Title: Jace Morgenstern's Unlucky Streak
Sequel to: Jace Wayland's Unstealthy Stalking
Characters: Chloe/Jace, Lois, Clark, Magnus/Alec, Jocelyn, Luke, Isabelle, others...
Disclaimer: Don't own
Summary: Chloe is settling into life as the last Wayland. Lois is training. Jace is highly annoyed with Lois and Jocelyn, who tend to interrupt him and Chloe when he least wants them to. But with Valentine still loose, the Inquisitor breathing down their necks, and an unexpected arrival, they all have more important things to worry about.
My version of City of Ashes.
Chloe's mind was near melted. She shivered at the sensations running up and down her body as Jace's lips nibbled down her neck. His hands anchored at her hips and kept her against him. Her hands clutched tightly at the lapels of his unbuttoned shirt as she tilted her neck to grant him better access. In response he lifted her by her hips and slammed her down on the bathroom sink's counter before moving between her thighs and pulling her intimately against him so she could feel just how affected he was.
The girl let go of her grip on his shirt and instead let her hands trail down his bare skin, her nails digging in softly enough to leave light scratches down his chest.
Jace let out a sound that was half groan, half snarl as he began to attack her shirt in earnest.
The sound of someone opening the front door caused the teens to freeze.
"Chloe! I need some help bringing in the groceries! Give me a hand!"
Jace growled into Chloe's mouth as his lips captured hers again.
She smiled into the kiss and pushed him away enough so she could speak. "Coming!" The blonde turned to the golden-haired boy, her voice low as she kept her hands on his chest to keep him separated from her. "It's a good thing I always keep that window open so you can sneak out without her knowing you were here, huh?" She saw the dark displeasure in his golden orbs and smirked. "Or are you going to actually stay and face her this time?"
"I swear she does this on purpose every single time you and I-." Jace kissed her deeply before he stood and made his way to her bedroom window. "I've got patrol with Alec. Won't see you for the rest of the night."
Disappointment yet not surprise filled her as she nodded. "Be careful."
Jace turned back and returned to her, kissing her deeply, pulling away enough to press his forehead against hers, his voice low and seductive. "Don't worry, you're the only one allowed to leave scratches on this body."
She blushed crimson.
Chuckling, Jace kissed her once more before he hurried back to the window and slipped out of it.
Chloe licked her lips, tasting him, and sighed as she laid back hard against the bed, disappointed as hell that they'd been interrupted once again. Seriously, they had the worst luck!
Shaking her head, Chloe pushed up from the bed and exited her bedroom, returning the large grin she received from her guardian. "Hey."
"Hey!" Jocelyn Fray grinned brightly as she put things in the fridge. "I was thinking we could have mexican this weekend. What do you think?"
"I never say no to mexican."
Ever since the Valentine incident Chloe had yet to have a decent conversation with Gabriel Sullivan. He'd given Jocelyn legal guardianship over her, and then asked Jocelyn to ask Chloe for some time and space. That hurt like hell, she adored him, but she understood. Chloe now lived with Jocelyn in her two bedroom apartment in Metropolis, and while Jocelyn wasn't exactly family, she treated Chloe as if she was.
It made her feel bad about Jace though, considering that this was his mother. She wished things could work out between the two of them, but Jace was too resentful and Jocelyn too stubborn. Chloe was doing her best to bridge the distance between them though, and hoped that her efforts would one day bare fruit. If Jocelyn could accept her despite what was in her blood, she knew that the woman could accept and come to love her son - no matter what Jace thought about it.
"Had a good day?" Jocelyn asked as Chloe helped her put things away.
"Yeah, the commute back and forth from Smallville is a killer, but I want to continue studying there with my friends. Plus the Torch was basically rotting away under Lana's care and I had to bribe so many of the faculty to come back to it so I can't just abandon them and it again." Chloe made a face. "I think they might seriously hurt me if I did."
Jocelyn's amusement was visible on her face as she listened. "And Clark is helping."
"Yeah, it's half his fault since he wouldn't tell me how badly things were going." Chloe opened the upper cupboard. "Lana's being all apologetic but I really don't care." She hesitated. "She tells me about dad sometimes, since she sees him all the time."
Jocelyn sighed and placed a hand on Chloe's shoulder. "He'll come around eventually."
The girl looked up at her, worried. "I don't think he will."
"I didn't think you'd actually make it." Lois leaned against the wall. "I've been waiting on you forever."
"I was with Chloe, time flew." Jace didn't sound apologetic in the least bit.
"So I'm guessing the only reason you came was because Jocelyn arrived?" Lois raised an eyebrow.
"What is it to you?" Jace grumbled.
Lois sighed. "We need to tell Chloe. We can't keep meeting up behind her back like this." She placed her hands on her hips. "I've never kept secrets from her before and while I know she'll be pissed at us she deserves to know the truth."
"I'm not going to tell her, not yet, and neither are you." Jace Morgenstern glared at her. "What she doesn't know won't hurt her."
"If that's your approach to relationships I am seriously becoming worried." Lois raised an eyebrow before she sighed. "The longer we keep it a secret from her the more hurt and angry she'll be."
"She won't find out." Jace looked away, a muscle jumping in his cheek. "Jocelyn keeps her so busy and locked down she won't have a spare moment to do so."
"You need to stop that." Lois glared at him. "It's your resentment towards your mother that got us in this mess!"
"I didn't beg or blackmail you into anything. You chose this all on your own."
Lois wanted to choke him. "The real reason you don't want to tell Chloe the truth is because you know she's going to turn to Clark, isn't it?"
Jace clenched his fists. "She wouldn't do that. She loves me."
"But we've both betrayed her trust, and that's going to be a horrible blow to her! And knowing Smallville, he'll be there to comfort her and pick up the pieces."
Jace slammed his fist backwards into the wall. "We're not telling her!"
"Fine!" Lois snarled at him. "But when she finds out and never forgives us I'm going to beat the crap out of you!" And with that the brunette stormed off.
"She won't find out," Jace whispered to himself. "She won't." And with that he followed after the girl.
"You're doing that move wrong."
Chloe let out a sigh as she turned to face Isabelle. "Why are you here again?"
"Because Jocelyn is." Isabelle wasn't bothering her idol and role model though, Chloe had the 'pleasure' of her company and attention.
"Go bug Jocelyn then." Chloe turned her back on Isabelle and tried to concentrate on the movements once more.
"Stop." Isabelle moved forwards. "If you keep practicing it wrong you'll learn it wrong." She took the seraph blade from Chloe and went through the movements slowly, showing the blonde how to do it properly, before handing it back to her. "Now you try it."
Chloe made a face as she yanked the weapon back and went through the motions once more.
When she was done, Isabelle was grinning. "See? That one was somewhat acceptable."
Despite that Chloe found herself grinning. "Is that so?"
Isabelle nodded. "You're not horrible, but I think your gift is more in the academic than in the battlefield, like Hodge."
Chloe flinched at Hodge's name.
"Lois on the other hand is the utter opposite since she is amazing when it comes to mastering our weapons and fighting styles, but is horrifyingly bad at the academic side of things. She'll make an excellent Shadowhunter warrior. She has the instincts we need." Isabelle was frowning though. "Even if she is a little bit too cocky for my tastes."
Chloe smiled at that. "Not used to other girls playing in your sandbox, huh?"
Isabelle didn't respond.
Chloe's smile slipped from her face. "Why are you really here?"
"Am I being a bother?"
It worried the blonde to see the dark haired girl so… "Did something happen?"
Isabelle shook her head.
Chloe didn't know the other girl well but could tell that that was a lie.
Isabelle turned to leave.
"Where are you going?" Chloe called out to her.
"A party." Isabelle responded.
"Is Magnus throwing another one?" Chloe snickered at the thought of Lois' eccentric housemate.
Isabelle turned to face her. "This party is at the Faerie Court."
Chloe faltered at that news. "You're going to a fey party?"
"I'm currently dating a member of the Queen's Court so I get invitations to their parties." Isabelle suddenly cleared her throat. "Would you like to come?"
"I couldn't mess up your date like that." Chloe shook her head despite being seriously tempted.
"It wouldn't be like that, plus, it would give me someone to talk to."
Chloe was surprised to hear the slight hope in the other girl's voice. Did she actually want Chloe to come? Could this be the real reason Isabelle had come over? The dark haired beauty was always criticizing everything Chloe did, and the blonde had been almost sure that that other girl didn't actually like her, but Jace had told Chloe that Isabelle had never had a female friend and didn't know how to relate to girls her age.
The last living Wayland eyed Jace's adoptive sister and smiled. "I'd love to go."
Isabelle suddenly grinned. "Come on, I'll lend you something to wear, you can't go there in anything you own."