Title: A Matter of Emotion
Sequel to: Reunion At A Hunt
Pairings: growing Chloe/Sam, growing Lois/Dean, established Chloe/Mad, established Lois/Chris
Disclaimer: I don't own
Summary: When 16 year old Chloe realizes a Gaki is using Metropolis as a hunting ground, she calls Sam for help. Of course she didn't realize that this mightn't be one of the best choices considering...
Written for my Paranormal25 Prompt Table. # 133: Gaki.
A/N: My own (slightly altered) version of a Gaki.
"You're playing ghost hunters again?" Chris raised an eyebrow from where he was sitting in The General's chair, feet up on the coffee table.
Lois kicked his feet off. "Look, if you don't want to believe what we do is true, then that's fine. You didn't have to come here in the first place. You can just go to your stupid little condo and leave us alone."
"Oh come on babe, don't get mad." Chris turned to look at her. "But really, what do you expect? We were just getting to the good part and you up and leave me! And then when I finally hunt you down you tell me that a Garry is hunting in Metropolis and you and Chlo have to go and hunt it down?"
"One, it's Gaki." Lois replied, hands upon her hips. "And two, if we were making this up, why would the Mad Ox be playing along? Do you see him playing make-believe?"
Chris sent a look in the direction of Chloe, who was sitting on Mad's lap.
The twenty two year old had chin-length, straight black hair he usually kept up in a ponytail or loose, and a piecing in his eyebrow. His pale blue eyes were lined, and mostly hid by the hair constantly falling into his face. It was hard to think he'd play around silly little games...even if it was
Chris frowned. "Okay, I can't understand why
Mad would go along with this game, but..."
"S'not a game." Mad interrupted, arms around Chloe's waist, his lips teasing the exposed skin of her throat. "I've known for two years now, and believe me, it's true. Unbelievably messed up, but true."
"You can't seriously believe this." Chris announced, standing. "I mean, we're talking about the supernatural."
"Ghost, ghouls, gargoyles..." Mad nodded, voice muffled as he nibbled his way down his girlfriend's neck.
"To be fair," Chloe interrupted. "We haven't faced a gargoyle yet."
"We're still not sure they even exist. Like, you know, gnomes." Lois nodded.
Chris looked at the three of them as if they were insane before sitting down. "You're all coocoo for coco puffs. Sorry. I just gotta say it. Lo, baby, you're hot, but you're not all there."
She threw a pillow from the sofa at him.
He caught it. "I mean that in the best way possible."
The brunette glared at him before going to look out of the window.
Chloe bit her bottom lip, pushing Mad back a little as she turned to look in her cousin's direction. "Are they here yet?"
A muscle jumped in Mad's cheek and he looked away, the spiderweb tattoo on his neck visible on his pale skin.
"No." Lois shook her head, not bothering to look away from the window. "I bet you Dean's driving and he's going deliberately slow just
to drive me crazy."
Chris narrowed. "And who exactly are these two douchebags coming here anyway?"
"Those two douchebags have saved both Chloe's and my life," Lois glared as she turned on Chris, eyes narrowed. "So whether you believe that the supernatural is real or not you're going to give them some respect for that!"
The redhead's eyes narrowed at his girlfriend. "Are you hot for them or something?"
"Why?" She sneered at him. "Scared you can't compete?"
Chloe tried to get up to get between them, but Mad's grip around her waist tightened, keeping her on his lap. "Let go."
"Leave them, she's with him so she can handle him." He replied.
The sound of a car coming close caused them to all freeze.
Lois gave her boyfriend one last look before turning to gaze out of the window. "The asshole IS
Chloe smiled brightly and tried to get off of Mad's lap again, and once more he tightened his hold on her. The blonde paused. "Mad
He clenched his jaw and let go of her.
Lois had already hurried to the front door and flung it open. "It's about time! What are you, Winchester? A grandmother? If you'd been any slower you would have driving backwards!"
Dean jogged up the steps leading to the doorstep, looking quite handsome with his morning stubble. "Look here Rambina, if you thought I was going to race my baby over here and risk hurting her because of you
She slapped him up the side of his head.
"Fuck!" He cursed, flinching away. "What was that
Lois finally smiled. "It's nice to see you again, asshole."
Dean raised an eyebrow before smirking. "I can understand how you'd wanna see me again."
Lois rolled her eyes before smiling at someone behind him. "Sam!" She rushed out to hug him.
Chloe hurried to Dean and hugged him. "Thanks for coming over."
"Shortstuff." Dean chuckled, returning the hug. "You haven't grown an inch."
"Neither have you
." She snarked.
He snorted and let go, before finally noticing the two males standing in the living room glaring at him. "Who are they?"
"Oh, they're Mad and-."
"I can see that they aren't very happy..." Dean cut in.
Chloe laughed, and was about to try and explain the misunderstanding, but then Sam walked in the doorway, and she forgot all about Dean.
The young blonde grinned brightly at Sam. "Hey."
"Hey." Sam smiled back, lingering in the doorway as Lois slipped passed him back into the house.
Chloe rushed to Sam and flung her arms around him, burying her face in his shirt.
He hesitated a second before his arms went around her tightly. "You keep growing."
"It happens." She smiled before pulling away, and somehow she was holding Sam's hands. "You've gotten taller."
He nodded, smiling sheepishly. "Dean's jealous."
." Dean scoffed. "You mountain
Chloe grinned brightly up at Sam.
He smiled down at her, his thumbs caressing the leather of her gloves. The texture of the fingerless gloves must have caught his attention because he frowned and looked down at their joined hands. "You still have to wear those."
She nodded. "You know I do."
The tall male made a face as his thumbs caressed the leather.
He didn't need to say aloud how much her curse bothered him, it was obvious on his face.
The blonde smiled up tenderly at him before hearing a sound very close to a snarl behind them.
Eyes widened, she yanked her hands out of Sam's, knowing that her actions had shocked her friend, but she also knew Mad, and knew how he felt when it came to Sam Winchester. The blonde gave Sam an apologetic smile and backed away, ignoring Dean's worried frown, as she went to stand by Mad's side.
She flinched slightly when his arm went around her waist and pulled her to him tightly, and she knew he was glaring at the newcomers without having to look at him. "First off, I'd like you to meet our boyfriends."
Mad's grip softened and he dropped a kiss on the top of her head apologetically.
She smiled softly.
"This bastard is Chris Worthington III." Lois announced, motioning with her thumb towards the redhead. "And that's Mad Ox."
"Chris Worthington III... What are you, some sort of frat boy or something?" Dean asked Chris with a raised eyebrow before turning to Lois. "Hadn't thought you liked the trust fund boy types. You're real shallow, Rambina."
Lois slapped him up the back of his head. "I'll have you know Chris has his own business, so no, he's not a trust fund baby."
"I said trust fund boy." Dean announced. "You
called him a baby."
"Mad...Ox?" Sam raised an eyebrow, seeming to have missed the exchange between his brother and Lois.
"He's name's Maddox." Chloe could taste the tension in the house and didn't like it. "You know Lo, she has nicknames for everyone, and well, it stuck." She then smiled up at Mad, rubbing a hand up and down his black T-Shirt advertising a punk group he liked to listen to.
Mad smirked down at her. "Ox kinda suits me anyway."
Sam cleared his throat. "You do
know that an ox is a castrated bull, right?"
Mad turned to glare at Sam, mouth opening.
Chloe, anticipating what was going to come out of that mouth, grabbed the front of his shirt and yanked him down to her height, stepping up on her toes and using her other hand to cup the back of his neck as she kissed him. The tension drained out of Mad as he took control of the kiss, mouth moving hard and urgent over her lips as he manipulated her around so that she was standing in front of him. The blonde whimpered in pleasure, as she arched into him, bringing her other hand to Mad's hair as well. Her fingers combed their way through his hair and clenched tightly. He hissed into her mouth before chuckling, the hands he'd had at the small of her waist trailing down harshly, mapping their way down her curves until he's reached her hips and he pulled her tight against him.
Hungry for more, Chloe nearly growled when Lois grabbed the back of her shirt and yanked her away from Mad.
couldn't get any because of this creature, neither can you." Lois grumbled, continuing to drag her cousin away from her boyfriend. "Okay, now that we've established Mad Ox is in no way castrated, we have business to deal with."
Chloe licked her lips, tasting his taste.
Mad grinned devilishly and sat back down, satisfied.
Chris glared at everyone as he sat down on the armrest, obviously still not believing about the occult and supernatural but not trusting to leave Lois with the newcomers.
Dean kept looking at Chloe with wide-eyed surprise.
And Sam...Sam looked very off.
Chloe took in a deep breath and freed herself from Lois grip before straightening her clothes and hair. "Well, it happened last night. Mad and I were out in the alley behind Neptune's-which is one of the many clubs in the downtown district-and-."
"What were you two doing in the alleyway?" Sam interrupted.
Dean snickered. "What do you think?"
"Exactly." Mad was continuing to smirk as he leaned back and rested his legs up on the coffee table.
"Exactly how old
are you?" Sam turned to Mad, eyes narrowing.
"Twenty two." Mad ran a hand through his hair. "Not that it's any of your business."
"And yet you had no problem going with a sixteen year old to some unsanitary alleyway in the back of some seedy joint and defiling her?" The twenty year old glared.
"Sam!" Chloe gasped in horror.
Chris snorted. "Defiling? Dude
. What century are you from?"
Lois rolled her eyes at him. "The century where guys don't find smacking a girl's ass romantic."
The redhead turned to her. "I'm romantic!"
"Is it me or are we completely off topic?" Dean wanted to know, expression uncomfortable.
"I bought you a gift three days ago!" Chris ignored Dean, glaring at his girlfriend.
"When it's a skanky nurse outfit, it's a gift for you
." Lois disagreed.
Dean was beginning to look a little sick.
Chloe sighed, shaking her head as she went to where Mad was sitting and lowered herself down onto his lap in resignation. "They've started again."
Mad pulled her back so that she was resting against his chest, his hands connecting around her waist proprietarily.
Chloe shivered slightly as she felt him rub his nose along her neck, and she didn't understand why she looked up at Sam at that very moment...or why her stomach fluttered so viciously when her eyes connected with his. She knew she'd always had a little crush on the younger Winchester, but that was because they shared a bond, a past, and he was the only person she could touch with her bare hands and not See their worst memories. She couldn't take her gloves off with Mad, otherwise she'd see his childhood, and how terrified he'd lived under the rule of his tyrannical, abusive father. She wished she could touch Mad, that she knew the feel of his hand, but she didn't. She couldn't.
And she should have never told him that there was
someone out there that she could touch. Her curse hadn't bothered Mad, her gloves hadn't annoyed him...but what had killed him was when she'd admitted that there was someone in the world she could touch.
And that person was right there watching them now.
"Look." She broke into the argument Lois and Chris were having over every single gift he'd ever given her. "This isn't important right now. What is important is that there's a Gaki on the loose and we need to figure out how to stop it."
"Okay, look, I still think you are all insane." Chris wanted to clarify. "But for argument's sake. What is
"It's the ghost of a greedy or jealous person who couldn't find peace in the afterworld." Sam answered, face going blank and professional as he crossed his hands over his chest. "They wander the earth, experiencing an unsatisfiable craving for something they couldn't get enough of in life, like love, food, sex, money, etc."
"Not only that, but they'll find someone, a human host, and use them to fulfill those desires, and when its done...so is the host." Dean made a face. "Some legends say that looking into the bastard's true face will kill a human instantaneously."
There was silence.
Mad hand trailed down Chloe's hip to play with the hem of her skirt. "This sounds like a serious motherfucker."
." Chloe agreed, frowning. "We don't know how to kill it, and even if we did, how do we kill it if we can't look at it?"
"Am I the only one who thinks this is complete bull?" Chris wanted to know.
There was silence.
Mad's hand trailed down Chloe's thigh. "You find a way to kill it, and I'll get you something to make killing it easier."
She smiled and turned sideways, curling up in his lap. "Thanks baby." The blonde pressed a kiss to his cheek.
Mad smirked up at Sam before nodding. "Sure."
"Okay." Dean cleared his throat. "I don't think the civilians should be a part of this. It's dangerous enough with you two involved."
"It's their hunt." Mad replied. "I think they can call the shots."
"And I think this is fucking insane, but I'm not about to leave my girlfriend with you freaks." Chris replied. "So count me in on this little adventure of yours."
Dean sighed and shared an uneasy look with Sam.
"Good." Chloe detangled herself from her boyfriend and stood. "Now that that's settled, this is what we'll do. Chris, you and Mad are going to go to the local occult store and talk to Magda about Gaki, ask her if she has any reference material on it."
Mad nodded. "I'll bring her that protection seal you found and promised to send her."
"Oh, I forgot about that." Chloe grinned. "Thanks babe."
He nodded. "I got your back."
"I know." She smiled down at him.
Sam cleared his throat.
Chloe looked away, blushing. "Uhm, Lois and Dean, you two go and see if you can find out if anything similar has been happening around here that the cops are keeping hushed."
"I'll use my contact at the police station." Lois nodded.
Chris narrowed. "The dude you dated before me?"
She gave him a look. "Get over it. I left him for you."
"He's still in love with you!" Chris argued.
"I left him
." Lois repeated. "You won that battle, stop being so insecure! It's unbecoming in a man!"
He just glared at her.
Dean cleared his throat. "This is becoming somewhat awkward."
"What are you going to do, Sugar?" Mad wanted to know.
"I'm going to take Sam to the crime scene...see if we can find any trail or anything it might have left behind." Chloe replied.
"Good idea." Sam nodded. "We might be able to see if its lair is close by."
"If you don't know how to kill it I don't think going to its lair is a smart idea." Mad countered.
"We wouldn't go to the lair." Sam responded tersely. "I'm not about to risk Chloe's safety or my own."
"I don't know." Mad raised an eyebrow. "From how I've
heard it, both times she met you Chloe had to nurse some injury."
"Mad." Chloe glared at him. "That's enough
He looked away, jaw clenched. "Whatever."
She sighed, looking at him, before turning to Sam. "Let's go."