By NostalgiaKick <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Submitted September 2015
Summary: Somehow, Lois and Clark have to start putting the pieces of their lives back together.
Story Size: 339 words (2Kb as text)
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Disclaimer: All recognisable characters etc. are property of DC Comics, Warner Bros and December 3rd Productions.
Author’s note: This is set towards the end of House of Luthor, after Lex jumps but before the scene in front of the Daily Planet.
This story is the 21st part of the “At First Sight” series. Please visit the Series Guide for links to all the stories in the series.
Lois isn’t married.
Luthor is dead. I held Lois as he crashed to the pavement from 110 stories up.
I would’ve saved him, if I could. Not for him, and not for Lois, but so that justice wouldn’t be cheated. Maybe that’s why he jumped. He knew there was no one to stop him. He knew there was no way he’d end up behind bars.
Now we have to start putting the pieces back together.
Luthor may be dead, but this isn’t over. The Planet is still destroyed. Perry is still retired. Jimmy is still unemployed.
My heart is still broken.
Even if a miracle happens and the Planet is restored, Lois will still have to pick up the pieces. And so will I.
I want to help, but I don’t know how. How can she heal from this pain?
How can I?
I wish I could turn the clock back. I wish I hadn’t told her how I feel.
I wish I didn’t know she doesn’t love me.
And I wish I hadn’t made things so awkward between us. She’s the best friend I’ve ever had, and I don’t want to lose that. She’s going to need someone to talk to, and I want her to be able to turn to me, the way she did today.
How can she, when my declaration hangs between us?
I need to find a way to put things right between us. To at least start the process of going back to friends and partners.
I’ll stuff the pain into its box, and just be Lois’ friend, if she’ll let me.
For her sake.