** The scene is one of ultimate seduction. Candles lit everywhere, rose petals floating softly on top of the warm water. The jacuzzi is no longer running its jets, so the only noise that can be heard is the soft breeze outside the open window. Inside the tub itself was Steve Jason. His eyes were closes, and he had a look of pleasure on his face. There's really no explanation for it at first. After a moment, a raven haired woman surfaces slowly, her waves in damp clumbs around her back and shoulders. Steve looks at her with a coy smile and mischievious light in his eyes. He begins to speak, his hypnotizing, deep accent sending shivers down the womans spine. **

Steve Jason
That was great... You are much better than your sister, Hallie.

Hallie Halliwell
Of course I am, Stevie. I told you, you should have just come to me first. So are you with me?

Steve Jason
Of course I am, Hallie. I'll do it, I'll help you kill your sisters.

** Steve and Hallie smile evilly to each other. Steve pours them two glasses of wine, and they toast to their plans. They down the wine, then entangle themselves in each other once again.... **

** I woke up abruptly from this dream. I looked around and saw that I was safe in my bed in El Paso, Texas. In the next room over, Holly was sleeping peacefully. Tegan was in her crip down the hall, also sleeping. Shaking the image of what I had just seen out of my head, I looked at the clock. Was it really only half past 4 in the morning? Knowing I wouldn't be getting back to sleep, I got out of my bed and walked down to the kitchen. I realized that the events of the past few weeks were finally starting to catch up with me. **
** Where have I been, am I done with XWF? I've heard that question asked many times, especially after my loss to Jasmine Vega. The easier question to answer is no, I am not done with XWF. But the fact remains that I did indeed disappear without a trace. I had my reasons for it. **
** The images from my disturbing dream... No, nightmare more like, filled my head again. I knew there was no way it was true, but it still made my eyes burn with tears of fury. Steve Jason was mine.. Steve! I had disappeared for a second time, without a word to him. Guilt clung to me like the chilling damp of a dark fog. I had to see him now, let him know that I was still around, and most importantly, still his. **
** I knew what I had to do. Quickly, I sprang into action. I went back to my room and pulled out my traveling bags. I packed like I was going to be staying somewhere for a very long time. When that was done, I called the airport, and checked for the next flight to L.A. The woman told me that there would be a flight leaving in two hours, and there were a few seats left. Using my credit card, I booked a flight, and arranged to pick up my ticket once I got to the airport. I sat on the edge of my bed, deep in thought. It was very unlike me to make such rash decisions, but something told me that I had to go to Steve, now, before it was too late. Sighing, I finished packing, and set my bags by the door. **
** Quietly, I treaded back upstairs to kiss my niece goodbye. The beautiful little girl didn't stir. I wrote a quick note, snuck into my sisters room, and left it on her nightstand. There was no way she'd miss it. I explained where I was, what I was doing, and why I was doing it. I walked quietly back down the hall, picked up my bags, got into my jeep, and drove to the airport. The whole way, all I could think of was beating the clock, getting there before my sister had a chance to sink her claws into Steve. **

** Steve and Hallie were sitting together in secluded area. They seemed to be watching Heather's every move through a lake. Hallie laughed victoriously and leaned back into Steve. **

Hallie Halliwell
This is perfect, my love. Heather is on her way to your club, leaving Holly and the baby on their own. Remember the plan, stick to the plan. Once Heather is here, I'll make my way to Texas. Keep her here long enough, while I dispose of my sister. I'll come back with Tegan, then we'll kill Heather together.

Steve Jason
Of course, beautiful. I'll be waiting right here for you.

** Hallie and Steve get that knowing look in their eyes again, and before long, they are kissing passionately, disposing of each others clothes as quickly as possible... **

** My eyes popped open as I jumped out of my sleep. Why the hell am I having these dreams? Steve doesn't know Hallie, and at the moment, there is no way. Right now, she is in custody, she can't leave the state of Texas. Was it my own irrational fears causing me to have these dreams? Was it the stress of everything Hallie had just put us through recently? It had to be, it was the only explanation. It didn't matter now. I would be with Steve soon enough and I could ensure that I was still his only one. As I stepped off the plane, my phone wasted no time in ringing. I knew right away it would be my sister, so I picked up. **

Holly Halliwell
I should have seen this coming! I wake up this morning, find this note by my bed, and then I can't get a hold of you for HOURS. I'm guessing you are in LA now?

Heather Halliwell
Just stepped off the plane. You must have been really desperate to reach me.

Holly Halliwell
Did you call him, Dougy, or Formico to warn them you were coming?

Heather Halliwell
No, but I called Heff. She's been staying with Formico lately, so I figured I'd give her the heads up. She promised to keep things quiet, but her and Formico are going to meet me for a late dinner before I go to see Steve.

Holly Halliwell
Will you, um... Will you ask Dougy to give me a call? I haven't heard from him in a while either, and I really want to at least hear his voice.

Heather Halliwell
You really fell hard for the guy, didn't you?

Holly Halliwell
Yeah, I think I did. Will you just tell him to call me, please?

Heather Halliwell
Of course I will. Oh shit, I got to go. I think I see Heff in the terminal already. Tell Tegan I love her, and I'll call you guys tomorrow.

Holly Halliwell
Okay, I will. Thanks Heather. Love you, bye.

** I had barely hung up my phone when I was being ambushed by a mane of red hair. Heff was squealing excitedly, rambling on and on about how much she missed me. I couldn't help but laugh at her enthusiasm and hoped Steve would be just as happy to see me. Thinking of his name made my stomach clench into a tight knot, but I ignored it and smiled happily at Heff. When she finally let me go, Formico came over and kissed my hand politely. I followed them out to Formico's car. **

Heff Bentley
I'm so freaking glad you finally decided to come back to Cali, Heather! Steve's been missing you like crazy, as have I!

Formico
Yes, it is rather obvious that your abscense has clearly been distracting Mr. Jason.

Heff Bentley
But thats okay, you're back now! You aren't going to be leaving anytime soon again, right?

Heather Halliwell
I wasn't planning on it, really. Actually, the time away from Steve made me realize how much I DIDN'T want to be away from him... I was thinking of maybe giving Holly all the ownership on the house and moving in with Steve.

** Formico slams on the breaks a little too hard. Heff and I both fly forward a bit. Formico turns to look at me with an intense expression. **

Formico
Are you really feeling that seriously about Mr. Jason?

Heather Halliwell
Thanks for the minor case of whiplash. Yes, I am feeling that seriously about Steve. I want to be with him as much as possible, even if I'm not wrestling.

Heff Bentley
Wait a minute Heather... Are you thinking about quitting wrestling?

Heather Halliwell
Currently, no. But the way things have been going for me in the XWF, I don't know how stable my job there is. First, I'm not booked for a couple of weeks. Then I get thrown into a ridiculous jello match? I'm not very happy, and apparently, Fran Damage sees me as nothing more than a personal assistant.

Heff Bentley
So prove him wrong. You're Heather freakin' Halliwell, it shouldn't be THAT hard of a job.

Heather Halliwell
I know, I just need to get back in touch with what motivates me. Hence, the reason I came back. But I just needed to get that legal dispute cleared up first.

Heff Bentley
Speaking of... Are you ever going to tell me what the hell happened with that?

Heather Halliwell
When I'm good and ready, yes. Although, something tells me that you've already talked to Holly about it.

Formico
Miss Halliwell, really. Do you really feel its time for you and Steve to take the next step in your relationship? I know how strongly he feels about you, and I've never seen that in him before.

Heather Halliwell
I know what I'm doing, Peppy. I know what I want. And I want to be with Steve. I don't care who that might piss off, make happy, whatever. It's not their decision, its mine and Steve's. And when I see him tonight, we're going to sit down, talk it over, and make it.

** Formico fell silent for the rest of the ride, but his eyes kept darting at me in the rearview mirror. I got the distinct feeling that he knew something I didn't, and my dreams kept pushing themselves into my mind. I refused for one second to believe that Steve Jason was cheating on me. Not after all the trouble we went through to be together. I shook my head, as if that would make everything better in my head. Suddenly feeling sick to my stomach, I didn't want to go to dinner. I just wanted to head straight to Steve. I checked the time, the clock radio read almost midnight. Steve would either be in bed already or downstairs in the club with his usual crew. Reluctantly, I allowed Formico and Heff to take me a to 24-hour diner for dinner. I tried to keep up the conversation, though all I could think of was Steve. He had a big match coming up, and clearly needed all the allies he could get. I felt that it was my duty as his girlfriend to accompany him to ringside, and I planned on telling him that. It was time for things to propel forward with me and Steve. **
** After what seemed like hours, Formico and Heff finally drove me into the direction of the Paramount. It stood out right away with it's bright lights and unique setting. People were going in and out, some drunk, some just looking for a good time. I smiled, knowing that it wouldn't be long until I had Steve in my arms again. When Formico parked the car, I don't think I could have jumped out quick enough. Heff laughed and told me to go ahead, she'd get my bags for me. I checked my appearence. I think I looked good enough, wearing low rise black jeans, combat boots, and a red tank top. I ran a hand through my hair, even though I knew my waves were all in tact. Confidently, I walked through the doors of the club and looked around. Before I had a chance to take in everything, Dougy was giving me a bone-cracking hug. **

Dougy McNamera
Heather! Long time no see, it's about damn time you showed up again!

Heather Halliwell
It's good to see you too, Dougy. Mind if I can allow some oxygen to enter my lungs now?

Dougy McNamera
Of course I don't. So where have you been? Stevie boy has been in a right state without you around.

Heather Halliwell
I had to take care of some things back home. Is Steve in the club right now?

Dougy McNamera
Steve is actually upstairs packing. Why don't you siddle on up there and make that man happy again. Seriously Heather, hes been a disaster. If he had called you one more time, I swear....

Heather Halliwell
Thanks Dougy.

** I was grateful for the excuse to get away from Dougy. His breath wreaked of of his usual alcoholic binge. It was rather digusting, and his behavior was something I couldn't put up with right now. At least not until I'd seen Steve. I looked over my shoulder and saw Jem and Eve sitting at the bar. Catching both their eyes, I waved to them before heading upstairs to the private suites. When I entered the one Dougy and Steve usually shared, I didn't hear anything. I made my way quietly to Steve's bedroom. Indeed, Steve had been packing, as his open, half-filled suitcase was on the floor. Steve himself was on the bed, lying on his back, asleep. Again, my breath caught in my throat as I admired the child-like peace his face took when he was in a deep sleep. **
** Smiling, I climbed slowly onto the bed, trying to move it as little as possible. I crawled slowly up his body, doing my best not to touch him. He didn't stir, nor did his deep, even breathing change. I gazed down into his face for a few moments, realizing how much I had missed him. How my intense gaze didn't wake him, I have no idea. Finally giving in to my feelings, I bent my head down to kiss his lips softly. Still as soft as ever, with a lingering mixed taste of alcohol and mint. He stirred a bit, throwing up his hands in defense. Used to this behavior, I backed away slightly to avoid getting hit. When his eyes opened and saw who it was, his face registered a disoriented mix of happiness and confusion. **

Steve Jason
Are you really there? Or am I dreaming this?

Heather Halliwell
Why don't you reach out and touch me? Or how about I just kiss you again, and you can be the judge.

** Bending to reach his lips again, I pressed mine against his. They were unwilling for a moment, then I felt his open slowly to allow the kiss to deepen. It wasn't long before we were kissing passionately, his hands roaming all the curves of my body. He was slowly waking up, and by the time we pulled apart for air, he was wide awake. He sat up, me still in his lap, and held me close to him, as if afraid to let me go. **

Steve Jason
Where did you go, Heather? I thought you'd gone again...

Heather Halliwell
Not again, Steve. I couldn't do that to you anymore. I just had to get home right away to take care of a few things.

Steve Jason
Why didn't you at least tell me before you left? I've been going out of my mind, especially when I couldn't reach you!

Heather Halliwell
I'm sorry, baby. I know that was wrong of me, I promise not to do it again. I have missed you though.

** As if to prove this, I wrapped my arms around his shoulders and bent my head to kiss him deeply again. This kiss didn't last as long as the last one, but when our lips parted, I kept my forehead against his, so I could look as deeply into his ice-blue eyes as I could. Our lips were barely centimeters apart, I could feel his breath hitting my face. I kept my arms wrapped around him as well. **

Heather Halliwell
Have I ever told you about my older sister, Hallie?

Steve Jason
I think you've mentioned her in passing. It was usually brief, though. You didn't seem to think very highly of her whenever she was brought up.

Heather Halliwell
There's a reason for that. Ever since we were kids, Hallie has hated Holly and me. We don't know why, as she was the oldest, and easily the prettiest out of the three sisters.

Steve Jason
I'd have to argue that one, but go on.

Heather Halliwell
Well, she's had it out for me and Holly all our lives. Not long ago, she tried to kidnap Tegan. She wasn't successful in doing so, but she DID manage to rob Holly and me of almost all the money we had in our accounts. And there was a lot in there. Well, we knew it was her, and we knew that she had two people helping her. Her best friend, Angelica Steele, and Holly's ex, the man that got her pregnant, ex-dancer Pierre Marquet.

Steve Jason
Why would Pierre, Tegan's own father, run from his duties? Furthermore, why would he steal from the woman who bore him a beautiful daughter?

Heather Halliwell
When Pierre found out Holly was pregnant, he saw his career crash from around him. He skipped out on Holly before Tegan was born, going back to New York to partner another woman. But while he was doing that, we found out that he had started sleeping with Hallie. When he finally just up and left Holly, he moved in with Hallie. It didn't take him long to realize that he would never get back the kind of success and magic he had when Holly was his dance partner and lover, so he quit. I'm guessing he helped Hallie in the burgerly because he knew Holly's account codes, as they used to have a joint account.

Steve Jason
That's low. I'm glad he left your sister, seeing the piece of filth that he is.

Heather Halliwell
Indeed. Angelica was supposed to kidnap Tegan, and bring her to Hallie. God only knows what Hallie wanted with Tegan, but Angelica flaked at last second and we never found out. The trial was not long ago, everything happened quickly. Angelica agreed to testify against Hallie, and now Hallie is in custody, awaiting her punishment. They want me back for that, but I don't know if I'll be able to look at her.

Steve Jason
I can't say I blame you. I'm so sorry you had to go through that, Heather. If there is anything I can do to help you and Holly out...

Heather Halliwell
Well, we got all our money back, and we know that Hallie will do time for the kidnapping attempt. Her and Pierre will also serve time for the theft charges. But I think there was something more to Hallie's plan than she let on. And I know Hallie. She's a charmer, ripe with southern womanhood. She'll charm her way out of prison in no time. And when she does, I think she means to kill me and Holly.

Steve Jason
Hold on, what makes you think that? Did she hint anything on it?

Heather Halliwell
To be honest, no... But last night, and today, during the trip here, I had these really weird dreams. She was plotting to kill me and Holly, and kidnap Tegan... But there is more to it. She... She seduced you, and was using you as her sidekick. You were going to help her kill me in these dreams.

Steve Jason
No! Heather, you know I would never do that to you...

Heather Halliwell
I know Steve, I know. I think these dreams were trying to tell me that she's going to try to use someone that I'm close to, someone I wouldn't suspect to do me in.

** Steve and I both go silent after this. Steve pulls me closer to him and falls back again. I leaned down with him, resting my head on his chest. I listened to the steady beat of his heart in his chest. His hands were still rubbing me all over the curves he could reach. Despite the worry of my dreams, his touch was very soothing. It was also very something else... If you get what I'm saying. As this thought entered my head, I looked up so I could look at Steve. I put a sly grin on my face and sat up so that I was on his lap. **

Heather Halliwell
Let's not think about that right now. All that matters right now is that you and are together again, and I don't plan on leaving you. I told you once, I'll tell you again, I'm your woman.

** As I spoke, I was slowly unbuttoning his surf shirt. His look of worry left his face and was replaced by a grin, a grin he only gave to me. My heart started beating faster, and I could feel my insides heat up with passion. Steve sat up again, took me in his arms, and our passionate kissing commenced once more. It was going to be a good night. **