Chapter 1: As I Am
The Daily Planet:
Clark Kent was not used to this idea that seemed to have encompassed his whole life. After everything that he and Lois had gone through, they had survived, but now standing there and seeing her again, he asked himself yet again how this was going to work for them.
Lois Lane, of course, had no problem with him working there. In fact, she had encouraged him to ask for the job. Clark still had his doubts, and he was correct to worry because at this very moment, all he could think about were their kisses and how much he had enjoyed them.
But now, with him standing there so tall and handsome, Lois's thoughts were running all over the place thinking about their kisses and how lovely they were, and how much she wanted to kiss him again.
"Now where did he come from?" Cat Grant whispered, just over Lois's shoulder. Cat couldn't help but notice the tall handsome man who appeared quite embarrassed to her eyes who had just joined their pretty depleted staff of writers.
Lois rolled her eyes. "I have no idea," she replied, but out of the corner of her eye, she watched as Perry introduced Clark to the rest of the reporters on his staff.
"Here's your desk, Kent. Now, Lois, make sure he's welcomed properly. Do you understand?" Perry gave her a look, meaning she should behave herself.
"No problem, Chief!" Lois was only too happy to welcome him properly. Her thoughts immediately wandered in all kinds of naughty directions. She watched as he took a seat and got down to work.
"Staff meeting in an hour people!" Perry announced from his doorway then he went back into his office.
Clark pushed his glasses up his nose, but just as he was about to talk to Lois, a strong scent wafted to him causing him to cough, and his eyes to water. It was a bit too strong for his tastes.
"Well, hello there," Cat whispered as she proceeded to invade his personal space.
A tall and quite voluptuous blonde girl was leaning over his desk directly in front of him. Clark rolled his chair back a bit but it wasn't far enough. He cleared his throat and tried not to stare at her cleavage. "Ummm, hello, Ms. …?"
She held out her hand. "Hello to you too. My name is Cat Grant. Welcome to the Planet, Mr. Kent." She leaned in even closer. "May I call you Clark?"
Fuming inside and ready to push Cat out of a window, Lois stood up and crossed her arms.
He shook her hand. "Ummm," he hesitated, but then Lois helped him out.
"Pull in your claws, Cat. Mr. Kent and I have to discuss the upcoming staff meeting." Cat did not move an inch. "Do you mind?" Lois gave her a raised eyebrow that she was not in the mood for her antics.
"Well, well, if I didn't know any better I'd guess that Lois Lane, the ice princess, has already staked her claim on this delicious specimen. I don't blame you, Lois, not at all." Cat looked him up and down, then hopped down from his desk, but she hadn't quite given up yet. She leaned down again and raised his chin. "If you need anything, Clark, just let me know, and I do mean anything."
Lois rolled her eyes, and it took everything in her not to drop-kick her ass into next week.
Clark realized what was happening. "Thanks Cat," he said politely.
"You're very welcome." Smiling, she sashayed over to her desk.
"The nerve," Lois whispered, a bit shocked at her anger and resentment.
"I gather you two are not that … friendly?" Clark tentatively asked.
"Hardly." Lois took several deep breaths and turned back to his knowing smile. Then his smile vanished in an instant. He was staring at her with a manner that caused her heart to race just by the look in his eyes. "We do need to talk about your first staff meeting and what to expect. Perry can be a bit … intimidating."
Clark inwardly smiled at her need to protect him. Smiling, he picked up a notebook and pen. "Of course, where should we meet?"
"There's a small conference room just around the corner. Follow me," she instructed and headed in that direction.
Clark stood up and followed her then his eyes looked their fill. Fascinated, he watched her long red ponytail bounce back and forth in rhythm with each step she took. Then his eyes roamed over her curvy backside then down her long and shapely legs. Not looking where he was going, he suddenly tripped over a small trash can that came out of nowhere. He hit the floor with a thud, and his glasses went flying.
Lois turned at the noise and Clark was on the floor, his glasses nowhere to be found. She quickly found them and helped him put them back on. Now everyone was staring at them and chuckling behind their hands. "Are you Ok?"
"Sorry, I'm a klutz," Clark apologized, and then she helped him to his feet.
She shook her head at him. "Come on, we don't have much time."
They entered the conference room then suddenly the feeling in the room shifted as both of them found it difficult to breathe. Lois had entered the room first. He watched as she walked over to the window. He slowly followed her, but stood far enough away as not to tempt either of them. His voice hoarse, he whispered, "I've missed you." They hadn't seen each other in over a week.
Lois closed her eyes and took a deep breath. "I've missed you too." She paused to gather her composure. "I didn't think it would be this hard."
"Me neither," he whispered, his voice still hoarse.
She turned from the window but then she frowned. "Why are you standing way over there?"
"I don't trust myself when I'm around you Lois."
"Oh, Clark, I feel the same way." Why fight it? She thought. Sighing, she held out her arms, and he was in them in a second. Lois closed her eyes and sighed against his chest enjoying their closeness.
He pulled away, raised her chin, her eyes closed, and then he kissed her sweetly and then his mouth slanted to cover her mouth perfectly with his own. His tongue swirled then they were both excited. Clark's hands roamed over her curves.
Clark stopped suddenly, rested his forehead against hers. "We should stop." They took several deep breaths to secure their breathing.
"I know," she whispered, then she pulled away and couldn't resist saying, "You look really good Smallville, but that shirt and that necktie. Why don't we go shopping after work today? I'll help you pick out a few new suits."
He smiled at that image, but then he frowned. "Smallville?"
She smiled. "Yeah, Smallville, I like that."
He shook his head at her. "But what's wrong with my outfit?"
"Nothing is wrong with it, but I don't think it's … city-worthy."
"City-worthy … that's not even a word."
Lois smiled then she reached up and straightened his glasses. "I do like the glasses."
He pushed them up his nose. "I hope it works."
"It will, and that fall, that was perfect."
He looked sheepish for a minute. "That wasn't planned. I am a klutz."
Lois chuckled. "You're joking right?"
"Well, no, I'm not."
"Oh, Mr. Kent, you sure are full of surprises." She put her arms around his shoulders. "Do you know what I think?"
"What do you think?" He pulled her closer and stared into her eyes.
"I think we'll be Ok. We're adults, we can control ourselves, working side by side every day, and then later …" She hesitated.
"Later …?" He prompted and smiled at her teasing look.
"Ummm, let me put it this way," she whispered then her hands roamed over his strong shoulders to his broad chest then back up to his throat then she pulled his head down and kissed him with everything she felt for him.
He pulled her closer and kissed her back.
Later would not come soon enough.
A/N: You know me guys, my one shots don't usually end this way (no sex), but as I mentioned before, I'm in the middle of a WIP that's eating my brain. After seeing the movie, I knew my Muse would have something to say. She's been particularly vocal since the first trailer came out back in December 2012. Now, tell me what you think. Thanks for reading everyone. Comment?