Title: Labels Required
Summary: Lois grows tired of waiting for Chloe and Oliver to define their relationship and decides to take mattes into her own hands
Characters: Chloe, Oliver, Lois, Clark, Bart, Victor, and AC
Pairings: Chloe/Oliver, and Lois/Clark
Word Count: 4,695
Disclaimer: I do not own Smallville or any of it's characters
Special Thanks to LJ user alxnhnt22 for making the georgeous banner for this story. Which you can see on my LJ page... Link on my profile
LJ user ihearttvsnark for pushing me to complete this story no matter how badly I wanted to scrap the whole thing.
LJ user serafina19 for suggesting episode 5x01 Definitions for my Chlollie done HIMYM style series.
Lois did her best to tune out the sound of the crowd around her as she stared at the blond pair sitting across from her. There was something different about them.
She fingered the fluorescent colored straw in her drink as she continued to study them desperate to figure out what had caused the change.
It was their body language that finally clued her in.
Chloe's cheeks were pinker then usual in fact they were displaying a full on blush and Oliver… he hadn't stopped grinning since he sat down. Add to those factors the frequent glances and knowing smiles they were shooting in each other's directions and the reason for their unusual behavior was obvious.
"Oh my God!" Lois squealed clapping her hands together excitedly. "You actually did it!"
Chloe's face paled and her eyes grew wide.
"Did what?" Clark asked lifting his drink to his lips, but Lois ignored him.
"You two had sex!"
Clark choked mid pull from his bottle spraying the area around him. "You two had sex?" He lowered the bottle back down to the table, grabbed a nearby napkin, and began to wipe up his spit out beer from the table top all the while keeping his eyes locked on them as he waited for an answer.
Lois lightly slapped at his arm and shushed him still beaming at the pair, "it was the Naked Man wasn't it? Wait to go Chlo… I'll admit when you got off the phone with me the other night I was worried you might not actually go through with it."
Chloe finally found her voice, and leaned forward, "Lois can we please talk about this later… and maybe someplace not so crowded."
"Will one of you at least admit it?"
Chloe looked at Oliver. He rolled his eyes and gave her a quick nod.
"Fine. Yes. We had sex," Chloe snapped, "now would you please just drop it?"
"Are you kidding? I've been waiting for this to happen for how long, you can't really expect me to just 'drop it'. I need details! First off…" She leaned forward and smirked, "how was it?"
Chloe groaned. "Lois…"
"Don't 'Lois' me, this is a huge deal, you and Ollie are finally together. Now we can start having double dates. Ooh, weekly double dates, and just think about it, we can get married around the same time, not a double ceremony though my wedding day is going to be all about me. Then we can get pregnant at the same time and our daughters can grow up to be best friends just like we did."
Clark chuckled lightly at his girlfriend, "you know Lois there's no way of even knowing that you'll both have girls… what if one of you ends up having a boy.
Lois scoffed, "Oh they'll be girls. Can you imagine? Our daughter will have my hair and your eyes, and their daughter will basically be a little Chloe but with Ollie's eyes and the two of them will run around the farm playing investigative reporters and uncovering all the secrets of the Kent Farm…"
Chloe glanced quickly at Oliver and noticed his suddenly stiff position. There was no doubt that Lois's musings were making him very uncomfortable. She held up her hand desperate to silence her older cousin, "Lois…"
"Of course you know that if they're half as good as Chloe and I were, we'll have to be upfront with them about all the family secrets from the get go, because like it or not they'll figure it out. It's better to be honest I think."
Chloe turned and locked eyes with Oliver silently begging for his assistance. He nodded and placed a comforting hand on her knee before speaking, "Lois!"
She smiled sheepishly at them, "sorry. I'm kinda doing that whole putting the cart before the horse thing again, huh?"
"Yes!" They both shouted at her.
Lois's timid grin turned into a full on mega watt beam, "Aw that is so cute, you guys already talk in sync."
Oliver shook his head as Chloe covered her face with her hands and fought the urge to let out a frustrated scream.
"So when do you wanna set up our first official double date… Clark and I are free this Friday."
Chloe dropped her hands from her face, "Lois before you go booking us up every Friday from now until the end of time there's something you should know." Chloe fidgeted nervously in her seat dreading Lois's certain reaction to what she was about to tell her, "Look Oliver is amazing, he really is…"
"And of course I think Chloe is to…" Oliver interjected.
Chloe smiled at him and then looked back at her cousin, "but Ollie and I talked some stuff out and decided…"
"Oh no, you better not say what I think you're going to say."
"Will you please just let me finish?"
Lois leaned forward and rested her now folded arms on the tabletop, "Fine."
"Oliver and I have decided that we're better off as friends… just friends."
"So the two of you finally did something about this tension that's been building between you for years and now you're just going to pretend it never happened?"
"Why not?" Chloe countered, "Oliver and I are both adults, and I think we're both capable of putting this behind us and going back to being just great friends and colleagues."
"But… but what about the mini Chlo-Lo?" She whined.
Chloe reached out and placed a comforting hand over her cousin's folded arms, "I'm sorry Lois, but trust me when I say it's better this way."
Lois continued to stare at the couple in front of her. She couldn't believe this was how they had ended up; she had been so certain that they were perfect together.
She shook her head at the pair and glared down at her drink…
Three Months Later…
Chloe stepped off the elevator and glanced around the clock tower apartment. Her brows furrowed when she didn't instantly see Oliver waiting for her. Normally when she and Ollie had one of their 'meetings' she barely made it inside before he was on her.
Apparently that wasn't going to happen today.
She checked the kitchen, office, and even his secret Green Arrow room before heading back toward his personal gym. As soon as she entered her jaw dropped. Oliver was barely twenty feet from her laid out on his weight bench. She felt her teeth dig into her lower lip at the sight of his muscled arms flexing as he lifted the metal bar loaded with weights above him over and over.
As her eyes traveled the length of his toned arms her gaze stopped on his hands and the tight grip they held on the bar. Suddenly she was overrun with the mental images of all the things those hands had done to her over the past few months. She loved everything about Ollie's body, what wasn't to love, but for some reason she had a special adoration for his hands. The small calluses on the tips of his pointer and middle fingers, small imperfections from years of using his natural talents to protect not just the streets of whatever town he was currently residing in but also the world as a whole. Those same calluses scratching lightly against her bare skin when he would tighten his grip on her hips as he urged her on while lying beneath her.
Chloe let out a soft moan and crossed the room toward him. She was shocked that he still wasn't aware of her presence. Oliver was always aware of his surroundings it was one of the many things that made him so amazing at his nightly excursions. She finally noticed the small buds in his ears and grinned.
Chloe stepped closer and when she was barely a foot away he finally glanced in her direction and smiled.
Lifting the bar one final time he rested it back on its cradle and pulled the buds from his ears as he sat up, "been here long?"
Chloe grabbed his small towel from the foot of the bench and tossed it at him shaking her head, "no." She moved closer and sat sideways on the bench beside him.
Oliver scooted forward and whipped one leg around trapping her in between his thighs. He leaned forward and rested his chin against her shoulder, "any trouble sneaking away from Lois?"
"No more so then usual," she turned her head and placed a soft kiss to his jaw, "I lucked out she had some super secret lead to follow and of course Clark wouldn't let her go alone… so no problem on that front either."
"That's good," he whispered against her ear. He moved his lips lower and pressed them to her pulse point before nipping the same spot gently.
Chloe's head fell back and she released a low groan. She lifted her hand and wrapped it around his neck lacing her fingers through his hair. "I gotta admit I've missed this over the past couple of weeks."
Oliver grinned against her neck, "hey don't blame me; you're the one who hasn't been able to shake your cousin."
Chloe shivered as his warm breath hit her skin before lifting her head and glaring at him playfully, "have you ever tried to get away from Lois when she thinks she's onto something… it's impossible."
"I'm aware… or are you forgetting her one woman crusade to unmask the Green Arrow Bandit."
Chloe rolled her eyes at the sour expression that crossed his face as he practically spit out his former moniker.
"Well since Lois and Clark are both otherwise occupied for awhile does that mean I can convince you to stick around for a bit?" Oliver wrapped his arms around her placing his hands on her knees. Chloe bit down hard on her lower lip as his hands traveled farther up her thighs. "You might be able to persuade me." She replied breathlessly.
Oliver's hands continued their journey and only stopped when they rested against her stomach, "only might be?" he teased running the pad of his thumb back and forth over the button of her jeans. "I'll tell you right now if you leave before I've finished with you I might have to arrange for Green Arrow to whisk you away to a nearby rooftop tonight."
Chloe covered his hand with hers. "This might come as a shock to you but offering up your leather clad alter ego for a night as punishment isn't exactly the best way to get what you want. In fact that 'threat' might just be the thing that tempts me into leaving."
Oliver's eyes widened, "really? I had no idea you were so kinky…" His other hand left her hip and gripped her hair pulling her head to the side. "If you wanted some one on one time with Arrow all you had to do was ask."
Chloe's body shuddered when he popped open her pants and his hand went straight into her panties, "Oh God Ollie." She panted at the contact.
"Do you have any idea what these last couple of weeks have been like?"
She tried to answer but as she opened her mouth she felt those amazing calloused fingers graze against her clit, and instead of actual words all she could manage was a guttural moan as she began to thrust her hips against his hand.
"You waltz around league meetings in damn skirts knowing how long it's been and actually expect me to be able to concentrate."
Finally finding her voice she chuckled, "there's nothing wrong with my skirts." He applied more pressure making her throw her head back and gasp, "I'll have you know they're completely professional."
"Hmmm, well why don't I show you some of the things those 'professional skirts of yours make me think about doing to you."
Chloe's eyes fell shut as she prepared for what was sure to be hours of him doing just that.
Clark stood perfectly still waiting for the elevator to reach Oliver's apartment as he watched his girlfriend tap her foot anxiously against the marble floor.
"Would you mind telling me what exactly we're doing here?" Clark asked, "You told me you had a hot lead."
"And that lead has something to do with Oliver?"
"In a way." She answered vaguely.
Clark moved in front of her and pressed the emergency stop button. He turned and stared down at her, "If you want my help in this you're gonna have to give me some kind of details Lois."
She sighed and glared up at him, "Okay here's the deal. Chloe's seeing somebody."
"I don't know." She admitted pursing her lips tightly.
Chloe had been pretty tight lipped about her recent change in relationship status, her cousin hadn't even told her she was seeing someone, but Lois had no doubt there was a new man in Chloe's life. She'd even spent the last two weeks sticking to little cousin like glue hoping that Chloe would confide something to her about her new guy, or even catch some clue about his identity herself, but if there was one thing Chloe Sullivan was good at it was keeping a secret and this one was no exception.
There was one thing she did know though, no matter who this guy was he wasn't right for her cousin. No, her cousin was meant for someone else. Someone who was a justice seeker and had an extreme fondness for green leather… even if neither of them were willing to take the leap and go for it. Ever since her two favorite blondes had sat across from her three months prior and dropped the bomb informing her that they had no desire to start up an actual relationship she'd been holding out hope that they would eventually come to their senses. Whoever this guy that her little cousin was seeing was risked that. Add in the fact that Chloe had been seeing him for awhile now only solidified Lois's concerns. This whole development left her only one option… Oliver. She had no doubt that as soon as he heard that Chloe was starting a relationship with someone new he'd finally step up his game and put an end to all this madness once and for all.
"Are you gonna tell me what Oliver has to do with all this?"
Lois avoided his gaze and reached past him to restart the elevator but he held his hand out to stop her, "Oh I get it. You're gonna march in there, tell Oliver all your theories and what… hope he realizes he has feelings for Chloe?"
Lois glared at him, "First of all don't mock my plan…"
"Scheme," he corrected.
"And second," she continued ignoring his verbal jab, "I don't have to worry about Oliver realizing his feelings for her; he already knows how he feels. He's just too stubborn or possibly even stupid to do anything about it."
"I don't know about that Lois…"
"Then explain to me why our favorite playboy hasn't been in the game lately?"
"Well that could just be because…" He paused trying to think of a logical reason why Oliver had been so absent from the dating scene.
"Exactly!" She reached around him and restarted the elevator.
"You do realize that Chloe's gonna kill us for this, right?" Clark mumbled.
Lois waved him off, "please she'll be too busy getting busy to worry about getting even with us."
The doors opened and Clark shook his head as Lois passed him and stormed into Oliver's apartment. As soon as they entered they heard muffled groans coming from the direction of Oliver's work out room.
"You hear that," Lois asked pointing toward the back of the apartment, "that's the sound of our friend working out all his built up frustrations." She marched toward the noises.
Clark cocked his eyebrow as his super hearing picked up on the sound of a low feminine moan mixed in with the louder groans Lois was hearing, "Um Lois…" he called trying to stop her. The sudden whimper of his friends name from a very familiar voice startled him, "I don't think you should go back there." He said reaching out and gently grabbing his girlfriends arm
Lois shrugged off his hand and continued down the hall, "Please Clark I've seen Oliver in all his work out glory more times then I can count." She stopped as soon as she reached the open door to the gym. She couldn't believe her eyes right in front of her were her two blonde friends. Chloe's head was thrown back against Oliver's shoulder and Oliver's hand was rapidly moving inside her cousin's pants. "Oh My God!" She shrieked.
Oliver's movements instantly stilled and Chloe's eyes shot open as Lois's gaze darted back and forth between the pair. She was so shocked at the scene in front of her she couldn't speak, something that very rarely happened to Lois Lane.
The silence in the room was palpable, and was only finally broken by the sound of Chloe's panties snapping back into place as Oliver pulled his hand away from her.
Chloe couldn't hold back her cringe when she noticed Clark's hand reach into the room, grab Lois gently by the wrist and pull her back into the hallway.
As Clark led her down the hallway back toward the living room Lois finally found her voice and called to them over her shoulder, "would the two of you mind coming into the living room… I think there's some things we need to talk about.
Chloe sat perfectly still her mouth hanging open as she watched Clark tug her cousin from the room. She raised her hands to her face to cover her burning cheeks, and stood from the bench as she quickly zipped and slipped the button back through the hole in her pants.
Oliver stood from the bench and adjusted himself silently cursing Lois and Clark for interrupting the first bit of private time he'd had with Chloe in weeks. He kept his eyes fixed on her trying to gauge her response to their unexpected outing. The one thing that Chloe had insisted on when they'd started this thing they were doing was that no one was to know. He cringed inwardly. He was fairly certain that now that their secret was out Chloe would call the whole thing off. After several long minutes and still no response from her he reached out and placed his hand over her arm, "hey, you okay."
Chloe glanced over her shoulder at him and smiled weakly, "yeah," she gave him a short nod and shrugged off his hand, "we should probably get out there." Her voice was soft and uncertain.
He pulled his hand back and ran it nervously over the back of his neck, "what are we gonna tell them?"
"The truth," she answered simply.
"Are you sure that's the best idea?"
She finally turned to look at him, "I don't really see another option given what Lois saw and everything Clark most likely heard…"
Oliver couldn't hold back his grimace He hadn't even thought about Clark's super hearing, "lets go." He held out his hand and she stared down at him a furrow in her brow. "What?"
Chloe crossed her arms over her chest defensively, "Unless you want her to insist that things are different then they are I think it's best to stay clear of things like holding hands."
Oliver nodded, "right," he shoved his hands into his pockets and cocked his head toward the door, "well best to get it over with."
Chloe pursed her lips and turned on her heel without another word.
Oliver stared at the Chloe's back as she exited the room and made her way down the hall. When she entered the living room she held her head high and greeted her cousin as if the last ten minutes hadn't happened.
"Hey Lois. Where's Clark?" she asked lightly sitting down on the couch and glancing around the room.
"Something came up."
"Oh…" Chloe swallowed heavily, "well what's up?"
Lois gawked at her, "What's up? You mean besides Ollie," She lowered her gaze to Oliver's pants then glanced back at her cousin knowingly.
Chloe couldn't hold back her blush and glanced down at her hands, "besides that?"
"Plenty," Lois continued, "Why don't you come sit with us Ollie?" She suggested with false sweetness.
Oliver rolled his eyes and sat down beside Chloe all the while glaring at the brunette now sitting across from them.
Lois leaned back and crossed her legs getting in full reporter interrogation mode, "so has this thing been going on all along?"
Chloe clenched her teeth and mirrored her cousin's position, "Yes," she ground out.
"How did I not know this? I must really be off my game." She said more to herself then to them.
"You didn't find out because we didn't want you to," Oliver answered before Chloe could respond.
Lois waved him off, "but I knew… I knew something was up. The two of you were handling this whole 'one night stand' thing way too well." She smirked, "and then Chloe's suddenly got a secret boyfriend… It all makes sense now. What I can't figure out is why you wanted it to stay a secret." When neither of them responded she shot them both a playful glared, "you know I'm furious that you guys lied to me but just knowing that you're really together makes me forgive you."
Lois squealed excitedly, "I just can't believe it," she leaned forward resting her folded arms on her crossed knees, "so now that everything's out in the open… when do I get the first official interview with Oliver Queen and his new girlfriend?" The final word came out in a sing song voice and Chloe and Oliver both involuntarily tensed at it.
"Whoa, hold on there a minute Lo…" Chloe replied lifting up her hand.
"Yeah you need to slow down…" Oliver chimed in.
"I am not Oliver's…"
"Crazy. That's what that is." Chloe finished his thought.
Lois looked back and forth between them her mouth hanging open. "I'm confused," she said shaking her head and pinching the bridge of her nose. "You said you've been together for over three months."
"No… You said we've been together. All we admitted to was that what we were doing back there," Chloe jutted her thumb in the direction of the gym, "had been going on for over three months." Lois opened her mouth to ask more questions but Chloe hurried on, "Oliver and I haven't…" She looked over at him pleading for help.
"We haven't really defined anything." He piped in finishing her thought.
"Exactly." Chloe agreed with a small grin.
"You've never defined anything?" Lois shrieked.
Chloe leaned forward, "Look… Oliver and I don't have any desire to complicate things by forcing labels and definitions onto what we're doing."
"Besides," Oliver interrupted, "Chloe and I like things the way they are."
"Especially the sneaking around part, that was kinda fun," Chloe teased shooting him a mischievous grin.
"Just kinda?" he asked leaning closer to her.
"More then kinda… especially that one time…"
"Hold on" Lois snapped, "as much as I'm dying to hear the details and believe me… I am and I will hear plenty of them later," she glared at Chloe pointedly, "there are other things we need to talk about first."
"Like?" Chloe asked finally turning away from Oliver and locking eyes with her cousin.
"How about the fact that the two of you need to have some kind of conversation about what exactly is going on between you."
"Why?" Chloe demanded, "Oliver just told you we like things the way they are… besides" she continued with a flippant wave of her hand, "we both hate having unnecessary talks like that."
"Unnecessary? Unnecessary? How can the two of you not realize that what you're doing could end up causing irrevocable damage to your friendship?"
Chloe snorted, "Irrevocable… did you get that one from your word of the day calendar," Chloe grumbled.
Lois pointed at her cousin and glared, "Don't think for a second that breaking out the best of your snark and insulting me is gonna make me stop Chlo. The two of you really need to figure this thing out. You need to figure out what you mean to one another."
Chloe scoffed as Oliver rolled his eyes, "we knew you'd say that," Oliver replied. "That's why we didn't tell you," Chloe added.
Lois stood from her chair and threw her arm into the air. "Unbelievable!" She moved forward until she was standing right in front of them, "Ok. Whether the two of you like it or not you need to figure this thing out… You have to have the relationship talk." She turned on her heel and stormed away from the pair certain that if she stayed in the same room with them a moment longer she'd end up slamming their heads together in a fit of frustration.