July 5, 2010


Banner By: Andrea
Title: Dreams
Rating: PG-13
Author: Sxymami0909
Fandom: Smallville
Pairing: Oliver/Chloe
Word Count: 2130
Prompt: “Dreams are today's answers to tomorrow's questions” from Miss_Morrygan


“Awww come on bossman…Chloelicious talk to him!”

Chloe bit her lip and glanced at a frowning Oliver. He had his blackberry out and she could see his eyes scrolling across the small screen. He glanced up when he felt her gaze on him and he sighed.

“We can’t just pick up and leave for a weekend with no notice guys. Work with me here. I have like three meetings today and I’m supposed to be going over the quarterly numbers with the board tomorrow. Maybe next weekend?”

Bart crossed his arms over his chest and pouted. Mia glared at Oliver.

“Bart’s only in town for this weekend, you know that. He’s running a mission with Victor and A.C. next week. Please Oliver…I never ask to go anywhere and I’ve never been…it’ll be nice…I’ve barely seen you in weeks. Chloe’s been more busy than usual also and even she said you’ve been working more too.”

Chloe’s eyes widened as he turned his attention to her. She held up her hands palms up and stood as she shook her head.

“Do not get me involved in this. I told you two from the beginning this wasn’t a good weekend. Ollie and I are both busy. I’ve got a ton of Watchtower stuff to catch up on.”

The silence in the room was palpable. Both Mia and Bart had identical looks of disappointment on their faces and Chloe couldn’t help, but feel bad. Ever since the Kandorians were transported to that other dimension three months ago they’d been working non-stop trying to figure out what had attacked Oliver in the space station and as of yet they’d had no luck.

With Tess still out of commission Oliver had taken on more responsibilities at the company which she’d been trying to help him out with as much as she could. And lately all their extra time had been spent between Watchtower and his penthouse.

She hadn’t realized that with their hectic schedule they’d been neglecting their friends. Oliver pursed his lips together and Chloe raised an eyebrow at him. He knew what she was thinking, but there was so much going on.

So much they still didn’t know, but at the same time he also knew Mia had been feeling left out lately and the bond she’d formed with Bart over the past couple of months had helped. But things weren’t the same as they had been, something he’d been meaning to rectify.

He let out a defeated sigh and Chloe smiled.

“Fine…we can go, but I want you guys packed and ready in one hour. The jet’s leaving with or without you got it?”

Mia grinned as Bart let out a ‘woot’ and they stood up words flying a mile a minute.

“I gotta run back to my place I’ll meet you guys at the airport. Disneyland here I come!”

Oliver blinked and Bart was gone. Mia glanced between Chloe and Oliver and smirked.

“I’m gonna go pack, hey Chloe can I borrow your blue bathing suit? The one with the bottom that’s a skirt?”

“Sure hun.”


She took off down the hall and Chloe turned toward Oliver. He grumbled as he pulled her into his arms.

“You’re such a pushover Sidekick.”

“Me? I’m not the one who gave in…that was you.”

“Mmm, but you had that look.”

“What look?”

“The look that said you felt bad and wanted to take them. I’ve gotta call and reschedule my meetings.”

She nodded.

“Have them send the numbers through email and I’ll help you go over them on the plane ride. I’m gonna call Vic and see if he can hold down the fort for the weekend.”

Oliver nodded and placed a quick kiss on her lips.

“Meet back here in an hour?”

She grabbed her bag and headed for the door as she sent a grin his way over her shoulder.

“You got it .”

He let out a long breath as he watched her go and shook his head. Oliver Queen, billionaire CEO, and vigilante superhero…wrapped around the finger of a tiny little blonde bombshell, it would be hilarious if it wasn’t so sad…


“Space Mountain.”

Mia snorted.

“Not a chance. We’re starting with Splash Mountain.”

Bart glared at Mia in the set next to him as she flipped through the brochure and frowned.

“I called dibs. Space Mountain.”

Splash Mountain. I’m older.”

“By what five minutes?”

“Does it matter?”

“Yea, as a matter of fact it does.”

Mia rolled her eyes, but continued glancing over the attractions at the park.

“Too bad.”

Oliver pinched the bridge of his nose as he listened to Mia and Bart argue over which ride they were going to go on first. It sounded like he was on the plane with two five year olds not two seventeen year olds. He could hear Chloe typing beside him and he had no clue how she kept her focus with their incessant bickering.


“Give me back my coke!”

Bart waggled his eyebrows.

“Come and get it mamacita…”


Mia glared and Bart who was now standing towards the back of the Jet. She stood up and started to walk towards him when Chloe cleared her throat. They froze and turned toward the blonde who was sitting next to Oliver, feet pulled underneath her, eyes still on her laptop.

“Children…play nice. We’ve got two more hours on this flight and some of us have work to finish up. One more peep out of you two and the first ride we go on is going to be Goofy’s Playhouse.”

They grumbled before moving back to their seats and fiddling with the TV and DVD’s that they brought on the flight. Chloe smiled and Oliver shook his head.

“How do you do that?”

She shrugged and looked away from her computer.

“It’s a skill.”

He leaned in close to her ear, warm breath grazing her ear.

“What other skills do you have Professor?”

She smirked.

“Mmm wouldn’t you like to know.”

He chuckled lightly and glanced briefly at Bart and Mia who were watching a movie, finally silent. Oliver looked at his watch and sighed. A little less than two hours before they landed in Los Angeles. He just hoped the quiet would last.


Chloe popped another piece of cotton candy into her mouth as she watched Mia and Bart slam into each other on the bumper cars. She shook her head and chuckled. It was after five and they’d been at the park for close to five hours.

The day was starting to wind down and surprisingly it had been a good day. Chloe hadn’t been on a vacation since she and Oliver went to the McDougal Inn months ago and that hadn’t exactly turned out pleasant. But today, today had been good.

She’d forgotten what it was like to spend time without worrying about everything that was going on around them. It was nice to be able to just focus on the moment and enjoy time with friends. She felt a hand press against the small of her back and she glanced over her shoulder.

Oliver leaned over the gate a smile on his face. He dropped his phone back into his pocket before slipping his arm around her. She took him in and for the first time in months he looked relaxed. Mia and Bart had been right. This trip was exactly what they’d needed.

She hadn’t been to Disneyland since she was a child. As she glanced around at the people and families milling about the park it brought back a lot of memories. When Chloe was a little girl she used to dream of exposing the truth, helping people, wild adventures, and a love that would make her part of something bigger than just herself.

She’d grown up a lot since then though, and although her life hadn’t turned out like she had planned, surprisingly she’d accomplished everything she set out to. She worked with the Justice League on a daily basis to expose the truth and help people.

Her job took her on all kinds of crazy adventures and exotic places and it had also brought her and Oliver together. She’d been terrified of her feelings for him, but after almost losing him Chloe had finally taken the risk with her heart and she was glad.

It might be dysfunctional and unconventional, but this, Oliver, Mia, Bart and the rest of the JL were her family and she couldn’t be happier about it.


Oliver watched as Chloe let out a content sigh while glancing at Mia and Bart and he smiled. This had been a good idea. Sure he’d been interrupted a few times with business, but he’d spent most of the day being dragged on rides and shelling out money for arcade games, not that he minded.

It had been a while since they all had an enjoyable day off and he was glad Mia seemed to be having a good time. He’d been so preoccupied with Queen Industries and trying to track down what attacked him that he’d almost forgotten the reason he’d taken Mia under his wing in the first place.

Family. Something she needed and something he lacked. When Oliver was a little boy he used to dream of running free wild and crazy, being just like his dad, and finding a woman who was as amazing as his mother so he could have a family of his own one day.

His life hadn’t turned out at all the way he’d planned, but surprisingly he was happier now than he had been since his parents died. Oliver knew that if his dad could see him now, he’d be proud of the man he’d become.

And this life had lead him to Chloe. He’d always wanted to find a woman as good as his mother, someone he could settle down and have a family with. Chloe was that person. They might be dysfunctional and unconventional, but this, Chloe, Mia, Bart and the rest of the JL were his family and he couldn’t be happier about it.


Mia got off the bumper cars and made her way down the ramp laughing when she saw Bart decided to stay on for one more go around. As she stepped off the ramp and onto the pavement she caught sight of Oliver and Chloe.

She tilted her head to the side as she watched him wrap his arms around the tiny blonde and placed a gentle kiss against her lips. Mia leaned against the fence and smiled. She was glad Oliver and Chloe had found each other.

Chloe had pulled Oliver out of the darkness and he’d done the same for her. They didn’t realize how much the team depended on them…how much she depended on them.

She’d never admit it, but living with Oliver, being a part of his world, and now Chloe’s, well it was the first time in her life she had felt like she was part of a real family. When Mia was a little girl she used to dream of running away, being able to defend herself, and finding a family that would love her for who she was because they wanted to, not because they were forced to.

That dream had finally come true. Oliver didn’t have to help her, but he had and he’d been there for her ever since then. Oliver’s voice broke through her thoughts.

“Hey kiddo, you guys done? I thought we could grab dinner before heading back to the hotel. Where’s Bart?”

She opened her mouth and before she could say anything there was a gust of wind making her hair fly around her face and Bart was standing in front of them grin on his face.

That was awesome! Did you guys see me?”

Chloe smiled at Bart and nodded.

“That we did. We ready?”

They nodded and started walking ahead of Oliver and Chloe whose hands were clasped as they followed the two teenagers to the exit while they argued about what to have for dinner. Oliver sighed.

“They never stop do they.”

Chloe nudged him as she tried to hide her smirk and pulled him closer to her.

“Complain all you want Ollie…I know you’re secretly having a good time, arguing an all.”

He glanced at her, face softening as their eyes met. She was right of course, but he wouldn’t tell her that. Instead he just gave her a noncommittal grunt.

And as they made their way toward the rental car Oliver couldn’t help but think of something his father used to say to him. Dreams are today’s answers to tomorrow’s questions. And Oliver was definitely living the dream.

1 comment:

  1. This is really great! They're all living the dream :)


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