Title: Living in Smallville
Pairings: Clark/Lex
Rating: G
Word Count: 353
Summary: Lex feels sorry for himself.
Disclaimer: I admit it! I made it up!
Notes: For svmaria's birthday. ♥

Lex stood at the window, staring out at the emptiness. Outside were empty fields, empty cars, empty roads, all complementing his own empty life.

Sometimes he hated living in Smallville.

Two hours earlier, he had been looking out this same window at the same emptiness, when suddenly it wasn’t so empty anymore. He had been staring without looking at one spot, full of nothing but air, and then in an instant, there was Clark Kent.

When Clark entered, unannounced but always welcome, Lex had casually asked how he got there. Clark admitted that he had run, but got annoyed and quiet when Lex noted that Clark had failed to break a sweat. Clark had almost left without asking what he came to ask.

Lex really hated living in Smallville.

Two days later, he was staring out the window once again. He had lost count of how many times he had done so since his Discovery, but he knew it was well into double digits. It was masochism, in a way, because he wasn’t getting any work done and was also wasting his time throwing his own personal pity party.

This time was different, though. Different in that it was the same as that first time. Clark Kent appeared out of thin air. His clothes were disheveled and he looked lost. Lex wanted to be angry with him; in fact, he had already begun to list out reasons he could allegedly be occupied when Clark inevitably entered to ask for a favor. But then Clark did the last thing Lex expected… he looked up. He met Lex’s gaze, as if he had known that Lex was watching the whole time.

Lex blinked, and Clark was gone. He started to reach his hand toward the window, a reflex, when he realized how ridiculous the action was.

“Lex,” came a soft voice from behind him, and he nearly lost his composure.

“Clark,” and there was amazement in his voice that he didn’t try to mask. “How did you…”

“Later,” Clark murmured, and then Lex was being kissed.

Maybe living in Smallville wasn’t so bad after all.


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