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Fic: Embracing Destiny (6/?)

Title: Embracing Destiny (6/?)
Author: Babette babettew54
Category: Superman Movie-verse
Characters: Lois/Clark/Kal-El, Conner, Jason, Martha, Perry, Lex
Rating: T
Summary: Lois and Clark must fight harder than they’ve ever fought before to keep their family together.
Word Count: 3,400
Disclaimer:DC Comics/Warner Brothers owns these characters. No profit is being made from this story. This is strictly for my own amusement.
Author’s Notes: In this next chapter, the family is in crisis. What will they do? You have to read and find out. This is one of my favorite chapters. Read on and please leave a comment. Thank you! :D


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Previously:
(Chapter 1) (Chapter 2) (Chapter 3) (Chapter 4)(Chapter 5)



Chapter 6: Homefront

The Kent farm, a little while later:


Once everyone had changed and were downstairs in the living room, dinner would have to wait for a while. Clark paced in front of his beautiful family for a moment, but then he thought it best he just spit it out. “Luthor knows about me. He knows Clark Kent is Superman.”

“But how … when?” Lois asked getting upset but still holding it together.

“It must have happened when JoJo and I were exposed to green kryptonite both here on the farm and on the plane. We both had a reaction to it and he just knew,” Jason responded.

“He told you?” Lois asked her husband.

“No, Lois. Diana used her truth lasso on him and that’s when he told her his plans for our children,” Clark responded and tried not to lose it when he thought about Lex and what he had planned for them.

Lois stiffened at that statement. “What plans? Tell me all of it, Clark. I have a right to know.”

“I’ll tell her, Dad,” Conner said. He took a deep breath, then continued, “I suspected that was the reason he kidnapped JoJo and Jason and I didn’t … I didn’t think they would survive it, so I went with him.”

“Oh, Conner,” Lois cried and went to him and pulled him close in a tight hug.

“I had to Mom, I had to save them,” Conner choked out.

“It’s alright, it’s alright,” Lois murmured and stroked his back.

“There’s more, Lois,” Clark told her.

“Go on; tell me the rest,” Lois demanded trying to be strong, but inside her heart was screaming at the injustice of it all.

“Luthor’s ultimate goal was to clone Conner and build an army of super soldiers. In his mind, with his blood and mine, there would be no stopping him. They would all be under his control … including Conner.”

“I see,” Lois said and sighed. “It’s far worse than what we ever could have imagined.”

“We have to do something. We can’t just sit around and wait for him to tell everyone,” Jason finally spoke up then.

“I don’t think he will say anything,” Lois thoughtfully said.

“But I think he will, Lois. He knows it would hurt me and our family. It’s been his greatest wish, to destroy everything that I’ve worked for and kept from the world … a normal life … meaning you and my children,” Clark told her with deep sorrow.

Silence for a minute or two as everyone digested those words.

“We have to prepare,” Martha spoke up then.

“No, no, we can’t give in to him. I can’t give in,” Lois stated firmly.

“Lois …” Clark began.

“No, Clark. He can’t destroy our family. I won’t let him!” Lois nearly screamed at him.

He went to her and took her into his arms, holding her close. “We’ll do whatever you want us to do, Lois.”

Holding her husband close, Lois was thinking of a way to protect her children somehow, but no answers came to her, short of them having bodyguards, which would be out of the question. They couldn’t live their lives like that, but there must be a way.

And then the answer came to her. It was so clear and it was something that was inevitable, almost predictable, like the sun coming up at dawn.

It really was the only solution, but it would require all of us to succeed.

~o~o~

The Watchtower headquarters, a few hours later:

Bruce, Diana and J’onn were sitting at the massive table on the space station and they were all considering Lois’ plan to diminish or even eliminate the Luthor threat.

“That’s some plan, Clark. I can see you’re actually considering it. Do you really think it will work?” Diana asked.

“I think it will. We have no other options,” Clark thoughtfully said. It would be an act of desperation but they were all determined to keep the secret from the outside world.

“Where is Luthor now?” Bruce asked.

“Lex was moved to another prison with far better security, seasoned prison guards and a warden who doesn’t pull any punches. He will be allowed one television for one hour to watch the announcement.”

“And what about the prison guard who helped him to escape?”

“Well, he was drugged, which was confirmed, but he still proclaims his innocence,” Clark responded.

Bruce gave a bark of laughter. “No one believed him of course.”

“Of course not and especially after locating a large deposit in one of his ‘elusive’ bank accounts.”

Diana shook her head, but she had to say it. “I hope you know what you’re doing Clark, and Lois too.”

“It’s the best thing,” Clark said but inside his heart was pounding with dread with what they were about to do.

~o~o~

A few days later, the family was brought on board the station, but not only was Conner there without a mask, but Clark’s two other children were there as well. They were wearing costumes similar to Clark meaning they all had the ‘El’ crest on their shirts. Clark decided that the younger children would wear masks for the time being.

The family was gathered in a private area away from the media to get dressed and to have a few moments to talk. The plan was that Clark would make an announcement to the world in about ten minutes. He would be doing all the talking.

Suddenly, there was a knock at the door. It was time.

Before Clark could open the door, Jason had to ask, “Are you sure about this?”

“Yes, Jason. Your mother and I have decided. No one will know that Lois is your mother, but the world will know that I have fathered three children and that I am proud of all of you.”

“We love you, Daddy,” JoJo told him.

“Yeah, we all do.” Conner felt he needed to hear it.

Clark was getting emotional, but he managed to say, “I love you too.”

Soon they were all ready to be introduced to the world as Superman’s children. Clark stood before them more proud than he could ever remember. “Now, stand over there, that’s it. Hold your heads up, that’s right.” He could see how nervous they were. “A smile wouldn’t hurt,” he told them and smiled. They returned his smiles, although a bit shyly.

“We’re ready for you, Clark,” J’onn told him.

~o~o~

At another maximum security prison:

“Move it, Luthor,” the guard told him and poked him in the ribs for good measure.

Lex was brought to a special cell with a small television. The guard turned it on. “Pay attention, Luthor. You might learn something,” the guard actually chuckled at his confused expression.

The television announcer spoke into the camera. "This is Bob Jones of KMTV. We’re coming to you live on the Watchtower space station where in a just a few short minutes, Superman will be making an incredible announcement. We’ve all wondered about this for years and now he will clarify all our questions. Ladies and gentlemen, Superman!"

Clark spoke into the camera.

"Thank you, Bob. I’m here this morning to introduce … my children. Yes, it’s true. I have three children."

He went to stand behind each of them in turn.

"First, meet Kon-El but everyone calls him Superboy. Ten years ago, a miracle happened and we welcomed him as my son and he has proven to be a trusted superhero and a wonderful young man.

>>Second, we have Wonderboy, the smartest and brightest kid in his class. I’m so proud to call him my son.

>>Lastly, we have Wondergirl. Still a bit too young, but when she’s ready, she will be a strong addition to the Superman family ready to fight for truth and justice."

Clark went to stand in front of them again and spoke into the camera.

"Now, I know you all have questions about who their mother could be. I can’t tell you, so don’t ask me. Just know that I love her with all my heart and she loves me. She and I made this decision together. The media will speculate about her, who she is, how we met, all of it, but know this … I will not confirm or deny anything.

>>We’ve kept this secret because my children needed to live a normal life for as long as possible while they’re still young, but now … she and I felt it was the right time for everyone to meet them and to know that we’re both very, very proud of them.

>>Thank you for watching everyone."

Clark then turned to his children, held out his arms and they ran to him and held him close. He kissed all their dark heads and smiled at their glowing faces.

The camera slowly moved away from them and then the announcer, who appeared touched by the scene, spoke to the masses. "That was truly amazing. Superman has a family, ladies and gentlemen. Who knew? I think that’s wonderful news. This is Bob Jones of KMTV, Metropolis."

Luthor hadn’t said a word throughout the entire announcement. He was in shock, not knowing what to think or what to believe.

The guard turned off the television, poked a still stunned Luthor in the ribs and told him to move it. He slowly stood up and was led back to his cell. The door slammed shut, but then he narrowed his eyes and thought, It’s not over.

~o~o~

Meanwhile, back at the farm:

Lois, Martha and Ben Hubbard were all very nervous about the announcement, but they all felt it was the best thing for them considering what the alternative could be. This way, they had some control. If Luthor wanted to sprout off about Lois being the mother, then she would deal with it. I will deny it, of course, but what woman wouldn’t want to be the mother of Superman’s children? Chuckling to herself, she smiled at the television.

“What’s so funny?” Martha asked.

“Oh, it’s nothing. I know this is serious, Martha, and I shouldn’t make light of it, but I was just thinking about all the women in the world who can scratch Superman off their list of eligible men.”

Martha had to smile at that statement. “Oh, Lois, that is true, I guess,” she agreed and glanced back at the television deep in thought. After the announcer had finished, the camera moved over to the family again and they were waving to the camera.

“Well, it’s really over?” Lois asked and smiled at her beautiful family.

Martha took her hand. “Honey, it’s only the beginning.”

Lois stopped smiling, took a shuddering breath, and squeezed Martha’s hand.

~o~o~

Meanwhile, in a prison thousands of miles away:

Someone with revenge against the Man of Steel sat on a chair in the inmate’s lounge and watched Superman’s shocking announcement on television with a keen eye and a hardened heart. He, however, was not shocked by the news. It was inevitable that Superman would so completely immerse himself in Earth’s humanity and culture that he would commit himself to one of them in such a way.

After the announcement had ended, he returned to his cell. Walking over to the window and looking up at the sky, he began to think of a plan that would not only convince Kal-El that it was time to turn away from the humans, but to accept his true destiny once and for all. He won’t have a choice.

Yes, the time had come.

~o~o~

Later that same evening at the farm:

Everyone was put down for the night. It had been a long day. Clark had an emergency, Conner was out with his superhero friends, and Lois was in bed, her mind running in circles driving her crazy. Martha’s words rang in her mind … It really wasn’t over. It’s just beginning.

Lois knew that her dearest and closest friends would know the truth about her, and she could handle them, but it was Lex that had her worried. Wonder Woman had assured her that at the time of Lex’s coerced confession, that she, Batman and J’onn were the only ones on the small plane who had actually heard Lex’s claim that he knew the truth about Clark. She just hoped all of this would die down after a few weeks of speculation about who the mother of Superman’s children could be.

A few minutes later, Clark quietly landed inside their bedroom and saw that Lois was still awake. He smiled after changing and crawled in beside her. She immediately went into his arms, holding him tightly to her.

“I missed you,” she whispered and snuggled closer loving his warmth and his unique scent. Lois suddenly remembered that fateful day when his scent had triggered her memories that he was actually Clark Kent, not just Superman. Smiling at the memory, she pulled him closer.

“I missed you too,” he replied as he held her close then after a minute or two, “Lois?”

“Uh, huh?” She replied unable to get close enough to him.

“It has been over a week,” he whispered as he pulled her closer. His eyes closed, his lips were at her temple then his breathing increased. He knew what was happening and she did too.

“It has?” She whispered, inwardly thrilled by his thinking.

He needed her so badly that he couldn’t wait anymore. He suddenly rolled her to her back. “Don’t tease me, woman, not after this past week.”

“Who’s teasing?” She quipped and smiled provocatively at him.

Then he was kissing her and she returned his kisses with equal intensity. He helped her remove her gown kissing her all the while. He couldn’t help but stare at his beautiful wife. It wasn’t that long ago after JoJo was born that the doctors had pulled him aside and told him that Lois had changed. He hadn’t understood at first but then they had explained that because of his unique ‘aura’ that Lois would not age as a normal human. He digested that information and a part of him was thrilled beyond belief that she would be with him forever or even longer.

He kissed her hard then loving her beyond any rational thought. Lois responded to his kisses without hesitation, blissfully happy to have him with her. He had chosen her among all the women in the universe. He could have anyone he wanted, but he had chosen me. He loves me.

Clark smiled as if he could read her thoughts. His answer for her was to kiss her senseless and wonder how she could possibly doubt his feelings for her. He just couldn't imagine his life without her and so he kissed her passionately bringing forth moans and sighs and then he clutched her to him tightly. His passion for her overruling all thought. I have to have her.

And with that thought in mind, Clark kissed her over and over again in deep kisses that had her writhing and thrusting her hips against him. Lois saw and felt his reaction and she moaned getting even more excited, if that were possible. "Oh Clark, please," she begged for it.

He then decided to ease her tension a little as he pulled her tightly to him and Lois's hands were tangled in his hair pulling him closer. Their kisses became even more desperate and she moaned into his mouth. Clark shifted on top of her without breaking their kiss and then he was inside her and they both gasped when he filled her as he cupped the back of her head holding her there as he took her lips in one deep kiss after another and his hips found the rhythm and she followed him stroke for stroke both needing this closeness like never before.

Lois rocked against him, hips undulating more rapidly as she focused on her impending climax. He saw the intensity on her expression, felt her body tense and the contractions beginning from within. "Let it go, that’s it," he whispered against her lips. And then she was moaning, shivering in his arms as she came around him. He covered her mouth with his, swallowing her cries of pleasure as she bucked against him.

Her delighted cries and expression of total relief triggered his climax and he grasped her hips tightly to his, thrusting upward and moaning in pleasure. He collapsed on top of her, his breath coming in short gasps. After a moment, he rolled to his back taking her with him. He pulled her close to his side, kissed her temple, and stroked her hair and arms. Several minutes passed while their breathing returned to normal.

Her senses were filled with him and the depth of her love brought tears to her eyes. She hugged him close. "I love you, Clark."

"I love you too," Clark whispered back holding her close.

Soon Lois was asleep, but Clark couldn’t sleep. He was thinking of the past and how things had come to this. After finally admitting his feelings for her and she for him, their decision to get married, and now this … revealing their children to the world, and the more he thought about it, the more it appeared inevitable that this would happen.

From the moment he had found out he had a son, things were sent on a course that could not be stopped. He knew that now, but what the future held for his family, he had no clue, but whatever happened they would be together.

Lois sighed against his chest and whispered his name. He kissed her temple again and soon, they were both in a lover’s dream world.

~o~o~

The next morning, Martha gasped and put a hand over her mouth after reading the headline on the morning paper. There in large letters across the front page were the words in bold black letters:

THE MOTHER OF SUPERMAN’S CHILDREN IS… WONDER WOMAN.

TBC!

~o~o~

A/N: OMG! I could not resist this. I swear, the kids’ names just popped into my head, and then I thought I’d play around with Lois for a bit! *giggles* But putting the kids in the spotlight wasn’t a hard choice. Thanks for reading. I hope you enjoyed it. Reviews are love!


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