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12 November 2010 @ 03:57 pm
fic: picking the right moment  
Title: Picking the Right Moment
Fandom: Smallville
Pairing/Character(s): Clark/Lois
Rating: PG
Disclaimer: all characters belong to CW/DC Comics
Word Count: 1458
Spoilers/Warnings: through 10.07 'Ambush'/none
Summary: Clark proposes.
Author's Notes: For nakimura from the Pay It Forward Meme; thanks to boltgirl426 for not only betaing but coming up with the title!

When Clark told Sam Lane that he loved Lois and didn’t want to spend a day without her, he meant it. Her father arriving and his hatred for all things vigilante had temporarily put a strain on his relationship with Lois but in the long run, had also strengthened it, especially after he found out that Lois stood up to him on behalf of Clark.

It gave him the courage to ask the General something that had been bouncing in his mind for a while. To say the General was shocked when Clark asked his permission to marry Lois was an understatement.

Clark had been quick to clarify that he wasn’t talking about immediately, but someday in the future, whether that was a few weeks or a couple of months. He just wanted the General’s blessing.

“If you keep loving my daughter and making her happy,” Sam had responded. “You’ll always have my blessing.”

1 year had passed since that conversation and a lot had changed. Since the Talon apartment had been destroyed, Lois had moved in with Clark. She never tried to find another place and Clark too was quite happy with the new arrangement.

One thing hadn’t changed: his desire to spend the rest of his life with Lois. In fact, seeing her day in and day out, coming home with her, coming home to her … it just intensified his feelings.

So, today, on the anniversary of the day he had told Lois the truth about who he was, he was going to propose.

He had already told his mother of his intentions and while he had meant to buy Lois a ring, Martha had not only given him her blessing but her grandmother’s engagement ring, which she wanted Lois to have. Clark had accepted the gift, knowing how much it would mean to not only his mother but Lois too.

Lois was unsuspecting of his intentions, though she was curious why they were getting all dressed up.

So he told her the truth, about their anniversary.

“Oh, Smallville!” Lois exclaimed. “You couldn’t have mentioned it earlier? I didn’t even remember …”

“Lois,” he said gently. “It’s okay. I wanted to surprise you.”

“Well, you managed to do that,” Lois stated, still a bit put off.

“Don’t be mad,” he pleaded. He didn’t want their night to be ruined before it had even begun.

“I’m not,” Lois said, visibly softening. “But I’m going to remember next year! You just wait and see.”

“I have no doubts,” Clark teased. “Can we enjoy tonight first though?”

“I suppose we can do that,” Lois agreed, a smile splashing on her face.

“You look beautiful,” Clark told her. She always did, at least to him, whether she was in a suit or just wearing his old football jersey. But now, in a short red dress, she took his breath away.

“Thanks,” she said, “You cleaned up nicely too.”

He grinned and held out a hand. “Shall we?”

“We shall,” she agreed.

They went to Villaggio Italiano, an Italian restaurant, which was slightly fancy but not so much that they would feel awkward and out of place. The food was delicious and they had a nice time.
After dinner, they headed back to the farm, or at least that’s what Lois thought they were going. Within a few miles of home, Clark suddenly stopped the car.

“Smallville?” Lois questioned. “What are you doing?”

“I have a surprise,” Clark declared, getting out. Opening the door for her, he grinned. “Come on.”

“You have a surprise in the middle of a corn field?” Lois asked, frowning.

“Trust me,” he insisted. “Please?”

Lois sighed, and stepped out. “You know, once upon a time I used to be able to resist those eyes. I miss those days.”

Clark just chuckled. “It’s not like I have any willpower when it comes to you either.”

At that, Lois beamed. “Well, I like that part.”

Rolling his eyes, he led her out to the center, where there was a clearing.

“Okay, my original question still stands,” Lois announced, when he stopped walking. “Why are we here?”

“Because … this isn’t any regular corn field,” Clark answered. “My life changed here.”

“Go on,” Lois urged.

“7 years ago, Jor-El forced me into my training,” Clark explained. “My human side was suppressed … all I knew was that I was Kal-El and was out to fulfill my destiny. A few months later, he released me and I landed in this field.”

He watched Lois intently as he told the story, seeing recognition fill those hazel eyes.

“Little did I know or expect that someone would find me,” Clark continued. “You see, there was this army brat who came to town, looking for the truth about her cousin, and she stumbled upon me instead.”

“This is … that field?” Lois asked, visibly stunned.

“This is our field,” Clark said, his lips curving into a smile.

“Our field,” she murmured. Shaking her head, she said, “Only you would be able to remember a particular field over the rest.”

“It’s an important place to me,” he said warmly. “You blew into my life and I haven’t been the same since. You were so different than everyone I was used to, and I didn’t know how to handle you.”

“If I remember correctly, there was a lot of arguing involved,” Lois joked, smirking.

“It was easier to fight with you,” Clark agreed. “Nobody could get under my skin the way you did and I preferred pretending that I didn’t like you. Yet, even back then, you were there for me … despite my abilities, you were able to stop me from making one of the biggest mistakes of my life.”

Taking his hands in hers, Lois grew serious, remembering how enraged Clark had been after he discovered Alicia’s killer. “You were there for me too,” she said softly. “I guess, everyone saw the arguing and assumed that that’s all we did …”

“But we didn’t,” Clark said immediately. “Over the years, you became one of my closest friends and even without knowing my secret, you really knew me better than most people.”

“I didn’t even realize you had any secrets,” Lois admitted.

“Which was a refreshing change,” Clark said. “I had so many people in my life investigate me and you just took me as is. Yet at the same time, I felt like I had something to prove to you, more than anyone else.”

He took in the beautiful woman standing in front of him, wondering how he could’ve ever believed he didn’t want this and was extremely relieved he got his act together. But any earlier would’ve been too soon. No, they did it right. Now, he just needed to not mess this up.

“You never had to prove anything to me,” Lois said. “I may have teased you, Smallville, but to be honest, I had lost faith a long time ago that with the exception of my father, men like you existed- genuinely good-hearted, kind, loyal … at times, you seemed too good to be true.”

“Well, we’re even, because I never could’ve imagined someone like you was out there,” Clark confessed, squeezing her hands gently. “Yet, I was too happy to put you in the friendship category. I guess I always knew if I lost my heart to you, I would never get it back.”

“Your heart is safe with me,” Lois promised.

“And yours will always be safe with me,” he vowed. “Now that I have you, I don’t think I could ever let you go. I don’t want to. When I picture my future, it’s you I always see by my side.”

Taking a deep breath, he dropped to one knee, Lois’s eyes going wide at the implication.

Pulling out a velvet box, he snapped it open. “Lois Lane, I love you … more than you can ever imagine. I want to spend forever with you. Marry me.”

Slipping his great-grandmother’s ring onto her finger, he smiled hopefully at her.

Lois was staring at him, shocked, and his stomach tightened. “I know that we’re young, but I know what I want, Lois, and that’s you. It’ll always be you, and if you give me the chance, I will make you happy for the rest of your life …”

“Yes,” she said, cutting off his speech.

Now it was his turn to be shocked. “Did you just say …?”

“Yes,” she repeated. “Yes, I did say yes.”

He stood up. “Yes?”

“Yes,” she said again, smile widening. “I love you and I want to spend the rest of my life with you. So get over here and kiss me already, Smallville.”

She didn’t have to tell him twice.
 
 
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kg1507kg1507 on November 13th, 2010 12:18 am (UTC)
Aw!!! So cute! I hope something like this actually happens on SV
svgurl: clark/lois kisssvgurl on November 14th, 2010 02:52 am (UTC)
I'm glad you liked it! :D

I hope something like this actually happens on SV
Me too! That would be a dream come true. :)

Thanks so much for reading and taking the time to comment! :)
ctbn60: SV_Lois_clark_smilectbn60 on November 13th, 2010 02:08 am (UTC)
Totally sweet and wonderful. Did you see the end of tonight's episode???? *grin*
svgurl: clark/lois 'isis'svgurl on November 14th, 2010 02:53 am (UTC)
I'm glad you liked it! 'Sweet' was what I was going for.

Did you see the end of tonight's episode???? *grin*
I DID! Looks like the fic could totally become a reality. ;)

Thanks so much for taking the time read and comment! :D
irishunicorn03irishunicorn03 on November 13th, 2010 02:12 am (UTC)
Aw! This was very sweet.
svgurl: clark/lois side by sidesvgurl on November 14th, 2010 02:53 am (UTC)
Yay! I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed it. I was going for 'sweet'. :D

Thanks so much for reading and taking the time to comment! :)
enchante_roseenchante_rose on November 13th, 2010 02:43 am (UTC)
This was perfect! I love it because I can see this being a scene in Smallville. Great job :)
svgurl: clark/lois kisssvgurl on November 14th, 2010 02:54 am (UTC)
I'm so glad you liked it!

I love it because I can see this being a scene in Smallville
Oh, wow, that's high praise! I appreciate it. I was really hoping it was realistic and your comment makes me very happy! &hearts

Thanks so much for taking the time to read and comment! :D
Obsessed fangirl: SV - Lois and Clark pumpkin!muffinbabettew54 on November 13th, 2010 02:53 am (UTC)
Very nice... perfect actually! :D
svgurl: clois 'infamous'svgurl on November 14th, 2010 02:55 am (UTC)
Yay! I'm so happy that you liked it so much! Perfect? EEK! Your icon is perfect too. ;)

Thanks so much for reading and taking the time to comment! :D
cyad: Falconcyad on November 13th, 2010 03:38 am (UTC)
aww! this totally made my morning! :)
svgurl: clois meant to besvgurl on November 14th, 2010 02:58 am (UTC)
Yay! I'm so glad to hear that. Your comment made my day brighter.

Thanks so much for taking the time to read and comment! :D
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bradygirl_12: clark (dancin' kent)bradygirl_12 on November 13th, 2010 03:46 am (UTC)
How sweet! They really are cute together. :)
svgurl: clark/lois 'isis'svgurl on November 14th, 2010 03:00 am (UTC)
Yay! I'm so glad you liked it. I think they're quite adorable.

Thanks so much for reading and taking the time to comment! I really appreciate that you gave the fic a look, even though you prefer Clark/Lois as friends. &hearts :)
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phoenixnzphoenixnz on November 13th, 2010 04:03 am (UTC)
aww, that was just perfect. Wonderful way to do a proposal
svgurl: clark/lois back soulmatessvgurl on November 14th, 2010 03:02 am (UTC)
I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed it!

Wonderful way to do a proposal
I was trying to think of how Clark would propose and this just struck me. I am very happy that it worked for you.

Thanks so much for reading and taking the time to comment! :)
brijeana: Smallville - Sundrenched Cloisbrijeana on November 13th, 2010 04:52 am (UTC)
Oh lovely story. I really loved hearing the meeting in the field from Clark's POV.
svgurl: clark/lois kisssvgurl on November 14th, 2010 03:05 am (UTC)
I am glad you enjoyed it!

I really loved hearing the meeting in the field from Clark's POV.
Yay! I am happy that worked for you.

Thanks so much for reading and taking the time to comment! :D
eternal_moonieeternal_moonie on November 13th, 2010 10:18 am (UTC)
love this story honey! *Hugs*
svgurl: clark/lois kisssvgurl on November 14th, 2010 03:05 am (UTC)
I'm so glad to hear that! *hugs back*

Thanks so much for reading and taking the time to review! :D
Barbara (what else?): Clois Kissbarb1808 on November 14th, 2010 02:37 pm (UTC)
*chuckles*

A cute story. Like the idea of him proposing on THE field.

Thanks for sharing!
svgurl: clois meant to besvgurl on November 14th, 2010 09:03 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you enjoyed it! :)

Like the idea of him proposing on THE field.
I was trying to think of somewhere Clark could propose and it just struck me. I am happy that it worked for you. :D

Thank you for reading and taking the time to comment! :D
kayladiekayladie on November 16th, 2010 03:16 am (UTC)
What a wonderfully sweet little story! I love the fact that he took her back to THEIR cornfield to propose. This left me with such a warm, fuzzy feeling. :)
svgurl: clark/lois kisssvgurl on November 16th, 2010 06:07 am (UTC)
I'm glad you enjoyed it! :)

I love the fact that he took her back to THEIR cornfield to propose.
Yay! I was trying to thing of a place for to propose and it just struck me. I am happy it worked for you.

This left me with such a warm, fuzzy feeling. :)
That's what I was going for! It's nice to know I succeeded. ;)

Thanks so much for reading and taking the time to leave such lovely feedback! :D
legendsinlove: clois (supergirl)legendsinlove on November 16th, 2010 05:40 am (UTC)
Aaaah! I love it! I LOVE IT SO MUCH. Well done! :D
svgurl: clois crimsonsvgurl on November 16th, 2010 06:13 am (UTC)
Yay! I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed it so much. :)

Thanks so much for reading and taking the time to comment! :D
saavikam77: Clois Kiss SVsaavikam77 on November 22nd, 2010 03:25 am (UTC)
Awww!! :)

I love the idea of them going back to that field, bringing everything full-circle.
svgurl: clark/lois 'isis'svgurl on November 24th, 2010 02:47 am (UTC)
That was the reaction I was going for. I'm glad that you liked it!

I love the idea of them going back to that field, bringing everything full-circle.
I was trying to figure out a place for Clark to propose that was appropriate and then it struck me. I am happy it worked for you too.

Thanks so much for taking the time to read and comment! :D
iluvaqtiluvaqt on November 29th, 2010 01:07 am (UTC)
Oh what a perfect Smallville moment. It would be amazing if the show actually takes it back then. I love when the small moments are remembered, and I've always seen Clark as someone who never forgets anything, but especially the small, yet significant moments. :D

Really great dialogue, and amazing confessions from both of them about how they reacted to each other.

Loved Lois' line. "I didn't know you had any secrets." :D
svgurl: clark/lois 'isis'svgurl on December 4th, 2010 08:36 am (UTC)
I'm glad you liked it!

I love when the small moments are remembered, and I've always seen Clark as someone who never forgets anything, but especially the small, yet significant moments. :D
Same here. He does have a very good memory and is quite sentimental. I was thinking of a place where he could propose and it just struck me. I am happy to hear that it worked for you.

Really great dialogue, and amazing confessions from both of them about how they reacted to each other.
I tried to make it work for Clois and not get too cheesy so I am very relieved that you thought it was good.

Loved Lois' line. "I didn't know you had any secrets." :D
Couldn't resist. She really did seem to be one of the few people who accepted Clark as he was, just a farmboy who was slightly odd at times. Which is why Clark probably felt the need to show Ollie up when he was on red k in 'Crimson'. :D

Thanks so much for reading and taking the time to comment!