A L&C Short

By Lilly M. (lillym25@hotmail.com)

Summary: A discussion about Clark's cooking leads to a playful tussle on the couch.

This is a short fluff piece. I find that I don't do well when trying to incorporate a villain into a story. I tend to center all my thoughts on fun situations and dialogue between Lois and Clark. I hope you enjoy. Please send comments, suggestions, recipes, whatever! to me at Lilly M.21222@yahoo.com.


"Oh, Clark, you never cease to amaze me with your cooking." Lois says. "And they say, 'A way to a man's heart is through his stomach'. They don't mention women's stomachs!" She laughs as she flops down on the couch in Clark's apartment.

"And what a very lovely stomach it is, too." He smiles as he sits next to her on the couch and pats Lois's flat belly.

"Not if I keep eating meals like that. Umm, where did you learn that recipe?"

Clark laughs and puts his arm around her. "You're waiting for me to say something like, 'I met a young Korean farmer whose wife could do wonders with rice,' or something like that, aren't you?"

Lois smiles and puts her head on his shoulder, "Yeah, something like that!"

"Well I'm sorry to disappoint you. It was from Susan Powder's book, FOOD. That book is chock full of delicious, healthy, fat-free dishes."

"Susan Pow…? What? So much for your mysterious sources! That was fat-free? Well it really was delicious. Hey, since when have YOU been interested in fat-free, healthy meals? Are you trying to say something? You turkey!" She pokes him in the ribs.

"Yes," he laughs. "I'm saying that I love finding new and interesting dishes to feed the woman I love!"

"Feed? You make me sound like a pet or something."

"Don't be silly, Lois. You're my beautiful soon-to-be wife. I like cooking to please you. Maybe you can find something to do to please me." He leans over and kisses her neck.

"Um, maybe," she smiles and puts her arms around him. They fall back on the couch and start kissing passionately.

His hands roam down to her waist and Lois very nearly jumps out of her skin when he slips his hand in her shirt and touches her bare stomach. He then whispers something to her, which makes Lois gasp in surprise.

"Clark! Did you say what I think you just said?" Lois says, pushing at Clark's chest.

"Huh? What? What's wrong?" Clark asks, surprised by Lois's reaction.

"Oh, it's nothing, it's just…" Lois starts, embarrassed. "Well, I guess I'm not used to you being so forward." She stumbles over her words as Clark sits up.

"I may be inexperienced, Lois, but I'm not completely innocent."

"Oh, Clark. I'm sorry. I didn't mean to imply… well, you know. I've been wanting to talk to you about the discussion we had the other day. I thought you may have been a little hurt, because of how abrupt and surprised I was and…"

"No, Lois, it's fine. You may have overreacted a little, but that's understandable."

"Oh, Clark, you're so sweet. But let me explain it to you."

"Lois, you don't have to…"

"I want to. Now be quiet. Well, when I think back to when I first met Superman, I thought he was so, oh I don't know how to say it! He was so larger than life! So incredible. And I'm pretty embarrassed talking about it to you because of my silly infatuation. But in the beginning I actually thought of him as a, well, don't you laugh when I say it, a superstud."

"A super…?" Clark says in disbelief. Then he bursts out laughing. "Oh, how far from the truth that is!"

"I know, I know. Tell me about it! Oh, shut up. I'm baring my soul here. Anyway, I didn't really think that, well maybe sometimes, because of all the women throwing themselves at Superman. Myself included. But then I thought he really wasn't that type of superhero, because he never took advantage of me on those many occasions when it would have been very easy for him to do so."

"Lois, I…"

"Shush! So, anyway, Superman became more endearing to me because of his goodness and chivalry. He started reminding me of you, Clark. I guess it took me awhile, but I got over my infatuation with Superman and I fell for you. I didn't even think about that THING we discussed because of, well, you know. With you growing up on a farm in Kansas around all that nature and, and stuff! So don't you see? When I first met you, you were a hick from some cow town, and I thought you probably had a good 'ol time with Bessie, the milkmaid up in the hayloft. Uh-oh, I'm stereotyping again, aren't I?"

"Yeah, Lois, but that's okay. I'm sure you can't help yourself sometimes," Clark says, grinning.

"Oh, you stop teasing. You better say you were teasing, farmboy!"

"Okay, okay. I was teasing! Anyway, I hate to disappoint you yet again. But we didn't have a milkmaid. I had to do the milking. And the funny thing is, the cow's name was Bessie!"

Lois laughs. "Oh, and there were no haylofts?" She teases.

"Sure. I'll give you a tour the next time we fly down to Smallville."

"Umm," She says as she leans close to him. "That sounds like fun. Anyway, can't you see how I would be a little surprised by your revelation? It's very admirable and I'm impressed at how very noble, and very patient you are. And well, oh God!"

"What? What is it Lois?" Clark asks, grasping her shoulders.

Lois looks up at him and throws herself into his arms. "And I am so totally turned on by it!" She threads her fingers through his hair and kisses him passionately on the mouth. "God, I'm sick!" She says as she loosens his tie.

"No, you're not. You're gorgeous." He says as he unbuttons her blouse and they fall back down on the couch.

After a few minutes of intense smooching, Clark pulls away from Lois and groans. He hears a scream for help. If he had to choose one superpower to give up, he would probably choose his superhearing. It always interferes. He shudders to think of the havoc it will wreak once they are married. He promises himself that he will tune it out as much as possible when they are on their honeymoon. He'll even leave the suit home.

He looks down at Lois. She's so beautiful when she's disheveled. She's so beautiful all the time. And her little talk helped him understand her feelings better. Well, a little bit! He'll probably still be learning new things about her when they've been married for 50 years!

Unwillingly, he starts to pull away from her. She grasps either side of his shirt, which has come undone, and opens it to reveal the big red 'S'.

"I remember when I wondered if the suit came off! Let's test the theory, shall we?" She smiles as she pulls at the suit.

"Lois," Clark says, reluctantly, as he starts to move her away. He doesn't know how to break the news to her.

Before he can say anything, though, his superhearing tunes into someone yelling, "Freeze, police!". Then he hears the person who was yelling for help earlier say, "Oh, thank you officer!"

"Clark, what is it?" Lois asks puzzled.

Clark smiles up to heaven and sends a silent thank you. He looks down and says to Lois, "There is a God!"

She smiles and welcomes him back into her arms. He starts to tickle her and they laugh as they roll off the couch in a tangled heap.