Pairings: Chloe/Jacob, Lois/Paul, Lana/Embry
Disclaimer: I don't own Smallville/Twilight
Summary: Chloe, Lois and Lana head to Forks to get away from exes and their life in Smallville--to be normal for once as they celebrate graduating from high school. They don't know three things though. One is that they're wearing different colored kryptonite necklaces...two is that they've been imprinted on...and THREE is that Forks is the LAST place to go to if you're looking for safety and normalcy.
Written from paranormal25 prompt # 67: charm
They were at an impasse.
The girls had agreed to stay at Lana’s family home and not leave Forks, and the werewolves had agreed to back off and give the girls the night to digest things. Of course, Paul, Embry and Jacob hadn’t been quite so enthusiastic about the leaving the already disturbed imprintees on their own, but Sam had ordered them out of the house and they’d been unable to disobey.
Chloe had decided from that moment on that she needed to make an ally of Sam Uley. If she ever had any problems with the puppy, all she needed was for Sam to raise a disapproving eyebrow at Tencacles, and the situation would be dealt with.
At least she’d found an upside to this dilemma.
Would have been better if her raised eyebrow did the trick, but beggers couldn’t be choosers…or in this case…imprintees couldn’t be alphas.
…or could they?
She needed to research!
“They’re still out there!” Lois growled, letting the curtain slide back into place and turning to where Lana and Chloe were still unbathed, dressed in their sleeping apparel, having breakfast. Lois herself was only wearing a stretch lace 2 piece. The top was a bra-like design and the bottom was low-rise teeny shorts.
And she had no shame in throwing open the curtains again, looking out, and letting anyone looking in see her.
“You mean Paul’s still out there?” Lana asked, getting up, wearing her stretch spandex mesh camisole with a matching thong panty with polka dots.
“His shift was the first of the night.” Lois shook her head, glaring at whoever had sentry duty at the moment. “Then during the middle of the night Embry came and took over so Paul could go sleep.”
Apparently, despite their Alpha’s orders to not come to the house or even touch their lawn, the wolves had found a way around that command by stationing themselves across the road, keeping an eye on the girls, obviously not trusting them not to try and disappear into the night.
Not that Chloe really blamed them.
It wasn’t as if they’d been exactly ecstatic at the news of being imprinted on.
She sighed and clasped her pendant, rubbing her thumb over the silky green stone.
But could anyone really blame them?
They’d all had bad breakups.
They were still in their ‘we hate men’ stage of mourning.
They had plans on how to get out of that stage.
Lois was going to seduce the sheriff, Lana was going to get laid, and Chloe was going to…well…Chloe really hadn’t had time to formulate a plan as yet, and yet whatever it was it would have been ruined by this---she was sure of it. What right did those wolves think they have to just barge in and ruin their plans of mass porn-like behavior?
The right of the soulmate.
Chloe sighed, unable to think of a way to go up against that.
She found none.
Running her free hand through her hair, Chloe admitted that if this had come while they were all single and emotionally happy they’d have been ecstatic and a bit honored, stuff like this only happened in stories…but this had just been the wrong timing.
“And then Jacob came to relieve Embry some hours ago.” Lois continued, obviously having kept as close an eye on the boys as they’d been having on the girls.
Chloe looked up at the sound of Tenctacles’ name. “Is he still there?”
“They all are.” Lana announced, looking out of the window along with Lois.
“Yeah. The others joined him around an hour ago.” Lois turned to look at Chloe, folding her arms over her chest. “This is ridiculous! It’s like they’re the three bad wolves to our three little pigs!”
“The neighbors are going to start talking soon.” Lana frowned, annoyed as she planted her hands on her hips.
“When are they going to leave?” Lois wanted to know. “We said we wouldn’t go. We keep our word. It’s insulting how they don’t believe in us. How is this supposed to woo us?”
Getting enough of this, Chloe stood, not caring that she was only clothed in her two piece floral print baby doll…with matching g-string. She stormed to the broken door, pulled it aside, and stormed right out into the cold lawn towards where the three frozen wolves were now watching her.
Jacob’s eyes widened in appreciation before they narrowed and he slapped up both Embry and Paul, making them look away. He then turned to Chloe, furious. “What the hell do you think you’re doing?” He snapped, stalking towards her, pulling off his jacket as he went.
“What the hell do you three think you’re doing?” Chloe growled right back at him, standing on the pavement of the sidewalk, hands on her hips, feet bare against the freezing ground, morning hella cold. “We’re not prisoners! You have no right to be keeping watch outside as if we’re going to bolt! It’s annoying, and you three can’t honestly think that it’s endearing in the least bit.”
Embry and Paul lowered their heads, hands in front of their faces as Embry spoke. “We’re not---not doing it because of that!”
“We broke your door.” Paul too had his hand covering his eyes as to not see her so provocatively dressed—or—err—undressed. “Anyone could have gone into your house and hurt you three. We just wanted to make sure that you were safe.”
That---she hadn’t considered that to be one of their reasons.
It was cute.
And so totally unfair.
Warmth covered her and she blinked, realizing that Jacob had finally reached her and had wrapped his jacket around her, protecting her from both the cold and any wandering eyes. “Uhm, thanks.”
He suddenly grinned. “You’re welcome.”
Chloe then shook her head, wondering what had just happened, before narrowing her eyes at them and hugging the jacket around her closer, amazed at how wonderfully warm it was to her cold skin. “Shouldn’t you guys been in school or something?”
Embry and Jacob went a little nervous.
Paul shook his head. “Nah. I graduated two years ago.”
Chloe smiled up at him. “At least one of us doesn’t have a puppy.”
Embry and Jacob growled slightly.
Paul looked a little relieved. “How is Lois this morning? I, uh, saw her, and, uh…”
Was he blushing?
Then again, if he had seen Lois’ sleeping apparel he had every reason to blush.
“She’s annoyed. With you.” Chloe felt evil for enjoying his wince. “She’s been keeping an eye on all of you and your little shifts and we all thought you doubted our word when we said we wouldn’t leave.”
“We were trying to protect you.” Embry insisted.
“We don’t need protecting.” Chloe shot back, a little annoyed at how sweet this was seeming all of a sudden.
“You’re ours.” Jacob responded. “Whether you need protecting or not isn’t the issue. We will always want to protect you and keep you safe, to make sure that you’re happy and provided for, that you’re not sad for a moment.”
Chloe looked up at him in shock.
Well…when he put it that way…
She shook her head again, trying desperately to hold onto her resolve. “We’re modern women. We make ourselves happy. And we can choose to share that happiness with the person we want to---if we feel they deserve it…or we’re not PMS-ing.”
The three men winced.
She snorted. “Children…the three of you. You can’t even take hearing me talk about our periods without looking like you want to melt into the ground with embarrassment.”
They looked a mixture of horrified and ashamed and annoyed.
Chloe shook her head. “Well, as long as you’re here you might as well be useful.” She motioned for them to follow her as she turned to go back into the house. “Come on.”
The three wolves followed cautiously behind.
Chloe, with her back to them, couldn’t help but smirk.
Why was it that despite the fact that she was in the presence of three ‘werewolves’ she felt like the predator?
Jacob Black hated Embry Call.
And he was quite sure Paul hated Embry as well.
Of course, they knew that it wasn’t fair to begrudge their pack-member for the fact that despite a rocky start he’d already begun bonding with his mate---but when Paul’s mate had already warned him he was wasting his time with her and that monogamy was not in her plans---and Jacob’s mate had reminded him she wasn’t interested in children and kept calling him names like Puppy and Tentacles whenever he tried getting closer to her…well…
Jacob and Paul hated Embry Call.
After the girls had bathed and changed into clothes (and the wolves tried to forget the tempting pictures they’d been in their skimpy and provocative sleeping garments) the girls had been given a tour of Forks. It was a small town, and despite the fact that the wolves didn’t go there that often they knew it fairly well, and enjoyed showing the girls around.
It was fun to see Chloe, Lana and Lois reacting to different things, places, foods. They were complete polar opposites and yet so obviously close to each other, closer than sisters could ever hope to be.
They’d become their own pack.
Everything had been going well until Sheriff Swan had come up to the girls, having remembered them from the night before and glad to see that they were safe and well despite the ‘gang war’ that’d shaken Forks.
Lois, fingering her blue necklace, had commandeered the Sheriff’s complete attention immediately, puffing out her chest slightly to attract more attention to her cleavage, grinning flirtatiously, and working her sexual allure like a pro.
Embry and Jacob had turned worried looks on Paul, and had watched as his body shook like it would right before a shift…and yet once again, while in the presence of Lois Lane, Paul was unable to shift into wolf form.
It only affected Paul, they knew that, and they wondered about it.
What was it about Lois Lane that prevented the ever hot-tempered Paul from shifting to his wolf form?
They knew that it wasn’t a mutant, or, err, metahuman thing.
Embry could shift in Lana’s presence and Jacob could in Chloe’s, they’d found that out last night during the fight.
But while around Lois it was as if someone had switched off Paul’s ability.
It was intriguing…and a bit disturbing, since Embry nor Jacob knew if Lana and Chloe affected them in other ways that they hadn’t realized as yet.
What if other important things were ‘turned off’ while around them?
Why was this happening?
Lois giggled and reached forwards to place her hand on Sheriff Swan’s arm.
Apparently Embry wasn’t the only one he hated anymore.
Jacob was a little worried for the Sheriff. Charlie was a good friend of his father’s, he came around the Rez a lot, and he was an all-round nice guy. Jacob had even once had a crush on his daughter Isabella when they’d been kids, and he didn’t want to have his pack brother tear the good sheriff apart for something that really wasn’t his fault.
It was Lois who’d decided the one she was interested in was the Sheriff.
Charlie had done nothing to deserve to be torn to pieces.
Chloe laughed and told the already blushing sheriff that she was going to have to get arrested soon.
Jacob growled, quickly changing his mind about Charlie’s innocence.
He was obviously doing something!
Even Lana was giggling.
Maybe he was an incubus or something.
“Embry, look!” Lana was suddenly by Embry’s side, arm looped around his, pointing to a sickeningly feminine jewelry store. “Let’s go there!”
Embry’s face went besotted and he nodded, walking towards the store he'd always swore he’d never go to…huge, stupid-ass smile on his face.
If Jacob hadn’t been too busy glaring at Charlie he’d have given his damn lucky friend an envious glare because of Lana’s obvious acceptance of him so far.
Paul growled louder, unable to take it any more, and went to Lois, grabbing her arm and jerking her away, pulling her after him as he stormed off in no particular direction---just away from Charlie Swan.
Lois snarled and argued with him the whole while, but wasn’t really putting all her strength into it since they all knew she was stronger than a wolf in human form and yet she was still being pulled away by Paul.
Chloe and Charlie watched them in curiosity before they exchanged a couple more words and the sheriff excused himself.
Chloe watched him go before rounding on Jacob. “You ever think of doing something like that, Puppy, and I’ll claw your eyes out!”
Jacob’s eyes widened. “I would never…!”
His guilty expression must have been extremely noticeable, because she didn’t look convinced.
Why couldn’t he have a sweet, clumsy, manageable mate?
Chloe’s gaze slid from off of him to something on the side and she hurried in that direction.
Jacob followed her, surprised to see her heading in the direction of the antiques store. She obviously liked these sorts of things. She’d been looking at the booth the night before, hadn’t she?
“You’re leaving?” Chloe asked the man quickly packing up his car.
“You!” The man pointed to her. “From last night!”
“Yeah, that was me.” Chloe nodded, looking at the sign on the store that read “Gone---FOREVER!” and then returning back to the man, who was stuffing his suitcase into the trunk of his car. “You can’t be leaving!”
“Didn’t you see the werewolves and vampires last night? Gang war my ass!” The man snorted. “I have family in California! I have money! I do not need this!”
“But the store---your things---.” Chloe frowned.
“You want them?” He pulled out something from his pocket and gave it to her. “Here. Yours. You can have the apartment above the store and everything. I don’t want this anymore and I’m going to get a tan in Cali! Call me if you need to me sign anything!” And with that he got into his car and sped away.
Jacob blinked from where he was at Chloe’ side. “What---what did he give you?”
“The deed to the building.” Chloe looked up at him in as much shock as he was looking down at her. “And the keys.”
“You can’t be serious.” Jacob exclaimed, taking the deed and looking it over. “That sort of thing doesn’t happen in real life. They only happen in Lifetime movies!”
Chloe giggled, smiling mischievously at him. “I didn’t realize you watched Lifetime movies.”
He blushed, looking up at her, surprised at how beautiful she suddenly looked, grinning teasingly at him. “Only whenever my sisters have control of the remote.”
“A man who relinquishes the control of the remote…to females.” She winked playfully at him. “I think I’m beginning to like you a little, Tentacles.”
He smiled slightly in surprise and a little hope as she walked towards the shop. “Hey! What are you doing?”
She turned to him. “I’m checking out my first home and business. That’s what.” And with that she unlocked the place and entered.
“Home? Business?” Jacob paused outside, alone, grinning. “Does that mean you’re staying?”
Inside, she didn’t seem able to hear him, but that didn’t matter. Jacob could see her through the windows, eyes wide in awe and fascination as she went through the things in the store, touching them reverently.
His smile went more tender.
Chloe, realizing that he wasn’t with her, went to the door and leaned a hip against it, smirking at him. “What? Waiting for an invitation, puppy?”
And for the first time Jacob didn’t get insulted when she called him that, he instead chuckled in amusement and went to her, realizing something as she smiled brightly at him.
He didn’t need a sweet, clumsy, manageable mate.
He was going to adore this one just fine.