TITLE: "My Man of Steel"
MAIN CHARACTERS: Lois Lane & Clark Kent
RATED: T or PG-13 (language)...so far.
SUMMARY: Lois finally knows the truth...how will she react???
NOTE: My new obsession! The story will contain 5 chapters. ^_^
Chapter 1: "Smallville and Superman…One and the Same"
355 Burrard St, Metropolis, Kansas; The Daily Planet building
"Smallville! Where the hell are those files on McDonald? I asked for them to be on my desk by 9 AM today! What have you been doing all this week? Knitting?"
Lois Lane had only entered The Daily Planet about a minute ago with a stack of papers under her right arm, a cup of coffee on her left hand, and a ferocious look on her entire face. She looked all around her desk, searching for something, and became very irritated when not finding it.
Her neighbor, Clark Kent, couldn't help the smile from forming on his lips as he stared at this woman.
He still couldn't believe that after all these years of being friends, he had fallen so deep in love with her. Couldn't believe that it had taken him 5 years to admit to himself of his attraction towards her. Not to mention that it had taken another 2 years to finally win her over from his competition: Superman.
It had already been a year later and Clark still could not believe his luck. How had he--Smallville--won this incredible woman over Superman--his alter ego? How? He surely didn't deserve her.
Just then, Lois lifted her head and caught the four-eyed geek grinning at her. That only sent her blood boiling. "Is the fact that my career is on the line amusing to you?"
Clark rolled his eyes. "Lois, don't over exaggerate. You're job fine."
"Not without those damn files, it's not!" She placed her palms on her hips. "Perry's gonna pull my story from printing if I don't give him the evidence that McDonald is indeed his mother's killer. And the only way I can get proof of that is if I have his personal files--which you were supposed to give me 5 minutes ago!!!"
A sudden passion erupted throughout Clark's body then. It was amazing how eight years ago her anger and sarcasm used to bug the hell out of him. Now…
Clark cleared his throat, making himself refocus. He reached over to the bottom of his desk and took out a folder. "Here." He handed them over to her. "Everything pertaining to McDonald's whereabouts on the night of his mother's murder are here. Including, pictures of his car parked right by her apartment five minutes before she was murdered and a knife that was found buried on the park near his home…with his fingerprints and his mother's blood."
Lois' face lit up and she took the folder. "Way to go, Smallville. After 4 years, you've finally learned how to use your craft well."
He sent her a mocking smile. "Thanks."
"Great Cesar's Ghost!" A barking voice came from above them.
Lois and Clark both cringed a little at the sound. They were almost too afraid to turn around.
"Lois! Clark! Get the hell up here!"
"What'd you guys do?" Jimmy Olsen, the lead photojournalist of the Daily Planet, cracked a grin.
Lois sent him a death stare. "You don't want to start me this early, Olsen," she warned.
Jimmy and Clark exchanged a look.
Lois marched up the stairs and into the office of her editor-in-chief. "What's going on, Perry?" She put on her happy face. Perry was probably one of the only people she grew a bit fearful of angering.
Clark adjusted his tie and fixed his glasses a little before entering his boss' office. He too, put on a happy face. "Anything wrong?"
Perry got up from his desk, a paper on his hand. "Close the damn door," he demanded.
Clark immediately obliged.
Perry walked up to his best reporters. "Tell me how in the hell the Inquisitor got this picture of Superman before we ever did?!" He shoved the paper in front of Lois' face.
Lois frowned and took the paper to examine the picture. "What the--?" She read the headline: "Superman Saves 20 From a Burning Building".
Clark peaked a look from over her shoulder. "Chief, you can't expect us to be on top of Superman 24/7."
Perry grew angrier. He snatched the paper from Lois' hands. "First of all, don't call me chief! And second of all, what do you think I pay you for?! Superman always lands on front-page news! What the hell were the two of you doing yesterday, anyway?!"
"We had a date," Clark explained.
"More like I had a date," Lois muttered as she sent him another one of her glares.
Clark let out a groan. Lois was never going to let that go. But then again, when did she ever let anything go?
Clark had heard the cry for help on his way to meet Lois for a date last night. He had been two hours late and the only excuse Clark could give Lois was that were had been traffic. She had scolded him and marched off home. Of course, he followed her and apologized the entire time, but that hadn't been enough for Lois. She didn't believe his lies. And he could tell that it was truly getting to her--more than usual.
Truth was that it was getting to him as well. He was more than sick and tired of telling her lies and knew that if he continued the way he was, he was sure going to lose her. And that's something he could not live through. Living a life without Lois was not possible anymore. She was the one for him--his soul mate, he was sure of it. She was the reason why he had lived through such horrible obstacles for. And he wasn't about to let her go.
Perry shook his head. "Listen, I don't care about your love life. When it comes to 20 people being saved, it should be more important on covering it than some silly date. Got it?!"
Lois and Clark nodded. "Yes, sir."
"Now get to work, the both of you!" he went back to his desk and rubbed his forehead. He was beginning to get a headache.
Lois, however, did not leave just yet. She went to him and placed down the folder Clark had given to her. "Evidence on the McDonald article."
Perry let out a sigh and scrolled through the papers. After a short while, he handed them back to her. "Print it."
Lois nodded and quickly rushed out.
Waiting for them at their desks was Jimmy, with a big smile on his face.
Lois gave him another death stare. "Jimmy, just because you're the father of my nephew, doesn't mean I won't kick your ass."
Jimmy ignored her threat. "Heard the chief was pretty hard on you about last night."
"Yeah, how come we got the third degree, but you--Superman's Pal--didn't?" Lois demanded as she crossed her arms.
"Oh, he did. Right when I got in this morning."
Clark walked over to his desk and continued with his work. "What's up, Jimmy?" He had a feeling that Jimmy wasn't just here to irritate the crap out of Lois.
"Has Chloe gotten a hold of you yet, CK?" asked Jimmy.
Jimmy's smile brightened up even more. "Good. Because there's a little surprise for you."
Clark frowned. "What is it?"
Just then Lois saw a figure walking towards them, coming from behind Clark. She turned and her eyes grew wide. "Mrs. Kent?!" She rushed over to meet Clark's mother.
Clark turned and found his mother standing right beside him. "Mom!" He hadn't seen her in four months!
Martha let out a sigh. "Thanks, Lois. Ruin the surprise."
Lois laughed and pushed Clark out of the way before his arms could wrap around her. "Long time, no see!"
Martha laughed as well. She hugged Lois tightly. "I know! I've missed the both of you." She pulled Lois away and placed both of her palms on either side of Lois' face. "Still been getting my son into trouble?"
"Please, Mrs. Kent. We both know that I'm the reason why your son's life isn't so boring." She turned and gave a smile to Clark.
Clark and his mother then exchanged a smile of their own, with a secret behind it.
Martha chuckled and turned back to Lois. "Isn't that true."
They stayed staring at each other for a little moment before pulling away.
Once they let go, Clark's arms were around his mother's small figure. "Hey, Mom. What's brought you to Metropolis?"
"Oh, I have a couple of days off and I decided to give you kids a visit." Martha pulled away from her son and turned to Jimmy. "Thanks for the ride again, Jimmy."
Jimmy nodded. "No problem, Mrs. Kent." He turned to leave the three of them alone.
Martha turned again to her son and Lois. "So, who's up for lunch?"
"Actually, Mom, Lois and I are a little--" Clark began.
However, Lois interjected. "I can cover for you, Clark. I'll let the chief know that you're off, tailgating Superman."
Martha snapped her head towards her son. Had he told her?
Clark immediately knew what his mother was thinking. He gave Lois a small smile and nodded. "Thanks, Lois." He grabbed his stuff. "I'll give you a call later."
Lois nodded. "Alright." She gave her favorite woman in the world another quick hug. "I'll catch you guys for dinner."
"I'll cook," Martha offered.
"Yes!" Lois immediately went to her desk so she could get done as soon as possible.
Clark grinned and went over to her. "Want me to pick you up?"
Lois sent him a glare.
He chuckled and bent over to give her a quick peck. "Call me if you need me."
Once Clark's lips touched her own, Lois melted. After a year of this, she still turned into liquid whenever he would touch her. And then, the desire started up again. Before he could pull away from her, Lois wrapped her arms tight around his neck and pulled him closer to her.
Clark completely forgot the world around him right when he felt Lois' tongue enter his mouth. He let out a moan and let her take lead, as usual. He felt her dig her fingers through his hair and pleasure rushed through his body.
However, just as her hands began to roam down his chest, he heard his mother clearing her throat. Clark immediately pulled away, feeling himself grow completely red with embarrassment. A groan left Lois and she tried to pull him back to her. She didn't have any shame.
A nervous chuckle left his lips as he quickly left Lois' reach. "Um…come on, Mom." He grabbed his mother's hand and led the way out.
Martha laughed and waved goodbye to Lois over her shoulder.
Forty minutes later, Clark and his mother had finished their lunch and were walking along the park. Thankfully there were hardly any people around, so they were free to talk just about anything.
"So, I see that things are really going great with Lois," Martha said with a teasing smile.
Clark gave a chuckle. "Yeah, they are."
Martha stared at her son for a while, viewing the bright smile that was written all across his face--most especially in his eyes.
Clark noticed her staring. "What is it, Mom?"
She looked at him intently. "I've never seen you like this before, Clark. Not even when you…"
"Not even when I what?"
"Not even when you were with Lana," she said with all honesty.
Clark frowned a little. For a moment, he had forgotten all about his first love.
Martha wrapped her arm around her son. "I'm so happy for you, Clark. Just looking at you, I know--I can feel it."
"How much you love Lois."
There was silence and bright smiles for a while there.
Then, Martha started laughing.
"What?" Clark gave a chuckle of his own.
Martha shook her head as her laughter grew. "Just remembering how much you two disliked each other at first. You two drove me insane!"
Clark gave in to the laughter as well. "Who would have thought, huh?"
"I know. Lois Lane and Clark Kent?" Her laughter began to fade as she stared again into her son's face. "I think you've finally met your match, son."
Clark's face brightened up even more. "I think I have too." He cleared his throat a little. "I really believe she's the one."
His face suddenly turned serious and it made Martha stop in her tracks right then. He kept his face from meeting hers for a while and she knew her son all too well to know what he was thinking about something serious right now. "Clark…?"
He turned to her then, took a breather, and gave her a smile. "She's my soul mate, Mom."
"I kind of figured that a while ago, honey." She reached over and touched his face. "But there's something else, isn't there?"
He gave a small nod. "Yeah…and it's actually great that you came because I've been meaning to talk to you about something for a while."
"What is it, honey?" She knew her son was about to ask her for her advice on something he was planning on doing, but felt he needed her approval first. She needed him to know that she respected any of his actions before he confessed anything to her.
Clark took one last breath. "I'm thinking about…asking her to marry me."
Tears struck her eyes then. A tiny smile broke before a tear came down her cheek. "What?"
He cleared his throat and nodded nervously. "I'm planning on talking to General Lane before I ask her, but I still needed to get it cleared by you first."
Another tear fell from Martha. "Honey, you know I support every decision you make." She really couldn't keep from smiling. "And I think it's one of the best decisions you'll ever make."
He bent over and hugged her. "Thanks, Mom."
She hugged him close for a while, before pulling away. She stared up at him with a serious face. "Have you told her?"
He knew she wasn't talking about him proposing to Lois. She was meaning about his secret. He let out a sigh. "Not yet."
"You realize you're going to have to before you ask her to marry you, you know. Because, even though my gut tells me that she'll be fine with it, if you decide to tell her until after your engagement--"
"I know, I know, Mom. It's just…" He tried to bring the right words out of his mouth. "I don't want her to react like Pete and--"
"Clark," Martha said in her motherly tone.
Clark nodded, knowing what his mother was thinking. "I know, I know." He took a deep breath. "I should tell her tonight. Before I even ask the general for her hand in marriage."
Martha frowned. "I thought that Lois and her father didn't have a good relationship anyways. Why do you want to talk to him first?"
"It's what Dad always used to tell me. It's what a Kent does." He cracked a smile, remembering his father.
Martha felt it too. "He's very proud of you, you know. Looking at you down from Heaven, all the things you've done…." A different kind of tear hit her eye just then, remembering her old husband. "You know that the one thing that he feared most for you was that you wouldn't find your other half."
Clark nodded, knowing.
Martha reached up and gave her son a kiss on the cheek.
"Thanks, Mom." He let out a sigh. "I'm so glad that I have you and Chloe."
"You told her before you told me?" she gave him a fake-shocking face.
Clark chuckled. "Well…she kind of caught me ring shopping the other day and I really couldn't get out of her 50 questions."
Martha then got an idea. "Clark, lets go to the farm."
Clark frowned. "What? Why?"
"Lets just go. I'll tell you when we get there."
Clark eyed her, suspiciously, but didn't say another word. He took her by the arm and began to walk towards his truck. Thankfully, he had driven it to work today.
Lois didn't get to her apartment until almost 8. Thanks to her covering for her boyfriend, she had double the work to finish. And it didn't help any that Perry was still very frustrated with her.
However, once she opened that door, she smelled a fresh scent of Martha Kent's amazing food. Suddenly, her horrible day was forgotten. She let out a moan of pleasure. "That smells good."
Clark was there immediately to take her paperwork. "You look beat."
Lois waved him off. "Totally worth it now." She hurried into her small kitchen, where Martha was finishing off with the steaks. "Can I marry you?" she asked as she breathed in that heavenly smell.
Martha chuckled. "I'm afraid you're not my type." She handed Lois a glass of whine.
Lois gave a fake pout. "Darn." She took a sip of her whine. "Mmmm, that's good."
"Was the chief hard on you today?" asked Clark as he came up behind her and began to rub her shoulders. She felt really tense.
Lois sunk into her chair and enjoyed Clark's amazing hands. "Oh, you sure know how to use those hands, Smallville." She gave out a moan as he rubbed a very tight knot. She leaned back and rested her head on his broad chest.
"You've got a lot of knots." He gave her a bit more pressure.
"Mmmm…that's what you get for working at the Planet. Oh," she moaned.
Clark chuckled. He leaned over and gave her a kiss on her bare neck.
Martha's bright smile was returned. Clark had never been one to show his deep affections towards a girl in front of her. It was strange in a way, but endearing at the same time. She knew Lois was different than anyone else her son had ever dated. This was the real deal, Martha could feel it.
Lois closed her eyes and gave out another small moan. "That feels good, too." She reached over and started rubbing his neck.
He wrapped his arms around her and kissed her cheek.
Martha immediately turned away right as Lois began to kiss him back. Alright, that's drawing the line. She went back to her cooking.
Lois turned in her seat and faced her boyfriend. She wrapped her arms around his neck and brought their bodies closer together. She gave a small moan when his hands held her tighter. "Mmmm…you feel good," she whispered. She licked his bottom lip with passion.
Clark took a step back once her hands grabbed his ass.
Lois groaned. "You always do this." She reached out to him once more.
Clark kept at an arm's distance. "My mom," he whispered, gesturing to the woman that was just ten feet away from them as his face grew scarlet red.
Lois gave him a death stare and turned away. She didn't buy that stupid excuse. He always stopped right when they were about to go any further. She hated that he did it. His main excuse as to why they still hadn't had sex at all yet was that he was inexperienced. He claimed to have only done it a handful of times in his 26 years, but Lois seriously doubted it.
However, she had been a good girlfriend and decided to give it a few months. But it had been over a year already! She was a woman with needs, after all! Shouldn't he meet up to them?!
"Alright, all done." Martha gave the couple a smile.
Lois took the opposite seat from Clark. She wanted to be as far away from him as possible.
Clark let out a sigh. Just my luck. He guessed he wasn't going to be able to do it tonight.
Martha sent him a small smile.
The next afternoon, Clark met up with Chloe for at her and Jimmy's apartment. Chloe needed some help running some errands and Clark had volunteered. Once he was done, he stayed a little while longer to just hang out.
"So, when are you planning on telling her?" asked Chloe as she rocked her newborn in her arms.
"Tonight," Clark said with certainty. "I was going to tell her yesterday, but then she got mad at me."
Chloe laughed. "Doesn't she always?"
Clark shook his head. "I'm going to do the impossible tonight to not get her angry. Plus, we'll be alone. I've told the Justice League to cover for me tonight as a big favor. I don't want anything disturbing us."
Chloe smiled. "Wow, Clark. I'm glad you're finally gonna do it. I'm more than sure that she won't freak out on you. I mean, she didn't freak with Oliver."
"But this is different, Chloe. She was in love with Superman."
Chloe gave him a look. "Clark, you are Superman."
"You know what I mean."
Chloe shook her head and turned to her son. "Isn't Uncle Clark silly?"
The newborn made a little noise.
Clark chuckled and stared at Chloe's bright face for a while. "You know, Chlo, I'm real happy for you. Seems like after Jimmy walked into your life, everything has fallen into place."
Chloe chuckled. "I say the same thing about you and Lois. Well--after you guys got together, actually. Before, things were pretty crappy."
Clark nodded in agreement. "Well, I better go. See if anyone needs saving before I give any confessions."
Clark got up and headed towards the door. "Wish me luck."
And he was out of there like a bullet.
Rain poured outside as Lois finished setting the table.
Clark had been real serious this morning about having dinner with her. And something told her that this was big. Hope soared through her body. She prayed that he would finally tell her that they could do it already!
Just then, she heard her door open and in came in Clark Kent.
His glasses were foggy and his hair was more ruffled than ever. He was completely drenched in water. Lois never thought he had ever looked hotter.
She bit her lip hungrily as she walked over to him. "Hey there, Smallville." She took off his jacket and set it aside. "You're late…as usual."
He gave her an apologizing look. "Sorry. There was--"
"Traffic?" Lois finished his sentence.
He nodded. "Sorry."
Lois shrugged it off. She really didn't have the energy to argue with him tonight. Especially now when he looked just so damn…tasty.
Clark was oblivious to her hunger towards him right now. He felt real sticky and needed to dry off a bit. "I'm gonna use the restroom." He walked out of her reach.
Lois pouted as she saw him disappear into the hall.
He took off his jacket and she saw how his wet shirt was clinging onto his tight body. Again, she bit her lip and couldn't contain herself. Once he closed the door, she rushed over.
She needed to take a look. Just one small peak was all she asked for.
When she tried to open the door, she saw that he had locked it. So, she grabbed the key and silently unlocked it.
She cracked open the door about an inch. She leaned in and took a peak.
He was facing away from her. She saw that his shirt had been thrown onto the ground. She bit back a moan. She was about to see him shirtless. God, she was dying just thinking about it already.
With her heart thumping in her chest, her eyes traveled up his nicely, built body. And when her eyes met his stomach, she frowned.
Why was Clark wearing a blue skintight t-shirt? And then, from the mirror of her bathroom, she saw it. Her mouth fell open in shock, but no noise came out.
She just stood frozen in time, staring at that big red 'S' on the center of his chest.
This just couldn't be. Clark…her Clark…? He couldn't be.
But as she stood there, looking at him, everything suddenly was falling into place. Everything was making sense.
His constant tardiness, his sudden disappearances right before Superman made an appearance…. Everything made sense now….
When Lois was able to move again, she closed the door and walked over to her living room, trying to catch her breath. What the hell was she gonna do? How could she face him now?
She tried to control her breathing as she turned in circles. And then, suddenly, she stopped pacing and faced the door.
She needed to get out of here.
She grabbed her coat and was out the door.
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Chapter 2: "Man in Tights". Lois has a talk with Chloe.