Right In Front Of You
May 10, 2014
Chloe watched as the couple in front of her danced slowly while looking into each others eyes lovingly. The sight of the two of them like this brought a smile to her face.
Who would have thought when they had met in Clark's senior year of high school that the two of them would end up falling in love and becoming the hottest writing duo the Daily Planet had ever seen.
Then six months ago Clark had asked Lois to marry him and she had accepted, and now here they were at their engagement party. Chloe was asked to be the Maid of Honor, and since no one could say no to Lois Lane she had said agreed.
She pulled her eyes away from the happy couple to the man standing next to her. Oliver Queen. He was the Best Man and her escort for the evening.
The four of them had been best friends for years now but since Lois and Clark and gotten engaged her and Oliver had been spending more time together just the two of them.
The problem with that was when it was all of them were together she could focus on other things instead of Oliver and the way she had come to feel about him.
If someone had told her five years ago that she would become best friends with Oliver Queen she would have laughed in their face. Yet somehow that had happened and somewhere along the line her feelings had grown. She was completely in love with him, but just like the feelings she had for Clark back in high school they were completely one sided. She had once again landed herself in the role of the best friend, and Oliver was breaking her heart worse then Clark ever had.
At least with Clark he chose people he loved over her, but Oliver was a playboy, having a string of meaningless one night stands with every bimbo he met instead of taking the time to see what was right in front of him.
"You wanna dance?" he asked with a bright smile.
"Sure." she replied and let him lead her to the dance floor.
He wrapped an arm around her waist placing a hand on the small of her back and held her hand with the other. She rested her head just below his shoulder as they moved. She loved the fact that even in four inch heals he was still so much taller then her. She closed her eyes and just enjoyed the feel of being this close to him and the longer they danced the harder her heart pounded against her chest.
Suddenly the song ended and she quickly pulled away before excusing herself and rushing to the ladies room. Once inside she turned the lock and tried to catch her breath. Moments later there was a knock on the door.
"Just a minute."
"Chloe, it's Lois open up please."
She quickly opened the door and pulled Lois inside before closing and locking it again.
"Are you okay?" she asked her eyes full of concern.
"I'm fine. I just needed a minute."
"You have to tell him Chloe."
"Lois.." she said with a warning tone. She knew what was coming her and Lois had had this same conversation more times then she could count.
"No, it's time. I've been watching this thing play out for four years now and I am so sick of watching this happen to you. I know your scared but he's your best friend and he has no idea how you feel about him."
"Lois I really am fine. I promise. I'll get over it."
"Chlo, this has been going on for years now if you haven't gotten over it by now I doubt these feelings you have are just going to disappear."
"They're going to have to because I can't tell him."
"Because he doesn't see me like that Lois and if I tell him it'll change everything."
"I think everything between the two of you needs to change. I know you're scared but how is he ever going to know how you feel if you don't tell him?"
"He's not." she said simply.
She then walked past Lois and left the bathroom. She entered the main part of the bar and scanned the crowd looking for Oliver. When she finally spotted him her breath caught in her throat. He was standing in the corner of the room eyes fixed on the leggy brunette in front of him. She watched as Oliver reached out and ran the knuckle of his fore finger down the woman's arm slowly.
She had to get out of there. She turned and nearly ran right into Lois who had just walked up behind her. One look at her cousin's face had Lois scanning the room and when she caught sight of Oliver her eyes narrowed. She started forward but before she could make it past Chloe grabbed her cousin's arm.
"Chloe he came here with you are you really just gonna…"
"Yes that's exactly what I'm going to do. He's not my boyfriend Lois we came here as friends and nothing more, and he can do whatever he wants."
She took a deep breath and turned to head back into the party with Lois right behind her. Her eyes drifted to the corner just as the woman pulled Oliver into a passionate kiss. She felt like the wind had been knocked out of her. Now she really had to leave. She turned to Lois who's eyes are fixed on the couple in the corner.
"Lois I'm sorry but I've really got to go now. Tell Clark I'm sorry and I'll talk to him tomorrow, and tell Oliver… just tell him I got sick or something." She fled the room as fast as she could not stopping until she felt the cool spring breeze against her face.
A/N Okay just a short chapter to jump start the story. I really hope everyone liked it I must have rewritten it half a dozen times. Please review!