November 7, 2010

Inconceivable Love Chapter (5/5)

Banner By: Doomedxdream

Chapter 5
‘Becoming A Family’

“If I can have everyone’s attention please.”

The clinking of metal against glass had everyone’s eyes turning toward the front of the elaborately decorated ballroom. Clark stood encased in an dark charcoalm Armani tux, champagne glass in hand, grin on his face.

“I was a little nervous when Lex picked me to be his best man, not because there’s anyone better for the job,” Clark sent a smirk Lex’s way as the guests in front of them laughed, “but because I’m not exactly the greatest public speaker in the world, as some people can attest to.”

He glanced at Chloe and she grinned. He swallowed and look back toward Lex and Lana as he continued giving his best man toast.

“I’ve known Lex since I was fourteen years old. He’s one of my best friends and over the years though we’ve had our differences, we’ve been through a lot together. He was always there when I needed a shove in the right direction, or confidence I couldn’t quite grasp. He opened my eyes to his world and I did the same with mine. I don’t think anyone else has ever seen Lex Luthor chuck bales of hay before.”

Their guests chuckled again and Lex shook his head in good humor as he held Lana’s hand in his. Clark’s face softened as he continued.

“Lex has become a man that I’m proud to call a friend and I wish him and Lana nothing but happiness in their life together. No two people deserve it more. To Lex and Lana, congratulations!”

Everyone raised their glasses and clapped before taking a sip of their drinks. When he sat down Lex shook his hand and Chloe watched as he leaned in, speaking softly to Clark. She smiled. The whole place was full of smiling faces.

Lana looked gorgeous. Her dress was simple. White strapless silk with one small strip of studded diamonds across the top of the dress and yet the way it was made to fit her body made her look flawless, almost ethereal.

She sat next to Lana who was Next to Lex and then Clark and Evan at the other end of the long rectangular table. Everyone else sat at round tables in front of them. The ceremony had been a tearful one. They’d written their own vows and Lex had even recited his favorite poem to Lana.

Lana glanced at Chloe and nudged her slightly, knocking the blonde from her thoughts. She smiled and nodded as she stood. Clark’s eyes followed her movements. She was wearing a long lavender dress that hugged all her curves.

Her hair was down and slightly curled. Her make-up was minimal and Clark could smell her perfume from where he sat. It was a mixture of jasmine and something sweet that he couldn’t place, but it smelled delicious. Evan tugged on his sleeve pulling Clark from his thoughts.

He turned his head toward the six-year-old and raised an eyebrow.

“Mommy looks so pretty!”

Clark grinned.

“She sure does buddy.”

Chloe took that moment to glance at her two favorite men before speaking.

“Hey everyone…so you’d think with being a writer I wouldn’t be so tapped for words, but apparently it’s easier to write then it is to speak.”

They chuckled and she turned to Lana, a soft smile on her face.

“I’ve known Lana since I moved to Smallville when I was thirteen, though we technically didn’t become friends until the end of Freshmen year in high school. I’ve watched her grow into an amazing, caring, sophisticated and brilliant young woman. We’ve been through many firsts together and though we’ve had our issues--”

“Death by ax and homicidal metahuman boyfriends…”

Everyone laughed at Lana’s insert including Chloe as she continued.

“Suffice it to say crazier things than most, but we made it out on the other end in one piece and with a friendship that I know can survive anything. With that in mind I’d like to quote something from Lana’s favorite book in high school, Captain Corelli’s Mandolin”

She glanced at the brunette in front of her who raised an eyebrow as she unfolded the piece of paper in her hand. She cleared her throat and spoke softly, but surely.

"Love is a temporary madness. It erupts like an earthquake and then subsides. And when it subsides you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots have become so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is. Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the promulgation of promises of eternal passion. That is just being "in love" which any of us can convince ourselves we are. Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away, and this is both an art and a fortunate accident. Your mother and I had it, we had roots that grew towards each other underground, and when all the pretty blossom had fallen from our branches we found that we were one tree and not two."

Chloe looked up at Lex and Lana who had tears in her eyes and reached down taking her hand.

“You’re my best friend Lana and I’ve never seen anyone look at you the way Lex does. You’re truly lucky. What the two of you have here…are roots that nothing can break. Never forget that your love for each other surpasses that of passion. It’s what’s left behind when everything else fades.”

By the end of her speech there wasn’t a dry eye in the house. Lana stood and embraced Chloe, a loud applause surrounding them before music was once again being played in the background. They pulled apart and Lana gave her a teary eyed smile.

“Thanks Chlo…”


Lex placed his hand on Lana’s back before shifting and placing a kiss on Chloe’s cheek.

“Well put Miss Sullivan, well put. Now if you don’t mind I believe my wife owes me a dance.”

Chloe nodded as Lex guided his bride to the dance floor before she moved over and took the seat next to Clark that Lex had just vacated. He glanced at her and smiled.

“Heya stranger.”

“Hey yourself.”

He lifted her hand to his lips placing a chaste kiss there as Evan popped his head between them.

“Can I go dance?”

Chloe looked at their son dressed in his gray tux and grinned.

“Sure honey just stay where we can see you got it?”

He nodded and ran off toward Lex and Lana. Chloe rolled her eyes as he practically jumped between them causing Lex to let out a light chuckle. Clark sighed as he watched their son dancing with family and friends and warmth filled his chest.

Their son. He and Chloe had a son. Sure things have been kind of stressful for the past three months, but they were finally in a good place. Evan had finished out the year a little over a month ago and finally found a school in Metropolis that seemed to meet the six-year-olds strict criteria.

He’d be starting there come September and they’d finally be moving into their apartment in Metropolis in July. Both Clark’s parents and the Gilbert's agreed to visit and Evan was pacified by the fact that as soon as Lex and Lana came back from their honeymoon they’d be joining them in metropolis.

Lex’s people had finished installing the a place for all of Clark’s Superman related things less than two weeks ago and Perry was looking forward to having his two favorite reporters back in the news room. Everything wasn’t perfect, but it would do for now.

They still had some kinks in the chain, but Clark knew that would always be the case. They were a family now and all families had their problems. The key was not to let them bog you down. To be there whenever you could and to always talk out any problems no matter how big or small.

Chloe skimmed a hand against Clark’s arm and he turned toward her a questioning look on his face. Concern filled her eyes as she spoke.

“Is everything okay?”

He nodded.

“Yeah, everything’s great. I was just thinking.”


“Us…Evan, Lex and Lana. How we all ended up and how it’s nothing like I thought it would be.”

She swallowed hard and tried not to let her insecurities slip through as she spoke.


He shook his head fiercely before moving in and capturing her lips in a gently kiss. He pulled back slightly before leaning his forehead against hers.

“Never. Just trying to figure out how I got so lucky.”

She shrugged and squeezed his hand.

“You trusted me.”

He nodded.

“Thank god for that.”

She laughed and shook her head before turning back to watch Lex and Lana dance with Evan. He smiled, his eyes never leaving the woman next to him. Clark leaned back in his seat and fingered the small velvet box in his pocket.

Tonight was the night. He’d been with Chloe for over four years now. He loved her more than he thought was ever possible. They had a son together and tonight when everyone went home he’d propose because like Chloe said earlier in her speech.

Love is a temporary madness. It erupts like an earthquake and then subsides. And when it subsides you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether or not your roots have become so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part.

He’d decided long ago that they had roots that would always keep their lives entwined. Chloe was his best friend, his lover, his heart. When the dust settled, if the passion burnt out like a flame, and the wonder dimmed, they’d always have love to fall back on.

Chloe made him a better man, pushed him to become the hero that the world needed. What he and Chloe felt for each other was more than something he could explain, or describe. What they had…it was inconceivable love.

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