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The Ageless Queen & The Future King 1/1 
26th-Jul-2010 08:26 am

Title: The Ageless Queen & The Future King
Sequel to: Never Forget & To Remember
Pairing: Chloe/Caspian, past Chloe/Peter
Fandoms: Smallville/Narnia
Rating: T+
Disclaimer: Don't own
Summary: Months have passed, and Caspian still thinks he's dreaming. Chloe realizes she's falling in love with the future king, and knows that she needs to tell him the truth. But things don't go as planned.

She wanted to feel guilty, but she couldn't.

Chloe was lying to so many good people, but especially to those who put their lives at risk to protect her and keep her hidden---and she was lying to Caspian...the young prince who went to the hidden lagoon every night and believed he dreamed of her. They'd been dancing this dance for months now. She'd wait for him in the shadows, watch him as he lay under the tree and fell asleep, and then she'd emerge and every time she'd lower herself to his side he'd open his eyes and smile at her. She'd stay by his side until he truly fell asleep, and they she'd slip away into the forest.

He believed her a dream, believed that she was still in the days where her husband was alive and by her side.

And yet, yet it was becoming harder and harder for her to keep up this rouse.

To pretend she was still with a husband who had disappeared 1300 years ago.

A husband whom she'd mourned and long ago accepted as dead.

It was hard to pretend that she didn't see the desire in Caspian's eyes when he gazed at her.

And it was harder to try and hide the fact that her feelings for him...were growing stronger.

The blonde hesitated at the clearing, her gaze on the sleeping prince.

He was so handsome, so strong.

He---when he spoke of his kingdom, Chloe could feel the love he had for Narnia, for his people, and she could understand because she loved Narnia and her people, the Narnians who were hiding their existence in the forests. Whenever she stayed by Caspian's side and listened to him, she knew that he would be a great king, and she had so much faith in him. He could reunite Narnia once more. He could bring back all the broken pieces and form a wonderful, united, peaceful kingdom. If only he had as much faith in himself as she had in him.

Caspian stretched with a yawn and turned towards her, his eyes opening sleepily, his smile lazy and content as he spotted her. "My Queen."

She cleared her throat, feeling her heart skip a beat as it always did when he called her that. "My Future King."

His smile grew more content as he reached out his hand to her.

The blonde answered the silent call, walking towards him, the skirt of her gown sweeping around her as she placed her hand in his and lowered to the grass. "You seem tired."

"Yes." Caspian nodded, gaze following her on her in his. "Uncle Miraz was---harder on me today, than usual. Ever since his wife got pregnant he's been---different, with me."

"He has no right to the throne, Caspian, and neither does his abominable spawn. You do." She frowned, angry as always whenever Miraz was mentioned. "Do not let him pretend otherwise."

Caspian nodded with a smile.

She cleared her throat and looked away. "Are you well?"

"Yes." He replied. "Just seeing you, My Queen, eases my soul."

A soft blush darkened her complexion. "You are too good with words."

"Only when it comes to you."

Chloe looked at him and smiled.

Caspian's smile slowly faded and he looked away from her suddenly. "Do you do this with him?"

She didn't need to ask of whom he spoke.

The familiar bitterness said it all.

"Caspian..." She looked away, feeling guilty for the lies and deceptions.

"Do you lay in bed at night, and listen to his worries? Does he pour his heart out for you to heal him with just a smile?" Caspian's grip on her hand tightened as his dark gaze returned to her fiercely. "Did he touch your skin before you fell asleep tonight?" His eyes were so intense as his grip on her hand lightened...and instead of holding her hand he caressed her arm brazenly. "Did he kiss your lips?"

Chloe had always been strong, had never had problems resisting temptation---controlling herself.

But her heart as racing her her breathing erratic.

It'd been too long, and Caspian...Caspian was just too...too...too everything.

Caspian raised himself so that he was leaning up, holding his weight up with one palm down on the ground behind him. His hand raised up her sleeve before trailing up her shoulder and neck to cup the side of her face.

Chloe was finding it hard to breathe as she stared into those darkening eyes. "Caspian---."

"Did he...have you...tonight...like I can't?" Caspian nearly snarled. "Does he even know how he tortures me with what I can't have?"

Her eyes widened. "Caspian!" She pulled away from him in shock, leaning back on her elbows, not as shock of his words as she was of the jolt in her heart at hearing them. "D-don't say something like that! Peter--he--my husband--." She closed her eyes tightly, feeling the stab of pain she always did whenever she thought of Peter.

My husband is dead.

She'd never said the words aloud.


Because she'd always felt that by saying them out loud they made it real.

As if 1300 years didn't.

But she needed to do this.

She---she needed to tell Caspian what was going on.

She needed to tell him the truth.

He'd probably hate her when she did, but she couldn't keep up with this lie anymore.

Not when she was almost sure she was falling in love with the Telmarine prince.

"Caspian." She took in a deep breath and opened her eyes. "There's something I need to tell you."

He sat up, eyes narrowed. "What do you mean, My Queen?"

Chloe looked away, unable to do this while looking at him.

How could she tell him that all this while she'd been lying to him?

"What do you need to speak to me of, My Queen?" He asked, voice still tinged with the bitter darkness as he rose to his knees.

"It's about Peter and I." She took in a deep breath, looking around her. "There's something you don't know and when you do know what it is it will make this all completely different for you. You---you'll be angry, I know you will, because I've kept this from you for so long but it's something that I need you to know. I can't continue keeping secrets from you." She took in another breath. "Caspian, I'm----."

"You're expecting his child, aren't you?"

She looked up at him at that, eyes wide. "What?"

He looked away, face contorted in misery. "These last few months you've seemed more radiant and beautiful than I ever remember you, and my aunt is pregnant---I've heard all about the supposed way one shines with new light. I don't see it upon her countenance---but I see it on yours." He turned to look at her, agonized. "You're going to give him a child."

That's not what I'm trying to tell you!

But Chloe was a little shocked.

Had her happiness these last couple of months been so obvious that he'd consider it to be maternal glow?

In her moment of thought she didn't notice him move until she'd been yanked to him, finding herself straddling him, her gown's skirt around them like silver moonlight.

"Caspian!" She cried in shock, gazing down into his stormy eyes as his hands cupped her waist.

He'd never done anything so brazen as he had tonight.


"My Queen..." He started, before looking away, disgust and anger deepened his features. "You're not my Queen. You're his." He looked back up to her. "I want you to be my Queen. I want you to reign on Narnia's throne by my side. Not his!"

Her eyes widened in shock. "Caspian..."

"Do you know how much it tortures me during the days to know that you're with him? Loving him? Helping him? Reigning with him?" He hissed, his hands spanning her waist easily, keeping her to him even though she never would have thought of trying to struggle. "Are you able to comprehend my mental anguish?"

"Caspian." She whispered, heart racing as she reached up to cup his jaw, running her thumb over his skin in a comforting way before freezing, realizing that many years ago she would do that to Peter when he was stressed.

"I want you by my side day and night!" He whispered feverishly, gaze falling to her lips. "I want to claim your kiss and taste your skin."

Chloe gulped, body warming and tingling at the very sound of his voice.

Her gaze fell to his lips as well.

She wanted to taste his skin too.

So badly.

"I want my child---my heir---to be growing inside you."

And she nearly broke.

"Caspian." She whispered, voice thick with emotion as she caressed his cheek with her thumb once more. "Caspian. I'm not pregnant. That's not what I was trying to tell you. You need to lis----."

And then...and then she was lost.

His lips found hers with a feverish need that burnt her up from the insides and didn't stop.

Chloe whimpered, forgetting all that had been on her mind as she returned the kiss with just as much need and desire.

His fingers dug into her dress.

Her fingers clenched in his hair.

They hissed against each others mouths, partings seconds to breathe before being unable to stand the separation and joining once more.

She found herself straddling him as he lay back on the grass, his hands having bunched up the skirt of her gown until his hands found her thighs.

She whimpered into the kiss, not having felt another's touch in so long.

"I'll find a way." He vowed against her lips, voice husky and dark with need. "I'm meant to find a way."

She didn't know what he was promising, but her heart clenched at it.

His hand rose up her thigh and then hesitated, waiting for permission.

"Caspian..." She whimpered in need, voice throaty and deeper.

It was all the permission he needed.


Caspian slept with peaceful satisfaction.

Chloe looked around her, trying to put on her dress. It was hard to do so, these gowns made for their beauty, not for convenience, but she managed to get the job done. Her hair was a mess, and she couldn't find one of her shoes. A frantic search in the light of the dawn finally landed to her finding the missing shoe, and she slipped it on.

Green eyes searched around her desperately, trying to see if she'd forgotten anything.

She'd never overslept, never stayed with him this long.

Her guardians would know by now that she wasn't with them.

She winced.

They'd be so worried.

I can't keep doing this to them---to him.

Chloe took in a deep breath, trying to keep calm.

Neither of them deserve this.

She was being selfish, wanting it all.

She needed to think of her people...and think of Caspian.

I can never come back here.

Her heart hurt as she realized this, looking down on the happy face of the future king.

I can never see you again.

Tears stung at her eyes.

The ageless Queen knelt beside the future King, and pressed one last kiss upon his lips, her tears mingling in it.

There was a sound by the trees.

She jerked away, standing when she saw Trumpkin standing, watching them with wide eyes.

Motioning for him to be quiet, Chloe went to his side, face red from embarrassment.

The loyal, protective dwarf looked her over, eyeing her unruly state before looking back at Caspian. "Is that Prince Caspian?"

She nodded silently, hair cascading messily down her shoulders.

The drwarf's voice was hard, his hand on his sword's hilt. "Were you forced?"

She looked away and shook her head.

The hardness left his eyes and instead was replaced by curiosity, yet he refused to ask, knowing it wasn't his place. "Come my Queen, it is not safe for you here."

She nodded.

Trumpkin led the way.

Chloe turned once and gazed at a sleeping Caspian, bathing in the dawn's rays, before she turned and followed Trumpkin.

She wouldn't come back to this hidden grove again.

The silent tears began to fall once more.
26th-Jul-2010 01:53 pm (UTC)
If she doesn't come back, I have a feeling Caspian will go looking for her, and when he finds her, he will finally know that she is no dream.

Are you going to have the Narnia kids show up again like the books? I think it would be extremely awkward for Chloe to have Caspian and Peter in the same time as her.
26th-Jul-2010 02:03 pm (UTC)
I am very much contemplating writing Prince Caspian...*because* of the drama and awkwardness and possessiveness and jealousy that it would have thanks to this build-up.

And you're right. Just because she stops looking for him doesn't mean Caspian would stop looking for her.
26th-Jul-2010 02:26 pm (UTC)
This was beyond angsty!

But I wonder how long Chloe's going to be able to stay away from Caspian? He's going to be so confused by her sudden absence.
26th-Jul-2010 02:39 pm (UTC)
I know! *hides face in shame* it wasn't supposed to be so angsty! :(

He will be, poor sod. :(
27th-Jul-2010 12:07 am (UTC)
awwww poor chloe and poor capian . i have a feeling when he does not see her anymore he will go looking for her . so PPMS
27th-Jul-2010 12:10 am (UTC)
the anonymous comment is from me . i forgot to sign in lol.
27th-Jul-2010 12:18 am (UTC)
Hmmmm....we'll hafta see! :)
27th-Jul-2010 11:33 pm (UTC)
Why do I think that she'll end up pregnant and he won't find out until Peter is back in Narnia? Maybe I'm just pessimistic?
27th-Jul-2010 11:37 pm (UTC)
I cannot say. Shall not. lol
3rd-Aug-2010 05:50 am (UTC)
Had to reread the previous sequels so I could have them fresh in my mind.

Loved it!!! It's gotten to the point that I want to watch the movie but then I remember that she isn't in them.

More!!! Soon????? Please!!!!
3rd-Aug-2010 01:14 pm (UTC)
Hmmmm. I'm very much considering writing the movie (all depends on what this next movie is like) so cross your fingers!
20th-Aug-2010 03:33 am (UTC)
Oh my, this was so completely amazing! I really do adore this series and I'm so excited that you decide to write more!!

This was so angsty, but still wonderfully done! Poor Caspian, still thinking Chloe is a dream and still with Peter. I've got to say though that his bitterness and possessiveness is REALLY hot! Hehe. And his reaction to thinking her pregnant with Peter's child was total Grrr. LoL. I wonder if Chloe will end up pregnant with Caspian's child now? It would be totally ironic if she did...

Seriously though, I love the drama of Chloe still loving her husband even after years of being apart and now falling in-love with Caspian as well. It's so screaming love-triangle! Chloe and the two Kings! LoL.

Any chance of there being more, like with Peter and the others coming back? Maybe?

Anyways, this was lovely, sorry it took me almost a month to read it though! Thanks bunches for writing!!!
20th-Aug-2010 03:37 am (UTC)
It would be----wouldn't it?
Haha! That sounds like a Title of a story!
Yep, I plan on writing more :)
6th-Oct-2010 12:35 am (UTC)
I loved the desperate tone, the passion, possessiveness. If only he'd let her speak, a lot of his hurts would have been dispelled but then they would have had other problems. He'd want to take her back, and no one was ready for that yet. :D Might have made for better success though, the fact that she was strong and able bodied and could fight.
6th-Oct-2010 12:38 am (UTC)
This was actually one of my favorite segments in the series, the feelings between Caspian and Chloe were really intense.
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