By Laura Davies <2004 firstname.lastname@example.org>
Submitted: May 2004
Summary: Set in the author's "Forever and All Eternity" universe, Lois and Clark have a discussion about life and love.
Disclaimer: Lois and Clark belong to Warner Brothers and DC comics, not me. Kiley and Joseph, however, *are* mine. The song, "Godspeed," also does not belong to me; it belongs to the Dixie Chicks. Any copying of this story will not be tolerated. This story takes place sometime before Forever and All Eternity I: Fate.
Author's Note: My thanks to my beta readers, Jenni and Cindy, for looking at this little piece of life at the Kents' house.
Clark finished tucking a very sleepy Kiley into bed. "Daddy?" she said.
"What is it, baby?" he asked.
The child yawned. "Love you. Can we go flying, Daddy?"
"Tomorrow, sweetheart," he promised.
"Okay," she said with another yawn, then snuggled down into the soft bed. Clark gave the blankets a final tug, kissed her on the cheek, then turned on the nightlight and left. He lifted himself into the air and floated down the hallway. He could hear Lois singing softly to Joseph, so he floated noiselessly down the hall to the little boy's room.
Clark went inside and stood behind the rocking chair to listen.
"The rocket racer's all tuckered out, Superman's in pajamas on the couch…" Lois sang quietly as Joseph's eyes finally drifted shut for a final time.
Clark leaned over the arm of the rocking chair. "No, he's not," he whispered into her ear. "Superman's right here, watching his beautiful, gorgeous, sexy wife sing their son to sleep."
Lois smiled. "Why don't you put him to bed," she suggested. "It's getting harder to lean over the crib again."
Clark carefully picked up the sleeping toddler and snuck in a kiss. "Sure," he said as he walked over to the crib and lay Joseph in it. He covered the sleeping child with a quilt that Martha had made for him, then rejoined Lois.
Lois stood up, then leaned against him to watch Joseph sleep. "It's still hard to believe that we're going to have a new baby so soon," she said with a sigh.
"I know," Clark admitted. "It would've been nice if Joseph had gotten out of diapers before we got pregnant again." He laid his hand on her stomach.
Lois covered his hand with hers as the baby kicked. "Sometimes it feels like we've been on diaper duty forever," she admitted.
Clark grinned and caressed her stomach. "It's only another two years or so," he said teasingly. "Luckily, we have Superman's superspeed diaper changing service."
Lois reached for his hand and led him towards the stairs. "How did Henderson take it when you told him that Superman is cutting back more?" she asked.
Clark laughed. "He said he hoped that Ultrawoman and I were having fun raising kids," he said. "He said that he figured that if Kryptonian babies were as much of a handful as human kids, then he wished us luck."
"Umm—Clark? We've been so careful since the tabloid scandal; how did he figure…?"
Clark blushed. "I kind of forgot to take off my ring one day, so he asked if I was married. I *couldn't* lie to him, so I told him that I married Ultrawoman, and since she's *you*…" He picked Lois up and flew downstairs.
"Clark!" she protested.
"Well, it seemed like the safest thing to do," he said defensively.
Lois sat down on the couch and pulled him down next to her. "I can walk downstairs by myself, Clark; I'm not complaining about the other." A mischievous gleam came into her eyes. "Actually, that's a good way to keep all those crazy women from attacking my husband," she said with a grin. "After the baby's born, we get Dr. Klein to transfer some of your powers temporarily to me, and Superman and Ultrawoman appear in public as a couple. *Then* all those women out there who seem to like chasing you will leave you alone," she said with a grin.
Clark drew her close to his side and wrapped his arm around her. "Doesn't matter," he said, his voice growing husky. "I'm taken—I've got the only one I want; I married the most beautiful, gorgeous, sexy woman in the world." He captured her lips with his in a sweet kiss.
"Clark," Lois breathed as she came up for air. "Even though I'm fat?"
"You're even more beautiful when you're pregnant," he said as he caressed her slightly swollen tummy.
Clark stood up and pulled her into his arms. He gave her a lascivious smile and leaned in for another kiss. "Want me to prove it to you?" he asked with a grin as he picked her up and started walking towards the stairs.
Lois laughed and tugged his head down to kiss him thoroughly. Clark hurried up the stairs and into their bedroom. The door shut behind them with a soft click, leaving the house in the peaceful silence of night, interrupted occasionally by the sound of soft giggles, gasps, and groans that emanated from the closed door.
(Never) The End
(c) Laura Davies — 2004