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18 May 2010 @ 05:22 pm
ficlet: the right choice  
Title: The Right Choice
Fandom: Smallville
Pairing/Character(s): Chloe/Oliver, Clark/Lois
Rating: PG
Disclaimer: don't own anything; all characters belong to CW/DC Comics
Word Count: 451
Spoilers/Warnings: none/none
Summary: Chloe hates roses.
Author's Notes: For my theechochorus table, prompt: flowers

Chloe Sullivan had a secret: she hated roses. Every single failed relationship she had been in involved roses. They’d buy them for her and while she would outwardly act grateful, secretly, she disliked the flower. Sure, they were beautiful, but Chloe had always thought they were a bit overrated.

It was one thing Lois and she had in common: her cousin also disliked roses. But while Lois leaned toward purple lilies, Chloe preferred a different type of flower. Ever since she was a kid, she loved tulips and not just any kind of tulips. She specifically liked white ones.

It was an odd choice, but then again, she had never been exactly normal. While growing up, Chloe felt kind of like a tulip … overlooked and overshadowed while boys leaned toward the “roses”. It was a feeling she had never ever really grown out of.

After Jimmy’s death, Chloe didn’t date much. She had a few relationships, but nothing long-lasting. One thing they all had in common: they bought her roses. Sometimes, she tried to bring up the fact that she loved tulips, but it seemed like none of them ever remembered.

Sometimes, she envied Lois, who had found her soul mate in Clark. He knew Lois’s flower preference and ever so often, when she visited her cousin at the Planet, she’d see a bouquet of purple lilies sitting on her desk.

Chloe wondered if she would ever find a man who’d know her like that.

When Oliver Queen asked her out, Chloe had a dozen reasons to say no. He dated Lois, they were friends, they worked together … but one puppy dog look from him and she found herself saying ‘yes’.

After all, if she was honest with herself, she has kind of had a crush on Oliver since they had first met in Clark’s barn. Besides, one date wouldn’t hurt, right? It’s not like it would go anywhere anyway.

She picked out an emerald green dress that brought out her eyes and when he showed up for their date, she was ready.

“You look beautiful,” he said, his gaze admiring. The look in his eyes made her blush.

“Thanks, you don’t look so bad yourself,” she managed and boy was that an understatement.

“These are for you,” he said, and she waited, expecting him to reveal roses. What he did hand her had Chloe’s eyes widening.

It wasn’t until much later did Oliver learn the real reason why Chloe jumped up and kissed him. But at the moment, he certainly wasn’t complaining.

And years later, when her kids asked her how she knew their father was “the one”, she’d simply say, “It was because he bought me tulips.”
 
 
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bradygirl_12: yellow rosesbradygirl_12 on May 19th, 2010 01:24 am (UTC)
Aww, so sweet! :)

I like all kinds of flowers, but I'm afraid I'm pretty boring. Yellow roses are my fave! ;)
svgurl: chlollie b&wsvgurl on May 19th, 2010 02:07 am (UTC)
I'm so glad you liked it! :D

I like all kinds of flowers, but I'm afraid I'm pretty boring. Yellow roses are my fave! ;)
I'm with you ... I love roses. I like all colors, but especially pretty purple ones. ;)

Thanks so much for reading and taking the time to review! :)
saavikam77: Clark Blue Rosessaavikam77 on May 19th, 2010 02:10 am (UTC)
^______^

Another sweet one. LOVE IT! :D It's a special man that bothers to remember your flower preferences.
svgurl: chlollie b&wsvgurl on May 19th, 2010 02:51 am (UTC)
I'm so glad you liked it! :)

It's a special man that bothers to remember your flower preferences.
*nods* I agree! And I think both Clark & Ollie would fall into that category. ;)

Thanks so much for reading and taking the time to comment! :D
Natasha: Chlollie{ga-wt}tehzo on May 19th, 2010 08:59 am (UTC)
… but one puppy dog look from him and she found herself saying ‘yes’

Yeah, I can easily imagine that :). I love that when he hands her the flowers, she jumps him!

And I haven't mentioned it before, but lots of love for you writing Chlollie!
svgurl: chlollie b&wsvgurl on May 19th, 2010 11:29 pm (UTC)
Yup, nobody can resist Ollie. And really, who would want to? ;)

I love that when he hands her the flowers, she jumps him!
I could just picture it in my head. I'm glad that it didn't turn out OOC or anything, I was a little worried about that one.

And I haven't mentioned it before, but lots of love for you writing Chlollie!
Yay! That makes me happy. You're my inspiration to write Chlollie. &hearts I wish I could write something longer for you, but until my muses cooperate, I'll keep going with the drabbles. :D

Thanks so much for reading and reviewing! :)
Natasha: Chlollie{blue}tehzo on May 21st, 2010 12:38 am (UTC)
Yeah, I didn't think it was OOC. It was funny and adorable and Ollie's so gonna bring tulips the next time so he can get the same reaction. ;)

Aw, that's sweet of you. Regardless, what you've written already is incredibly awesome enough for me. You should know how easy I am when it comes to Chloe and Oliver! :) Your drabbles make me happy.
svgurl: chlollie s9svgurl on May 21st, 2010 07:04 pm (UTC)
Oh, yeah, I definitely can imagine Ollie doing it again. He's probably fill her apartment with tulips, just to test the limits. ;)

You should know how easy I am when it comes to Chloe and Oliver! :) Your drabbles make me happy.
Yay! Well, I'm doing the 15pairings challenge so there will be definitely some Chlollie on that one, which is longer. My muses just need to behave. *glares at them* But aww, I'm glad they make you happy.. I will definitely keep writing them then! :D

Edited at 2010-05-21 07:04 pm (UTC)
eternal_moonieeternal_moonie on May 24th, 2010 12:04 am (UTC)
Wow! This Chlollie fic is great!!

Well done honey!
svgurl: chlollie s9svgurl on May 24th, 2010 12:10 am (UTC)
I'm glad you liked it! I don't write much Chlollie but it's nice to know that what I do write is okay. :)

Thanks so much for reading and commenting! :D