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Summary: When she was rescued by the werewolf, Sam Winchester, Chloe didn't she think that she'd ever see him ever again. But Chloe didn't understand one very important thing: werewolves recognize their mates while in their wolf form, and she's Sam's.
Chloe looked between the brothers, Dean's question hanging between them, before she sighed and leaned forwards. "Look, I'm finishing up high school, and there's no way that I'm skipping senior year." She raised an eyebrow. "And then after that I'm going to Met U to study journalism and secure another internship at the Daily Planet, so whatever you two decide, is going to have to factor into that."
"You're a journalist?" Dean raised an eyebrow in interest.
Sam snarled, and then his eyes widened as he realized what he just did.
"Dude, I do not have a journalist kink! Cassie was a one time deal!" Dean threw up his hands, before turning to Chloe. "Look. This isn't so simple, okay? I mean, we're hunters."
"You kill animals, how is that supposed to change things?" She asked, a little distracted since Sam was still caressing her foot over the blanket.
"No, not animals, the supernatural." Dean clarified, shaking his head as he leaned forwards, resting his elbows on his knees. "It's how Sammy was infected. We were tracking a werewolf and we thought that we'd managed to end the curse but we learnt too late that the curse can't be lifted, and Sam got scratched when the chick turned." Dean shrugged. "We've been hunting the supernatural since kids, its a family business. This means we travel all over the country, fighting evil. And if you're really Sammy's mate then it's going to cause a problem."
"I don't see how." Chloe frowned. "I'm not even going to be there."
"Exactly." Dean nodded. "From what I know researching wolves after Sammy got infected, there are two extremely important things to them. One is the pack, and the other is the mate."
Chloe raised an eyebrow.
"What Dean's trying to say is," Sam took over, finally looking at her. "That my wolf is going to be distracted and...won't want to be away from you. You're already viewed as the most important pack member to it, it's chance to add to the pack and make it stronger. The wolf won't let us separate now that its found you."
Chloe opened her mouth and closed it, gulping, a little desperate.
"How is it that you two know this all of a sudden?" She squeaked, pointing back and forth. "Two seconds ago you didn't know enough to know that werewolves had mates!"
"Yeah we did." Dean snorted, leaning back. "It just never occurred to us that Sammy's wolf was a pedophile."
Sam glared at Dean.
So did Chloe. "I'll have you know that I'm eighteen! And I was possessed by a skanky witch to prove it."
The brothers shared dark looks before Sam turned more towards her, his hold on her foot tightening. "You were possessed by a witch?"
"Look, I told you Smallville is land of the strange and stranger," she replied with a shrug. "Remember there's that cat thing that I was investigating. You could even call me a hunter...of sorts. Look, all I know is that-." She paused, frowning. "What point was I trying to make?"
"There's no way the wolf will let you stay here by yourself, especially not after hearing that." Sam's expression was dark. "Especially not with Yellow Eyes still out there."
Dean went stiff. "You're right. He hasn't had a good track record when it comes to the women in our family."
Sam snarled. "I won't let him touch her!"
Chloe looked between them, confused. "Yellow Eyes?"
Dean sighed, bringing his hand to his forehead. "We'll just have to stick around till graduation then."
Sam nodded. "And then we can continue hunting, and protect her."
Dean agreed. "It's the only solution."
"Excuse me?" Chloe's eyes narrowed. "What are you two talking about?"
"A demon killed our mother, and Sammy's ex girlfriend, we don't know why, but it targets the women in our family." Dean responded darkly. "Once it finds out that Sammy has been mated he's going to target you, which means that you'll be in constant danger. Once you graduate it'll be safer for you to hit the road with us. It'll make it harder for Yellow Eyes to track you."
"Wait!" Chloe threw her hands up. "Didn't you just hear me? I have plans for my future. I'm going to study in Met U and I'm going to intern at the Daily Planet." She glared at them. "You two can go wherever you want, and come visit me full moons or something. But I'm not going anywhere."
"Have you not been listening?" Sam snapped, eyes narrowing. "There's a demon out there who specializes in torturing and killing any woman connected with the Winchesters! You're in danger."
"It wouldn't be the first time." She replied stubbornly. "And if anything happens, Clark will protect me."
"Excuse me?" Dean raised an eyebrow.
Sam snarled, eyes flashing the ice blue of his wolf. "Who?"
"He's Lana's boyfriend and my best friend." She replied, a little uneasy at the flash of werewolf that'd entered Sam's eyes. "He's always been there in the past to take care of me, and I know that I'm safe with him. You two can go gallivanting all around the country and know that he's taking very good care of me. Okay?"
In seconds, in a blink of an eye, she was pinned down to the sofa, with Sam snarling over her.
Chloe's eyes widened as she looked up at him.
His eyes kept shifting from its normal blue/green to the icy blue of the wolf and back.
"Sam!" Dean stood.
Chloe whimpered, her wrists pressed into the sofa.
At the sound Sam's eyes went normal immediately and he let go, scrambling off of her, worry in his every feature. "Did I hurt you? What happened?"
"Dude, did the wolf just-take over?" Dean asked, confused.
Sam ignored him, kneeling on the floor and brushing Chloe's hair out of her face. "Are you okay? Did I hurt you?"
"I'm fine." She whispered, head to the side, looking at his expression before reaching out and hesitating only a second before brushing his hair out of his face as well. "I'm fine. I should have known better than to mention another male protecting me. I know enough about wolves to know that they're alphas and they won't like the thought of their mate depending on another male."
Sam stayed there, his hands on her hair, hers on his, as they just looked at each other.
Dean looked between the two of them, obviously uncomfortable as he cleared his throat loudly.
Neither paid attention to him.
He raised and eyebrow and coughed.
Throwing his hands up in the air he collapsed back on the seat.
Unable to understand how a near stranger could make her heart beat this way, Chloe finally looked away, blushing slightly. "What are we going to do about tonight?"
"I don't know." Sam flinched, looking away as well. "I think we've established that shackles aren't going to hold the wolf at bay."
"I'm not up to par for another night like last night." She forced her green eyes back to meet his. "I'm still too sore."
He nodded. "We'll think of something. And even if not-the wolf seems as worried about you as I am. I doubt he'll want to mate."
"He might want to hunt though." Dean interjected, frowning darkly.
The three shared a dark look.
Lana Lang hung up the call once more, frowning. "She still isn't answering."
Clark Kent, her boyfriend, frowned as he held her book bag. "It isn't like Chloe to miss school and not even answer her phone. She might be in trouble."
"I don't know." Lana admitted. "She's probably with those two hunks who came to see her yesterday."
Clark frowned at her. "Hunks?"
She nodded, smiling, not noticing the jealous glint in his eyes as she sighed. "Apparently they're some friends of her from Metropolis."
Clark was silent, forgetting about Chloe's absence, mind filled with the angry thought of Lana obviously finding these other guys very attractive.
"I'll try calling her again tonight, and if she doesn't come to school tomorrow we can officially worry." Lana decided beginning to walk, smiling up at the banner. "I can't wait to hear her squeak when she finds out that she's been nominated for prom queen."