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The Seduction Plan 5/21

seduction plan Pairing: Kal/Lois
Rating: NC17 (eventually)
Characters: Perry, Lex, Kal, Lois
Feedback: Yes please
Genre: Drama, romance, AU
Disclaimer: Don't own the characters. Just taking off a few parts and changing them around and giving them new ones. Will put them back when I'm done.

Summary: Total AU where Kal grows up a Luthor and becomes publisher of the Daily Planet only to meet and decide to seduce its star reporter, Lois Lane.


Previously

 

Part Five

His announcement was greeted by a shocked silence from both men. It was Lois who broke the silence.

“Wow! Congratulations, Mr Luthor.”

“Thank you, Lois,” he said, with a huge smile.

The man clearly was too happy to notice the stunned looks from his son’s faces. Or if he did notice them, he ignored them. Martha was looking just a little uncomfortable. Lois noticed that Victoria had disappeared into the crowd of guests. And Bruce had somehow ended up on the other side of the room.

Lionel’s name was called by an acquaintance and he kissed Martha on the cheek before going to see what was up. Lex scratched his bald head, looking the woman over. She was an attractive woman in her late forties or early fifties, and very close to Lionel’s own age.

“Uh, so, uh, Martha, how did you and my Dad ...” he trailed off, obviously still feeling very uncomfortable with this.

“I guess it’s quite a surprise,” she said softly.

“We had no idea he was even, uh, seeing someone,” Kal said.

“I’ve known your father for about fifteen years now,” she said.

“Oh, I see,” Lex said, but he didn’t.

“How ... exactly ...” Kal asked.

“Well, after my husband Jonathan died, I took a job in my father’s law firm in Metropolis. But Smallville has always been my home since I married Jonathan and I couldn’t leave. We have ... uh, had a farm on Hickory Rd.”

“The Kent Farm?” Lex said. “Wait a minute. I remember this. Jonathan was killed in the meteor shower?”

Martha nodded and Lois gasped. “How?” she asked, then covered her mouth with her hand, kicking herself for her tactlessness.

“Jonathan saved my life,” Martha said. “We were in the cab of the truck driving along the road when a meteor hit right in front of us. A fence post came flying right through the windscreen and Jonathan flung himself over me to protect me. He was killed instantly.”

“Oh, god, I’m so sorry,” Lois said.

“I’ve had over twenty years to get used to the fact that he’s gone, and I’m eternally grateful for the time that we had together,” Martha said, smiling.

Lois noticed that Lex and Kal were listening but not commenting. Clearly, Martha still loved her late husband. And probably always would.

“So how did you meet Mr Luthor?”

“Well, my father’s firm was doing business with Lionel’s own attorney and I went along to a few meetings. I suppose I reminded Lionel of his late wife and we began chatting. I knew Lionel had a reputation for being ruthless in business and I didn’t always approve of his business practices, and I often tell him so.”

“So you’ve been friends for a few years?” Lois asked.

Again Martha nodded. Lex grabbed a couple of glasses of champagne from a tray and handed one politely to Martha. The two men still remained silent and Lois sighed inwardly. They clearly weren’t accepting the situation.

“Anyway,” Martha continued, “when Lionel decided to retire to Smallville, we began seeing more of each other and ... well, now, of course ...”

There was a ring on her finger. It wasn’t flashy like Lois would have expected from Lionel. It just seemed so out of character for what she had heard about him. But she kept her thoughts to herself. Kal, on the other hand, wasn’t going to.

“I have to say I’m surprised that he never even told us about you. Not even a whisper.”

“That’s more my fault. I was worried about how you boys would react. And the time just never seemed right for us to meet,” Martha said. “Please understand, Kal, Lex, this is not a sudden thing. Your father and I have known each other a long time.”

Kal wondered if Martha really loved his father, but he didn’t voice his doubts.

 “I’m very fond of your father,” Martha smiled. It seemed that she had the uncanny ability of reading his mind. Or his expression. “And when you get to a certain age, when the bloom has definitely faded from the rose, there comes a time when you feel that you don’t want to spend the rest of your days alone. Believe me, I’ve had passion. Now I just don’t want to be alone. And your father feels the same way.”

Lois understood that. Martha was distracted by Lionel calling her and she smiled at them.

“Please excuse me,” she said politely.

Kal watched with narrowed eyes as she walked away, going to join his father.

“Well, that was interesting,” Lex said. “At least she’s not after his money.”

“Huh,” Kal snorted. “That remains to be seen.”

Lois turned on him. “Do you have to be like that? Why can’t you just be happy for him? He seems happy.”

“And it explains a lot about his behaviour the last couple of days,” Lex pointed out.

Kal turned on his brother. “You like her?”

“Look, Kal, I know your memories of Mom aren’t as full as mine, and she does remind me of Mom. Besides, if she was some kind of gold-digger, don’t you think they would have done this a lot sooner? Like fifteen years ago?”

“Lex has a point, Kal.”

“You stay out of this, Lois.”

“No, I won’t. You’re acting like a spoilt child instead of a grown man. And you know, she’s right about one thing. When you get to a certain age, it’s less about passion than it is about companionship. And there’s one consolation. With Martha in his life, he’ll be less interested in controlling yours. Isn’t that what you want?”

Kal looked at her. She made a very good point. All his life, Lionel had tried to control him. If it wasn’t about controlling his powers it was about using them to his father’s advantage. Obviously since Martha had come into his life, or rather, since they’d begun dating, Lionel’s interest in using his abilities had waned. He’d wanted his freedom, now Martha’s presence ensured he’d have it. So why wasn’t he happy?

Lex took him aside. “Look, Kal, I get that you’re not exactly happy with this situation. I’m not exactly thrilled with the way he sprung it on us. Especially since we didn’t even know they were dating, but Lois has made an excellent point. Since he retired out here in the sticks he’s been less inclined to interfere in our lives. And she makes him happy. So get over yourself. Accept it before he decides to disinherit both of us.”

All the guests were making moves to the dining room for dinner and the three of them followed along. They all sat down to dinner – the two young men and Lois sitting at the far end of the table while Lionel and Martha sat close together, chatting quietly. Kal continued to watch the two of them. Lionel did look happy. His eyes were missing the usual wiliness and deviousness Kal had become accustomed to. Was Lois right, he wondered. Was he acting like a spoilt child with his favourite toy being taken away?

Lex was nudging him and he looked at his brother.

“You’re glaring,” Lex whispered.

He was right. Kal should know better than that. Lionel had drummed it into them long ago that emotions were a weakness. That they should never show their emotions, even in times of stress.

Lionel stood up, tapping his glass with a fork. Everyone at the table stopped talking and looked up at him.

“There’s just a few things I want to say,” Lionel said. “Firstly, to my two sons. They have taken the lessons I have taught them and made something of themselves and no father could ever be prouder.” He raised his glass. “To Lex and Kal.”

Everyone else raised their glasses. Kal felt a sharp pang in his stomach and felt shamed by his behaviour. He’d been acting jealous of his father’s happiness. Lois was right. His father deserved to be happy.

“Secondly,” Lionel continued. “I’d like to propose a toast to the woman who has just tonight agreed to marry me.” He smiled down at Martha. “You have made me happier than I have been since Lillian died,” he said, lifting her hand and kissing it. Martha smiled back at him.

Kal waiting until after dessert before he approached his father.

“Dad, I just want you to know I’m happy for you. And I think Martha’s a wonderful woman.” He kissed Martha on the cheek and smiled at her. “Welcome to the family,” he said.

Lois watched as Kal chatted to Lionel and Martha. The fact that he had decided to be the bigger man and congratulate his father just made him more attractive to her. She sighed. She was finding everything about him attractive. It just wasn’t fair.

“Lois, right?”

Lois turned and looked at Victoria Hardwick.

“That’s right,” she said.

“You and Kal seem very close.”

“Kal happens to be my boss,” she said stiffly.

“Oh that’s right,” Victoria smirked. “Kal’s the new publisher of the Daily Planet. Well, let me give you a piece of advice, Lois. Don’t fall for him. Kal is a bastard through and through. He takes after his father. As does Lex.”

“Really. What would you know about it?”

“Oh, trust me,” the woman said loftily. “The things I know about the Luthor boys would curl your hair.”

“Yet you seem to be conveniently leaving a few things out, Victoria,” Lex said coldly behind them. Lois whirled and looked at him questioningly.

“What do you mean, Lex?”

“Go on, Victoria. Tell Lois how you tried to seduce my brother. My fifteen year old brother, just to get back at me.”

“What?” Lois turned and glared at Victoria.

“It wasn’t like that,” Victoria began to say, but her face said it all. Reddening with humiliation, Victoria turned away from them.

“So what happened, Lex?” Lois asked.

“Don’t concern yourself with it, Lois. I’d hate for it to be splashed all over the tabloids.”

“Credit me with some integrity, Lex. What happened?”

Lex looked over her shoulder toward his brother, then pulled her aside. “All right. But you cannot tell Kal I told you this. I began dating Victoria when Kal was fourteen. Although I wouldn’t exactly call it dating.”

“You were sleeping together,” Lois recalled from their earlier conversation.

“Victoria and I both had our issues with our fathers. Sir Harry is descended from a noble family who bought their way into English nobility and then lost most of it through bad investments.”

“Gambling, you mean,” Lois said, and Lex nodded.

“Let’s get one thing straight, Lois. I didn’t come on to Victoria. She came on to me. She was sleeping with me so she could get information which would let Sir Harry ruin my father. Only I knew she was spying on me, so I set her up for a very big fall. Sir Harry fell for it hook, line and sinker and she’s never forgiven me, or the Luthors, for ruining Sir Harry.”

“Where was Kal during all this?”

“At school. Anyway, he came home for the summer and there was a party at the mansion. Victoria was dating an older guy at the time – I think he was her first husband, and to get revenge on us, she tried to seduce Kal. And he wasn’t as experienced back then and I hadn’t had time to teach him much about women. Let’s just say she came on way too strong and he needed big brother to come to the rescue. He’s been cynical about women ever since.”

Lois winced. It explained a lot about his attitude to women. Well, she decided, it was time to teach him that not all women were like the Victoria Hardwicks of this world.

But Lex was sighing. “I’ve seen that look before Lois. It won’t work. Believe me, other women have tried. And I’m only saying this because I care about Kal, and I like you. He’ll hurt you. Trust me. It’s what he does.”

“Well, I’m different,” she said. “Trust me, Lex. He doesn’t fool me one bit.”

“Lois, I ...look, you ...”

“No, you look, Lex. I’m not some wide-eyed naive schoolgirl. I know what he’s doing. You think I don’t know his reputation? He’ll try to get me into bed, and once he’s got that he’ll dump me. That’s his m.o.”

“You won’t change him, Lois,” Lex tried. But Lois wasn’t listening. She’d turned away and stalked off, leaving him to watch her back.

“Not trying to warn her off me, are you, Lex?”

Lex turned on his brother. “I’m warning you, Kal. Don’t do this to her.”

“I’m not doing anything to her,” Kal reasoned. “Lois is a grown woman, with a mind of her own.”

“No, Kal. I’ve watched you over the years. You can be a complete bastard when you want to be, especially with women. Lois doesn’t deserve it.”

“It’s not about what Lois deserves,” Kal told him coolly. “Stay out of my business, Lex. I mean it!”

“You prick! You really are a spoilt child, exactly as she said. Well, Lois isn’t a toy for you to break.”

“Jealous Lex? You know, I might actually start to think you’re attracted to her too.”

“She’s a beautiful woman,” Lex returned. “And yes, I like her. She’s not at all what I expected.”

“For a reporter? Or for the kind of woman I want?”

“Does it matter?”

Kal leaned over his brother, his expression cold, his manner and tone intimidating.

“Stay away from her Lex.”

Lex glared back at his brother. “That’s never worked on me in the past, Kal, and it won’t work on me now. Back off or I will shove Kryptonite so far up your ass you’ll be shitting chunks of it for weeks.”

Kal smirked. “Threats, Lex?”

“You’ll know when I’m threatening you, little brother.”

“Fuck you, Lex,” Kal said mildly, turning and walking away.

Lex turned to see an amused smirk on Bruce Wayne’s face.

“Something you want to share with the rest of the class, Wayne?” he snapped.

“As long as I’ve known the two of you, you’ve always had this love-hate thing going.”

“And I suppose it’s all a big joke to you, is it? Stay the fuck away from this, Bruce?”

Bruce sighed. “I admire your candour with Lois Lane. But I’m afraid you’re too late. She’s already fallen for him.”

“And what makes you such a scholar of human nature, Wayne?”

“I didn’t spend eight years in Asia learning basket weaving, Lex. Lois Lane will see what she wants to see in your brother. And she already thinks she can change him.”

“She’ll get hurt.”

“But as Kal rightly pointed out, she’s a grown woman. It’s her mistake to make. But she’s not the only one.”

Lex frowned. “What is that supposed to mean?”

“I mean, Lois isn’t the only one who’s fallen.”

Lex gazed in the direction of his brother, who was standing outside on the balcony with Lois. He was holding her hand and talking quietly with her. Was that why Kal had got so furious with him? Was Bruce right?

Kal stood behind Lois as she looked out over the grounds.

“Look, whatever Lex said, I ...I’m sorry if he upset you.”

“It’s not that, Kal.” She turned and looked at him. “You’ve got a love ‘em and leave ‘em reputation and I have to wonder if this isn’t all some game to you. The thing is ... the thing is, I’m attracted to you. Really attracted. But if you’re just going to sleep with me then dump me the next day, then I’d rather not, if it’s all the same to you.”

“Do you really think I’d do that to you?” he asked quietly.

She shrugged. “I don’t know. I mean, I hope that you wouldn’t. I really do. But, you know, you could be just telling me things that you think I want to hear.”

“I would never treat you that way,” he told her.

“Really? Because I talked to one of your exes, Kal. And she told me that you told her exactly the kind of things that you’re telling me now. She told me it was all just a game to you, and that you really have no respect for women. After what I heard tonight, well, I’m not surprised that you hate the whole gender. But I’m nothing like Victoria and if you think ...”

Kal picked her up and sat her on the balcony rail, kissing her into silence. Surprised by the sudden move, Lois didn’t respond at first. Then she found herself putting her arms around him, unable to resist him. It felt like several minutes before they pulled apart.

“What was that for?”

“You have a tendency to talk too much,” Kal told her with a smile.

She snickered and nodded. “Yeah, I do. I really do. I have this thing about uncomfortable silences and I ...”

Kal kissed her again and this time, Lois kissed back with fervour.

“Umm, god, who taught you to kiss like that,” she said when they finally parted.

“Marcie Johnson. Seventh grade.”

“Seventh grade huh?” she said, cocking an eyebrow at him. “You started early.”

“How old were you?” he asked.

She thought for a moment. “Mm, twelve and a half. And I kissed Billy Thomas behind the bike shed. It was his twelfth birthday.”

“Younger man?” he said in amusement.

“Practically in diapers,” she grinned.

He snorted. “I bet.” He glanced inside. The party was beginning to break up. “You know, I bet they wouldn’t miss us.”

“Do you have something in mind?” she asked.

“Maybe,” he said. “So, come on, invite me up to your room,” he said, leading her inside and out to the main stairway.

“It’s your house,” she shrugged, meaning he could do what he liked. Within reason, of course.

“It’s actually my father’s house. And I would never presume to impose on a guest of my father’s.” Lois stopped one step up from him and laughed down at him.

“Fine. I invite you. But only if you promise to behave like a gentleman,” she told him.

His face fell and he pouted. “Spoil my fun,” he grumbled.

“I mean it. You do anything I don’t like and you’re out on your ear. You got that?”

“All right, I’ll behave. Scout’s honour,” he said, giving the boy scout salute.

“Kal, I doubt you were ever a boy scout,” she chuckled. Still laughing, they walked together up the staircase and into her room.

Next

Comments

( 8 comments — Leave a comment )
eternal_moonie
Oct. 10th, 2010 05:51 pm (UTC)
LOVING this Seduction Plan honey!!!!! Can't wait to read more!!!!!
phoenixnz
Oct. 10th, 2010 05:59 pm (UTC)
I have a few chapters written already, so I'll be posting one a day. Glad you're loving this.
theclexfactor
Oct. 10th, 2010 06:42 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I lookout for this story everyday, SO?!

Um, Victoria belongs in prison for what she did (or tried to do) to Kal. End of story.

Kal continues to be hot like fire and Lois is a woman with will power of steel. And I also continue to love the characterizations of the Luthor men. I do hope to see scenes with just Kal and Martha. In canon, that (other than Clark and Jonathan) was one of my favorite relationships on the son, the one between mother and son Kent. I know in this story it won't be exactly the same, but I imagine that besides falling for Lois, that getting to know Martha will help Kal change his mind about women in general. I can't wait to read more dear :D
phoenixnz
Oct. 11th, 2010 05:30 am (UTC)
Um, Victoria belongs in prison for what she did (or tried to do) to Kal. End of story.
Nah, rich people have their own ways of making their enemies pay, and pay, and pay

Kal is rather hot, I tell you what, I can't stop looking at the cover Carol did for me. He's so hot in that pic ... er ... Carried away, there, sorry.
As for Lois, yeah, she has willpower, but she won't be able to resist him for much longer. And Kal won't be able to resist her, either. Let's just say that things are about to heat up between them, but it won't end well.
As for scenes between Kal and Martha - not yet, but soon.
ctbn60
Oct. 10th, 2010 07:26 pm (UTC)
You know I'm thinking that between Lois and now Martha being in Kal's life his attitude towards woman may be changing quite a bit. I'm worried about Lex though. I hope his feeling for Lois aren't more. I'd hate to see him get hurt.

Victoria needs to be bitch slapped really hard! And I love Bruce! Can I take him home with me???? More soon please.
phoenixnz
Oct. 11th, 2010 05:33 am (UTC)
You will find out the depth of Lex's feelings for Lois soon, and it won't be what you expect. And no, he won't get hurt.

I'll take the bitch slap for Victoria.

I asked Bruce. He said if you can catch him then he won't have much choice but to go home with you. But yeah, you have to catch him first I'm afraid. And he's tricky.
jlvsclrk
Oct. 13th, 2010 09:43 pm (UTC)
I'm glad Kal listened to Lois and Lex and decided to welcome Martha to the family - it could be one of the best decisions in his life. So glad that Lois is making Kal work for her, even as I find myself hoping her will to resist him will soon dissolve.
phoenixnz
Oct. 14th, 2010 06:21 am (UTC)
Well, as you find out in the next chapter, Lois and Kal both give in to their feelings, but they're still on a rollercoaster ride.
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