sean_montgomery, dearest, I'll post the other review on FF the minute things get quiet over here. Read it the minute I got home here on LJ and reviewed. So proud of you, love! So romantic. :D
And what did they do to the LJ? It's weird again! I'm just going to have to get a paid account so I don't have to deal with random weirdness. Or is that on a paid, too? *ACK, Part Deux*
Also, even if I am a little sleep-depp'ed and wonky this morning, I have a teaser. This one is sweet and not action-oriented, but it heralds the return of the twins as active characters! YAY! I don't know about you, but *I've* missed them.
Teaser for 'Throwing Stones':
It was amazing to her how her heart contracted at the mere thought of the twins, forcing her eyes to water just slightly. They’re my miracles, something I never asked for or deserved, she thought just as Jason made the corner first and launched himself up toward her.
Kala was not far behind, and Lois nearly fell as her daughter ran full-tilt into her legs and clung there. Both twins seemed determined to squeeze the life out of her. Jason’s arms in particular were very tight around her neck… “Sweetheart, Mommy has to breathe,” Lois wheezed, and he immediately loosened his grip. Their eyes met for a moment, Lois smiling a little while she raised an eyebrow as Jason nodded seriously.
“How come you were bein’ mean to Superman on TV, Mommy?” Kala demanded.
She resisted the urge to sigh. Ah, the cliché lives. And always out of the mouths of these babes. Lois set Jason on the ground before she answered. “Baby, I had a bad day. Some people at the office were saying nasty things about me…”
“Didja kick their butts?” Jason asked hopefully.
“Honey, fighting doesn’t solve things,” Lois said, treasuring the image of her stiletto heel buried in Polly’s vertical smile even as she said it. She had learned that high-kick for the cabaret musical in high school…
“But Mommy, the cops fight crime all the time,” Kala said. Her skeptical look mirrored her mother’s own perfectly.
“That’s different,” Lois said, trying not to grin. “It’s a different kind of fighting, and that’s what the police have to do to keep us safe. It wouldn’t be fair for me to just beat people up when they’re mean to me; nice people don’t do that.”
“So why were you mean to Superman? ‘Cuz he wouldn’t beat you up for it?” Kala asked. Those eyes seemed to be watching closely for her answer. Close enough for Lois to wonder.
Why, why do they both have to be so damn smart at this age? Please, God, let Richard not be hearing this.
See you guys tonight. B (htbthomas), once Part Two is done, what day is best to send it as to not trip up your holiday schedule? And you're out of school this week, right? Without kids, we never know! This chappie should be to you no later than tomorrow night. :)
And coltdancer, can I make a request if you can get a screen cap of the 'Up, up, and away' Lois moment at the end of The Donner Cut? I'll love you forever! :D
Also, jaded_shade, tell me if you need anything else. I'm still adding more Kidder and Reeve to my pic folders.
Alright, going to pass out now! Love you all! See you tonight!