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The New Circle 90A/? 
24th-Sep-2013 12:28 am
Chloe---spell
TNC Dragons42

Title: The New Circle
Fandoms: Smallville/Secret Circle
Characters: Chloe Sullivan, Whitney Fordman, Greg Arkin, Cassie Blake, Diana Meade, Mikhail Balcoin, Lucas Dunleavy, Faye Chamberlain, Byron Moore...
Rating: T
Disclaimer: Don't own
Summary: Chloe Sullivan had a normal-ish life before the circle and John Blackwell turned her life upside down and gave new meaning to the unexplained weirdness that goes on in Smallville. Now life's a witch, she's a part of a circle she's not too sure she wants to be bound to, and not only do they have to worry about Witch-Hunters, but unknowingly to them another circle is on the hunt too.


The aftermath of the attack on Smallville was a blur of chaos and movement. Chloe felt like she was in a dream as the wounded were raced to the hospital in Metropolis and the dead were covered. She'd used too much of her magic and was now unable to do even the slightest bit of it, the girl not too horribly surprised though. If Pete hadn't dragged her out of Cerebro, she probably would've had an aneurism. All in all, she was lucky to be alive; there were too many who hadn't been so lucky.

Sometime during the night, the military arrived, late as ever, and a part of her went on the defensive immediately until she saw who was leading the group. "Uncle Sam?"

The General moved towards her, injured, his men having obviously seen their own battles as well. "We heard of the fighting here but were unable to help. Rao's men attacked us, most of my men didn't make it." He clapped his hand on her shoulder. "When I heard on the radio broadcast that you had returned to Smallville, I was relieved."

"Radio broadcast?" Chloe asked in confusion.

"Cuz!" Lois cried, racing towards her, the brunette hugging her before wincing and pulling away, revealing an ugly gash across her arm and a bruise on her cheek. "Thank Merlin you're safe!"

"What happened to you?" Chloe asked in horror.

"The Balcoin Clan wasn't the only one that was attacked tonight," a surprising voice announced, Julian Luthor appearing by Lois's side, a hard expression on his bruised and dirty face. "Rao launched a simultaneous attack on all the Houses, on the magical community as a whole."

"What?" Chloe whispered, confused as to what he was doing there.

Lois licked her lips, eyes watering. "Julian, Dinah and I are the only ones that made it out alive. The rest of our Circle didn't make it."

Chloe's eyes widened in shock. "You were in a Circle together?"

Julian nodded, placing a hand on Lois' shoulder. "It's one of the reasons why I wanted to meet you."

Chloe stared at Lex's younger brother in utter shock. "Why didn't you tell me?"

"This isn't important right now," the General interrupted brusquely. "Rao also targeted Ravensboro."

Chloe turned towards him, eyes wide in horror. "But that's just a school."

Lois' face twisted in pain. "They're saying no one made it."

Lucy, Lois' sister, went to the Swiss boarding school.

Chloe's eyes filled with tears as she reached out and hugged her cousin as tightly as she dared given the fact that the brunette was injured. "I'm so sorry." She stared up at the General. "There could have been survivors."

The General gave a curt nod.

A young woman with long dark hair limped towards them. "You must be Chloe. I'm glad you're okay. Your cousin has been worried."

This must be Dinah, the other Circle member. "Glad you're okay as well."

Dinah cleared her throat. "You were with him, he had you, so you had to have known that he was going to do this."

"I didn't." Chloe shook her head. "I had no idea."

"It's a little convenient that you're back, now all of a sudden," Dinah pushed.

"Dinah," Lois snapped, pulling away.

"I'm sorry, Lois, but think about it. Isn't the timing a little coincidental?" Dinah pressed. "Who says that she isn't involved somehow? That our friends haven't died because of her? I know that she's your cousin but if rumors can be believed, she's also his daughter and that means she can't be trusted."

"Hey, you," Adam snapped, moving towards them, eyes narrowed. "I don't know who you are, but I won't have you talking like that about her." He wiped at a splatter of blood on his face. "I understand that you have lost friends tonight, we all have, but you do not know this girl and you were not here. She put herself on the line for this whole town and I won't have you talking about her like that."

Dinah's face scrunched up before she looked away with an ugly sneer on her face. "Every other House has fallen, its Clan massacred, but somehow hers has managed to survive. That doesn't seem suspicious to you?"

Chloe's eyes widened in horror, turning to Adam.

He went pale, turning to her as he stumbled away, looking around, disoriented.

Dinah sneered, looking at him. "What's his problem?"

"He's a Tentagel," Chloe snarled at the older girl, seeing her eyes widen, the brown-haired female taking a step back as Chloe left the group and hurried after Adam, who was wandering around in a daze. "Adam?" She reached him, hands on his arms, turning him to face her, seeing the terrified expression on his pale face. "Talk to me, honey. Please talk to me."

"I-they-" Adam took in a deep breath as he gulped. The boy appeared to be on the verge of a nervous breakdown as his gaze took in the chaos all around them. "I can't-"

Chloe pulled them out of the middle of the ruins and out to the side, out of everyone's view, rubbing his trembling arms. "They could still be alive. The House of Luthor is fallen and Julian is here. He's alive. Your family could still be alive."

His eyes were filling with tears, the boy still unable to look at her. "I just got them back."

Chloe had tried being brave, but the sound of his brokenness filled her eyes with tears, her voice breaking as she nodded. "I know, honey."

Adam finally turned his tear-filled blues on her, the boy breaking as he drew her to him, his body hunching into her as he shook with his sobs.

Chloe held Adam, embraced him close. "They could still be alive."

"They're dead… They're all dead!"

"You don't know that." She shook her head, clutching at his shirt tighter.

"I'm alone again," he cried. "I'm all alone again."

"Never," she promised, pressing a kiss to the side of his face before rubbing her cheek against his tears. "Your family's still alive. Even if the Tentagels are dead, we aren't." Chloe tightened her grip on Adam, keeping her voice soft, her lips close to his ear. "If the Tentagels are dead, we'll mourn them with you, we'll help you avenge their death, because you're one of us. You always have been, Adam, even before we knew you were around."

He gripped her tighter.

She pressed another kiss to his cheek. "We mightn't be blood, but we're your family too. You will never be alone ever again. I promise."

Adam buried his face in her hair, held on tight enough to momentarily steal her breath, and cried.

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THE NEXT DAY

Her back was tingling.

Groaning, Chloe stretched, eyes fluttering open as she stared around the room to find that she was in her old bedroom, Cassie and Diana sharing the bed and still snoring softly. The girl smiled as she sat up and saw that the rest of her group was camped out in the room as well. Zatanna and Faye were sleeping on the loveseat in the small living area, with Adam having commandeered the lazyboy. Greg, Whitney, Byron, Jake, Grant, Lucas and Mikhail (who'd come back last night after getting his injuries tended to) were crammed uncomfortably on the floor and yet managing to somehow sleep. Lana and Clark were in Metropolis with Pete, who (like many of those who'd had to be taken to the hospital) had to stay the night due to the seriousness of his injuries; a Witch Doctor on the medical staff at the hospital secretly tending to their needs as well as the mortals'.

Hearing a throat being cleared, Chloe looked up to see Van leaning in the doorframe, the boy's face blank. She frowned, taking in a deep breath, knowing they had a lot to speak about.

Slipping off of the bed, the girl somehow managed to make it out of the room and close the door behind her without waking any of her many guards. She turned to Van, motioning for him to follow her as she walked down the hall of the house they were still renting. "How is your mother?"

Van sent her a sideways glance. "She didn't sleep last night. Was scared that while we slept, 'those horrible people' would come back and slit our throats."

"I'm sorry for what you two, what this whole town, had to go through last night." Chloe sighed, passing what was Diana's room and peeking in, finding Julian, Lois, Dinah, and a couple others sleeping within, much like her own were crowded in her room. In fact, every room in the house was filled with people because, despite the fact that it'd been attacked, the house they'd been renting was one of the houses that still stood and was structurally sound.

"It wasn't just us though." Van ran his hand through his hair. "I've been listening to the news. Five other places were hit majorly like we were. And other places were hit as well, even if not as badly." He paused before eyeing her. "The only difference is that there are craters where those other five places used to be."

Chloe turned to him, eyes wide. "No survivors?"

"They're not too sure. If there are survivors, none are coming out, but that's to be expected considering they'd want whoever was trying to kill them to think they're dead." He paused. "CNN is calling it a case of "global terror" since it wasn't only in the States. They don't know who to blame it on though because no known terrorist groups are coming forward to proclaim their involvement in the attacks."

"I doubt that they will." Chloe shook her head, thinking about Rao. "So I'm guessing the news reporters are out by the dozens out there asking questions."

"No one knows what to tell them," Van admitted. "No one's wants to be known as the crazy person who blamed the attacks on witchcraft."

Chloe closed her eyes, sighing as she turned her back and leaned hard against the wall. "I'm so sorry."

Van turned towards her. "What's going on Chloe? Why were we attacked? And by who?" He moved closer. "How were you able to – you – you possessed me. How?"

She opened her eyes, looking up at him. "I think it was the Legend of the Seeker episode."

"Huh?" He frowned, not understanding what one thing had to do with the other.

"Ever since that event, you've been touched by me, which means we're linked." Chloe licked her lips. "To be perfectly blunt with you, you're a host."

"A host." Van chewed the word.

"It's a family thing. I've been in your mind before, or you've been in mine – the Legend of the Seeker – that event. You accepted the psychic connection between us that I created by creating that fantasy world." Chloe took in a deep breath. "Because of that, I have enough of a connection with you that I can, momentarily, possess you."

He stared at her in silence before looking away, shaking his head. "Damn, that was… damn." He shook his head. "I liked it so much more when I thought you were a werewolf."

Chloe leaned her head hard against the wall. "Things would have been easier if I was a werewolf."

"What about all those people you connected with last night?" Van asked. "Are they all hosts now? Because they would have accepted a psychic connection with you by listening to you in their heads and speaking back."

Chloe's eyes widened as she brought a hand to her mouth. "Oh my god."

He stared at her hard before the harshness left his gaze and he groaned, lowering his head. "You hadn't realized it."

"No." Chloe shook her head, slowly lowering herself to the ground. "I hadn't."

Van sighed, turning to lean his back against the wall before lowering himself down to the ground next to her. "That's half the town, Chloe."

"No wonder I nearly died last night!" She whimpered, hiding her face in her hands.

Van was silent as he stared in front of him, resting his elbows on his knees.

Chloe took in a deep breath, trying to calm herself, the girl so horribly in over her head.

Van finally broke the silence. "So, your mom's a werewolf and Mr Sullivan was a witch? How does this work? Because they keep calling you Balcoin out there."

Chloe pulled her hands from her face, taking in a deep breath. "It's really complicated."

He continued looking at her. "I'm smarter than I look."

Comments 
24th-Sep-2013 06:58 am (UTC)
Yay new chapter!!!

OMG that banner is awesome!! Just love it so much!!!

Well this is interesting. Was wondering if you were going to add Lois to the story or not. And she's part of Julian's circle. Very interesting!

Ooohhhh poor Adam. Break my heart why don't you.

Is there a reason her back is tingling??

Well I'm thinking that after Chloe tells Van everything he will still prefer teen wolf than witchcraft.
26th-Sep-2013 01:38 am (UTC)
Thanks! I've been waiting to put that banner up for a while now! :)

Yes, but admittedly Lois should not be an important part of the story.

24th-Sep-2013 11:34 am (UTC)
Soo I did not see the Julian beeing in Lois' circle coming. Dinah's kind of a bitch huh.

Poor Adam. I'm hoping some of his brothers survived. Or his mother's not a Tentagel maybe she made it.
26th-Sep-2013 01:38 am (UTC)
Yes, lol, Dinah is definitely bitchy on purpose!

24th-Sep-2013 08:59 pm (UTC) - Who's who??
Who's the guy UNDER cassies' pic and who's the two UNDER Whitney? Is that Diana or lois and who is it under HER? Also, Who's the girl UNDER Faye??


The avatar is neat but I can't barely make out A DRAGON?? If there is one?


I LOVE Chloe's NEW LOOK thou..Very neat..Her eyes, are they her original color?? I'm a bit confused, since Chloe has green eyes and the eyes in the Avatar are green with white scales.


I'm sure you've been told already but Dinah is a BITCH!


Why haven't Chloe inlcuded Mikhail and Lucas in her cicrle or Bryon for that matter!!


26th-Sep-2013 01:54 am (UTC) - Re: Who's who??
Under Cassie = Byron

Under Whitney = Diana

Under Diana = Mikhail

Under Faye = Zatanna

There are two dragons in the middle square. One perched on the edge and one in flight (back to viewer).

Yeah, Dinah definitely is a bitch.

Because she hasn't joined Circles, or added people to her Circle, without first weighing the options heavily, since this is for life or until someone dies. And she figures just because they are her siblings does not mean they automatically would be perfect Circlemates.
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