A/n: sorry this chapter was supposed to be ready like 2 weeks ago but life got in the way. I hate family reunions. You're standing there talking to a bunch of people that go 'I know you you're that person's daughter the youngest one right?' And it's like I don't even know how I'm related to you how do you even know me? You're like 3 years older than me. I just hate them, especially because it was my dad's side of the family. Gah he has too many uncles and cousins it's not even funny. He has 6 uncles and 1 aunt, that's not including the great aunts/uncles.
Do you know many cousins that is? The one person I actually enjoyed talking to (or actually talked to for that matter) at the end of the day I had to ask my dad how she was related to us and whose kid she is. Fail. So that is why I hate family reunions and sorry for the rant.
Doctors, Moves and tears
It had been two weeks sense Lois had discovered the changes around the house and had been avoiding the topic like crazy even though no one noticed. Well Chloe did but of course she would considering it was her sister acting strange. Pete was still around and Lois had finally given in and accepted the fact that he was a good person after all. She needed to talk to someone and fast. She knew she didn't want to talk to anyone close to her. She didn't know who to talk to and it was driving her insane. Finally she gave up and decided to take Alex to the park just so Lois could get out of the house.
At the park Lois sat down next to two people who were having a serious conversation from the sounds of it and jumped when one of them actually tapped her on the shoulder.
"Ms. Lane! It's a pleasure to see you again. It's been a while sense you've been around." Lois relaxed knowing it was only her daughter's school principal.
"Oh hi Mr. Scott; I've been busy with work and stuff so my brother-in-law has been dropping her off." James gave her a crooked smile.
"Well I hardly believe that but I'll give in for now and this is my cousin Lily the one who helps me with the school." Lois smiled and nodded at Lily who gave a wave.
"Lo! There you are I was about to send out a search party for you." Chloe said coming up to her empty handed.
"Where'd you think I'd go?" Lois asked a smirk clearly playing on her face.
"Who knows with you; you've always been crazy. Most days I wonder how I'm related to you." Lois shrugged.
"I wanted some fresh air so I decided to take Alex to the park. Speaking of which where is my niece?" Lois asked not seeing Ashley with Chloe which was a rare sight.
"She's spending the day with daddy; Clark complained that I was hogging her too much. So I decided while I went to go find you he could have her." Lois rolled her eyes at the dramatics of her sister's fiancée.
"Jeez it sounds like you two are like one step away from joint custody." Lois said causing a smile to break out on her sister's face.
"Shut up Lo. Joint custody sucks. That year I was away from my dad nearly killed me inside but I pulled through no thanks to you. That and the General wouldn't allow me to slip into depression." Lois laughed clearly enjoying the lightness of the conversation.
"He would have let you slip into depression if you were older but you were ten and no ten year old slips into depression. I almost slipped into depression after the incident when I was eighteen but the General got me help right away and plus I was protected it seemed like everywhere I went there was someone in a uniform waiting for me I felt trapped." Chloe nodded and sat beside Lois putting her head on Lois' shoulder.
"We should have a girl's night tonight. We haven't had one of those since before I had Ashley." Lois agreed then called Alex over.
"How about we go crash Lana and Sara's place? Alex can spend time with Emily and we get some girl time with the adults then you're only a block away from Ashley. I'm sure Smallville can handle a night alone with her." Chlo agreed and quickly set it up with Lana and Sara who of course agreed and they made their way over to the Laing residence.
The night off without a doubt perfect in Lois' words and the morning came all too soon. After breakfast Lois said she had something to do in the city and would be back later; leaving Alex with Chloe who promised to look after her. The doctor's appointment that Lois had was a confirmation of what she already knew. After the appointment Lois still had about three hours before she had to get back to Smallville so she quickly found Oliver in his clock tower apartment who was taking the rare day off work and being a boyfriend. She walked up to where he was mediating and stood in front of him waiting for him to notice her presence.
"Hey Lois what's wrong?" Oliver asked as soon as he saw her; she looked like a mess.
"I need to talk to you." Lois said wondering what Oliver would think.
"What's wrong?" He said moving to stand up and guide her over to the table to sit down and talk knowing that it was a talk that was coming.
Lois looked deep into Oliver's eyes and saw nothing but love and concern for her so she took a deep breath in and opened her mouth to speak.
"Look I'm not going to dance around the subject. I'm pregnant." Oliver's eyes bugged out, he knew she could be blunt but that was really blunt.
"Wow this is unexpected. You know when I said I wanted more kids with you I didn't mean right away." Lois smiled weakly.
"So what does that mean for us?" she asked wondering if she would have to break hearts tonight.
"Nothing changes I still want to be with you and we will raise this child together. I'll move to Smallville to be closer to you and when you're ready you and Alex and the baby can move in with me." Lois smiled relived that nothing was going to change.
"If it's any difference to you; you can take your time to move. I'm not quite ready to move yet. I think I'll hold on to my place at the farm for a few months and then by the end of this I want to be living with you. I think I'd like to wait til we at least hit the one year mark before I move in with you." Oliver nodded and stood up walking around the table to kiss her on the lips.
"Wanna stay the night?" Oliver asked knowing the answer was probably no.
"I can't; I told Chloe I'd be home in a few hours, come with me though. Spend the night with me and tomorrow I'll tell Chloe. For now I just want to be with you and of course Alex." Lois said while getting up to sit on Oliver's lap to cuddle with him wanting some comfort.
After about twenty minute of some Lois comfort time they decided it was time to leave and get back to Smallville. Sometimes Lois wished she could be a normal barely legal adult like everyone else and then realised that it would mean not having Alex around and then she figured out she wouldn't give Alex up for the world. Arriving back at the farm Lois noticed a car she didn't recognize but didn't bother to question it as random people were over all the time. Walking into the house Lois was surprised to see her dad and Aunt Lucy sitting there waiting for her or at least she assumed they were waiting for her.
"Aunt Lucy!" Lois said while grinning, a nice good distraction for the night and Aunt Lucy was perfect!
"Well hello Lois. I missed you so your father offered me a chance to come see you and I couldn't pass it down." Lois smiled happily and walked over to hug her aunt then her father.
"Wow Aunt Lucy that's amazing. Lucy before I forget this is my boyfriend Oliver Queen. Oliver meet my aunt Lucy. We've been dating for several months now and it's pretty serious, he adores Alex. Speaking of which how did you guys get in here?" Sam smiled at his daughter.
"Clark let us in. He's in the barn catching up on some chores and he said Chloe was upstairs with the girls taking a nap." Lois nodded and sat down next to her aunt.
Not even ten minutes later Chloe came down the stairs yawning and rubbing the sleep out of her eyes with one arm and Ashley in the other who was a quiet baby who just laid there and occasionally made a noise. She was clearly not fully awake as she handed the baby off to Lois who had her arms open waiting for the baby. Chloe walked back into the kitchen and came back out five minutes later with a mug of tea and sat down beside Oliver curling into him who just chuckled and looked at her amused.
"You do know I belong to your sister right?" Chloe glared at him and hit him while using the excuse she didn't care; neither did Lois and she was half awake.
After a few minutes Chloe fully woke up and realized who was there.
"Uncle Sam, Aunt Lucy? What are you guys doing here?" Chloe asked realizing that someone she hasn't seen in years again was sitting in front of her.
"Well I missed Lois and Alex and Sam told me he was coming down to check up on everyone and I couldn't pass up the offer. Chloe you look so grown up, it's hard to believe that you now have a daughter of your own." Chloe smiled and nodded; her only wish was that her daughter could know her real grandfather but Uncle Sam would do.
"It's really nice seeing you again. Where are you guys staying? There's plenty of room here for everyone." Sam nodded stating that they would be staying at the farm to which Chloe said Clark would get their rooms ready later.
"Lucy do you want a tour of the house?" Chloe asked standing along with Lois.
"I'd love one Chloe." Chloe nodded and lead her upstairs and started with the first bedroom which was Alex's.
"This is Alex's bedroom she's asleep right now so I'll show it to you a little later." Chloe showed Lucy the rest of the house and then lead her into the kitchen back to Lois' room.
"This is Lois' room; we renovated the house a few months and gave this room to Lois so she could have her own space sense me and Clark are upstairs close to Alex. Kinda thought she would like it I mean she went from the Bronx to here, besides the unlimited amount of freedom she has here there really isn't any difference." Chloe said to which Lucy actually agreed with.
They made their way back to the living room and saw Sam with the baby which made them smile. It had been a few years sense Lucy has seen him hold a baby and for Chloe it was probably the first time. He was amazing with kids he just sometimes forgot how to treat kids as kids and not as his soldiers.
Lois looked over at Oliver and could tell he was uncomfortable with all the family talk so she pulled him out onto the front porch and kissed him.
"What's wrong Ollie?" She asked wanting to know how much it was affecting him, she could tell by his sigh that it was a heavy answer.
"It's just…I see you and Chloe acting like sisters like you are and then your dad's here along with your aunt and you and Chloe have the kids and I can't help but wonder what my life would be like if my parents were still around or I had a sibling. Right now though with you, Alex and the baby I want to be the man my father was and was going to be had he been given the chance." Oliver said sitting down on the swing pulling Lois down with him carefully.
"Hey Ollie; it's okay you'll get through this. You don't have to get used to it right now but eventually you will be comfortable with calling my family; family. One day you'll be used to people having families. It doesn't happen overnight and until it does everyone will support you. Eventually though I do want you to be able to open up about your childhood until then let's just pretend we're all old friends." With that Lois kissed him on the cheek and walked inside leaving Oliver with his thoughts.
A/N: yes this took me like 3 weeks to write and I am really sorry stupid real world, stupid stress. Anyways yeah no flashback this chapter and I don't really know why. I just don't think it would have worked.