Sequel to: Mothman and Wendigo
Pairing: Chloe Sullivan/Sam Winchester, some Chloe/Mathias
Disclaimer: I do not own Smallville or Supernatural----but I DO own Mathias!
Summary: A prominent figure from Chloe's past returns, and his intentions are far from pure. How can Sam save her when Mathias is using their connection and her own powers against her, convincing her that she's meant for the darkness?
Note: Written for My Paranormal 150 Prompt Table PROMPT of the day: #123
"No wonder you reacted so badly when you saw me." Sam was barely able to maintain his cool facade for Chloe as she ate for the first time since calling for his help and knocking herself out with the dreamless sleeping potion. "To be able to master those sorts of illusions-."
"Vampires get more powerful with age." Chloe cut up her waffle with her fork, completely ignoring the knife Sam had brought for her. "And with the mind link, he's stronger as well."
"We need to find a way to severe that link." Not only was it extremely dangerous for Chloe, but the thought of another male being connected to her like that pissed Sam to the core. "Or dull it, at least."
Chloe nodded, actions still sluggish from the potion. "I'll call the coven and find out if there's anything they know that can help."
"And I'll call Bobby." Sam responded, leaning towards and cupping the back of her head, pulling her towards him so that he could brush his lips against her forehead. "Everything's going to be alright."
Those eyelashes fluttered at the feel of his kiss. "How will I know which is a dream and which is real? He looked just like you, Sam. He sounded like you." She closed her eyes tightly in anger and a deep feeling of incompetence. "He had me completely fooled."
Sam took in a deep breath, reminding himself that letting jealous, possessive anger fill him was not the answer and would in no way make this situation any easy for his girlfriend. "Chloe, you have to always remember that it's an illusion-and in illusions there is always a tell, you just have to look for it."
"What do you mean?" She whispered.
"Maybe someone's eye color is a little off, or maybe their way of speaking is different. Or they suddenly curse profusely when they don't usually."
Chloe put the tray with the food Sam had brought her on the bedside table and curled up with her head on his lap.
"You should finish everything." He chided softly, gaze down on her as he ran his fingers through her hair.
"Later." She closed her eyes and took in a deep breath. "I missed you like hell, Sammy."
"I missed you too." He smiled tenderly, his heart swelling with emotion as she calmed against him, as if just feeling him there for enough for her to feel protected and safe. "We're going to have to figure out a way to keep from being separated this long from each other."
"Bad things happen when we're not together." Chloe agreed with a yawn. "I don't wanna sleep."
"I'll be here." He promised, hating to hear the fear in her voice as she admitted that. "If I start seeing you having a disturbed rest, I'll wake you up like I did last time."
"Thanks." She whispered. "I love you."
He smiled. "Love you too."
Sam stayed there, sitting on her bed as she feel asleep curled around him, her head resting on his lap. His fingers threaded through her hair, massaging her skull in a relaxing motion. The moonlight highlighted the paleness of her skin, and the darkness under her eyes. There was no way he was going to let her take that potion again, it had obviously drained her terribly.
He was going to have to find a way to cut that link immediately, and the more help he had the better.
Pulling his cellular out from his pocket, Sam eased out from underneath Chloe and went to the window, staring out at every shadow while dialing. He called Bobby, he called Dean, and hell, despite the fact that they really didn't talk anymore, Sam called his father. He didn't know who was more uncomfortable on the phone, him or John Winchester, but at least his father had listened to the situation and while he was on a hunt right now, had promised Sam to see what he could find out with some source of his once he was finished. Sam had been surprised and grateful, and had felt oddly better when he hung up on that phone call than he had in a very long time. He then called Pastor Jim and Caleb, and they'd confessed that the best person to talk to about vampires was some hunter named Gordon Walker...but they both told him that he shouldn't talk to Gordon.
Sam had felt that was counterproductive, and had been tempted to call Gordon anyway if he was some sort of expert on the race the hunters had once thought extinct, but then Pastor Jim had admitted to Gordon's 'obsession' with vampire hunting having cost the lives of many who he was supposed to be helping. And that had been the clincher for Sam. There was no way he would be calling someone who'd put Chloe in even more danger than she already was. So although Gordon had the know-how about vampires, there was no Sam refused to let him be involved in this situation.
There wasn't anyone else that Sam trusted enough to tell them about the particulars of how Chloe could be linked to the vampire, so while he knew other hunters he didn't call them.
Chloe whimpered and tossed in bed.
Sam was back in bed in seconds, softly shaking her. "Chloe."
For a moment she didn't react, and then her eyes opened, and she looked up at him. "It was a normal nightmare." She whispered tiredly, closing her eyes. "I've had it since I was a kid. Don't worry."
He nodded, sliding in back into bed with her. "Okay."
Chloe wrapped her arms around his waist and closed her eyes, snuggling close as she fell back to sleep.
Sam didn't sleep all night, keeping a watchful eye on her.
Chloe slept the rest of the night undisturbed.
"I can't believe you two dragged us here at this time in the morning. She's probably asleep."
"Look, something's wrong." Lana Lang glared at her boyfriend before turning to Whitney. "Tell him, Whit, tell him
how you and I haven't been able to get into contact with her for some days now."
Whitney turned to Pete as the four stood on Chloe's doorstep. "We haven't been able to get into contact with her for some days now."
Pete sighed, running a hand over his shaved head. "Couldn't we have come at a decent hour? I mean, she'll be pissed if she's okay and we just woke her up from her beauty rest."
Adam winced, remembering the last time that had happened. "She does become something fierce when her beauty rest is interrupted."
Ignoring them, Lana went to the doorbell and rung it. "Chloe? Chloe
"Baby." Pete tried to hush her. "The neighbors are going to complain."
"Let them." Lana challenged.
"If something had happened to Chlo, wouldn't Ava have Seen it and called to warn us?" Adam wanted to know. He was still the newest when it came to the supernatural, but he'd taken to it pretty easily. "You know she always Watches around Chlo for danger."
"That's normally true." Whitney turned towards his boyfriend. "But Ava and Andy are hunting, and it's a dangerous hunt from what they were saying...and they were going to be deep out in the forest where there wasn't any signal. So even if Ava did See something happening around Chloe she wouldn't be able to call us, and she and Andy won't leave until the hunt is over. Chloe's taught them to be that way, and she would kick their asses if they left a hunt unfinished just because they thought she needed someone to hold her hand."
There was the sound of someone coming down the stairs.
"See?" Pete turned to his girlfriend. "She's home."
"That's not Chloe." Lana argued. "Those footsteps are way too heavy to have been her."
The door flew open to reveal a sleepy looking Sam.
Whitney grinned brightly. "Sam!" He hugged the taller male, not noticing the ugly, jealous look Adam sent them.
Sam hugged Whitney and then Lana, when she threw herself at him too. "Hey guys."
Adam nodded to Sam.
"Sorry to bother you, man." Pete shook Sam's hand with a friendly grin. "If we'd known that this was the reason Chlo went AWOL on us we wouldn't have intruded."
Lana and Whitney shared worried looks.
"What happened?" Whitney asked.
Sam held the door open for them. "Come on in, I was going to call you later on anyway at a decent hour."
The four shuffled into the house.
Chloe whimpered as she clutched at her head.
She could feel every single thrall, every single link in which the creature had escaped, being broken and torn to pieces.
Sitting up in the bed, ignoring the sounds of voices downstairs, the blonde closed her eyes tightly.
Obviously there was a way to break links...and Mathias knew it...and was using it to remove her link to every other creature than him.
Of course, there were links that he couldn't break-like the one to Sam, her family, and her friends...but Chloe was worried.
What else did Mathias know about her power that not even she
"She should've called us." Lana stood, angry. "I hate
it when she does this! She's there for me and Pete whenever we need anything, she's always trying to help Whitney and Adam try and patch up their relationship, and she's always there to mentor and guide Ava and Andy-but when she needs help she never even thinks to rely on us!"
Whitney sighed, leaning forwards. "And Mrs. and Mr. S are on that long awaited cruise around the world honeymoon." He ran a hand over his golden hair. "And Chloe made them go without their cellulars so they could concentrate on having a good time together. Which means we can't get into contact with them and let Mrs. S know what's going on."
"If push comes to shove we'll find a way to contact them." Adam decided. "We can always call the cruise center and ask for an emergency call to be forwarded to them...or message or something. There's always a way."
Pete nodded. "But what's important now is that we have some sort of schedule. Sam can't be the one always keeping an eye on her. He needs his rest too."
Lana nodded in agreement. "This vampire has messed with the wrong person."
Sam smiled as he looked at them.
While he was glad that he was the one Chloe called for and confided in, trusted, he was also happy to know that even if for some reason he wasn't here, Chloe had this support group.
Lana was right.
messed with the wrong girl.
Chloe had way too many people who refused to let her be taken from them.
was why they'd win.