Title: Paying the Piper
Summary: There comes a time when it’s time to pay the piper.
Beta: By my sister Anna. All remaining errors are mine. With apologies.
Paying the Piper
He quickly grabbed a bunch of tissues in the hope of saving them. Making matters worse by knocking the coffee cup over again.
“A word. Now,” Lex told him serenely.
“I have something I wish to discuss with you. I have been trying to get a hold of you for two weeks now,” Lex told him unable to totally hide his annoyance.
“Not here. Let’s go.”
“And if I say no?”
Lex gave him a smile that
“Are you threatening me?”
“Yes. Let’s go.”
He entered Lex’s limo, sitting across from him. “Lex?”
“Not a word. Not here,” Lex told him quietly.
During the ride to wherever Lex’s was taking him,
Lex gave away nothing as he stared out the window. Totally ignoring
It was the same thing as they entered the building that
housed Lex’s penthouse and the elevator ride up so quiet
Lex used a card to open the door ushering him in still without saying a word.
Paling further when he was led into the bedroom. “Lex.”
“Have a seat,
“Hmm, alright. W…why have you brought me here, Lex?”
“I think you know why?”
“Don’t play fucking games with me, Clark,” Lex told him harshly.
“L…Lex, truly I don’t know why you’ve brought me here.”
“Fine. You want to play it that way. Have a look inside the cabinet over there in the corner. Use your Superman powers if you have too.”
“Do you see it,
“Do you see the camera inside the fucking cabinet, Clark?”
“I had that installed after the last kidnapping attempt. It seems the threat comes from the most unexpected places. And in ways one would not expect.”
“I…I can explain.”
Lex raised an elegant eyebrow. “Please do. It should be quite entertaining.”
“You hate me.”
“You try and kill me ever chance you get.”
“Yes. It’s to bad I haven’t succeeded,” Lex told him coldly. So coldly it froze
“Can’t I? And don’t try the hurt puppy look. That hasn’t worked in five years. I never took you for a rapist.”
“I’m not a rapist.”
“Then what do you consider what you did to me, here in my own bed two weeks ago. And without my consent, I might add.”
“I…I c…can e…explain.”
“Then fucking well DO it.”
“Start with why.”
“I missed you,”
Nothing passed across Lex’s pale face. “So?”
Lex tilted his head to the side as he contemplated
“I never realized that you were mine, Lex. Not until it was too late.”
“And that made you sneak in here in the middle of the night and take what wasn’t yours to take? And do things you have no right to be doing.”
“You’re a fucking super hero Clark. I’d figure you’d be surrounded by groupies.”
“Yes, but that’s hardly the same.”
“The same as what, Clark?”
“The love of a friend. Someone to go home to at
Lex tilted his head again. “I’m not yours. And haven’t been in a long time.”
“I love you, Lex.”
“I’ll beg if I have to.”
Lex rubbed his neck tiredly. “It won’t get you anywhere.”
Before he could stopped himself
“I missed you so much. More than I ever thought possible.”
“You have Lana.”
“I could very easily kill you,” Lex said, conversationally. “Right here. Right now. I know how.”
“What makes you so sure?”
“That’s very arrogant of you and also not true.”
“I haven’t been that in a long time. Not since I realized it’d costed me-you. I never meant to hurt you, Lex.”
“You could have moved on,
Hands, warm hands gently eased the tension in his neck. “Not with out you,” he whispered against Lex’s leg. Wanting desperately to look up. Afraid what he would see in Lex’s blue eyes. “and no you haven’t. Otherwise you wouldn’t be trying to get my attention by trying and I emphasis the ‘trying’ to kill me.”
“You have Lana, your parents, Lois. You could have started a family. Had the house with the white picket fence and your 2.3 children.”
“I don’t want a house with a picket fence at least not with Lana or Lois. And I haven’t talked to my parents in years. And it’s three.”
The hands stopped.
“Three what, Clark? No bullshit. No evasion. Truth. Tell me the truth for the first time in your fucking life.”
Lex blinked. “Mine?”
“I should hate you for what you’ve done.”
“You’ve been nothing but trouble since the day you saved me.”
Hands, oh-so gentle hands began stroking
“I know. But I couldn’t have you to love and I desperately wanted a part of you. I’m sorry I went behind your back. But I was desperate and not really thinking straight. I love you, Lex.”
“Are you thinking straight now,
“I…I didn’t attack you.
I was real gentle,”
“Yeah, you were. You left me all tingly,” Lex said, rubbing the left side of his chest. “That’s what set off warning bells.” His smiled turned rueful. “That and the overwhelming sense of contentment. I couldn’t figure out where it’d from. Considering all I’d done that night was reports and as much as I like doing them they aren’t all that much of a turn on.”
“I’m sorry, Lex. About everything.”
“So am I,
Lex nuzzled into
“Yes. The Al said that if you ever quit hating me that there’s a way for me to carry our children if we decided to have more.”
“Babies? Our babies?”
“Can I?” Lex asked, eagerly.
“What are they?”
Lex’s voice held such wonder it brought renewed tears into
Lex wrapped his arms around
“Do you still hate me?”
“I never really hated you, Clark. And if I had wanted you dead, you’d be dead.”
“Lex? Say it. I need you to say it,”
Lex didn’t even try to deny what was being asking. “I love you, Clark. I always have.”
Lex returned the kiss.
“That is a given,
“I think that’s great,”
“Would you like to see our children now?”
“Oh, yes. I have never wanted anything more in my life.”