The Real Reason Superman and Lois Never Married


“Am I pretty?”

Clark didn’t even look up from his pasta. “No.”

An audible gasp escaped Lois. “You don’t?”

“No, as in, I don’t think that’s the question you wanted to ask.”

A hard stare focused on Clark’s impassive face. “Enlighten me.”

Clark matched Lois’ penetrating gaze. “You want to know if you’re pretty ‘enough’. Are you pretty enough for you? Pretty enough for your friends? Pretty enough for the rest of the world?”

“You think so, huh?”

“Why else would you ask?”

“Maybe I just want reassurance that I’m pretty enough for you,” accused Lois.

“Is that really a question for a strong feminist to ask?” replied Clark.

“I asked, didn’t I?”

Clark stared across the table for a full minute.

“What are you thinking?” asked Lois.

“I’m deciding what to do next.”

“Take your time,” said Lois, coldly.

“Some things can’t be rushed.”

“Like deciding if I’m pretty enough for Superman?”

“That’s not it at all,” replied Clark. He released a slow, aggravated sigh. “I was going to ask you to marry me tonight.”

Lois sat up in her chair. “Oh.”

“Then this happened.”


“I don’t know what to do.”

“You could always ask,” suggested Lois.

“What would you say?”

“I can’t answer a question that wasn’t asked,” hinted Lois.

Clark sat in quiet speculation once again.

“What?” asked Lois.

“I messed this up, didn’t I?” asked Clark.

Lois fold her arms. “That wasn’t the question I was waiting for.”

Clark hung his head in shame. “I guess romance is my kryptonite.”

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