Epilogue-Precious Moment

When morning came, Lois and Clark were still on the couch. An old quilt was draped over their naked bodies. The sun beamed in from the window, but it did not wake them. Their faces were hidden, both turned into away. Lois laid on top of Clark. One of her hands dangled off to the side and the other pillowed her head as it was placed on Clark's chest. Both of Clark's hands were wrapped around Lois' back. They were the perfect picture of serenity. Just like the morning they were rudely awaken from their intoxication of the red kryptonite. And just like that morning, Martha Kent stood over the two confused. She held the spray bottle of antidote for Lois.

Chloe ran up the stairs. She held a small lead box in her hand. She glanced over to Martha and they shared a look. Martha sprayed Lois and Chloe opened the box.

Clark immediately flinched in pain. His blood boiled and his lungs felt as if they were on fire. His heart clinched painfully as he jerked up.

Lois woke up to Clark's harsh movements. She looked around a bit disoriented.

"Clark, what's going on?" she asked.

"Kryptonite," Clark gasped out.

Lois snapped out of her confusion and turned to the glowing green rock. Without thinking she stood and advanced on Chloe. She snatched the lead box from her and slammed the lid shut.

"What the hell are you trying to do, kill him?" she shouted.

"Lois," Mrs. Kent said softly.

Lois turned to her mother-in-law and did something she never did before. She glared at the woman.

"What?" she snapped.

"Lois," Clark said before using his super speed to dress. He wrapped the quilt around his wife's shoulders.

"Clark," Lois gasped turning to him. She placed her eyes on his cheeks. She stared into his eyes and then checked his color. "Are you okay?"

"I'm fine," Clark answered.

"Can I come up now?" Kara called up from the base of the stairs.

"Yes, dear," Martha called back.

"Mom, what's going on?" Clark asked.

"When I came home, I asked Kara where you were," Martha answered.

"And I said that I haven't seen you since yesterday," Kara interrupted.

"So, I came to the loft, and saw you and Lois wrapped in each others arms. Just like you were after Valentine's Day," Martha continued.

"So, she called me and we assumed that you came into contact with the red meteor rock. I came over right away with the antidote," Chloe finished.

"We weren't under the influence of red kryptonite," Lois scolded. "We're in love."

"What?" the three other women exclaimed.

"It's true," Clark confirmed. "We're in love."

"Now, I'm going to march into the house, get dressed, and then we're all going to sit down and discuss this." Lois said storming toward the house.

Chloe and Kara followed her. They both were ashamed and in shock.

"Clark," Martha said gaining her son's attention.

She laid a gentle hand on Clark's shoulder.

"Clark, Does she know? Your secret?"

"Yes," Clark said turning to her. "Lois knows everything and she accepts me. Lana could never do that. I know that now. Mom, Lois is the one."

Martha smiled lovingly up at him.

"I'm glad," she said giving him a hug.

Nearly an hour later, Chloe, Kara, Martha, Lois, and Clark sat in the Kent's living room. The couple had explained everything to them. They told them that both Kara and Chloe's plans had worked. They told them that Lois knew Clark's secret.

"So, you two are in love?" Chloe asked.

"Yeah," Lois said rubbing her hands over her jeans.

"And you know that he's Kryptonian?" asked Kara.

"Yup," Lois said. "And you too. So, are we clear on all of the facts?"

The blondes nodded.

"I have a question," Martha said. "Have you received permission to divorce?"

Lois and Clark glanced at each other and shared a look. Clark reached over and took Lois' hand.

"We have," he answered.

"And we've decided not to get one," Lois said.

Martha gasped and stood. She walked over to the couple and embraced Clark and the Lois.

"I'm so happy for you," she said, her voice a little choked up.

"Me too," Chloe said smiling and standing. She hugged Clark, Lois was still being held by Martha.

"I am too, Kal-El," Kara said. She did not hug them. She was not a hugging type of person.

That night, Chloe went home to the Talon for some alone time with her fiance, Kara took over Clark's old bedroom, and Martha was in her and Jonathon's room. Lois and Clark found themselves back in the loft, but instead of sharing the couch, they were on a air mattress, in a single sleeping bag.

"Boy, did I miss your mother's cooking," Lois said.

Her head was resting on Clark's chest.

"Me too," Clark said. He rubbed her back gently.

They were dress, both too full from the amazing dinner Martha had made for sex. Clark wore his light blue pajama pants and Lois wore his old Smallville High football jersey.

They were silent for a moment and then Clark became serious. He gently moved Lois off of him and rolled over to his side. Lois rolled to her side, facing him.

"Okay, Smallville I know that look," She said. "What's wrong?"

It seemed as if she had been asking that question all day.

"Nothing's wrong," Clark answered. "I have something to tell you."

He paused and not liking not touching her, he began to gently rub her bare arm.

"Lois, I love you," he began. He wasn't sure of what to say.

"Clark, just come out and say it," Lois said.

"Okay," Clark breathed. "I have a destiny. I'm meant to do great things."

"No duh," Lois said rolling her eyes. "Your like superman or something."

Clark frowned lightly at her interuption.

"Jor-El wants me to train, go through trials, to prepare myself for my future and in order for me to do that I will have to go away," he said.

"For how long," Lois asked.

"I don't know," Clark answered.

"When?"

"I don't know that either."

"Then what do you do know?"

"That I love you," Clark said gazing into her eyes. "I want you to wait for me. I want to know that once I return, I will have a home waiting for me."

Lois returned his gaze lovingly. She placed a hand on his cheek and gave him a gentle kiss.

"I love you too," she pulled away with a smile that conveyed her love. "I will wait for. Heck, it's my duty as your wife. You will always have a home with me."

"Who knew that Lois Kent could be so sappy," Clark joked.

Lois pushed his shoulder playfully.

"Shut up, Smallville," she said. "And it's still Lane. I like to keep my identity."

"How about Lane-Kent," Clark suggested.

"Lane," Lois insisted.

Clark leaned in and kissed her passionately.

"What about Lois El," he suggested lightly.

"How about Lois Lane for profession and Lois Lane-Kent for everything else," Lois bargained.

"Deal," Clark agreed.

He rolled them so he was on top of her.

"What are you doing?" Lois asked wrapping her arms around his shoulders.

"Making love to my wife," Clark said.

"Okay, just making sure," Lois said before kissing him.

THE END