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SuperSlayerVille: Season Two 3/11 
8th-Feb-2010 08:51 pm
SuperSlayerVille Season One
Title: SuperSlayerVille: Season Two
Sequel to: SuperSlayerVille: InterSeason
Pairings: Chloe/Angel(us), some Dean/Cordelia, slight Buffy/Giles, Chloe/Spike, Chloe/Sam
Fandoms: Smallville/Buffy/Supernatural
Overall Rating: M
Disclaimer: I don't own the series mentioned
Summary: Chloe is back in Sunnydale, and so are the baddies...especially the remaining members of Angelus' family, Dru and Spike...with whom Chloe has a connection she doesn't even know of. Living on a Hellmouth isn't easy.
Written for my Paranormal25 150: Prompt Table. #146: Hellmouth.


Things with her father had been awkward for the next couple of days after the whole School Invasion episode. He'd wanted to know about every single thing she'd been keeping secret from him, and she'd told him...most things. Like with everyone else, she didn't tell him about the Master's declaration that she was his daughter, she would never tell her father that even if she found out it was true. Gabe Sullivan was her father in her heart, that was all that mattered, and he never had to know if it ended up being something else biologically.

Despite still being weirded out by all of this, Gabe had insisted on knowing all, and on meeting Giles, Buffy, Sam, Dean...and Angel.

What was harder than telling your father that you hunted vampires?

Telling him you were dating one.

Gabe's mouth had opened and closed a couple of times when she'd told him that her boyfriend was a two hundred and forty one year old vampire, before he finally asked: "Isn't he a little old for you?"

Chloe hadn't known whether to laugh or wince at the question, but she'd responded that she loved Angel and his age or...vampirism...didn't change that for her. Angel loved her, he protected her, and he was someone she could see herself living with until she died.

Gabe, unable to deal with this, had phoned Jenny Calendar immediately to talk and vent, and after a couple of hours of phone conversation, had finally told Chloe that he knew better than to forbid her from seeing Angel, and instead decided that he wanted to meet him. He'd met the vampire sooner than they'd planned, when an Incan mummy had been set loose in Sunnydale and everyone had congregated in Chloe's house, Gabe having announced that if anything was happening he wanted to be informed. So he'd met the whole gang, and had taken quite a while talking with Angel in the kitchen. Neither would tell Chloe what had been said between them (something that drove her somewhat crazy) but there seemed to be an understanding between them after that, and they were quite civil with each other, Angel calling her father Gabe since Gabe thought it ridiculous for someone old enough to be his ancestor to call him "Mr. S" like the others.

When Chloe had asked Gabe later on what he'd thought about Angel, her father sighed and told her that he would like a nice, normal, human boyfriend for her, but he wasn't going to stand in her way for however long this relationship with Angel lasted.

She kinda had the feeling he felt she'd outgrow the attraction, and she was happy to let him live in that delusion as long as needed.

"See?" Cordelia asked, demonstrating her 'fake' laugh. "Dr. Debi says when a man is speaking you make serious eye contact, and you really, really listen, and you laugh at everything he says." She laughed again to demonstrate said laughter.

"Are you sure about this?" Chloe asked, walking beside the brunette the next morning in school. "I mean, in theory it sounds okay, but laughing all the time at everything he says?"

"It makes them feel funny." Cordelia responded.

"I just think you should be...you know...yourself." Chloe shrugged.

Cordelia smiled. "I am wonderful."

The blonde bit back laughter at the self-assuredness the brunette eternally possessed. "And quite confident."

"Yes, well, being myself is okay with high school boys, but there's really no comparison between college men and high school boys." She smiled. "Just being in this relationship makes me feel more sophisticated."

Chloe raised an eyebrow. "What fraternity you said he was in again?"

"Delta Zeta Kappa." The brunette responded before clasping her hands in front of her. "So, how go things in the Angel front? How is your dad taking the news about the son-in-law with fangs?"

Chloe sighed. "Well, as good as I could hope. He hasn't forbidden me from seeing Angel, and he's okay with us being together---but he doesn't know that I'm sleeping with him."

"You'd kill him." Cordelia nodded in agreement. "I mean, your boyfriend's dead. It'd be hard for a father to realize just how kinky his little darling is."

Chloe laughed, loving this about Cordelia. She was just so snarky and blunt.

"Well, better Angel than Spike." She paused. "Then again, other than the, you know, psychotic tendencies, he did have killer cheek bones."

"You saw Spike?" Chloe asked as they entered the library, surprised. "When?"

"When I was hiding in the utilities closet." She answered. "I'd gotten up to go to the bathroom before the attack so I had to rush and hide myself there when everything went loco."

They were unable to continue their conversation as Giles and Buffy's voice reached them.

"Just because the paranormal is more normal and less...para...of late is no excuse for tardiness or letting your guard down." Giles announced as he paced the floor.

"I haven't let my guard down." Buffy defended.

"Oh, really?" The Watcher asked. "You yawned your way through weapons training last week, you, you, you, you skipped hand-to-hand entirely...Are you gonna be prepared if a demon springs up behind you and does this?" He swung his arm over her shoulder from behind, but she grabbed it and pulled it behind his back, forcing him to bend over and wince in pain.

She had a bored look on her face.

Cordelia shook her head and leaned closer to Chloe. "And yet she doesn't see why he doesn't see her like a woman."

Ever after having realized that Buffy was in love with Giles, Cordelia had warmed up slightly to the blonde...or as warm as Cordelia could get with her, which usually consisted of much 'constructive' criticism.

"Yeah, well," Giles grunted in pain, neither he nor Buffy having noticed their audience. "I'm--I'm not a demon. Which is why you should let go now."

She let go.

"Thank you." He winced, straightening up and rubbing his wrist. "When you live on top of a...a mystical convergence its only a matter of time before a fresh hell breaks loose. Now is the time that you should train more strictly, you should hunt and patrol more keenly, you should hone your skills day and night."

Buffy seemed annoyed. "And the little slice of life that still belongs to me from, I don't know, seven to seven-oh-five in the morning, can I do what I want then?"

Giles sighed. "Buffy, you think I don't know what it's like to be sixteen?"

"No." Buffy stepped towards him, frowning darkly. "I think you don't know what it's like to be sixteen, and a girl, and the Slayer."

He paused. "Fair enough. I don't. But you have a duty, a purpose, you have a commitment in life."

"But it's not the commitment I want!" She finally snapped.

Giles paused, tilting his head slightly to the right, obviously confused. "What do you mean?"

"Exactly!" Buffy threw her hands in the air.

"I'm sorry." Giles pushed his glasses higher up the bridge of his nose. "I feel like I'm missing out on half of this conversation."

"Tell me something new." Buffy grumbled as she stormed away, passed Chloe and Cordelia, snarling to herself about stupid, oblivious and pushy watchers.

Giles turned to the two newcomers. "What the blue blazes was that all about?"

"No idea." Cordelia gave him an innocent smile. "Probably just her time of month."

Giles looked a little uncomfortable with the direction of the conversation. "I, uh, have some books that need, something, done to them."

And he was gone.

Cordelia grinned. "It works every time. You want a guy off of your back. Mention the monthly."

Chloe grinned and shook her head.

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At the end of the day, Chloe walked towards the front of the building with Sam and Dean, wondering where Buffy was, only to see her friend sitting on the railing of the stairs to the street.

"Boy, what a long day." Dean sighed, scratching the back of his head.

"And that's that you skipped three classes." Sam snorted.

"Yeah, and, of course they flew by." Dean complained as they reached Buffy. "Slayer."

"Aren't you supposed to be doing your homework in the library?" Sam asked, confused, as Cordelia walked passed them and hurried down the stairs towards a fancy car parked out front.

"I'm dawdling with my friends." Buffy replied, taking Chloe's arm and hugging it petulantly.

But Chloe really wasn't paying attention, instead watching Cordelia, realizing that this must be the frat boyfriend she'd been talking about, Richard.

Cordelia pushed her sunglasses on top of her head as the driver's window lowered in the black BMW.

"Cordelia." Richard he smiled at her, oozing with what Chloe supposed he believed charm.

"Hi, Richard." Cordelia grinned saucily. "Nice car."

Dean growled from where he stood.

Chloe shot him a concerned look.

The handsome guy in the passenger's seat looked towards them, hesitating, his eyes lingering over them, before motioning to them to Richard.

Richard was busy talking to Cordelia. "So, uh, we're having a little get-together tomorrow night at the house, and it's gonna be a really special evening."

Cordelia did her fake laugh.

Richard and his friend didn't look like they got it.

Chloe winced, bringing her palm to her face.

"Excuse me?" Richard asked his girlfriend.

"Oh!" Cordelia realized that they were expecting an answer. "I would love to go!"

"So," the friend motioned to them. "Who are your friends?"

"Friends?" Cordelia asked, genuinely confused, looking where he was pointing. "You mean them?"

"So, Chloe." Sam's voice brought her attention away from the others and towards him. "What'cha doing tonight? Or are you spending it with Angel?"

She sighed. "Ever since the whole Spike thing happened I've hardly seen him, actually. Apparently Spike killed the Anointed One and took over as Master of Sunnydale, and Angel is trying to find out as much about it as possible."

"What's the sitch between those two?" Buffy wanted to know. "You think they knew each other before, right? So why won't he tell you about it?"

"I don't know." Chloe admitted.

"It must be pretty bad if he doesn't want to tell you about it." Dean warned.

"I know." The blonde agreed. "But I wish he would just trust me enough to tell me. No matter what he says it's not going to make me look at him any differently."

Sam looked down at his feet, expression blank.

Chloe looked up as Cordelia appeared and grabbed both her and Buffy's hands. "Come on. Richard and his fraternity brother wanna meet you two."

"Well, I don't really wanna meet any fraternity boys." Buffy declared, but allowed herself to be towed away.

Chloe went along because she was curious to get a better look at Cordelia's newest love interest.

The brunette brought the two blonde up to the boys in the black BMW.

"Hi, sweet things. I'm Richard." He smirked at them. "And you are?"

"Uninterested." Buffy made a face, folding her arms over her chest.

Chloe turned to Cordelia. "Unimpressed."

Cordelia's face begged for her to stay.

Chloe sighed and rolled her eyes but didn't move or say anything else.

"Since when did high school girls start playing hard to get?" Richard wanted to know.

"I think you're playing easy to resist." His passenger shook his head before smiling at them, especially Buffy. "Feel free to ignore him. I do all the time."

A small smile fought to stay away from her lips.

"I'm Tom Warner." He announced, smiling at her. "I'm a senior at Crestwood College, and I...and I just feel like a complete dolt meeting you this way, so..." he crossed his arms. "Here I stand in all my doltishness."

Buffy finally managed a genuine smile. "I'm Buffy Summers, and this is my best friend, Chloe Sullivan."

"Nice to meet you two." Tom gave them a friendly smile before returning his attention on Buffy. "Are you a senior here?"

"Junior." She shook her head, obviously warming up to him.

"Oh, me too." Tom announced. "Except that I'm a senior and I'm in college. So we have that in common, and...I major in history."

"Mm." Buffy was all-out grinning. "History stumps me. I have a hard enough time remembering what happened last week."

"No, nothing happened last week." Tom assured her. "Don't worry, I was there."

Chloe couldn't help but chuckle softly at that.

Now this guy was smooth.

"So," Tom looked at both Chloe and Buffy as he spoke now. "My friend invited your friend to a party we're having this weekend."

Cordelia did her fake laugh loudly for Richard.

Chloe flinched at the sound.

"You know, actually he's not even really my friend." Tom joked, eyes only on Buffy. "I only joined the fraternity because my father and grandpa were in it before me. Y'know, it meant a lot to them. Oh, know I talk too much anyway. They're really dull parties full of really dull people, so...would you like to come and save me from a really dull fate?"

"Uh, wish I could, but I'm involved." Buffy surprised Chloe by announcing, considering the fight Buffy had just had with Giles. "He's an idiot and he needs to understand the importance of commitment, but he and I are bound by fate and destiny, and he would have died for me and me for him. And no matter how adorable your dimples are or how cute your ramble was, you wouldn't go willingly to meet your sure, gruesome death for me, and that figures a lot in my reckoning."

Tom and Richard both blinked at her, not sure what to say to that.

Giles appeared out of the school, obviously looking for Buffy since she had yet to report to him in the library. "Buffy!"

She turned and saw him, smile lighting her face as she watched him pointing at his watch before walking off to the library. "Duty calls!" And with that she rushed away.

Cordelia watched her go. "Wasn't she mad at him?" She whispered to Chloe as the boys shared a look.

The blonde shrugged.

"What about you?" Tom asked Chloe.

She gave him an innocent smile. "I'd love to go, but my boyfriend would probably tear you to pieces and bathe in your blood if I did. And, the worst part about that would be the fact that I'd have to get myself dirty getting rid of your remains so that he doesn't get into trouble with the police, so that would ruin my whole weekend and possibly my wardrobe. So. No thanks." And with that she left, giggling as she went.

Being the girlfriend of a vampire could be so much fun at times.

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Giles came out of the cage holding a sword in one hand and a stick in the other. "I'm going to attack you. A word of warning: for your own good, I won't be pulling any punches." He adopted a fighting stance.

He just looked so cute when he got all deadly and serious like this.

"Ok, I've been warned." Buffy grinned right before kicking the sword out of his left hand.

Giles looked at her a bit dismayed, but quickly swung the stick at her, which she easily sidestepped, causing the end of the stick to hit the ground. Buffy then pinned his arm down and stomped on the stick, breaking it. And when he tried lunging at her, she sidestepped again, causing him to run into the table and slide across the top.

Her eyes widened. "Are you okay, Giles?"

"Yeah." Her Watcher nodded, pushing himself off of the top of the table and straightening himself out. "You're doing very well, Buffy, and I know that you think I push you too much---and maybe you're right---but I know that you have the potential to be the greatest Slayer the world will ever have...and so I push you. Because I believe in you. But sometimes, sometimes I forget that you're only sixteen, only a kid."

Buffy pouted at him. "I'm not a kid, Giles. Plus, I'm going to be seventeen soon. And after that, I'll be eighteen. I'll be legal."

He looked at her curiously. "Legal for what, exactly?"

"You wanna go see a movie tonight at the cinema after patrol?" Buffy instead asked, taking a step forwards. "I know you and I don't usually like the same things, but I thought we couldn't go wrong with this one. It's about a girl who finds out she's got magical powers that must be used to save the world from the ultimate evil, and her and her mentor have to work together to strengthen her for the fight."

Giles seemed interested. "This sounds intriguing. What's it called?"

Buffy's smile grew. "Uh, Invisible Magic."

"Usually I do not watch television, as I feel that it rots the brain," Giles warned her. "But this sounds like a story that could prove to have some sort of moral for you. Yes. Let us go and watch this."

Buffy grinned brightly. "Great!"

She wondered how Giles was going to react when he realized that the girl's slightly older mentor ended up being her true love.

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"What are you doing?" Sam asked, noticing Dean sitting in front of his laptop, typing furiously into it.

Thankfully their father was off on one of his many business trips, and they had the house all to themselves.

"Fucking piece of junk!" Dean snapped, pushing down the lid of the laptop in fury. "Useless!"

Sam took in a deep breath to keep from telling Dean off for abusing his laptop. "What exactly were you trying to do?"

"I was trying to run a search on that creep who has Cordelia acting like a total bubblehead." Dean snapped. "The most I can find on him is his Facebook account. But I don't trust him! There's something off with the bastard. I just know it."

Sam made a face. "You sure that it isn't the fact that he's going out with Cordelia and you just want him to be evil so you can slay him?"

Dean glared at him. "I'm not jealous."

"I never said you were." Sam pointed out.

Dean opened his mouth, eyes furious, before he closed his mouth and sighed, fury melting away into defeat. "Please, Sammy?"

Sam sighed, looking at his brother. "What's his name?"

Dean grinned, pepping up immediately. "Richard. Richard Anderson."

Sam moved the laptop towards him and opened the lid. "The things I do for this jerk."

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Chloe smiled, watching as Buffy seemed to glide around the whole day.

Apparently she'd gotten Giles to go on a date with her the night before without him even realizing it, and they'd enjoyed themselves immensely. The Slayer had gotten him to take her to the movies, to get something to eat, and then they'd gone back to his place for some tea and conversation until he dropped her back home. The Watcher had no idea how he was playing into the teenager's hands, or how comfortable he seemed to be with this new position she was putting him in. Buffy was just giddy, giggling, and in a mood that was just contagious.

Which was why Chloe couldn't stop smiling as she watched Buffy while gathering her things to go to the next class, humming 'Love Is In The Air'.

"Chloe!"

The blonde turned towards her brunette friend as Cordelia entered the room, holding her books to her hair. "Cordy? Is something wrong?"

"I need your help and you're not allowed to refuse." Cordelia informed her, giving (the still in her own world) Buffy a raised eyebrow before shaking her head and returning her attention solely on Chloe. "The Zeta Kappas have to have a certain balance at their party, and Richard explained it all to me, but I was so busy listening that I didn't hear much."

Chloe wondered how that was even possible.

"Anyway," Cordelia continued. "The deal is that they need you to go. And if you don't go, I can't. And I'm talking about Richard Anderson, okay? As in Anderson Farm, Anderson Aeronautics" she became emotional. "And Anderson Cosmetics!" She looked ready to burst into tears. "Well, you see why I have to go. Chloe. These men are rich. And I am not being shallow. Think of all the poor people I could help with all my money!"

"Wait, I don't get this." Chloe frowned. "Why do I have to go? I already told them I wasn't interested."

"No." Cordelia shook her head slowly. "You told him you were with a homicidal maniac and that you had no problems doing away with the evidence of his crimes just as long as it didn't get your clothes dirty. Apparently Tom decided that made you more interesting."

Chloe raised an eyebrow. "Excuse me?"

"Who's a homicidal maniac?" Buffy asked, finally coming out of her little world to join the others in the real one.

"Angel." Cordelia answered, never taking her gaze off of Chloe.

"What?!?" Buffy gasped.

"He isn't a homicidal maniac." Chloe was quick to reassure her before turning a glare on Cordelia.

"Sorry. You were the one who said that." Cordelia pouted, before reaching out and grabbing Chloe's hand. "Please come with me tonight! Please!"

"I told you. I'm with Angel. Bronzing is one thing. Being at a frat party with booze and orgies and..."

"There are going to be orgies?" Buffy's eyes widened.

"There aren't going to be any orgies!" Cordelia gasped.

"Angel won't like it." Chloe concluded.

"Well, do you like how Angel's been basically hiding from you lately?" Cordelia wanted to know. "No. I think you should show him that you're a beautiful woman that he needs to keep an eye out for or he'll lose."

"He won't lose---."

"And he seems to know that so well!" Cordelia exclaimed. "Otherwise he wouldn't be ignoring you this way!"

Chloe frowned, kinda annoyed now that she thought about it. "You know what? You're right. I'm going."

"Yay!" Cordelia giggled, jumping up and down. "Thanks Chlo! You're the best! I'll pick you up at your home after school and take you there in my car, okay?"

"Okay." Chloe nodded and smiled, watching as the brunette rushed away, obviously excited.

"Angel's going to kill you." Buffy warned her. "You know how possessive he is."

"Well, Cordelia's right." Chloe announced. "He's going to have to realize that if he has other things to do, I'll find other things as well!"

Buffy shook her head at her. "Well, when Giles and I went patrolling last night we found a bracelet that apparently had blood on it. Giles wanted to go study it immediately but I warned him that if he cancelled on our night alone because of it I'd run away and never do slaying again. So he postponed it until this evening."

"Bracelet?" Chloe asked.

"Yeah. Part of it was broken, and it was like an identification bracelet. Had the alphabets E-N-T." Buffy nodded. "He said he'd tell the boys that we're having a research session, and I was to tell you. But I'll cover for you, okay?"

"Thanks." Chloe smiled at her.

Buffy grinned. "What are friends for?"

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Chloe was bored.

When she'd told her father she was going to a party where there would be normal, human guys, he'd been ecstatic, nearly throwing her outside the home and at Cordelia's car when the brunette had come pick her up. He was so excited, thinking that this was a chance for her to meet someone normal and maybe even get some of the normality rubbed off on her, and Chloe couldn't help but feel sorry for him. There was no way that any of these stupid frat boys could ever be competition for Angel. They were all drunk and thought they were amazing and...well...if it wasn't for the fact that she didn't want to leave Cordelia here alone she would have called for someone to come and pick her up a long time ago.

She had lost count on how many drunkards had come over to hit on her since Cordelia had disappeared with Richard, but if another one tried, she was going to break his arm, steal his car, and go back home.

Or, she'd go to the school library and see how the others were doing researching the bracelet.

Deciding she'd had enough of seeing drunk and/or high idiots, Chloe got up and went to the patio, strolling out alone. It was chilly, and she rubbed her arms a bit, crossing them. She stepped on a piece of glass and looked down. There were several small pieces there and she crouched to pick one up. The blonde frowned, looking up above her and noticed the door to the balcony had been boarded up.

"You know, suicide is not the preferable alternate to the party." A voice joked as Tom appeared from behind her.

Chloe stood rapidly at the sound of the voice, dropping the piece of glass in her surprise. "I don't know. Half an hour more and it might seem tempting."

He grinned, passing her one of the drinks in his hands. "Why did you accept the invitation if you were going to be this bored?"

"Because Dick informed Cordelia that there was some archaic and completely unexplained frat law that somehow states that if I don't die of boredom here she doesn't get to come." Chloe informed him, annoyed. "And let me tell you something, if that is really so, then I can tell you a couple of places you can all shove that 'law' into."

Tom looked at her, intrigued, taking a sip of his drink. "You're not at all like other high school girls."

"You don't know the half of it." She murmured, looking at her drink suspiciously. "Did you slip anything into this?"

He choked on his sip and burst out laughing. "Not at all like any other high school girl!" He laughed, praising her as he coughed. "Most would just be glad that I was paying attention to them. For some reason, high school girls seem to think that frat boys are these sophisticated gods. When, really, we're just older, drunker versions of high school boys."

Well...he had that right.

She tilted her head, eyeing him curiously. "So, I know the one you were interested in was Buffy, so I'm curious why you wanted me to come here so badly that Cordelia felt the need to beg."

"It's not every day a high school girl tells you something so morbid with such an innocent smile on her face." Tom replied. "It's like in one of those horror movies where the angelic babe ends up being the demon killing everyone."

"So I appealed to your morbid side." She guessed.

He nodded, taking another sip.

She took a sip of her drink as well. "Well, you don't want to delve any deeper, frat boy. You won't like it."

He just smiled at her.

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In the library, Giles and Buffy were playing word games, trying to figure out what the word on the bracelet might be, while Sam and Dean pretended to be helping, but seemed to be sulking more than anything. Buffy had to admit that she was a bit annoyed with the brothers. Dean was obviously in love with Cordelia, and Sam had a crush on Chloe, and yet neither did anything about their feelings and sulked when the girls got on with their lives and found people. If neither brother had made a play for, or fought for the girls, Buffy really didn't think they had the right to sulk and act like boyfriends whose girlfriends were cheating on them.

"Bent." Giles tried, continuing with their word game.

"Sent." Buffy answered, typing in the words in the computer as they were spoken.

"Rent." Sam sighed, looking out of the window.

"Lent." Dean tapped a pencil against a closed book.

"Dent." Buffy offered.

"Went." Dean scratched the back of his neck with the eraser of the pencil.

"Kent." Sam murmured, and then sat up straighter. "Kent. That's it!"

Everyone turned to look at him.

"His name is Kent?" Giles asked. "I thought this was a girl's bracelet."

"Not a person." Sam got up and moved to the computer, replacing Buffy in the seat. "Kent Preparatory School. Just outside of town. I thought I'd seen that kind of bracelet before!"

"Right." Dean nodded. "I dated a girl from there some years back."

Sam nodded.

"What are you doing?" Giles wanted to know.

"Pulling up their school newspaper for the past few months." Sam responded, fingers typing rapidly. "See if there's anything about..."

Buffy, who'd been looking over his shoulder the whole while, interrupted. "A missing girl."

The most recent issue of the newsletter had a picture of a pretty redhead on the front page. The title of the article read: 'Callie Our Hearts & Prayers Are With You.'

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Despite only having had that one bottle, Chloe found herself woozy, trying to steady herself against the wall. She made her way slowly towards the stairs, deciding it was time to either find Cordelia and get out, or call someone to come and pick her up. Either way she wasn't in her right mind and given the crowd around here, she doubted that it was safe to be halfway tipsy.

She made her way carefully up the stairs, trying to call for Cordelia, but she could barely whisper, much less call out.

Making it to the hallway, Chloe leaned against the wall and found herself sliding down to the ground, her muscles feeling tired and heavy.

She tried to reach for her cellular, but her eyes were closed and she was unconscious before her hands even reached her pockets.

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Giles picked up the printout of the Newsletter's front page. "Callie Megan Anderson. Missing for over a week. No one's seen her, no one knows what happened to her."

"This being Sunnydale and all I guess we can rule out something good." Dean snarked.

"I agree." Buffy nodded.

"That's not all." Sam announced, eyes on the computer as more information comes up. "There were others. Brittany Oswald, junior at St. Michael's, disappeared a year ago. So did Kelly Percell, sophomore at Grant."

"A year." Dean narrowed his eyes.

"Almost to the day." Sam nodded.

"An anniversary, perhaps?" Giles changed a guess. "Or maybe some other event significant to the killer?"

"Killer." Buffy shook her head. "Great."

Giles turned to her, exhaling. "Where need to go to where we found the bracelet and begin our search there."

Buffy stood.

So did Dean. "Where did you two find the bracelet?"

"At the cemetery." Buffy responded, pulling on her jacket. "Near the south wall."

"South wall." Dean frowned. "What's near the south wall?"

Sam suddenly stood, the chair falling back with the force of the movement. "The college...and the fraternity house."

Dean's eyes widened. "I knew I didn't trust that creep!"

"Wait, I don't understand." Giles frowned, looking from one boy to the next. "A fraternity house?"

"The Zeta Beta Gamma Meta somethings." Dean nodded.

Buffy went pale. "Chloe's there right now."

"So is Cordelia!" Dean grabbed his jacket and raced out of the library.

Sam was right behind him.

Giles turned to Buffy, who was calling a number on her cellular. "What are you doing?"

"Calling Angel." The Slayer replied. "This might be a wild goose chase, but if the frat boys are really the ones doing this, Chloe is in danger and Angel needs to be there."

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When Chloe woke up she was in a basement, shackled to the walls, alongside Cordelia and another girl, watching as Tom (who had a series of symbols carved into his chest) knelt as Richard stood behind him, using a sword to carve another one on Tom's back.

"Chloe?" Cordelia whispered. "Where are we?"

"Basement. Or cellar or something." She responded, testing the strength of her chains and grunting when she realized just how strong they were.

"What's happening?" Cordelia wanted to know in a shaky voice. "What did they do to us?"

"Drugged us." Chloe felt like an idiot for having fallen for that trick, especially since she'd been suspicious from the first.

"Why?" Cordelia whispered. "What are they gonna do to us?"

"Nothing good." Chloe replied.

"We're all going to die." The other girl replied in a teary voice.

Richard finished carving Tom's new symbol, and Tom got up, turning to the girls as two brothers helped him put on his robe.

Chloe shook her chain a bit and looked up where it was anchored, returning her glare at Tom as he looked at her.

"She's last." He announced.

"Last?" Cordelia squeaked. "For what?"

Tom walked over to the well and picked up a bag.

"Who's the first?!" Cordelia shrieked after him. "Answer me! Who's first?!"

Tom let three stones drop out of the bag and into his hands.

Chloe narrowed her eyes. "Three stones. Three girls."

Cordelia was truly beginning to panic. "Chlo..."

"Stay calm." Chloe turned to her. "We've been through worse than a few fraternity boys having played dungeons and dragons one too many times. We'll get outta this."

Cordelia looked at her and nodded, remembering the Apocalypse, and taking in a very deep breath.

"Such an odd girl." Tom chuckled at Chloe as he poured water over the stones.

"Why'd I ever let you talk me into coming here?" Cordelia whimpered to Chloe.

Chloe laughed.

She seriously laughed.

The brothers stopped and turned to look at her, some confused and some unnerved at the fact that she was laughing at a time like this.

As he finished with his stone-cleansing ritual, Tom faced her, watching her in interest.

She sneered at him, despite the fact that she was getting scared.

She wasn't going to let him know she was scared.

She wasn't going to let Cor know she was scared either.

She refused to.

Tom stood on the basement stairs, holding the sword. "Machida." He started.

"In his name." The robed frat brothers chanted.

"We who serve you, we who receive all that you bestow, call upon you in this holy hour."

"In this holy hour." The chant continued.

Chloe could feel the powers of the spell as it began to form.

Tom turned to walk towards Richard, holding the sword horizontally in both hands. "We have no wealth, no possession...except that which you give us."

"Except that which you give us." They chanted.

Tom placed the sword on Richard's arms. "We have no power, no place in the world...except that which you give us."

"Except that which you give us." They chanted.

Chloe narrowed her eyes, feeling the spell trying to draw power from her, as all spells seemed to try to do instinctively when performed around her, but she narrowed her eyes and blocked herself off from the power, pushing it away, causing the air around her to cackle with electricity.

Richard hugged the sword to his chest, crossing his hands over his heart.

Cordelia narrowed her eyes. "What are they, some kind of cult or something?"

"Yeah, that's what I figured." Chloe narrowed her eyes. "I'm guessing I now know why Anderson Farms, Aeronautics and Cosmetics are doing so well."

Tom continued on. "It's been a year since our last offering."

Richard lowered the sword and rested the tip on the floor.

A year in which our bounty overflowed." Tom spoke out. "We come before you with fresh offerings."

"Offerings?" Cordelia squeaked. "He's talking about us?"

"Do you see anyone else chained up in here?" The third girl wanted to know.

"What's her deal?" Cordelia wanted to know.

Chloe chuckled once more, lowering her head as her body trembled with her giggles.

Around her the crackling grew louder, stronger, the magic trying to feed off of her and growing violent as it found itself unable to penetrate her pores and enter within to anchor itself in her and her energy.

"Accept our offering, Dark Lord, and bless us with your power." Tom continued, concentration purely on the ritual. "Machida!"

"Machida!" Came the echo of voices.

Tom tossed the stones into the well at the center of the basement one at a time.

"What's down there?" Cordelia asked in terror.

"Come forth, and let your terrible countenance look upon your servants and their humble offering." Tom chanted. "We call you, Machida."

"In his name." The brother chanted. "Machida!"

Chloe's whole body shook with the effort to push the magic away from her.

"There's something down there and he's gonna throw us down there with it." Cordelia whimpered.

"I don't think so." Chloe shook her head, voice pained.

"No?" Cordelia turned to her, hopeful. "Well, that's good! That, that's..."

"I don't think we go to it." Chloe explained. "It comes to us."

All hope disappeared. "Ooooh! No!"

Tom looked up, awaiting Machida's arrival.

The well began to shake violently, the whole basement shaking, announcing the arrival of the creature right before it suddenly rose from the mouth of the well.

"Oh, my God." Cordelia whispered before screaming.

The other girl was screaming as well.

Chloe just looked at the creature.

It was half-man, half-snake, green and scaly. He growled as he looked at the girls.

Cordelia continued screaming at the top of her lungs.

Chloe tried yanking her chains from the ceiling despite knowing that she wasn't strong enough to do that.

"Dean's going to come." Cordelia closed her eyes tightly. "Dean's going to come."

Chloe sent her a surprised look at the faith she had in that.

Machida remained stationary and spread his arms out.

"For he shall rise from the depths, and we shall tremble before him." Tom grinned. "He who is the source of all we inherit and all we possess. Machida."

"Machida." Came the chanted echo.

"And if he is pleased with our offerings, then our fortune shall increase." Tom continued.

"Machida." The brothers chanted. "Let our fortunes increase."

"And on the tenth day of the tenth month he shall be enhungered." Tom recited. "And we shall feed him."

Machida gazed over at the girls.

"Feed him?" Cordelia echoed.

Machida raised before her.

"FEED HIM?!?" She shrieked.

Chloe stopped trying to break the chains, knowing it was fruitless, narrowing her eyes and trying to find any other way of escape or freedom, or at least a way to stall what was going to happen.

Machida turned to Cordelia, closing in on her as the brunette screamed in horror.

"Hey reptile boy!" Chloe screamed, getting his attention.

"No woman speaks to him!" Tom hissed from where he was standing.

"Yeah." She sneered, looking the half-snake. "I can see why. Gotta be hell getting a date when he looks like that."

"I told you to shut up!" Tom snarled, going to her and backhand punching her, holding his sword up high. "Speak again and I'll cut your throat."

Face throbbing, Chloe's tongue reached out and licked at the trail of blood down the corner of her mouth. Tasting the blood, she sneered at Tom. "My boyfriend is going to tear your flesh from your bones in a way that you live throughout the whole thing. He'll slice through your muscles and leave you half open to be devoured by rats in the sewers beneath your parent's home."

Tom looked at her, seeming shocked at the darkness in her promise.

Two brothers unchained Cordelia and held her, when suddenly there was a huge commotion upstairs, screams echoing throughout the basement.

Everyone looked up.

Chloe laughed an admittedly dark laugh, before returning her gaze to Tom, sing-songing two words. "He's here."

Tom's eyes widened before he turned to the others. "Something's going on upstairs. Go. Go!"

Several of them rushed upstairs to see what was going on.

Chloe calculated the distance between her and Tom.

"Feed, Dark Lord!" Tom called.

Machida raised above Cordelia then moved in to take her from the brother's grip. She screamed loudly and tried to struggle, but was unable to free herself from the two large frat boys holding her prisoner to her fate.

Desperation filled Chloe's soul as she realized that the others weren't going to make it on time.

Tightening her grip on the chains, Chloe narrowed her eyes on Machida and planted her feet firmly on the ground and for the first time tried to connect with the Hellmouth on purpose. It was quite ironic that she'd spent so many months trying to find a way to find a way to block the connection, and yet now she was letting down all of her barriers, letting the energy Jenny, Angel, and even the Master himself had told her she had, flow out.

Machida stopped immediately, turning to look at Chloe in curiosity.

Tom frowned, confused.

The blonde held her ground, tightening her grip on the chains, as the creature turned towards her, forgetting all about Cordelia.

"M-Master?" Tom stammered.

Machida, lured in by the pulsating, dark energy emanating from Chloe's every pore through her connection with the Hellmouth, headed towards her, as if in a trance, and right as he closed in on her she pulled herself up by the chains and kicked him as hard in the face as she could, the unexpected blow sending the demon flying back into the bricks of his well.

"You bitch!" Tom snarled, turning to her, sword held high, readying to impale her. "I'll serve you to him in pieces!"

"Tom," Using the chains once more, Chloe hoisted herself up with a strong push and somehow was able to hook her feet on his shoulders, using the momentum to shove him headfirst into the wall. "Shut up already!"

The door to the basement flew open and Buffy was the first one to appear, quickly followed by an enraged Angel, and the rest of the gang.

A battle between the fraternity, Machida, and the Scooby Gang broke out, and true to her beliefs, it was Dean who rescued Cordelia from her captors, the brunette hugging him tightly in her moment of shock before pushing way from him and slapping him, demanding to know why in the world he'd taken so long to get his ass over here to save her. Machida had been killed disappointingly fast by Buffy, who'd used the sword Tom had dropped when Chloe had introduced him to the wall and rendered him unconscious, and the brothers captured, the girls let loose.

All except Chloe.

Despite the fact that everyone else was free and making their way upstairs, Chloe found herself still chained, alone, looking up at a furious Angel.

"I can't...leave you...alone...without you getting yourself in danger." He snarled, face still vamped out, pounding two fists on either side of her face.

"Exactly." She nodded, not at all scared. "So maybe now you'll stop hiding from me and you'll tell me what's going on. Otherwise I'll keep doing stuff like this and you won't be around to snarl at me about it after we've all, somehow, survived."

He snarled fiercer, bringing his face to hers.

"So, I'm guessing, especially with Mister Chase leading the prosecution, that those jerks are all looking at consecutive life sentences." Chloe ignored his threat. "Investigators are going to find a truckload and more of girl bones down the cavern I'm sure that well leads to."

His eyes were molten, fierce gold.

"Corporations whose chairmen and founders are former Delta Zeta Kappas are going to start suffering from falling profits, IRS, raids...maybe a couple of suicides in the boardroom." She grinned. "Starve a snake, lose a fortune."

"Chloe." Angel snarled.

"Yeah?" She asked, looking up at him.

"Shut up." And with that he attacked her, mouth consuming hers as he pressed her harshly against the wall.

A horny chuckle escaped her lips as she used the chains to pull herself up and wrap her thighs around him, pulling him in closer.

Angel growled into the kiss, hand going up to caress the shackles around her wrist.

"Oh god! Get a room!" Cordelia exclaimed in horror from the top of the stairs.

She'd obviously come back to see why Angel and Chloe weren't with them, but was hurrying back.

Chloe chuckled deep in her throat while Angel grumbled in complaint.

"Angel?" She whispered as he placed one hand around her waist and used the other to break the chains, leaving the shackles around her wrists though, holding her up against him.

"Hmmm?" He murmured as she slid down his body to the ground.

"How about we install some chains in your apartment?" She whispered.

Angel's demon's eyes widened before he snarled in dark delight at the thought.

She giggled, reaching for his hand, and leading him out of the basement.
Comments 
9th-Feb-2010 06:21 am (UTC)
can i say go buffy about giles lol. i agree with buffy about wanting to hit sam and dean about how they are about cordy and chloe. chloe is right to be mad at angel for not telling her anything . loved what chloe said to angel at the end lol. when will chloe learn about angles ties to dru and spike ? PPMS
9th-Feb-2010 01:52 pm (UTC)
Yep, she will learn about the ties eventually....and Giles....poor Giles....if only he knew how he's playing into Buffy's plans! lol
9th-Feb-2010 06:22 am (UTC)
This was awesome! I actually just watched this episode so it was exciting to see what you changed about it. I loved the Buffy/Giles stuff, he's just so hopelessly oblivious and its so cute. The Angel/Chloe moment at the end was great as well. I loved Chloe's line about installing chains in his apartment. It had me cracking up! Great job on this, I can't wait to read more!
9th-Feb-2010 01:54 pm (UTC)
Isn't he? For some trained Watcher Giles can be a bit oblivious! *grins evilly* Ah, yes, being with a vampire has made Chloe kinda darkly kinky. lol
9th-Feb-2010 08:47 am (UTC)
You do know you made me a Giles/Buffy fan now, right? ♥ never gave that pairing another thought, but now i like it a lot....lol.


anyway, i absolutely loved this chapter(as i do with all the others of course)... Chloe's become kinky ;D

excellent job!
9th-Feb-2010 01:55 pm (UTC)
Really! Yay! Another convert! For some reason, I could never get this pairing out of my head. From the moment I first saw them together I was like 'I like these two together' and I could never really get into any of her relationships because of it I guess.
9th-Feb-2010 10:26 am (UTC)
*more dancing*

I'm enjoying the Giles/Buffy. Love what Buffy thought in regards to Dean and Sam about not saying something about their feelings and not having the right to sulk. I do give Dean more of a leeway because of what he overheard from Cordelia confession to Chloe.

Chloe and Cordelia, I just love them.

Love the last scene between Chloe and Angel!

But right I'm picturing a scene of Chloe getting home and her dad asking how her normal date went with the normal boys. I think that after that conversation he gave Chloe his complete blessing for Angel.

Can't wait for more!!!!
9th-Feb-2010 01:56 pm (UTC)
*bursts out laughing* Yes! Exactly! Gabe's going to be so shocked! I believe his reaction should be mentioned in the next chapter, but I'm not too sure. But that poor man, so happy that she was going to be around *normal* guys for once! *laughs* Poor, naive, deluded man.
9th-Feb-2010 07:40 pm (UTC) - update
Love this story!! course you are one of my favorite authors. Loved Chloe's comments about her boyfriend. Wish I could get away with saying that. lol
9th-Feb-2010 07:52 pm (UTC) - Re: update
Thank you so very much! I'm glad you're enjoying this so far :D
10th-Feb-2010 02:33 am (UTC)
Chloe and Angel are pretty steamy there at the end. Whoo! I enjoyed Tom getting him comeuppance. Thanks for posting!
10th-Feb-2010 02:36 am (UTC)
WElcome! Hope you enjoy the next chappie as much!
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