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05 April 2008 @ 02:08 pm
Posting LS: Epilogue: Kal-El: ...And Ever Shall Be  
 
Lois snarled and slammed her phone down. “Goddamn Tobie Raines! This is not funny! Her and her warped-ass sense of humor… I swear, when we get back to Metropolis, I’m going to throttle her!”

I couldn’t help chuckling at her. “She had to have tipped the driver,” I supplied. “There’s no other way she could know the exact moment we arrived here.” That had ruined our plans to take advantage of the privacy of our spacious honeymoon suite as soon as we got settled in. Lois was furious now, and the calls had evaporated the romantic mood brought on by the champagne and chocolates Lana stashed in the limo.

“Yes, well, I don’t exactly appreciate being called every five minutes on my wedding night,” Lois spat, raking her hands through her hair. The tiara lay on the bedside table, and her gorgeous raven curls fell freely down her back. In spite of – or maybe because of – her anger, she was beautiful to me, and I smiled warmly.

The room phone rang, and Lois stalked over to pick it up. “Grand Central Station, what the hell is your problem? … Hi, Mom. Yeah, we made it in… The girls have been playing tricks… Oh, would you? Thanks so much! Here, let me get you their numbers… No, Lucy wasn’t in on it. Just Tobie, Cat, and Loueen. I’m sure a few calls from you and Martha will settle them down.” She laughed nastily, reading out her friends’ phone numbers to her mother.

I just shook my head slightly; Lois and her friends had always been a handful, and if they sometimes seemed more like enemies than friends, well, you had to be around when one of them was hurt or in need. The others would close ranks against all outsiders and stubbornly defend each other … until the status quo returned, and then they’d be back to squabbling again. I knew better than to get involved in the current war over the harassment-by-phone. It was best just to stay here on the bed while Lois and her formidable mom handled the situation.

After hanging up with Ella, Lois sighed heavily and raked her hands through her hair one more time, dislodging still more rice. “God,” she sighed. “I can’t stand this! That’s it, I’m taking a shower. Clark…”

I picked up the remote and smiled at her. “It’s all right, there’s a Royals game on tonight.”

She rolled her eyes. “A long shower. Freakin’ baseball…” 

I laughed softly as she snatched up her bag and headed into the bathroom, unzipping the back of the reception gown on the way. Taking a moment to admire the view, I resolutely looked away and turned on the game. She needed a moment to calm down after getting so upset, and I was willing to give it to her.

All of this was still hard to believe; here I was, with Lois Lane, on our honeymoon. We’d pretended to be married on more than one assignment, including that memorable trip to Niagara while posing as newlyweds, but this time was for real. Lois was finally, really, mine, and so were the twins. Our children – the phrase still sent shivers down my spine. In spite of everything fate could throw at us, we were finally getting our happy ending.

I listened for the twins; I’d gotten much better at picking up on their heartbeats quickly. Luthor would never be able to kidnap them so easily – assuming he was still alive, which I privately hoped he wasn’t. Shoving that dark thought aside, I tuned my hearing toward Metropolis…

The twins, giggling. And then, “Where did that come from?” Lana’s voice, followed shortly by Richard’s. “Nowhere.” Jason and Kala laughed again as he prompted, “Mommy had this stuff in the fridge when we got here, right, you two?

Lana wasn’t having any of it. “Richard, you raided the reception buffet! I can’t believe you! That’s so … so…

Hey, this is good stuff. I wasn’t going to let it go to waste,” he protested. 

Just then, Jason piped up with, “We got three slices of weddin’ cake, too! One of each kind!” 

I chuckled as Lana groaned at them. “The worst part is, all of the leftovers were boxed up and split amongst everyone who helped with the wedding. Which means we have a whole box of this stuff that I already put away.

Richard and the twins, far from being ashamed, cheered openly. I couldn’t help sympathizing with them, and briefly checked on the rest of the family. Most of them were asleep; Ma and Ben were staying with Ella, and they had all turned in for the night. Everyone else was either in bed or on their way there, and I breathed a sigh of relief.

How strange it felt to suddenly have a family, and a large one at that. For years it had been just me and Ma. Even when I dreamed of a seemingly impossible future, I had never thought further than marrying Lois. Children were out of the question; we’re from different galaxies. I had no right to expect children…

And I hadn’t realized that by loving Lois, I would acquire her family as my own. Ella was one more person to guard my secret, and seeing the developing friendship between her and Ma warmed my heart. Lucy and Ron and their children had always loved me, and I cherished that now – no one could ask for better in-laws or more wonderful nieces and nephew.

Perry and Loueen were family of a sort as well; that dance between him and Ella acknowledged it. He had been Lois’ father in all but blood, and seeing him smiling proudly at us both was a moment I would never forget. Though on the topic of family I never expected to have, Richard and Lana were certainly the biggest surprise. He had gone from my rival to something like a brother, and she – while still one of the loveliest women I’d ever laid eyes on – was more my best friend than my old flame. And I love that. It’s the best of all possible endings.

I was barely paying attention to the game, not even following the score while these thoughts tumbled around inside my mind. And then the bathroom door opened, and Lois stepped out shyly. I turned to glance at her…

…and stared.

Lois had changed into something I’d never seen her wear; this corset and hose must’ve been purchased especially for this night. With her hair damp and lying over her pale bare shoulders, she was a vision of loveliness that made my heart catch in my throat. Every thought skidded to a halt, but one:

This is my wife. My wife. Mine, now and forever.

While I stared speechlessly, she gave me a hesitant little smile. “Thought you’d be asleep by now,” Lois whispered.
In answer, I picked up the remote and switched off the television, my eyes never leaving her. How one woman could be so incredibly beautiful and not realize it…

Lois laughed at the expression on my face, and rushed to my side. Incredibly, she was nervous after all this time! Her heartbeat raced, and I cupped the back of her neck to bring her face close to mine. 

Finally, I managed to find words again. “I love you,” I whispered, and kissed my wife.
 
 
~ Fin ~
 
 
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ellalou73 on April 5th, 2008 06:52 pm (UTC)
YEAY this was great, and sniffles I don't want it to be over..but thats what your one shots are for, so I won't be too sad. THis was a great way to end it, and I loved the whole thing with Tobie. I thought that was great. I also thought it was great that Lois sicked her mom on them.

Seeing things through Kal Els eyes was a good way to go. I like that he now has a very large family and how he lookes out for them or in this case listens out for them. Poor Lana and Richard dealing with overly sugarfied Twins..that should be interesting.

I like what the end could be. Lois in what she was wearing and her new husband liking what he saw.

HUGS love this story and thanks to you two for such a great look into the lives of my two favorite movie personalities.
Lois: Kal-El Smilekalalanekent on April 8th, 2008 05:54 pm (UTC)
We've been planning 'Honeymoon Interrupted...' for a bit now. We were going to do it from third-person, but we decided that it would be awesome end it from his POV since we started the fic with Lois'. I have to say, I'm thrilled with the result.

And I love the final check-ups on everyone. It was something that we discussed on the ride to work one afternoon and it was just *love*. The scene with Lana, Richard, and the twins just jumped into our heads and we were laughing our heads off over it.

And you're so welcome, Shelby! Thanks for much for all of the support and those huge reviews! We loved every one of them.
saavikam77: Clois Almost-Kisssaavikam77 on April 5th, 2008 07:02 pm (UTC)
Heeheeheehee!!! ^_^ Fantastic epilogue!! I love the switch to Clark's POV - so much has happened to bring him into the fold of his new (extended) family. *happy sigh*

And Lois, you minx! ^_~


Ah, ladies, this has been such a fantastic journey. I've enjoyed it so very much, traveling with Clark and Lois through what had to be some of the most insane times of their lives, seeing old relationships dissolve and new ones cemented. Your cast of characters has been so amazing, too. ^_^ Especially all your original (well, original to the movieverse) characters.

*ginormous hugs* Congratulations on finishing the longest leg of the journey, and closing out this 'chapter' of the Little Secrets universe.

*applauds wildly and grins like a fool*


I'm gonna go get lunch, then come back with more comments on other posts and hopefully join you in the IM chat! ^_^ *hugs*
Lois: Kal-El Thoughtfulkalalanekent on April 8th, 2008 06:00 pm (UTC)
I really adored it when we decided to use him to close out the story. That's what this has been about since the beginning - family. That's why he left and that's what was here all along. It's also something he can never complain about not having again. ;)

And I do love that moment with Lois. Only with him does she ever get shy. At all. *LOL*

I'm so glad that it was a journey that so many people were willing to take. We both feel extremely blessed to have the readership we have. And to think. I was only going to post her monologue on BT and leave it at that! *LOL* As always, thanks for all the encouragement, Ella, and for defending me to all comers for so long. Your continued friendship means the world to me. Know that you are very loved. *snuggles*
lere8: SIIsoulmateslere8 on April 5th, 2008 08:55 pm (UTC)
The end couldn't be more perfect! Clark's point of view about everything and the honeymoon.

I love this story so much and had tears in my eyes many times reading the last chapter and epilogue. You ladies made an wonderful material that catch all the beautiful things that makes Superman's history so special. The romance between Clark and Lois is my favorite part, but also his heritage, his eternal conflict about duty and the possibility of a normal life and finally learning about the kids.

Thank you so much for respecting and loving that universe and those characters. I'm in love with Superman and Lois since I was a little girl and saw they flying around together as the most romantic pair ever. Thank you for sharing your talent with us and for making many weekends exciting and happy as I found new updates.

Have a warm hug from Brazil, girls!
Lois: Lois Kal-El Sexykalalanekent on April 8th, 2008 06:14 pm (UTC)
Back when we finished the Action Arc, I promised you guys a payoff for everything we put you through. We had hoped the last act and this one could do it. And we're thrilled to see it did!

This story really has been a labor of love for me, specifically, because I wanted to honor the performances that Chris and Margot gave us. There were so many issues and conflicts I wanted to see dealt with both in those films and in the current set that I just poured them all into Little Secrets.

We tried to give all of you hat I wanted to see on the big screen and never did. And I'm so glad that the fans responded. This is my valentine to all the original films were and all the current film could be. It's my valentine to Margot Kidder and the Lois that captured my imagination and made me want to be a writer in the first place. And it's my valentine to all of those fans out there that loved Superman despite being teased about it. It's all for you guys!

And you're so welcome, sweetie! Thank you for being here and taking the jourvey with us! *blows kiss*

Th
Barbara: Clois Weddinghtbthomas on April 6th, 2008 11:36 am (UTC)
What an interesting switch to Clark's POV! I wasn't expecting it, and it made the last little bit so much more intimate. Great job!
Lois: Lois Delighted Grinkalalanekent on April 8th, 2008 06:16 pm (UTC)
I really wanted to surprise you guys, especially the beta team. *LOL* I'm so glad that we did.

*tackleglomps the Mom*
clarks_girlclarks_girl on April 7th, 2008 01:45 am (UTC)
Oh my God I cried and cried. Finally after 30 years (showing my age since SI came out) they are finally married. Thankyou so much.

I've now gone right back to the beginning and am reading all over again.

Love

Jody
Lois: Lois Kal-El LS Weddingkalalanekent on April 8th, 2008 06:20 pm (UTC)
That's just how I felt when we finished. The fangirl in me was crying and going, "OMGOMGOMG, we did it! We did it! They're married! OMG!", crying and dancing with glee. The funniest part was hearding my Lois muse in my head going, "Yeah, 30 years your time and going the LONG-ASS WAY AROUND GET THERE ON PAPER! Thanks, kid!"

Have I mentioned how much I love her? *snuggles LS, who's looking at me dubiously*

Thanks so much for finding us in the first place. OH! How did you and Kal-El do? I don't think I saw!
✰ ❝elliαniα❞ ĸatrine: katie; baby hugelliania on April 7th, 2008 04:48 pm (UTC)
:D I'm in awe with your whole story, girls!! This was the first fic I really loved that way! Taking part of it by making banner and manips and all... I can beleive it's over!!

Thank You!!! ღღღღ
Lois: Kal-El Shieldkalalanekent on April 8th, 2008 06:24 pm (UTC)
And we're ever so grateful that you did, Kat! I honestly think that not as many people would have taken notice without the hard work that you put into our graphics! You really are a treasure beyond price, my Kat!

And it's only over until we write the oneshots. ;) Promise!

You're welcome so much, Kat! *bites lip* And now I'm crying again! *LOL*
✰ ❝elliαniα❞ ĸatrine: keira; walking through lifeelliania on April 8th, 2008 06:36 pm (UTC)
You really think so??? I don't think so, but I'm touched anyway!!! Thank you!!!! *Hugs you tight* *teary eyes*
Lois: Kal-El Smilekalalanekent on April 10th, 2008 06:11 am (UTC)
I do think so! *snuggles*