My 2nd fanfic. I love MJ & Superman and decided to turn Michael into Clark Kent. Enjoy. :)
The Adventures of SupermanChapter 1
Michael Jackson had just been hired by the Daily Planet. He was "new" in town and was paired with Lois Lane. She was instructed to show him around the city of Metropolis, and to also show him around the Daily Planet. Michael stopped dead in his tracks the moment he laid eyes on Lois. She was the most beautiful creature he'd ever seen. He quickly shook it off because he knew he could never have a real relationship with someone. He couldn't let anyone get that close...but she was so gorgeous.
The boss, Perry White, had sent the two out to get some information about Lex Luthor's new project. It seemed Luthor was always up to something and Mr. White wanted his best reporters on the case. Michael and Lois got their stuff together and headed for the door, but they needed one more person...Jimmy Olsen. Who else was going to take the pictures?
Michael was at the wheel, they were all on their way to the Luthor mansion. Lois received a call from Mr. White. They were to leave the Luthor story for another day. Something more "exciting" had come up. A bank was being robbed and the workers were held hostage. Mr. White wanted Michael and Lois to be the first reporters on the scene. Michael turned the car around and got there as soon as possible. They all got out of the car when suddenly, an explosion came out of nowhere.
"Michael?" Lois turned around, but he was gone. He always seemed to vanish at the first sign of trouble, but no matter. Lois and Jimmy went in for a closer look.
Out from the clouds came the hero of the day. Superman flew down from the heavens and rushed right in to the bank. The robbers immediately shot their guns at him, but it was useless. They bounced right off his chest.
"Is there a problem here, fellas?" Superman asked. He walked towards them, closer and closer until he was in arms length. The two robbers turned to run, but Superman grabbed them by their coats and lifted them off the ground. "You two have an appointment with the police." And with that, Superman walked the two men outside and gave them to the police. Everyone who witnessed the event clapped and cheered. Superman had yet again saved the city.
He was about to take off in to the sky when... "Excuse me!" he heard. He turned around to find Lois standing there. He smiled widely.
"Can I help you, miss?" Superman asked.
"Yeah, hi. I'm Lois Lane. I'd like to get an interview if that's ok with you," she explained. He smiled at her again.
"I know who you are."
There was something oddly familiar in his face that Lois couldn't quite put together. His eyes were deep and beautiful, and that smile... if she saw it one more time, she was afraid she might faint.
"When would you like to do the interview?" Superman asked. Lois was too busy staring at him. She didn't hear a word he said.
She shook out of her trance. "What? I'm sorry, what did you say?"
"The interview... where should we have it?" he asked again.
"Oh, right. Can you come to my place? Eight o'clock will be fine. You can also meet my collegue, Michael, who seems to have run off again somewhere. Is eight ok for you?"
"Eight will be fine. I look forward to meeting your friend." Superman smiled once more, then lifted off into the air. Everyone watched him fly away.
Michael came walking around from the opposite side of the building. His hair was a mess, as well as his clothing.
"My God, Michael, where have you been?!" Lois yelled. "Superman was here and took care of the whole thing."
"Oh, well, I heard the explosion and then went around back to park the car. You know, I didn't want the car to blow up, and then it stalled while I was back there and I wasn't sure what to do with it..." Michael rambled on.
"Just forget it Michael. We'll call a cab. By the way, you're coming to my house tonight," Lois said.
"I know...I mean, what? I am? What time..you know I might be busy."
"Cancel everything. Superman is coming over for an interview. This will be the greatest story the Daily Planet has ever had," Lois said.
"Superman? That's great. I've always wanted to meet him," Michael said.
"Well you would've met him today..." Lois paused. Come to think of it, Michael was always getting into some kind of trouble when Superman was around. Oh well, maybe he was just accident prone. He was
quite bumbly.Chapter 2
Another long day at the Daily Planet. Michael only enjoyed his work because he was around Lois all day long. She seemed very uptight at work and never seemed to take a break. She was by far, the best reporter to ever work for the paper. Mr. White was very demanding and Lois was just the type of worker he loved. Sometimes Michael just couldn't keep up with the fast paced world of reporting, but Lois was always there to help him along and he certainly enjoyed that.
The day had "ended", but only because Lois and Michael needed to leave early. Tonight was the interview with Superman. Lois would put her entire life on hold for him. She was so interested in him and almost entranced by him. She wasn't quite sure what it was about him that made her feel that way. Maybe she would ask him tonight.
"Oh Michael, hurry! Superman will be here any minute," Lois said as Michael closed the door on his way out. He forgot to bring the champagne. Lois specifically told him to bring a bottle of champagne. She hurriedly ran to the bedroom and sprayed a little perfume on and made sure she looked presentable. No sooner had she turned around, she heard a knock at the patio door. Quickly, Lois walked over to the door and greeted Superman. He was right on time.
"Good evening, Ms. Lane," said Superman.
"Won't you come in?" she asked him.
"Actually I was wondering if we could do the interview out here. It's quite nice tonight and you've got a lovely view from up here."
"Sure. Whatever you like," she answered. She explained to him that Michael went out to get champagne and that he would be back soon. She also told him that Michael was eager to meet him. Superman returned the sentiment.
"You talk a lot about this guy, Michael. What do you think of him?" Superman inquired.
"Michael? He's a little strange at first, but he's nice and he's sweet. He's also very unsure of himself, but hey, this isn't about him. I want to know about you. What's your real name? Where are you from? What..." Superman stopped her.
"Whoa, wait a minute. One question at a time please. I'm not that super." They both laughed. "I'll answer as much as I can, but I must tell you, there are things I would like to keep private. I hope that's alright."
"Yes, of course. I understand completely. I'm just happy you agreed to do this," Lois smiled. "Ok, first question... Where are you from?"
"I'm from the planet Krypton. It's quite far from Earth...well, it was. My planet was destroyed by its own people," Superman explained.
"Oh that's terrible," Lois said, "So, you aren't from Earth." Superman shook his head 'no'. "Are you human?"
Superman laughed. "I'm not an alien, if that's what you're asking, although in many ways I'm not like humans."
"Right, your powers. Tell me about them..."
"Well, I think my strength and ability to fly are quite obvious. I also have tremendous speed. I have x-ray vision, I can hear things from miles away. There are probably things I don't even know I can do yet," he said with a laugh.
"And how long have you had these powers?" Lois asked.
"Ever since I was a child," he answered. Lois scribbled down all of his answers in her notebook.
"Superman, just how fast can you fly?" she asked.
"Hmm. Well, I've never actually timed myself, you know, but.." he paused, "why don't we find out?" he smiled. She smiled back.
"Ok, yeah. I'll go get a timer," Lois said, but Superman stopped her. He held out his hand to her. She looked at his hand and then back up at his face.
"Do you trust me?" he asked her. She looked at his hand again and then put her hand in his. She nodded 'yes'. He gripped her hand tightly, and slowly they rose up off of the ground, staring into eachother's eyes. Superman smiled and motioned to Lois to look down. She did and gasped as she saw that her feet were no longer touching the ground. Immediately she clutched Superman's chest as though she was holding on for dear life. "Don't be afraid," Superman said.
He was about to take her on an amazing flight.Chapter 3
Superman smiled as he looked down at Lois. Her eyes were shut tightly, her grip getting tighter by the second. "Open your eyes," he said softly. Slowly, Lois' eyes opened wider and wider. She couldn't believe what she was seeing. She could see everything. It was nothing short of amazing. The skyline view of Metropolis was quite impressive from that height.
Eventually Lois got into it and she and Superman were only connected by their entwined hands. Pretty soon they were only held together by a finger. Lois smiled and closed her eyes as she enjoyed the flight, but her grip lessened and her hand slipped from Superman's. She screamed loudly as she quickly fell downward. Superman smirked, then swooped down and caught her in his arms. Lois put her arms around his neck and held him tightly.
The two kept flying all over the city, not only enjoying the sights, but enjoying one another's company as well.
Soon, they arrived back at Lois' apartment. Superman gently set Lois on the ground. She stared into his eyes and saw something oddly familiar. Superman smiled and looked away. "We forgot to time how fast I went."
"Oh that's ok. We can always do that another time," she was still staring at him.
"Well, if that will be all, I'll be off," he said. "Lois?"
"Oh, right. Thank you." She watched as he floated up into the sky and out of sight.
She turned around when she heard banging at the door.
"Lois! Come on, Lois, let me in!" It was Michael. She hurriedly opened the door. "Where have you been?" he asked.
"I'm sorry, Michael. Superman got here right after you left and then he took me flying and I almost fell, but he saved me," Lois told him all about it. She stared off into the sky as she remembered the events of the night. Michael smiled to himself, listening to her gush about Superman.
Lois walked over to her small vanity area and began brushing her hair, looking at herself in the mirror and thinking of being in Superman's arms. Michael watched her from a distance, in awe of her beauty. He slowly took off his glasses and took a deep breath. He cleared his throat and called out her name in a deep voice. "Lois, there's something I need to tell you," Michael started.
"Yeah, just a minute," she answered. She finished what she was doing and stood up. Michael immediately got nervous as she turned around. He hurriedly put his glasses back on and went back to his "squeaky" voice.
"You know what Lois, nevermind. It's not really that important. I can always tell you tomorrow," he said quickly. She looked at him funny.
"Oh, ok Michael."
"Well, I guess I'll be off then," Michael said.
"Yeah. See you tomorrow," Lois replied. And with that, Michael grabbed his hat and coat, and walked out. He closed the door behind him and stood there leaning up against it. He sighed, put his hat on, and went home.
Lois had gone back outside to sit. Now she was thinking about Michael instead of Superman. He'd been acting very strange, but Michael always acted strangly when Superman was around. She decided not to worry about it and get some rest.Chapter 4
Work resumed, as usual, the following day. Lois had forgotten all about what Michael said he'd tell her today. He was quite relieved about that. The day started off slow with not much to report. All the employees at the Daily Planet enjoyed the lag in news. Very rarely did they get a lazy day. Finally, Mr. White called Lois and Michael into his office for the story they'd be covering. Apparantly, someone had put illegal chemicals into Crater Lake.
Now, Metropolis was not the place to be if you wanted to live a pure environment. It was the exact opposite, but right outside the city was a beautiful little place called Smallville. In fact, that's where Michael had grown up. Crater Lake was the place to be if you were a teen/20 something. Every summer, the lake was filled... at least that's how it used to be. No one had set foot in the lake once they found out about the chemicals.
Lois and Michael were supposed to go to the lake and get a water sample. After that, a specialist would tell them what chemicals had been used and if they posed any threat. They even brought Jimmy Olsen along to take some pictures.
They arrived soon and lake still looked as beautiful as ever. Lois surveyed the land and took it all in. Michael preferred to watch Lois, but she hadn't noticed. Jimmy was running about snapping away with his camera while Lois walked down the dock with Michael. They sat at the edge and Michael took out the little bottle they brought. Lois took it from him and lowered it down into the water. Jimmy came back and informed them he was going back to the car for more film. How many pictures can one take of a lake?
Michael thought to himself. Noticing that Lois had almost filled the bottle, Michael stood up and was on his way back to the car. Lois put the lid back on the bottle and began to get up. The heel of her shoe broke underneath her and she let out a scream as she fell off the dock and into the lake. Quickly, Michael spun around and ran back down the dock. He scanned the water thoroughly looking for Lois, but he didn't see anything. He looked even harder, using his x-ray vision.
From left to right, he searched the waters and finally, he spotted her. He immediately jumped from the dock, diving into the water. Michael tightly gripped Lois' body and she felt lifeless as they came to the surface. He layed her on the dry land. "Lois! Wake up Lois, come on!" he shouted. He lightly tapped her face. Michael looked over at Jimmy who was taking pictures of it all. There was only one thing he could do... CPR.
Carefully, he closed her nose with his fingers, took a deep breath, and breathed into Lois' mouth. He pumped her chest, then gave her another breath. Lois gasped and spit up the water from her lungs. Michael held her upright as she coughed and began to breath normally again. Both were soaking wet, sitting at the waters edge, Michael's arms wrapped around her. "Are you ok now?" he asked.
Lois was a bit stunned by it all. "You... Michael, you saved my life." He smiled and they just sat there for awhile, together.
"Come on, we better get back!" yelled Jimmy. Michael helped Lois up, and they all got in car and headed back for Metropolis and the Daily Planet.
"And then, Michael jumped in and swam after her. It was so cool!" Michael smiled to himself as he overheard Jimmy explaining it all to Mr. White. He sat down at his desk and looked through some papers. Lois was at her desk, just a little ways down from Michael. Her mind played back the events earlier. She still felt his lips on hers. She couldn't believe that Michael Jackson... squeaky, nervous, stuttering, afraid Michael Jackson, was the person who saved her life. There was definitely something different about him.
As if he was reading her thoughts, he turned and caught her staring at him. She immediately looked away and pretended to be doing something. Michael got up and was coming towards her. While looking for a distraction, Mr. White marched out of his office and right between the two of them.
"Lois, Michael, I want you to go home. You're my best team of reporters and you've had a rough day. Nothing exciting is going to happen anyway. Get some rest. Come back tomorrow. GO!" And he walked right back into his office.
"Lois, can I talk to you?" Michael asked. She pretended not to hear and kept packing up her things. "Lois?"
"Michael, I'm really exhausted. I just want to get home and sleep," she said.
"I know, me too," he said.
"Well then what do you want?" she sounded agitated.
"Uh, nevermind. I don't want to bother you." He sounded defeated. All he wanted to do was walk her home.
Lois grabbed her things and rushed out. She didn't know why she avoided him like that. After all, he did
save her life. Didn't she owe him something in return? At least maybe a little attention...