:: Heather left the restuarant by herself. Sean, Lilly, and Katie were headed home, Rick and Luke heading to some strip bar or something. She hadn't paid enough attention to the conversation to really know. She was studying Sean, studying his actions all through dinner. He was acting stranger by the minute, seeing people who weren't even alive anymore. Lilly had told her about Sean putting the knife to the waitress before suddenly coming to his senses. Heather couldn't deny that she was worried, but Sean wasn't confessing anything to her. ::
:: Despite the street being quiet, Heather feels eyes on the back of her head. She turns around to see who is behind her, but she doesn't see anyone. Narrowing her eyes, Heather speeds up her pace. The hotel she was staying at was around the next block. But again, the feeling of being watched washed over her. She turned around again, and this time, she saw a woman behind her. It was dark, but she could make out the shadow of a finely shaped body and long hair. Heather stopped and turned around completely to face the woman. ::

Heather Halliwell
Miss, why are you following me? Do you need help with something?

Woman
Not exactly...

:: Heather froze at the sound of the voice. It was all too familar, yet it couldn't possibly be her. However, Heather called out the name of the woman she thought it was. ::

Heather Halliwell
Angelica... Is that you?

Angelica Johnson
Good guess there, kid. I was wondering if you'd figure out who that dark, lurking shadow behind you was.

Heather Halliwell
What are you doing here? Considering who you're best friend is, I know I can't trust a damn move you make.

Angelica Johnson
Now, Heather. Is that a very nice way to talk about your older sister? Hallie and I are actually here to see you wrestle.

Heather Halliwell
You hate wrestling, and Hallie hates me. What are you guys up to?

Angelica Johnson
There's far too much on the line for me to tell you that. Risking my neck to tell you just isn't worth it.

Heather Halliwell
Then why are you here, talking to me right now?

Angelica Johnson
Hallie had me tail you all night, to make sure you didn't get back to your hotel too soon. She has a little surprise for you once she gets there. Oh, but I've already said too much, haven't I?

Heather Halliwell
How the hell did she get into my room? Holly is there alone, and she wouldn't let Hallie in if her life dependend on it.

Angelica Johnson
You really underestimate how much you and Hallie really resemble each other. Once she dies her hair black, no one is ever going to be able to tell the difference between you two.

Heather Halliwell
Yes, they would. We don't look THAT much alike. And as it were, why would she want to look like me? If she hates me so much, why is she trying to be me?

Angelica Johnson
All part of her master plan, my dear. Hallie is a lot smarter than you girls give her credit for.

Heather Halliwell
That's not smarts, that insanity. How the hell did she manage to rope you into this, Angie? You testified against her in our case, why would you join back in ranks?

Angelica Johnson
Lets just say I knew too much about the next phase of her plan for her to let me loose. She paid me a nice little bundle of money, and hell. She understood why I did what I did. She would have done the same had the roles been reversed.

Heather Halliwell
That's so sweet of her. You know her as well as I do, Angie... She doesn't forgive easily. She wouldn't have dragged you back into this unless she had some use for you that would put your life at risk.

Angelica Johnson
She promised me that my life wouldn't hang on the balance with this one. She said this plan is fool-proof, and everyone on her team wins... You'd do well to remember that.

Heather Halliwell
Yes, and you can really trust a thing my sister says. Angie, you know her! You know, even as her best friend, that you can trust her about as far as you can throw her. Why are you letting her do this to you?

Angelica Johnson
I don't have a choice, Heather. After that trial, I got let off on probation for being involved, and no place would hire me because of the theft charges. Hallie seems to have money grow out of her ass, so she gives some to me, gives me a place to live, food to eat. I can't go against her, Heather, she's my life support.

Heather Halliwell
Yeah, until she finds someone else, and cuts you off. You'll go from life support to flat-line within seconds, and you know that. Hallie is just using you, she doesn't care about you. So please, tell me, why is she here, and why is she at the hotel?

Angelica Johnson
I can't... She'd kill me for sure...

Heather Halliwell
Angelica, if you tell me what she has planned, I promise that I will protect you. I won't let her harm a single hair on your head, and you KNOW you can trust me with that one.

Angelica Johnson
I...

Heather Halliwell
Does she plan on harming my sister?

Angelica Johnson
Not really... I... I think she wants to hold her hostage until she gets the information she needs out of you...

Heather Halliwell
What information does she want?

Angelica Johnson
I can't say too much... But something about taking over you life... And using Sean Graves as a way to get closer to destroying you...

Heather Halliwell
Oh god... thank you, Angelica. I swear to you, nothing bad is going to happen to you. Keep pretending that you have done your job, and that you will continue to do so, but meet up with me on a weekly basis... Every Impulse sounds like a good idea. Keep me updated on what Hallie is going to try to do next.

Angelica Johnson
I can't do that, Heather... Hallie would notice. I've already totally betrayed her by telling you all of this. No, I won't do it, my life and my friendship to her aren't worth it...

Heather Halliwell
Holding onto a friend just to keep your life isn't worth it, Angie. Please... Anytime you can, give me a call and let me know whats going on. Hallie will never know, and I swear to you, I can be a more loyal friend than she's ever proved to be.

:: Angelica stands staring at Heather, continuing to shake her head no. Heather sighs, and pivots on her heals and walks quickly to the hotel. As she walks into the lobby, she notices the receptionist at the desk look up and give her a startled look. Her heart sinking, she realizes that Hallie must really have done something to herself to really make herself look like Heather now. She hurries up to her room and swipes the card through the lock. As soon as she opens the door, she's met by a flood of sudden light. Heather blinks a few times before her eyes adjust to the brightness of the lights. In the middle of the room is her younger sister, Holly. She's in a chair, tied by her ankles and hands against her, duct tape layered over her mouth. Just behind her in the shadows is Heather's older sister, Hallie. She has a sinister grin on her face, and is brandishing a beautiful, but very long, sharp bladed dagger. ::

Hallie Halliwell
I was starting to wonder when you were going to join our little party, Heather. We've been waiting for you.

Heather Halliwell
Why are you doing this, Hallie? Haven't you gotten vengeance enough?

Hallie Halliwell
Are you kidding me?! Do you really think that a botched kidnapping attempt and stealing all your money was NEARLY enough to please me? It's not about wanting what you have now, Heather. I can get that anytime I want. But there's one thing I can't get unless I go right to the source.

Heather Halliwell
And what exactly is that, if I should dare to ask?

Hallie Halliwell
I want to taste your blood, Heather... I want to lick it, drop for drop, off this very dagger. I could kill you tonighe, right now, but it would be far too easy. I want to see you suffer as you haven't suffered since you were a teenager, Heather. I want to catch your tears in a goblet, and taste the salty sweetness of everyone last one of them, knowing that I was finally able to show you what you really are... A worthless piece of gutter slut trash that doesn't deserve the attention she gets from everyone she meets!

Heather Halliwell
I still don't understand why you hate me so much, Hallie. I never did anything to take the spotlight from you. Everything I've ever gotten, I've earned it, whether it was good or bad.

Hallie Halliwell
I don't care what you have to say, Heather. After you almost got me put in jail, I snapped. I snapped for good this time, Heather. There isn't a shread of humanity left in me. Those few weeks I spent in jail robbed me of my soul. I'm nothing but a psycho bitch now, Heather.

Heather Halliwell
That's funny, I always thought you were a psycho bitch. My mistake, what were you before?

Hallie Halliwell
Keep up the sarcasm, baby sister, and see how fast little Holly here gets her throat slit!

:: To prove her point, Hallie darts forward and puts the dagger to Holly's jugular. Holly starts breathing deeply, her eyes wide with panic. Heather freezes, trying to stay calm, and think fast to keep her sister alive. Hallie, in control and knowing it, smiles evilly at Heather again. ::

Hallie Halliwell
I knew you would warm up to me eventually. You always did have a rather well-functioning brain in that pretty head of yours. Now maybe you'll be more willing to answer a few questions of my own.

Heather Halliwell
Fine, we'll play by your rules tonight. But first, take that dagger away from Holly's throat. This is between you and me, don't use her to get what you want.

Hallie Halliwell
No, I think I'm going to keep this pretty dagger right where it is. I feel that it's a most effective way to get the answers I want to hear. So lets start with your career... Hasn't been going so great has it? Sad, Heather, you used to be undefeated, then you can't even beat Gwenivere Jordan.

Heather Halliwell
She's a very violent competitor. She had to use her cronies to help her get the PPV win over me.

Hallie Halliwell
The point is, she still won. She holds two victories over your head, how pathetic. I could get the third charmer in there for you, but why would I want to? Gwenny seems like my type of a girl, blood-thirsty and territorial. She wants you in that fed about as much as I want you on this planet.

Heather Halliwell
Figures you would like her... Is that all you came here to talk to me about, or is there more?

Hallie Halliwell
You know me, Heather, there's lots more to it than that. I couldn't help but notice that one win gave you a chance to gain number one contendership to the Television Title... How in the world did you manage that one?

Heather Halliwell
Why would you want to know? You'll just try to screw me out of it anyway, right? Make me suffer just a little bit more.

Hallie Halliwell
That's the spirit, little bit! But no, on the contrary... I WANT you to win that Title. I want you to soak up the glory in holding gold for one last time before I make your life a hell you never though could ever exsist.

Heather Halliwell
That's very sweet of you...

Hallie Halliwell
Well, I have been known to have my moments... But now, we're going to approach the subject that leaves me the most fascinated... And this is where you're answers had better please me.

:: To prove her point, Hallie increases the pressure of the blade against Holly's throat. Holly whimpers from behind her gag and looks pleadingly up at Heather. Heather's breath comes up short, and she sits down, knowing that her legs could give way any minute. ::

Heather Halliwell
What could possibly be so important that you'd kill your own sister for not getting the information you want?

Hallie Halliwell
Sean Graves...

Heather Halliwell
What about Sean? You've already toiled with him before, remember? What do you want with him now?

Hallie Halliwell
I can't tell you TOO much, that would ruin the surprise. Just answer a few questions about him for me, will you? And remember, these better be answers I want to hear.

Heather Halliwell
Fine, go.

Hallie Halliwell
Where can I find him tonight?

Heather Halliwell
It's pointless to ask... He wouldn't take you back for anything. He's in love with Lilly, and Katie is as dear to him as if she really were his blood daughter. Whatever plans you have involving Sean are pointless.

Hallie Halliwell
Not if he thinks its YOU trying to sucker him into it... He'll do anything for you, I can tell you that right now.

Heather Halliwell
He'll see right through you. You're a good two inches taller than me, he'll know its not me.

Hallie Halliwell
You think he'll actually notice that little bit of difference in height? I'll just tell him your wearing heels.

Heather Halliwell
There's still the Lilly factor. No matter what your plan is, seduction or whatever, he won't do it because of Lilly. He loves her.

Hallie Halliwell
Then this Tyger Lilly girl will just have to be taken care of... My way.

Heather Halliwell
And what exactly is "your" way, these days?

Hallie Halliwell
I'll just have to see to it that she's... disposed of.

Heather Halliwell
You mean kill her?

Hallie Halliwell
You're catching on quick tonight, little sister. Yes, I'll kill Lilly if I have to, but Sean is vital to my plans. I'll be god damned if I'm going to let some dumbass little blonde whore ruin this chance for me.

Heather Halliwell
There's got to be something more than just trying to get me in play here. You wouldn't go to this level if there wasn't. What's in it for you, Hallie? Who are you working for?

Hallie Halliwell
If you actually think I'm going to answer that one, you're crazier than I am. You hit it on the head, I AM working for someone. Mostly myself, but the benefits of that is that I am free-lance... So I can flex my schedule a little to include others.

Heather Halliwell
So there are other people... If you've got other people working for you, or with you, or whatever the case is, then why do you need Sean so bad?

Hallie Halliwell
It's not so much as NEEDING Sean as it is WANTING him... I'll let you in on this much, I have a vested interest in him. So do some of the people I know. But Sean has always fascinated me... Such a good guy, but so dangerous at the same time... If only I could bring that dark, dangerous side out of him permanetly...

:: Hallie stops talking for a minute, seemingly lost in fantasy about the thought of the Dark Prince making a return. Heather knew that Hallie had always wanted to bring out The Dark Prince for good. Hallie snaps back to reality and smiles coyly at Heather, taking the knife away sfrom Holly's throat and putting it away. She gets up from behind Holly and walks over to wear Heather is standing. The two look enough alike for people to be able to tell they were sisters. Heather knew with sinking fear that if Hallie were to find Sean, if she kept the darkness, Hallie would have no problem convincing Sean that it was indeed Heather in the room with him. ::

Hallie Halliwell
I'm going to ask you one more time, face to face. Where is Sean?

Heather Halliwell
You'd have to kill me before you'll get it out of my mouth.

Hallie Halliwell
I can't kill you yet... However...

:: Hallie strides quickly back over to Holly and pulls the knife out at lightening speed. In no time at all, the knife is pointed directly at Holly's heart, and Hallie is slowly increasing pressure. ::

Hallie Halliwell
You don't want the blood of your sister on your hands, do you? You won't have to bear the burden of this guilt, Heather, if you just tell me where Sean Graves is tonight.

Heather Halliwell
He... He's at the hotel down the street. I don't know what room number he's in, but if the desk receptionist asks, just tell them you're me. They'll tell you, because I'm one of the only ones he allows the receptionists to tell where his room is.

Hallie Halliwell
Now THAT'S more like it! I knew you would see reason eventually!

:: Hallie retracts the knife and puts it back in her boot. Her finally toned model body is clad in black low-rider pants, combat boots and a red tank top. Her dark brown hair is pulled back over her shoulders. She licks Heather's cheek before walking out without a word. Heather hurries over to Holly and unties her quickly. She takes great care in removing the duct tape from her face and hair. When it's all done, Holly breaks down. ::

Holly Halliwell
She's not going to stop until we're all dead Heather.. I think we're done for this time.

Heather Halliwell
We're not going to go down without a fight. If Hallie wants blood.. She's going to have to earn it...

~*~ TO BE CONTINUED... ~*~