Title: A Thing of Radiance
Characters: Chloe, Bobby, Sam, Dean
Disclaimer: Dont own
Summary: When Chloe found out about the ugly truth of her past, she went to find her father, Bobby Singer. Now hunting and living with him, Chloe must keep her meteor abilities hidden from other hunters or they might try to hunt her. According to Bobby she should especially keep it secret from a hunter named John Winchester, who only saw black or white...good and evil...and then Sam and Dean arrive.
Written for my LiveJournal Paranormal25 150 Prompt Table. Prompt of the day # 11: Radiant Boy
"So, you plan on staying there like that?" Lois' voice reached her. "I'm not complaining, I needed my daily kink fulfilled. But Bobby might go for the shotgun if he were to see you three like that."
Chloe tore her hands from her face and looked up at her cousin in horror. "Lois! I---uh--!"
The brunette looked wicked amused as she lifted her hand, which had Chloe's housecoat in it. "Wanna put this on before they wake up?"
Chloe tried to get up, but Sam chose that moment to turn around and hug her, hiding his face in her hip.
She went scarlet, bringing her hands to her face once more.
Lois was laughing.
This was mortifying.
A groan escaped Dean.
He was waking up.
Terror and fear entered Chloe.
Lois must have felt some compassion for her cousin, because she reached for her and pulled her to her feet, draping the housecoat over her.
Chloe would have thanked her cousin, she would have, if her legs hadn't given out on her and she fell to her knees with a wince of pain. Her whole body was sore and in pain, especially... She closed her eyes tightly as images of the night taunted her.
"Are you telling me it was that
intense?" Lois giggled. "I mean, I know you three went on forever last night, but---."
Lois had seen.
A groan escaped Chloe's lips.
Sam and Dean were waking up.
Lois nudging them with her shoe was probably helping them do so. "Hey, Hunks!"
"Chloe?" Sam asked, worried, voice sleepy.
"What happened?" Dean sounded like he had a head. "And who the hell are
Chloe kept her eyes closed, whimpering.
She was in real pain.
"You two, get dressed before Bobby figures out what happens." Lois was telling them. "Then we're going to have a discussion about the magical creatures infesting this place, and the sex magic that went on and on last night. And we're going to talk about our roles in this and we're going to keep this little incident from Bobby. Okay?"
Chloe opened her eyes wide.
Lois could see the creatures?
"Gees, Cuz. If it was your first time, its understandable that you're this way, but still
." Lois sighed as she bent down and wrapped an arm around Chloe's waist, helping the painful girl stand and helping her get back to the house. Together they made it up the stairs, and while Chloe sat on the toilet, wincing, Lois filled the tub with warm water and helped her cousin down into the waters that would relax her sore and tense muscles. "My first time was in a tank, and assisted by Jack Daniels, not magic."
"How do you know all of this?" Chloe asked tiredly, closing her eyes as Lois scooped up some water in a little container and dropped it over her head. "About the creatures? The magic?"
Lois sighed, reaching for the shampoo and squirting some into her hands. "Believe it or not, I've been ordered to come here to be your Acolyte. Of course, I had to look in the dictionary afterwards to figure out what Acolyte meant---but I got the gist."
The door was pushed open, and Dante entered, Dax riding on his back.
The firelizard chirped in a worried fashion and teleported so that she was resting on Chloe's bent knees.
"I'm fine." Chloe tried to reassure them, bringing a finger to rub Dax's head, and smiling at Dante as he went to sit next to Lois, leaning his head against the armrest of the tub, watching her. Dante was in his more earthly canine form, that of a very large wolf, and not made of fire as was his true form.
Lois eyed him curiously as she worked the shampoo into Chloe's hair. "So, I recognized the fairies, and the ghost, but what were those weird things in the garden with the fairies---and what are these two guys?"
"Girl and guy." Chloe corrected, eyes closed to keep the shampoo from getting into them. "Dax is a female firelizard, and Dante is a Hellhound. And the creatures you're probably talking about are the muscaliets."
"Never heard of a firelizard or muscaliet before." Lois admitted, continuing to massage the shampoo in her cousin's hair. "But Hellhound...is that what I think it is?"
"Probably." Chloe sighed.
Lois paused and gave the large canine a look. "Down boy."
Dante snorted at her.
She grinned. "I like him. Keep your eyes closed Cuz, I'm going to wash the shampoo out."
"'Kay." Chloe sighed, tightening her closed eyes as Lois scooped up the water in the container and dropped it on the blonde hair, repeating the process until the shampoo was out.
Dante wriggled his nose when some water fell on it.
Lois chuckled as she reached for the conditioner.
"Lois?" Chloe asked, voice soft.
"Yeah?" The brunette asked.
"Thanks." The blonde whispered.
Lois just grinned and squirted out the conditioner. "Thanks nothing. I might have seen it all from the distance of my bedroom window, but you're going to have to give me details when this is all over!"
Chloe just groaned and sunk a little deeper into the water.
The brothers stood when Chloe and Lois made their way into the living room. Sam and Dean had bathed and changed into clean clothes, their hair still wet from the bath, their skin smelling of Old Spice.
Chloe was unable to look them in the faces as she sat down on the sofa across from theirs. Not only had she lost her virginities---to both of them---but she wasn't sure exactly if it'd been of their conscious decision or if they'd been swayed by the sex magic. It was a strong and heady thing, designed to excite and intoxicate the participants...and if they'd been forced by the magic, well, she would have basically raped them. Not only that, but she vaguely remembered saying something about Guardians and tying them to her cause as her bodyguards of such. Was that what the ritual had been about? Not only creating a protection for the land, but attracting the best 'protectors' for the Lighthouse?
Someone had been involved enough to get into Lois' dreams to send her to Chloe to help her now that more creatures would be arriving.
What if 'The Council' had orchestrated this as well so that the Lighthouse would be protected as well?
What if she'd unknowingly dragged Sam and Dean into a war not their own?
"So let me get this straight." Dean announced. Apparently Lois had been talking while Chloe was lost in her thoughts. "Chloe is some sort of building, there are all sorts of supernatural creatures here that we never noticed before, and we can only see now because...." He cleared his throat and leaned back.
"Because you fucked
her." Lois nodded, putting it bluntly. "I don't understand much of this either, since the dude in my dream only told me to come to the Lighthouse and help her, but I'm guessing that when you performed the protection ritual with her, it opened your eyes to the magic you couldn't see before."
"And why could you see it?" Sam wanted to know.
"I don't know." Lois shrugged. "Maybe when that dude entered my dreams he opened my eyes by just being there. What matters is that Chloe's running the House of Weird and we're all a part of it." She turned to Chloe. "I think you should fill us all in, Chlo. On everything."
Chloe took in a deep breath.
Dax teleported into the room, not patient enough to stay so long away from her human.
Sam and Dean jerked back, just barely keeping from grabbing their guns.
Dax chirped curiously, flying towards them, wings flapping rapidly, as she gazed at them. She then stuck out her forked tongue at them and teleported on top of Chloe's wet head, settling herself there as comfortably as she could.
Chloe smiled and reached up for her beloved little pest, settling the chirping firelizard on her lap instead. "This is Dax. She---she appeared after you all left for the hunt."
Dean was looking at the creature in awe. "Firelizard? Can she--you know---?"
Dax sneezed, and a little flame of fire escaped her, nearly singing Chloe's skit. The firelizard's eyes widened and she looked up at Chloe in a 'I didn't mean it!' sorta way.
Dean shook his head. "Unbelievable!"
"Dean..." Sam's voice caused them to follow his wide-eyed gaze.
The intimidating Hellhound was sitting in the doorway, watching.
"Is that---?" Dean squeaked.
"A Hellhound?" Sam finished.
"Yeah, he is." Chloe nodded, watching as Dante came to sit down next to her, eyeing the brothers with an unimpressed expression on his face. "Dante's been acting as my sole guardian up until now. We also have fairies---as you saw last night---and Ben the ghost---whom you know, and muscaliets."
"Muscaliets?" Sam frowned in confusion.
"Wait till you see them!" Lois laughed. "They are so
The brothers shared a look.
"And, of course, we'll be receiving a shipment of unicorns soon." Chloe nodded.
Dean burst out laughing. "Good one, gorgeous. Unicorns
Sam looked at Chloe. "Dean. I think she's being serious."
Dean went silent, eyes wide on the blonde. "Unicorns are real?"
The blonde nodded.
Sam frowned, leaning forwards in the seat. "Chloe, how is all of this happening, and why to you? What's a Lighthouse? What's going on?"
Chloe sighed and took in a deep breath. "I---I didn't want to lie to you all, but Bobby and I---he told me how Hunters are. They---they see in black and white."
"Hunters?" Lois made a face.
She was ignored.
Sam and Dean were frowning and looking at Chloe in intensity.
"Especially your father." The blonde explained. "And Bobby---Bobby was scared that if any of you found out---that I"d be the next thing on the list to hunt."
A darkness covered the brothers' eyes.
Chloe gulped, unable to look at them anymore. "When I found out that the woman I'd thought was my mother had stolen me from my real parents I---I was shocked. Horrified. I didn't do anything until my father had died though, from lukemia, and then I went to look for Bobby. I arrived on his doorstep one day and I didn't even have to tell him anything. I--I look a lot like Chlara, my birth mother." She sighed, patting Dax. "Bobby had thought I was dead all these years, so he put me under all sorts of tests to make sure I wasn't some creature or possessed, and then, when he realized I was me, well, I came to live with him. He tried to keep me out of the Hunting, but I'd been doing hunting of my own since I was fourteen, so it was in my blood. And then," she paused, taking in a breath. "And then I was killed."
The room went silent.
?" Lois shrieked.
The brothers were deadly silent.
"Goblins, if you'll believe it. The house was attacked, there were too many. I---I didn't really stand a chance." She shook her head, shivering slightly at the memory. "I was dead for three days. And then, I wasn't."
"Bobby made a deal." Dean whispered, running his hand over his face.
"How long did he get?" Sam asked, sadness in his face.
"You were dead
?" Lois just couldn't get over that part.
"Yes, I was dead." Chloe nodded to her cousin, before turning her attention to the brothers. "And Bobby didn't make any pact. I came back to life on my own."
They turned to look at her, confused.
"It's...a meteor power, isn't it?" Lois whispered, bringing her hand to her mouth. "You told me all about the meteor freaks---you---being amongst the meteors while investigating the different meteor humans left you mutated too, didn't it?"
"Wait. Meteors? What?" Dean stood, frustration in his every muscle. "I don't understand."
"I lived in Smallville before living here." Chloe admitted. "And there was a meteor shower that left behind meteor rocks that...mutated most of its population---especially those of my generation."
"People that could create fire---make themselves look like others---the stories were amazing." Lois agreed. "You can check her online issues of the Torch for a more in-depth understanding."
Sam nodded before turning to Chloe. "Continue."
Chloe took in a deep breath. "Well, I came back to life, and Bobby once again put me under all these different tests to make sure it was me."
Dean nodded in understanding, sitting down once more.
"So he stopped hunting with others, and stopped talking to other hunters, because he was worried about me." Chloe still felt guilty for that. "It was also why I was so---odd---when I realized that you were hunters---and that you were John Winchester's son. Bobby says that for John everything is Black and White, and that if I wasn't human I would be evil in his eyes. So..."
The brothers sighed.
Most probably agreeing with that statement.
Lois narrowed her eyes.
"Ben was the first one to arrive." Chloe could hear playing with the fairies outside. "He arrived with you all, so it made it very ironic. It's only when Hunters came into the picture that my destiny started to gear up, started to, well, start."
"So this never happened before we arrived?" Sam asked, leaning forwards in the seat.
"No." Chloe admitted. "Its kinda like your arrival was a catalyst to everything."
Dean leaned back in his seat. "So Ben never was a Radiant Boy."
"No, but we really did think so at first." Chloe smiled apologetically. "It was also the really why I wanted you guys gone."
Dean frowned. "Why?"
"Because she would die, and come back to life, and she thought we'd hunt her." Sam answered.
"Exactly." Chloe nodded.
Dean cursed softly.
"Bobby has a friend, Pamela. She's a medium, and she helped me figure out what was going on and what I was. Am." Chloe leaned forwards. "I'm a Lighthouse. According to Pamela, the mutation in my body, and the spiritual link of my resurrection with the inhuman world...it made a beacon inside of her. I'm someone who the supernatural, the undead, the spirits and things will be attracted to if they want a sanctuary in this world. Pam says that its an extremely rare gift that's only been given to someone once or twice in the past."
"Why were you chosen?" Lois wanted to know.
"Apparently because I was dead for three days, I become one with the unnatural world, and when I came back I brought the connection back with me." The blonde replied.
"And other unnatural creatures will sense that and will be attracted towards you like insects to light." Sam sighed, running a hand over his hair in understanding. "That's why all of these things have been appearing ever since you, uh, activated."
"Exactly." Chloe nodded.
"And last night..." Dean leaned forwards.
"I was...trying to do a protection spell, for when the unicorns arrived." Chloe lowered her gaze, her still slightly sore body reminding her of last night. "I---I didn't mean it to go that way...I didn't mean to drag you two into it, I didn't even know you'd be coming back."
"You told us something about Guardians." Dean narrowed his eyes. "And you were talking like...odd. With a lot of Ye and all that."
"I'm not sure...what happened. It's like it was me, but not me." Chloe admitted. "I'm not sure what happened...but you drank my blood...and from the little I know about magic, that's powerful."
"It's also binding." Sam spoke up, pinching the bridge of his nose. "I've grown up reading occult material. We bound ourselves to you and to your cause."
Lois snorted. "Yeah, well, after all that went on last night you better have made some sort of commitment."
Chloe and Sam turned red, Dean, just leered at the memory.
Dante grumbled at Dean.
Sam cleared his throat and forced himself to look at Chloe. "How---how are you feeling?"
"Better now," A dark blush was rising up from her neck. "I'm just sore."
Lois bit her bottom lip and lowered her gaze.
Chloe brought her hands to her face in mortification once more.
Sam looked just as embarrassed.
There was silence.
Dante gave a grumble and laid down on top of Chloe's feet.
Dax chirped, completely oblivious to the atmosphere.
"I have visions. Sometimes." Sam's voice broke into the silence, causing everyone to turn to them. "It---it started a little before I met you. I dreamt about what happened to my roommate weeks before it happened, but I thought it was only a nightmare. And then when I saw him pasted to the ceiling, eviscerated, on fire..." Sam closed his eyes. "It continued like dreams, dreaming--dreaming...But the first time I had a daydream, or vision, was after I met you."
"I only found out about it a couple of days before we met you." Dean sighed, eyes on Chloe. "There was this thing with Bloody Mary and it just came out."
"The Bloody Mary?" Lois asked, confused.
"The headache." Chloe whispered, remembering the episode in the kitchen.
The brothers nodded.
"I don't know why I see these things." Sam announced, looking up at Chloe. "But maybe its one of the reasons why we were chosen as the Guardians."
Chloe looked at him, wondering if it was true.
Dean cleared his throat, drawing her attention to him. "So, uh, unicorns, huh?"
She smiled at him. "Yeah, unicorns."
"Wow." He shook his head.
There was noise upstairs.
"That would be Bobby." Chloe announced, feeling a little nervous.
"Okay, I vote we tell him everything that just happened and was spoken about here, but
that we leave out the part were you two defiled his young virgin daughter. Repeatedly." Lois raised her hand in the air. "All night."
Dax chirped, as if in agreement.
Chloe covered her face and whimpered once more.
The brothers shared an uneasy look at the thought of Bobby's reaction to the truth, before raising their hands in the air as well.