:: Entertainment room of Heather Halliwell's Ranch House in Texas, 10:50 PM, Wednesday ::

** CKY's "Sporadic Movement" is playing over several very loud surround sound speakers in the entertainment room. Holly Halliwell is seen crouching over a pool table, getting ready to take her shot. A male behind her is holding his stick in his hand, watching her. Heff Bentley is on a stool, out of the way, watching the game. Heather Halliwell is behind the bar, watching with somber turquoise eyes, her mind obviously somewhere. Holly takes her shot, and pockets two of her balls. She lets out a victorious cry, while the guy she is playing against groans in disbelief and slumps into one of the other stools surrounding the pool table. He is a good looking guy, brown hair with frosted blonde tips, hazel eyes, tall, with an atheletic build. He is the older brother, and oldest sibling of the Halliwell family, Jeff. **

Jeff Halliwell
This is ridiculous. Little sisters should NEVER be able to defeat their older brothers. What is you secret?

Holly Halliwell
It's not that younger siblings can't defeat the older ones easily. It's just that despite the fact that you are a silly gay man, you are still a MAN. And because of that, you have the same stupid overconfidence that men carry around like badges.

Jeff Halliwell
Either way, I should still be able to beat you. Gay men are far more superior than women.

Holly Halliwell
Jeff, what is the difference between a gay man and a woman, really? Explain it to me.

Jeff Halliwell
Do you want the physical or mental traits?

Holly Halliwell
Well, since the physical ones are obvious, explain to me how gay men differ from the average born woman.

Jeff Halliwell
We're bitchy, catty, have permanet PMS, and fight pink eye. Well, thats mostly the drag queens, but still, it serves my purpose.

Holly Halliwell
Jeff, women are bitchy, catty, and we blame ALL our crankiness on PMS. It's the gift women have, when we're bitcy, even if we're not due for it anytime soon, we can blame it. For as much attention as a boyfriend will pay to our schedules, we could have PMS all the time too.

Jeff Halliwell
Oh snap, I hadn't thought of that. Alright little sister, you make a fair point. However! Gay men tend to get more men than straight women, because we're not afraid to show our love for them. You women, when you see what you want, you sit back and expect it to come to you.

Heather Halliwell
Might I interfere here?

Jeff Halliwell
Go right ahead, oh wise one of us all.

Heather Halliwell
Thank you, Sir Sarcasm. Anyway, this fight is totally pointless. Gay men and women are too much alike, there really are no differences. Yes, Jeff, whiile MOST women do tend to take the backseat and expect everything to fall into their laps, not ALL of us do. Since when have you ever seen Hallie, Holly, Heff, or myself just stand around and WAIT for what we want?

Holly Halliwell
Time out. Why the hell did you have to mention Hallie?

Heather Halliwell
Because for as much of a bitch that she is, she was also a Halliwell. And Halliwell's, gay and straight, have always been go-getters.

Jeff Halliwell
Sista gots a point. Alright, I retract my statement, then. I need a drink.

Heather Halliwell
We all do. What do you want?

** Everyone makes it easy and requests the same thing. The song on the speakers changes to "Walking Dead" by DJ Z-Trip with Chester Bennington of Linkin Park. Heather pulls out four bottles of beer. After everyone cracks theirs open, Jeff makes a toast to family. They drink, then Heather puts hers down to light up a cigarette. Holly and Jeff start an uproar over this. **

Jeff Halliwell
You said you were going to quit doing that, Heather!

Heather Halliwell
I didn't see you quit, either!

Jeff Halliwell
Well, I'm not a professional athlete. It doesn't matter if my body gets fucked up. You, you need all the stamina you can get, and you damn well that smoking is going to fuck that up for you.

Holly Halliwell
Heff, have you been giving her cigarettes on the road?

Heff Bentley
Hey, leave me out of this. She's a big girl, if she wants to, let her.

Heather Halliwell
Thank you, Heff. Besides, what does it matter? If I can't even beat Gwenivere Jordan in two fights, I must not be up to par.

Holly Halliwell
And she couldn't beat you without help from her cronies. Quit beating yourself up over it, it's not the end of the world. You'll get your chance at redemption one day. You always do.

Jeff Halliwell
You know little sister has a point, Heather. Ever since you were little, you've always gotten revenge over the people who did you wrong.

Holly Halliwell
Really, don't keep it in your mind. Focus on your next task. Don't you have a match against that dumbass who keeps messing with Lilly and Sean?

Heather Halliwell
Yeah, Chris Barker. He's one unlucky dude, because I have a lot of frustration to let out as it is, but messing with my friends isn't going to make things any better for him.

Holly Halliwell
That's the spirit! Now if you'll excuse me, I better go check on princess Tegan and make sure she's sleeping.

** Holly, who had been drinking all night, stumbles out of the room. Heather, Heff, and Jeff laugh as she leaves. **

Jeff Halliwell
She is going to wake that poor child up. I'll go with her to make sure Tegan stays asleep once she gets to the room.

** Jeff follows his sister out the door. Once alone, Heff sits across from Heather and gives her a scrutinizing look. Heather notices this and returns the gaze. **

Heff Bentley
Now that we are alone, tell me. Whats really wrong? There is something more than losing to Gwenivere that's distracting you.

Heather Halliwell
It's Sean. I think he figured out how to work the spell.

Heff Bentley
Are you kidding me? How do you know?

Heather Halliwell
When I saw him at Glorifying Lust, he was acting really weird. Not his usual self. Earlier today, I got a bad feeling of impending troubles. And whenever a spell is finalized, I can feel it start to work. I felt that today, and weird things have started happening since. And it's not just happening to me, I know things are happening to Sean as well.

Heff Bentley
That's not good. That's not good at all. Do you think Lilly knows?

Heather Halliwell
I doubt Lilly knows a damn thing. I have to call her before Impulse, though.

** Before the conversation can continue, Jeff is helping Holly back into the room. Holly has the giggles, and is hiccupping between them. Heather and Heff start laughing, and plop down on the couch across from the love seat where Jeff has just deposited the drunk Holly. They all spend the rest of the night talking, but Heather remains focused on her worries. **