January 3, 2011

What Is Your Fate Part One (2/2)

Banner By: Ziva21
Title: What Is Your Fate
Rating: PG-13
Author: Sxymami0909
Fandom: Smallville
Pairing: Chloe-Centric implied Oliver/Chloe
Word Count: 585
Song: “All I Need” One Republic from Sxymami0909

Do you know where your heart is?
Do you think you can find it?
Or did you trade it for something
Somewhere better just to have it?

The night Checkmate kidnapped Oliver was the night she knew. After everything she had been through when it came to her love life…Clark, Jimmy, Davis…she didn’t think it was possible. As a matter of fact Chloe was pretty sure it would never be possible for her again.

And then Oliver happened. She didn’t plan it, but looking back on it now she realized there were all kinds of signs that had led to their moment in Watchtower that night. Signs she hadn’t picked up on until she was already in his strong arms letting him kiss her until she was dizzy.

It was supposed to be fun. No strings or hints of a relationship. Chloe’s not sure how long that actually lasted, or if it had ever been that simple to begin with. Either way that night changed everything for them.

After Jimmy died Chloe thought she had lost her heart…her will to love another person in that way and she hadn’t thought she would ever be able to find it again. She thought her heart was so closed off…emotions buried so deep that nothing would ever be able to penetrate it.

She had been wrong. Chloe had seen a lot of things in her twenty-four years, but when Oliver fell off the grid, she had panicked. It was as if something had slammed into her chest making it hard for her to breath. Sweaty palms, racing heart, uncontrollable fear, she knew the symptoms well.

Oliver had somehow managed to break through the walls surrounding her heart and worm his way inside, burrowing deeper than anyone ever had. With him she didn’t have to hide. There were no excuses, explanations, or judgments.

Chloe found her heart in Oliver, a love that she hadn’t let herself admit to in fear of if it being taken from her. He hadn’t thought she saw it. He’d thought she was oblivious to what had been right in front of her face, but that hadn’t been the case at all.

It had been because she saw it that she said nothing. It was because she cherished what they had and hadn’t wanted to face the possibility of losing it, that she pretended it didn’t exist, built lines and made rules. A lot of good that had done her, he’d been taken from her anyway…kidnapped from right beneath her nose.

But instead of being passive, lying back and letting outside circumstances dictate her life; she took fate into her own hands. What she had with Oliver wasn’t unrequited…like Clark. It wasn’t safe like Jimmy or an illusion like with Davis. It was real. It was tangible…it was the kind of love people waited a lifetime for.

And if the only lifetime she was going to get was the one before her, then she wouldn’t waste it. A trade. She wouldn’t get to be with him, but he’d know she loved him with all she had. She knew he’d be upset, that he wouldn’t accept her absence, the way she hadn’t accepted his.

Not being with him, staying away it would hurt, but knowing he was alive…living his life would give her solace and when the time was right she’d go back to him. Because Chloe knew what her fate was and she knew it wouldn’t be long before she went back to find it.

1 comment:

  1. This is so cool. Its like reading this with Chloe and Oliver looking at a mirror parallel to each other. Looking for more chlollie updates and the one with slytherinpunk!


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