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.
Understandably, Chloe didn't really have a good time the rest of the night. She knew that this could be the last night she had on this world. She'd pissed off two very strong vampires, and she couldn't even hide in the refuge of her own home because, oh yeah, she'd invited them to live there. And she couldn't go to Lois' because of the spell. And she wouldn't go to her mother's.
There was no where she could go.
She was going to die tonight.
Los had returned with Cordelia Chase behind her, both looking flustered, and when Cordelia had gone to rejoin her friends she kept sending an oblivious Lois little looks the rest of the night. Martin never did return.
Chloe had only strengthened the glamour on her neck and tried to distract herself with Lois and their conversations.
Chloe turned towards the source of the word and froze, seeing Buffy Summers smiling at her nervously.
The Slayer probably wanted to know if Angel had given Chloe an answer for her.
Chloe sent Lois a look.
Her cousin was grinning like the cat who ate the canary and framed the dog.
Lois was obviously misreading this whole situation terribly.
"Hey Buffy." Lois grinned brightly. "How are you?"
"Uh, fine, thanks, and you?" Buffy asked.
"Great." Lois nudged Chloe forwards. "Why don't you two dance while I...do something else...over there."
Chloe tried to keep the groan silent.
Lois and her matchmaking attempts from hell!
Buffy watched Lois walk away before turning to Chloe, looking slightly embarrassed. "You weren't joking when you said she thought I liked you, huh?"
"I wish I had been." Chloe bemoaned, just as embarrassed as Buffy. "Just so you know, I don't-like girls-I mean." She sighed. "I'll have to be going out with one soon, I guess, but don't think that I'm interested in you or anything."
Buffy eyes her curiously, though much more comfortable now. "So if you don't swing that way, why are you going to have to go out with one soon?"
"Its a family thing, too complicated to explain." Chloe sighed, running a hand over her hair. "Lets just say that everyone is expecting me to show up with a girl in tow any day now, and Lois is doing her best to be able to boast of being a part of the whole getting together bit."
"You...come from a weird family." Buffy muttered, though not meanly, more curiously than anything.
"You have no idea." Chloe shook her head.
"So...I know this is probably annoying and you told me you'd give me his answer tomorrow..." Buffy cleared her throat nervously. "But then I remembered tomorrow is Saturday and we probably won't be seeing each other and...well...did Angel give you an answer to my question?"
Chloe made a face. "Uh, no." She cleared her throat. "But that's probably because we're not talking right now."
Buffy blinked. "Did you get into a fight because of me?"
"I wish." Chloe shook her head. "No, it's just that they came here, and I got mad, and I kinda slapped them."
"Them?" Buffy frowned. "Who was with Angel?"
"Spike." Chloe replied.
"Spike's back?" Buffy gasped in horror. "Oh no! I have to go deal with him! He's dangerous! He-!"
"No!" Chloe was shocked at the slight growl in her voice, and looked away, clearing her throat. "Look, I'm not explaining how, but Spike can't hurt anyone. It's not that he won't, its that he can't, and as long as that's the way it is you have no reason to hurt him."
She couldn't believe she was defending him!
Especially when she was sure Spike would get around that whole chip thing to kill her tonight!
Buffy eyed Chloe curiously. "What is it with you and collecting vampires?"
Chloe couldn't help but truly laugh at that one, grinning at Buffy. "I have no idea."
"Your cousin is eyeing us like a hawk." Buffy mumbled.
Chloe snorted. "Sounds like her."
"Do we have to...I don't know...dance or something?" Buffy made a little face. "So she doesn't get suspicious about what really going on?"
"Nah." Chloe shook her head. "She'll just think I'm playing hard to get...and then will congratulate me."
"Hmmm." Buffy nodded, amused once more. "Well, should I give you my number in case Angel gives you the answer tomorrow?"You mean in case I SURVIVE to see tomorrow?
"Sure. Lets give Lois a thrill."
Giggling, Buffy shook her head and waited for Chloe to pull out her phone before telling her her number.
"Okay. It's entered." Chloe saved the number. "I'll call you whenever he gives me an answer."
"Thanks." Buffy smiled brightly before leaving, a near skip in her walk.
The girl was obviously very in love with Angel.
"Meow." Lois giggled into her her ear.
Chloe jumped, turning to look at her cousin. "You scared me!"
"Got lost in the view did'ja?" Lois teased.
"You're disgusting." Chloe laughed, shaking her head.
"I know." Lois grinned unabashedly.
The rest of the night, Chloe tried to have fun, she did, but she couldn't help but feel sick at her stomach about the thought of going back home.
And that pissed her off.
Because that was her home.
And she couldn't believe she'd let two vampires, who fucking relied on her, to scare her.
Now more angry than scared, Chloe refused to let them ruin the night for her.
She danced and not just with Lois.
Chloe lost count of how many people she'd danced with, guys and girls both.
She kinda thought that there might have even been a demon or two.
A couple of the older ones had offered her drinks, and she'd drunk because hell, if she was going to die tonight she didn't want to do it sober.
So, when Lois dropped her off at the front of her house early in the morning, Chloe was more than a little tipsy.
Stumbling to her door, after waving Lois goodbye, Chloe giggled as she tried to fit her key in the door's lock. She must have missed it fifteen times before finally the door was yanked opened and she was pulled in.
Letting out a shriek that was half giggle, Chloe stumbled inside and would have probably fallen flat on her face if Spike hadn't had such a strong grip on her arm, keeping her standing.
Angel slammed the door on the dawn's beams.
"You're completely smashed." Spike made up his face at her, taking a sniff and shaking his head at the strong scent of alcohol.
"What? The scent kill your appetite?" Chloe giggled, the room twirling. "Wow...dizzzzzzzzzyyyyyy."
"Chloe..." Angel growled, obviously displeased. "Your scent..."
"You smell like a whore after a full nights work." Spike snapped. "How many people did you allow close to you?"
Chloe began counting on her fingers...then ran out of fingers...and laughed.
Angel snarled, face shifting to his true visage in his rage.
Chloe smiled, and with Spike still holding her arm, she turned and grabbed Angel, surprising the vampire so much that she was able to yank him to her, kissing him deeply.
Angel froze before finally reacting, arms going around her waist and pulling her tighter to him, opening the kiss and yet being careful not to cut her with his fangs.
She pulled away, licking her lips, before slipping out of his grip and turning to Spike, kissing him.
Spike reacted immediately, wrapping his arms around her and kissing her roughly, face still human, not needing to worry about his fangs.
Pulling away from Spike, who resisted a little, Chloe just giggled drunkenly and began to stumble her way towards the living room...where her blow up mattress was waiting on her.
Singing 'its raining men-hallelujah!', she kicked off her shoes and collapsed onto her mattress, falling asleep the moment she closed her eyes.
The two vampires just stood where they were, frozen.