Rec: Date with the President by sabershadowkat

Smallville- Clex BannerTitle: Date with the President
Author: sabershadowkat
Canon: Smallville
Pairing: Clark Kent/Lex Luthor
Rating: Explicit [NC-17]
Word Count: 19,676
Summary: He was really at the White House, the workplace and home of the President of the United States. The *President*. Who was Lex Luthor, suave, sophisticated businessman and prior best friend of Dork Kent, Super geek of Smallville.

Recommendation: When this was written, some ten years ago, marriage equality was only a fiction. Oh brave new world …


Recommendation #793

Rec: Le Dormeur du Val by Pun

Smallville- Clex BannerTitle: Le Dormeur du Val
Author: Pun
Canon: Smallville/DC Universe
Pairing: Clark Kent/Lex Luthor
Rating: Explicit [NC-17]
Word Count: 10,949
Summary: Lex takes in a weary Clark.

Recommendation: This is bringing a whole new meaning to the term “power nap”. The news snippets that Lex encounters throughout the story are a perfect way of telling the story of why Clark is there without being overt about it, which is terrific.


Recommendation #792

Rec: Faking It by suzvoy

Smallville- Clex BannerTitle: Faking It
Author: suzvoy
Canon: Smallville
Pairing: Clark Kent/Lex Luthor
Rating: Explicit [NC-17]
Word Count: 20,713
Summary: It’s just as well they’re best friends, really.

Recommendation: Trope-tastic fantasticness! I just love the fake boyfriends trope when both parties really want to be with each other for real. But I got to say when Clark and Lex weren’t focusing on the fake “relationship” stuff like touching and kissing, they acted like an old married couple already.


Recommendation #791

Rec: Golden Rule by rivkat

Smallville- Clex BannerTitle: Golden Rule
Author: rivkat
Canon: Smallville/DC Universe
Pairing: Clark Kent/Lex Luthor
Rating: Mature [R]
Word Count: 13,205
Summary: If you love enough, you lie a lot.

Recommendation: This Clark is just a touch morally flexible, but considering the inducement. Basically Clark gets a do over with the Lex from his youth only now he’s much more able to take advantage of that opportunity. Ultimately they both get to be more honest with each other about the important things.


Recommendation #790

Rec: Where Love Wins by QueenPersephoneofHades

Marriage Equality BannerDC Universe- Bluepulse BannerDC Universe- Boostle BannerDC Universe- Kaggie BannerDC Universe- Questress BannerDC Universe- Timkon BannerTitle: Where Love Wins
Author: QueenPersephoneofHades
Canon: DC Universe
Pairing: Jaime Reyes/Bart Allen; Michael Jon Carter/Ted Kord; Kate Kane/Maggie Sawyer; Helena Bertinelli/Renee Montoya & Tim Drake/Conner Kent
Rating: General [G]
Word Count: 1,320
Summary: It’s not every day where love wins.

Recommendation: So it’s been a whole year! A whole year where no matter where you are in the United States and no matter what gender you and the one you love are, you can legally marry. It might not be all better, but this does feel like serious progress. 😀

{Addendum: I would like to note that I prepared this post over six months ago, but in light of recent events I would like to say that my thoughts and prayers are with the LGBT community of Orlando. Love must conquer the day.}

Recommendation #789

Rec: Eggplant by astolat

Smallville- Clex BannerTitle: Eggplant
Author: astolat
Canon: Smallville
Pairing: Clark Kent/Lex Luthor
Rating: Explicit [NC-17]
Word Count: 9,114
Summary: to the place where your horses run free

Recommendation: Somehow I’ve ended up all nostalgic about Clex again. This seems to come on in waves, as it does with many of my older fandoms (Spander, McShep, etc.). I read this when it was new, and like with astolat’s other Smallville stories I have enjoyed it many times over the intervening years. (Even if it makes me feel a little old if I think about it too hard.)


Recommendation #788