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The Enemy Of My Enemy 10B/? 
8th-Jan-2014 12:02 am
Chloe and Lois in Gowns with background9
Title: The Enemy of My Enemy
Sequel to: Tinseltown Rumor Mill
Universe: Chloe & The Brothers Series
Rating: M
Pairings: MANY. Damn. Uhm. Main? Chlalvatore and Schlean; Lois/John; Lois/Alaric
Disclaimer: Don't own
Summary: The whole world now knows about vampires, and most of it has been compelled by Klaus, via the "coming out" broadcast. With the Salvatores and the Winchesters unable to see eye to eye on anything, Lois learning the way of the vampire hunter, and someone from the past returning to 'help', things are about to become crazy. And, of course, E!News is happily covering it all.

Damon's grip on his glass tightened as he watched Chloe laughing as she danced her third dance straight with Sam Winchester.

He'd changed his mind after the second dance. He hated this human. He hated him a lot.

"You know, you wear your expressions on your face." His date's voice was darkly amused. "And when I say your 'expression', I mean your murderous intentions."

He ignored that as he downed his drink, stole another from a passing waiter, and put his empty glass on the tray.

"You're amusing." Bela Talbot nursed the same drink she'd had since they'd arrived, her eyes sharp. "I have to admit that I was a little disappointed when I realized that you were interested in Chloe and thus not on the menu, but considering that you've provided nothing but entertainment for me I've forgiven you." She took a small sip of her champagne, lips curled. "How about I declare myself Team Damon?"

"What?" He finally turned towards her.

"You know? Team? Most of the world is Team Dean or Team Sam-especially after tonight-or Team Schlean. I'll be Team Damon. I'll be your cheerleader-if only because you amuse me." She took another sip. "And because you desperately need my help."

He sneered. "I don't need-."

"Oh please, you're hot enough to melt butter, but you're obviously out of place here. Anyone can see you don't belong." Bela raised an eyebrow, direct as a stake to the heart. "What does that say about your future considering that this is her world and she's going to be attending more and more of these things?"

"Says who?" Damon made a face. "She's not a fucking actress. She was a journalist. How I remember it, they're usually behind the scene."

Bela snickered. "Oh honey, those days are over for her. She was already reaching mini-stardom status before the Winchesters showed up, she had a huge following and was basically a cult favorite. And once Supernatural Diaries hit that was it. Her life behind the scenes were gone. This is the natural progression and she knows it, it's why she's considering starring in a mini arc in Paranormal. It's basically a done deal."

Damon frowned. "What?"

"Oh, she didn't tell you?" Bela tilted her head to the side. "The writers are peeing themselves with excitement. It'll bring up the rating to a soaring high, and to be honest I think it'd be cool. I was a fan of Chloe & The Dead People so I'd like to have the opportunity to be in an episode with her-if they don't kill my character off before she guest stars of course."

Damon frowned darker, gaze going to where Chloe and Sam were dancing yet another dance together next to Dean and Lois on the dance floor.

"They look good, don't they?" Bela motioned towards the four of them. "You see, in the eyes of Hollywood, they would make sense." Her gaze slid towards Damon. "You and your brother though? Not so much." She pursed her lips. "Unless you make yourselves make sense."

"I don't fucking care about what Hollywood or anyone thinks." He glared as he sidled a look in her direction. "Why do you?"

"I don't. But I'm eternally bored when not shooting my scenes for Paranormal." Bela let out a sigh. "Plus, I have a ridiculous amount of time on my hands." She brightened. "And I like a challenge." The brunette with blonde highlights eyed Damon. "You'd be a challenge."

Dean and Sam switched dance partners, Dean stealing Chloe and whisking her away with a smirk to his brother, the blonde's giggle reaching Damon as she was twirled around by the laughing older Winchester.

Damon clenched his fist and finished his latest drink with one gulp.

Bela eyed him with dark amusement. "Why don't you just wait for the dance to end and cut in?"

Damon tore his gaze from them as Dean did some fancy dance move that had Chloe laughing, visibly impressed, the vampire turning his glare on Bela. "Why the hell would I do that?"

Bela, damn her, kept looking more and more amused. "Because you look like you're about to explode?"

"Don't know what you're talking about." Damon grabbed her glass from her, finished it, and then put their empty glasses in the hands of some mopey-looking young woman who'd been standing next to them. "Here. You hold this for us." He then turned to Bela as the dark haired woman sputtered in indignation at him. "Let's dance."

Bela snickered in dark amusement. "I'm so sorry, Kristen, I can't take him anywhere!" And with that, and a snort of laughter, she followed Damon onto the dance floor. "I am so Team Damon!"

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Chloe had been enjoying herself, she had, but she had also been keeping an eye around as well and had realized that unless they were wearing masks, the Originals were not amongst those in the gala. Maybe they were waiting for all of the guests to arrive before making their grand entrance. It would make sense. She could see them doing something grand like that to make a show of their entrance and remind the guests that the Mikaelson family were the reason why everyone was there.

"Mind if I cut in?" A voice asked as the music drew to an end.

Chloe gazed over her shoulder, eyes wide as she saw Bruce once more.

Dean, who hadn't met Bruce, frowned. "Sure."

Chloe turned and placed her hand into Bruce's, a small smile on her lips as he drew her into his arms and into the mass of bodies as the orchestra began to play the next piece of music. "Zatanna and Dinah mingling?"

"They're charming the susceptible males." Bruce's lips twitched. "It's part of the reason I brought them along."

"I was wondering why they were here and not Helena and Barbara," Chloe admitted.

"Considering Zatanna and Dinah's… talents… we figured that it was better that they join me. Especially Zatanna." Bruce had always been the most elegant dancer Chloe had ever had the pleasure of dancing with, and he still was as he led her expertly. "Zatanna was right, you look beautiful, Chloe."

She ducked her gaze and smiled up at him, somewhat embarrassed. "I feel like I'm playing dress up."

"Nonsense." Bruce shook his head. "I'm not Oliver, I don't give compliments just to give them."

She thought that one over and then smiled. "True. Thank you."

He smiled and gave her a little dip. "You're welcome."

Chloe laughed softly. "I don't think we're supposed to dip in this sort of dance."

"Where's the fun in it if we don't rebel a little?" Bruce's eyes twinkled as he straightened them before his expression went grave. "Are you okay, Chloe?"

She frowned slightly. "Why do you ask?"

He eyed her thoughtfully. "I don't know. Something seems different about you."

She fought the urge to gulp, and instead smiled at him. "I'm fine, Bruce. But thank you for worrying."

"Old habits die hard."

Her smile was genuine this time. "It's so good to be able to talk to you after all this time-I shouldn't have ran the way I did-I've missed your friendship more than I realized."

He nodded, gaze sweeping away for a second before returning to her. "And I yours."

"So…" She raised an eyebrow, her lips twisted in a teasing smile. "Just how offended was Oliver that Bruce Wayne got an invite and Oliver Queen didn't?"

Bruce snorted in amusement, and that was a big deal for the usually sombre man. "Very."

"He's taking it personally, isn't he?" Chloe chuckled.

Bruce nodded. "He's taking comfort in the thought that he wasn't invited because Niklaus Mikaelson was afraid he couldn't compete with his handsome face."

Chloe was the one who snorted in amusement this time. "I see Oliver has not changed."


Chloe slapped Bruce's shoulder playfully with a giggle.

The multi-billionaire merely smirked in amusement.

Suddenly the music stopped, as did the dancing as everyone looked around, trying to understand what was going on.

"Welcome." A voice brought everyone's attention towards the majestic staircase, upon which now a group of regally dressed people stood, at the top step Niklaus Mikaelson smiled. "It is an honor for us to have you here with us tonight as we celebrate."

Chloe's eyes widened, her gaze drawn to Stefan and Alaric, who were dressed in tuxedos and were on the arms of a bored-looking Rebekah Mikaelson. "Well, I didn't see that coming."

"When my brothers and I made the decision to come out to the world you opened your arms to us and welcomed us wholeheartedly," Klaus smiled charmingly, a flute of champagne in his hand as human waiters moved around the crowd handing out champagne to the guests. "Let tonight be the first of many in which we thank you for the trust you've place in us." He raised the flute of champagne once everyone had one in their hands. "To the future."

"To the future!" Everyone cheered as they raised their flutes and drank.

Chloe held her flute in her hand, gaze on Niklaus Mikaelson.

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Lois kept sending Alaric little looks, and she'd caught his gaze a couple of times, her silent question answered by his nod that he was fine. He could be just telling her that to make her feel better though, so that she wouldn't worry. It wasn't that Lois doubted that Ric could take care of himself, but he was only human, and he was basically an accessory on Rebekah Mikaelson's arm, just like Stefan. Who knew what in the world had happened in the moments in between them being hostages to being her pets?

Frown growing deeper, Lois clenched her hand tighter around her flute of champagne as she watched Rebekah order Stefan to get her something from the refreshments table before ordering Alaric to dance with her.

So far the Originals hadn't made their move and had just integrated themselves into the revelry, and this was making Lois itch.

"So, what exactly about my sister is it that you disapprove so highly of?" A voice asked curiously behind her.

Lois twirled around to see none other than Kol Mikaelson behind her. She raised an eyebrow, casting her gaze around her to find where Dean was considering he'd just gone to search for the bathroom, but then she realized this was a good opportunity and her gaze turned to the Original. "Maybe not your sister in particular, but causing an accident, hurting innocent people, and taking them hostage and forcing them to be your dates just seems tacky."

Kol's lips twitched. "Is that so?"

"I know you lived through the 1600s, but this isn't the Abduction Club. You can't just find prospective grooms for your sister like that."

He chuckled as his gaze went to where Rebekah raised an eyebrow at something Alaric was saying to her as they moved towards the dance floor. "I don't know. My sister has always had a thing for vampire hunters."

A muscle jumped in Lois' cheek. "How has that worked out for her in the past?"

Kol thought about it for a second. "Not that great, actually."

"Gees, wonder why."

His smirk grew, his eyes twinkling. "Do you miss being in the real supernatural realm and not merely playing it on the television?" He tilted his head. "Don't get me wrong, I enjoy being able to see you every Tuesday night, but I feel that you're wasted on something like Paranormal."

Lois raised an eyebrow, a little confused since she'd thought he was a fan of the show. "And what do you think I'd be better doing? Working for your brother?"

Surprisingly enough, Kol's expression darkened and his smile dropped as he took in a long gulp of his champagne, gaze going to where Klaus was apparently charming the pants off of both Julia Roberts and her husband, before his gaze returned to Lois. "Call me a purist, but I preferred the days of your blurry pictures and investigations for Chloe & The Dead People to your current acting career." His smile returned, this time terribly taunting. "Have you taken any photography lessons since then? Because to be honest, some of your pictures were dreadfully out of focus."

Lois' eyes widened, the brunette admittedly caught off guard and more than a little insulted, a gasp escaping her parted lips. "You try taking pictures while in horrible lighting of creatures as they're trying to tear your face off and then come bitching to me about my photography skills!"

He chuckled and took another, more leisurely, sip of his champagne. "You have yet to answer my question."

Lois took a sip of her own drink as she eyed him thoughtfully, wondering what his angle was with all of this. "That's really none of your business."

His eyes said he could tell she did.

Her annoyance with him grew. "I will not be persuaded to help you or your brother convince my cousin of anything, so if that was why you came here you can shove off, mister."

"Please, I'm offended. That is far from the reason I came to speak to you," Kol snorted as he finished his champagne and placed his empty flute onto the tray of passing waiter before turning to offer her his hand, back bowed slightly, lips twitched. "I've come to ask you to dance with me."

Lois eyed the hand he offered her, eyes narrowed. "Fine." She downed the rest of her champagne and put down the empty flute on the tray of the waiter who'd stopped to wait for her after Kol had put down his glass. "But only because you're ancient and my parents taught me to be nice to old people."

"I'll show you ancient!" Kol snickered as his hand clasped hers and he swept her easily onto the dance floor.

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"So you're her personal waiter now?"

Holding the flute of champagne that he'd been ordered to bring Rebekah, Stefan sighed as he turned towards his brother. "Something like that."

Damon frowned as he drew closer. "Why didn't you tell us that you knew these Original douches?"

Stefan frowned in confusion. "What are you talking about?"

Damon eyed him thoughtfully before he sighed as turned to look at the dance floor. "It's what I thought. King Douche must have Compelled you to forget the fact that you and he were bosom buddies."

This was just too much for him, and Stefan took a long gulp of the champagne he was supposed to be taking to Rebekah. "Things are slowly starting to make sense."

"For you, maybe." Damon frowned. "Katherine's the one who sold Chloe out, by the way."

Eyes widening, Stefan turned his head towards his brother. "What?"

"Oh, and it gets better." Damon gave a dark laugh. "Chloe knew and didn't tell us."

Stefan finished the champagne. "Katherine still alive?"

"She's desiccating." A muscle jumped in Damon's cheek.

"Good." Stefan tightened his grip on his empty flute. "I'm gonna kill her."

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Bruce had returned to Zatanna and Dinah, Sam was still with Dean and Bela at the bar having some drinks, Lois was dancing with Kol, and Damon talking to Stefan-so Chloe took the opportunity to be alone and slipped out onto the balcony, breathing in the night air and enjoying the moonlight on her skin as she gazed down at the gardens down below. She enjoyed being alone, being away from the lights and the people and the music, but there was also an ulterior motive to her actions. Somehow she figured that Klaus, while not at all a bashful or timid person, would prefer to approach her if she were alone, even if only because he figured it would intimidate her. She wanted this meeting over and done with, and his putting it off so far was really starting to get to her.

"Beautiful." An accented voice announced behind her.

Chloe smirked ahead of her before training away the expression before she turned to face Niklaus Mikaelson. "Yes it is." She then turned to grab hold of the railing and gaze down at the gardens.

"I meant you."

She chuckled as she turned to face him once more. "Thank you for lending my cousin and I the dresses and the jewelry, but believe me, the compliments aren't needed." The blonde tilted her head as she eyed him curiously. "They are appreciated, coming from the Vampire King, but given the fact that I know you want something from me I wouldn't know whether you really meant what you were saying or if you were just trying to butter me up."

He was silent for a moment before nodding. "Fair enough." The Original Vampire came to stand next to her by the railing, his gaze on the gardens below. "How are you enjoying my little get-together so far?"

"I love how you keep referring to it as a "little get-together" as if there are only a few friends in your living room." Her snort was unladylike but she couldn't help it. "George Clooney and Julia Roberts are in there."

"Rebekah's doing. She's obsessed with Ocean's Eleven. "

Chloe blinked at that. "I see."

"I preferred the original to the remake myself…" Niklaus shrugged, his gaze going to her. "Walk with me, there's a staircase back there which will lead us below without us having to return inside." There was something about the way his whole expression shifted that put her on the alert. "You simply must see the gardens in the moonlight."

Chloe gazed at the arm he offered her and realized that there was something in those gardens, something more than just flowers, and for a second she wanted to go back inside to the relative safety it offered, but instead she took in a deep breath and nodded as she looped her arm through his. "Lead the way."

8th-Jan-2014 05:54 am (UTC)
I'm so loving Bela!! She is highly amusing I just love that she is getting a kick out of watching Damon.

LOL!!! Ohh poor Oliver didn't get invited!! I'm sure he is right and Klaus didn't to compete with his pretty face!! LMAO!!!

It's not looking good for Katherine, now that both Damon and Stefan know she's the reason the originals know about Chloe.

And Klaus and Chloe finally meet!!! Dun dun dunnnnnnn
Can't wait for more
12th-Jan-2014 12:48 am (UTC)
She definitely is getting a kick out of it. She finds Damon hot, but definitely much more amusing than hot. He'll be her new source of entertainment - to Sam & Dean's relief! lol

Yes, that is Oliver's consoling thought!

It isn't looking good for Katherine at all but you know her, she won't go down without a fight!

Ah yes, Klaus and Chloe.
8th-Jan-2014 12:48 pm (UTC)
love the dresses....and everything else too...
lol, try to compell chloe all you want klaus.... (i hope) she's prepared...

thanks for the update
12th-Jan-2014 12:49 am (UTC)
She's definitely been chugging down enough Vervain, poor girl!
9th-Jan-2014 12:02 pm (UTC)
So curious about this garden lol
And I'm dying to see some hot Chlean :)
Great chapter
12th-Jan-2014 12:50 am (UTC)
You're in luck! You will see the garden & while not *hot* there will be an *important* Chlean moment in the next chapter!
10th-Jan-2014 04:15 pm (UTC)
I think I forgot to leave you a review after last chapter, so I'll do it here. :D

Have I mentioned recently that I love you? ;P You brought Bruce! I seriously love this fic. And the way you are integrating characters from SPN into the story is fantastic. I love how Bela is Team Damon. More people need to be Team Schlavatore. I feel like everyone is against Damon and Stefan. And as much as I love Dean and Sam, I feel like Chloe's moved on.

On a side note...you know how Lois chucked Chloe's phone several chapters ago? And then we find out how Chloe leaves lots of personal, private info on that phone? I've been increasingly worried that someone got ahold of that phone when Lois chucked it out the window. Could you set my mind at ease on that front? Makes me worry for the League boys. Probably unnecessarily...

Again, great job!

(add another bear hug here...)


12th-Jan-2014 12:56 am (UTC)
Awww! Totes love ya back hon!

I couldn't bring both Bruce & Ollie, but I definitely wanted to bring Bruce back for a little moment. I thought it would do Chloe a lot of good.

Most of the world is DEFINITELY TEam SCHLEAN, as Bela pointed out, and she's Team Damon as basically anyone who wouldn't be Team SCHLEAN really likes Stefan and would be Team Stefan, so she's the ONLY ONE who is probably Team Damon (other than Audrey from the town Chloe, Stefan and Damon live in). He needs the cheerleader, whether he realizes it or not.

Chloe's phone. Hmmmmm. It wouldn't be League related because she'd stopped League activities a long time before the series started because of the Ollie/Bruce issues. So you can rest assured the confidential information WASN'T League related!
12th-Jan-2014 01:57 am (UTC)
That is such a mean teaser! ;P
21st-Jan-2014 12:35 am (UTC)
Ooh, such a swanky party. I enjoyed the Lois/Kol interaction and am intrigued by the glimpses of friction between the original siblings that you keep giving us. I can't wait to see what Klaus wants to show Chloe in the garden.
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