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The New Circle 52/? 
23rd-Jun-2013 11:00 pm
The Secret Circle Part Three smaller

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!

Chloe had to admit it, Faye had good taste. The blonde wondered exactly how Faye had managed to buy the large amount of clothes and shoes she had without apparently spending any of Chloe's money. The blonde decided there was probably magic involved somehow and she didn't want to know. She stared at her reflection, feeling a little weird considering she never would have had the gall (or money) to buy the Faye-ish clothes, but she had to admit that now that she tried on one of the new outfits, it was really nice. She didn't know if she pulled it off, because you had to have a certain amount of self-assurance to do so, but she was going to give it a try.

There was a knock on the door and then it opened, Diana slipping inside. "You ready?"

Chloe blinked, realizing how different she and Diana were dressed. Whereas Diana was totally preppy with her long flowing hair, sleek vest over a longer sleeved shirt and pretty skirt with pump heels, Chloe was definitely more "edgy" with her dark jeans, black boots, dark jacket and stacked bracelets.

Diana grinned when she saw her. "You can definitely tell Faye bought those."

"Not like me at all," Chloe agreed, eyeing herself.

"I don't know, I think it suits you."

Chloe sent her a smile. "Thanks, love what you're wearing too."

"What, this lil old thing?" Diana laughed, shaking her head.

The door opened to reveal Gabe, who grinned at them. "You girls look lovely. I'll have to start keeping a gun on me to drive the boys away."

The sisters shared amused grins as they went towards the man and each gave him a kiss on the cheek good morning, grabbing their things as a honk could be heard outside.

Moira stood by the door, arms folded over her chest. "I don't think I have to remind you girls to be careful. The whole school is basically on Lex Luthor's pay roll now. You can't trust anyone there."

Both nodded, Chloe licking her lips. "We'll be fine."

Moira didn't answer, merely opened the door for them.

"Thanks." Diana gave Moira a little smile before grabbing Chloe's hand and dragging her out of the house to where Whitney and Greg were waiting for them outside.

Whitney leaned out of the driver's side window. "You two are looking far too pretty for school."

"No such thing," Diana assured him, rolling her eyes as she started around the side of the truck.

Greg curled his finger at Chloe beckoningly. "Whitney can't have both of you."

Sharing an amused look with Diana as the brunette slid into the front seat of Whitney's truck, Chloe made her way towards Greg's motorcycle and eyed it before straddling the machine, her arms going around Greg's waist. "If you get into an accident and kill us..."

"I know, I know." He grinned far too mischievously. "Hold on tight!" And with that, he sped off, causing the girl to hold on tighter and let out a squeak.

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"You should consider switching her school." Moira stood by the window, staring at the front yard long after the teens had disappeared.

"Lionel already knows about her, she can't hide from him or Lex anymore." Gabe grabbed his things, readying to get to work himself, wondering just how long he'd have this job now that Lionel knew everything. "It's not time for her to hide anymore, but to stand up and fight."

Moira didn't answer but merely stared outside.

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Chloe had seen the outside of the new school more than once, but it was still new and intimidating as she stood in front of it, her friends on either side. Everyone was dressed up a bit more than they usually would, obviously due to the grand opening ceremony of which Lex Luthor would preside. She didn't see a limo anywhere so he obviously hadn't arrived yet and she wondered if Jason would become the official coach of the Crows (the games the team had played under his leadership had all been victories) or if the Principle would have found someone else to replace him considering Jason was only helping out.

"So, first day at Luthor Academy." Greg made a face. "I feel like a rich kid going to a place with a name like that."

"It does sound posh." Diana took in a deep breath. "Looks nice though."

"Nice?" Whitney made a face. "I'm still sure there's a stone gargoyle somewhere glaring at us."

Diana's lips tilted slightly with a reluctant smile. "Don't be ridiculous."

Chloe took a step forward, taking in a deep breath.

"Chloe!" a voice called to her right.

She turned to see Justin and Tina, arm in arm, waving at her.

The blonde grinned brightly and waved back, watching them as they continued on their way. They really looked good together.

"I can't believe you lost Gaines to Greer," a voice declared to her left.

Chloe jumped, turning to see Van approaching, not at all dressed up like the rest of the students and just his regular self, which was still quite the attractive package. "I didn't lose anyone. We're still obviously friends, and I think Tina mightn't hate me anymore so it's a plus."

Van, hands in his jacket, shrugged. "So, you still need a photographer or..." his gaze went to where Greg, Whitney and Diana were standing, before returning to her, "have you got everything booked?"

Chloe was surprised that he was still interested in it given everything, her grin bright and genuine. "I'll always have a spot open for my favorite photographer, if he wants it."

Van eyed her before he grinned lopsidedly. "Well, since you obviously need me..." Giving her a wink he backed away before going to join his friends.

"So he's Van?" Diana asked, coming to her side, eyeing him appreciatively. "Nice."

"Diana..." Chloe gave her a look. "He's on the rebound and I don't want you to get in the middle in case things go sour."

Diana continued eyeing him before rolling her eyes. "Fine, mother."

Chloe gasped in mock horror. "Take that back!"

"Nope." Diana ventured on ahead, shaking her head. "Not gonna happen."

Greg snorted, moving forwards to join Diana, who said something to him that had him snickering.

Whitney rested his elbow on Chloe's shoulder. "So, what are the chances of us getting through one normal day?"

"Fifty/fifty," she replied.

"Thought so," he admitted.

Diana and Greg turned from up ahead, obviously waiting on the others to catch up with them.

Whitney waved at some of his football buddies.

Chloe waved back when some of the footballers called out her name, but then her hand dropped to her side as her eyes widened and her face paled. "Whitney?"

"Yeah?" He turned to look at her.

"Make that ten/ninety."

"In just two seconds?" he gaped. "Why?"

But Chloe was already gone, moving through the throng of students before finally reaching the two who'd stopped and smirked when they'd noticed her approach. "What are you two doing here?"

"Hey, it's Luthor Academy." Lucas smirked. "I couldn't resist."

"Besides," Mikhail spoke, his European accent tinting his words. "We promised John that, should anything happen to him, we'd find my eldest sibling. Safety in numbers, that sort of thing."

"Plus, I wanted an answer for the brush off you gave me the other day." Lucas raised an eyebrow. "If you had just listened to me, you wouldn't have gotten taken by Lionel and, about that, how are you still unbound?"

Chloe's eyes widened. "That wasn't me you talked to that day. I switched bodies the morning of the kidnapping."

Mikhail raised an eyebrow. "Switched bodies."

Lucas just blinked, digesting that information. "Like... Freaky Friday?"

"Something like that." She nodded. "And, well, I think it was because I was in a different body that he couldn't bind me."

"Interesting," Mikhail murmured before his dark eyes went behind Chloe and a pensive expression took over his face. "You must be Diana."

Chloe turned to see that Greg, Whitney and Diana had drawn closer.

"Yeah." Diana cleared her throat, stepping forwards. "And you're Mikhail."

"I am." He nodded.

"You two look alike." Greg blinked, eyeing the two of them, and to be truthful they really did. Both were tall, willowy, with dark eyes and darker hair.

"We have the Balcoin coloring," Mikhail informed them in a blasé manner. "It is only due to their mothers' strong genes that Chloe and Cassie have turned out blonde with colored eyes."

"So you know Cassie?" Whitney asked, eyes narrowed.

"Of course. John did go to Chance Harbor before Diana and Cassie killed him," Mikhail declared in a bored manner, seeming to ignore the way Diana flinched at that. "We were supposed to leave things alone, but with Patricia finding out about Balcoins there through Lex Luthor, we found out as well. We were able to see pictures and the like."

"This is a little belated," Chloe was trying to cut through the tension, "but guys, meet my brother Mikhail and Lucas-"

"Dunleavy." Lucas smirked. "We already know who you all are, of course. Diana Balcoin, the Sister; Whitney Fordman, the Hand; and Greg Arkin, the TouchSight." His smirk grew at the looks he was receiving from the others. "We have researched Chloe's Circle thoroughly." He eyed Chloe curiously. "But we hadn't realized you'd managed to bind it, considering you don't have the right amount yet."

"It's not bound," Chloe responded truthfully. "Not in the traditional sense at least."

Lucas eyed the three thoughtfully before turning his eyes on her and smirking. "So, first day jitters anyone?"

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The opening ceremony was going well. Lex quite pleased with everything so far. Jason had been officially declared the new coach of the Crows, to much applaud, especially from the football team, who not only enjoyed winning but not getting barbecued during training. The guy was obviously enjoying himself in this assignment of his, and had had to motion for the boys of the team to calm down so that the ceremony could continue. Principle Kwan then took the next thirty minutes to kiss Lex's ass. It would have been comical if Lex wasn't so bored on stage.

He entertained himself by eyeing the students in the crowd, his gaze finally finding where Chloe was sitting, not surprised to find her sister and two Circle members sitting next to her, but what surprised him were the faces sitting behind her. They were the two faces from the fantasy she'd had. The ones from the Circle that Patricia had been helping. The ones that'd held and tortured Tess and Oliver. The ones named Mikhail and Lucas... the dark haired one with dark eyes, yet another Balcoin. The other... Lex didn't know why he made him so wary and alert. There was something about the Lucas character that just didn't sit right with him.

What were they doing here?

Lucas leaned forward and whispered something to Chloe, who merely hushed him. The boy leaned back hard on his seat, pouting, clearly unhappy with having been told to hush. The girl merely continued to stare at someone on the platform before a soft blush covered her face and her lips curled in a gentle, slightly embarrassed smile.

Lex followed her gaze discreetly, eyeing Jason, who was smiling at her as well.

The idiot.

He'd just been appointed as an employee of the school and did not need to get fired on the first day for misconduct towards a student!

Something sparked to the side of Lex's gaze, the bald billionaire turning his gaze towards it, seeing nothing but having been sure he'd felt a jolt of magic. Just because he couldn't see it now didn't mean it wasn't there or something hadn't happened, so Lex remained on the alert, wondering if they were going to suffer some sort of attack before the school could even get through its first day after reopening.

Lex finally heard his name being called and plastered a smirk on his face as he stood and went to the pulpit, waiting for the applause to end before he finally opened his mouth to start his memorized speech.

That was when it happened.

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Davis emerged from the car, eyes wide as he stared the dome surrounding the school. He'd only just arrived in the parking lot, deciding to rebel and see what the hell was going on for himself, when the dome had gone up and separated the school from the rest of the town. He closed the door and walked towards the dome, which was electric and see through, the man reaching out to touch it hesitantly before crying out as he pulled his hand back in, his fingers singed.

"What the-?" Bringing his fingers to his lips, sucking to try and soothe the burn, Davis's eyes widened as she realized that, outside of the dome, not only weren't people noticing the dome – but they weren't moving. Not even cars. Not even animals.

It was as if they were all frozen and only those inside of the dome were still mobile.

Davis pulled his fingers from his mouth, turning to look towards the school in awe. What sort of power was this? Was it the doing of the Firstborn? And if so, why was she doing it? How could she be this powerful?

Swallowing, Davis cleared his throat and started towards the school's entrance.

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"What the hell is going on?" Greg took the words out of everyone's mouths as they gazed around them.

No longer were they inside of the ridiculously posh auditorium, but they were seemingly in some sort of medieval land. They were figuring medieval because of their clothing, which, just like everything else, had changed drastically.

"Nice." Lucas grinned, unsheathing his sword and giving an expert swing of the blade. "It's perfectly balanced. Look at this Mikhail. It's better than the one I have at home."

Mikhail eyed the blade with little interest before leveling Chloe with a look. "What's going on, Oh Tiny One?"

She pouted because she wasn't that short, because Mikhail was just assuming this was all her doing... and because he might be right. "If I'm behind this, it's all unknowingly. I swear."

"What am I wearing?" Diana cried, gazing down at herself in near horror before turning to Chloe. "Why am I a dominatrix?!"

Chloe turned to her sister for the first time since this had all started and her eyes widened. "You're not a dominatrix. You're a Mord-Sith!"

"Huh?" Diana looked lost.

"This – this is either the Hartlands or D'Hara." Chloe ran her fingers through her hair as it all hit her hard. "Oh, damn. I think I am at fault for this."

"What are you talking about?" Whitney wanted to know, looking so uncomfortable in his outfit, it was ridiculous.

"When Faye and I switched bodies, she was wearing a Mord-Sith costume – I was..." Chloe eyed Diana's outfit. "Just like that one. I wore it while I was her. I – when I knocked out Lionel, I was wearing it. I used the Agiel..." Chloe cleared her throat. "I've been thinking about it a lot lately. Maybe – maybe somehow it's made all this happen?"

"Lady, if you're the reason why I'm in a dress, we're going to have issues," Greg grumbled, eyeing her darkly.

Chloe turned to him, bringing her hand to her mouth. "Those are Wizard's Robes, not a dress."

"It's a dress," Greg grumbled, far from happy. "Why am I the only guy in a dress?"

"There are pants under those." Chloe was sure of that.

Greg lifted up his robes to reveal that there definitely were pants underneath, the guy sighing before he holding his hand out to Whitney. "Knife."

Whitney looked down at his suit, pulled out a dagger, and passed it wordlessly to Greg, who proceeded to use it to cut off the skirt of his robes so that his ensemble now more closely resembled that of his Circle mate.

"Greg seems to be the only Wizard." Chloe's gaze went to the members of her Circle plus Lucas and Mikhail, who so far were the only people with her in the meadow she found herself in. "Diana's a Mord-Sith and the rest of you look like warriors." She finally gazed down at herself and gulped, especially when she realized just how extremely long her hair had suddenly grown, and at the fact that it'd grown darker. "Well, I guess that makes sense."

"What does?" Mikhail narrowed his eyes. "What do your clothes and hair tell you about yourself?"

"I'm a Confessor." Chloe scratched behind her ear. "Makes sense, Confession is similar to Enthrallment in some ways."

"You can Enthrall?" Lucas' eyes widened. "Jackpot!"

Chloe ignored him, gazing around at everyone, unable to believe that she could create something so realistic like this without even trying. "I'm not sure what we're supposed to do right now."

"What's the plot of this Lord of the Rings wannabe?" Greg wanted to know.

"It's not-" Chloe decided not to get into an argument with him. "The Confessor finds the True Seeker and helps him battle, and finally defeat, the evil Lord Darken Rahl, freeing the lands of D'Hara from his reign."

Diana made a face before asking a good question. "Are any of these guys the Seeker?"

Chloe eyed the boys, and after a couple of minutes, she shook her head. "They don't have the right clothes. They just seem like warriors. Not the Seeker. Plus, they don't have the Sword of Truth."

"Sword of Truth? Lame." Greg was obviously still sore about the whole dress thing.

"Okay." Whitney cleared his throat. "Does this mean we have to go looking for this Seeker guy then?"

"Could be?" Chloe worried her bottom lip.

Lucas twirled his sword with a grin. "Well then, let's get moving."

Mikhail sighed, clearly put upon. "You couldn't have been fantasizing about a reality in which there were some sort of motor vehicles? We're going to have to walk."

Whitney merely rolled his eyes and started walking, Diana falling into step with him, clearly trying to get used to all the leather and failing horribly.

Greg walked behind Diana, enjoying the view, as did Lucas.

Mikhail merely pouted as he fell to the back of the group, clearly in protest of the physical exertion.

Chloe sighed, feeling guilty as hell, silently trying to wish everything back to normal but nothing was happening. All she could do was follow her group, find the rest of the students of Luthor Academy (who must be HIGHLY confused at this very moment), and hopefully figure a way to get everyone back home in one piece.

24th-Jun-2013 06:05 am (UTC)
"What's going on, Oh Tiny One?"
... "Why am I a dominatrix?!"

24th-Jun-2013 09:48 pm (UTC)
The Balcoin humor :)
24th-Jun-2013 07:18 pm (UTC)
YAY!!! A new AU and this time she has everyone with her even Lucas and Mikhail!!

There was something about the Lucas character that just didn't sit right with him.

So Lex doesn't know that Lucas is his brother??? Interesting!!

"What's going on, Oh Tiny One?"
"Why am I a dominatrix?!"
"Lady, if you're the reason why I'm in a dress, we're going to have issues," Greg grumbled, eyeing her darkly.


So Chloe is the Mother Confessor, Diana the Mord-Sith, Greg the wizard, the rest of the guys warriors then who is the seeker??? And who is going to be darken rahl??

Can't wait for the next chapter!!
24th-Jun-2013 09:49 pm (UTC)
Yep, they've been pulled along for the ride!
Nope! Lex has no idea who Lucas is or why he's wary of him :)

Yep! Well, Darken Rahl wont feature, but the Seeker will!
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