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You're The One That I Want (Clois) 15/16

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Fandom: Smallville
Rating: PG13
Pairing: Clark/Lois, Chloe/Jimmy, Lana/Whitney
Characters: Clark, Lois, Chloe, Jimmy, Lana, Whitney, Lucas, Tess
Disclaimer: Don't own the characters of Smallville and I don't own Grease either. I plan on using the song lyrics but hopefully not too much of the dialogue
Feedback: Could be Greased Lightnin'
Art: ctbn60

Summary: It's 1959 Smallville. Clark Luthor is the leader of the T-Birds, but he wants to break the mould of the bad-boy image.

Cast: Clark (Danny), Lois (Sandy), Whitney (Kenickie), Lana (Rizzo), Jimmy (Doody), Chloe (Frenchy), Lucas (Sonny), Tess (Marty)

Previously



Chapter Fourteen


Clark’s return to school just fuelled rumours that had already been circulating about Lionel’s death. The gossip machine had been in full motion, with some of their classmates continuing to spread stories. The triplets giggled when Clark walked the hallway with the rest of the T-Birds. Mandy had looked at him then quickly turned away, as if Clark was no longer good enough because he wasn’t a ‘rich boy’. Clark felt he was even richer for it because as far as he was concerned a loving family was worth more to him than anything Lionel could ever have given him.

Lex had already signed over the trust fund which had been established for all the Luthor children and Clark planned on making good use of it. There was enough to pay for four years of college, plus boarding in the city and the rest he was giving to his parents to invest in the farm.

His parents. The thought still gave him feelings of warmth. It had only been a week or so, but he really did feel like they were his mom and dad. He supposed he still had some residual memories from the year he’d first lived with them, as he still dreamed of a soft voice and comforting arms around him.

Hannah had quickly adjusted, once she’d accepted that Clark was there to stay and they’d quickly fallen into a pretend sibling rivalry. He would tease her and Hannah would tease right back. He would sometimes catch Lois watching them at the dinner table and she would smile and wink back at him.

Despite the long talk with Jor-El, he still wasn’t completely sure of Lois’ place in his life. It wasn’t that he didn’t trust her. In fact, he trusted her completely. He just wasn’t sure she would ever be able to accept his destiny to help others. He remembered a night they’d just sat in the car, looking at the stars, talking.

“I know my dad cares about me, but I learned really early on that his role in the world is a lot more important than him being a father.”

“Just because someone’s life has great responsibility, it doesn’t mean your life has to take second place.”

“Of course it does,” she said, sounding grieved. “Can you imagine what it would be like to look into somebody’s eyes and know that their destiny is so much greater than yours that you will never compete? That you will always be left behind?”

“That would be hard for anyone, but ...”

“I don’t want to be the one left behind, Clark. Can you understand that?”

He didn’t want to be the one leaving her behind.

Clark was pulled out of his reverie by the sound of some of the jocks taunting someone in the hallway. He looked up, seeing it was Abby. She had done something different with her hair and her skin had started to clear up, but the boys were still teasing her mercilessly, shoving her and grabbing her books, throwing them down on the floor. Clark was about to go put a stop to it when Lucas yelled out.

“Hey! Leave her alone!”

Brett, who was on the football team, sneered at Lucas.

“Yeah? What are you gonna do about it, Luthor? Now that you don’t have Daddy to hide behind?”

Lucas’ face was screwed up in a snarl and he raised his fists. Whitney and Jimmy both stood behind him, prepared to fight Brett and the other jocks if necessary. Brett took one look at the three of them, then at Clark, who was considerably taller than the football player, and backed off.

“C’mon, let’s go,” he said to his two friends.

Lucas picked up Abby’s books and handed them to her.

“You okay?” he asked.

She looked at him, taking the books and nodded. Lucas smiled gently at her and her face suddenly lit up in the most beautiful smile. Lucas’ own smile widened.

“You know, you’re really pretty when you smile,” he said.

Abby blushed prettily and looked down. Lucas leaned forward and kissed her on the cheek, then began walking away. He looked up at Clark, daring him to say something, but Clark just put an arm around Lucas’ shoulders and walked with him along the hall.

Clark’s teachers were not exactly subtle in their curiosity over his return to school, or his new name. Even when they weren’t asking questions, they were blatantly staring at him until Clark began to feel uncomfortable. He tried to concentrate on the revision for the finals but was annoyed at the attention.

“I don’t know what to do about it,” he confessed to Jonathan later.

“Clark, I’m your father, and I’m supposed to know everything and it kills me that I don’t. You gotta have faith that things will work out. In the meantime, all I can say is, keep your head down, study hard and get through your final exams. It’s only a few weeks to graduation.”

Clark nodded. Jonathan clapped him on the shoulder and turned to walk down the steps. Clark hesitated, then went to stand at the railing.

“Dad?”

Jonathan paused mid-step and looked up at him, a stunned look on his face. He quickly recovered.

“Yeah son?”

“Just checking,” Clark smiled.

Jonathan shot him a look which suggested Clark might be in for some teasing later, but he didn’t care.

~~~~~~

Lois had said nothing to Clark about her plans with the girls. As the weeks passed and they continued revising for finals, Chloe and Lana brought Tess in with the plan. Tess’ eyes had glinted mischievously.

“Lo, you are gonna look so hot, Clark’s gonna bust when he sees you.”

“Well, I certainly hope so,” Lois returned, grinning at Lana’s snort.

“I would love to see the look on his face,” the brunette giggled.

“Yeah, not to mention every guy in school,” Chloe laughed as the four of them linked arms and walked the hallways.

Every other girl in school began gossiping about the newest ‘Pink Lady’, wondering why Lois, who had seemed to be so aloof when school had first started, was now practically Lana Lang’s ‘bosom buddy’. Neither Lois nor Lana cared what anyone thought.

As they stood talking by the lockers, Whitney approached them.

“Lana,” he said, looking uncertain. “Can I talk to you for a second?”

Lana glanced at the others, biting her lip. Lois nudged her gently. She knew Lana loved Whitney, and who cared what her aunt thought. It was Lana’s life, not Nell’s.

Whitney drew Lana aside, clearly intending to talk quietly, but the three girls still heard the conversation.

“Lana, I’m sorry. I was a complete jerk. I just ... God, you’re so beautiful I get all tongue-tied when I try to talk to you and I say really dumb things sometimes.”

“You’re not now.”

The blonde looked sheepish. “Uh, yeah, Clark and Luc have kinda been helping me with that.” He blushed. “You know, Luc is seeing that Abby chick?”

Lana nodded. Lois remembered Abby, with her bad skin. Little did the boys know that Lois had convinced Chloe, with her passing interest in cosmetology, to do some research into some skin treatments and Tess had managed to convince Abby to try them. As soon as Abby’s skin had started to clear up, boys had started noticing just how pretty the girl was.

“Anyway,” Whit was saying, “I wanted to tell you something. I’ve kind of done something that I hope will make you proud of me.”

“What is it?” she asked as he handed her a typewritten slip of paper. She read it, frowning. “You joined the Marines?”

Whitney nodded. “I found my dad’s medals from the war and I thought it was kind of a sign. I ship out right after the graduation carnival.” He paused. “Lana, I ... I love you. I know I have no right to ask, but, will you wait for me?”

Lana threw her arms around him and kissed him.

“Whitney, I love you too. And I will wait for you. Promise me you’ll write me. Not every day. I know you’ll be too busy for that, but maybe at least once a week?”

“I promise,” he said. He took something out of his pocket and Lois recognised it as his class ring. “Will you wear this?” he asked.

“Yes, I will,” Lana said, blushing as he put it on her finger.

Whitney looked up and smiled at the three girls still watching, enthralled. He kissed Lana on the cheek and walked away.

Chloe sighed as Lana rejoined them.

“That was so romantic,” she said.

Lana blushed, then shoved Chloe good-naturedly. Chloe shoved back, and the teasing began.

Finals were over before they knew it and graduation was one day away. Lois grabbed her bag and ran down the stairs.

“I’m going over to Chloe’s,” she told the Kents.

Clark looked at her. “I was hoping we’d go to the carnival together.”

Lois smiled. “Clark, I’ll still be at the carnival. It’s just ... well, Tess is leaving for Europe day after tomorrow. Remember? She and Lucas are gonna go explore Europe together.”

He nodded. “Yeah.”

“So, this is kinda the last time we’re all gonna get to spend some time together. Me and the girls. You understand, don’t you?”

Clark still didn’t look happy about it, but he relented.

“Okay. You’re right. So I’ll see you tomorrow.”

“Have a good time sweetie,” Martha said. Lois had told her about the plan. While Martha knew that Lois knew everything about Clark, she had asked her not to say anything to him about it. Lois wasn’t sure that Clark realised she knew about his origins. After all, she hadn’t gone into detail about what she’d read in the documents.

Lana was just walking up the path to Chloe’s house when Lois got there. Lois quickly noticed she wore Whitney’s ring on a chain around her neck, as it was really too big for any of her fingers.

“I still can’t believe Whitney’s going to join the Marines,” Lana sighed.

Lois shrugged and put an arm around her friend.

“He’ll be home before you know it,” she said.

“I hope so. I’m going to miss him so much. I never thought I’d feel about anyone the way I feel about him.”

“I know. I feel the same way about Clark.”

As she followed Lana into the house, Lois reflected for a moment on how things had changed. Especially with Lana. Clark would tell her it was her; that she had influenced these changes. Maybe, she thought, but maybe it was just that Lana had learned to stand on her own two feet and be who she wanted to be, not what Nell expected her to be. Being a Pink Lady, as such, had been Lana’s way of trying to break the apron strings, but that wasn’t who she was either. It sounded kind of ironic, but now that she had found love with Whitney, she was free to be herself.

Chloe and Tess were waiting for them.

“Are you ready for this?” Chloe asked.

Lois nodded. “As I’ll ever be.”

Tess grinned. She opened up a bag.

“I got these in the city,” she said.

Lois stared at the outfit. The pants looked extremely tight. It almost felt like she would have to be sewn into them. The top was designed to fit snugly, with the sleeves sitting just on her arms, keeping her shoulders bare. She bit her lip.

“It’s what you wanted, isn’t it?” Tess said.

“Yeah, it is.”

“Don’t worry,” Chloe said. “You’re going to look totally hot. Clark is going to bug out.”

“So will all the other guys,” Lana said, giving her a little shake. “That’s what it’s all about right? Showing Clark you’re not as pure as he thinks you are.”

Lois had wondered about that over the past few weeks. Lana had told her when they’d first met that Chloe had asked her about letting Lois join the Pink Ladies. Lana had originally thought Lois was too pure to be pink. It wasn’t just about her being a virgin. Lana was still a virgin but that didn’t make her pure either. The way she dressed made everyone in school see Lana differently.

This was the only way Clark was ever going to stop thinking that she needed to be protected from his secret.

~~~~~~

Clark walked the school grounds, wondering where Lois and the girls were. This year the seniors had voted for a graduation carnival instead of a ceremony. Clark had been surprised the principal had let them have their way, since she was a stickler for the rules, but he thought it had been a great idea. Instead of boring speeches which would have droned on for hours, they got to have some fun and let loose.

Whitney grabbed his arm.

“You seen the girls?” he asked, sounding anxious.

“Nope.” He saw Lucas and Jimmy also looking a little worried. Lucas had promised Abby he’d meet her but he had told them Tess had been acting kind of antsy the past couple of days meaning she was planning something, or all the girls were, and he wanted to know what was up.

“Hey, did you hear about Dante?” Lucas asked.

“No. What?”

“Him and this other guy who goes to the same school, they were racing at Thunder Road and they got into this massive crash. Man, you should have seen the fireball. They were both killed.”

Clark had heard about the crash, but hadn’t realised it was Dante. He was glad that Whitney had decided not to race his car with Dante. He knew Whitney had still been mad over the way Lana had gone off with the Scorpions leader, until she’d told him she’d only done it to make him crazy.

“So, when do you leave for basic training?” Clark asked Whitney, but his friend wasn’t answering. He was too busy staring at someone behind Clark, his mouth wide open. He slapped a hand against Clark’s chest.

Clark turned and his jaw dropped as he gaped at Lois. She was wearing tight black leather pants that looked almost as if they had been painted on and a tight top which showed her glorious figure. Her hair was long and loose. And blonde!

“Lois!”

“Hi Clark,” she said, tossing her head.

Clark quickly became conscious of the stares from all the boys. Even the nerds. One guy passed by with his date, blatantly staring, especially at Lois’ backside. Clark saw red.

The way she looked gave him chills. She was more than hot; she was smokin’ hot. He gulped, closing his eyes to force himself not to use his heat vision.

Clark grabbed her, glaring at the three girls standing watching as he pulled her away.

“What are you doing?” he asked.

“What do you think I’m doing, Smallville?”

“It looks to me like you’re trying to get every guy in school into your pants.”

“Then I guess you don’t know me at all.”

He frowned at her. “What?”

“Clark, I wanted you to see that I’m not as pure as you think I am. That I don’t need protecting. I know all I need to know about you.”

“What do you mean?”

“I know you’re not ... from here,” she said, her eyes darting quickly to check they weren’t being overheard. “And if you think for one second that makes a difference to how I feel about you then you’re crazy! Clark, I love you. I’ve always loved you, from the moment I met you, and I don’t care if you’re a ... Russian or a ... you know what! It’s not about what you can do or where you come from. You, Clark Kent, are the one that I want.”

“Lois, I ... You have no idea how hard it’s going to be. I mean, I remember what you said. About being left behind.”

“Who says you would leave me behind?” she asked. “I know you want to help people. I know you have this destiny, but who says it has to be greater than mine? It’s all about how you look at it. I get it. I understand now how my mom could put up with it. Because for her, part of loving my dad was being there for him when he needed her to help him forget the things he had to do, the things he saw while he went off to war. I get that now.”

Clark sighed. Jor-El was right.

“Who’s Jor-El?” Lois asked and Clark realised he’d said it aloud.

“He’s my birth father. Well, sort of. I’ll explain it later. God, Lois, you look so hot in that outfit, it took all I had to stop myself using my heat vision.”

“Really?” she giggled, running a finger down his black t-shirt. “You’ll have to tell me more about this heat vision.”

“Don’t torture me,” he groaned. “I don’t know why you chose to wear this, but I like it,” he added, sliding his hands down her body to cup her buttocks.

Lois wrapped her arms around his neck, pressing her body close to his as she tilted her head for his kiss. They kissed deeply, their tongues tangling. Even Clark was breathless when they broke apart.

They walked back out to find their friends. Lucas had already found Abby and they were sharing cotton candy. Jimmy and Chloe were busy making out, as were Lana and Whitney. Clark looked for Tess and his eyes widened as he saw who was with her.

“Oliver?” he said in surprise.

The blonde had an arm around Tess but he grinned and held out a hand.

“Hey Clark. Long time no see.”

They’d met a few times when Tess had been dating the young billionaire, but hadn’t spoken since Oliver had been drafted.

“Are you back for good?”

Oliver nodded. “I finished my tour last week and since Tess wrote me they were holding this carnival, I figured I’d come along. I heard about Lionel.”

“I wish I could say I’m sorry he’s gone,” Clark said, “but I’m not.”

“I know what you mean. Now that Lex is in charge of the company, I fear for Metropolis. I’m glad to see that you three aren’t following in Lionel’s footsteps,” he said, hugging Tess.

“So how long can you stay?” Tess asked.

“A little while,” he told her. “I’m heading back to Star City next week and I’m planning to take a cruise of the Pacific in the Queen’s Gambit before I knuckle down and start working at Queen Industries.”

“I wish I could go with you,” the redhead said wistfully, “but Luc and I are going to Europe for a couple of months.”

“You’ll love it,” he told her.

As they gathered for a final photograph before they all left high school forever, Chloe sighed wistfully.

“Aww, look at us,” she said, clutching her cousin’s arm. “The gang’s all together.”

Lois nodded. Clark found himself grinning at his friends. So much had changed in one year but he had no regrets, and it was all thanks to the girl, no, woman he loved.

I got chills
They’re multiplyin’
And I’m losing control
Cause the power
You’re supplyin’
It’s electrifyin’

You better shape up
Cause I need a man
And my heart is set on you
You better shape up
You better understand
To my heart I must be true

Nothing left
Nothing left for me to do
You’re the one that I want
Honey
The one that I want
Honey
The one that I want
Honey
The one I need
Oh yes indeed
If you’re filled with affection
You’re too shy to convey
Meditate my direction
Feel your way

I better shape up
Cause you need a man
I need a man
Who can keep me satisfied

I better shape up
If I’m gonna prove
You better prove
That my faith is justified

Are you sure
Cause I’m sure down deep inside

You’re the one that I want
Honey
The one that I want
Honey
The one that I want
Honey
The one I need
Oh yes indeed
You’re the one that I want
Honey
The one that I want
Honey
The one that I want
Honey
The one I need
Oh yes indeed
You’re the one that I want
Honey
The one that I want
Honey
The one that I want
Honey
The one I need
Oh yes indeed



Epilogue

Comments

( 8 comments — Leave a comment )
eternal_moonie
Apr. 29th, 2013 07:20 pm (UTC)
WOOHOO!!!!

Absolutely LOVE it!
phoenixnz
Apr. 30th, 2013 07:16 am (UTC)
Thank you honey.
crazy4ew
Apr. 29th, 2013 07:51 pm (UTC)
So sweeeeet! :) You realize there's a vid, right? here it is:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vz3RQASBjE8&playnext=1&list=PL121B203A6E19D546
ctbn60
Apr. 29th, 2013 09:51 pm (UTC)
Awesome video!!!
crazy4ew
Apr. 30th, 2013 01:40 am (UTC)
I never knew it existed until I went hunting for it! :) After reading the chapter and singing along with the lyrics here, I just had to check... and was rewarded on my first attempt!!!
phoenixnz
Apr. 30th, 2013 07:17 am (UTC)
I knew about the vid, but thanks for putting up the link. It's awesome. I'm glad you liked the final chapter. Just the epilogue to go.
ctbn60
Apr. 29th, 2013 09:48 pm (UTC)
LOVED IT!! This was perfect honey! All fallling into place! :D
phoenixnz
Apr. 30th, 2013 07:18 am (UTC)
Yep, it's all fallen into place. Just the epilogue left.
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