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DJINN: Way to Home is a Continuation of W.I.T.C.H. written by koolkame.

Taking place eighteen years after the events of the animated series, the story is about the about the next group of Guardians of the infinite Dimensions. Dee, Jamila, Ingrid, Nestis and Nola are the inheritors of the Heart of Candracar who have taken the duty of protecting the known dimensions from W.I.T.C.H just as a Nebulous Evil Organization appears with unknown motives to menace the universe. Beginning with Dee's chance meeting with an older Will Vandom while running from an invisible monster, Dee is revealed as the new Keeper of the Heart of Candracar and is taken in by Will as a daughter before being introduced to her new extended family and teammates. D.J.I.N.N. will have to deal with this mysterious threat as well as their own personal issues as they learn to become both a team and a new family.


Also has a side story called A Coat Is A Coat dealing with the garment Ingrid Hale inherited from her father and the role it played in her conception. While not a Dead Fic, it does suffer from long hiatuses.

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  • The Ace / Big Man on Campus: Kamal is the most popular guy at Sheffield and incredibly nice to boot. His name literally means "perfection!"
  • Action Girl: Action Girls to be more exact.
  • Adults Are Useless: Before meeting Will, Dee had this mindset, especially Social Service workers and police. Averted in the story with the adults in Heatherfield.
  • Alliterative Name: Soon to be subverted, but Diana Doe.
  • Alpha Bitch: Synthia "Cutthroat" Cuthoros. Even Hay Lin is fooled by her little princess act.
  • Anything That Moves: Subverted with Belantha, who has the reputation but adheres to her own set of standards. See Ethical Slut.
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  • Ascended Fangirl: Ingrid has been a "Guardian Groupie" her entire life, due to her mother and aunts telling her stories about their exploits. She even decorated her room in Guardian colors of green and purple. Nestis also heard stories about Guardians from her father and loved them, but thought they were only legends.
  • Badass Bookworm: Jamila, just like her predecessor Taranee. Nola also qualifies.
  • Badass Longcoat: The story behind Ingrid's is explained in a "A Coat Is A Coat." She also has one in Guardian form that's Guardian green.
  • Berserk Button: For your health, don't even insult Will.
    • Between Dee, Ingrid and "Eradicator" Irma, a very bad idea.
  • Bifauxnen: Pretty much everyone agrees that Dee makes for a cute boy. See Wholesome Crossdresser for details.
  • Bi the Way: Belantha, her son Imran and Cori Himura. Word of God says that Imran prefers girls but has a thing for particularly Bishounen boys.
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  • Boke and Tsukkomi Routine: Ingrid is Boke and Nola is the Tsukkomi, except that Ingrid won't take the Dope Slap lying down.
  • Book Dumb: Ingrid hates schoolwork. Hates it.
  • Cast From HP: As mentioned in the original series
  • Child Mage: Nola has had her powers over water since she was a small child. Her appointment as Water Guardian comes to no surprise to those that know her.
  • Child Soldier: Not overtly discussed, but Irma makes it very clear to D.J.I.N.N. that being Guardians will force them to grow up faster and strain their social lives.
  • Christmas Cake: Elyon and Will are confirmed to be this; Will doesn't mind and Elyon is currently going cougar.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Ingrid has this in spades.
  • Cool Big Sis: Ingrid to the other girls and she considers DEE to be her new Cool Big Sis. The former Guardians may also count.
  • Contrasting Sequel Main Character: Word of God says D.J.I.N.N. is this to each of their predecessors with some degree of similarity as well.
    • Dee is the new girl in town, like Will was, but is much more socially savvy and edgier than Will was at her age.
    • Jamila is intelligent and academic like Taranee but much more confident, controlled and less fearful. Unless it's spiders.
    • Ingrid is almost a polar opposite of her mother, who was closer to the The Ojou as a teenager. The one thing they share besides Earth powers is their incredible confidence.
    • Nestis is nervous and uncertain whereas Hay Lin was excitable and driven in her endeavors.
    • Nola is a serious young woman who has little interest in romance, a strong difference compared to the fun-loving and flirty Irma Lair. Then again...
  • Chivalrous Pervert: Belantha, Imran and Cori. Generally good people that are girl/boy crazy.
  • Covert Pervert: Nola has swiped most of her mother's romance novels and hides them in her room. Elyon is both amused and rather proud of her for this.
  • Crash-Into Hello: This is how Dee and Will meet at the start of the story.
  • Crossover: Word of God claims that it will try to crossover with other works but nothing's definite at this moment. The League of Worlds is also comprised of characters from other shows like Avatar: The Last Airbender, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (2002), and Winx Club.
    • Other original characters from other authors make appearances (with permission and credit given in their intro chapters.)
  • Daddy's Girl: In contrast to her strained relationship with Cornelia, Ingrid is close with Caleb. The two have much more in common and have an easier time understanding each other. Elyon points out that Ingrid has Caleb wrapped around her finger.
  • Dangerous 16th Birthday: Guardians usually don't see actual combat before their sixteenth birthdays after years of training. Because of Elyon's presence in Heatherfield W.I.T.C.H. did not have this luxury, but ultimately became the strongest Guardians in Candracar's history because of this.
  • Darker and Edgier: Than the comics or show, though not to Dark Fic levels as there's comedy and fluff to level it out.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Dee's is a major part of her character and other characters have their own painful histories to deal with, including Jamila, Nestis, Belantha and Will.
  • Driven to Suicide: Synthia did this to a classmate because she wanted Kamal to be his lab partner, though Ingrid was able to save the girl using first aid taught to her by Will and Cassidy.
  • The Dragon: Selene, who is implied to be related to the original dragon, Cedric.
  • Due to the Dead: Ingrid and any old members of the rebellion during Phobos' reign wear a red bandanna on their left arm to honor those who fought. Ingrid keeps the bandanna in Guardian form, just changing the color to purple. Not a Red Armband of Leadership.
  • Embarrassing First Name: Dee hates being called being Diana, the reason being it doesn't sound like the kind of name a girl like her should have (in her opinion, anyway.) Ironically, everyone else seems to love it.
  • Ethical Slut: Belantha has no problem sleeping with married long as both spouses are "involved." She also draws the line at age of consent.
  • Even the Girls Want Her: Ingrid is said to have many admirers at Sheffield and, as a despondent Zeke states, most of them are girls. Ingrid doesn't mind the attention but is strictly heterosexual (as a despondent Cori states).
  • Everyone Can See It: Jamila and Ezekiel, as Ingrid gleefully points out.
  • Everything's Better with Princesses: Princess Nola Escanor Brown by adoption.
  • Five Girl Band: DJINN of course.
  • Fourth-Wall Mail Slot: In one of the forums, you could have a short Q&A session with the cast, though this was erased some time ago.
  • Fair Cop: Irma joined the police force like her father before her. Dee lampshades this during their first meeting.
  • The Federation: The League of Worlds ("L.O.W.") is a confederation of worlds formed by allies of W.I.T.C.H. to fight an interdimensional war. After it was won the League stayed together and proved so effective at countering threats that W.I.T.C.H. was able to retire much earlier than most Guardian teams.
  • Four-Girl Ensemble: Played with. Dee and Ingrid are the mannish snarkers, but Ingrid is also the sexy one and Team Mom while Dee is the Wild Card and Team Dad. Nestis is the sweet girl but is just as smart as the others. Nola is considered the prettiest but is also intelligent. Jamila is the The Smart Guy but also as fashionable as Nola.
  • Fun Personified: Ingrid, life of the party in any dimension.
  • Fun with Acronyms: Played Straight with all three generations of Guardians: CHYKN, WITCH and DJINN. Hay Lin even thinks up DJINN's acronym like she did with their predecessors as a nod to the television series and comic. There's also an interdimensional organization called the League of Worlds (L.O.W.)
  • Heroic Bastard: Ingrid who was 3 when her parents finally wed. She plays it off nonchalantly stating:
    • Will herself. Susan was pregant with her when she married Tony Vandom, partially due to Will but also because Tony wanted to marry her regardless. Will isn't upset by this in the least, either.
  • Honorary Uncle: Ingrid with all of WITCH, plus Aunt Elyon, Uncle Aldarn, Aunt Orube, "Unka Blunk"... add in the crossover factor and Ingrid has more Honorary Aunts and Uncles than most people have biological relatives, ex. "Uncle Danny."
  • Huge School Girl: Ingrid is a head taller than the other girls. Transformed Ingrid turns this up to 11 being 6 foot 8 inches towering over her own father. Unlike most examples Ingrid shows no sign of self-esteem issues because of her height, something Cornelia notes to herself in "A Coat Is A Coat."
  • I Am Not Pretty: Zigzagged with Dee, who agrees she makes for a cute boy, but does not think she is pretty as a girl due to her self-image issues.
    • There's also the added deterrent of her foster father trying to molest her the last time she tried to look feminine.
  • The Immodest Orgasm: Dee really enjoys her food. Justified as she's been eating in dumpsters and stealing from restaurants and grocery stores for almost a year.
    Ingrid: "I'll have what she's having. On second thought, I think I'll wait til I'm married, 'cuz it's a sin to enjoy food that much."
  • Important Haircut
  • I'm Taking Her Home with Me!: Will ferociously paraphrases this when Hay-Lin asks if she could adopt Dee instead.
  • Inadequate Inheritor: Nola is this for the throne of Meridian, but only because she isn't of the royal blood line. If anything, she's more qualified than Elyon was when she became Queen because she was raised as a royal.
  • Incredibly Lame Pun: Quite a few but none more so about the Breast Expansion of Nestis' the air guardian. mammaries which had ballooned even larger than Jamila's. Ironically, Nestis is one of the Pettankoes of the group in her real form.
    • Then there was this little gem
      Will: Nola, you can call me Will, you know. I mean I changed your diapers.
      Nola: And I thank you for that...Will. You were very good at it according to mother.
      Ingrid: Talk about doing the "Royal Doody" (Collective Groan) Sorry it had to be said.
  • Ingrid's Dad: Jamila has had a major crush on Caleb for years. No one, including Jamila, believes she has any chance with him since he's Happily Married and has no clue his daughter's friend is interested in him.
  • In the Blood: Discussed in regards to Ingrid's relation to Nerissa.
  • Invisible Streaker: Nestis, on a dare during the sleepover.
  • Jumped at the Call: Dee, Ingrid, and Nola all jumped at it with different reasons. Ingrid being the most enthusiastic.
  • Kidanova: Ingrid, Cori and Imran.
  • Large Ham: Ingrid
  • Lethal Chef: Will's lasagna is considered a bio-hazard. It crunches. The fact that Dee has no problems eating it amazes her friends. Ezekiel also mentions her brownies being good once you get past the "hard part." Word of God says that Will overcooks her food due to a past incident of accidental food poisoning.
    • Will claims her mother isn't any better, though that might be sour grapes given the relatively tasty spread set out during Dee's visit.
  • Likes Older Women: Maqi about Elyon, despite Elyon only having four years on him. Imran also has no problem flirting with older women (or men, for that matter.) Jamila's crush on Caleb, of course, and Ingrid says that many girls at her school have crushes on him.
  • Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places: Nestis' mother Racquel has a habitual trend of going to the bar and coming back with one night stands. All are considered symptoms of her near-crippling depression from the death of her husband.
  • The Matchmaker: All of Will's friends want her to at least be with a guy, she politely refuses. Her mother Susan is even worse about this and grandchildren. Ingrid loves to do this with her friends, family... everybody.
  • Meaningful Name: Explained in one of the chapters on how the author came up with the names.
  • The Mentor: Both former groups of Guardians help out with the girls, each specifically tutoring the girl with their element.
  • Mixed Ancestry: Most of DJINN, actually. Nestis is the most obvious with a Native American father and Caucasian mother while Jamila is Middle Eastern/Chinese, though it's not as a apparent. Ingrid's father came from another planet but she can pass as a slightly tan Caucasian. Dee is Ambiguously Brown, possibly Hispanic, and her and Nola's origins are unknown before they were found as babies.
  • Moses in the Bulrushes: In her Back Story, Nola was found in almost the same way as the Trope Namer.
  • Most Common Super Power: While not as big when in "civilian mode", like their predecessors, this is the first thing they notice when transformed. Nestis, ironically, has this trope the most.
  • Multicolored Hair: Nestis has brown streaks in her platinum blond hair. Despite her insecurity about this, everyone else likes the look (except for Synthia, that's because she's an Alpha Bitch. As well as a bitch period). Ingrid has Nola use her powers to make her hair rainbow-colored at the sleepover and decides to keep it for a while.
  • Noodle Incident: Dee has androphobia due to something happening at her at her last foster home.. Not all are bad as one involves a car, the garage door and an eight year old Ingrid.
  • No Periods, Period: Subverted, especially by the Water Guardians who due to their powers are most affected by the water retention.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Nola has this and in her Guardian form it's even longer.
  • Official Couple: Played straight and subverted. Caleb and Cornelia are married and Hay Lin and Eric engaged; however Matt and Will are, at the moment, split up. Word of God said this is because one of his reviewers asked why should the girls stay with their boyfriends at the junior high level. Irma and Martin are also married, though they're only teased at on the show.
  • Older Than They Look: Dee thinks Susan looks too young to be a grandmother, greatly endearing herself to the woman.
    • Cassidy of CHYKN, due the events of Season Two where she was resurrected by Nerissa after being dead for forty years. Dee notes this as odd but doesn't point it out at the time.
  • Old Super Hero: WITCH and CHYKN, especially for CHYKN. The two older generations take an active role in mentoring DJINN, however.
  • One-Letter Name: While more of phonetic nickname than just being a single letter, Dee and Will's sister Bee ("Beatrice") prefer the shortened version of their names. See below.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Despite her true name Diana she insists on being addressed as Dee. Nola, however, refuses to do so due to her noble upbringing. It sparks discussions as famous as the "Don't call me Corny." of old.
  • Original Character: Many, since the story is a Continuation. Notable examples are Belantha (who appeared in an earlier story of the author's) and her son Imran, D.J.I.N.N. themselves and Will's younger sister Beatrice (created before William appeared in the comic) as well as some (credited) cameos from other authors.
  • Papa Wolf: According to Caleb, Imran is not allowed anywhere near Ingrid or even his Honorary Niece Nola; not even the same dimension if he can help it. Elyon tells him he's over-reacting, but it doesn't take.
  • Parental Abandonment: A surprising amount of it in contrast to the nuclear families of W.I.T.C.H. With Cornelia being a supermodel and Caleb being Captain of the Guard in Meridian, Ingrid was raised by the other girls and has a hard time identifying herself with her parents, especially Cornelia. Dee is implied to have been abandoned at birth. Nola was found by Queen Elyon floating on a river, what that means is on you. Jamila lost both her parents at an early age and Nestis recently lost her father.
  • Parental Substitute: In the maternal sense, Will became this to Ingrid due to Cornelia's long absences. Ingrid even admits to Nola that she sees Will as her mother instead of Cornelia.
  • Police are Useless: A large part of Dee's problem with Irma is her feelings about this due to her Back Story. It's averted by Irma and her partner who quickly deduce that Will and Dee left Will's apartment and track down where they went (albeit with some help from Irma's Guardian powers).
  • Possession Implies Mastery: Played with right in the first chapter Dee knows how to use lightning. Subverted by Nestis who uses a bit too much power and ends up making a tornado that sends Dee flying.
  • Posthumous Character: Phobos and Cedric are confirmed to be deceased by DJINN's time, Cedric's end was implied to have been "messy."
  • Power Incontinence: Nestis.
  • Qipao: Will wears one of Hay Lin's at the dinner at the Silver Dragon at the latter's insistence, mainly because Will's clothes got trashed the night before but also because Hay Lin thinks she looks good in it.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Ingrid (wears a red bandanna on her arm.) and Nola (wore blue on her first meeting with the other guardians) again. Dee asks if this is routine for them.
  • Red Pill, Blue Pill: Irma offers this. All the girls take the red pill, though Nestis was the most reluctant due to her overprotective mother.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: Nola tries very much to be this. Queen Elyon very much is this, to the point that when she doesn't have something to do, she gets terribly bored.
  • She Is All Grown Up: Elyon, and she knows it, intentionally Invoking the Sweater Girl trope for the dinner at the Silver Dragon.
    • Invoked by the author for W.I.T.C.H., especially Will whose possible adult appearance was one of the inspirations for the fic. This is freely admitted to be Author Appeal in the chapter notes.
  • Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: The adults think that Ingrid and Synthia are this, but Word of God says they really do hate each other.
  • Spy Speak: The codes for the Hale family voice-activated security system come off as these to those not in the know. "Name: Guardians Unite"="Everything's okay; let me in." while "Name: Phobos" means "Everything's not okay; call Auntie Irma and the cops!"
  • Technopath: Thanks to Dee's power over Quintessence, life energy and electricity, the Guardians (and only in Dee's proximity) are able to hear machines speak. Which makes going to the bathroom kinda difficult.
    • Will can no longer do this for unspecified reasons.
  • Theme Song: "As It All Goes Dark," co-written by the author and strayphoenix. An more elaborate In-Universe version is sung by one of strayphoenix's characters in the story.
    To all an end, the only truth,
    Of my devotion my only proof,
    Til the end of time I hold you here,
    For you I fight for the end of fear...
    Pain is given by life freely,
    Thunder's roar drowns completely,
    Every storm an end, each enemy a friend,
    Life is a battle, but you I defend...
    Journeys present and past the same.
    life forever to heroes in name,
    But fate leaves me to fight alone,
    Every way to your soul my home…
    Hold back the touch of final night,
    Burn brightly, the dying light ignite,
    Far from you I march, don't forget my heart
    Let it warm you as it all goes dark...''
  • The Not-Love Interest: Dee to Will and vice-versa. Ingrid even lampshades how quickly the two have fallen in love with each other.
  • The Runaway: Dee.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Ingrid and Nola.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Dee+Strawberries= <3
  • True Companions: The Guardians are this regardless of which generation, so much so that their get-togethers resemble family reunions. Ingrid immediately proclaims DJINN as her sisters, even though she had only known Dee for an hour at that point.
  • Tsundere: Ingrid describes Nola as a Type A to Dee, while Nola shows Type B attitude to Jamila and Nestis.
  • 20 Minutes into the Future: If W.I.T.C.H. ended in '06 then this takes place in the year 2024 (the author says it does). Where glasses, unless preferred, are outdated and cellphones are now comparable to the Atari 2600.
  • Wake Up, Go to School, Save the World: Dee is less intimidated about being a Guardian than reintegrating into normal society (ex. school, etc.) Irma warns DJINN about this very trope.
  • Where The Hell Is Heatherfield: Seeing as Heatherfield had no true location in the original series, Word of Dante says that it may be in northern California.
    • For DJINN it's somewhere in the Pacific Northwest, more or less.
  • Wholesome Crossdresser: Dee is so good at it she can make people think she's a boy in girl's clothing.
    • Actually a fashion statement according to Cornelia.


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