Tuesday, May 31, 2005

First Night

Rating: PG, Clex, Established Relationship, Angst, AU, Near futurefic, Drabble

Clexfest: 12th wave at kardasi.com

Challenge: Based on the Music Challenge – Land of Confusion: Genesis

Notes: Sincere thanks (and Happy Anniversary) to my generous and speedy Beta’s, Stella and Niobe, who spent their afternoon online so that I could submit this tonight.

Summary: A different kind of first time. Clark and Lex had planned for everything – except their feelings.

First Night

Lex’s fraught attention was torn between watching the patio and the images of an exploding warehouse/Meth Lab playing – like so many of Lex’s nightmares – on a continuous loop. The newscasters had proclaimed that the battle was over and everyone was safe. But, Lex refused to relax until Clark returned from his first *patrol*.

Finally, Lex’s gaze landed on his lover’s slumped figure, leaning wearily against the glass door. Seeming too exhausted even to open it, when Lex did, the tearful, blood-spattered boy crumpled into his arms. Broken-hearted, Clark cried into Lex’s shoulder, “This is the world we live in?”


Land of Confusion Lyrics. - Genesis

I must’ve dreamed a thousand dreams
Been haunted by a million screams
But I can hear the marching feet
They’re moving into the street.

Now did you read the news today
They say the danger’s gone away
But I can see the fire’s still alight
There burning into the night.

There’s too many men
Too many people
Making too many problems
And not much love to go round
Can’t you see
This is a land of confusion.

This is the world we live in
And these are the hands we’re given
Use them and let’s start trying
To make it a place worth living in.

Ooh superman where are you now
When everything’s gone wrong somehow
The men of steel, the men of power
Are losing control by the hour.

This is the time
This is the place
So we look for the future
But there’s not much love to go round
Tell me why, this is a land of confusion.

This is the world we live in
And these are the hands we’re given
Use them and let’s start trying
To make it a place worth living in.

I remember long ago -
Ooh when the sun was shining
Yes and the stars were bright
All through the night
And the sound of your laughter
As I held you tight
So long ago -

I won’t be coming home tonight
My generation will put it right
We’re not just making promises
That we know, we’ll never keep.

Too many men
There’s too many people
Making too many problems
And not much love to go round
Can’t you see
This is a land of confusion.

Now this is the world we live in
And these are the hands we’re given
Use them and let’s start trying
To make it a place worth fighting for.

This is the world we live in
And these are the names we’re given
Stand up and let’s start showing
Just where our lives are going to.

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