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10 June 2010 @ 01:47 am
fic: in every sense of the word  
Title: In Every Sense of the Word
Fandom: Smallville/Batman Begins
Pairing/Characters: Clark/Bruce
Rating: PG
Word Count: 822
Spoilers/Warnings: none/slash
Disclaimer: all characters belong to the CW/DC Comics
Summary: Clark knows Bruce better than anyone.
A/N: For chosenfire28 for my ABC meme, prompt: 'partnership'

There would be many a person that claimed they knew Bruce Wayne. But as far as Clark was concerned, they only knew what Bruce let them find out. What Clark had learned over the years was that Bruce was a complicated person. He had many sides and his public persona was only one of them.

To the general public, Bruce was a billionaire playboy, someone who fell asleep during meetings and couldn’t hold a serious relationship. What they didn’t realize was that Bruce was incredibly intelligent and the main reason that Wayne Enterprises was doing as well as it was.

Not only was Bruce committed to making Gotham a better place, he actively contributed to make it happen. He didn’t just write checks and let other people take care of it. While Bruce was indeed very generous when it came to charities, he also took a more active approach to stopping Gotham’s problems.

Very few people knew that Bruce was none other than Batman, the hero that spent nights protecting their city.

Speak of the devil, Clark couldn’t help but think as a very familiar figure approached, decked in costume.

“Kal-El,” came the curt greeting.

“Batman,” Clark replied, with a warm smile.

“Don’t you ever stay in Metropolis?” Bruce questioned, his voice masked, “It seems that you’re always in my city.”

But the tone lacked the hostility that was present in the days when they were still getting to know one another. Back then, Clark hadn’t known who Batman really was, and Bruce hadn’t trusted him at all. They had come a long way since then.

“Perhaps I’m here for the company,” Clark teased, “Did you ever think about that?”

Bruce’s lips twitched and Clark knew that was the closest he was going to get to a smile, at least for now. While everyone in the Justice League got along, it was Batman and Superman who were partners. Despite his lack of abilities, it was Batman who understood him best, and Clark was grateful for him.

“It’s a quiet night,” Clark observed, turning his attention back to the scene in front of them. “Maybe the criminals decided to take a day off?”

“I doubt it,” Bruce snorted. “We’re not that lucky.”

“Well, I’m going to call it a night,” Clark decided.

“All right, I’ll be out here for a little longer,” Bruce replied.

“Okay,” Clark said. “Good night, Batman. Stay safe.”

“You too, Kal. Good night.”

Clark nodded and flew off, heading for Metropolis and his apartment. Once he was out of the costume and into more casual clothing, he was gone again, heading back toward the city he had just left.

This time, however, he wasn’t stopping at any rooftops. He made his way to the all too-familiar large mansion. Clark entered through a side door so that he wouldn’t be seen.

The first person he ran into was Alfred.

“Good evening, Master Clark,” Alfred greeted him.

“Alfred,” Clark chided playfully. “How many times am I going to have to tell you to call me ‘Clark’?”

“Just once more, Master Clark,” Alfred said, a smile on his face.

“You always say that,” Clark said, sighing dramatically. He then grinned. “Is he back?”

“I believe he just got in,” Alfred answered.

“Thanks,” Clark replied. He chatted with Alfred for a few minutes, before they parted ways and Clark headed in the direction of the master bedroom.

It had taken him a while to learn to navigate the mansion and sometimes, he still ended up getting lost, but he was definitely better now than he was in the beginning.

As expected, he found Bruce standing by the dresser, now in a pair of black pajamas.

“About time you showed up,” Bruce said, not even glancing at him.

“You always know I’m here, don’t you?” Clark joked.

“You’re not very good at being sneaky,” Bruce pointed out. This time, he got a real smile. Clark’s grin widened, but he didn’t respond.

Potentially knowing eyes gone, Clark took the opportunity to close the distance between them and kiss Bruce. The other man didn’t complain and just kissed him back.

This was something else that everybody would be surprised to know: that Bruce Wayne was not only capable of a relationship, he was in one … with another man. Clark and Bruce had been together for almost a year and while they had had their shares of ups and downs, Clark could honestly say that he had never been happier.

“I’ve been waiting to do that all night,” Clark confessed, as they separated.

“You’ll get no arguments here,” Bruce replied, a smile on his face. “Is there anything else that you have been wanting to do?”

“I’d rather show you,” Clark replied, before meeting his lips once more.

Superman and Batman were partners in the League, but it was Clark and Bruce who were partners in life.

And Clark wouldn’t have it any other way.
 
 
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chosenfire28chosenfire28 on June 10th, 2010 09:02 am (UTC)
OMG thank you!!! This is amazing and I love it!!! I am finding myself want to see more of this pairing and can't fine it lol so thank you so much for writing this for me <3
svgurl: clark/bruce heroessvgurl on June 10th, 2010 07:44 pm (UTC)
You're welcome! I'm so glad you liked it! I haven't really written Clark/Bruce before so I'm glad it worked. Thanks so much for reading and commenting! :)

And if you want more Clark/Bruce, I can help you find it. Are you a part of the worlds_finest comm?

My personal favorite Clark/Bruce authors are saavikam77, theclexfactor, bradygirl_12 and arianstarr. arianstarr has actually written my favorite Clark/Bruce fic EVER, the Tomorrow 'verse, which you should be able to find on her LJ. :)
Stef: Chris Lowell - Pinkchaotic4life on June 10th, 2010 10:30 am (UTC)
Awww ....
svgurl: clark/bruce heroessvgurl on June 10th, 2010 07:45 pm (UTC)
I do like fluff! I'm glad you liked this one. Thanks so much for reading and taking the time to comment! :D
Stefchaotic4life on June 11th, 2010 09:16 am (UTC)
I adore fluff and your stories on principle ... :)

BTW, I made a post in sv_sparks here and for obvious reasons your name came up :D ... obviously you were my first thought as well, but I don't want to impose on your time.
But maybe you can help ... or, as pointed out, know somebody who's wants to.
svgurl: oliver laughingsvgurl on June 11th, 2010 06:46 pm (UTC)
Aww, thanks! That's nice of you to say! &hearts

And I would be delighted to help you! I have a lot of free time now that I'm on summer vacation. You know my IM info, right? If not, it's on my profile. :D
Stef: Justin - Burning Hotchaotic4life on June 14th, 2010 09:26 am (UTC)
Aw, thank you so much for offering. I was hoping you would, but like I said, I don't want to impose on your summer. But yay! I'll try to catch you on IM sometime. Right now I've gotten the outline done and know where the story goes, but ... yike ... haven't written in ages.
svgurl: clark/ollie fanficsvgurl on June 14th, 2010 07:46 pm (UTC)
You're more than welcome! And you're definitely not imposing!

K, just catch me whenever you see me on. if I don't reply, I may have wandered off without putting up my away message. I tend to do that, lol. :)

And I'm sure your fic will be fine! I was nervous when I started writing again too, but once you get back into the swing of things, you'll be okay.
phoenixnzphoenixnz on June 10th, 2010 10:52 am (UTC)
This was great, hon. You write the characters very believably.
svgurl: clark/bruce heroessvgurl on June 10th, 2010 07:46 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you liked it! And characterization is very important to me so to hear that you think I got them write makes me very happy. :)

Thanks so much for reading and commenting! :D
mitsuki_shizukamitsuki_shizuka on June 10th, 2010 12:02 pm (UTC)
This was lovely. I always loved Clark/Bruce <3
svgurl: clark/bruce heroessvgurl on June 10th, 2010 07:48 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you liked it! I love Clark/Bruce too, though this is my first real attempt at writing them.

Thanks so much for reading and taking the time to comment! :)
saavikam77: Clark/Bruce Homesaavikam77 on June 10th, 2010 01:52 pm (UTC)
Awww!! This was so sweet! ^____^

Their little show on the roof was definitely a good veil over their real relationship. ^_~
svgurl: clark/bruce heroessvgurl on June 10th, 2010 07:50 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad you liked it! I was nervous, since it's my first real attempt at Clark/Bruce and it means a lot coming from someone whose writing I admire so much. &hearts

Their little show on the roof was definitely a good veil over their real relationship. ^_~
Yay! I wanted them to interact in costume as well as out and I am happy to hear that worked.

Thanks so much for reading and taking the time to comment! :)
ctbn60: BM_SM_Handsctbn60 on June 10th, 2010 02:20 pm (UTC)
This was WONDERFUL!!

I adore a moody bat and a calming Supes

throw in a Happy BRUCE and CLARK and I'm set for the evening! Thank you.

Well done.
svgurl: clark/bruce heroessvgurl on June 10th, 2010 07:51 pm (UTC)
Yay! I'm so glad that you enjoyed it! This was my first attempt at Clark/Bruce and I was a bit nervous! :)

I adore a moody bat and a calming Supes
I could easily picture them like that in my head so I am happy it worked for you.

Thank YOU for taking the time to read and comment! :D
Just_Jane_Doejust_jane_doe on June 10th, 2010 02:23 pm (UTC)
Very cute - and sharp, too - capturing all the smooth elegance that is Batman and honesty that is Superman! Could this be a series??
svgurl: clark/bruce heroessvgurl on June 10th, 2010 07:53 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you liked it! And wow, your comment totally made my day! Characterization is important to me and it makes me really happy that I got both Superman and Batman.

Could this be a series??
No, unfortunately, it's a oneshot. But I do have plans to write more Clark/Bruce in the future! :)

Thanks so much for reading and taking the time to comment! :D
Jen: SuperBat by rai_daydreamerjlvsclrk on June 10th, 2010 05:43 pm (UTC)
Nice! I do love the S/B team, but it's so much better when Clark and Bruce are more than just friends.
svgurl: clark/bruce heroessvgurl on June 10th, 2010 07:54 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you liked it! And yes, I agree, I definitely like them as more than friends too! :)

Thanks so much for reading and taking the time to comment! :D
eternal_moonieeternal_moonie on June 11th, 2010 12:20 am (UTC)
ABSOLUTELY love it!!! Great story honey!
svgurl: clark/bruce heroessvgurl on June 11th, 2010 12:34 am (UTC)
I'm glad you liked it! :)

Thanks so much for reading and taking the time to comment! :D
(no subject) - moniklaa on September 11th, 2011 12:11 am (UTC) (Expand)
svgurl: clark/bruce heroessvgurl on September 11th, 2011 02:29 am (UTC)
I'm happy to hear that you liked. I feel the same way. I too ship Clark/Bruce but I will always prefer Clark/Ollie. ;D

Thanks for reading and taking the time to comment!