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Title: 10 Smallville Nostalgia Challenge Drabbles
Author: danceswithgary
Pairings: (Clark Kent/Lex Luthor)
Rating: G to PG-13
Warnings: None
Spoilers: None
Word Count: 10 x 100
Archive: Fine, just let me know
Summary: Drabbles requested based on prompts for the Smallville Nostalgia Challenge hosted by [livejournal.com profile] scribblinlenore.



For [livejournal.com profile] me_ya_ri
Prompt: Spring flowers or can't rain all the time or angry kisses (I covered all three)

On Mother's Day

Each year, Clark personally collects every flower in the two bouquets: orchids plucked from deep in a rain forest, pale-pink teacup roses from Lex's greenhouse matched with deep-purple tulips from Amsterdam, cherry blossoms from a northern farm, and magnolias from the south. He arranges them with some daffodils that grow wild in a once-beloved garden, and Lex watches silently, handing Clark ribbons with a whisper-soft kiss.

Their bright offerings complete, Clark tucks them into Lex's arms to fly to their destinations. At each stop, they pause for a few minutes absorbing their bittersweet homage; petals to soften carved marble lines.


The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow

"Get in here, Clark. Don't worry about the rug. You look like you could use a hot shower."

"If I didn't have mud stuck in places that should have been safely covered by this stupid uniform, I'd say 'no more water, Lex' and just crawl into bed to sleep for a week."

"Let's get this filthy thing off you. God, what is that smell?"

"You really, really don't want to know. I hate rain. I mean, I hate what happens whenever it rains too much because I remember a few droughts…."

"Come here. You lean, I'll scrub."

"I love you."


Green Is Not My Favorite Color

"Damn it, Luthor! This has to stop!"

"The Big Blue Boy Scout using profanity? How far the mighty have fallen."

Lex's smirk barely lasted past the disappearance of the cage holding a bedraggled Lois Lane. With a shrug, he began to leave, but then ended up pinned against the nearest wall by a furious alien. His protest was smothered by a fierce, possessive kiss that lasted long enough to leave him gasping for breath and weak in the knees.

"I'm tired of these ridiculous displays of jealousy, Lex. No more."

The smirk returned. "I'll stop when she stops touching you."



For [livejournal.com profile] eternal_moonie
Prompt: Lex saves Clark from massive Green Kryptonite exposure.

Strategies, Inc.

Lex had prepared for every contingency he could because he'd known the necessity was inevitable. As diligent as he'd been collecting every piece of kryptonite, there was always one more to be found by the wrong people.

Piece seemed a misnomer in the latest incident. The two hundred pound 'piece' that Villain #456 (Lex stopped caring about their stupid names after #87) used to pin Superman down qualified as a boulder in Lex's opinion. Classifications aside, LexCorp took care of the kryptonite, villain, and nearly moribund superhero in one efficient fell swoop.

Kisses were key line items in every plan.



For [livejournal.com profile] goddess47
Prompt: Clark/Lex - Anniversary (doesn't have to be a happy event that's being remembered)

Planned Obsolescence

The anniversary of Lex's wedding to Lana is a sore subject in the Kent-Luthor household, although it takes Lex a few years to catch on. The date has no significance to Lex; he'd effectively managed to wipe it from his memory as non-significant so naturally he never mentions that fact to Clark. As a result, it takes Lex three yearly trips - to exotic locales as far away as possible from Kansas - to understand the reason why he's had to drop everything for a 'spur-of-the-moment' vacation that isn't as spontaneous as Clark claims.

Now Lex just cancels everything with a smile.



For [livejournal.com profile] jlvsclrk
Prompt: Lex treats Clark to sushi

Too Close for Comfort

Lex looked across the table at Clark, who seemed to be hiding behind his menu. "Would you like me to order for you?"

Clark declined and kept reading until the waitress arrived, but Lex caught a definite flinch when he ordered nigiri with various nori he thought Clark might try. Worry kicked in when the menu lowered and he could finally see Clark's face.

"Uh, tako is octopus, right?"

Lex nodded, wondering if hidden kryptonite was turning Clark green. Clark's glance downward was the final clue.

It was Lex's turn to wince. "I think I'd prefer Italian. How about you?"



For [livejournal.com profile] ctbn60
Prompt: Any drabble that would go with my Goodnight Clex artwork. Or my Would you do anything artwork? Or even the shower one. Whichever works into a drabble for you. :D I picked the Goodnight Clex.

Bedtime, Interrupted

"I believe you're in the wrong room, Ms. Hollister."

The silken menace in Lex's voice sent a shiver down Clark's spine. He'd seen corporate giants blanch when Lex turned that gimlet gaze on them. Melanie was no exception. Blushing, she stammered, "Uh, so-sorry, M-Mr. Luthor," and stumbled backward out of the room. Clark almost felt sorry for her, but he was tired of her persistence after he'd said he wasn't interested.

After the door snicked shut, Clark apologized. "Sorry. I didn't think she'd follow me."

Sliding a proprietary hand through Clark's curls, Lex smiled. "I think she's learned her lesson."



For [livejournal.com profile] cinderella81
Prompt: Clark and Lex ... bathtime :)

Bath Wars

"Clark? Where are you? I'm sorry I'm a little late and there you are and how did you manage to get so wet?"

"Your daughter kicks like an Olympic swimmer. There's water everywhere but in the tub."

"So I see. Think you used enough bubble bath? There's still some left in the bottle."

"No sarcasm allowed, Lex, unless you were here for the flood."

"Where's our sweetheart now? Down the drain?"

"As tempting as that was, she's in her crib playing while I clean up the mess."

"And you call yourself Superman."

"You have her tomorrow."

"I take it back."



For [livejournal.com profile] tasabian
Prompt: Lex is trying to work and Clark wants attention!

Re: The Department of Silly Walks

Lex had turned his back to the window, but he could still see an occasional flutter of red out of the corner of his eye. Hunching that shoulder, he looked back at his large-screen monitor to see a reflection of flashy high kicks and jazz hands go floating by.

Twice.

He tried tilting the monitor, still catching flashes as he grumbled, but still caught the goose-stepping pass when he attempted to return to his spreadsheet.

"Okay, you win."

Lex closed everything and swiveled to face the window. Clark halted his butterfly mid-stroke with an eager grin.

"We'll go to lunch."



For [livejournal.com profile] sg1danny
Prompt: You always hurt the one you love the most.

Till The Petals Fall

"I hoped I'd find you here. It's a little difficult to apologize when your boyfriend runs faster than any of your cars."

"I guess."

"Clark, I…."

"You didn't have any trouble finding the words before, Lex. What were they? 'Thoughtless, arrogant'…."

"Completely unreasonable and unfair. My reaction, not you. I shouldn't have taken my frustration at the situation out on you. Can you forgive me?"

"What if you were right and I'm everything you said?"

"Clark, I'm used to people who're out for themselves, who don't care about anyone else. You're not like them. Forgive me?"

"Come watch the sunset."

****

Standard Disclaimer: I do not own any of the characters herein. The characters of Lex Luthor and Clark Kent as well as any supporting characters are the property of their creators and DC Comics. Gough/Millar Inc and the WB Network TV own Smallville. Any deviation (or deviant behavior) from the originals, however, is mine.

Feedback is both welcome and appreciated.



Date: 2011-05-12 03:05 am (UTC)
me_ya_ri: Lex gazing up at Clark with green rose between them (SV Hidden Things)
From: [personal profile] me_ya_ri
Awwwwww, these were wonderful! I adore mine, sad little drabble that it is. The others are wonderful. I really loved The Department of Silly Walks which had me literally LOL-ing.

Thanks so much Val!

Date: 2011-05-12 03:41 am (UTC)
lastscorpion: (Default)
From: [personal profile] lastscorpion
These are just super! My favorite was the Silly Walks one.

Date: 2011-05-12 09:36 am (UTC)
birggitt: Manip by danceswithgary, Lex is about to take Clark's face in his hands (SV- Clex)
From: [personal profile] birggitt
Ah, all of them! All of them are wonderful!
And we have one for every need: bittersweet, and happy and even silly!Clark trying to get Lex's attention! *laughs*
Bit I think my favorite is Planned Obsolescence, because, awwww... Clark is trying to cheer-up Lex, and Lex is completely oblivious to the fact *g*

*sigh* Your Clex is always beautiful.

Date: 2011-05-12 07:21 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] scribblinlenore
Oh, these are all delightful! It took me back to the good, old days of the [profile] wednesday100. Yay! Smallville drabbles are the best drabbles of all. Thanks so much for participating in the challenge!

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