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    In which Reginald Hargreeves can almost resemble a passable father figure after Allison helps him along. Who knew the apocalypse could be averted with something as simple as a proper childhood?

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    Liar! is still the first thing Harry Potter ever says to Lord Voldemort. Quirrell doesn’t know the words, had never met his master with a body and a scribbled-on wrist, but the thing on the back of his head starts, hesitates.

    Her wrist, he hisses to Quirrell, before he can stop himself, check her wrist.

    Quirrell flicks his wand at Harry’s tied up body, and her right sleeve rises. Her ribbon flutters to the ground. Even Quirrell understands, then. Master, he says, the stutter now long forgotten, Master it says… it says...

    Show me!

    Obedient, and terrified, Quirrell turns and the terrible, snake-like face looks down on Harry with those red, red eyes. She scrabbles for her sleeve, a task harder said than done when your arms are trapped at your sides, and she isn’t quick enough. Avada Kedavra, Voldemort reads in his own flawless script, and fury rises in him along with understanding.

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  1. Public Bookmark 11

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    Clark's been having problems with the League for a long time, Lex runs into an old Aunt, and then things start getting really weird. The truth eventually outs.

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    20 Nov 2019

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    "It's ok, Clark," Lex told him, and Clark's breath caught. He swallowed around a lump in his throat, and his chest started to hurt.

    "It's ok," Lex repeated, and the hurt in his chest blossomed and got worse.

    "W-what..." Clark said, confused and in pain, actual pain.

    "Sh. Everything's going to be all right," Lex crooned to him, but it wasn't, it wasn't all right, and when Clark's knees gave out, Lex held on and followed him down to the floor, held him whimpering against his chest.

    "It's going to be all right," Lex told him soothingly.

    Then he dropped his head and whispered into Clark's ear, "It's time to wake up."

    Clark groaned in confusion, writhing slightly in Lex's arms at the hurt worse than Kryptonite.

    "You need to fight it, Clark," Lex told him earnestly. "You need to wake up."

    Clark looked up into Lex's eyes, and heard him say, "It's killing you, and I don't want that."

    And then Lex's expression went hard and cold and he demanded in a staccato bark: "Wake up, Superman! NOW!"

    And that hurt more than anything else did or ever had.

  2. Public Bookmark 10

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    The explicit use of the Orb actually did work the way everyone thought it would... more-or-less... and Clark discovers that he isn't who he thought he was...

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    20 Nov 2019

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    Lex had nightmares where he walked up to the Kent barn and Clark Kent was standing there waiting for him.

    "Got everything you wanted, did you, son?" he'd say.

    Lex usually woke up screaming from those.

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    20 Nov 2019

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    "What do you want?" Clark sounded thoroughly uncurious. Was that normal for aliens?

    -- is lack of curiosity the lighter side of alien arrogance? --

    "An answer to a rather simple question," Lex said. "How much of a liar are you?"

    Clark scowled and stood to face him. "What?" he said, sounding angry, as if he had any right to be, after everything.

    "Color me curious, and consider my interest peaked," Lex rattled off, a tossaway bit of noise to help distract the man he was facing down as he pulled his hands out of his pockets -- quick and easy motion, don't get caught up on the lining -- and held out a green-crystal meteor rock in the palm of his hand towards Clark.

    Clark collapsed.

    ...Huh.

    Clark lay softly groaning on the floor as Lex walked around the wooden coffee table towards him slowly. Lex came to a stop about a foot from him, and just cradled the rock in his hand above him.

    Clark looked like a wreck, sweating and twitching, hunched in on himself, turning a slight very unhealthy tinge of grey-green.

    He hadn't collapsed immediately, like a puppet with his strings cut -- he'd managed to stay upright and try to lean away before he went down. He hadn't managed to stagger far enough away from Lex, though, to get out of the disabling zone of meteor rock radiation, though.

    Lex slowly squatted down next to Clark and stared. It looked like his veins were...

    He held out the rock near Clark neck and moved it closer to his head, watching the veins writhe under his skin -- wormy strings of lies, burrowed deep under, close enough to the surface that the rot could be seen, but not wholly grasped -- both starting to turn a necrotic grey.

    He pulled the rock back again and Clark almost collapsed in relief -- or as near to it as he could while still... under the influence.

    Clark wasn't faking this.

    ...This had been the sort of thing he'd expected to see with Fine, though not really in the details of it. He wondered now what he had; he couldn't remember now, not with this living imagery burned into the back of his skull, and Lana hadn't been very descriptive of the Disciples' reactions, after all.

    "Does it hurt?" Lex asked unnecessarily -- of course it did, he could see that, he wasn't so completely blind, was he? -- but it was something to say, squatting there in front of Clark with the rock almost dangling from his hand.

    "Yes," Clark managed to gasp out.

    Lex didn't much like the way Clark was looking at him.

    Clark was looking at him like his life was over.

  4. Public Bookmark 3

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    Things went just a little differently at the end of Lexmas, so things go a little differently later... -just- a tad.

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    19 Nov 2019

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    If Lex was understanding this right, Jonathan had literally sold his salt-of-the-earth morals to the devil for his adopted son. He'd gotten in bed with the business magnate over the little guy, more or less helped to ruin the town... and basically gone and done the opposite of everything he'd built his senatorial running platform on.

    Jonathan Kent and Lionel Luthor, doing backroom dirty deals, buying and selling children for a community's economic lifeblood? Destroying livelihoods in greed and selfishness? The supposedly heart-of-the-heartland everyman farmer bitterly entangled with the corporate interest?

    Dear god, this wasn't an atomic bomb, this was the entire nuclear arsenal.

  5. Public Bookmark 9

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    Lex may be missing a few prerequisites for this one. He wants Clark to tutor him, but Clark is barely muddling through on his own as it is. Unfortunately, failure is not an option that either of them can live with, and they're worried they're being graded on a curve, because this curve seems to be set to a particular pass-fail ratio. But with Clark unable or unwilling to help Lex out, Lex is forced to rely on his own means, turning to his own for study help. However, Lex's methods of gathering information and study -- while fast, efficient, and generally effective -- leave a bit to be desired in the moral and ethics department, and are disturbing enough to garner negative attention from his neighbors and friends. But Lex isn't about to give up, and neither is Clark -- not when the two of them are both at the borderline and might still have a hope of passing muster. But the final exam is a killer, and even if they compare notes and work together to prepare, one of them may need to sacrifice the other to get by in the end. Because if they don't, they both might fail, and if that happens...

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    19 Nov 2019

    Bookmarker's Notes

    Fuck yes, he was scared of losing Clark. Of course he was scared of losing Clark. He hadn't even realized that--

    ...that--

    Lex stood very still for a moment, as the completed thought ran through him, almost alien in the simplicity of its truth.

    It froze him like ice, and burned like a brand.

    Staring out his windows at nothing, he began to laugh.

    I-- I--

    His laughter took on a hysterical tinge, and he began to shake.

    I hadn't even realized I had him in the first place. The thought came unbidden, and his laughter grew weak as he slowly sank to the floor.

    Because he had Clark.

    He had Clark.

    He already had Clark, and he hadn't even known it.

    Clark had never stopped being his friend. Clark had never stopped being...

    Oh, God.