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by kate (michellealmeida)
at September 24th, 2006 (01:35 pm)

jack and chloe
rating pg
title the announcement
prompt what will chloe do when she hears an announcement about jack

let me know what you think please. :]

This story takes place after the season finale 24. It's my first one, so I hope that doesn't scare anyone off.

When Chloe first heard the news Jack was missing, she cried to herself silently thinking that Jack had gone back into hiding without even saying goodbye. "After all i've done for him, everything, he doesn't even say goodbye." It was probably for the best, though. This time she wouldn't have a way to contact Jack and pull him out of hiding, risking his life like before. It was then she heard the details of the disapearence. Kim, calling for Jack? How weird was that? And the phone off the hook? Something wasn't right. She knew in heart that something was wrong with Jack, and she had to figure out what. Thats when Bill came down the steps with a hardened look on his face.

"May I have your attention everyone."

Chloe looked up. Was it news about Jack? Did they find him?

"We have news about Jack's disapearence."

Chloe's heart skipped a beat.

"The Chinese have captured Jack, after that we have no details."

Chloe's face dropped. She felt a rush of emotions hit her like a ton of bricks. Was she sad? No, she didn't feel like crying. She just sat there dumbfounded.

"We have to divert all our resources to finding Jack, and bringing him back safely. This might take a week, a month, or a year. We just have to keep trying."

Bills voice was echoing in her head. "We have to divert all our resources to finding Jack....We have to divert all our resources to finding Jack..."

Then she came back to reality. Everyone was dead silent as Bill was finishing up his speach.

"Now, lets get back to-"

His last words were interupted by the abrupt sound of Chloe saying no over and over to her self, growing louder each time, eventually getting up and running all the way to the ladies room, and locking herself in one of the stalls, sliding her back down the door, and she starting crying. She sat there for what felt like hours when she heard a soft voice.

"Chloe? It's Audrey. Are you in here? Bill told me you werent feeling well."

"No, i'm fine. Really." Chloe said with a sniffle. It was the first time in a long time she shown her emotions to anyone. Espically Audrey. Jack's love interest.

"Chloe, come out and let me talk to you."

"No, its fine. I'll just be out in a couple of minutes."

"Chloe get out of this stall right now, or I will force you out."

Audrey pounded her fist loudly on the door numerous times before Chloe actually got up, and opened the door. Appearently she didn't look too good because the first thing Audrey said was "Ohmygod, Chloe. You look horrible."

"Thanks" she snapped at Audrey walking over to the sink, turning the water onto lukewarm, and splashing water in her face, then wipping it off with a paper towel.

"So, lets get back to work."

She tried to leave the room but Audrey wouldn't let her. She put her hand on the door, and looked Chloe straight in the eye.

"You love Jack."

Chloe didn't know what to say. Of course she didn't love Jack. She just cared about him. That wasn't being in love was it?

"I don't know what your talking about."

"Yes, you damn well do. I can tell when I look at you. Your a wreck."

"No, im not. But thanks for the compliment."

And she grabbed Audreys hand off the door, and walked on out.

"Chloe, don't you walk away from me!"

"I can do whatever I feel like doing."

"Really? Like being in love with Jack?" shouted Audrey, tears welling up in her eyes.

"I don't want to sleep with him, if thats what your thinking."

Or do I? she thought. This is crazy. All of this. I am NOT in love with Jack. Am I?


"So what? Even if I was in love with Jack, why would I tell you?"

"I, I don't know."

"Exactly. So this is how it works. I'm in love with Jack. But technically your the one sleeping with him, so it's not like I can do anything about it."

Chloe walked back out onto the main floor, and sat down at her station.

I love Jack. I love Jack. I love Jack. she repeated in her head over and over. Saying it was a new thing to her, because she'd kept it inside for so long. She had no idea how she felt about him until Audrey confronted her. Now all she wanted to do was find Jack, and bring him back to CTU. Because without him, things would never be the same. She would never secretly be able to think about him, and how amazing he really was if he was gone. She needed him back, because without him, CTU would never feel like home. She would never be the same. She would just be the girl who loved Jack, and couldn't do a thing about it. She was not going to be remembered like that. Not for a minute.


So how was it?