Title: Unholy Alliances
Sequel to: Read: Meteor Shower
Pairings: Edward/Jacob, Lana/Emmett
Disclaimer: Don't own anything mentioned
Summary: Jacob's a metahuman, and a completely oblivious one at that---at least when it comes to the fact that he's in love with his vampiric best friend Edward Cullen---or the fact that Edward is in love with him too. When Jacob's cousin Lana is sent to live with him after the disaster the meteor shower left in Smallville, she and the others try to get him to realize Ed's feelings for him, or die trying.
Jacob looked up, eyes wide, trying to think of a way to get around this.
Edward looked unlike he'd ever seen him, like some sort of avenging angel in the setting sun.
Something inside of his stomach did a funny little somersault for some reason as he gazed upon Edward.
He looked so...beautiful.
Fierce and deadly, yes, but beautiful nonetheless.
"What are you doing here?" Jacob finally got to his feet long after Clark had, blinking. "You're supposed to be in a hunt right about now."
Edward didn't answer him, didn't even look at him, gaze narrowed and firmly on Clark. "We decided to wait. You..." Those eyes were pitch black. "I wanted to get to know the man you have been disappearing to see lately...and bringing to our secret place. To wrestle in the mud with."
Jacob gulped. "Uh, Edward Cullen, meet Clark Kent. He-uh..." What in the world was he supposed to say in this sort of situation?
He wanted to tell Edward the truth, he really wanted to! It was killing him not to tell his best friend everything, but this just wasn't his secret. And he wouldn't want Chloe or Clark to be blabbing to everyone they knew about his secret either and-.
"I'm Clark Kent, Jacob's mentor." Clark announced, stretching his hand out to the vampire. "We wanted a place where we could practice without any distraction, and this was the only place that Jacob could think of that didn't have much traffic of human or any other kind."
Edward went stiff at the 'other' kind, sending Jacob a hurt, betrayed look.
Jacob shook his head, eyes wide, realizing what was going through Edward's head.
"He didn't tell me that you were a vampire." Clark brought Edward's attention back on him. "I knew because I couldn't hear your heartbeat."
Edward blinked, the hurt and anger and betrayal melting away into pure confusion. "You couldn't hear my heartbeat?"
The vampire looked between Clark and Jacob. "And what did you mean when you said that you were Jacob's mentor? That you two needed to practice?" He turned to Jacob. "What's going on?"
Jacob paused, sending a look in Clark's reaction and finally managing to smile in relief when Clark nodded his approval to tell Edward the truth. "Um, Ed, remember when we fought and I went to Smallville to cool down a bit?"
Edward nodded, eyes going wary. "That's where you met him."
"Uh, yes, but that's not what I was going to say." Jacob brought his hand to his hair. "You remember how there was that meteor thing-?"
Edward's face suddenly fell, looking haunted as he nodded, his gaze lowering. "I almost lost you."
"Yeah." He blushed for no good reason, it was annoying. "We, uh, got hit by a meteor and somehow I survived it." Jacob nodded. "Well, its not a miracle why I survived it."
"What do you mean?" Edward looked up once more. "What are you talking about? I didn't sire you. If it wasn't the fact that it was a miracle then..."
"Remember those stories I told you that Lana and Chloe had told me about in Smallville?"
For a moment Edward only narrowed his eyes in confusion, and then...and then those black eyes widened in understanding. "Oh."
Jacob nodded, pointing to Clark. "He and Chloe are helping me, with the situation, so I can control it." The young man sighed. "I wanted to tell you, but it wasn't only my secret to share."
"So all this while...you've been coming here...with him...to train." The tension melted from Edward's expression as he looked between them. "Because he's a meteor freak as well."
Clark cleared his throat. "Well, actually, Chloe is the one who's doing most of the mentoring, but today she couldn't make it because her boyfriend is having problems, so she volunteered me to come and help Jacob. He-his powers are very strong, and if he doesn't get a control over them they will control him, and that's when metahumans go insane."
Edward went serious right away, nodding. "Right. Uh, thank you, for helping him."
Clark smiled at him. "Chloe and I don't mind. We enjoy this. Plus, Jacob's got an incredible power."
The vampire turned to his best friend, curiously. "What exactly can you do?"
Jacob sighed, looking down at his feet, embarrassed for some reason. "According to Chloe, I can control the air or something like that."
Edward's eyes widened.
Clark turned to the vampire with a friendly smile on his face. "Wanna watch the practice?"
Edward finally gave him a genuine, friendly smile. "Would love to."
Lana Lang once more found herself over the Cullen's with Billy.
It had been hard dodging Bella for the evening, but Lana wasn't about to miss this for the world. She'd just solved a mystery. She had just totally Chloe Sullivan'd the great Cullen Conundrum.
The Cullens were vampires.
How awesome was that?
Of course, they didn't know she knew, but she decided that she preferred to keep it that way for now.
"You okay?" Emmett asked her, slightly amused, as he lowered himself down on the armrest of the sofa she was sitting on. "You seem to be...hyper...today."
She blushed, pulling a strand of straight dark hair out of her face as she smiled up at him. "I'm fine. Just. You know excited. I've never been in this sort of situation before."
He gave her a curious look.
She blinked, her blush deepening. "Uhm, I mean, well, you know, match making."
"Oh." He chuckled, shaking his head and looking towards Alice, who was rallying the troops. "I haven't exactly been in this type of situation either, and if it weren't for the fact that Edward's driving me insane I just would have left them alone to take their time at getting together."
"I think its...sweet...that all of you want him happy." Lana replied softly.
He sent her another quick, curious look, before smiling and looking away.
She kept her gaze on him though, sighing.
He really was handsome.
The brunette bit down her bottom lip.
What was it with her and crushing on guys that hid deep dark secrets?
Edward stood in awe, watching as the boulders in the meadow floated up in the air, along with the water, as if they weighed a feather.
Interestingly enough, Jacob could never get this done with his eyes open, but whenever he kept his eyes closed and just concentrated...everything began to float. Even Edward and Clark. And while that was a little intimidating it was amazing.
His boy was amazing.
According to Clark, with practice, Jacob would be able to control it with his eyes open, and only raise certain things of his own choosing...and without having his hands all outstretched like he was doing now. Just with the power of his mind Jacob would be able to do all this.
Edward could kinda understand why he'd been acting so strange.
This must be a lot to take in, to get used to.
Still, he wished that Jacob had felt that he could tell him what was going on from the time that he'd started suspecting that he'd mutated.
Like in the restaurant.
But then again things had been tense in the restaurant, hadn't they?
And that was because Jacob had started asking about girlfriends.
And about that 'mysterious person' Edward was in love with, the person whom the vampire wouldn't admit to being Jacob.
He'd been in love with Jacob forever, he'd been his best friend as well, and if things went south he'd not only lose the person he loved, but his closest friend and confidant as well.
And that thought scared Edward.
But what if someone who was interested in Jacob finally came along?
Clark mightn't like Jacob in that way, but he was a wake up call.
Jacob was right when he'd said that he was a teenager, and that relationships were normal for people of that age.
Jacob was going to want a girlfriend.
Or-or a boyfriend if Edward was lucky.
Edward had thought that he'd be able to let Jacob live through what he needed to, date a couple of people, but he realized with the misunderstanding with Clark that Edward just would never be comfortable with the thought of sharing Jacob.
Which meant that he was going to have to get over his cowardice and clear things with his best friend.
Or, woo him.
Edward paused, blinking.
That wasn't a bad idea, actually.
He could woo Jacob without the human even realizing it-and by the time that Jacob was in love with him in return the human wouldn't know it until it was too late.
He liked this plan.
Everything around them returned to the ground, and Jacob turned toward Edward, grinning so proudly at him.
Jacob wasn't looking at Clark.
He was looking at Edward, his smile large and trusting, his eyes twinkling and yet searching for something.
"That was amazing, Jake."
With those words that elusive emotion that'd been missing from his expression appeared at full blast, and a pretty blush snuck up his neck and cheeks.
Edward noticed Clark looking between them and grinning, shaking his head, before shooting Edward a look that said 'Dude, act upon it already', and Edward knew that it wasn't just his good mood talking because he could read Clark's mind, and the guy had been thinking those exact words.
The vampire nodded, deciding he really liked Jake's new mentor, and was going to follow his advice.
Of course, so deep in his new plans and self-congratulations, Edward didn't notice that Jacob's smile had slipped as he saw the way Clark and Edward were smiling at each other.