Title: Point of No Return
Sequel to: Possession
, Being Good Is Overrated
, Meeting Sam Winchester"
Pairing: Chloe Sullivan/Sam Winchester
Disclaimer: Don't own the show/characters mentioned
Summary: Not only is Chloe changing, but she realizes she's in love with Sam, and has some power over him. Then Oliver returns with the League in need of Chloe's help, and she realizes she isn't the only one who knows she's coming very close to the point of no return.
Note: Should be a three or four shot. Written for My Paranormal 150 Prompt Table
. Prompt # 104: Deathbed Vision
To say that the two worlds clashed was an understatement.
While Sam and the others didn’t come in guns a-blazing, attitudes weren’t exactly congenial, and the boys weren’t exactly welcoming to the trio who’d come onto their territory and verbally attacked them. Lois had stormed up to Oliver and begun to terrorize her ex boyfriend, Sam had gone to Chloe and pulled her to him, running his hands possessively around her, physically checking that she was okay, and Ruby had just watched everything with demonic amusement.
Finally, Chloe had managed to pull away form Sam, who was calming down now that she was back in his arms and he knew that she was fine, and noticed the shocked and curious expressions the boys were all giving her. They didn’t know about Sam, so obviously they’d be surprised at the possessive, proprietary way he handled her.
Blushing, Chloe had ducked her gaze and took a step away from Sam (which anyone could tell annoyed him) and began to introduce everyone. And then, when that was over with, she painfully let her supernatural world and her superhero world meet and merge.
It wasn’t surprising that both sides were shocked (other than Lois, of course) to discover what the other did, and thankfully that cooled down tempers and cooled attitudes until everyone was sitting down and just trying to digest the information.
When Chloe told Sam, Ruby and Lois about Lilith’s attack on the League, the trio had looked up, eyes wide as understanding finally entered their eyes. The eight people then began to speak about Lilith and even though Sam insisted somewhat tensely that this was their battle, and Oliver and his little friends didn’t have any part of it, Oliver had tensely pointed out that the moment Lilith tried to kill them it’d become their battle.
“At least you weren’t possessed.” Ruby announced, raising an eyebrow. “Imagine if a demon possessed a super computer, a fish and fast boy. I mean, we have powers enough when we possess normal people.”
AC kept narrowed eyes on Ruby. He’d been tense ever since the revelation of her being a demon, but then again, after what’d happened with Lilith no one really blamed him.
“Why exactly didn’t that happen?” Bart wanted to know, face uncharacteristically serious.
Lois pointed to the necklace he wore. “Those.”
Bart frowned and looked down at his pendant. “The necklaces ‘Licious gave us?”
“Licious?” Sam asked, eyebrow raised, sending Chloe a questioning look.
Bart grinned suggestively. “Short for Chloelicious, which, as we all know, she totally is.”
“Oh.” Sam announced, looking away.
Chloe raised an eyebrow at the odd emotion she could see in his eyes.
“Why are the necklaces the only thing that kept us from being possessed?” Victor wanted to know, fingering his own necklace curiously.
“The design, it’s a an anti-demon possession symbol.” Ruby pointed out. “I gave Chloe the first design to use on herself when I met her. Lois had been possessed at the time and I told Chloe that if she didn’t want her friends getting possessed again, and they would if she didn’t do something, to make them wear that symbol.”
Oliver clasped his fingers over his pendant.
“I don’t see you all wearing any.” AC pointed out.
“Tats.” Lois grinned cheekily. “Wanna see mine?”
Chloe smacked her cousin up the side of her head playfully.
The brunette grinned evilly at Chloe, enjoying herself way too much.
The League all shared curious expressions.
“So you have it tattooed.” Bart blinked, eyeing Chloe up and down curiously, or, well, lecherously. “Mamacita…?”
“Don’t even let your mind go to the gutters.” Chloe laughed. “Mine’s on my shoulderblade, so no, nothing for you to fantasize about.”
Impulse smirked, leaning forwards towards her. “Oh, I don’t know, earlier on was enough material for me to live on for the rest of my life.”
Chloe’s eyes widened and she nearly choked.
She’d forgotten about the odd make out session that the healing had somehow turned into.
She hadn’t even known that that was really Bart! She’s thought it was an astral projection of his subconscious or something!
“Earlier on?” Sam’s voice had dropped an octave.
Chloe winced, not exactly sure why she was suddenly worried for Bart.
“Yeah.” Bart grinned, obviously not sensing the dark tension that’d descended upon the group. His eyes returned to Chloe. “I always knew you’d be soft.”
Chloe groaned, half laughing, covering her face with her hand and shaking her head. “Next time you’re at death’s door I’ll just let the reaper take you!”
The sound of someone quickly standing caused her to pull her hand from her face and turn to look at Sam. Face dark he turned and silently stormed towards the balcony.
The blonde frowned as she watched him go.
What exactly was wrong with him?
Bart looked in the direction Sam had disappeared in before turning to Chloe apologetically. “I’m sorry ‘Licious, I didn’t think---I mean---sorry.”
Ruby was looking in the direction of the balcony thoughtfully, looking, for some reason, a little disappointed.
“Obviously he wouldn’t like you talking about taking advantage of his girl.” AC chastised Bart. “That wasn’t right, dude. Totally uncool, I mean, you two just met.”
“I didn’t think he’d take it so personally!” Bart tried to defend himself.
“Wait, what?” Chloe asked, looking between them. “Sam and I aren’t an item. We’re only friends, that’s it.”
Victor snorted. “Sure. Of course Sullivan.”
“But we aren’t.” Chloe blinked, not sure why they were looking at her as if she was blatantly lying to them. “Sam and I---we’re tied---I already explained this. He---I---we can get a bit possessive with each other because of it. And anyway, he lost someone very dear to him and that makes him even more possessive of me.”
Oliver was watching her quietly.
“So, does Boy Scout know about this?” AC asked.
“The demon stuff?” Ruby answered with a sneer. “Please. As if he notices anything other than the pink princess.”
Ruby didn’t like Lana.
Then again, not a lot of females did.
“She’s got a point there.” Victor remarked.
Chloe, looking towards the balcony, frowned at Sam’s back. “I’m, uh, I’ll be back in a second.” Getting up, she left the others talking and found her way to the balcony, leaning against the railing next to Sam, looking down at the bright lights of Metropolis. “You okay, Sam?”
He was silent, gaze on the buildings around them.
Frowning deeper, Chloe tilted her gaze more towards him, seeing the emotions warring over his face. “What’s wrong?
He snorted with unamused laughter, shaking his head. “I can’t believe you’re asking me that.”
“What do you mean?”
He finally turned to look towards her. “I woke up to see you jumping off of the balcony of our two story apartment in your underwear. That enough should tell you that this was a sucky night.”
“I was doing it for a good cause.” Chloe frowned, not getting why he was going on with this point still. “Okay, look, I’m sorry that I didn’t have enough time to give you the Reader’s Digest summary on the situation, but every second counted. I can only bring someone back once, and that only a certain time after their death. Time was of the essence, because we got here on time I got to heal him before he died thus he still has his Life card.”
Sam’s eyes narrowed. “And who decided that you had to sacrifice yourself for everyone?”
“What?” Chloe asked, confused, not exactly sure what he was saying. “I didn’t sacrifice myself, I’ve done this before, I always come back.”
“You haven’t done it after---after that time.” Sam hissed dangerously. “Why do you think we’ve not wanted you to heal us after hunts since then?” He grabbed her by her upper arms. “We don’t know what they did to you Chloe! We didn’t know if it would keep you dead or what! We weren’t going to sacrifice you! And you go and put yourself thoughtlessly in danger for these people?!?”
“’These people’ are my friends.” Chloe glared up at him. “If it had been you or Lois or Ruby I would have done the same thing.”
“No you wouldn’t!” Sam’s grip tightened. “Because we wouldn’t have let you. We wouldn’t have used you!”
“They aren’t using me!” Chloe hissed, glaring up at him, anger beginning to bubble up in her stomach. “They’re my friends!”
Growling, Sam turned her around and slammed her back against the railing.
It hurt as the metal bit into her back, and the breath was knocked out of her lungs, but Chloe didn’t notice. Her eyes were wide and on Sam’s, which were darker once more, nearly purple, narrowed, dangerous, gorgeous.
“Then if they’re your friends, don’t do anything I’ll have to kill them for.” Sam hissed in deadly promise, tightening his hold on her, lips pulled back in an animalistic snarl, eyes dropping to her parted lips.
“Even if something happens and I remain dead, I would have made the decision myself, no one else can be blamed.” Chloe whispered, gaze roaming his face hungrily, hands gripping the railing behind her tightly to keep from reaching out for him. Her breathing became soft pants at the way his gaze smoldered as it remained on her lips. “You wouldn’t hurt someone innocent, Sam.”
Sam moved forwards with a long, liquid movement, trapping her against the railing, pressing up against her, the lower half of his body pinning her against the metal.
Her breath hitched, her lips parting further, her grip on the railing painful. And yet none of it was able to distract her from the heat of his body on hers, and the desire coiling painfully in the pit on her stomach.
“If something happened to you…” Sam promised darkly, loosening his hold on her and trailing one hand up her shoulder, neck, to cup her jaw. “Not even God would be ‘innocent’ in my eyes. Think of that the next time you put yourself in danger again.”
Chloe knew deep down inside of her that that was wrong, that she should scold him, but she couldn’t get the words passed her lips, didn’t reallywant to.
‘You are the catalyst to the darkness inside of Samuel Winchester’ the angel’s words whispered hauntingly in her ear.
It was almost enough for her to push Sam away.
And yet not...
And that didn’t scare her as much as it should.
A throat cleared behind them.
Chloe, surprised out of her near trance, jerked in shock at the sound and pushed at Sam, eyes widening when he didn’t budge.
Sam buried his face in her hair, muffling the sound of his displeased growl, and also breathing in her scent, trying to calm himself. She’d noticed him doing this recently, breathing in her scent, touching her, whenever he was angry or agitated.
She calmed him like nothing else.
Blushing, Chloe left her hands on his chest and gasped when Sam’s arms went around her, holding her to him tightly, before finally, reluctantly, letting her go.
Knowing her face was scarlet, Chloe peered around Sam and her green orbs met Oliver’s.
“Um.” The blonde looked a little uncomfortable. “Ruby’s in the bathroom, and Lois just got a call from someone named Bobby? She’s talking to him right now but said to call you two. That it’s an emergency.”
Sam nodded, reaching for Chloe’s hand. He caressed the skin of her hand with his thumb, a small smile on his face, before leading them back towards the penthouse, Oliver following behind.
Lois met them, snapping her phone shut. “Bobby needs us over there stat. Says it’s a life or death situation that he can’t talk about over the phone.”
“Okay, we’ll go to the apartment and get what we need before setting off.” Sam decided.
“Perfect.” Lois agreed.
“Anything we can help with?” Oliver asked.
“No, we have everything under control.” Sam responded civilly, even giving Oliver somewhat of a smile.
Chloe pulled her hand from Sam’s and went to hug Oliver tightly. He tensed for a second before hugging her back just as tight.
Finally pulling back, the blonde hugged each of the remaining League and then joined Sam, who was waiting on her while Ruby and Lois had already left on the lift.
“If you need our help, we’re just a call away.” Oliver promised her.
“Thanks.” Chloe smiled as she followed Sam to the lift, telling herself that she was right to keep the conversation with Castiel to herself for now…and not realizing that the night wasn’t over yet.