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13 January 2009 @ 12:22 am
Fic: I Walk Alone (Supernatural/Smallville, Chloe/Dean: Prologue/?)  
I Walk Alone
By Kyizi

Disclaimer:
Supernatural, Smallville and all related items do not belong to me. Only this Story and its related original ideas and characters are mine. No copyright infringement intended.
Rating: 12A/PG-13
Characters/Pairing: Chloe/Dean
Spoilers/Timeline: For Supernatural, up to and including the end of season 2. and for Smallville, I really have no idea where it takes place, because all recent knowledge of it comes from revivingophelia and her fics. I don’t want to inadvertently spoil anyone, so we’ll say everything up to the present, just in case I do.

Just to clarify, for Smallville, I'm using the storyline where Clark took Chloe's memories about his powers away from her and her wedding with Jimmy. I have no idea where the two fit in relation to each other, so if I've fucked up the timeline, I'm sorry! Just roll with it!

Notes: This is a belated birthday gift for revivingophelia, who asked for some Chloe/Dean. I’m so sorry! I wanted to write a complete fic, not a WiP, but this one just got me in a chokehold and I had to tap out and do its bidding! ;)


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Put all your angels on the edge. Keep all your roses, I’m not dead. I left a thorn under your bed. I’m never gone. Go tell the world I’m still around. I didn’t fly, I’m coming down. You are the wind, the only sound. Whisper to my heart when hope is torn apart and no one can save you. I walk alone. Every step I take I walk alone. My winter storm holding me awake it’s never gone. When I walk alone.

~I Walk Alone, by Tarja Turunen


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Prologue

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They’d left her for dead. The world was grey and stormy and she’d been left for dead on the side of the road like an animal that they’d accidentally run over.

Taking a deep breath, Chloe looked around again, through the trees and the rain to see if there was something she’d missed, something she wasn’t getting, because she couldn’t quite understand how she’d gone from sitting at the window on the night before her wedding to lying on the side of the road cold, wet and so utterly alone.

Feeling numb, she turned over, rolling onto her hands and knees and slowly, steadily, pushing herself up onto her feet. She swayed, stumbled and fell onto the concrete, scraping her hands and the left side of her face on the gravely stones. Choking back a sob, she focussed on the sharp sounds around her and tried to block out the pain in her body and her heart, because she could not fall apart, not out in the middle of nowhere in the rain, because maybe she could come back from the dead when she’d healed someone, but she didn’t think it worked the same way if she died of hypothermia.

Frowning, she pushed herself up on her stinging hands to a seated position and tried to remember. Everything was fuzzy, flitting through her mind in sharp shades of grey, but it slowly came to her, came together with a startling clarity that it was a wonder to her that she hadn’t remembered it the second she woke.

She’d been unable to sleep, had been thinking, worrying and wondering why she felt like there was something wrong with her, something she couldn’t put her finger on. She’d been wondering a lot of things, things about herself, about her friends, about Clark in particular and…about her wedding. She remembered everything in her life up to that point, everything but what it was that had prompted her to say yes to Jimmy’s proposal; other than filling that gaping need to believe that someone wanted her. Not just for a little while, not just because she was there, but wanted her for the rest of his life. And that was the problem. She wasn’t so sure she wanted Jimmy for the rest of hers.

But then she’d realised something else. She remembered everything up until that point. Every little thing. She could pinpoint every second of every day in her life right back to the first memory she had of her dad lifting her up to the sky as a baby and that…that wasn’t right. What was worse was that other memories seemed false, told her she’d said or done things she would never do, they told her she’d walked away when every sense in her body had been urging her to investigate further and that thought scared her to the point that she wasn’t sure she knew who she was anymore.

So she’d left. Packed a bag, run off, had just gone from the Kent farm as fast as her legs could carry her. She should have known he would follow. Should have known that he had something to do with it, because why else would she feel so ill at ease around Clark, her best friend, if there wasn’t something else to it. She didn’t remember ever feeling that way around him in all the memories she’d so painstakingly gone through that evening, but she’d felt it then.

And it didn’t matter how much he said he was sorry, or how much he explained that it was for the best, because she knew he’d done something to her, had changed her in some way that left her less than whole. But she had no idea what it was, or how she’d ended up lying on the side of the road.

It was no surprise, really, that she didn’t see the car headlights until it was too late to get out of the way.


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End Prologue

*hides* …don’t hate me for leaving it there, but it’s 00:14 and I’m getting up in 7 hours! I promise you more tomorrow!

On to Part One

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Karen: SupernaturalSmallville: Chlean meet me arevivingophelia on January 13th, 2009 12:43 am (UTC)
Oh, wow, what a start. Very cool beginning... *is dying for more*

BTW, the episode where Clark took her memories of his powers (she found out about them in season four and they're in season 8 now, so about four years worth are screwed with)... Anyway, he took her memories in Abyss (season 8, episode 9), and the very next episode was the wedding episode.

Anyway... Can't wait for more, and to find out how Chloe ended up where she ended up...
kyizi: chloe (by karen u)kyizi on January 13th, 2009 11:56 pm (UTC)
*g* So glad you like! I have a scene in m head that I just have to write, because I've been seeing it since I started reading your fics and that's the main reason you're getting a multi parter :)

I promised you the next chapter toight, but I've only got it half done, I'm sorry! The main reason is that I need to ask you a quick question or two about Smallville. I'm glad to not have messed up continuity thus far and, although it's mainly Supernatural universe, I need some Smallville bits in there for Chloe's situation. Can you maybe, possibly, purty pulease answer me a few wee questions so I can finish the next bit!? *g*

I just need to know what was effected by Clark taking her memories: do we know if she still knows about the guys in the JLA? About her own healing powers? Or, as far as we're aware, is it just about Clark? Because the JLA know about him being alien, don't they?

I promise I can write the next bit if I know this :) I hope to get a longer chapter than this prologue finished tomorrow.
Karenrevivingophelia on January 14th, 2009 12:51 am (UTC)
Only one episode has aired since Clark took her memories, so it's not really clear how much she lost. To be honest, from the complaints I've read, the writers really didn't think this through when they did it, because they're acting like a.) Clark did nothing wrong and b.) Chloe doesn't realize something's wrong in her head. (I didn't watch the episode Bride, so I don't know for sure.)

Onto your questions:

The first person she ever saved using her powers was her cousin Lois and they were the only two there, and for years before Chloe knew about Clark she knew that the meteor shower had effect people/given them powers, so it would be reasonable for her to know about her own powers. She just doesn't know that the meteor rock is called Kryptonite instead of just meteor rock.

She first met Bart in season 4 (just in one episode), possibly before she knew about Clark being an alien (I'd have to check to be sure), so she would definitely know him. She's also worked side jobs for Oliver that have nothing to do with Clark (and Ollie once dated Lois), so I would think that although certain things may be fuzzy/altered, she would still remember Oliver and the guys (Victor, AC, Bart). Basically, Clark asked that Jor-El remove all of Chloe's memories about his home planet and his powers and alien status. He said nothing about the JLA guys, so she would remember their powers/abilities/the guys in general, I believe.

An example might be...

In the episode Justice, she went to Oliver about saving Bart, so I think she would remember that. However, she probably wouldn't remember why she suddenly knew that Clark was in danger, too. (Clark went to the facility on his own, and when Ollie pulled up the blueprints for it, Chloe saw that one room was lined with lead, and realized it was probably being used to refine meteor rock).

Hope this helps.
kyizikyizi on January 16th, 2009 10:41 pm (UTC)
Okay, you're made of so much awesome for this. Seriously. Thanks! It totally makes writing this fic so much easier, even if it's mainly going to be set in the Supernatural 'verse, because Chloe's got a lot to sort out.
Karenrevivingophelia on January 16th, 2009 11:47 pm (UTC)
Sad thing is, it's such a pain to watch it here (we don't have it on the satellite stations, so I can only watch it on my parents' television in their room), so most of my knowledge comes from spoilers and reading commentaries. :P Oh, and going through screencap sites, 'cause it's pretty easy to tell what happened that way.
kyizikyizi on January 17th, 2009 12:04 am (UTC)
LoL, yeah, I used to do that for...hmm...I think it was JAG, but I'm not sure.
Lynnellanorasedai on January 13th, 2009 02:01 am (UTC)
Great beginning! Sounds promising...
kyizi: samkyizi on January 13th, 2009 11:57 pm (UTC)
*g* Thanks honey!