A Day at the Beach

By J. J. (rja055@airmail.net)

Summary: It'll take Superman's help to save Lois' day at the beach — not to mention her life.


Lois walked out of her room, dressed in her robe since she was freshly showered. "It's so hot outside," she complained to Clark, giving him her daily kiss. "I don't want to go to work today."

Clark wrapped his arms around his wife. "We're not going to work today," he told her. "There is an ozone alert today, so I called Perry and he gave us the okay to take the rest of the week off. And you'll never guess what we're going to do the rest of the week."

"What are we going to do, Clark? You have to tell me," Lois begged.

"We are going to spend a fun-filled week at the beach!" Clark announced.

"The beach!" Lois screamed, throwing her arms around Clark's neck.

"Go get ready," Clark said. "I want to get to the beach as early as possible."

"You're not even dressed, yourself," Lois told Clark. Clark looked at her, over the top of his glasses.

"Lois, what are you thinking?" Clark asked. "Who are you talking to? You're talking to the man that could change in half a second. I'm in no hurry."

"Well, Superman, I'll go get changed. Are we going to go swimming today?" Lois asked.

"You bet we are." Lois went into their bedroom, slipping into her bikini, and putting a pair of blue jean cut-off shorts over them, and a red midriff shirt that showed off her perfect figure. "I'm ready," she announced to Clark, showing off her outfit.

Clark whistled. "You look super!" he said. "Which bathing suit did you put on?"

"Your favorite one," she said. Clark's favorite bathing suit that Lois looked the best in, was the navy blue, light blue, and white plaid bikini.

"All right," he said. "Give me a minute to get changed. Did you get packed?"

"Yeah," Lois answered. Clark packed and got changed and off they went to the beach.

First, they checked in at the Hilcart Inn, then off to the beach.

"You go on in the water, Clark," Lois said, slipping off her shorts and cover-up. "I'm just going to lay out today. Maybe I'll go swimming tomorrow."

"No you're not," Clark said, picking up Lois. "You're going swimming, and I'm going to throw you in."

"No!" Lois screamed. But it was too late. Clark threw her in, and her words were drowned out. So, Lois popped up, and when Clark wasn't aware of her behind him, she pushed him in. He popped up, pulling her in. They continued splashing around in the pool, until the lifeguard got onto them for rough-housing. "Oops, I guess we did get a little rough."

"Yeah," Clark agreed.

"I'm going to go swim," Lois said.

"OK," Clark said. "I'll go get us something to drink. Are you hungry?"

"Yeah. Pick me up some nachos. In fact, pick us up some nachos. We can share," Lois said grinning.

"Great. Two Cokes and an order of nachos? I'll be back in a few minutes," Clark said. Lois swam on out far away from shore. She loved going in the water where she couldn't touch bottom, so that she could float. It was her way of relaxing. She had been floating for several minutes when all of the sudden, there was a throbbing pain in her left ankle, and blood surrounded her. She looked down and saw a baby hammerhead shark hanging on her ankle. She knew that if the baby was so small, it's mother would be close by. She screamed a glass shattering scream.

"AUUUUGGGGGHHHHHH!!! CLARK HELP ME!!" She screamed. She knew that Clark could hear her. All of the sudden, she saw a dorsal fin zooming at her. She screamed again. "SHARK!!" Even though she knew that Clark would save her in the nick of time, there was still fear running all through her body. The fin was getting closer and closer. All of the sudden, Superman zoomed down and scooped Lois up in his arms.

"Honey, your ankle! The shark had attacked you! Are you ok?" Superman asked.

"Clark, I'm ok," Lois said. Clark knew that Lois would always say she' was ok, even if she was not, and from the sound in her voice, he knew that she was in pain.

"I'm going to deposit you on the shore, and then let Clark come help you out, is that ok?" Superman asked.

"Yeah," Lois answered. Superman laid Lois on the shore.

"There's been another emergency. I have to go," Superman announced. He flew off, and Clark came running.

"Lois, honey! Superman just told me what happened before he zoomed off again. Your ankle! Are you ok?"

"I'm ok. I think it's just twisted," Lois said.

"I'm taking you to the doctor," Clark said. "Where's the nearest hospital?" The lifeguard told him directions to the hospital, and Clark carried Lois out to the car, where he lay her in the back, so that she could prop her ankle up. "Lois, that bite almost went clear to the bone. You might have not hurt your ankle, like broken it, but it was a bad bite. You're lucky that its mother wasn't there."

"It was there. If you had come one second later, I would have been the meal of an angry hammerhead shark. Thank you so much for coming and saving me, Clark," Lois said.

"Lois, you know that if you yell for help, I'll be there, right?" Clark asked.

"I know," Lois said. Clark pulled into the hospital parking lot, and carried Lois inside.

"Excuse me," he said to the lady at the front desk.

"Can I help you?" she asked him.

"My wife was bitten on the foot by a baby hammerhead shark. I think it's broken. Can we get an X-ray?" Clark said.

"Sure," the receptionist said. She handed Clark a clipboard with a form on it and a pen. "Just fill this form out real fast, and we'll get your wife an X-ray. Lois took the clipboard and pen since Clark couldn't because he was holding Lois. Clark helped Lois sit down in a chair, and he sat beside her.

"Do you want to fill out the forms or should I?" Clark said.

"You do it." Lois rested her head on the back of the chair.

"You ok?" Clark asked. "Because I'm not sure I can fill out all of these questions about you on my own.

"Yeah, I'm fine. I'll help you fill out the questions," Lois said. "What's question number one?"

"What's your name?" Clark read off the sheet. "Lois Kent," he wrote down. Together, they got the sheet filled out and turned it back into the receptionist.

"Thank you. It will be a few minutes before the doctor can see you," the receptionist said.

"OK," Clark said. He sat down. "How's your ankle?" he asked Lois.

"It hurts, but I'll be ok," Lois said telling the truth for the first time about her foot. The doctor called them in and X- rayed Lois' foot.

"Well, it's not broken," the doctor said. "In fact, it's just a bad twisted ankle. Just make sure that it's propped up at all times."

Lois and Clark gave up their trip and went back home to Metropolis.

"Clark, I'm sorry about how our day at the beach turned out," Lois said.

"Lois, don't worry about it. I'm just glad you're ok. Besides everyday is a day at the beach when I'm with you," Clark said, kissing Lois.

"I love you, Clark."

"I love you too, Lois."


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