The Lazarus Gap by Dolimir (NC-17)

  • Sep. 22nd, 2015 at 5:16 PM
Title: The Lazarus Gap
Fandom: Smallville
Pairing: Clark Kent/Lex Luthor
Categories/Genres: Amnesia, Identity
Length: 40156
Warnings:

Author/Artist on AO3: Author/Artist on AO3: Dolimir

Summary: A post-Exodus AU. Helen never happened. Everything else did.

Review: First let’s start with a summary because this does not encompass the glory this fic deserves.

Lex Luthor, caught in an explosion, wakes up and can’t remember anything about his life. There are many people telling him who he is supposed to be but he doesn’t want any of it. The only thing he has to hold onto are stories about his best friend. Martha Kent tells him about how he’s friends with her son and how when her son knows he’s hurt he’ll come back from the city for him. Lex kind of builds up this phantom Clark Kent in his head as perfect. The only good thing in his life to be proud of when all his past sins are being presented at his feet.

After being abducted and almost killed a second time he let’s people think he’s dead and starts his new life. Stuck in a wheelchair he lives at a monastery with the priest that saved him the second time. It’s just the two of them until a green eyed man drops into the mix with the name Jerome Kent and it turns out Lex isn’t the only one trying to run from the past.

This leads to a beautiful moment where Clark becomes jealous of himself. Lex admits he’s still waiting for the boy Martha told him about to find him because she swore he would. Clark justs wants Lex to see him as he is.

There is a whole lot of story here. Lex finds a purpose for himself and I love how it makes me feel justified in believing in Lex. I’ve always felt without the bad influences in his life he would have gone down a completely different road. In this fic he shows Clark how you can be a bit smarter about saving the world then just stopping the bad guys.

The Lazarus Gap

Skin Deep by rivkat (NC-17)

  • Apr. 5th, 2015 at 2:53 AM
Title: Skin Deep
Fandom: Smallville
Pairing: Clark Kent/Lex Luthor
Categories/Genres: Alternate Universe, Genderswap, First Time, Romance
Length: Long (27573 words)
Warnings: N/A

Author on AO3: rivkat
Author Website: rivkat

Summary:

Clark turns into a girl. Wackiness ensues.

Review:

As a huge fan of pining in romance, I've become pretty familiar with the most common variations of 'I'll take what I can get before it ends'. Typically, it never ends, because there is a grand confession of feelings and blah blah etc, but usually there is a point at which the pining character(s) realize that they're in too deep to pull themselves back out.

Not so for Skin Deep's Clark. This Clark is so thoroughly aware of the transience of his female alter ego's relationship with Lex that the relationship itself seems almost light and airy, not bogged down at all by the feelings for Lex that Clark is simultaneously suppressing and indulging in. There's a kind of contentedness with the superficiality of that relationship, but rivkat takes care to make it seem like genuine happiness. There is always a subtle underlying sense of incompletion on Clark's part that reminds the reader that there is still more to the story.

But what I like most about this Clark is his willingness to walk away from what he has with Lex. He doesn't let himself settle for incompletion or superficiality and instead makes plans to end his fling with Lex as soon as the summer ends. Unlike some characters who seem to lose all rationality in the face of love, Clark holds onto his with a steady, calm grip.

But he's not unfeeling, nor unaffected by his summer with Lex. When his male body is returned to him, he takes a wild risk, betting it all on the favorable outcome of Lex's hypothetical feelings for the real Clark. And Lex, who's spent the entire story being so thoroughly opaque, finally reveals his closely guarded hand. It's at that point that the relationship between the two gains a sense of true depth and honesty.

Skin Deep

Near, But Not Far-The End by SC182 (Nc17)

  • Aug. 7th, 2014 at 10:01 AM
Title: Near, But Not Far-The End
Fandom: Smallville
Pairing: Clark Kent/Lex Luthor/Chloe Sullivan
Categories: AU, Post-Canon, Romance
Length: Medium (4k)
Warnings: Apocalypse; Lots of Character Death;

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] supercaptain182
Author Website: Sc182 Ao3

Summary: As he turned his attention back to the screen, something in the pit of his stomach churned uneasily.

It was a feeling he couldn't shake and the more his mind wandered to the rotating image of Chloe exiting his front door, the worse he felt.
Something wasn’t right.

Review: Zombie Apocalypse Smallville Style. This is a slow building story even though it is very short. Lex, Chloe, and Clark get locked in the castle with no way out.

They don’t have enough time or people to make a new society, so instead they create a co-dependent trio of survivors with no real future except in each other.

The writing is tight and I love how the apocalypse doesn’t fix everything and make everybody ready to work together, even though they don’t really have a choice.

Near, But Not Far-The End

An Echo of Thunder by anotherlostsoul (R)

  • Mar. 25th, 2014 at 2:17 AM
Title: An Echo of Thunder
Fandom: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Categories: Action/adventure, SuperXan
Length: Long (30,900 words)
Warnings: Minor character death, parental abuse

Author Website: NotDeadFred
Author on TtH: anotherlostsoul's author page

Summary:
What if Buffy wasn’t the only one of the Scoobies with a destiny? Xander Harris finds a destiny all his own that has nothing to do with hyena possession, Halloween or road trips...

Review:
I'm in two minds about this story. It's an award-winner — the 2007 Crossing Over award for best Buffy/Smallville crossover — but the crossover elements are limited to setting up for the next story in the series. It's well written with good grammar, structure and phrasing, but it doesn't quite grip me. It features a well drawn Xander, except that his good humour is dialled down, and he's the only one of the Buffy cast to fare well; Giles is written as infuriatingly obtuse, and the others aren't even present. It's got a good grasp of the Norse myths that form the basis of the story, but sometimes seems inconsistent about what people know.

It's a good story, don't get me wrong. I like the writing style, I like the story, I like the Xander who isn't yet too far from an Everyman to lose me. It's just that for every aspect of the story that I want to pick up and praise, a niggle leaps to my attention. This is going to be one of those stories that you have to read and decide for yourself.

There are two sequels, Thunder Over Smallville: Book One (the Smallville crossover proper) and Tales of the Thunderverse: Champion of Themyscira. Both are incomplete and haven't been worked on in a while, and I prefer Echo to both of them. Thunder Over Smallville in particular suffers from the high power level of the superheroics going on; nearly everyone, it seems, ends up with powers that let them operate on a par with Clark, and it quickly becomes very hard to rein in that much power and present an interesting and credible challenge.

It's a bit of a Curate's Egg in my view. What's your opinion?

An Echo of Thunder

Fanvid: Wild Child by calapine (PG-13)

  • Jun. 30th, 2013 at 6:20 PM
Squeezing in one last entry for Alternative Media Week!

Title: Wild Child
Fandoms: The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Doomsday, X-Men, Battlestar Galactica, Merlin, The Last Legion, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Robin Hood (BBC), V for Vendetta, Lord of the Rings: the Fellowship of the Rings, Doctor Who, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, 28 Days Later, Children of Dune, Legend of the Seeker, Blake's 7, Star Wars: A New Hope, Terminator: Salvation, Babylon 5, Farscape, The X-Files, Torchwood, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, Smallville, Superman II, Pan's Labyrinth, The Sarah Jane Adventures, Peter Pan, Star Trek: First Contact, Enterprise, Underworld, Terminator II: Judgement Day, Aliens, Survivors, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Star Trek, Stargate: Atlantis, Batman Returns, Resident Evil, The Matrix, Star Trek 09, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Ashes to Ashes, Lord of the Rings: Return of the King, Children of Men, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Star Trek: Voyager.
Pairing: Gen
Categories: Action/adventure, women being awesome!
Length: 3:48 minutes
Warnings: None

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] calapine
Author Website: Unknown

Author's Summary:
A multi-fandom vid for [livejournal.com profile] halfamoon's celebration of female characters.

Review:
calapine makes an unconventional but beautiful choice with her song, and for something so epic in scope, she makes it impactful on a personal scale as well, and deeply uplifting. This tribute is amazing not only for its subject matter, but also for its diversity. Women are not just awesome when they are gorgeous and kick-ass and come out with both guns blazing, but they're also awesome when they're doing science experiments, or being brave, or making difficult decisions.

Women can be some of the most harshly judged characters on screen -- because often, women are their own harshest critics. This vid highlights some unexpected choices, and reminds us that every single woman is more than just the few seconds we see them on screen -- they each have their own stories.

Wild Child
Another late entry in our Alternative Media Week

Title: I Swear
Fandom: Smallville
Music Used: I Swear by All4One
Pairing: Clark/Lex
Categories: crack
Length: 4:20 minutes
Warnings: main character death, MPreg, catbabies, child abandonment

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] dualbunny, [livejournal.com profile] greensilver & [livejournal.com profile] sweetestdrain
Author Website: unknown

Summary:
12 years later. A Clark/Lex story.

Review:
A mind-bendingly bizarre experience, this vid starts out as a sappy romance with Clark and Lex. And then SHIT GETS WEIRD. In a good way. And keeps getting weirder. A rollercoaster of weird. It's like the freaking Matrix of weird: no one can tell you how weird the created reality of the vid is, you have to see it for yourself. It's romantic...sort of. It's sad...sort of. If you're like me, you'll be laughing til you're crying (or vice versa, I'm not sure).

I'm just so impressed with the strange and convincing things the co-vidders were able to accomplish that left me wondering if there was an episode of Smallville that had...certain things in it. How did they do it? Impressive vidder magic, is how, along with evil genius minds.

I Swear

Eavesdropping by Lady Ra (PG-13)

  • Oct. 1st, 2012 at 10:56 PM
Title : Eavesdropping
Fandom: Smallville
Pairing: Clark/Lex
Categories: AU, Drama, Family, Fluff, Humour, Pre slash
Length: Medium (~7464 words)
Warnings: N/A

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] ladyra
Author Website: faviconLadyRa on AO3
Visions of Pretty Boys

Summary:
Jonathan gets a wake-up call about Lex.

Review:
Here is a well-written fast-paced fic from one of my favorite author ever.
I just love this story based on very early Smallville canon. This now completely AU fic is full of humor, banter, witty dialogues and great characterization.
For once, Jonathan Kent realizes he is the one putting Clark in danger while Lex is in fact helping and has to redeem himself.
The relationships between Jonathan and Lex, Jonathan and Clark, Lex and Clark, and Lex and his father are well-crafted and spot on which is no small deed in such a short fic. It's really a nice pick me up story everyone can enjoy.

Eavesdropping

Eavesdropping by Lady Ra (PG-13)

  • Oct. 1st, 2012 at 10:56 PM
Title : Eavesdropping
Fandom: Smallville
Pairing: Clark/Lex
Categories: AU, Drama, Family, Fluff, Humour, Pre slash
Length: Medium (~7464 words)
Warnings: N/A

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] ladyra
Author Website: faviconLadyRa on AO3
Visions of Pretty Boys

Summary:
Jonathan gets a wake-up call about Lex.

Review:
Here is a well-written fast-paced fic from one of my favorite author ever.
I just love this story based on very early Smallville canon. This now completely AU fic is full of humor, banter, witty dialogues and great characterization.
For once, Jonathan Kent realizes he is the one putting Clark in danger while Lex is in fact helping and has to redeem himself.
The relationships between Jonathan and Lex, Jonathan and Clark, Lex and Clark, and Lex and his father are well-crafted and spot on which is no small deed in such a short fic. It's really a nice pick me up story everyone can enjoy.

Eavesdropping

Eavesdropping by Lady Ra (PG-13)

  • Oct. 1st, 2012 at 10:56 PM
Title : Eavesdropping
Fandom: Smallville
Pairing: Clark/Lex
Categories: AU, Drama, Family, Fluff, Humour, Pre slash
Length: Medium (~7464 words)
Warnings: N/A

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] ladyra
Author Website: faviconLadyRa on AO3
Visions of Pretty Boys

Summary:
Jonathan gets a wake-up call about Lex.

Review:
Here is a well-written fast-paced fic from one of my favorite author ever.
I just love this story based on very early Smallville canon. This now completely AU fic is full of humor, banter, witty dialogues and great characterization.
For once, Jonathan Kent realizes he is the one putting Clark in danger while Lex is in fact helping and has to redeem himself.
The relationships between Jonathan and Lex, Jonathan and Clark, Lex and Clark, and Lex and his father are well-crafted and spot on which is no small deed in such a short fic. It's really a nice pick me up story everyone can enjoy.

Eavesdropping

Eavesdropping by Lady Ra (PG-13)

  • Oct. 1st, 2012 at 10:56 PM
Title : Eavesdropping
Fandom: Smallville
Pairing: Clark/Lex
Categories: AU, Drama, Family, Fluff, Humour, Pre slash
Length: Medium (~7464 words)
Warnings: N/A

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] ladyra
Author Website: faviconLadyRa on AO3
Visions of Pretty Boys

Summary:
Jonathan gets a wake-up call about Lex.

Review:
Here is a well-written fast-paced fic from one of my favorite author ever.
I just love this story based on very early Smallville canon. This now completely AU fic is full of humor, banter, witty dialogues and great characterization.
For once, Jonathan Kent realizes he is the one putting Clark in danger while Lex is in fact helping and has to redeem himself.
The relationships between Jonathan and Lex, Jonathan and Clark, Lex and Clark, and Lex and his father are well-crafted and spot on which is no small deed in such a short fic. It's really a nice pick me up story everyone can enjoy.

Eavesdropping

Strings by sarcastic_fina (NC-17)

  • Jun. 22nd, 2012 at 12:01 AM
Many thanks to [livejournal.com profile] jenna_marianne for letting me play in her usual sandbox!

Title: Strings by sarcastic_fina (NC-17)
Fandom: Smallville
Pairing: Chloe/Oliver
Categories: Angst, Friendship, Romance
Length: Medium (7,000+)
Warnings: None

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] sarcastic_fina
Website: n/a

Review:
When they started this, there were very serious rules. No strings attached. Somewhere along the way, that was simply impossible.

Despite the inevitable angst that comes with storylines like this one, I found this fic to be a fun and non-demanding read. I loved Chloe’s self-imposed obliviousness to things sliding sideways in her “no strings attached” relationship with Oliver and how, when everything it put on the table, it doesn’t necessarily make things all right. Though some of the dialog does get a bit too saccharine for me at times, I’d still recommend it if you’re looking for something to put a smile on your face.

Strings

Strings by sarcastic_fina (NC-17)

  • Jun. 22nd, 2012 at 12:01 AM
Many thanks to [livejournal.com profile] jenna_marianne for letting me play in her usual sandbox!

Title: Strings by sarcastic_fina (NC-17)
Fandom: Smallville
Pairing: Chloe/Oliver
Categories: Angst, Friendship, Romance
Length: Medium (7,000+)
Warnings: None

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] sarcastic_fina
Website: n/a

Review:
When they started this, there were very serious rules. No strings attached. Somewhere along the way, that was simply impossible.

Despite the inevitable angst that comes with storylines like this one, I found this fic to be a fun and non-demanding read. I loved Chloe’s self-imposed obliviousness to things sliding sideways in her “no strings attached” relationship with Oliver and how, when everything it put on the table, it doesn’t necessarily make things all right. Though some of the dialog does get a bit too saccharine for me at times, I’d still recommend it if you’re looking for something to put a smile on your face.

Strings

Strings by sarcastic_fina (NC-17)

  • Jun. 22nd, 2012 at 12:01 AM
Many thanks to [livejournal.com profile] jenna_marianne for letting me play in her usual sandbox!

Title: Strings by sarcastic_fina (NC-17)
Fandom: Smallville
Pairing: Chloe/Oliver
Categories: Angst, Friendship, Romance
Length: Medium (7,000+)
Warnings: None

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] sarcastic_fina
Website: n/a

Review:
When they started this, there were very serious rules. No strings attached. Somewhere along the way, that was simply impossible.

Despite the inevitable angst that comes with storylines like this one, I found this fic to be a fun and non-demanding read. I loved Chloe’s self-imposed obliviousness to things sliding sideways in her “no strings attached” relationship with Oliver and how, when everything it put on the table, it doesn’t necessarily make things all right. Though some of the dialog does get a bit too saccharine for me at times, I’d still recommend it if you’re looking for something to put a smile on your face.

Strings

Strings by sarcastic_fina (NC-17)

  • Jun. 22nd, 2012 at 12:01 AM
Many thanks to [livejournal.com profile] jenna_marianne for letting me play in her usual sandbox!

Title: Strings by sarcastic_fina (NC-17)
Fandom: Smallville
Pairing: Chloe/Oliver
Categories: Angst, Friendship, Romance
Length: Medium (7,000+)
Warnings: None

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] sarcastic_fina
Website: n/a

Review:
When they started this, there were very serious rules. No strings attached. Somewhere along the way, that was simply impossible.

Despite the inevitable angst that comes with storylines like this one, I found this fic to be a fun and non-demanding read. I loved Chloe’s self-imposed obliviousness to things sliding sideways in her “no strings attached” relationship with Oliver and how, when everything it put on the table, it doesn’t necessarily make things all right. Though some of the dialog does get a bit too saccharine for me at times, I’d still recommend it if you’re looking for something to put a smile on your face.

Strings

Strings by sarcastic_fina (NC-17)

  • Jun. 22nd, 2012 at 12:01 AM
Many thanks to [livejournal.com profile] jenna_marianne for letting me play in her usual sandbox!

Title: Strings by sarcastic_fina (NC-17)
Fandom: Smallville
Pairing: Chloe/Oliver
Categories: Angst, Friendship, Romance
Length: Medium (7,000+)
Warnings: None

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] sarcastic_fina
Website: n/a

Review:
When they started this, there were very serious rules. No strings attached. Somewhere along the way, that was simply impossible.

Despite the inevitable angst that comes with storylines like this one, I found this fic to be a fun and non-demanding read. I loved Chloe’s self-imposed obliviousness to things sliding sideways in her “no strings attached” relationship with Oliver and how, when everything it put on the table, it doesn’t necessarily make things all right. Though some of the dialog does get a bit too saccharine for me at times, I’d still recommend it if you’re looking for something to put a smile on your face.

Strings

Strings by sarcastic_fina (NC-17)

  • Jun. 22nd, 2012 at 12:01 AM
Many thanks to [livejournal.com profile] jenna_marianne for letting me play in her usual sandbox!

Title: Strings by sarcastic_fina (NC-17)
Fandom: Smallville
Pairing: Chloe/Oliver
Categories: Angst, Friendship, Romance
Length: Medium (7,000+)
Warnings: None

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] sarcastic_fina
Website: n/a

Review:
When they started this, there were very serious rules. No strings attached. Somewhere along the way, that was simply impossible.

Despite the inevitable angst that comes with storylines like this one, I found this fic to be a fun and non-demanding read. I loved Chloe’s self-imposed obliviousness to things sliding sideways in her “no strings attached” relationship with Oliver and how, when everything it put on the table, it doesn’t necessarily make things all right. Though some of the dialog does get a bit too saccharine for me at times, I’d still recommend it if you’re looking for something to put a smile on your face.

Strings

The Butterfly Effect by The Spike (R)

  • May. 6th, 2012 at 3:16 PM
Title: The Butterfly Effect
Fandom: Smallville
Pairing: Clark/Lex
Categories: Angst, Drama, Hurt/Comfort
Length: Medium (11,673 words)
Warnings: self medical experimentation, drug use, suicidal thoughts and threats of homicide, spoilers through season 1x6 "Hourglass"

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] spike21
Author Website: faviconThe Spike

Summary:
Lex can't let the Cassandra thing go.

Review:
Driven by his curiosity, Lex experiments on himself trying to replicate Cassandra's ability to see into the future. The Kents find him later, out of his mind and raving, and take him back to the farm and debate how to help him.

Lex's stream-of-consciousness sections are intense and bizarre and drag you right along with him as he experiences multiple possible futures inter-spliced with the present; and just like with Cassandra, when they touch Clark can see what he sees, too. All they can see are terrible futures, and both are freaked out, while Martha and Jonathan try to help. Surrounded by possible horrors, with only terrible options as solutions, Clark finally figures out a way, the only way, for everything to be okay.

Intense and trippy and twisty, this fic is a wild ride, and one I come back to again and again. Mind the warnings, but know that there is a happy resolution and the ride is totally worth it.

"All those futures, all those things you saw. Wait--" as Lex closes his eyes, turns his head away. "Wait. Listen. The basics. Complex systems are highly dependent on initial conditions, right?"


The Butterfly Effect

The Butterfly Effect by The Spike (R)

  • May. 6th, 2012 at 3:16 PM
Title: The Butterfly Effect
Fandom: Smallville
Pairing: Clark/Lex
Categories: Angst, Drama, Hurt/Comfort
Length: Medium (11,673 words)
Warnings: self medical experimentation, drug use, suicidal thoughts and threats of homicide, spoilers through season 1x6 "Hourglass"

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] spike21
Author Website: faviconThe Spike

Summary:
Lex can't let the Cassandra thing go.

Review:
Driven by his curiosity, Lex experiments on himself trying to replicate Cassandra's ability to see into the future. The Kents find him later, out of his mind and raving, and take him back to the farm and debate how to help him.

Lex's stream-of-consciousness sections are intense and bizarre and drag you right along with him as he experiences multiple possible futures inter-spliced with the present; and just like with Cassandra, when they touch Clark can see what he sees, too. All they can see are terrible futures, and both are freaked out, while Martha and Jonathan try to help. Surrounded by possible horrors, with only terrible options as solutions, Clark finally figures out a way, the only way, for everything to be okay.

Intense and trippy and twisty, this fic is a wild ride, and one I come back to again and again. Mind the warnings, but know that there is a happy resolution and the ride is totally worth it.

"All those futures, all those things you saw. Wait--" as Lex closes his eyes, turns his head away. "Wait. Listen. The basics. Complex systems are highly dependent on initial conditions, right?"


The Butterfly Effect

The Butterfly Effect by The Spike (R)

  • May. 6th, 2012 at 3:16 PM
Title: The Butterfly Effect
Fandom: Smallville
Pairing: Clark/Lex
Categories: Angst, Drama, Hurt/Comfort
Length: Medium (11,673 words)
Warnings: self medical experimentation, drug use, suicidal thoughts and threats of homicide, spoilers through season 1x6 "Hourglass"

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] spike21
Author Website: faviconThe Spike

Summary:
Lex can't let the Cassandra thing go.

Review:
Driven by his curiosity, Lex experiments on himself trying to replicate Cassandra's ability to see into the future. The Kents find him later, out of his mind and raving, and take him back to the farm and debate how to help him.

Lex's stream-of-consciousness sections are intense and bizarre and drag you right along with him as he experiences multiple possible futures inter-spliced with the present; and just like with Cassandra, when they touch Clark can see what he sees, too. All they can see are terrible futures, and both are freaked out, while Martha and Jonathan try to help. Surrounded by possible horrors, with only terrible options as solutions, Clark finally figures out a way, the only way, for everything to be okay.

Intense and trippy and twisty, this fic is a wild ride, and one I come back to again and again. Mind the warnings, but know that there is a happy resolution and the ride is totally worth it.

"All those futures, all those things you saw. Wait--" as Lex closes his eyes, turns his head away. "Wait. Listen. The basics. Complex systems are highly dependent on initial conditions, right?"


The Butterfly Effect

The Butterfly Effect by The Spike (R)

  • May. 6th, 2012 at 3:16 PM
Title: The Butterfly Effect
Fandom: Smallville
Pairing: Clark/Lex
Categories: Angst, Drama, Hurt/Comfort
Length: Medium (11,673 words)
Warnings: self medical experimentation, drug use, suicidal thoughts and threats of homicide, spoilers through season 1x6 "Hourglass"

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] spike21
Author Website: faviconThe Spike

Summary:
Lex can't let the Cassandra thing go.

Review:
Driven by his curiosity, Lex experiments on himself trying to replicate Cassandra's ability to see into the future. The Kents find him later, out of his mind and raving, and take him back to the farm and debate how to help him.

Lex's stream-of-consciousness sections are intense and bizarre and drag you right along with him as he experiences multiple possible futures inter-spliced with the present; and just like with Cassandra, when they touch Clark can see what he sees, too. All they can see are terrible futures, and both are freaked out, while Martha and Jonathan try to help. Surrounded by possible horrors, with only terrible options as solutions, Clark finally figures out a way, the only way, for everything to be okay.

Intense and trippy and twisty, this fic is a wild ride, and one I come back to again and again. Mind the warnings, but know that there is a happy resolution and the ride is totally worth it.

"All those futures, all those things you saw. Wait--" as Lex closes his eyes, turns his head away. "Wait. Listen. The basics. Complex systems are highly dependent on initial conditions, right?"


The Butterfly Effect

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