The Dance of a Lifetime

By Barbara (

Summary: While out on the town to celebrate nailing a "Kerth-caliber" story, Lois pulls Clark into a plot to reunite Alice White with Perry.

This is basically just one big WAFF. There's not even a hint of an A-plot, but then who reads fanfic for an A-plot anyway. This was something that had been bothering me for a while. I feel better now. It's set in the future after Lois and Clark have finally gotten married…just because it is.


"There!" Lois said with an exaggerated punch on her keyboard. "The next Kerth award for the Kents is on its way to Perry." She turned to Clark who was sitting next to her. "Let's celebrate!"

"All right," he replied, leaning towards her to steal a kiss and whisper in her ear. "If we take this charter flight I know of, we can be home in two minutes and avoid all of that traffic."

"Down boy," she giggled, with a mocking pat on his shoulder. "I meant a dinner celebration. You know…sharing a meal and a mug of beer with fellow coworkers while they sing our praises for such brilliant work."


Lois couldn't help but laugh at the hurt puppy look on his face. "So tell me something, Mr. Kent. You used to turn fifteen shades of red if I kissed you in public. And now…not that I'm complaining, mind you…I was just wondering what happened to that shy, mild-mannered farm boy I married."

Clark gave her a devilish grin and reached for her left hand. "Well, Mrs. Kent, if you will recall, I have this license at home that requires me to kiss you as often as *humanly* possible…and I take legal documents *very* seriously," emphasizing the point by kissing her hand.

"Oh really? As often as humanly possible, huh?" She just shook her head and laughed. "I guess it's my own fault…I've created a monster!"

"Yes, my dear, you have," he said, stealing another kiss.

The people in the newsroom were so used to Lois and Clark's playfulness that no one paid attention to them anymore. No one except for a certain Elvis admirer that just happened to be the editor of the Daily Planet.

"Okay you two…break it up. Every day at this time I have to come out here with a hose for you two."

The newlyweds slowly broke apart and looked up at Perry. "Sorry, Chief," they said in unison.

"That's better. I read over your article. Someday you have to tell me how you two do it. How do you get these leads? Senator Matthews will probably get five to ten years for this."

"Well, Chief," Lois grinned. "We didn't get to be the hottest team in town because we can yodel."

"Very funny." Perry feigned a look of displeasure. "Well, how ever you do it…great work, you two. Now, get out of here."

"Thanks, Perry," Lois said with smile. "Actually, Clark and I were just talking about going to celebrate over dinner. We'd love for you and Jimmy to join us."

Perry raised his eyebrows. "You were talking?" he laughed. "How exactly does that work…mental telepathy?" Perry couldn't help but tease them. He had never seen two people so suited to one another and have such a difficult time getting down the aisle. He was closer to the two of them than his own children and it warmed his heart to see them so happy. It certainly didn't hurt that the happier they were, the better their articles were.

Lois blushed at Perry's comment, while Clark just laughed. 'If Perry only knew how true his comment really was…' Clark thought. "So, Chief, you want to join us? That is if you don't have other plans."

"Sure, why not. I was just going to see if Jimmy wanted to grab a bite anyway." He turned and bellowed to the young photographer. "Jimmy, grab your coat…dinner is on the Kents tonight."


The favored dinner hangout for the Kents and Jimmy had become the local Outback. It was known to have the coldest beer in Metropolis and it didn't hurt that it was just down the street from the office. Lois, Clark and Jimmy had the menu memorized, so they were joking about another one of Jimmy's dating fiascoes while Perry sat staring at the menu.

"Is this thing in English?" he said, slamming the menu down on the table in disgust.

Jimmy, who was sitting next to Perry in the booth, picked up the menu and started to familiarize him with the best choices. "It just takes some getting used to, Chief. If you can eat like a horse like CK here, you can order one of the steaks. If you like to eat rabbit food, you can get this salad Lois always gets."

"Watch it, Jimmy," Lois grinned. "I have to keep up my girlish figure for Clark…and that onion we're getting as an appetizer is really filling, Chief."

"My favorite is the Alice Springs chicken. It's smothered in all of this gooey cheese…but there's also…" Just as Jimmy was about to point out some other menu selections, the waitress arrived with their appetizer and asked to take their orders.

"Okay, Jimmy. I get the idea." Perry turned to the waitress. "I'll have that Alice chicken thing."

The waitress looked at Lois, Clark and Jimmy. "The usual for you three?" They all smiled and nodded their heads.

"The usual?" Perry asked. "I guess we do come here a lot, Chief," Clark smiled. "Usually on Lois' night to cook."

Lois punched his leg. "Hey, watch it buster. I just had that doghouse installed in the backyard."

Clark leaned over and kissed her cheek. "I'm not complaining, honey. I didn't marry you for your cooking abilities."

"Clark!" Lois cried out, her cheeks flushing.

"I married you for your mind, of course…what did you think I meant?"


Perry and Jimmy looked at each other and grinned, both knowing better than to comment. They both reached for a piece of the onion and decided to enjoy the show.

Lois was still blushing and was ready to kill Clark. He realized where Lois' thoughts had gone and began to laugh. He turned to Perry and Jimmy. "Guess I'm going to get familiar with that doghouse sooner than I thought."

Jimmy and Perry couldn't contain it any longer and broke out laughing. Clark squeezed Lois' shoulder and she too joined them.


They enjoyed a wonderful meal and were still talking about the story when the waitress came with the check.

"Hey, guys," Clark said, reaching for the check. "I heard there is a new club in the next block that opened up a couple of weeks ago. Why don't we move this celebration over there. It's not every day that you turn in, as Lois puts it, a Kerth-caliber piece."

"Sounds, great, CK," Jimmy replied. "I've been wanting to check it out."

"What do you say, Chief," Clark asked.

"I don't know. Why don't you three go…"

"Come on, Perry," Lois said as she elbowed Clark in the ribs. "You can watch Clark here try to worm his way out of the doghouse."

Clark looked at her with concern. "I thought I had already done that…"

"Oh no…you have a lot more groveling to do, mister."

"Well, in that case, Chief. Can you come along for moral support?"

"Okay…okay. Let's go."


The Time Machine was set up like most clubs. It had several tiers with tables scattered about, each providing a good view of the stage and dance floor on the main level. They were trying a new concept by featuring different kinds of music and events each night of the week. Thursday night's feature was 40's music. The staff was dressed in WWII outfits and there were USO banners and "Buy War Bonds" signs hanging from the walls. They arrived just in time to catch the singer finish "Sentimental Journey."

Lois leaned over to Clark and grinned. "Oh, I love that song. Some of the best songs came out of that era. Did you know what music they featured tonight?"

Clark raised his eyebrows and grinned.

"Well, Mr. Kent. You may be peeking your head out of the doghouse, after all."

They all laughed and moved to a table close to the stage.

The stage was set up for a USO show. The band was dressed in military outfits while the singers wore matching gowns. Couples swayed on the dance floor as the band began playing "I'll Be Seeing You". Some of the couples had even dressed in 40's outfits.

Clark recognized the song and stood up, holding his hand out to Lois. "Well, Mrs. Kent, would you care to dance with a mangy mutt from the dog pound?"

"I'd be honored, Mr. Kent."

Clark looked over at Jimmy and Perry and winked. "Would you excuse us? I have some groveling to do." Jimmy and Perry smiled and waved them on.

Clark led Lois to the dance floor and took her into his arms. "At last…in the arms of the woman I love. I remember you telling me you liked this song."

"When you were away on New Krypton, I would turn it on, look up at the planet and think of you."

"I know, sweetheart, but I'm here now. I told you…I always come back." Clark pulled her close and whispered in her ear. "No matter where I go, I'll always come back to you. Even if it's just to the doghouse in the backyard."

Lois' eyes were beginning to well up, but Clark's last comment had her giggling. "Well, I'll deny this if you repeat it, but the only way you are going to be in the doghouse is if I'm with you. But you can keep right on groveling…I'm rather enjoying it."

"Well, if I knew this music had this kind of effect on you, I would have brought you here sooner."

"Any excuse to be in your arms is a good one in my book. Speaking of…will you be keeping my dance card or should I let someone else have a spin?"

Clark turned Lois' wedding band around on her finger. "As long as this is on your hand, I get all of the slow dances and I get to take you home, I'll be happy to share the most beautiful belle of the ball…for one or two dances."

"Why Mr. Kent, you take my breath away," Lois said, fluttering her eyelashes and giving her best imitation of Scarlet O'Hara. "You do know how to sweep a girl off her feet."

"Unfortunately, my dear, you'll have to wait until we get home for that."

Lois grinned and laid her head on Clark's shoulder. "Definitely not in the doghouse anymore."

Clark smiled and swirled them around on the dance floor. He looked over at their table and saw Jimmy and Perry talking. He listened in and heard Perry in the middle of yet another one of his Elvis stories. Clark couldn't help but laugh and feel for Jimmy.

"What's so funny," Lois asked, looking up at him.

"Oh, it's Perry. He's reminding Jimmy again of how great "The King" was."

Lois laughed. "Poor Jimmy." She looked over at the two of them. "You know, I really wish Perry would try to get out more. He needs to find someone. He hasn't had a real relationship since Alice. He keeps going out with women he has nothing in common with and that he knows he won't get seriously involved with. I hate to see him so lonely."

"Yeah, I was really sad to see his marriage fall apart. They had been together for so long and it seemed to fall apart so quickly. How do you give up that easily?"

"You're right, Clark. I mean, he's been at the Planet forever. He's always put in long hours, but he always had a twinkle in his eye when he mentioned her name. Surely his career wasn't the only reason for their breakup."

"It's tough to be apart from someone you love, whatever the reason. Maybe she couldn't stand sharing him with his job anymore. She got tired of being at home alone."

"Well, Clark, she knew going in that it would be like that."

"Knowing it and living it are two different things, Lois."

"Clark, are you talking about Perry and Alice?"

"Yes and no. We are in the same situation they were. My *second job* is going to leave you at home alone a lot. I just don't want the same thing to happen to us."

"It won't, Clark…as long as we keep talking about it and making sure we save time for us. Besides, I'll be working with you at your first job and reporting on your second. You'll probably get sick of having me around."

Clark reached up and caressed her cheek. "Lois, if I live to be a 120, I could never get sick of looking at this face."

She reached up and kissed him. "You keep this up and I may have to sell that doghouse."

Clark pulled her close and whispered in her ear. "I'm the luckiest man in the universe, because I get to go home with the most incredible woman in any galaxy."

"Okay…you can stop…I'll put an ad in the classifieds tomorrow for the doghouse."

Lois nestled back into Clark's arms and they continued swaying to the music. The song ended, another started and they never even noticed.

"Clark, I've been thinking."

"Honey, those have to be the scariest words in the English language."

"I thought you said you married me for my mind?"

"I did…I like living on the edge."

Lois tugged on the hair at the back of his head. Clark winced in respect. "Cute, Clark. Really, think about it. Perry and Alice did break up rather quickly. He hasn't sought out anyone to get serious about. Don't you think there is still a chance to get them back together. They spent last Christmas together. Do you think they would have done that if they didn't still care about one another?"

"Lois, your parents spent last Christmas together and do you think they will be getting back together?"

"No, but they broke up for different reasons. I think Perry and Alice still love one another. Maybe they just need a push in the right direction."

"Lois, what are you planning?"


"How come I don't believe you?"

"Must be that skeptical Kryptonian nature," Lois whispered.

"No, I think it is a learned response…one acquired in say the last three or four years. Out with it."

"Okay…I was just thinking that if we…you know…accidentally got them together, they might rekindle that old flame."

"Lois, what's gotten into you. You never used to take an interest in other people's love lives."

"Well, you see…I have this license at home that has me permanently attached to this really cute guy…and I guess I just want everyone to be as happy as we are."

"Well," he whispered, "my skeptical Kryptonian nature tells me to talk you out of it, but I know through my doctorate in Loisology that it would be pointless. So…when does Operation Perry begin?"

"It would appear that fate is lending a hand. Look over there." Lois pointed her head towards the door. Standing by the door with several friends was Alice.

"Oh boy."


The song ended and Lois ushered Clark back to their table. They got there just in time to hear the end of Perry's conspiracy theory of Elvis' death.

"Why Oliver Stone hasn't answered my letters with all of this evidence is beyond me."

Jimmy was thrilled to see them return to change the subject. "So, CK, you are a pretty good dancer."

"I've never had any complaints."

"That's because no one can feel their toes after dancing with you," Lois teased.

"Ouch," Clark winced.

"Still in the doghouse, huh CK?"

"Well, if I have to be in the doghouse, at least it's Lois'."

Lois reached over and kissed his cheek. "It's tough training a husband, but he's learning." The DJ put on a record and the dance floor was beginning to fill up again. Lois looked over at Perry. "So Chief, what do you say we show these two what real dancing is like."

"All right. Let shake a leg."

As they headed towards the dance floor, Jimmy leaned over to Clark. "Should we warn the rest of the people on the dance floor?"

"No Jimmy, I think they'll move themselves when they realize the danger they are in."

"What about Lois?"

"She knows the risk…she's on her own."

"Man, it's going to be cold in that doghouse tonight, CK."

Clark laughed and turned to watch *the show*.


Perry led Lois to the far corner of the dance floor. He was a die-hard rock and roller and usually had a tough time adjusting to any other type of dancing. Even his slow dances sometimes appeared to be a slow version of the Twist. So, when Perry had Lois swinging around the dance floor to "Bugle Boy", Jimmy and Clark about fainted. Perry did clear the dance floor, but it was with all of the other dancers cheering them on. When the music ended, they were swarmed by the other dancers and praised by the DJ. They were both winded when they returned to the table.

"Whoa, Chief…where did you learn to do that?" Jimmy was obviously impressed.

"Well, Alice and I *cut the rug* a few times in our lives."

"You are really good, Chief," Clark grinned. He turned and looked at his bride. "When did you learn to do that, Lois?"

"Should we tell them, Perry?" Perry shrugged his shoulders. "Perry, Alice and I took dance classes one year. It was the first year I started and we were having a theme Christmas party. Three guesses what the theme was… Anyway, a bunch of us signed up for a six week dance class. Perry here was the star pupil."

"Well…" Perry smiled. "When you've got it…"

"…flaunt it, I always say." Clark looked over at her with raised eyebrows. She reached up and patted him on the cheek. "Within reason, of course, dear."

"Right. So, Lois, think you can teach me how to do that? Without risking too many toes…"

"Sure…my toes, are your toes…come on." She started off to the dance floor with Clark, but turned to Perry and winked. "I'll save the next dance for the master, Chief."

"All right, sweetie."

Lois took Clark to a clear portion of the dance floor and started to teach him the dance. "I'm glad they are playing a slower song. It's easier to learn if you slow it down a bit."

"Yeah, Lois, I am kind of slow on my feet," Clark grinned.

Lois looked at him and laughed. "I never thought of that. I guess you do have a decided advantage here."

"Not really. Now in the air, yes."

"Okay, Clark, put your hands on my hips and watch me. I'll show you the steps."

Clark looked at her with a devilish grin. "No problem!"



Perry and Jimmy watched as Clark tried to learn the steps. They both laughed as he almost spun Lois into a waiter with a full tray of drinks while practicing one of the turns. By the time the song ended, he was starting to get the hang of it.

"That CK is a pretty good dancer."

"Yeah, Jimmy, he is…but I think it's the teacher. Clark would do anything Lois asked him to."

Jimmy laughed. "Yeah, he is a goner when it comes to Lois."

"Jimmy, that's what life's all about. Finding that one true love. Cherish it, Jimmy. It only happens once. When you find it, don't let it go."

"I wish I could find someone like Lois. CK is a lucky guy."

"You will. It always happens when you least expect it."

"Well, there is someone at the bar I know…"

"Go, Jimmy."

"Thanks, Chief."

Perry watched as Jimmy walked over to a young blond sitting with her friends. "Ah, youth."


Clark had picked up on the dance and was twirling Lois around like an old pro. In one of the spins, Lois noticed Perry sitting alone at their table. It was time to act. When Clark had her in his arms again, she filled him in on her plan.

"Clark, look. Perry is all by himself. Look over there at Alice. She's with her friends, but not really in the conversation. The band's getting ready to start. I'm going to go make a request and then ask Perry to dance. You go over and ask Alice."

"What? I haven't seen her since our wedding and only then for two minutes. Don't you think that will be a little obvious?"

"My gosh, Clark…just use some of that farm boy charm. You know…haven't seen you in a while…didn't get a dance at the wedding…blah, blah, blah. When they play the song, I'm going to cut in on you and then Perry and Alice can dance together."

"Yeah, Lois…real subtle."

"Hey, all's fair in love and war, right?"

"You know, honey, I have this feeling that even if I live to be 120, I'll never figure out how that incredible brain of yours works."

"You're not supposed, either. Didn't you read the fine print on that license? Better clean those glasses."

"It's posted in the doghouse, right?"

"How'd you guess? The next song is starting," she said, patting his chest. "Go! Oh, and Clark, dance over there." Lois pointed to the far corner of the dance floor. "I'll come to you."

As Clark tried to figure out how to approach Alice, he had this overwhelming fear that it would all end terribly. "And to think, I enlisted for this duty…" He shook his head and moved towards Alice's table.


Lois went up to the band leader and asked if they would play a

certain song for her. She filled him in on her plan and he agreed to make it the second song in the act. "I love it when a plan comes together." She smiled and sauntered over to Perry.

"Where's Jimmy?"

Perry pointed to the bar. "Apparently the scenery is better over there."

Lois laughed. "That's Jimmy. Come on, Chief. Clark has deserted me. Lets cut a rug."

"I'll take it easy on you this time. Your toes need a chance to recover."

The band started once more as Perry took Lois in his arms and moved with the music. They hadn't danced since her wedding. He remembered watching Lois and Clark in their first dance as man and wife. He couldn't have been any prouder of her that day than if she had been his own daughter.

"Lois, it warms my heart to see the two of you together. When I paired you two, I never expected that you'd be married now. I have never seen two people so suited to one another. It's good to see you so happy, sweetie."

"Perry, when you paired us together, I wanted to wring your neck. I didn't want someone tagging along on all of my assignments. I can never thank you enough for what you did. If you hadn't forced me to work with Clark, I don't think I would be married to him now…and I can't imagine not having him in my life. I'll never be able to repay you for that."

"None's needed. Except maybe 20 or 30 more Kerths or maybe a Pulitzer or two."

"No problem, Chief. With Clark, I can do anything."

"That's funny, I was just telling Jimmy that same thing."


"Nothing, sweetie. Hang on." He spun her around and moved her around the dance floor.


Clark decided that he would pretend that he just happened to stumble across Alice's table. That seemed to be the best approach. He would just be heading to the bar and see her. 'Yeah, right,' he thought. 'I have never been any good at coming up with these excuses.' He gathered up his courage and walked over to her table and said hello. They chatted about recent events, the new house and he thanked her again for their wedding gift.

"Lois loved the vase. She keeps it on the table in the entry. It's my job to keep it full of fresh flowers."

"I'm sorry, Clark," she laughed.

"Actually, I love bringing her flowers and they make the house smell wonderful."

"Well, Clark, married life certainly seems to agree with you."

"It certainly does. I can't imagine not having Lois in my life."

"I can tell you this now. Perry used to come home and tell me about you two. He told me the week after he teamed you two that you would end up together."

"Perry did?"

"Yes. He said he had a feeling about you. Lois has been like his daughter for years. He was thrilled she finally found someone as wonderful as you."

"Well, I am eternally grateful that he did. I'm lucky to have her."

"Cherish it, Clark. It's a rare gift."

"I know. Believe me, after everything we've been through…I do. Lois is off in the ladies room. Come have a dance with me for old time's sake. I didn't get a chance to at the wedding. I'll admit to being a little preoccupied."

"I'll say. I fully expected Perry to go out behind the church and find a hose for you two."

"He threatens us with that every day at work." Clark got up and extended his hand. "May I have this dance?"

"Sure. It's not every day I get this offer from such a handsome man."

"Stop that. My bride's the one who's supposed to blush." Clark led Alice to the opposite end of the dance floor.

Clark had always loved Alice. She and Perry had invited him over for dinner on a number of occasions over the years. Her boys had all left the house and she enjoyed fixing home-cooked meals for him. She often invited Lois as well.

"You know, Alice, it just occurred to me. You and Perry used to have Lois and me over for dinner a lot. I didn't think anything about it at the time, but you two weren't trying to start something, were you?"

Alice looked up at the ceiling and grinned. "Who, me?"

"You little sneak. Well, all I can say is…thank you." He leaned over and kissed her on the cheek. "I'm grateful for anything that might have pushed Lois in my direction."

"Oh, it was obvious it wouldn't take a lot of pushing. I've known Lois a long time. She never reacted to anyone the way she did with you. It was just a matter of time."


The song came to an end and the lights were dimmed. Perry started to move from the dance floor, but Lois stopped him. "One more dance, huh Chief?" Lois pointed towards their table. "Clark's still not back."

"Oh, okay."

The music started and he took her in his arms again. It was a second before he recognized the song. Their song. Lois felt him tense as he tried to remain composed.

"Is something wrong, Chief?"

"Uh…no, Lois."

Lois spotted Clark on the opposite end of the floor and tried to move them in that direction.

When the song ended, Alice started to head back to her table. Clark pointed to his empty table. "Lois must still be locked away in the ladies room. Keep me company until she returns?"

"How can I refuse such a face?"

The music started and they began to dance. She recognized the music immediately and she stood still.

"Alice, are you okay?"

Realizing what she had done, she tried to cover. "I'm sorry. I just needed to adjust my shoe."

"Oh, do you need to sit down?"

"No, I'm fine."

Clark saw Lois on the other side of the dance floor and she motioned for him to come her way. They met in the middle of the floor.

"Well, Clark Kent. We've only been married six months and the first time I turn my back, you're in the arms of another woman."

"Honest, honey, she made me. She had to drag me out here kicking and screaming."

Lois walked over to Alice and gave her a hug. "Hi Alice. It's good to see you. I wondered where Clark had run off to."

"Hi, Lois. Congratulations again."

"Thank you. I'm a very lucky lady," Lois said, putting her arm around Clark. "Perry has been kind enough to keep me company, but do you mind if I switch partners with you? I promised every slow dance to Clark."

"Uh…well…sure, Lois."

Lois grabbed Clark and moved into his arms. She stayed just close enough so Perry would have to start dancing with Alice.

"Uh, hi Alice."

"Hi Perry."

"May I?"

"I guess we have no choice."

"I guess so."

The singer began the first chorus of the song.

{*The very thought of you

And I forget to do

Those little ordinary things

That everyone ought to do*}

They both remembered the first time they heard the song…it was the night they met. They had been set up on a blind date through mutual friends. They had dinner at a supper club and it was late in the evening before he got up the nerve to ask her to dance. They had danced to this song.

{*I'm living in a kind of daydream

I'm happy as a queen

And foolish though it may seem

To me that's everything*}

"I remember the first time we danced to this song," Perry finally said. "I was so nervous, I thought I'd faint. You sat there all evening listening to me ramble on and on. I finally ran out of things to say and the only thing I could think of was to ask you to dance."

"I remember you started out holding me like I was a china doll that you were afraid would fall apart in your arms."

"It took the whole song for me to calm down enough to hold you close."

{*The mere idea of you

The longing here for you

You'll never know

How slow the moments go

Until I'm near to you*}

{*I see your face in every flower

Your eyes in stars above

It's just the thought of you

The very thought of you my love*}

"I remember what you said before you did."

"I've never met anyone like you before, Alice."

"You had a look in your eyes that took my breath away."

"I was just so shocked that you were still there. I thought for sure my nervous babbling would have had you running from the room."

"It was sweet…that you thought so much of me to be nervous."

"Well, it's thirty years later and I'm still nervous."

"I'm not running."

"That's why I'm nervous."

Alice laughed. "What happened to us, Perry?"

"I don't know. I think we just forgot what it was like to be together." He paused, unsure if he should continue. "You know, Alice, I still haven't met anyone like you."

"Neither have I."

Perry pulled her close and listened to the words of their song.

{*I see your face in every flower

Your eyes in stars above

It's just the thought of you

The very thought of you my love.*}

Clark had led Lois to another part of the dance floor so Perry could have some privacy. Lois looked over as Perry held Alice in his arms. He caught her eye and mouthed, "Thank you."

Alice closed her eyes as Perry held her. She was having a hard time remembering why they split up. She couldn't believe what was happening. Maybe it was seeing a young couple so much in love. Maybe it was reliving their first date. She opened her eyes and saw Clark squeezing Lois closer to him. She caught his eyes and mouthed, "Thank you."

The song ended and the band played another slow song. Clark led Lois from the dance floor to head for home. He wanted to continue the dance alone in the clouds with his bride. As they turned to head for the door, they took a quick glance back at the dance floor. They turned just in time to see Perry leading Alice arm-in -arm from the dance floor.

Clark tightened his grip around Lois' shoulder and whispered, "Lois, you are amazing."

"No, Clark. Love is amazing."


Perry was in a little later than usual the next morning and in a fantastic mood. No one but the Kents had any idea why and they weren't about to let on. Perry entered his office to discover a box on his desk. It was one of the white boxes that florists use to deliver long stemmed roses. He looked out into the newsroom to see if anyone was watching or knew the box was there. Everything was as it should be — Jimmy was talking at the coffee machine and Lois and Clark were sharing coffee at her desk.

He opened the box and found a short garden hose. There was a card attached that read:

Hopefully WE'LL get to use this in the near future.

Lois and Clark

He looked out and saw them smiling back at him. It was then that he noticed the dozen roses sitting on Lois' desk. He smiled at them and shook his head.



"The Very Thought of You" was written by R. Noble

All rights of the characters belong to WB, ABC, etc. They were just borrowed for a bit of fun and then carefully placed back on the shelf.