Lois was in front of the mirror in her bedroom putting on a light lipstick. Tonight was her first date with Clark. She was wearing a fitted red dress, cut above the knee, which let pretty clear the killer body she had. Clark was a lucky man.
The door of the apartment opened. “Lois?” Chloe called, surprise in her eyes. Her cousin turned to look at her. “You have a date?”
Lois gasped. She and Clark agreed on enjoying their new relationship before breaking the news to their family and friends. “I… I do.”
Chloe smiled. “Who’s the prince charming?”
“He’s tall, handsome, and very mysterious. Sorry, cuz, no more information for now,” Lois said, winking at her.
Chloe frowned. “He’s not picking you up here?”
“Uh… No. You know the protocol, two cars at the beginning of the night, no drama at end of it,” Lois lied.
Her cousin nodded uncertain. Lois’s super hearing then picked Clark’s voice calling her. “Uh, Chlo, I gotta go. Bye.” She kissed the blonde’s cheek.
“Bye. Have fun!”
“Thanks!” Lois hurried out of the door. She stopped when she spot Clark outside the Talon. “What are you doing here? I thought we’d meet at your barn and then go to our date.”
He stood there gazing at her, mesmerized by the way her hair fell over one shoulder and her eyes sparkled.
Lois frowned. “Smallville? Anything wrong?”
“You… You look beautiful,” he said, not taking his eyes off her.
She blushed. “You look great, too.” Clark was wearing a dark blue jacket with a long sleeved grey shirt beneath it and a pair of jeans. He smiled at her. “So, where are we going?”
“Well, I assumed you wouldn’t wanna go to a fancy restaurant.”
“You guessed right, Mr. Kent.”
“And I really don’t think diner is the place for a first date...”
He took something out of his pocket. “So I bought us tickets to a carnival in Illinois.”
Lois looked surprised. “Oh.”
“You didn’t like it?” Clark asked, disappointment in his voice.
“No, it’s not that. I loved it. We’re not having this date to get to know each other, we just wanna have fun together. It’s perfect. It’s just…”
Clark knitted his eyebrows. “What?”
Lois gave a shy laugh. “I dressed imagining we’d go to a place to eat.” She took a breath. “No problem. I’ll just go upstairs and change clothes. I’ll be quick, I promise.”
Before she could leave, Clark grabbed her arm. “Don’t change, I like what you’re wearing.”
“Clark, I can’t run in heels and dress.”
“I can take you there,” he smiled, shyly.
Lois raised an eyebrow at him. “Seriously?”
He put his hands on his pocket and raised his shoulders. “If you don’t mind.”
Lois pondered it, and then nodded. “Fine. I’m not in the mood to change my dress, anyway.”
His lips opened in a big smile. When he was about to take her in his arms, he caught sight of her face, close to his. Without thinking, he kissed her. She was quick to respond to it. He bent his head and brushed her lips with his own as his tongue worked its way inside her mouth. After a few seconds, he broke the kiss reluctantly.
Regaining the control, Lois looked at Clark, who was expecting for her reaction, with a serene expression. “If anyone saw us, you’re dead.”
Clark chuckled. “Don’t worry. Chloe’s working on her computer and we’re alone out here.” He then took her in his arms and superspeeded them to their date.
Clark and Lois arrived at the carnival in a matter of seconds. “Funny, it’s the first time you ever carried me, isn’t it?”
Her remark surprised him. “Yeah, I think it is. Our first time, then.”
“Looking forward to my turn,” she smirked.
Clark rolled his eyes. “Where do you want to go first?”
“How about the ferris wheel?” Lois said, pointing to it.
He smiled. “Sounds great to me.”
They reached the line, and after waiting a few minutes they got in. They took their seats and then the wheel started to rotate. Stuck in that tiny space and with uncertainty if they could touch each other arose an awkward silence between them.
The wheel stopped, their seats at the top. Lois looked at Clark, who was looking everywhere but her. She then looked at the sky. “It feels so good up here.”
Clark finally looked at her.
She looked back at him. “I can’t wait to start to fly. To feel it every day,” she said, smiling.
“I wish I could teach you.”
“I don’t get it. Why it’s so difficult for you to fly, while someone like Raya, who just got her powers, already did?”
“I really don’t know,” he gave her a tight-lipped smile. “It’s funny, actually. Years ago, when I had no idea I could someday have this power, I had fear of heights. I was afraid that somehow, having all those powers growing inside of me, I’d fall from the skies and realize I wasn’t as invincible as I thought.”
The wheel started to move again.
“And now you know you’re much more than that. You overthink too much, Smallville.”
Clark laughed. “Says the woman who ran from me every time I wanted to talk about us.”
Lois shot him a look. “I’m allowed to have doubts.” Her face then softened. “Friends to lovers isn’t an easy transition.”
He nodded. “I agree. But this, us, is something worth fighting for,” he grinned at her.
She smiled briefly at him before looking back at the sky. “I know.”
After a couple more of rides, they left the toy. Clark spotted a cotton candy machine. “Do you want some cotton candy?”
“I’ll be right back.”
As Clark left, Lois checked on her cell phone. There was a message from Oliver.
“I have a job for you. Talk to you tomorrow.”
Lois was excited to do it, to finally make a difference with her powers. But she was also feeling guilty for hiding it from Clark. She hated Oliver’s stubbornness, but she’d respect his decision.
“Here,” Clark arrived with the cotton candy, the smile on his lips as big as his heart. Loveable as he was.
Lois put the cell phone back in her purse and then grabbed the cotton candy. She used her free hand to hold his, surprising him. They walked around the park hand in hand as she ate her candy.
“That one,” Lois said, pointing to a high striker. “I think I’ll test my strength.”
Clark raised an eyebrow at her. “Don’t you think it’s a bit of unfair?”
“Relax, I’ll just use ten percent of my strength,” she winked at him.
Clark looked around trying to find something else for them to do. He smiled when he found it. “I have a better idea.” He grabbed her arm and led her there.
“A photo booth?” Lois sounded surprised.
“Yeah. The best way to keep memories of our first date.”
“Hmm. That’s actually a good idea.”
They entered the phone booth and took their seats. Their first picture had them hugging and smiling as they looked at the camera. In the second one, they decided to take a picture as they gave each other a peck on the lips. The next one had them sticking out their tongues, while they made silly faces. And, finally, in the forth photo, they messed each other’s hair and laughed happily.
They left the booth and grabbed the photos, looking at it fondly. “We look good together,” Lois said, smiling at him.
He looked at her and smiled back. “Yeah, we do.”
They kept walking until they found another booth to play at. They found a target shooting one. Lois grinned instantly.
She took a shotgun and positioned herself. She hit the first target right away. “Should I tell them I’m a pro?” She whispered to Clark.
“Just show them how it’s done,” he winked at her.
Lois soon hit all the targets, not missing even one. “Which one do you want?” The owner of the booth asked, pointing to the prizes, clearly impressed by Lois’s ability.
“The white dog teddy bear,” Lois said.
The man frowned. He expected her to pick one of the bigger teddy bears, not such a common one. He handed it to her.
“For you,” Lois offered the toy to Clark.
He knitted his eyebrows. “What?”
“This is Krypto. We made a deal that your next dog would be named that and now I’m honoring it.”
Clark took it. “You remember that?” He asked, astonished.
“Those powers gave me an incredible memory. I remember now things like giving my little sister milk and bread because I had burnt the eggs. And the time I pulled a boy’s hair because he kept bugging the kids in the school.”
Clark gave her a warm smile. “Thank you.”
She nodded, a little unsettled by the way he was looking at her.
Their next stop was at the ring toss game.
“C’mon, Smallville. It’s your turn to play.”
“Lois, I don’t think it’s –“
“Shh, I don’t wanna hear it.” She dragged him in front of the booth. “Now play. And I want a victory, handsome.” She patted him on the back.
Clark sighed. He really didn’t feel comfortable competing against people he could easily defeat. It was the happiness on her face, however, that convinced him to do it. It was all he wanted for this day. What was it in her that made him feel so free?
One by one, the rings he threw landed on the neck of the bottle. He received a peck on his cheek from Lois for the victory.
He surprised Lois when he picked a big teddy bear as his prize. “Uh, Clark, this is a little too much for me,” she told him.
Clark had a cocky smile on his lips. “Who said this is for you?”
Lois tilted her head, confused. Clark turned to the other side and got down on one knee. “Here, for you,” he offered the teddy bear to a little girl who was watching him throwing the rings the entire time.
The girl looked at him motionless, shy. He nodded at her to take the toy. The little girl grabbed the teddy bear, thanked Clark, and ran to show it to her parents who were at the neighbor booth.
Lois had watched the scene amazed and with a proud smile on her face.
“That is a great hotdog,” Lois spoke as she started to eat her food. They were sitting on a table near the hotdog truck.
Clark watched her, captivated. Lois caught him on it. She looked pensive. “Do you think we’d be here, together, if I hadn’t change?” Lois asked.
Clark frowned. “Why do you ask?”
“Well, I changed. At least physically. From an acquaintance to your perfect mate change anyone’s perceptions.”
“Do you think we’d be together if you hadn’t change?” Clark retorted.
“Touché.” She took a breath. “I’m not trying to run from this, okay? I just want to understand where the old Lois would fit in here. Like, if you and old me started to date what would stop you from breaking up with her the same way you did with Lana? What the new me offers you that they don’t?”
He was taken aback by her question. “I… Uh…” He was having difficulty to find the right words. He then took a deep breath. “When I broke up with Lana, I was so confused. The most recent events, including my father’s death, made me believe there wasn’t a future for me and her. Or with any other woman, for that matter. But I knew deep down I couldn’t live thinking like that forever.”
“Lois, I didn’t start to see you differently because you’re kryptonian now. You hadn’t changed, you’re still the same joyful and brave woman, even after everything that happened to you.” Clark touched her hair. “What really changed is that you let me in. I let you in. We got closer, we discovered feelings that had always been there. If you were you old you, it’d probably take some time to reach all those things, but I like to believe we’d still have this, no matter what.”
Lois smiled shyly. “I like to believe that, too.”
“Alright, lovebirds,” the band in the background spoke into the microphone. “I want to see the boys take their girls to dance for our next song.”
Clark beamed and looked at Lois. He tilted his head, suggesting going there. Lois shook her head, although amused. Refusing to take no for an answer, Clark stood up and extended his hand. She sighed and took his hand. They joined the other couples dancing.
Clark placed his arms around Lois’s waist as she put her arms around his neck. Their feet moved together at a slow pace. They gazed lovingly into each other’s eyes with a small smile on their lips.
Involved by the song, they kissed. In this romantic and passionate kiss, the outside world and its sounds didn’t matter. Their warm lips, wet tongues, the sounds coming out of their mouths, it was what they cared about in that moment.
They pulled away a couple of minutes later. They kept dancing and grinning endlessly.
Clark and Lois arrived late in the night at the Talon. “I had fun tonight,” Lois told him.
They kept looking at each other, not sure of what to do next. Lois then reached her purse and took something out of it. “I think you should take our pictures with you. Chloe and I pretty much share the closet, so she’d easily find it.”
Clark looked at pictures. “I’ll take it with me if you take Krypto with you. You know, my mother might find odd I brought a teddy bear home.”
“Okay.” They traded it. “Uh, I think I should get in.”
Clark nodded reluctantly. “Yeah.”
They took awhile to break their gaze. “Well, good night,” Lois said.
“Night. See you tomorrow,” Clark flashed a megawatt smile at her.
“See you,” she smiled back.
Clark watched as Lois entered the Talon and closed the door. He started to leave, still smiling to himself. He definitely felt he was a lucky man.