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07 November 2006 @ 12:56 pm
A Little Sneaky-Peek... :)  
I was thinking that since it's just a few of us that are hanging around here, it might not hurt to show just a bit of a teaser for Act Three while we're waiting for Lex. Nothing too much, I don't want to spoil the surprises for you, but just to give you an idea of what's going on. You have to pretend to be surprised on Post-Day, though. ;) Even your eyes haven't touch this, Barbara.

... 

Richard and Clark were both laughing as they waited on their luggage.  “So then the witch says, ‘What stepping stones?’”

Clark chuckled, shaking his head.  “Where do you get these, Richard?  They’re so bad they’re funny.”

“Dumb jokes dot com,” he replied.  “No, seriously.  They have stuff I haven’t heard since grade school.  Like the one about two guys walking into a bar…”

“And the third one ducks,” Clark said, grinning, and then felt as sudden pang as he remembered just who had sprung that one on him.  Lois and her warped sense of humor.

“Yeah,” Richard said.  “You all right, Kent?  You look a little melancholy there.  Homesickness is supposed to happen when you’re away, not when you get back.”

Clark forced a laugh.  “Well, I guess it never really hit me how much I missed home until I got here,” he replied, feeling that casual remark echo through the past two months, back to the first moment he’d stepped from the spacecraft and seen green corn again, felt the breeze on his face.  “I mean, we were a little too busy to be nostalgic down in Mexico.”

“True,” Richard replied with a sigh.  “It’s a good thing those guys in Tijuana can’t aim worth a damn.”

They can aim just fine, Richard, they just weren’t counting on me catching the bullets, Clark thought.  He’d had to be very quick, faster than Richard could even see, and thankfully the smugglers were far enough away that they thought they’d simply missed.  “Being a reporter’s more dangerous now than it used to be,” he said quietly.  “People target us specifically.”

“A free press is a dangerous thing,” Richard countered, “to people involved in illegal activities and to oppressive governments.  They fear us, rightly, and they’re willing to go to anything lengths to maintain their secrecy.  But if we didn’t do our jobs, we’d be letting those people win.  And I for one am not inclined to let them win.”

Clark just nodded thoughtfully.  Any possibility of making an intelligent and insightful reply shattered at the sound of a woman’s voice.  A familiar woman’s voice, raised cheerfully.  “Clark!  Hey, Clark, fancy meeting you here!”

Richard saw Clark turn to look, and suddenly break into a wide, boyish grin as the voice’s owner made her way through the crowd.


...

Hope that will tide you over. :)

 
 
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Brian's FanFic Journal: Kermitmr_beeto on November 7th, 2006 06:33 pm (UTC)
Oh, my, that's interesting. I can't wait to see the finished product... and I promise that I'll act surprised.

I've been considering post a sneak peak of a (hopefully) humorous scene from my latest chapter (46: Favors), but that so far ahead of what I've got posted here that I'm not sure I should, especially when I'll be adding chapters to LJ daily for at least the next few weeks.
Loiskalalanekent on November 7th, 2006 06:46 pm (UTC)
I'd love to see it. Far ahead or not.

Will give us something to look forward to. :)
Brian's FanFic Journalmr_beeto on November 7th, 2006 08:16 pm (UTC)
Okay. I've posted it as Teaser in my journal. It's a friends-only post. (And I've just added [info]anissa7118 to my friends list, since she was part of the last thread on your last big post... on staying true to the characters).
Loiskalalanekent on November 8th, 2006 05:50 am (UTC)
Will be over shortly to look it over! Thanks, Brian! And Anissa (Maryse) thanks you, too!
Barbara: Marshall Yeah! HIMYMhtbthomas on November 7th, 2006 06:37 pm (UTC)
All right! That's what I call a teaser!

Delish!

Can't wait to see that chapter come my way. I LOVE the camaraderie between Richard and Clark. That's something I would have liked to delve into more, but never had time. (Especially since I have an all Lois POV story). Whee!
Brian's FanFic Journal: Supermanmr_beeto on November 7th, 2006 06:44 pm (UTC)
I could never do that in mine, either. Not once Richard figured out that he'd lost Lois to Clark. It'd be interested to see how that camaraderie would change if Richard discovered his fiancée's romantic history with him. Or that he was the father of her kids? Time will tell, I guess.
Loiskalalanekent on November 7th, 2006 06:58 pm (UTC)
(I could never do that in mine, either. Not once Richard figured out that he'd lost Lois to Clark.)

Well, as it stands, Richard thinks his only competition is Superman. Clark's still flying (*LOL*) under his radar. That will change.

(It'd be interested to see how that camaraderie would change if Richard discovered his fiancée's romantic history with him.)

With Clark? Naaaw. She'd never be involved with Clark. *big grin* Yeah, what's great is when she, Clark, Richard, and Superman have to work together later in the story. But Richard has worries of his own by then, too. ;)

(Or that he was the father of her kids? Time will tell, I guess.)

Thankfully, I made the decision early that my Richard shouldn't have any involvement with her until the kids were old enough that you couldn't mistake them for his. I'm glad I did. But he really is starting to wonder about that father. So much so that he'll draw Lois' fire soon on it.
Barbara: Deja Vuhtbthomas on November 7th, 2006 07:26 pm (UTC)
I could only do it for alternate-POV scenes... like when Richard asked Clark to babysit for them... how squirm-inducing would THAT be?
Loiskalalanekent on November 8th, 2006 05:44 am (UTC)
In this version? *shudder* I think it would kill him to be in that house where she and Richard live together, watching those two. Ouch!
Loiskalalanekent on November 7th, 2006 07:03 pm (UTC)
Originally LS was supposed to be entirely Lois' POV, but we decided that it would be better and easier to get across if we let Clark's thoughts into Act Two. It really is both of their story. And we'll get to see alot more of him and his own personal doings in this new Act.

Fun tidbit for Barbara: Do you realize that the most of the leadup to the 'Tylenol PM/Dream Sequence' is in His POV? *LOL* Poor thing.

And you didn't think that I would give away any of the 'huge' surprise in the teaser, did you? Although you guys will get it first and you get to beta, so.... :)
Barbara: Barbara Queen of Cliffhangershtbthomas on November 7th, 2006 07:28 pm (UTC)
And you didn't think that I would give away any of the 'huge' surprise in the teaser, did you?

I never give away the big surprises either! Are you kidding? I'm the QUEEN... lol.

But I already know what the huge surprise is here, don't I? Via chat I spilled my guess... unless there was another one...
Loiskalalanekent on November 8th, 2006 06:07 am (UTC)
Oh, I may not have told you! The 'huge' thing is the 'what', not the 'who'.

God, all of this suspense and code words have to be killing Brian. :) Don't worry, Beeto, love. You'll find out before everyone else on FF.
dede11dede11 on November 13th, 2006 04:00 am (UTC)
Please tell me that Richard will not get together with lana...
Loiskalalanekent on November 13th, 2006 06:09 am (UTC)
Only time will tell... We only plan a chapter or two in advance, but we have plans for both, although it could go any way at this point.
dede11dede11 on November 13th, 2006 06:21 pm (UTC)
DONT DO IT
Loiskalalanekent on November 13th, 2006 06:32 pm (UTC)
Why? Not that it's the case, but it's a viable solution. Any reason for it?
(Anonymous) on November 14th, 2006 07:43 am (UTC)
Nice to know even if you arent publishing your fic, you still have the joy of pushy editors telling you what to do...