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Do the happy dance! It's done!

I finally finished it!  *shakes her 'bootie' like Clark*

Now it's off to the betas.  I have a meeting tonight - get paid for piano lessons and collect up my Christmas music - but if it's finished by the time I get back, I will post it before bed. :)  If not, look for it tomorrow.  ETA: Back from my meeting.  Got it back from 1 of 3.  It's probably going up Monday afternoon (US EST). 

And now for...

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(A/N: This comes from earlier in the chapter than the last teaser...)

Lois’ eyes locked with Richard’s across the newsroom. Why is he looking at us? Has he figured it out? Has he seen what I didn’t for years? Perry seemed just as focused on them, eyebrows lowered in… Was that suspicion? Consternation? Judgment?

The moment seemed to stretch interminably. Lois felt trapped by their gazes, unable to think, to move.
 
Beside her, Clark smiled and waved goofily at them, lifting the lacquer container. He raised his eyebrows, tilted his head, and pointed into the box as if to say ‘Want some?’ Perry held up a hand to decline – her ex-fiancé simply shook his head, and turned back to his uncle. Clark gave a little shrug and dug back into his food.
 
Lois was astonished and impressed at the same time. Suddenly a flash of memory… she wouldn’t exactly call it déjà vu… hit her: 
 
Richard leaned over conspiratorially. “Lois… how tall would you say Clark is?”
 
Lois looked over at where Clark was standing, examining the contents of a file box in his arms. “6′3″, 6′4″…”
 
“About two hundred, two fifteen pounds?”
 
She looked again. Clark turned coincidentally in their direction, saw them gazing his way, and gave them a goofy wave. Both Richard and Lois snickered, embarrassed at even considering the idea that Clark might be Superman.
 
Effortlessly, Clark had used his non-threatening persona to throw them off the scent. It had worked like a charm on her. And now it seemed perfectly obvious that Clark had been listening in on that conversation.
 
She broke herself out of her reverie. “You’re so good at that,” she marveled quietly.

He swallowed another roll. “Years of practice.” 

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*dances into the sunset*  *goes to check f-list and then to bed*

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ancarett
Oct. 8th, 2006 10:41 pm (UTC)
*glee* Great teaser and great news! Have a super evening and we'll look forward to the post when the installment's been through the betas.
htbthomas
Oct. 8th, 2006 10:54 pm (UTC)
You must have a "Track"-er set on me, like I do for bisty... ;) Such a speedy response!

I just got initial feedback from one beta. Looks like there's going to be a bit more work to do, but hopefully not a ton! *worries*
ancarett
Oct. 8th, 2006 10:58 pm (UTC)
I hope not too much revision for worries.

And I actually don't have a tracker on you, it's just that when I'm online, I tend to obsessively refresh my flist. Hee!
sean_montgomery
Oct. 8th, 2006 11:32 pm (UTC)
He swallowed another roll. “Years of practice.”


*laughs* Love that! He says it so casually!

Can't wait to see this chapter, Barb! Let's hope those betas of yours aquire Super!speed with Super!accuracy! *drums fingers impatiently*
htbthomas
Oct. 9th, 2006 01:58 am (UTC)
Well, it doesn't look like that will happen... it's now 10pm my time, and I have to get up eeeeearly.

But you have something to look forward to tomorrow, I guess. :)
bistyboo1974
Oct. 8th, 2006 11:43 pm (UTC)
Oh, happy day! Something to make me smile this evening! *gives a little bootie-shake for good measure*

I hope very much that it's ready for posting this evening! But, if not, it'll be a lovely gift for Monday. :-)
htbthomas
Oct. 9th, 2006 01:59 am (UTC)
Shall we shake our booties together?

Looks like it's going to be a Monday gift. Afternoon at the latest, I would say.
bistyboo1974
Oct. 9th, 2006 02:25 am (UTC)
Shall we shake our booties together?

Too tired to booty-shake now. *huge yawn*

Looks like it's going to be a Monday gift.

Something to look forward to on a Monday. Especially since it's a Prison Break-less one, at that! ;-)
okkitten
Oct. 9th, 2006 01:25 am (UTC)
Yey for teasers! I hope the chapter goes up tonight so I can read it in the morning before work. It would definitely make getting up worth it!
htbthomas
Oct. 9th, 2006 02:00 am (UTC)
Aww. I'm sorry - it looks like tonight isn't happening... But hey, there's always tomorrow afternoon!
dreamers_dh
Oct. 9th, 2006 06:55 am (UTC)
The teaser was nice.
I really like it.

You say "Monday"... moment, it's Monday! *gg* That's very good!

And... Christmas music? You are starting rather early with that "feeling"... or is your weather like in winter? *gg*
By the way where do you live in America? You seem to be sometimes online simultaniously with me.
htbthomas
Oct. 9th, 2006 07:55 pm (UTC)
Christmas music starts early!! I always start rehearsing in October... :)

I live in Ohio. Easter Time zone = UTC -5 hours.

I'm posting the new one in a few minutes!
jiggery_pokery_
Oct. 9th, 2006 07:52 am (UTC)
Oooh! It's now Monday, (although for you it's probably some stupidly early hour in the morning - damn time differences!) so I'm excited :D Perhaps there will be a lovely chapter waiting to cheer me up after I get home from College. *Yawwwn* :D Looking forward to it :)
htbthomas
Oct. 9th, 2006 07:56 pm (UTC)
I'm sure you're already home by now! Coming in a few minutes!
mark_clark
Oct. 9th, 2006 11:27 am (UTC)
This is another good part of the chapter and it will certainly add to the it as a whole. Only one beta got it back to you, I wonder who could that be? lol. Any way, can't wait to see it up sometime today.
htbthomas
Oct. 9th, 2006 07:58 pm (UTC)
Of course, it was you, my dearest. Poor betty felt all self-conscious after reading this thread today, though... I will calm her fears later.

Coming up soon!
(Anonymous)
Oct. 12th, 2006 12:26 am (UTC)
automated detour
that dancing clark avatar is so funny. what comic is that from?
htbthomas
Oct. 12th, 2006 12:44 am (UTC)
Re: automated detour
I have totally no idea... I stole it from mithah but she didn't know either!

It IS hilarious, though!
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