A/N: I know I said it was a one shot fic, but. . . . I loved the scene in Forsaken when Chloe is talking to Lex, telling him about the voicemail Lionel deleted. Just as with the first chapter this is a fic to finish the scene since they cut it off to early, and missed all the good ChLex stuff. . . . Hope you all like it.

"I know you won't let anything happen to me."

"No. I won't," Lex agreed closing the small distance between them. Chloe leaned up for his kiss just as he lowered his head to kiss her. She moved her hands to his cheeks. Lex enjoyed the feel of her soft lips against his and the warmth of her hands on his face. He allowed her to take the kiss as far as she wanted, matching her, but not pushing her further. He did nothing to hide the desire he felt, but instead let it come though in the kiss. In return Chloe parted her lips for him, inviting him to deepen the kiss. Horatio used his famous self control to keep the kiss from becoming even more intense, as he part of him wanted it to. Chloe sensed his control and that he was holding back. Sensed the power and the almost desperate need. Trusting that control and she let her awareness of

everything but him go. She felt his hands come to rest at her waist and hold her close. Felt all the emotion that flowed through the kiss as he explored her mouth.

When the kiss ended she rested her head against his shoulder. She loved how it felt just right, as if they fit perfectly together. Lex was also thinking how perfectly they matched each other, not just physically, but also intellectually. He loved that she could challenge him mentally, it made her even more attractive to him. After a few minutes Lex spoke. "Chloe, I am a bit confused. In the past you've investigated my father, and broken into his secret labs, and now you're scared?"

She leaned back, trusting him to support her, which he easily did. "What can I say? Sometimes my journalistic instincts get the better of me. And I was trying to help my father. But now I think I've come to my senses. I need your help."

"You know you have it."

"Yeah, I do know that. Thank you, Lex. She leaned in and placed a kiss on his cheek before stepping away.

"I'll make that phone call know to retrieve you erased voice mail," he said walking to his desk.


Scifichick: Thank you. Glad you liked it.

Kathy: THANKS!!! I agree on loving it when Lex protects Chloe. Hope you like this chapter.

Autumngold: I'm blushing!!! Thanks for the nice compliments. Yeah, the Lex Lana type stuff was getting to me as well. Hope you like them having more smoochies BG

Lily: Thanks.

Madnet: I'm Sooooo with ou on never getting enough of Chloe and Lex together. Thanks for the review.

R J Blackstone: Thank you!!!