance again as Phoebe got up and did a leg sweep that Liz jumped over. Things continued like this for a few minutes before Liz had Phoebe pinned against the wall.

"Okay, Okay, you win. As always." Phoebe relented. Liz rolled her eyes and smiled. She let go of Phoebe and tossed her a bottle of Evian water. They gulfed some it down.

Liz put her bottle down and picked up a towel. She wiped the sweat of her forehead, arms, legs and her smooth trim stomach. She tossed Phoebe a towel and she did the same thing.

They sat on the mats and decided to take a rest. "So, do you think you'r gonna go to Seattle?" Phoebe asked and took another gulp of her water.

Liz looked deep in thought before she replied. "Yeah, I think I might. I mean, it seems like a good oportunity for me to start on my own. I'll have my own house, and more cash than I'll ever need. Of course I'll be fighting some demons on my own too, but I'm used to that." Phoebe and Liz both laughed.

"Yeah, you are. Heck, we all are." Phoebe shrugged and smiled."Do you ever wish that you could take it all back?"

"Huh?" Liz asked confused.

"I mean, if you had the chance, like we did, would you give up your powers for a normal life?"

Liz thought about it. "No."

Phoebe raised her eyebrows. "No?"

"No. If I did, I wouldn't be able to save innocent lives anymore. Being a Halliwell witch is who I am. It's who I'll always be. Besides, even if I did give it up, I still wouldn't be normal. I mean, knowing about witches and coming from a long line of them, vanquishing demons and knowing aliens." Liz smiled. She had told her cousins and Leo about the aliens. They had taken it surprisingly well. Paige, Piper and Phoebe told Liz if she ever wanted to put a curse on Max Evans, they would help her. Liz didn't know if they were joking or serious.

Phoebe seemed awed. "Liz, you are really a true Halliwell." She reached over and hugged her.

They pulled away a minute later and stood up. "Let's go change. We have about two hours before we have to get outta here. Jerry Springer's on."

Liz looked at Phoebe, "Really? What's the topic?"

"Gay lovers cheating on their partners with the opposite sex in a threesome." Phoebe grinned, and followed Liz up the stairs.

"You make the popcorn, I'll make your favourite ice cream sundae."

"Deal!" Phoebe said andthey both walked to theor rooms to change.

Liz and Phoebe both passed Leo on the way to their room and he told them he was leaving to take Melinda to daycare, then orbing up to see the elders. They both kissed Melinda goodbye and said they'd see them later.

Liz walked into her room and changed into some stylish black slacks, boots and a snug maroon turtleneck. She went to the bathroom and did her makeup. Paige, Piper and Phoebe also had taught her how to do her makeup. Liz really didn't wear that much before she came to San Francisco. It was always some lip gloss and mascara. Nothing else. Now, Liz wore black mascara, faint eyeshadow, red lipstick and some blush. She didn't need concealor. Her skin had no blemishes or marks. All in all, Liz looked even more beautiful than she did when she was in Roswell, even when she didn't wear makeup.

Liz walked over to her vanity and opened her wooden jewllery box. She had found it in the attic of the Crashdown back at Roswell. It was her Grandma Penny's.

Liz had a flashback to when she first found out she was a witch.

*Flashback*

Liz walked up the stairs from the Crashdown kitchen from eating her celebratory dinner. It was her 18th birthday. The stange thing was, her Mom and Dad had been acting weird all dinner, especially her mom. She didn't know why, but shrugged it off. She didn't want to have anything fancy for her birthday, like a party, like her dad suggested. Who would come? Max, Isabel, Michael and Maria completely ignored her now that she proved that Alex's death wasn't an accident. It was in fact, murder, by Tess. She was deep in thought when she heard the attic door creak. She opened it and looked inside. "Hello?" She didn't see anybody, but saw her one of her Grandma Penny's trunks. Liz had a strange urge to open it, so she did. Inside was the most beautiful book, she had ever seen. She pulled it out and examined it. It was a dark wine red, and looked to be very old. It also had a symbol on the hard, leather cover. It was of a circle and three looped almond shapes in the middle. She straed at it and then opened the cover on the front was a message,

Our dear sweet Elizabeth,

May this book guide you on your path to completing your destiny,

All Our Love,
The Warren-Halliwell Women.


Liz looked shocked. She knew that Halliwell was her mom's maiden name and that her family tree on her mother's side also consisted of Warren women. She heard a noise behind her and jumped up in surprise, startled. Liz turned to see her mother, Nancy Parker looking at the book in her hand.

"I see you've found the family eirloom." Nancy said slowly and walked towards Liz.

"Mom, what're you talking about?" Liz said confused and slightly worried.

Nancy grabbed her daughter's hand and pulled her to site beside her on one of the old sofa's housed there. They sat and Nancy gently took the book that Liz held from her hands. "I suppose you're wondering what this book is?"

Liz nodded and stared at the symbol on the front cover. 'What does it mean?' she thought to herself.

"First, I'm going to tell you about your family history." Nancy pused and took Liz's hands in hers, "Liz, you come from a long line of Warren witches."

"What?" Liz asked shocked.

"You're a witch. A very powerful one, just like your cousins. Prue, Piper, Phoebe and Paige." Nancy knew this would take more than an explanation for Liz to believe what she was telling her.

"Mom, this is insane. I'm not a witch!" Liz said and stood up. All of a sudden, the glass vase on the shelf started to shake. Liz looked on scared. While Nancy looked like she knew this was going to happen.

"Liz, there's nothing to be scared about. You need to calm down or the vase will-" Nancy was cut off of her sentence as the vase exploded into pieces.

Liz jumped. "Mom, what's-"

Nancy interupted her and pulled her daughter into her amrs. "It's alright Liz, Just calm down." She felt Liz calm herself and then they both sat back onto the sofa. "Liz, I know this is hard to believe, but you are a witch. The vase exploding, you did that. It's one of your powers."

Liz looked at her mother startled. "Powers?"

Nancy smiled. "Yes, you have the powers to make things explode, move things without touching them and you can levitate or fly."

Liz was too shocked to answer anything. She thought that she should at least give her mother a chance to explain this a little more.

"Liz, I know this must come up as a shock to you, but I promise you, nothing bad will happen to you."

Liz looked at her mother. "Is this why you and Dad have been acting so weird around me for the last couple of days?"

Nancy nodded. "Yes. We knew you'd be getting your powers on your eighteenth birthday, so we were a little nervous about how I was going to tell you."

"Is dad-"

Nancy knew what she was going to ask. "No, your father's not a witch. He does know about the family history though. I was a witch before your Auny Patty died, but I decided to give it up when she passed away."

Liz knew by her mother's voice that she didn't want to press the issue so she didn't.

Nancy was relieved that Liz started to believe her. After what happened with the vase, why wouldn't she?

"What's this book for?" Liz asked as she kept staring at it.

Nancy gave Liz the large, wine red, hard leather book. "It's yours. It's a Book Of Shadows." At Liz's confused look, she elaborated. "A book of Spells. It'll guide you with your destiny as The Chosen Warrior."

Liz looked startled. "What?"

Nancy sighed, "Liz, being a witch isn't an easy job. Your destiny is to become a very powerful witch, just like your cousins Paige, Piper and Phoebe. They're the Charmed Ones. The most powerful witches in history. Until now. Now, you're the next most powerful witch in history."

Liz looked at her mother, then at the book in awe. She touched the symbol on the front cover of her book. "What it mean?"

Nancy smiled, "It symbolizes 'three'. The number of powers you have. It's also a protection symbol. See, the book protects itself from evil." Nancy smile vanished and her lip quivered.

Liz looked scared for a moment. "Evil?"

Nancy grabbed Liz's hand, "Liz, there will be creatures, demons to be precise, that will be coming after you. For the book and to kill you and innocent people."

Liz gasped. "No."

Nancy nodded sadly, almost about to cry. "I'm afraid so, honey." She took a deep breath.

Liz thought deeply about what her mother told her. "What do I have to do exactly? As a witch, I mean."

"You have a duty to save innocent lives, and destroy the demons that come after you. This book will help you destroy them. It has spells and potions that will destroy them and some that will protect you."

Liz felt the tears roll down her cheek. "I can't turn away from this can I?"

Nancy felt a tear roll down her cheek too. "No, sweetie. I wish I could take this bourdon away from you, but I can't. It's your destiny." She paused for a moment. "I'm going to send you to your cousins in San Francisco. They'll help you comtrol your powers and teach you about witchcraft. They are very powerful, just like you'll be soon enough. They'll protect you no matter what."

Liz thought about everything. She really didn't have any choice. Nothing was holding her here in Roswell anymore. Alex died, and the rest of her friends abandoned her. And she had a destiny. A destiny. Never would've Liz Parker thought that this was her destiny, if she even thought she had one that is.

Liz hugged her Book Of Shadows to her chest, then looked at her mother. "When do I leave?"

*End Flashback*


That was when Liz Parker found out she was a witch. Since then she had become very close with the Halliwell sisters and Leo who was her whitelighter. She smiled as she picked up her silver locket that her mother gave her before she left Roswell. It was another family eirloom. It was another thing that Grams had given her when she was a baby. Inside was a picture of her mom and dad, and another group photo of Piper, Phoebe, Paige and Leo. Prue was on the extra side. She had one more empty slot left for a photo, Piper teased her and said one day she'll have a photo of a man she'll love very much in there, and it'll fill up the locket. She loved the locket very much, not just becasue it was her Grams' but because it had the extra slots she needed to put her precious pictures in. She put it on and walked past the attic, 'Where The Chosen Warrior's and The Charmed Ones Book Of Shadows' lie.' She thought to herself.

Liz smiled and walked down the stairs and went to watch tv with Phoebe.

"Hey, Make me my sundae, Jerry's almost starting." Phoebe whined.

Liz laughed. "Okay, I'll be back in 5 minutes." She walked into the kitchen and made Phoebe's favourite ice cream sundae, she came back a few minutes later handing Phoebe the dessert.

"Oh, that looks sooo good!" Phoebe said and took a huge bite out of it, making Liz laugh. Phoebe pointed towards the screen as the Jerry Springer show came on. "Hey, it's that really hot security guy, Steve."

Liz slapped her on the arm playfully. "Phoebe!" She scolded.

They both laughed and enjoyed the show.

TBC
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Dark Angel will be appearing in the story soon, promise! What did you think of the first part.

~Sara~

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posted on 27-Sep-2002 8:31:50 PM
Yeah, I liked Prue! *happy* I hated it when they killed her too! *sad* But Paige is just as good! *big* I like her, I might have a spirit Prue appearance in the story somewhere, I haven't decided. I'm glad you like the story *happy* I'll post more as soon as I get some more feedback! *bounce* And the answer to Lulaby's question is that No, Tess isn't dead, she left the planet with max's baby just like in Departure.

~Sara~

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posted on 28-Sep-2002 7:48:19 AM
Hmmmm, let me think on it *happy* I was really wanting to put Max and Logan together, but I wanted someone to pair with Zack too! *big* Anyone have any suggestions? *wink*

~Sara~
posted on 28-Sep-2002 9:06:57 AM
You know, I was thinking that *happy* I've always liked Ava, and pairing her with Zack is a good idea, *big* I've always thought they'd make a cute couple *happy* I'll post more later today! *bounce*

~Sara~

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posted on 28-Sep-2002 12:45:18 PM
Title: Witch Way Now?
Author: Roswell Slayer (Sara)
Category: AU Crossover
Disclaimer: I own nothing! But a girl can wish! *happy*
Couple: Ben/Liz.
Rating: R
Summery: Liz finds out she's a powerful witch, like her cousins, Paige, Piper and Phoebe. She goes to San Francisco under their care and tution, and becomes and powerful as them. When she's finished her training, she moves to Seattle to fulfill her 'destiny', vanquishing demons. She meets Ben and they fall in love *happy*
Timeframe: After Polo Loco in Dark Angel, After Departure for Roswell, and after the end of Season 4 for Charmed.

A/N: This is the story I wrote as one of my own challenges, I decided to write it but made a few changes, in this story, Ben and Max made it out of the forrest, away from Lydeckers men, so Ben never died! Yay! Ben turns 'good' again and lives in Seattle with Max and Zack. Also, Brin never had Progeria, she lives in Seattle with Zack, Ben, Max, and Logan. Krit, Syl, Zane, Piper, Phoebe, Paige and Leo are coming later in the story to help destroy Manticore.

Thanks for all the feedback! I really didn't think people would like this story much, but I happened to eat ,y words, lol! Thanks again! I hope you like this part.

Part 1

1 Month Later

Liz had decided to move to Seattle a month after, since she wanted to get all the necesarry arrangements made, and more immportantly, some more time to spend with her family.

Liz tearfully hugged her cousins and Leo goodbye at the airport. "I'll miss you guys!"

Piper, Paige and Phoebe wiped their tears away. "We'll miss you too! Remember, if you need anything, call us or Leo and he'll orb us down." Piper said.

Liz nodded. They heard the PA system announce Liz's flight "Flight 411 to Seattle, now boarding."

"That's me." Liz said sadly, "I'll call you when I get there." She hugged them once more and kissed Melinda on the cheek goodbye.

"You better take care of yourself. Or come and whoop your a-." Phoebe was about to say ass, when she realalized that Melinda was nearby. "Butt, I mean butt."

They all laughed and Liz said goodbye for the final time and left to board her plane.

The Charmed Ones and Leo waited till the plane took off, and left.

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When Liz got to Seattle, she took a cab to her Grandma Claudia's victorian manor and stood outside in awe at it's beauty. She walked up to the door and took out her key. She unlocked the door and walked in.

The house seemed clean. There were a few white sheets over some furniture and there were some dead pot plants nearby.

"Have to get rid of those." Liz muttered to herself and took a look around the house. The kitchen was large and had a very nice stove top, bench and sink. The cupboards were wooden and most of the doors to them had glass windows.

Next she took a look upstairs, but not before grabbing her Book Of Shadows she had packed safely in her bag.. The first room she went to was the attic. She opened the door and saw it looked just like the one in the Halliwell manor. "Well, looks like this is where you'll be staying, book." She walked over to a stand and set the book upon it. She smiled and walked back down the stairs. She never noticed the book's triquatra symbol glow with a gold light, putting it's claim in the house.

Liz did what she told her cousins, and called them. They were happy to hear that she was alright, they talked for a few mintutes more before Liz said she had to go and unpack her stuff. They said goodbye and Liz went to grab her bags that were near the door. She went upstairs and unpacked them. When she was done she cleaned up most of the house and got the power and the phone line to work. It was dark by the time she had finished so she decided to get something to eat, but remembered that she didn't have any food in the kitchen yet. "Great." she mumbled, "Guess I'll have to go out to the store."

Liz walked up the stairs and put on a some black hiphugger jeans, and a baby tee, with her black mini denim jacket. She put on her makeup and grabbed her black leather mini back pack, that Piper got her for Christmas. She put in her wallet, keys, cellphone, pager, and a note book and pen she had to write her shopping list in. She quickly jottted down some foods and drinks, and shoved it in her bag. She walked down the stairs and walked out the door and locked it.

Liz walked down the chilly Seattle steets to a nearby grocer. She picked up her items, paid for them and walked out the store. She didn't buy much, she couldn't really carry more than a few bags, since they'd rip. She was only a few blocks away from the manor when she heard a scream.

Liz dropped her bags and ran towards the yell. She ran into a nearby alley and saw a short, blonde who was struggling against a tall man who grabbed her by the throat. He held up his hand and formed an energy ball. 'Oh Shit, a demon! I'd better intervene.' Liz thought and ran forward, making her presence known. "Hey! Big scary demon!" The demon and the girl turned around to see Liz. "Witch!" He hissed and dropped the blonde girl. She fell to the ground.

Liz gave him a glare. She saw the demon guy walk up to her so he was standing a few feet in front of her. "Yeah, ever heard of The Chosen Warrior?"

The demon looked surprised for a moment. "You're the Chosen Warrior?" He asked not beliveing it. Word had spread in the demon underworld about The Chosen Warrior, they said she was as powerful as The Charmed Ones. Every demon wanted to kill her and steal her powers.

"Yeah, want proof?" Liz waved her arm back and flung him across the alley with her telekinesis.

The demon got up and formed an energy ball and shot it at Liz. Liz levitated over it and saw it go towards the blonde innocent. She used her telekinesis again to fling it back toward the demon. The demon shimmered out of the way and appeared behind Liz.

"Behind you!" The innocent screamed.

Liz turned and gave the demon two punches to the face, a kick to the stomach, another punch to the face and a roundhouse to his jaw, sending him flying into a stack of crates. When he got up, Liz used her blasting powers to blast him like Piper had taught her. He disappered into a million pieces, screaming.

Liz saw that the demon was vanquished and went to aid the innocent.

She was standing up gaping at Liz. "Are you okay?" Liz asked.

She nodded then they both stepped into the street light above them. They were shocked at the idenity of the other.

"Ava?" Liz asked, shocked.

"Liz?" Ava said at the same time.

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Jam Pony was crowded with messengers waiting to get off the clock.

Ben, Zack, Brin, Max and Original Cindy clocked their cards and went to the locker area. Normal had not wanted to hire anymore 'bums' as he liked to call them, but he had ate his own words when Zack, Brin and Ben had proved to be trustworthy and dedicated employees. From his eyes that is. Although, he still treated them the same way he treated his other employees, like a rude self centered jerk.

Ben still was getting over his actions with the people he killed. Max and Zack didn't completely trust him yet, but Ben was doing his best to earn it. He felt extremely guilty about his actions. Zack informed the entire X5 unit about what Ben did, just to be on the safe side. Ben understood it, but didn't feel entirely comfortable with it. He and Max got away from Lydecker's men in the forrest and he promised the Blue Lady, that if she would save him from Manticore, he would never sacrifice another human being again. He kept to his word, and didn't kill anyone. At first, the killings were about killing himself, so he marked his victims with a barcode. He was very careful to choose them. He picked victims that were ex-convicts, sex offenders, child killers. Heartless people to be exact. He thought that the Blue Lady would set them straight. Zack, Brin and Max convinced him that he was doing the wrong thing. He hoped the Blue Lady would forgive him for what he'd done. He still went to the church and prayed to her that she'd forgive him. Ben really turned over a new leaf. He made some new friends, Original Cindy, Logan, Herbal and Sketchy were his best friends, besides his siblings that is. Sketchy and Herbal didn't know anything about his transgenic staus or his past killings, but Logan and Cindy did and they saw that he was sorry for what he done so they were willing to be his friends.

Brin had stayed with Zack and Max in Seattle to get away from Lydecker's men that were hunting her in LA. Zack, Ben and her only stayed in Seattle because they were planning to take down Manticore with a few other X5s' help. The others were getting to Seattle as soon as Zack could find them, as he ordered them to get out of their towns when he heard Lydecker was getting close to Brin. They followed orders and left. Now Zack was looking into finding them with Logan's help. Max, Brin and Ben had been surpirised when Zack suggested taking Manticore down but wanted in on the deal.

"Aight, Boos. I'm blazing. I'll see you at Crash later tonight?" Original Cindy said as she shut her locker door and put her hands on her hips.

"Yeah, we'll be there. We gotta bounce off to Logan's though. Says he gotta lead on one of our siblings." Max said.

"Aight. See you there. But don't stay at your boy's crib too long. I hear there's a rumor going around that the owner is selling the Crash." Cindy leaned against the locker.

"No way." Brin said disbelievingly. She liked going to the Crash, the bike contest were easy to do and the bet money was good. Where would she go for another one if they sold the Crash. The new owner would proably be some old guy who'll turn it into a retro joint.

"Way, suga " Cindy confirmed, "Owner says he flat out broke and can't afford to keep it any longer, so he's sellin' it."

"We'll be there, don't worry. If it's true, I don't wanna miss out on a chance to win some cash for the last time." Brin said. Zack, Max and Ben nodded. Cindy nodded too and left.

"Come on, we better get to Logan's." Max said.

"Anxious to see your boyfriend?" Zack teased. He still didn't like the fact that Logan and Max were officially a couple, he thought it was dangerous, but had gown to accept it.

Max ignored him and glared.

Zack, Ben and Brin looked curious about seeing who Logan had the information about. "Who do you think Logan found?" Ben asked and opened his locker and grabbing his jacket.

Brin, Zack and Max shrugged. "I don't care who it is, it's just gonna be great to see another one of them again."

The siblings nodded and walked out of Jam Pony, but not before they could hear Normal yell.

"Hey, you bums be in here by 8:00 am tomorrow you hear?!"

The siblings ignored him and continued to walk out the door, off to Logan's penthouse.

TBC
**********************

What did you think? Who do you all want Logan to find the imformation on? Jondy? Krit? Syl? Zane? Tinga?

~Sara~

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posted on 28-Sep-2002 3:15:25 PM
quote:
roswell_lover_buffy originally wrote:
GREAT PART SARA!!!!
Hmm maybe he have heard a rumor about Liz???
And they think she´s Jondy and goes to search for her and then the demon will attack them and Liz will save the day??*wink*
What do you think??

Elin


Elin, I love the way you think! *big* That's a fantastic idea! *bounce* I think I'll use it! *big* Thanks! *happy*

~Sara~
posted on 28-Sep-2002 6:53:54 PM
quote:
Subterfuge originally wrote:
Whoa, Ava? Wasn't expecting to see her around.

I can't wait to see the first encounter. I'm curious to see if Max (as in stupid alien king boy) makes an appearance in this story. Personally, I like the idea of putting a curse on the guy. What the heck is up with the Roswell crew ignoring Liz after finding out the truth about Tess? That really made me mad.

Great story, can't to read more!


Yeah, I was still pissed by the last few epsiodes of Season 2 Roswell, and how the gang treated Liz after Alex's death, also how Max just went up to Liz and expected to have everything peaches and cream, even though he got the Gerbil Whore pregnant and treated Liz like an asshole, so I decided to vent some of my anger with writing some of it into my stories. I can deal with Liz and Max Evans being friends, but that's it. Besides, I think one of the Dark Angel transgenics makes a much more cuter couple than Max and Liz *wink* I'm really sorry if anyone gets offended by this, it's just the way I feel about Max Evans. I think it's why I'm not a dreamer anymore. Awakened Dreamer yes, Dreamer no. Excuse me about my rambling, I just have serious issues with the Roswell Crew and as you can tell, Max. *big* I really hope no-one hates me about my feeling on Max Evans!*sad*

Glad you like the story! *big* I'll post more on Monday or if I can, tomorrow.*bounce*

~Sara~

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posted on 28-Sep-2002 9:02:50 PM
BUMP!!!!*bounce*

~Sara~
posted on 28-Sep-2002 11:39:40 PM
quote:
tamira originally wrote:
I just found your fic and I love it*angel*.

I am sooo glad that your not putting her with max(R). I may have loved roswell but max spent most half the time behaving like an a$$.
and don't get me started on how the pod squad treated liz after alex died.
I'm not to keen on the ava/zack pairing though I think I'd prefer him with max(DA). still I'm open to it*tongue*.
also what about the powers that max(R) gave to liz when he healed her? will they be making an appearance?
will liz, and maybe ava will be the one's to buy the crash?
come bac soon with a new part please, I'm dying to see ben and liz meet. also, if it is an x5 and not liz that logan has found, could it please be jondy. I really liked her*happy*.


Preach the word sister!, lol! *big* I haven't decided whether or not to have Liz have alien powers, but at this stage it's not likely. But I'll think about it *happy* Yeah, Liz and Ava buy the Crash, make some changes to it and transform it into the best bar/club in Seattle *big**bounce*

Glad tamira and Lady_without_a_clue like the fic! Thanks! *happy*

~Sara~

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posted on 29-Sep-2002 11:24:16 AM
quote:
roswell_lover_buffy originally wrote:
Update soon Sara!!!
Can you bring in Zane and Jondy in this fic also plus I really like Krit and Syl.
In the end of the fic you can have a reunion of some sort.
I was thinking maybe a reunion to take down Manticore and then all transgenic gets to meet Liz.
What do you think??

Elin


roswell_lover_buffy, we think so much alike! *big* I was going to have *all* that in the story, it was the whole idea really, well besides getting Ben and Liz together, lol! *wink*

~Sara~
posted on 1-Oct-2002 5:44:34 AM
Thanks for all the feedback guys! *happy* It's what keeps me going!*big* I'll post more tomorrow, I had to go to a family friend's funeral, so I didn't get much time to update. Sorry! I'll update tomorrow on both fics *bounce*

~Sara~
posted on 3-Oct-2002 4:46:49 AM
Title: Witch Way Now?
Author: Roswell Slayer (Sara)
Category: AU Crossover
Disclaimer: I own nothing! But a girl can wish! *happy*
Couple: Ben/Liz.
Rating: R
Summery: Liz finds out she's a powerful witch, like her cousins, Paige, Piper and Phoebe. She goes to San Francisco under their care and tution, and becomes and powerful as them. When she's finished her training, she moves to Seattle to fulfill her 'destiny', vanquishing demons. She meets Ben and they fall in love *happy*
Timeframe: After Polo Loco in Dark Angel, After Departure for Roswell, and after the end of Season 4 for Charmed.

A/N: This is the story I wrote as one of my own challenges, I decided to write it but made a few changes, in this story, Ben and Max made it out of the forrest, away from Lydeckers men, so Ben never died! Yay! Ben turns 'good' again and lives in Seattle with Max and Zack. Also, Brin never had Progeria, she lives in Seattle with Zack, Ben, Max, and Logan. Krit, Syl, Zane, Piper, Phoebe, Paige and Leo are coming later in the story to help destroy Manticore.


Part 2

Liz walked Ava to her manor and they sat down on one of the couches. "So, I guess you'd be telling me what the hell what that thing in the alley and how you kicked it's ass even though it was twice your size?" She asked as she fiddled with her hands.

"Um, yeah." Liz started nervously, "That thing was demon and I'm a witch. A really powerful one that kills them and saves innocents." She waited for Ava's reaction. She saw her face go to one of shock before going into a fit of laughter.

"Cornball, that is the funniest thing I've ever heard." Ava controlled herself from laughing again. "No, really what the hell was that?"

Liz knew that this would happen. "Ava it's true. I'm a witch called The Chosen Warrior. Watch." Liz used her telekinetic powers to move her bag around and then put it back on the table. Next she took a vase she didn't like off the table and made it explode. Finally she levitated over Ava and back down to the ground.

Ava was shocked. She never thought Liz was actually serious until now. "Geez Cornball, those are some whoop ass powers. What about that kung fu crap you pulled with demon boy back there?"

Liz smiled proudly. "That was a mixture of Aikido, Tae Kwon Do and Kickboxing. I've been doing it for two years. Seventh degree black belt in all three. I'm a master."

Ava looked impressed. "Damn! You're gonna have to teach me some that sometime. What you doin' in Seattle?"

"I could ask you the same thing."

"I moved around a lot before I found that Seattle was a nice place to live. Even with all the problems with it. Money, jobs that sorta stuff. What about you?"

Liz fidgeted. "Well, I just moved here today actually. I lived with my cousins in San Fran for about two years. They're also witches, pretty powerful ones also. They taught me to control my powers and then I had to move here to continue my destiny to do good."

Ava looked at Liz. "What else?"

"I didn't want to stay in Roswell since Tess killed Alex and left to Antar with Max's baby. He treated me like crap ever since Alex's death. Tess set it up to make it look like he killed himself but I didn't believe it. I investigated on my own and found out about how Tess mindwarped him for months, thinking that he went on an exchange student trip to Sweden when he really was decoding the destiny book for Tess at Las Cruces. I also found the crystal to activate it. I found the translation and gave it to Max, Tess, Isabel and Michael. They were all ready to go when I stopped them, finding out about Tess. She left and Max, Isabel, Michael and Maria all resented me for being right." Liz let a tear roll down her cheek.

Ava sat there in shock, before her face melted to one of disgust. "That bastard! Dumb Royal High Ass! I can't believe he did that to you even after all you did for him. And that Crazy bitch Maria, she just abandoned you. After all you've been through, if I got my hands on her...." She looked over at Liz and saw a look on her face. "There's something else, isn't there?"

Liz nodded. "It started out when Max came to me from the future....." Liz started to tell Ava everything about Future Max, "....so now you know. Ava you can't tell anyone about this. Only you, Maria and my cousins and Leo know."

Ava nodded and hugged Liz. "Liz, I'll do anything for you. I can't imagine you going through all that bourdon. It must've been hell," Ava gave Liz another reasurring squeeze before pulling back. "One question, who's Leo?"

Liz laughed. "Leo is my whitelighter and like a big brother to me. He like a guardian angel for good witches."

Just then Leo appeared in his tinkling light of blue orbs. "Liz! Are you okay? I just heard about the demon that attacked. Your cousins are worried sick. Even Cole." He rushed over to Liz and gave her a hug.

Liz hugged him back. "I'm fine Leo. This is Ava. The innocent I saved. You remember the good alien I told you about?"

Leo smiled. "Yeah, I remember. Nice to meet you."

Ava smiled back. "You too. Liz tells me you're a whitelighter."

Leo sat on the couch. "Yeah, I'm a guardian angel for good witches. I guide them with their destiny and give them help if I can."

"He can heal people if he needs to as well." Liz said proudly.

"Cool! I've gotta meet these cousins of yours some time." Ava said excited.

"I'm sure they'd wanna meet you too. They only talk good about you from what they heard from Liz." Leo said and let out a chuckle. Liz and Ava followed.

"Okay subject change," Liz said. "Leo, see if you can find out about the demon that tried to kill Ava. He's dead anyway, but I just wanna find out who he was. I'll check the book of shadows."

Leo nodded. "Okay. I better go to your cousins and Cole first. Knowing them, they'll have my head on a platter if they find out I went to the elders before them."

Liz laughed. "Oh, make sure you tell Cole to drop by sometime. I haven't seen him since he went MIA from some demons. Make sure you, Melinda, Piper, Phoebe and Paige stop by too. Thanksgiving is soon and I want us all together."

Leo gave a mock salute. "Yes m'am." He smiled and orbed out.

Liz laughed and watched Leo smile as he disappered the way he came, into a light of blue orbs.

Ava look at Liz confused. "Book Of Shadows?"

Liz grabbed Ava and dragged her upstairs. "Yeah, it's my magic book."

Ava groaned. "Okay, you have to tell me everything, since I don't know this stuff."

******************

The Ben, Brin, Zack and Max picked the lock of Logan's penthouse door and walked into his Eyes Only Room. "Logan?" Max called out.

Logan turned around from his computer chair and smiled in greeting. "Hey, I found some interesting stuff just now actually that you might wanna see."

"What's that?" Zack asked and stood behind him.

Logan turned back to his computer and started typing. "First, I should say that I found something out about a possible sibling. Also another one."

They all stared at him. "Well? Spill." Brin ordered.

"I found out that someone had their tattoo of a barcode on their neck removed from a tattoo parlour in New York."

Zack looked thoughtful. "Could be Krit or Syl. They were close to New York before I told them to leave." He turned to Logan. "Anything else?"

"Yeah, I just got something from an informat. I think you really wanna see this." He typed a few keys and a tape started downloading in front of them as Logan talked. "It's a tape from a hoverdrone that passed over an alley. I only managed to uncover some if it since it the tape was recorded in the night over some buildings, and the people moved a lot." The computer beeped. "Here it is." The tape started showing a short, blonde girl being attacked by a guy. Then another short girl, with dark brown hair saw this, the tape ficker for a few second before they saw the brown haired girl beat the crap out of a attacker. He flew into some crates as she gave him a roundhouse. The guy never even got in a hit, and he was twice her size. It was impossible for a girl that size and shape. They could only see the back of the girl since the hoverdrone was facing her back. Then the tape flickered to snow.

"When was this taken?" Zack demanded.

"Only an hour ago. Near the nicer part of town on fifth and seventh avenue." Logan turned back to them. "Do you think it's one of your sisters?"

"Jondy?" Max and Brin whispered hopeful.

Zack and Ben looked deep in thought. "It might be. That girl with her size and shape could've never beaten a guy like that. He was twice her size. I want you to look into it. And the tattoo parlour. See if you can find anything. Call me when you do." Zack said and looked at the rest of his siblings.

"I hope we get to see them soon. It's been awhile." Ben said and bowed his head.

"Don't worry Ben. We know they'll forgive you. It'll just take a little getting used to. You'll see." Brin placed a hand on his shoulder for support.

"Yeah, We'll see." Ben said, trying to convince himself. They all fell into uncomfortable silence.

"We better get to Crash. Cindy'll be waiting. Logan, wanna come?" Max asked her boyfriend with a smile.

"I don't think so. I'm gonna look into this-" Logan was cut off from his sentence.

"Oh come on! That can wait till tomorrow. You need a break and I want to spend time with my boyfriend!" Max whined. Zack, Brin and Ben chuckled.

"Alright. Thanks. Just let me grab my coat." Logan laughed got up from his chair and walked over to get his coat.

They all walked out the door to another night at The Crash, all thinking which sibling they could find.

TBC
***********************

posted on 3-Oct-2002 11:35:47 PM
Thanks for all the feedback guys! *big* That's what keeps me going! *bounce* I've try and have your requests somewhere in the story!*wink* Thanks for all terrific ideas from all of you!*big**bounce* I'll post more soon! *bounce*

~Sara~
posted on 5-Oct-2002 7:05:28 AM
Title: Witch Way Now?
Author: Roswell Slayer (Sara)
Category: AU Crossover
Disclaimer: I own nothing! But a girl can wish! *happy*
Couple: Ben/Liz.
Rating: R
Summery: Liz finds out she's a powerful witch, like her cousins, Paige, Piper and Phoebe. She goes to San Francisco under their care and tution, and becomes and powerful as them. When she's finished her training, she moves to Seattle to fulfill her 'destiny', vanquishing demons. She meets Ben and they fall in love *happy*
Timeframe: After Polo Loco in Dark Angel, After Departure for Roswell, and after the end of Season 4 for Charmed.

A/N: This is the story I wrote as one of my own challenges, I decided to write it but made a few changes, in this story, Ben and Max made it out of the forrest, away from Lydeckers men, so Ben never died! Yay! Ben turns 'good' again and lives in Seattle with Max and Zack. Also, Brin never had Progeria, she lives in Seattle with Zack, Ben, Max, and Logan. Krit, Syl, Zane, Jondy, Piper, Phoebe, Paige and Leo are coming later in the story to help destroy Manticore.


Part 3

Liz lead Ava to her attic and showed her The Book Of Shadows. "This thing looks old." Ava said touching the cover.

Liz smiled and opened the book. "Yeah, it was in my family for generations. It has everything I need to know about demons, spells, rituals and potions."

Ava looked at the various spells, demons, rituals and potions that Liz showed her in the book. "Wow, this has lot's of cool spells. Ever use any for yourself?"

Liz looked sheepish. "Ah, no. That's a rule I'm not aloud to break. I'm to aloud to use my powers for personal gain. If I do, there are conseqences. Bad conseqences."

"Oh. Anything else you wanna show me?"

Liz looked around. "How about the manor?"

Ava smiled. "Sure."

Liz and Ava walked out of the attic and walked around the manor. Liz showed Ava the kitchen, 3 bathrooms, one with a spa, 4 large bedrooms, living room, foyer, study, basement and various other rooms around the manor. When they were finished Ava's mouth was open.

"This place is huge! Your grandmother lived here by herself?"

"Yeah, even though she didn't need much space, she loved the house and fell in love with it, so she bought it." Liz and Ava walked back to the kitchen and made themselves coffee.

Liz brought it over and put it in front of Ava. "Sorry if it's bad. It's the instant kind. I haven't had the chance to bring home any shopping today."

"S'kay. What're you gonna do for work?"

"Don't know yet. I don't really need the cash but I can't stay at home all day so, I was thinking about buying a club."

"You're shittin' me?" Ava spit her coffee back in her cup.

Liz laughed. "No, I'm not shittin' you. My cousin Piper owns a club back in San Francisco called P3. I helped out there a lot and loved it, so I'm gonna open my own. Piper's also giving me a list of bands and Leo offered to do some of the handy work."

Ava nodded. "Seems you've got everything set out." She drank another sip of her coffee.

"Not quite," Liz said. "Ava, how would you like to become Co-Owner of the club?"

Ava stared at Liz in shock. "Are you serious?!"

Liz chuckled. "Yeah, I can't do this all by myself, and you already are my best friend. Please?"

Ava stood up from her chair and hugged Liz. "Oh Liz, thanks so much!"

Liz hugged Ava back. "Okay, I forgot to ask. Where do you live and work?"

Ava shrugged. "I work as a waitress at a small restaurant and I have an apartment on the westside. Not the best part of town, but it'll do."

Liz looked stunned for a moment. "Ava, that the most dangerous part of town. I've been here only a day and I've seen it. You're moving in here with me!"

Ava's eyes bulged at the question. "Liz! I can't do that, you already asked me to be co-owner of your club. Are you nuts?!"

Liz laughed. "No, I have plenty of room like you said and it'll be easier to have my best friend and co owner of my club around."

Ava's eyes started to tear up and she hugged Liz again. "Liz, I can't believe you're doing all this for me."

Liz hugged Ava back. "Ava, you're my only friend here in Seattle, I'd love to have you nearby. I have to warn you though, a demon or warlock might show up and start tearing the place down."

"Hey, I'll just mindwarp 'em to believe that Satan is pissed at 'em or somethin'."

Liz and Ava chuckled.

"Wanna see some of the ideas I've made out for the club? You can add yours if you want."

Ava grinned, "Do I ever."

They both laughed and Liz went to the living room and showed Ava her ideas. There were ideas of putting dark wall colors on the walls, dance cages, the bartenders that could spin bottles, courtesy of Liz's tution. Liz already knew how to spin bottles and make drinks since she worked in Piper's club for so long. There were also ideas of putting up a stage for the bands or stunt performances, some colored lights, and some pool tables.

Ava looked at Liz. "This is gonna be the best place to be in Seattle!" She squealed.

Liz smiled, "I know, I've gotta call my cousins tomorrow and tell all about this. They're gonna be ecstatic. The only problem we haven't figured out yet is, where we gonna have the club?"

Ava thought hard for a moment before she remembered something. "Hey, there's this bar downtown called The Crash. The owner's sellin' it. I've been there once before, and it's got a lotta room, with some renovation, we could turn it into the club we have hear in our plans."

Liz smiled, "Get me the number for the place. I'll call tomorrow and set up a meeting about the paperwork and money with the owner."

Ava stood up. "I'll get right on it first thing. Do you mind if I crash here tonight?"

Liz stood up too. "No, by all means, stay as long as you like. You live here remember?"

Ava pretended to look dumb and not remember. "I do?"

Liz smacked her arm playfully and they both laughed. "Come on, we'll get some blankets and set you up in one of the rooms. You can use some of my clothes for PJs. We're the same short size."

Ava grinned and followed Liz up the stairs. "Thanks."

Liz grinned back. "No problem."

**********************

Max, Brin, Logan, Zack and Ben got to the Crash and spotted Cindy, Herbal Thought and Sketchy over at the bar. They walked over.

"Hey!" Max said and sat down with the others.

"Hey, boos. Bout time you got here. There's a bike stunt contest about to start soon. Winner gets fifty dolla-dollas."

Sketchy took a sip of his beer. "Yeah, I'm in. What about you guys?"

Ben, Zack, Logan and Max shook their heads. "Sorry, not tonight."

Brin jumped up, "I'll do it. An extra fifty bucks I could use."

Sketchy walked over and high fived her. "Alright! Brin, my girl, let's go play some pool before the contest starts."

"Cool," Brin turned to the others and excused herself.

"Well, I and I better get my rear home, before my woman tell me I and I am sleeping on the couch tonight." Herbal Thought drank the rest of his beer and stood up from his stool.

Logan, Max, Zack, Cindy and Ben laughed and said goodbye to the Jamaican and he went to see Brin and Sketchy to say bye to them too.

"Aight, now that we're alone, tell Original Cindy what the 411 was on your lead?"

Max ordered herself a beer, along with Ben, Zack and Logan. "A tattoo parlour in New York removed a barcode from someone's neck. We think it might be Krit or Syl. Still checking. Also, we think that one of our sisters could be already in Seattle."

"You trippin'?" Cindy asked surprised.

The siblings and Logan shook their heads. "Nope, saw footage on a hoverdrone of a short, brown haired girl, kick a creep's ass without breakin' a sweat. Might be Jondy, she had brown hair. Still lookin' in on that too." Zack sipped his beer as he talked.

"Damn." Was the only thing Cindy could say.

"I'll check with some informats tomorrow. See if I can get some more info." Logan said.

"I hope we'll find them all soon. If we're gonna take down Manticore, we gonna need more muscle." Ben said, looking at Zack, who nodded in agreement.

"Well, Original Cindy wants to talk about less depressing subjects now," Cindy saw a woman over the other side of the Crash giving her a wink. "Like that fine looking heffa over there. I'd like to get explicet with her."

Zack, Ben, Logan and Max looked over quickly and saw the woman Cindy was talking about and they chuckled.

TBC
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What'd you think?

~Sara~

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posted on 5-Oct-2002 8:32:22 AM
Damn straight, Anya!, lol! *bounce* The Liz, Ava and DA gang meeting will be very soon! *big* All one step closer for the Ben/Liz meeting *wink**big*

~Sara~

[ edited 1 time(s), last at 5-Oct-2002 8:37:21 AM ]
posted on 6-Oct-2002 5:48:52 AM
Hey, guys I'll post more soon! *big* I'm having a problem though, that I think some of you might be able to help. Does anyone have any suggestions for bands to play at The Crash when Liz and Ava buy it? Their music would have to be something kinda dark or gothic like Garbage's songs, but still something you could dance too *big**bounce* I hope someone can help! I already have a few in mind, but I'll need more *big* Thanks! I'll have the new part out tomorrow or the day after *wink*

~Sara~

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posted on 9-Oct-2002 10:51:12 AM
Title: Witch Way Now?
Author: Roswell Slayer (Sara)
Category: AU Crossover
Disclaimer: I own nothing! But a girl can wish! *happy*
Couple: Ben/Liz.
Rating: R
Summery: Liz finds out she's a powerful witch, like her cousins, Paige, Piper and Phoebe. She goes to San Francisco under their care and tution, and becomes and powerful as them. When she's finished her training, she moves to Seattle to fulfill her 'destiny', vanquishing demons. She meets Ben and they fall in love *happy*
Timeframe: After Polo Loco in Dark Angel, After Departure for Roswell, and after the end of Season 4 for Charmed.

A/N: This is the story I wrote as one of my own challenges, I decided to write it but made a few changes, in this story, Ben and Max made it out of the forrest, away from Lydeckers men, so Ben never died! Yay! Ben turns 'good' again and lives in Seattle with Max and Zack. Also, Brin never had Progeria, she lives in Seattle with Zack, Ben, Max, and Logan. Krit, Syl, Zane, Jondy, Piper, Phoebe, Paige and Leo are coming later in the story to help destroy Manticore.

Sorry for the lateness of this part! My modem's been playing up and I couldn't get on the net, sorry! I hope you like this part, and I made it longer than planned since I felt guitly, lol!

Part 4

The next morning, Liz was awoken by the sound of the phone. She picked it and yawned. "Hello?"

"Liz! Oh my god! We heard about the demon, are you okay?" Piper's concerned voice said over the phone.

Liz sat up straighter and rubbed her eyes. "Yeah, I'm okay. I vanquished his sorry ass. Leo said he was gonna check in with the elders to see who he was. I also ran into Ava."

"Yeah, Leo told us about that. Is she okay?"

Liz got out of bed and put on her white ug boot slippers. "Yeah, she was a little shocked when I told her, but she's okay now. I have some good news too."

"What?"

"I'm buying a club and turning it into the best one in Seattle. Ava's gonna be co-owner and she's moving in with me!"

"Liz that's great! You've gott tell me all about the plans for it. And we've gotta meet Ava when we come over for thanksgiving," Piper pused for a second. "But aren't you a little worried if a demon shows up and she's there? She could get hurt." Piper sounded worried for the girl she hadn't even met.

Liz smiled and sat on the end of her bed. "Yeah, I was. But Ava said she could always use her mindwarp and hightail it outta there if necessary. I believe her."

"Well if you believe her, I believe her. Ok, I gotta go. Phoebe and Paige had to be at work early this morning so they aren't here, but said to say 'I love you' and that goes for me too. Oh and Cole's here so I'll put him on."

Liz chuckled. "Okay, I love you too and tell Phoebe, Paige, Leo and Melinda I send my love to them too."

"I will. Bye."

"Bye."

Liz heard a scruffling sound and then Cole's voice. "Hey Liz."

"Hi Cole. Been awhile huh?"

"Yeah, Sorry I couldn't come to the see you goodbye. I had some bounty hunters on my ass."

Liz laughed. "It's okay, why don't you drop by some time and we can catch up?"

"Sure. I'll drop by as soon as I can. If I can't, I'll see you at Thanksgiving."

"Great! Oh, did you hear about Ava?"

"Yeah, I've heard a lot about her. I'll suspect that I'll meet her at Thanksgiving too?"

Liz went into her bathroom and put the shower on. "Yeah, and she's moving in with me and we're gonna buy a club."

"That's great! If you need help with any of the legal work, give me a call."

Liz smiled. "I will. Thanks Cole! Ok, I gotta go. I've gotta get Ava and see where the club's gonna be."

"Ok, seeya."

"Bye." Liz hung up the phone and the cordless back on it's cradle. She got undressed and took her shower, letting the hot water fall on her back. She got out a few minutes later and grabbed a towel and wrapped it around her body. She dryed her hair with a hairdryer and went to her wardrobe and took out a pair of black leather knee high boots, a black skirt to go over them, that had slits up the sides, and a white thin sleeved, v-neck top. She brushed her teeth and did her makeup and hair. Then she grabbed her mini backpack and put in her cellphone, purse, pager, brush, sunglasses and a few other necessary items and grabbed her leather jacket. She walked down the stairs to the kitchen. She saw Ava was already up and dressed, drinking some coffee.

"Morning." Liz said cheerfully.

Ava groaned. "How can you be so chipper? I can barely stay awake now."

Liz smiled. "Come on. We'd better get going. We've got a big day."

"Why? Where we going?"

"First we're going to get breakfast and by me a new car. Second we're going shopping and third, you're going to show me this place called Crash so we can buy it."

Ava looked at Liz funny. "Boy, why do I detect that you have a lot of cash?"

"Because I do, now do you need to stop by your place and pick up your stuff?"

Ava shrugged. "Yeah, do that at the last thing."

Liz nodded "Ok, let's go."

Liz and Ava walked out the door and down the street to a nearby cafe. They ate breakfast and then went searching for a car for Liz.

"How bout this one?" Ava pointed to a Nissan Sky line.

Liz shook her head. "Nah, too compact. I want an SUV."

Liz and Ava looked around a little more before Liz grinned at an SUV before her. "Perfect. I want this one." Ava looked at the black BMW X5 SUV and nodded in approval.

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Liz and Ava were driving down the street towards the main grocer, listening to an dance song on the radio. "Ok, now we have to go grocery and furniture shopping. We'll meet back up here in an hour. Do you mind doing the grocery shopping? I have a few ideas for furniture already."

Ava shook her head. "No, it's fine." Liz pulled the car to a stop in a parking space.

"Ok, see you soon." Liz got out the car, locked the car and put the alarm on. She and Ava went in opposite directions.

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Liz and Ava came back from their separated shopping and met back at the car. "Got the furniture?"

Liz nodded with a smile. "Yep, it's gonna be delivered tomorrow. You got the food I see." Liz pointed to the heavy bags in Ava's hands.

"Yeah, got a little of everything. Drinks, candy, chips, meat, vegetables, desserts are just to name a few." Ava grinned.

Liz opened the back of the SUV and they put in the large bags. "Ok, now we head to Crash. I wanna see this place you speak so highly of."

Ava laughed and they both put on their sunglasses and seatbelts. Liz pulled the car into drive and sped into town.

"Wow, Liz Parker the driver extrodinaire. I always picked you up for one of those careful drivers."

Liz smirked. "I am, but I always make sure to add some fun to it."

Ava laughed and pointed to a building. "Turn here." Liz complied and they saw the sign that said 'Crash'. Liz parked the car and got out with Ava.

"Alright, let's go."

Liz and Ava walked down the steps leading into the Crash. They walked up to the bartender and asked where they could find the owner. "Backroom." The guy pointed.

"Thanks." Liz and Ava walked to the backroom and knocked on the door.

"Come in." A gruff voice said on the other side. Liz and Ava walked in to see a guy over a desk doing some paperwork.

"Hi, my name is Liz Parker and this is my friend Ava...." Liz remembered she didn't know Ava's last name.

"Sanders." Ava said quickly. "Ava Sanders."

The man looked annoyed. "And what can I do for you ladies?"

"We're interested in buying the Crash. We're wondering if it was still for sale." Liz said.

The man quickly got out of his desk chair and shut the door, then motioned the to sit. "Yes, it is. Please sit down. We can get down to business right away. My name is Peter Smith."

The owner and the girls discussed various issues about the Crash. An hour later they finally finshed. Peter handed them a bunch of papers that needed signing. "Here's some papers you'll need to sign to make it legal. You can drop it off at sector 5 tomorrow, during business hours, nine to five."

Liz and Ava nodded and signed th papers. "Okay. Now I just need a cheque." Peter looked at the girls excitedly.

Liz resisted the urge to roll her eyes. She took out her cheque book and a pen. She wrote it and tore it off the book. She gave it to him. "Here ya go."

Peter smiled widely and stood up from his chair, along with Liz and Ava. "Pleasure doing business with you girls." He held out his hand and Ava and Liz shook it.

They quickly left and went back to the car. "Okay, I can't be at sector 5 tomorrow, since I don't even know where it is. You know?" Liz asked and hopped in the SUV.

Ava shook her head. "Never had to." Then she had an idea. "You know, there's a messenger service just a few blocks down. You can get one of them deliver the papers."

Liz smiled. "Great! What's it called?"

"Jam Pony."

Liz looked at Ava when she stopped in front of Jam Pony. "You wanna stay in? This won't take long."

Ava was too fixated on the radio, trying to get a good station. "Yeah sure, go."

Liz shook her head and smiled. She grabbed the stack of papers and walked into Jam Pony.

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Jam Pony was crowded with messengers watching Sketchy do bike stunts with his bike. They cheered him on and timed him on how long he could do a trick.

Normal came by and witnessed the events and frowned. He reached into his pocket and pulled out a coin. He threw it at Sketchy's bike tyre and Sketchy fell to the floor. "Bip, Bip, Bip. These packages aren't going to deliver themselves! Back to work people!" He threw two packages at Sketchy and Herbal. "Hot runs! 74 Euchlid and 87 Glendale. Beat it!"

Sketchy and Herbal grabbed their bikes and left.

Ben, Zack, Max, Brin, and Cindy walked off to the lounge area and sat down. "Wanna go to Crash later?" Cindy asked.

The others shook their heads. "Sorry, Logan wants to see us. Discuss if he turned up anything about our siblings." Max said.

Cindy nodded. "Aight. Mind if I come along? I got nothing else better to do."

"Sure." Max shrugged. "No skin off our noses."

Cindy smiled. They all made small talk before Ben went to get a drink from the vending machine on the other side of the room. He was too busy going through his pockets for some change, to notice a short brunette colide with his body. Papers went flying everywhere.

"Sorry!" They both said at the same time. They didn't even look at eachother before they both kneeled to the floor to pick up the fallen documents. "No, it was my fault. I wasn't looking where I was-" Ben cut off his own sentence when he looked at the girl. 'She's beautiful! Just like an angel!'He shook his head out of his reviere when he heard the girl's voice.

"It's okay don't worry, I wasn't watching where I was going either." She smiled at him.

"I'm Ben. Ben Adams." Ben said and stuck out his free hand, smiling.

Liz shook his hand. "Liz Parker. Nice to meet you Ben." Liz couldn't help but think her thoughts. 'He's gorgeous! Like a god!'

"I think these are yours." Ben handed her the papers he picked up.

"Oh, thanks." Liz went to take the papers that Ben held out to her, when their hands touched.

Liz and Ben felt an instantly warm inside with happiness. They quickly pulled away when they heard a loud voice. "Ben, get your butt over here!" They both turned and saw Zack looking annoyed at them. Ben glared at him and then turned back to Liz.

Liz chuckled when Ben glared at the guy who called out to him. "I guess you better go before you get into trouble."

Ben chuckled a second later. "Yeah, nice meeting you Liz. Maybe I'll see you around some time." He walked off back to the lounge area, leaving Liz to stare at his retreating form.

Liz quickly walked to the front desk and sat her papers on the counter. There was a man with glasses and headset phone, behind the counter. She had to ring the bell three times to get his attension away from gelling his hair. She had a strong urge to use her telekinesis and make his hair gel fall on his face, but decied against it. When she finally got his attension, she gave him the details where to send the papers.

"Okay miss, just sign here and you can be on your merry way."

Liz signed her signature on a reciept and gave it back to the guy. "Thanks." She was about to leave when she saw Ben watching her from the other side of the room. His friends didn't seem to notice. Liz smiled at him, and saw Ben smile back in return.

Ben watched as Liz went over to the counter and ring the bell to Normal. He got an urge to smack Normal around when he saw that he wasn't paying any attension to Liz. 'How can anyone not pay any attension to someone so beautiful and sweet? He watched her for a few more moments before she turned to leave, but she cought him watching her. Ben saw her give him a smile and he smiled back. When she left, he felt somewhat sad. He prayed to the Blue Lady that he'd see her again.

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Liz got into her SUV and found Ava listening to some rock music. "All done?"

Liz smiled. "Yeah. I also met a very gorgeous guy in there."

Ava looked at her with a grin. "Really? Do tell."

Liz started to tell Ava about Ben and how she felt all warm inside when they touched.

"Wow. Are you gonna ask him out?"

"I only just met him." Liz eyebrows rose, she started the car and srove to Ava's neighbourhood.

"So? You said yourself, he hot, and you felt all warm and fuzzy inside. Like love at first sight."

Liz rolled her eyes and smiled. "Okay, yes he's hot, yes he did make go all warm and fuzzy inside. But I don't know about warm and fuzzy." Liz's voice croaked, "I don't think I wanna get hurt again like I did with Max."

Ava gave her a sympathetic glance. "Oh Liz,"

"No, It's okay. I mean I've had two years to get over Max and I have. I just don't know if I wanna get into a serious relationship now. I mean, I'm a witch. I can't have a boyfriend and say, 'Oh by the way, I'm this all great and powerful witch who's destiny is destroy evil'." Liz said sarcastically.

"Yeah, yeah, yeah. All I'm sayin' is that maybe there is a guy out there for you somewhere, but you're never gonna find him, if you're gonna let things of the past and future get in your way." Ava put on her best smile, "And you know it might be Ben." She wiggled her eyebrows suggestivly.

Liz smacked her arm with her free hand, while the other was on the wheel. "Shut up."

Ava grinned and they went to her apartment to get her stuff. It was dark when they finished packing and loading up the car.

"Ok, I'm beat. Let's head back to the house." Liz sighed and shut the back of the SUV.

"You said it sista. I'm starved." Ava's stomach rumbled in agreement.

Liz grinned. "Don't worry, I'll make us a Halliwell favourite, you'll never forget."

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Zack, Ben, Brin and Max were getting ready to go off to Logan's. "Okay, let's go, I can't stand hearing Normal say the word bip one more time." Zack muttered.

Zack, Max, Brin and Ben headed towards the door and started to walk to Logan's penthouse. They didn't bring their bikes since they left them at home for the day, knowing they were going staright to Logan's after work.

They were making discussion about their other Manticore siblings when out of nowhere, four male figures shimmered in front of them and attacked them.

"What the hell do you want?!" Max screamed, as her attacker broke her wrist.

Brin, Zack and Ben were fighting their attackers with all their strength, but to her shock, the attackers threw what looked like a glowing ball of lightning at them, making them fall unconcious.

The man sneered at Max. "Our boss heard about you being transgenics and he wants you so he can study you and make you future demons, so we're gonna deliver you and collect our bounty."

Max was about to punch him when she fell unconcious the same way that Zack, Ben and Brin did. By a ball of lightning. It felt like she was being electrocuted and being shot by tasers. She fell limply against the demon.

"Alright boys," He called to his collegues. "Let's get them to the boss's place."

The others nodded and picked up their captives before shimmering out.

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Liz and Ava had just gotten home when they saw a familiar glow of blue orbs in front of them. Leo appeared and he didn't look all that happy, More worried.

"Leo, what's wrong?" Liz asked getting worried.

Leo shook his head. "The Elders wanted me to inform you that demon bounty hunters kidnapped a group of transgenics not long ago."

Ava and Liz looked confused. "Transgenics?" They bothed asked at the same time.

"I can't explain now. All you need to know is that you need to save them. The demon who kidnapped them name's is Drake. You need to get the book of shadows and find out how you can vanquish him."

Liz looked ready to do business. "Ok, Ava can you go get me something else to wear? I think I'm gonna have to fight in something more comfortable than a skirt."

Ava nodded and went upstairs, knowing that she should leave this to the professionals.

Liz looked at Leo. "Let's go to the attic. See how we can find out he we can vanquish this bastard."

Leo nodded and followed Liz into the attic. Liz went over to The Book Of Shadows and started looking for information. A minute later she found what she was looking for. "Got it," She bagean to read the page in the book. "Drake, a two century year old demon who feeds off the essence of superhuman innocents, so he can gain power and become invincible."

Leo looked over Liz's shoulder. "Does it say anything about how to vanquish him?"

Liz skimmed through the page. "Yeah, a simple potion should do it. I have all the ingredients. I picked some stuff up today when I went shopping. Now we just have to find out where he is."

"You could use the crystal. I'll get the map."

Liz nodded and went over to the chest and pulled out the locator crystal and map. She began to dangle it around the map to see if it would stick it self to a location on it. The crystal pulled itself to a place on the map. "Okay, Livingston Road." Liz looked at Leo. "Can you get the potion started? I've gotta go get changed."

"Sure, go ahead."

"Thanks." Liz rushed to her room and saw the outfit Ava picked out for her. Black boot-leg leather pants, black Doc Martens, and a red tank top. She saw Ava sitting on her bed. "I guess you're gonna get me to stay here right?"

Liz sat on the bed next to her and put her arm around her. "Ava, you know it's not safe. I promise I'll be back in time for dinner."

Ava looked at her then gave her a hug. "You better."

Liz hugged Ava back and smiled. "I will. Now go, I have to get dressed."

Ava quickly left and Liz changed into her clothes. She left her down and put on her locket. She put on her mini leather jacket and left the room.

She ran down the stairs to see Leo ready with the potion in his hands. "All done." He handed her the vial of blue liquid.

"Do you want me to orb you there?"

Liz nodded. "Yeah, it'll be quicker." She looked at Ava and gave her another hug, before she and Leo left in a light of blue orbs.

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Max, Zack, Brin and Ben woke up to see themselves in a large cage on the ground.

"You've awakened I see." A voice said behind them. They turned to see a man in a red cloak looking at them.

"What the hell do you want? Let us go!" Zack demanded.

"Sorry, I need you to-"

The demon was cut off as he saw a light of blue orbs appear. Liz and Leo appeared.

Liz looked around. "Okay, Leo go! Come back only if I'm injured."

Leo quickly orbed back out and Liz took a look at the people in the cage, who were staring at her in shock. "Oh my god! Ben?"

"Liz?" Ben asked in disbelief. He was shocked to see Liz there of all people.

"I'm gonna get you outta here, don't worry!" Liz said to the them determined.

Drake hissed at her maliciously. "I don't think so!" He turned around and shouted. "Guards!" Four muscled and huge demon bounty hunters surrounded her in a circle. They were three times Liz's size and looked at her appraisingly.

TBC
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What did ya think?

~Sara~





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posted on 10-Oct-2002 12:56:39 PM
Title: Witch Way Now?
Author: Roswell Slayer (Sara)
Category: AU Crossover
Disclaimer: I own nothing! But a girl can wish! *happy*
Couple: Ben/Liz.
Rating: R
Summery: Liz finds out she's a powerful witch, like her cousins, Paige, Piper and Phoebe. She goes to San Francisco under their care and tution, and becomes and powerful as them. When she's finished her training, she moves to Seattle to fulfill her 'destiny', vanquishing demons. She meets Ben and they fall in love *happy*
Timeframe: After Polo Loco in Dark Angel, After Departure for Roswell, and after the end of Season 4 for Charmed.

A/N: This is the story I wrote as one of my own challenges, I decided to write it but made a few changes, in this story, Ben and Max made it out of the forrest, away from Lydeckers men, so Ben never died! Yay! Ben turns 'good' again and lives in Seattle with Max and Zack. Also, Brin never had Progeria, she lives in Seattle with Zack, Ben, Max, and Logan. Krit, Syl, Zane, Jondy, Piper, Phoebe, Paige and Leo are coming later in the story to help destroy Manticore.

Part 5

Liz looked at the four demons surrounding her, "Okay boys, any way we can play nice?"

Drake and the guards grinned. "You're pretty confident about your power, witch. Are you sure it'll be enough to save these pesky transgenics?"

Ben, Zack, Max and Brin stared at Drake in shock. They didn't suspect that he knew about them. They just thought he was a nutcase and they didn't know what to make of Liz being a witch. The transgenics simply watched the scene between Liz, Drake and the guards.

Liz glared at Drake, then at the guards. "I'm not just any witch. You ever heard of The Chosen Warrior?"

Drake's eyes, along with the guards', widened. "Oh, your that witch. Well, never the less, you've got to die. Sorry." He turned his head to the guards. "Kill her. And when you do, make sure you bring her to me," Drake ran his eyes over Liz, making Ben get a little pissed, and Liz feel dirty. "She has a lot of power that I'd like to make use of." Drake went and stood by the wall.

The guards attacked Liz, but she levitated and somersault flipped over them, and kicked one of the guards in the head as she landed. She saw another one come at her, so she used her telekinesis and threw him across the room with a flick of her wrist. He fell unconcious, so then Liz made him explode in black sparkles of energy, vanquishing him.

The transgenics watched this in awe. They continued to watch as Liz kicked the bad guys' asses.

Liz saw another guy run toward her. He ran forward and hit her in the face with his fist. Liz's head collided with the wall with a bang. When she turned back, she raised a hand to her right side of her forehead, and felt blood and a stinging sensation on it. She looked at the demon pissed off. "Ow! That hurt, you Bastard!" Liz gave the demon a right hook across the face and gave him a spin kick to the face, sending him flying. Liz used her powers, and made him explode as he landed. The two remaining guards rushed toward her and Liz fought with all she had. She flipped, kicked, punched and used her powers to overpower the deomns. She cartwheeled out of a demon's way and crescent kicked him in the jaw and gave him an openhand punck to his nose. The demon fell and yelped as he put a hand on his broken and bloody nose. Liz used her powers again and made him explode. She turned to the final demon who was looking like he was going to make her his next dinner. She saw him run forward, so she turned and ran up the wall using her levitation, and flipped off it, landing on the demons shoulders, she then fell upside down, with her legs still wrapped around his neck, and she formed a handstand motion and then flipped the demon onto the ground, with her on top of him. Liz punched him unconcious and got off him. She made him explode in black sparkles of energy. Liz looked at Drake and saw him aim a fireball at her. She used her telekinesis and made it fly into the lock of the cage that held the transgenics. The door flung open.

"GO! Get outta here now!" Liz shouted, and she reached into her pocket for the vanquishing potion. The transgenics got out the cage but weren't making any move to leave. "GO!" Liz screamed again.

Ben looked at her, along with the others. Their eyes the same emotion. Gratitude. But they also had a look on their face, one that Liz knew all to well in the demon fighting world. One that said that they weren't going to leave her there. "We're not leaving you here!" Ben shouted back, determined.

Liz gave him a shocked look. Before she had a chance to say anything, Drake tried to make a run for it past the transgenics. Liz took the oportunity and threw the potion on him. The transgenics ran over to where Liz was. They didn't see that Drake threw a fireball at the back of Max with his last ounce of energy, as he disappeared in a hole of fire, screaming.

"Watch out!" Liz yelled. She pushed Max out the way and felt the fireball hit her stomach and send her crashing through the wall. She felt the world start to spin as the transgenics went to her aid. There was a pool of blood surrounding her body from the hit on her stomach. "Get outta here. You're safe now." Liz whispered to them groggily.

Ben, Zack, Brin and Max looked at the girl who saved them and watched as the life drained out of her. "No!," Ben said fiercely and pulled her head onto his lap as the others checked Liz's wounds, trying to stop the bleeding. "You're not gonna die on us, you just took a hit for one of us, mind telling me why?"

The transgenics looked as Liz held a faint smile on her face. "It's my job." She managed to gasp out, before her eyes closed. The transgenics saw she went unconcious and not dead.

A light of blue orbs surrounded him. Then appeared a man with dark blonde hair.

"Liz!" Leo shouted and ran to heal her. Ben and the others were reluctant to let Leo heal her. "I can heal her! Move out of the way!"

Max, Zack, Brin and Ben quickly moved and watched shocked as Leo placed his hand over Liz's stomach and saw a gold glow form over it, making the wound disappear. A few minutes later, they saw Leo place his hand away and a small groan was heard from Liz as she sat up. "What happened?" Liz asked disorriented, as Leo helped her up.

"You almost died, that's what happened." Leo said and gave her a hug. Liz hugged back and pulled away from him a moment later. "Here, let me to heal that nasty cut." Leo went to place his hand on Liz's forehead but Liz slapped it away. "Not now, it still stings. Heal it back at the house." Leo was about to protest when they heard Max's voice.

"You took that fireball for me, why? And what the hell was all that mojo stuff?" Max walked up to her and had a look of gratitude on her face. Zack, Ben and Brin followed closely behind

Liz looked at Leo. Leo gave her a nod of approval that it was okay to tell them the truth. "Like I said, it's my job. That guy was demon and I had to vanquish him before he sucked the life out've you."

"What?!" The transgenics managed to get out.

Liz and Leo looked at eachother. "Maybe you should come with us, we don't want anymore surprise guests turing up for the night to kill you." Liz looked at them and saw their reluctance. "It's okay, if I was trying to kill you, I would've let that fireball hit you, not me."

They seemed convinced and they relaxed. "You promise you'll tell us what's going on if we go with you?" Zack asked.

Liz and Leo both nodded. "Okay." Brin said and looked at Ben. Ben kept staring at Liz, still in shock of what happened before.

Leo held out his hand. "You need to give me your hands for this to work."

Brin stuck hers in Leo's, followed by Zack who took hers, and Max went on the other side andgrabbed Leo's other hand. Liz hooked her hand onto Max's, and now Ben was left. He of course stood by Liz's side and took her hand.

"Hold on tight." Leo said, and they vanished into a light of blue orbs.

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What'd you think? Sorry this was short, but I'll make the next part longer *big*

~Sara~

posted on 21-Oct-2002 4:09:51 AM
Title: Witch Way Now?
Author: Roswell Slayer (Sara)
Category: AU Crossover
Disclaimer: I own nothing! But a girl can wish! *happy*
Couple: Ben/Liz.
Rating: R
Summery: Liz finds out she's a powerful witch, like her cousins, Paige, Piper and Phoebe. She goes to San Francisco under their care and tution, and becomes and powerful as them. When she's finished her training, she moves to Seattle to fulfill her 'destiny', vanquishing demons. She meets Ben and they fall in love *happy*
Timeframe: After Polo Loco in Dark Angel, After Departure for Roswell, and after the end of Season 4 for Charmed.

A/N: This is the story I wrote as one of my own challenges, I decided to write it but made a few changes, in this story, Ben and Max made it out of the forrest, away from Lydeckers men, so Ben never died! Yay! Ben turns 'good' again and lives in Seattle with Max and Zack. Also, Brin never had Progeria, she lives in Seattle with Zack, Ben, Max, and Logan. Krit, Syl, Zane, Jondy, Piper, Phoebe, Paige and Leo are coming later in the story to help destroy Manticore.

Sprry about the lateness of this part. I haven't been to good and haven't had the chance to write anything until now, and I've made this chapter longer than I'd planned to keep you guys happy!*big*

Part 6

Ava waited anxiously in the living room of Liz's manor. She almost jumped out of her skin when she saw the familiar light of blue orbs enter the room. But what surprosed her more, was that Liz and Leo weren't the only ones who appeared in the room. Four other people entered the room with them. Ava could only guess that they were the trnasgenics that Leo talked about earlier. "Liz! Are you okay? I was worried." Ava went forward and hugged Liz tight.

Liz hugged back and they pulled away a moment later. "I'm fine, Leo had to heal me, since I almost died and I kicked ass, but other than that, nothing major happened." Liz tried to joke, she noticed Ava's pale face when she said she almost died. Ava didn't notice the large gash on Liz's forehead since Liz's dark hair covered it up.

Ava hugged her again so tight that Liz thought she would combust. "Okay, Ava, need to breathe." She managed to gasp out.

Ava let go and let out a nervous chuckle. "Sorry, just glad you're okay. Sit down and introduce me to the guests."

She looked at Leo and the new comers to see them standing silently. Leo motioned to the kitchen. "I'm gonna go make some coffee. Let me know if you need me." Liz nodded and Leo walked off to the kitchen area.

Zack arched an eyebrow. "I really would like to know what the hell is going on. Care to explain how the hell you know what we are and what those things were that kidnapped us?"

Liz and Ava shifted from foot to foot and sat down on the couch. "Please sit. This is a long and unbelievable story. Before I start, I think I'd better introduce us. I'm Liz Parker, this is Ava and the guy you saw before is Leo."

"I'm Max, that's Zack and Brin and I'm sure you've met Ben already at Jam Pony." Max said poiting at each of them. Liz nodded.

Max, Brin, Zack and Ben sat down on the couch and looked around the place. Liz got embarrassed and spoke up. "Sorry bout the mess. I just moved here yesterday. Haven't got a chance to clean up yet."

"No big dealio. Now you were going to explain what happened tonight and how the hell you know what we are." Max said.

Liz nodded. "Okay, I'm gonna say some things that are gonna sound unbelievable, but I'll prove it to you when I've finished explaining okay?"

The transgenics nodded and looked at her to continue.

"Alright. First I'm gonna explain to you what I am. I'm a witch from a long line of Warren women in my family. And no, I don't have a pointy nose or warts and fly a broomstick. That's all fiction. Anyway, I'm a very powerful good witch. They call me The Chosen Warrior. My destiny is to save innocent beings and destroy evil. I have three powers. Telekinesis, which is moving things without touching them," Liz demonstrated her powers one by one. She moved a nearby pot plant from one side of the room to another with a flick of her wrist, and levitated a cup on the coffee table with her eyes and then placed it back down on the table with her powers. "I also have the power to make things explode," She then saw a vase she didn't like, that was on the mantle above the fire place. She used her powers and made it explode into thousand or more pieces. "And my final one is levitation." Liz crossed her legs on the couch and levitated over them. She saw them open their mouths in awe, then she levitated back down to the couch. Liz and Ava waited for their reaction.

Max, Brin, Ben and Zack were shocked. They quickly shook their head out of it and looked at Liz and Ava. "Okay, what were those things that grabbed us?" Brin asked fascinated.

Liz took a deep breath. "Wait here. I'll go get something that'll explain that." She got off the couch and went up the stairs and came back down a minute later with a large, ancient book in her hands.

Liz put the Book Of Shadows on the coffee table and the transgenics stared at it. "This is my Book Of Shadows. Basically it's my magic book of information and guide on demons, spells, potions and some history. The demons that grabbed you were most likely bounty hunters or minions. The demon who wanted to kill you was called Drake." Liz opened the book to the page which held the info on Drake. "Here. Take a look." She handed it to Ben who stared at it dumbfounded.

"Why'd they want to kill us?" Ben asked curiously.

Liz sighed. "Well, I'm guessing that he found out that you were transgenics somehow and wanted your power so he could become stronger. Don't worry though. He won't be able to harm you anymore. I vanquished his sorry ass with that potion I threw on him."

They all sat in dead silence for a few moments. "How'd you know we were transgenics?" Max asked.

Leo took that moment to come back into the living room carrying a tray with six mugs of coffee on it. "I'll answer that." Leo put the tray on the table and handed out the mugs. Leo sat on the couch next to Liz. "I'm Liz's whitelighter. A whitelighter is a guardian angel for good witches. I guide them and heal them if necessary. I basically am from up there so to speak."

"You mean the High Place?" Ben asked astonished.

Leo's eyebrows furrowed in confusion. "Sorry?"

Brin eleaborated. "The High Place is what we used to call 'heaven' when we were kids." She took a sip of her coffee.

Leo nodded. "Yeah, I'm from up there. My bosses told me about you. Everything really, how you grew up, what you were. Everything." Leo paused for a moment and looked Ben. "Ben, they want you to know that they don't blame you for what you did and they know that you're sorry. They forgive you."

Ben, Zack, Max and Brin stared at him in complete shock. "They do?" Ben asked and his eyes widened.

Leo smiled. "Yeah. They know that it wasn't your fault. You had a rough childhood. You all did. A rough childhood doesn't really condone killing, but they know that you're sorry and will do anything to make it up to them and they forgive and appreciate it."

Liz and Ava sat confused at what Leo was saying. They were slightly shocked when they heard that Ben killed. They figured that they'd wait and hear the rest of the story before they made judgements. But Liz knew that if they were evil the Powers That Be wouldn't have asked her to save them. There was something about Ben that made her feel drawn to him in a particular way. She didn't know what it was, but she was willing to find out. She was shook out of her thoughts as she heard Ben speak up.

"Tell them...Tell them I said thank you. I know it's not much, but it's the only thing I can offer them now." Ben said looking down.

Leo shook his head. "No, it's a lot. They'll be happy to know it." The transgenics looked at him with a smile before Leo continued. "Anyway back to how we know what you are, The Powers That Be told me about you and I told Liz. She came to rescue you and we're here. Liz and Ava don't know anything about you really. There wasn't much time to explain when I got here, so you're gonna have to explain to them about your history, if that's okay."

Brin, Max, Zack and Ben nodded. "Okay, to make the long story short, we're genetically enhanced soldiers. We have animal DNA in us and we can run really fast, have super strength, enhanced hearing, vision, larger brain capacity, we can hold our breath for a long time and we can jump really high up to about fifteen feet. When we were children we grew up in a secret military facility called Manticore. They made lots of us and we were trained to fight and to kill. Our group is X5. X is for transgenic and 5 is for the group. We were the first successful bunch made. We have barcodes on the back of our necks that identify ourselves as transgenics and we didn't have names until later on, which we gave ourselves and no one else but each other knew. We were always called by our designations. Which is our number really. We were sent on missions and all kinds of stuff. We didn't know anything about the outside world since Manticore wasn't big on being nice to us. There was no tv, candy, toys or any of the things that kids get. All we got was training, lessons, orders and beatings whenever we did something wrong. We looked out for each other and we thought ourselves as brothers and sisters." Max took a break and let Zack continue. She could see Liz and Ava's eyes bulge at their explanation.

"When we were about eight, we decided to escape form the hell hole that was Manticore. There were about twelve of us that night that escaped. Eva was shot by Lydecker, the head of Manticore and Jack died of a seisure that he had one night. We get seisures because our brains don't carry enough serotin that they need to get. We make them stop by taking a drug called Tryptophan and drink milk. It helps take the edge off, but sometimes it doesn't do much help. Anyway, ever since we escaped, Manticore's been trying to find us and bring us back there. We split up so it'd be harder to find us. Us four have re grouped because we wanted to take it down once and for all. I've been moving around a lot, doing my duty as leader and protecting everyone. I'm planning to find the others with the help of a friend, Logan Cale. When we all re-group, we'll take down Manticore and live our lives. Logan Cale is Max's boyfriend. He knows about us being transgenics and helps us out a lot."

Liz, Leo and Ava nodded. "If you need any help taking Manticore down, me, my cousins, Cole, Ava here and Leo'll be glad to help."

"Thanks, we'll be sure to ask for help if we need it. Tell us about your cousins nd Cole." Zack said.

"Piper, Phoebe, Paige are my cousins. They're also very powerful good witches. They're called the Charmed Ones and they're sisters. Leo's married to Piper and they have a beautiful little girl Melinda. Cole is Phoebe's husband and a good half demon. He used to be bad, but he turned good when he fell in love with Phoebe. He's fighting for good and a very trustworthy guy. You'd like him and my cousins." Liz said and sipped her coffee. "I had another cousin Prue, but she died when she got killed by a demon." She added softly.

The transgenics nodded. "Do you mind if we tell Logan? He's very trustworthy and he'll be able to help you out too." Max asked.

Liz and Leo thought it over and nodded. "Sure, but make sure he doesn't tell anyone else. We can't risk being exposed." Leo said.

"No problem. Him and us have the same fear." Brin put her empty mug back on the tray.

Leo suddenly looked up and Liz knew that he had to go. "You gotta go don't ya?" Liz asked.

Leo nodded. "Yeah, Piper's calling and she sounds pretty mad. I'll check in with you tomorrow."

Liz nodded. "Tell them I said hi."

"I will." Leo looked at the transgenics. "It was nice meeting you."

"Likewise." They said, and Leo orbed out.

Ben looked at Liz. "What did he mean when he said Piper was calling? I didn't hear anything."

Liz laughed. "Yeah, it's another whitelighter thing. If one of his 'charges' calls, he can hear them in his head and go to them if they need him."

Ben nodded and the transgenics looked at Ava. "What about you? Where do you fit into all of this? You've been quiet most of the time." Zack commented.

Liz and Ava looked at eachother. "It's up to you if you wanna tell 'em." Liz said to her.

Ava nodded and looked at the transgenics. She put on a nervous smile and thought of a good way to tell them she was an alien.

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What'd you think? I'll post the new part out soon!

~Sara~
posted on 31-Oct-2002 12:12:45 AM
Hey guys!*happy* I regretfully have some bad news.*sad* My computer was hit by a power surge, so I won't be posting the next part for WWN or LP:TCO Yes I know, you're all shocked. I am more pissed than anything, but I'll promise to have the next part out on Thursday! I'm now using a public computer, so I can't post as much*sad* I hope you all understand *happy*

~Sara~
posted on 8-Nov-2002 9:43:58 AM
Title: Witch Way Now?
Author: Roswell Slayer (Sara)
Category: AU Crossover
Disclaimer: I own nothing! But a girl can wish! *happy*
Couple: Ben/Liz.
Rating: R
Summery: Liz finds out she's a powerful witch, like her cousins, Paige, Piper and Phoebe. She goes to San Francisco under their care and tution, and becomes and powerful as them. When she's finished her training, she moves to Seattle to fulfill her 'destiny', vanquishing demons. She meets Ben and they fall in love *happy*
Timeframe: After Polo Loco in Dark Angel, After Departure for Roswell, and after the end of Season 4 for Charmed.

A/N: This is the story I wrote as one of my own challenges, I decided to write it but made a few changes, in this story, Ben and Max made it out of the forrest, away from Lydeckers men, so Ben never died! Yay! Ben turns 'good' again and lives in Seattle with Max and Zack. Also, Brin never had Progeria, she lives in Seattle with Zack, Ben, Max, and Logan. Krit, Syl, Zane, Jondy, Piper, Phoebe, Paige and Leo are coming later in the story to help destroy Manticore

Part 7

An hour later, the transgenics sat, again, shocked at more news from Liz and Ava. Ava had told them she was an alien and Liz told them about the shooting and how Max healed her.

"Damn." Was the only thing that Max could say. Brin, Zack and Ben were looking the smae way Max was. With a look of amazment.

Liz and Ava looked nervously at the group in front of them. "We know how important it is to you that you keep your lives a secret, so we would appreciate if you would do the same for us." Ava said.

The X5s nodded. "Sure. About what we said before, Logan, our friend and my boyfriend," Max said the last part with a dreamy look on her face. "We think he could help, and he's completely trustworthy. He already knows about us. Is it alright if we tell him about this too?"

Ava and Liz looked at eachother. Liz shrugged. "It's your decision."

Ava looked at them with a hint of curiosity. "If you don't mind me askin', what exactly does Logan do?"

Max and the other transgenics silently contemplated whether to tell them that Logan was Eyes Only. "He's Eyes Only." Max said, praying that Logan wouldn't be mad at her for telling them this when he found out.

Ava looked shocked, while Liz looked confused. "In that case, tell him." Ava said still in shock.

"Eyes Only? Who's that? What's he do?" Liz asked very interested.

The transgenics and even Ava looked at her weirdly. "You don't know who Eyes Only is?"

Liz shook her head. "You know, the tv cable hack guy, who's soul mission is to make things right in this world?" Ben told her, looking at her. His attension on her the whole time, taking in her beauty and warm personality.

Liz shook her head again. "Don't watch much tv to be perfectly honest, so I haven't heard of him. Although, if he's soul bent on making things right in the world, like you say, I'm a little more at ease with you telling him." Liz said "Is it alright if we meet him? Get a little more info about who he is and what he does?"

The transgenics nodded. "Shouldn't be a problem. After we tell him, he'll surley want to meet you." Max said enthusiastically. All of a sudden, blue orb appeared in the living room again, but Liz was sure it wasn't just Leo, the orbs were too big for just one person. Her suspisions were right, it wasn't just Leo who appeared, but Paige, Piper, Phoebe and Melinda too. Then, right after they appeared, she saw the familiar figure of Cole shimmer in. Liz stood up, ready to greet her new guests.

"What the hell?" Zack muttered, slightly worried that these people were demons or worse. Ben, Brin and Max looked slightly worried as well.

"Liz!!!" Piper, Phoebe and Paige shouted as they engulfed her in a huge hug, that almost knocked Liz to the floor.

"Okay, guys, I'm happy to see you too, but I really would be even more happier if I got some air too, to breathe." Liz choked out.

Piper, Phoebe and Paige got the hint and pulled back, looking sheepish. "Sorry." They said with a smile. Behind them Cole and Leo were smiling as well.

"Are you okay? Leo filled us in about what happened." Piper's voice was concerned as were the faces of Phoebe and Paige.

Liz smiled. "I'm perfectly fine. leo healed me and I sent Drake's evil ass to hell and I saved the innocents," Liz paused. "Which reminds me, these are the transgenics." Liz turned and gestured her hand out to the X5s.

Piper, Paige and Phoebe stared at the transgenics, looking blank. Ben, Zack, Brin and Max stood up and stared back at the three brunettes in front of them. "I'm Max, and these are my siblings Ben, Brin and Zack"

Piper, Phoebe and Paige smiled, "I'm Piper and these are my sisters, Paige and Phoebe. Behind me are Cole and Melinda, my daughter, and I'm sure you've already met Leo." Piper said warmly. "We're Liz's cousins."

The transgenics nodded and now were more at ease and certain that these people weren't here to harm them. "The Charmed Ones right?" Brin asked, remembering.

The three sister nodded. "Yeah. So Liz fill you in about us huh?" Phoebe asked.

"Yeah." Zack said stiffly. "Got a problem with that?"

Phoebe looked at him, slightly taken back with his sudden defensive attitude.

"Zack..." Max warned him.

Cole walked up beside Phoebe and answered miffed. "No, she doesn't, she was just asking a question that she has every right to."

Zack stood up to him and Cole did the same. The group around them were standing, looking tense. "What, you think that just because that you're a half demon, that I'd be shaking in my pants?"

Cole smirked. "No, but you think I's be shaking in my pants just because you're a transgenic?" He retorted. Phoebe was pulling on Cole's arm, to pull him back, and Ben was doing the same to Zack.

The two men stared at each other before both smiled, looking as if the scene moments before never happened. Cole held out his hand and Zack took it, shaking it. "I like you. You've got attitude." Cole said.

Zack nodded, "You ain't half bad yourself."

The group around them were staring at them, blinking, they couldn't believe that they were acting like this when only a few moment ago, they were ready to throw punches at each other.

They shook it off and Liz changed the subject. "Anyway, guys, the transgenics know all about us and me and Ava know all about them, and they would be happy if we kept their lives a secret, they've agreed to do the same with us." Liz then took a deep breath. "And they also want to tell another person," Liz raised her hand up in a bid to silence Piper, Phoebe, Paige, Leo and Cole when they were about to object. "Max's boyfriend, Logan Cale is Eyes Only. He'd be able to help us and he's really trusworthy from what we heard." Liz waited for their reply.

"Your boyfriend is Eyes Only?" Cole asked Max, surprised.

Max nodded. "You heard of him?"

Cole nodded. "Yeah, I heard about him from some demons in the underworld. They wanted to kill him, since he was doing good," He quickly went on as Max looked panicked, "But they can't do anything since he's not a threat to them and they don't know who he is anyway." Max looked relieved at this, and so did Zack, Ben and Brin.

"So what powers do you have?" Ben asked the three sisters.

Piper, Phoebe and Paige smiled. "I have visions and can levitate." Phoebe said proudly.

"I can orb objects and also myself like Leo. I'm half whitelighter." Paige said. The transgenics didn't ask anymore about that since they could see that their was a lot more to that than they were letting on, and the fact that it was personal.

Piper brushed a strand of her hair behind her ear. "I can freeze things and blow things up like Liz."

The trnasgenics now looked confused. "Freeze things?" Brin asked confused as her other siblings.

Piper nodded. "Yeah, it's a little hard to explain but easier to demonstrate. Here, watch."

Piper picked up the tray on the coffee table, that held the empty coffee mugs and then dropped it, and froze it with her powers. The transgenics watched fascinated. "Cool. Can you do that with people too?" Ben asked, staring at the frozen coffee tray.

"Yeah, the only thing I can't freeze are good witches and oh yeah, we can't use our powers for personal gain."

Liz, Phoebe and Paige nodded, when the transgenics looked at them for confermation. "It's true, if we do, bad things will happen, things you wouldn't want to happen." Piper unfroze the tray and caught it before putting it back on the table.

"Anything else you need to tell us?" Zack asked, raising an eyebrow.

Paige shrugged. "Not that comes to mind, but if we remember something we'll tell ya."

"We'd better go. It's getting late, we come by tomorrow and bring Logan over, if that's okay?" Max asked.

Liz nodded happily and smiled warmly. "Sure, come by whenever you like, doors always open. Are you sure you don't wanna stay? I could make you something to eat. I'm a real good cook."

Ben's heart fluttered at Liz's warm, beautiful smile. 'I should ask her if she'd go out with me. She wouldn't say yes anyway. Why would she? She knows that I've killed people and's probably disgusted with me. She deserves better and it wouldn't be safe.' Ben was broken out of his sad thoughts by Zack.

"No thanks. We'd better be off. We'll see you tomorrow." Zack and the three other transgenics walked to the door, with Liz close behind. "Okay, bye then. It was nice to meet you." Liz opened the door for them and they walked down the steps. 'God, Ben has a nice ass. Oh my god. Bad Liz! Bad Liz! Who am I kidding, I think I'm falling for him.' Liz walked back into the house to the living room.

Piper, Phoebe, Paige and Cole then looked at Ava who was standing in a corner, looking out of place. Liz walked over to her and grabbed her hand, dragging her to her cousins. "Ava, my cousins wanted to meet you for a long time."

Piper, Phoebe, Paige and Cole looked at Ava and smiled politely at her. "It's really nice to meet you Ava. Liz has told us lots about you." Piper said.

Ava looked surprised. "Really? I didn't think she'd even remember me at first." She fiddled with her shoulder length blonde hair.

"Of course I'd remember you Ava, you're my friend. I never forget friends." Liz briefly pictured Alex in her mind, sadly remembering his death.

"Yeah, and we're proud to call you one of the family. We know that you helped Liz when she was in Roswell and had it rough. We know about Tess and everything, and we just want you to know that we not saying this out of pity. Liz really told us enough about you to make us believe you're a good person." Paige said. Piper, Phoebe, Cole and Leo nodded in agreement.

Ava looked at them in amazment and gratefulness. "I never really had a family before. Thanks."

Piper, Paige, Phoebe, Melinda, Leo and Cole stayed a few hours longer and got acquainted with Ava some more, and got a tour of the house. Liz also played with Melinda and she and Ava showed them the plans for the club they were opening. When it was time for them to go, hugs were exchanged.

"Come back soon. You've got to come to the opening of the club." Liz said as she stepped away from giving them a hug each and giving Melinda a kiss on the cheek. Ava did the same and nodded at Liz's statement.

"We wouldn't miss it for the world." Piper said, chuckeling

"Yeah, I wanna see what hunky guys Seattle has to offer." Paige said, grinning.

"Typical Paige." Phoebe and the others laughed.

"Okay, well, we'll see you soon." Leo said and grabbed Piper's hand, who was holding a sleeping Melinda. Phoebe grabbed Cole's hand and they shimmered and orbed out. Liz and Ava waved to them as they disappeared. Paige stayed behind to say something to Liz. "You like him don't you?"

"Who?" Liz said, pretending to play dumb. Ava and Paige weren't convinced.

"You know who, Ben. We all saw the way you were both staring at each other like Romeo and Juliet." Paige grinned. Ava simply stared and watched the scene, biting back a chuckle.

Liz sighed. "Yeah, yeah. Make fun all you want."

Paige raised her hands up in defence. "I'm not making fun, in fact I think it's romantic, but hey, if you don't wanna ask him out then I will." Paige smirked and she and Ava laughed out loud at the look of jealousy on Liz's face.

"I'm kidding Liz. I'm just proving my thoughts right."

Liz huffed. "Yeah sure. We'll talk about this some other time. Now go before the others get worried that you probably orbed to Antartica or something."

Paige grinned at Liz again and orbed out, giving them a wave before she disappeared.

Ava looked at Liz as she cleaned up the coffee table. "You are so obvious." Ava teased.

Liz threw her a dirty look and Ava laughed. "Okay, fine. I'm gonna go to bed, Need anything done before I do?"

Liz walked into the kitchen, with Ava at her heels. "No, that's okay. I'm gonna go to bed after I clean up too."

Ava nodded and walked out the kitchen, while Liz was cleaning up and thinking about Ben.

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How was this part? I made this part longer than I originally planned, to keep you guys happy*big*

~Sara~
posted on 15-Nov-2002 7:32:33 AM
Title: Witch Way Now?
Author: Roswell Slayer (Sara)
Category: AU Crossover
Disclaimer: I own nothing! But a girl can wish! *happy*
Couple: Ben/Liz.
Rating: R
Summery: Liz finds out she's a powerful witch, like her cousins, Paige, Piper and Phoebe. She goes to San Francisco under their care and tution, and becomes and powerful as them. When she's finished her training, she moves to Seattle to fulfill her 'destiny', vanquishing demons. She meets Ben and they fall in love *happy*
Timeframe: After Polo Loco in Dark Angel, After Departure for Roswell, and after the end of Season 4 for Charmed.

A/N: This is the story I wrote as one of my own challenges, I decided to write it but made a few changes, in this story, Ben and Max made it out of the forrest, away from Lydeckers men, so Ben never died! Yay! Ben turns 'good' again and lives in Seattle with Max and Zack. Also, Brin never had Progeria, she lives in Seattle with Zack, Ben, Max, and Logan. Krit, Syl, Zane, Jondy, Piper, Phoebe, Paige and Leo are coming later in the story to help destroy Manticore.


Part 8

Liz and Ava got up early next morning and were talking about plans for the Crash. The kitchen bench was filled with papers and books. "Okay, so we agree that we want the walls painted a dark red?" Liz asked, looking at a book of wall paint colors.

"Yeah." Ava said, sipping her coffee. "Okay, now that that's settled, what about bands?"

Liz now had a very pleased smile on her face. "About that, I talked to Piper on the phone this morning and she said she can get me some really good bands for me."

"What bands are they? Not the sappy love kind I hope."

"No," Liz said, rolling her eyes. "I was thinking more aliong the lines of Snake River Conspiracy on our opening night."

Ava nodded, impressed. "Nice choice."

Liz smiled, "Alright, now about the dance cages you suggested, do you really think people will go for that?"

Ava grinned. "Liz, I've been in this city long enough to know what people'd want."

"I'll make a few calls later today and get some builders to reconstruct the place. Get them to make a stage and put the dance cages up." Liz said.

"Think we should hire some security?"

Liz thought about it. "Well, I guess it'd help if there was some trouble. Why not, I'll see about getting some new waitresses and bartenders too."

KNOCK KNOCK

"I'll get that." Liz said and stood up to go answer the door. She opened the door and wasn't surprised at who was there.

"Hi," Ben said, smiling. He was really happy to see Liz again.

"Hi," Liz said smiling back. She noticed that there was another guy there that she figured was Logan, along with Max, Zack and Brin. "Come on in."

Zack, Ben, Brin, Max and Logan walked in and went to the kitchen. "I'm Logan Cale, Max's boyfriend, aka Eyes Only." Logan introduced himself.

Liz nodded. "Yeah, I've heard a lot about you. Pleased to meet you. I'm Liz."

Ava then came into the room, from the basement. "Hey, you must be Logan."

"Yeah."

"I'm Ava."

They all sat down. "I have to say I was shocked at what they guys here told me about you and Ava last night." Logan commented.

Liz shrugged. "Understandable, I was too when I found out. You have to know that you can't tell anybody about us."

Logan nodded. "Your secrets are safe with me."

"Good." Ava said.

"Can I see your powers?" Logan asked, "I really wanna see if they're as amazing as they say they are."

Zack, Max, Brin and Ben all looked away looking sheepish. Liz chuckled. "Sure." She levitated off the wooden floor she was standing on. Logan looked up in awe as she levitated back down to the ground. The she flicked her wrist and a stool from the bench shifted over to her and she sat down on it. She spooted a glass by the kitchen sink and made it explode. Logan looked shocked. "Wow." He looked over at Ava. "What about you?"

"I can mindwarp, make people see things that aren't really there. Also I can change molecular structure and heat things." Ava went over to the sink and waved her hand over to the shattered glass that Liz exploded and it trnasformed to it's original form. Then she filled her mug up with cold water and placed it in fornt of them. She waved her hand over it, making the cold water turn into boiling hot water. "Cool." Max said.

"She's gonna show you the mindwarp now." Ben whispered.

Ava then closed her eyes and then disappeared. "Where'd she go?" Logan looked around.

Ava appeared again. "I didn't go anywhere. I was here the whole time. I just midwarped you into thinking I wasn't."

"Whoa."

KNOCK, KNOCK

"I'll get it." Ava said and walked out the kitchen.

"You've got a nice place here." Logan said admiring the house.

Liz smiled. "Thanks. It belonged to my grandmother. She gave it to me before she died. I only decided to move in now."

"Oh, sorry. Didn't mean to bring up bad memories."

Liz waved him off. "It's okay."

"What's all this?" Ben asked, picking up a pamphlet book on the bench.

"Oh, me and Ava are buying a club called Crash. We're going to transform it into the ultimate hangout."

Their mouths all dropped open. "You're buying Crash?"

Liz looked at their reaction confused. "Yeah, you know the place?"

"Hell, yeah. It's the only place we and other messengers ever go to after work." Max said.

Liz smiled as Ava came back into the kitchen with a big smile of her own. "Liz, furniture's here."

Liz squealed. "Thank God." She ran out to front yard and saw the furniture placed on the lawn.

Ben, Zack, Max, Brin and Logan followed her. "Need some help bringing it in?" Zack asked.

Liz looked at them grateful. "Would you? I'd use my powers but it's too public out here." She waved her hand around the neighbourhood.

"Sure, no problem." Ben said and he and Zack picked up the large old Grandfather clock with ease. Ben could've picked it up himself, but they all knew that Zack wanted them to get someone to help since they didn't know who was watching.

"Thanks."

"Where do you want it?" Zack asked.

"Ah, let's see, put it in the hallway next to the living room." Liz said, Ben and Zack then went into the house.

Max and Logan looked around. "Hey Logan, help me with the table." She picked one end of the big wodden marhogany table and Logan picked up the other end.

Brin then looked at Ava and smiled. "I'll pick up the chest of drawers."

Ava nodded. "You want help?"

Brin hauled the chest of drawers up to the door. "No thanks."

Ava shook her head and went to get the floor length mirror, muttering to herself at how much transgenics were show offs. She brought it into the house as Zack and Ben, and Brin were coming out. Brin and Zack went and got the chairs to the kitchen table and walked up the steps into the house.

Ben walked over to Liz, who was having trouble carrying a large bed box, or a blanket chest. He went over and grabbed the other end. "Let me."

Liz smiled. "Thanks. It's funny, I can kick demon butt, but can't lift a chest."

Ben chuckled. "Yeah, you fight pretty well. How'd you learn?"

"After I moved in with my cousins, in San Fran, I took some kickboxing and other self defence classes. I went to the top of my classes, like always."

Ben arched an eyebrow. "What'd you mean always?"

Liz looked embarassed. "Uh, I was always goodie two shoes, know-it-all Parker back in High School. The biggest science geek. Went to college, got my degree early and all that."

"Why does that make you feel embarassed?"

They past the steps and walked into the house carrying the chest. "I don't know, it's hard to explain." Liz left it at that.

"If it makes you feel any better, I think you're the preetiest geek I've ever met." Ben said and winked at her.

Liz blushed and smiled. "Thanks."

Ben smiled back and they put the chest down in the lving room. "We'll put it here for now. I'll bring it up to my room later."

Ben nodded and they went back out to get the other furniture. After they had, they sat in the kitchen and Liz brought over a pitcher of ice tea and some glasses to the table. "Here ya go, drink up."

Everyone grabbed a glass and poured themselves a drink. Liz turned and saw blue orbs enter the kitchen. Leo appeared. "Leo," Liz said smiling.

"Hi Liz." Leo said smiling. He then noticed that the transgenics were there. "Hey."

They all smiled at him in greeting. Logan stood up and held out his hand. He already knew about Leo, since Max and the others told him last night. "Hi, I'm Logan Cale."

Leo smiled and shook his hand. "I know, 'up there' they talk about you a lot."

Logan looked confused. "Excuse me?"

"The Powers That Be. They know all about you and Eyes Only. They're really proud of the work you've done."

Leo looked flabbergasted. "They are?" Max looked at Logan and smiled at his reaction.

Leo smiled. "Yeah, you've saved a lot of innocent lives."

Logan smiled back. "Glad to have helped."

Leo turned to Liz. "Came to give you the heads up. New demon's in town and it's stealing childrens minds."

Everyone turned concerned. "Another one? I only just vanquished Drake last night." Liz sounded tired, "When, how and why?"

"A few hours ago, eight year old boy, he's lost his mind, literally. He can't talk, he doesn't respond to anything anyone does to him and he's blind. The demon stuns his victims by sucking out their brains. It needs to feed off them to survive, something to do with innocent souls. The elders don't know anything else." Leo said, saddened.

"Alright, Book Of Shadows here I come." Liz said and ran up the stairs with everyone following her. She stopped and looked at them all oddly, except for Leo. "What're you doing?"

"Coming to help." Ben said, concerned. He saw what happened the last time she went to help them alone and he didn't want that to happen again, even if Leo could heal her.

Liz shook her head. "No way."

"Way." Max said.

Liz knew there was no arguing with them so she led them all up to the attic. Liz flipped through the Book Of Shadows on it's stand. "Do we know this demon's name?" Liz asked Leo.

"No, the elders think it's a new one."

Liz flicked the book shut. "Well, that's helpful." She looked up heavenward, "Come on Grams, a little help!"

The book then flew open by itself and flipped to a page. "What was that?" Zack asked, in awe.

Liz filed through the page as she answered. "Sometimes when I need help, I get a little guidance from Grams."

Everyone looked at Leo and Ava. "Don't ask." They said in unison. Leo then heard the Elders call for him. "I've gotta go, they're calling." Leo said and looked at Liz. "Call if you need me. Good luck." Leo then orbed out.

"Found her." Liz said.

"You mean to tell me a demonic bitch is sucking out kids' brains?" Max asked, disgusted.

"What it says here," Liz said. "A Grimleer. A female demon who feeds off the minds of children to survive. Is also familiarised with the Grimlocks, demons who also feed off childrens minds. The only way for a victim to get their mind back is to vanquish the lead demoness."

"How do you do that?" Ava asked.

Liz skimmed through the page again. "Simple spell should do it. It also says that they may be in groups." Liz took out a piece of paper and a pen and began to write thes spell.

"Good, then we can kick their asses too." Max said, smacking her fist into her palm.

Liz looked up. "Oh no, you are not going. None of you."

"What?! You expect us to let you go alone?" Ava asked shocked. "Not after what happened last time."

Liz shut the book. "Okay, who stopped payments on your reality checks? This is my job and my fight, I'm not about to get you killed for my sake."

"We're going whether you like it or not." Ben said determined. He sure as hell wasn't going to let Liz killed. Not on his watch.

Liz sighed. "Alright, but you're all staying in the car unless I need you."

"Fine." Max grumbled.

"How are we supposed to find them?" Zack asked, not really liking the idea of being left in the car when he could be helping.

Liz grinned and went to a chest beside the stand with the Book Of Shadows and opened it up to get a map and a crystal.

"What's that?" Brin asked.

Liz put the map on the table and dangled a crystal over the map. "It's a locater crystal, you put it over the map and it'll tell me where in Seattle I'll find the demon bitch." The crystal then pulled towards a location on the map. "Bingo."

"That's awesome." Logan commented.

"Thanks." Liz stood up from writing down the address on a piece of paper. "Alright, Let's roll." Liz walked out the attic and grabbed her jacket. She was glad she wore clothes that she could kick ass in, if it was needed.

Liz walked to her SUV and took off the alarm. She hopped in the driver's side. Ben hopped in next to her and Brin, Ava and Logan hopped in the back. Liz opened her power window and looked at Max and Zack, who were getting on their motorcycles and were waiting for Liz to drive off so they could follow her. Liz pulled out of the driveway and sped off down the street with Max and Zack close behind. She turned sharp corners and passed other motorists with ease. "You sure know how to drive." Brin remarked.

Liz looked in her rear veiw mirror and smirked. "Phoebe taught me." She pulled into an alley and stopped the car. She opened the door and got out. In front of her were 5 demons, who were about to feed off a little girl. "Stay here." Liz said forcefully at the group in the car, who were getting out. "If I need you, I'll yell."

Liz turned and flung her arm at a demon her was running towards her. The demon flew back into a pile of garbage cans. Another demon came towards her and Liz made him explode. He disappered and Liz ran to the other three demons who were about to kill the little girl. She looked at the two holding the girl and figured the one in front of them must be the leader.

The demons turned and hissed at Liz. They wore normal clothes, only that their faces and hands were blue and they had red eyes. The leader had a green diamond shape on her forhead, distinguishing her from the others. Liz flicked her wrist and the other two demons flew back onto the garbage cans next to the other demon. The little girl ran towards Liz. "Go to the car." She said and the girl obeyed. Liz turned to the leader demoness, who was hissing at her. "That's right bitch. Come and get a free ass kicking."

The demoness threw a fireball at Liz, who levitated over it and kicked the demon in the head.

Ben, Brin, Ava, Max, Zack and Logan saw the little girl run towards the car. Max picked her up and handed her to Logan. Ben, Max, Zack and Brin then looked over at Liz and knew they had to help. Ben and Brin hopped out the car. "We have to get those other demons." Zack said and pointed to the demons on the garbage cans who were getting up.

"What about Liz?" Ben asked, worried. They all looked at Liz who was fighting the demoness with her powers. She looked like she was winning.

"We really should get those demons, guys." Max said.

The three demons were now standing in front of them all looking like they were going to eat the transgenics for dinner. Brin gulped. "Okay, what're we do?"

"Kick ass." Ben said and they all began to fight on a demon. Zack and Ben had one each, while Max and Brin took on another bulky one.

Liz dodged another fireball from the demoness and then jump drop kicked her in the face. She then pulled out the piece of paper from her back pocket and read out the spell.

"Magic forces dark and light,
Banish this demon from my sight.
From where the shadows dwell,
Send this demon back to hell."


The demoness screamed and burst into flames, vanquished. Liz turned to see Ben, Max, Zack and Brin fighting the remaining demons. She should've known they weren't going to listen to her. Although the transgenics were putting up a good fight, Liz still didn't want to take the risk of them getting hurt. She ran forward and raised her hands. The demon in front of Brina and Max exploded into sparks of black energy. Liz turned to Zack to see the demon in front of him, fall to the ground, from Zack punching him. Liz made him explode too, before turning to Ben to see him deliver a roundhouse kick to the demon he was fighting. The demon flew back into the wall and Liz made him explode too. When he disappeared, she turned to the transgenics. "What the hell did you think you were doing?! You could've gotton yourselves killed!"

Zack was about to retort when Liz raised her hand. "One word out your mouth and I'll blast your ass. Everyone back in the car. We'll talk about this later." Liz said, slightly pissed.

Zack and Max walked back to their motorcylces, with Zack muttering about Liz acting like she was his mother.

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posted on 7-Dec-2002 9:23:26 AM
Title: Witch Way Now?
Author: Roswell Slayer (Sara)
Category: AU Crossover
Disclaimer: I own nothing! But a girl can wish! *happy*
Couple: Ben/Liz.
Rating: R
Summery: Liz finds out she's a powerful witch, like her cousins, Paige, Piper and Phoebe. She goes to San Francisco under their care and tution, and becomes and powerful as them. When she's finished her training, she moves to Seattle to fulfill her 'destiny', vanquishing demons. She meets Ben and they fall in love *happy*
Timeframe: After Polo Loco in Dark Angel, After Departure for Roswell, and after the end of Season 4 for Charmed.

A/N: This is the story I wrote as one of my own challenges, I decided to write it but made a few changes, in this story, Ben and Max made it out of the forrest, away from Lydeckers men, so Ben never died! Yay! Ben turns 'good' again and lives in Seattle with Max and Zack. Also, Brin never had Progeria, she lives in Seattle with Zack, Ben, Max, and Logan. Krit, Syl, Zane, Jondy, Piper, Phoebe, Paige and Leo are coming later in the story to help destroy Manticore.


Part 9

The drive back to the manor was deadly silent. No-one spoke a word in Liz's car. Ben could see she was pissed from them interfering with the demons, not because she wasnted them to herself, just she was concerned that they were going to get hurt. He could see her knuckles were white from gripping the steering wheel tightly, if she gripped it any more, it'd probably snap.

"How the girl?" Ben asked looking in the rear view mirror at Logan, Brin and Ava.

"Scared. She wants her mommy." Ava said, stroking the curly light brown hair.

Liz looked at them briefly in the rear view mirror, before turning her attention back to the road. "Don't worry, we'll be back at the house and we'll have her back with her family soon." She said softly.

A few minutes later, they pulled into the manor and Logan carried the girl into the house. He sat her on the couch as everyone crowded arround her. Liz kneeled down and smiled warmly. "Hi. I'm Liz. Can you tell me your name?"

The little girl hesitated and shrank back into the big recliner.

"It's okay, we're not going to hurt you." Liz said soothingly.

The girl hesitated some more, but finally answered. "Taylor"

Liz smiled. "That's a pretty name. Can you tell me your last name? "

"Smith." Katie said softly.

Liz looked back at the others who were as concerned as she was. Ava came and kneeled down next to Liz. "We'll call you mom for you. Can you tell us where you live?"

"16 Thompson Avenue."

Everyone looked at Logan, suggesting for him to make some calls and find out the phone number to her house, so her family could come and pick her up. Taylor probably didn't want to go anywhere at the moment, considering what happened before.

"I'm on it." Logan said and pulled out his cellphone.

Taylor grabbed Liz's outstretched hand and the all walked into the kitchen, with the exception of Logan who was talking on his phone.

"Okay," Liz said, and helped Taylor into a chair at the table. "How bout some ice cream and cookies?"

Taylor's green eyes lit up. "Chocolate?" She asked hopefully.

Liz and the others chuckled, even Zack a little. "Sure." Liz went to the firdge and opened up the freezer, grabbing a carton of chocolate ice cream.

While Liz was preparing her the ice cream, Taylor looked at the quiet bunch of people around her as Logan came back into the kitchen and whispered something to Max who nodded. "Your mom's coming to pick you up soon. She's very worried." Logan told Taylor.

Taylor nodded and looked at everyone. "Who's all you people?"

Zack, Brin, Max, Ben, Logan and Ava all sat down around the table with smiles on their faces, except Zack, who as always, remained blank. "We're friends of Liz's. I'm Max."

Then everyone else took turns in introducing themselves. "I'm Logan."

"Brin."

"Ava."

"Zack."

"Ben."

Taylor smiled. "Why's did those monsters wanna hurt me?"

Liz came back to the table with a bowl of chocolate ice cream, along with a bottle of chocolate fudge. She placed it in front of Taylor who grabbed the bottle of fudge and began tipping the chocolate sauce on the ice cream, eagerly.

Liz looked at everyone, trying to come up with an answer. "Uh, they weren't monsters. They were just wearing masks, like ones you wear for Halloween. They wanted to kidnap you."

Taylor seemed satisfied with that answer. She didn't see Liz using her powers on the demons, so she didn't what they were.

"Do you know what kidnap means?" Liz asked.

Taylor nodded, as she swallowed a big bite of ice cream. "It's when mean strangers takes you away and don't gives you back to your mommy and daddy."

Liz nodded and smiled at the 4 year old. "Good."

"Can you tell us what you were doing when the strangers grabbed you?" Max asked, gently.

"Mommy was talking to Mr Sanders at the mall, and I saw the pet store. There were cute puppies there. I's ran to the window and had a look. Afters I finished, I went to look for mommy but there's was lots of people so's I couldn't see her. I walked around and gots even more losts. Then someone picked me up and took me aways. "I tried to scream but he's had a hand on my mouth."

"Then what happened?" Logan asked. They all understood her, even though she added some extra letters to her words that weren't really meant to.

"I bit him and kicked him in the knee. He said bad words. He's gotsa a big potty mouth." Taylor grimaced.

Everyone bit back a smile at that.

"I ran but more strangers came outs from behind the big wood boxes, and pushed me to the ground. I gots a big boo-boo too." Taylor got of her chair and lifted up her jean clad leg, showing them a grazed and large bruised bump on her knee. "It's don't hurts as much now."

Liz got off her chair and examined the injury. "Sweetie, why didn't you tell us before? That's a bad bump."

Taylor winced as Liz gently touched the large bump. "I's didn't want you to put the stingy stuff on it. It makes it hurts more."

Liz stood up and huffed. "Tough young lady, you're going to sit here and I'm going to patch it up. You'll thank me later."

"But they's gots even bigger boo-boos." Taylor said, pointing at Ben, Zack, Max and Brin.

"We're fine." Zack said gruffly. Max kicked him under the table at his rudeness. Zack grunted something inaudible.

"I'll take care of them later." Liz said, giving them all a promising look.

Liz picked Taylor up and sat her up on the kitchen bench. She pulled up her sleeves and went outside the kitchen for a few moments, before coming back with her arms full of first aid supplies, including the 'stingy stuff' that Taylor had mentioned before.

Ben watched amused at Liz's antics. It was a mixture of worry and panic over a not so serious wound. Ben had a feeling that he would be going through the same treatment from Liz as Taylor was now. And he didn't know if it'd be a good thing or a bad thing. He had a some bruises on his arms and a few scratches on his torso, and a cut just under the hairline of his forehead that was bleeding a little, but other than that, he was alright. Zack, Max and Brin just had the same minor injuries.

"I hope she doesn't put any of that stuff on us." Brin whispered to them.

Max shrugged. "Hey, I've had worse. We've all had."

Ben, Zack and Brin all nodded, remembering their times at Manticore when the doctors had more lethal ways of treating wounds.

Ava and Logan didn't say anything to furthur the conversation, they knew where it would lead and they didn't want to make them bring up bad memories.

"This is gonna hurt a bit." Liz said and applied some liquid iodine on a cotton wool bud.

Taylor grimaced as Liz rubbed the cotton wool over her knee. "Ouch."

Liz looked up. "Sorry." She then finished putting on the iodine and bandaged it up. "There you go. All better." She smiled.

The transgenics, Logan and Ava all watched on. Liz finished throwing out the used medical supplies and then helped Taylor off the bench.

"Thank you." Taylor said with a warm smile.

Liz smiled back. "Your welcome. Now go eat the rest of your ice cream before it all melts."

Taylor quickly scampered back to the table and ate the remainder of the ice cream in her bowl. She then looked at Ben. "You've got a Mary necklace." Taylor put down her spoon and walked to Ben and pointed to the pendant on a chain around his neck.

Ben looked down. "Yeah. You know her?"

Taylor nodded enthusiastically. "Uh huh. Mommy and Daddy take me to church every Sunday and we talk about her lots there. I pray to her every night. Can I sees it?"

Ben took off the chain and handed it to Taylor. "Here. You keep it."

Taylor's eyes lit up. "Really? I can have's it?"

Ben smiled a half smile. "Sure. I've got another one at home." Ben didn't expect what happened next. Taylor hugged him. Ben didn't know what to do, never having been hugged by a kid before. He looked at everyone and saw they were smiling.

Zack even had a small smile, he was happy for Ben.

Ben looked at Liz and saw her wearing a big smile. She nodded at him to hug Taylor back, and so he did. He'd never been shown this much affection from anyone.

Taylor broke off the hug and climbed onto his lap. "Thanks."

Everyone was wearing big smiles. "Looks like you've got yourself a new friend there, Ben." Logan said.

Ben chuckled and helped Taylor tie the chain around her neck. "There. She'll protect you now."

Max, Zack, Brin and Logan knew about Ben's belief about the 'Blue Lady', but they didn't do anything to change it. Everyone needed something to believe in. Ben had managed to over come most of his obession about her, but he still believed in the her enough that he didn't pull anyones teeth out for her. Ben was over that now, with the help of his siblings he came out of his delusion that he needed to kill for the Blue Lady.

Taylor smiled at Ben and fiddled with the pendant, looking at it.

Liz looked at Ben and Taylor and thought they were adorable. Ben was acting so sweet. She'd have to tell him that later.

The door bell rang and Ava stood up to answer it. "That'd be your mom, Taylor." She left to answer the door.

Taylor got off Ben's lap. "Mommy!" She screamed as she saw her mom enter the kitchen with Ava.

Taylor's mom ran forward and hugged her. "Taylor. Thank God you're alright."
Taylor's mom looked at Liz, Ava, Logan and the transgenics. "I can't thank you enough for saving her. I don't know what would've happened if you hadn't found her."

"It's not a problem." Liz said, "If you ever need someone to watch her for you sometime, bring her over. We'll be glad to have her."

Taylor's mom laughed. "I'll keep that in mind." She stuck out her hand to Liz. "I'm Julie."

"Liz." She said shaking her hand.

Julie then got introduced to the rest of the group and got filled in about what happened, without the details that the men were really demons. Julie and Taylor stayed a little while longer before they got up to leave. "We should be going now. Thanks again."

"I swear, if you thank us again, we'll have to use drastic measures." Liz joked.

Julie laughed and picked Taylor up. Liz and Ava lead them to the front door after Taylor said a few more goodbyes to the transgenics. When they were gone, Liz turned to the them. "Alright, everybody who's injured, pick one of us that's not, because you're getting the iodine too, and don't think about weaseling out of it." Liz looked at the wounds on the transgenics.

Ava grabbed Zack's hand, leading him to the kitchen. She knew that Liz wanted Ben to herself. "Come on Zack, I'll nurse ya up real good."

Logan then grabbed Max's hand. "I'll take Max and Brin." Max and Brin smiled before following Logan to the kitchen as well.

Ben smiled at Liz. "Guess that leaves me with you."

Liz smiled and rolled her eyes. "Alright, hot-shot. Sit your butt on the couch."

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posted on 13-Jan-2003 3:57:37 AM
Part 10

Ben watched as Liz opened the first aid kit she had. He took off his shirt and looked at the fairly large blue and purple bump on his side. He watched Liz as she got out the antiseptic and some bandages.

Liz turned around and saw Ben sitting on the couch with his shirt off. She was openly drooling. His chest and abs were well toned and muscular, but not too much. They were perfect. Liz imagined rubbing herhands over his chest and kissing Ben. She mentally slapped herself for thinking such thoughts. ’Bad Liz. Bad, bad, bad Liz.’

“Liz?” Ben asked. He could see her staring at his chest, but didn’t know why. Was the bruise that bad?

Liz shook her head out of her thoughts and smiled. “Huh? Oh, right.” Liz sat next to him and looked at his injury. “Ow. That must hurt.”

Ben looked down. “Not really. It’ll heal up by tonight anyway.”

Liz applied some antiseptic and cream. Ben winced slightly.

“Sorry.” Liz said, cringing.

Ben smiled. “That’s okay.” He watched her go about treating his injury and couldn’t help but notice how gentle her hands were. They were soft and warm. He wanted to grab it and kiss it, but didn’t think that would be appropriate.

Liz finished bandaging the gauze. “There ya go. Good as new.” She smiled.

Ben smiled back. “Thanks.”

“No problem.”

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Over the next week, Liz, Ava, Logan and the transgenics continued to see each other. They helped each other out whenever they could. But lately they didn’t get to see much since Liz and Ava were busy with building the new club and the transgenics were busy with work and trying to find their siblings with Logan.

On Saturday, Liz and Ava decided to take the day off. They were relaxing on the couch, drinking some ice tea, when Leo orbed in.

“Hey Leo,” Liz and Ava said cheerfully.

“Hey.” Leo smiled.

“If you’re here on business, you can tell the Powers That Be, that they can stuff it, because this is my day off and,” Liz started but paused when Leo raised his hands up.

“Actually I’m here on good news.”

Liz and Ava sat forward. “Really? What?” Ava said.

“Melinda used her powers today.” Leo said with a grin.

Liz squealed and jumped up, hugging Leo. “That’s great! What kind of powers does she have?”

“Freezing like Piper. It only lasted a few seconds but it was great. We’re really happy about it.”

Ava grinned. “Better watch out Leo. She might freeze you when she you least suspect it.”

Leo laughed. “That’s why Piper’s there.”

“How’d it happen?” Ava asked.

“She was drinking some juice when her cup fell, she froze it, just as Piper was about to catch it, when it unfroze, Piper had Juice all over her.”

Liz and Ava laughed.

“You wanna stay for some ice tea?” Liz offered.

“Actually, sorry no. The girls and I are going out to celebrate.”

Liz smiled. “Okay, tell my cousins I love them.”

“I will.” Leo smiled brightly before orbing out.

“Well, that is some good news.” Liz said, flopping back onto the couch.

“Yeah,”

They heard the door open and in walked in Brin and Ben. “Hey.” They said smiling.

Liz and Ava offered them a glass of ice tea. “Hey yourselves. Do you guys ever knock?” Ava said.

Ben and Brin looked at each other. “Nope.” They said in unison.

Liz and Ava just grinned. “So, any luck finding your brothers and sisters?” Liz asked.

“Yeah, we think we may have a lead as to where Krit and Syl are. Zack’s getting right on it with Logan’s help.” Brin said.

“Think we could meet them when you find them?” Ava asked.

“Sure.” Ben said.

Liz went to grab another glass of tea, but stopped short when she saw the jug was empty. “Crap. I’m gonna go to the kitchen and make some more.” She stood up.

Ben followed suit. “Uh, I’ll come with you.”

Ava and Brin grinned at each other, knowing how much the two liked each other. Even though they were both completely oblivious.

Liz and Ben walked to the kitchen. Liz went about grabbing the ingredients, as Ben leaned at the counter and watched. “Leo just orbed out as you guys came in.” Liz said.

“Really? Not anything bad I hope.” Ben said.

Liz chuckled. “That’s what I thought at first, but he was here on good news.”

“Do tell.”

“Melinda used her powers for the first time today.” Liz said happily.

“Oh yeah, I remember her. Piper and Leo’s daughter right?” Ben said thinking back to the first night he met the Halliwell family.

“Yep.” Liz stirred in the final contents of the ice tea.

Ben tried to think of what to say next. He originally came over to ask Liz out on a date, but chickened out the last minute, until Brin forced him over to the house with her. He was really nervous. What if she would say no? “Liz,”

Liz was fighting it harder and harder to keep her feelings of Ben inside. She couldn’t stop thinking about him. She was so attracted to him. Ava kept telling her to ask him out but she didn’t have the guts. After all, she didn’t have the best track record with men.

“Ben,”

They both said the other’s name at the same time. They both chuckled.

“You first.” Ben said.

Liz hesitated at first. “Okay, uh, I can’t stop….”

“You can’t stop what?” Ben said confused, making Liz more nervous.

“I, uh, cantstopthinkingaboutyouandIwaswonderingifyouwouldgooutwithme.”

Ben arched an eyebrow. “Okay, slow down. This time, take a breath after each word.”

Liz took a deep breath. “I can’t stop thinking about you and I was wondering if you would go out with me.”

Ben stood silent, making Liz think her fears. “If you don’t want that’s okay,”

“No,” Ben interrupted. “I do. I’ll be more than happy to go out with you.”

“Really?” Liz smiled.

Ben’s smile matched hers. “Yeah. I actually came over here to ask you that, but I was afraid you’d reject me.”

“Me too.” Liz said, looking at the floor. “Why would you think I’d reject you?”

Ben looked at the floor this time. “With my, uh, history I didn’t think you’d want to.”

Liz walked forward and grabbed his hand. “Ben, I don’t care about that. I know I haven’t known you for long, but I know this much. It wasn’t really you. That was something that Manticore did.”

Ben looked at her. “You really believe that?”

Liz looked him straight in the eye. “Yes I do.”

Ben smiled, knowing she was telling the truth. “Thanks.”

Liz returned his smile.

“So why didn’t you think I’d go out with you?” Ben asked.

Liz looked away. “I thought that Zack wouldn’t approve. That and the fact that I was scared to date again.”

Ben tilted her chin towards him. “Hey, Zack’s not my keeper. He doesn’t control my life.”

Liz smiled at this.

“Mind if I ask why you were scared to date again?”

“I was hurt badly in the past by a man I loved. I got over him, but I don’t want it to happen again.” Liz said sadly.

Ben nodded. “I understand.”

“So we’re still on for the date?” Liz said hopefully.

“Definitely.” Ben said, grinning. “Pick you up tomorrow at eight.”

Liz smiled. “You’re on.” She then surprised Ben by giving him a kiss on the cheek.

Ben smiled. Liz left the room, with the jug of ice tea and a smile on her face.

Ben looked heavenward, smiling brightly. “Thank you!”

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~Sara~

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