:: Hallie walked towards her lair of the week with a spring in her step. She was heading back to her hotel after seeing Sean. And what an exciting, interesting visit it had been. Sean was just as good a lover as she had remembered him to be from last time. Everything seemed to be going her way, something she wasn't used to. Lilly was out of the picture, soon, Heather would be too. This thought made Hallie grin even more. She looked up at the place she was staying and smirked. It was amazing what the cover of night could do for a person. None of these hotels ever had a clue that Hallie brought in a prisoner, bound by the wrists and ankles, week in and week out. From her pocket, her cell phone start vibrating. She took it out and looked at the ID. An even bigger smile spread across her face. It was her newly acquired asassain. :: Hallie Halliwell What can I do for you, Rayven? Rayven When were you planning on meeting up with me to talk over our plans? I don't have forever to just wait around, you know. Hallie Halliwell Don't worry. We'll meet for lunch today, at the restuarant we both pointed out on the way here. Meet me at one o'clock. Rayven Fine. One o'clock. I'll be waiting. :: Hallie and Rayven hang up with one another. Hallie heads into the hotel and sweeps past the entrance desk. They boy behind the counter stares shamelessly again. Earlier, he had revealed how big a fan he was of "hers", thinking that she was Heather. He went as far as to told her that he masturbated to her every night, as well. Hallie smiled politely, pet his head, and told him to grow up a little. Despite the sting, the kid still stared adoringly as she passed. Hallie couldn't blame him, either. She was looking hot tonight. She decided to add a little flair to Heather's style. She was clad out in the combat boots, ripped fishnet hose, a purple and black plaid mini-skirt, and purple bra under a black, fish-net tank top. Her hair was up in chopsticks, giving her face and even more mature, seductive edge. :: Reception Kid H... Hi, Heather. Did you have a nice night? Hallie Halliwell Always, darling, always. Listen love, can you put me down for a 11 o'clock wake up call? Reception Kid Of course, anything for you. Good luck against your match this week, by the way. I know both of them have beaten you, but I hope you give Nikita whats coming to her! Hallie Halliwell You are such a doll! Don't worry, Nikita has a thing or two coming this week that will show her what I'm about. :: Hallie grins to herself and continues up to her room. When she gets there, she sees that Heather has finally drifted off asleep. Annoyed, she smacks her sister around for a few moments. It takes Heather a minute, but finally, her eyes open slowly. She has decided to keep her sister ungagged these days. Heather tipped her head up so that she was looking up at her older sister with disgust. :: Hallie Halliwell You must have been having one hell of a dream. Heather Halliwell It's better than the reality I've been living for the past three weeks. Hallie Halliwell Oh, I don't doubt that. But I'm glad I've got your attention now, because within the next couple of days, I'm going to have a huge surprise for you! Heather Halliwell Oh, yay. So why were you out so long? Hallie Halliwell Oh, I was with Sean... He's getting closer to becoming who I want him to be again. The sex was just so... Wow, lets just say that I forgot how good it was once that dark side came out of him. Heather Halliwell You had sex with Sean? Hallie Halliwell Oops, did I say that out loud? I won't lie, he still is resistent to me. He talks about killing me and stuff, but that won't be lasting much longer. I've got this plotted out to a tee. But I can't wait until you see my next victim. This one is extra special, just for you. Heather Halliwell Please, Hallie... Don't kill anyone else, you've already got the blood of two people on your hands. Hallie Halliwell Technically, I've only got the blood of one of my hands. I didn't kill Luke. But I will take full credit for Lilly. That one was classic, I'm glad I kept a copy of that tape. Anyway, I won't be committing another murder. This time, I've got hired help. Heather Halliwell Help... Who in the hell is willing to commit murder for you? Hallie Halliwell I could only hire the best... And this one was the absolute best. When I told them the mission, they were a bit reluctant at first. But with some sweet talking and a lot of money promises, I managed to talk this pro into doing just what I needed to get done. You'll be meeting them when they get the job done. :: Hallie gets up and turns around. She sashays out of the room towards her private room where she slept. She checked the time, it was 4:30 am. Perfect, she had more than enough time to catch up on her sleep, wake up, and be fresh-faced to meet her new "friend" for lunch. :: Quite a few hours later.... :: As Hallie is getting ready to meet her asassain friend for lunch, Heather's cell phone begins to vibrate. She checks the number and is relieved to see that it's only Holly. She puts down her eye liner and picks up the phone. :: Hallie Halliwell Hey, little sis. How are you? Holly Halliwell I'm all kinds of pissed off and some sort of annoyed. Tegan is driving me nuts, and as much as I love the little girl, I'd like to just punt her like a football. Hallie Halliwell Ouch, that bad, huh? Holly Halliwell Listen, I know you have lunch later with whoever, but can you meet me later on this afternoon? I just really need to hang out with someone who isn't potty training. Hallie Halliwell Of course I'll come see you, Holly. I'll meet you at four, sound good? Holly Halliwell Sounds perfect, I'll see you then. :: Hallie hung up with Holly, a smick smile on her face. Her little sister didn't know it, but she'd just made her plans so much more easier for her. She coiuldn't wait to tell Rayven about this improvement. Holly had unwittingly made things easier for her. Just as Lilly had. Her stars seemed to be aligned just right for this one. Happy, Hallie finished getting ready. She chose black capris, strappy high heels, and emerald green, tie-up halter. Her make-up was perfect, and her hair fell in soft curls around her shoulders. She observed herself in the mirror, knowing just how gorgeous she was. Sighing happily, she snatched up her purse and headed out the door. :: Receptionist Miss Halliwell, you have a note at the desk for you. Hallie Halliwell I do? Who in the world could it be from? Receptionist I was told to remain silent, but your gentleman caller went be Mr. Graves, if I'm not mistaken. Hallie Halliwell Sean... Thank you, doll. :: Hallie steps outside and has no trouble hailing down a taxi. She tells the driver where to go, and he nods, still blatantly staring at Hallie. She smiles to herself and stares out the window, deep in thought. She's thinkin of Sean, of her match with him against Nikita and Tony Millienia this week. She thinks of everything she has ahead of her to get Sean back. She thinks of her two main partners in crime, wondering where those two have disappeared to. Before she knows it, she's at the restuarant her and Rayven agreed to meet at. Hallie smiles and pays the driver, who has given her a considerable discount on the fide. She steps outside and purposely drops something to bend over, giving the driver a nice shot of her butt. He finally drove away and Hallie walked inside the diner. She quickly found who she was looking for. Rayven made herself easy to identify: She was dressed in camo pants, a black shirt with a black vest over it. Her hair was hidden under a black hat, and she was wearing dark sunglasses. Hallie walked over and sat down in front of her. :: Rayven Whoever would have thought that you and I would be meeting like this. Funny how fate works out sometimes. Hallie Halliwell Funny indeed. But it was bound to happen, and I knew you would be the one who'd see Heather for who she really was before anyone else did. Rayven Let's concentrate on one thing at a time. What mission do you have for me today? Hallie Halliwell We're going to off Holly today. She has presented us with the perfect opportunity. Rayven You can't just quick up a death plan. This has got to be thought out carefully so it can't be traced back to either of us. I saw the news of Lilly's death all over the news, I'm surprised you didn't get caught. You were rather blatant about it. Hallie Halliwell Yes, but that felt really good. And if I thought I was going to get caught, I wouldn't have sent the tape to Sean. Rayven You are most brazen. I like that in a person, it shows they have courage. Most people dream of murder, but are too afraid to commit it. Hallie Halliwell I've already been to jail. The thought of going back doesn't scare me. In fact, I really wouldn't care, at least I would have finally done what I've been trying for 3 years now. Rayven Tell me this: When you get rid of Holly, who is going to take care of Tegan? She just can't be orphaned. Hallie Halliwell Tegan won't be an orphan after Holly dies. Her birth mother will still be alive. Rayven What do you mean, her birth mother will still be alive? Hallie Halliwell No one knows this secret but me, Holly, and PIerre. While she and Pierre were doing their dancing thing, and dating for the public, Pierre was coming to me at night. We had a passionate affair, one that would rock the ages. Well, we found out I was pregnant, and somehow, Holly found out as well. She was devastated, and threatened to ruin Pierres career unless I gave her my baby. So, I went into hiding for nine months, and she started putting on fake pregnancy weight. Her and Pierre kept up their scandal. But soon, Pierre just couldn't do it anymore, and he left my sister. Not long after, my baby was born, and before I could even hold her, she was taken from me and given to Holly. Ever since, Holly has called Tegan her own, and I haven't been able to go near her. That's why I want Holly dead so much. In the adoption papers, I managed to fit in there that in the event of Holly's death, I would regain custody of my baby. Rayven Which explains why you tried to kidnap her... Hallie Halliwell So you see, it isn't just Heather who distresses me. Holly is every bit as selfish, every bit as pig-headed as my sister. She stole my baby, and now I want to get her back. Rayven What kind of a death would get Tegan back to you the fastest? Hallie Halliwell Suicide... But there's no way we could make it look like Holly killed herself, not without it coming back to us. Rayven Do not underestimate me, my friend. I'm not a ninjette bounty hunter for nothing. Hallie Halliwell Hey, if you have a way to make it look like she killed herself without it coming back to us, I'm all for it. Rayven Today is your lucky day, Hallie. I've been working on something for a long time, and you'll get to be the first to help me put it to the test. :: Rayven reaches around her vest and opens a breast pocket. She pulls out a vial of clear liquid and hands it to Hallie. Hallie takes it, staring at it, then at Rayven curiously. Rayven has a smirk on her lips and she sits back, watching Hallie examine the contents of the bottle. :: Hallie Halliwell It looks like water to me. What is it? Rayven I call it Midnight Raven. Go ahead, smell it. :: Hallie opens up the vial and sniffs it gingerly. Rayven smiles widely as Hallie's look turns from curiousity to impressed. :: Hallie Halliwell It had no scent. Rayven That there is my own special mix of undetectable poisons. Once ingested, it won't take them very long to work at all. But the death itself will be slow and very painful. As the poison is odorless, it's easy to put it in someone's drink or food. Like I said, it's unable to be detected, so should someone try to commit an autopsy trying to detect any unusual toxins in the body, this little sucker won't be found. I have a short supply right now, but if it proves successful, then I'll go to my leaders to get the funds to make more. This stuff will make a fortune in my line of work. Hallie Halliwell So you're proposing I test this out on Holly... Thats great, but once she ingests it, she'll die. How will we make it look like suicide? Once she's dead, her blod won't clot the way it's supposed to, so slitting her wrists is out. Rayven The poison travels through the body slowly... Once it takes effect, it gives off the same sensations as one being choked. Once she's dead, we'll hang her from somewhere, and it won't look any bit different than it would have if she had actually hung herself. Hallie Halliwell I truly did hire one of the best. I'm meeting her at four tonight, think you can make it? Rayven I'll follow you. I don't want to be seen until absolutely necessary. Hallie Halliwell That makes sense. The place she is staying at is pretty secluded. Lots of trees in the area. We'll have plenty of cover. And we'll be alone as it is. Rayven While you are inside, I'll prepare the noose. Just make sure she drinks that poison. Otherwise, we'll have to go to drastic measures to make sure she's dead, it doesn't get back to us, and she doesn't live to blow our cover. Hallie Halliwell It won't be that hard. As long as she thinks I'm Heather, we got it in the bag. :: Hallie checked her watch. It was only quarter to three. She looked up at Rayven, who had also checked her watch. She made a silent nod of understanding and slid out of her seat. Hallie watched her leave, thoroughly satisfied with her work. An evil laugh went through her brain as she thought of the shock Heather would be in when she found out who Holly's killer was going to be. :: Hallie Halliwell Things can only get better from here... :: Hallie walked over to the curb and hailed a cab. Again, it didn't take her long to track one down. She timed herself carefully, then finally answered. It would take them at least a half hour to get to Holly's house, which would be perfect timing. It wouldn't be long after that before Rayven would be done setting up the rest of the murder sight. She called Holly to let her know she was on the way to her place. :: Holly Halliwell Yeah, whats up sis? Hallie Halliwell Just calling to let you know that I'm on my way over now. Holly Halliwell It's a little early, is everything alright? Hallie Halliwell Everything is perfect, actually... I just have nothing to do, so I'm gonna come early. Holly Halliwell Sounds perfect to me, see you when you get here. :: By the time Hallie got to Holly's, Rayven's motorcycle was already parked in the back. Rayven was no where to be seen. Hallie smiled, and strode confidently towards the door to Holly's place. She could hear Tegan inside, saying baby babble about something. Her heart felt like a fist was clencing it. If there was any one soul on this planet that she'd ever live and, or die for, it would be the little baby in that room. She had never realized the power of becoming a parent was, until it happened. When Tegan was taken away, she realized the pain of having her baby taken away. The pain ends now, she told herself. With steel in her spine and ice in her heart, she knocked on the door. Holly rushed to open it, and flung herself into a hug as soon as she saw Hallie. Hallie held her and pretended to be sympathetic, but when Holly couldn't see, grinned evilly as she thought of her plans. :: Holly Halliwell Thank god you are here. I was going nuts by myself! Hallie Halliwell You know I would never leave you to deal with Tegan by yourself. Why is she getting fussy all of a sudden, though? Holly Halliwell Ah, its just the jump from baby to toddler. She's crying all the time, making a mess of everything, screaming.... I'm going crazy over here! Hallie Halliwell Well, you knew what you were getting yourself in for when you too-... Had her. Holly Halliwell Yeah... I mean, I'm not complaining, she's a good girl. I love her to death, I wouldn't trade her for anything in the world. Hallie Halliwell Neither would I... Holly Halliwell Riiight.... So, how about I get us some drinks? Hallie Halliwell You know what, you've had a busy day. You sit back, and let me handle the drinks, okay? Holly Halliwell You're an angel, Heather. I owe you one. Hallie Halliwell Don't think anything on it. :: Hallie goes into the kitchen as Holly flops onto the couch. Hallie goes up to the sink window and peers outside. She can see Rayven pacing impatiently. Hallie pulls the vial out of her pocket and pours it into one of the cups. She then pours Holly's favorite drink, Sprite, into it. She stirs it for a moment, then peers inside the cup to make sure nothing was obvious. Just as Rayven had promised, it had no odor, and it looked as though nothing were in there. Smiling, she poured herself a cup of Coke, and went back out into the living room. She handed Holly's cup to her and sat down across from her sister. Holly starts sipping it slowly, and smiles up at Hallie. :: Holly Halliwell So how are you holding up? You've had an exciting last few weeks. Hallie Halliwell I'm alright. There's nothing too big or too strong that can keep me down permanently. Holly Halliwell I'm just not worried... You've already lost to Tony and Nikita, and now you've got them both. And you know how I feel about Sean. I've never completely trusted him or been keen on him. I only get along with him for you. Hallie Halliwell Sean's making an attempt to change, Holly... Soon, he'll be the person I want him to be, and you can hate him or love him, but he'll be mine. Holly Halliwell Um, sure... It's so horrible about Lilly, though. I was surprised that you didn't call when it happened. I heard it on the news. Hallie Halliwell If I were to have talked to anyone when that happened, I would have killed them. The Lilly thing left me distraught. Sean almost did kill someone at Impulse, and I wasn't far behind him. Nikita and Tony may think they've got this in the bag, but I'm so full of energy and anger right now, they've got something coming from me that they'd never have imagined. Holly Halliwell Woah, easy girl. Don't get too violent on them, I mean... They aren't the ones who did it. Hallie Halliwell They have been up Seans ass and mine for the past few weeks. I'm tired of those two, and it's time that Sean and I finally stopped being soft on them and show them who they are really dealing with. Nikita may think all I'm after is Sean's dick, but why would I do that? I've already had it, and I know damn well that no matter what Sean says, its available to me anytime I want it... Holly Halliwell Heather, ease up girl. You're starting to rant and rave. You must be taking Lilly's death a lot harder than Mom and I thought. Maybe you should go see a psychiatrist, get some help, do something. Hallie Halliwell You and Mom have been talking about me? You think I'm cracking up? That's nice to know, maybe I'll be the next Hallie of the family. Holly Halliwell Heather don't say things like that, you're starting to scare me. Hallie Halliwell Aww, what's wrong little girl? Afraid of the big bad big sister? Afraid of my new attitude, of the fact that I'm willing to stop playing the token good girl, to stop getting walked all over? You have every right to be afraid of me now, Holly. I don't condone you for that one bit. You have absolutely no idea how far I'd go, and how far I've already gone, to get what I want, when I want it. Holly Halliwell I'm calling Mom, maybe she can talk some sense into you... Heather, I want you to sit down, drink your drink, take some breaths, and just calm down... You're not thinking rationally. :: Hallie sits down and just smiles evilly up at her sister. Holly gets up, and heads for the phone, but on the way there, she stops and grabs her head. She takes a few deep breaths then tries to head to the phone. She stops short again, and this time, has to grab the couch to keep from falling over. Her breathing is becoming heavier, and she's holding onto her throat, as if she was trying to choke herself. She looks up in fear at Hallie. Hallie's grin turns to a serious expression as she slowly gets up and walks over to her sister. She puts on a set of plastic gloves and grabes her sister and pushes her onto the couch. Holly is still gasping for air, and staring up at Hallie with desperate turquoise eyes. :: Hallie Halliwell The only call you'll be making, little sister, is to the Pearly Gates. DId you really think I'd allowed Heather to escape once I'd had her where I wanted her? You're crazier than I am if you would ever think that. It was I who killed Lilly, Holly. Just as it was I who had a hand at killing Luke. You have no idea who I'm working with now. My friends are more powerful than you could imagine, and soon, everything we've been planning out so carefully will come to frution. There are just certain... Stepping stones we have to cross along the way. And you, Holly, are one of them. You have something I want, and I came to get her back. You and I both know that Tegan is MY baby, the seed of the man that was supposed to be YOUR lover. Do you want to know why he came to me, Holly? You bored him! He wasn't happy with you, you silly little prude. He hated it, the only chemistry he said the two of you ever had was on stage. He needed to be touched, to be loved like a man loves to be touched and loved. And you couldn't even give that to him. So he came to me, the sister he knew would put out. And of course I was willing... One more thing to hurt you, of course I would. And I must say, he was a most excellent lover. But when I found out I was pregnant, that was icing on the cake. But somehow... Pierre managed to convince me that giving you the baby would be the best course of action to take. I agreed, but I see now that that choice was the wrong one. I hate myself for doing it, but I rectify that mistake tonight. :: Holly makes a small moan of pain, her eyes going glassy. Hallie smiles and puts her head closer to her sisters, talking in a whisper. :: Hallie Halliwell Yes, it hurts, doesn't it? The poison is slow, so it gives me time to enjoy your death more. I was always hoping you'd die in my arms. I knew it would make for a much more dramatic effect. And we all know how much this family loves drama. But your death is nothing compared to what the death of Heather is going to be like. Ooh, how I wish you could have lived to see that. But I will have an audience. Nikita, Tony, they will be out to witness it. They don't know it yet. Sean will be a main witness, however. I know, as well as you do, that the death of Heather would be the ultimate thing to make Sean snap for good, and come back to the dark side. Once he resurfaces, he'll be mine. That's all I want... To take Tegan, and have Sean be a father to her. He should have been her father, if you ask me. We'll raise a child of the dark, she'll be the supreme being of all dark forces. Darkon and Kavan will have so much fun educating this one. :: Holly's grip on her sister loosens considerably. She makes one last gurgle in an attempt to say something before her eyes shut softly. Her head tips over to the side, and deaths shadow crosses her face. Hallie finally lets her go and just stares at her dead sister for a moment. A deep satisfacton, one she'd never felt before, forces its way through her body. She brushes Holly's hair out of her face and looks for another moment. Then she tips back her head and laughs, an evil maniacal laugh that Rayven hears from outside. Taking a chance, Rayven comes inside. She sees Hallie standing over the body of her dead sister, laughing. :: Rayven Celebrate later, our job here isn't done. Hallie Halliwell Of course, I just couldn't help it. If it felt this good to kill Holly, how the hell am I gonna feel watching... Well, when Heather dies? Rayven I'll tell you what, it's something else to watch someone die, especially if you truly believe they deserve it. Most people feel remorse after it's said and done... But people like you and I, we can just sit back and laugh. Hallie Halliwell There is such a power at holding someone's life in your hands like this. I loved every minute of it, holding her as she died, knowing it was I who was able to do it. This will drive Heather to suicide, I tell ya. Rayven I'll bet. Now, help me get this body outside so we can finish the job. The noose is ready, and I've found the perfect sturdy, strong tree branch for it. We just have to get her up on it. :: Hallie and Rayven drag Holly's body outside and down the garden a bit. Right by the lake, there is a noose hanging off a tree. Rayven pulls it down so that she can fit Hollys head through it. She then tightens it and climbs into the tree. :: Rayven When I tell you to, pull the loose rope at the bottom. That will make Holly's body rise a little so I can reach her, then let her fall so her neck will break. :: Hallie nods and grabs the rope. Rayven gives her the word, and using all her strength, she heaves Holly up the tree. Rayven fixes a few things, and within moments, the body plumets back down. Hallie can hear the bones in Holly's neck snap, and her now limp, lifeless corpse hangs from the tree, her feet barely touching the ground. Rayven jumps down from the tree and stands where Hallie is standing to examine her handy work. :: Hallie Halliwell Not bad for a quick plan. I'll have to give you a bonus for this one. Rayven So whats next? Hallie Halliwell Heather... I don't have any more murders that I need to commit... At least, none that I know of. So how much fun would it be if I were to introduce you to Heather? Rayven I don't know if thats a good idea, but... Actually, the look on her face would be really funny. Hey, you know what we should do... :: Much later that night... :: :: Heather sits alone, staring into the darkness ahead of her. It was almost ten o'clock and Hallie still wasn't back yet. Heather's stomach was growling, and after the dream she had the other night, she was refusing to let herself sleep. She couldn't help but think about Holly, Sean, her parents, everyone. She was praying a lot more, praying for help, for some miracle to occur that would get her out of here. But the more she prayed, the worse things seemed to become. At least to her. Not too long after she thought this, she heard noises in the hall way. She looked up, knowing it was her sister returning. Sure enough, the flood of light that followed the door opening made her eyes hurt. She blinked, trying to adjust her eyes, listening to Hallie talk to someone who seemed to be with her. This made Heather look up. A woman in camo's, a black shirt and protective vest, sunglasses and hat covering her hair was standing with Hallie. The strange woman was staring at Heather with an almost curious expression. Heather tried not to stare back, but just couldn't help it. :: Hallie Halliwell So how have you been holding up tonight, little sister? Heather Halliwell Please... Tell me you brought me something to eat... I'm so hungry. Hallie Halliwell Oooh, I'm sorry little sis. I'm afraid that I was so wrapped up in getting you your other surprises, that I forgot to bring you food. Remind me tomorrow, I'll get you something from McDonalds... Or maybe Arby's. Anyway, as you can see, I have a friend with me. Her name is Rayven, she's a bounty hunter with Ninja training. She's been quite handy to me today. Heather Halliwell What do you need with a woman who has ninja training? Hallie Halliwell Oh that's right! Silly me, you didn't see the six o'clock news! That's okay, we made it back in time to see the 10 o'clock edition. It's been all over the place, considering she had fame of her own. Such a tragic end, really. Heather Halliwell What? What did you guys do? Hallie Halliwell You know, I'm so excited for you to recieve this surprise, I think I'll let you loose for this one. Boys. :: The two men that had been guarding Heather day in and out for Hallie untied her. She was so sore and stiff, she could barely move. Hallie smiled slyly down at her sister as she turned on the TV. She changed it to the channel with the news on it, and Heather looked up. The opening credits were just playing, and then the news woman started ticking off the headlines. :: News Woman Heading off our news tonight, the tragic death of Holly Halliwell. Best known for her skills as one of the worlds top prima ballerina's, and being the youngest sister of Sin Wrestling's Heather Halliwell, Halliwell was found this afternoon. Witnesses say she hung herself, but they didn't know why. We have the shocking footage of police trying to maintain order in the crowd so they could cut loose the body for further examination. :: Heather looked in horror as the screen flickered from being in studio to the rental place Holly had stayed at. A tear rolled down her face as she watched the body of her sister be handled with care by cops trying to prevent anyone from taking pictures. Paparazzi was everywhere, snapping pictures. Finally, the cops had managed to get the noose off of Holly, and her sisters body fell to the ground. As soon as her sister landed, face down, spread eagle into the dirt, Heather let out a scream of anguish that was sure to have woken up the entire hotel. Holly's two guards quickly gagged her. Heather couldn't move, as she was frozen in horror. She looked up at her sister, horrified to see that Hallie was just smiling. :: Hallie Halliwell That was just surprise number one, little sister. As you can see now, Rayven had her uses. But Rayven is just a code name, her ninja/bounty hunter name. I'm not the only one she works for, so obviously, she can't be shooting off her real name to everyone, now can she. But I'd like for you to meet the woman under the glasses and the hat. :: Heather could barely look up as the woman removed her sunglasses and hat. As the flame-red hair and all too familar green eyes came into view, Heather let out a muffled sob. Standing before her was her best friend since childhood, Heff Bentley. Heather felt as though the air has been knocked out of her and she stared up at Heff with questions in her eyes. :: Heff Bentley Yes Heather, it's really me. Surprised, right? I bet you are. You know, I was surprised too, when Hallie had the nerve to call me up and ask for this little favor. But I figured, you wanted me to keep dibs on Hallie, so why the hell not. What better way to get dibs on the source than to join it. But the more Hallie and I started to talk, the more sense she made. You and Holly were two in the same person. Pig-headed, stubborn, bitchy... You always had to have your way, always had to be right about everything. You were using me like a lap dog. I was your little chronie, the idiot that followed you around all the time. You tried to make me look as dumb as possible so you would look good, all the time. I'm not all fluff, Heather, and Holly found that out the hard-way today. Mind you, she had no idea then who was in on this with Hallie. But I'm sure she's watching from wherever she is now, surprised as all fuck. Hell, I would have been too. But I'm tired of being your shadow, Heather. You always said Hallie is bad, Hallie is evil, Hallie just wants to murder and fuck. But your wrong. Hallie wants to be a mother to HER child, she wants to be with Sean, she just wants to live a normal life. But you and your family, you wouldn't let her. You just assumed she was nuts, and shut her out your whole lives. I'm helping to change that. Hallie Halliwell You see, Heather? I'm not the only one who sees you for who you really are. You are a goody-two shoes good girl, but you are every bit as power hungry and angry as I am. It's just such a shame you wouldn't team up with me when you had the chance. I could have guided you down the road to success. Holly and Lilly, they wouldn't have had to die. You could have gotten me my baby back, gotten me Sean Graves, and you wouldn't have cared. But no, you had to make things hard, and now look at how you are paying for it. Such a waste. :: Heather is breathing heavy from her gags. Her hands and legs are still free, however, and she sits down indian style and starts rocking back and fourth. Hallie and Heff laugh mercilessly at her. Heather manages to get enough strength to remove her gags. :: Heather Halliwell So whats next? You've taken everything from me. Are you happy? Please... I beg you for death now. You've taken Sean, Holly, Lilly... And now Heff. I have nothing to live for, so please, just kill me. Hallie Halliwell Don't worry, your death is coming soon. But it's not going to be I who kills you. Nor will it be Heff here. No, I've got a surprise in store for you, something very dramatic. You're going to love it, and even if you don't, I will. It will be great! But for now, I promised three surprised, and I've only delivered two. I know how I would feel if I had to go as long as you have without sex... So tonight, you are going to get it.