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The New Circle 31B/? 
5th-May-2013 06:32 pm

The New Circle (Part 2)
Title: The New Circle
Fandoms: Smallville/Secret Circle
Characters: Chloe Sullivan, Clark Kent, Pete Ross, Lana Lang, Whitney Fordman, Greg Arkin, Nell Potter, John Blackwell, Gabe Sullivan, Lex Luthor, Davis Bloome, Jason Teague, Tess Mercer, Oliver Queen, Patricia Swan...
Rating: T
Disclaimer: Don't own
Summary: Chloe Sullivan had a normal-ish life before the circle and John Blackwell turned her life upside down and gave new meaning to the unexplained weirdness that goes on in Smallville. Now life's a witch, she's a part of a circle she's not too sure she wants to be bound to, and not only do they have to worry about Witch-Hunters, but unknowingly to them another circle is on the hunt too.
Wanna thank tenshinrtaiga for betaing!

"What the hell just happened here?" Moira snapped, frustrated and confused and not at all pleased by the scene she'd just witnessed. "You will keep your grubby paws off of my daughter, do you understand me?"

Lex was standing, eyeing his reflection in a mirror, before sending her an unconcerned look. "Or what?"

She clenched her fists. "I know men like you. You're just like her father and I will not let you do to her what he did to me."

Lex just eyed her before smirking, shaking his head. "Your daughter is my business partner, someone who shares my views, nothing else."

"That how you treat all your business partners?" Moira snapped, coming closer, fingernails turned into claws. "You magicked us out while you-!"

"I did no such thing." There was genuine confusion on his face.

And that shocked Moira because she believed him. And if he hadn't been the one who'd locked them out… it must have been Chloe.

"Just – Stay away from my daughter." Moira raised her chin. "And that goes for you too Teague!"

It was only then that they both realized Jason was gone.

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"You planning on walking all the way back to town?"

She ignored the voice of the man as he leaned out the window of the car trailing next to her on the road.

"You planning on ignoring me all the way back?"

"You planning on following me all the way back?" she threw at him, hugging herself harder as she continued to walk, unable to look in his direction.

"Maybe," he admitted. "Nothing better to do with my time."

"Has it occurred to you that maybe I have something better to do?" And damn, she hadn't meant to sound so snappy.

"So one kiss from Lex and suddenly you're too good to talk to me?"

She stopped and turned towards the man who stepped on the brakes. "Why are you acting like the jilted boyfriend?"

"Who says jilted anymore?" he countered.

The blonde eyed him, not exactly sure what his game was as she took a step towards him. "What is it, Jason? Does Lex need you to test out some other theory for him?"

His smile was ugly. "I'm sure he tested everything out himself back there."

She clenched her fists before shaking her head and beginning to walk once more.

The car didn't follow, but the sound of a door opening and closing betrayed his approach before his footsteps did, the sandy-blonde falling into step with her, hands in his leather jacket's pockets.

They walked in silence, the blonde waiting for him to ditch her and go back to his car, and yet he never did. Even when the car disappeared around the corner he didn't even hesitate or look back.

Her annoyance, frustration and hurt were still there, but her curiosity was always one of her dominant traits. The blonde sent him a sideways glance as they continued to walk side by side. "Are you walking me back to town?"

He shrugged. "Nice night for a walk."

"Town's five miles away." She thought she should just mention that.

He smirked. "Nice night for a long walk."

She stopped and turned towards him once more. "What do you want?"

"Why so suspicious?" He turned towards her. "Can't a guy just walk a girl home?"

Chloe eyed him. "Did Lex tell you to do this?"

A muscle jumped in his cheek. "Lex isn't my master, you know. I can do things because I want to."

"Why would you want to?" Chloe wanted to know.

"Why wasn't Lex enthralled when you kissed him?" Jason changed the subject. "What the hell was all that magic and why were your eyes glowing purple and his pink?"

"I don't know," she answered truthfully, scratching her head. "I don't think he does either."

"So he's immune to your enthrallment or something?" Jason pushed.

"I don't know." She glared at him. "I told you this already."

"Lex isn't the benevolent Luthor to his father's malevolent, as he'd like you to think. His original plan had been to drain you dry." Jason changed the subject abruptly and wouldn't look at her, staring ahead as he spoke. "It was that way for years until Patricia convinced him that a living Balcoin would be more useful to him than a dead one. She told him that even if Lex took all your dark magic and killed you, that that could be the end of the Balcoin lineage and that wasn't in the best interest of our Circle since when Lex dies the magic would die with him as well and wouldn't pass onto his children. All that magic and power would be lost."

Chloe could feel herself going cold. "So I'm a breeder?"

"Were. Now that we know you have siblings, Lex knows that the existence of Balcoins and their blood and dark magic isn't in danger anymore." He shucked his hands deep in his leather jacket's pockets. "We always assumed you'd be a boy, Balcoins have a tendency to have male children."

She wondered why that made a difference.

"You were supposed to bound by the Circle using the spell Patricia and Lex discovered, made so that you could only use your magic when and only for what Lex wanted." He spoke so coldly, so matter of factly. "But now that there's a vacancy in our Circle and Patricia's dead, I'm beginning to wonder if Lex doesn't have another plan for you." He still refused to look at her. "He should have already enforced the pact on you, heeled you to his side and bound your powers in you, but he hasn't done so."

"The Trials-"

"They don't matter. He would allow you to use your magic for them and he'd most definitely still help you through them," Jason cut her off with a sharp shaking of his head. "He is going against what he said he would do and I think I know why."

She was silent, waiting.

"It's really genius, I have to give him that." Jason's smile was ugly. "What better way to ensure that the Luthor Circles for generations to come always have Balcoin blood in them than to bind a Balcoin to the Circle – and mix the Balcoin and Luthor blood forever?" He kicked at a stone. "But to do that, he'd have to seduce you to his side first. Lex might be a lot of things, but he'd never force a woman into bed with him."

Chloe found it hard to breathe, just staring at Jason, everything he was saying making so much sense she felt stupid for not having even contemplated it before. "Why are you telling me this?"

At first he was quiet but then he gave a little groan and turned his hazels defiantly on her. "Maybe I don't want his little seduction plan to work."

Chloe gulped, heart racing, eyes widening. "Why wouldn't you? It's what would make your Circle happiest, wouldn't it?"

"My Circle, maybe." He shrugged, looking away.

Chloe licked her lips, feeling a blush creep up her chest. "So, are you going to give me that ride to the Talon or what?"

He returned his hazels to her and smirked, nodding. "Wasn't enjoying the thought of walking all the way to town."

She snorted in laughter. "I thought it was a nice night for a long walk?"

"Yeah, yeah, but it's a better night for a nice drive." And with that he twirled on his heels and began walking back in the direction they'd come from.

Chloe watched his back, biting back a large smile, before hurrying to follow.

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The sound of muffled screams echoed throughout the halls, seeming to reverberate in the room.

Mikhail smirked from where he lounged on the chair. "He's enjoying this way too much."

"We all have our little joys in life." Brendan played with a ball of ice that levitated over his palms, a chuckle escaping his lips. "Some people knit, others place baseball, Trent MacGowen does that."

More screams could be heard.

"You've got to admit it though, those two must have high pain thresholds if they've managed to keep from talking this long," Mikhail murmured with some admiration. "Especially the pretty redhead."

"She's a Luthor, it's to be expected," Brendan replied easily, throwing the ball of ice into the fireplace causing an explosion of cold to sweep momentarily through the room. "But she'll break, just like her little boyfriend, and when they do, they'll give us everything we need." He smirked. "Even if they don't even realize it."

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Sitting on the sofa, Chloe hid her snigger behind her plastic cup as she watched Greg, Whitney and Clark dancing to the music, or, well, she was almost sure that was supposed to be dancing. Diana seemed the only one whose movements could be considered dancing and not some sort of attack, the brunette bobbing her head. Greg had been right, while Whitney and Clark had both tried to deny it, everyone had needed a little party to try and relax after all the crap they'd been going through, and as they danced ridiculously to Bubblegum Bitch by Marina and the Diamonds, Chloe couldn't help but push her own troubles behind her and laugh. It was highly amusing to watch them.

Diana danced her way towards her before throwing herself on the sofa, laughing as Greg and Whitney nearly danced into each other. "Why aren't you dancing?"

"Not much of a dancer." Chloe shrugged.

"Is anyone?" Diana chuckled, eyeing Clark's, uh, robot moves.

Chloe bit her bottom lip to keep from bursting out laughing at him. "You've got a point there."

"Come on, I can't be the only girl up there by myself." Diana nudged Chloe's shoulder with hers. "You have to join too."

"I don't dance."

"Too bad." Diana reached out and grabbed Chloe's arm, dragging the reluctant girl onto the dance floor, throwing her hands in the air and shaking her hips as she got back into the rhythm of the music.

Clark did his best robot as he neared Chloe, laughing, face flushed as he finally reached her. "About time you joined."

"I didn't think you could handle the competition." She tried for some robot moves of her own, laughing when she realized she made him look like an expert.

Clark's smile grew.

Diana danced in between Whitney and Greg, obviously enjoying the situation to the extreme, sending Chloe a devious little wink.

Hold Me by Maria Mena began playing as Clark held out his hand and Chloe accepted, wondering when the last time she'd felt this carefree with her childhood friend. She wrapped her arms around his neck as they danced slowly to the melancholic song.

"I'm sorry."

She looked up at him in confusion as they swayed to the music.

"About everything." Clark gave her those sad puppy dog eyes, arms around her as he managed somehow not to step on her toes. "I miss you, Chlo. I want us to be the way we used to be. I miss my best friend."

Chloe's confusion melted into a small smile as she nodded. "I miss you too, Clark."

He removed one hand from around her to hold between them. "Friends?"

She smiled before putting her hand in his and squeezing tight. "Always."

Smiling widely, Clark gave her a little twirl before stepping on her foot.

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"Something's wrong." Lex stared out of the window.

"I felt it too." Jason said from behind him. "Oliver and Tess are incommunicado; I think someone's gotten to them."

"Who would dare an attack like that though?" Lex wanted to know, turning to face him. "Who would risk angering our families?"

"I don't know, but the fact that they don't seem to care makes me worried about Tess and Oliver's safety," Jason declared. "If they're bold enough to kidnap and inflict enough on them for us to feel it through the fading bond of our broken Circle – then they're bold enough to kill them if they don't get what they want."

"Or if they do." Lex clasped his hands behind his back. "Get Davis on the line, tell him to find out what's going on. He has eyes and ears all over the place. Someone must know something."

Jason nodded before turning and leaving to do as told.

Watching him leave, Lex turned back to stare outside the window at the darkness, feeling an ominous storm heading their way.

6th-May-2013 07:16 am (UTC)
Well shit!! Who has Tess and Oliver and what information do they want!!

Ohh Jason's jealous!! I like it!!!

Can't wait for more!!
14th-May-2013 12:35 pm (UTC)
You'll find out later...

Yep, he is!

6th-May-2013 09:09 am (UTC)
So now it's Jason again.
But I love this story anyway:D
14th-May-2013 12:36 pm (UTC)
LOL, yeah, although it will yo yo to different peeps....
9th-May-2013 05:23 pm (UTC)
Loving where this series is going. Love jason/chloe/lex drama!!!!
14th-May-2013 12:36 pm (UTC)
THANKS! Hope you'll continue liking!
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