Made Weak by Time and Fate
When Leo is made an Elder he makes the choice to stay on Earth with Piper and together they have to face the pressures that creates on their marriage, their family, and their lives as protectors of the innocent.A/N:
This is an AU of S6. Personally, I felt that it was a stupid plot device and very OOC when they had Leo made an Elder and he left Piper. I think they still could have created an interesting and dynamic version of S6 without breaking apart their marriage. This is what I have attempted to do here.
Because of that there are a few things I want to say about the story. This very closely follows the canon S6 so I assume everyone is familiar with it. I focused mainly on the episodes that drove the plot so there are a lot of filler episodes here that you are free to assume happened as they did in canon except where they directly contradict the changes I've made. An exception to that would be Valhalley of the Dolls, I have pretty much cut those episodes out because the changes I made pretty much make them redundant.
Because I wrote this for the Het Big Bang, it focuses mainly on Piper and Leo and their relationship/family unit. Phoebe and Paige are very involved, but their characters arcs are much smaller and not as detailed. Concerning them there are two things to note. One is that I've written Jason out of the story. You can pretty much assume things happened exactly as they did in the show or not as you like. I don't have anything against him, but I didn't really like him, and I felt like his part of the show was pretty bland. Two is that I have kept the Paige/Richard relationship because while I love Henry, this story is about S6 and I didn't feel like their relationship was given a chance to develop at all and I do not like plots that quantify magic with addiction.
Written for the het_bigbang
Many thanks to my beta exmanhater
and to my artist sexycazzy whose amazing work should be given accolades hereDisclaimer:
I don't own Charmed. A lot of dialogue is from the show. The title is from Alfred Lord Tennyson.Chapter OneChapter TwoChapter ThreeChapter FourChapter FiveChapter SixChapter SevenChapter EightChapter NineChapter TenChapter ElevenChapter Twelve AChapter Twelve BChapter ThirteenEpilogue