A Pound of Flesh

By angelic_editor <Moxie406@yahoo.com>

Rated: G

Submitted: July 2006

Summary: Clark's Superman duties weigh silently on Lois — more than even he realizes.

Disclaimer: The characters aren't mine; the words are. Please don't take legal action, as poor college students aren't worth suing, anyway.

Feedback: Better than chocolate, especially since I'm so new at this. I welcome comments and criticism of all kinds, so be brutal.


It cost her.

Every time.

When he got that faraway look in his eyes. When he vaulted into the sky to save a stranger's life. When her heart twisted with worry — it cost her.

How much, he'd never know.

Clark might be Superman, but he wasn't completely invulnerable. All it took was some nut with a sliver of Kryptonite. Wedge that in the one infinitesimal chink in Clark's seamless armor, and he'd be lost.

And she'd be wrecked.

But Lois didn't dare tell him — he worried about her far too much already. She couldn't bear to stitch another suffocating patch of guilt on his already stifling blanket of responsibility.

It cost her — but loving her husband was worth any price.