Other Pairings: Chloe/Oliver
Genre: hurt/comfort, romance
Timeline: Alternate Universe - AU
Chapters: 49 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 164318; Read Count: 32025; Completed: No
Third in a series about Clark, Chloe, and their son Connor Sullivan Kent (Kon-El).
The first novel in the series, The Unexpected, can be found here -
The second novel in the series, The Unresolved, can be found here -http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7462319/1/The_Unresolved
Years ago, in an alternate seasons seven and eight, Clark realized there was a power he didn't even know he had, an embarassing one---the ability to become pregnant. It leaves him with Lana's child as she leaves him and drifts dangerously close to Lex and with Chloe to pick up the slack and help him through a troubled pregnancy. Fifteen years after that, their son, Connor, learns about his origins, freaks out, and spends his own tenure under Lana's spell before declaring himself firmly a Kent and a Sullivan, too.
Now, decades later---for Clark, Chloe and their children are beyond long-lived, considering their parents' abilities---Connor's made a serious mistake and gotten himself pregnant without even being able to tell who the mother is, his best friend and ex-fiance Cass Carpenter or his JLA teammate Wondergirl. Chloe does her best to deal with the fallout while Clark's away off-world on a League mission. While Connor learns how difficult what his father went through actually was and tries to repair his broken relationship with his child's mother, upon Clark's eventual return, he and Chloe celebrate and become the expectant parents of a third bundle of Kryptonian joy...
(Goes AU in the middle of 8.20 "Beast"): Clark is able to use Black Kryptonite to separate The Beast from Davis in the Fortress of Solitude and sucks both himself and Doomsday into the Phantom Zone. This leaves Chloe behind to deal with the fallout and bring him home. When her options start running out, she dares to trust Tess and her LuthorCorp resources, which might end up ruining them all...
Clark and Chloe's friendship blossoms into a fast and intense romance, and the two of them couldn't be happier, even in the midst of their changing personal relationships and involvement with the fledgling Justice League, and their dissolving friendships with Lana Lang and Lex Luthor. However, an unintended pregnancy throws their lives into upheaval. Chloe struggles with the consequences of bringing a child into such a dangerous world, and Clark wonders if he can ever keep his family safe, as Lex descends deeper into dark and twisted projects driven by his obsession with the mystery of Clark Kent.
A violent encounter between Chloe and Clark threatens to destroy their friendship forever.
Told exclusively from Chloe's point of view, after an unspeakable tragedy, Chloe and her family try to pick up the pieces. Chloe has her own family now, but feelings that she thought she had buried long ago threaten to resurface. Will she act upon them or will she bury them even deeper than before?
Note: This is also available on AO3