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Clex ficlet for lapetite_kiki: The Valentine Barn [Feb. 14th, 2010|05:36 pm]
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(Quick Michael note: His movie is back to being called "Father of Invention" & screens tomorrow at 5pm at the Berlin Film Festival. There's a press conference tomorrow at 1pm. Will Michael go?)

lapetite_kiki made my beautiful icon, which in turn, inspired this Clex ficlet. Hope you like it, Kiki!




They could go anywhere in the world for Valentine's Day. But there's only one place Lex wants to be.

"Why do we celebrate every Valentine's Day in my barn?"

Clark knows the answer. He just likes to hear Lex say it.

Lex has Clark's high school football in his lap and one hand on Clark's thigh. Clark is wearing his oldest jeans, Lex's favourites. Lex says:

"Do you remember all the times I would visit you here?"

Clark says:

"I remember your excuses for coming. You were very creative."

Lex grins:

"You’d always act surprised to see me. You'd look up from your book: "Lex!"

"And really I’d heard your car coming from miles away," says Clark. "Even before my super-hearing kicked in, I could always somehow tell when you were coming over."

"So you just pretended to be surprised?"

"I always tried to grab the right book to impress you!" says Clark. "Those casual poses were not casual at all."

"I wanted you so much," says Lex. "All of you. The innocence, the mystery, the power I knew was lurking somewhere under the white t-shirts."

Clark throws an arm around Lex's shoulders and tugs him closer. The football bounces across the floor and Lex lands in his lap with a grunt. Clark says:

"I always wanted to do that back then, just grab you, rumple you a little."

"I would have loved that," says Lex, softly.

"But you had so much dignity," says Clark. He laughs. "I used to think about sneaking into the mansion at night, watching you sleep. I was so curious about what Lex Luthor would wear to bed…"

"Remember when I slept here, that time Lucas threw me out?" says Lex. It's a rhetorical question. He knows Clark will never forget.

"Yeah, and Mom presented you with a pair of my pyjamas and you just looked… completely bewildered by them."

"They were too big!" says Lex. "And plaid."

"You looked so-" Clark pauses, a blush rising to his cheeks. After all these years, Lex still has this power over him. "I liked seeing you in my clothes."

Lex kisses him, the signal that it is time for the reminiscing to stop. The past is a dangerous territory for them. There are minefields there, stories that don't end with pyjamas and hot chocolate.

One quick breeze later, Lex is on his back with Clark on top of him. There are hands busy under clothes and Lex is smiling. Clark bends to kiss him, then whispers in his ear:

"But why here, Lex? Why every year?"

Lex reaches up to stroke his hair.

"To bring us full circle, Clark. To finish what we started."
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[User Picture]From: cinderella81
2010-02-14 10:57 pm (UTC)
Awwwwwwwwwwww!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That was so sweet and schmoopy and I heart it so!!!!!
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2010-02-14 11:09 pm (UTC)
Thank you! Happy V-day!
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[User Picture]From: complicat
2010-02-14 11:07 pm (UTC)
Aww! Such cute boys!

I'm hoping Michael's lack of tweets is because he's on a plane to Berlin. Either that or at the Olympics with Tom (on Valentine's Day, aww).
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2010-02-14 11:12 pm (UTC)
Where is he? This is our longest Tweet-drought ever. I almost want to poke him with a "Happy Valentine's Day!" tweet but feel shy about it.

Would love if Michael pops up at the Olympics, sitting next to Tom for the hockey games. Tom looks so cute in his jeans and flat cap.

If he's in Berlin, "Shutter Island" premiered last night - maybe he'll tweet a review for us?
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[User Picture]From: dawnybee
2010-02-14 11:35 pm (UTC)
It's beautiful and wonderful! I love it.

Lex kisses him, the signal that it is time for the reminiscing to stop. The past is a dangerous territory for them. There are minefields there, stories that don't end with pyjamas and hot chocolate.

I love all of it, but I really love this part because it's true--Clark and Lex will always have those dark spots in their relationship; it's always there with them, but their love transcends it.
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2010-02-14 11:41 pm (UTC)
Thank you!

Clark and Lex will always have those dark spots in their relationship; it's always there with them, but their love transcends it.
That's definitely how I see it. They have this long, shared history that has taken them through some disturbing places - but they've come through it, and found their way back to each other.

(Will be interested to read your review of Warrior.)
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[User Picture]From: rosy5000
2010-02-14 11:45 pm (UTC)
Awwww!!!! Not much else to say about this but... sooooooo cute and adorable!!!!! *melts a little* ♥
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2010-02-14 11:53 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
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[User Picture]From: ctbn60
2010-02-15 02:14 am (UTC)
Aw how adorable and romantic!

Loved it.
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2010-02-15 04:16 am (UTC)
Thank you! Happy V-day!
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[User Picture]From: lapetite_kiki
2010-02-15 03:20 am (UTC)
Cute ficlet!
It’s always fascinating to see how my art can be interpreted, I’m glad that it inspired you for this ficlet!
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2010-02-15 04:17 am (UTC)
Your art is always inspirational. You made it as a Christmas picture - but it made me think about Clark and Lex celebrating other special days in the barn!
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[User Picture]From: twilighthdfan
2010-02-15 04:14 am (UTC)
Aw, loved it. A nice sweet ficlet.

"I liked seeing you in my clothes."
Ooh, yeah. Lex in Clark's clothing. So hot *sigh*
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2010-02-15 04:17 am (UTC)
Thank you!

Lex in Clark's clothing. So hot
Pants hanging low....shirt hanging off his shoulder!
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[User Picture]From: christina_kat
2010-02-15 11:33 am (UTC)
Aww that was sooo adorable ;) Loved it very much!
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2010-02-15 05:30 pm (UTC)
Thanks, love!
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[User Picture]From: earthseed_fic
2010-02-15 01:50 pm (UTC)
AWWWW!! What a great Valentine's treat. This was so so sweet.
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2010-02-15 05:30 pm (UTC)
Aw, thanks very much!
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[User Picture]From: idunnoit
2010-02-15 08:28 pm (UTC)
Awww, nice. :)
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2010-02-15 09:08 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Love the snuggly icon!
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[User Picture]From: danceswithgary
2010-02-16 01:18 am (UTC)
Awwwww.... *snuggles fic*
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2010-02-16 04:36 am (UTC)
Thank you!
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[User Picture]From: cheerful_earl
2010-02-16 04:25 am (UTC)
Aaaaaaaw. That was *so* adorable. I loved it!
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2010-02-16 04:36 am (UTC)
Thank you! A little "schmoop" for Valentine's day!
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[User Picture]From: jakrar
2010-02-16 09:06 am (UTC)
This is perfectly adorable -- and, like Clark, I love the image of Lex in Clark's clothes. *happy sigh*
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2010-02-18 12:25 am (UTC)
Lex wrapped up in a Clark-shirt is an intoxicatingly sexy image!
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[User Picture]From: xam_rose
2010-07-04 03:17 pm (UTC)
Nice ficlet, as sweet as Kiki's manip. Thanks for sharing!
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2010-07-04 06:17 pm (UTC)
Thanks very much! Beautiful icon!
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[User Picture]From: bonnysprite
2011-05-15 06:36 am (UTC)
Great line to end with. I don't do short fluffs, but you do them so well and I'm so full of nerves waiting to see the finale later on tonight, that this is exactly what I need to fill the night. Thank you!
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2011-05-15 09:24 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Hope you enjoy the finale.
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