Fic Title: Momentum: A Winter Holiday Tale & Momentum 2: The Revelation
Author: Kathy Brown
Link: Momentum, Momentum 2
Rating/Warning(s): PG for the first story/PG-13 for some sexual tension in the second
Genre: Romance, Fluff, Holiday, General
Why This Must Be Read: Lois & Clark's season two episode "Season's Greedings" is one of the cutest, fluffiest television Christmas episodes ever aired. It's adorable. It's also one of the shippyest Lois & Clark episodes pre-relationship. So it's a perfect jumping off point for a long, fluffy, sweet romance fic.
After heading to Smallville at the end of "Season's Greedings" Clark decides he doesn't want his relationship with Lois to go back to just the platonic friendship they had before Christmas and if he's careful he might be able to use the lingering holiday spirit of the week leading up to New Year's Eve to make her see him as a romantic prospect instead of just her best friend. This involves ice skating, hot cocoa, cookies and everything else the perfect holiday time dates would have.
The relationship between Lois and Clark is deftly drawn and insanely sweet without tipping over into treacly, and the holiday setting is used as a wonderful backdrop without taking over the story.
The sequel tackles the ramifications of the fact that there's a third person in the Lois/Clark relationship, even if he's just someone Clark pretends to be from time to time. Clark thinks a romantic weekend getaway at a mountain ski resort is the perfect time to tell Lois that he's Superman, but life, bad luck, and Lois herself keep getting in his way.
Both stories are long, heartwarming, festive reads, that are great around Christmas or any other time of year.