This is a post about Chloe and Lex.
Lex is going to take over the world. He's going to be president, and it's going to be great. And he's going to drag Chloe along for the ride. I love the theory that maybe Mercy is Chloe (I've seen it a few places), but even if she isn't, I love Chloe as some secret of Lex's. OMG I have random Chloe/Lex as president fic around here somewhere that I never posted. I should try and find it.zeplum
wrote Ever Dance With The Devil In The Pale Moonlight?
whilst I was sleeping, and it uses Bat-quotes whilst talking about Chloe and Lex.
It reminded me how much I love Lex and Chloe, so I am about to reread The Lines We Amend
, which has been a fairly large influence on the Chloe/Lex (plus added Batman) fic I'm working on currently.
An excerpt from White Tablecloths
(how do I come up with these names? I know not):
Chloe flies first class.
She keeps the receipts. She'll bill Lex for it later.
Two suits, hanging lonely in the closet. Dingy motel room, cockroaches on the floor and heating that doesn't work. Coffee for breakfast. Chats with hot dog sellers, establishing contacts and patterns.This is familiar
, she thinks, bitterly.
The Wayne Building casts a shadow over the Gotham Plaza as she strides through it. She stares up at the building, raises a hand to block the sun glaring behind it. It's more attractive than the LexCorp Building; more care has obviously been taken with the architecture, and it shows. The classic style, compared to LexCorp's more post-modern approach to design, demonstrates the difference in organisational technique.
She tries the words out in her head, tastes them on her tongue and imagines them on the page.
She shakes her head. She'll never be a lifestyle reporter, but maybe she can pass for one long enough to escape Batman's notice.
The Bat Man doesn't need to know that Lex is casing Gotham.