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ACT FIVE

FADE IN:
INT. WATCHTOWER - METROPOLIS -- NIGHT (PRESENT DAY)

Cloned Chloe sits at her desk, frantically talking to Oliver over the speakerphone.

CLONE CHLOE: The Luthor mansion?
Listen to me, Arrow, don't go in. I don't care if you know her. The heat patterns on this thing…

OLIVER (V.O.):
(over phone, filtered) I only have minutes.

CLONE CHLOE:
If it's literally as bad as it looks on screen, Tess won't be alive. You are not the Blur. You'll get hurt.

OLIVER (V.O.):
(over phone, filtered) The East wing is- I've gotta call you back.

CLONE CHLOE: Oliver. No! You can d-

Over the line comes the SOUND of empty CRACKLING STATIC. Or FLAMES.

Clone Chloe puts her head on the desk, voice blocked from the camera.

CLONE CHLOE (CONT'D):
(in a small voice) We really need you, Clark.

Just at that moment, the door swings open with a familiar rush of air.

CLONE CHLOE (CONT'D)
Talk about wish fulfillment. You're back, you over dramatic alie-

Chloe spins her chair around quickly, seeing the reflection in the computer monitor. A man is leaning across the desk, dressed in vigilante black.

The shadow falls on Clone Chloe's stricken face. Her eyes widen.

CLONE CHLOE (CONT'D): Davis?

Instead of Davis, there stands Zod, face lighting with a dark smile.



EXT. BEST BUY - MASSACHUSETTS -- NIGHT (PRESENT DAY)

Davis is outside, looking in a store window. The lights are bright, and he squints up at them, looking very, very white.
A little haggard, carrying a plastic bag in his hand.

Inside, a Best Buy on the road. The sign is missing a letter 'E.' BstBuy. Smiling wanly, Davis walks a little ways out.
A car pulls up right next to him.

In a split second, Davis is grasped by the collar and yanked in a car.

CHLOE: Supplies, Davis.
(pause) You were the big hero today. Don't let it get to you too much.

Davis's eyes drop to Chloe's hand under the collar of his jacket. They share everything, including small embarrassments.

PAN TO a CLOSE UP of Chloe's face as she pulls Davis quickly into the passenger's seat, blushing. Davis grins, amused with her unexpected aggression.

CHLOE (CONT'D)
I'm still iffy about having you go out and pose for photo shoots.

DAVIS:
(shyly) It was one minute.

CHLOE:
Please tell me you're going to make it up to me.

Davis closes the door, setting the bag firmly in his lap.

DAVIS: I got, let's see, snacks for the sweet tooth, beef jerky, plastic bags… (holding the dye up), hair dye in ash brown. Just in case. Instant coffee. A pot to boil water that hooks right up to this cigarette lighter...

CHLOE: You're forgiven.

Chloe pulls the car forward, away from the store entrance.

DAVIS: And I noticed there are lots of things you miss. Talks with your friends, like Andrea.

Chloe pulls into a parking spot and looks at Davis.

CHLOE: You are my friend, remember?

DAVIS: Laptops-

CHLOE: I can do without a laptop for a while. We can hardly reverse time and save it from getting thrown into a premature waste compactor...again.

Davis reaches out his hand, as if to grab hers, but stops himself.

DAVIS: Not without a laptop. That's not you.

Like a little boy on Christmas morning, Davis pulls a Mac book out and places it on Chloe's lap.
She reaches out for it, testing the keys.

DAVIS: Even if it's just to journal. I mean you're no Scully...

CHLOE: Davis, this is beautiful. How did you?

DAVIS: I had some cash put away.

CHLOE: I can't keep it.

DAVIS: And I didn't get a gift receipt. I mean, it's not jewelry or...

Chloe looks up at him, shy, looks down again, to her hands. Her mother's pendant hangs near the chain on her charm.

DAVIS (CONT'D): It looks like you have that covered.
(touches the pendant) What is that?

CHLOE: Andrea found it tonight. It was my mother's. A few months ago-
(stops) I always assumed I'd just lost it.

Clearing her eyes, Chloe holds the necklace up to the light.

DAVIS: Cadmus had that?

CHLOE: It's strange. It is useless to them. (pause)
Maybe it was to give the other me more credibility. Either way...I've got at least one old memory. We're taking that with us.
So don't worry about me going into withdrawal or getting passive aggressive. I'll go out and tell you. I promise.

DAVIS:
I thought you were mad.

CHLOE: We are going to have that talk.
I think I understand what you meant back there. I'm still--- when I found out about Clark and Jimmy…
(long pause)
I've got stuff. We both do. You're an all or nothing guy. I can't say it'll be easy but maybe we just go on like we have been. Until things get-

DAVIS (raising his eyebrow):
Normal?

CHLOE: Until I do.

DAVIS: You're better than normal.
(smiles) I still think you'll want to drive this time.

CHLOE: Smart, too.
Let's hope there will be no lurking gremlins to stall our engine this time.

Chloe starts to back out, but Davis stops her, touching Chloe's arm. She puts the car in park.

DAVIS: Before we leave, Chloe---there's something you need to know.

CHLOE: So tell me. We've got plenty of hours on the road to talk.

Chloe reaches her hand across the seat, holds his hand for a brief moment. Davis just barely flinches and then his face softens, guilty. He doesn't let go.

DAVIS: What I feel about you, that won't change. Sometimes I think that's the only good thing left in me.
There's still a darkness and I don't think, I don't think it's just...It.

CHLOE: What do you mean?

Davis pulls away from her in the dark, ashamed.

DAVIS: Tonight, I almost killed a man.

He hesitates a moment before going on, too quickly.

DAVIS (CONT'D): When I was in that cage I chose.

Chloe doesn't move.

CHLOE (whispering): So did I. You can tell me anything.

Davis looks up at her, breath catching in surprise.

DAVIS: Chloe...

Chloe reaches out again, putting her hand open on his, waiting.

CHLOE: I meant what I said. I want you to talk to me. This is as much my fight as it is yours.
No superhero clubs necessary. We can do this if we do it together.

DAVIS: And if it's not that simple?
There's half the world out there, and if sometime, somehow… I have to make this choice again..

CHLOE: What did I say about taking it one step at a time?
Trust me.

Davis looks down at their intertwined fingers, breathing out.

DAVIS: When I was in that cage...

As Davis's voice fades out, Chloe's smile turns somber as she flashes back.

BEGIN FLASHBACK:

INT. ANDREA'S MOTOR HOME - A GAS STATION - MASSACHUSETTS --
DAY (PRESENT DAY)

ANDREA (V.O.)
So I'm going to ask you again and you don't have to answer. Do you just want to save him?

END FLASHBACK.

The CAMERA ZOOMS OUT from their intertwined hands.

EXT. CADMUS LABS - METROPOLIS -- NIGHT (PRESENT DAY)
CHLOE (V.O.) We are all marked.

Ivan pulls himself wearily to the ground as his guards regroup. The Cadmus symbol flashing on his skin.

EXT. LUTHOR MANSION -- NIGHT (PRESENT DAY)
CHLOE (V.O.): No matter how small we feel- or are in the scope of death.

OLIVER'S green clad shape disappears into the flames of the Luthor mansion.

INT. ANDREA'S MOTOR HOME - NIGHT (PRESENT DAY)
CHLOE (V.O.):
Those choices we make day to day, moment to moment.

Andrea sits in front of her computer, staring at a strange symbol - a dragon swallowing its own tail.

INT. BOITZOV MANSION - UNDERGROUND - CHLOE'S ROOM - BOSTON --
NIGHT (BACK TO THE FUTURE)
Chloe sits on the bed, her new MAC on her lap.

CHLOE (V.O.)
Those choices are the only eternity we'll ever truly know.

Chloe closes the laptop.
FADE OUT.
[END OF ACT FIVE]

TRAILER

FADE IN:
EXT/INT. ANDREA'S MOTOR HOME -- NIGHT (PRESENT DAY)

The night outside is thundering and dark.

PAN IN through half opened window.
Andrea sits at the window of the trailer of the motor home, plainly dressed, in a loose black sweater. Hardly anyone would know her as the Angel of Vengeance.

Andrea presses play on the tape recording Dr. Hamilton sent her.

DR. HAMILTON (V.O.)
If someone is killing metahumans, I can assure you it's not Cadmus. They want you all alive. They brainwash your people until they become their own. They just wouldn't waste the resources.

Andrea presses stop. On the desk, the team logs are spread out. Andrea shuffles through them, looking for answers.

ANDREA (to herself):  Someone on the inside?

Andrea's face lights up with something akin to determination.

ANDREA (CONT'D): Maybe Hamilton was telling the truth.

Andrea sits at the console, quickly moving her fingers along the stream Chloe has given her.

ANDREA (CONT'D):
Just this once. Work, stupid-

Messages appear on the screen. Cadmus. Several coded transmissions pass over the screen, unreadable. There's a plain page and a simple symbol. Ouroborous. A dragon swallowing its own tail.

The storm becomes silent, but outside there is something. A HUSHED RUSTLE.
Andrea turns, the hair at the back of her neck prickling.

ANDREA: Hello?
She scrambles to her feet.

ANDREA: Chloe?

There is no sound but the wind blowing in through the window. Andrea frantically looks around.

ANDREA (CONT'D): If that's you Jack, it's not funny.

Andrea stands up, awkwardly reaching behind her desk for a spare gun. Before she can close her grip, she is thrown back at least eight feet, SMASHING into the dashboard, the SOUND of glass breaking.

ANDREA (CONT'D):
(in pain) The list...YOU.

A flash of light illuminates her face as she falls, still struggling to force open her eyes. THUNDER drowns out the attack.

The UNKNOWN ASSAILANT smothers Andrea's cries with a cloth and chloroform. She slips unconscious.
PAN to a dull piece of paper, half-illuminated. The list.

A CLOSE UP of black gloves, carefully holding a pen between two fingers.
Scratching out a name. Andrea Rojas.

FADE OUT.

[End of Episode]

Starring
Allison Mack as Chloe Sullivan
Sam Witwer as Davis Bloome
Alessandro Juliani as Emil Hamilton
Justin Hartley (credit only) as Oliver Queen
Denise Quinones as Andrea Rojas

With

Zeljko Ivanek as Masked Man
Zeljko Ivanek as Dabney DOnovan
Sam Witwer as Zod
Brian Austen Green as Guard #1
Kyle Gallner as Guard #2
Brian Peterson as Security Guard
And of course, those of you who catch the in jokes, do tell. There are at least four.
Worth...Outtakes! XD So tell Us.

What did you think of the episode? Let's talk.
Will Davis have to make that choice? Who has Andrea?


For Reference:

Acts One and Two

Acts Three and Four

Act Five


Comments

( 17 comments — Leave a comment )
lynzie914
Sep. 26th, 2009 03:11 am (UTC)
Okay, I just finished and this was amazing! I loved what you guys did with it and the storylines that you've set up. Clone-Chloe's large role in the story surprised me, but I really liked what you have so far. And Zod (especially because he's in Sam Witwer's body like I've always imagained) is really great! Defenitely different then what SV is doing with him this season, and I'm glad. I loved the Tess twist, didn't expect her to do that. I'm thinking without her for a vessal for Fiora, he's going to try to use clone-chloe. But that's just my speculation....I loved all the Chloe/Davis interaction. It seemed so spot on for both their characters and they were so cute together. I especially loved that last scene. I loved how reassuring Chloe was to him. I can't wait for more!
silvervintage82
Sep. 26th, 2009 04:28 am (UTC)
Yay! Someone made it all the way through. Thanks for the comments. Laura did awesome with the whole clone Chloe/ Zod storyline. I'm tired but I'm glad you could enjoy it. :)
chlavis333
Sep. 26th, 2009 08:51 pm (UTC)
YAY!!!! This was sooooo great I love the ending it was sooooo well done!!!!!! YAY!!!!!
vagrantdream
Sep. 28th, 2009 07:34 pm (UTC)
Thank You. XD
paraxdisepink
Sep. 27th, 2009 12:59 am (UTC)
1x01 Badfic Comment
They ended up in a tiny motel room that room. Chloe went out to buy shampoo at Walgreens and Davis decided to take a shower while he saw gone. He could be a part from her for a little while as long as there wasn't anyone with powers around.

He shut the water off when he heard her come in and shuffle around in the room. She probably wanted a shower too and he wasn't about to use up the hot water. He wrapped a towel around his waste and poked his head out the bathroom door to tell her he'd be out in a minute and . . .

His throat went dry.

She was standing there in a short silky robe - hot pink of all colors. The lacy top of a matching slip thing peeked out where the stain wrapped over her chest and Davis had to jerk his eyes up to keep himself from focusing there.

"I'm - " He couldn't think of anything to say. If this was some kind of costume for a new mission with Andrea . . .

She smiled and stepped close to him, well aware of how much her robe exposed falling halfway to her knee and the affect it had on him. "This is stupid," she said out of nowhere.

"What?" Being with him? Leaving her whole life behind? How was slinky lingeri going to fix that?

"We should just do it."

"Do what?" Join Andrea?

"It, Davis," She put her hands on her hips. "You've heard of sex?"

He nodded, a little too vigorously. He'd told her he didn't close to people, but that didn't mean . . .

"Chloe, I thought you said . . ."

She closed the gap between them, put her hands on his shoulders. Her mouth was shining with deep pink gloss when she tilted her head up and her green eyes locked on his head. "I just said what I said was stupid. Tell me you want this."

He tensed, able to feel the heat from her she was so close. "Of course I do, but -"

She kissed him and the hungry pressure of her lips was a like a spark that set a reaction in motion. Her hand left his shoulder and the the towel around his waist dropped to the floor. His hand slid across thin hot pink satin and her robe fell away and he was pushing the straps of her slip off her shoulders.

She pressed against him when they were both naked and he lifted her up, carrying her backwards toward the bed. He threw her down - gently - and she giggled, only for the sound to become an impatient groan when he sank on top of her.
morwen_peredhil
Sep. 27th, 2009 01:31 am (UTC)
My inner silly fourteen-year-old wants me to tell you that she enjoyed this a lot. She approves of the repeated use of pink and wants to know if the shampoo was strawberry-scented (because isn't it always?). :D
paraxdisepink
Sep. 27th, 2009 01:44 am (UTC)
Tell your inner fourteen year old that it was strawberry scented Herbal Essence (that's how she explains to Davis all that moaning in the shower she does) haha
vagrantdream
Sep. 27th, 2009 02:52 am (UTC)
Re: 1x01 Badfic Comment
hehe. This. was looking forward to this.

love chloe's the 'this is stupid comment', her herbal essences excuse (ha! you should know it's way overdone Chloe) and the gratuitous use of PINK.

oh catholic boy Davis, maybe it was a costume for a mission with Andrea. I'm totally getting life on mars bbc orgy infiltration vibes and feeding eachother cake and.... ha!

Being with him? Leaving her whole life behind? How was slinky lingeri going to fix that?
haha she thought they should do that- join the underground *giggles*
Davis is so unassuming and Davis; she should hit that now.
Nodding vigourously. such a mental image. like bad puppy. still haven't gotten that out of my head since 'happiness'. eee!!!

oh wait she does. XD
And of course he would throw her down, gently. hee!
paraxdisepink
Sep. 27th, 2009 08:39 pm (UTC)
Re: 1x01 Badfic Comment
oh catholic boy Davis, maybe it was a costume for a mission with Andrea. I'm totally getting life on mars bbc orgy infiltration vibes and feeding eachother cake and.... ha!

I wonder if Davis would be on any level intrigued by that image. On one hand he's a guy, on another he's Davis and so not a guy. He's like this perfect balance of evolved and caveman.

I think though, that there's this straightfowardness about Davis. He means what he says and you can take what he says at surface value most of the time (he double-talks on occassion) and if he trusts you he assumes you do the same, so Chloe's denial/lying to herself tendencies might be difficult for him to understand, not out of lack of intelligence, because he wouldn't see the need for them.

So if she lets him know in some way that sex is out of the question, he assumes she means what she says and sex is out of the question and he's fine with that. So when she shows up in a hot pink nightie, he assumes it's for some other reason hehe

maria102375
Oct. 5th, 2009 12:17 am (UTC)
This is such an awesome story. You should write for Smallville... I absolutley love this. Davis and Chloe together is how it should be...
Great Job..
vagrantdream
Oct. 9th, 2009 08:58 pm (UTC)
thank you so much! XD from a fellow sookie/eric fan.

They really should be. The show doesn't know how to handle the storyline so we will be for a whole season.
chlarkookie
Oct. 8th, 2009 03:11 am (UTC)
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAH! Andreaaaaa!!! MY god! Is episode 2 here yet?


how about now?

:D Since I missed the discussion I'll go and post my comments on ksite :D
vagrantdream
Oct. 9th, 2009 08:59 pm (UTC)

Yeah what is happening to her!!? I can talk without spoilering, I dun really know either!

teehee. Let's go bug A and A. ;)
yay!
(Anonymous)
Nov. 27th, 2009 11:02 pm (UTC)
Episode 2
I love this episode I cannot wait for the next episode by the way when is episode 2 coming out I really want to know.
a_chloes_fan
May. 11th, 2010 12:05 am (UTC)
i finally got around to reading this, and i loved it! when's episode two coming out? i can't wait!!!
(Anonymous)
Jun. 19th, 2010 03:17 pm (UTC)
info
Hi it sounds so great but I haven't finished reading yet because I've got a doubt, I didn't understand when this alternate story begins...I read about jimmi's death,but I also read about Chloe hidding davis downstairs in the taloon. Could somebody give me a hint?does it begin during Chlavis' excape or after the episode "Doomsday" ? thanx for everything anyway
vagrantdream
Jun. 20th, 2010 05:57 am (UTC)
Re: info
HEY Hell Sullivan! XD (It's you right?)
Technically both.

This takes place after Doomsday. According to the storyline the 'Chloe' and 'Davis' in the episode were both unstable clones created by Cadmus and tested during Doomsday (Where Jimmy and Davis's clone died.) That's why they were so close to Metropolis after Injustice. The real Chloe and Davis made it far away and came back to be the main protagonists of this story/show. ;)
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