By Renee Charles
Summary: Lois' sister, Lucy, is jealous over Lois' relationship with Clark.
Author's note: I was working with the idea of Lucy's jealousy of Clark's attention to Lois for awhile, I don't know if it's a great idea, nor a great story. It was quick, and I had fun writing it. =) Comments are appreciated.
It was nearing 11 o'clock at night, and Clark Kent was exhausted. There were six weeks until his wedding, and the final plans were not yet completed. He was just about to doze off, when the phone rang.
"Clark?" came the voice from the phone.
"Lois?" Clark said, sleepily.
"Aw, Clark, did I wake you?"
"No, no, don't think that…" He sat up, rubbed his eyes and raked a hand through his hair. The room was incredibly bright, and he just wanted to go back to bed.
"Clark? You still there?," Lois teased.
"Uhhhhh…" came his sleepy reply.
"No! No, don't fall asleep on me, Clark… I need you up, my sister is coming back to Metropolis—"
The sound of light breathing cut her off. She hung up the phone gently, laughing.
Lois drove her jeep to his house that morning, knocked on the door, waiting for him to answer. "Clark, we're going to the airport to pick up Lucy, remember?"
"Noooo," came his reply from behind the door. "Lucy? Today? Our wedding is weeks away!"
"Clark. She's renting an apartment, remember?"
He opened the door, brushing his teeth. "Hap sum brekfst," Clark said, foam dripping down his chin.
"Excuse me? Wipe your mouth, you're gross!" She giggled and wiped his mouth for him. "Spit, or I won't kiss you hello."
He flew off at superspeed, spit, and was back before she could relish in teasing him.
She grabbed his lapels and pulled him into a passionate kiss. "Up yet?," she asked sweetly.
"Yeah," he whispered, pulling her into another kiss. "That's better," he said, grinning. She laughed, picked up her bag, and set off downstairs. "Meet me in my jeep in no less that 30 seconds, buster!" She reached her jeep, only to find him standing by the passenger door.
"Hey," she whined, "you cheated!"
Clark laughed, "and I had fun cheating, too. Just for that look on your face."
"Why I oughtta…"
He ducked into the car, chuckling to himself. For once, Lois just shrugged and sat beside him.
They reached the airport 5 minutes late, but the plane wasn't there, causing Lois to launch into one of her tangents about never trusting pilots.
Clark quietly shushed her, people were staring, by gently placing a hand over her mouth. He couldn't hide a smile at her stunned look, but she good-naturedly removed his hand and kissed him quickly on the lips.
"Trying to shut me up, Clark?," she teased, turning to face the terminal.
Clark chuckled and shrugged his shoulders. "Guess I was, and hey look! It worked!"
Before she could retort, Lucy Lane came running down the steps from the plane. "Lois!," she called, excitedly, throwing her arms around her. Then she focused her attention on Clark, smiling shyly, then giving him a hug. "Hi," she said, looking down.
"Hey, Lucy," Clark said, putting his arm around Lois. "Ready to go? You're staying at Lois' apartment until you find one of your own, right?"
"Yes," Lucy said, grinning. She picked up her bag and set off in front of the couple. "Nice kid," Clark commented, looking at Lois for her reaction.
"She likes you," Lois spat, sneering a bit.
"Lois," Clark said, with a hint of warning in his voice.
Lois giggled. "Just kidding, you are always so serious!" Still giggling, she spun him around to face her and kissed him in the crowded airport terminal.
"You guys," Lucy said, tapping her foot, "C'mon!"
Lois shrugged and followed her sister, and Clark followed both Lane girls happily.
Sitting in the car, Lois and Lucy chatted while Clark wrote a couple paragraphs for his story and handed them to Lois. "Read 'em," he commanded, then shot her a puppy dog look. "Please?," he asked pathetically. Lois laughed and hit him lightly on the head.
Lucy sulked in the front, looking at Lois and Clark with envy. She followed them wordlessly into Lois' apartment, throwing her suitcases down by the couch. Lois excused herself to go to the bathroom, while Lucy spun around to talk to Clark. "You're marrying my sister, huh."
"Yep," Clark said, smiling.
"You love her? I mean, she's kinda tough and hard to deal
with, even if she *is* my sister."
"Yes, I love her," Clark said, a little bit perturbed by her outburst. Lucy just grinned at him and moved closer.
"I wouldn't think Lois is your type, Clark," she said, fluttering her eyelashes.
"Lucy," Clark admonished, "Are you, um, are you, ah, are—"
"LUCY!" Lois stormed out of the bathroom, "Are you trying to seduce my fiance?"
Clark stood. "I ah, better go, talk to you both later…" His words trailed off as he ran down the stairs.
The Lane sisters stared at each other in a silent face off.
"So," Lucy said, "You think Clark is going to stay with you?"
Lois opened her mouth to speak, but quickly shut it and stomped out of the apartment.
Clark stood in his own apartment, talking on the phone. "I just don't get it, mom. Lucy was such a sweet girl, but now it's like she and Lois are competing over ME!"
Laughter came from the phone. "Oh, honey, she's just jealous, her big sister is getting married, and she isn't."
"Mom, she was trying to convince me that she was better—
Oh wait, doorbell. I'll call you back."
Clark ran for the door, only to find Lois there, looking down.
"Hi," she said simply, "I wanted to apologize for Lucy's behavior, I know it makes me look kind of funny and my sister look stupid, and—"
"You don't have to be sorry," Clark said firmly, "I don't UNDERSTAND what was going on, but it wasn't your fault."
Lois grinned happily and kissed him. They moved backwards from the door, sitting, no, rather leaning into each other on the couch, kissing.
"Ummmm," Lois broke the kiss, "I have to go to the bathroom."
Clark looked at her strangely. "Ever since you got that membership to that health club, that Bally's, you've had to go to the bathroom alot!" "I know, the extra exercise is making me thirsty…"
He lightly swatted her rear, "Go, Lois, I don't want a wet couch."
She laughed, and obliged.
No sooner had she disappeared in the bathroom, when the doorbell rang again. This time, Lucy Lane stood at the door.
"Clark," she began, "We need to talk."
"Okay," he agreed, bewildered.
"Sooner or later, Clark, we have to tell Lois about us."
"Ah, Lucy, there is no us," he said gently, "There never was." In truth, Clark felt like a #1 jerk, being so low down trying to explain this.. The song "Creep" echoed in his head…
"Can you truthfully say that you love Lois?"
"Ah, Lucy," he said, only to be cut off.
"Can you?," she repeated, crossing her arms.
"Yes," he said, looking at the bathroom door, begging it to open, and Lois to come out and save him. To his immense relief, it did.
"Lucy, I don't understand what's going on here. When I told you about our engagement, you flipped. What's going on?"
"Clark is a great guy, Lois," Lucy said pathetically, "And it isn't fair that you get him. You always get everything better, always one step me… All my dates are losers! Nobody good even takes a look at me, let alone loves me. Look at you, you've got Clark Kent, and he loves you with all his soul. I can see it in his eyes, and for once, Lois, you love somebody too. And not just that Superman guy. You're so lucky…" she trailed off, looking sad.
"Oh, Lucy," Lois said, wrapping her arms around her sister. "You'll find someone, I know—"
Clark cleared his throat. "Actually, I know somebody who likes you…" He averted his gaze again and adjusted his glasses. "Remember when you visited the Planet, Luce?"
She sniffled and nodded.
"Well, a certain photographer thought you were pretty cute!"
Lucy smiled. "That Jimmy Olsen?"
"The very same," Clark said, smiling.
"Oh, he's cute," Lucy said, "Do you think I could call him?"
Clark laughed and pointed to the phone.
All looked well until Lois, with an stunned look on her face said "Wait!?! Jimmy took pictures of *MY* sister?!?"