Story: It’s Not Over (sequel to ‘Not Alone’; can be read as stand alone)
Pairing/Characters: Collie (aren’t you used to this by now?)
Disclaimer: don’t own anything
Spoilers: through 6x14 “Trespass”, slight “Promise” spoilers (only that Lexana got married); “Freak” never happened in my world
Summary: It took them long enough to get together. But that doesn’t mean the relationship will be perfect. Through the fights, the lies and the tears, will they stay together? SORRY, CRAP SUMMARY. Please read anyway. :D
Clark winced as the kitchen door slammed. Sighed, and sat down as he heard the roar of an engine and the tire squeals against the gravel of the pavement. Another day, another argument and someone storming off. And Clark couldn’t stop the breaking of his own heart every time he and Oliver fought. They hardly saw each other, what with Oliver jetting off all the time to close down 33.1 and Clark trying to stop the Zoners.
It has been six months since the first time Oliver kissed him in his barn and initially, the relationship was great. Oliver’s presence made everything else in his life seem okay. Lana and Lex got married and Lana had her baby- a girl, which they named Laila Lillian Luthor. The baby was beautiful- blessed with Lex’s blue-gray eyes and Lana’s hair and fair skin. He did attend the wedding, if not just to prove that he was over Lana, and applauded as loud as everyone else when the priest pronounced them man and wife. In fact, Lex and Lana were shocked at his mature handling of the situation. But they still didn’t know about his newfound relationship with Oliver.
Mostly everyone else did. Lois was stunned, to say the least, but she got over it. Chloe was smug, claiming she recognized their chemistry way back when. Jimmy was relieved that Clark had someone and was not after Chloe. Victor, AC and Bart knew but they just took it as an opportunity to tease the two when they were together. His mother was not surprised at his sexuality, as she knew long ago that he was bi- and she was glad that it was Oliver, whom she trusted, rather than Lex, who she was afraid Clark was going to end up with. Lionel found out by association, but promised not to let Lex or Lana know.
However, the birth of his child seemed to have calmed Lex down. According to Lionel, he didn’t care how quickly 33.1 was being shut down and was actually changing his ways. Having a child made him realize he didn’t want to walk down his father’s footsteps and actually be a good role model for his daughter. It seemed Lana had succeeded where Clark had failed. Who would’ve thought?
Everyone noticed the change in him. He was happy, for the first time in a long time. But it wasn’t meant to last. The lack of sex in their relationship was killing them. Clark wanted more than anything to take the relationship to the next level but his fear of hurting Oliver scared him more than he cared to admit. Not to mention he had never been with a man before so what if he screwed up? Oliver didn’t know his secret (Clark hadn’t gathered the courage to tell him yet) so he didn’t understand Clark’s reluctance.
What if Oliver was just after the sex? After he got it, he might leave. What else would a gorgeous, jet setting billionaire want with a simple farm boy anyway? He had never set the ‘l’ word. Clark knew he was in love with Oliver but after his disaster of a relationship with Lana, he didn’t want to say it too early, for a fear of being rejected.
Then there was the 33.1 issue. Oliver felt that Clark’s place was by his side, joining their team as they fought crime. Clark still hadn’t caught all the zoners and intended on staying in Smallville until he did. Oliver had been patient at first but now he was more insistent that either Clark come with him or at least tell him about the ‘problem’ that he had to take care of. But he wouldn’t be able to do that unless he told him his secret first!
Furthermore, Metropolis University was reopening in the fall, which was less than a month away. Clark had applied for a transfer and had been accepted as a Journalism major, much to Chloe’s delight. Oliver was proud of him for wanting to complete his degree but Clark could tell that he was annoyed at Chloe’s ever present role in his life. Clark had assured Oliver that he had no reason to be jealous, but he knew he couldn’t erase the resentment Oliver had towards Chloe for not only knowing his secret but being the one Clark always confided in, the one that he always went on his adventures with.
It wasn’t as if Oliver was alone in his jealousy. Clark was jealous of all the beautiful women who flirted with him and AC, Bart and Victor for getting to see him so often. But he hid his feelings while Oliver was quite vocal about his. Clark had made it clear though, that he was never abandoning his friendship with Chloe. She had been there for him for such a long time and she did so much for him, even though he had hurt her so much in the past, and he just couldn’t imagine his life without her. No matter how much he loved Oliver.
How long would their relationship survive for? He couldn’t lose Oliver; he didn’t know what he would do if they broke up. Clark got up . . . he couldn’t stay on the farm. Instead, he took the truck and drove to the Talon. Coffee . . . coffee sounded good. Anything to take his mind off the pain and hurt that was always present in Oliver’s eyes when they spoke, and to push the horrible thoughts of what he would do if he had to endure a life without Oliver.