Author: Kat Lee
Character/Pairing: CLex (Clark/Lex)
Challenge/Prompt: drabble_weekly 109: Autumn/Fall
Word Count: 200
Date Written: 13 October 2018
Disclaimer: All characters within belong to DC Comics, not the author, and are used without permission.
They walked along, hand in hand. Clark’s wide eyes took in all the colors of the season, all the browns and yellows of the falling, swirling leaves, the blue of the sky, the browning green grass that crunched occasionally underneath their feet. Lex’s hand in his felt warm, and he smiled to know that he was loved.
Lex, meanwhile, had always seen Autumn moving into Winter as a time of dying, but this time he felt the warmth of the sunshine and the hand in his. The leaves, in all their changing colors, looked pretty for the first time to him. It was as though he was seeing this path for the first time though they’d walked it often before. “You change everything,” he murmured in awe.
“What?” Clark asked in surprise and a little concern.
Lex turned to face him and cupped his face in his. His thumbs stroked his cheeks. “You,” he repeated, “change everything. I’ve never stopped to notice the world like this, Clark. I’ve never had reason to. And when I used to think about Autumn, it meant death, not the beginning of a rebirth. But you change everything. You make everything better.” He kissed him.