((why do i suck so much at keeping this blog active omg like lex is my main muse but i am so forgetful oops sorry if we had a thread back whenever like this and i’ll go hunting for it k
i’m gonna try to suck less on keeping up with this blog this time omg))
#the man who has never ever wanted anything more than to be happy and to be loved. #the man who decided that the only way to achieve either is to have money and power. #the man who loved the people he loved with his entire heart. #loved to the point of viciousness because he was never taught how to love without fear. #he would’ve traded money and power for contentedness and love in a second if he thought it would last. #he wanted the love of his friends. the love of clark. the love of the people who seemed to love others so easily and openly. #but he’s a luthor. luthors who are loved always die and we cant have that.
scientists tell us that all water
is old water,
that there is no room for originality,
that everything is recycled.
the anguish of Achilles bleeding out
face-down in the Trojan dirt
mingles with that of a stockbroker caught
in the ebb and flow of the markets,
and what I am trying to say is that the tears
navigating south through the canyons on your face
may have once wet the cheeks
of Alexander the Great
for the same reason.
“You were right about me all along…”
► Name ➔ Alexander Luthor, named after Alexander the Great, but I think most people have forgotten by now that “Lex” is short for anything.
► Will you answer all questions truthfully ➔ I don’t have anything to hide.
► Are you single ➔ No.
► Are you happy ➔ …Occasionally, yes. I’ve been struggling with depression for many years.
► Are you angry? ➔ Not anymore.
► Are your parents still married ➔ I suspect my mother would have divorced my father in due time if she had not died so young.
► Birth Place ➔ Metropolis, Kansas.
► Hair Color ➔ It used to be what you’d call a very bright ginger, although I’ve been completely hairless since I was nine and got caught in the Smallville meteor shower of 1989.
► Eye Color ➔ Bright green.
► Birthday ➔ May 11, 1980.
► Mood ➔ Indifferent.
► Gender ➔ Male.
► Lefty or Righty ➔ I’m left handed, but I’ve been having medical issues with that hand lately and have been learning to do everything with my right instead.
► Summer or winter ➔ Summer, the winter is too cold for my liking.
► Morning or afternoon ➔ I’m by far a morning person.
TEN THINGS ABOUT YOUR LOVE LIFE
► Are you in love ➔ …Yes.
► Do you believe in love at first sight ➔ I do tend to fall in love too easily, loathe as I am to admit it. So, yes.
► Who ended your last relationship ➔ He did.
► Have you ever broken someone’s heart ➔ Yes.
► Are you afraid of commitments ➔ I suppose you could say that.
► Have you hugged someone within the last week? ➔ Yes.
► Have you ever had a secret admirer ➔ Yes, it comes along with being famous.
► Have you ever broken your own heart?➔ Certainly. It’s been ten years and I still haven’t gotten over it.
► Love or lust ➔ Depends on who it’s coming from, but I am a bit of a hopeless romantic.
► Lemonade or iced tea ➔ Iced tea.
► Cats or Dogs ➔ Cats are much easier to care for. I have one, a Sphynx (a breed of hairless cat) named Lionel.
► A few best friends or many regular friends ➔ Many regular friends. I don’t like letting many people get too close.
► Television or internet ➔ Internet—I use it for work and play.
► Pepsi or Coke ➔ Neither, I’m not fond of soda.
► Wild night out or romantic night in ➔ Romantic night in.
► Day or night ➔ Day, although the night has its own rewards.
► IM or Phone ➔ Phone. It’s a rare sight to catch me without my cell.
TEN HAVE YOU EVER
► Been caught sneaking out ➔ …Not by my parents, but by another’s, yes.
► Fallen down/up the stairs ➔ Yes, although it didn’t do much damage.
► White water rafted ➔ No.
► Finished an entire jawbreaker ➔ …No.
► Wanted something/someone so badly it hurt? ➔ Guilty on both accounts.
► Prank called a store ➔ No.
► Skipped school ➔ When my mother was in the hospital during the final stage of her cancer, I ran away from my boarding school to take care of her.
► Wanted to disappear ➔ Yes.
► Smile or eyes ➔ Eyes are very telling.
► Light or dark hair ➔ Dark, although it isn’t a strong preference.
► Fat or skinny ➔ …Is it shallow to say thin?
► Shorter or Taller ➔ I tend to go after men that are taller than me.
► Intelligence or Attraction ➔ In comparison to myself, all of my boyfriends and partners have looked… forgive me, rather stupid. Intelligence actually doesn’t play a big role, although attractiveness doesn’t either.
► Hook-up or Relationship ➔ I’m infamous for one night stands, although I’m… happy in my current relationship.
► Funny and poor OR rich and serious ➔ Funny and poor, I have enough money for both of us don’t you think?
► Are you in a committed relationship ➔ Yes.
► When was your last relationship ➔ Ten years ago.
► Do you still love them ➔ …Yes, I still love him. I’d be lying through my teeth if I denied that.
► Do you and your family get along ➔ Luthors are not allowed to get along or care for each other. My father and two of my siblings I never saw eye to eye with, but I loved my mother, and my baby brother Julian who died as an infant. And of course, there’s the matter of my son, Conner, although I didn’t have an opportunity to build a relationship with him before he was stolen away from me.
► Would you say you have a “messed up life” ➔ That’s certainly one way to put it.
► Have you ever ran away from home ➔ That’s how I spent the majority of my adolescence.
► Have you ever gotten kicked out ➔ Yes.
► If so, how long ➔ It was an indefinite amount of time. When I was twenty one, I got “exiled” to Smallville, Kansas, and returned to Metropolis only after my father was… killed.
► Do you secretly hate one of your friends ➔ Most of them.
► Do you consider all of your friends good friends ➔ No.
► Who is your best friend ➔ …Strangely enough, I’ve been getting along very well with a certain Jason Todd.
► Who knows everything about you ➔ An old friend by the name of Clark Kent, although we haven’t spoken in almost ten years. And of course my current partner, Roy Harper.
► Last Phone Call ➔ One of my executives at LexCorp.
► Last phone call you received ➔ A business partner.
► Last person you hung out with ➔ Roy.
► Last thing you ate ➔ I… don’t remember. Toast this morning, maybe?
► Last thing you drank ➔ Coffee.
► Last place you were ➔ My office.
"You honestly expect me to believe that?" He replied, questioning but with an intense growl accompanying it. He swiftly grabbed Lex by the lapels of his jacket and lifted him enough to keep him eye level. "You are a lot more like them than you realise." He stated, keeping his eyes fixed on Lex’s.
As quickly as he hauled him up, he had let go and turned away, but his entire demeanour was clearly full of anger. There had to be a reason for Lex to buy all that property. He had never done anything without there being some ulterior motive involved and the fact he couldn’t work it out yet had bothered him intensely. He had spent time working out to see if there was a pattern to the buyouts, but they were seemingly random across the city. Nothing matched.
His arrival in Metropolis had signified the breaking point where he had nothing left to work on and only one option left and that was to squeeze the information out of him.
"You’re buying them for a reason and it’s not business expansion, I know that for sure because the locations are too random, they make no sense."
It was at the physical violence that Lex snapped, and when Batman let go, his green eyes had turned into hard spheres of Kryptonite, as if the same meteor rocks that had sealed his fate almost thirty years ago.
He forcefully straightened out the wrinkles in his suit jacket, defined lips forming a fine line on his face, before he finally spoke, obviously irritated, voice curt and cold.
"I thought you were competent enough to realize I’m not simply one more broken mind for your horribly ineffective Asylum for the Criminally Insane. Fine. It’s not business. But it isn’t anything sinister, either.”
Lex stopped for a moment, an ugly expression on his face, and he looked away from Batman, drawing a hand absently over his smooth scalp, where he hadn’t had hair since he was nine years old.
"I’m keeping an eye on someone who’s been spending quite a bit of time in Gotham, lately. A lover. Someone I would rather not have used against me by your idiotic League. The last thing I need is you lot of costumed freaks getting your noses stuck in my personal business.”
"Tch." Of course Lex had been spot-on in that aspect — Roy was single now, so why not just move in and try to snatch him up? But that was far from the point. After something as turbulent as what he’d had with Jade, he would have done well with a much-needed break from any intimate relationships. To just focus on himself and Lian and getting by for a while.
Then again, it wasn’t like he and Lex weren’t already intimate. A legitimate relationship wasn’t exactly that far of a stretch from where they stood at that point.
Roy hadn’t missed the look on Lex’s face that told him the elder man apparently knew he wasn’t going to say no. Which only succeeded in making the archer feel rather indignant. Regardless of how accurate it was. “It’d be nice to have a break between relationships — not that I’d expect you to idly wait around for my sake. The divorce wasn’t exactly easy.” He groaned, rather softly, and regarded Lex for a moment. He couldn’t deny that stability was a welcome thought. “Just… Give me time to think about it over dinner. I’m sure that even you can wait that long.”
Deliberately, still maintaining eye contact, Lex reached across to grasp one of Roy’s hand with his own. Lex’s hands were soft, small, whereas Roy’s were larger, calloused from years of archery and crime fighting. He brought the other’s hand upwards, bending his head over it, a soft press of lips against Roy’s knuckles.
The atmosphere inside the car was delicate, soft, and the two men inside affectionate in their own ways. This was private, something the outside world would likely never believe possible of either of them; especially the ruthless businessman, sometimes supervillain that was Lex Luthor.
He laughed, quietly, as he pulled away from Roy’s hand. “Perhaps I could make myself wait that long. I’m afraid I simply fall in love far too easily, and at rather inconvenient times. Although I have been waiting already for quite some time.”
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