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15 January 2004 @ 12:03 am
Yo, my Clark's back. Kindof...ish?  

Clark’s pressed against the wall, holding his breath. He watches Lionel as he comes closer, watches him moving against the grey swells of the sky, barking orders into his cell phone. It’s an easy thing to reach out, to pull him into the alley – just pick him right off the street so fast no one notices. He covers Lionel’s mouth, doesn’t say a word.

They both know why Clark’s doing this. They both remember what Lex looked like, just after. The way Lex’s feet twitched, his whole body still arching up, tensed. How his head kept shaking back and forth – Clark remembers watching Lex’s chin jerking from side to side, as much as the restraints would allow. Lionel’s eyes widen, and Clark smiles.

Bones squeeze underneath Clark’s fingers, breaking, popping, snapping like cornstalks. The skin doesn’t stand up so well either; it tears, bleeding slippery and red over his hands. When he throws Lionel against the wall, the way Lionel’s body snaps outward with the shock of the impact makes Clark feel better, makes the hard smile cut wider across his face. Lionel’s head thuds back hard, teeth clacking shut loudly and when he looks up, his expression twists. He’s afraid.

Clark reaches down, lifts Lionel by the throat and tightens his hand, slowly, inexorably. Inch by inch until Lionel’s chuffing in air through his teeth, scrabbling at Clark’s grip and his eyes cloud over and Clark can feel him dying, slowly, and it’s so *easy* and…

Lionel walks out of his reach. Clark stays still, just like always. He lets out a slow breath, closing his eyes. The air bites at his clothes, and he steps out on to the street, watching as Lionel turns the corner, stride precise and sharp. Clark closes his empty hands, turns around, and goes home. His mother asks him how his day was, and he tells her the truth; he tells her it was just like every other day.
Current Mood: creativecreative
Current Music: Ryan Adams - Cry On Demand
Adoable Frunklyra_sena on January 15th, 2004 05:07 am (UTC)
you know, I can request a few more of these...the episode was just *full* of fic potential. *W*

pure FORESHADOWING: big pimpin'nifra_idril on January 21st, 2004 09:22 pm (UTC)
You have a hot icon, yo. (Also, you can request whatever you'd like, sweetie. It's just a matter of making me cooperate. *laughs*)
edie: MR just a little obsessionedie22 on January 15th, 2004 05:10 am (UTC)
this is awesome. I totally love it. So damn perfect.
pure FORESHADOWING: broken supermannifra_idril on January 21st, 2004 09:18 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much, hon!
celli on January 15th, 2004 05:34 am (UTC)

*curls into ball*
pure FORESHADOWING: Bobcatitude!nifra_idril on January 21st, 2004 09:19 pm (UTC)
Aww! No! *pets ball!Celli* Uncurl! Uncurl! I'll stop hurting you!
celli on January 22nd, 2004 07:41 am (UTC)
No! YOu always say that and then you break me into little pieces again!

*curls tighter*
sageness on January 15th, 2004 05:57 am (UTC)
Simply gorgeous.

Also, it fits in beautifully for why Superman & Batman will connect so well as adults.
pure FORESHADOWING: dance in the curvenifra_idril on January 21st, 2004 09:21 pm (UTC)
See, the difference between Superman and Batman will always be that Superman holds back -- Batman doesn't. That's why he's more dangerous...and you're right, this is why they'll connect, because ultimately they both have similar instincts. It's just what they do with them that'll make them clash.

*laughs* Heh, I got all tangenty. Anyway, I'm glad you liked it, sweetie!
Sarah: discogiddyfangirl on January 16th, 2004 12:36 pm (UTC)
Pieces like this are why I love drabbles; you captured Clark's rage, frustration and depression so well here. (Also, Clark!violence against Lionel is deeply, deeply soothing for me. Mmmmmm.)
pure FORESHADOWING: Johnny Cash from Caroline! Yay!nifra_idril on January 21st, 2004 09:23 pm (UTC)
*laughs* I think any violence toward Lionel at all after watching Asylum would be a little soothing. He's such a fascinating character...kind of like an oil slick, though, because he's all icky, too. Anyway, I'm glad you enjoyed it!