Title: Meet The Cullens
Sequel to: When Rosalie Met Chloe
Pairing: Chloe/Cullens friendship, slight chloe/edward, chloe/others
Disclaimer: I do not own Smallville or Twilight
Summary: When Chloe has a problem only Rosalie and her coven can help her with, the blonde must travel to Forks to ask for help and meet the Cullens.
Collapsing on her sofa in exhaustion, Chloe closed her eyes and sighed. It’d been a long, tiring affair to find Pete and get him to listen to the Cullens. As soon as he’d seen their eyes he’d been curious---and he’d been curious and obviously let down to find that Chloe wasn’t a vampire, so those two questions had been the key to getting him to stay still and listen as Carlisle spoke.
In the end Carlisle had convinced Pete to go spend some time with a coven of vegetarian vampires who lived in Alaska and were friends of the Cullens. In fact, Carlisle and Esme had already left with Pete on the first flight to Alaska to deliver him themselves.
Chloe had taken the younger Cullens to her home to wait the eight hours for the next flight out from Metropolis to Washington. After becoming co-owner of Isis she’d been able to buy her own place, and had bought a four-bedroom house in Smallville. She had once wanted to get out of Smallville but now she knew that this was her place. She was supposed to help the people whose lives had been changed here, and she’d accepted that.
“I really like this place.” Alice grinned as she sat Indian style on the ground, looking around the living room, cup of warmed blood in her hand.
The rest of the Cullens nodded and murmured agreement, sipping their cups of blood as well.
Ever since getting her home Chloe had had many of her contacts in the vampire, demonic, werewolf and metahuman world stop by for visits and so she had an extra fridge stocked with fresh blood and other things her more exclusivevisitors would need.
Usually she had human blood from donations for the vampires she knew, since they were almost all carnivores, but since the Cullens were vegetarians she gave them of the cow blood she also had in stock.
The soft sound of music broke the silence in the room.
Chloe blinked and tried to remember where she’d left her cellular.
“Is that…Clair de lune?” Edward’s voce sounded odd.
Finally finding where her phone had slipped through the pillows on her seat, Chloe nodded, smiling slightly. “It’s my favorite piece of classical music.” She flipped open the lid of the cellular and brought it to her ear, missing the expression of shock on Edward’s face. “Clark!”
“Hey Chloe, just got back to Smallville. Sorry if you were calling me and couldn’t get hold of me. I went to France to see how Lana was doing.”
Chloe closed her eyes, the smile dropping from her lips, trying to keep her expression neutral despite the stabbing pain in her heart. Used to hiding her pain at his continual love for her friend, Chloe forced a smile on her face and cheer in her voice. “That’s great! How is Lana? Did she cut her hair in that bob-style she was talking about?”
Clark laughed. “No! Thank god! I love her long hair.”
Stab. Stab. My heart hurts. “Well, I would have liked to see it.” Chloe was so proud of herself for the light laughter she let out. “Did you two have a good time? You hardly have time to see each other now that she moved permanently.”
“Yeah. I missed her so much. It was good to see her again.” His voice was soft and she could hear his smile.
If you’re happy I’m happy. If you’re happy I’m happy. If you’re happy it’s all I need to be happy. I love you that much. I don’t need you to love me back to be happy. Just---just be happy.
“Chloe, I shall wash these for you.” Edward suddenly announced, standing and taking everyone’s empty cups towards the kitchen.
Chloe blinked, having forgotten about the vampires. “You don’t need to do that Edward!”
“Please,” Edward’s back was to her. “Allow me this.”
The blonde looked at his stiff back in confusion before sighing. “Okay. Thank you.”
He hesitated for a moment before stalking towards the kitchen, Alice hurrying after him.
Chloe wondered if something was wrong before shaking it off, missing the looks of confusion Rosalie and Emmett were sharing, and the look of surprise on Jasper’s face as he looked in the direction of the kitchen.
“Uh, Chloe, who was that?”
Chloe suddenly remembered her phone call with Clark. “A friend.”
“It’s kinda late to have a friend over, isn’t?” He asked hesitantly.
“Nonsense, you’re here all the time later than this.” Chloe scoffed. “I have to go Clark, I don’t feel comfortable with Edward washing my dishes. I’ve been putting off the washing and the sink is like the Mount Everest of dirty dishes.”
“I’ve never heard of this Edward.”
“I know.” Chloe answered, getting a little annoyed at the slight accusation in Clark’s voice. “I have to go, talk to you tomorrow.” Hanging up, Chloe noticed that sometime during the conversation Rosalie and Emmett had gone out to the front porch and Jasper had disappeared somewhere as well.
Hurrying to the kitchen Chloe paused when she found it empty, and the sink sparkling clean, all the dishes now in the dish-drainer.
Exactly how fast is Edward?
Shaking her head, Chloe went out in search of the rest of the Cullens when she sensed something approaching the back of her home. Eyes narrowing she hurriedly grabbed something from off of the wall in the living room and went through the kitchen door outside, entering the shadows of the night, hesitating, waiting.
A flash of shadows was all she needed to raise the silver rod, shielding herself from the blow as something collided with it and a howl of pain could be heard.
“Bitch!” Suddenly blue eyes glowed in the darkness in front of her.
“You know, I always find it hilarious that you people get angry when I defend myself.” The next movement was too fast to dodge or defend and Chloe was thrown back, colliding harshly into the wall. A flash of movement in the shadows warned her to raise her rod, and the creature hissed, putting all of its weight on her and the rod, pinning her to the wall, pressing the rod against her throat, slowly cutting off her respiration.
And then all of a sudden a blur of color in the darkness could be seen and the creature hissed as it was fling violently away from her.
“Clark?” Chloe asked, hand to her throat, slightly dizzy from lack of oxygen.
“This isn’t anything to do with you vampire.” The creature hissed.
Chloe’s eyes widened, wondering who had saved her.
“Actually it is.” A voice said behind her, a voice that sounded like Emmett’s. Chloe turned to see Emmett and Rosalie opening the back door and coming out, eyes dark and angry.
“You see.” Jasper’s voice could be heard somewhere in front of them. “Chloe is a friend of the family.”
“Which means she’s ours to protect.” Alice could be heard close to him.
“And we don’t like anyone touching what’s ours.” Edward’s voice growled next to the creature’s wide, glowing eyes.
Edward---EDWARD saved me.
The creature’s eyes were wide as it realized it was surrounded.
Emmett and Rosalie walked passed Chloe, pushing her behind them protectively, the larger vampire speaking to her. “Maybe you should go inside. This isn’t going to be pretty.”
“No, this is a residential area. I won’t allow any killing here.” Chloe shook her head, pushing passed them and glaring at the shadows where the creature’s eyes could be seen. “You tell him that if he has a problem with me to come himself and stop sending his lackeys.” She turned her back, grabbed her rod from where it’d fallen, and walked back to the house. “Let him go.”
Minutes later five tense vampires entered the house and found her in her livingroom, sipping a cup of coffee and looking unseeingly out at the darkness outside of her window.
“Why didn’t you let us kill him?” Edwards growled as he stalked towards her. “He was going to kill you! Now he’s free and he could come back any---.”
“He won’t come back.” Chloe removed her gaze from the window and trained it on Edward’s seething black gaze. “He didn’t do what he was sent to do. He’ll be disposed of by him.”
“That’s the second time you allude to the fact that you know who sent him.” Jasper picked up.
“Its because I do.” Chloe turned her gaze to Jasper, seeing a flash of a wicked smile and hearing his voice taunting her softly as needles pierced her skin.
“Look, this isn’t the first time someone or something has been sent to get me and it won’t be the last.” Chloe replied, smiling at their worried faces. “Despite how things looked out there I can take care of myself. As I said, I’ve dealt with this situation before and it’s not about to stop.”
“You need better protection.”
Chloe returned her amused gaze to Edward. “You sound like Clark. Really. I don’t need protection, I’m safe enough here as I would be anywhere else, and anyway, even if they did kill me I wouldn’t stay dead, and he knows that.” She paused, eyes going vacant. “That’s just half of the fun as far as he’s concerned.”
Flashes tinted in green hurried before her eyes, of screams, of blood, of laughter and tears.
Chloe shook it off and turned a shaky smile on the vampires. “So relax, sit down, and talk. It’s an order.”
“I don’t take orders.” Rosalie sniffed, though everyone noticed as she went to sit down next to Chloe, Emmett following close behind.
They continued to talk throughout the hours until it was time for Chloe to drive them to the airport in Metropolis. It was an odd farewell since they weren’t exactly friends, not yet, and still they weren’t strangers either. Chloe decided she was going to hug them all goodbye anyway, spending the most time with Rosalie as the blonde vampire made her promise to come and visit her in Forks soon.
Alice backed up that statement, hugging Chloe tightly. “We’re going to have a wonderful time as friends. You will visits and, and you’ll get a visit as well, soon.”
“I’ll be looking forwards to it.” Chloe smiled, hugging the vampiress back as well. “Ok, enough of the mushiness as my cousin would say, you’re plane is about to leave.”
Rosalie, Emmett and Jasper nodded and went to give the flight attendant their ticket and passport. Edward and Alice hung back.
“Take care of yourself.” And coming from Edward that sounded like an order.
“You too.” Chloe smiled, touched that he seemed to honestly be worried.
Edward opened his mouth as if to say something else before closing it, shaking his head, and turning, going towards the line as well.
Alice just grinned. “See you soon!” And with that she skipped towards her siblings.
Chloe giggled slightly at the dark haired vampiress and turned, leaving the airport and stopping by her car, leaning against the green four-door Yaris, folding her arms over her chest. “You’re getting sloppy. I sensed you on the drive to the airport.”
There was a soft chuckle from the shadows as he emerged, a slight grin on his lips. “You’re alive I see.”
“No thanks to you.” Chloe smiled back at him. “You know, if you’re going to warn me, you should do it before the attack.”
“Father was suspicious.” He announced smoothly. “He only told me about this attack, he doesn’t know that I have surveillance on him and figured out his plan on testing my loyalty. If you’d been warned it would have been obvious who was leaking out the information.”
“Smart move.” Chloe announced, looking up at the sky in feigned boredom. “So, are we being watched? Do you need to attack me?”
“No. I’m not being watched this time.” He shook his head. “We get to talk like normal people for once.”
“But we aren’t---normal people I mean.” Chloe turned to look at him seriously. “I’m glad you’re okay.”
“I should be the one saying that.” He chuckled, shaking his head. “I wasn’t the one attacked tonight.”
“I’m glad you’re okay.” She repeated, just as serious.
He looked at her silently before smiling and ducking his gaze with a soft chuckle. “I should be getting back.” He turned his back and started heading towards wherever it was he’d hidden his car. “Take care of yourself. Everything would be in vain if you got hurt and I don’t fancy having spent so much time and effort for nothing.”
Chloe smiled as he disappeared into the shadows. “Take care of yourself too, Lex.”