Ok, so long ago I attempted a full on story arc of Superman and Catwoman. However, I felt this oneshot would surmise it easier. For some odd reason, I love the thought of them together. I am probably the biggest anti-Batman/Catwoman fan you'll meet. And I was never a huge fan of Lois.
That being said, thank you for reading!
This is un-beta'd, so I apologize.
Disclaimer: I own nothing.
"Do you know what today is?"
Clark paused for a moment, but then continued pouring her glass of red. "Tuesday?"
Selina laughed and accepted the pre-dinner beverage. "You're right! Oh, and also our six month anniversary." She then stood up on her tippy-toes and planted a kiss on his cheek.
"You're kidding?" Clark then disappeared from the kitchen, only to reappear with a dozen red roses. "Then I guess I had a good reason to get these."
Selina eagerly took the bouquet from him and delighted in the scent wafting from the freshly picked flowers. "They're lovely."
"You're lovely," Clark added with a boyish grin while he returned to stirring his spaghetti sauce. The evening was simple, yet perfect: homemade spaghetti, wine, and enthralling company. Needless to say, Clark was also trying to master his skills of cooking, with help of Selina herself.
So far, pasta and sauce seemed like a safe bet.
Clark felt arms snake around his waist. "I can wait, you know, for the spaghetti..." He heard her murmur behind him.
"But it'll get cold."
Still, neither said another word, and Selina found herself being lifted off the floor and placed gently onto the counter. Quickly, she wrapped her legs around him and pulled him closer. Once his mouth met hers, their dinner was the last thing on their minds.
Often Selina took the mental tour of how her and Clark's relationship came to be. It was definitely unconventional, but the more she considered it, the more it felt right.
After years of on and off dating, Lois and Clark had had a permanent falling out. It went without saying that Lois was quick to pick up the slack in her personal life and started seeing a co-worker right in front of disheartened Clark. It was callous and insensitive and a perfectly Lois thing to do. It was also enough to send poor Clark into a spiral of personal depression.
But things were looking up. One cold winter evening in his city, Superman found Catwoman, this time on the right side of the law, in certain peril. Though saving Catwoman was a small feat on Superman's list of heroic acts, it made Selina reconsider the the Man of Steel. A certain one hundred and eighty degrees of difference from other men who had struck her fancy. But moving to Metropolis was about having a fresh start and a new lease on life.
And a blossoming relationship with none other than Superman himself was something Selina considered quite exceptional. Someone willing to be by her side at all times, someone willing to put up with her idiosyncrasies, someone willing to take her at face value.
Even currently, while his strong arms were draped protectively around her, Selina had never felt more happy.
She now understood real love.
Not to be easily forgotten, her first true love happened to be a billionaire playboy that shared her interests, nighttime extracurricular activities for example. Bruce and Selina certainly had the chemistry to make a relationship work. But for some reason, it wasn't enough. It was always the same, nothing changed. Like a favorite song stuck on repeat, eventually the music was turned off. For good.
She and Bruce had a mutual understanding. They were friends. Maybe not even that. Acquaintances from long ago.
And now, if she comprehended the rumors correctly, he had a new woman in his life. And she looked as if she was there to stay. Six months ago the idea of Bruce Wayne courting Diana of Themyscira would have sent a wave of jealously throughout Selina's soul, yet the idea hardly bothered her now.
Which was also funny considering Woman Woman's outer appearance; she looked as if she would have been the perfect mate for the last son of Krypton. But even that pairing wasn't right either.
Despite their fun, Bruce and Selina were never more. And conveniently, they found the two people to truly make them happy. It just wasn't in each other.
The only hitch?
Bruce Wayne had yet to find out about her current relationship.
Little did Selina Kyle know, Superman was prepared to share the news with his friend and colleague the very next day.
The luminously bright halls of the Watchtower seem to coincide with Superman's disposition as he marched happily toward the Monitor Womb.
"Well some one's cheery," Bruce deadpanned beside him.
This took Clark by surprise, yet regardless of his superhuman abilities or how long he had known Batman, the Dark Knight always managed to sneak up on him.
"Oh good morning, Batman! I'm actually glad you're here today."
Batman gave him a 'look'. "Meaning?"
Superman and Batman were now standing in the Monitor Womb, there was a lot of hustle and bustle for the early morning. The brightly lit screens of the happenings on Earth, the Watchtower and the Metrotower adorned the walls and plenty of Leaguers were coming and going.
Not exactly the perfect spot to share with your best friend that you're dating his ex-girlfriend.
He turned towards his friend. "Can I speak with you? In private?"
Batman escorted Superman to an empty conference room, sealing the door shut.
Superman took a seat at the table in the center of the room, while Batman stood their waiting.
"Clark, I don't have all day."
"What do you know of Selina Kyle? Now, I mean?"
This question, obviously, took Bruce for surprise. But he hardly showed it. "I believe she's no longer a thief and that she's living a seemingly normal existence in Metropolis."
As soon as the words left Bruce's mouth, it must have dawned on him. He wasn't the World's Greatest Detective for nothing.
"Wait. No, don't tell me," Batman added. The look on Superman's face was a dead giveaway. "Are you saying you're friends?"
Superman sighed. There was no use in lying to Bruce, he would have found out either way. And telling him point blank seemed like the easiest venture.
"For about six months now, yes."
Superman was unsure how he was going to react. When it came to Batman, he could never predict anything.
"Well Kent, you have my best wishes. Treat her nice." Sure she was his ex, but Bruce wasn't a monster. Or at least Clark sincerely hoped he wasn't.
"And I'm sure a double date is out the question?"