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She's His Man 7/? 
26th-Aug-2014 04:00 pm
chloe---lollipop
She's His Man
Title: She's His Man
Pairing: Chloe/Duke Orsino
Fandom: Smallville/She's the Man
Rating: T+-M
Disclaimer: Don't own
Summary: When Chloe is sent to Illyria as a boy for her own safety while Lex tries to find the traitor in his camp, she quickly makes friends with her roommate, Duke Orsino. Bored, she decides to become Illyria's official matchmaker, and has no idea that she's making Duke doubt his sexuality considering he thinks she's a boy and he's growing more and more attracted to her.
To the Guest who asked: "Seriously, WHEN are you going to get back to the STORY that ACTUALLY count and MATTER to your readers? 'The New Circle'?"

My response: Thank you for your enquiry. TNC was put on hiatus because every single chapter had someone anonymously complaining, insulting me personally as a person, (multiple times) and tearing into everything I wrote. Every chapter. It got to the point where I didn't want to read the reviews anymore. Dreaded it, actually. So I'm taking a break from that story because I lost enjoyment of writing it due to this. I will get back to it in time, as I had had much planned for it. Thank you for your interest in the continuation of that story and have a nice day. Kind regards. Shadowglove(88)

"Oh, she's good." Tess took a sip of her beer and looked around. "She's very good."

Chloe blinked and turned to look at her 'date'. "Olivia?"

"Yeah." The redhead turned to look at her. "She's totally trying to intimidate the competition." She took another gulp. "If I were actually into you, this tactic would so be working on me."

"How so?" The blonde gazed around her, intrigued.

"Well, she's showing just how uptown girl she is to my trailer trash." Tess raised an eyebrow. "Even if the message is intentional or not, it's definitely conveyed by having us in her house and showing us the differences in us. I mean, I grew up in an orphanage, I didn't have trophies for equestrian competitions and stuff like she does." Tess snorted. "Hell, I didn't even know what equestrian meant until two minutes ago. And that's only because I googled the word."

Chloe sidled Tess with a look. "If you're uncomfortable we can leave."

"And make her think she's scared me away? Oh hell no." Tess snorted before she smirked. "I'm going to show her how unaffected I am by her war tactics." With that she plastered on a fake smile and waved out. "Oh Livie! You look amazing!" And with that she disappeared into the crowd to play whatever game she and Olivia had going on.

Duke was cornered by three girls who were chatting him up, and he was stumbling through the conversation painfully.

Chloe looked at him and didn't understand it. How was it that he was so great at talking to her? He even knew that she was a girl now! So what was the excuse? If he could talk to her, and even flirt back during their training sessions, why couldn't he apply that to real life? She was really starting to fear that he had a terror of women who weren't her.

The blonde nibbled on her bottom lip and felt a little lonely.

Andrew and Malcolm had stayed at the dorms going over Malcolm's apparently extensive collection of Broadway soundtracks, while Toby was with Eunice planning his part in the festival/faire/whatever. That meant that she'd come with Tess and Duke, and since one was conning her way with the host, and the other was surrounded by girls, it meant Chloe had no one to talk to.

To keep herself busy she started to drink. She knew that it wasn't the smartest move, but she was bored, and lonely, and… well… now she wanted to dance! So she took to the dance floor and mingled with the crowd. It was jam-packed with people and the music was blaring, and while it'd annoyed her before somewhat, she was having the time of her life now. She danced with a couple of people, as a group and one and one, and then began to feel very unwell (to say the least). She might've drunk a little too much, might have.

Climbing up the stairs, Chloe shook her head at the mansion-sized house Olivia lived in and guessed that yeah, she could see how someone would be intimidated to have Olivia as competition. She seemed like a girl who had it all, was used to having it all, and expected to have it all. Chloe thought the girl was great and sweet, but there was definitely a little bit of a rich spoiled girl there.

Chloe wasn't judging though. She'd love to be rich and spoiled and to live in this house.

The girl might've gotten lost as she explored the rooms, many of them seeming to not have been used… ever. Her stomach finally gave out on her and she hurried to the toilet to vomit. She was terrible with alcohol. Why did she keep drinking again?

Once the toilet was flushed and her mouth washed, the girl dragged herself to the room and collapsed on the bed. She stared up at the ceiling in an almost trance. She must've fallen asleep, because that could be the only explanation she had for the fact that one minute she was staring up at the ceiling, and the next she was cradled in someone's arms. She opened her eyes groggily to see Duke's leather jacket. She recognized his scent and relaxed immediately, nestling closer.

"Should you really carry her like that?" Tess' voice was near and lowered. "What if someone sees you? That's very unmanly, you know."

"Everyone's wasted." Duke's voice was low as well. "They won't notice a thing." He cleared his throat. "Anyway, she's so tiny it's easy to carry her around like this, and easier than waking her up and dealing with her stumbling around."

Tess chuckled softly. "You take good care of her, huh?"

"She's my best friend." The answer was swift and truthful.

"I'm sure you take care of all your friends the same way, big boy." Tess sounded teasing.

"Of course not. If the boys were wasted I'd leave them wherever they dropped." He gave a scoff. "But I'm not going to do that to her. What if someone stumbled upon her secret?" He tightened his grip on her as they continued to move. "No. The only place she's safe to sleep in is home."

"Home." Tess sounded wistful.

"Yeah, our home." Duke cleared his throat. "The dorms."

"I figured where you were talking about, Pointdexter."

Duke and Tess had good chemistry. Maybe he should forget about Olivia and instead try to get with the pretty redhead. Plus, he seemed able to talk normally around her, which was always a plus.

Once Chloe wasn't so spectacularly drunk she'd suggest that.


Duke had been glad for an excuse to leave the party. Tess wasn't half-bad now that he knew the truth, in fact, he liked the snarky redhead and felt like she was his and Chloe's conspirator. Plus, he knew that Tess, being the only other person around (because Dinah was off on some secretive job) who knew the truth about Chloe, they could talk. It was funny, actually, how he wasn't nervous to talk to Tess at all. At times he was still nervous (or very nervous) around Chloe, but with Tess he realized he'd relaxed completely. It could be that despite the fact that he thought she was extremely hot, he'd never actually been attracted to her himself. He didn't get nervous around her because he didn't care how she saw him, sexually.

And then he paused and realized that that meant he did care about how Chloe saw him. And while it wasn't a huge shock to him (hell, he'd been worried he was gay because of her for crying out loud!) it made him pause and look over at the girl sleeping facing him on her bed. He held onto the soccer ball tightly and tried to understand his conflicting emotions.

He'd had feelings for Olivia for years, and yet what he'd felt for her was nothing like what he felt for his roommate. Then again, maybe this was just what one felt for a girl who was ones friend. Duke wouldn't know. He'd never had a female friend before. Maybe this feeling was entirely platonic. Or maybe it was only sexual curiosity that made it harder and harder not to kiss her every time they had 'training' sessions.

Or maybe he had developed a crush.

Which-now that he thought about it-wouldn't be that surprising. She was his friend, she was gorgeous, and she was loyal. She was funny and sweet and mischievous and had very pretty eyes. Also, she smelt nice. And he liked her hair. And her skin was flawless. And... and... oh dear god he did have a crush on her.

Chloe whimpered and opened her eyes to find him staring at her. She didn't seem surprised or disturbed though, not by him at least, as she sat up on the bed and pushed the sheets off of her. She grabbed her pillow and walked the four steps between their beds and stared down at him. She put down her pillow next to his and surprised the boy stiff by slipping into his bed and pulling the covers over her as she turned her back towards him.

Duke gulped as he stared down at her. "Are you okay?"

She shook her head. "I dreamt Lionel killed my dad and then killed me."

He didn't need her to go into more detail, was shocked that she'd said this much given how closed-mouth she usually was about why she was in the witness protection program. "I'm sorry."

"It was just a bad dream." But it'd obviously disturbed her enough to jump into bed with him like this. She hesitated before she turned to face him, her pretty eyes clouded with emotion. "Thank you."

His eyes widened as he stared down at her. "For what?"

"For being here for me, for letting me bully my way into your bed like this." She gave him a small smile. "For helping me like you did at the party. For everything."

He gulped. "You don't have to thank me for that. It's what friends do."

She smiled larger, had the nerve to push the soccer ball out of his hands, and then curled close to him, her arm rested curved around his stomach.

Duke felt his body burst in flames at the contact, and he wondered if she could hear his heart about to burst out of his chest. She didn't seem to, though, because in a few minutes her breathing had changed and she obviously slipped into sleep. The soccer player stared down at her and felt an overwhelming desire to protect fill him. Curled around him and snoring slightly she looked much smaller than usual, and she was usually tiny. She was also usually loud and brimming with confidence, but right now he realized it was an act, and that she was much more fragile than she wanted them all to know.

A sigh escaped his lips as he leaned over her and turned off the remaining light. He settled into bed more comfortably and a rueful smile curved his lips when she complained in her sleep and then pasted herself closer to him.

He realized, as his eyes closed and sleep began to descend, that he really liked this.


"You don't say." Chloe grinned up at Toby as they left the classroom together.

"I do say!" Toby laughed and flung an arm around her shoulder. "You, my man, are going to have to come to the debutant festival to see me and Eunice. We both insist."

"So you scored a gig as her assistant. That is awesome." Chloe gave him a thumbs up. "I'm proud of you, Toby. You're really making an effort and that means a lot to girls."

"Good." He grinned.

The two of them smiled at each other.

Toby suddenly frowned. "I've never seen that look before."

Chloe turned her gaze over to see Duke walking towards them, a strange expression on his face as he eyed her and Toby. "Me neither."

"Maybe something bad happened with Olivia?" Toby guessed.

Duke finally reached them, his eyes narrowed and his expression tense. "What's up?"

Toby and Chloe exchanged looks before the girl in boy's clothing turned back to Duke. "Nothing. Why?"

"I don't know." Duke looked between them. "You guys looked like something was going on."

Toby raised an eyebrow. "You okay, bro?"

"Yeah, I'm okay, bro." Duke's voice was hard.

Toby and Chloe exchanged another look before Toby pulled away and held his hands up in submission. "Don't know what's pissed you off, but I'm going to leave Cody to figure it out. I have stuff to do." With an apologetic look to Cody, Toby walked off.

Chloe watched him before she turned on Duke. "What was that about?"

"What was what about?" He wanted to know.

"That attitude you took with Toby!" She glared at him.

"Toby can defend himself, don't you think?" Duke glared right back at her.

She was shocked and looked up at him. "Did you and Toby get in a fight? Because he didn't seem to think you two were fighting." She moved closer. "Why are you annoyed with Toby?"

"I'm not annoyed with him." A muscle that ticked in his cheek said otherwise. "Soccer practice was cancelled."

She raised an eyebrow. "Is that what's twisting your boxers?"

He took in a deep breath. "I am not annoyed."

There was no way she was going to believe that. The girl grabbed his arm and yanked him behind her as she moved towards their dorm room.

"W-we have another class to get to!" Duke staggered behind her.

Chloe didn't answer until they'd made it to their dorm room and she flung him inside before she closed the door. "Get on the bed and take off your shirt."

Duke's eyes went wide and he covered his chest with his hands as if he had boobs.

"Now."

Even though he looked utterly terrified right now Duke yanked off his shirt and then sat down on his bed.

"Lay on your stomach."

He shot her an even more terrified look but did as told.

Good boy.

The girl moved towards his bed and then straddled his hips, ignoring his squeak into the pillow. She took a second to admire his shoulders and back, before she brought her hands to his shoulder and began to knead.

Duke's whole body went tense, and then he groaned as his body relaxed.

A smile tilted her lips. "I thought so... you're incredibly tense." She shook her head as she began to slowly work on the knots she could feel. "You should really think about getting massages more often. It does athletes good." Considering all that Duke was doing for her, this was the least she could do for him. "Tell me if I'm going too hard on you. I've been told I have a strong grip."

"Nooo..." his voice was melted pleasure. "It feels so good."

Pride flared up in her and she chuckled happily as she put some more pressure into her ministrations. "This is better with lotion or some sort of powder, but we'll get some for next time."

Duke made some happy sound that didn't sound like he'd actually heard her and was too lost in the sensation.

"Have you ever been massaged before?"

"Nu-uh."

Okay, so he was listening to her.

She shifted her body slightly and ignored him whimper as she leaned harder into him, her legs on either side of his body, her knees digging into the bed as she leaned forwards to put more pressure on a specific knot.

He let out a choked cry.

"Did that hurt?" Her eyes widened.

He shook his head viciously yet didn't speak. If anything, his eyes were closed tightly and he gripped his sheets with an iron grip.

"I'm surprised you haven't had a massage before, I thought that an illustrious place like Illyria would have a personal masseuse on call for its athletes." She continued to shift as she worked on different knots on his body. "Feel that? That's really tight. Really hard."

"Yeah." He sounded agonized.

She paused, a little worried. "Are you sure it's not too painful?"

"I can handle it," he voice was breathy and low.

"You're this bad because you haven't had a massage before and your body's not used to it." She frowned as she got back into what she was doing. "If you want, I'll do you more."

He gave a little whimper.

"Unless you don't like it!"

"I do." And he sounded tortured. "I really do."

She grinned brightly, pleased to hear that. "Great! I'll do you weekly if you want."

He merely groaned and pressed his face into his pillow.

Suddenly the door opened. "Dudes, you're not gonna-!"

Chloe turned to see Toby and Andrew standing there, their eyes wide and their mouths open. She then realized what this must look like, given the fact that she was supposed to be a guy, and it took all her cunning to bluff them out of it. "Hey! Come on in!"

Duke was stiff under her, tense, face still in his pillow.

Toby and Andrew shared uneasy looks yet entered and closed the door.

"I'm just finishing Duke's massage." Chloe flashed them grins. "Want one?"

Toby and Andrew blinked. Andrew got out a: "M-massage?"

Toby cleared his throat. "Isn't that weird, dude?"

Chloe raised an eyebrow. "You want to be athletes, don't you? Every pro has a masseuse to help them with their muscles, that's common knowledge." She went back to massaging Duke as if this wasn't weird. "It helps with their gameplay and injuries and-."

"Wait, is this why Duke's been doing better?" Andrew wanted to know. "He's been getting massages on the sly?"

Okay, they totally were buying it. "I wouldn't say on the sly, but these massages really make you realize how badly your body can react when it's not relaxed."

"So that's why he was so grumpy. He needed his next fix." Toby's eyes widened before he collapsed on her bed. "Do me next."

"And me!" Andrew held his hand up. "Do me after!"

Duke lifted his head to glare at them. "Cody isn't doing either of you."

She slapped the back of his head. "Don't be selfish. I don't mind."

"Yeah, Duke!" Toby grinned. "You can't keep Cody's apparently magical hands to yourself! We play the beautiful sport too you know!"

"And we do have that game coming up." Andrew worried.

"How did you learn to massage?" Toby aimed the question to Chloe.

"Well, my best friend, Clark, is a football genius, and I learnt to help him." She grinned at them. "I read up specific massage techniques that helped athletes."

"Best. Friend. Ever." Toby declared.

She grinned brightly at him, relieved that this potentially explosive situation had been resolved.


Duke Orsino was not happy.

Sure, his muscles and whole body was relaxed thanks to the heavenly massage, but watching Chloe stand over Toby and massage him left Duke feeling even more tense and frustrated than he had before she'd flung him into the room to start with. At least she wasn't sitting astride Toby's hips like she had been with Duke, and it was the only thing that made this whole thing somewhat bearable for the soccer player. Of course, the guys had been the perfect thing to help the agonizing hard-on he'd gotten from her touches, from the fact that he knew her body was pressed against his, go down. But still he wanted Toby and Andrew gone. He definitely didn't want them to have her hands on their naked skin, or to hear them groaning because of her touches either.

Damn it. Andrew and Toby were two of his closets friends, but if they thought that there was going to be a repeat performance concerning these massages they were going to be severely disappointed!

Toby let out a moan that had Duke's blood boiling. A part of him was shocked at just how possessive and protective he found himself of Chloe (who really wasn't making this situation any easier for him) but another part wasn't really that shocked. While Chloe had always been friendly with everyone, Duke and her had always been closer, everyone knew and respected that. But now it felt like Toby, Andrew, Malcolm, Eunice, Olivia-the world-were trying to butt in on their relationship.

Friendship. On their friendship.

Still, was it so bad to want somethings only for himself?

Conflicted, like always, Duke somehow managed to bite back his instinctive response when Andrew declared that Cody had "done" Toby enough and it was now "his" turn to "do him".

Comments 
26th-Aug-2014 09:35 pm (UTC) - Awesome!
This is so hilarious!
I was cracking up during the massage scene, just knowing that Chloe didn't understand what she did to Duke xD
And he was so sweet when he took care of her!
Can't wait to see how he makes his move on her!

BTW, about the anonymous comments to TNC, that's so sad! Clearly there are people out there who have nothing better to do in life than try to tear down the good work others do. It usually means they've accomplished nothing of their own.
I do hope you'll feel like going back to writing it soon, it was one of my favorite fics ever (although I love everything you write, even from fandoms I don't know yet)! But now that I know the reason behind its hiatus, you have my full understanding.

Sorry for the rant lol
Just don't let some bitchy anonymous knock you off your game, remember you're the best ;)
Love, C.
28th-Aug-2014 04:03 am (UTC) - Re: Awesome!
Nope. She was just innocently trying to do her best to help him stop being so tense and frustrated... and unknowingly made him tense and frustrated in a whole different way!

Thanks hon. I loved that story so much and had even started a special project on it... but I got tired of all the issues and decided to just give it a break for now. I'll definitely go back to it though. Thank you for the understanding and the love!
26th-Aug-2014 10:58 pm (UTC)
Frankly, I think the Guest who said asked when you were going to update the story that "mattered" is just as rude as the anonymous poster who was insulting you. Who do these people think they are? Writing is a gift you share with people. Frankly, some people are just not worthy of the gift if they are going to act like that. There's constructive criticism of content and there's being an ass.
28th-Aug-2014 04:05 am (UTC)
Thanks hon. It means a lot to hear that. I agree though. There is constructive criticism and then there's attacks on you personally (not even what you've written) and that's just meant to hurt and there's just too much bad vibes in that. Thanks for the love!
29th-Aug-2014 01:06 am (UTC)
Anytime. Hope you are feeling better and that you don't let this dissuade you from writing whatever you feel like writing!
26th-Aug-2014 11:05 pm (UTC)
Anonymous
Though I've never commented before, I've read like 99.999999% of your stories.
Regardless of the fandom, pairing, or anything else I have always loved your work. You are absolutely my favourite ffwriter. You are super talented and even when I write I like to analyze your work to figure out why I just can't get enough, so I can try to duplicate that in my own writing.

It's about time I told you all this-- cause I think you and your stories super fantastic. :)

I know it can be discouraging to get hate comments, especially about something you pour your heart into but please don't let others colour the way you feel about your work. I'm sure that I'm not alone in saying that this ridiculous-person-who-obvious-doesn't-know-good-from-bad can suck it. <3 ;)

28th-Aug-2014 04:06 am (UTC)
Thanks for taking the time to comment! It means a lot! And I'm happy to know that you enjoy my stories :) <3

Thank you so much. It means so much to hear that I'm your favorite ff writer! <3 <3 <3 <3 <3
26th-Aug-2014 11:06 pm (UTC)
Love this chapter! Love it.

And I can't believe that there are people out there that treat you like that. Writing is for fun and fan fiction is supposed to be a place to express yourself. NOT a place to tear down others.

If you don't like what's being written, don't read it. It's as simple as that. This is the kind of behavior that chases away good writers. Just be glad that Shadowglove88 is gracing us with her writing. I for one will read anything she puts in front of me. Even if it were pages out of a phone book. I'd read it because I know it would be part of a larger plot that I would get down on my knees and praise her for writing. So, yeah.

To reiterate: shadowglove88, you are a wonderful person, and a wonderful writer. You have dealt with sh*tty comments with grace and maturity. Thank you for your wonderful contributions to the writing community.

<3
28th-Aug-2014 04:08 am (UTC)
This chapter (and the massage scene) was just too much fun to write tbh.

I do believe that, that you're supposed to be happy writing something, so while I love the story I'm taking a hiatus until I'm not *nervous* to write it anymore. (hopefully it will be soon!)

<3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3
26th-Aug-2014 11:19 pm (UTC)


i really hope you don't take those comments too much to heart ... some people just are ungrateful and can't appreciate all the work and time you put in your storys...

so.... i know, i must have said it a hundred times by now...
i love your writing... i need it like my daily coffee fix ;)

28th-Aug-2014 04:09 am (UTC)
I find the coffee-fix comparison seriously awesome because I CANNOT LIVE without my coffee! :D :D
26th-Aug-2014 11:26 pm (UTC)
:O Eekkkkkkk!

I gots TWO chapters after work today!
That made my day!

I just love ALL of the characters in this. And it's soo funny. I was constantly laughing out loud.

Thank you for the new chapters! I'm content.. for the moment. ;)
28th-Aug-2014 04:10 am (UTC)
HAHAHAHA! Are you content now that I've updated again then? For how long? ;P
27th-Aug-2014 12:43 am (UTC)
Anonymous
I've been reading your fanfic for awhile now, and I wanted to post to let you know that you are a fantastic writer, and I have yet to read any of your work that didn't "matter". Personal preference is just that, personal. Just because an individual might not care for the pairing or the subject matter doesn't demean the work in any way. Please don't let the small minded comments of a few discourage you from writing what you want to. I guarantee that for every one negative comment, there are ten others who loved it!
28th-Aug-2014 04:11 am (UTC)
Thank you so very much sweetie. I won't. And you're very right. Thank you so much for taking the time out to dish out some much-needed encouragement! <3
27th-Aug-2014 01:54 am (UTC) - you are awesome!
Anonymous
I am loving this story. You are so talented and I'm sad to read about people harassing you. BTW, I've never read The New Circle but still appreciate your writing. My favorite series is Chloe & the Brothers (because I know you had to know)😉
28th-Aug-2014 04:12 am (UTC) - Re: you are awesome!
Thank you hon.
(and YES, I definitely had to know!!!)
I am SLOWLY working on the next segment to the Chloe & The Brothers universe... which be a longer story than the others have been!
27th-Aug-2014 05:36 am (UTC)
"I didn't have trophies for equestrian competitions and stuff like she does. Hell, I didn't even know what equestrian meant until two minutes ago. And that's only because I googled the word." 
I had to laugh!!!! I can imagine her doing that.

Duke carrying Chloe, being jealous and protective of her was sooo damn cute!!!

Great update!!!!
28th-Aug-2014 04:13 am (UTC)
When I first heard the word equestrian... I had to actually go to the dictionary (I was young and google wasn't around back then). So yeah. lol I totally borrowed that from myself!
27th-Aug-2014 05:47 am (UTC)
About the anonymous comments to you, I feel really angry. I feel like I could kick his/her ass right now! Who the hell this person think they are to insult you? If they don't like the fic it's their problem but they have no right to insult you!!
I wish this person finds something to to instead of being jealous of your writing talent.
I love your fics. I really do and I'm damn sure I'm not the only one. Don't think much about this looser, a coward who doesn't even show their face.
TNC is one of my favorite fics ever and soo many people like it as well, you're doing very good. Trust me.
I hope you know you're very talented and your fics are amazing.
:)
28th-Aug-2014 04:15 am (UTC)
Thanks hon. Don't let it get you angry though! T'wont do you any good, only bring you bad vibes and ruin your day :( *hugs* Thanks so much for the passionate defense though!!!!!!!!! means a lot to hear it.
TNC is one of my favorites too (I mean, look how long it is) so fingers crossed, okay??
27th-Aug-2014 08:23 am (UTC) - you are amazing
Anonymous
Hi,
I've read about 99% of your chloe stories and loved all of them. I'm a big chloe fan and let me tell you after reading your ff 4 years back, i've become your fan too. I hope you know that you are very good. TNC is an awesome fic and I have been waiting for the next chapter like many people...

Please don't think about these jerks who do not have anything creative in their life and so make themselves feel better by trashing works of others.

Also, i have a request- please give the next installment in the lost princess series ( chloe/arthur).

Thanks for all your good work and may you continue with all your aplomb.

A fan girl.
28th-Aug-2014 04:17 am (UTC) - Re: you are amazing
Wow. Since 4 years ago? I'm honored!

I definitely do try not to pay attention, but sometimes when the person is sooo insistent it gets hard to do so!

Ahhhh! The next in the Lost Princess... that's still in the development stage. But it's definitely being planned!
27th-Aug-2014 09:50 am (UTC)
I am absolutely loving this story. I look forward to getting the little ping telling me another chapter has been added.

As for the trolls? LAugh at them. Pity them. And never pay attention. I've had one who deliberatly targeted me, and was pretty pissed off that i wasn't writing the story that they wanted it to be. Those who troll are never brave enough to put their own stories out there for people to see. Abuse is probably their way of venting their personal frustrations.

SO i say, carry on doing what you're doing! You've made me read outside of SPN/Smallville and SMallville Chloe! That's an achievement!
28th-Aug-2014 04:18 am (UTC)
First of all: I love that icon.

I will definitely try and do so hon. Thank you for the encouragement!

I will do my utter best!!! :) :)
27th-Aug-2014 02:52 pm (UTC)
Don't listen to that "guest"! Unfortunately there are insensitive, inconsiderate and ungrateful people out there who have no idea of the all the time and hard work you put into making these wonderful stories. I, for one, absolutely love them and I thank you for writing them. I wish I had even half of your talent in creating all these stories that have made me laugh out loud, cry, scream with fangirl feels, cringe, gasp and all the rest of the emotional range. But most of all, you made me just unable to sit back and wait for the next chapter coz I want to read it at that moment. You are a gifted writer and thank you for sharing your gift to us, your readers.

Ok, so now my review of this story. ARGH! I totally thought that when Duke found out that she was a girl he would just grab Chloe and kiss the living daylights out of her! Get to it Duke! Use what Chloe is teaching you to good use and turn the tables on her!

Hmm... would Clark be making an appearance? Maybe that will make Duke finally make his move. That "massage" was hilarious! I think I say this in every review but... Poor Duke! lol :)
28th-Aug-2014 04:20 am (UTC)
Thank you so much hon!!! *hugs tightly* That was so very sweet!

Haha! Duke totally isn't ready for THAT... but he's going to start working towards it in a very surprisingly sneaky way!!!!

I'm not sure about Clark making an appearance, but it's a possibility for now.
27th-Aug-2014 07:26 pm (UTC)
First I want to apologize for not commenting sooner on this fic. I have been enjoying it immensely!!! I don't know what I love more Duke being confused for his feelings for Cody or Duke being jealous of Chloe spending time with the others. And ohh how I was cackling with the Duke's reaction to Chloe's massage.

I also apologize for not commenting on Just Chloe!! Loved that fic.

*hugs*
Sorry to hear that you've been getting so many trolls on your fics. You don't deserve none of it!! I've enjoyed your fics that I tend to stalk your journal daily!! I hope you continue to write your amazing fic and ignore the trolls.
28th-Aug-2014 04:22 am (UTC)
No prob hon!
This story is very much just about the stages of Duke's emotional turmoil (I am evil. My readers know this.) First his turmoil for liking a "guy". Then his turmoil about liking a "friend". And then more turmoil. The poor dude doesn't really catch a break. *evil grin*
Just Chloe... man... that had been planned from SO LONG AGO I am just glad that I could FINALLY get it on paper and get it off of my list of things I need to write!!!
No problem hon! Keep the stalking! I love the stalking! ;)
27th-Aug-2014 09:04 pm (UTC) - finally got an account
I love your stories. Especially, anything with Chloe. And I can't imagine anyone downright attacking free art. So, I finally made an account to show my support. I will still suck at leaving reviews. Mainly because I would sound like a loon always saying, "Everything was awesome."

Your words are plausible and explosive, which I admire. I mean, the whole massage thing surprised me; yet, I could see that happening. Chloe certainly was used to commanding Pete and Clark and to using whatever means she deemed necessary to make them pull their heads out of their arses. Therefore, it is not such a leap for her to just make Duke get over his anxiety by throwing the "good boy" down for a massage. It takes a lot of thinking on your part to construct these stories, which in some cases are multi-volume novels.

After reading your stories, I'm usually bugging my husband with my favorite plot points. I actually asked the poor man if he thought my wrists were an attractive feature after reading one of the chapters of this story.

Please keep on writing your wonderful narratives.



Edited at 2014-08-27 09:09 pm (UTC)
28th-Aug-2014 04:24 am (UTC) - Re: finally got an account
Congratulations on your official account! It means a lot that you did it just to show support! Nah! No such thing as a loon! And if there was... it would probably be my best friend ;)

Thanks so much for those kind words. And yes, Chloe is definitely a hands-on kind of girl, especially with people she's comfortable with. And she's extremely comfortable with Duke.

Oh my god. You have so totally made my night! Did you really ask your husband about your wrists? I'm grinning SO hugely right now!!!!!

Edited at 2014-08-28 04:26 am (UTC)
28th-Aug-2014 10:28 pm (UTC) - Re: finally got an account
Yup, I sure did ask my husband about my wrists in the middle of his video game playing. He's certainly not one of your fictional leading men, but he came through for my ego by saying with scrunched eyebrows, "Um, I like every part of you." Bless him, at least he's not as inarticulate as Duke Orsino.

My days are so ho-hum that sometimes, at bed time, I tell him about the stories I'm reading. He's familiar with your work by proximity. Dinner time he vents about work. Sleepy time is for conversations that will give you pleasant dreams. Even at their most emotionally wringing points, your stories leave me with good feelings. I think it's cathartic to read stories like yours that have characters I care about and to see these characters overcome the madness you throw them into.

In She's His Man, the misinterpretations between Chloe and Duke that drive the plot is comedic without being buffoonish. I like to look up from reading fiction, to turn to the real world around me, and to smash them together. I guess I don't read to only escape. I read both to inform the mundane and to feed my need for excitement. Which is why I suck at reviewing, because, usually, I'm just reveling in the whole experience and don't want to dissect it too much. Although, this is starting to sound like a thesis on it's own. Ha ha.
29th-Aug-2014 12:57 am (UTC) - Re: finally got an account
Okay, your husband deserves an A+ for that answer! It's ALWAYS the right answer to: "Honey, do you like my [insert body part here]." I really don't think ANYONE is as inarticulate as Duke Orsino... which was why I wanted to write him sooooo badly!

Really? That's so sweet!

No such thing as sucking at reviewing ;) I like that: "I read both to inform the mundane and to feed my need for excitement". I agree with you on that one, excited I *write* to feed my need to excitement. I think we shall get along just fine. lol
27th-Aug-2014 10:20 pm (UTC) - Too Good
Anonymous
I really love all tour stories regarding Chloe... I just have onde request... I would just die to read a fanfiction with Chloe/Christian Grey... Pretty Please!!!
28th-Aug-2014 04:27 am (UTC) - Re: Too Good
I'll actually have to read the books first... Or maybe watch the movie... I think I might watch the movie when it comes out because I have not read the books and I have a feeling that Christian Grey is one of those characters that you NEED to get *just right* or it'll be a horrible fan fiction...
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