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Title: Cephalopodally Ever After (The Safe in Your Arms Remix)
Author: danceswithgary
Pairing: Clark/Lex,
Original Art and Artist: Tentacle Story by jh_july001
Rating: G
Word Count: 355
Summary: Careful! Turn your back for a minute in Smallville and you might end up squi(d)shed.


"Clark! Am I glad to see you! Don't just stand there, help!"

"What is that thing?"

"It's…a…go over there, you… a mayfly squid. New addition…down, boy…to my freshwater aquarium."

"It's…really wiggly, isn't it? I thought squid only lived in the ocean…and what's it doing out of…oh…never mind."

"It's…rare. All I did was feed…let go…it some live blue-gills an hour ago and…."

"I can see that, Lex. Really big. Really fast."

"Whoa! And really friendly!"

"Ow! It stung me or something."

"I thought that couldn't happen. It's headed for the door, cut it off!"

"It usually can't. Okay, I think I've got it cornered now. It won't get out of there."

"Clark, you're losing your all your clothes…and that's really…different."

"Lex! I…It changed me!"

"I'll say."

"Did you say live blue-gills…from Crater Lake?"

"That would be my guess. The meteors strike again."

"It was bad enough when I found out I was a humanoid alien, but now I'm really a freak."

"I don't know. The tentacles are kind of…."

"I'm…leaving Smallville, Lex. There's no place for me here like this."

"Stop! Of course, there's a place for you. With me."

"You have to know how I feel about you, but it can't work."

"It can. I'll make it work!"

"Lex! No! Don't touch...."

"Well, that feels strange."

"You shouldn't have done that, Lex."

"I had to. I wasn't going to let the person I love just walk…uh…slither away."

"Oh…I…me, too."

"Hmmm, that feels….kind of good."

"Yeah. Maybe this isn't going to be so bad after all."

"I'll need to find a new tailor. Fernando tends to be a little high-strung."

"Yeah, I can see where that might be a problem."

"Or I'll just start a new trend. Just imagine all the fashion magazine covers screaming,
Lex Luther declares Clothing Optional is the new pink!"

"Or not. Come on, Lex. I'm starting to feel a little hungry. Let's go check out the kitchen."

"No, I think we should go to your house instead. My cook mentioned she was trying a new recipe tonight."

"So? She's a great cook."

"I'm not in the mood for calamari chowder."



Notes: Written for sv_remix. Sometimes I find the oddest things when I Google for references before starting a story. What I found the most amusing were the debates over this article which was written with tongue firmly inserted into cheek.

ETA: I actually hadn't realized it when I selected the artwork for remixing, but a_queen_bee pointed out that jh_july001 based Tentacle Story on helioshyperion's story Eight Days which happened to be inspired by my You Light Up My Life. I'm feeling a little Escher-like now.

Standard Disclaimer: I do not own any of the characters herein. The characters of Lex Luthor and Clark Kent as well as any supporting characters are the property of their creators and DC Comics. Gough/Millar Inc and the WB Network TV own Smallville. Any deviation (or deviant behavior) from the originals, however, is mine.

Feedback is both welcome and appreciated.


( 25 Danced — Dance with Me )
Aug. 21st, 2009 11:41 pm (UTC)
OMG! What an awesome remix. That was great text to go with jh_july001's story art. Your last line was priceless.

Oh, the article you found was marvelous as well. Thanks for sharing it.
Aug. 22nd, 2009 12:02 am (UTC)
Thanks, it was fun to float a little fluff. :-D
Aug. 22nd, 2009 12:41 am (UTC)
I love this story, and especially the artwork.
Aug. 22nd, 2009 01:04 am (UTC)
Thanks, I certainly couldn't write anything dark with those cute little chibis watching. :-D
Aug. 22nd, 2009 03:08 am (UTC)
That artwork was adorable--and so's the story! It's cute the way their voices here match the feeling of the art!
Aug. 22nd, 2009 02:18 pm (UTC)
Isn't it just the fluffiest thing ever? *giggles* Thanks!
Aug. 22nd, 2009 03:29 am (UTC)
AWWW!!!! That was such a cute and sweet story. :) Really goes with the art so well. :D
Aug. 22nd, 2009 02:19 pm (UTC)
Like a big ball of cotton candy. :-D Thanks!
Aug. 24th, 2009 04:43 am (UTC)
LOLZ luv it, i especially like the opening scene

Also I noticed this facts: you write this inspired by jh_july001's fancomic(Tentacle Story) which is inspired by helioshyperion's fic (Eight Days) which is inspired by your fic (You Light Up My Life) ... wow it all comes in full circle XD (is this a coincident? that would be awesomely odd)
Aug. 24th, 2009 12:56 pm (UTC)
Whoa - I'd hadn't realized it at all! Thanks for bringing it to may attention. I added your contribution to the Notes. *grin*

And I'm glad you liked it. :-D
Aug. 24th, 2009 02:55 pm (UTC)
OMG! That is so cute! I want a squiddy Clark and Lex!
Aug. 24th, 2009 08:01 pm (UTC)
Wouldn't they make cutest plushies like the artwork?

*covets some herself*

Aug. 24th, 2009 08:02 pm (UTC)
I want plushie Clark and Lex! With tentacles!
Aug. 24th, 2009 06:19 pm (UTC)
Good lord. I'm sitting at work laughing my head off and getting some really odd stares! This was awesome totally delightful. The last line is just priceless! I will probably be snickering for the rest of the day and never look at calamari without cracking up again! nice one!
Aug. 24th, 2009 08:04 pm (UTC)
Fluffy Lex! *grins*

I'm glad I never liked calamari - I don't think I could have written this. It would have turned out all dark and angsty with the cook chasing them around the castle with a cleaver....

Ahem. Sorry, that got away from me somehow.

*looks around for men in white coats*

Aug. 25th, 2009 02:50 pm (UTC)
Oh, so cute and fun! Yay squid! And hee at the Escher-ism.
Aug. 25th, 2009 05:21 pm (UTC)
It was quite funny when it was pointed out, circles in tentacle form instead of snakes. Glad you liked it and thanks!
Aug. 25th, 2009 08:28 pm (UTC)
giggle all the way poopr poor boys
Aug. 25th, 2009 08:50 pm (UTC)
Seems life is determined to be an adventure for them. :-D Thanks!
Aug. 31st, 2009 07:15 pm (UTC)
*LMAO* And I was sooo waiting for my Lexy *happy grin* I also checked (and reviewed :P) the artwork; it was incredibly cute! Still, there's nothing like a good dialogue. Thanks!
Aug. 31st, 2009 07:24 pm (UTC)
It was a fluffy little bit of fun. :-D Thanks!
Sep. 2nd, 2009 01:00 am (UTC)
Aww, this does work so well with the illos!

I love sweet Clex! :)
Sep. 2nd, 2009 01:12 am (UTC)
It was fun playing with the fluffy - thanks! :-D
Sep. 3rd, 2009 10:28 pm (UTC)
LOL !!
This is SO CUTE!! totally awesome! I feel so happy to have my work remixed by you!:D
Sep. 3rd, 2009 11:07 pm (UTC)
Thanks - I'm so glad you liked my remix of your cuties! :-D
( 25 Danced — Dance with Me )


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