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11 December 2007 @ 12:13 am
Those Deep Blue Eyes  
Title: Those Deep Blue Eyes
Author: starrylites
Category: Post-SR (about 13-14 years post)
Rating: PG for somewhat sensual kissing
Word Count: 4,100
Summary: Richard was dead, killed by a bullet that had been meant for Lois. Jason had moved out, feeling now that he was out of high school it was time to get to know his real father, and had moved in with Superman. Lois was ready to endure a lonely Christmas, but something clicked with her best friend on that dark and snowy night, and something from within her drew her to Clark Kent.
Spoilers: SR spoilers I suppose.
Author's Notes: Thanks to katshakespeare for looking it over and helping me get to a perfect ending. Thanks to my cold for giving me a chance to write the story I wanted to (otherwise I would've been swamped with school stuffs). Yay for colds! Please disregard the odd coloring on the banner. I was going for red and green without being overly red and green...and I turned it into an orange flower. Oh well.





Lois stood with a red rose in her hand, loosely hanging it at her side. She looked down at the grave, letting the snow cover the top of her head. The year had been slow, and she almost didn’t remember Richard’s smile, Richard’s accusing look, Richard’s love for her and her illegitimate son.

And where was Jason now? He claimed he’d spent the last six months living with Superman. She didn’t know if that was true or not, she didn’t know where that was, and Jason had not supplied her with the information in any of their weekly dinners together. He insisted that they go out or he cook, which she didn’t mind, and she enjoyed that three hours every week that weren’t lonely. Those three hours where she forgot her guilt.

Richard had died instead of Lois. That bullet had been meant for her. But he moved at just the wrong second, and the bullet went through his back and not his wife’s. Lois’ hand became shaky with the thought. Lex Luthor’s revenge. If only he knew how successful he had really been. Lois had always considered herself to be independent, a true woman of the twenty-first century, without the need for anybody in this world. That was what she thought until she’d lost her husband to a bullet that was never meant to be his.

She lowered the rose with a shaky hand into the vase at the top of Richard’s grave, then took a step back, some of the snow falling away from her head. It had never been her intention to fall so desperately in love with Richard; she wanted to love him, but not with the love that was comparable to Superman. That had never been the plan. His loss was never meant to hurt so much.

“Lois?” Clark’s steady hand touched her shoulder, and she took a deep breath, allowing herself to return to the present, to her late night walk with Clark Kent. She looked back and smiled at her walking companion, taking another step back from Richard’s grave and running into his back. He was warm, so warm that he was almost better than a space heater in the dark cold of a wintry Metropolis night. “Lois, are you ready? I’ll walk you back home now if you’d like.”

“Thanks, Clark. And yes, I’m done.” She sighed and slowly walked away from her husband’s grave, and she could Clark’s closeness behind her. “Thanks for coming out and going for this walk with me. It was very nice of you. I—really just didn’t want to go alone.”

“Hey, Lois, you know I’m here for you anytime,” he replied back in that priceless Clark innocent way that was so purely genuine.

“Yes, Clark, I know you are. You’ve been a great friend. A really great friend.” She looks back at him with a small smile before reaching for his hand. She felt Clark jerk in surprise, and she just smiled a little wider without letting go of his hand.

He gulped and she felt him stiffen a little against her. “Uh, Lois? What’re you—?”

Lois put a hand over his lips and just smiled. It nothing else, holding his hand was worth the reaction. She leaned against him for a moment before starting to walk back towards her apartment. Clark stumbled behind her briefly, but after a moment, he became comfortable, and fell in beside her.

They walked back to her apartment in silence. She missed the house, but without Richard and Jason, it was just too empty. She liked living closer to the Planet building as well, though, and the size made it feel less empty. It also gave Clark many excuses to walk her home, take her on walks, and do all of his other subtleties that weren’t all that subtle. She hadn’t really thought Clark was interested, but it felt better to have that kind of companionship, and no one was kinder to her than Clark.

Just as they were reaching her apartment building, she felt Clark’s hand squeeze hers. She looked up at him, and he was smiling back at her. His glasses fell down his nose, and he fixed them. For a brief moment, he didn’t look awkward; they were always fleeting moments, but they had been happening more and more often lately. Lois smiled back at him. “Thanks again, Clark.”

“You’re welcome, Lois.”

She got a little closer to him and touched his face lightly with her free hand. He was always so clean-shaven, his skin so soft, like he hadn’t endured years of razor blade abuse. It wasn’t a baby face, either, just amazingly soft to the touch. His eyes fell closed, and Lois rubbed a thumb against his chin, almost in encouragement. But as she watched him, she realized her big, clumsy friend didn’t need any, and he let out a light moan. Smiling, Lois stood on her tiptoes and placed a kiss against his lips.

She wasn’t sure if he was going to return it. It took him a long moment to decide that it was acceptable to return the kiss, but the moment he did, Lois lit up like she’d been filled with electricity. Every muscle in her body responded to Clark’s light push against her lips, and she wrapped her arms around his neck. He lifted her off the ground just a little bit, kissing her all the more.

It took serious effort to force herself to slide down his body and back to the ground, then she placed a hand against his chest, her cheeks very flushed. “Go with me to the Daily Planet Christmas Party, please?”

Clark gaped at her for a moment and pushed his glasses up, even though they were right where they were supposed to be. “What, really? You mean like a date?”

“Clark, I just kissed you. Of course I mean like a date.”

“You—you and me?”

“Yes, Clark, you and me. I’ll swing by your place at 8:30ish? Sound good?”

“Uh…yeah. Yeah, sure, Lois. That—that sounds great.”

“Great.” She smiled at him, let her hand drop away from his chest, and slowly slide the other out of his grasp. Without another word, she walked upstairs to her apartment, a giddy lightness lingering above her heart.

***

“Hey, Dad?” Jason asked while he worked on his Calculus homework. He hadn’t looked up at Clark when he said it, but Clark had learned that his son wasn’t being rude, just multi-tasking.

“Yeah, Jace?”

“Why don’t you invite Mom over for Christmas? I know she’s refusing to spend it with Grandma or Grandpa, and while you were gone at that landslide, she turned down Uncle Perry’s offer, too. Why not have just one family Christmas?” He looked up from his calculations, his gaze curious, maybe even a little pleading.

Clark couldn’t deny that the idea of spending Christmas with Lois sounded great. But which part of him could he spent it with her as? Well, if they were going to spend it as a family, he couldn’t be Clark, and he wasn’t sure Superman was who he wanted to be for Lois on Christmas, not after what happened earlier that night. His skin was still tingling from it. Lois Lane had fallen for Clark Kent, or figured out who Clark Kent was, and at that very moment, he didn’t care which one was true. “That would mean I’d have to be Superman, Jason.”

“I—I know. But I want us to all have Christmas together.

“What if you spent it with your mom and Clark happened to join you?”

“Not the same thing, and you know it.” Jason closed his math book and leaned over the table, looking at his dad, eyebrows furrowed. “I get that you don’t really want to be Superman, but that’s the only way we’d actually get to be a family. Clark is just a guy at work, you know that.”

“Well, that used to be all he was,” Clark answered quietly. He knew Jason hated when he was less than giving with information, hated it more when he talked in absolute riddles. One time when Clark had refused to tell him how to reach the Fortress—only because he didn’t want Jason to try and fly there himself because he still wasn’t very sturdy in the air—Jason told him he’d leave if Clark kept talking in riddles. Undeniably, Clark loved having his son around, and he couldn’t stand the thought of Jason leaving over something like that, so Clark had given in. What he didn’t plan on, however, was Jason constantly using it against him, and threatening when Clark wasn’t straightforward with him.

“Dad…” Jason started cautiously. “What do you mean ‘used to be?’”

“Well…your mother kissed me earlier today.”

“What, Superman? She’s been known to do that from time to time.”

“No, Clark.”

“WHAT?!”

Clark couldn’t help but smile at Jason’s reaction. It was going to be everyone’s reaction when they showed up to the work Christmas party together the following day, and Clark felt an odd sense of accomplishment. He had a fool’s hope that Lois would ever show interest, but he never expected any return. Hoped, absolutely. Expected? Never.

Clark cleared his throat. “Walking back from the cemetery earlier tonight she held my hand and kissed me and told me I was her date to the staff Christmas party.”

Jason raised his eyebrows. “Dude, Dad, serious?”

Clark laughed. “No, I’m lying. Of course I’m serious!”

“Wow…well then we’ve definitely got to have Christmas together. But—you know, we need to do something that’ll make Mom suspicious. If you’re expecting this relationship to go anywhere, you’re going to have to tell her sooner rather than later. If you wait, she’ll only get pissed.” Jason clicked his tongue, his eyes getting distant with thought. Clark couldn’t help but smile. When he did that, he looked so much like Lois. “No! Dad, I’ve got an idea. Oh, it’s brilliant. It’ll make Mom suspicious without us telling her a thing. Are you picking her up or is she picking you up?”

“She’s picking me up. Remember, she’s the one that owns a car.”

“Right. Okay, you ready? Oh, I’m brilliant.”

“Don’t let it go to your head or anything, Mr. White.”

Jason grinned.

***

Lois balanced herself on her kitchen stool, trying to put the tree topper on her tree. She had long since been a Scrooge when it came to Christmas, but over the years, the encouragement of Richard and Jason had convinced her there was reason to celebrate Christmas good and proper. The Christmas before she’d found no Christmas cheer, having lost Richard only three days before the holiday. This year however, since she had still not heard from Jason about whether he’d at least stop by on Christmas, she had decided not to let it get her down. She was going to do a good and proper Christmas, with or without her son. It’s what Richard would have wanted her to do, and she was sure that Jason would, too.

As was to be expected, Lois leaned too far forward onto the unsteady leg of her stool. She tried to rebalance herself, but failed miserably, was about to crash to the floor, when she fell into large, strong arms. She smiled and looked up at her superhero. “Please don’t tell me you made an appearance just to save me from falling a whole two feet.”

Superman smiled back at her and set her down, standing right in front of her, sporting a Superman-worthy Santa suit. No belly like jelly, because it fit almost as snuggly as his usual suit did, but the trimmings were right, and the material was very soft to the touch. “Well, if I thought you might hurt yourself, Lois, I would have been here, but actually I was on my way over here to ask you question.”

“Does the suit look ridiculous on you? Yes.”

“And the other one doesn’t?”

Lois laughed and nodded. “Touché.” She leaned against him, running her hands down his chest. Yes, her head told her than any romantic infatuation with the Kryptonian was long gone and would never surface again, but another part of her, buried deep in the back of her heart, told her that she would always reserve a place in her heart for this man, for giving her the only child she would have, and for being her first true love. “What did you come to ask me, Superman?”

“I bring a request from our son,” he said with a smile. “Jason hasn’t called you back because he thought it would be nice if we spent Christmas Eve together, as a family. What do you think? I know you have your company Christmas party tonight, but come over to our place for a little Christmas cheer? Jason was very insistent. I can’t imagine where he got that from.”

Lois laughed. “Yes, well, he did spend an awful lot of time around me. And do you want me to spend Christmas Eve with you? Or is this only for Jason?”

“I would like it if you spent Christmas Eve with us, too.”

Lois smiled and nodded a little. “I would love to come over for a little while, as long as I had enough time to get ready for the party afterwards.” She looked up at him, waiting for that overwhelming desire to kiss him to hit her. But it didn’t come. Not even a glimmer. She got a little closer to see if it would come, but nothing; she’d lost the desire to kiss him. The entire time she was married to Richard, she still had to fight the impulse to kiss him. Now, after what had happened with Clark the day before, the desire was completely gone, and she gasped a little with the thought.

“Lois?”

“Yes?”

“You all right?” He smiled at her warmly, a different warmth than he’d had for some time. The desire to kiss him overcame her for a brief moment, but it fell away again.

Lois cleared her throat and nodded. “Just fine. So you’ll actually let me see the infamous home of Superman, will you?”

“Off the record, Lois.”

“Well, I figured that. I’m just joining my son and best friend for Christmas, that’s all. Not looking for a story.”

“And if you think I believe that…”

“Hey!”

Superman laughed deeply and then wrapped his arms around her. “You ready?” Lois nodded with a soft smile, and he lifted them off the ground and into the air. Lois tried to follow where they were going, but he took so many twists and turns it was impossible to see where they had actually ended up. She reminded herself that his flying was almost certainly very deliberate. The last thing he needed was Lois barging in on him because she just felt like it. Or worse, discovering his secret identity.

He lowered them down onto his porch, and Jason was immediately outside to throw himself into her arms. “Merry Christmas, Mom. Not angry at me, are you?”

“No, Jace, of course not.” She looked back at Superman and smiled. “I think it’s great, wanting to have us all together for Christmas.”

“Yes, well, it was important to me. I always enjoyed the Christmases that I spent with you and Richard, and we had some great times as a family. I figured since we’re a family, at least in some way, that we should.”

“You don’t sound like any other eighteen-year-olds I know on the face of the planet.”

Jason shrugged. “So living with the Boy Scout has turned me a little soft.”

Superman laughed and wrapped an arm around Jason’s shoulders. In the few months Jason had been living with him, they had started to look even more alike. The same face square, heavy-set chin, same unruly hair that only sort of responds to gel, those eyes…those deep blue eyes that captured her the moment he caught her from falling to her death. She was suddenly very proud of her son. “I’m glad it has. I think spending a little time together is a great idea.”

“Good!” Jason smiled at her, then back at Superman, and then disappeared inside. “Come on. We’ve got cookies, eggnog, all that good stuff.”

Lois smiled and walked into the penthouse apartment, smiling at it. There were pictures of Superman with Jason, some with Batman or Wonder Woman or both, even a couple of him in civilian clothes. “You look good in jeans,” she commented, looking back at him.

Superman shifted a little. “You think so? I thought you preferred the suit, Lois.”

“Oh, I do.” It made him flush, which was exactly the reaction she had been hoping for, and she looked back to Jason, grabbing a glass of eggnog. “Shall we toast?”

“I think we should,” Superman said. “What shall we toast?”

“To lasting love, and companionship,” Jason spouted off immediately. Lois gave him a look, and she realized that Superman had given him the same look. She hadn’t told Jason about Clark yet, so did he think that she and Superman would—? No, he knew better. Superman gave him an oddly out-of-character glare, and Jason just shrugged. It hurt to realize that her son knew him so much better than she did now, but that was to be expected, and he had every right to it. They accepted the toast, clinked their glasses, and drank the eggnog.

It was silent for a moment, but the conversation continued after the awkward silence passed. Jason didn’t seem phased by his comment at all, and soon Lois was just enjoying watching father and son be so close. She was beginning to realize how important moving in with Superman was to Jason, and it made her somehow less lonely in her apartment all by herself.

“So, Mom, are you just going to the party by yourself? Or did you find someone to drag along as a date? Jimmy?” Jason was sporting an eggnog mustache, and was deliberately not rubbing it off while he bit the head off a gingerbread man.

Lois laughed. “Actually, I asked Clark.”

Jason stopped mid-bite. Superman looked amused. Oddly amused, actually. “Clark? Mom, but, he’s Clark.”

“And he’s been good to me over the last year, so he deserves it! What’s wrong with me going with Clark?”

“Well, nothing, but you’ve always ignored Clark. Why all the sudden give him attention? You know he’s always crushed for you.”

“More than crushed the way I hear it,” Superman inserted.

Lois rolled her eyes. “Ugh, he’s been a good friend, and I like spending time with him. Is that a bad thing? And the fact that he crushes for me makes it all that much better, right?”

“Not going to break his heart, are you?”

“Jason, of course not!”

“Because he’s my friend, too, Lois.”

“Yes, Superman, I know. Why are you two gaining up on me about this?”

“Ganging up? Mom, I’m insulted.”

“Oh yes, Jason, I’m sure you are.” Lois rolled her eyes and shook her head. She did like this side of Superman, though. The human…figuratively speaking. He was Jason’s dad, not just his father. And he too almost talked like Lois had influenced him. And she liked that feeling, thinking that she’d somehow left an impression on Superman. “I promise, I’m not leading Clark on. Are you happy? Are you both happy?”

Superman smiled. “I’m very happy for you, Lois. You deserve someone like that, and Clark deserves someone like you.”

Jason was smirking into his eggnog, and Lois glared at him. When his face reemerged, his smirk was gone, and he shrugged innocently at her. “Don’t look at me like that. That’s the look I used to get when I was little and I’d done some super thing I wasn’t supposed to.”

“Yeah, well, I don’t get to give you that look much anymore. Can’t you humor your lonely mother?”

“Oh yes, because my mother is ever so lonely. Although, if you’re going after Clark, maybe you are that—“

“Jason Samuel White! Don’t talk about Clark that way! You’ve been good friends with him since you were a kid!”

“Mom, chill! I was just having a little fun. You really have turned defensive of Clark.” He looked at Superman. “She’s serious about this.”

Superman nodded, and looked very satisfied. “She is. And I think it’s great.” He looked back at Lois, the serious look in his eyes. It was usually followed by a lecture. “Lois, you know how I feel about you, but as we’ve talked about…I can’t have you. It’s too dangerous for both of us. But if I could choose who you would end up with, Clark would be on the top of my list. And you have my fullest support. And my happiness for you both.

“But, that being said, you have a party to get ready for, I believe.”

“Yes, I do.” Lois stood up and smiled at them both. She did feel a twinge of sadness that they weren’t a real family, and she saw the same sentiments in her son’s eyes. Superman seemed calm, almost at peace, and he made her all the more curious. “Jason, you’ll have to stop by sometime tomorrow for your present. It’s not wrapped. Superman, your present is just that I haven’t fallen off a building for three whole months. I’ll have you know I’ve been trying extra hard.”

“I wondered about the lack of yelling from you.” Superman smiled. “But it’s a very nice present, Lois, thank you.”

“Day after tomorrow, expect me to fall off of something higher than a footstool.”

“I’ll be looking forward to it.” He laughed, and Jason laughed, too. “Are you ready, Lois?”

Lois nodded, walking over to Jason and giving him another hug. She gave him a kiss on the cheek, then looked back at Superman. He took her in his arms and sailed off back to her apartment, taking the same confusing path they had before.

***

Within just under an hour, after looking up Clark’s address in the employee directory, she stood staring at Clark’s apartment door. She felt an odd sense of déjà vu, and wasn’t sure what was triggering it. She knew she’d never been to Clark’s before. In fact, she’d almost avoided it. Why would she go to Clark’s, of all places? But tonight she was there with confidence, standing in front of his door in a simple little black dress that Superman had assured her Clark would most definitely like. Her hair was pulled back in a half French twist, the rest of her curls cascading around it and down her back.

She knocked, and waited. Within moments, Clark appeared in front of her. He was wearing his formal glasses, the pair she saw rarely, that were wire frames rather than the plastic frames he sported at work. His hair didn’t look much different, but he was in a charcoal suit that dignified his look, messy hair aside.

“Hey, Lois. You look—well, gosh, you look wonderful.”

“So do you, Clark. Are you ready? Or do you—“

“Lois?”

She caught a glimpse of the room beyond. The couch, the chairs, the table, the appliances…everything was the same except the pictures and Jason’s pile of homework debris. She knew this place, and she’d left it less than an hour before…

“Lois?”

It took considerable effort to look up at him, her eyes unblinking, staring into his deep blue eyes…those deep blue eyes. She felt like a fool, the world's blindest and most terrible fool.

“Lois, were—were you going to…to say something?”

“No. You’re ready, aren’t you?”

Clark nodded then pushed his glasses up.

“Great, then let’s go.”

Clark closed the door behind them, locking the deadbolt. “You know, Lois, you—you didn’t have to get dressed up this fancy for me. I mean, I’m just Clark. Just your partner. That’s all. Just because we’re—we’re going on a date duh-doesn’t mean you had to—wow, you do look great.”

"Clark," she breathed, leaning forward and kissing him softly. "Stop stuttering."

"But, Lois, you know I can't st-st-stop. I've told you about—about my nervous condition lots of times and you know...you know full well that I can't—"

"Stop stuttering, Clark. Please…." She kissed him again, no pretense this time. Her mouth was on his, fully, and she pushed her lips against his until he started to return it. Once he did, the electricity she had felt the day before returned, and she poured her heart into the kiss. Her guilt for Richard's death washed away, almost as if even Richard could accept this, now that she had fully earned Clark Kent's love; she had fallen for the human this time, not the superhero. She let the kiss continue for a long moment before she reached up, pulled his glasses off, and hung them on the front of her dress.

Clark's lips slipped into a smile against hers.
 
 
 
januaried: MK lois in lovejanuaried on December 11th, 2007 07:52 am (UTC)
OMG OMG OMG I love it!! Great writing and identity porn, on purpose with Jason as accomplice and a happy revelation - *melts into gleeful puddle of fangirl*

Oh and the banner is pretty; the green cape is a little weird but I like the colors, it makes them look very ethereal.

Edited at 2007-12-11 07:53 am (UTC)
Ashley: SUPERMAN oh snap Clark's backstarrylites on December 12th, 2007 05:21 am (UTC)
Lol, the green is really just on a gradient. Why it showed up so well on the cape I don't know. The more I look at it the more it makes me laugh.

But I'm glad you enjoyed it. I just love thinking of Jason as a combination of the two of them, which would make him quite the interesting little character. :D and so dang hot at 18 in my head. haha
Samantha: Touch Me (Lois and Clark)sasusc on December 11th, 2007 09:33 am (UTC)
Love this! I've always loved reading fics where Lois falls for Clark, not Superman. And this is perfect. I love how Jason helps out.
Ashley: SUPERMAN Lois at heartstarrylites on December 12th, 2007 05:25 am (UTC)
Yes, that's the thing I love about L&C so much. First season Lois screws it up, falls for the wrong one, gets it right second season, and gets the prize (eventually, ha). I love Supes being the icing on the cake. And I'm glad you liked it!
Barbara: Christmashtbthomas on December 11th, 2007 11:19 am (UTC)
What a nice story! The fact that Jason is in on the scheme makes it that much more fun! I hope they have a great time at the party! :D
Ashley: L&C staring at each otherstarrylites on December 12th, 2007 05:32 am (UTC)
Oh, don't worry, I have no doubt they have fun, particularly now that they both have a "cat swallowed the canary" kind of secret.

And I think a scheming Jason is so fun...and exactly what that kid would be, if he didn't let his situation get to him, I think. I don't know, I just think that he's doomed to be scheming, haha.
leonhart_17: [l&c]  threesomeleonhart_17 on December 11th, 2007 01:12 pm (UTC)
yay! that is probably one of my favorite reveal fics! it was so great - they didn't say anything and she got it and i loved that jason was in on it! really great job!
Ashley: L&C superman and ultrawomanstarrylites on December 12th, 2007 05:33 am (UTC)
Thanks :)

Yeah, I did write it one way where they talked about it, but I like the silent ending better. Much, actually :D
thrace_adams: Lee in Christmas Redthrace_adams on December 11th, 2007 07:13 pm (UTC)
Oh I liked this!!!! I really liked this! And I love Jason being in on it :)
Ashley: SV daily planetstarrylites on December 12th, 2007 06:03 am (UTC)
Thank you! :)

I love portraying Jason with that scheming streak in him.
✰ ❝elliαniα❞ ĸatrine: ¤Hayden!Squee¤elliania on December 11th, 2007 07:31 pm (UTC)
oh my god, my reaction's mixed between "awww" and "lol"!! Great story, very unique idea!!! I loved the fact that Jason was now living with Superman!! And that Lois felt for Clark this time was really romantic!! Loved it!!!! ^_____^
Ashley: SV clark 's'starrylites on December 12th, 2007 05:35 am (UTC)
Aw, thanks!

Yeah, I just figured once Jason was done with high school, rather than moving into the dorms, he'd work on more than one education at once :) And I love a more mature chemistry between them.
Jared: Anyone?firedrake_mor on December 11th, 2007 08:52 pm (UTC)
THAT was wonderful, from Jason's scheming to the Santa suit, to the apartment realization to Lois' blinding flash realization and acceptance! Thank for the Christmas present!

---the firedrake otherwise known as JamesTKent
Ashley: L&C Let it Snowstarrylites on December 12th, 2007 05:37 am (UTC)
I'm so glad you enjoyed it! And yay for Christmas presents!
ellalou73 on December 12th, 2007 03:06 am (UTC)
Great way to reveal it. This was sad but sweet. I like that Jason is staying with his father, but feel bad for Lois, however at the end of this, it looks like things may be improving.

My favorite part or one of them among many was when Jason and Superman were coming to Clark's rescue, or at least giving Lois a hard time about things. It must have been odd for Superman to stand there and say all that when it's him they are talking about.

Lots of fun.
Ashley: DC wonderbatstarrylites on December 12th, 2007 05:41 am (UTC)
I think it's safe to assume that Lois won't be living by herself much longer, and her Christmas turned out better than she'd hoped :D

You know, that scene was so hard to write, especially with it in Lois' perspective. My Supes/Clark!muse was so messed up in my head while writing that, ha.
Me: SR - Smiling Supes and Loisbrdwaybebe on December 12th, 2007 03:14 am (UTC)
-flail- This was wonderful! Those smooches made my belly all tingly! And I liked the dynamic of an older Jason! It was a great and very vivid fic! Well done!!! I especially loved the end kiss with hims smiling against her lips -sigh
Ashley: SUPERMAN cloisstarrylites on December 12th, 2007 05:44 am (UTC)
Thank you!

I love an older Jason, and what he's just got to grow into. Scheming and plotting is in his blood. I think he's just a fun character to develop :)
Me: Laugh Is A Smile That Burstsbrdwaybebe on December 12th, 2007 05:51 am (UTC)
Hehehe defintiely I mean what a great oppurtunity A character with Superman's powers and Lois' ability to cause trouble? The fic is a must!
Obsessed fangirl: SR - Lois and Clark - love never went awbabettew54 on December 12th, 2007 08:30 pm (UTC)
Jason and his plan! It worked. And we get a really nice reveal. I also liked the idea of Jason wanting to be with his real father after so long, to get to know him, and for Superman to get to know his son.

Guilt is a terrible thing. But Clark, being Clark, was able to pull Lois back from her depression and to help her rejoin the living. He was just what she needed. Loved the ending too. Thanks so much.
Ashley: SUPERMAN Lois at heartstarrylites on December 17th, 2007 05:13 pm (UTC)
Thanks :) I can see Jason going either way, mad at him or just wanting to know him better, and I like them both, but I they idea of Clark living with a Lois offspring 24/7 amuses me greatly. haha.
AlphieLJ: Father and Sonalphielj on December 13th, 2007 06:58 pm (UTC)
DELIGHTFUL! I don't think we've ever seen Jason and Clark working together to get Lois to se eth truth. I LOVE it! And I so enjoy seeing Jason joke around with his dad. It's one of the downfalls of writing a tortured relationship for these two - I don't get very many moments like this in my own stories. I'm so glad we have a place like this with stories as wonderful as this one to lighten the day! Well done!
Ashley: SV daily planetstarrylites on December 17th, 2007 05:15 pm (UTC)
It's true. I've considered writing a big full-length story, but I love changing my perspective. Sometimes I think they should have a troubled relationship, other times I like to think Jason inherited some of Clark's nature and not just Lois' ;) But I'm glad you enjoyed it!!
Loony Loopy Lea Lovegood: SR: Clark Kentchickadilly on December 16th, 2007 02:49 am (UTC)
Oh this was a great read. I really enjoyed how Lois gradually came to love Clark and I loved that Jason was the little schemer. It was a delightful read! I also loved the shout out to Bruce/Diana. ;)

My heart kind of breaks for Richard - I have no doubt that if he were to die it would be for Lois, too. So bittersweet .


Ashley: DC Woman Woman kissing Batmanstarrylites on December 17th, 2007 05:16 pm (UTC)
Bruce/Diana has just kinda become a must for me these days, haha. *smirk*

Yeah, I do feel bad for Richard. Sometimes I like to paint him as the bad guy, then I watch SR again and smile at the James Marsdenness and I can't make him one, so I made him just as much a hero as Clark :D
Loony Loopy Lea Lovegood: SR: Richard Whitechickadilly on December 17th, 2007 06:29 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you didn't make him a bad guy. I confess I hit the back button on like 99% of all fics where he is a bad guy - I love him too much. :D If Lois doesn't want him I'll claim him. XD

Cute icon. :D
saavikam77: Clois Flightsaavikam77 on December 17th, 2007 12:36 am (UTC)
Oh, I love this!!!! :D Lois and Superman's banter over her not having fallen from hight recently was *hilarious*! And Jason's plan!!! XD He *is* brilliant! I just loved how you wrote him here; he's definitely his mother's son, that's for sure.

Bravo!!!! ^_^
Ashley: L&C wedding night kissstarrylites on December 17th, 2007 05:20 pm (UTC)
Thank you!

Yeah, I'm sure Jason got dragged on plenty of adventures he didn't ask for and the whole thing just rubbed off on him eventually.

But I do think it's safe to say that Jason's plan worked, and they would be spending Christmas together as a real family ;D
a writer nowkatshakespeare on December 18th, 2007 05:06 am (UTC)
I guess I never said yay and commented here. Of course, I'm also having major issues with the whole writing of my own. I have 3 days to do it. I'm so going to fail.
rheajediknight on December 19th, 2007 08:01 pm (UTC)
I adore this story. It was wonderfully fluffy. Just what I needed this holiday season. I loved that Jason was in on the whole reveal, and I loved how subtle it was. I always enjoy stories where Lois isn't too angry at Clark/Superman when she learns the truth, and that is hard to do. She has every right to be angry.

Great job! Thanks for sharing.

Rhea
Lois: Clark Lois Tenderkalalanekent on December 22nd, 2007 07:13 pm (UTC)
Aww, this is a beautiful entry! I was biting my lip for Lois in the beginning. What an awful way to lose Richard, especially since her feelings had caught her by surprise. And the thought of her losing that fire because of it? *hugs Lois*

The kiss with Clark, both kisses actual, were done perfectly, a huge grin plastered to my face when I came to both. And there was a geeky moment for me when she thought to herself about the soft skin of his cheek and the lack of razor abuse. I just adored that.

And Jason? Good to know he's just as much of a plotter as his mother.

Splendid piece, dear! *love*