By Robyn <Neonrob107@aol.com>
Submitted March 19, 1998
Summary: "The perfect wedding and now the perfect reception. What surprises does Lois have for Clark to top off a perfect day?"
This is one of my first fan fics. There is no plot whatsoever <g>. Thanks Lindsay for being my EiC (LOL). All characters are property of WB and ABC…etc.
"I now pronounce you husband and wife"
Their lips met with an ounce of passion, an ounce of happiness, and a world of love. It had taken 3 years and they had been through so much, but Lois and Clark were finally married. The sun was shining through the stained glass windows of the church as the couple shared the first of many kisses as husband and wife. As they pulled away from each other with smiles on their faces, they saw their friends and family applauding rather loudly. Martha and Jonathan were in the first row of seats, along with Sam, Ellen, and Lucy. Jimmy, Perry, and Alice sat in the second row along with assorted relatives of the bride. Everyone was rejoicing in the fact that the couple had finally been able to pull of a wedding.
Lois and Clark made their way back down the aisle and out of the church doors. Clark quickly scanned to make sure there were no unwanted photographers. When he was satisfied with what he saw, or didn't see, he grabbed Lois' hand and they hopped into the back of their limo. Outside the limo the crowd was still cheering and throwing rice. Once Lois and Clark's limo was out of sight, Ellen, ever the 'woman-in-charge,' attempted to gather up the guests and direct them to their cars to get to the reception.
"Mom, I think they know what they are supposed to do. Let's go, I don't want to be the last one there and Daddy is in the limo already. I don't want him to leave without us," Lucy said to her mother.
"Wouldn't be the first time," Ellen muttered under her breath. "Fine, let's go. I just hope these people know their way." And with that Lucy and Ellen went off to their car.
~*~ 45 minutes later ~*~
Lois and Clark were standing in the side room to the hall where their reception was about to begin. Lois was still wearing her white gown and Clark, his tux.
"Cla-aark, there is something I want to show you before we go in there," Lois said to her husband. *Husband,* she thought, *I really like the sound of that…Hmmm…*
Clark smiled mischievously, "Lois, we can wait a few more hours for that, can't we?"
Lois slapped his arm playfully and said, "Clark, that is NOT what I was talking about. Martha did something for me and I wanted to show you in private. It's not the kind of thing the whole room full of people should see."
Clark was definitely interested now. "What is it?"
Lois smiled and lifting the lacy hem of her dress slightly said, "Take a look and find out."
Clark lifted the bottom of her dress to reveal two garters. One was light blue with lace all around the edge. At the sight of the other one Clark chuckled, "I should have known my mother would have done something like this." Right below the light blue garter was another one. This one was dark blue with a tiny "S" emblem on it. "So, is this what I'm supposed to do with this?" Clark asked as he slowly removed the satiny fabric from Lois' leg. "I know I am supposed to throw it, but whoever caught it might be a bit confused and I'd rather not explain. So I'll just keep this here, where it should be," Clark said as he put the "S" garter in his pocket, over his heart.
"Oh, by the way, it wasn't Martha's idea, it was mine," Lois said with a huge grin on her face. "I saw one in the 'Superman Fan Club Catalog,' but I was too embarrassed to order it. Did you know they do a voice print of you when you order over the phone? Just like when you had to 'sign' for the Kryptonite release when you had that virus last Christmas. Anyway, I asked Martha if she could help me out and she was more than happy too."
"Well, I love it," Clark kissed Lois' hand, "and I love you," he kissed her arm, "and we should really go in now before I go any higher." With that he gave her a quick kiss on the lips and they went into the main reception hall.
~*~ 20 Minutes Later ~*~
"Those toasts were beautiful. Thanks, you guys," Clark said to Jimmy, Sam, and Jonathan. The men congratulated the groom one more time and went back to their seats.
Lois pulled herself away from her mother, who was going on about how wonderful the doves would have looked had they gotten them, and headed for Clark.
"Clark, I think it is time for our first dance," Lois whispered in his ear.
Clark shivered as her breath tickled his ear, "Lois, I just realized that we never talked about what our song would be. How could we have forgotten about that?"
Lois smiled, "WE didn't forget. YOU forgot. I remembered. And that is my last surprise, for now."
Clark laughed, of course Lois would remember. She would never leave a detail to chance when it had to do with something as important as their wedding. "So, what song did you pick?"
Lois put her finger on his lips and said, "I just thought about what we've been through together, how I felt about you, and how much you've taught me and I realized there was only one choice. You'll see."
Mystified, Clark took Lois' hand and led her out onto the dance floor. As the first notes of the song came out, he smiled and silently agreed that the song was perfect for them. He tightened his grip on Lois' waist as the words began to flow out of the speakers that surrounded them.
If there were no words No way to speak I would still hear you If there were no tears No way to feel inside I'd still feel for you
Lois moved closer to Clark so that she was resting her head on his chest as they swayed to the music. Clark moved his hand from its place on her back to the back of her head. Clark smoothed his hand over Lois' soft brown hair since she was no longer wearing her veil. Lois gently rubbed circles on Clark's back as the song continued.
And even if the sun refused to shine Even if romance ran out of rhyme You would still have my heart until the end of time You're all I need, my love, my Valentine.
Lois and Clark moved in small circles around the dance floor. Completely oblivious to everything but the song and each other. Clark had to check every once in a while to make sure his feet were still on the floor.
All of my life I have been waiting for All you give to me You've opened my eyes And shown me how to love unselfishly
Lois' eyes teared up and she held onto Clark tighter as she heard that last line to the song. That part always made her think of Clark and how he taught her to love again. He really was the 'man she never thought she'd meet.'
I've dreamed of this a thousand times before But in my dreams I couldn't love you more I will give you my heart Until the end of time You're all I need, my love, my Valentine
Clark caressed Lois' back softly as they continued their dance. He thought of how wonderfully the song fit their relationship. He had loved her in his dreams, for all those years while she was oblivious to his affections. Now that their love was real, it was a million times greater than he had ever thought it could be.
And even if the sun refused to shine Even if romance ran out of rhyme You would still have my heart until the end of time 'Cause all I need is you, my Valentine You're all I need, my love, my Valentine
As the song ended Clark looked at Lois and smiled, "Lois, I can't think of another song I would have rather danced to. Or a person I would have rather danced with. I love you."
"And I love you, my Valentine."
(well, it wasn't that awful was it? hehehe) The song is "Valentine" by Martina McBride and Jim Brickman on 'Evolution'