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17th-Jun-2011 10:09 am

Title: House of Frost
Characters: Chloe Sullivan, Lana Lang, Deacon Frost, Crease, Clark/Kal
Fandoms: Smallville/Blade
Rating: T
Disclaimer: Don't own
Summary: When Chloe and Clark are turned by Deacon Frost thanks to Lana, Chloe is thrust into the vampire life, closely watched by Deacon Frost who not only wants her to decode the Books of Erebus, but is the only one who knows she's a Daywalker.
AU for the Smallville Season 5 Episode "THIRST".
A/N1: Set BEFORE the FIRST Blade movie.
A/N2: Due to the fact that my story "Vampire" is in hiatus and I have no idea when it will be updated, I've taken the "vampire" prompt from that story and applied it to this one instead.

Inside of the meat-locker.

Chloe shook her head, looking around at the denizens of vampires dancing around in a frenzy to the beat of electronic music.

Deacon owned a large amount of underground vampiric nightclubs, and tonight, for the first time, Chloe had been allowed outside of the House of Frost and had been taken to one of them...and this entrance in particular had been situated in some shitty old warehouse, inside of a meat locker freezer thing. Chloe never could have expected to find this sort of a place where it was, and she figured that that was the whole idea.

"I own other places like this all across the country." Deacon declared from where they sat above the rest, drinking glasses of chilled blood. "It helps bring in revenue...and pisses off Dragonetti and the Houses...so its a double bonus really."

The blonde gazed down at the vampires dancing around, and then at the vampire DJ, before returning her gaze to Deacon. "Not that a night out on the town isn't exciting...but I haven't even had time off enough to get my House of Frost tattoo...why exactly am I here when I could be working on...the assignment?"

He smirked, eyeing her from across the table, hands steepled on his chest. "I admire your worth ethic...like I admire many things about you, Chloe Sullivan."

"My mind has always been one of my greater attributes." She replied, taking a sip of the cooled blood and resting it on the ironically cute vampire bat coaster.

Deacon's lips curled. "I wasn't admiring your brains...at this moment."

Chloe didn't comment, didn't react other than to reach for her glass of blood and throw her head back, gulping down the rest of the ambrosia of life without stop until the tall glass was empty. It wasn't that she didn't find Deacon attractive because she would have been blind if so. It wasn't that the whole thing with his lovers and concubines was a big deal either because as Lana had put it, vampires seemed to be basically players with lots of different lovers. There was just something about Deacon that she couldn't trust, no matter how hard she tried.

Deacon eyed her in dark amusement before leaning forwards. "I find you a very attractive woman, Chloe, and not only are you attractive, but you're the smartest individual I know, and not only that, but you have proven today that you have a manipulative side to you as well." He smirked. "It makes you even more attractive in my eyes."

She wondered if a Newling could tell her Sire she wasn't interested in becoming yet another of his many concubines.

Did she have the right to tell him that?

Chloe's eyes lowered to Deacon's hand as it reached out, his fingers trailing up her knuckles.

"Already you've proven to me to be more valuable than most of my House. Your mind...the fact that you've already begun decrypting the Book of Erebus when those of the House of Erebus themselves are unable to even understand a little drawing..." Deacon declared, caressing the ring on her middle finger. "Brains, cunning, beauty...I have great appreciation for rare specimens like yourself."

She gazed into his eyes. "I think we should return to the House, I would like to check on my program and see how the second half of the prologue is translating out to."

Deacon watched her, his smile fading slightly, before it returned and he stood. "All work and no play..."

She stood as well. "When my...assignment is over I'll have the head to have fun." Chloe scented something and gazed down at the dancers, zeroing in on a lone male weaving through the dancers, following a woman who had apparently no interest in him, instead going to dance up against Mercury.

"Human." Deacon replied from close behind her, voice in her ear, arm around her on the railing in front of her. "Sometimes patrons bring along a snack for the Bloodbath." His fingers slipped from the railing to her hips, and tightened proprietarily, before beginning to lead her from the railing down into the dancers below.

Chloe knew then and there that this La Magra business would only put him off for as long as it took for her to complete the translation. Deacon Frost was the Head of his House, and he was used to getting what he wanted...what he desired...and apparently she happened to fall in that category.

She also didn't like the feeling of having no choice in the matter. If she was such a great prize, being a Daywalker with over the average intelligence then she was apparently some golden statue in the vampires eyes...and she could see how he'd want something like that completely.

As they exited the club through the west entrance, Chloe felt something and turned to look back, seeing at the far opposite of the club a black man in black leather and black shades enter the club. She wasn't sure what attracted her to him because he wasn't her type at all and she didn't feel any sexual attraction to him, but something about him just caught her eye. The blonde shook her head and let herself be dragged out of the club towards Deacon's awaiting car, listening to her Sire as he began complaining to her about Dragonetti, the leader of one of the Twelve Sub-Houses of the House of Erebus.

Sliding into the black Mercedes, Chloe sent a look back at the building before turning to Deacon when he slid in, listening to him intently, very intrigued with the other vampire Houses.

Only later the next day she'd find out that they'd just barely made it out of the club before Blade, the only Daywalker according to those who talked to her about him, the feared and hated hunter of vampires attacked. He'd destroyed the place, killed most of the vampires, and severely burnt Quinn, Deacon's right hand man. Mercury was probably one of the only vampires to get out of there without a scratch, but then again Mercury could be very badass.

Still, considering, Chloe figured that the most badass of this whole tale was definitely Blade.


She wondered if the fact that she too was a Daywalker was the reason why she'd sensed him, wondered if he'd sensed her.

But she didn't have time to wonder, as she worked on the slight modifications to her program to decipher the rest of the fluctuating and different codes embedded in the Book of Erebus. Lana stopped coming to visit her, and the blonde had a feeling that the brunette was still very annoyed at the fact that Kal had straddled her on the bed, which Chloe thought ridiculous, especially since after he'd been released Kal had been doing more than straddling the female vampires he'd come into contact with. Apparently eternal life with Clark wasn't going the way Lana had envisioned it, and she blamed Chloe.

The door opened and Chloe ignored it, figuring Crease had returned with her food.

"Have you heard?"

She looked up, blinking in surprise to see Kal there, leaning with his hip against a column, arms crossed over his chest.

"Dragonetti isn't very pleased with Frost." Kal announced, a smirk on his lips. "Apparently he humiliated Deacon in front of the House of Erebus, and our Head is in a fit, snarling and promising swift retribution on the Purebloods."

She hadn't seen Kal the last couple of days, and was surprised that he knew where she was, and had managed to get in so easily.

Then again, Crease had left his post to get her something.

"Lana thinks you and I were lovers." Kal surprised her with a chuckle. "Poor little Lana Lang. She's always the victim, isn't she?"

Chloe tilted her head to the side.

"She had this idea that once she turned us things were be like some gothic fairytale, and all of a sudden things aren't going the way she had planned." Kal replied, stalking towards Chloe and casting a curious glance at the programs running simultaneously on the screens before returning his gaze to her. "All of a sudden, everything isn't about her. 'Clark' is gone, as is his near obsession and worship of her, and you aren't her shadow anymore. If anything, you're Deacon's little treasure whom she doesn't even have the right to see." Kal sniggered. "And now people are talking about how you're going to be a concubine soon, maybe even a Bride." Kal raised an eyebrow. "Deacon hasn't taken a Bride yet, and you could get that coveted First Bride, or Head Bitch In Charge status. Even Vanessa, his supposed Favored, hasn't been all high and mighty lately. Insecurity is running rampant in this place."

She frowned, standing. "Bride?"

Kal watched her, darkly amusement. "So I take it that that's not something you're working towards."

She narrowed her eyes at him.

He watched her. "Does Deacon know his attentions aren't met favorably?"

"Depends." Chloe responded, taking a step towards Kal, taking a subtle whiff of him. "Does he know that you have some resistance to sunlight?"

Kal's eyes widened before narrowing, his whole body tensing as he reached forwards and grabbed her, yanking her the rest of the way towards him, growling into her face. "How did you know?"

Chloe smiled up at his face. "I smell sunlight on your skin. Also, a tiny hint of burnt flesh." She chuckled. "I'm shocked the others haven't figured it out already, but they've probably forgotten what sunlight smells like."

Kal just stared at her, eyes narrowing, not letting go, before sighing. "I can stay in direct sunlight for approximately thirty minutes, before it starts to burn."

"Just long enough for you to...recharge." Chloe figured, smile growing.

He gazed down at her, lips twitching as he finally gave into the urge and smirk down at her. "I'm not a hundred per cent as I was before, but I'm still a force to be reckoned with...not that anyone knows about it. Frost saw me use my powers before my Siring, but I've convinced him that I've lost them after the turning, let myself be beaten up by lessers to prove in his ridiculous tests that I wasn't...empowered anymore." Kals light blue eyes flashed red for a split second. "I'm Kal-EL, Last Son of Krypton...first of a new kind...and I will not be the servant of anyone, much less someone weaker than me like Deacon Frost."

"I was counting on that." Chloe responded softly.

Kal searched her eyes before letting go. "This meeting will stay between the two of us."

"Of course." She agreed.

Kal's lips twitched once more in amusement before his eyes went to the door. "Hunting. Tonight. You haven't gone out on a single hunt since I've turned."

"I haven't hunted period." Chloe admitted, gazing around the room. "I've been basically stuck in here."

"Tsk tsk tsk." Kal shook his head. "And you call yourself a vampire."

She laughed and mock-glared at him. "Get of here."

Saluting, Kal turned and left.

Chloe watched the door slide closed behind him and smiled. She had an ally in him again.

The computer beeped, and the blonde turned towards it, realizing with wide eyes that it had finished decrypting the whole Book.

She went towards her seat and sat down, typing in commands and printing the documents and glyphs...browsing over some of the decrypted parts...

Suddenly Chloe froze, rereading a certain passage, her eyes widening as suddenly everything made sense.

She knew what Deacon was going to do...and knew what he needed to be able to do it.

Fear gripped her by her heart.

"Oh fuck."
17th-Jun-2011 03:22 pm (UTC)
I guess she just got to the part about needing to drain a Daywalker dry? Well if she can sense Blade, and has an trump card/ally in Kal, at least she won't be completely defenceless. Unless of course she "edited" some of the ritual. I wonder how long Blade is gonna take to find her? I mean isn't that night club slaughter near the beginning of the movie? I can't remember I haven't seen Blade in years.
17th-Jun-2011 03:33 pm (UTC)
Yep! I ended this story right at the beginning of the Blade movie :) And yes, the draining of a Daywalker is exactly what she read, so she knows she can trust Deacon even less now.
17th-Jun-2011 03:41 pm (UTC)
great job.... loved kal and chloe... can't wait for their plotting against deacon....
17th-Jun-2011 03:46 pm (UTC)
Glad you've enjoyed! :)
17th-Jun-2011 03:59 pm (UTC) - love this
you have this freaky power of making me like everything you write and now im dying i wanna now what´s coming next ps: yay blade! :D
17th-Jun-2011 04:00 pm (UTC) - Re: love this
That is so heartening to hear! Thanks!
17th-Jun-2011 04:47 pm (UTC)
Oh, that's true. I didn't even think about that. He doesn't technically need Blade this time to become a god, but of course Chloe seems a little too valuable to him for her to be killed in a ritual when there is the fact that Blade is walking around causing a nucence of himself.

Love that Kal has Chloe's back though and abandoned Lana. Serves her right for ruining their lives because of her selfishness.
17th-Jun-2011 04:48 pm (UTC)
The only thing about that is that it'd be harder to 'get' Blade, whereas Deacon has Chloe right there, in his House......
17th-Jun-2011 05:05 pm (UTC)
Wow! An update already? You are awesome!!!

Oh yeah, I forgot about the part where a Daywalker is needed for the ritual. It's been so long since I saw Blade. Anyway, here's even more reason for Chloe to be wary for Deacon. I'm guessing though that Deacon would still try to get Blade for the ritual, keeping Chloe as his right-hand woman, but if he can't then he does have a spare.

Chloe, I think you need to tweak the book/ritual a bit... just to give you time to figure out what to do. So glad Chloe has an ally in Kal. Now she just needs to find Blade and make an ally out of him too. :)
17th-Jun-2011 05:36 pm (UTC)
Thank you thank you :)
Yep! One is needed, and he's got one at hand if the other doesn't pan out :/
17th-Jun-2011 06:46 pm (UTC)
Yeah, really enjoying this! I haven't seen Blade in forever, either, but I think Chloe should alter things in the book just enough so that it shows that the... *Recruiter* of the Daywalker needs to bleed.
17th-Jun-2011 08:40 pm (UTC)
Chloe will have to do *something* to keep herself off of the chopping block...
17th-Jun-2011 08:27 pm (UTC)
Awesome job, I love Chloe and Kal teaming up and Lana being left in the dust. I wonder how Blade will take the fact that he is no longer the only daywalker around any more.
17th-Jun-2011 08:39 pm (UTC)
Oh, you know Blade would *not* like that at all! It's one of his key advantages in the war against vampires.
17th-Jun-2011 09:45 pm (UTC)
Chloe and Kal, together again (since ur last Call Me Kal fic anyway). I love it! I have to say the fact that Lana's been left in the dust kind of tickle's me, lol. I'm eager to see where the fics in this new series will go and what sort of prospects this verse has for Chloe, romantically speaking of course ;-)
17th-Jun-2011 09:51 pm (UTC)
Ah yes, I'd almost forgotten about Call Me Kal! Ah yes....we shall see!
18th-Jun-2011 01:16 am (UTC)
Yay! I love how you had Kal come in to the picture. His assesment of Lana's character is spot on. I wonder how she is going to take all of the ensuing action? Does anyone in the House of Frost actually like Lana? I like Crease and his attitude too. Great job!


18th-Jun-2011 11:25 am (UTC)
Well, I'm sure a lot of the House of Frost like her, especially since Deacon is putting her in the socialization division.
18th-Jun-2011 02:39 am (UTC)
Is it significant that Chloe hasn't gotten the House of Frost tattoo yet? Kinda like a final nail in the coffin i guess. Has Kal gotten his tattoo? Isn't it ironic that while Purebloods have been attempting to make Daywalkers for ages, Frost (a halfblood) has managed to Sire two, (he was the one to bite Blade's mom right?) Did they ever say how old Frost is? Another thing, if Chloe were to sire someone, would they be a Daywalker as well? Have her healing abilities extended to other aspects life would she be able to have kids like purebloods? Is anyone from Smallville gonna show up?
18th-Jun-2011 11:34 am (UTC)
Ooooooooooh! So many great questions here!!!! Can't answer most of them, of course, due to plotiness. Frost, well, in the movie they didn't say anything about his age and I wouldn't pay much attention to his comic book character because he is completely different from the movie one, as is his powers...so I really have no idea how old Deacon is...but he should be quite a bit in age due to his having his own House and the power he has.
22nd-Jun-2011 04:58 am (UTC)
Very interesting read. I'm obsessed with stories that include Kal and Chloe interaction so I'm psyched that they seem to be allies at the very least. I love the idea that with Chloe's brains, Kal's powers and their now duplicitous natures that they will not only survive Deacon's plans but hopefully destroy him and maybe even take over his house. That would be awesome. I love it when arrogant/entitled people go down.
Can't wait to read more. You come up with the best story ideas!
22nd-Jun-2011 03:11 pm (UTC)
Oh, I love when that happens too! ;)
7th-Jul-2011 06:25 am (UTC)
I'm hoping there is more of this one too, and that (again) Lex makes an appearance- of course he'd be a pure blood...
8th-Jul-2011 07:42 am (UTC)
LMAO, if Lex was a vampire he'd have to be pureblooded.
28th-Apr-2012 08:05 am (UTC)
Wow! This story was soooo awesome!!! I love how you seamlessly fit both worlds together and I especially loved that you had both Chloe AND Clark turned. Damn, Chloe as a vampire is already wickedly awesome enough, but Clark as one too? Pure brilliant I say! :-) Also the Blade vampires are so much more badass than the weak ones that were on Smallville, so I really like that you changed them.

I loved Chloe and Clark becoming Daywalkers.. well Clark’s not a complete Daywalker, but still, he’s sun-proof for at least a little while ;) I wonder how pissed Blade’s going to be when he finds out that he’s not as unique as he once was? *giggles* I can’t wait to see how he and Clark interact - two strongly powerful alpha males with authority issues? Drama baby! lol. I can’t wait to see Chloe snark at him too =) I loved the hints at a Chloe/Clark partnership to take down Deacon, and whoever else gets in their way... and I liked that even though Clark isn’t the same Clark anymore, their friendship/trust is still somewhat there no matter the changes. Aww.

I actually kinda felt bad for Lana in this – She had her eternal dream/fantasy completely destroyed when Clark “awoke” up (when the reality became FAR different than what she envisioned) but she did act absolutely selfishly with taking both Chloe and Clark’s lives away, and just because of her own selfish desires, so I feel bad and pity her and I don’t at the same time... Oh well. *grins* Good job on not completely vilifying her, cause it could’ve been real easy to do so.

Speaking of Clark, I freaking love that he’s Kal in this! Kal or Kal EL is WAY more interesting than boring-ass (or jackass in the later seasons) Clark Kent! Hehe. So much more sexier too ;)

I also loved Deacon in this. He was smooth and arrogant, with a touch of creepiness -- I thought you wrote his character perfectly. I loved the jealousy in the House of Frost over his favoring of Chloe as well. Fantastic twist too with Chloe doing the decrypting of the ritual. I also liked how you described Chloe’s transformation into a vampire and how her emotions are more diluted. Nicely done.

Anyhoo, this story bloody rocked – I had a great time reading it. Thanks so much for writing!!

PS: Super duper sorry for not reviewing any of your stuff in a long while, unfortunately RL got in the way, first with my computer breaking down, and then no internet for a while, and then I got obsessed with reading InuYasha crossovers and couldn’t read anything else for a while... *coughs*... Anyway, what I’m trying to say is, hopefully I will slowly be catching up on reading and reviewing all your stories that I missed. Plus re-reading my favs :-) I hope everything is going well with you!
15th-May-2012 05:45 am (UTC)
I'm glad you liked this one! It was fun to fit this into the "Thirst" episode universe. I always thought it would have been more interesting if Clark and Chloe had been the ones to turn instead of Lana, so it was a beginning hint of an inspiration to write this :) And yes, the Smallville Vampires were ridiculous. lol

Clark is still a Daywalker in a sense, and that is something Blade will probably never get used to I think...that uniqueness taken away from him! It gave him an edge over the others!

I feel bad for Lana in this verse as well actually! Because considering her personality and everything I can understand her reasoning...despite it being selfish. She didn't want to be alone...and yet made things so that she ended up alone. She got fucked either way. ?:

Oh Kal...if Clark was going to be a vampire I REFUSED to make him Edward Cullen/Angel...brooding and sorry about everything he does...so I HAD to make him Kal!

Glad to have ya back! :P
19th-Jun-2015 06:54 pm (UTC)
What dies he need? Is chloe in danger? I love kal and chloe teaming up. I'm so excited to see what happens next! Thank you!
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