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Title: Truth and consequences  
Creatures: The Power of Darkness
A dark tall column, shaped roughly like a man
, this demon swallowing up light and has a variety of powers

Unnamed demon
Short with scaly green face and a forked tongue

A cylindrical object
used to summon Charon

Nick Gerrard
aka Tšuschung
The being now known as Tšuschung was once a French aristocrat named Nicolas Gerrard. During the French Revolution a band of marauders set fire to Gerrard's chateau and he almost burnt to death. Only the fact that he was engaged to a local peasant girl allowed him to survive. Her family risked their life to rescue him. However, when Gerrard's fiancee saw how badly he was burnt she declared she could never marry such a monster. Gerrard vowed to show her and all womankind just what a monster was.
The Power of Darkness offered him to get his revenge in exchange for an eternity in his service. He took for himself the name and the power of Tšuschung which means "illusion". His power is the ability to assume whatever form he wants. While the Power of Darkness gets the souls of his victims he gets a continuation of his powers.
If Gerrard kills Cole his powers would be his very own and he would be free from the Power of Darkness.

Charon the ferryman whose duty is to transport the newly departed souls to the realm of the dead

The void is the transition to the realm of the dead.The boat and the water (Styx)
are merely trappings to make the passage easier.

The wasteland
The dead who inhabit it come to be there because they literally wasted their lives.
They had the chance to do good, to make a difference, and let it pass them by. After death they are sent to the wasteland where all they can
do is reflect on the barrennes of their former lives.
This is not the demonic wasteland from 4x22 Witch way now.

The end is called the bondary and is a wall of fire. The only way to pass it is going underneath it.
Spells: special scrying spell to see Cole in the underworld
(call upon the four elements
earth, fire, water and air
provide examples of these elements):

Earth, water, fire, air
aid me in this task I dare
Where Cole wanders, let me see
as I will, so mote it be

also needed: objects with special personal reference to the ones you scry for

don't touch the water surface in the bowl or the link is broken

to summon Phoebe and Cole from the underworld:

Earth, air, water, fire
Give me now my heart's desire
What I call home, bring here to me
As I will, so mote it be
Bring me Phoebe and Cole
Cover: Cover  
Background info: Kazoo
Summary: Cole is working late, and her sisters are having a girls' night in, so on the spur of the moment, Phoebe accepts what seems like an innocent date with a friendly stranger. But good intentions are quickly misconstrued when Cole leaves work early to surprise Phoebe -- and is stunned to find her sharing a meal with another man.
Cole can't believe that Phoebe would betray him, and Phoebe can't believe Cole would even think she'd betray him. Their escalating argument quickly highlights some fundamental trust issues they each harbor. But soon they discover themselves trapped in the underworld, at the center of a lovelorn demon's plot to destroy the Power of Three. If Cole and Phoebe can't reconcile their suspicions and insecurities, there's more than their own relationship at risk!

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Author/s: Cameron Dokey
She is the author of many novels for teens. She lives with her husband and an assortment of cats in Seattle, Washiington.
Published: Pocket Books (Simon & Schuster UK Ltd.)  
ISBN: 0-689-85791-8  
Timeline: between 4x08 and 4x15, Cole is fully human and enganged  
Main characters: Paige, Phoebe, Piper
Leo, Cole
Trivia: -  
Bloopers: Cole has never returned to being an ADA

It was not Phoebe and Cole who vanquished Belthazor
Random quote: Cole felt his temper snap like a guitar-string pulled too tight. He covered the distance between himself and the demon in three quick strides. Seizing the demon by the neck, he lifted him straight up into the air.
"Is he supposed to be able to do that?" Paige asked anxiously. "I mean, now that
he's a mere mortal and all that?"
Rating: humor: 0 out of 3 possible
tension: 0 out of 3 possible
story: 1 out of 3 possible
style: 1 out of 3 possible
Summary: 2 out of 12  
  The story sounds promising but is soon ruined by endless talkings and a barely
interesting "quest" to rescue Phoebe. Maybe this is due to the fact that Cole is completely human and the villains are demoningly boring. The end is unsurprising and comes in a rush that makes you wonder why the author
wasted so much time on the .. well, wasteland.
Read if you like Cole and Phoebe and find yourself stuck in a desert.
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