Summary: Lois tells Clark that she's going to have a baby.
Author's note: In this story, they might have to make the episode a special two hour thing to fit the whole story in.
Superman had been called away a lot within the last week. Every time Lois needed to talk to Clark, he was called away on some emergency. Lois really had something important to tell Clark too. She was pregnant. The way things were going, Lois figured she wouldn't get to tell Clark that she was pregnant until you could look at her and easily tell. At the Daily Planet, Lois strode over to Clark's desk. "So, honey, are you doing anything?" she asked.
"Yeah, actually, I have to go out and talk to an eye witness," Clark said rising from his chair. "Why?"
"Because I have something very important to tell you, and we haven't had any time to talk!" Lois screamed. She felt her anger rising up.
"I'm sorry honey, but I have to make the meeting with my eye witness. We'll talk when I get home," Clark said kissing her on the cheek.
"Clark, we have to talk now!"
"What's so important that it can't wait until tomorrow?"
"I'm pregnant!" Lois screamed at the top of her lungs. The whole newsroom stopped. Clark stared at her.
"Are you serious?" he asked. Lois smiled.
"In eight months, we're going to be parents," she said.
"Lois! This is great!" Clark picked her up in a hug and kissed her. "I'm going to be a daddy!" The whole newsroom cheered.
"Congratulations C.K.!" Jimmy congratulated.
"Thank you," Clark said. After Lois and Clark went home, they sat down on the couch. Lois laid her head on Clark's shoulder and Clark wrapped his powerful arms around his wife. "So, how do you feel?"
"I feel fine. I'm sorry you missed that appointment with your source," she apologized.
"Don't worry about that. I'm sorry that I've been so busy that you haven't had enough time to tell me you were pregnant besides screaming it in my ear. Besides, I'd rather be here with you, holding my whole family in my arms," Clark told Lois.
"I'd rather have you here being held in your strong, muscular, arms anyways," Lois said running her hand up Clark's arm. She yawned. "Oh, I'm beat. Being pregnant sure does make you tired."
"Why don't we call it a day and go to bed," Clark said.
"I'm all for it," Lois said. She got up.
"No, no," Clark scolded. "I'm going to carry you." He picked her up and carried her to their room.
"Thank you," she said. "But if I were you, I'd save your strength until I'm fat and can barely walk by myself. Do you think you'd be strong enough to carry me when I gain about thirty pounds and have a big basketball for a stomach?"
"You know I will," Clark said, kissing Lois goodnight.
*6 months later, Lois in her seventh month of pregnancy*
Lois and Clark walked into the Daily Planet and Lois plopped down at her desk. "Oh, I can't handle two more months of this," she groaned, trying to hint to Clark to go over to her and rub her back. Clark walked over to her, and started rubbing her shoulders and her upper back.
"You're going to have to handle two more months of this, because that's how long it is before our little Kent comes into this world," Clark said placing his hand on Lois' stomach.
"I know this is going to be a horrible thing to say, and I'll regret it when I give birth, but sometimes I wish that I wasn't pregnant," Lois admitted, looking Clark in the eyes. Clark kneeled down.
"Honey, I can imagine how hard this is on you, and I didn't doubt that sometimes you would wish you could skip the pregnancy and we could just have a baby, but don't give up, ok? I'll always be here for you, and this baby," Clark told her.
"I know you will and to tell you the truth, that's what's keeping me going," Lois said. Clark reached up and kissed Lois. "I love you."
"I love you too," Clark said, kissing Lois again, longer, this time. Lois' phone rang.
"Hold that thought," Lois said, answering her phone. "Hello," she said.
"Mrs. Kent?" the voice asked. "I have a great story for you. If you want it, you will come to the Metropolis Park at 12:15, alone."
"I don't come alone. I go everywhere with my husband/partner," Lois informed the voice.
"That's fine," the voice said. "Be there in one hour or forget it!" The line went dead.
"Clark, tell Perry that we're meeting someone at the park, and we'll be back in a couple of hours. I'll get my things," Lois said.
"OK," Clark said. He told Perry and they were off. They took a slow, leisurely walk to the park, sat on the bench, and waited. At 12:30, they decided that he wasn't coming. "Do you want some lunch?" Clark asked. "You're probably starving by now. I know I am."
"Now that you mention it, I am hungry." They walked to the cafe across the street, found a table, and ordered their food. As soon as they were served, Lois dug in, while Clark just sat their watching, amused. Lois sensed him watching her.
"What?" she asked. "Why are you staring at me?"
"Reason one, because you just started eating like you haven't eaten in your entire life. Reason two, because you're the most beautiful woman on this Earth. Reason three, because you're my wife, and I love you so much. Is that enough reasons or should I continue?" Clark asked.
"That's enough," Lois said. "I love you too, but start eating, because I feel like a pig around you." Clark started eating. When the day was over, they went home. Lois went straight to bed, and Clark promised he would be in, in just a few minutes. An hour later, Clark climbed into bed as quietly as possible, but still woke Lois up.
"I'm sorry. I was trying not to wake you up," Clark apologized.
"I'm glad you did," Lois said kissing him. "Now we can sleep in each other's arms like we did on our honeymoon." They wrapped their arms around each other and fell asleep.
*Two months later, Lois is one week overdue*
Lois took a seat at her desk, with Clark's help, and immediately started shifting positions, trying to get comfortable.
"Lois, I told you that you should have stayed home. It would have been better for you, the baby, and I wouldn't be worrying so much," Clark said.
"Honey, read my lips, I'm fine. Besides, if I were you, I would be more worried about me, if I was home alone. I mean, what if I were to go into labor at home? How would you know that I needed you?" Lois asked a little annoyed by his care, but also a little turned on.
"Lois, I would be able to hear you. Even without-" he lowered his voice. "Superhearing."
"Just do me a favor, and stop worrying. Please?" Lois begged.
"OK, I'll just go to my desk, and I'll leave you alone, because after four years of marriage, I can tell that I'm getting on your nerves, aren't I?" Clark asked.
"No," Lois lied. Clark raised his eyebrow.
"OK, just a little tiny bit. But I still love you more than ever," Lois said.
"I love you too," Clark said. He reached down and gave Lois a kiss, placing his hand, lovingly, on her stomach. "I felt it kick, are you ok?" he asked.
"Yes Clark, the baby kicks all of the time. Why are you just now so concerned?" Lois asked.
"Because you're one week overdue. And I'm not trying to annoy you, I just love you a whole lot, and I want you to be ok," Clark explained.
"I know, and I love you too, but please go to your desk and start working," Lois instructed.
"I will," Clark promised, sitting down at his desk. Perry came out of his office, and saw Lois. He was a little surprised, though he knew he shouldn't be.
"Lois, what are you doing here?" he asked. "Shouldn't you be home resting, just waiting for that little bundle of joy to arrive?"
"Not you too!" Lois screamed, getting up out of her chair, going over to the vending machines. Perry walked over to Clark's desk.
"Did I say something wrong?" he asked.
"No Chief, but I've been annoying Lois all morning by asking her every minute if she's ok. I'll go talk to her," Clark said. "I think all she wants us to do is act like she's pregnant, but not dependent." Clark got out of his seat, and saw Lois crying on the couch by the vending machines. He sat down by her. "Honey," he said. "Perry didn't mean to upset you. It's just that everyone loves you and wants to make sure that you're ok." Lois looked up at Clark with tears in her eyes.
"I know what you're doing is probably for the best of me, but I'm just tired of everyone treating me like I'm a breakable little baby," Lois said. "Besides, the only reason I was so determined to come to work today, and everyday until the baby is born is so that I can be with you, and everyone else at the Planet that I love." Clark wrapped his arms around Lois.
"From now on, I will let you come to the Planet whenever you want. It is your body and you're the only one that should decide what you feel, and if you feel good enough to go to work, then you won't hear a peep from me," Clark promised. He kissed Lois, as she wiped the tears from her eyes.
"Thank you," she said. "Before we get back to work, will you rub my back? It's really sore."
"Are you in labor?" Clark asked. "Labor usually starts as a backache."
"Clark," Lois said looking him in the eye. "It's my body and I know what I'm feeling. And I know how labor usually starts and I'm trying to tell you that it's just a backache."
"I'm sorry," Clark said. "Yes, I will rub your back." Clark sat there and rubbed Lois' back for awhile, and then he helped her up and back to her desk. At around 5:00, Lois said she was tired, and wanted to go home early. Clark took her home, thinking it was a good idea, that Lois was able to get a couple hours of extra rest just to recover from work. Lois lay down on the couch while Clark made supper. "Supper's ready!" Clark called out one hour later.
"I'm having a little problem," Lois called out.
"What's wrong?" Clark asked coming into the living room. Lois laughed at the embarrassment of not being able to get up, and seeing Clark trying to keep from chuckling made Lois laugh louder.
"I can't get up," Lois said. Clark went over to her and helped her stand up. As soon as they were finished eating, Lois told Clark that she was tired, and wanted to go to bed. Clark helped her to bed, where she went to sleep as soon as her head hit the pillow. The next day, when the alarm went off at 6:00 A.M., Clark noticed that Lois didn't get up.
"Honey, wake up," Clark said shaking Lois lightly. She opened her eyes.
"I don't want to get up. I'm tired," she complained.
"I don't suppose that you would want to stay home today," Clark said.
"No, I don't. Just help me up, and I'll be able to get myself going," she said determined that she would not skip a day of work. Clark helped her up, and she just laid her head on his chest.
"Come on, honey, we're going to be late for work. Now, I'll go take my shower, and give you some time to wake up, ok?" Clark asked.
"Good idea," Lois said, laying back on the pillow. Clark gave her a kiss.
"OK, but as soon as I'm out of the shower, it's your turn," Clark said. "And you know it won't take me but about two minutes to shower."
"I know," Lois said. Clark got in and out of the shower in three minutes, and went over to Lois again.
"The shower is waiting for you Lois," he told her crawling on the bed to her side. He noticed that Lois had little sweat droplets on her forehead. "Honey, are you ok? You're sweating."
"I'm just a little hot," she said, taking his hand. "Help me up." He helped her up, and never said anything to her about how worried he was about her. They made it to the Daily Planet, and Lois went to her desk while Clark picked them up a donut. Jimmy came up to Clark.
"What's wrong with Lois?" Jimmy asked.
"What do you mean?" Clark asked.
"She doesn't look like herself today," Jimmy commented.
"I think that she's just tired," Clark said. "She'll appreciate your concern." Clark walked over to Lois' desk and handed her the donut.
"Thanks," Lois whispered.
"Honey, what's wrong?" Clark asked. "Jimmy noticed that you don't look like yourself and now that I take a closer look at you, you do look pale. You're not even sounding like yourself." Lois stood up.
"Clark, I thought we discussed it. It's my body, and you will stop worrying unless-OW!!" Lois bent down and clutched her stomach and Clark helped her sit down.
"What's wrong?" he asked.
"Clark! I just had a contraction! This baby is coming NOW!"
"OK, don't worry. Calm down. I'll just help you to the car and drive you to the hospital," Clark said.
"OK," Lois said breathing heavily. Jimmy walked over to them.
"Jimmy, will you help me get Lois to the car? That way, she can put her arm around two people," Clark said. Jimmy and Clark got Lois to the elevator, eventually. It wasn't easy. She couldn't walk very easily because she was in such pain and agony. They were about to get on the elevator, when a man stepped out.
"No one is leaving!" he yelled. "So you can just move back to the center of the room."
"Please let us leave," Clark begged. "My wife is in labor, she's in pain. I have to get her to the hospital."
"Then she'll just have to have her baby here," the man said. Lois screamed in pain. Clark wrapped both arms around her and helped her steady herself out.
"It's ok," he told her. "But you're going to have to have the baby here. I'm sorry." Lois wrapped both of her arms around Clark.
"CLARK! I'm in so much pain!" she cried.
"I know, it'll be ok. Shhhh," Clark said trying to calm Lois down. He and Jimmy helped Lois back to the center of the room.
"Where did everybody go?" the gunman asked. "There were at least fifty people in here. Now there's only four people." The four people that were still there was Lois, Clark, Jimmy, and Perry White.
"I hate to tell you, but everybody snuck out while you were having your little selfish fight about how you won't let a woman in labor and her husband go to the hospital!" Perry said, getting really annoyed.
"Why didn't you go with them?" the gunman asked.
"Because Lois and Clark and of course, Jimmy are my dearest friends, and I'm not going to leave them with a man who's holding them hostage." Clark helped Lois sit down against the wall.
"How are you doing?" Clark asked, holding Lois' hand.
"I'm doing ok," Lois said. All of the sudden, a contraction hit. Lois squeezed Clark's hand, and screamed. "AAUUUGGGGHHHH!!"
"Shhh, it's ok," Clark soothed. "You're doing just fine." The gunman walked over to them and waved the gun around in their face. Clark stepped in front of Lois. "Get that gun out of my wife's face," he said boldly.
"Don't talk rude to me!" the gunman said. "And tell your wife to shut up!"
"Why don't you shut up!" Clark shot back. "Lois is in a lot of pain, trying to deliver our child, and you're making it really difficult. She has to lay on the floor and she doesn't even get an epidural."
"Don't talk to me like that!" the gunman said. "You don't have any idea who you're talking to." He shoved Clark and Clark didn't even budge an inch.
"Neither do you," Clark said, glaring at him.
"That's it! Time for you-"
"OWWW!" Lois screamed. "Clark, I'm about to deliver this child!" Clark squatted down beside Lois.
"What are you talking about? You've only been in labor for thirty minutes," Clark said.
"No! I've been in labor and experiencing contractions since I woke up this morning!" Lois admitted. "You know how you noticed in bed that I was sweating? I had just had a contraction. A hard one."
"Why didn't you tell me?" Clark asked.
"I don't know, I really wanted to just think it was the baby kicking. Then you and Jimmy noticed from far away I looked pale, and not at all like myself. I still didn't want to believe I was in labor, but then when I stood up, I was in so much pain, and my water broke. That's when the pain got so bad I couldn't stand it anymore. I'm sorry Clark, please don't be mad at me," Lois said.
"No, honey, I'm not mad at you," Clark said.
"Thank you- AAAAUUUGGGHHHH! GET IT OUT!!" Lois said.
"Lois, the baby's head is crowning! You are about to deliver!" Clark said excitedly.
"DUH!" Lois screamed.
"OK, honey, 1,2,3, push! Come on!"
"AAAUUUGGHHHH!!" Lois bore down and pushed with all of her might. That was all it took. The baby slid out easily. Clark cleaned out the baby's airway, and it cried.
"It's a boy!" Clark said. Lois started crying.
"Is he ok?" she asked.
"Honey, he's perfect. Just like you," Clark said, handing Lois her son. The gunman came over.
"Hand over the child!" he demanded.
"I don't think so!" Lois screamed back.
"When I found out that you were in labor, I made a promise that I wouldn't end up with more hostages than I started out with!"
"Then you're going to have to kill me!" Lois said. "Because this is my child, and I'm not giving him up." All of the sudden, the police came in.
"Freeze! We've got you surrounded!" they shouted. The gunman gave in, and Lois and her baby were examined at the hospital and released the next day in perfect health. They named the baby Jordan Mel Kent. (a take off on Clark's Kryptonian father, Jor-El) Jordan Kent grew up half Kryptonian and half Earthling which meant he had most of Clark's powers, but Kryptonite had no effect on him. He was a wonderful son, and Lois and Clark were very proud of him.