Title: How To Tame Your Vampires
Sequel to: Bloodline
Pairings: Chloe/Angel/Spike, Lois/?
Disclaimer: Don't own
Summary: Because of the family curse Chloe was supposed to join her cousin in the quest to find a girlfriend in Sunnydale, and yet somehow, instead of a girlfriend, Chloe finds herself living with two 'defective' vampires who both mark their Intent on her neck...and seem to be wrapped around her little finger.
"Cuz?" Lois played with her food as she looked up from her plate at her cousin. "You feeling okay?"
Chloe looked up from where she'd been playing with the necklace that held the glamour spell that cloaked the bite mark on her neck. "Yeah, I'm fine."
"You sure?" The brunette asked, leaning against the wall. The two girls had been eating in Chloe's room, exhausted from Moira's impromptu training session in the outside shed. They'd been forced to use TK against each other, and it had been a very painful experience. "I tried going soft on you, but Aunt M realized it and..."
"I know, don't worry. If I can't resist a telekinetic attack from someone who isn't trying to hurt me, I won't be able to survive one from someone trying to kill me, I know that." Chloe smiled tiredly, wincing when the neighbor started with the loud rock music again. "When do we learn how to turn someone into a toad?"
Lois chuckled. "He needs to be turned into a cockroach, not a toad."
"Something easy to step on." Chloe nodded in agreement.
The girls giggled.
"So..." Chloe cleared her throat, pushing the pasta around on her plate. "How's the whole womanizing going?"
Lois raised an amused eyebrow at her. "It's going okay, I guess. How about you? Seen anyone that caught your eye?"
Oh, boy, had she ever.
"No one at school interests me." The blonde sidestepped the potentially risky question. "I think I'm just going to wait for a while and not just date to date, you know?"
"Smart decision." Lois decided after swallowing a large forkful of pasta. "Don't just settle. Get with the person that makes your nerves all tingly just by touching you."
Chloe looked up, eyes widening.
"And there's bound to be someone to catch your attention sooner or later." Lois assured her, standing up and yawning. "What do you think about Aunt M's 'suggestion' that we should be staying more at our places than here?"
"I think she's getting tired of us." Chloe responded.
Lois tapped her on the head. "Chloe."
"Its true." The blonde frowned before sighing. "I don't mind, not living here I mean." She looked up at her cousin. "I'm going to miss you like hell though. You're all I have."
Lois bent down, placed her plate on Chloe's bed, and then hugged her cousin tightly. "We might be living in other homes, but we'll be going to school together and we'll hang out as well afterwards, when we're completely moved in." She hugged Chloe tighter. "You're all I have too."
Chloe squeezed Lois and pressed a kiss to her cheek. "Thanks."
"You can always count on me, Cuz. No matter what." Lois promised.
"Me too." Chloe promised right back.
"I know." Lois chuckled, pulling away and picking up her plate once more. "So, how's the renovations coming along?"
"Fine, actually." Chloe smiled brightly. "I'm tired as hell, but when I stop for the day and look at all I've done, I have this incredible feeling of accomplishment. It's like a drug."
"How's the mold? Putting up a fight?" Lois asked.
"Oh, is it ever!" The blonde laughed. "But I'm determined and stubborn and it can't win."
"That's my Baby Cuz." Lois smiled, ruffling the blonde hair. "Goodnight."
"Night." Chloe smiled, watching her cousin as she left the room, before sighing.
"Don't get any ideas." Chloe announced the next evening, shaking her finger at the vampire who was watching her in silent fascination. "I'm not putting down the blowup mattress here in the living room because I like to have some perverted voyeur watching me while I sleep. If anything, its creepy. But I'm working on the mold here and I'm going to be exhausted in the nights and just want to collapse on the bed. So that's why it's practical for me to stay asleep down here, got that?"
The vampire tapped his foot against the floor as if he were hearing a beat that she couldn't.
"You're insane, and I'm worse because I'm keeping you here with me." She decided he should know as she tried fluffying up the pillows she'd piled on the blue, blowup mattress that'd severely tested her lung capacity. "What do you do to keep from being bored all day and night?"
As expected, he didn't answer, instead continuing the tapping of his bare foot against the floor.
"Will you stop that?" She snapped, lying down on the bed and pulling up her sheets. "It's annoying, and some of us aren't creatures of the night. Thus we need our beauty rest."
He gave a grumble.
"Hush." She closed her eyes, leaving the lights on because even though he was chained to the walls by magic and iron, she didn't feel safe enough to sleep there in the dark with him.
He didn't stop tapping his foot against the floor, and while it annoyed her at first, once she really paid attention to it, breathing deeply, she realized that the taps were done in time with her heartbeats. It was disconcerting and yet soothing, and she fell asleep to the soft sound, her eyes feeling heavy, sleep such a welcomed reprieve.
Sometime during the night Chloe heard the sound of desperate snarls, and chains rattling.
She came awake, terrified, turning to look at the vampire.
He was furious, trying to get free, and yet he wasn't even looking at her.
His gaze was towards the curtained windows.
He was sensing something, and whatever it was, it had him furious.
Getting up, Chloe narrowed her eyes, not caring that she was in boys shorts and a tight Baby-T. She closed her eyes, took in a deep breath, and gathered energy from the earth up her legs to her clenched fists.
The vampire was snarling even more ferocious, this time glaring at her.
The bastard was telling her not to go.
As if he could order her about.
With one word he went mute, and Chloe was able to hear the soft sound that his snarls had drowned out.
Someone was trying to break in.
Going towards the sounds, Chloe raced to the front door and grabbed the baseball bat she's placed there. She then undid the protective locking spells on the door and flung it open, bat held high, to reveal a teenaged girl her age on the doorstep.
Chloe's eyes narrowed. "Who the hell are you?"
The girl looked taken back. "What are you doing here?"
"I live here. What's your excuse?" Chloe kept her bat at the ready.
"You...live...here?" Her blue eyes narrowed. "No, I sensed something wiggy in here. So there's no way that..." Her eyes then widened. Taking off the cork of a small bottle she'd had in her pocket, she threw the water onto Chloe's face.
Chloe gasped, the water cold, before she took a swing at the girl with her bat.
The girl ducked the bat and her eyes were wider than before. "The holy water didn't...but I thought-!"
Annoyed by how the girl continued to duck and dodge her attempts to beat her to a pulp, Chloe lost her temper.
She knew it wasn't the smartest thing to do, she knew that her true power was all about controlling it and not letting it control her, but she'd been failing most of her lessons anyway so her failing this one really shouldn't have been that big of a surprise.
All around the girl the air started exploding brightly, sending her flying from side to side back and forth from the blast waves.
And then it stopped, and the other girl was on the ground, bent over, panting. "Ouch."
Chloe stayed inside the safety of her house. "Get the hell off of my lawn. I'm calling the police."
"No! Don't. I'm sorry." The girl stood up a little shakily, eyeing Chloe in confusion. "I-I am sorry. I shouldn't have just assumed that-."
Chloe wiped some more holy water as it fell down her chin, and flung it towards the other girl.
The water didn't affect her either.
"I don't know what you thought I was, though I'm guessing vampire." Chloe announced, feeling a moment's satisfaction at the surprise in those blue eyes. "But if I ever see you again..."
Suddenly something rushed passed her and charged the other girl, knocking her to the ground, snarling viciously in her face.
It was the vampire.
"Dammit vampire!" Chloe rushed towards them, flinging her arms around his waist and trying to pull him off of the other girl. "No killing! I told you that!"
He snapped his fangs viciously in the other girl's face, his hands around her neck, squeezing tightly.
The girl was looking up at him in horror.
"Vampire!" Chloe couldn't pull him away. "Please!"
He turned his head to snap his fangs at her angrily before tightening his hold on the struggling, asphyxiating blonde.
"She wasn't going to hurt me! I'm fine! Really!" Chloe pleaded. "Come on vampire, if you hurt her I'll have to kill you and I don't want to do that, okay? Please vampire. Please. I like having you around. Please."
He turned to look at her again, his eyes odd at the break in her voice.
Turning back to the other girl he roared in her face before letting go and then turned, hands and eyes checking Chloe over completely, making sure she was uninjured.
The witch was shocked at the concern obvious on his eternal Game Face.
"Angel?" The other girl whispered, voice hoarse and wobbly.
The vampire ignored her, brushing his face against the tilt of Chloe's neck, breathing in her scent and beginning to purr.
Chloe couldn't help but begin to blush, which really wasn't the smartest thing to do when around a vampire.
Clearing her throat, realizing that this was the first time she'd been with him without chains, her eyes widened. "How did you get out of the chains?"
"You had him chained?" The girl cried out, horrified. "How could you do that?"
"Get the hell off of my property!" Chloe snapped at the other blonde before reaching for the vampire's hands, eyeing his bruised and cut wrists.
He'd hurt himself breaking the shackles to get to her to protect her.
"Come on, I'll get you some blood for that." She whispered, motioning towards the house. "You'll be healed in no time."
The vampire turned his head slightly, and snarled at the other girl.
The message was clear.
He was warning her to never come back again.
"Angel?" The girl's eyes were filled with tears.
He snapped his fangs at her.
She flinched, hand going to her bruised neck. "Angel."
Chloe was annoyed, the fact that these two obvious knew each other well vexing.
She didn't want to think that she was jealous over a vampire, but she couldn't lie to herself that well.
She was jealous.
How screwed up was that?
The vampire, (Angel?), reached for Chloe and she squeaked in surprise when suddenly she was in his arms, and he was taking her back to the house.
"Hey!" She squeaked once more, struggling a little. "Put me down this instance!"
He ignored her, kicking the door shut behind him.
She twisted a little in his arms and pointed her fingers towards the door, whispering the words to put the magical locks on her house once more. The blonde wondered just how she was going to deal with the vampire, when he reached the living room and lowered down on her blowup bed. A moment's jolt of fear entered her as he seated her over his lap so that she was straddling him, and she really didn't even have a second to react before his fangs were in the marks he'd left before.
But this time it didn't hurt.
Chloe's mouth fell open and she whimpered as a jolt of desire and need raced down her spine.
His arms went around her, hugging her to his chest, as he drank leisurely, his tongue teasing her skin.
Eyelashes fluttered before resting against her cheeks, and Chloe found herself panting, resting her feverish face against his shoulder.
He uttered a throaty sound that made her burn with need.
How-how could something that was supposed to be so horrible make her feel like this?
Was-was there something wrong with her?
Before she even began to feel droopy from blood loss he'd slid his fangs out of her marks, and was instead purring in dark pleasure as he lapped at the punctures, at the blood, only stopping once it had clotted and stopped bleeding. He held her like that though, breathing in her scent, and Chloe didn't know how she could have gotten relaxed enough to drift into sleep while in the arms of a killer, but she did.
And she couldn't remember having slept as well as she did that night.
The next morning, when she woke up, she found herself sharing the blowup mattress with a sleeping, clingy vampire.
She was going insane.
That was the only reason she could come up with for this situation making her smile.