Sequel to: Reversed
Series: Apocalypse Nigh
Characters: Lois Lane, Chloe Sullivan, Dean Winchester, Sam Winchester, Lucifer/Satan
Disclaimer: I don't own
Summary: And then Lois' world fell apart.
Written for my Paranormal25 150 Prompt Table. Prompt of the Day # 109: Levitation
Sam and Dean had been acting weird lately.
It bothered Lois somewhat that she was the only person who seemed to notice it.
Ever since that night in which they had obviously overheard her conversation with Missouri they spent their free time pouring over books, angelic books, and they were acting weirdly.
Chloe was the most affected by it.
Mostly because they were either trying to keep her in their line of view the whole time, and Lois noticed that they didn't want her doing anything without one or the other being there with her.
It was somewhat annoying and overbearing, but they looked worried.
Lois wanted to know what the hell was going on.
So when she'd seen Sam and Dean pull Chloe up to her room, not looking at all like they were going to have a super hot nookie, Lois had crept up slowly, and tried to listen through the door. The problem was that Bobby had really good and thick oak doors, so Lois couldn't really hear what they were saying. All she knew was that whatever it was, Chloe wasn't pleased, she wasn't pleased at all.
And then...and then Chloe's voice went scared
and that was when Lois opened the door to the scene taking place inside.
!" Chloe's eyes were wide with fear and denial. "You're both
"Baby...we wouldn't lie to you." Sam whispered, coming towards her, clutching a piece of paper in his hand. A piece of paper torn from a book.
Sam never tore pages out of books!
Dean turned to Lois, eyes narrowed and hard, unlike anything she'd ever seen from him before. "Get out."
"The hell I will!" Lois snapped, entering the room and slamming the door behind her, hands on her hips. "You're making my cousin cry and I want to know why!"
"Get the fuck out!
" Dean exclaimed dangerously.
Lois took a step back in shock.
"Stop it!" Chloe snapped at him, not at all scared by him or his fury. "You're lying and you're being mean and I want you two out of here!"
"Chloe..." Sam whispered, looking so broken as he went to his knees in front of her, arms going around her waist and hold her close despite her furious attempts to get free. "Chloe, it's true."
"No!" Chloe struggled against him, nearly desperately, tears coming to her eyes. "It doesn't make any---no
! I don't know why you two are doing this but stop! Please
The desperation in her voice seemed to break something in Dean as he forgot all about Lois and turned to Chloe, cupping her face. "We'll figure a way out of this baby...we will. Together
Lois was beginning to be really scared.
Sam and Dean Winchester looked close to tears.
Something really bad was happening!
"No..." Chloe whispered, shaking her head, all struggle leaving her. "You...you have to be...if you're not then...then that means..." Her gaze went slightly hazing with tears, reaching behind her where Sam was hugging her, taking the piece of paper from his grip and looking at whatever it was that was written on the paper. Tears rolled down her cheeks and landed on the paper as she stared unseeingly at it. "I don't---I don't understand...How?..."
"We didn't know..." Sam whispered, holding her tighter. "We---we didn't know."
"But we're going to fix this." Dean replied shakily, wiping at her tears. "Don't cry, love, don't cry. Sammy and I are going to make this right."
Chloe looked up at him in teary determination.
He flinched. "No!"
She then looked away, down at Sam.
Sam shook his head, gaze determined.
"But you have to." Chloe whispered, voice choked. "You have
." Sam growled fiercely.
Those desperate green orbs then went to Lois. "Lois
"Don't you dare." Dean snapped furiously, grabbing her chin and forcing Chloe's gaze away from her cousin, towards him, hazel eyes glaring into green. "Don't you fucking dare
"Dean..." Chloe looked up at him, agony welling in her eyes.
"Don't you goddamn dare!
" His voice trembled.
"She needs to know, Dean." She whispered. "They all
need to know."
"Get the fuck
out, Lois." Sam hissed, standing slowly, back to the brunette.
Lois took a step back against the door, truly terrified. "What's going on?"
"Nothing." Dean turned to her, hazel eyes violent. "It's none of your goddamned business!"
"Yes it is!" Chloe snapped, turning to Lois, face desperate. "Lois. Kill me
Lois' eyes widened in horror as suddenly she felt as if she'd been kicked in the gut. "What?"
"Stop fucking talking!" Sam snapped, before turning to Lois. "She wasn't serious. Just--just leave. We'll handle this."
"We can't handle
this!" Chloe's voice broke in her desperation. "I'm Satan's Vessel! I'm tied to him!"
"Chloe." Lois tried speaking, her voice squeaking in her fear and confusion. "You're going to be okay. You're bonded to Lumiel, remember? As long as he's in there---." She stopped when she saw the fury in the brothers' eyes and the agony on Chloe's. "What? What happened?"
"Lois." Chloe whispered.
"Don't do it." Sam whispered.
"Don't fucking do it!" Dean ordered.
Chloe ignored them, instead pulling away from them and going to stand in front of her cousin. "Lois." She raised her hand as if to place it on Lois' shoulder, but then flinched and pulled her hand away, clutching it to her chest. "Lois
"What?" Lois whispered, tears coming to her eyes even though she didn't understand what was going on. "What is it? What happened to Lumiel?"
Chloe's bottom lip trembled, tears falling silently down her cheek. "Lois. Lumiel is
And Lois' world fell apart. "What
?" Her voice was soft and choked and barely there.
"I didn't know." Chloe whispered, hugging herself tightly. "I---I was half crazy, there were voices screaming in my head, so many of them talking to me, all of them demanding, all of them telling what I needed to do. I was so scared. There was never any silence." Her eyes went glassy as she continued to cry and try to explain her life after her sixteenth birthday. "His was the only voice who was soft, who whispered, who didn't tell me but asked
me. He---he understood what I was going through. He promised me that if I let him in we'd do great things, and he'd make the voices go away." She looked up desperately at her cousin. "I just wanted the voices to go away
Lois was breaking down right along with her cousin. "Chloe
"He told me his name was Lumiel, he said he was the Archangel of Light. I never---I never made the connection!" Chloe brought her hands to her face as she went down to her knees. "I didn't know! I didn't know
Lois followed Chloe down to her knees and hugged her tightly before Sam and Dean could reach them. "Baby Cuz, don't cry! There's---there's got to be a mistake."
"No. There isn't." Chloe whispered. "The sigil. The sigil on my skin." She pushed away and passed Lois the paper. "It's this
Lois looked down at the Sigil of Lucifer, or, otherwise known as the Seal of Satan.
"Read it." Chloe whispered.
Lois cleared her throat and read the passage by the symbol. "In the modern occultism of Madeline Montalban (died 1982) Lucifer's identification as the Morning Star equates him with Lumiel, whom she regarded as the Archangel of Light, and among Satanists he is seen as the "Torch of Baphomet". ... Lord of the Air, Lucifer has been named "Bringer of Light, the Morning Star, Intellectualism, Enlightenment." Author Michael W. Ford has written on Lucifer as a 'mask' of the Adversary..." Lois couldn't read anymore, the paper falling from her fingers to the ground. "It...can't be."
"He didn't lie to me." Chloe whispered. "He told me the truth, Lucifer is a title, a 'mask', Lucifer from the Greek word meaning Light Bearer
. A title
of the Archangel of Light...Lumiel. I---I just didn't know
"Many, if they would only study more, would be surprised at what they discovered." Lois whispered, eyes going dark. "That bastard! This was what he was talking about! He was taunting us! Telling me that if we had just studied it more we would have known it was him!"
Chloe looked deep into Lois. "Lo, if you love me, you have to kill me."
Lois pulled away. "No!"
"Lois!" Chloe's voice was tortured as she stood when the brunette did as well. "All the evil that's going on in this world? It's going on because of me! I am the one who started this, the Apocalypse! The reason it was so weak the first two years was because angels of God tried to get the devil out of me and instead I bonded with him when he took me away! I agreed to be a part of him!"
"The three of us made that choice!" Sam snapped. "Dean and I thought it was the best for you too, remember that. It's our fault for pressuring you---!"
"It's my body! My
decision!" Chloe snapped back, wiping at her eyes. "I made the deal in the first place because the DEVIL was the only one I liked the only one who made me feel safe. I've loved him these years as one of my dearest companions! What does that say about me?!?"
"Chloe..." Lois whispered.
"No!" Chloe turned to Lois, eyes narrowed. "When I returned the Apocalypse really began, because I
am the devil! He's not in me, he's me
and I'm him! There's no stopping this! No exorcisms! No nothing! You want to end the Apocalypse? Do it! Kill me!"
Lois shook her head wordlessly, stepping away from Chloe. "No..."
"You wanted to face Lucifer and give him a piece of your mind, right? Send him back to hell? Weren't those your words?" Chloe stepped up to her. "Well, here I am
"Stop it." Dean hissed. "Just stop
." Chloe shook her head. "I have
to die, and one of you three have to do it."
Sam narrowed his eyes furiously at her. "Stop trying to get us to kill you!"
"You have to do---!"
!" Lois snapped, stepping forwards. "I'm not going to kill
you! None of us are! No matter what happens you're our Chloe and we're going to find another way to help you. But never
"Oh no." Chloe whispered...and then...and then she was laughing. It was a dark and sinister laugh, completely amused with the situation, eyes becoming mirrors and body levitating off of the ground as suddenly Chloe wasn't in control anymore. "You know, I think I'm a little disappointed you all found out. I was enjoying living amongst you and studying you. You are---a most intriguing
"Get the fuck out of her!" Dean took a menacing step towards her.
"Are you going to kill her?" Chloe's head tilted slightly in interest.
Dean flinched and stopped his advance.
"There are only three people who could kill Chloe, and I'm looking at the three of them." Her voice was amused, her lips curled in a sneer. Those mirror orbs, reflecting the light in the room, turned to Sam. "Will it be you? My son had chosen you
for my Vessel, but then I discovered this Vessel, this special Vessel, and I chose the purity to be corrupted." He smiled pleasantly. "She is much more agreeable than you anyway."
Sam looked shocked, horrified as he realized that he
had once been the future Vessel of Satan himself.
"What about you
?" Chloe's turned in the air, curious, as she stared at Dean. "I won't be able to hide you anymore from Michael, my brother, and the only angel who can kill me. You're his
Dean's eyes widened. "What?"
"He'll come to you now, needing your permission to possess you so that he can kill me." Chloe's lips smiled further. "Will you tell him yes? So that my brother can kill me and Chloe together? Because, don't be fooled, if I die, so will she
"You bastard!" Lois hissed. "You fooled her! You tricked her into damning herself!"
"No, I told her my name, my rank. I gave her my real
name." Chloe's eyes narrowed at Lois before sneering. "She was so scared, she needed
me just as much as I needed
her. She reached out to me, and I took her hand and we're one
. I protect her, I let her have whatever makes her happy. She is not damned. When I am done with this world she will govern it because we are one and the same and she will
"She will never
be you." Sam hissed.
"Even if she only completely joined me to force you to kill us?" Chloe's voice asked playfully.
Sam went still.
So did Dean.
And Lois. "Chloe...Chloe don't you dare!"
But with a flash of light the blonde was gone.
"Chloe?" Sam whispered.
"Goddamit!" Dean slammed his fist sideways into the wall.
Lois collapsed to her knees on the ground, looking up where Chloe's body had been moments ago. "No..."