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That Kiss

I wrote this with mithen 's shuffle challenge in mind. Though, admittedly I kind of had to force it in the end. Her challenge at least inspired me, which I believe was the point.

There was no beta, this came to me while I was at work, and I wrote it in about an hour, so, please let me know of any problems.


Title: That Kiss
Author: lorena_at_large
Pairing: ?? (in my head - Bruce/Clark (implied) )

Rating: PG (a couple of swear words)
Disclaimer: If I owned any of this, I’d have a better computer. Nothing is mine. Alas, alack.
Warning: Nothing really, just a few swear words. 
Word Count: 298
Spoilers: None of which I know.
Summary: Reflections of a kiss.
Feedback: Comments, though not required, are appreciated, and they will make me feel good. At least I’ll know someone took the time to read.


That kiss, that’s when it all happened, that first damned kiss.

Things were going fine. We worked together. Occasionally we had coffee together. Sometimes we talked about our day. Mainly, we had a congenial, easy going, uncomplicated relationship. One could even go as far as saying we were casual friends.

Then it happened.

The kiss.

The kiss that changed everything.

Gone were the studious, long nights of diligently reviewing cases; the ability to argue without remorse. Gone were the quiet, simple coffee breaks. Gone was the congenial, easy going, un-fucking-complicated relationship. Gone was the casual friendship.

Those times are now just memories of long ago.

Who would think that the simple act of two pairs of lips touching, even for a short amount of time, could be the catalyst of such a catastrophic shift?

Now, when we work together, there are sly smiles. The long nights aren’t always spent in front of a computer. Arguments result in hurt feelings, and finding ways of saying sorry. Coffee breaks happen more often, and are filled with the slightest brush of a finger against a finger, or a foot against a foot, or just a look. We talk about families, friends, and there is even, God forbid, laughter. Now we have a…relationship. It’s complicated. It’s full of where to eat, when to meet, remembering dates, thinking about each other, missing each other, worrying about each other, wondering what each other is doing, planning discreet and quick “meetings”.  Now we are more than friends, we’re companions, no…lovers.

One kiss.

One simple act of two people pressing their lips together. There wasn’t even any tongue, just lips.

Soft, supple, slightly moist, sweet, lips.

Almost accidental.

Almost avoided.

Almost lost.

A simple act.

That kiss.

That in dreams is re-lived, happily, over and over.


( 17 comments — Leave a comment )
May. 6th, 2011 08:17 pm (UTC)
Lovely, just lovely.
May. 6th, 2011 08:57 pm (UTC)
Thank you. I am rather proud of this story. I'm glad you liked it.
May. 6th, 2011 08:19 pm (UTC)
Aww, that was sweet -- on the best way.

Love Bruce's (it sounds like him anyway) reflections on the progression of the relationship. Nicely done, thanks for sharing!
May. 6th, 2011 08:59 pm (UTC)
Thank you.

Yes, in my head it is Bruce reflecting on that kiss and the relationship. As I tend to pair him with Clark, almost exclusively, it's that pairing I was considering when I wrote this.

Thank you for commenting.
May. 6th, 2011 09:25 pm (UTC)
Awww so sweet! I read this as Bruce's POV for some reason. He just seems like the type of person to think of a kiss as a "catastrophe" LOL.

Very nice! Thanks for sharing! :)
May. 6th, 2011 09:35 pm (UTC)
Thank you! Yes, it does read as Bruce's POV. I considered trying to change it so it was more anonymous, but this just worked for me. I agree, he would think that sort of change was catastrophic.

Thank you again.
May. 6th, 2011 09:27 pm (UTC)
Loved it to pieces baby! Bruce's reflections always facinate me to no end and seeing him do this on his relationship with Clark all because of one kiss was wonderful.
(see I knew you had it in you, I had and still have faith in you)
Thanks for sharing and I am looking so forward to MOAR!!!
May. 6th, 2011 09:42 pm (UTC)
Thank you! This was a case of attack of a plot bunny. I was sitting at work, trying to actually work (scary, I know), when the plot bunny plopped down on my keyboard, and wouldn't let me do anything else but write this.

Bruce does think a lot, doesn't he? I also like figuring out what's in his head, and his thoughts about his life and relationships.

I have read it a dozen times, and it makes me smile each time. Don't worry, there'll be more, sooner or later.

Thank you again.
May. 6th, 2011 09:58 pm (UTC)
OMG! That is sooo what happens! I loved your story, great job!
May. 7th, 2011 01:19 am (UTC)
After I left my comment, I got to thinkin and wondering about 'that kiss'!! Just how did that almost, accidental touching of the softest of anatomy happen that caused such a wonderfully, monumental shift in this relationship? Hmmmm, maybe you could fill us in on the details? Pleeeze??!!
May. 7th, 2011 07:22 am (UTC)
Thank you so much for your comments. It means a lot to me that you like this.

I've actually wondered about that kiss as well. I might try something regarding it. You never know. I'll try.
May. 7th, 2011 12:26 pm (UTC)
Oh, yay, you made my day!
May. 8th, 2011 02:38 am (UTC)
Well, I shared this with my mom, and though she liked it, she, of course, found the one grammatical error. Darn her English teacher mind. So I fixed it.

If you want to know what it was, the line that said "...wondering what each other are doing..." It now reads, "...wondering what each other is doing..."

I tried to ignore it, it's just one little word, but it began to haunt me, so I changed it.
May. 10th, 2011 12:29 am (UTC)
Eeeee, this suits them so well! I'm such a sucker for that faux-grumbling that's suddenly and dramatically undermined by that last line, it made me giggle helplessly.
May. 11th, 2011 04:50 pm (UTC)
Thank you mithen! I'm glad I made you giggle. I love the faux-grumbling as well. This story conjures up a picture of Bruce sitting and watching Clark doing some menial, yet domestic, task. He loves him some Clark.
Sep. 12th, 2011 07:43 pm (UTC)
realy liked this fic,its so sweet.and its got a certain level of realism too.Happpens to people all the time,seen it in action .I can see a crazy sequal coming out of this.
Sep. 14th, 2011 12:04 pm (UTC)
Thank you. I'm glad you liked it. It does have a bit of realism. I keep hoping for a sequel, or even a prequel. I may have something in mind. We'll see.
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