Title: Night on the Town
Sequel to: Demon In The House, Casa Winchester and Touched By An Angel
Disclaimer: Do not own the mentioned series
Summary: When Sam comes back home he finds a lot of things different, but most of all he is shocked to realize that his brother is in love with Chloe. Amused by this he joins his brothers quest as Dean shamelessly uses Max and Adam's powers to ruin her date with the Mervinator.
Sam felt like he was in some Twilight-Zone-esque world as he followed behind Dean, Adam and Max. The three ahead of him were acting like they were in some sort of spy movie, ducking behind objects and peering from behind bushes, keeping a close eye on Chloe and her date, Mervin Kringle. Sam, on the other hand, just walked normally and didn't bother ducking or hiding because Chloe and Mervin had just finished their carriage ride and were very much into each other, not noticing anyone around.
If anything, Adam, Max and Dean were calling the attention of others to them for how ridiculous they were acting.
"Over-protective family issues." Sam murmured to a couple of pedestrians who were watching the trio in confusion.
"Ah." They nodded, obviously having protective males in their family as well, and moved on.
Mervin turned to Chloe, smiling, and leaning forwards, as if he was going to kiss her.
Max turned to Adam and whispered something.
Mervin slipped on something that wasn't there and fell into the foliage to Chloe's right, completely tangling himself in the bush.
The blonde gasped and went to help him.
Adam and Max high-fived.
Dean ruffled their hair in approval.
Sam sighed, realizing what a bad example having Dean as a role model had been for these kids.
He could see why Chloe felt annoyed with him.
And yet, Dean was Sam's brother, and he'd never seen him this invested in a girl.
With Dean it had to do with being laid.
Everything was sexual.
And if a girl wasn't interested, fine.
He really didn't care because there would be five other girls who were.
And yet Chloe obviously didn't see Dean in that way, didn't return his attraction, and he cared.
It bothered Dean enough for him to want to sabotage any chance she had with someone else.
It was wrong.
And yet Sam refused to put his foot down and end this charade.
And that was because he'd never seen his brother like this before, showing feelings the only way his repressed childhood taught him how.
And anyway, Sam could see why everyone was kinda shocked that Chloe would ever date the Mervinator.
He wasn't a geek.
That was putting it very nicely.
Mervin Kringle was ugly.
He wasn't even that "maybe a makeover can help" kinda ugly!
And yet Chloe laughed and obviously enjoyed herself completely while around him.
She seemed sincerely happy.
And that made Sam feel a little guilty.
But not enough to stop Dean.
So Sam followed behind the trio as Max continued seeing Marvin's every move before he did them, and told Adam what exactly to do so that the poor sod couldn't complete any romantic gestures towards their aunt. Sam wondered how Max would react when he found out that his eldest brother was interested in his much beloved and jealously guarded aunt. He wondered if Max would make an exception considering it was Dean, or if he and Adam would join forces to ruin any date Dean and Chloe could ever go on.
The thought filled Sam with intense amusement.
That would be an incredible sort of justice.
And Sam would be pointing and laughing if that happened.
But for right now he kept his attention on the date going on right now, as Chloe and Mervin walked towards the restaurant they'd be eating at.
They strolled, arm in arm, talking about some festival that apparently was going to be held later this month.
Mervin seemed to be telling her about the lore surrounding the beginning of said festival, which had had to do with fairies, and Chloe was listening with interest. When he finished telling her the story, he blushed and looked down, apologizing for boring her, and Chloe laughed and pressed a kiss to his cheek, obviously not having been bored at all.
Max and Adam's eyes widened in horror.
Dean's eyes narrowed as he stopped in his tracks. "She kissed him. She actually kissed him!"
"It's the spell." Adam shook his head, seeming more worried than before. "It must be growing stronger."
"We're losing her, soldiers." Max turned to Dean and Adam. "This mission is going critical. We're at Code Red."
Sam's eyebrow raised. "Code Red?"
They ignored him.
"They've reached phase two," Adam commented, motioning to the restaurant.
They turned to see Chloe and Mervin being seated at the table by the plate glass.
"What now, Commander?" Adam looked up at Dean like a soldier waiting for battle instructions.
Dean looked up at Chloe and Mervin, many different expressions crossing his face, before he looked around and noticed a bench. "We hold a stakeout."
The stakeout proved very uneventful, with the four of them squeezed on a bench, watching the pair having dinner in the restaurant across the street.
When the troops grew hungry (and yet refused to leave their posts) Sam went and got them all some hotdogs, which they all chowed down heartily before resuming their guard over the blonde on her date.
Sam had to admit it, he really didn't know Chloe much at all, but she must be awesome to have this sort of dedicated from the Winchester men.
Max blinked and then glared, whispering to Adam.
Mervin smiled and reached over the table to brush the hair out of Chloe's face.
Of course he 'accidentally' ended up knocking over the bottle of wine and spilling the contents all over the table.
Mervin stood, horror on his eyes.
Chloe kept wiping at her skirt and trying to calm him down, obviously telling him it was an accident and she didn't care.
Max whispered to Adam once more.
Mervin smiled at Chloe and went to hug her when he tripped and his hand hit the napkin holder which flew into the candles and the napkins caught on fire.
Chloe's eyes widened and she poured her glass of water over the growing fire, extinguishing it.
Mervin sunk to his seat, looking about to cry.
Chloe reached out and placed her hand in his, smiling tenderly as she squeezed his hand.
Mervin looked so grateful, as if he wanted to cry.
She blew him a kiss, which he caught and placed by his heart.
Dean sighed, just watching them. "What does she see in him, Sammy?"
Surprised at the question, Sam couldn't speak for a couple of moments, before clearing his throat. "He must have a really good personality."
Because in the looks department, the guy was terrible.
"Why does she have to be all deep and shit?" Dean wanted to know, obviously annoyed with her virtue. "Why does she have to be one of the only people in the world to see that Inner Beauty crap?"
Sam shrugged, not having an answer.
Chloe said something with a wicked glint in her eyes.
Her date blushed, which only accentuated his terrible skin condition.
Sam made a face, shaking his head as he winced.
He was usually somehow who tried not to pick people by their looks either...but he had to admit, there was no way would he ever be going on a date with the female equivalent of that!
He just couldn't!
So, Sam could understand Dean's consternation at the fact that Chloe didn't notice him-and yet was dating Mervin Kringle.
And seemed to be enjoying herself.
The dinner was just proof of that, and when it was over, she wrapped her arms around Mervin's and let the blushing man lead her out of the restaurant and once more they walked to their next gig, the nightclub.
"So, here ends the stalking." Sam assumed, hands in his pockets.
Adam, Max, and Dean looked at him as if he were insane.
"It's a nightclub." Sam explained, horrified. "I think these two are a little too young to be admitted, don't you think?"
"You have no imagination, bro." Max declared.
"No imagination." Adam parroted, shaking his head.
And that was when Sam discovered that the nightclub had an oval, glass ceiling, and when you climbed to the rooftop of the building next to it, you could gaze down into the chaos below.
Apparently Dean, Adam and Max had had this all very well planned.
So they sat down on the roof and watched Chloe and Mervin dancing, having a great time apparently, and whenever Mervin got a little too handsy he'd 'trip' and land on the floor.
By the end of the night, Sam was really beginning to feel sorry for Mervin.
Max and Adam kept watch religiously, staying away from the edge as per Dean's orders.
"I offered to take her here you know." Dean grumbled, folding his arm over his chest. "She laughed and said this wasn't her kinda scene."
Sam raised an eyebrow, looking down at Chloe as she laughed and obviously was enjoying herself.
Dean seemed to slump into a despondency as the night wore on, with Max and Adam falling asleep on Dean's jacket on the rooftop, snuggling together.
Sam, who'd gone for coffee, returned and stood next to his brother, offering him a cup as he watched Chloe and Mervin enjoying themselves.
The brothers watched in silence as the duo finally left, but instead of heading home headed towards the darkened alley right beneath the Winchesters.
Dean went still, tense, obviously remembering how the times he'd taken a girl into a dark alley had ended.
And yet Chloe and Mervin just smiled at each other as they leaned against the wall, their voices soft yet reaching the Winchester above.
"I had a great time." Chloe smiled, turning her head towards Mervin.
"Me too." He admitted, turning his head towards her. "Being a human sucked until I met you."
Dean's eyes narrowed.
What exactly had that meant?
"You're a cool guy, Mer, you just needed to find people who accepted you for who you are, and figure out how awesome you are." Chloe turned on her side so that she was facing him, yet still leaning against the wall.
"Thing about humans though-they only care about your physical appearance." Mervin made a face. "They don't care what you are like on the inside if you can't attract them visually."
Chloe sighed. "I wish I could say something in my race's defense, but I can't. We're very superficial."
"You're not." Mervin declared.
Her lips quirked. "I have to admit though, when you first asked me out I was hesitant."
"But you gave me a chance. Something no one else did." He replied, looking down at his feet before looking back at her. "You made my voyage not be in vain, I have learnt all that I am to learn, and now I must return to take my rightful place as heir."
"I wish you could have stayed longer." Chloe sighed. "I really enjoyed our time together."
"And I did too." He sighed. "If it weren't for the fact that your heart still bleeds for him, I would have asked you to return as my Queen."
Chloe gave him a teary smile. "Queen Chloe."
He nodded. "If you need anything, I am always a whisper away."
"Thank you." Chloe whispered, reaching out and pressing a kiss to his cheek.
Blushing once more, this time Mervin's whole body burst into light, and when it was gone he was no longer the man they'd been spying on all night...but an unearthly handsome being, glowing slightly. There were two gossamer wings sticking out from his back.
Chloe's eyes widened, betraying her utter shock. "Mer? You're...wow...you're beautiful."
"If you'd come in this form everyone would have wanted to be close to you." Chloe whispered.
"That's the point." Mervin replied. "I wanted to meet someone pure of heart, and I met only one...but at least I can tell my father that there is yet innocence amongst the humans."
He then reached out and pressed a kiss to her lips.
And then he was gone.
Chloe looked all around her before sighing and leaning against the wall.
"Pure of heart." She scoffed sadly, pulling a strand of hair out of her face. "Innocence." She looked up at the sky before closing her eyes. "Yeah right."
And with that she turned and walked away.
Sam, completely baffled by what he'd just seen, turned to Dean, surprised to see a little smile on his face.
Dean looked up at him and smiled. "She's kinda awesome, isn't she?"
Sam just smiled at his brother, in awe at the changes he was seeing in him. "Yeah, she kinda is."
"A fairy, imagine." Dean snorted, shaking his head and turning to where their brothers were snoring. "Lets get these rugrats home."
"Aren't you worried she's going to get there before we do?" Sam asked, picking up Max, who didn't wake up.
"Nah." Dean picked up Adam, his jacket, and they started they way back. "She always takes a detour to where Lex's old home used to be. Every night. We have time."
Sam sent his brother a sideways look but didn't comment.
"You know, he left everything to her." Dean surprised him by saying. "He knew his body was going to be taken over anyway, so the day it was going to happen he brought in his lawyers and transferred everything to her. Now he's gone, and everything's in her name."
Sam was shocked. "Lexcorp is a billion dollar corporation."
"He wanted to make sure she was secure." Dean sighed, looking up at Sam. "He loved her too. And I can respect that."
Sam stopped, watching as Dean continued walking.
His brother was saying, in his own way, that he was willing to wait until Chloe finally stopped truly grieving over her loss.
Dean was respecting her feeling for Lex.
Dean...Dean was in love.
Shaking his head, Sam followed after, wondering what other life-altering surprises awaited him.