Season 6 (a little AU)
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"It's awfully cold outside, Chloe. Here's some hot chocolate to warm you up."
"Thanks, farmboy. But I'd rather have coffee."
"It's almost midnight. You don't need the caffeine."
"Caffeine doesn't affect me, Clark. You know that."
"Uh-huh. Who was it who called me at three in the morning last week because she couldn't get to sleep?"
"I was working on a story. I was wired with excitement. It had absolutely nothing to do with the four triple cappuccinos I had."
"Yeah. Sure. Let's just stick with hot chocolate, okay? Here, I'll start the fire up for you. Have a seat on the couch and warm up."
"Thanks. Mmmm. This hot chocolate is pretty good."
"Not that I'm not always happy to see you, Chlo, but why did you come over so late?"
"I just wanted to talk."
"Um... okay. But you've never cuddled up to me quite this way when we talk..."
"Well, I've been thinking."
"About our, you know, friendship."
"Our... ohhhhh. You've never done that when we talk, either."
"Maybe I should have done this a long time ago, Clark."
"See, I've been drinking coffee all this time, and never really given hot chocolate a chance. But hot chocolate is nice. Better than nice. It tastes good, and it's really... sweet."
"It doesn't make me nervous or edgy. It just makes me warm and happy inside. I think that's a good thing."
"And I think maybe I'd like to switch over to something that's sweet and good, but that doesn't keep me awake at nights, worrying and jittering, the way Jimmy-- I mean, coffee-- did before we broke up."
"I think hot chocolate might fit the bill nicely. I really like it a lot. I might even be falling in love with it. Besides, it's not just sweet. It's hot, too. Really hot."
"Anyway, I figure it can't hurt to give it a try. Change is good. Right?"
"And in the morning... well, I'll see if I still want to keep drinking hot chocolate then."
"You aren't going to want to go back to coffee. Trust me."
"I think you're right. And I think maybe I'll sleep better, too."
"Actually... I don't think you're going to sleep at all."
"Hmmm, I like that idea. Hey! Why are you carrying me upstairs?"
"You know perfectly well why."
"Yeah, but you left my mug down by the couch, and I'm still chilly."
"Don't worry about it, Chloe. I'll keep you warm."
"For the rest of the night?"
"And tomorrow too, if you want. And even the next day. And maybe even the day after that. Unless you get bored or something."
"I'm pretty sure I'm not going to get bored. I think I officially have a new addiction. I'm going to come over for hot chocolate every night."
"Mmmm. I'm glad to hear it. Because I think I have a new addiction, too."
"Or to this?"
"Mnnnnhhh. No... to you, Chloe. Because you're hot and sweet, too."
"Actually, I'm not all that sweet. Sweet girls don't do this."
"Oh, my God."
"OhmyGodChloyou'regoingtokillme. Okay, I take it back. You're not exactly sweet, but I'm addicted to you anyway. Maybe I always was, and just didn't know it."
"I'm glad you know it now."
"Yeah. So am I."