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23 November 2009 @ 11:38 pm
Home Again, Home Again...  
Back at home tonight with a calmer perspective on the world. It's amazing how time alone with your parents will make you step back and think about the world around you. I think I'll be a little less stressed for a while. And just in time for Black Friday.

That said, I have here a little snippet from a scene Anissa and I were talking about in the car the other night. It's rather unfinished, but explains perfectly Lois Lane's Rules of Raising Rug-rats:



“I have you now, you Sith dog!”

“Prepare to die, Jedi scum!”

The humming got louder, followed by the clatter of plastic on plastic. “I’m going to kill Richard,” Lois growled, stabbing at her laptop keyboard. She had let the kids watch the Star Wars movies, but he had to go and buy them the damn lightsaber toys. And not the cheap little plastic ones, oh no. Not Richard. He had to get them the ones that lit up and produced a realistic sound effect when you swished them through the air. Hence the ominous hum coming from her living room.

Muttered threats, more clattering, lots of lightsaber humming noises, and the occasional yelp of indignation became the background music for Lois’ latest article. She didn’t bother to get up; that was the normal soundtrack for eight-year-old twins at play.

A few moments later, she heard a much louder clatter, followed by a clunk, a thud, and a wail of pain. “You’re dead!” Jason yelled. “I killed the Sith lord Darth Kalanus! Yay!”

Lois stopped typing and turned to listen. Clark was suddenly at her side, drawn from his perusal of the paper by Kala’s crying. “Don’t,” Lois whispered urgently, and he stared at her. “She’s okay.”

Clark gave her an incredulous look, just as Kala howled, “Mommeeeeee! Jason cut my head off with a lightsaber!”

“Impossible. Dead things don’t scream that loudly,” Lois called back, her voice sounding almost bored. More quietly, she told Clark, “If she was really hurt, she wouldn’t be able to do her fire-engine-siren impression. Trust me. She’s mostly mad that he beat her for once.”

“Shouldn’t we do something?” Clark murmured. After two years, he was beginning to gain more confidence in his parenting skills, but every ounce of his fatherly instincts clearly felt he should be in there comforting his crying daughter.

“If we do, they’ll just drag us into it and fight over who was right and who was wrong,” Lois said knowingly. Her mother had warned her not to interfere overmuch in sibling squabbles, unless someone was truly hurt or it got on her nerves. It was good for the kids to learn how to work things out themselves, without constantly running to a parent for comfort – or condemnation of the offending sibling.

Clark shifted his weight, still worried, but he knew Lois was more of an authority on the subject than he was. She had a sister, after all, and he’d been an only child in more ways than one.

Kala had sniffled a few times and then gone quiet when she realized she wouldn’t get any sympathy. Jason was still dancing around, by the random thumping noises from the living room, and chanting, “I cut off your head! I killed you dead!” He was clearly elated by his victory…

…right up until the moment when Lois and Clark heard a much louder thwack, followed by a shrill squeal from Jason. Lois bolted to her feet and down the stairs, making it to the living room before Clark, catching Kala with the lightsaber upraised for another blow as Jason rolled on the ground, clutching his stomach. “Enough!” Lois snapped, plucking the toy out of her daughter’s hands. She grabbed the other one off the floor as well, muttering under her breath, “Knock it off now before I take these back to your Daddy Richard and shove them someplace that’ll make Lana really unhappy with me.”

“Lois,” Clark whispered, even as he knelt beside Jason. A quick glimpse with x-ray vision showed that the boy was all right, if in pain. “He’s okay.” Kala looked at him, looked at her mother’s expression, and started sniffling again.

“No crocodile tears from you, young lady,” Lois said. “Go to your room.”

Sobbing now, Kala fled, and Jason started to whimper. “You too,” Lois told him, which stopped the tears instantly. “You should both have known better than to fight like that. I’m disappointed in you both.”

Jason clambered to his feet with a murmured, “Yes, Mommy,” and trudged off to his room. That left Clark looking at Lois bemusedly.

Softly, she whispered, “Five minutes from now they’ll sneak into one bedroom, cry a little bit over how mean Mommy is, and then make up. If I tried to punish one and not the other, they’d get hysterical and fight even more.”

On the Verge of: lethargiclethargic
saavikam77: Lois Lanesaavikam77 on November 24th, 2009 02:34 pm (UTC)
So glad you're feeling a little recharged, hon. :) *hugs*

And this snippet was just adorable!! XD I love how in-charge Lois is. ^_~
Lois: LS :: Twins :: Her Twinskalalanekent on November 24th, 2009 06:53 pm (UTC)
It's a good feeling to have a clear head this time of year, which is what I keep trying for. I just need another surplus of sleep to keep it balanced.

And YAY! I was hoping someone would think it was cute. It may even end up in an actual oneshot if anyone's interested.
saavikam77: Supes Ornamentsaavikam77 on November 24th, 2009 07:22 pm (UTC)
Sleep is good. Yes. *nods*

And your snippet already feels like a one-shot! :p So adorable. It seems like just the right amount of post-Christmas fluff for the Lane-Kents. ^___^

Which reminds me, do you happen to know if there's gonna be a 12 Days challenge this Xmas? I figured there would be a post up weeks ago at this point...
Lois: Season :: Christmas Loiskalalanekent on November 26th, 2009 06:06 am (UTC)
:D I think she and I will be posting fluff shortly, then. I think the fandom is due some silly Lane-Kent fluff right now.

And I'm not sure. I think I'll email her later and ask. Anissa and I were wondering about it, too.
nire135nire135 on November 24th, 2009 07:24 pm (UTC)
aww, so cute. It's intersting to note that back then, as now, Lois takes the role of giving punishment. We can see the roots of why Clark doesn't interfere with disputes between the kids and lois.
Lois: Lois :: Yeah Rightkalalanekent on November 26th, 2009 06:04 am (UTC)
*LOL* A lot of Lois being the disciplinarian is the fact that she's been the constant in the twins' lives from the moment that they were babies. She's knows their patterns and moods to a T back then, whereas Clark and Richard can both still be fooled by cute eyes and unhappy frowns.

She has their number most times and they know it.
januariedjanuaried on November 25th, 2009 06:31 pm (UTC)
YAAAYY GEEKINESS! So cute! And of course Richard gets them the good lightsabers. XD ♥
Lois: Richana :: Richard :: Captain Awesomekalalanekent on November 26th, 2009 06:08 am (UTC)
Of course! Richard is offended that you would doubt that not only would he get them the most realistic ones, but the ones with the perfect sound effects to drive Lois crazy. XD
Loony Loopy Lea Lovegood: Celebrities | Ewanchickadilly on November 26th, 2009 11:49 am (UTC)
This is so totally CUTE! (And kind of funny because I've been role playing Star Wars slash smut all night but I'll spare you ... *coughs*)

But - yes, LOVE that Richard got them the GOOD toys. Good on him. XD

Lois: Richana :: Richard :: In a Nutshellkalalanekent on November 26th, 2009 05:02 pm (UTC)
XD That's too hilarious, Lea!

And Richard is good for that. Especially if it's toys that he knows will drive Lois up the wall. Let's not even talking about the interactive dolls they owned at that age. The dolls that rarely had working batteries. ;)
Loony Loopy Lea Lovegood: Smallville |  Hee (Clois)chickadilly on November 26th, 2009 05:36 pm (UTC)
You know me - I like me my slash and our Jedi are really horny. *coughs* ;)

And I'm SURE Richard would be great for that - in fact I can just IMAGINE the reaction Lois had when he gave them any sort of toys AT ALL. ;)

Interactive dolls ... hahahaaaa . God I love Richard. I'm so glad you hooked him up with Lana and didn't kill him off. XD

Happy Thanksgiving, love. :)
Lois: Richana :: Richard :: Captain Awesomekalalanekent on November 29th, 2009 12:22 am (UTC)
I really couldn't imagine this 'verse without him now. He's so much fun with the havok he deliberately causes for Lois. I don't know what Lois would do if she ever lost him. *hugs her Captain Awesome*