Title: Covering For Clark (1/1)
Pairings/Characters: Lois Lane, Clark Kent, Perry White
Summary: Lois is a good friend.
Date Of Completion: July 9, 2020
Date Of Posting: March 27, 2021
Disclaimer: I don’t own ‘em, DC does, more’s the pity.
Word Count: 300
Feedback welcome and appreciated.
Author’s Note: Have a triple drabble! :)
Lois frowned as she typed. She ignored the chaos of The Daily Planet newsroom. It was just background noise.
In the next cubicle, Clark was on the phone. He was trying to get an interview, using his Midwestern politeness. Her method was more akin to a battering ram.
She took a sip of bottled water and pulled a face. Too warm. Like revenge, water was best served cold.
Clark hung up. He stood up and stretched.
“Did you get your interview?”
“Yes, I did.”
“Oh, you corn-fed boy.”
Clark grinned. “Politeness works. You should try it sometime.”
She stuck out her tongue and he laughed. His phone rang again and he disappeared behind his cubicle wall.
Lois craved a cigarette. In the old days of the newspaper game, reporters smoked like chimneys and drank like fish. Now they worried whether their food was GMO and if there were enough water bottles, not to mention narcing on anyone who sneaked a smoke.
You have to go up to the roof for a smoke. Edward R. Murrow is probably rolling over in his grave.
The TV monitors showed a breaking story: a bank robbery in progress. Clark popped up and clutched his stomach, heading for the men’s room. Lois smiled.
Ten minutes later, Perry came out of his office. “Where’s Kent?”
The monitors showed Superman flying out of the bank with two flailing robbers.
Perry shook his head and returned to his office, muttering about weak stomachs. Lois smirked.
She typed vigorously and read over the story, not bothering to check for spelling. Spellcheck would be good enough, and whatever it missed, oh, well. She had never won a spelling bee.
Clark returned to his cubicle.
“Perry’s looking for you.”
He walked by, smelling faintly of smoke. She smiled smugly.
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