Title: Seeds Sown
Sequel to: Diary of Jane
Characters/Pairings: Chloe/Alec, Jane, Aro, Cullens, Jacob Black
Disclaimer: I do not own.
Summary:After a vision of future destruction, Chloe goes to Forks to ruin any chances of it coming true...and maybe plant the seeds for a future alliance with the vegetarians and skinwalkers... If a jealous Alec will LET her, that is...
Written for my Paranormal25 150 Prompt Table. Prompt of the Day # 42: Skinwalker
A/N: I’m basing Vampire!Chloe’s personality off of Madelyn!Chloe, from the Smallville Episode “Spell”.
Warning: This story is not Bella-friendly.
Chloe was a little dizzy with so much emotion around her.
The three female vampires had opened up completely on the shopping trip, laughing and giggling and teasing each other. Chloe, used to the more stoic and reverent attitudes in the Volturi, felt a little out of place, and odd, but they were very welcoming to her, and even Rosalie seemed to warm up to her eventually when she’d taken her side against Alice and Esme during a discussion about a certain pair of shoes.
Chloe eyed the females.
Bonding over shoes
Shaking her head she looked at the shoes she’d bought on the Volturi Black Mastercard, not seeing the usefulness of said shoes, they would only trip her up if she were on a job, but Alice had insisted she buy them, and she’d decided to do as instructed.
“Why is that human looking at me like that?” She asked curiously, dressed in an odd and uncomfortably short black skirt, and a black wraparound shirt, along with the high black heels. Her hair was still up in the elegant bun the Volturi females were known to use, and she wore their crest as a pendant that hung in the valley of her breasts.
It was more revealing than she was used to wearing, but at least the humans weren’t used staring at her as if she were some freak.
Alice and Rosalie shared surprised looks.
Esme looped her arm around Chloe’s in a surprisingly maternal gesture. “It’s because he thinks you’re pretty, darling.”
Chloe looked at Esme in contemplation, not so much because of what she’d said, but before of her actions.
Chloe had never had a mother, and even though she now lived with Sulpicia, the woman was not like this. No one from the Volturi were like this.
Aro was affectionate in his own way.
And so was Alec.
She smiled softly, wondering what Alec was doing right now and if he had figured out where she was yet.
“I know that look.” Alice grinned. “That’s a boy
Chloe looked up, eyes wide. “What?”
“Girls only get that look when they’re thinking of a certain boy.” Rosalie announced sagely, with a smirk. “Does our Volturi Guard have a vampire she likes?”
“No!” Chloe gasped, then she looked away with a frown when Rosalie and Alice giggled, completely disbelieving her words.
Esme smiled down at Chloe. “Tell us about your life in Volterra. Do you enjoy it there? Edward says you are originally American.”
“From Kansas.” Chloe nodded. “I---I enjoy Volterra. I---I am one of the youngest, both in human and vampires ages, but Aro and Alec take care of me…even though I don’t need them to anymore.”
“Alec?” Alice asked in surprise. “The twin of Jane?”
Chloe nodded, wondering why the pixie-like vampire seemed so deep in thought at this news. “He’s my protector, much like Jane is Aro’s.”
“I see.” Esme smiled.
“What do you see?” Chloe asked, suspiciously.
“If he’s your protector, why did he let you come here without him?” Rosalie asked, an eyebrow raised.
Chloe looked way. “He didn’t exactly know I was coming.”
Alice observed her thoughtfully.
Rosalie looked impressed.
Chloe, a little uncomfortable with the odd undercurrent in this conversation, looked down at her feet. “Have you ever thought of an alliance with Volterra and the Volturi?”
Alice froze, eyes wide.
Esme sent Chloe a confused look. “We are not in enmity with the Volturi.”
“No, I know that.” Chloe was quick to agree. “But have you never thought of working with us? Not under us, not as part of the Guard…but with
us. As, I don’t know, maybe as Ambassadors of the vegetarian covens?”
Alice continued to look at Chloe in shock.
The blonde didn’t notice. “Carlisle is much loved there, and if he were to stay in Volterra, as a voice for the small group of vegetarian covens, maybe we could have a more unified fellowship between brethren.” She let those words sink in before continuing. “I am not the only one who is curious about vegetarians and how they differ from us, and yet most are worried to be associated with ‘fanatical groups’. If Carlisle were to be the spokesperson for the group, if we had a direct tie with a vegetarian coven, we could show how we are the same…no matter our diet.”
Rosalie looked at Chloe with curiosity. “How are the shops in Volterra?”
Chloe grinned. “To die
Rosalie was emotionless for a moment before chuckling, grin large.
Esme held a thoughtful look on her face, as Rosalie suddenly saw a dress in a window and pulled her mother figure away to admire it.
“Did you see it too?” Alice’s voice was soft.
Chloe turned to her. “See what?”
Alice hesitated. “I see many different futures…all due to different choices made…and in one of them, Carlisle sits in the throne Caius now sits on, while Alec sits on the throne that was once Marcus’.”
Chloe’s eyes widened at these words. “Are you sure of this?”
Chloe brought a hand to her mouth, unable to believe it. “How long have you been seeing this possible future?”
“A couple of weeks now.” Alice announced. “That was why I was wary when you first arrived.”
This was…she hadn’t seen this.
It unnerved her slightly. “Have you seen the future wars?”
Alice’s eyes narrowed. “Wars
Chloe felt a little better now. “We can’t stay hidden forever, Alice. We will be found out by the human world, and whether we’re vegetarian or not, they will want to extinguish us, and they will have weapons capable of killing us.” She sneered. “Not only that, but they will have vampires on their side as well, traitors
, who kill their own kind. I can’t see which side survives…if any
Alice gasped, horrified. “How soon is this going to happen?”
“I don’t know.” Chloe turned to her, serious. “But I know that if we, as a species, do not band together, we will not survive this.”
“That’s the real reason you’re here.” Alice deduced.
Chloe nodded. “I saw a human girl and your brother Edward as part of the problem.”
Alice blinked. “A short, clumsy brunette?”
Chloe nodded once more.
“I’ve seen her too…as one of the possible futures.”
“Well, she helps divide us, vegetarians and non vegetarians, and help weakens us enough for us to…I don’t know if we survive, Alice.” Chloe was being truthful for the first time since she’d come to Forks. “I came here to address the skinwalkers of the area, and your coven, because there are three sides to this war. The alliances between the vegetarians and the skin walkers, the non vegetarians, and the humans---all fighting each other. And neither side wins, Alice. There’s only blood and death and destruction.”
“Why are you telling me this?” Alice asked in a whisper.
“I don’t know, maybe its because you have a gift similar to mine, and so you’re the only one who can understand the horror of seeing people you love dying in such horrible
ways.” Chloe looked away, eyes misting as she tried to banish the memories away before turning narrowed eyes on Alice. “My family is not perfect, but I am willing to do anything
to keep that from happening to them. I’m willing to make sacrifices. Are you
Alice hesitated for a second, seeming taken aback by the emotion suddenly being displayed on Chloe’s face, before a determined look came into her eyes and she nodded. “Yes, I am.”
“Good.” Chloe nodded, the vampires smiling at each other in new, deeper understanding.
Suddenly Chloe gasped, a warming, familiar feeling entering her body. Her gasp jerked away from Alice’s as she looked around her, trying to find where it was coming from, unable to believe that he’d found her so quickly!
“What is it?” Alice asked.
“How is it that neither
of us saw this coming?” Chloe complained as her gaze met Alec’s angry crimson from across the mall as he stalked towards her.
Rosalie and Esme, having sensed the vampire, came towards them, eyes widening as they recognized the pissed male heading towards them.
Alec reached them, ignoring the other females, as he grabbed Chloe by her arm and jerked her towards him, crimson eyes flashing brighter. “You left the continent
!” He hissed, looking her up and down.
She narrowed her eyes at his obvious belief that she couldn’t take care of herself.
So in retaliation she stomped on his foot with her heel.
Alec let go of her and cursed at the pain. “You brat
Chloe smirked, finally seeing the use of these sorts of shoes.
The three females shared surprised looks between them to see the usually fearsome and emotionless Alec, one of the two most important and reverenced members of the Volturi Guard, acting this way.
Alec’s crimson eyes then cut from Chloe to the other females, sneering slightly before nodding his head in acknowledgement of their presence.
They did as well.
“I am sorry that she has inconvenienced you ladies.” The co-head of the Volturi Guard, returned to his cold, feelingless self, addressing the females of the Olympic Coven.
“She hasn’t been an inconvenience at all.” Esme spoke with the grace and poise of even Sulpicia. “Chloe has been a joy to have with us.”
Chloe wanted to stick out her tongue at Alec and say ‘so there!’, but she knew that it would be a disgrace to the Volturi name, so she refrained from doing something so childish…and human.
Alec nodded, an arm finding its way around Chloe’s waist, drawing her softly, carefully, protectively towards him, his crimson gaze on the humans around them warily. “I do not like these clothes.” He told her stiffly. “They bare more than others should be allowed to see. Your skin is on display.”
“Its very cloudy here always.” Esme spoke in a congenial tone. “No one will see how her skin glitters.”
“This is not the reason I am displeased.” Alec informed Esme politely. “They should not see her like this. No one
Chloe looked up at him, confused, not exactly getting what he was saying. “Why not? Does this different ‘look’ look bad on me?”
For a second, as he looked down at her, Alec’s seemingly endless sneer transformed into a tender smile. “No, Kitten. And that is why I detest it.”
Alice grinned brightly. “Aw.”
“That makes no sense.” Chloe blushed slightly, not sure what he meant, looking at Alice, wondering if she
knew something the young blonde vampire didn’t.
“Are you ready to go home?” Alec said her, face going serious once more, yet his irritation with her had morphed into patient understanding now that he was by her side, able to protect her from whatever danger she got herself into.
His extreme need to protect her was both annoying…and endearing. It was one of the things she loved about him---and wanted to beat him over the head for.
“Not just yet.” She responded, refusing to admit to anyone that she felt better now that he was here by her side. “There are some things that I have to do still before going.” She turned inwards in his embrace and straightened his jacket. “I’m going hunting with the Cullens tomorrow. Hunting animals
Alec’s eyes narrowed slightly. “Hunting.”
She nodded, a little excited. “Will you come with us?”
Alec sighed, looking completely hogtied. “Do I really have a choice?”
“Not if you want to keep an eye on me.” She replied, somewhat cheekily.
Once more his expression turned tender as he looked down at her, reaching over and brushing the back of his knuckles against her cheek. “You’re such a brat.”
She smiled and ducked her gaze. “You spoiled me.”
“So I did.” He agreed.
“So he really is ‘the’ boy.” Esme whispered to Rosalie, who nodded in agreement.
Chloe’s eyes widened in horror as she understood what they were saying.
Alec raised a curious eyebrow at them before smirking slightly and tightening his hold on her.
Chloe didn’t know why she felt wary of this smugness in him.
She just was.
And she was a Seer.
Esme’s cellular rang. “It’s Carlisle.” She smiled, flipping the lid. “Darling.” She seemed to glow as she spoke to him, a happiness unlike anything Chloe had ever seen on her face as she laughed and nodded, forgetting everything that wasn’t Carlisle.
Chloe rested her head against Alec’s strong chest, just watching Esme.
Chloe had heard about Rosalie’s beauty, and she knew that Sulpicia was known for her beauty as well, but right now, as she spoke to her mate, Esme Cullen was the most beautiful vampire Chloe had ever seen.
As if sensing her conflicting emotions, Alec’s arm tightened slightly around her, drawing her closer into him and the security his arms always provided.
Chloe didn’t fight the urge to wrap her arms around his waist, continuing to watch Esme with slight fascination.
Would Chloe ever find someone who made her look all glowy
Suddenly she felt the jolt of reality shifting…
Chloe looked at Jacob Black some hours later, under the light of that night’s full moon.
“Everything you said was true.” His voice sounded so betrayed.
“I told you.” She replied where she was leaning against a tree, amused with who Alec seemed to hate the boy on sight.
She then shook her head, coming out of the vision.
Apparently she’d be meeting with the skinwalker tonight.
And Alec wasn’t going to like him.
She snorted in amusement.
Why wasn’t she surprised?