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Chlollie Fanfic: Beauty in the Breakdown - Letting Go


So, I watched the culmination of the Warrior kiss that was cut from Lazarus (like every other Chlollier on the planet), and as awesome as it was, I couldn’t help feeling…disappointed, somewhat.  Once again, I felt that TPTB had fast-tracked a very important moment in the development of the Chlollie relationship, because as hot as that entire scene was, I strongly doubt that they just tumbled into bed without a care in the world.

 

Thus, a new series is born.  It’ll likely be a series of 4 oneshots (hah!) covering about a two to three-week period from the time that that now-famous arrow was fired.

 

Ladies and Gentlemen: I present the first in the Beauty in the Breakdown Series: Letting Go.  Because as far as I’m concerned, Chloe was letting go of a whole lot more than just a poxy arrow. J

 

Enjoy.  Feedback will give you priority status and a fast-track on my WIPs update list. *wink-wink* ;-)

 

 
Crystal clear screencap from nyonyo . Thanks a mill, babes! :-)


Title:              Beauty in the Breakdown: Letting Go

Author:          BabyDee
Pairing:          Chlollie

Rating:           R. New Series.

Warnings:     None

Timeline:      Season 9; a Re-telling of Chlollie post-Warrior

Disclaimer:   All characters belong to the CW & DC comics. 

Series Summary:     With Oliver by her side, Chloe learns to let go, find peace, and fall in love.

Story Summary: After Chloe fires that arrow, she realises everything she’s actually letting go of.  Oliver’s there to pick up the pieces.

Feedback:      …the more, the merrier! J

 

Written for sxymami0909 , based on my favourite song on the Chlollie playlist she sent me. J

 

 

 

Beauty in the Breakdown

Story 1: Letting Go

 

 

So let go, let go…

Jump in
Oh, well what ‘ya waiting for?

It's alright
'Cause there's beauty in the breakdown…

            - Let Go, by Frou-Frou

 

 

“I don’t think anyone can fault your for being on edge, Chloe,” Oliver said empathically as he lined up another arrow and sighted the target.  “I mean, if anyone understands, it’s me; I get it.”

 

Chloe’s brows rose, and she barely managed to stifle a laugh.  “Yeah, you can,” she replied politely. 

 

Bullshit, she thought bitterly.  No-one had a frickin’ clue how the last year-and-a-half had affected her, and more to the point, no-one gave a rat’s ass; least of all Oliver.  Just last year, against her better judgement she’d dropped her guard and opened up to him on her birthday, lamenting on how her marriage had failed, the job she’d dreamed of since she was a child now belonged to her cousin, and her best friend had gone walkies on her birthday.  All she’d wanted was a hug and a pat on the shoulder, for once; just some smidgeon of reassurance that things couldn’t possibly get worse, and that this too would pass.  After all, she spent every waking moment being strong for everyone else, and she’d desperately needed someone to take the world off her shoulders for just one minute.

 

And what had Oliver done?  Pretty much told her to get over herself and stop whining. 

 

Her jaw hardened and she took another sip of scotch, the amber liquid infusing her throat with heat as it slid down.  Chloe Sullivan didn’t seek sympathy.  It wasn’t often that she showed vulnerability, so Oliver’s terse words had stung her deeply.  She wouldn’t make that mistake again.

 

“You know,” he was saying smoothly as he nocked another arrow and took aim, “sometimes you just need to take your fun…” he released the arrow, which sailed swiftly through the air and thudded into the practice board, “…where you can get it.”

 

Oh, here we go, she thought cynically as she stared at his back.  The Oliver Queen Approach to life’s problems: Sex Conquers All. 

 

Whoopee. 

 

Literally.  

 

Now all she needed was to find a handsome stranger and politely ask if she could jump his bones, and she’d be sitting pretty.   Only after the whole Alec fiasco, it would probably be best to insist on taking a look at some ID first, no matter how well-developed his abs were.  She shuddered, cringing as she realised how just close she’d come to jumping a twelve-year old. 

 

Fuck my life, she thought sullenly.  Fuck it hard.

 

“…and sometimes,” Oliver went on, a slight edge to his voice this time, “…it’s right in front of your face.”  He turned and fixed her with an intense gaze.  “You just have to want to see it.”   

 

Whoa.  Did he just…? 

 

Chloe’s eyes widened, her heart thudded in double-time, and she felt her skin grow warm at the implication of his words.  Oliver Queen had just…propositioned her.  And from the look of things, he wasn’t giving her time to think her way out of it, because he smiled and inclined his head towards the practice board. 

 

“C’mon.” 

 

Chloe still wasn’t sure exactly what was going on here, but she was done being the careful one, weighing every decision and taking everything so seriously.  She took a huge gulp of scotch and swallowed before slowly, but resolutely, setting the glass down on the table with a dull thunk. 

 

She swayed a little as she rose to her feet, feeling slightly light-headed, and padded over to him.  Oliver stepped back a little, allowing her to slip into the spot he’d just vacated.  Carefully she slipped her left hand beneath his fingers to take hold of the bow, feeling slightly unnerved as his fingers settle ed lightly over hers. 

 

With her eyes on the target Chloe pulled back the arrow, her arm wobbling slightly as the tensile strength within the string increased.  Oliver steadied her trembling arm with a strategically placed hand on her elbow, sliding his fingers up her forearm until his right hand rested over hers. 

 

She was, for all intents and purposes, in Oliver Queen’s arms.

 

That light-headed feeling intensified, and she was absolutely sure now that it had nothing to do with the liqueur warming her belly.  Focus, she warned herself sternly.  Think about the arrow in your hand, not the one pressing into your… 

 

Oh, my God.  He’s totally turned on.  And I can totally feel it.

 

Not exactly how she’d imagined her day winding up, but now that they were here, like this

 

“How do I know when to let go?” she asked in a breathy whisper, fully expecting Oliver to shrug and say ‘whenever you’re ready,’ or some such. 

 

“It’s all about your heart,” he murmured close to her ear, his words sending a luscious tingle down her spine.  His fingers brushed over hers lightly, making her buzz and thrum with sexual energy.   Chloe inhaled slowly and stared at his fingers, feeling a seismic shift in the atmosphere.  Something was about to change; something huge.

 

“Right there, between the beats,” he went on quietly, stroking her fingers as the heat from his body warmed the entire back of hers.  That’s when you let go.” 

 

Chloe swallowed hard, her eyes still on his questing fingers.  She returned her gaze to the target and focused on the red dot in the centre, her mind on his words.

 

Right there, between the beats…  

 

She took a deep breath and pulled the wire as taut as it would go and held it in position.  Only then did Oliver slowly drop his right hand, as if sensing that this was something she needed to do on her own, yet never removing his left hand from hers, silently offering support. 

 

Chloe held her breath and took her cue from the steady thrum of her heartbeat. She must have stood there for more than a minute, poised but not quite ready.  And then she felt it; a calm, a brief, sudden sense of peace that assuaged her between one heartbeat and the next. 

 

Now.

 

Her fingers left the feathered tip and the arrow shot forward, whistled through the air and embedded itself straight in the centre of the practice board.

 

Bullseye. 

 

She’d done it.

 

“I did it,” she whispered hollowly.  “I let go.”

 

“You let go,” Oliver confirmed behind her.  “Congratulations, Chloe.”

 

“I let go,” she repeated, feeling a strange sense of loss.  She lowered the bow and turned to Oliver in alarm, the sudden emptiness overwhelming her, making her mind reel.  “I let…”

 

“It’s okay,” he said, wrapping his arms around her trembling shoulders.  “Hold on to me.  Just hold on to me.” 

 

“I let go…” she said in a choked voice as she found herself surrounded by Oliver’s body heat, her face pressed up against his chest.  She reached for him blindly, one arm finding its way around his waist and the other clutching the front of his t-shirt in a tight fist. 

 

And that’s when it hit her; emotion, strong and thick as a tidal wave, almost knocking her over with its intensity. 

 

The effect was instantaneous, and there was absolutely nothing she could do to stop it.  Chloe erupted into sobs; harsh, gut-wrenching sobs that were drawn from the deepest corners of her heart and soul, and she cried as though she would never stop.

 

Oliver’s arms tightened around her heaving shoulders, and her sobs became louder and louder until she was crying openly, weeping for the loss of a love that she’d always longed for but never received.  In that swift moment, she finally accepted the truth: that every ‘heartfelt’ word he’d ever uttered to her had been a lie.

 

Chloe, I could never outgrow you.  Other than vertically.

 

I don’t know what I’d do without you, Chloe…

 

I’m serious, Chloe: you mean a lot more to me than you know…

 

You’ve saved me again, Chloe… 

 

You’re the best friend and most trusted ally I could have ever hoped for…

 

And so on and so forth.  Memory after memory came crashing over her, and she wept for what might have been; what she’d hoped and prayed for over ten long years, dreaming of the day their love would finally come to fruition. 

 

But it wasn’t to be.  When push had come to shove, she wasn’t the one he had wanted.  Her cousin, however, had been.  And the pain of losing the man she loved to a woman who was family was more than she could bear. 

 

So she wept, and wept freely; for the decade of love in her heart that had gone unrequited, and needed to be released like the ashes of a loved one scattered into the vastness of the open sea.

 

Oliver’s hands softly stroked her back and her hair, and his fingers tenderly wiped away the tears coursing down her cheeks.  He rocked her gently from side to side as she rode out the emotional storm, silently offering comfort.  Every so often she’d remember something Clark had said, some kiss on the cheek or a hug that had gone on longer than normal, and she’d break into fresh tears, clutching Oliver’s t-shirt and sobbing loudly into his chest. 

 

“Let it go, Chloe,” he soothed.  “That’s it.  It’s okay.  Just let it all go.”

 

She must have cried for at least half an hour before her sobs began to subside, calmed by Oliver’s soothing words.  After a long, long while, the tears stopped but she remained in Oliver’s arms, unwilling to leave the comfort and safety he was providing.  She drew in shaky breaths, the odd sniffle escaping her as she wound down. 

 

She’d done it.  It had taken ten years and a truckload of tears, but she’d finally let Clark go.  And she felt so, so much lighter.

 

And speaking of tears…

 

“Be sure to send me the dry-cleaning bill for this, okay?” she said timidly, poking the sodden front of Oliver’s t-shirt. 

 

Oliver chuckled, his laugh a deep rumble against her chest.  “Feeling better now?” he asked gently.

 

She nodded.  “Yeah.”

 

“Good.”  He patted her shoulder softly and wiped the last of the tears away from her puffy face. 

 

“Thank you,” she mumbled, beginning to feel the first twinges of embarrassment.  Goodness, she’d just exposed her emotional underbelly to Oliver Queen, of all people, right after she’d promised herself not to.  He was going to be smirking about this for a week.

 

“You’re very welcome,” he replied.   

 

She tenses in readiness waited for him to loosen his hold on her, but it seemed he wasn’t any more ready to let her go than she was to step away from him.                                                                                                      

 

“I’m sorry for all…this,” she said blankly.  “I didn’t realise just how upset I was everything that’s happened tonight.” 

 

“But it’s not just about tonight, though, is it?” he asked.  “I mean…yeah, I guess this evening was the catalyst, but you’ve been through a lot lately.” 

 

She blinked.  Wow.  Oliver Queen, empathising with her and acknowledging she’d been through hell.  She must be imagining things.

 

“True, but still…” she sighed and tightened her arms around him.  “I thought I was stronger than that.”

 

He stroked her hair tenderly and rested his chin on the top of her head.  “Ten years is a long time to love someone, Chloe,” he said, his voice rife with understanding.  “You were letting go of a lot more than just an arrow.” 

 

Chloe lifted her head and stared up at him in surprise.  Maybe she’d been wrong about him all along.  Apparently, Oliver was a keenly intuitive gentleman, a quality she’d never have ever associated with him before today.  Then again, she might as well have attached bells and whistles to the heart she’d worn on her sleeve with Clark’s name on it.  It didn’t take a genius to figure out the source of her tears.

 

“Thank you, Oliver,” she whispered.  “Thank you for understanding.” 

 

He gave her a warm smile.  “You did the same for me not too long ago,” he said softly.  “I’m just returning the favour.”

 

Well, at least someone appreciated all her hard work, she thought wryly, smiling up at him. He gazed back at her, his face turning serious as his body inevitably reacted to being pressed flush against hers. 

 

Aaaaand we’re back here again.

 

Chloe’s cheeks warmed as she felt a firmness nudging against her belly, hard and insistent.  She stared at Oliver and remained still, unsure whether or not to bring it to his attention.  Which was silly; he was the one making no attempt to disguise the unapologetic hard-on he was sporting; surely he had to know she could totally feel that. 

 

Still, she felt she had to break the ice before things crossed from ‘we had a moment…’ into ‘totally awkward’ territory.  Hey, Oliver…is that an arrow in your pocket, or are you just pleased to see me?, that sort of thing, and she opened her mouth to say just that. 

 

“You can use me,” he said suddenly. 

 

She blinked and stared.  “What?” she whispered, knowing what she’d heard but not quite believing she’d heard it. 

 

Oliver’s hands slowly slid to her hips and he pulled her forward so that her pelvis was pressed right up against his.  “You need this,” he said gently.  “It’s okay, I don’t mind.” 

 

“But I do mind,” she replied, even as her body tingled at his touch.  “Oliver, I can’t ask that of you-”

 

“You’re not the one that’s asking, Chloe.”

 

She swallowed.  “And I appreciate it, really I do, but Oliver – this is way, way more than doing a friend a favour.” 

 

“He chuckled. “I should hope so.” 

 

But she shook her head.  “I can’t; it’s not fair to you,” she argued.

 

He sighed.  “Once again, I’m the one giving you permission, so you’ve nothing to feel guilty or apologetic for.”  He took her hand and pressed his lips to her palm, then stroked the spot with his tongue, making a small shiver run through her. 

 

“It’s okay,” he repeated softly.  “Go ahead, Chloe; take what you want.  You need this.” 

 

Chloe felt her already thready resolve weakening further, wavering between need and want and propriety.  She felt so lost and empty, and Oliver was right: she needed to feel alive again, even if only for a moment. 

 

Oliver sucked the tip of her finger into his mouth, and her knees wobbled weakly.  She really shouldn’t use him like this, but he was making it so difficult to refuse, and it had been so long since anyone had wanted to do something for her, to make her feel better. 

 

Oliver stroked her hair with one hand and held her to him with the other, waiting for her to make that all-important first move.  Chloe stared into his eyes before dropping her gaze to his mouth, lifting her hand on his chest to stroke his lower lip with one finger. 

 

Just a kiss, she thought, knowing even as she told herself that that if she pressed her lips to his, everything would change and there would be no going back.  That seismic shift she’d felt before returned, only this time the feeling was stronger than ever.

 

Maybe Oliver’s intuitions had been spot on, and this was exactly what she needed: change, and in a big way. 

 

So she rose up on tip-toe, burrowed a hand into his hair and pulled his head down to hers. 

 

And the moment his lips touched hers, she truly let go.

 

 

So let go; let go…

Just get in
Oh, it's so amazing here

It's alright
'Cause there's beauty in the breakdown

***

 

The End.

 

Read Beauty in the Breakdown II: Taking Hold

 

And don’t worry, I’ll be picking up right where I left off! ;-)



Awwww. This makes me wish, for Chloe's sake, that she really had been able to have this kind of big, cathartic moment on the show. I can only imagine how much more quickly she could've moved on and really accepted what was happening between her and Ollie if she had.

This was lovely. Just when I thought there was nowhere new for anyone to go after that Warrior scene, you found a completely new (sorry, can't resist) trajectory. :-)

"Awwww. This makes me wish, for Chloe's sake, that she really had been able to have this kind of big, cathartic moment on the show. I can only imagine how much more quickly she could've moved on and really accepted what was happening between her and Ollie if she had."

I know, right? It galls me that the Chlark was gutted so badly, and neither of them had a screaming match or something to get it all out in the open. It would have made a huge difference to the development of Chlollie.

"This was lovely. Just when I thought there was nowhere new for anyone to go after that Warrior scene, you found a completely new (sorry, can't resist) trajectory. :-)"

*grins* You just had to go there, didn't ya? ;-) Which reminds me that I need to get cracking on Disintegration - amongst other things!!!

Glad you like it, babes.

Edited at 2010-11-09 09:37 am (UTC)

what a great story honey. I don't like it either that they've let her go. I started my S9 rewatch when I finally got the DVD from amazon.co.uk and I found myself missing Chloe so much. It's not the same without her.

I know, babes. When AM left, it's like the show had its heart out, and it's now a lifeless zombie staggering on hollowly despite itself.

Ah, well. We'll always have fanfic!

*hugs*

OMG WOW!!!! That was AMAZING!!!!! :) You did SUCH a Beautiful job on this Babydee!!!! Speaking from experience I knew Exactly how Chloe felt and it was just like that for me, so you really nailed her feelings!! Very, VERY touching!!!! LOVED how sweet Ollie was, and SO Hot with the Chlollieness!!!! :D Again, Amazing job and Can't Wait to read more!!!!
Take Care, Amber :)

"OMG WOW!!!! That was AMAZING!!!!! :) You did SUCH a Beautiful job on this Babydee!!!!"

Thanks, Amber honey! *hugs*

"Speaking from experience I knew Exactly how Chloe felt and it was just like that for me, so you really nailed her feelings!! Very, VERY touching!!!!"

Oh, I'm so glad it felt believable, thank you! I was very put out with the way the breakdown of Chlark went, that neither of them showed any real response to the obliteration of their relationship. FAIL, writers. You FAIL. *two thumbs down*

"LOVED how sweet Ollie was, and SO Hot with the Chlollieness!!!!"

Oliver Queen = Sex on a Stick. Nuff said. ;-)

"Again, Amazing job and Can't Wait to read more!!!!"

So glad you like it, dear! :-)

OMG I love this song and swear it would be perfect to run in the background in this situation :D

"I loved the line Think about the arrow in your hand, not the one pressing into your… Oh, my God. He’s totally turned on. And I can totally feel it." this is such a mind rambling Chloe :) Looking forward to the next part :)


I actually found this song on my playlist and played it in the background... it's perfect. It's one of my all-time favourties and I couldn't resist.

Awesome scene.... awesome song... awesome interpretation. Can't wait to see what's next (because this one I am reading in the intended order)

YAY! I was so excited to see this story. I love reading fanfic versions of the Warrior scene and your writing is wonderful.

Poor Chloe. She's so used to being ignored and having to shove her feelings aside. I don't blame her for being bitter. I'd be bitter too. I like the way you wrote her initial reaction with the "of course Oliver thinks sex is the answer" attitude and then the shift with the "OMG, he wants to have sex with me?!" reaction.

Aw, her tears were heartbreaking. I'm so glad Ollie just held her and let her cry and made her see that he really does get where she's coming from; he has been paying attention.

I was laughing when she was mentally debating if she should point *coughs* out his erection and then she was like "well, he's the one not hiding it." Haha. That seems like a very realistic reaction.

*sigh* You ended with the kiss. Perfect.

Can't wait to read more of this story. Lovely job, honey. ♥

"YAY! I was so excited to see this story. I love reading fanfic versions of the Warrior scene and your writing is wonderful."

Your comments are wonderful, babes. Thank you!!! :-D

"Poor Chloe. She's so used to being ignored and having to shove her feelings aside. I don't blame her for being bitter. I'd be bitter too."

It's very telling of her generous character that despite the nasty way everyone treated her, she still stuck around and tried to keep them together. I'd have packed my bags in the car, and driven off with my middle finger in the air, and not looked back. But that's me. ;-)

"I like the way you wrote her initial reaction with the "of course Oliver thinks sex is the answer" attitude and then the shift with the "OMG, he wants to have sex with me?!" reaction."

Hee! Gotta love it!!! :-D

"Aw, her tears were heartbreaking. I'm so glad Ollie just held her and let her cry and made her see that he really does get where she's coming from; he has been paying attention."

EXACTLY. A common complaint I see is that Chlollie 'came out of nowhere', but it didn't. Granted, TPTB didn't do much to develop it or even follow it up once it was onscreen, but that doesn't mean it wasn't there. I'm just filling in the gaps as I see fit. ;-)

"I was laughing when she was mentally debating if she should point *coughs* out his erection..."

Oh, you giggly little teenager-at-heart, you!!! :-P

"...and then she was like "well, he's the one not hiding it." Haha. That seems like a very realistic reaction."

Ha ha ha!!! It's not exactly the same as 'you've got chalk on your nose,' or 'there's something stuck in your teeth,' is it? "Er...Ollie? Your stiffie's kinda diggin' into my belly, y'all." Heee!!!!!! :-D

"*sigh* You ended with the kiss. Perfect."

I had to tie that in somewhere. ;-)

"Can't wait to read more of this story. Lovely job, honey. ♥"

Thanks so much for your brilliant review, babes! I really appreciate it.

And the next chapter's ready for your reading & reviewing pleasure! :-)

Edited at 2010-11-28 03:11 pm (UTC)

OMG I love this series already, as always you don't disappoint with your latest Chlollie fic.

There were so many things I loved...

Chloe, I could never outgrow you. Other than vertically.

This was one of my all time favorte Chlark moments, of course TPTB had to taint it with the scene in the season 9 premier when Chloe told Clark she always knew he would outgrow her one day and he said nothing in response, that really broke my heart. I still love that you used it though. I don't think I've ever seen it used in a story before, so it was nice to read.

I also really love Oliver in this he's so kind and understanding. The way he held Chloe when she cried and then told her that ten years was a long time to love someone was amazing to read, I always hated that we never really got closure on the whole Chlark romance, we never got to see Chloe heal or even start to, and I think that was a major fail on the shows part.

I love the way you wrote Chloe too, the way she was hesistant to talk to him after the way he reacted to her in Hex it was completely understandable and IMO very in character for Chloe.

This really is a great start and I can't wait to read the next part!

"This was one of my all time favorte Chlark moments, of course TPTB had to taint it with the scene in the season 9 premier when Chloe told Clark she always knew he would outgrow her one day and he said nothing in response, that really broke my heart."

Billions of hearts were broken that day, babes. You were not alone. :-(

"I also really love Oliver in this he's so kind and understanding. The way he held Chloe when she cried and then told her that ten years was a long time to love someone was amazing to read."

The show never really bothered to develop Oliver's character, which I feel was a major mistake on their part. But all the better for fanfic writers, because they could never have done him justice like we do. They think Clark is a hero. Go figure. ;-)

"I always hated that we never really got closure on the whole Chlark romance, we never got to see Chloe heal or even start to, and I think that was a major fail on the shows part."

I think a part of the writers didn't want to close the door on Chlark completely, but the result of their dilly-dallying meant that Chlollie development came very late in the day and thus was relegated to Offscreenville most of the time. Season 10 would have served to develop it further, but AM has had enough of that crapfest and gone her merry way, so they lost out on that as well. They have no-one to blame but themselves for this mess. But at least we get to reap the benefits. :-)

"I love the way you wrote Chloe too, the way she was hesistant to talk to him after the way he reacted to her in Hex it was completely understandable and IMO very in character for Chloe."

Hex was extremely painful to watch for Chloe fans. Oliver was mean to her, Jimmy said nasty things about her, and Clark was talking to 'Lois' behind her back that Chloe was to blame for the breakdown of her marriage because she didn't make enough of an effort. What. A. BASTARD. And that's the person she sacrificed so much for?!? Remind me why I ever liked Clark in the first place, please. *growls*

Glad you like this piece, Brit, and many thanks for the brilliant review. Next story's ready for ya! :-)

I'm chuckling a little bit because once, when we were watching You've Got Mail my husband said, "Only Tom Hanks could be forgiven for putting a woman out of business." And now I'm thinking, "Only Oliver could seduce a woman by asking her to use him..." I think I'd jump at the chance...

I totally understand what you mean about the flashback -- but there's no time in an episode to give the whole story. That's one reason that after I saw the flashback clip in the Comic Con vid I posted my version of the scene where they have a conversation before the kiss.

I like your take on this. I stopped watching in Season 2 and started again in Season 8 and I was never really invested in Chlark (though I liked it better than Chlana). So it wasn't until I rented and watched the entire series to date over the summer that I really saw how it developed, and since I knew how it was going to end, I still didn't invest in it, but I can see how fans would be annoyed with its handling. It's good to see Chloe truly letting go (not just pretending to, like when she agreed to marry Jimmy). I'm looking forward to the next part.

"That's one reason that after I saw the flashback clip in the Comic Con vid I posted my version of the scene where they have a conversation before the kiss."

Link, please!!! :-D

I'm at work, so I'll reply properly later, but I must have that link!!!

Thank you! :-)

The good part comes next right?:)This is one of my favorite moments in the whole series. I have seen their chemistry in season 8 but Chloe was really vamped up in season 9.As my sister would say, a little change in a hairstyle can go a long way.

When I saw this scene, I have seen their chemistry but the innuendo in their conversation blew me away. That was such a sexy scene and who ever wrote that episode and that scene should write the reunion scene between Ollie and Chloe.

"The good part comes next right?:)"

Oh yeah! ;-)

"This is one of my favorite moments in the whole series. I have seen their chemistry in season 8 but Chloe was really vamped up in season 9."

I know, it's like TPTB suddenly realised she was female, or something. Assholes.

"When I saw this scene, I have seen their chemistry but the innuendo in their conversation blew me away. That was such a sexy scene and who ever wrote that episode and that scene should write the reunion scene between Ollie and Chloe."

The writing was good, but the direction of the scene was what sold it, and that was all down to Allison Mack who directed that episode. Everything from the lighting, to the clothing, to the sexy walk, the look on her face when she put the cup of scotch down on the table, the way Oliver's fingers stroked hers...smokin'. Best scene of the series, hands down. Not bad for an actor-director! ;-)

Glad you liked it, babes!

OMG I LOVE you!!! Chloe's inner thoughts were amazing! And I loved how you started it out with her thinking that Oliver was the same as Clark and he only cared ab out him but then showed the change and the shift between them and how she let Clark go and embraced Oliver and OMG this was just so so so perfect!

An amazing story to wake up to!!! Thank you so so much. God your characterizations were just so perfect and I really love the way you write them. *happy sigh* I'm grinning like an idiot! And just so you know there will totally be a 'Watchtower: Volume 2' for the holidays! :-D

"OMG I LOVE you!!!"

Love you too, Cori! *smishy hugs*

"Chloe's inner thoughts were amazing! And I loved how you started it out with her thinking that Oliver was the same as Clark and he only cared ab out him but then showed the change and the shift between them and how she let Clark go and embraced Oliver and OMG this was just so so so perfect!
"


Thanks, babes! I think that 10 years of 'Kick the Chloe' (and her fans) would have built up into some serious inner resentment, hence her initial frostiness. Thank goodness Oliver was more perceptive this time. :-)

"An amazing story to wake up to!!! Thank you so so much."

Thank you so much, hun! If you hadn't sent me that playlist, it would probably never have happened. You've inspired a whole Chlollie Series all by yourself! :-D

"God your characterizations were just so perfect and I really love the way you write them."

Just making some badass lemonade out of the sodding lemons TPTB have pelted us with! ;-)

"And just so you know there will totally be a 'Watchtower: Volume 2' for the holidays! :-D"

Oh, sign me up, bebe!!! :-D

Wow, story "after Warroir" from new angle, i like it!!!!

So glad you like it, Madelinta! :-)

yay, new story, awesome:-)

"Aaaaand we’re back here again"
hehe, loved that.

Hey, Oliver…is that an arrow in your pocket, or are you just pleased to see me
a classic that's always great^^;-)

Go ahead, Chloe; take what you want...
well, how could someone possibly say no to this offer??:-)

so like I said before, glad that you started another story and that I have something to read;-)

can't wait for the next part:-)


"yay, new story, awesome:-)"

I've been feeling a little lost since Realsies was a wrap. I've missed my blond bombshells! :-)

"hehe, loved that."

I would, too! :-P

"a classic that's always great"

With all the arrow!sex foreplay that was going on between those two, that line was almost a given! :-D

"well, how could someone possibly say no to this offer??:-)"

It is scientifically impossible to decline to acquiese to that request. :-) *slurp!*

"so like I said before, glad that you started another story and that I have something to read;-)

can't wait for the next part:-)"


Thank you! The good news with this Series is that they're all oneshots, so I should be able to churn them out fairly easily with little to no interruption to the longer stories I'm working on. So fingers crossed, Taking Hold should be up and running within a week. :-)

So glad you like it, and many thanks for your awesome comments!


Edited at 2010-11-09 06:30 pm (UTC)

yay more chlollie from you:-)

really liked the attitude she was giving at the beginning about how Oliver hadnt supported her last year and to then see the complete turnaround this time..fab

you do write this pairing so very very well

great stuff - next one please :-)

"yay more chlollie from you:-)"

Always a pleasure to write them! :-)

"really liked the attitude she was giving at the beginning about how Oliver hadnt supported her last year and to then see the complete turnaround this time..fab"

I know, Oliver's done a complete 180 from the jerkface he was in Hex. :-D

"you do write this pairing so very very well"

Glad you think so! :-)

"great stuff - next one please :-)"

*taps foot sternly* Oy! You'll wait your turn, you impatient young whippersnapper! Do you know how many fics I bounced to get this one posted? Major fast-tracking!

*though of course, I'm such a comments ho that I might be swayed if there was enuff motivation...* ;-)

Thanks for your lovely comments, hun!

A Dee One-shot? With no evol cliffies? I'm there!!


"Bullshit, she thought bitterly."

Okay, can I just say.. you had me at Chloe Sullivan thinking "Bullshit." *loves*


"Oh, here we go, she thought cynically as she stared at his back. The Oliver Queen Approach to life’s problems: Sex Conquers All.
Whoopee.
Literally."

Hahahahah! Ah, Dee, you are KILLING me with Chloe's inner monologue. And besides that, she's got a point.


"Fuck my life, she thought sullenly. Fuck it hard."

Hee. Do you know that ever since I made Seamus watch the video parody of Hitler screaming about Lois taking over Chloe's storyline, where he shakes his fists and yells out, "FUCK MY LIFE! FUCK IT HARD!!" it has become our new favorite gesture/phrase for when crappy stuff happens. :-) The couple that curses together stays together.


"Carefully she slipped her left hand beneath his fingers to take hold of the bow, feeling slightly unnerved as his fingers settled lightly over hers."

So she *should* feel unnerved! That was total finger-sex, that scene!



"Only then did Oliver slowly drop his right hand, as if sensing that this was something she needed to do on her own, yet never removing his left hand from hers, silently offering support."

I ADORE this phrase because it's exactly what makes Chlollie so awesome. Ollie (completely unlike Clark) knows when to let Chloe try her wings. He wants to protect her, yes, but only as her safety net, not as someone who will hover over her like a giant, kryptonian hen. Beautiful!


"“It’s okay,” he said, wrapping his arms around her trembling shoulders. “Hold on to me. Just hold on to me.”

So lovely! He's there for her, even as just a friend, and even though he's full of lust.



"But it wasn’t to be. When push had come to shove, she wasn’t the one he had wanted."

Oh my god! So FREAKING PERFECT! This was astounding, Dee- every crushing thing he said to her, always the pat on the head but never the "I love you" she waited for her whole flipping life.

"Her cousin, however, had been. And the pain of losing the man she loved to a woman who was family was more than she could bear."

I HATE YOU, LOIS! I HATE YOU WITH ALL THAT IS HOLY!!! *shakes fists at the sky and screams... well, you know."


"So she wept, and wept freely; for the decade of love in her heart that had gone unrequited, and needed to be released like the ashes of a loved one scattered into the vastness of the open sea."

Guh. My heart, she is broken.


"Ten years is a long time to love someone, Chloe,” he said, his voice rife with understanding. “You were letting go of a lot more than just an arrow.”

Sigh. So, so lovely, the way he reads her so easily. One of the things I love about Ollie is that he projects this sunny, snarky persona, but he's also incredibly shrewd. *sighs* If Chloe doesn't want him, can I have him? :-D


"She felt so lost and empty, and Oliver was right: she needed to feel alive again, even if only for a moment."

Yes, Oliver is always right. And Chloe, when you have someone like Ollie ready to take you to Carnal Paradise, do yourself a favor and STOP THINKING. Little tip from me to you.


"And the moment his lips touched hers, she truly let go."


SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! And it truly is seismic, because this isn't just friends with benefits- it's the beginnings of love! *dances*

Ah, Dee, this is just so wonderful. It showed so perfectly why Ollie was the perfect antidote to Clark and all the pain that Chloe endured because of him. It's time for *her* to be cherished, and Oliver is just the hero to do it. Bravo, bravo, bravo!!

*tosses roses*

"A Dee One-shot? With no evol cliffies? I'm there!!"

I have my moments, Dawnie! ;-)

"Okay, can I just say.. you had me at Chloe Sullivan thinking "Bullshit." *loves*"

Hee! I don't know if you've watched that scene, but it really did look as if she was thinking that. Like, he's ignored her for all of three years, and then suddenly he gets her? Riiiiiight. As my sis and I say when we think someone's bullshitting, "Say it louder!" We got it from the movie The Break-Up when Vince Vaughn's character is complaining to his mate (played by the excellent Jon Favreau) that he got beaten up by his girlfriend's gay brother, but was insisting that he doesn't hold a grudge against him. JF's character suggested jumping him in a dark alley to whack him, but VV said no, to do nothing. JF was like "Yeah, I hear ya," but he winked, and the more VV insisted he didn't want the guy beaten up, the more the guy winked and was like "Sure! Say it louder! That way, when he turns up bloodied & beaten, people will say they heard you when you wished him no harm! You'll be in the clear, don't worry, 'bout it!"

And I've gone off on a tangent, so let me get back to your brilliant review... :-)

"Hahahahah! Ah, Dee, you are KILLING me with Chloe's inner monologue. And besides that, she's got a point."

Hee! The girl had just had a really crap night; can't blame her for being cynical! :-D

"Hee. Do you know that ever since I made Seamus watch the video parody of Hitler screaming about Lois taking over Chloe's storyline, where he shakes his fists and yells out, "FUCK MY LIFE! FUCK IT HARD!!" it has become our new favorite gesture/phrase for when crappy stuff happens. :-) The couple that curses together stays together."

Gawd, I am in stitches imagining the two of you shaking your fists and yelling "FUCK MY LIFE!! FUCK IT HARD!!!" It was actually that very excellent parody that I got it from. Cracks me up every. single. time. ;-)

"So she *should* feel unnerved! That was total finger-sex, that scene!"

TOTALLY. Sexiest Smallville Scene EVER. Whoever knew fingers could be so damn sexy? *fans self*

"I ADORE this phrase because it's exactly what makes Chlollie so awesome. Ollie (completely unlike Clark) knows when to let Chloe try her wings. He wants to protect her, yes, but only as her safety net, not as someone who will hover over her like a giant, kryptonian hen. Beautiful!"

As is your analogy, babes. Couldn't have said it better myself! :-P

More in the next post...

Okay first of that was fan-freaking-tastic! Seriously amazing. Chloe's inner monologue was awesone and hilarious! "Oliver Queens approach to life problems" had me rolling! Loved it! And then he freaking told her to use him...HOT! *whew* (fans self) :D hehe I wouldn't turn him down!
This was awesome and so needed because I'm seriously going into Chlollie withdrawls not even joking. This made me squee and laugh and grin in happiness. so good and I'm so excited for the next part!

"Okay first of that was fan-freaking-tastic! Seriously amazing."

Aw, thank you Jenn! *hugs*

"Chloe's inner monologue was awesone and hilarious! "Oliver Queens approach to life problems" had me rolling! Loved it! And then he freaking told her to use him...HOT! *whew* (fans self) :D hehe I wouldn't turn him down!"

That seems to be the popular concensus, hee! :-P

"This was awesome and so needed because I'm seriously going into Chlollie withdrawls not even joking."

I know, we've been seriously starved. Here's hoping they'll make up for it, but I don't trust them, sadly.

"This made me squee and laugh and grin in happiness. so good and I'm so excited for the next part!"

It's up now, babes. Hope you like it, and thanks for commenting! :-)

Quote:
"Oliver’s arms tightened around her heaving shoulders, and her sobs became louder and louder until she was crying openly, weeping for the loss of a love that she’d always longed for but never received. In that swift moment, she finally accepted the truth: that every ‘heartfelt’ word he’d ever uttered to her had been a lie.



Chloe, I could never outgrow you. Other than vertically.



I don’t know what I’d do without you, Chloe…



I’m serious, Chloe: you mean a lot more to me than you know…



You’ve saved me again, Chloe…



You’re the best friend and most trusted ally I could have ever hoped for…



And so on and so forth. Memory after memory came crashing over her, and she wept for what might have been; what she’d hoped and prayed for over ten long years, dreaming of the day their love would finally come to fruition.



But it wasn’t to be. When push had come to shove, she wasn’t the one he had wanted. Her cousin, however, had been. And the pain of losing the man she loved to a woman who was family was more than she could bear.



So she wept, and wept freely; for the decade of love in her heart that had gone unrequited, and needed to be released like the ashes of a loved one scattered into the vastness of the open sea."

This is so poetically written, and yet so sad. I'm an unreformed Chlarker and I really wanted them to get together in the end. I firmly believe that Chloe was meant to be the young Lois Lane. Why not? We had young Clark, young Lana, young Lex. I always assumed that they couldn't call her "Lois Lane" due to copyright restrictions.

And then in the later seasons, TPTB just gutted the whole thing. Chloe and Clark drifted apart and *horrors*, the ersatz Lois got all the good bits.

So your story is making it hard to me to maintain my denial. For that reason, I'm sad.

But it's a really really good story. And I'm going to go off and shed my tears for the breakdown of Chlark. Then I'll straighten my shoulders, sniff into a tissue, and be ready to read about Chlollie.

"This is so poetically written, and yet so sad. I'm an unreformed Chlarker and I really wanted them to get together in the end. I firmly believe that Chloe was meant to be the young Lois Lane. Why not? We had young Clark, young Lana, young Lex. I always assumed that they couldn't call her "Lois Lane" due to copyright restrictions.

And then in the later seasons, TPTB just gutted the whole thing. Chloe and Clark drifted apart and *horrors*, the ersatz Lois got all the good bits.

So your story is making it hard to me to maintain my denial. For that reason, I'm sad."


I'm so, so sorry, babes. If it's any consolation, every Chlarker in existence knows exactly how you feel right now, because we've all felt it too. :-(

Much like you, I was, for the longest time, still hoping for a Chlark/Chlois ending, but the nastiness of Clark Post-Failsday has disgusted me so greatly that I honestly don't want him anywhere near Chloe (unless it turns out that Bat!Clark isn't Clark at all, and the Real!Clark is still buried with Doomie). That said, Oliver's the only person on the show showing the girl any modicum of affection and decency, and I'll be celebrating Chlark for what it was, and Chlollie for what it is (and possibly could be). I don't for one second trust the producers to give them a happy ending, so if we get it, fine; if we don't, I'm sticking with my own canon for Chlollie and ditching the show completely. My sanity's far too important to me! :-)

"But it's a really really good story. And I'm going to go off and shed my tears for the breakdown of Chlark."

*nods* Been there, done that, highly recommend it. You'll feel a whole lot better afterwards. :-)

"Then I'll straighten my shoulders, sniff into a tissue, and be ready to read about Chlollie."

Girl, you are in for a treat. I can point you in the direction of several fantastic Chlollie authors, several of whom write with a Chlarkollie slant that's better than any triangle ever concieved on the show. Get ready to go Green! :-)

Thanks for the honest, heartfelt comment, babes. I really appreciate it. :-)

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