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10 May 2010 @ 11:21 pm
ficlet: the gift  
Title: The Gift
Fandom: Smallville
Pairing/Character(s): Clark/Oliver, Martha
Rating: PG
Disclaimer: don't own anything; all characters belong to CW/DC Comics
Word Count: 464
Spoilers/Warnings: none/slash
Summary: Clark is thinking about proposing to Oliver and Martha gives him a gift.
Author's Notes: For my theechochorus table, prompt: ring

“So, what do you think?”

Clark looked at his mother, hoping she’d be able to give him some advice. She had come home to visit, and they had met up for dinner. Martha was still as perceptive as ever when it came to her son and she immediately realized something was wrong.

So Clark admitted his problem, which really wasn’t that much of a problem to begin with: he was thinking of proposing to Oliver.

The two of them had been together for almost two years and they had lived together for over a year, but Clark really wanted to take the next step. What could he say? He was a traditional sort of guy. Only thing was that he didn’t know how Oliver would respond. It’s not like they had talked about it.

“Clark,” his mother said calmly, “You should just talk to him about this.”

“But what if the reason he’s not bringing it up is because he doesn’t want to talk about it?” Clark asked worriedly.

“Maybe he isn't bringing it up for the same reasons you aren’t,” Martha suggested.


“It’s obvious to me that you two love each other,” Martha continued. “I wouldn’t have approved of him if he didn’t love you just as much as you love him.”

“How did you know?” Clark had to ask. He knew that Oliver loved him, but he wondered how they looked to other people.

“Because,” Martha said simply, “He looks at you the same way your father used to look at me.” A silence fell between them, both taking a moment to think about Jonathan. No matter how many years had passed, a part of Clark would always miss his father.

“Thanks, Mom,” he told her. They exchanged smiles.

To his surprise, Martha stood up and disappeared for a few minutes. When she came back, she was holding a tiny box, and handed it to him.

“What is this?” he asked.

“I know you’re not sure if you’re going to propose, but if you do, you could use this,” Martha answered.

Upon opening the box, he found a solid gold band.

“It was your father’s,” Martha said, before he could ask. “He told me once that if something should ever happen to him, it should go to you. I always meant to give it to you when you found ‘the one’ … I think you have.”

At this, tears sprung to Clark’s eyes. He got up and hugged his mom. She hugged him back.

“Thank you,” he said softly, even though really, there weren’t enough words to express his gratitude.

Out of the corner of his eye, he glanced at the ring and was amazed at how easily he could picture it on Oliver’s finger.

Maybe he was ready after all.
Current Mood: tiredtired
lipssewnshut122 on May 11th, 2010 07:28 am (UTC)
Aww! Juse brings a smile to my face,. :)
svgurl: clark/oliver 'escape'svgurl on May 11th, 2010 11:32 pm (UTC)
Juse brings a smile to my face,. :)
Yay! Then my job here is done. LOL :D

Thanks so much for reading and taking the time to comment!
Jenjlvsclrk on May 11th, 2010 09:20 am (UTC)
Awww, its wonderful to see Martha being so supportive.
svgurl: clark/ollie smells goodsvgurl on May 11th, 2010 11:33 pm (UTC)
I can imagine Martha being progressive and supportive of anyone Clark loves. She's just awesome like that. :D

Thanks so much for reading and commenting! :)
Babydracky: GA_Colliebabydracky on May 11th, 2010 09:41 am (UTC)
Awww!! This is just so beautiful and so touching.
Congrats for the wonderful work.
svgurl: clark/oliver 'escape'svgurl on May 11th, 2010 11:33 pm (UTC)
Yay! I'm glad you liked it. Your sweet feedback makes me blush. :D

Thanks so much for reading and commenting! :)
saavikam77: Clark/Ollie Miss Yousaavikam77 on May 11th, 2010 02:04 pm (UTC)
Awwwww!! *wibble*

This was perfectly sweet. I could easily see Martha approving of Oliver and encouraging them like this. :)
svgurl: clark/oliver 'escape'svgurl on May 11th, 2010 11:34 pm (UTC)

I know, right? She would be very supportive. I believe that she would approve of anyone who treats her little boy right. ;)

Thanks so much for reading and reviewing! :D
charlie_jae on May 11th, 2010 06:13 pm (UTC)
Oh my god, that was so sweet. I love these mother son moments you've got going.
svgurl: clark/oliver kisssvgurl on May 11th, 2010 11:35 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you liked it! And yes, I do enjoy writing Clark & Martha together. Throw in some Collie and it's perfect. ;)

Thanks so much for reading and commenting! :D
Calcus: {Smallvile} clark/olliecalcus on May 13th, 2010 09:40 am (UTC)
This' lovely! ♥ And I can see them having this conversation as well. It makes me a little sad though because it's a conversation he would have had with Jonathon if he'd still been alive, which lends the ficlet a bittersweet quality if that makes any sense?

Ahem. Sequel? :D
svgurl: clark/oliver 'escape'svgurl on May 13th, 2010 11:36 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you liked it! And yes, it is a little sad though, isn't it? I can imagine Martha being the easier out of the two to have the conversation with. Though my beta and I are in agreement that Jonathan would've liked Ollie, if not for anything but the fact that he hates Lex. LOL :D And yes, you totally make sense. :)

I don't think there will be a sequel but I am planning to write a Clark/Ollie wedding fic down the road, if that makes you feel better.

Thanks so much for reading and taking the time to comment!
eternal_moonieeternal_moonie on May 24th, 2010 12:22 am (UTC)
Totally LOVE this fic! Clark proposing to Oliver! Who would have thought?

And? Did he say yes? :P
svgurl: clark/oliver destinysvgurl on May 24th, 2010 12:35 am (UTC)
I'm glad you enjoyed it! And yes, sometimes I like to do a role reversal, where Clark is the one who takes charge.

Of course he said yes! Who can say no? ;)

Thanks so much for reading and commenting!