Title: Wolf In Hiding
Sequel to: Summer In Smallville
Pairings: Chloe/Jacob, Lois/Clark
Fandoms: Smallville/Twilight (SLIGHT Angel)
Disclaimer: Don't own
Summary: Jacob had always suspected deep down inside that he'd imprinted on Chloe before even knowing about his werewolf genes, but it doesn't matter anymore. She was killed when she was seventeen, and ever since then he's been on autopilot. But then he discovers she's alive, but there's a downside to this discovery. She's working for a secret government organization with her cousin and her friend Clark whom Jacob can't forgive for keeping her being alive a secret from him...and the only way Jacob can find to be with Chloe is as a wolf...and her pet.
Jacob looked up, eyes wide, sniffing the air in his wolf form.
have been her.
She was dead
Wincing at that godawful word, Jacob ignored the calls of his pack in his head and hurried towards the scent in the air, the familiar scent. He raced faster than his legs had ever taken him, propelling himself forwards, following the scent that'd taunted and haunted him since he'd gone through the change.
Ironically, it was the news of her death that'd started the shift in the first place.
It'd been months since then, since he'd discovered the truth about himself, about the wolf within, and after hearing Sam talking about how it'd been with Emily Jacob hadn't been able to quiet the fear that maybe his wolf, though dormant within him, had felt his mate in Chloe and he hadn't been there to protect her when she'd needed him the most.Stop living in the past, focus on the smell, her smell.
Pushing himself harder and harder with each step, Jacob followed the scent and stopped just as he was about to crest the hill when he heard her.
"This is ridiculous." It was Chloe's
voice. "Why would they attack so ferociously and only disappear now?"
His heart plummeted.
She was dead.
It couldn't be her!
"Maybe they realized they have no chance against us."
Jacob's wolf eyes narrowed.
He recognized that voice.
Going to the top of the hill, he looked down between the trees and saw Chloe Sullivan in slack army pants and a tight black shirt that read Eternity Is Overated standing next to Clark Kent, in dark blue jeans and red shirt with a dark blue jeans jacket.
Jacob was shell-shocked as he looked at Chloe. The last time he'd seen her she'd been pale in death laying in the casket. She'd been killed while investigating something in Smallville, and Jacob remembered how his world had crumbled when Lana had called him, telling him about the funeral.
That'd been the blow to bring on the shift, and he'd been suffering throughout the arduous and agonizing week-long change that he'd missed her funeral. Once it was over, once the wolf had taken over, he'd bolted.
It'd taken him days to make it to Smallville, but he'd made it, and then he'd found her grave. And her scent was all over the place.
He'd known it was wrong, it was desecration, but he'd dug her up. He wouldn't believe that she was dead unless he'd seen her with his own eyes, and there she was, surprisingly fresh and beautiful and smelling just as heavenly as she had in life.
He'd felt something in him die that night as he laid down next to her in his wolf form, and after returning her grave to its original status he'd returned to Forks and had seemed to have been on auto pilot until he'd caught her scent on the air.
And here she was.
"They're still here somewhere." Chloe announced, eyes narrowed, possessing a confidence and air about her that she hadn't had when he'd known her. "But they're waiting for something."
Jacob took a sniff and winced, ears flattening backwards against his skull, taking a step backwards. There was a nauseating mixture of scents in the area.
And none of them were human.
There was a movement to their right and something shot out of the foliage at Chloe. It was large and hairy and looked like a giant ape on a rampage, fangs dripping with saliva.
The foliage all around the two sprung to life as the creatures attacked as one, but before Jacob could rush down and help them he was frozen at the sight.
Clark Kent was moving almost faster than he could register, flames coming out of his eyes, and lifting the creatures up as if they weighed nothing.
Chloe's eyes were black as she extended her hands towards two creatures on either side of her. Power seemed to fly all around her as the creatures collapsed to their knees, hands clawing at their own throats desperately, trying to breathe yet unable to.
Jerking her hands closed there was the sound of necks cracking and the creatures' bodies fell to the ground as Chloe turned on the others charging her.
In a matter of minutes the more than ten giant creatures were dead all around them.
Jacob was shocked.What the hell?
Chloe took in a deep breath and sat down on the ground as Clark narrowed his eyes, the red flames leaving his eyes and scorching the bodies of the creatures into nothing but ash.
Chloe looked tired, eyes returning to their normal green as the black faded away. "Was that everything?"
Clark narrowed his eyes and looked around. "I don't see anything else."
"Yeah, well your X-Ray vision didn't see them when they were all around us either." Chloe groaned, getting back up to her feet. "I wonder why."
"Yeah, me too." Clark announced, going to Chloe and placing his hand at the small of her back. "You okay? Should we report back to Arrow or do some more probing or the area?"
"I don't want any more of those freaks to get away and hurt more people Clark. Not because we weren't vigilant." Chloe announced, puling a strand of hair out of her face. "Call Arrow and let him know where to bag and tag 'em, I'm going to check ahead."
Clark nodded, pressing a device inserted in his ear and beginning to talk to someone, but Jacob wasn't interested, he followed Chloe, silently, stalking her. She smelt different, her scent changed, an odd scent that was inhuman.
His stomach dropped.
What had happened to her?At least it isn't the smell of a leech.
She moved almost silently despite the fact that she was wearing heavy-looking combat boots, eyes on the vegetation around her before suddenly turning to look in his direction.
Jacob froze as her eyes connected with his.
"Wow. You're one big ass wolf! I thought you were a bear!" A small smile formed on her lips. "I didn't know they had wolves here." Looking around her cautiously she made her way to him slowly, as if worried he'd bolt.
Jacob forced himself to stay still, eyeing her warily, as she grinned and stood in front of him as if a huge ass wolf was nothing more than a curious change instead of a monstrous abnormality. She reached over to carefully run her hand over fur, petting him.
"You're handsome." She smiled brightly, and just like the first time he'd seen her, the sunlight seemed to glow all around her like sparkles and her scent entered Jacob's nostrils and he whimpered.
She pulled away at the sound. "It's okay big boy."
He didn't know how he could control himself enough to keep him in wolf form when his human one wanted to appear, wanted to throw his arms around her and pull her towards him. He wanted to kiss her and hold her and tell her everything he'd never gotten a chance to say before.
She was alive, she was here, and she was his
Jacob nudged her hand with his nose, greedy for more attention.
"I like you." She giggled, reminding him more of the girl who'd told him proudly upon meeting him that she would one day work at the Daily Planet. Right now she didn't seem like the deadly woman whose eyes had bled black, and who'd killed the things Jacob had never seen before without even touching them.
"Chloe? What the world is that?"
She turned towards Clark's voice. "A really big wolf."
Jacob growled, lips pulling back fiercely to show his fangs, as he looked at the one with the scent he couldn't stand, the one he'd never liked. The one who'd kept Chloe's being somehow alive a secret from him.
"Whoa, calm down boy." Chloe's fingers threaded through his shaggy coat, fingers calming him with each gentle touch.
"Chloe, we have to go before someone sees us." Clark was below, frowning up at them. "I didn't know they had wolves in this area. Especially not that big."
"Me neither." She gave Jacob one last rub before turning and beginning to make her way down towards Clark.
Terror filled Jacob's heart as she walked away from him. She was leaving him, again, and if he didn't do something he might never see her again. His wolf whimpered and snarled at the thought of being apart from her, and he refused to allow it, to even allow her to think of escaping him once more.
She was his
He now was sure that he'd imprinted on her even when he hadn't undergone the first shift, and now that he'd seen her in wolf form he knew for sure that this was the one person destined for him.
He wasn't about to let her slip through his fingers again.
Growling, Jacob bolted towards her and circled around her, beginning to push her backwards and away from Clark.
Somehow he knew that if he transformed Chloe would disappear.
He wasn't supposed to know she was alive, and from what Clark said, they weren't even supposed to be here, they couldn't be seen. Jacob needed to stay in his wolf form and convince Chloe at the same time that she wasn't leaving him.
He wouldn't let her.
"What is he doing?" Clark asked, dumbfounded.
"He's so cute." Chloe chuckled.
Jacob flattened his hear back against his skull, embarrassed. He'd been called big and scary enough times while in his wolf form. Never cute.
The blonde reached forwards and without any caution this time, hugged him, rubbing her cheek against his fur in an incredibly canine action.
Jacob promptly sat down on his hind legs, nuzzling back, a grumble of pleasure reverberating in his throat, approving of his mate's behavior.
She then pulled away and looked at Clark pleadingly.
…" Clark sounded whiny. "You know Lane's allergic to dogs! And who is she going to get bitchy with if you bring back that thing to the Compound with us? Me! That's who!"
"You married her, Clark." Chloe snorted, surprising Jacob stiff. "You knew she was like this when you said 'I do' so you signed away any right to complain about her."
"I—uh—but—wolves are pack animals, Chloe! You'd be taking it away from its family!"
She hesitated, smile melting off her face rapidly, leaving her pale and shaken. "Oh. You're right."
Even though he could hear his pack calling for him to answer them, to tell them his position, Jacob refused to answer them, whimpering at Chloe.
The blonde wasn't looking at him anymore, face pale, as she ignored him and began walking towards Clark once more.
"I'm sorry." Clark looked guilty and miserable. "I shouldn't have---."
"No, you're right." Chloe reached his side and placed her hand on his.
That touch jolted Jacob out of his confused state and he snarled, hurrying down towards them and getting in between them once more, pushing her away from Clark, turning so that his back was to her and he was snarling angrily, warningly, at the large male.Stay away from her! Don't touch! You have your own mate! Stay away from mine!
"Is he---trying to protect you from me?" Clark squeaked.
His pack were yelling in his head, asking him what was going on, what he meant when he thought those things about a mate, but he ignored them. There was too much on the line now for him not to give it his whole attention.
All of a sudden there was the sound of an engine, causing both Clark and Chloe to look up at the trees above them. "That would be our transport."
"Impulse must have already bagged and tagged the bodies and they've come to pick them and us up." Chloe nodded. "Come on, we only have a couple of minutes before they have to take off to avoid detection."
Clark nodded and they both turned and began running towards the clearing they'd just come from.
Jacob growled and hurried after them, easily keeping up, clearing the woods and entering the meadow to see a weird saucer-like plane hovering over the ground, a speed of color he could barely register as a human in a red leather suit taking the bodies of the creatures in the woods into the plane one by one.
Clark jumped up into the open section inside, and turned to help Chloe up as well.
Jacob, not missing a beat, not stopping to think of the consequences, jumped in as well, surprising the others inside yet going to Chloe's side immediately. The smells inside of the saucer were a mixture of human and other inhuman scents he'd never smelt before. They were somewhat nauseating.
"Are you okay, big boy?" Chloe asked, smiling down at him happily, sitting down on the ground, not seeming to notice the curious glances they were getting from the others as the blur of red returned with the last body and the door began to close. "If you don't leave now you will never see this place again." She warned him, looking deep into his eyes seriously. "Make your choice."
Jacob reached forwards and licked her cheek before laying down next to her, resting his head on her lap, and sighing contentedly. For the first time in four years he felt alive again, closing his eyes as her fingers massaged his skull softly.
"Hey Cuz," a voice caused him to look up and see an attractive brunette with blue streaks in her hair and almost unnaturally blue eyes sit on the floor next to them. "So, Clark just told me about the big mutant wolfie." She took a tentative whiff of him and waited, surprised. "I'm not sneezing."
"Lois? Who's flying the saucer?" Chloe looked a little apprehensive at the question, as they felt the aircraft move and begin take off.
Lois, apparently Chloe's cousin and Clark's wife, grinned. "Cyborg of course. He's jacked into the system finally so it's fun, if not a little creepy seeing his hands disappear into the control panel."
Jacob raised an eyebrow and reluctantly pulled himself from her, sitting up at attention.
What sort of people did Chloe hang out with now that she'd died?
This Lois person didn't exactly smell human either. No one really did on this flying saucer, and hardly two smelt alike.
It was confusing.
He'd only thought that there were vampires and werewolves and meteor freaks in this world, but these people didn't smell like the first two. Maybe they were meteor freaks. He hadn't run into any after shifting for the first time so he didn't really know if meteor freaks had a distinctive scent.
"So, Forks, huh?" Lois asked, looking at her cousin with slight worry. "How was it? Did you, you know, see anyone?"
Chloe tensed. "Lois."
"What?" She asked, hands in the air in a sign of surrender. "All I'm saying is that for once an assignment took us close to where the boy you never forgot lives. I---if it'd been me I would have said 'screw the confidentiality crap' and snuck out to see him."
Chloe sighed, lowering her gaze. "We don't even know if Jake still lives in Forks, Lo, and anyway, he lives on the Reservation, there's no way I could have snuck up into there unseen."
Jacob tensed in surprise to hear his name injected into the conversation.
"And he thinks I'm dead!" Chloe brought her free hand to her forehead. "I can't just show up and say 'Hey Mr. Black, what's cookin'?'!"
"Well…maybe you could explain the situation to him." Lois whispered, looking like she desperately wanted to turn back time and redo the last couple of minutes. "Maybe he'd understand…"
"What? Understand that I'm a meteor freak who has control over life and death and that everyone I love and knew, my whole family, except you and Clark, think I'm dead? That I died at seventeen?" Chloe whispered, voice choking up. "Or that I work for a secret agency that employs aliens and demons and whatnot to fight the things that go bump in the night? That I destroyed your life?"
"Stop thinking that!" Lois snapped. "You didn't ruin my life! I'm married now! I have you in my life again! I'm happy!"
"I got you possessed." Chloe snapped. "You nearly lost your body, your life to that thing, that Illyria! If it hadn't been for you noticing me while on that stake out and realizing that I was alive----!"
"Chloe!" Lois reached forwards, her eyes narrowed. "Stop blaming yourself for that! I didn't let things go when you told me to, I insisted on following you around and digging into the organization and becoming such a liability that they were forced to hire me to assure my silence! And I'm the one who couldn't wait for the others to come and opened that sarcophagus on my own!"
Chloe looked down at her feet, tears in her eyes.
Jacob wanted to wipe those tears away, to kiss them away, but he couldn't so he just nuzzled her affectionately with his nose.
"You saved me. You're the reason why I'm the one in this body and not Illyria." Lois whispered. "Why is it that you never seem to remember that?"
Chloe looked down at her black fingernails, unable to answer.
Jake looked at her and then at Lois.
"Soooo." Lois cleared her throat and looked at Jake. "Is it a girl or a boy?"
Jake snorted, insulted that she couldn't tell by just looking at him.
"I think it a boy." Chloe smiled slightly, obviously relieved with the change in topic. "I haven't checked though."
The wolf turned his head towards her and frowned.Check?
"I'll remedy that." Lois leaned forwards and before he could question her motives she lifted his paw and took a look down there before letting go and sitting once more. "Boy. Definitely a boy."
Jake lowered himself rapidly into a laying position, hiding himself, glad that he wasn't a human right now or he'd be blushing in embarrassment. He'd just been---! That woman!
Chloe giggled. "He looks mortified."
"Clark looked just like that after our first time screwing." Lois snickered. "He couldn't believe
the things I got him to say in the throes of passion."
Chloe covered her reddening face and broke out into loud laughter, all sadness leaving her scent, replaced by mirth and slight embarrassment.
Relieved by the change, Jacob made a little noise of approval before resting his head on her lap once more, feeling the laughter shake her body. He looked up at Lois and decided that she couldn't be all that bad...but he was still going to have to keep his distance from her...just to be sure.