When You Hold Me Like This

By JJ (rja055@airmail.net )

Summary: Lois encounters an irate Dan Scardino.


Lois and Clark, a happily married couple, walked home from a hard day's work at the Daily Planet, hand in hand. As they walked up the steps to their apartment, Clark heard a desperate plea for help for his alter ego, Superman. Lois, who had gotten used to the whole idea of him being Superman, gave him permission to go. Clark sped off to help whoever needed help. Lois walked into their apartment alone, but inside was Lois' old boyfriend, Dan Scardino. Lois jumped when she saw him.

"Dan, you scared me. What are you doing here?" Lois questioned him.

"Well, Lois, I'm here to see if you'll ever go out with me again. I know you broke it off for a reason, but if you'll just give me one more chance, I'll prove to you, that I'm a better man than Clark ever could be," Dan explained.

"Dan," Lois told him, "I'm sorry, but I lost those feelings for you. In fact, Clark and I are now married." Dan started going wild after he heard this.

"No!" he yelled. "Why?!" He swung his fist, and hit Lois right in the eye.

"Ow!" she screamed. "Get out of my house now!" she punched him back in the jaw.

The fight didn't stop there, though. Dan grabbed the closest thing near him. Unfortunately, the closest thing near him was a pair of pliers that Lois had used earlier when Clark wasn't home to help her. Dan hit Lois squarely in the side with the pliers, despite the fact that she was screaming out in pain.

"Superman!" she yelled. "Help, Superman!" No sooner did she scream out his name when a blue blur came and Dan was out of her house, and Superman was back in it.

"Lois! Are you ok?" asked Superman.

"Clark! My side hurts really badly, honey," Lois said painfully. Superman nodded.

"I'll fly you to a hospital," Superman told her, gently scooping her up in his arms and flying her to the nearest hospital.

By the time Lois had been put in a room, Clark showed up in clothes, not a cape, and held Lois' hand.

"What did the doctor say?" Clark asked.

"I have one cracked rib, and one broken rib," Lois answered. "But I can go home right now, if you can carry me everywhere I go," Clark could tell by the look on her face, that Lois wanted to go home.

"I'll take you home, but you can't go to work for at least a week," Clark ordered her.

"I'll even stay in bed the whole time, just take me home, honey," Lois begged.

"OK, Lois you're going home," Clark said carefully picking her up. He took her home and laid her on the couch. "Do you need anything?" Clark asked.

"Yeah," Lois said, "Will you turn on the radio?" Clark turned on the radio and their song appeared. It was "It's All Coming Back to Me Now," by Celine Dion. "Listen to this, Clark, it's our song," Lois said pouting.

"If you like the song, why are you pouting?" Clark asked.

"I can't dance to it," Lois explained, "it hurts my ribs to walk."

"Who said you had to walk?" Clark said picking her up, and flying with her in a slow motion. Lois leaned her head on Clark's shoulder.

"I love it when you hold me like this," Lois said.

"I love it when you kiss me like this," Clark answered kissing her.