Diana sighed as she looked over proposals. She set the papers down and leaned back in her chair. She just couldn't concentrate thinking about the shadow she saw at her door. She knew it was him. She felt it was him.
Helplessly, she reminisced on the times he would come on late night visits. Be it to talk, make love or just the comfort of being in each others arms, she couldn't let go of those thoughts and feelings no matter how hard she tried. She still cherished it all so deeply.
"A Mr. Martin Welman is here to speak with you?"
She raised her brow not recognizing the name. "Oh? Well I don't recall who that is, but send him in."
"Are you sure?"
Diana nodded. "It's fine, Gwen."
"Okay..." she stepped out of the door. "Ms. Prince will see you now."
Diana was surprised once he walked into her office.
He was an average height man, much older than she expected, probably mid to late 40s and greying hair.
"Ms. Prince, you are even more beautiful up close."
"Have we met before?"
"From afar. A couple of times actually. I was an acquaintance to Etta Candy and her husband Steve Trevor. But it seemed there was never a right moment for a proper introduction. So I thought it'd be best to meet privately."
"Ah," Diana stood up and reached over her desk holding out her hand for him to shake. "It's nice to meet you."
Martin smiled and shook her hand.
"I admire you're work, Ms. Prince, with the youngsters and such."
"Well...thank you. I do what needs to be done."
There was a very awkward silence for a moment.
"So I came all the way here to ask to join me for dinner sometime?"
Part of her knew that was the case but hoped it really wasn't.
"I appreciate the gesture but I'm sorry Mr. Welman, I will have to decline."
"Any time you are free is fine for me."
"You are very kind but-"
"Apologies in advance but is it that you are involved with that reporter? What's the young lad's name? Carl?"
Diana slightly raised her brow again trying to keep her composure. She was taken aback by how fast he jumped into asking about Clark.
"Clark. We are close acquaintances but quite frankly, Mr. Welman any further involvements of mine is none of your business."
He gave a slight smirk then nodded. "I understand and as I said, I apologize in advance if I have stepped over any boundaries and offended you."
"I have work to get back to work. Good day, Mr. Welman." She looked down at her papers.
He stood there for a moment in shock. Diana looked back up and frowned. Martin cleared his throat and straightened his tie.
"Good day, Ms. Prince," he said with a polite smile then placed his card on her desk.
He walked out of her office, his polite smile turning to an irritated frown. "In time, Wonder Woman."
For the sixth time, Clark was reading over his article to send to Perry. He was possibly overthinking but still just wasn't satisfied with it.
"Yo, CK, look at these! I forgot all about them being so tired last night," Jimmy said handing him his camera.
Clark heart immediately dropped.
Jimmy had taken pictures of Diana and Tiffany.
"Those are great, Jim."
"Which should I use for the big headlining shot? It's so hard to choose."
Looking over the pictures, Clark couldn't help but smile to himself. Jimmy had captured the perfect moment of Diana radiating with her gorgeous smile and the expressions of everyone around her in awe.
"Yeah, it stands out most of all."
"Yeah, you right. Thanks, man."
"Predictable. Instead of working, you two are gawking at photos."
"We are working, Lois. CK, just helped pick the headlining photo."
Jimmy tried to show Lois the photo but she only glanced at it.
"I need to talk with Clark alone, Olsen. Give us a minute and you two can get back to boy time."
Jimmy frowned. "Uh?"
"It's fine, Jim."
Jimmy awkwardly walked away.
"So you aren't going to say anything about last night? How you really just left me alone?"
"Lois, you've stayed here alone plenty of times before."
"That's not answering my question."
"This isn't the time nor the place to be discussing this."
"It's a simple question."
"I already told you, I've had a lot on my mind. I need to work them out on my own."
"Hmph...so I was right. You know all this time I thought you were just this kind but shy guy that needed a boost of confidence."
"I don't need a boost of confidence. I just do my own thing and stay out of things that's none of my concern. I'm not the pushover you may think I am, Lois."
"Wow! A few dinners and you get way too comfortable talking to me like this! Typical. You are just like any other guy around."
"Lois, I-" Clark suddenly heard the WatchTower alert. "Nevermind. I have to go."
"Where are you going now?"
"Let me go with you."
"No, this is private."
"Everything with you is private."
"For reasons. Now I have to go."
Before she could say another word, Clark rushed off gathering his things and leaving to the elevators.
Lois huffed and crossed her arms.
"Alright. If you want it that way. You won't tell me what the hell is going on, I'll find out myself."
Kal stepped off the transporter. His heart yet again dropped in anticipation of seeing Diana.
"Welcome, Wonder Woman."
He quickly turned around to see her stepping out the transporter.
"Clark." She looked down for a moment. "I... I wanted to apologize for-"
"No need." He smiled nervously. "I deserved it."
"Kal...you don't ever deserve to-"
He took her hand. "I deserved it," he said a bit more sternly.
They stared into each other's eyes for a moment.
"We should get going..."
"Yeah, right...duty calls."
He followed silently behind her as they walked to the briefing room. Lantern was already on the monitor screen.
"Supes! This is one of the very few times I'm glad to see you! I'm always glad to see you, Wondy."
"Get on with it, Lantern," Batman warned.
"So there's this big ugly thing on attack. The other lanterns are trying to keep it from destroying a planet close by. I'm desperate here. I need the boy scout here asap."
Clark gave a slight nod. As he stood up, Wonder Woman stood up with him.
"I'm going with you."
"Diana, the space jet might not be-"
"Who said I was taking that?"
He was just about to protest but they had no time to start their usual back and forth.
Diana nodded and they hurried out.
"Did anyone catch that?" Shazam asked.
"The looks they were giving each other?"
"At least they weren't arguing. You're too young to understand this kind of stuff anyway, kid," Flash said.
"Pft. I'm old enough to get a few things."
As Superman and Wonder Woman approached the Lanterns, they were in shock. The creature was huge, but somehow it seemed to be able to change shape and size at will, allowing it to easily move and attack. It amazed them that something so large could move and change so rapidly. This monster had three upper appendages, its skin slick and shiny, a mix of various colors. The flailing arms and various parts of the creature seemed to have what could best be described as leaves. The roar of the beast filled their ears.
"What the hell is that?!"
"A combination of things. If it gets the chance it'll engulf that planet and become even bigger," Anya said.
"Diana, I'm not trying to tell you how to do your job or anything like that. I just want you to be careful, please," Kal said.
She nodded slightly. "You be careful, too."
They flew closer and Superman fired his heat vision, hitting the creature at the center of its mass. He fired again and again, but each projectile seemed to have no effect on the advancing menace.
"It seems to have a shield of sorts. We need to find the weak spots," Diana said.
The monster progressed toward them. Wonder Woman dashed forward. She quickly took out her sword and stabbed the creature in its side.
The creature roared in pain. Then grabbed her with its appendages.
"Diana!" Kal yelled.
"It's alright!" She fought with her arms and legs hitting and kicking the beast as it tried to pin her against its massive body. "When this creature turns yellow. It's self defense is down. That's when you attack!"
"Hear that, Lantern?! Tell them its weakened when yellow and that's when to attack!"
"Got it! Lanterns, fire when I say!"
Kal rushed to Diana. She was twisting her body only for the monstrosity to tightened its grip and she felt as if she would suffocate. She continued to struggle, twisting and kicking.
"My sword... It can cut through..."
Kal pulled the monster's grip loose just enough to get Diana's sword. He sliced the monster's appendage with ease. The monster's roared once again in pain.
Once Diana was free, Kal grabbed her hand pulled her to him.
"You okay?" He asked handing her back her sword.
She nodded. "Thanks."
"Let's do this... together, get this over with."
"I'll follow your lead."
Naturally in sync as they used to be, Kal and Diana targeted the monster's weak spots. With the combined might of Superman, Wonder Woman and the Lanterns, it seemed it was losing its strength.
"Wait! Wait! What's happening?!"
The monster was expanding.
"It's going to self-destruct!"
As the Lanterns created a shield, Kal used his cape shielding Diana.
The explosion was massive. Pieces of the monster and what it had already engulfed flew everywhere.
"Is it? Is it over?" Simon asked.
"Yeah...all clear. We need to get a sample of that thing, get it studied."
Kal looked at Diana.
"I'm okay, Kal."
"I just wanted to make sure."
"Thank you so much for the help, Superman, Wonder Woman," Anya said.
"No need to thank us. It is our duty."
Kal and Diana headed back to the Tower.
Their flight back was silent. Neither knew what to say however they both knew of each other's quick glances and the almost spoken words.
They had to admit to themselves, it felt damn good to be in sync again. Fighting along side each other with such is, protecting one another to protect everything and everyone else.
Back at the Tower, they remained silent heading to the briefing room.
"Holy crap, guys! How was it?"
"It wasn't exactly happy fun time, Billy," Diana said sitting down.
"Kicking ass is always fun, Wondy."
"When you are in a situation we were just in, no it's not," Kal said sternly.
Billy looked at them both. "Geez...I'm just trying living things up a bit before you two start arguing or something. You two used to be fun now your almost acting like Bats!"
Kal and Diana glanced at each other.
"We're sorry, Billy. Didn't mean to snap at you. Just tired."
Billy thought for a minute then smiled. "Aw! Wondy, I can never be mad at you!"
He thought of Diana as like an older sister and Kal as an older brother. He rushed to hug Diana then patted Kal on his shoulder.
"Now, we need you two to completely make up to really get things back to normal!"
Kal and Diana glanced at each other again.
"There's an unknown incoming frequency call. Trying to get it clear," Vic said.
"Calling the Green Lantern Corps and Justice League. Green Lantern Corps and Justice League come in."
When the screen became clear, they were amazed to see a crowd of unique aliens that seemed to be from all over the galaxy and beyond.
"Hello! I hope I am speaking properly in the earth's English language."
"We understand and can hear you!" Vic said.
"Fantastic! I am Seftuanabas. I am one of the high leaders of planet, Nimluxurime. Also known as the NGN Grand. On your planet, is equivalent to earth's city of Las Vegas. In appreciation and gratitude to saving our planet we invite you to stay and enjoy our offerings."
"HA! Space Vegas! Woohoo! Oh come on guys let's go!"
"Sit down and be quiet," Batman said narrowing his eyes at Billy.
"Is there any kind of catch?"
"No catch, Superman. We would just be honored if you all would accept."
Everyone looked around.
"Lantern Corps has already accepted the invite! You guys need some fun! A weekend on an luxurious party planet. You would be missing out big!" Hal said walking in.
"I have work to do," Batman said.
"Yeah...yeah..." Hal rolled his eyes. "So what about the rest of you guys?! It's just a 3 day vacation. We deserve a little RR. Bats, sense he's not going, will have everything under control."
"I'm in," Barry said raising his hand.
"Hell yeah! Im in!" Billy said excited.
Vic high fived Billy "I'm in. Be cool to to see some otherworldly tech.
Diana smiled and nodded. "Sure. I'm in."
Kal thought for a moment. This could be his chance. Off world vacation alone with Diana. It could be perfect for them to finally be able to reconnect and talk without any distractions or interruptions.
"So, what's our ETA, Sef?"
"We will have our transporter craft ready your earth's 6th day morning."
"We'll all be ready."
Later...Clark Kent's apartment
Clark laid on his sofa playing in his mind how he wanted this trip to go. He didn't expect to rush into things with Diana but he wanted to at least gain some type of chance to make things up to her. If ultimately it's decided she wanted to remain friends, he would have to live with it. He knew things couldn't be exactly how they used to but having Diana trust him, be happy around him again. To look into her eyes and see that fire that made him fall in love with her instead the sadness and disappointment.
He sighed and closed his eyes. All he needed was once chance.
KNOCK! KNOCK! KNOCK!
His eyes shot open with loud banging at his door.
He sat up using his X-ray, he saw it was Lois.
KNOCK! KNOCK! KNOCK!
"Open up, Smallville, I know you're in there!"
He got up quickly not wanting her to make a scene.
"Clark! Open the damn do-"
"Lois! Why are you shouting?! Why are you here?"
She just glared at him and walked passed him looking around.
"Are you here alone?"
Clark frowned. "Uh...yeah. Why?"
"How long have you been?"
"What are you talking about?"
"Who is she?"
"Who is who?"
"Don't play dumb. I'm more than sure I have had way more experience than you in this kind of whatever this suppose to be. I've seen you constantly checking your phone or stepping away from your desk taking calls. Family emergency? I've heard that one before. I still barely know anything about you. This is the furthest I've been in your apartment. What or who the hell are you hiding, Kent?! I need answers now! So who is she?"
"Lois...it's... it's complicated."
She folded her arms. "Try me."
"First, there was an emergency but that's still not any of your concern. Second, she's just a friend."
"Just a friend? Pft. Come on, Clark. Do better than that."
"She is. We've known each other for a long time."
"And? She seems to still be more than just a friend."
Clark paused. He had to do this. He couldn't keep going on like this any longer knowing where his feelings truly lied.
"We were together for 2 years but mutually decided to break up because of differences of certain things."
"How long has it been?"
"A year and a half."
"So now what? She's been contacting you?"
"No. We...it's just too much and too complicated to explain. All you need to know is that she is my friend. I don't think she wants to be anymore than that."
"But you do?"
Clark was hesitant.
"I don't know."
"It's either you do or you don't."
Clark remained silent.
"I'm sorry, Lois. I truly am. I have this and other things I have to sort out. So it's best-"
"Save it. I've wasted enough of my time. You aren't who I thought you were at all."
"You aren't either, Lois."
She glared. "You really got a lot of nerve."
"I honestly have nothing else to say. I don't want anyone hurt, having hard feelings. I'm sorry."
Lois shook her head and walked passed him again going back to the door.
"What's best is that nothing went further than cheap dinners and not knowing nothing more about you because I probably wouldn't like it anyway."
She slammed the door.
Clark let out a deep breath as he locked the door. He felt as if a weight was lifted off his shoulders. He had all his focus now on making things right with Diana.
"Ms. Prince? Mr and Mrs. Trevor are here for you."
"Yes, thank you. Send them in."
Steve and Etta walked in with big smiles on their faces.
"Been a while, Diana."
"I know. I'm so glad to see you both!" Diana said hugging them.
"How are you?" Etta asked.
"I'm fine for the most part."
Steve raised his brow. "What's the lesser part? Is it about this Martin Welman?"
"Yes. Do you know him? He said he was a friend of yours."
"We know of him but, Diana, all I know is that he is just an opportunist," Etta explained.
"I thought so. I mean he actually came all the way here to personally introduce himself. Seemed way overly confident in whatever he thought would go his way. When I declined having dinner with him, his demeanor changed rather quickly."
"We know you can handle yourself but still be careful. Have you talked to Clark about him?"
Diana's heart dropped hearing his name. "No? Why?"
"You two may be on rocky terms but he still cares more than anything and wants you safe."
"Do I need to have a man to man chat with him?"
"No, Steve, that's not necessary, especially not with Clark. Etta is right. He is still very much over protective of me. This weekend, he and I along with the League are going off world. Maybe we can have time to talk then."
"If Martin tries to contact you again or anything, let us know."
The next couple of days seemed to go by rather quickly. Diana hadn't heard anything from Martin and Clark went on with his work at the Daily Planet as he normally would a bit secluded to himself but still talked to Jimmy or Cat while Lois went back to ignoring him which didn't make him no never mind at all.
"When are you going to stop waiting for Superman, Lane?" Cat teased.
"I don't wait for Superman. He waits for me."
"Ha! Sure, Lane. Just admit you believe in that rumor that's been going around about him and Wonder Woman. They didn't exactly deny it at that press conference."
Clark shook his head slightly overhearing their conversation. Cat loved the latest gossip and loved to gossip. The hottest topic was still the League, especially Superman and Wonder Woman and whatever may or may not be or have been between them. So many judgements...
He sighed concentrating back on work.
Anticipation for the weekend increased daily for Kal and Diana. Kal would continuously go over in his mind picking the perfect time and how he could start the conversation.
Friday Night: London
Tiffany was helping Diana pack for the trip.
"You need to take this!" she said raising up one of Diana's sexy lingerie sets.
"No! Oh Gods, Tiffany, you are worse than Hessia or even Vanessa! This isn't that kind of trip. It's just us having a little fun and relaxation but not too much."
"Girl, please! You need something to set the mood for you and Clark."
"Tiffany, I told you, he is with someone else."
"And I told that it won't last. You will be alone together for 3 days. He will for sure take the opportunity. Diana, the way that man still looks at you, you know it."
Diana sighed. "We just need to talk civilly instead of going around in circles arguing. This trip will be good for us to do that. Nothing more"
"Sure...whatever you say."
Diana held up her favorite night shirt. "I'll at least take this."
The next morning...
The League met up at the WatchTower.
"Man! I been counting down the days! So excited!" Billy said. "Technically being off world, I'm sure age and rules don't matter, who's going to get me my first drink."
"Not a chance! You are still underage no matter where you are," Hal said.
"Don't worry guys, I'll keep an eye on him," Vic assured.
Kal was hesitant glancing at Diana. Diana noticed his hesitation struggling with what to say.
"How are you feeling about this, Kal?"
"Otherworldly vacation. We all need something a little different. Take our minds off a few things for a couple of days." He paused for a moment. "I'm gla-"
Suddenly a portal appeared in the room. Sef stepped out with a big smile.
"Greetings, Justice League! I hope my attire is fitting for earth's terms."
"You're going golfing?" Billy questioned.
"Well, yes, we have that! As I said, our planet is reminiscent to the finest vacation, amusement and touring locations of earth!" He smiled. "Are you all ready?"
"Please follow me!"
They all walked through the portal. All of a sudden, there was a door sliding open.
"Please watch your step."
"Woah?!" Billy said surprised! "No way! A space train!"
"There's compartments to put your belongings above your seats."
"This is really earth centric."
"Well of course. Our accommodations are earth based specifically for you, our guests. Accommodations changes and varies with our guests."
As Diana was about to lift her suitcase, Kal quickly grabbed it from her.
"Kal." She couldn't resist his natural charming look he was giving her. "Thank you." She pondered for a quick moment. "You can put yours with mine and sit here."
"Oh ok," he smiled.
After placing all their things in the compartment, Kal sat next to her. His stomach was turning cartwheels.
"You've never known about this planet?"
"No. Not at all."
"What were you going to say earlier?"
"Oh...I'm glad that we're going is all."
Diana smiled in agreement. "I am, too."
They still remained silent the whole way. They didn't want to bring up anything just yet not wanting to ruin the trip before it even began. They didn't want the trip ruined at all if this was the chance of a reconciliation.
They all looked out their window amazed at the love view of planet Nimluxurime.
They landed in front of a large glorious building.
"Please be sure to get all of your belongings."
Diana couldn't help but smile as Kal got her things too. There was really something different with him now. Maybe this trip will be better for them.
"Welcome to the Wizcer. Our finest resort of many. Let me show you to your rooms and then you are free to explore as you please."
The league was amazed walking in. There was so much, it was impossible for them to get to enjoy everything in just 3 days.
They went up the elevators to the rooms. Sef gave them their key which had their room symbol.
"Your rooms will transform into however you desire."
Kal followed Diana to her room to help set her suitcase down. Her door symbol was of the Earth's crescent moon. Her door slid open and her room had a Grecian theme.
Kal set her suitcase down on her bed.
"No problem at all," he smiled.
They stared at each other for a moment. They haven't stood in a room with a bed together in a long time. Memories instantly came flooding back.
He glanced at Sef.
"Your room is a couple of doors down."
Kal nodded slightly. " I'll um...see you in a few."
Kal walked out of her room going to his. His door had the symbol of the sun and his room had more of a neutral theme.
"Nothing that stands out for you, Superman?"
"There is...but it's not some thing."
"Oh, I understand. I hope that we can accommodate for that some one instead."
"I believe you already have."
"Great! If anything is needed, service numbers are there," he said pointing at a table.
Sef left the room closing the door. Kal sat on the bed. He sighed looking around.
"3 days..." he said to himself.
Everyone changed into more comfortable clothing ready to explore Nimluxurime.
Hal was already showing off at the poker tables, Barry was playing 10 slots at once, Billy and Vic found the enormous virtual video gaming section.
Kal and Diana were more observant of everyone and everything looking around and mingling with a few of the other guests.
After a while, Diana went out to the deck. Kal watched her finally mustering up the courage to talk to her. He was going over what to say for the millionth time in his head but honestly, he had to just say it without thinking.
She was sitting alone in one of the lounge chairs. He took a deep breath as he walked towards her.
She looked with a smile. "Hey, Kal." She immediately sensed his nervousness. "Is everything okay?"
"May I sit?"
"Of course," she said sitting up for him to sit next to her.
"This is amazing."
"I finally get a chance to tell you, you looked incredibly beautiful the night of the gala."
"Oh...thank you." Diana blushed. "Tiffany picked out the dress. She actually helped me pack for this trip."
"Tiffany is a really good friend."
"Yes. She urged to have fun but she said she will miss me terribly. I told her not to get into any trouble while I'm gone."
Kal laughed. "You know she will. 3 days is enough for her to make another business deal, too."
"Oh for sure! She already had plans for another boutique, salon, or a night club. Her ideas are endless. She has a lot to keep her busy for the time being." Diana then thought for a moment. "I'm sure with you being 3 days away and it's the weekend, Lois will miss you. Where did you tell her you were going for 3 days? If you don't mind me asking."
"I didn't tell her anything."
Diana frowned and tilted her head confused. "What? Why not?"
"I didn't tell her anything because we aren't talking and we've both had enough of cheap dinners."
Diana frowned more. "I'm not understanding? Cheap dinners?"
Kal sighed. "That's what the last 3 months have been. Cheap dinners, lunches. Still keeping my distance and tip toeing around with what I needed to do, who I really am. Being treated as more like a loner guy desperate for a date."
"No need for that. I felt a weight lift off. It just made things more complicated for me with what my main focus was on. Now, my focus is back on track. If I'm perceived as a loner so be it."
"You aren't that, though. I would never nor could ever think of you that way."
"Because you know me, Diana. All of me."
"Did you think about being completely honest?"
"I did but it kept leading me to knowing it would cause more complications. Clark Kent gets ignored but knowing Clark Kent is Superman, perspectives change but it wouldn't be a genuine change. There are some things left as is for the better."
"Well I don't mean to make things complicated for you."
"You've never done that and what happened between us was made complicated by the outside. I've realized that and so much more now."
"We've both realized a lot." She then sighed. "I didn't want to burden you with this..."
"Nothing is ever a burden when it comes to you. What's wrong?"
"Well, a much older man named Martin Welman came to my office a few days ago. He wanted to personally introduce himself told me he was friends with Etta and Steve. He also offered dinner. When I declined, he didn't take that too kindly."
Kal frowned. "What did he do?"
"He asked about my involvement with you, Clark Kent. I told him that was none of his business."
"Di, you should've told me sooner. What else did he say?"
"He apologized but I knew he wasn't sincere. He left and I didn't hear anything else from him. I spoke with Etta and Steve. Etta told me he plays being neutral but is an opportunist. She wanted me to tell you this because she knows..." Diana was a bit hesitant.
"She knows no matter what, I'm going to watch out for you. I know you can handle yourself but Diana, I'm always going to protect you."
She slightly nodded.
"Whoever this guy is, he knows more than he's letting on. When we get back, I'll have Bruce do a thorough background check." Kal then put his hand on top of hers. "You know you don't have to be hesitant with me to tell me these kind of things. No matter what's going on between us, your safety and happiness is my priority. I want you to know I mean that, Diana."
Diana's heart fluttered.
"Thank you, Kal."
He smiled and held her hand tighter.
"There's a little store I saw, looks like it has some antiques or souvenirs you will like. Want to go check it out?" He asked.
They walked back inside to another outlet which led to the little store.
It seemed a little strange as they came closer to the door, but maybe being an antique shop that was the vibe it was going for. The door was of rusted metal and had a very old "open" sign.
"Is it ok for us to go in here?" Diana questioned.
"Yeah, I think so. Let's just see."
Kal opened the door and held it for Diana to walk in first.
"Oh wow!" Diana was amazed.
"Collections from all over the galaxy."
"I wouldn't mind finding something to take back home."
"Welcome...Welcome...Welcome..." They heard multiple voices say in unison. "I am she. I am he. We are they."
They turned feeling suddenly someone behind them.
"I am MassaoKin. A superior minds amalgam. Also known in earth term as a magician or sorcerer."
"Hello, MassaoKin. I am-"
"Diana Prince. Princess Diana of Themyscira. Wonder Woman." MassaoKi smiled then turned to Kal. "Clark Kent. Kal-El of Krypton. Superman."
"I know all I needed to know once you stepped through that door. Follow me.. I believe I have the perfect gifts."
Kal and Diana glanced at each other. Kal took Diana's hand as they followed MassaoKin.
There was a small table.
Sitting down, they were still a bit hesitant.
"Relax your minds if you will, please. You two are not like any of my other customers."
"What do you mean?"
"I could easily pick the perfect gift. Simple. But you two...no, there is more. Something complexed, significant. Something not so much of the object itself. The object shall just be a representation of the grander gift."
MassaoKin set a candle and matches on the table.
"Both you take a match to light the candle together."
They each took a match and lit them then together lit the candle. They jumped slightly as the flame instantly bursted wildly.
MassaoKin smiled and nodded. "Good...good. Do you recognize the scents?"
"Roses..." Kal said looking at Diana.
"Sandalwood..." Diana said looking at him.
The mixture reminded them of each other. When they were alone together either at Kal's place or Diana's, candles lit, lying naked in bed or cuddled on the sofa. So many moments...so many memories...
Suddenly, their eyes became heavy and blurred.
"Diana...Kal-El... your gifts."
MassaoKin open a small box which flashed a bright light and then everything went blank.
Diana groaned turning over in bed. She snuggled closer to a warm, strong body next her.
He placed his arm over her holding her tighter.
Just then it took them both all of 5 seconds to realized what they were doing. Their eyes immediately shot open. Seeing each other, they gasped and jumped out of bed.
They were in a total different room. Their clothes tossed everywhere and the bed sheets hung half way off the bed.
Flashes of what happened flooded their minds. From them ripping each other's clothes off, Kal laying passionate kisses all over her body, to Diana clawing at his back, kissing his neck and shoulder, the sounds of her moaning, calling out each others names and piercing into each other's eyes as all their suppressed feelings were let out.
Kal was so mesmerized by Diana's body, he didn't even notice the pillow flying toward him until it hit him.
"Hey! What was that for?!"
"Stop looking at me like that!" Diana grabbed the sheet about to cover herself.
"I've seen you plenty of times before and you've seen me," he smirked seeing Diana couldn't resist looking at his body either.
She threw another pillow at him. "So?!"
Diana was just about to get another pillow when she realized a ring on her finger.
She looked at his hand. Her heart dropped. "You have one, too."
"A wha-" he looked at his hand to see he was wearing a white gold ring.
They both tried taking them off but it wasn't moving as if completely attached to their finger.
Kal looked around again and spotted a paper on a table.
"What's that?" Diana asked walking over with him.
Reading it, they both gasped and looked at each other.