A/N: This is a bit different style and point of view from my usual stories.
Please let me know what you think. It's written from the point of view of a
friend of Lex as he is at Lex and Chloe's wedding thinking back on what
he's seen of their relationship.
The first time I saw them together was at some now forgotten social
function. Lex introduced her as a friend. Her being the beautiful, petite
blonde at his side. Chloe Sullivan. The woman now walking up the isle to
marry him. His bride. That first day I was struck not just by her beauty,
but by her wit and intelligence. And the fact that she was blonde. Lex
usually went in for brunettes. Witness his first two wives and numberless
newspaper and magazine photos.
Anyway, she was smart. Not just book smart, well, she was that; but also
real world, street smart. Talk about a woman guaranteed to interest any
man. Even a man as jaded as Lex Luthor can be. And the "friend"
introduction said loud and clear that she meant something to him and was
not "available", not just arm candy. Not that a woman like her ever could
be just arm candy.
Lex is borderline genius so he gets easily bored with women. I could tell
that night that *this* woman would not bore him. Ever. She could be a good
balance for him. There was also something in his eyes when he looked at
her. But mostly it was his smile. It was a genuine smile when directed at
her. Not the trademark smirk. Nor was it the false, social smile everyone
in our high class society has perfected.
The next time I saw them was at a dinner where Chloe was getting some award
for a story she'd done as a reporter. That's when I knew it was going to
become more than a friendship. Lex had a date that night, his usual arm
candy. He was polite to her. Lex is to much of a gentlemen to have simply
ignored her. But his attention was on Chloe. When he looked at her there
would be this look in his eyes that vanished when he looked at his date.
For her part there were people surrounding Chloe but the second Lex walked
into the crowded room she looked over at him. It was liked she sensed his
presence. They didn't stare at each other or anything, but I got the
impression that at any time that night either of them could have told you
exactly where the other one was. They were that connected.
I wasn't surprised when they were linked as a couple in the papers a few
weeks later. From there things went very quickly. They became inseparable.
Then came the announcement of their engagement. Again, not a surprise. Nor
was the fact that they didn't plan for it to be a long engagement. Lex can
be patient when he needs to be, but he also goes after what he wants. And
he's wanted her for a lot longer than he'll admit.
Finally the wedding is to the good part. The actual vows. Of course, no one
has any objections when the preacher asks. No one would dare. To anyone who
knows Lex it's perfectly obvious that he will let no one and nothing come
between him and his bride. She doesn't seem to mind that attitude, which,
given how independent Chloe is known to be, says a LOT about how she feels
about him. Time to follow them out and go to the reception. I hear they're
driving to the honeymoon destination.