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21 June 2010 @ 12:33 am
ficlet: the blonde curse  
Title: The Blonde Curse
Fandom: Smallville
Pairing/Characters: Clark/Oliver, Chloe, Lois
Rating: PG
Word Count: 998
Warnings: slash
Spoilers: none
Disclaimer: all characters belong to the CW/DC Comics
Summary: Chloe explains Ollie’s disadvantage when it comes to Clark.
A/N: For my 50ficlets table, prompt: "envy"

Oliver Queen wasn’t a jealous man by nature. After all, what did he have to be jealous of? He was rich, handsome and if the way people reacted to him was any indication, pretty damn charming.

Sure, he had wished once or twice that he had some powers to make his nighttime job easier, but he had even gotten over that.

But right now? He could only describe how he was feeling as jealousy, as he watched Clark and Lois talk and laugh. It seemed that the duo had gotten a lot closer since they began to work together at the Planet.

In fact, it was almost like they were … flirting. And he was not okay with that.

Most people would think he was jealous of Clark, since Lois was his ex, but his jealousy was aimed at Lois, for having Clark's attention.

“It’s not your fault, you know,” a voice piped up beside him. He turned toward the sound and found Chloe standing there, holding a glass of champagne.

He raised an eyebrow. “What isn’t my fault?”

“How you feel,” Chloe clarified.

“How do I feel?” Ollie challenged.

“Love, confusion,” Chloe answered. She gestured to Clark and Lois. “Envy.” Eyeing him, she added, “You fell for Clark. It happens to the best of us.”

“Yes, I suppose so,” Oliver agreed, not even bothering to argue. “Seems like his interest lies elsewhere though.”

“I also know how that feels,” Chloe snorted. “That too isn’t your fault … you’re a blonde.”

“Excuse me?” Oliver asked. “What does my hair color have to do with anything?”

“Everything!” Chloe exclaimed. “When it comes to Clark, there’s a blonde curse.”

“A blonde curse,” Oliver echoed.

“Yes,” Chloe said patiently. “If you’re blonde, you don’t stand much of a chance. He tends to fall for brunettes. Sure, he likes blondes but it never works out.”

“But it didn’t work out with Lana either and she’s a brunette,” Ollie pointed out.

“Yes, but he was in love with Lana,” Chloe countered. “It doesn’t matter if it works out or not. He only has crushes on blondes; he falls in love with brunettes.”

“That’s ridiculous,” Oliver said, frowning.

“Hey, I’ve known Clark for almost 10 years,” Chloe told him. “When it comes to him, there’s nothing too far out.”

“So you’re saying just because I have blonde hair, I don’t have a shot?” Oliver said incredulously. “So if I go dye my hair brown, he’ll notice me?”

“I don’t know,” she responded, wrinkling her nose. “I mean, you’re still naturally a blonde. Might not work.”

“That makes no sense,” Oliver declared, “And I, for one, don’t believe in curses. As far as I’m concerned, it’s all just a bunch of coincidences.”

“Yeah, but you’re still standing here, aren’t you?” Chloe shot back.

“Not anymore,” Oliver said, filled with a new determination to prove her wrong. “If you’ll excuse me, I have something I have to do.”

He walked toward Clark and Lois, completely missing the smug smirk on Chloe’s face.

“Excuse me,” he said, when he reached the duo. “Can I steal Clark away for a minute? I need to talk to him about something very important.”

“Sure,” Lois agreed. Winking, she added, “You boys behave.” Then, she sauntered off. If Ollie had seen her expression, he would’ve found that it matched Chloe’s perfectly.

But he was too concentrated on Clark to notice.

“What did you want to talk to me about?” Clark asked.

“Maybe we should go somewhere a little more private,” Oliver suggested. Clark nodded and the two of them went out to the balcony.

A silence fell between them, Oliver not knowing quite where to start. Clark ended up being the one who broke the silence.

“So … was there something you wanted to talk to me about?” he prompted. He grinned and added, “Because I am starting to think you brought me out here to ravish me or something.”

Ollie’s jaw dropped. When did Clark Kent become this bold?

Regaining his composure, Ollie leered. “Would you have a problem if I did?”

“You wouldn’t get any complaints here,” Clark responded, moving closer to Ollie.

"He only has crushes on blondes; he falls in love with brunettes." Chloe’s words hit him, and he found his mood dampened. Because even if he said he didn’t believe her, it was tough, because she had known Clark for a lot longer than he had.

Clark lips pursed at seeing Ollie’s sudden change of mood. Nudging him lightly, he asked, “What’s up with you?”

“Do I have to dye my hair brown?” Oliver blurted out, before he could stop himself. Damn it, he didn’t mean to say that.

“What?” Clark asked, clearly puzzled.

Sighing, he explained what Chloe told him. Much to his surprise, Clark burst out into laughter.

“What’s so funny?” Ollie asked.

“It’s just funny that you of all people would believe that,” Clark said, smiling.

“I didn’t,” Ollie protested, “Not really anyway.”

“Oliver,” Clark said patiently, “It’s not like I’ve dated a whole lot … what’s happened in the past is more than likely nothing more than a coincidence.”

“Oh.” And wasn’t that what he had thought in the first place?

“Besides,” Clark added cheekily. “Since I’m currently heads over heels for a blonde right now, I think that it defies that so called theory, don’t you?”

“You are?” Ollie managed, silently cursing his lack of communication skills.

“Oh yeah,” Clark said, and before Ollie could respond, captured his very willing lips, effectively ending the conversation.

Ollie was used to being the one in charge, but as Clark’s tongue found his way into his mouth, he was more than okay with handing over the reigns … for now, at least.

And if there was a curse, he was going to be the one to break it.

Inside the room, in a position where they could see what’s going on outside, Chloe and Lois exchanged smiles and toasted to their success.

Mission accomplished.
 
 
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lipssewnshut122 on June 21st, 2010 08:39 am (UTC)
Haha that was cute. Oh those devioius cousins. :)
svgurl: clark/oliver destinysvgurl on June 21st, 2010 10:19 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad you liked it! And yes, the cousins are quite devious indeed. ;)

Thanks so much for reading and commenting! :D
eternal_moonieeternal_moonie on June 21st, 2010 10:15 am (UTC)
Absolutely LOVE this story! Well done!!
svgurl: clark/oliver kisssvgurl on June 21st, 2010 10:20 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad you liked it! Thanks so much for reading and commenting! :D
Raven Juneravenjune on June 21st, 2010 10:25 am (UTC)
This was so cute!

Inside the room, in a position where they could see what’s going on outside, Chloe and Lois exchanged smiles and toasted to their success.

Love this :D
svgurl: clark/oliver 'echo'svgurl on June 21st, 2010 10:25 pm (UTC)
Yay! I'm glad to hear that you liked it. :)

Love this :D
Hee! I couldn't resist adding the scheming cousins in there! Happy to hear it worked for you. :)

Thanks so much for reading and taking the time to comment!
twinsareintwinsarein on June 21st, 2010 11:19 am (UTC)
Those sneaky, sneaky women. Good for them. I'm glad that Clark's taking care to squash the curse he was was under, and Oliver is a good man to do it with (hee - do it).
svgurl: clark/oliver once upon a timesvgurl on June 21st, 2010 10:35 pm (UTC)
Those sneaky, sneaky women. Good for them
Hee! They're sneaky, but still useful. Glad it worked for you!

I'm glad that Clark's taking care to squash the curse he was was under, and Oliver is a good man to do it with
Yup, they're working very hard! ;)

(hee - do it).
LOL

Thanks so much for taking the time to read and comment! :D
mitsuki_shizuka: Green Arrowmitsuki_shizuka on June 21st, 2010 11:43 am (UTC)
This was hilarious, oh Chloe! <3 Chloe and Lois for the win! :D
"Do I have to dye my hair brown?" I loved that line, Ollie is adorable! I'd like to see he looks with brown hair, but really, blonde is definitely his color!
Great job, thanks for sharing ! :D
svgurl: clark/ollie smells goodsvgurl on June 21st, 2010 10:37 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad you liked it!

oh Chloe! <3 Chloe and Lois for the win! :D
They rock! Put them together and nobody stands a chance, especially Clark and Ollie. ;)

"Do I have to dye my hair brown?" I loved that line, Ollie is adorable! I'd like to see he looks with brown hair, but really, blonde is definitely his color!
Hee! I couldn't resist and I am happy to hear it worked for you. I saw Justin on an episode of Cold Case and he had brown hair there. He was hot, but I didn't really like the hair color. He's better as a blond. ;)

Thank you for reading and taking the time to comment! :D
Babydracky: GA_Colliebabydracky on June 21st, 2010 12:27 pm (UTC)
Poor Ollie! How oculd he even believe that? xD
svgurl: clark/oliver 'echo'svgurl on June 21st, 2010 10:38 pm (UTC)
Poor Ollie! How oculd he even believe that? xD
Chloe's very tricky when she wants to be and Ollie doesn't think straight (in more than one way, lol) when it comes to Clark! ;)

Thanks so much for reading and commenting! :)
saavikam77: Clark/Ollie Miss Yousaavikam77 on June 21st, 2010 02:01 pm (UTC)
ROFL!! Awww... ^___^

Chloe and Lois are so sneaky. ^_~ And I just want to pet Ollie for falling for that. :p
svgurl: clark/oliver kisssvgurl on June 21st, 2010 10:45 pm (UTC)
Hee! Glad you enjoyed it! :)

Chloe and Lois are so sneaky. ^_~
They really are. *nods* Nobody stands a chance when they team up. ;)

And I just want to pet Ollie for falling for that. :p
He's a little slower when it comes to Clark. ;)

Thanks so much for reading and taking the time to review! :D
phoenixnzphoenixnz on June 21st, 2010 05:45 pm (UTC)
I love an Ollie who goes almost non-verbal, especially when faced with a bold Clark. Poor Ollie - he really didn't stand a chance, did he, especially when the two cousins start scheming behind his back.
Great story.
svgurl: clark/oliver 'escape'svgurl on June 21st, 2010 10:49 pm (UTC)
I love an Ollie who goes almost non-verbal, especially when faced with a bold Clark.
Same here! I also enjoy writing bold!Clark. ;)

Poor Ollie - he really didn't stand a chance, did he, especially when the two cousins start scheming behind his back.
When Chloe and Lois team up, I don't think anyone stands a chance, lol

Glad you liked it! Thanks so much for reading and taking the time to review! :D
Calcus: {Smallville} three by threecalcus on June 24th, 2010 01:28 am (UTC)
Late to the party as always (it seems I can do nothing in a timely fashion) but I loved this. It was very funny and of course it would take something so blatantly ridiculous to get Oliver to do something! LOL! :D
svgurl: clark/oliver kisssvgurl on June 24th, 2010 02:57 am (UTC)
Aww, you're not late at all. I'm glad you liked it! :)

of course it would take something so blatantly ridiculous to get Oliver to do something! LOL! :D
Yeah, the boys are tough to work with. The cousins had to go to extremes. Happy to hear it worked for you. ;)

Thanks so much for reading and taking the time to comment! :D
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svgurl: clark/oliver once upon a timesvgurl on September 12th, 2010 08:16 pm (UTC)
I like making the cousins scheme to hook the boys up. :)

You're going to be sick of seeing comments from me seeing how this one is the third one in a row!!
I love comments so don't worry about that. Especially nice one like yours!

But you're an awesome writer and I just had to comment. Great work like always.
Trust me, I appreciate the feedback and I am so glad that you're enjoying my fics.

Thanks so much for reading and commenting! :D
(no subject) - moniklaa on September 23rd, 2011 12:25 am (UTC) (Expand)
svgurl: clark/oliver once upon a timesvgurl on September 24th, 2011 12:29 am (UTC)
Which one- Clark or Oliver? Or both? LOL I'm glad you liked it. Romantic fics are my favorite to write after all, though I didn't mean to kill you! :D

Thanks for reading and commenting!
(no subject) - moniklaa on September 24th, 2011 02:26 am (UTC) (Expand)
svgurlsvgurl on September 24th, 2011 02:41 am (UTC)
Clark's my favorite character too but I love Ollie as well. He falls into the top 3, with Lois being second.
(no subject) - moniklaa on September 24th, 2011 04:08 am (UTC) (Expand)
svgurl: oliver 'odyssey'svgurl on September 24th, 2011 04:27 am (UTC)
I know there are people who don't like him but I loved him from the very start.
Rose: TW lovecrazy4ew on October 23rd, 2011 06:58 am (UTC)
smart women!! easy men :)
svgurl: clark/oliver destinysvgurl on October 23rd, 2011 07:51 am (UTC)
Yes, they just stood no chance against the Sullivan-Lane duo, lol. Thanks for reading and commenting!