Title: Like Riding A Bike
Sequel to: When Past Meets Present
Universe: Chloe & The Brothers
Characters: Damon/Chloe/Stefan, Sam, Dean, Audrey, Vanna
Fandoms: Smallville/Vampire Diaires/Supernatural
Disclaimer: Don't own
Summary: When people start disappearing, Chloe finds herself investigating an apparently supernatural case for the first time since she was turned. Of course, she doesn't know two of her biggest fans are secretly filming everything.
Written for my Paranormal25 150 Prompt Table. Prompt #131
: Black Agnes."My life is meaningless without you in it." He whispered, leaning in close and cupping her jaw with his strong, calloused hand.
She gazed into his eyes, green gaze meeting blue, tears like sparkling crystals as she smiled. "I don't deserve you, Damon."
He brought his finger to her lips to silence her. "Please, Chloe, it is I who doesn't deserve you."
Audrey made a face as she pulled away from the computer, making up her face as she surveyed her work. She was way behind on her updates, and the comments in her inbox proved her readers were impatient to hear how the passionate yet troubled relationship between Damon and Chloe ended. The dirty blonde knew how she wanted the story to end, but she was having a helluva time getting it there.
Chlalvatore was a very new pairing in the Chloe Sullivan pairings fanfiction-wise, Schlean still very much dominating the fanfiction and fanforum sites. Chlamon, and Chloefan were very very new, as pictures of Chloe and the two brothers surfaced daily, and only a few of the authors found their diehard shipper hearts being melted by this new development. Most preferred to paint the mysterious brothers as villains whom the Winchesters had to save Chloe from. As if she'd need saving.
Audrey though had an advantage the others didn't. She actually lived in the little town Chloe Sullivan and her two boys lived in, and although neither Audrey nor Vanna had ever spoken to Chloe or her boyfriends they'd watched them, taken pictures (which had become their internet shipper-icons and banners after some photoshop tweaking) and had fallen in love with this new relationship Chloe had found herself involved in.
The Salvatore brothers were very different, much darker and reserved than the Winchesters had been. They didn't have the whole 'Hollywood Hunks' thing to go for them, but damn they were hot, and it was the slight air of sinister mystery surrounding them that attracted the girls. They could see why Chloe had gotten rid of the goodie-goodie Winchesters and gone with the bad boy Salvatores.
Of course, they were only part of a very small group who felt that way...most shippers still staunchly Schlean/Chlean/Chlam, and furious against anyone who questioned their OT3/OTP. So it was a harsh, bloody battle in which Audrey and Vanna did their best to fight and not only grow stronger while under the heated fury Schlean-loving-Chlalvatore-haters who flamed their stories for it involving the new guys in Chloe's life...but the girls were also battling to convert Schleaners to Chlalvatorism. It was hard work, but seeing even one convert was heart warming and made their life brighter.
Both Audrey and Vanna wrote Chlalvatore, but Audrey specialized in filling the fansites with Chlamon while Vanna dedicated herself to Chloefan.
Taking in a deep breath, Audrey twirled in her seat and gazed at the walls of her bedroom, seeking inspiration. Once said walls had proudly been plastered with various posters of Schlean, yet they'd been torn down and replaced with blown up, self-made posters featuring all kinds of Chlalvatore goodness. Most were pictures Vanna and her had taken on the sly. On one wall Chloe was leaning over a pool table, with Damon leaning over her in a very obviously seductive move, one of his arms wrapped around her waist and his other used to try and 'teach' her how to play. On the opposing wall Chloe was pushed up against a tree by the lake, making out passionately with Stefan, who'd grabbed her thigh and wrapped it around his waist drawing them into a very compromising position. The two walls remaining were dedicated to Chlalvatore, one of the posters had the damned lucky blonde trapped between the two brothers in the supposed privacy of an alleyway, her lips devouring Damon's, Stefan's mouth on her neck and his hands creeping up the sides of her thighs under her skirt. The last poster was actually Audrey's favorite, though it was the most tame thing she'd ever seen.
In it Damon and Stefan were bickering (like she and Vanna observed they did a lot), and Chloe, looking utterly exasperated with them, was reaching forwards from two steps behind to grab their ears.
Something about that picture got to Audrey, and she couldn't help but grin.
It didn't scream BURNING PASSION like the other pictures did. Instead, it whispered of calm familiarity, of ease and comfort.
In it they didn't look like lovers.
They looked like family.
And that was why it was her favorite.
Audrey sighed, a sillily romantic expression on her face.
She was going to bring this feeling of shipper happiness to billions of fans across the internet even if it was the last thing she did!
"AUDREY!" Her bedroom door was flung open and Vanna rushed in, excitement obvious as she stood there. "Another one!"
"Another one?" Audrey whispered, eyes wide as she stood from her chair. "Are you certain?"
"The fifth missing poster has been posted at the station and around town. Dad and mom both want to lock me in my room until the tenth is taken." Vanna nodded. "It's official."
"Oh my god." Audrey exclaimed, heart racing. "It's starting again, isn't it?"
"Right on the same time cycle every ten years." Vanna nodded, closing the door behind her.
"It's back again." Audrey turned around in a circle just to give herself some time to let this information sink in. "If five people have gone missing its definitely happening once more."
"Yep." Vanna declared, taking a step towards the shorter, thinner girl. "And you know what that means right?"
"Yes, I do." Audrey fanned herself, heart beating rapidly with the intensity of a category 5 hurricane, as she gazed up and her eyes met Vanna's. "We have the perfect opportunity to prove to the entire Chloe Sullivan fanbase that Chlalvatore kicks Schlean's ass!"