LoisNClark4Ever: Haha, thanks I'm glad you liked it even with it being short.
As for Oliver, I remember how mad he was when he found out that Lionel killed his parents and when he lost himself. I thought I'd add that into the story. I'm not so sure what is going to happen to Lex but you know something usually happens especially with him. Chloe, even if she's mad at Oliver, still wants the best for him and doesn't want him to do something he'll regret.
To be honest I'm not sure how the idea of Lois moving actually got written in but I thought it would be a good idea since she likes to be independent and I don't remember quite too well but I'm sure in the earlier seasons she would have moved, had she been able to afford it or something. As for Lucy, you know how she is, both times she showed up to Smallville she was always hitting on Clark. ;)
It's sad how Smallville has actually come to an end. But the finale was AMAZING. Can't wait till it comes out on dvd/blu ray!
Hot-chocolate239: I'm glad you're back, during the actual season 7 on television, Oliver came back to Metropolis and him and Lois still seemed to have a connection so I figured why not?
Yeah I thought maybe someone would disagree with Lois moving, but then again she does love being on her own you know?
Jeremy Shane: As usual ;)
Sorry this is a few days later than expected, things got in the way and I didn't have much time to write a chapter.
Clark turned around as Lois marched towards him.
"What's up with the glasses?" she noticed.
"The glasses Clark, last time I checked you didn't own a pair," she eyed him.
"Oh, these, right…I'm a bit nearsighted," he smiled.
Lois slowly nodded her head, "But you know there are these things called contacts right?"
Clark shrugged, "But I like them."
"Whatever you prefer Smallville," Lois laughed. "Did you hear about our new boss?"
"Apparently Tess has appointed someone new while she's away for business."
"You don't have any idea who this person is do you?"
Lois folded her arms, "No but I'm going to find out as soon as they get here."
"From what I've heard, the new boss isn't easy to get through to," Clark replied leaning back onto his chair.
Lois smirked, "I like a challenge."
Clark shook his head as he kept his eyes on Lois. She was definitely harder to handle and look after compared to his past relationships, but Clark didn't mind, Lois being…different was something he liked.
Lois looked up as she caught Clark gazing at her, "What are you smiling about?"
Clark's grin only widen, "Oh nothing…just enjoying the view."
Lois rolled her eyes, but as she turned the other way she couldn't help but smile.
Who would have thought after all the years I've known him, he would be the one to make me smile like this? Lois thought.
Clark looked up to see a man in a suit asking for Lois. From the side, Lois seemed to be smiling while her eyes were closed.
"Lane," he repeated.
Lois cleared her throat, "Yes?"
"Boss wants to see you," he briefed.
"See Smallville?" Lois smirked. "I'm already on my way."
Clark laughed, "Good luck."
"Why would she need luck?" asked Jimmy.
"She's meeting with the new boss."
Jimmy scoffed, "He's a cool guy…and I don't think Lois would need any luck convincing him…," he noticed the look on Clark's face as he stopped. "I mean it's not like he'd hit on her or anything."
"I'm sure he wouldn't," Clark said.
"Besides…it's Lois, right?" Jimmy shrugged.
"What's that supposed to mean?"
Jimmy began to sweat as Clark sat there waiting for an answer. Maybe it was best if he hadn't said anything to Clark about the boss, but too late for that option.
"Trust me CK," Jimmy spoke, "No one can come between Lois and Clark."
"You sound so sure of it."
"It's because I am."
"You wanted to see me?"
"Ah, yes Ms. Lane," he smiled. "I'm Grant Gabriel, your new boss."
"Huh," Lois eyed him.
"Something wrong?" he asked.
"Are you always like this?"
"Suspicious of people you don't know?"
Lois looked up to see that her new boss had gotten quite close to her without her realizing it. She quickly took a giant step back.
"And is this how you introduce yourself to your employees?" she questioned.
Grant shook his head as he smirked, "Only to the ones that are worth my time."
Lois scoffed, "You're a pig."
"That's a shame Ms. Lane because from what I've heard, you're one of the best reporters out here in Metropolis…and I was hoping I could take you out to dinner and then perhaps we could discuss about you getting a raise," he remarked.
"I don't have to do anything with you to get a raise," Lois sneered.
To her surprise, Grant began clapping his hands.
"Why the hell are you clapping?"
"Well done Ms. Lane."
"I guess you aren't one of those reporters who'd do anything for a raise," Grant smiled.
"I have my ways, but it won't be doing anything with the boss."
"Off the record though," Grant paused, "Could I perhaps take you out for dinner?"
"Sorry but this gal is taken," Lois replied. "So are we done here? I've got work to do."
Lois quickly rushed out of the office slamming the door shut behind her.
Grant smirked, "We'll see about that."
"How long can you keep him in there?"
"I'd say a week or two at most since his lawyers will be working to get him out of here."
"But these allegations for murder should keep him in jail forever," Oliver protested.
"Without solid evidence…there isn't a lot we can do to keep Mr. Luthor in the cell."
"Well do whatever you can to keep him in there."
"Yes Mr. Queen," the man nodded.
"What did you do with Lex?" asked Chloe.
"He's in custody…for now."
"Custody? You managed to get him in jail?"
"It's temporary, but it'll do for now."
"That's…great, because we have another fish to fry."
"And who might that be?"
"…Mercy? I've got to go but I'll stop by later."
"Wait before you hang up Ollie!"
"What is it?"
"I'm glad you didn't…you know."
Oliver sighed, "Yeah I know Chloe."
"What's the emergency?"
Chloe jumped, "Oh, hey Clark uh – sorry turned out to be nothing."
"Nothing?" he examined. "Chloe you don't text me emergency Watchtower right now when it's nothing."
"Like I said," Chloe paused, "It was taken care of."
Chloe nodded, "Its fine now, you can head back to the Planet before your new boss fires you."
"So you've heard."
"Jimmy's Facebook is pretty informing," she chuckled.
"So…how are things going for you?"
"What do you mean?"
"With Oliver or…," Clark paused, "Anyone else?"
"When did you become so interested in my love life?" Chloe questioned.
"I'm not," he shrugged, "I just want you to be happy."
"Well since you're so curious, I'm not with anybody."
"Oliver turned you down?"
Chloe felt her jaw slightly drop, "What?"
Clark took a few steps back as he held his arms up, "I didn't mean it like that but – "
"But what Kent?" she glared while approaching him.
"I mean – "
"It's Oliver and you know how he is…"
"For your information," she poked him, "Ow, I turned him down!"
Clark's eyes widen in surprise, "But I thought."
"That I was interested in him?"
"Guess I'm not anymore and you should be glad Oliver tried to kindle a romance with me."
"Wait what? Why should I be glad?"
"Uh, nothing no reason!" she quickly turned her back.
"What are you talking about Chloe?"
"Nothing Clark!" she smiled.
"Chloe," he crossed his arms.
"Seriously Clark I didn't mean anything."
"Why should I be glad Oliver tried to be with you?"
"Please Clark just drop it," she pleaded.
Clark tapped his feet giving Chloe the sign he wasn't going to let this one slide so easily. She buried her face into her hands as she tried to figure her way out of this one.
"You know how Oliver and Lois used to date…," she began.
"I'm not sure about this," Chloe took a deep breath," But he might still have feelings for her."
"Feelings for Lois?"
"I didn't want to worry you so I just – "
"No," he shook his head. "Oliver would never do that to me."
"I sure hope not."
"He had his chance with Lois, and let's just say he kind of blew it."
"That's what I said."
"You discussed this with him?" he looked amused.
"Sort of, but to help you," Chloe replied.
Clark frowned. His relationship with Lois was something new and if what Chloe was telling him was true…there was a chance Oliver could win her over.
"Clark you have nothing to worry about when it comes to Lois," she reassured him.
"Everyone's telling me that."
She smiled up at him, "Only because it's true."
"I guess I'm just…worried."
"Because she's Lois," Clark explained, "She sees me as just a farm boy turned reporter."
Chloe laughed, "Believe me Clark, she so does not see you as just that."
"Then what does she see me as?"
"It's not my place to say, but you don't have to one up yourself when it comes to Lois, she likes you just the way you are as you do with her."
He grinned, "That's how you feel?"
"Yes," she said. "Oliver Queen has nothing on Clark Kent."
Clark laughed as he embraced Chloe, "Thanks for always being there."
"What are best friends for right?"
"And about Oliver," Clark pulled back to face her, "He's missing out."
Chloe smiled slightly.
"Got to run, someone needs help."
"Bye – "
Chloe smiled as Clark whooshed off to save the day.
"I want a story for the front page tomorrow people!" Grant blurted. "The Blur just rescued seven civilians from the burning building downtown!"
Lois rolled her eyes as she disregarded her new boss.
Grant approached Lois with a weird look on his face, "What exactly are you doing Lane?"
"I'm writing an article for tomorrow."
"I hope that article is about the Blur."
Lois scoffed, "There are already a million people writing that article so what makes you think I'll be doing it on him?"
"And I thought you were a hot shot reporter," Grant smirked.
"I am one of the top reporters at the Daily Planet," she corrected.
"Top reporters would be writing top stories," Grant paused, "That includes this Blur, who's doing the Good Samaritan thing around Metropolis and beyond."
Lois glared at him as he stared back.
"Fine," she stood up. "I'll get that story."
Lois quickly picked up her coat and bag as she headed out of the bullpen bumping shoulders with Grant.
"That's more like it Lane," he called out. "Come on everyone chop chop!"
"Oh Mr. Grant," Jimmy greeted.
"Olsen is it?"
"I've got a job for you," he patted his shoulders.
"Of – Of course, anything you need," Jimmy smiled.
"I want you to get a photo of the Blur."
"A face on that blur we see."
"That's…kind of impossible," Jimmy mumbled.
"What was that?" Grant asked. "Did you say impossible?"
"Yeah – I well, he kind of moves…super-fast so it's really hard to get a photo of him…especially one with his face on it."
"I'm sure you get something Olsen," Grant smiled.
Jimmy stood there smiling nervously as he knew this was probably one of the hardest things he's ever been asked to do. "I'll do my best."
"That's more like it," Grant replied. "I want that photo on my desk by tomorrow morning."
"Stupid Blur," Lois mumbled. "Who does this guy think he is?"
"Thank you Blur!" a woman called out.
Lois turned around as she saw a woman reunited with her child. She made her way towards the police that were covering the area as the once burning building was just covered in smoke.
"What happened here?"
The cop grinned, "The Blur saved it before we even got here."
"Witnesses say within a minute or two the fire was put out and everyone was out safely."
Impressive, she thought.
"No one was left behind or was injured?"
"Those guys in the ambulance are just being checked, but other than that everything was secured and taken care of."
"Did anyone catch this Blur?"
The cop shook his head.
"Thanks for your help."
"Anytime Miss Lane."
"Clark," she smiled.
"What are you doing here?"
"Trying to get something on this Blur, who apparently left nothing but that S behind while recusing people from this burning building," Lois pointed. "Burnt building I should say."
Clark chuckled, "So did you get anything?"
"Nothing useful anyways," she frowned.
"Why are you so interested in this Blur all of a sudden?"
"Because the new boss expects me to."
"Since when did Lois Lane take orders?"
Lois scoffed, "I don't."
"Well I'm sure there are better stories to cover," Clark suggested.
"You bet there are and besides," she stopped in front of him, "We don't even know who this Blur is, or the fact that he's even human."
Clark grinned, "Lois I'm sure he is."
"How would you know?"
"I don't, but I've got a feeling."
"Last time I checked humans can't blur their way the way this guy does."
"Come on Smallville," she tugged him.
"What's the rush Lois?"
She quickly placed her belongings on her desk as she pulled her chair in as she turned the radio on.
Clark gave her a confused look as she began to write something on a piece of paper.
"What exactly are you doing?"
"I'm waiting for the next big story so this Blur will show up when I get there."
Clark couldn't help but chuckle as he looked the other way.
"Why is this funny?"
"Lois," he began, "This Blur hasn't been seen by anyone…what makes you think you would be lucky enough to catch him?"
Clark had his arms crossed as his grin only widened.
"There's no stopping me," she ensured, "And I will catch him in the act."
The grin on Clark's face quickly fell. Now he had something else to worry about, Lois catching him while he's super speeding around saving people.
"Oliver," said Chloe in a surprised tone.
"Why so…surprised to see me?"
"Uh no reason, just didn't expect you."
Oliver looked around the empty room, "Expecting someone else?"
Silence fell into the room as Chloe continued typing away on the computer.
"…So what was it about Tess we needed to worry about?" Oliver spoke.
"Earlier when you called, said something about Tess," he reminded her.
"Oh right, that," Chloe replied. "Tess is closing in on Clark's cousin."
Oliver stood there silently nodding and agreeing as Chloe continued. He couldn't help but feel she felt a bit distracted. Something was still bothering her…maybe it was what had happened between them.
Oliver sighed, "Chloe."
"We need to keep Tess off Kara and at the same time the same with Clark and it's just – "
Oliver placed his hand over her mouth as her eyes shifted to meet his.
"I get it, we need to protect their secret," he smiled softly.
"Partly and we also need to keep track of…"
Before she could finish, Oliver's mouth met hers. As much as Chloe wanted this, she pulled back as she took a couple steps back.
"What are you doing…" she asked.
"I thought you – "
"That I wanted you?"
"Well, yeah," he smiled.
"Oliver," she paused, "I can't be with you knowing that I was your second choice."
"What are you talking about?" he asked innocently.
"Chloe, I'm not with her," he took a step towards her, "Clark is."
Chloe closed her eyes as she shook her head.
"You said it yourself…you still had feelings for her."
"Okay, but that was before, this is now," he rationalized. "I want to be with you, not Lois, not anyone else."
"You can fool a girl with that," Chloe remarked. "But I'm not just any girl Oliver Queen."
She quickly picked up her belongings as she stormed out of Watchtower leaving Oliver by himself. He thought of stopping her, but decided it was best to let her go.
"Sorry Mr. Luthor but we're unable to release you."
"And why is that?"
"Orders have strictly been given for bail, which is set after you've been in jail for at least thirty days."
Lex rose from his jail cell as he approached the door to face the man, "Lex Luthor will not be in jail for the next thirty days."
"You will be."
"Not if I can help it," Lex mumbled under his breath.
Sorry! I wanted to post earlier, but I've been busy lately up until the last few days. I wanted to make this chapter longer (making up for last one), but I thought I'd just post it since I'm out of ideas of what to put in this one. I know I promised a longer one, it's a bit longer, but the next chapter will make up for the shorter ones.
Next update will be 1 ½ to 2 ½ as usual, hopefully it'll get posted within the week range, but I do begin summer classes next week.
Reviews are always appreciated!