Title: How To Tame Your Vampires
Sequel to: Bloodline
Pairings: Chloe/Angel/Spike, Lois/?
Disclaimer: Don't own
Summary: Because of the family curse Chloe was supposed to join her cousin in the quest to find a girlfriend in Sunnydale, and yet somehow, instead of a girlfriend, Chloe finds herself living with two 'defective' vampires who both mark their Intent on her neck...and seem to be wrapped around her little finger.
Hell hath no fury as a wannabe Cordette scorned.
Everyone knew that.
It was why Chloe slipped back into the gymnasium and did her best impression of wallpaper, leaning against the wall and keeping as still as possible, hoping to go unnoticed. Her gaze easily found Lois, who was dancing with the pretty asian Cordette. Good. Lois was fine. Chloe's gaze then searched the crowd trying to find those three girls. At first they were elusive and then she found them by the punchbowl, glaring in Lois' direction and obviously planning something as they whispered furiously between them. Chloe wondered if they planned on pulling a Carrie and somehow attacking Lois at the dance, and if they did things would DEFINITELY go in a Carrie direction. And they'd deserve it-but Lois would get in a lot of trouble for merely reacting to a situation or defending herself from one.
If Chloe had to hogtie those girls and leave them in the basement to keep something from happening...
Chloe's eyes widen in horror as she recognized someone standing in another corner, watching the group of teenagers in obvious boredom.
?" She forgot about her mission and pushed passed the students talking, finally making it to Moira Sullivan's side. "What are you doing here?"
Moira turned to look at her, a little surprised to see her there. "What have you done to your hair? It looks like you were lying down in bed and then came here without combing it."
That was exactly what had happened, and Chloe brushed her fingers through her golden locks self-conciously. "Why are you here?"
"Some of the parents were asked to chaperone." Moira replied as if this was obvious. "I thought it was a good way of seeing how you and Lois have integrated yourselves." Her gaze returned to where Lois was now dancing with Cordelia. "I see Lois has done marvelously. She's quite popular with both the boys and girls. She's been dancing with one person after the all."
Understanding what wasn't being said, Chloe flinched as she looked at her cousin, hugging herself. "Lois has always been exceptional."
"True. But then again she actually tries instead of giving up at the first sign of difficulty."
Chloe cringed, hugging herself tighter. "I haven't given up, I've been studying at my own pace in my own place."
"Problem is your pace is too slow and too little." Her mother criticized, eyes still on Lois. "You haven't even managed a successful glamor. I can tell you're wearing one. That shows how terribly poor you cast the spell." Moira shook her head. "Dammit Chloe, a middle-schooler can perform glamors!"
Chloe lowered her green gaze to the floor, gulping back hurt. "I know that."
"Then why won't you do something about it?" Moira glared at her. "Stop acting like a spoiled child and apply yourself to the work."
"I am." She whispered. "You'd be surprised at how much you're not needed."
Anger flashed in those blue eyes before Moira's chin raised. "Is that so?"
"Surprising for you, isn't it?"
"Well, then, I'm sure you won't mind showing me how wonderful you've done on your own." Moira declared. "I'm sure you've at least managed the basic levitation spell."
"Of course I have." Chloe snapped. If she hadn't managed the basic levitation spell she wouldn't have been able to move out all of the junk from her home. And considering the fact that she herself had levitated off of the bed she'd somehow managed advanced levitation as well.
"Show me." She responded. "Levitate this table here a little. Just enough for me to know."
Realizing her mother didn't believe her, doubted that she had enough power to even do that, Chloe bit back the hurt and turned to the table. "Levo
She waited for the table to move, was confident it would.
Confusion and embarrassment rolled in her.
Moira sighed, shaking her head, disappointment in her every feature. "At least you remembered the right spell."
Chloe fought back the tears that threatened to prickle her eyes. Why wasn't the damn spell not working? It had before! Why now of all times did it have to fail her? Why in front of her own mother? Why?
"Obviously you need me." Moira ran her fingers through her hair. "Chloe, we've never had someone so weak in our family before. We Carters are known for our immense power, it was why our line was cursed in the first place, to try and diminish our numbers because the other witches were worried we'd take over. People can't know how weak you naturally are. There can not be a weak Carter."
"I'm a Sullivan." She whispered hoarsely.
"Whether you like it or not you're a Carter, and you're my daughter at that. I'm the firstborn, the strength is supposed to come down my bloodline, not Ella's." A muscle jumped in Moira's cheek.
"This is all about you, isn't it. You don't want to be shamed when people find out I'm so defective." Chloe wiped at an angry tear, glaring up at the older woman. "Well, don't worry. I don't want people knowing you're my mother either."
The hand shot out and slapped her, thankfully the music drowned out most things and only those closest to them noticed the scene.
The news would be all over school tomorrow though.
Chloe cradled her throbbing cheek, refusing to cry in mortification.
Moira watched her.
Forcing a smile on her face, Chloe refused to let her mother see any pain. "Have a good night."
With that she turned and walked away, returning to her dark corner and wishing she'd never left there in the first place. What had she expected would happen? This was Moira Sullivan, her mother. She should have known something like that would end up occurring. And in a way Chloe couldn't blame her mother for her anger and embarrassment when it came to her. Everything she'd said was true. Chloe was supposed to be strong like Lois and yet she was weaker than water. It was embarrassing for herself, she was ashamed of it, and she could understand her mother's shame as well. No one strong wanted to brag about a weak daughter. A defective one.
Brushing away at a tear that made its way down her cheek, Chloe cleared her throat and turned, leaning against the wall. She wanted to just disappeared from here and go home, lick her wounds in private, but she had Lois to think about so she stayed put, finding her cousin dancing with Harmony Kendall. Green eyes then started searching for the three Wannabes, worry growing when she couldn't find them. They'd been there a couple of minutes ago. Where could they be?
Unease growing, Chloe searched the crowd thoroughly and couldn't find anyone. Her gaze went to Lois, who was now dancing with Amy, before the blonde turned and walked out of the gymnasium. She looked around, frowning, trying to figure out where those girls had gone to and why. They might very well be planning something tonight, and that made her queasy. Her night was ruined and she wasn't going to let that happen to Lois. Lois was always the one looking out for her, protecting her, and it was high time Chloe did something too.
She slowly walked down the hallways, checking the different classrooms, finding a couple of students who'd snuck away to be intimate but not the three girls she searched for. The school seemed more ominous in the nighttime, and Chloe fought the feeling of being watched. The hellmouth tended to do things like that to you. Then again, if you were on the hellmouth you probably very well were being watched by something that wanted to eat you.
Hugging herself tighter, Chloe made her rounds, and right as she was about to give up she saw a light in a classroom up ahead. The blonde tiptoed to the door and peered in, seeing the trio whispering furiously to themselves. She reached down and silently turned the lock on the door, smirking as she stepped away, brushing her hands together as she walked away. At least for tonight she wouldn't have to worry about them. Maybe now she could return home and have some emotion therapy which involved ice cream and cartoons.
A sound echoed behind her and Chloe turned and ducked, sweeping her foot out, sending the creature behind her tumbling to the ground in front of her. Green eyes widened in horror as a Mohra demon turned towards her. Mohra demons were humanoid in appearance and had green skin. They possessed superhuman strength and stamina and also required vast quantities of salt to survive. From what Chloe remembered reading up on them during her mother's lessons, the blood of a Mohra, known as the 'Blood of Eternity was green, glowed, and had uncanny regenerative properties which basically made them virtually immortal. That same blood could also heal other beings.
Chloe gulped, wondering what the hell the Mohra demon was doing here in the school. She couldn't fight it, and doubted that Spike and Angel's Marks of Intent would keep it from tearing her apart.
The Mohra flipped off of the floor and onto its feet.
"Oh come on!" Chloe gasped. "Now that's just showing off!"
The red jewel embedded in its forehead glistened under the fluorescent lights as it stalked towards her.
!" Choe flung her hands up, palms facing the creature.
The Mohra did not stop, instead continued towards her.
"Dammit!" Chloe swore before turning and beginning to run as fast as she could, the creature racing after her and gaining ground.
Chloe raced in one of the classrooms, slamming the door shut and only belatedly remembering the locks were on the outside of the door. She couldn't lock it out. It could lock her in though. Groaning at how caged in she'd made herself, Chloe reached out towards the large filing cabinet and yanked her hand back, closing her fist. Thankfully whatever had been making her magic flonkier than usual decided to give her a break, and the cabinet flew towards her. She jumped out of the way as the cabinet stopped where she'd been, giving her a little barrier between the door and the demon trying to push it open. The witch had no doubt though that the Mohra would get in, so she searched desperately for a way out.
The window seemed her only option.
That would have been fine had they not been on the second floor.
The cabinet began to rock.
Chloe rushed to the window and opened it, gazing down below with a cry. There was a thin ledge she could probably get her toes on. Maybe she could somehow make her way to another window, climb in and...
The sound of the cabinet beginning to drag against the floor betrayed the little time she had left.
Praying to the gods and saints, Chloe slowly climbed out of the window, grabbing purchase on the frame as her feet hit the ledge. She slowly began inching her way to the right, trying to reach for the other ledge when suddenly the Mohra appeared at the window and reached for her, a dagger glistening.
Without thinking Chloe let go of the window frame and gravity did what it did best. A scream ripped from her lips as her body tilted backwards and she began tumbling down the air towards the courtyard. The ground hurried up to meet her as she realized in terror that she was gonna die.
She didn't want to!
There were still so many things she wanted to do before she died!
She just wanted to stop!
Suddenly the world jerked, and Chloe opened the eyes she hadn't realized she'd closed, seeing the ground a couple of inches below.
In her surprise whatever had happened before in her bed happened again and she plummeted the last couple of inches to the ground, yet while sure she'd bruise later, the blonde was unhurt.
The ground shook as the Mohra jumped out of the window and landed in front of her on its feet, dagger held high.
Chloe turned on her back, eyes wide.
Suddenly the front doors for the high school flew open and the Mohra was thrown through the air into the fountain in the middle of the courtyard.
Chloe's gaze went to the doors to see a glaring Lois stalking out, magic positively crackling around her.
"Leave my cousin alone
." Lois growled, continuing to stalk towards them.
Chloe slowly stood.
The Mohra got to its feet, brushing off his suit before turning to Lois and stepping out of the destroyed fountain.
Lois' gaze went to Chloe for a second, assessing her to make sure she was okay, before returning to the Mohra in vengeance. "Constrictum
Magic raced up from the ground like shadow serpents, binding the Mohra in their grasp.
It tried to escape, fighting its magical binding.
Lois walked up to it and reached into its belt, grabbing its own dagger and jamming it into its heart, causing the creature to howl in agony.
The pain seemed the incentive it needed as it managed to somehow break its binds and backhand Lois, sending her to the ground as it removed the dagger from its heart and turned on her.
Lois turned towards it, wiping at the blood trickling down the side of her mouth. "Exussum
The Mohra caught on fire, roaring as it dropped its dagger and hurried to the fountain, toppling into the water within, extinguishing itself.
Lois stood, picking up the discarded dagger.
The Mohra stood from the waters, skin charred, chest bleeding, roaring in fury. It began to regenerate before their very eyes, becoming larger and stronger, as they always did when severely injured.
"Lois..." Chloe called.
The Mohra pulled out the sword that'd been sheathed all this time.
Lois tightened her grip on the dagger. "Toxicum
The dagger began to glow with an unhealthy green glow, betraying its newly poisonous state.
Sensing movement behind them, Chloe's eyes widened in horror as another Mohra appeared. "Lois!"
Lois' gaze went to the other demon. "Shit."
The two demons charged at the same time, swords drawn high.
Lois attacked the one closest to her, parrying its blows with the dagger somehow, managing to slice the skin under one its eye, the skin beginning to die and peel immediately as the creature roared. She then turned and threw the poisoned blade into the heart of the creature racing towards Chloe, the poison visibly entering the creature, being pumped through its veins due to its introduction to the heart. "Reverto
!" The dagger yanked itself out and returned to Lois in time for her to turn and block the swing of the sword at her head.
From another shadow yet another Mohra appeared.
Chloe's eyes widened. "You've got to be kidding me!"
Seeing the second Mohra regenerating and giving them a little time to work with, Chloe turned towards the third Mohra as it charged. She flung her palm out towards it and the statue from the destroyed fountain flew into the third one, not only sending it flying towards one of the pillars but also managing to at the same time to hit the Mohra in the balls.
Point for the Defective One.
!" Lois reached out and yanked the sword out of the hand of the now frozen Mohra demon, twirling it in her hand as she charged the second Mohra, whose regeneration had just finished, leaving him larger and stronger. "Why are there Mohra's here?"
Chloe flung the statue back into the third Mohra when it tried to get up. "I don't know!"
"Are there more around?" Lois ducked and twirled around, her blade slicing the back of the third Mohra.
"I don't know!" Chloe swung the statue into the Mohra once more, the force causing the statue to crumble into millions of pieces.
The second Mohra stood.
Chloe glanced to where the first Mohra was still confined in his frozen state, before turning to the approaching Mohra. "Congelo
It continued to grow closer.
Chloe's desperation grew. "CONGELO
The Mohra didn't freeze.
Guts and entrails flew in millions of directions, even the jewel on its forehead shattering in a million of different pieces.
Chloe screamed and ducked, not wanting any of that yuckiness on her.
As Chloe looked up in shock, she was relieved for the first time for the fact that whenever her magic usually went wonky it caused things to go KABOOM.
Lois stumbled back, her arm sliced, before turning to the frozen Mohra. "Effrego
Like the second Mohra, the first one shattered into a million different pieces, even its red jewel destroyed.
Lois turned towards the last Mohra in time to have its sword driven deep into her gut.
Chloe's eyes widened in horror. "Lois
The creature yanked its sword out.
Lois turned towards Chloe, eyes wide in shock. "Run
As her cousin tumbled to the ground, Chloe did run, but instead of away she ran towards Lois, throwing herself on her knees next to the brunette. "Lois? Lois!"
Lois coughed up blood, drowning in it.
"No. No! NO!" Chloe screamed.
Lois' eyes begged Chloe to escape.
." Chloe shook her head, tears escaping her eyes as she sobbed. "I won't leave you." She reached out and grabbed Lois' hand, squeezing her hand. "I won't
Silent tears began falling down the sides of Lois' eyes as she tried squeezing back.
Lois' eyes widened in horror and she tried saying something yet couldn't.
Chloe turned, still holding her cousin's hand, seeing the Mohra standing over her, the sword tinted with Lois' blood poised to strike her down.
She'd never hated anything so much in her life, her body trembled from her hatred as she squeezed Lois' hand and glared up at the creature as it brought the sword down at her.
The tip froze millimeters from her face.
The demon strained to push it down the rest of the way yet couldn't get it to budge, and then the creature howled as it let go of the sword, backing up and gazing at its hands in confusion. The air around it began to explode, sending it flying in one direction and then the other violently, before raising it up and driving it down into the courtyard with such strength it left a mark on the earth. The demon reached out, trying to claw its way free.
That was when a large gash opened up in its throat and the hands it had been bringing to its throat to stop the bloodflow were pinned to the ground as it was turned around so that it was laying on its back.
Chloe's bag, which had fallen and been forgotten in the turmoil, swept towards her and the bottle of holy water unscrewed, being drained of its contents.
Green eyes widened in shock, suddenly remembering...
She let go of Lois' hand and grabbed the empty container, stumbling towards the bound Mohra, letting its blood gather into the bottle, filling it to the brim with the glowing green substance before hurrying back to her dying cousin. She poured some of the blood directly on Lois' wound before helping the brunette lean up and when Lois spat out a mouthful of her own blood Chloe brought the mouth of the bottle to Lois' lips, tilting the container back.
Lois cringed at the taste yet drank the contents without fight.
"What the hell happened here?"
Chloe ignored Xander Harris' stupid question, Lois' hand reaching to grab hers as she drank filling her with relief.
The brunette was already healing and getting stronger.
"I've got to call Buffy." Xander turned and raced away.
Chloe waited until the container was finished before sitting Lois up completely, smiling when she noticed the skin of Lois' stomach completely healed.
Lois coughed softly before hissing. "It burns inside me."
"It's healing." Chloe whispered, reaching up to brush her cousin's hair from her face. "You'll be okay."
Lois nodded, clearing her throat. "Thank you."
"Thank you." Chloe whispered back.
The cousins shared looks before reaching for each other in a tight hug, realizing just how close they'd been to losing each other that night.
The still bound Mohra gurggled on its own blood.
Lois pulled away and glared at it, electricity behind her eyes. "Congelo
." The creature froze. "Effrego
The last of the Mohra, that they knew of at least, shattered into a millions pieces.
The cousins sat in the courtyard, surrounded by thawing bits of ice and Mohra guts and intestines.
"So...this was fun." Lois commented as she looked around her.
"You're twisted." Chloe replied with a smile.
"You want some ice cream?" Lois turned to look at her. "I've found that being stabbed has given me some serious ice cream cravings."
Chloe nodded. "I've been wanting some as well."
Lois stood, helping the blonde up. "We'll leave the Slayer to clean this up and deal with any other Mohras. It is her damned job."
Lois flung an arm around Chloe's shoulder as they began to walk away. "Why would high level demons like Mohras be hanging around the school?"
"Maybe they were after the Slayer." Chloe frowned.
"Then they should have gone after her and left you alone." Lois grumbled.
"How did you know I was in danger?" Chloe asked in confusion.
"I didn't." Lois flinched. "Cordelia told me she'd seen Aunt Moira slap you and then you left and so I went looking for you. I figured you would have left to go to your home, so I decided to cut you off before you were in Vamp territory and I found you on the ground about to be mauled by that thing."
Chloe sighed, leaning her head against Lois' shoulder as they left school property. "Life on a hellmouth, huh?"
"No kidding." Lois grumbled.
Neither of them noticed the figure emerge from the shadows and watch them until they disappeared from sight.
If they had, they would have asked Moira Sullivan why she hadn't helped them if she'd known they were in danger.