Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Conquered, Chapter 4

Kal-El, Chloe AU
Rating: Adult. If you're under eighteen, please go elsewhere now.
Disclaimer: These characters belong to the CW and DC Comics, not to me.
Read the previous chapter here.
Read the story from the beginning here.

Chloe spent the rest of the afternoon-- if the term afternoon had any meaning in space-- pacing Kal-El's quarters. The doors wouldn't open for her, and she found no other way out, not even a-- what did they call it on Star Trek? A Jefferies Tube? There were small slots for ventilation in the walls, but they were much too small to crawl through. There was a window, but even if she could somehow manage to open it, that would clearly be a bad idea, since through it she could see endless, empty space dotted with stars.

Eventually, she tried prying at the two halves of the door, then throwing her weight against it, but it didn't budge. She tried again, and again, but to no avail. She was pretty sure the door was sneering at her.

By the time Kal-El returned, she was bored out of her mind.

"Hello, Chloe," he said politely as he walked into the room. She tried to zip past him, but he was ready for her, and grabbed her by the scruff of her neck.

He pulled her back into his quarters, very gently, and smiled at her as the door closed behind him.

"Even if you can somehow accomplish escape, it will do you no good, Chloe. We are light years away from any planet."

She seethed with frustration, glaring up at him. "I don't care," she growled. "I'm not staying on this ship."

"Of course you are," he said mildly, seeming unaffected by her anger. He walked to a large armchair and sank down in it with a sigh, looking oddly like any guy coming home after a nine to five day. He leaned his head back and closed his eyes. "So, what did you do to occupy the time while I was gone?"

"I did nothing," she snapped. "I was bored out of my mind."

His eyes opened, and he looked at her in puzzlement. "But I left you with..." His voice trailed off, and he looked abashed. "I did not think to teach you how to use the console. I am sorry, Chloe."

Once again, the incongruity of an evil alien overlord apologizing to her struck her. She tilted her head on one side and studied him. Kal-El seemed, oddly, like a decent guy.

"Why do you conquer planets?" she asked.

He blinked at the abruptness of the question. "It is my job," he said simply. "My duty. I do what General Zod commands."

"Have your people always been this way?"

"No," he answered, and she thought she saw a shadow of guilt in his eyes. "There was a time when we left other cultures in peace, when we traded with them and exchanged technology. But when General Zod came to power..."

"So why do you do what this General Zod guy tells you to do?"

"He has the backing of the Kryptonian Council. They are the duly elected leaders of the planet. If they command, I obey."

"Even if you know it's wrong?"

She could see his shoulders stiffen slightly. "It is not wrong. When we conquer a planet with a yellow sun, we obtain certain... benefits. Those planets were created for us. Therefore it is logical for us to take them."

She glared at him. "News flash, buddy. Earth was created for humans, not a bunch of aliens from a galaxy far, far away."

He sighed and closed his eyes again, looking a bit like a henpecked husband. "Chloe," he said, sounding weary, "I do not wish to argue. Shall we share dinner?"

"And then the bed? I notice there's only one of them."

"You will have to sleep in my bed, yes."

"Because there isn't another bed somewhere on the ship?"

His eyes slid away, and she knew she'd scored another point. "The Kridol is the flagship of the fleet," he said shortly. "So yes, there are many beds available for dignitaries. But you will not sleep elsewhere, Chloe. I forbid it. You are mine."

She glared at him. "Get this through your thick alien skull, Kal-El. I am not yours."

He rose to his feet, so that he loomed over her, and glared right back.

"We'll see about that," he said.

*****

Kal-El was tired. The conquering of Earth had been a successful operation, with no serious errors made, and yet in the aftermath of taking a planet, he always found himself exhausted. Perhaps it was the sense of responsibility he felt for a planet's population, the fear that some underling might make an error when armed with unaccustomed strength, and kill some of the natives. That fear rested heavily upon him, every time.

Or perhaps he suffered simply from the loss of the powers his people developed under the yellow sun. He sometimes wished he could remain on the planets he conquered, to let himself bask in the golden rays of the sun for days and soak up its energy, to enjoy the powers his body developed. To have fun with those powers.

But it was not to be so. He could not allow himself the luxury of fun, nor could he allow himself and his crew to remain on an occupied planet for long. Their duty lay elsewhere.

Nevertheless, the upshot was that he was but an ordinary man here on the Kridol, not a superman, and his body no longer sang with energy and pulsed with power. His body was simply tired.

He stepped toward Chloe, and she skittered back.

"You promised," she reminded him.

"I will not force you," he answered. "I had in mind only to... convince you."

"Nuh-uh." She shook her head firmly. "Hands off, buddy."

He sighed. This woman and her peculiar beliefs. She would not even let him burn off a trifle of the sexual energy that burned inside him. It was frustrating.

"Very well," he said with a shrug, trying to sound indifferent. He turned away from her and began to unfasten his jumpsuit. In the mirror, he saw her gaping at him.

"What exactly are you doing?"

He looked into the mirror and met her eyes there.

"Taking my clothes off," he answered.

More to come...

21 comments:

IsabellaChloe said...

very very beautiful!! Fantastic and awesome!! Kal - El is sooo sweet!! XD


By from Italy, Isabella ^_^

Anonymous said...

Kal is so sweet! Fantastic chapter!!

DeeDee said...

Now that's one way to get the girl interested. When in doubt: strip. Especially when you've got a bod like Kal-El's. ;-)

Thanks so much for working on this one, Elly - it's one of my favourites!

erika said...

i am so pleased that you are updating this particular fic. I obviously enjoy all your work but this one is a particular favorite of mine. i love seeing this side of Kal.
great job as always

Anonymous said...

thank god you put up a new chapter! keep writing more.

Rhonda said...

Thanks for the update on this. I'm sure it won't be long now before Kal-El wears her down.

soap-fan79 said...

Kal is such a good man when will Chole see that..I love the banter bw them great update

Anonymous said...

Ok update soon please, i love this story!

Anonymous said...

You are certainly leaving this on an evil (for me) cliffhanger! Naked Kal! /panting with anticipation/

Good fic, write more soon!
Sincerely, IolantheAlias

Anonymous said...

More more more! I love this fic! Please update soon!

Anonymous said...

i have been waiting for an update on this for so long - so THANK YOU for posting a new chapter!!! PPMS!!!

DeeDee said...

Joining the chants of MOAR! MOAR!!

Please update (when you can!)

Regards,
Dee.

Anonymous said...

Elly, where are you? On vacations already? lol!!!Please, don't leave us here without your updates!Specially this one!The story is just warming up!!!

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to read more of this!

Anonymous said...

Elly - Loved this idea! Please continue soon!

thepuppeteer said...

I'm really looking forward to a new chapter to this. And I'm not very patient either -_-'

MORE !!!

MK Piatkowski said...

Ok, I know you've got a million stories on the go but I'd really like to see you come back to this one. It's an intriguing premise and I want to see how you're going to change them both.

Anonymous said...

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE CONTINUE THIS WAS I REALLY WANNA WHAT HAPPENS

selene2 said...

Thank you so much for sharing this story.

OMG! This is exactly the type of story that I was looking for! This story is fantastic. I am going to join in the choruses for more please. (whenever you have the time!)

*loves*

AV said...

First... I want to see this alien overlord undress...
Second... Of course, I would love for you to update this. It's been a very straining week for me in regards to WIPs :-(
I'm starting to think when someone loses interst in finishing a story, they should offer the task to a willing party... :-)
Anywho, hope to see you update this, and if not... I'll just have to day dream about how Kal-El would go about convincing Chloe Sullivan to sleep with him.

Esther Mawhinney said...

I really like this fanfic. Never though about Kal in this way and thought it was really cool. Hopefully you can update soon.