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The Return of Lex Luthor Epilogue

The Return of Lex Luthor

Genre: Drama
Characters: Clark, Lois, Lex, OC, Perry White, Justice League

Pairings: Clois, Lex/OC
Rating: Mostly PG but some chapters R
Disclaimer: The characters of Smallville and the DC comic universe belong to the producers, writers etc. The original character is mine but is not, I repeat, not a real person, although they are drawn from real life for the sake of realism. Any resemblance to anyone, living or dead, is coincidence.

Summary: Lex Luthor returns with a few surprises. And he seems to be a changed man. Can Clark trust him? Should he?

a/n: Banner by the lovely and extremely talented [info]ctbn60 

It all started here 

Go back a step


Epilogue – Ten Years Later

“Dad, come on!” Mara Kent looked at her father. “Honestly, Dad, I swear Mom’s right. For someone with your speed you can be as slow as molasses.”

“You’re getting just as bossy as your mother,” Clark growled.

“She says you told her you love her being bossy,” Mara grinned. “Come on. We don’t want to miss Uncle Bruce’s party. And Damian’s got some cool games he wants to show me.”

Which meant the two of them would most likely be locked up in Damian’s room, playing games all night.

With a sigh, Clark finished dressing, then went to join his family in the huge ballroom of Wayne Manor. Julia grinned and waved when she saw him. She was standing with Damian, who, at ten, was tall for his age and was almost a copy of his father. Julia bent and whispered in his ear and Damian lit up when he saw Mara.

“Don’t even think it, Smallville,” Lois told him. “There’s no way I’m letting my daughter date a Wayne.”

“They’re ten, Lois. I doubt they’re thinking of getting into that just yet.”

“I don’t know. Damian’s very precocious for his age. Of course, with Bruce for a father, what do you expect?”

“Bruce isn’t all that bad,” Julia said, coming over to join them as her son and their daughter disappeared toward the finger food, preparing to stuff their faces.

Clark nodded. Julia never spoke ill of Bruce even though their relationship had foundered a long time ago.

Julia and Bruce had tried to make a go of their relationship, but once Bruce was back on his feet and determined to take up the mantle of Batman again, it had got between them once again and Julia had called it quits for good. Julia and Bruce had stayed friends though. They’d both decided they needed to get along for the sake of their son, and while Damian often commuted back and forth between his parents, he was a happy, well-adjusted child who was secure in his parents’ love for him. Damian was the only one who Bruce lavished love on.

Lois turned, seeing the man of the hour approaching.

“Bruce. Happy birthday.”

Bruce smiled. “Thanks Lois.” He leaned forward and kissed Lois on the cheek, and did the same with Julia. “How’s Adam?” he asked her.

“He’s good. Sorry he couldn’t make it. You know Adam and his causes,” she said, rolling her eyes.

Julia had married the doctor she’d once worked with in Nepal. It was a good marriage. Steady. Maybe it wasn’t as full of passion as she’d had with Bruce, but she did love him, and he was a good man. He accepted her work with the Justice League, just as she accepted his work volunteering as a doctor in missions in third world countries.

Clark nudged Bruce. “Connor can’t make it either, sorry. Jor-El insisted on him going for training. And Kara said she and Chris will try to make it, but she can’t promise anything.”

“It’s okay. Oliver called and told me he couldn’t make it either. Apparently Laura’s got chicken pox.”

Laura was Oliver and Dinah’s three year old daughter. The couple had been married for six years after dancing around each other’s feelings for years.

“Well, if it isn’t the birthday boy,” a voice came from the crowd.

Bruce turned and looked at Lex, who was grinning.

“Happy birthday,” Lex said, handing Bruce a wrapped gift. “That’s from Lena. She said she might be a little late. Something about a meeting with her professor.”

“How’s her thesis going, Lex?” Julia asked.

“Great, I think. Another couple of months and she’ll be graduating. And from what I hear from her professors, with honours.”

“That’s great, Lex,” Clark said warmly. “Guess she takes after her father.”

“In a good way, I hope,” Lex winked. He turned, hearing giggles from the two ten year olds at the food table. “Will you look at that.” The two children were trying to eat everything in sight.

Lois rolled her eyes. “Those two! Bruce, your son is a terrible influence.”

“Hey!” Julia protested. “Just remember, Mara’s older by three months.”

“Since when does that stop Damian?” Bruce asked.

“Grr, you’re supposed to be on my side,” she told him.

“When it comes to our son?” he asked. “I think I’ll sit on the fence on this one.”

“Coward!” she laughed.

The five adults watched the two children as they whispered and giggled together, smiling at the children’s antics. Their lives might have taken odd twists and turns, but they wouldn’t have changed things for the world.


( 4 comments — Leave a comment )
Dec. 14th, 2010 10:00 am (UTC)
Another AWESOME masterpiece written by Leanne Warr.

Congratulations honey!!! *big hugs*
Dec. 14th, 2010 04:13 pm (UTC)
My biggest one to date. Phew! I have to say that even though I've loved writing it, I'm sort of glad it's done. Now I can focus on others.
Dec. 14th, 2010 11:17 pm (UTC)
It's nice to see a bit down the road. This was a fun ride!! Loved it from start to finish honey!
Dec. 15th, 2010 05:41 am (UTC)
Thanks Carol. I'm sort of glad to have finished it. Of course, there's no resting on my laurels. I've still got others to update.
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