Title: First Kiss
He saw her standing there, drenched from the rain, crying, but he wasn't sure what about yet. He hesitated, unsure of what to do. Finally, his instincts carried him over to where she stood and he wrapped his arms around her.
She sobbed into his chest for several long minutes. He continued to hold her, trying to decide what, if anything, to say. Somehow every word that came to mind seemed terribly inadequate. Especially since he had no clue why she was crying. Before he could decide what to say, he felt her pull back from his arms, her sobs subsided, and watched as she wiped away her tears with the back of her hand.
“I’m sorry to show up here like this, Lex. I just wasn’t sure where else to turn.”
“It’s okay, Chloe, I told you a long time ago that I would always be here for you. Do you want to tell me what’s wrong?”
“It’s… oh, this is going to sound so silly.”
He laid his hand on top of hers. “Just tell me.”
Lex rolled his eyes. “Why does that not surprise me?”
“When he first found out that I wasn’t dead, he was so relieved and we spent so much time together and it was just like it used to be. And I really started thinking maybe we could finally take that next step, especially now that Lana is with Jason.”
She stopped speaking, unsure of how to continue. Lex allowed her to collect her thoughts, merely holding her hand in the silence.
“Well, today I went over to talk to him and I… well… I found him in the barn… with… Lois.”
“Your cousin?” Lex arched an eyebrow.
“Yes, they were… well… they were kissing and they didn’t even hear me walk up the stairs. I turned around and walked back down as quietly as I could and then I just started running. I barely even noticed it had started to rain. And I found myself outside your door and I’m sorry to burden you with all this. You have so many more important ways to spend your time than listening to a heartbroken teenage girl.” Silent tears began streaming down Chloe’s face.
“Trust me, Chloe, I have nothing more important to do right now than be here for you.” He lifted her face gently so her eyes met his and he wiped away the tears that rested on her cheeks. He had promised himself not to act on these feelings, at least until Chloe turned 18, but he couldn’t hold back any longer. With a soft smile, he leaned down and pressed his lips against hers.