Manor. Up in the kitchen, Piper, Daddy Dearest, and Big Gay Chris sit at the table and chat over some mugs of tea, or whatever. "So, we're close?" Victor asks Big Chris. "Yeah!" Big Chris grins. "You're awesome, Grandpa!" "Did you hear that?" Victor asks Piper, swelling with pride. "I'm awesome!" Snerk. "After the event happened," Chris explains, "we got really close." "What 'event'?" Piper demands. "Is it my fault? Is that why you're treating me like a non-person?" Big Gay Chris whips out his standard and lame "Can't discuss! Could alter the future! Wouldn't be prudent!" excuse, so Piper twists around in her chair and pouts. Victor tries his best to smooth things over, but mother and son are soon sniping away at each other until Big Gay Chris finally snaps, "I told you! I can't talk about it, okay?" "Hey," Victor warns with a bit of an easy smile on his face, "don't talk to your mother that way." Chris, chastened, apologizes and slumps back in his seat. Piper shoots him a pair of bemused eyebrows before the sounds of Phoebe and Raige's arrival enter the room from the main hall. Piper and Victor rise to exit, leaving Chris to sigh and wearily rub at his eyes.
Out in the main hall, Phoebe greets her father with much irritating babytalk and a small hug that Raige quickly breaks apart, the better to send Phoebe to the relative safety of her room until they can figure out what's going on with the flaring and the morphing and such. Phoebe disappears up the stairs while Raige fills the others in on recent events, and she and Piper head nonexistent-atticwards for some Book abuse. Chris, who's joined them from the kitchen by this point, announces his intention to return to the Scabbar Demons. "And leave your awesome grandpa alone?" Piper interjects, not having it. "Grab a sandwich!" she orders. "Grab a beer!" Turning to ascend the stairs, she finishes by muttering, "Get an answer." Daddy Dearest smirks and pulls two illegal Cuban cigars from his jacket pocket. Chris reluctantly accepts one and leads Victor to the sun porch doors for a smoke.