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What Is 11/? 
16th-May-2009 09:36 am
shadowglove88


Title: What Is
Sequel to: What Could Have Been
Fandom: Smallville/Supernatural
Pairings: Chloe/Dean, Lucy/Bart, some Chloe/Oliver
Rating: T-M
Disclaimer: I do not own Smallville or Supernatural
Summary: When Dean finally finds Chloe in the real world, nothing is as he'd expected it to be, and nothing is as it seems at first glance either. This Chloe is nothing like the one he was married to in the dream world---but he's only more fascinated with this version of her. How can he let go of her now that he finally found her, even if she IS supposedly married and expecting?


“What do you mean Azazel has Sam?” Lois whispered, horrified as she listened to her sister on the cellular. She turned the car around, forgetting all about her drive to clear her mind, and began to speed back towards the house. “What the hell happened there?”

I don’t know!” Lucy whimpered, sounding about to have a heart attack from fear. “All I know is that Azazel came back and when he left he took Sam with him!”

“What are Chloe and Dean doing about the situation?” Lois wanted to know, pressing the pedal to the metal, ignoring the slippery road. She needed to get home now.

They’re trying to figure out where Azazel would have taken Sam. Chloe’s been calling Azazel but he won’t answer.”

“Fuck.” Lois growled. “Look, keep me posted. I’ll call Bobby and let him know the situation. If anything else happens you call me immediately, okay? Azazel took John---we’re not letting him have Sammy too.”

Okay.” Lucy whispered. “Get back here as soon as possible.

Cutting off the phone call, Lois dialed the number she knew by heart and brought the phone to her ear.

Singer.” Bobby answered with his gruff, don’t-mess-with-me voice.

“Bobby, it’s me, Lois.” They’d only met twice, but Lois knew that he wouldn’t forget her. “Something’s happened.”

“Lois?” Bobby asked, surprised, his voice a little more soft. “What happened? What is it? Did something happen to Chloe?”

“No. Azazel has Sam.” She went straight to the point, knowing that Bobby would appreciate it and that she didn’t have time to give him the whole story. “Long story short, Dean and Sam came here, met us, Azazel came and snatched Sam away to Lucifer knows where.”

“I’m in the area, just finished up a hunt. I’ll be there in thirty minutes top. Keep me informed if anything happens before I get there.” And with that Bobby hung up.

Skidding to a stop in front of Queen Mansion, Lois bolted out of the car and hurried into the house, noticing the flurry of ghosts and following them to the sitting room, where Lucy, Chloe and Dean were. “I just finished talking to Bobby. He’s on his way.”

Lucy sighed in relief.

She saw him as a father figure, and Lois knew that her sister would feel better knowing that Bobby would be here to help.

“Why would he kidnap Sammy?” Dean ignored Lois, concentrating on Chloe.

“It has to do with End-Game, it has to.” Chloe whispered, pacing back and forth. “I’ve been feeling angsty these last couple of days but I thought it was because of you guys, but what if it was just me sensing something?”

“End-Game?” Lucy whimpered, eyes wide. “You think it’s time?”

“Why else would he nab Sam?” Chloe wanted to know, looking at everyone in question before resuming her pacing. “Something must be happening, something---argh!” She threw her head back and screamed: “AZAZEL!”

But he wasn’t responding.

“Goddamit!” She snapped, eyes flashing black in her anger. “When I actually want him to show up he doesn’t just to aggravate me!”

“Chloe, calm down.” Lois ordered. “You need to stay focused. If there’s anyone here who can figure out what it is Azazel has planned for Sam it’d be you. You have his blood running through your veins, you are the one he would come to bore with his plans of grandeur, right? Think. The few times he mentioned End-Game to you, what did he say?”

Chloe sat down and shook her leg, trying to concentrate. “Um…um…I----I can’t remember.”

“Try harder love.” Dean bent on his knees before her.

Lois blinked in surprise.

Love?

Since when had that happened?

“It’s Sammy.” Dean continued.

“I know.” Chloe whispered, chewing on her nail, obviously nervous, thinking hard. She closed her eyes and continued to shake her leg. “Whenever Azazel mentioned End-Game he kept on talking about Samuel Colt, saying that the one who had designed the weapon to rid the world of demons was also the key to bringing more. Azazel always found that ironic.”

“So the colt has something to do with this?” Lucy asked, looking up in confusion.

“Would explain why he would want that in the trade for my life.” Dean whispered, obviously remembering his father’s deal with the yellow eyed demon.

Lois winced and looked away.

John. She closed her eyes, feeling that sadness that wouldn’t leave her returning tenfold. If you were here you’d know what to do. I know you would. Please, wherever you are, help us. Sammy’s in danger. We need you. I need you…more than I always do.

Opening her eyes she looked away and wiped at her eyes inconspicuously, refusing to give into her tears. They needed to be strong at this time, and she was going to be just that.

She was going to make John proud of her.

“What is it?” Dean’s wary voice brought Lois out of her thoughts.

“What if Sam’s not the only one who’s disappeared?” Chloe asked, looking up.

“What do you mean?” Lucy asked, sharing a confused glance with Frankie.

“Azazel always said that Sam was his favorite, and we already know that he was creating more Special Children other than Sam. What if they’ve all disappeared too?” Chloe stood up, eyes narrowed, lost in thought, in suspicion as she began to walk around the room once more. “What would he always tell me? It was the catch phrase of a series I used to watch as a kid.”

“Come down to sesame street?” Lucy pitched.

Lois snorted.

Chloe ignored her. “No. No. It’s not that. It’s---argh! It was the phrase from that show with the hunky dark haired guy that Lois and I always used to fight over! What’s his name? Gorgeous McGorgeous…”

Dean raised his eyebrow at Chloe, obviously displeased with the blonde at the moment.

If the situation hadn’t been so dire Lois would have laughed at the slight jealousy in his eyes.

“What dark haired guy? Xander Harris?” Lucy asked, trying to think of the catchphrase for Buffy. “Um, in every generation there’s a slayer----?”

“No. Not Buffy.” Chloe shook her head, turning to Lois. “You remember it right? Gorgeous guy, dark hair, dark eyes, kept on coming back to life and handled a sword like wow.”

Lois’ eyes widened. “Duncan McLeod! Highlander!”

That’s it!” Chloe pointed in victory before going ghostly pale.

“What is it?” Dean asked, eyes narrowed. “What have you figured out?”

But it was Lois who answered, going just as pale. “There can only be one.”

“Huh?” Lucy asked, completely confused as she looked from her sister to her cousin.

Having never watched Highlander or seen the hunkiness that was Duncan McLeod she had no idea what the two older woman were talking about.

“The catchphrase Azazel kept quoting to me.” Chloe whispered, looking up and meeting Dean’s hazel gaze. “’There can only be one’.” She stood, horrified. “He’s going to make them kill each other.”

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Bobby was brought up to speed quickly, and he cursed darkly, unable to believe that this was happening. Apparently whatever it was that that sick son of Lucifer had had planned for Sammy, whatever it was that John had tried his best to keep from happening, was about to happen nonetheless, and they couldn’t do anything to stop it.

“We’ve tried calling the Roadhouse to see if there’s been any signs that might indicate demonic activity, but nothing.” Dean growled, walking up and down, looking angsty and nervous and guilty. “They have Sammy in some sort of Gladiator 2000 and there’s nothing I can do about it! We don’t even know where he is!”

“What I don’t get is why Azazel’s left Chloe here.” Lucy announced, sitting between the ghosts that Bobby still couldn’t get used to. It just wasn’t normal for people to be co-habiting so peacefully with the dead the way that Chloe and her bunch did.

“What do you mean?” Lois asked, eyes narrowed and on her sister.

“Well, Azazel yapped enough to Chlo for us all to know that she had some part to play in End-Game as well, right?” The youngest of the living announced, looking up at her elder sister. “So why nab Sam and leave Chloe here? Why not take them both at the same time?”

“Maybe her part’s not up yet.” Bobby announced, folding his arms over his chest. “Maybe Sam’s part has to be done first before hers is can start.”

“It’d help if we knew what their parts were!” Dean was like his pappy, he just couldn’t stand not being in control in situations like these, especially if they touched the people most important in his life.

The phone rang, and Lucy hurried towards it, lifting the receiver. “Hello? Oliver.”

Chloe walked across the distance of the room and took the phone from Lucy. “Ollie?”

Dean’s hazel eyes followed her and narrowed at the petname.

Bobby blinked.

Surprised.

If he didn’t know better he’d think that Dean was jealous.

“Azazel came here Ollie, he took Sam.” Chloe spoke into the phone, obviously seeking guidance and comfort from the voice on the other end of the line. “I don’t know what to do.”

Dean clenched his fists and turned his back on her.

Bobby blinked again.

Dean was jealous.

When exactly had all of this happened?

He knew that Dean was a horn dog, but Chloe was a married woman, and Bobby was an old-time gentleman who thought marriages should be respected.

He was going to have to get Dean by himself and chew his ear off about this…

…When Sam was safe and with them once more.

“There’s nothing you or Bart can do other than rest and get better. We’ll see you here once the airplane lands. Thanks. Me too.” And with that she hung the phone and turned to them. “Bart and Ollie are on their way back. Bart’s stabilized and conscious, just sleeping off the medication. They’re both going to be fine.”

Lucy smiled softly at the news of her boyfriend.

Dean turned and opened his mouth, eyes narrowed, before his hand went to his head and he closed his eyes in pain.

“Dean?” Chloe asked, going towards him, worried.

“I—I’m fine.” He winced, opening his eyes and mouth once more before doubling over with pain.

“Dean!” Chloe reached his side, placing her arms around him. “What is it?”

“I’m seeing things.” Dean groaned, hands on his head. “Nobody make a Haley Joel crack!”

Bobby frowned.

He’d thought that Sammy was the only one with visions in the family.

“I see… Sammy.” Dean hissed in pain. “And---and a town, it looks deserted…and a bell.”

Bobby straightened. “Does the bell have a crack on it? Looks really old?”

Dean nodded, trying to look at Bobby but the pain behind his eyelids causing him to keep them closed.

“Is there a church behind the bell? With three arches and a freaky ass cherubim?” Lois asked, and Bobby realized that she’d figured out the same thing he had.

“Yeah.” Dean sat down, Chloe placing her hands on his head, obviously soothing the headache with her ability.

“We know where Sam is.” Bobby turned to Lois, who nodded.

Dean, Chloe, Lucy and the ghosts all looked up at that, expectant.

“Where the hell is he?” Dean asked, not seeming as in pain as he had moments ago. Chloe’s power was obviously stronger and worked fast than it had the last time Bobby had seen her use it on her husband.

“He’s in the most haunted town in the whole of America.” Lois announced. “A town so haunted the people had to flee from it and leave it abandoned and uninhabited until this very day.”

Lucy blinked. “Which would be?”

Bobby answered. “Cold Oak, South Dakota.”

“South Dakota?” Lucy made a face. “We’re never going to make it there in time!”

“Not in a car we wont.” Chloe stood. “But we will in the jet.”

Bobby was a little uncomfortable. John had told him about the small jet Mr. Queen had given his wife, and while he respected Chloe a lot, he just didn’t think he wanted to put his life in the hands of her flying.

Flying?” Dean winced, looking sick.

“What? You’re not afraid of flying are you?” Lois snickered, and then her eyes went wide. “No way, are you kidding me?”

Dean just groaned and closed his eyes. “Let’s just get this over with. I’ve got a emo brother I need to save ad a demon whose ass needs to get kicked straight back to hell once and for all.”

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I’m rooting for you Sammy.

Pushing that voice out of his head, Sam hesitated as he pinned Jake to the ground, knife held high, ready for the kill. It’d been hell the last couple of hours, and he’d had to watched as one by one the Special Children brought here with him were killed of mysteriously.

In the end he’d realized that it was Ava all along, using her demonic powers to control the demons into doing her bidding. And then with Jake breaking her neck it was between him and Jake. He’d tried to speak reason into Jake, tried to let him know that they didn’t have to do as Azazel said, didn’t need to kill each other off like animals, but Jake wouldn’t listen.

The African American soldier insisted that he needed to kill Sam so that he could get to Azazel and kill him, but Sam knew that Jake wasway out of his league. Still, the younger man had forced his hand, and now Sam was pinning him to the ground, ready to kill him like the other male had tried do him

But he couldn’t do it.

If he did this he’d be giving into Azazel, and Sam would prefer to be dead before playing into the demon’s sick little game.

He remembered Azazel’s little monologue, on how Sam had always been his favorite, on how he wanted him to win this, to become his general. He wanted Sam to lead his army of demons, and how the world would be Sam’s.

But the world Azazel was offering wasn’t one that Sam wanted.

Throwing away his knife, Sam stood, and looked up as a bright light shone above them.

A small private jet was landing a couple of feet from them, and he blinked when he saw Chloe in the pilot’s seat, and Lois in the co-pilot’s. A grin lit his face as he realized that they’d come for him, and forgetting all about Jake and the horrors he’d had to witness he started walking towards them.

The door to the jet opened, and Dean and Bobby stumbled out, armed, looking around.

Sam smiled brighter.

He’d known that his brother would come for him.

Dean saw Sam and grinned in relief, looking a little green from having flown, and then horror filled his face and he tried to scream something but Sam couldn’t hear it.

Suddenly a piercing pain throbbed from behind him.

I’m sorry.” He heard Jake whispering in his ear, before Sam fell to his knees.

The last thing he saw was Dean rushing towards him screaming his name.

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As soon as they were in the air again, Chloe handed over the control to Lois and tore off her headphones, heading out of the cockpit towards the inside of the lounge area of the jet. Chaos reigned free as Lucy was crying in Bobby’s arms, and Dean cried as he hugged his brother’s dead body to him in heartbreak.

Chloe looked back at the cockpit and then towards the room in the back of the plane. “I need you to put Sam in the room in the back.Now.”

Dean opened his eyes and glared at her.

“Dean listen to me.” She went down on her knees before him. “I know you’re in pain right now, but I can help Sam…only if you let me!”

Lucy sniffled and pulled away from Bobby, eyes wide.

Dean shook his head. “You can’t heal him Chlo. He’s dead.”

“Do you trust me?” Chloe asked, bringing her hand to his tear-stained face.

Dean’s eyes, red from crying, observed her before he nodded.

“Then please, take Sam to the room in the back and lie him on the bed.” Getting up, Chloe took in a deep breath and turned to Lucy as Dean stood and started to drag his brother to the back room. “You know what to do.”

Lucy nodded.

Bobby frowned. “What aren’t you two telling us?”

“Nothing that can’t be explained later.” Chloe replied before going to the bedroom and watched as Dean gazed heartbrokenly down at his dead brother. “Dean, I need you to leave us alone.”

He looked up at her in surprise. “What?”

Please.” She whispered. “I don’t have a lot of time. If you want me to help your brother you have to leave us alone now.”

There was an obvious war raging in his face, but Dean stormed out of the room, slamming the door behind him.

Taking in a deep breath, Chloe rubbed her hands together, watching as her fingernails turned from pink to white. Her hands began to burn with heat as they glowed slightly, and she climbed onto the bed, straddling Sam’s dead body. Her heart hurt as she saw the blank expression on his face.

What if this is the reason why Azazel made sure you got your meteor power? She hesitated. What if his sole purpose in fathering you was to make sure that if Sammy died he wouldn’t stay dead?

She pushed away the doubt and questions because in the end she just didn’t care.

Taking in a deep breath, Chloe closed her eyes and pressed her hands down into Sam’s chest, connected their souls and psyches, preparing them for the exchange that was about to take place. She gulped, breathed in, and the moment her lips touched Sam’s the light took over and she was lost to it.

 

Comments 
16th-May-2009 03:49 pm (UTC) - parts 9-11
Love this story! Can't wait to see the Azazel smackdown that I'm sure is coming!
16th-May-2009 03:52 pm (UTC) - Re: parts 9-11
yep, the showdown should be in the next chapter.
16th-May-2009 04:22 pm (UTC)
Wow... what a roller coaster of a ride this chapter was!!

Well done and anxiously awaiting more (as always /chuckle).
16th-May-2009 04:24 pm (UTC)
well, there should be like two chapters left to this, so I'll try getting them out sooner than I have this last week.
16th-May-2009 04:29 pm (UTC)
It would be great if you could *but* real life always needs to take precedence :)

16th-May-2009 05:56 pm (UTC)
love love love this . oh wow about the ending . PPMS
16th-May-2009 07:10 pm (UTC)
will do so soon! *salutes!*
16th-May-2009 06:45 pm (UTC)
And here I was hoping for the "I told you so" argument between Chloe and Dean when he tried to get to the crossroads demon.

Well, not really, but it would be interesting.

Anyhow.

I love Dean and his whole, "You're my wife" thing. That's going to turn into a PR nightmare, isn't it?
16th-May-2009 07:12 pm (UTC)
I contemplated whether to give Dean the time to think of going to the crossroads, but in this reality Chloe can only bring someone back to life after a certain amount of time after death, so I couldn't give him it. It would have been a really good scene though.
16th-May-2009 08:34 pm (UTC)
Say what!? Oh, can't wait for the battle Royale between Dean and Azazel! That mofo's going down! *snerk* But honestly, awesome chapter, I'm stoked for more. :D
16th-May-2009 09:00 pm (UTC)
Yep, Azazel touched both Chloe AND Sam....he's going DOWN!
16th-May-2009 09:32 pm (UTC)
I have finally caught up on all the chapters of this fic that you posted while I was on vacation and I have to say that they all kick ass. This story is fantastic. I can't wait to see what happens next.
17th-May-2009 04:04 am (UTC)
Hope you had a great vacation---I'm in desperate need of one myself right now!
17th-May-2009 03:10 am (UTC)
WOWZA! Amazing.
I love the possesiveness of Dean with Chloe, it is just so well played out.
I'll be waiting for the next chapters.
17th-May-2009 04:05 am (UTC)
Dean is possessive of his things, like his family and his WIFE *coughcough* lol
17th-May-2009 03:18 am (UTC)
oh yaaaay!!!!!

i wrote an AU based on AHBL1 as well... and in the middle of it was The Scene I Swore I'd Never Write... but i wrote it anyway. let's just say... Sam's not dead after my scene either... heh.
17th-May-2009 04:05 am (UTC)
The Scene You Swore You'd Never Write? Oooh. That sounds interesting! :D
17th-May-2009 04:11 am (UTC)
i'd tell you what lead up to it, but it's kinda spoilery for my own fics in the series.... it's my Maya'verse AU if you like vampires and OFCs - i know you like AUs, but this is a nose-dive straight into AU-land...

that link above will take you to my annotated index - the fic in question is #8, Maelstrom - but it's really advised to read/skim #3, Ruthless Game to understand the Dean side, then #8 is the Sam side... of course, if you want to....

and yes, it was interesting.... because i swore i'd never write it... and then i did! *sigh*

edited also - i'd been fighting the voices for a year not to write the scene. i learned a lesson that day: don't fight the voices.

Edited at 2009-05-17 04:14 am (UTC)
17th-May-2009 04:26 am (UTC)
Interesting will check when I have a minute to enjoy reading!
17th-May-2009 04:30 am (UTC)
awesome! don't let the 14 fics deter you... you don't really need to read them all... just 3 and 8 for the main plot. :D (and any others you want to, of course....)
17th-May-2009 04:27 am (UTC)
No. Don't fight the voices. The Voices are your friends! :D
17th-May-2009 04:30 am (UTC)
hehe, oh yeah, i know. i learned that the hard way.....but now i do listen!
17th-May-2009 03:26 am (UTC)
I still can't get over how well you write all of the characters. You always have quite a few characters interacting in one scene, and I think it takes a bit of talent to keep things rolling along smoothly AND everyone in character at the same time. Can't wait to see Azazeal get his ass handed to him!!
17th-May-2009 04:06 am (UTC)
Yay! Thanks! As I always say, characterization is important for me (unless I say from the A/N that the character will be OOC for the purpose of the story). And yeah. Azazel's ass will be hurting him for generations to come!
17th-May-2009 12:05 pm (UTC)
Yey, she's going to save him!

What's the bet that Dean's still going to be jealous about the Life-giving kiss? Lol, so possessive.

I want a Dean of my own.
17th-May-2009 04:13 pm (UTC)
haha, you KNOW he'd be jealous of the straddling and kissing! lol
17th-May-2009 02:40 pm (UTC)
Totally loving this story! Excellent job!
17th-May-2009 04:14 pm (UTC)
thanks! :D
17th-May-2009 03:40 pm (UTC)
OMG the drama! It was a roller-coaster of feelings for me... Your style of writing is so enthralling, I seem to sink into the story and hardly can detach myself until the end.
17th-May-2009 04:14 pm (UTC)
a roller-coaster? Never been described like that before :D
17th-May-2009 05:02 pm (UTC)
yeah you know I've been angry, sad, anxious and a little happy. So yeah I had no better word at my disposal to describe this chapter as a roller coaster.
20th-May-2009 05:27 am (UTC)
Love this so much!! Love how AU it is but how well you're mixing canon with it!!!
20th-May-2009 05:28 am (UTC)
Thanks! :D
25th-May-2009 04:05 am (UTC)
Just had to say that I love this fic. I can't wait for the rest of this. In fact I just found all your fics and am slowly reading all your stuff. And I just love your take on this Dean/Chloe fic.
25th-May-2009 04:12 am (UTC)
Thanks! I'm trying to work my way on how exactly to write the last couple chapters so hopefully I'll update this soon. Hope you like the other stories as well :D
31st-May-2009 10:28 pm (UTC)
I really love this fic, can't wait to see where this is going.
I still have to read the rest of your stuff, i see you've been very productive!!
1st-Jun-2009 01:35 pm (UTC)
I've been on an inspired-trip right now, quite proud of that! lol
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