Faye watched as Cassie stirred on the old couch. The girl
groaned as she sat up and rubbed her tender cheek.
“What’s going on? Where am I?” She grumbled as she glanced
around the dark room but only saw Faye.
“You’re safe.” Future Faye answered.
Cassie’s eyes went wide and she shouted indignantly, “You
“Kind of had to.” Future Faye shrugged. “Your present
memories are merging with your future self, which is how we got discovered and
future you was able to get through the wards.”
Realization dawned on Cassie and a somber looked covered her
face. “Just kill me.” She whispered dejectedly.
“What?” Future Faye asked perplexed.
“Kill me and we can fix this whole mess. No one has to die.”
Cassie pleaded but the fear was visible in her eyes.
“No.” Future Faye asserted.
“But-” Cassie began to protest.
“I’m not just trying to save the future. I’m trying to save
you.” Faye cut the girl off.
Cassie looked away. “Maybe I’m not worth saving.”
Future Faye stood up and began to search around the room.
Cassie watched her confused. Finally she grabbed a bag and pulled out a walkie-talkie
and began to fiddle with it.
“Fay-”She heard Adam’s voice get cut off.
“Where is she? Cassie!” Jake’s voice resounded through the
“Jake?” Cassie called out tentatively.
“Cassie, are you okay?” His voice cracked with worry.
“I’m fine.” The girl stated reassuringly.
“Are you sure, Faye’s not threatening you to say that?” The
panic was still evident in Jake’s voice but at a much lesser degree.
“I’m okay.” She said calmly.
“People care about you Cassie.” Faye said with a serious
expression. Her hand on the knob turned the device off.
The blonde witch nodded solemnly. “Where are we?”
“I’ll tell you once we have a plan but right now we need to
stay hidden and that means leaving you in the dark. I’m not sure how much time
it takes for our memories to merge so we are going to have to be quick.”
Faye played nervously with her hands. Normally she would
tell people to fuck off and stop staring at her but at this moment she
couldn’t. She wouldn’t admit it but she was scared.
“You weren’t surprised when we- when they kissed.” Diana
said as she sat next to her.
Faye looked up and met Diana’s eyes before looking down once
more. “I wasn’t.”
“How long have you known?” Diana whispered.
“Not that long.” Faye said with a sigh.
“And you didn’t tell me.” Diana reproached.
Faye looked up again seeing the pain behind Diana’s eyes.
“I’m still trying to wrap my head around it.”
Diana nodded and took a deep breath. “How close are we?”
Faye didn’t blink, her eyes bore into Diana’s. She felt her
heart quicken but it wasn’t panic, it wasn’t uncomfortable. It was nice.
“We’re married.” She murmured.
Diana’s face fell and Faye felt her stomach drop at the
reaction. “But I’m- I mean she’s pregnant. Did I-”
“No.” Faye cut her off and she smiled softly understanding
why Diana was skeptical. “The baby, it’s mine.”
“I don’t know, but it’s mine,” Faye assured, “ours.”
Diana exhaled deeply, a look of doubt flashed her face but
then she gently grabbed Faye’s hand. She did not look at Faye as she did this
but the gesture itself spoke volumes. For such a small action, it made Faye’s
heart flutter. She held the hand firmly, hoping everything would turn out okay
and if it didn’t she could deal with it as long as she had Diana by her side.
“We’re going.” Future
Faye stated as she pocketed a knife.
Cassie looked at her with wide eyes. “Where?”
She had been watching future Faye gaze fixedly out the
window. She had no idea where they were and was reprimanded when she tried to
look behind the curtains. But based on the high Windows she assumed a basement.
“Here, for protection.” She handed Cassie a knife and the
walkie-talkie. She took a deep breath and looked at Cassie in the eyes. “If
something goes wrong, you run and contact Adam.”
“Let’s go we don’t have much time.”
Using a chair, future Faye climbed through the window and
Cassie followed. She glanced at the destroyed backward and then at the sky. She
saw a strange glimmer.
“Why does the sky look like that?” She frowned.
Faye stopped. “Force field, keeps us in and others out.”
She grabbed Cassie’s hand in order to continue and they
squeezed through an opening in the wooden fence to the other side.
Cassie stopped when she recognized the house, her
grandmother’s house, her house. It look in very good condition, probably one of
the only few buildings left like that. They walked up the porch but stopped
when they saw the door knob moving.
“Mistress Balcoin,” A dark skin man greeted as he came out
the front door, “You return so soon.”
Cassie glanced at future Faye and then cleared her throat.
“Change of plans.”
The man nodded and held the door open. He eyed future Faye
warily but said nothing.
They entered and closed the door. They glanced back as of
expecting the man to come in any second.
“Let’s do this.” Future Faye stated walking up the stairs.
They opened Cassie’s bedroom door and Cassie froze when she
saw that it had not change much. She wasn’t sure what she was expecting, maybe
something dark, black satin. They went to the secret compartment. Cassie opened
it and smiled when she saw the skull.
“It’s here.” She said as she took the object out carefully.
“Good let’s go.”
“Mommy?” They froze.
At the entrance stood a young blonde girl with vibrant blue
eyes, she looked just a bit older than Jake Conant.
“What are you doing in my room?”
Cassie grabbed future Faye’s hand tightly unable to reply.
The sound of quick footsteps ascending the stairs snapped them out of their
Future Faye grabbed the girl who screamed and took out her
knife placing it on her neck. The little girl screamed just as future Cassie
and the man at the door, ran in.
“Let her go.” Future Cassie commanded.
“Now what makes you think I’m going to do that?” Future Faye
taunted with a smirk.
Cassie noticed that future Faye’s hands were tense a clear
contrast to the confidence in her voice. She was trying to act calm but the
fear was there.
“You won’t make it out if this house alive.” Future Cassie
“Then neither will your daughter.” Future Faye spat back.
“Mommy, help me!” The little girl screamed, tears running
down her face.
“It’s going to be okay, Amy.” Future Cassie tried to comfort
the girl. It was strange to see her caring knowing all that she had done.
Cassie wanted to tell her to let the girl go but her throat
was dry and she knew that it would be a bad idea. They needed leverage if they
were to make it out alive.
“What do you want?” Future Cassie growled.
“To leave this house with the crystal skull.” Faye demanded.
Future Cassie drew a knife out and the man took a menacing
“Do you want your daughter alive?” Future Faye threatened. “Maybe
I’ll leave her with a little memento like you left me.”
Future Cassie didn’t blink but the anger behind her eyes
“The things I’m going to do to you.” Cassie smiled
maliciously. “Then I’m going to go after Diana and make sure that bastard of
yours is never born.”
Future Faye tensed, anger covered her face and she pressed
the knife firmly on Amy’s neck. A small dot of blood appeared causing Amy to
whimper and Future Cassie took a step forward. Faye pressed harder ignoring the
sobs coming from Amy. Future Cassie froze.
“You’re an idiot.” Future Cassie growled at the man next to
her. Future Cassie’s body shook with anger and Cassie got the sensation that
the older witch would explode any second especially with the tense way she held
“Forgive me-” The man’s words died in his throat as future
Cassie plunged the knife into him, pulled it out and he fell to the floor with
“Faye.” Cassie croaked in fear. The woman before her
frightened her to no end.
“Move.” Future Faye ordered gesturing to the doorway. Future
Cassie moved grudgingly and Cassie, future Faye, and Amy walked out. They
descended the stairs slowly watching as future Cassie followed slowly.
“What are we going to
do?” Cassie whispered.
“Run for it.” Future Faye ordered.
“That’s your plan?” Future Cassie asked feeling defeated.
“Got anything better?” She mumbled as they reached the main
They opened the door and turned to see the body Charles
Meade. The man smiled evilly.
“Run!” Faye screamed.
She threw the little girl towards Charles catching him off
guard. The man stumbled and they dashed through the fence as they heard the
door open. They slid through the window just as the fence was blasted behind
Future Faye stood at the wall chanting as a green light
illuminated the wall and a door appeared.
“You’re dead Faye!” Future Cassie roared as the windows
Future Faye opened the door and Cassie ran in. She saw Faye
stumbled with a pained expression and then close the door.
She began another spell and the door glowed red.
“Let’s go, I’m not sure how long that will hold.” She
Ignoring the booms and screams of rage from the other side,
Cassie ran holding onto the skull tightly. Her heart was beating wildly in her
chest and she could barely feel her legs.
“Straight.” Future Faye ordered harshly as they reached a
fork in the dark hall.
“Left.” She said once more until they reached a dead end.
Future Faye leaned on the wall. “His parietibus sanare.” She mumbled while placing her hand on the
wall. The wall glowed green and a door appeared. They walked in.
Faye watched as Cassie walked in out of breath and looking
terrified, followed by her future self who looked pain.
“We did it.” Cassie panted as she held out the skull.
“Faye.” Future Diana called out in relief as she ran towards
Future Faye took a step forward, face pale and clammy she
gave a small smile.
“Diana.” She whispered before she plummeted forward. Future
Diana screamed, a knife was sheathed into the woman’s back and a red spot
marred the shirt.
“Shit.” Future Adam cursed as he ran towards them. Future
Melissa gasped as everyone watched the scene before them carefully. He pulled
the knife out and placed his hand over the wound.
“The blood will stop the wound will heal. The blood will
stop the wound will heal.” Adam looked panicked as he recited the spell.
“It’s not working.” Future Diana cried.
“I’ll get Henry.” Melissa stuttered a she picked up her son
and left through another door.
“Let’s try out together.” Future Adam grabbed future Diana’s
hand and they tried the spell together, once more with no results.
“It-it’s not working.” Diana choked out again as she held
the other woman in her arms. “Faye you promised, you promised me you wouldn’t do
anything stupid. You can’t leave me. I need you, our child needs you.”
“I’m sorry.” Future Faye whimpered her eyes half opened.
“Shit!” Adam cursed as the walls shook. “They’re coming.”
“Faye!” They heard future Cassie’s voice down the hall.
“You have to leave, now!” Future Adam ordered them.
“We can’t.” Diana shook her head furiously.
“Faye, Melissa, do the spell with the crystal skull and you
should be back in your time without any problems.” Adam commanded desolate.
Diana watched the scene torn. The portal wouldn’t last open
much longer they needed to jump through; soon. The only past witches left were
Diana and Faye. Faye grabbed Diana’s arm and tried to move her.
“We can’t leave.” Diana protested as she yanked her arm from
Faye’s grip. “They need help.”
Faye pleaded with her eyes. “The only way we can help them
is by going back and preventing this.”
“No,” Diana shook her head, “you’re- she’s hurt.”
“Diana!” Faye panicked as she saw the portal shrink in size.
“No Faye!” Diana screamed.
Faye could feel her heart thumping wildly in her chest. She glanced
at her future self in her partners arms. Her shirt had a dark spot on it as
future Adam pressed his hands against the wound trying to control the bleeding.
Her eyes locked with the wounded women. “Go.” She mouthed.
Faye swallowed and grabbed Diana by the waist. Using all her
strength she hurled their bodies toward the portal getting sucked in by the
magic. She felt the familiar pull in her stomach and the deafening wind in her
ears. They were going home.