Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Land of Confusion, Chapter 10

Season 6, following my story "Wherever You Will Go"
Rating: PG-13
Disclaimer: These characters belong to the CW and DC Comics, not to me.
Read Chapter 9 here.
Read the story from the beginning here.

Ollie watched as a huge smile of relief crossed the "alien's" features, and something loosened inside his chest. Whatever this guy was, he was really and truly friends with Bart Allen. That much was clear.

"Hey," the alien said softly. "How ya doin', Bart?"

"Just great." Impulse sounded like he was trying for his old snark, but not managing it very well. "Check out my digs, man. Top of the line hotel, huh?"

The alien's smile wavered. "Better than mine," he said.

"Oh, yeah? Where you livin', Stretch?"

"A barn."

Impulse laughed out loud. "Still?"

A wry smile from the alien. "I guess I'm just kind of drawn to them," he answered.

"You got the hot tamale with you?"

Ollie's eyebrows lifted. So the alien had a sidekick, or a girlfriend, or something. Interesting.

"No," Clark said. "I wouldn't let her come along. I wanted her to stay safe."

"Dude. No place is safe."

"True," the alien admitted. "But Metropolis is the worst. She's not here."

"Actually," a new voice drawled, "she is."

Ollie spun, automatically yanking an arrow out of his quiver. But he stopped himself before he could nock it. A dark-haired woman-- hardly more than a girl, really-- stood there. He wondered how the hell she'd gotten past his people.

He looked her over. She was pretty, with huge golden eyes and a decided chin, but too thin, as most people were nowadays. Her thinness emphasized the the small but unmistakable bulge at her waistline. She was pregnant.

Pregnant with a half-alien child?

The alien got to his feet. "Chloe," he said, holding out a hand to her. "I told you to stay put."

"I never do what I'm told. You should know that by now." She shot him a flashing smile, then moved forward, putting her hand into his and looking up into his eyes.

"You were in trouble," she told him. "I had to come."

Ollie cocked his head, wondering if maybe she was another alien. He wasn't sure how she could have known the big guy was in trouble otherwise. Then again, plenty of people had weird abilities. His ragtag group was proof of that.

He took a step toward them and held out his hand. "I don't think we've met. I'm Arrow."

She looked at his face, and blinked. He had the impression she'd recognized him despite the mask, but she didn't say anything, only took his hand courteously.

"Are you the one who was hurting Clark?" she asked. Her voice was even and polite, without a trace of rancor. "The one who scared him?"

He shrugged. "Didn't have much choice," he answered. "I'd heard he was dangerous."

She looked him straight in the eyes. Her expression never changed, and he never saw her knee move, but suddenly he was doubled over, grunting in pain. She'd caught him square in the balls, and despite the protection of his leather outfit, it hurt.

"Don't you ever hurt him again," she snarled with sudden fierceness.

Ollie went to his knees, still gasping for breath.

It occurred to him that she might be the dangerous one.

More to come...


Tracey L said...

Yay! I am so excited to see this story continuing! I absolutely loved the part with Bart recognizing Clark, it was so adorable and I hope Bart can bounce back after what's been done to him, especially after he sees Chloe.

I can't wait for more!

Anonymous said...

LOL! I think Ollie needs a lot more people to kick him in the balls to make him into a half decent hero.

MonicaOP said...

Awesome!! Is been so long since you posted any of this story!!! Thanks!!!

Love it!! Be well :)

Mariko said...

Loved this update! But I'm going to be a brat and complain that it was way too short. I hope it was a tease for more!

Bart's condition broke my heart. :( I'm glad to see the team slowly but surely coming together.

MOAR please!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the update! I love this story and am glad to see it continue!


Anonymous said...

((flails at the amazing awsomeness that is this new chapter))

DeeDee said...

Finally, Chlark are reunited!

I love Chloe - speaking all nicely and sweetly to Oliver, right before slamming him in the 'nads. Brilliant. :-D

Lovely update on my favourite series of yours, Elly!

kai said...

wonderful, so glad u decided to continue! great work :)

Shron said...

Thanks Elly for the update...I loved my girl Chloe retaliating for Ollie hurting our man. And I always loved the way Bart and Clark connect. You have made my day with all the updates...
reading, reading and enjoying.

DeeDee said...

So when are we gonna get more of this one, huh? Huh?? You can see it's been sorely missed! :-)

Joyce said...

I'm really enjoying this series, more soon please.

Anonymous said...

I keep coming back to this story hoping against hope that you've posted a new chapter. So here's an official request... Update please. the trust me seies is definitely my favourite!

kai said...

I absolutely love this fic. any chance you may continue it???

Karel_Jones said...

hell hath no fury like that of a Woman scorned and chloe is one hell of a woman. how do you get updeates anyway.

Kalin said...

Okay so this is the greatest series i've ever read. it's a shame the writers couldn't take a leaf out of your book because the storyline, characters and relevance of everything in this series is incredible. Can you PLEASE continue it, i re-fresh this page all the time hoping that there is more to read.

kai said...

Hello EllyF.

I love ur Trust Me series. I know ur not doing much SV anymore, but anychance u might decide to contine 'Land of cofusion'? terrific story.

I'm sure im not the only one who misses ue sv contribution to our day.

thanks for all the great work :)


Anonymous said...

loved your trust me series sad I got all the way to the end and it was unfinished