Author: Kat Lee
Character/Pairing: CLEx (Clark/Lex)
Challenge/Prompt: slashthedrabble 492: Exhaustion
Warning(s): Future Drabble, AU
Word Count: 500
Date Written: 12 July 2018
Disclaimer: All characters within belong to DC Comics, not the author, and are used without permission.
Lex closed the door to the outside world with a heavy sigh. He closed his eyes, and only then did he start to smile. It wasn’t simply the fact that he was away from the maddeningly busy world where everybody wanted a piece of him, and all for the wrong reasons save one. This penthouse was merely a place to lay his head on the nights when Clark wasn’t here, but he knew the second he stepped into their abode, that tonight it was a real home. Tonight, at least for now, his husband was home.
His stomach rumbled hungrily, reminding himself that he’d skipped lunch and only grabbed a protein shake for breakfast. Dinner had also been hours ago, but what he was smelling now wasn’t dinner. He peeled himself up off of the door, moved forward, and found Clark in the kitchen. He laid his head against his bicep and moaned more softly. “You,” he whispered, kissing the muscle beneath his cheek, “are amazing. How did you find time?”
“Time for what?” Clark asked innocently.
“To bake your mother’s apple pie. Thank God she gave you the recipe!”
Clark laughed, and for the first time all day, Lex smiled genuinely. The sound of his love’s deep, rich laughter warmed him through to the ends of his toes and lifted the migraine that had been pulsing behind his eyelids for several hours.
“You forget about my superspeed,” Clark teased him, grinning from ear to ear.
“No. But you’re always away saving everybody else.”
“Is that jealousy coming from Lex Luthor?”
“Not tonight. It’s the world who should be jealous of me tonight. I’m the one who gets to sleep with everybody’s favorite hero.”
“And the only one,” Clark vowed, bending down and kissing his lips deeply.
Lex moaned as Clark swept his tongue into his hot mouth. He could just about forget about the pie and go straight to bed, and not at all for the reasons that would have carried him there scant moments ago. Clark suddenly lifted his head from his as a timer pinged. He moved so swiftly he left Lex toppling forward and having to catch the nearest chair to keep standing. “Clark!” He laughed.
“Sorry. Pie’s done.” Hearing screams, he stopped.
“And you have to go.”
I’ve got this one. Enjoy your night with your husband.
Thank you, Clark thought to his teammate and settled down for a night of feasting, love, and Lex.
“It’s okay,” Lex was saying. “I understand. I don’t like it, but I do understand.”
“Part of the reason why I stay with the Justice League, Lex, is so we can enjoy the occasional night at home. Tonight’s that night this month.”
“Really? Do I get one a month now?”
“Sweetheart, I’d give you every night if only I could.” He pulled him close for another kiss.
“That’s all right,” Lex conceded, his lips brushing his. “I’ll settle for your love and your mother’s pie.”