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.
“Of all the skinwalkers in the world, she ‘has’ to have the allegiance of a wolf
!” Alec was still muttering unhappily to himself as he leaned against a tree at the place where Chloe had seen them meet with Jacob Black in her vision. “A wolf! The only
animal the Volturi are taught are our worse enemies. The only
ones we’re taught need exterminating
“If you’re just going to complain all night, you can leave.” She informed him, a little tired of his seemingly never-ending rant.
“And leave you alone with a wolf?” He sneered at her. “Really, Kitten, you truly are touched in the head, aren’t you?”
Glaring at him for that, Chloe folded her arms over her chest. She then turned at the same time as Alec towards the faint sound their vampiric hearing picked up. “He’s here.”
Alec tsked in annoyance.
“You behave or you leave.” She turned to him, all annoyance gone, face a hard, cold mask. “If you ruin this for us because of your bad attitude…”
“Tch.” Alec sneered and looked away, a muscle jumping in his cheek. “I’ll be on my best behavior.”
“Good." The blonde smirked at how put out he seemed at that promise. She went to lean against a tree and look casual by the time that Jacob emerged from the darkness of the trees, coming towards the boarder of the Cullen and Skinwalker lands, riding a bicycle.
He stopped the bike with an abrupt movement when he saw her and Alec already there, descending from it, movements stiff. “You really can
see the future. You knew I’d be in this exact place.”
“Of course I did.” She replied with an easy smile.
She shot him a glare.
Jacob’s gaze went to the other vampire, only just noticing him, wariness on his every feature. “Who is he?”
“My colleague.” Chloe shrugged that off as unimportant, knowing that it would piss Alec just a little bit more. “He’s here to make sure that I’m safe.”
Jacob snorted. “It’s not like I could hurt you.”
“Not yet at least.” She replied, admitting to herself as she looked at Jacob Black under the light of that night’s full moon, that he had the promise to grow into a devastatingly handsome man.
Alec growled a little too low for human ears to pick up on.
“Everything you said was true.” Jacob’s voice sounded so betrayed.
“I told you.” She replied from where she was leaning against the tree, amused with Alec, who seemed to hate the poor boy on sight. “I have no reason to lie to you.”
“Neither did they
.” Jacob growled.
The blonde only barely managed to keep from smirking.
Apparently the seeds of discord, resentment and distrust towards his future pack she’d sown in him were already beginning to take root.
“As I said already, I have no reason to lie to you, to keep things from you as if you were too immature
to handle them.” Chloe pushed away from the tree, walking seductively towards him, smiling when he didn’t so much as flinch as he had during their first meeting. He might be wary of Alec, but he seemed to trust her
. “Would you like me to further prove this? To tell you of more things they’re keeping from you, as a show of good faith?”
Jacob nodded, gaze firmly on her.
“I’ll give you the names of the skinwalkers who have yet to shift, and who have been left in the dark as well.” Chloe responded, ignoring Alec’s deepening growl as she brought her hand to Jacob’s shoulder and trailed it up his throat while she spoke. “Embry Call. Quil Ateara. Seth Clearwater…and Leah Clearwater.”
“Leah?” Jacob asked in shock. “But Sam said—when I confronted him—that only males turn into wolves!”
“It’s a lie. Just like every single thing
that comes from that wolf’s mouth.” Chloe whispered, bringing her face closer to his, voice lowering, gaze never leaving his as she let the allure of her species charm him. “It’s as much a lie as the myth that vampire and wolf can’t work together.” She pulled away slightly. “We just need to find a compromise.”
Jacob was silent, eyes only on her.
“Jacob, did you know that skinwalkers used to be able to take on the form on any animal they desired?” Chloe asked him.
“Chloe!” Alec hissed.
She sent him a quieting glare before returning her attention to a curious Jacob.
“But we can’t anymore?” The human asked, curious.
She shook her head. “You lost that ability long ago, because the chief knew that in order to better control the skinwalkers, a wolf pack was preferable. They have to follow the orders of their Alpha. They can’t disobey, even if they really want to.”
Jacob’s eyes narrowed.
“That’s why you need to grow stronger, Jacob, because you
need to be the Alpha.” She turned her back on him, looking down at her shoes, which were becoming dirty, a pout on her lips. “But can you? Jacob? Can you become strong enough to challenge Sam for your rightful place as Alpha?”
“Yes.” He hissed.
She let herself smirk, back to him.
“Is…is there anything else I should be warned about?”
“Fear, like nothing else, the one thing that will make you a weak fool.” Her smirk turned evil for a split second before she schooled her features to a smile as she turned on her heel to face him. “Isabella Swan.”
The human visibly faltered. “Charlie’s daughter?”
Chloe nodded. “Your childhood friend is coming back to Forks.”
“I know.” Jacob pulled a long strand of hair out of his face. “Charlie just bought the truck from dad to give it to her as a gift.” He shook his head. “How can Bella make me a weak fool?”
“Because she’ll make you fall in love with her, and then she’ll throw you aside after she’s done using you as a distraction when Edward Cullen comes back.”
“Edward Cullen? Distraction?” Jacob brought a hand to his head. “What are you talking about?”
“I have already warned Edward's sister about Bella Swan as well, but I am unable to see whether he will take my advice or not.” Chloe admitted, a little irked at that. “But whether he takes it or doesn’t, you will meet her in the La Push beach with your friends, and she will walk with you, and flirt with you, and use
you to get information on the Cullens. She will always
use you, Jacob. And that makes you weak
He was visibly shocked by this. “I—I—I can’t believe--."
Chloe walked up to him and cupped his jaw, forcing his face up and his gaze to meet hers. “Have I ever
lied to you, Jake
?” She used a pet name to enforce the feeling of familiarity between them.
Jacob’s gaze went to him nervously before squaring his shoulders, taking in a deep breath, and returning his attention to Chloe, shaking his head. “No.”
Pleased, she reached over and pressed a cold kiss to the tip of his nose, only barely keeping herself in control being this close to surging, warm blood.
She was still so young.
It was understandable how Alec worried about her.
It usually took fledglings three years to control their bloodlust, any little thing…anger…fear…being so close to a vulnerable human…could trigger the bloodlust and send her into a fury.
And yet she took in another deep breath and pulled away, feeling reality shift around her, completely shocked at what she saw.
Somehow she was able to keep her features trained to a soft smile as she pulled herself out of the vision and kept her attention on the skinwalker-to-be in front of her. “You should go now, Jacob. It’s not safe for a human to be out in the dark of the night all alone.”
Alec snorted in dark amusement.
Jacob, blushing slightly, nodded and turned, going towards his bicycle and picking it up before hesitating. “Will it hurt? When the fever hits me?”
“It will be agony.” She told him truthfully. “A long bitter agony.”
He took in a deep breath and then nodded. “Thank you.” Jacob went to mount the bike before pausing once more. “If I—when
I become Alpha…”
“I’ll see if you want to meet me and I’ll return.” Chloe responded.
He smiled at her. “See you soon, then.” And with that he was on his bicycle and peddling away rapidly.
Chloe waited until she could no longer hear or see him, before turning on Alec, eyes narrowed. “Since when did you know?”
Alec smirked at her. “We were on the same flight. It would be hard for me not to know.”
“If they’ve been here all this time how---?” Her eyes widened in horror before they narrowed in fury and she stalked towards him. “You used your powers to dull mine against seeing them or you!”
He chuckled. “You’re good, Kitten.”
She would have taken a swipe at him with her shoe then and there if it weren’t for the bodies materializing out of the shadows around them.
Chloe straightened her hair and bowed her head at the Volturi Two, accompanied by Jane, Chelsea and Renata. “My Lords.”
“Daughter.” Aro smiled, absolutely entertained, turning to look in the direction that Jacob Black had disappeared to. “When we decided to observe your first solo excursion as an adult, we never thought it would be so fascinating.”
…him.” Caius eyed her in awe, his fear of werewolves known due to his nearly having been killed by one centuries ago. “It---how can that be possible?”
“You do not kick a dog if you want it’s loyalty, my Lord Caius,” Chloe kept her head bowed respectfully. “You pet it and tell it ‘Good Boy’, and it will strive to continually receive such praises and shows of affection from its master.”
Renata and Chelsea exchanged looks.
Jane stepped forwards towards her brother. “Her first excursion and she gets mixed up with wolves. Really, Alec, have you no
control over her? She practically sexually molested
him in front of you and yet you did nothing but gnash your teeth together.”
Alec glared at his sister. “She was enthralling him. I---.”
“Wanted to kill him.” His sister responded with a bored sigh, turning to Chloe and dismissing him. “Very foolish, what you just did. And it mightn’t bare any fruits.”
“But it might.” Chelsea spoke up, causing everyone to look at the vampire who could sense and control bonds. “He trusts her, I think he even has a crush.”
Alec snapped his teeth together. “Impertinent pup.”
Chloe eyed Alec curiously. “Are you…jealous?”
He reigned in his anger and snorted, folding his arms over his chest and looking away from her. “Of two brats?”
She narrowed her eyes at him.
Aro and Caius exchanged amused expressions at this exchange.
Chloe then remembered something, and turned to Caius, lowering her head further. “I must beg forgiveness, Lord Caius. Athenodora called me, and I was disrespectful.”
“She had no permission of mine to order a member of the Guard in my name.” Caius replied, dismissing the topic, offering her his hand.
Reaching for it, accepting the official symbol of forgiveness, Chloe kissed his large golden ring, on which the Volturi crest was engraved. “You are too kind, Milord.”
He made a noise of approval before withdrawing his hand.
“Now that we have gotten over that pleasantry.” Aro placed a hand on her shoulder. “Let us go visit our good friend Carlisle.”
Caius nodded in agreement.
When they returned to the Cullen home there’d been a grand reunion between the once comrades. Carlisle had welcomed the Volturi Two with open arms, and they spent much of the night talking of the times past.
Chloe felt Edward’s conflicted gaze on her during many occasions, and Alec had as well, sending the vampire a narrowed, warning look, arm around her shoulders as they sat next to each other once more.
Of course, he didn’t realize that the reason Edward Cullen was looking at her so much was because he must have had a conversation with Alice about what the females had spoken of in Port Angeles.
Chloe smirked, resting against Alec in completely contentedness.
He was jealous
what he said.
They talked into the early morning, until Aro rose and announced that it was time they return to Volterra, since their departure had been rapid and unannounced and not even their mates knew that they were out of Italy.
Chloe felt a little disappointed.I really was looking forward to witnessing the hunt, and maybe participating in it.
“You will have to come again.” Edward told her, obviously reading her thoughts, as everyone said their farewells. “You will always be welcomed in Carlisle’s home.”
Chloe was surprised at this, before smiling at Edward. “As you and your coven will always be welcomed in Volterra.” She moved a little closer to him, placing a hand on his shoulder and stepping up on her tiptoes as she brought her lips to his ear to whisper, although she knew she could just think the words to him. “Remember that when the bloodlust is too strong, and you can’t keep yourself from tearing her apart anymore.
Edward’s eyes widened in horror at the promise of what was to come.
Pulling away, Chloe nodded to him with a smile and went to say her goodbyes to Alice.
Neither vampire noticed the twins standing apart from the rest of them, watching.
“When are you going to tell her that you went to Aro for her on her twelve birthday?” Jane asked in a bored fashion, watching her brother glare at Edward Cullen. “She won’t be averse to the idea of mating with you. You should know that by now.”
“I know.” Alec sighed, running a hand through his hair and recomposing himself, telling himself to calm down, that she wasn’t interested in the skinwalker or the vegetarian. “But she’s not ready yet.”
“She’s young, but she’s ready.” Jane countered his refusal to tell Chloe about their engagement. “You’re just scared of how she’ll react when she realizes she’s been engaged to you before she’d even met you…and that you haven’t told her.”
Alec smirked. “Not afraid.”
Jane shook her head. “She’s made you so odd
He turned to look at his twin. “You find me amusing now.”
.” She corrected.
He didn’t take offense. “I’ll tell her soon.”
“Hopefully some time before the mating ceremony.” Jane replied before walking towards Aro.
Alec watched her go before turning a smirk on Chloe, who was walking towards him with a curious expression on her face, obviously wondering what he found so amusing.Soon.
He told himself as Chloe arrived at his side, standing there, subconsciously knowing that this was where she belonged. I’ll tell her soon.
And then he’d dodge the attack of the killer shoe
She might have thought that he hadn’t realized how she’d looked at him and the shoe repeatedly with murderous intent, but he knew everything about her, and how her twisted little mind worked…he’d taught her himself, so he was more than ready for the attack when it would occur.
He was actually quite eagerly waiting for it.
It would be fun
Smirking more, Alec let his arm go around Chloe and draw her close…content as he held his future mate in his arms, and smirked at the image of his kitten when she drew her claws at him when she found out that she was the only one in the Volturi who hadn’t known (or suspected) about the engagement.
Ever since he’d met her, his unlife had become meaningful, and damn entertaining.
And it could only get better.