This Means War
That night Mrs. Kent and I were talking in the kitchen as we cleaned up after dinner. "Lois, you want to meet for lunch tomorrow or would you like me to meet you at The Daily Planet?"
"We can go somewhere for lunch. I have been meaning to call, but I really needed to talk to you face-to-face. I was going to ask you what Clark was up to, but now we can catch-up." I smiled at her and she smiles back. I see how happy she is and I can't help but feel like family.
"So when do you want to get married?" Mrs. K asks.
"I haven't thought about it actually." I tell her truthfully. "I never thought this would happen. I just can't believe Oliver didn't tell me.
"Believe me it's better to be surprised than it is to know. Being surprised lets you be surprised and you don't have to panic and always ask why hasn't he asked me yet."
"That would have been worse, you know me I couldn't hold that in for very long. So when did he tell you." Mrs. K looks at me confused but I can see past that façade. "I know you knew so, when did he tell you about this." I pointed to my ring.
"Okay Lois. He called me a week ago and said he wanted to tell me something. He said he bought you something. I was thinking about all the things he could have gotten you, but I wasn't even expecting it this soon. He told me he bought you a ring and that he was going to ask you to marry him. I think I hurt his hearing for a bit with the scream I let out." She smiles at me. "I was very excited to hear about this. I just wasn't expecting it, like you." The knock on the door surprised both me and Mrs. K. Mrs. K walks over to the door and opens it. "Lana, what can I help you with?" she asks nicely, but I can hear something in her voice that made even me squirm.
"I was wondering if Lois is in." Her voice held hate, but it was sickly sweet.
"Yes, she is." Mrs. K didn't budge.
"Could I talk to her please?" Lana asked.
"I'm not sure that's a good idea." Mrs. K says.
"I'm not going to hurt her." Lana says.
"I know, but I can't promise Lois will be the same." I laugh to myself at how well Mrs. K knows me.
"I'll take my chances." Lana says and I can see her shadow move closer to Mrs. K.
"Clark will never let you get anywhere near her. He loves her; he'd do anything for her. You stand no chance with Clark. I suggest you take some advice and leave my kids alone." Mrs. K's words stung and made me fear her a bit. Reminder: never get on Mrs. K's bad side.
"You use to like me what happened?"
"You took away a lot more than you think, Lana. I don't know if I can ever forgive you for how you treated Clark all these years. He's not a yoyo and this time when he snapped back he snapped back into the right hands and I'm not going to let you snatch it way from him."
"Has he even told her about himself?" Lana's voice was harsh.
I stood from the table and walked to the door. I couldn't take Lana snapping at Mrs. K any longer. "Clark has told me more than he's told you. I know more about Clark than anyone. Nothing will change how I feel about Clark." I feel dizzy and start to fall, but I am caught before I hit the floor. "Clark?" I ask before I fully see him. "What are you doing?" I ask him. He hugs me tight. I'm confused but I hold onto him.
"You didn't see that?" He asks looking me over.
"Clark, stop; see what?" I ask.
"She was about to stab you." His eyes were full of concern and love and I was suddenly shocked and feeling dizzy again. Pick yourself up, your Lois Lane. This means war. I will not let this bimbo get to me or Clark. I will not let her get to me.
"Lois?" I hear Clark say my name and then I feel his thumb brush across my cheek. "Lo are you okay?" He asks concern taking over every emotion on his face.
"Yeah, yeah I'm fine, sorry. I was just thinking." I smile at him and he sets me in a chair. Mrs. K is in front of me as Clark turns and walks to Lana who is holding her arm.
"The next time you come within 100 yards of her you will be wishing it was another broken wrist." Clark towers over Lana as he threatens her. "I don't harm people, but I swear if you hurt her you'll wish you never would have known me."
"This isn't the end." Lana said before she walked away.
I saw Clark's face and knew he was going to go after her. "Clark let her go, besides I think I could use some Clark time.