By Deandreamer aka Trish (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Summary: A married Lois and Clark share blissful encounters.
This is written for and dedicated to my online friend Kathy Jordan: You are more than special, a great friend and person :) Thanks to *all* my online friends and writers of LnC fanfic for being so wonderful. I would like to say a special "thank you" to Kathy Brown for inspiring me after reading her fabulous work. This is my first fanfic but due to computer problems <sigh> the second one I've posted. I would really *love* feedback. There is no A-Plot but lots of warm and fuzzies… so you know where my mind is at <g>. And by now some of you will know I have a thing for diners and love songs <bg>. No copyright infringement is intended; I just want to share my love of LnC with everyone.
Thoughts in <>, emphasis in **. Enjoy!! :)
Lois and Clark's apartment, early morning.
Lois Lane opened her eyes and lifted her head to look at her partner / best friend / husband / soulmate sleeping peacefully under her, hearing his steady heartbeat and feeling his body rising and falling slowly. It still amazed her that this wonderful, special person not only thought the same of her but now shared his life with her.
Lois liked to see her husband this way. This was a time when she felt closer to him than anybody. He was so open and vulnerable whist sleeping but at the same time relaxed. There were no disguises, just Clark. A man she thought she never would nor could love, but nonetheless loved more than anything. Lois loved waking this way. Unfortunately, Clark's other job as superhero interfered sometimes but Lois had grown to accept that and cherished the moments she had like this.
Lois watched the numbers on the digital clock flip closer to the time when Clark and she would have to get out of bed and ready for work. She reached over and shut off the alarm before it would have time to shatter the peace and quiet of the room. Realising she still had a few minutes before she would have to wake Clark, she snuggled closer into him and gazed at his sleeping form. Lois loved to study every contour of Clark's face and body, something of which she never tired of. She gently started to kiss his bare chest and neck with soft, slow, openmouthed kisses and smiled inwardly as she saw the effect that her gentle touches were having on Clark, although still clearly asleep.
"Mmmm… I love it when you do that, honey." Clark murmured, opening his eyes slightly. "G'morning, Lois."
"Good morning to you too, Clark… Oh! And yes, I kinda like doing this too." Lois replied with a big grin as she kissed her way up to Clark's mouth, zeroing in for a morning kiss. The kiss started slowly, their tongues met, hands caressed and passion built. They took the time to slowly explore and pleasure each other; then they satisfyingly made love.
"You said before that this was a good morning, I'd call it a great morning," Lois purred to Clark before exclaiming as she looked at the clock on the dresser, "Oh, gees! *Clark*!! We have exactly seventeen minutes to get to work before Perry kills us… And if we're late one more time… Perry's not blind, you know. He can see right through our flimsy excuses and knows the exact reason why we're late… God!!"
"Honey, calm down. You'll get all flustered before you even get to work… We'll make it with a bit of 'Super' effort so go and get dressed. Besides, I see no problem with Perry knowing that I want to make love to my wife and spend as much time as possible with her in our hectic lives." Clark stated rationally.
"Oh, honey, I am so lucky to be here with you, Clark. I love you," Lois said as she made her way to the closet.
Clark pulled her back into his embrace, something he found totally addictive and completely satisfying and replied, "We are lucky to have each other." He kissed her lightly on the tip of her nose before continuing. "I love you too, Lois, I love you so very much… Now go and get dressed!!" Laughing, the pair quickly got dressed for work. *** Daily Planet newsroom, morning.
Lois and Clark arrived at the Daily Planet a few minutes late. Perry didn't really mind this; he knew that Lois and Clark *always* gave him their best and was happy that now the couple was together they were even more productive, much better than Nordcross and Judd. Perry also realised from the demise of his relationship with Alice that the couple needed to spend some time together away from work to keep the romance blossoming. He really was just an old softie at heart. As much as he acknowledged this however, he had a reputation to uphold. A reputation for being the best damn editor in chief in the business and one that wouldn't let sentimentality disrupt his newsroom.
"Good morning, people… or should I say afternoon?" Perry asked with a mock frown and a raised eyebrow.
"We are only three minutes and forty eight seconds late, Perry," Lois replied indignantly. "You'd think you had to send out the National guard; gees."
Clark placed a reassuring arm around Lois but couldn't resist a little teasing. "Sorry, chief, but you know how hard it is to get Lois out of bed in the morning." He grinned wickedly.
Lois, totally annoyed by Clark's teasing replied, "Me? What about you, buster? Wasn't *I* the one who had to wake you up this morning, hmmm??"
Clark cheekily replied. "Yes, honey… and what a creative way you did that too!"
Lois, knowing perfectly well where Clark was headed on that line of bantering realised that she would have to admit defeat and let Clark have the last word or totally embarrass herself in front of Perry, which she did not want. She too had a reputation to uphold.
She headed to her desk mumbling, "I'll get you, Kent, just you wait and see."
Clark smiled and looked over at his wife who was on the phone and typing furiously at the same time. <My god! She is *so* sexy>. Clark was a happy man. He allowed his mind to follow that line of thinking for a moment before switching gears and getting back to work. He and Lois were working on a series of articles following up on a cunning plot to defraud one of Metropolis' largest investment groups that had gone wrong. After they finished the final article they were free for the weekend. Clark had a few ideas on how to spend the weekend with his beautiful wife. He smiled at the thought.
Clark approached Lois' desk as she put down the telephone and gently hugged her around the waist whilst planting a kiss on the side of her neck. Lois swiveled around on her chair to look into the loving eyes of her husband and muttered, "Stop that. I am still mad at you for what you said to Perry."
Clark smiled wickedly and replied, "Yes, but you'll forget all about that once you find out what I have planned for us this weekend." As an afterthought he added, "No interruptions."
<Hmm… I'll believe that when I see it> Lois thought to herself before answering Clark, "So are you going to tell me?"
"No, it's a surprise."
"You can open your eyes now, Lois," Clark told her. Clark watched Lois' face turn from the slight annoyance and impatience she had felt a moment ago to surprise and joy when she saw where they were. Lois and Clark were suspended in the air just above the most spectacular waterfall.
"Oh, Clark… It's beautiful!"
"Not as beautiful as you are," Clark replied and then floated then down toward a rock ledge jutting out on one side of the waterfall where they could sit and look but not get too wet. They sat entwined in each other's arms for a while, each lost in the beautiful scenery and the sound of water crashing down around them and the closeness that they shared.
After a while Clark asked, "Would you like to go for a swim?"
"We don't have anything with us."
Clark rose his eyebrows and grinned cheekily, "I know."
"Oh, it's like that… well then, sure."
Lois and Clark stripped off and then dived into the icy water and started to swim. It was an awesome feeling, water crashing down around them, the sun shining above and the feeling of being totally alone and at one, not only with each other but with nature as well. When they had both had enough of the swimming Clark floated them back up to the rock ledge.
The kiss started slowly, gently, with each savouring their togetherness until the raw sensuality of the moment overtook them and they delved into the depths of passion. Clark's hand ran down Lois' gentle curves in a soft caress as they leisurely joined with one another, losing themselves to the sights, sounds and sensations that they were experiencing and creating.
Clark cradled Lois in his strong arms and she began to speak softly.
"I love being here with you, Clark, like this. The intensity of us pleasuring ourselves, each other, and throwing away all our inhibitions." After a pause she continued, "But then again it is more than euphoric, more than sensual. I have never been attuned to someone so greatly before and certainly never had it reciprocated with such intensity… It takes me to greater heights, you know. I reach the pinnacle and just spin for a while before the descent, it is the most amazing feeling and totally new to me.
"They say that love is an addicting quality but I have always been so disciplined, had such complete control over my body and emotions." In response to Clark's grin Lois grinned and continued, "Well most of the time anyway. And then there is that higher level, not just the physical release. Emotionally I feel…" She stopped, searching for the right words. "I have such intense feelings for you. I love you *so* much. And it is so much more than love. I don't think that one tiny word can really express all I feel for you. I have never felt closer to anyone in my whole life as I do right now. It is like while we restricted our physical actions we were doing the same emotionally. Now that barrier is gone I feel there is nothing that I couldn't share with you. I feel at peace."
Clark smiled that warm smile, the one he reserved only for Lois, the one that made her want to melt, and replied, "And I am so completely in love with you too, Lois Lane. I have been for such a long time. You are not only my partner at the Planet but in my life. You are not only my wife but my best friend, confidante, lover and soulmate. Most of all you are my strength. Without you, without *us*, I would be incomplete. It is as simple as that."
Lois was speechless. Clark was always so great at showing that Lois was loved and cherished but usually when he tried to vebalise his feelings he would get tongue-tied. Speaking from the heart, as he was doing now, just blew her away. She held him closer and kissed him softly, a conveyance of love and agreement. They stayed like that, relaxed, cradled in each other's arms, not only physically but emotionally close until the sun was just dipping beneath the horizon and they decided it was time to eat.
The diner was a small, rundown and out of the way place but neither Lois nor Clark could think of anything more perfect. There was dim lighting in the diner and music played softly from a jukebox in the corner of the room.
They ordered and lingered over their meal, sharing a lovely chocolate mousse for dessert, each of them content to be with each other and not wanting the night to end. A love song started to play on the jukebox.
"Dance with me?" Lois asked, holding out her hand in invitation. Clark got up and they moved closer to the jukebox, enfolding their arms around each other, listening to the music and realising the significance of the words in their lives as they swayed gently to the music.
**My love There's only you in my life The only thing that's right
My first love You're every breath that take You're every step I make
And I (I) I want to share All my love With you No-one else will do
And your eyes (your eyes) They tell you how much you care Oh yes You will always be My endless love
Two hearts Two hearts that beat as one Our lives have just begun Forever I'll hold you close in my arms I can't resist your charms
And love (oh) I'll be that fool for you I'm sure You know I don't mind 'Cause you You mean the world to me Oh I know (I know) I've found (I've found in you) My endless love
And love (oh love) I'll be that fool for you I'm sure You know I don't mind (you know I don't mind) And, yes You'll be the only one 'Cause no-one (no-one) can deny This love, I have inside And I'll give it all to you My love (my love, my love) My endless love**
Lois rested her head against Clark's shoulder and thought to herself <the perfect ending to a perfect day>. Lois leant up and gave Clark a kiss full of love, thanks and a promise of things to come when they got home. They had the rest of the night and the rest of their lives to continue to prove how much they love each other. With a happy smile she reflected <I was right, "earth guys don't stand a chance"> The end :)
By the way, for those of you that are curious, it *is* possible to swim in a waterfall without drowning <g>. Just watch out for leeches on the way! (right Kathy?? <bg>)
Endless Love sung by Lionel Ritchie and Diana Ross (or whichever version you love the most!)