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14 June 2010 @ 12:34 am
ficlet: no more hiding  
Title: No More Hiding
Fandom: Smallville
Pairing/Characters: Clark/Oliver, Chloe, Lois
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 998
Warnings: slash
Spoilers: none
Disclaimer: all characters belong to the CW/DC Comics
Summary: Chloe smacks some sense into Oliver.
A/N: For my 50ficlets table, prompt: "coming out"

“You’re an idiot, you know.”

Oliver turned his attention from the dance floor to the petite blonde standing next to him.

“Excuse me?” he said, frowning.

“I said that you’re an idiot,” Chloe repeated, rolling her eyes. “They’re just friends.”

“I know that,” Oliver lied. The “they” Chloe was referring to were Clark and Lois, who were currently dancing, looking like they were in their own world. All of them were currently at a Queen Industries event. Clark had brought Lois, and Oliver had brought … well, he had forgotten her name. She was long gone anyway, when she realized that he wasn’t going to pay attention to her.

“Sure you do,” Chloe said sarcastically, clearly not buying his act. “But they are. The only reason Clark came with Lois to this thing is because you insist on hiding your relationship.”

“Chloe, it’s not that easy,” Oliver started.

“Actually it is that easy,” Chloe interrupted, scowling. “You just choose to make it difficult. How long have you and Clark been dating, Oliver? 6 months? I don’t think it’s unreasonable for him to be tired of being hidden away, like some dirty little secret.”

“There would be repercussions if I say I’m dating another man,” Oliver argued, but Chloe wasn’t having any of it.

“Yeah right,” she snorted. “Give me a break. You’re Oliver fucking Queen. As if anyone could actually get to you. Let’s get one thing straight, Queen, even if you’re not. Clark is my best friend and he’s amazing. I’m tired of you hurting him, and making excuses for it. Anyone would be proud to have someone like Clark as their lover, and if you don’t start treating him right, you’ll lose him.”

Even the idea of losing Clark made Ollie sick to his stomach. “I just …”

“Look, Oliver, you’ve spent most of the night staring at Lois and Clark together,” Chloe continued harshly, “And she’s not even a threat. But the next person might be. And how long do you think Clark is going to wait for you to get your head out of your ass?”

Oliver glanced at Clark and Lois, and frowned. Chloe was right; he hated that he and Clark were there with different people. They should be together … they should always be together. Oliver loved Clark more than he had ever loved anyone. So why couldn’t he let the world know?

“Come on, Ollie,” Chloe persisted, when she realized he wasn’t going to answer. “This isn’t you. You do anything you want, regardless of the consequences, and you never care what other people think. What’s up?”

“I’m scared,” he admitted, his true fears slipping out. “What if we come out, and then Clark realizes that he can’t handle the attention and leaves me?”

“Shouldn’t you talk to Clark about this?” Chloe asked, her tone gentler. “Right now, I’m sure he thinks that you’re just ashamed of him.”

“I could never be ashamed of Clark!” Oliver replied, horrified. “He’s the best thing that’s ever happened to me.”

“Good,” Chloe said firmly. “And don’t you think he’s thought about all this? Clark knows that the press will scrutinize him, and you know how much he hates that kind of attention, but he loves you so much that he’s willing to put up with it. Doesn’t that say something?”

“Yeah, it does,” Oliver agreed, ashamed. “I’m being an idiot.”

“Yes, you are,” Chloe agreed, “But at least you can admit it.”

“What do I do now?” Oliver questioned, feeling unsure for one of the few times in his life.

“Go fix things with your boyfriend,” Chloe instructed. She threw up her hands. “Men! Do I have to do everything around here?”

Ollie chuckled. “Well, I’m very grateful for your help. Anything I can do to express my appreciation?”

“Let’s just say you owe me one, Queen,” Chloe retorted. “And don’t worry, I plan to collect.”

Laughing, Oliver nodded. “All right.” He paused and added, “But you’ll have to collect later. I’m off to spend some time with my boyfriend … Lois has had him for too long.”

“Good luck!” Chloe offered, and Ollie nodded, moving toward the dance floor.

When he reached Lois and Clark, he waited until he got their attention and said, “May I cut in?”

“Yeah, sure,” Clark said, clearly ready to move, thinking he was talking about Lois, but Ollie quickly grabbed his hand.

“Where are you going?” Oliver asked. “I want to dance with you.”

“Me?” Clark squeaked, while Lois just grinned.

“Yes, you,” Oliver replied. He turned to Lois. “Mind if I steal him away?”

“He’s all yours,” Lois told him. She got ready to leave, but not before she whispered in his ear, “It’s about time, Queen. Don’t screw it up again.”

Before he could reply, she was gone, leaving him with Clark. Oliver smiled warmly at the brunet, before pulling him into his arms. Clark was reluctant at first, but slowly, began to glide to the music.

Just like Oliver expected, they fit together perfectly.

“Do you know what you’re doing?” Clark asked, keeping his voice low.

“Yeah, what I should’ve done a long time ago,” Oliver responded. “I’m an idiot, you see.”

“Are you now?” Clark asked.

“Yeah,” Oliver said wryly. “Fortunately, Chloe smacked some sense into me.”

“She’s useful like that,” Clark said, now seeming amused.

“True,” Ollie replied. Turning serious, he said, “It was my own insecurities that stopped me from telling everyone about us, Clark … it had nothing to do with you. But I’m sorry if I ever hurt you because of it.”

“I’m okay,” Clark assured him. “I think everyone knows though, considering the way they’re staring at us.”

“Then maybe we should give them something to talk about,” Oliver suggested, grinning. Leaning forward, he captured Clark’s willing lips, not even paying attention to the reactions of those around him.

He had Clark and that was all that mattered.

Who cared what the rest of them thought anyway?
 
 
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lipssewnshut122 on June 14th, 2010 07:44 am (UTC)
Leave it to Chloe to knock some sense into Ollie! XD Loved reading it! :)
svgurl: clark/oliver 'escape'svgurl on June 14th, 2010 07:49 pm (UTC)
Yup, Chloe won't stand for anyone hurting Clark! ;)

I'm glad you liked it! Thanks so much for reading and taking the time to comment ! :D
phoenixnzphoenixnz on June 14th, 2010 08:56 am (UTC)
Ha ha, trust Chloe to knock some sense into the man. This was perfect hon. I love it.
svgurl: clark/oliver destinysvgurl on June 14th, 2010 07:50 pm (UTC)
Ha ha, trust Chloe to knock some sense into the man.
I can totally see her doing it. She wouldn't like anyone hurting Clark! :D

I'm glad you enjoyed it! Thanks so much for reading and taking the time to comment!
eternal_moonieeternal_moonie on June 14th, 2010 11:08 am (UTC)
totally love this honey!!
svgurl: clark/oliver minesvgurl on June 14th, 2010 07:50 pm (UTC)
Yay! Glad to hear that you liked it! :)

Thanks so much for reading and commenting! :D
twilighthdfantwilighthdfan on June 14th, 2010 11:38 am (UTC)
Aww, I don't usually read this pairing, but for some reason just felt like I had to click on the link for this. It was just so cute and Chloe was as awesome as always. Great fic. Loved it :D
svgurl: clark/oliver nuzzlingsvgurl on June 14th, 2010 07:52 pm (UTC)
Aww, that's so sweet of you to give it a chance, even though it's not your ship of preference! I really appreciate that. &hearts

I'm so glad you liked it too!

Thanks so much for reading and taking the time to comment!
ctbn60ctbn60 on June 14th, 2010 12:59 pm (UTC)
It was nice that Chloe could make Oliver see the light in regards to his and Clarks relationship!

nice one.
svgurl: clark/oliver minesvgurl on June 14th, 2010 07:54 pm (UTC)
It was nice that Chloe could make Oliver see the light in regards to his and Clarks relationship!
I could just see Chloe doing this. She wouldn't stand for anyone hurting her Clark! I am happy to hear that it worked for you too.

I'm glad you enjoyed it! Thanks so much for reading and taking the time to comment! :)
saavikam77: Clark/Ollie Miss Yousaavikam77 on June 14th, 2010 02:47 pm (UTC)
Oh, boys. :p Good thing Chloe was there to knock some sense into Ollie.

*loves* ^__^
svgurl: clark/oliver once upon a timesvgurl on June 14th, 2010 07:57 pm (UTC)
Yeah, they are troublesome, aren't they? And yes, Chloe's very useful like that. You can't mess with Clark without her getting on your case, lol. ;)

I'm glad you liked it! Thanks for reading and commenting! :)
bradygirl_12: clark--ollie (mine!)bradygirl_12 on June 14th, 2010 05:10 pm (UTC)
“Men! Do I have to do everything around here?”

*grins*

Best line! :)

Wonderful, wonderful ficlet! :)
svgurl: clark/oliver 'escape'svgurl on June 14th, 2010 08:05 pm (UTC)
Hee! I am glad you enjoyed it and that line worked for you. I could just see it in my head. And yes, Chloe does have to do everything. The boys can be a little bit troublesome, especially when it comes to relationships, lol. ;)

Thanks so much for reading and taking the time to comment! :D
twinsareintwinsarein on June 14th, 2010 08:07 pm (UTC)
Go, Chloe! I'm glad she was there to knock some sense into Oliver, and that she helped him get his head on straight. I enjoyed the protective Lois, as well.
svgurl: clark/oliver 'escape'svgurl on June 14th, 2010 10:17 pm (UTC)
Yup, Chloe rocks, doesn't she? I can see her taking down anyone who hurts Clark! ;)

And Ollie was a little slow, but he got there!

I enjoyed the protective Lois, as well.
I'm glad to hear that! I do adore Lois and I feel like once you're in her inner circle, she'll fight till the death for you. :)

Thanks so much for reading and taking the time to comment! :D
backrose_17: Soulmatesbackrose_17 on June 14th, 2010 09:07 pm (UTC)
Good thing Chloe is around to smack some sense into Oliver. I'm glad Ollie found the courage to dance with Clark and not care about what others think.

Also loved Lois little warning, I didn't think she would let Ollie dance with Clark without adding her own piece.
svgurl: clark/oliver nuzzlingsvgurl on June 14th, 2010 10:19 pm (UTC)
Good thing Chloe is around to smack some sense into Oliver.
Yup, she's very useful like that. She doesn't like people who hurt Clark! ;)

I'm glad Ollie found the courage to dance with Clark and not care about what others think.
He was a little slow in this one, but he got there eventually! LOL

Also loved Lois little warning, I didn't think she would let Ollie dance with Clark without adding her own piece.
Yay! I'm glad that worked for you. I don't think Lois would either. ;)

Thanks so much for reading and taking the time to comment! :D
mitsuki_shizuka: He's minemitsuki_shizuka on June 14th, 2010 09:11 pm (UTC)
Yay for Chloe ! Oh and Lois, I really loved her appearance in this, however short it was.
It's nice to see this aspect of Oliver, I'd never read it before, sure have thought about it and I'm glad you decided to explore it.
svgurl: clark/oliver kisssvgurl on June 14th, 2010 10:21 pm (UTC)
Yay for Chloe ! Oh and Lois, I really loved her appearance in this, however short it was.
Chloe's awesome and doesn't let people hurt her Clark! And yay! I'm glad you liked Lois's part in this, no matter how brief, worked. I couldn't let Ollie go without letting her have her say. ;)

It's nice to see this aspect of Oliver, I'd never read it before, sure have thought about it and I'm glad you decided to explore it.
Yeah, I thought I'd do something different and I am happy to hear that it worked for you!

Thanks so much for reading and taking the time to comment! :D
karahalliwell: Sv ; Oliverkarahalliwell on June 15th, 2010 12:03 am (UTC)
Aww, thats so cute! I love it<3
svgurl: clark/oliver 'escape'svgurl on June 15th, 2010 12:35 am (UTC)
Yay! I'm so glad you enjoyed it! :)

Thanks so much for reading and taking the time to comment! :D
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svgurl: clark/oliver kisssvgurl on September 12th, 2010 08:06 pm (UTC)
I'm glad that you liked it!

Chloe to the rescue again and even this time Lois got in on it. And I love that Oliver kissed him right in front of everyone not caring what they thought. I could so see him doing that because he doesn't care what people think about him. And I love this line,
Yup, Clark has some protective, strong women around him. Ollie better watch out what he does! And yes, I could totally see Ollie kissing Clark in front of everyone. He likes to be rebellious. ;)

I can so see Chloe throwing her arms up in the air while screaming that.
LOL I am happy that worked for you. I too could see Chloe saying that.

Thanks so much for reading and commenting! :)
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svgurl: clark/oliver once upon a timesvgurl on October 6th, 2010 04:33 am (UTC)
Ahhahaha love the end! how cute <3
I am happy to hear that you liked it!

And I love Chloe and Lois in this one too <3
I love the gals so I like throwing them in my fics, especially when they smack some much needed sense into one (or both) of the boys. ;)

(and I recced some of your stuff on my xmas rec list : )))))
I saw that! Thank you. &hearts

Thanks for reading and commenting!


Edited at 2010-10-06 04:33 am (UTC)
Rose: clollie lovecrazy4ew on October 23rd, 2011 06:49 am (UTC)
*applauds* who cares indeed!! :D
svgurl: clark/oliver once upon a timesvgurl on October 23rd, 2011 07:49 am (UTC)
Definitely not Clark or Oliver! They have each other, lol. Thanks for reading and commenting. Glad you liked it. :D