A/N: This little story was inspired by the Finale. Personally, I believed that Clark's vows were more fitting to Chloe than to Lois, but that's just me.
Disclaimer: I own nothing, but the story. (Which may or may not be a One-Shot, still undecided)
With a sigh, the blond beauty looked at herself in the mirror, "Only two more days and I will finally say goodbye." In only two more days would her first love, and probably true love, marry her dear cousin, Lois Lane.
For Chloe Sullivan, life had never been the easiest but then again she wouldn't have changed any of it because it led her to be part of her beloved Clark's life. Maybe the only thing she would change would be the role she had to take for the upcoming wedding, instead of being the bridesmaid, to be the actual bride. But that was only wishful thinking. She took a glance at the man that was lying on her bed, the handsome blond archer, Oliver Queen.
She smiled at the sight.
Ollie, was a wonderful man, and after much tribulation and apocalyptic events, Chloe learned to love this man. He was a blessing in her life and he made her very happy. Nonetheless… the Man of Steal still haunted her dreams, and made her heart skip a beat every once in a while. After that thought Chloe quickly chastised herself, how dare she think of her best friend Clark in that way! Sure she had feelings for him, key word being had. When would it become clear for her that Clark would never be for her, he would never love her, in the romantic way at least. Try to make a stubborn heart understand that. She felt disgusted at the thought that she still had feelings for her best friend. After all he would marry another woman, her dearest cousin Lois nonetheless!
Chloe took a quick shower and then got dressed to see Clark and ask him how everything went with his proposal to Lois. Over the years, Chloe had learned how to cover up her feelings for a certain Kryptonian, and to a certain extent she learned to fool herself into believing that she no longer loved him. Unfortunately, even thought the feelings were buried and locked up in her heart, that didn't mean they weren't there anymore.
Chloe arrived at the Kent Barn in the early morning and saw Clark sitting in the table with many papers around, some were crumpled, others were ripped and he had others that were a little messy, all of this was amusing to the blond.
"I see you have some trouble, mind if I help?" she took a seat in front of Clark and grabbed a paper at random and read out loud "I, Clark Kent,…" that was all that was written in that particular paper. Chloe chuckled, "Writing the vows I see. So I'm guessing she said yes."
Clark sighed and took off his glasses, "No. She said no, because she felt like she was stopping me from my true potential." Chloe felt bad about asking, she was certain that Lois would say yes because she really loved Clark, so her answer was somewhat unexpected. "But I'm not giving up that easily."
There was the Clark Kent she knew and love, "That's my Clark, I'm sure Lois is just feeling a little insecure, but you know she loves you." She took his hand and smiled sweetly at him. "If she is still being stubborn, just let me know and I'll knock some sense into her." She said teasingly.
Clark chuckled in response, "As you can see I'm having trouble writing these vows, who knew they were so difficult to write? Even for a reporter for heaven's sake!" the last part was said with faked exaggeration.
"That's why I'm here." She started questioning Clark about the things he liked about Lois, why he wanted to marry her, what he expected from a life time partner, and then he wrote some drafts but liked none.
Chloe's phone rang and she excused herself for a while. Meanwhile, the one and only Clark Kent took out a piece of paper that was very old, crumpled but readable, from his pocket. It was a paper that he held very dear to him, Chloe's letter from years ago. He read the last sentence which was one of his favorites.
"I may not be the one you love today, but I'll let you go for now, hoping one day you'll fly back to me. Because I think you're worth the wait."
He took a look at Chloe, he was aware that she loved him all those years ago, and in truth, at some point in his life he returned her feelings, but his timing was always off. He often wondered if she still loved him, but knowing that she was now with Oliver, he was almost certain that was not the case. If only he knew how wrong he was. He smiled, with an emotion unreadable at Chloe and even though she was speaking with Oliver she smiled back. In the spur of the moment he began writing and in less than five minutes he had written his vows, and finally liked what he had written.
He was going to proof read but in the first sentence he had made a fatal mistake. He heard Chloe saying her goodbyes to Oliver and he quickly shoved both the letter and his vows inside his pockets before the blond came back in.
"I'm sorry Clark, but Oliver needs my help, something about the catering for the wedding." She gathered her stuff and placed some of the drafts in the trash can, "I'll be back in a few hours, but before I leave, how are the vows coming along?"
He ran a hand through his hair and answered, "I got it covered," he smiled nervously at her.
"Good, give them to me," she said in her usual bossy tone.
He instantly got even more nervous, Chloe must not read them, not yet. "Uhm. I just need to clear a couple of details."
"I see. I will pick them up when I come back, I'll need them to show my hard headed cousin that you truly care about her." She gave Clark a kiss on the cheek and opened the door, but before she stepped outside…
"Chloe," he raised his voice a little, but not to the point of shouting, she turned around and waited for him to proceed, "if the circumstances had been different," he paused and searched for the right words, "if I had asked you to marry me, after knowing my secret and everything that we have been through, and you knowing of my hero responsibilities wha—"
She smiled with some sort of melancholy, "Yes. I would have said yes, without a shadow of doubt." She left the blue eyed man standing with a surprised expression. Chloe walked quickly to her car and started the engine, before speeding off she looked at the Kent residence and wiped one tear that escaped her beautiful emerald orbs.
Clark could not believe what he had heard. He sat down and tried to process the information, Chloe would have said 'yes'? Just like that? Does that mean that she still loves him? No. That would be absurd. He took out again the letter and his vows and he placed them on the table. He began reading his vows…
"I, Clark Kent, take you, Chloe Sullivan, to be my companion, forever. With you by my side I will never be alone. Though the world sees a strong and independent woman, I've never known someone with such gentle grace and more pure heart. When I've been lost you've always been there to bring me back, so on this day, at this moment, I pledge the rest of my life to you. You've always believed in me, and I believe in you. When you believe in someone it's not for a minute, or just for now, its forever."
Maybe writing Chloe's name instead of Lois' might not have been a mistake after all.