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29 April 2010 @ 05:24 pm
ficlet: stuffed elephant  
Title: Stuffed Elephant
Fandom: Smallville
Pairing/Character(s): Clark/Lois
Rating: G
Disclaimer: don't own anything; all characters belong to CW/DC Comics
Word Count: 490
Spoilers/Warnings: season 8/none
Summary: When Clark helps Lois move, he finds something unexpected.
Author's Notes: For my theechochorus table, prompt: cuddly toy

Lois Lane had a lot of stuff. That’s what Clark found out when he helped her move into her new apartment. But one particular item managed to catch his eye.

Picking it up, he said, “Lois?”

“Oh, Smallville, don’t tell me that you’re tired already,” Lois began but then she saw what was in his hand. Her face took on various emotions before settling on annoyed. “Oh, that’s Bert.”

“Bert?” Clark repeated. In his hands was a stuffed elephant, obviously pretty old, because it was slightly dirty, and even ripped in places.

“Bert,” Lois confirmed, snatching the elephant.

“And where did Bert come from?” Clark teased.

“My mom got him for me. He’s gotten a little beat up over the years though.” The answer was so soft that Clark barely heard it but he did, and felt guilty. The look on Lois’s face was slightly vulnerable and more than anything, he wanted to pull her into his arms. Lately, the beautiful brunette had been having more of an affect on him than he ever wanted to admit aloud.

Clark nodded. “It’s cute,” he offered, not knowing what else to say.

But Lois regained her composure. “Of course he is,” Lois said, “Besides, Smallville, those who sleep with Elmer Fudd night lights shouldn’t be judging others.” She winked and he laughed.

“That was years ago!” he protested, but the subject was officially changed.

But later on, he couldn’t get the look on her face out of his mind. So, when she was out, he snuck into her apartment and took Bert. It wasn’t too hard to have to him cleaned and sewn up. In fact, Bert almost looked like new.

Clark returned to the apartment a few days later, carrying a bag where Bert safely rested. What he found surprised him: Lois was panicky and clearly searching for something.

“What’s wrong?” he asked, concerned.

“It’s Bert,” Lois told him, “I can’t find him!”

Clark felt bad. He had meant for it to be a surprise, but instead, he had scared her.

“Lois,” he said gently. “It’s fine.” He pulled the elephant out of the bag. “He’s right here.”

Lois looked up and eyed the stuffed animal in his hands. “You had him?”

“I’m sorry,” Clark said immediately, “I just thought …”

“You fixed him,” Lois interrupted, clearly dazed. “Why?”

“He seemed important to you,” Clark explained, rubbing the back of his neck with his free hand, “I wanted to surprise you …”

But before he could finish his explanation, he was cut off … by Lois’s lips on his. And wow, this was better than he remembered.

She pulled away and in the process, took Bert back.

“Why did you …” Clark tried to be coherent, but his mind was still on the kiss.

“That,” she said, “Was for you being you.”

Clark just grinned. If it meant he got to kiss Lois Lane, it was definitely good to be him.
 
 
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saavikam77: Clois Future Lovesaavikam77 on April 30th, 2010 01:43 am (UTC)
Awww!! ^____^ Perfectly sweet.
svgurl: clark/lois crossfire kisssvgurl on April 30th, 2010 03:50 am (UTC)
I'm glad you enjoyed it! Thanks so much for reading and taking the time to comment! :D
Jen: CloisAUjlvsclrk on April 30th, 2010 02:29 am (UTC)
Awww, that was so sweet. And something Clark would definitelly do!
svgurl: clark/lois crossfire kisssvgurl on April 30th, 2010 03:51 am (UTC)
I'm glad you liked it! And yes, it is definitely something I can imagine doing ... he's a sweetheart like that. :)

Thanks so much for taking the time to read and review! :D
Natasha: director!Tomtheclexfactor on April 30th, 2010 10:03 am (UTC)
That was so very Clark that you made me teary eyed!
svgurl: clark/lois crossfire kisssvgurl on April 30th, 2010 08:32 pm (UTC)
Clark is a sweetheart, isn't he? I could just imagine him doing something like that. And aww, I didn't mean to make you teary eyed, but I'm flattered that it had such an effect on you! *hugs*

Thanks so much for reading and taking the time to comment! :D
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svgurl: clark/lois crossfire kisssvgurl on April 30th, 2010 08:33 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad to hear that you enjoyed it! Thanks for reading and taking the time to comment! :D
Babydracky: Meg_DayDreamingbabydracky on April 30th, 2010 08:33 pm (UTC)
Awwww! That was just adorable^^
svgurl: clark/lois crossfire kisssvgurl on April 30th, 2010 09:12 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you enjoyed it! Thank so much for reading and taking the time to comment! :)
Babydracky: Luv Youbabydracky on April 30th, 2010 09:28 pm (UTC)
Always! ;)
svgurl: clark/lois 'committed'svgurl on April 30th, 2010 10:24 pm (UTC)
And I definitely appreciate that! :)
kashmir_heroin on May 4th, 2010 11:16 pm (UTC)
AWW that was so adorable! I love the way you write Clark, it's just exactly how I'd imagine his thought process works.

♥♥
svgurl: clark/lois crossfire kisssvgurl on May 5th, 2010 12:08 am (UTC)
I'm glad you enjoyed it! Clark's my favorite character on the show so it makes me super happy to know that you like the way I write him. I could definitely see him doing something like that. :D

Thanks so much for reading and commenting! &hearts :)