|After The First Five Minutes
Author: Romanian Bookworm PM
The first five minutes of the latest NLOCK episode, continuing after Chloe and Meredith have their nice little talk about Meredith's on coming panic attack. . The rest of the chapters are about the days following the five minutes. Rated K /T to be safe.Rated: Fiction T - English - Romance - Alek & Chloe K. - Chapters: 7 - Words: 14,421 - Reviews: 58 - Favs: 55 - Follows: 69 - Updated: 07-29-12 - Published: 08-12-11 - Status: Complete - id: 7280039
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After The First Five Minutes
By Romanian Bookworm
The first five minutes of the latest NLOCK episode, continuing after Chloe and Meredith have their nice little talk about Meredith's on coming panic attack. Plus a few minutes before the episode starts is included and a few minutes after the chat as well. The rest of the chapter(s) is a spin-off of the five minutes and what happened after those five minutes. I completely disregarded the entire episode to make this story work even though Chalek was sooooo cute in that episode! This is my story after all. So completely forget the rest of the episode when reading this please. This is in both Chloe's and Alek's POVS. I like readers to get a feel of how all the characters feel. I do not own NLOCK unfortunately.
Few Minutes Before
'Being a Mai is definitely coming in handy these days, especially when trying to climb onto a roof with flowers in my hand,' I thought. Clutching the bouquet of roses I took from the neighbors yard, I climbed onto Chloe's roof and into her window to land in her room.
'She really should lock this window when she's not home. An assassin could lay in hiding to try and take another one of her lives. I'll have to remind her later.'
I took a moment to look around the room I was in that belonged to the girl I was starting to fall in love with. Yes that's right, I am falling in love with Chloe King, the Uniter.
If I were a human, I never would have heard Chloe's footsteps as she walked up her front stairs towards the front door. But being Mai, I had just enough time to place the roses on her desk and hide in the hall closet. I never thought I would say this, but I'm glad Chloe isn't paying attention to her surroundings or else she would have heard me.
After I was sure she had enough time to notice the flowers, I left the closet and walked into her room. I took a moment to watch her. 'Man is she cute.'
'I need a break from work! I'm about to fall asleep on my feet. I hope there's no training tonight or I'll…hey! Those weren't there before.'
Walking over to the bouquet of roses placed on my desk, I lifted one up to smell.
Gasping, I spun around, searching the room for any signs of danger, only to discover Alek standing in the doorway.
"What are you doing here?" I was confused as to why Alek gave me flowers and why he was here. While questioning him, me being the klutz I am, I pricked myself on one of the thorns. I gave a hiss, "Aah!"
Chuckling and giving me a smile, Alek started walking towards me. 'Man is he gorgeous! Wait. This is Alek I'm talking about…but he is gorgeous. But he doesn't need to know that.'
"Careful. You know the more beautiful things are, the more prickly they can be," he said.
Sucking my finger to stop the bleeding, I blushed and looked away chuckling to myself.
Gesturing to himself, he explained, "I was talking about me."
Nodding in reply I told him, "Yea, got that. But now," I put the rose I was holding back onto my desk and walked to my door, closing it, "Thank you and go. If my mom," Alek just smirks when I mention her. If he knew how mom really felt about him he wouldn't be smirking. "who is down stairs, catches you in here again…
He interrupts me at this point, "Please, your mom loves me."
'That's what you think.'
"Which is why I'll be the one in trouble." I explain.
He sits on my bed, making himself comfortable and causing me to notice how the light from my lamps catches the light blonde highlights in his hair and makes his eyes a warm brown.
"You said you want me to start over, this is me doing that," he explains, gesturing to the flowers.
I can't help but smile at him for being so thoughtful and so…unlike him.
I look at the flowers again and notice something familiar about them. "Did you take those from my neighbors yard?" I ask.
"If you mean the one with the very big dog…yes I did."
I can't help but smile and giggle at him. He talked about stealing the roses like he was talking about the weather, like it was no big deal. But I was touched. I've never been given flowers before, even stolen ones.
"So you and your human," I give him a pointed look, "Brian…its over right?"
I sigh wondering why he had to bring this up now and why he just doesn't understand the situation between Brian and I.
Nodding my head, I explain, "Yes, its over."
"But I saw you two…"
I interrupt him at this point, "Alek, Brian's my friend. That's all. I'm helping him with some family stuff and like it or not he's a part of my life. You just have to accept it."
I can practically see the gears turning in his mind as he thinks about what I said.
Getting up from the bed he stands in front of me and asks, "What do you think about seeing a movie sometime? Like…tomorrow night?"
At first I was a little surprised he asked me out, then happy, then full of regret when he mentioned tomorrow night.
Sighing I tell him, "That would be great but," sigh "we have this dinner thing tomorrow." I was surprised how much I really regretted not being able to go. "So…can we please talk about this later? You got to go my mom is…" A knock interrupted me.
'Oh no! Mom!' Judging by Alek's smirk, I probably had a terrified look on my face.
"Ju..ah" I ran to the door hoping to stop her from coming in and seeing Alek. "Hey mom, did you need something?"
Hearing Chloe's mom knock on the door I figured it was time for me to hide.
With Mai speed, I jumped over Chloe's bed and softly landed on the floor between the wall and bed. Lying on my back, I made myself comfortable against the pillows piled on the floor.
"Hey mom, did you need something?" I could hear Chloe asking her mom.
'I wonder how Chloe is going to get herself out of this one. This should be fun.'
"Yea towels. I need to do the ones in the guest bath." Chloe's mom started to walk into the room.
Chloe rushed to say, "Oh I'll get them don't worry about it."
I smirked when Chloe walked past me and into the bathroom. I could hear Chloe talking to herself, wondering where I had gone. "Yea there uh…there…there…here." I could practically picture what Chloe's expression looked like; confusion, amazement and confusion again.
Chloe's mom sat on the bed and muttered, "Man have I been crazed."
"Uh…" could be heard from the bathroom. I could then hear what Chloe's mom could not; Chloe grabbing any towels in her bathroom she could find.
Chloe rushed back into the room clearly wanting her mom to leave and still not figuring out where I was even though she was standing right in front of me.
'We really need to work on your training Chloe. You need to be more aware of you surrounding.' I shook my head at her.
"So how was your day? I've barely had a chance to talk to you." Clearly Chloe's mom wasn't just visiting her daughter's bedroom to get towels, she wanted to talk.
'Hmm…this should be interesting.' I could hear Chloe's mom getting comfortable on her daughters bed.
"It's been uh…you know…" Chloe looked at the window and relief was written all over her face, then she looked down at me and the relief became shock.
I winked at her and gave a small wave. 'You didn't honestly expect me to leave through the window did you? Especially when we haven't finished our talk.'
"…uneventful," Chloe finally said to her mom. She laughed and continued, "But really, I've got a lot of…"
"Flowers?" Chloe just gave her mom a smile.
I heard Chloe's mom walk over to Chloe's desk, lift up a flower and sniff it.
"Who are they from?"
"Alek. He brought them by earlier…much, much earlier," Chloe told her mom.
"Oh that is so sweet!" I nodded my head knowingly at this. "I'll be honest, not a fan at first," What? "But I am really starting to like that kid." Much better.
"He grows on you."
I could feel something digging into my back so I shifted a little and pulled out a small red book. Curious I opened to the first page.
'A diary. Chloe's diary. Interesting. Wonder if she wrote anything about me.' I flipped to the middle of the book and started to read.
Today has been a stressful day. First I had school, which I had to endure along with my aching muscles from last nights training. Then I had work where I ran into Brian. The more I see him, the more I know I have to stay away from him, for his sake. I don't want to be responsible for another death of a human. And then there's Alek. He can be so annoying sometimes, but at other times I get the feeling he cares for me, more than just as a protector. I'm so confused! I like Brian but dare I say…I'm starting to fall for Alek. Yea he's annoying, but he has his moments where he's sweet and gentle with me. It seems I'm the only one he's like that with. Why must my life be so confusing?
'So you like me huh?'
Chloe's voice brought me back to the present.
"But seriously mom, I have a ton of…" sigh "mom…"
"Five minutes? You have to help me stave off a panic attack."
I look up from my…interesting reading to see Chloe looking at me in shock and a little bit of agitation. She clearly didn't want me reading her diary, but she couldn't do anything about it with her mom in the room.
"I…am more than a little nervous about meeting Frank's daughter tomorrow." Chloe's mom admits.
Chloe tries to reassure her, "She'll love you ha-ha…"
Finishing my reading, I look up in time to see Chloe shrug at her mom and throw her towels on my head.
Listening to them talk with Chloe's towels on my head for the next five minutes is the one of the most boring things I have ever done in my life.
Five Minutes Later
For the past five minutes, I've been listening to my mom worry while I had my own worrying to do. Every two seconds my eyes would stray to the spot between my wall and my bed, worried Alek would do something to give away the fact he was in my room.
"Alright thanks for the pep talk kiddo. It's been a long day. I think I'm just gunna go to bed. Night sweetheart. Love you." Mom yawned, gave a smile and left my room, closing the door behind her.
"Implied!" I called out after her. As soon as she was gone Alek popped up from the floor, jumped over my bed and locked the door.
"Now as interesting as that conversation was, lets get back to ours," he said.
"Ok, um…where were we again? And did you have to read my diary?" I asked.
"I had just asked you to go to the movies…with me. But you declined because of this big dinner thing you have to go to. The one your mom just spent five minutes worrying over. And yes I did. It was the best book I've read all year." I glare at him but he just smirks.
"Oh, right. Well, are you free the next night?" I shyly asked. 'Please say yes!'
He paused for a moment before answering, "Alright. I'll pick you up at 6:30. We can grab some dinner before the movie."
"Sound great!" And it did. I couldn't think of any better way to spend my Saturday night than with Alek.
'Whoa slow down there Chloe. Its just Alek…the Alek I just happen to have a crush on.'
"Good. See you tomorrow in school." With that, he jumped through my window and onto the roof.
Giggling to myself, I danced around my room before deciding the morning wouldn't get here any sooner unless I fell asleep. Changing into my pajamas, I climbed into bed and drifted off to sleep, dreaming of a hot British guy with blonde hair and warm brown eyes. Before succumbing to my dreams, I whispered, "I can't wait for Saturday night."
Climbing out of Chloe's window and onto the roof, I made my way to the tree across the street from her bedroom window and made myself comfortable in one of the branches.
I smiled when Chloe started dancing around her room. I turned my head as she started getting dressed and then watched her climb into bed and get comfortable.
Deciding to call it a night, I started to climb out of the tree when I heard Chloe whisper, "I can't wait for Saturday Night."
Smiling, I whispered, "Neither can I" and started walking home, knowing Jasmine would be arriving any second to watch over Chloe.
Sooooo? What do you think? It's only the first chapter so it's a little rough but it will get better. The next chapter will be in school and the dinner and the last chapter will be the date. In reality, the start of the episode was only like five minutes long but it took me forever to go through the conversation and make sure I didn't miss anything. I kept pausing and then going back to double check, but it was worth it. Let me know if you want me to continue. It will be easier because I can use my imagination while in this chapter. I was literally following the script except for the first paragraph and last paragraph. There WILL be Chalek fluff in the next two chapters. Again, I do not own NLOCK though I wish I did.
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