If You Just Believe

By Lois Lane Wanna Be <music_km2@yahoo.com>

Rated: G

Submitted: November 2006

Summary: A magical Christmas for Lois and Clark ends with a special dance and a heartfelt confession.

This is a fluff piece that immediately follows Seasons Greedings and is inspired by the song 'Believe' by Josh Groban. I am in love with the holiday season and I hope this puts a smile on your face and gets you into the spirit of this time of year. Enjoy!

Special thanks to Dave, who wasted many "aww's" when editing this piece for me, and thanks to my GE, Paul.

The characters and song are not mine, but the story is mine. Please, just read it and enjoy it, nothing more!


"…The world in solemn stillness lay, To hear the angels sing."

As the final cords of the carolers faded away into the frosty air, Lois gazed up at Clark and then down at their joined hands. This was the link between them that made this all feel so right, that made this moment feel so special. Clark noticed a pair of eyes gazing at him and staring at their united hands. He too looked down at the small, intimate gesture and stared right back up into two lovely brown eyes. He was lost for a moment in their beauty, before something white and fluffy at the window distracted those eyes away from him. A light snow had begun to fall. Clark smiled contentedly. Lois then dropped her head on his shoulder and Clark complied by resting his head next to hers. This was their Christmas and their perfect moment and nothing was going to ruin it.

The pair stood frozen in time for what seemed like hours, just watching the snow with their heads resting against one another. The carolers had moved on to another part of the block and there was nothing but silence. It was almost like Metropolis was stuck in a tiny, peaceful snow globe and all was right with the world.

Lois sighed. "That music was lovely."

Clark straightened and gently turned to face her. His eyes sparkled, and there was a huge grin on his face. "It was. I almost wished it could have lasted longer."

"Well, I have a surprising number of Christmas CD's here…" Lois trailed off and had started walking toward the direction of the stereo when a small force pulled her back. She had forgotten she was still holding Clark's hand, and their fingers had somehow intertwined during their window watching.

Clark tenderly pulled her back and grabbed her other hand. "No, Lois. I meant this." He shook both her hands gently to emphasize his point. "I want this to last longer. Forever, even." Clark was surprised at his sudden burst of confidence, but he wasn't going to back down now. "Seeing your face light up tonight like that, it made me feel so alive. This is my favorite holiday, but it has never meant more than it did this year, all because of you."

Lois let out a small breath. It was the single most beautiful thing anyone had ever said to her. She looked down at the ground. "Oh, Clark," she whispered. Looking back into his eyes, she could feel fresh tears clouding up her vision. Lois opened her mouth to speak but couldn't utter a sound. Instead, the tears leaked from her eyes onto her face. Clark was suddenly alarmed, and pulled her into his arms.

"Hey, hey. What's the matter?"

Lois buried her face in his jacket, trying to regain her composure. "Honestly, nothing at all. I'm just so thankful you came." She looked up and smiled through more tears. "I am just so touched by your words and compassion tonight. You too have given me a reason to love this holiday and remember what it's all about." Lois gazed deep into Clark's eyes and made sure he understood why her emotions had overwhelmed her. "Just… thank you."

Clark smiled and pulled her back into another loving hug. "Anything for you." He squeezed her tight and pressed a light kiss on the mountain of curls that covered her head. He was savoring the feeling of her in his arms and the magical evening that had brought them together.

Pulling away slowly, Lois and Clark both smiled and laughed softly. They could feel the energy passing between them and the spirit of the season filling the room. Clark gently brushed away a stray tear from Lois's face and his grin brightened.

Remembering that she had been crying just seconds before, her face turned bright red. "Oh! My makeup must be a mess!" she gasped.

Clark shook his head. "You look perfect."

Lois gave a lopsided grin and rolled her eyes. "Easy for you to say. You look fantastic tonight. Besides, I don't think anything to you is going to be wrong."

"Nope." He gazed at her with a mischievous look in his eye. "Didn't you say something about music before?"

"Well if you are still interested…"

"Yes, but I will find a song." The pair finally let go and Clark walked over to Lois's sound system. He didn't look through her CDs but instead turned on the stereo to radio mode. With a quick turn of the knob, he found a station announcing their next song. Recognizing the piece, Clark beamed and turned the volume up.

Sleigh bells filled the room, accompanied by a choir in the background. Clark made his way back to Lois as the first cords of the song rang though the room.

{*"Children sleeping

Snow is softly falling

Dreams are calling

Like bells in the distance…"*}

"What song is this?" Lois asked.

"It's one of my new Christmas favorites." Clark extended his hand to his partner. "Would you like to dance?"

"Of course. I would love to."

Lois took Clark's hand, and he quietly guided her to the center of the living room. He placed one hand on her waist and kept a firm hold of her hand. Then he and Lois began softly swaying to the beautiful melody.

{*"We were dreamers

Not so long ago

But one by one we

All had to grow up

When it seems the magic slipped away

We find it all again on Christmas day*}

{*"Believe in what your heart is saying

Hear the melody that's playing

There's no time to waste

There's so much to celebrate

Believe in what you feel inside

And give your dreams the wings to fly.

You have everything you need

If you just believe."*}

"Clark, this is so beautiful," Lois whispered. "This song is like a fairytale."

"Like this moment?" Clark asked. He wasn't sure how Lois would answer but Clark was hopeful that she was feeling the same magic he felt inside his soul.

Lois thought for a moment and then smiled. "Yes, like this moment." She placed both hands around Clark's neck and pulled herself closer. She could smell his cologne, and all the natural smells that made up the man she loved.

That man she loved was Clark.

It was at that moment that Lois finally came to terms with her true feelings for him. It was something Lois felt deep within her heart, and knew to be true. Normally, this revelation would have scared her and made her feel vulnerable and weak, but tonight was different. Lois felt complete and safe with Clark. She knew he had feelings for her, too, and all she wanted to do right now was give him back that love in return.

"Clark, I have something I want to tell you."

"Lois, listen to this next line first and then I am all ears." They continued to dance as the song painted out beautiful images of life and love.

{*"Trains move quickly

To their journey's end

Destinations are where

We begin again

Ships go on sailing

Far across the sea

Trust in starlight

To get where they need to be

When it seems we have lost our way

We find ourselves again on Christmas day…"*}

There was a very short musical interlude. Clark took this opportunity to push Lois and away from him, still holding onto her one hand, and then he twirled her back into his arms. They both laughed and smiled.

"So you really do know how to ballroom dance." Lois smirked.

"No, that's just some Kansas charm for you." Clark's eyes danced and Lois knew he was teasing her. Suddenly they became more serious. "Didn't you have something to tell me?"

Lois looked down and shook her head. "Just let me listen to the song a little more and then I will tell you."

{*"Believe in what your heart is saying

Hear the melody that's playing

There's no time to waste

There's so much to celebrate

Believe in what you feel inside

And give your dreams the wings to fly.

You have everything you need

If you just believe*}

{*"If you just believe

If you just believe…"*}

The phrase repeated over, filling the room with rich color and vigor. The song itself seemed to make the Christmas decorations glow brighter and the atmosphere so much more content.

Clark dipped his head low to Lois's left ear and whispered, "Don't think about this moment. Just believe."

That was all the encouragement Lois needed. Instantly her lips were on his. At first the kiss was sweet and innocent, but it quickly escalated to a passionate lip lock. They tasted each other with the tips of their tongues, enjoying the new and wonderful flavors that exploded in their mouths. After what seemed like forever, the kiss was broken. The couple looked at each other with adoration in their eyes and love in their hearts. Finally, Lois spoke what was already understood.

"I love you, Clark. I really, truly, love you. Thank you for making this the best holiday ever." She looked into Clark's windows to his soul and pleaded with her own eyes to see that it was true love she was talking about. Not brotherly. Not the kind of love shared between two friends. Something more.

It was Clark's turn to inhale a sharp breath. He closed his eyes for a second to process what had just happened. Lois had just declared her love for him, and all he wanted to do was to hold her close, sing, and dance. He smiled to himself when he realized he was already doing two out of the three, but he had yet to respond to Lois's proclamation.

"Oh God, Lois. I love you too. You're everything to me. Thank you for making this holiday special for me, too." Clark brought Lois closer to him and sighed. "I know we have a lot to discuss, but let's just finish this dance and enjoy tonight."

"I couldn't think of a more wonderful idea." Lois leaned back into Clark's chest as the final vocals of the piece faded away. The dinner and the present from earlier were long forgotten, and all that mattered was that Lois and Clark had received the best Christmas present ever: each other.

"If you just believe…

Just believe…

Just believe…"