Fanfic by Filename – Sa
Alphabetical by story filename — and each story's filename is unique.
Back to The Future
Utopia has been disrupted, but by whom? Picking up where "Family Hour" left off, we join Lois and Clark as they learn the secret of the baby's origin. A secret that may put their lives -- and the lives of their descendants -- at grave risk. Part 1 of 2. Episode 1 of S5.
Time After Time
Lois and Clark race through time to defeat Tempus and save their future family. But with one Clark Kent already dead 82 years in the future, will they be in time? Or run out of it? Part 2 of 2. Episode 2 of S5.
To help the police, Lois agrees to play the victim in a crime reconstruction. With Clark backing her up, what could go wrong? Plenty. Episode 3 of S5. This story is not available through the archive. Write the author for a copy, or read the summary on Pam Jernigan's Season 5 site.
In Vitro Veritas
Betsy Rogers with Kathy Brown and Pam Jernigan
Lois and Clark go undercover in an infertility clinic. But will they find out more about their story or themselves? Episode 5 of S5.
The Prodigal Son
Cindy, with Kathy Brown
Clark receives a mysterious package from "Jack". But which Jack sent it? When two Jacks from Lois and Clark's past show up, who's to tell? Episode 7 of S5.
Lois and Clark travel to Scotland to investigate a murder, so guess who goes to Smallville to celebrate Thanksgiving in their place? The Lanes?! Episode 9 of S5.
Eine Klein Nachtmusik
A dangerous Superman hate-group rears its head in Metropolis. But that's not what's sending Lois and Clark scrambling to find a drugstore. Episode 10 of S5.
Oh, Give Me A Home
It's Christmas time, but not all is 'calm and bright' in Smallville. The Kents have a new neighbor, and there are many more changes in store for the family. Episode 11 of S5.
Kathy Brown, Bella and Trish
A Flickering Flame
Pregnant women are disappearing. A scientist wants to control Metropolis. And Lois hates Clark. When it rains, it pours. Episode 13 of S5.
It's a Wonderful Lifetime
Cindy and an anonymous co-writer
What if you went for a walk to blow off some steam and never came back? Lois and Clark are about to find out. Part 1 of 2. Episode 14 of S5.
Second Time Around
Cindy and an anonymous co-writer
Clark and Superman are back as mysteriously as they disappeared. But is anyone willing to listen to their explanation? Could Tempus be involved? Part 2 of 2. Episode 15 of S5.
Through The Looking Glass
"Last year, Mr. Wells implied he would help the other Clark find his Lois. Do you think he ever did?" An alternate universe story. Episode 18 of S5.
Not everyone appreciates the revitalization of the Kingston neighborhood, but what will Jimmy risk to investigate it? It's Luthor versus Church -- winner take all. Episode 20 of S5.
Lois is wrapping up her last week at work before her maternity leave. Relaxing? Not when you have a mad-man targeting you and Superman for revenge. Episode 21 of S5.
Superman's recent absences on Monday nights have intrigued a pair of criminals. Too bad they don't know better than to get in Lois's way! Episode 22 of S5 (season finale).
Jernigan, Pam and Barbara
A new baby, demanding jobs, and a part-time role as super-hero are keeping the Lane and Kent household busy. Could this be Jimmy's time to shine? Meanwhile, Lex Luthor is plotting. Part 1 of 2. Episode 1 of S6.
For the Good of the Child
Thanks to Lex Luthor's scheming, Lois and Clark have to prove that they are fit parents or risk losing Laura to Social Services. Part 2 of 2. Episode 2 of S6.
Mxyzptlk is back and baby Laura is all part of the plan. Now Lois and Clark get to find out much sooner than they'd imagined how it feels to be the parents of a teenager! Episode 5 of S6.
The Hand of Fate
A mysterious visitor needs Lois and Clark to go back in time to help some familiar faces. Can they right the wrongs of the past, and save their true soulmates? Episode 6 of S6.
An old threat resurfaces in a new form, and Lex Luthor intends to use it to destroy Superman -- if it doesn't shatter Lois and Clark's relationship first. (Part 1 of 3.) Episode 8 of S6.
Walk in My Shoes
Clark and Lois thought they already knew each other intimately, but walking in each other's shoes is a different -- and uncomfortable -- matter entirely! (Part 2 of 3.) Episode 9 of S6.
Their souls are still stuck in each other's body, and Superman's powers are starting to fade. Can Lois and Clark find a way to swap back before it's too late? (Part 3 of 3.) Episode 10 of S6.
Movers and Shakers
Nancy Merckle and Kathy Brown
It's been a year since the alternate Clark found his Lois. But when disaster strikes, he needs a little extra Super help to get to "happily ever after." Episode 11 of S6.
Lois and Clark have been trying to prove the case against Lex Luthor for over a year now -- do they finally have proof that he was never a clone? Series finale, part 1 of 3. Episode 12 of S6.
Lane, Kent and the police are getting ever closer, but will someone else destroy the head of LexCorp before the case can be put together? Series finale, part 2 of 3. Episode 13 of S6.
Stronger Than Me Alone
In this electrifying finale to the S5/6 series, it's showdown time for Lex Luthor and Clark Kent ... and only one of them can survive. Episode 14 of S6.
A Sad Return
Clark returns from New Krypton three years after he left to find Lois raising a baby. Knowing it can't be his, Clark rejects her -- but has he jumped to the wrong conclusion?
A Safe Place to Land
After learning Clark's secret identity, Lois begins to wonder just how much she can really trust Clark Kent....
Endings and Beginnings
The first part in the author's series "Lois and Clark: The Saga Continues." Metropolis is visited by not just one, but two alternate universe Supermen, one good, one evil, but each bent on revenge. Can Clark stop them? And will his world survive, even if he can? (VIOLENCE WARNING: Contains graphic fight scenes.)
In part two of the author's series "The Saga Continues," Lois and Clark pursue Lord Kal-El to his armed fortress. While there, Clark learns more about Lord Kal-El's past -- and his plans for the future.
The third segment in the author's "The Saga Continues" series. Lois and Clark return to Earth to find that "Alexander Luthor" has recreated LexCorp ... and that "Lois Lane" and "Clark Kent" have died in a mysterious accident.
In part four of the author's "The Saga Continues," Clark and Kal continue to fend off Luthor's plans to control the world and destroy Superman. Meanwhile, Lord Kal-El hasn't given up his plot to destroy everyone on Earth, even though his support at home is beginning to erode.
Sins of the Past
In part 5 of "The Saga Continues", Clark and Kal argue over the right path to take in dealing Lord Kal-El, while Clark discovers some information that could send the tyrant over the edge -- if his power-base doesn't crumble first.
In part 6 of "The Saga Continues," Lex Luthor's plot to defeat Superman once and for all finally comes to a head. But has Luthor realized too late that using Lois as bait could be the one thing which makes Clark throw off Superman's code of ethics?
Twilight of Youth
In part eight of the author's Saga series, Ultrawoman and Superman join forces with an alternate dimension version of the superhero to do violent battle with a genocidal superkid, and an egomaniacal alt-Luthor and his son.
A Sailor Thing
It could have happened this way: a different perspective on Clark's arrival in Metropolis.
The Samson Complex
Wendy Richards and Tank Wilson
Something's draining away Clark's powers, and it's not Kryptonite. What could it possibly be? A Wendy and Tank challenge fic.
I'm Really Sane ... I Swear!
A further chapter in the life of an obsessed, reality-challenged FoLC, whose self-control is tested by classmates she considers unworthy to wear the S shield. An account that picks up from "Losing a Grip on Reality: The Effects of LCWS on the Mind of a FoLC." :-)
It's Clark Kent's first Christmas in Metropolis. He attends the Daily Planet's Annual Christmas Gala... but where is Lois? Clark is in for a big surprise!
As Christmas approaches, one of the top citizens of Metropolis is asked to play Santa Claus for the children. But when Superman is chosen, will things run smoothly, or will problems arise?
Lois is a witch. At least Becca, Clark's little daughter, thinks so. And she knows there has to be a way to save her daddy, because he surely can't get rid of her on his own. In an attempt to help, Becca makes a huge promise to Santa, but is she really prepared to deal with the results? A Christmas special, belonging to "Stony Ways."
A new tradition is born in Metropolis on Christmas Eve. The impact may go far beyond the expectations of the founders.
Clark has agreed to play Santa for the orphans, but why is Lois so reluctant to be his elf? A "Guess the Author" challenge response.
Lois and Clark have decided that a Christmas party would be the perfect time to tell Lois's family that she's pregnant. That may not be the only surprise of the evening. A 2008 holiday fanfic.
Sardines a La Carte
Lois and Clark are going nowhere fast. A young relative of Clark's, Samantha, decides to get rid of the Scardino problem.
Saturday Afternoon Conversation Without Interruption
An LNC story in 55 words.
Save Me, Superman
Beginning with the premise put forth in the Lois and Clark episode "That Old Gang of Mine," this story presumes that Clark Kent was not found by Superman and revived. Instead, Lois and his friends believe that his death was real, and Lois deals with her subsequent emotions. Two weeks after the fateful night, in a desperate need to see Clark one more time, Lois turns to a videotape where she discovers some important truths.
Save This Dance for Me: A Lois & Clark Valentine's Day Fairy Tale
Feeling lonely, a college age Clark Kent stops at a Valentine's Day dance in Metropolis. He encounters a young woman in the midst of one of the greatest challenges of her life. Fate combines with a little magic make this much more than a chance encounter.
Clark wants to move -- again. His only problem: how to explain this to his little daughter, Rebecca? He knows she doesn't exactly like moving around so much. Find out how she will react in this prequel to "Stony Ways."
Saving the Enemy
Clark saved Luthor's life, but will he regret it in the future?
Lois is alarmed when a phone call interrupts an important discussion with Perry.
Dan writes a letter to his deceased partner, Jenna, in an attempt to let her go.
The Top Ten Lois & Clark-ified Sayings
Lynn S. M.
Words for superheroes (and others) to live by...
Say Nothing at All
Clark reflects on his love for Lois as he returns from a rescue.
Scardino Causes Trouble Again
Hurt feelings ensue when Clark arrives at Lois' apartment to find Dan Scardino there -- and Lois wearing a bathrobe.
Scardino Takes a Fall
Dan Scardino gets shot, and unless Clark can intervene, Lois will be next.
The Scariest Thing of All ...
Lois and Clark hand out candy on Halloween night. But as Clark discovers, Lois can cook up surprises scarier than any goblin or Mighty Morphin' Power Ranger.
Scent of Superman
Lois fine-tunes her nose for news and discovers something interesting about her partner.
Scents & Sensibility
An evil genius plots to control people's minds with an airborne formula -- and he plans to use kryptonite to take Superman out of the picture.
With a little help from an old enemy, Clark discovers a new passion to pursue: astronomy! How will this affect his future?
Lois spends time at Clark's apartment after her place is ransacked, and a late-night Scrabble game turns into something more.
The Scrabble Game
Lois, Clark and Jimmy are playing Scrabble. Is Clark going to win once again? A fic for the Cameo Challenge.
The Scrabble Game II: Lois's Revenge
Cheating is not the way to win a Scrabble game, but what about evading the rules? Another game of Scrabble between Lois, Clark and Jimmy and another Cameo fic...
This rewrite of the episode "This Old Gang of Mine" explores what might have happened if Lois had screamed her agony about Clark's death and her love for him into the night sky -- only to be heard by Superman... (This is the English translation of the author's Der Schrei.)
Hindsight is perfect.
Sequel to the fanfic "Scream." Some people asked what made Lois scream.
Clark finds Lois' notepad. Sequel to "Doodles." Read that first. It won't take long.
An Episode That Might Have ...
A continuation of the episode "And the Answer Is..." in script form.
The Scrooge of God -- A Hanukkah Type Story
A Hanukkah-type tale in which Lois and Clark learn a bit more about living in a Utopian society.
The SoulMates Chronicles: The Sea Hawk
IRC Round Robin
This "enhanced" IRC round robin (the story has been added to and edited off-line) continues the "SoulMates Chronicles." The setting is late 18th century Cuba, where H.G. Wells discovers that the local slave traders have an implacable enemy -- the Sea Hawk!
Season's Greedings (Cont.)
Diane Levitan and Perri Smith
A continuation of the episode "Season's Greedings" in which Clark surprises Lois with a trip to an outdoor ice-skating rink.
Seasons' Greedings to One and All
A romantic continuation of the episode "Seasons' Greedings," picking up where the show left off.
Seasons Out of Time
When Lois's past catches up with her, she is forced to face one of her biggest mistakes. Can the frightening trip down memory lane make her realise that her future could well be with that mild-mannered partner of hers?
What happened after the carollers left in the episode "Season's Greedings"? A 30-Minute Episode Extension Challenge.
What if the episode "Season's Greedings" had continued another few minutes? This waffy round robin fanfic explores the possibilities.
In an alternate version of the Alt World, Ellen Lane and her daughters move to Smallville. A teenage Lois, trying to cope with an alcoholic mother and a younger sister, meets young Clark Kent and finds out just how good a best friend he can be.
When time is literally running out, someone is faced with a difficult decision: telling Clark what she wants him to hear versus what he needs to know.
It's Christmas Eve. Lois and Clark are together at her window. The carolers begin to sing ... and then someone needs Superman. A ficathon 2009 story.
In this Elseworld story, Lara Kent is grieving the loss of her husband. Is it possible for her to find true love again?
Lois escapes from Lex but manages to elude Clark as well, thanks to an amnesia-inducing bump on the head and help from a kindly truck driver named Red Dixon. A continuation of the fanfic "Double Entendre - An Alternate View: The Non-Wedding Arc, Part II." This is the third of the author's five stories written to take the place of the episodes in the five-part arc.
The Second Stage of Grief
This rewrite of the episode "That Old Gang of Mine" deals with how things might have gone if Lois had gotten stuck in the second stage of grief.
What might have happened if Lois actually considered what Lex Luthor was really like before accepting his marriage proposal? In typical Wendy fashion, this story is filled with angst and smoochies.
The Second Time Around
The Miranda incident causes a major rift in Lois and Clark's relationship. From that point on, the events leading to reconciliation bring our lovers on an entirely different path.
Jennifer L. Adkins
When a snitch informs the Planet he has the scoop on Superman's secret identity, Lois and Clark race to the meeting. Of course, it could be a trap ...
Clark is sneaking around to see a strange woman?
Lois discovers Clark's secret, but is it really Clark's secret? Does the man of steel really have a bladder of paper? Could Clark be moonlighting as a secret agent? Are doughnuts really high in cholesterol? Does Perry really care? All these questions and more will be answered in this story.
The Secret Identity?
Why did Lois get her hair cut short between the episodes "Ordinary People" and "Contact"? Read on to find out in this funny short story.
In this crossover fic-a-thon entry, Jimmy discovers he has step-sisters, Clark discovers strange doings in the conference room, and yet more people discover the SECRET. Prepare to be Charmed.
It's Secret Santa time at the Daily Planet! Lois, Jimmy and Perry have all been receiving lavish gifts, but Clark's desk remains empty, even as Christmas Eve rapidly approaches. But perhaps the best gifts are the ones that come in the most unexpected ways.
A continuation of the author's "The Circle Game," this story, revised from the version that is on Zoomway's Fanfic Board, follows Lois and Clark as they continue their attempts at reconciliation, puts Lois in terrible danger and solves the mystery of Laura and Jack's relationship.
A response to the first-line challenge using the first line "Jimmy was not who they all thought he was."
Secrets, Lies and Revelations
Jose Antonio Chamorro
Lois accidentally warps to the future in a Tempus' attack. There, she will meet some interesting people.
The Secret's Out...
Another patented pgw gagfic. Perry explains to Clark just how he figured out that Clark is Superman.
The Secret That Wasn't
Lois and Clark have a surprise for Dr. Klein. Or do they?
Secrets, Lies and Friendship
Lois *really* wants to know why Clark quit his job during the heatwave. Will he tell her the truth?
An encounter with the clone Superman allow both Lois and Clark the chance to see beyond the exterior.
Seed of Doubt
Doubts abound after a series of unfortunate events involving Lex Luthor, red Kryptonite, and Miranda's pheromone spray. Can Lois and Clark survive the storm to come?
Seeing Is Believing
Not taking "no" for an answer, Dan Scardino comes to the Daily Planet to make another bid for Lois. But Lois decides to discourage him with an object lesson involving Clark.
Seeing Clearly at Last
This is the author's story of what happened after Superman thawed Lois in the episode "And The Answer Is..."
Seeing the Light
Superman's keeping two secrets from the world, but only one from Lois Lane. Could one secret betray the other to her?
In this continuation scene of the ending of the episdoe "Whine, Whine, Whine," Lois returns to her apartment and has to decide what to do with a treasured souvenir of Superman.
Seeing Too Much of You
Lois Lane finally decides to face her growing feelings for her partner and marches to his apartment in the middle of the night...to find a surprise awaiting her there...
Seeing the Best of You
Sarah Luddy and Kaylle
Lois is dating Clark and is having difficulty coming to terms with her feelings for Superman.
We Seek the Comfort of Another
A continuation of the episode "Big Girls Don't Fly."
Who knows what goes on behind the closed doors of the local insane asylum?
Seen Through a Glass Window
Clark's front door is quite see-through. So is the conference room door. What might someone see if they happened to look through at the wrong time?
When You Can't See The Wood...
Doc. Klein's LabRat
Little sisters can be a monumental pain. Even so, Lois Lane isn't about to let some two-bit local hood kidnap hers! And a certain two-bit hood might just come to regret making the mistake of picking up the wrong sister...especially when Superman gets a hold of him.
Jana L. Officer
Lois had made an important decision which could change her life forever. Does she have enough resolve to see it through?
Superman has had a really, really bad week. Now it just has gotten worse. What is he going to do?
After pushing Clark into a date with Mayson, Lois comes to regret the decision and schemes to get him back.
The (Semi-)Annual Safety Seminar
Lynn S. M.
Lois and Clark are forced to endure what might just be the world's most boring seminar. How do they cope?
Whenever Clark tries to get closer to Lois, his alter-ego's duties get in the way. What if Clark Kent and Superman could become two separate entities? This story takes place during Season 2 just after Lois and Clark start dating. Slightly AU (No Mayson or Dan).
Forced to leave Metropolis due to the unseasonal heat wave, Clark says goodbye to Lois, who realizes she misses her partner more than her superhero.
One FoLC's personal and poignant reflections on the tragic events of September 11th. Be advised that this story explores the events of the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in some detail.
Sequel to TOGOM
A bad dream after the events in the episode "That Old Gang of Mine" shows how many tubs of ice cream Lois will eat and how many cats she'll get if Clark ever *dies* dies.
Sequel to 'Three Grandmothers'
This author was moved to write a sequel to the fanfic "Three Grandmothers." When Clark comes home from New Krypton to find that Lois has married his friend Dale Irig from Smallville, can things ever be put right again?
A serial killer is fixated on women with dark, shoulder-length hair. Will Clark and Perry convince Lois to protect herself by trying a new hairstyle?
When a serial killer goes on the loose, Lois and Clark must investigate. But with new deaths occurring all the time, will they be too late?
Lois and Clark must track down a strange new enemy who possesses Kryptonite. Things become doubly urgent when Zara and Ching show up on the scene.
Lois is peeved, and the owner of the First Metropolis Bank owes her a favor. What's a reporter to do?
When Lois accepts Luthor's proposal, Clark's world is gone for broke. Unfortunately, Lois is clueless as to why Clark can't accept her choice. She desperately wants to know why Clark hates Lex so much. Lois confronts Luthor and gets quite an interesting answer.
Sewing the Cape
Jose Antonio Chamorro
In this sequel to Carol Moncado's fanfic "The Cape," Clark finds something he wasn't expecting.
Sex, Lies and Photographs
In this short continuation of the episode "Sex, Lies and Videotape," Jimmy finds the answer to several questions which have been nagging him for some time.
Sex, Truth and Revelation
What if Superman had to reveal his identity in the episode "Sex, Lies and Videotape" to explain the photos?
Season's Greedings (Just 10 Minutes More, Please)
A continuation of the episode "Season's Greedings" -- what happened between Lois and Clark after listening to the Christmas carolers.
Season's Greeting - a Poem
A poem that describes the events in the episode "Season's Greedings."
Great Shades of Mayson
A dream involving Mayson helps Lois discover the truth about Clark.
Shades of Chaos
Tatitana Alexander has escaped from jail and is working with Lex Luthor to continue her evil plot. Can Lois, Clark and Jimmy stop them? Sequel to the author's "Purple Chaos."
Shades of Gray
In this Elseworlds story Lois, a private investigator, is haunted by past memories. Her meeting with Clark will change their lives forever. They both learn that sometimes things aren't black or white but a shade of gray.
Shadow and Sun
IRC Round Robin
What should have been a regular journalistic outing for Lois and Clark at a LexCorp lawsuit, leads to them finding out about their former nemesis. In order to get to the bottom of things, the couple travels to a remote island -- with Jimmy and Dr. Klein in tow.
After Lois is shot in the chest, she has an out-of-body experience in which she is counseled by a kindly apparition.
Shadows of the Mind
What if Clark refused to let Lois leave with Lex during the infamous "Arrggh" episodes by reminding her of what they mean to each other? In this vignette, the author rights the wrongs of the scene we saw during the third season.
Shaken Not Stirred
What if Lois discovered Clark's secret during the Nightfall Asteroid emergency? A charming relationship-centered story which explores the revelation under entirely different circumstances. This time Lois has an astonishing revelation for Clark.
Shaken Not Stirred
High school sweethearts Lois Lane and Clark Kent find that the road to love isn't always smooth.
Shape of My Heart
Doc Klein's LabRat
Stranded in a snowbound wilderness and caught in the middle of a dangerous situation, Clark and Lois are forced to take refuge in a lakeside cabin. There, they find that relying on each other's strengths in the midst of crisis help them come to a new understanding of just what they mean to each other.
Lois & Clark Share the News
The morning after Lois accepts Clark's proposal in the park, the glowing couple gives the news to friends and family. A sequel to the fanfic "Lois Says..."
Lois, Clark & Sharlynn
The baby that suddenly arrived at the Kents' doorstep is surrounded by a mystery Lois and Clark just can't leave unsolved. So they get trapped in the suspicious environments related to her, in order to find the truth.
Distraught and guilt-stricken over her best friend's death, Lois rushes to Smallville to see Clark's parents. She arrives to discover that Martha and Jonathan Kent aren't the only ones she must confront.
Just when he had his back turned, she'd managed to throw herself right in the middle of trouble. This time would be the last. [WARNING: death fic]
Jana L. Officer
Lois and Clark find their first assignment together after Clark has broken up with her to be very awkward.
The Power of Shazam
A concept based on the comic book graphic novel "The Power of Shazam," by Jerry Ordway, but which asks the question, "What if the orphan who became Captain Marvel also happened to be Jack's brother?"
Carol M and Missy Gallant
A day in the life of Jimmy Olsen proves to be very rough going as the unified forces of Tank, Kaethel, bad luck, and haircuts conspire against him.
How can Clark go on knowing he was too late? This short WHAM piece explores that reaction.
The Old Shell Game
What happens when Clark's powers are switched with those of ... Captain Marvel? Find out in the tenth installment of the author's Saga series.
In "And the Answer Is," Superman saved the day, bringing Lois back to life and back into Clark Kent's arms. But in this tragic rewrite, all Superman's powers aren't enough.
Shortest Fanfic Challenge Anthology
Responses to the challenge to write the shortest Lois & Clark story ever.
A L&C Short
A discussion about Clark's cooking leads to a playful tussle on the couch.
The Shortest Distance
Lynn S. M.
Flying is easy; navigating is a lot harder.
Shortest L&C Story Ever
Exactly 14 words long. :-)
A Short Revelation
Clark finds he can't tell Lois his big secret, so he decides instead to show her.
A Real Short Christmas Story
It's the Planet's Christmas party, and Lois is armed with mistletoe for when her favorite guy shows up.
A Shot in the Dark
Lois and Clark have been married for a few months, but marriage certainly hasn't cooled the passion between them. As they discuss their plans for a weekend together, a shocking interruption occurs that will change their lives forever, and it takes all the love and determination and creativity they possess (as well as some helpful suggestions from their mothers) to put their lives back together. Be warned: The story starts with a serious WHAM, and the resolution of the A plot contains a little bit of violence (a very little bit).
The Showgirl's Tale
For "The Canterbury Tales of Metropolis" challenge: Witnessing an event during "I've Got a Crush on You" changed this performer's life.
Lois and Clark are trying to sell their house but have some trouble when it comes to showings.
Why would a man as modest and unassuming as Clark grandstand for the whole world to see?
A follow-up to the author's "Show Off." Clark's celestial celebration at the birth of his daughter Lara, as seen through the eyes of others.
Short, Short Fanfic
Jennifer L. Adkins
Martha and Lois prepare a different supersuit for Clark, but he's dubious of this new fashion statement. :-)