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Casa Winchester 3/3 
10th-May-2009 11:45 am
shadowglove88

Title: Casa Winchester
Sequel toDemon In The House
Fandom: Smallville/Supernatural
Characters/Pairings: Chloe Sullivan, Sam Winchester, Dean Winchester, John Winchester/Lois Lane, Max Winchester, Adam Winchester, Lex Luthor
Rating: T
Disclaimer: I do not own Supernatural or Smallville
Summary: When Chloe opened the door she didn't expect to find John Winchester's OTHER sons on the doorstep. With John on a hunt and Lois out working its left to Chloe to fill in Sam and Dean about their father's secret other life, about why he stopped hunting Azazel, and about the brothers they never knew they had. 



John Winchester was tired.

The hunt had taken a lot out of him, but he’d forced himself to finish what should have taken three days into a couple of hours and had driven home to have a huge confrontation with his two elder sons about his having lived a secret life, and then another from Lois for having broken his promise and gone on a hunt alone.

Both fights had taken a lot out of him, but he was glad for the first. Yes, there’d been a lot of shouting an angry words thrown back and forth, especially between him and Sammy, but in the end they’d finally been able to bury a lot of resentment and misunderstandings and while his footing with his two eldest was still fragile, they were working their way towards something better.

He was amazingly proud of them.

Not only had they killed the demon, but they’d stopped him from using the Colt to open a gate to hell. That was a big deal, and while a big piece of him wished he could have been there for that confrontation John knew that he’d done the right thing by backing out of the hunt for Azazel and protecting the kids and Lois and Chloe.

He, Sam and Dean, had had a long conversation late into the night, as to what this now meant. Their goal had been accomplished. They’d killed Azazel.

Now what?” Seemed to be the question of the night.

John had told them his decision to mostly dedicate himself to running Winchester, his garage, and taking care of the house, which they were more than welcomed to living in. He would hunt if there was anything close to home, but he didn’t want to miss out on Max and Adam’s lives as he had Dean and Sam’s, and he knew that his eldest sons understood.

Sam had decided a long time ago that when they killed Azazel he’d return to Stanford to pick up where he’d left off, and that still seemed to be the plan. The only difference was this time John didn’t let his pride get in his way and he finally admitted to his son that he was proud of him for getting into that college and that if he ever needed anything, be it financial help or otherwise, John would be there for him.

That had obviously shocked Sam, but the smile the brunette gave him warmed John’s heart. He hadn’t seen his sons smile much, especially Sam, so the fact that he was smiling at him was amazing.

Dean had decided to take up John’s offer of sticking around and living with them while working at the garage. He was as good as John when it came to cars, and loved them maybe even a little bit more, so John couldn’t think of a better partner.

They’d gone to sleep on amicable terms, and now all the Winchester males were all located in the living room, drinking beers (or in Max and Adam’s case Pepsi) as they watched the game. It was Sunday, and John couldn’t help but smile as he saw his four sons congregated together, smiling, watching the game like a family.

real family.

All he had to do now was make the peace with Lois once she came back from taking her article to Perry. She hadn’t broken breath to him after their argument, and she’d even locked the door to their bedroom last night, but it was her passion that John liked.

Living with her was never boring.

They fought like this all the time and made up even more violently.

As Chloe said, it was surprising they didn’t have another child.

Then again Chloe had threatened to boycott them or at least go on strike if they even thought of spawning another Winchester-Lane, since he had to admit, Chloe was usually the one left taking care of his two youngest.

She’d be a good mother.

Smiling and taking a swing from his beer, John thought about Chloe. He really needed to find a good man for that girl, otherwise he wasn’t going to get a moment’s peace. She reminded him too much of Mary, and he saw her as the daughter he knew he would have had if he and Mary had had another child, and that made him very possessive of her.

She was an excellent girl, intelligent, spunky, caring and beautiful to boot. Why she didn’t have good taste in men was beyond his understanding.

She always seemed to go for the charity cases, the ones who needed her help.

John made up his face in distaste.

Chloe was so used to taking care of everyone else, even at home, that every guy she accepted a date from were losers who they were leeching off of her good heart and kind nature.

And sometimes even her bank account.

John’s grip tightened on his beer.

Chloe was just as much a Winchester as everyone else in this house, and more than once since he’d met the feisty sixteen year old had he thought what a perfect match she’d be for one of his sons.

His brown gaze tore form the television set and surveyed the men his elder sons had become. He looked from Dean, who’d do good to have a firm hand in his life, to Sam, who’d do so wonderfully to have her loving heart.

He frowned, not exactly sure which he saw with her more. John really didn’t care which of his sons got smart and realized the type of woman Chloe was, he just hoped one of them would, and that they’d convince Chloe that she was Winchester through and through---and only needed the name.

He’d told this to Lois once, and she’d laughed, saying that he was ‘keeping Chloe in the family’, and now that he thought of it more, John realized it was true. He did want Chloe to stay in the family. He’d gone over every single guy in her life and had tried to find one who was worth her love and attention, and he hadn’t found anyone that met his standards for his Chloe.

Well, he had thought maybe once that the Luthor boy might have been a good match. He was strong, independent (both financially and emotionally), intelligent and cunning. John had also sensed that darkness that lay within Lex Luthor, and he hadn’t held it against him. Everyone had darkness within, some more than others.

It was only when he realized that Luthor had stopped fighting the darkness within that he’d started to reevaluate him for Chloe.

Chloe was all light, she was spring and sunshine, and John didn’t want Lex corrupting that.

He was withholding judgment because he knew that despite how much darker Lex was getting he was still basically a good person, but the moment the young Luthor finally took the dive into the abysm he’d never be able to come back from John was going to grab Chloe and pull her back from that edge.

He’d lost Mary to the darkness.

He wasn’t about to lose Chloe to it as well.

Sure, this was a different sort of darkness, but it was just as threatening as the one that’d taken his wife from him. He wouldn’t allow it to have his ‘daughter’ as well.

The sound of a car driving up caused John to raise an eyebrow, wondering who it was.

Chloe appeared from the kitchen, where she’d been reading something, and opened the front door, grinning. “Lex, what brings you to the slums of Smallville?”

John frowned at the smile on her face.

He noticed Sam turning his head slightly towards the front door.

He wondered if it was out of pure curiosity or if there was something else there.

“Hello Miss Sullivan.” Lex smiled as he came up the steps to the door. “Long time no see.”

“I know. Wasn’t it heaven?” She teased, stepping out of the doorway and letting him inside.

He smirked at her before smiling at everyone in the house. “Hello.”

Lex.” John nodded, smiling at the boy. Like Jonathan had once upon a time, he was reserving judgment for the boy when he truly did something worth condemning, but he was wary, sensing within that it was brewing.

He just hoped when everything exploded Chloe wouldn’t get caught in the crossfire.

Adam smiled at Lex but Max just kept his gaze on the television, not acknowledging his presence.

John grinned.

Max was just as possessive as John when it came to Chloe and didn’t like Lex much.

“Lex, you’ve never met John’s older sons.” Chloe smiled, motioning to Sam and Dean, who’d both turned to eye the newcomer with curiosity. “These are Sam and Dean. Dean will be staying with us from now on and Sam will make sure he’s a frequent visitor. Right?” She’d sent that in Sam’s direction.

The dimple in Sam’s cheek appeared as he nodded.

“Nice to meet you two.” Lex’s smile was polite before he dismissed them and turned to Chloe. “I need to talk to you.” His face was all business.

Chloe’s face frowned slightly. “What is it Lex?” Her hand went to his arm.

He sighed. “Come to my car.”

She didn’t even ask why. She nodded and followed him out, closing the door behind her.

Max got up as soon as the door closed, frowning, before hurrying to the window and peering out.

John stood and leisurely followed his son to the window, placing a hand on his shoulder, peering out as well, sensing Dean and Sam watching them questioningly.

But John ignored their inquiring glances, watching through the thin curtains as Chloe entered Lex’s car, and then Lex drove away.

He frowned.

They hadn’t said anything about leaving.

“Dad?” Dean asked. “You want to give the girl some privacy?”

“No.” John responded, turning his back on the window and frowning, going back to his chair.

Max was still looking out of the window, head tilted away from the window, gaze oddly distant, before his eyes widened and he dashed out of the room towards the telephone in the kitchen.

They could soon hear his voice. “Aunt Chloe? Where are you going? Come back.”

John wondered why Max sounded so extremely worried.

Please!” Max pleaded.

“He doesn’t like baldy much, does he?” Dean asked, gaze towards the kitchen, obviously having listened to Max before the boy slammed the phone down and ran upstairs angrily.

John nodded an answer to Dean’s question.

He always wondered why Max was so against Lex.

“I’ll go talk to him.” Sam surprised them by saying as he got up from the sofa and went up the stairs.

John sighed, taking another swing from his beer.

What exactly was Lex Luthor up to?

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“You okay?” Sam asked, entering Max’s bedroom, feeling a little out of his element and not sure why he’d volunteered to do this.

Max was sitting on his bed, holding his pillow to his chest, furious. He looked up at Sam and shook his head. “No.”

“You want to tell me what just happened down there?” Sam asked, edging towards the bed and sitting down. He wasn’t used to being the older brother, and wondered if Dean had felt this awkward need to help him when they’d been younger.

“Yeah, but I can’t.” Max whispered.

“Why not?” Sam tilted his head to the right, curious.

“Because it’s Aunt Chloe’s secret, not mine.” Max frowned, looking up at Sam, obviously worried and pissed. “It’s all that damnedLuthor’s fault. I wish he’d just go away.”

“Language.” And yet Sam wasn’t as reproachful as he was worried. “What is Luthor’s fault? Is something wrong?”

Max opened his mouth but then closed it tightly and looked away, obviously wanting to say whatever it was but refusing to do so out of loyalty to Chloe.

Sam smiled sadly. It reminded him so much of him when he was younger and keeping Dean’s secrets. “Look, why don’t you just trust your aunt’s decisions? She’s a smart woman, and I doubt she’d do anything stupid.”

Max snorted darkly at that, but then sighed and nodded. “Okay.”

Sam reached out his hand to Max. “Lets go finish the game?”

Max looked at that hand before smiling and putting his in his, nodding.

Sam smiled back and they walked out of the room, and while he was glad at the progress he was making with his younger brother, Sam couldn’t help but worry, wondering what exactly it was that Lex Luthor had gotten Chloe involved in that had Max so worked up about.

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“What going on?” Chloe asked, worried as she fastened her seat belt and turned to Lex. “You never come out of the blue without a warning so I can have an excuse to get out and meet you there. What happened?”

Lex reached for a folder on the dashboard and placed it on her lap, never taking his hardened eyes off of the road as he pressed down even further on the gas of the Lamborghini. “It’s happening again.”

Eyes wide, Chloe looked down at the folder in her lap and opening it, seeing the horrifying pictures, going through them and the graphic yet necessary reports. She trembled slightly at the gruesomeness of what was in her hands. “When were these pictures taken?”

“Early this morning.” Lex replied, giving her a sideways glance. “I couldn’t wait for the time subterfuge with your family usually takes. I need you right now. We need to stop this thing before it disappears again like last time. We don’t know when it’s going to return again.”

Chloe nodded. “No, no, I understand now. It’s a good thing you came to find me.”

She bit down on her bottom lip as Max’s desperate phone call to her earlier now made sense. Somehow, somehow he’d known, somehow that boy had known all along, and it explained a lot about his behavior and dislike when it came to Lex Luthor.

Chloe shook her head with a smile.

Like she was keeping Max’s secret safe from John, Max was keeping hers.

I’m going to have to talk to him when I get back.

Sighing, Chloe leaned her forehead against the cold glass, bringing her close hand to her heart. Closing her eyes she saw flashes of those taunting yellow eyes, but she shook it away.

He’s dead.

Dead.

“I’m sorry Chloe, for having to bring you into this.” Lex sighed.

“No. This isn’t your fault Lex. And I’m glad to help, I am.”

“I just wish you didn’t have to.”

“Lex, just, just---I’m a part of this already, okay? I can’t get out of this, I’m just as deep into it as you are.” She turned to look at the man who was quickly becoming one of her closest friends, even if they couldn’t let their friendship be known because of the secrets they were forced to keep.

No wonder their relationship looked so suspicious to outsiders.

No one knew the truth.

And it’s better that way.

Breathing in and out, Chloe remained silent the rest of the drive, mentally preparing herself for what she was going to have to do.

Comments 
10th-May-2009 06:06 pm (UTC)
oh wow ! I've read this part and the others and this is so awesome! I don't know what else to say, I sound like a crazy fangirl here lol
10th-May-2009 06:17 pm (UTC)
Glad you liked, I enjoyed writing this more than I would have thought. I loved the Weechesters.
10th-May-2009 06:36 pm (UTC)
Anonymous
I absolutely love your stories..........I wonder what it is that Chloe is hiding...........Please update soon............The anticipation is killing me..........You are an amazing writer..........
10th-May-2009 06:52 pm (UTC)
Thanks, and what Chloe's hiding, it'll be interesting to find out.
10th-May-2009 09:07 pm (UTC)
Ok *woman*... you got some 'splaining to do!!!

LOL, you CAN NOT leave us right there; I absolutely forbid it!! LOL

Very well done! I have to ask... is Chloe getting together with Lex or one of the elder boys? Are Chloe and Lex becoming the next generation hunters? Is Lex going to morph into the next Darth Vader in this universe???

Well done :)
10th-May-2009 09:10 pm (UTC)
All very good questions!
The next short story will address many of those questions, just curious, which would you prefer to see Chloe with? Lex or one of the Winchesters?
10th-May-2009 09:16 pm (UTC)
... Well... I don't know this Lex enough to make that type of decision I guess. I'd need more info on who he is... what's his relationship like with Chloe... what is she 'in too deep' with him about...

Thanks to a lot of fanfic I've seen lately, I can see her with Dean or Sam but I haven't found many stories where she's involved with Lex, that ends up being 'good' for her. (Hope all that makes sense.)

If Lex is truly on the 'good' side -- being dark for his having to dispell bad things, like Dean could probably be considered? -- then I wouldn't mind seeing him with Chloe. But if he's going to go all Darth Vaderish... I'd rather not.

That should make everything clear as mud, right?? /chuckle.
11th-May-2009 01:44 am (UTC)
I'm loving this universe. Poor Chloe with looking after everyone but herself - so very like her. And the threat to go on strike if Lois gets pregnant again is too funny. Because Chloe can only be pushed so far. (Of course, if they could guarantee it would be a girl...)
Speaking of which, yay John for adopting Chloe in his heart and seeing her potential and wanting a good man for her, even if it's not a Winchester son, and appreciating all she does for the family. I'm happy for both Chloe and Lois in this 'verse.
Is Chloe working with the JL at all, or is Lex in their role? I can't wait to see what comes next and I'm FULLY loving your OCs - Max and Adam rock!
PPMS!

Oh, and lilacs roses, if you want some Chlex fic that doesn't end up with Chloe bleeding all over the place (physically or emotionally or ethically, etc.), try the fics of scifichick774 on lj. Most of it was written before Lex went Vader-ish, so it's pretty AU. But her fic "Nightcap" is probably the best Chlex fic I've ever read. Ever. EVER.
11th-May-2009 01:48 am (UTC)
Yes, Chloe is always taking care of everyone around her, she's just like that. And no, the JL do NOT exist in this universe, sad to say. Oliver never came to Smallville, etc.
10th-May-2009 09:55 pm (UTC)
What does she have to do?

Shadowglove......don't make me come over there!!
10th-May-2009 09:57 pm (UTC)
*hides in corner shivering*
10th-May-2009 11:28 pm (UTC)
Of course. A cliffie.

You? You are a bad person for doing this. I appreciate that you put out the end of this part so fast, I remain vastly impressed with your update speed, and I am seriously trying to come up with a means of sanctioning you for leaving us all hanging.

I did love that Lois totally took Sam and Dean in stride.
10th-May-2009 11:43 pm (UTC)
I know, I know, I'm a bad, bad person! lol.
11th-May-2009 12:16 am (UTC)
I'm completely hooked and will continue to read until all is revealed.
11th-May-2009 12:21 am (UTC)
I think you'll be surprised when the reveal occurs!
11th-May-2009 01:42 am (UTC)
While I enjoy this story like I do many of your others, I can't buy the basic premise of Sam and Dean forgiving John. I think it comes from my own life experience, but for two children who were basically abandoned, neglected, and abused to find out that their dad made time (and a house!) for a different set of sons... I would imagine the resentment and feelings of betrayal and pain would be intense and not something a simple conversation could assuage. Hell, it makes me mad just thinking about it. And the nagging resentment might not just be toward John, but also (to some degree) toward the boys, just because they have a loving home that Dean and Sam never did...

Again, this is probably more a personal issue, but it's just been nagging at me.
11th-May-2009 01:46 am (UTC)
well, not everything's rose colored petals, but the boys are trying, as is John. I'm not saying these will be great for them, but I didn't want them just storming out on their father or taking out their anger and resentment against the boys, since it wouldn't be fair to the tykes either. I can totally get your point though, since something very similar to this happened to a relative of mine. He doesn't have that great a relationship with his father and still resents him for the abandonment, but gets along great with his half sister whom he really had only seen once maybe as a child.
So, yeah.
Thank you so very much for taking time out and reviewing and letting me know your feelings, you did it in a really great way and I understand you point of view completely.
11th-May-2009 01:54 am (UTC)
This is really, really good. I'm loving it and I'm loving you. And yes, I'm another crazy fangirl. I can't wait for the next installment. I love that John is so protective of Chloe and I like the semi-interest that Sam has invested in her. Girl, all your stories ROCK, seriously.
11th-May-2009 01:58 am (UTC)
Thank you, thank you! *takes a bow* I'll take all the love I can get! :D
11th-May-2009 06:11 am (UTC)
You're writing more right? Cause if not... then you = evil. I'm in love with this story. *huggles Max and his bro*
11th-May-2009 12:02 pm (UTC)
Yes, there will be more
12th-May-2009 05:16 am (UTC)
Oooohhhh this just even more interesting!!!
12th-May-2009 01:11 pm (UTC)
*grins* wait till you read the sequel....or, better said, wait till I finally write it! lol
13th-May-2009 02:35 am (UTC)
Ok so Im reading this series backwards...Im off to the first part, where Chloe is alone in the house with the boys...I really like your writing style...great story!
13th-May-2009 05:28 pm (UTC)
glad you found the stories and hope you like them!
27th-May-2009 08:23 pm (UTC)
awe comeee onnn. not a cliffie! blah, I love Max and his protectiveness of Chloe. I hope she gets with a Winchester as weird as it would be...
27th-May-2009 09:02 pm (UTC)
She will, get with a Winchester, in the sequel to the sequel of this one, but I haven't written it yet *sheepish shrug*
4th-Apr-2010 05:10 am (UTC)
Aw, Max and Adam are so incredibly cute! And I love how possessive they are about their Aunt Chloe. *g* Completely adorable! The interaction between both set of brothers was just so perfect... I loved Max being all super big brother and being all suspicious of Dean and Sam in the beginning. Also great twist with them both having gifts/powers... I wonder how John and Lois haven't noticed though?

The reactions from both Sam and Dean finding out about their father's new life, the resentment, anger and hurt, was all very well written. And I'm glad that they finally had a real talk with John and that hopefully they will be on their way to building their relationship that John completely fucked up to begin with. Also I'm glad that they didn't take their feelings out on Max and Adam and that they got along so well...

The John/Lois-ness was amazing, I'm really liking those two together. And I can totally see Lois making John take her out on hunts and being all pissed off he went without her. I also love how John, just like Max and Adam, feels possessive towards to Chloe, that he feels like she's a daughter too him. Aww! He can be so sweet sometimes! And lol, about John the matchmaker.

Absolutely fantastic story and incredible sequel to 'Demon in the House'! I simply loved it!!
4th-Apr-2010 06:31 pm (UTC)
John and Lois are both way too tired! lol they're exhausted and haven't been able to figure out anything because of that---and because Chloe's the one to takes care of the boys while their parents try to relax.
8th-Jul-2010 07:56 am (UTC)
MYSTERY!!

wat is going on that has Max so worried? What is up with Lex and Chloe? I wanna kno!
8th-Jul-2010 11:52 am (UTC)
You shall find out!
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