Title: You can't hurt me anymore

Rating: K (for now)

Summary: Chloe is betrayed by people she loves and her true friends step up to help.

Pairing: Chloe/Oliver (I love them so much)

Disclaimer: I really don't own anything…it makes me sad.

Chloe laughed at Victor who had just told her a completely lame joke about computer interface that she didn't completely get, but felt that he meant for it to be funny. She and Victor were currently sitting at an outdoor café in Metropolis eating lunch which they tried to do at least once a month. Not that they only saw each other once a month, but she felt that it was important to make time with the guys outside of missions and work, they were her friends after all.

"How's Miranda doing?" Chloe asked about Victor's long time girlfriend.

"She wants me to take a vacation with her to meet her parents." Victor's look of pain made her laugh.

"I'm sure that they are fine people and that they aren't going to hurt you, but if you want I can send you with an emergency signal incase everything goes down hill. When you press the button it will signal my cell phone and I'll make a call about some emergency back home and I'll sent the helicopter to get you. How does that sound?"

Victor looked at her and smiled, "I don't think I'll need that, but thank you…crazy lady."

Chloe didn't comment, her attention was on a point behind his shoulder. "What's wrong?" He turned around to find out what had his friend so captivated and his mouth dropped open. "Oh, god."



No more than twenty feet away were Lois and Jimmy locked in an intense kiss. They clearly hadn't seen Chloe or Victor and started talking. "We should take this back to your place." Jimmy was kissing his way down Lois' neck.

"We have to go to yours Chloe might be at mine."

"Good plan lets go." With that they walked away with their backs to Chloe and Victor.

Victor turned back to Chloe who was still watching the couple walk away. Chloe had been dating Jimmy for the past year and had thought things were going well, she had apparently been wrong. To make it worse he was cheating with Lois who was like a sister to her. "I need to go."

Chloe quickly stood up and dropped some money on the table. "I'm sorry, but I just have to get out of here."

Chloe was franticly pulling her things together. "Chloe wait! Where are you going? Let me give you a ride."

"No thank you, I need to be alone and I don't know where I'm going." With that she was gone and Victor was left at the table watching his broken friend flee. He knew what he had to do, he quickly left the restaurant and started toward Queen Towers.

Oliver Queen was a man on a mission. He was going to fire his incompetent secretary if it was the last thing he did. There would be absolutely no interruptions it was going to happen today. "Mr. Queen, there is someone here to see you."

Oliver looked up from his desk to see Mandy…the idiot secretary. "Do they have an appointment?"

She looked at him for a second and then left the room only to appear a moment later. "No."

He sighed. "Who is it?"

Again she popped out of the room and was gone only a moment. "Victor, he didn't give a last name."

"Send him in." Oliver was really thinking about firing the person who hired her.

Oliver quickly noticed that his friend wasn't looking directly at him and he had been standing there for a moment and had yet to say anything. "Hey Vic, what brings you by?"

Victor took a deep breath. "I need to tell you something about someone and I really don't think that that person is going to be happy that I'm telling you, but I really think that they need you to know."

Victor had Oliver's full attention now; he had never known his friend to babble…that was more Chloe. "Victor! Slow down and tell me what's going on and by the way I think that you have been spending too much time with Chloe, her babble is rubbing off on you."

Victor looked at the ground. "Is this about Chloe?" Oliver asked.

Victor retold the story of his lunch date with Chloe and watched as anger swept over his face. "Do you know where she went?"

"No. All I know it that she isn't at her apartment."

Oliver was silent as he thought about what needed to be done. "I need a favor."

"Is it going to help Chloe?"

"It is. I'm not going to let these people that she has known her whole life hurt her. I need you to get Bart and AC and take the truck to Smallville and pack up her stuff."

"And if Lois is there with Jimmy?"

"By the time you get there I'll be with Chloe and it will be too late, so tell them whatever you want. Just make sure that all of her stuff gets back to the tower, set up what you can in the apartment across from mine." Oliver pulled out his wallet and handed his AMEX to Victor. "Can you guys get that done quickly?"

Victor nodded and stood up. "I'll call Bart and AC now, it shouldn't be a problem, and we would do anything for Chloe."

Victor nodded to his boss and left the office already on the phone with his friends leaving Oliver to find their Watchtower.

"So you're telling me that Lois slept with Chloe's idiot boyfriend?" AC asked as he drove moving van into Smallville.

"I get the impression that Lois and Jimmy have been together for a long time." Victor told his friends.

"We seriously need to kick his ass when we get there. Nobody gets to hurt out Chloe and walk away unharmed." Bart was angry that anyone would hurt his friend. She had always done anything she could to be their friend. She was the one who always stood up for them, she was the one who took care of them, and she was the one who asked for nothing in return.

"We're almost there and then we can talk to both Lois and Jimmy." AC said as he slowed down inside of the small town center.

Metropolis Hotel

Oliver walked toward room 348 of the Holiday Inn that Chloe was staying in. It hadn't taken Oliver long to find out where Chloe was staying, just a quick look at her credit card transactions. He was sure that Chloe wouldn't appreciate him snooping into her financial information, but Oliver didn't feel the least bit bad. He knocked on the door and was stunned to silence when the door opened to reveal a towel clad Chloe.

"Olli?"

"Hey. Can I come in?" Oliver asked.

"As soon as you tell me what you're doing here." Chloe really didn't want to cry in front of Oliver, he was her friend she wanted to keep it that way. Most men ran as far as they could from crying females.

"Victor came to see me, he was worried about you." Oliver gently pushed passed her into the room and sat down on the bed. "My question is why didn't you call me?"

She didn't say anything as she walked over to her bag. "Go into the bathroom while I put clothing on."

He nodded as he walked into the bathroom. "You know I've seen you naked…"

"I'm really not having the best day and I won't hesitate in hurting you. I'm done." Chloe sat down on the bed and watched as a smirking Oliver walked out and sat down next to her.

"Are you ok?"

"No, I feel stupid." Chloe fell back on the bed shaking her head. "And more than anything, tired."



Oliver lay down next to her on his side. "I'm sorry; I'll go kick his ass if you want."

She smiled as tears ran down her face and she gently rolled her body into his, her head burying itself into his chest. "Would it help if you had a reason to be mad at me?"

Chloe pulled her head away and looked at him with suspicion that Oliver could clearly see written all over her face. "Did you sleep with Lana?"

"HELL NO! My God! Don't say something like that." He pulled her body back to his and shivered in disgust at the idea of touching Lana Lang. "No, I sent the guys to your apartment to pack up your stuff and bring it to Queen Tower."

"Why did you do that?"

"You're my best friend and I can't stand what they did to you and how they made you feel, I want you to know that there is somewhere you can go where you don't have to worry about being hurt by the people who you care about. Really it just makes sense, you spend most of your time at my place anyway we might as well make it permanent. Now when we watch movies and stay up too late I won't have to stay up till 3am waiting for your call telling me that you made it back to Smallville. Please say you'll stay."

Chloe wrapped her arms around Oliver's chest and nodded her head. "Thank you."

"Great! Let's get out of here and go home, by now the guys are back and we can organize your stuff and buy you furniture."

Next chapter: Chloe's first night at Queen Towers and Lois drops by to say hello.