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
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

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

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

Epic Misunderstanding by RivkaT (R)

  • Apr. 4th, 2012 at 11:45 AM
Title: Epic Misunderstanding
Fandom: Smallville/DC comics
Pairing: Clark/Lex
Categories: Crack, Humor, Angst, Futurefic, fake relationship
Length: Medium (4,668 words)
Warnings: temporary character death

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] rivkat / [personal profile] rivkat
Author Website: faviconrivkat / RivkaT (no longer being updated)

Review:
After Superman dies at the hands of Doomsday, Wonder Woman asks Lex, as the bereaved lover of Clark to help with the Justice League in the aftermath. Lex is rather flabbergasted, considering he and Clark were most definitely NOT in a relationship...other than that of mortal enemies. The problem? Absolutely no one believes this, and Lex ends up helping out, using LexCorp to assist the Justice League. Things get very awkward when Clark returns.

This fic is just a fun lark. Lex dealing with the the League, and their false (but perhaps not so far off the mark) assumptions, and then Clarks reactions to it all are hilarious, as well as Lex questioning the whole thing. There's a bit of angst and grief, but it all ends happily, just the way I like it.

Epic Misunderstanding

Epic Misunderstanding by RivkaT (R)

  • Apr. 4th, 2012 at 11:45 AM
Title: Epic Misunderstanding
Fandom: Smallville/DC comics
Pairing: Clark/Lex
Categories: Crack, Humor, Angst, Futurefic, fake relationship
Length: Medium (4,668 words)
Warnings: temporary character death

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] rivkat / [personal profile] rivkat
Author Website: faviconrivkat / RivkaT (no longer being updated)

Review:
After Superman dies at the hands of Doomsday, Wonder Woman asks Lex, as the bereaved lover of Clark to help with the Justice League in the aftermath. Lex is rather flabbergasted, considering he and Clark were most definitely NOT in a relationship...other than that of mortal enemies. The problem? Absolutely no one believes this, and Lex ends up helping out, using LexCorp to assist the Justice League. Things get very awkward when Clark returns.

This fic is just a fun lark. Lex dealing with the the League, and their false (but perhaps not so far off the mark) assumptions, and then Clarks reactions to it all are hilarious, as well as Lex questioning the whole thing. There's a bit of angst and grief, but it all ends happily, just the way I like it.

Epic Misunderstanding

Epic Misunderstanding by RivkaT (R)

  • Apr. 4th, 2012 at 11:45 AM
Title: Epic Misunderstanding
Fandom: Smallville/DC comics
Pairing: Clark/Lex
Categories: Crack, Humor, Angst, Futurefic, fake relationship
Length: Medium (4,668 words)
Warnings: temporary character death

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] rivkat / [personal profile] rivkat
Author Website: faviconrivkat / RivkaT (no longer being updated)

Review:
After Superman dies at the hands of Doomsday, Wonder Woman asks Lex, as the bereaved lover of Clark to help with the Justice League in the aftermath. Lex is rather flabbergasted, considering he and Clark were most definitely NOT in a relationship...other than that of mortal enemies. The problem? Absolutely no one believes this, and Lex ends up helping out, using LexCorp to assist the Justice League. Things get very awkward when Clark returns.

This fic is just a fun lark. Lex dealing with the the League, and their false (but perhaps not so far off the mark) assumptions, and then Clarks reactions to it all are hilarious, as well as Lex questioning the whole thing. There's a bit of angst and grief, but it all ends happily, just the way I like it.

Epic Misunderstanding

Epic Misunderstanding by RivkaT (R)

  • Apr. 4th, 2012 at 11:45 AM
Title: Epic Misunderstanding
Fandom: Smallville/DC comics
Pairing: Clark/Lex
Categories: Crack, Humor, Angst, Futurefic, fake relationship
Length: Medium (4,668 words)
Warnings: temporary character death

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] rivkat / [personal profile] rivkat
Author Website: faviconrivkat / RivkaT (no longer being updated)

Review:
After Superman dies at the hands of Doomsday, Wonder Woman asks Lex, as the bereaved lover of Clark to help with the Justice League in the aftermath. Lex is rather flabbergasted, considering he and Clark were most definitely NOT in a relationship...other than that of mortal enemies. The problem? Absolutely no one believes this, and Lex ends up helping out, using LexCorp to assist the Justice League. Things get very awkward when Clark returns.

This fic is just a fun lark. Lex dealing with the the League, and their false (but perhaps not so far off the mark) assumptions, and then Clarks reactions to it all are hilarious, as well as Lex questioning the whole thing. There's a bit of angst and grief, but it all ends happily, just the way I like it.

Epic Misunderstanding

Epic Misunderstanding by RivkaT (R)

  • Apr. 4th, 2012 at 11:45 AM
Title: Epic Misunderstanding
Fandom: Smallville/DC comics
Pairing: Clark/Lex
Categories: Crack, Humor, Angst, Futurefic, fake relationship
Length: Medium (4,668 words)
Warnings: temporary character death

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] rivkat / [personal profile] rivkat
Author Website: faviconrivkat / RivkaT (no longer being updated)

Review:
After Superman dies at the hands of Doomsday, Wonder Woman asks Lex, as the bereaved lover of Clark to help with the Justice League in the aftermath. Lex is rather flabbergasted, considering he and Clark were most definitely NOT in a relationship...other than that of mortal enemies. The problem? Absolutely no one believes this, and Lex ends up helping out, using LexCorp to assist the Justice League. Things get very awkward when Clark returns.

This fic is just a fun lark. Lex dealing with the the League, and their false (but perhaps not so far off the mark) assumptions, and then Clarks reactions to it all are hilarious, as well as Lex questioning the whole thing. There's a bit of angst and grief, but it all ends happily, just the way I like it.

Epic Misunderstanding

Epic Misunderstanding by RivkaT (R)

  • Apr. 4th, 2012 at 11:45 AM
Title: Epic Misunderstanding
Fandom: Smallville/DC comics
Pairing: Clark/Lex
Categories: Crack, Humor, Angst, Futurefic, fake relationship
Length: Medium (4,668 words)
Warnings: temporary character death

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] rivkat / [personal profile] rivkat
Author Website: faviconrivkat / RivkaT (no longer being updated)

Review:
After Superman dies at the hands of Doomsday, Wonder Woman asks Lex, as the bereaved lover of Clark to help with the Justice League in the aftermath. Lex is rather flabbergasted, considering he and Clark were most definitely NOT in a relationship...other than that of mortal enemies. The problem? Absolutely no one believes this, and Lex ends up helping out, using LexCorp to assist the Justice League. Things get very awkward when Clark returns.

This fic is just a fun lark. Lex dealing with the the League, and their false (but perhaps not so far off the mark) assumptions, and then Clarks reactions to it all are hilarious, as well as Lex questioning the whole thing. There's a bit of angst and grief, but it all ends happily, just the way I like it.

Epic Misunderstanding

Photographic Evidence by Soraya (R)

  • Nov. 30th, 2011 at 1:50 PM
Title: Photographic Evidence
Fandom: Smallville
Pairing: Clark/Lex
Categories: drama, future!fic, established relationship, outsider POV
Length: Medium (6,044 words)
Warnings: perceived infidelity

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] soraya2004 / [personal profile] soraya2004 / [insanejournal.com profile]soraya2004
Website: [archiveofourown.org profile]soraya2004

Author's Summary:
President Luthor gets caught on film cheating on his husband, Clark Kent...with Superman.

Review:
Set in a future where Lex is president, Clark is his husband and deeply entrenched in his nerdy reporter persona. The world has no idea he's Superman.

It's told from the point of view of a photojournalist, who is astonished to discover Superman and President Luthor kissing on a balcony. When the pictures he takes are published, the country erupts in controversy. We the audience of course know the truth, and it's really interesting to see both the media's and Lex's reactions to the "infidelity," and the eventual outcome during an official press conference (spoiler: it's a very happy ending).

This is one of my all-time favorites. I love the outsider perspective on the couple, especially the contrast between their behavior in public and in private, and the way their secret affects that behavior. The only pity is that the story isn't longer; I would have loved to see the fall out of the ending.

Photographic Evidence (on AO3), (DW), (IJ), (LJ), (Smallville Slash Archive)
Available as a podfic, by [livejournal.com profile] soukuyah

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