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30 September 2011 @ 08:27 pm
ficlet: just the way you are  
Title: Just the Way You Are
Fandom: Smallville
Pairing/Characters: Clark/Oliver
Rating: PG
Word Count: 995
Warnings/Spoilers: slash/8.17 'Hex'
Disclaimer: all characters belong to the WB/CW
Summary: missing scene; Clark frees Oliver from his chains and it turns into something more.
A/N: for cw_land's "If I ran TVland" challenge

“You know, that’s a good look for you.”

Oliver stopped struggling with the chains to glare at the speaker. Clark just stared back at him, an amused look on his face.

“Ha, ha, very funny,” Oliver replied, scowling. “You’re hilarious. Did you have to choose this particular moment to finally develop a sense of humor?”

Clark’s grin widened. “Sorry, I couldn’t resist. Do you need some help?”

“No, I love being chained up,” Oliver said sarcastically.

Rolling his eyes, Clark moved closer to his friend. “Aren’t you in a pleasant mood?”

“You try being chained up to a pole for hours and see how friendly you are,” Oliver grumbled.

Instead of responding, Clark got to work on Oliver’s chains. Once they had loosened, Oliver fell off the pole, but Clark caught him before he hit the ground.

“My knight in shining- well, red and blue,” Oliver joked.

Chuckling, Clark slowly put Oliver down, ignoring how right he had felt in his arms. “That’s what I’m here for. Are you okay?”

“I’m good, thanks,” Oliver assured him. “How’d you know I was here?”

“Zatanna told me,” Clark answered.

“Zatanna,” Oliver repeated. “She’s up to something-”

“Don’t worry, it’s all taken care of,” Clark interrupted.

“I guess I shouldn’t be surprised,” Oliver said. “Saved the day as usual?”

Clark shrugged. “Barely, but yes.”

“You weren’t affected by her powers then?” Oliver questioned.

Wincing, Clark said, “No, I was.”

Oliver’s expression shifted to one of curiosity. “Really?”

“Yeah,” Clark confirmed. “Let’s just say she granted a wish for me and it didn’t go so well.”

“What’d you wish for?” Oliver asked.

Suddenly, Clark felt embarrassed, and he turned away, taking a few steps before stopping and admitting in a low tone, “To be normal.”

It was spoken so softly that Oliver barely heard him. “Normal?” he echoed, not sure if he heard him right.

Clark nodded, staring at his shoes. “I’ve had some doubts about the whole dual identity thing and wished that I was just a normal reporter. She granted that wish when Chloe and I went to see her. So for hours, I did think that. Didn’t remember that I was an alien or anything.”

“But you remember now,” Oliver pointed out, dumbfounded. He never would’ve imagined Clark being unsatisfied with life, or himself, but he was slowly realizing that just because Clark had powers, it didn’t mean his life was perfect.

Oblivious to his thoughts, Clark explained, “Apparently, a wish ends when you don’t want it anymore. Fortunately, Chloe managed to get through to me.”

“That’s good,” Oliver said.

“Yeah, she made it in the nick of time,” Clark agreed. “Otherwise, Zatanna would’ve succeeded in her plans.”

“I didn’t mean it was good because you were able to stop Zatanna,” Oliver corrected. “I meant it was good because you remembered who you are, and didn’t want to change anymore. Because I wouldn’t want you to.”

Clark’s head jerked up in surprise. “You wouldn’t?”

“No,” Oliver replied, closing the distance between them. “See, I like you just the way you are.”

“You do?” Clark asked, his heart speeding up. “Even when I drive you crazy and we argue all the time?”

“Even when you drive me crazy and we argue,” Oliver told him, lips curving into a smile. “I wouldn’t change a thing about you and I’d hope that you wouldn’t want to either.”

Nobody had ever said that to Clark before. There was always something they wished he’d do, or say. This wholehearted acceptance wasn’t something he was used to, or ever expected, especially from Oliver. Oliver, who he argued with but considered a close friend, who Clark thought didn’t think he was good enough but always wished he could please, someone he admired … someone who he felt right around.

The only person he felt right around. Even though he refused to admit it.

But he was admitting it now.

Suddenly, it made sense why he felt something was missing when he reunited with Lana. Or why he wasn’t able to take his relationship with Lois to the next level.

“Clark?” Oliver said, bringing him back to reality. “Cat got your tongue?”

“No … I was just thinking,” Clark confessed. “And … realizing some stuff.”

“Oh yeah?” Oliver pursued. “Care to share?”

“Not sure,” Clark said. He hesitated for a second before he took a step toward him, invading Oliver’s personal space. “I don’t want to scare you away.”

Oliver’s breath hitched. “I don’t think you can,” he murmured, a knowing look coming over his face. Nobody could say Oliver Queen wasn’t a smart man.

“Can’t I?” Clark challenged.

“No,” Oliver insisted, cupping his face. “But I really hope I’m not reading you wrong here.”

“I don’t think you are,” Clark replied, his gaze locked on Oliver’s. He couldn’t look away if he tried.

“Good.” That was the last thing Oliver said before he leaned forward and, in the middle of a Metropolis alley, kissed him.

Immediately, Clark responded to the kiss, hands drifting to rest at Oliver’s waist, pulling him flush against his body. Minutes passed like seconds, as they explored each other’s mouths, parting only when they had do and even then, reluctantly.

“I have to say, I never imagined this happening when I came to find you,” Clark admitted.

“Yeah,” Oliver replied, trying to catch his breath. “But I’m not complaining.”

“Me too,” Clark said, a smile forming on his lips. “We … probably need to talk about this though.”

“I agree,” Oliver said. “Maybe we can go to my place and talk? Maybe grab some dinner? I don’t know about you but I’m starving.”

“I could eat,” Clark said. “Lead the way.”

“Great,” Oliver replied, walking towards the place where he had hidden his motorcycle. Turning his head, he winked at Clark. “And if you’re good, maybe I’ll let you tie me up again.”

Clark blushed, and if he sped up a little bit, well … he’d never admit it.
 
 
Current Mood: relievedrelieved
 
 
 
(no subject) - moniklaa on October 1st, 2011 03:53 am (UTC) (Expand)
svgurl: clark/oliver kisssvgurl on October 2nd, 2011 09:06 am (UTC)
Aww, that's so sweet of you! I have to admit that I was a bit nervous about posting this because it's been a while since I've written Clark/Ollie. Your kind words made me feel so much better.

I'm really glad that you liked it so much.

Thank you for reading and taking the time to comment! Love your icon btw. :D
(no subject) - moniklaa on October 2nd, 2011 08:02 pm (UTC) (Expand)
svgurlsvgurl on October 4th, 2011 11:31 pm (UTC)
You're welcome! And I'll definitely try. We'll see how it goes. :)
ctbn60: SV_Clark_OLiver_Lipsctbn60 on October 1st, 2011 03:53 am (UTC)
This made me smile. Very sweet!
svgurl: clark/oliver kisssvgurl on October 2nd, 2011 09:07 am (UTC)
Yay! I am happy to hear that you enjoyed it and it made you smile. That was what I was going for.

Thanks so much for reading and commenting! :)
lynzie914: Clark and Ollielynzie914 on October 1st, 2011 04:36 am (UTC)
I totally loved this! The beginning totally had me giggling and was go such a perfect Clark and Oliver exchange. You write them so wonderfully. And I loved loved Oliver telling him that he wouldn't want him to want to be anyone else, and how much it meant to Clark that Oliver liked him just as he was.

“You do?” Clark asked, his heart speeding up. “Even when I drive you crazy and we argue all the time?”

“Even when you drive me crazy and we argue,” Oliver told him, lips curving into a smile.


I especially lvoed that part. Made me grin like a crazy person, LOL, luckily no one saw. :D

Awesome, awesome job!
svgurl: clark/oliver 'escape'svgurl on October 2nd, 2011 09:13 am (UTC)
Oh, wow, I have to say I am surprised to see you over here! I'm really glad that you enjoyed it though. I had fun writing the exchange in the beginning, even though I worry about my banter, so I am happy you liked it and you thought the characterization was right.

And I loved loved Oliver telling him that he wouldn't want him to want to be anyone else, and how much it meant to Clark that Oliver liked him just as he was.
I really see Clark as someone who hasn't gotten acceptance fully in his life (other than with his parents) so I can imagine it'd mean a lot to hear that. I am thrilled it worked for you.

Yay! I could imagine that particular moment in my head and them saying it so I am happy it not only stood out but made you grin like a crazy person. That's what I was hoping to achieve. ;)

Thank you so much for reading and taking the time to comment! Your nice words made my night and I am beyond flattered that you especially would even give this fic a shot. :D
lynzie914: Clark grinlynzie914 on October 5th, 2011 12:24 am (UTC)
LOL, surpise! I was curious about what you did for the challenge and I do keep telling you, your going to fully convert me to these two someday. XD

Your banter was awesome and very them, no need to worry about that at all.

I defenitely see that too. He's kind of grown up with that feeling of needing to hide part of himself, so I can defenitely see that meaning a lot to him. Especially from someone like Ollie.

You're so sweet! I was just saying the truth, it was an awesome story! XD
svgurlsvgurl on October 8th, 2011 05:49 am (UTC)
Total surprise! Though it's a good one. And honestly, it took me a while to figure out what to do. Usually when I get inspired to write a missing scene, I do it immediately. I suddenly remembered that I was talking to someone about this idea a while ago so I went with it.

I do keep telling you, your going to fully convert me to these two someday. XD
LOL And then I shall take over the world! Because that is clearly the next logical step. ;)

Yeah, I think it's one of the many reasons I love him with Lois. Because she does that for him in the show, even before she knew his secret. She just accepted him for who he was (with a few jokes at his expense of course).

Especially from someone like Ollie.
Agreed I think he respects Ollie and that would be mean a lot to him.

Aww, thank you again though! I will get a big head one day and it will be your fault, lol.
phoenixnzphoenixnz on October 1st, 2011 06:26 am (UTC)
Aww, it's so nice to see a Clark/Ollie fic from you, and such a sweet one too. I love what Oliver says to Clark.

Awesome story hon.
svgurl: clark/oliver once upon a timesvgurl on October 2nd, 2011 09:14 am (UTC)
I'm glad that you liked it! It has been a while, hasn't it? I forgot how much I love writing these two and I am thrilled that people are still interested.

I love what Oliver says to Clark.
It's something I would've loved to see on the show and I am happy it worked for you.

Thanks for reading and taking the time to comment!
Mara: jensenrottweiler7692 on October 1st, 2011 06:06 pm (UTC)
I liked this, especially the beginning. This is the first Clark/Oliver slash fic I've ever read. :D
svgurl: clark/oliver kisssvgurl on October 2nd, 2011 09:15 am (UTC)
Oh, wow, I'm flattered that you picked my story for your first Clark/Ollie fic and I am really glad that you liked it! I had fun with the beginning so I am happy that stood out to you. :D

Thanks for reading and commenting!
saavikam77: Clark/Ollie Miss Yousaavikam77 on October 2nd, 2011 03:38 am (UTC)
Oh, boys! XD So adorable. I love the way those revelations seemed to slam into Clark full force. ^_~

*applauds*
svgurl: clark/oliver 'escape'svgurl on October 2nd, 2011 09:17 am (UTC)
They are rather adorable, aren't they? I'm glad you enjoyed the story! I can see Clark as the type of guy who has epiphanies like this so I am happy it worked for you.

Thanks for reading and commenting! :D
Kevin: dean_oh_hell_yeah by ellipsisiconscelticwolfster on October 4th, 2011 03:12 am (UTC)
Another great Collie fic from you!! I don't know what else to say. :p
svgurl: clark/oliver nuzzlingsvgurl on October 4th, 2011 11:32 pm (UTC)
LOL It's okay. You don't have to say anything else. I'm glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for reading and taking the time to comment! :D
Babydracky: GA_Colliebabydracky on October 4th, 2011 03:56 pm (UTC)
That's so cute and lovely♥
svgurl: clark/oliver kisssvgurl on October 4th, 2011 11:33 pm (UTC)
I'm glad to hear that you think so and you enjoyed the fic! Thanks for reading and taking the time to comment. :D
whiteroses77: collie2whiteroses77 on October 7th, 2011 12:46 pm (UTC)
Hi svgurl, this is a nice and sweet story.
svgurl: clark/oliver kisssvgurl on October 8th, 2011 05:53 am (UTC)
I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed it! Thanks for reading and taking the time to comment. :)
Rose: TW lovecrazy4ew on October 25th, 2011 01:21 am (UTC)
Just so you know... I saw this and I am resisting reading it!!! I want to work up to it, being that it's most likely the lastest bit of Clark/Ollie fic around. And it's really torturing me because the title reminds me of Billy Joel's song which is very meaningful to me.
svgurlsvgurl on November 3rd, 2011 06:39 am (UTC)
Aww, I understand. At least it's not going anywhere so you can read it whenever you're ready. I have to admit that I haven't heard the Billy Joel song but I will look it up. :)
Rosecrazy4ew on November 16th, 2011 04:32 am (UTC)
well look who's here... having read ALL of the Collie fics of ollieville and unforeseen_love, and finally I have made it to your latest one...

so much fun to see these two carry on... I do enjoy the playfulness between them and your easy going style... brings a smile to my face. That being said, I do so enjoy your angsty fics also.

Hopefully the mood will strike you again or your muses will speak to you and you will give in, though I don't know how you manage to write whilst pursuing law school. Kudos to you!

Thank you for bringing enjoyment and a lasting Clark/Ollie to my fannish life. ;)
Rose: clollie lovecrazy4ew on November 16th, 2011 04:33 am (UTC)
psst, did you find the Billy Joel song "Just the way you are"? So perfect!
svgurl: clark s8svgurl on January 16th, 2012 04:17 am (UTC)
I did. It was very good and definitely perfect for the story. Thanks for introducing me to it! :D
svgurl: clark/oliver once upon a timesvgurl on January 16th, 2012 04:16 am (UTC)
Sorry for the late response! I am glad that you liked this. I do enjoy writing angst but my favorites are definitely the light hearted happy fics and it's so good to hear they work and you enjoy them.

Hopefully the mood will strike you again or your muses will speak to you and you will give in, though I don't know how you manage to write whilst pursuing law school. Kudos to you!
We'll have to see. It hasn't so far but maybe 2012 will be a more inspiring year. And thanks! There are so many people who juggle a lot more and still manage to write even more but I do my best.

No thanks necessary! I am glad to do it and find more fans of the ship. It's great that people still care, even after the show is over.
Rose: TW Ray Bancrazy4ew on January 18th, 2012 05:01 am (UTC)
It's great that people still care, even after the show is over.

Are you kidding? Now more than ever, continuation of the ship is needed, wanted, desired!!! If only to fill the void left by the show's ending. :)

I have a friend in another fandom who started writing fic right at the ending of a series and she wrote about this ship we loved and for years she kept us entertained and acquired quite a following. She wrote epics, an on-going saga, and chapter after chapter, we kept reading and it was great. It was like the series never ended. She kept it going. Amazing where fic will take you.

So whenever, if ever, go ahead and write, we will read it. :) Do you know whiteroses77 ? She writes this ship also sometimes and she always gets a good reaction.

It was great to hear from you. Happy New Year!!! I'll keep my fingers crossed for your fic. :)
svgurlsvgurl on February 28th, 2012 07:46 am (UTC)
Are you kidding? Now more than ever, continuation of the ship is needed, wanted, desired!!! If only to fill the void left by the show's ending. :)
That's a good point. It'd nice that there are still people in Smallville fandom, making and writing things. But it has slowed down considerably, which is sad.

Oh, really? That is interesting and really great. Reminds me how the HP fandom is still going so strong, despite the fact the movies and the books are over. The series lives on through fanfic, fanart, etc. You know, I actually started writing this ship myself after Ollie left Smallville. It kind of gave me something to do, even though he wasn't there.

Amazing where fic will take you.
Very true.

I do know her! She's on my flist and yes, she's very prolific with Smallville fic, which is great.

A belated happy new year to you too! I hope your 2012 is going well so far.

I'll keep my fingers crossed for your fic. :)
I haven't yet found my inspiration (blame Tumblr for taking up all my time) but I don't plan to give up just yet. I am coming up with a few ideas and hoping my muses will show so I can get them down.
Rose: all minecrazy4ew on February 29th, 2012 04:38 am (UTC)
I don't plan to give up just yet. I am coming up with a few ideas and hoping my muses will show so I can get them down.

well that sounds hopeful, I'll hang on to that! FYI, whiteroses77 has just started a 4 part Clollie, you must have seen it, she posted on Ollieville. A good fun read... entitled NOT A BOYSCOUT :)
svgurl: clark/ollie fanficsvgurl on February 29th, 2012 08:04 am (UTC)
I will try not to let you down.

Like I said, she's on my flist, so I did see the first chapter of the four part story she posted. It's a sequel to a fic I haven't read yet though so if I have a chance to get to both of them, I will. The fic called "Not a Boyscout" was the oneshot by twinsarein. I think you're probably confusing the two. :)
Rose: OTPcrazy4ew on March 1st, 2012 03:34 am (UTC)
Leave it to me to get the stories criss-crossed!!!! :D

You are correct of course. I was so thrilled to see 2 fics in the same week, that I inversed their titles. They were both enjoyable. You've never read "Injured Teammates"? Oh you should... all her stories are good, esp the Clollie ones IMO. I absolutely loved her series on Clark Luther and Oliver Queen. Did you read that one? I can't remember the titles to save my life! *eye roll* but I remember the content of the fics! ;)
svgurl: clark/ollie back in townsvgurl on March 17th, 2012 10:59 pm (UTC)
It happens. :D

You are correct of course. I was so thrilled to see 2 fics in the same week, that I inversed their titles.
Makes sense. The Clark/Ollie section of fandom has been quiet so it's alway a treat to see someone posting, and more than one is just rare so it's even more very exciting.

I will definitely do that. I've seen the Clark Luthor/Oliver Queen ones. I'm sure it's good, but I'm so picky about pairings that I can't really read fics if there are too many threesomes in it. But if I ever get over that, I will check it out.