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04 June 2010 @ 09:07 pm
fic: a break from reality  
Title: A Break From Reality
Fandom: Smallville
Pairing/Characters: Chloe/Oliver
Rating: PG
Word Count: 1140
Spoilers/Warnings: none/none
Disclaimer: all characters belong to the CW/DC Comics
Summary: Oliver convinces Chloe to take a vacation.
A/N: For tehzo for my ABC meme, prompt: 'vacation'; thanks to my beta, boltgirl426!

Oliver Queen was exhausted. Not only had it been a long day at the office, with back-to-back conference calls and a board meeting, but also Green Arrow had really taken a beating that night. It seemed that all the criminals in Star City had chosen that night to make an appearance. He had stopped two muggings, a kidnapping and three attempted robberies.

Though Ollie liked what he did, both at day and at night, it didn’t change the fact that he was just human and tonight, he was drained.

When he finally got home, he was ready to collapse. Ollie made his way into the bedroom, the sight before him putting a smile on his face. His girlfriend was fast asleep and just seeing her was enough to make everything that had happened disappear.

Quickly changing into a pair of pajamas, Oliver slid into the bed next to her. To his surprise, she shifted, moving to snuggle into him. He smiled, kissing her forehead.

“You’re home,” came the soft murmur.

“Yeah, I didn’t mean to wake you,” Oliver said apologetically.

Her eyes opened and Chloe smiled sleepily at him. “You didn’t.” She yawned, “How was your day?”

“Long,” he answered, smirking. “Yours?”

“Same,” she sighed, eyes drifting shut once more. Chloe was an editor for the Star City Post. Between that and her second job as Watchtower, she was constantly busy. The two of them hardly saw each other during the day, much to Ollie’s disappointment.

“Tell me about it in the morning?” he suggested.

“Sounds good,” she agreed. Within seconds, she was sound asleep, and Ollie closed his eyes, quickly following her.

Ollie had never been more relieved that it was a Saturday. Chloe and he got up late and they were finally able to talk over breakfast, Chloe filling him in on her day and everything her reporters did wrong.

“Sounds crazy,” Oliver remarked, taking a sip of his coffee.

“Yeah,” Chloe said, rolling her eyes. “I love my job, but sometimes, I wish I could run away from it all.”

Suddenly, it was like a light bulb went off. “Why don’t you?” Oliver suggested.

Chloe eyed him, her expression amused. “Ollie, I was kidding.”

“I’m not,” Oliver said seriously. “We both should get away from here.”

“Have you gone crazy?” Chloe demanded, “We can’t just up and leave … we have responsibilities! Who are you and what have you done with Oliver Queen?”

“I’m still me,” Oliver said patiently. “And I’m perfectly sane. I’m not talking about leaving permanently … I mean, just for a short break. A vacation.”

“A vacation?” Chloe repeated, as if she had never heard the word before.

“A vacation,” Oliver confirmed. “Some place with a beach … where we can just relax all day, no cares and worries.”

“That sounds nice,” Chloe said wistfully.

“So let’s do it,” Oliver said impulsively.

“Can we just do that?” Chloe wanted to know.

“Sure,” Oliver said, shrugging. “We both have enough vacation time saved up and I even have a plane … I can take you anywhere your heart desires.”

“Really?” Chloe looked a mix between hopeful and excited and it was rubbing off on him.

“Yeah,” he said happily, “I’m rich!” The expression on his face caused her to burst into laughter. “What?” Oliver added unapologetically, “I am … and what’s the point of having all this money if I can’t spend it on the woman I love?”

“The woman you love, huh?” Chloe said coyly.

“Mmm, you know it,” Oliver replied, meeting her lips for a kiss. Pulling away after a few moments, he asked, “So, what do you say?”

“What can I say?” Chloe laughed, “When do we leave?”

“As soon as possible,” Oliver decided. “How about tomorrow?”

“Works for me,” Chloe agreed. “That way we can make arrangements and get packed.” She tilted her head, “What kind of clothes do you think I should take?”

Ollie leered at her. “Who says you need clothes anyway?”

Chloe blushed and swatted him playfully. “Keep dreaming, Queen.”

“It was a worth a shot,” Oliver said, shrugging and looking completely unapologetic. Chloe giggled and Ollie just grinned.

They got back to work after breakfast. Ollie spent a lot of time on the phone with his vice-presidents and secretary, making sure nothing big happened while he was gone, while Chloe talked to her fellow editors at the Post. He also had to make sure someone would watch over Star City so he contacted the rest of the League.

Fortunately, Clark volunteered to take care of it, and even reluctantly agreed to wearing the Green Arrow outfit for a night or two, so that nobody would notice that Oliver Queen and Green Arrow were both gone and get suspicious.

As promised, they took off the next day and by mid-afternoon, they were in Honolulu. Chloe had confessed that she had always wanted to go, and Ollie wasn’t one to deny his beautiful girlfriend anything so that’s where they went.

Much to Chloe’s surprise, Ollie had a house there, one that had its own private beach. Standing on the balcony, where she could take in the sight of the sparkling ocean, she sighed happily.

“This is amazing,” Chloe breathed.

She felt arms wrap her around her waist, and Oliver placed a kiss to the top of her head. “Trust me; it’s only going to get better,” he promised.

And it did. Chloe felt all the stress wash away from her during their time there. Both of them took things slow, spending days laying out on the beach and nights making love. The weather was gorgeous; she found it incredible that she could walk down the street at eleven o’ clock at night and not need a jacket.

Since Chloe had never been there, they even did a little exploring, some shopping, and even tried a few new things, including parasailing. Chloe was reluctant at first, but Ollie assured her that it wasn’t scary.

It turned out that he was right; once she was actually in the air, it was quite relaxing.

All in all, she was having the perfect vacation.

“Thank you for bringing me here,” she told Oliver one day while they were having lunch. “I’m having a fabulous time.”

“You don’t have to thank me, Chlo,” he said sincerely, “I’m glad we could do it … and trust me, we’ll have many more of these vacations in the future, because you’re pretty much stuck with me now.”

She laughed. “There’s nobody else I’d rather be stuck with.” Leaning forward, she captured his lips in a gentle kiss.

Sure, they would have to go back to reality and their lives soon, but right now, she wasn’t going to think about that. Chloe was just going to enjoy the moment, because there was nowhere else she’d rather be.
 
 
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phoenixnzphoenixnz on June 5th, 2010 06:02 am (UTC)
Ooh, nice. Sounds like just what they needed. *Sigh* Wish I was there too.
svgurl: chlollie smirk/kisssvgurl on June 5th, 2010 07:26 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you liked it! And I agree; two hard working people like Chloe and Oliver definitely deserve a break. :)

Wish I was there too.
LOL You and me both. Unfortunately, their vacation was for two!
Cori: Chloe_Coffeesxymami0909 on June 5th, 2010 03:41 pm (UTC)
Aww this was really sweet :-)
svgurl: chlollie smirk/kisssvgurl on June 5th, 2010 07:26 pm (UTC)
Yay! I'm glad you liked it! :)

Thanks so much for reading and taking the time to comment! :D
eternal_moonieeternal_moonie on June 5th, 2010 07:58 pm (UTC)
AWESOME new fic!
svgurl: chlollie smirk/kisssvgurl on June 5th, 2010 11:29 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you liked it! Thanks so much for reading and taking the time to review! :)
saavikam77: Clark/Ollie Miss Yousaavikam77 on June 5th, 2010 11:55 pm (UTC)
Heee!! ^___^ This was perfectly sweet. I love Ollie spoiling Chloe like that, and all his flirty little comments. :p

*loves* :)
svgurl: chlollie smirk/kisssvgurl on June 6th, 2010 05:41 am (UTC)
I'm so glad you liked it!

I love Ollie spoiling Chloe like that, and all his flirty little comments. :p
Yay! I can imagine Ollie doing both and it makes me happy that it worked for you.

Thanks so much for reading and taking the time to comment. &hearts :)
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svgurl: chlollie smirk/kisssvgurl on June 6th, 2010 08:21 pm (UTC)
Is it bad to wish to be Chloe right about now? lol
No way! I think many people would love to be in Chloe's position.

I'm glad you liked it! And Ollie's awesome ... I want my own too! Chloe's a lucky gal for sure.

Thanks so much for reading and taking the time to comment! :)
Natasha: Chlollie{lobster}tehzo on June 6th, 2010 08:59 am (UTC)
I was excited simply to see that you'd written this! And it was wonderful.

I love that looking at her just sleeping automatically puts a smile on his face.

“Thank you for bringing me here,” she told Oliver one day while they were having lunch. “I’m having a fabulous time.”

Aw, she has to know he'd do everything and more to keep her happy. Thank you for this!
svgurl: chlollie smirk/kisssvgurl on June 6th, 2010 08:23 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad you liked it!

I love that looking at her just sleeping automatically puts a smile on his face.
Yup, he's just heads over heels like that. I am happy to hear that it worked for you.

Oh yes, she does know, but she's still getting used to having found her soul mate. ;)

Thank you for reading and taking the time to comment.

On a side note, I have been wondering for ages what your icon was talking about and I JUST figured it out. It's a Friends reference right?
Natashatehzo on June 6th, 2010 08:59 pm (UTC)
Lol. You could've just asked! Yeah, it's Friends. I saw that screencap and the looked sooo adorable. I mentioned it when I first posted the icons--so people wouldn't think I was crazy. :D
svgurl: chloe b&wsvgurl on June 6th, 2010 09:25 pm (UTC)
Lol. You could've just asked
I kept forgetting to ask when I did see the icon! And I assumed it was some part of s9 I hadn't seen yet. Then I saw someone posting the Ross/Rachel scene and I was like "OOH! THAT'S WHERE HER ICON CAME FROM!" I can't believe I didn't remember, considering how much I adore both Friends and Ross/Rachel, lmao

I mentioned it when I first posted the icons--so people wouldn't think I was crazy. :D
Gotcha. I wasn't there when you posted it so I guess I missed out. :)