I do not own Smallville or Twilight. Sorry for very, very late update. I was going through some writer’s block with this story. I got the hang of it now. Sometimes you just need a break then get back into the swing of things. BTW Johnathan is supposed to be Jonathan and John is Jon. I know I messed up on this several times in my writing and I just caught it I will do my best to fix this throughout I apologize for this little mistake. Please note as well that a close loved one of mine; is going through chemo for her breast cancer and ALL my stories might be late as of late, during this time. As naturally my family comes first. I will do my best to keep up dating all my stories regularly. Thank you, for your patience and understanding. (For those that believe in the power of prayer; I would greatly appreciate it. We could use them so very much right now xox) Harley
“Hmmm?” He hums as he was kissing along her neck and shoulders.
His arms were wrapped around her waist as they were gazing at the stars from the loft.
“Do you think Bart’s parents might be looking for him? I mean wouldn’t they miss him?”
Clark rests his head long her shoulder.
“You’d think. Then again, we haven’t any real clue what his home life was like.”
“I can imagine how scary all this must be for him. To think he’s had to face this on his own. There’s no telling for how long either.”
“Poor guy was pretty tired too. He crashed not long after mom and I got him settled in.”
Bella twirls around in his hold and kisses him.
“I was lucky I had your parents to take me in. Even luckier I managed to snag you in the process.”
“No Bell, I’m the lucky one. I don’t know what I’d do without you. I really mean that.”
Bella runs her fingers through his hair and kisses him once again. Without warning Clark takes off with her. She gasps out as they appear in a cornfield.
“Would you quit doing that?!” She hisses.
Clark chuckles. He picks her up and has her wrap her legs around him. He drops to the ground shooting out one hand to prop them up with. Clark lay Bella down with the other arm he had wrapped around her. Bella reached down and unfastened his jeans. She began to stroke him through his boxers. Clark however looked to her mouth lusting for something else. He positioned himself and Bella took the hint. Her silk like mouth wrapped around him.
“Keep going Bell.” He pleaded.
“I want to come down your throat.”
Bella grinned at his words and accepted his challenge. She took him in her mouth even deeper and faster. Clark gritted his teeth and he got a fistful of her hair and plunged himself even deeper as he shot down her throat. She licked him clean afterword and decided to give him a hard time.
“Trying to gag me, are we?!”
He raised his brows realizing what he’d done. Clark looked slightly embarrassed. She softly giggles.
“I’m fucking with you Clark. Honestly, I like it when you take charge, kind of hot.”
“Hmm, I’ll have to keep that in mind.”
Clark slides her white pajama shorts off. He wiggles his brows seeing how she hadn’t any panties on. She bit upon her lower lip as he forced her legs apart. He welcomed his tongue into her sex. Clark switched between fingering her and pleasuring her with his tongue. For each time she came along his fingers. He’d lap up her nectar with his tongue. Clark found himself growing rock hard all over again. Clark rolled over and had her straddling him. She was wet enough he managed to slide right through her slit. He gripped her hips firmly and rocked her about him. His hands traveled up her night shirt. He pinched at her already erected nipples and fondled them as she rode about him.
“Clark…” She gasped out in climax.
He swiftly rolled her back over and thrust about as he came to a finish as well. He hovered over her for a moment and pressed his forehead against hers. Her hands ran along his chest, then wrapped around his neck.
“Where do you think we’ll be one year from now?”
She gazes into his eyes curiously.
“Does it really matter?”
He looks to her oddly.
“If we’re together then it doesn’t matter where we are.”
He smiled and kissed along the nape of her neck. After he raises back up he hands her shorts back. Bella slips them on and he zips his pants and buttons them.
“Of course I am.”
He laughs and rolls back over, pulling her into his chest as he does. He gazes upon the sky as he wraps his arms around her.
“Maybe we could go to college.”
“And do what?”
“I haven’t really thought that far ahead yet.”
“What do you want to do?”
“Be an astronaut!”
They both laugh.
“Well your boyfriend’s already an alien or fiancé whichever you prefer at the moment. Then again I suppose in a way you are too now!”
“You told your parents it wasn’t an engagement ring.”
“I know but the more I think about it the more I realize it might as well be. I mean we already know we’re in each other’s future. So why not just say we’re engaged?”
Bella let’s out a fake gasp.
“But we’re just in high school Clark! What will everyone think?”
“I don’t really care. I used to but after everything we’ve been through and faced. I’m not ashamed to let the entire world know; I’ve chosen the one I want by my side until the day I die.”
“I love you.”
“I love you too Bell.”
Lana’s eyes nervously darted towards the door as she heard it open.
“Relax it’s just me.”
Lana took a few steps back as Lucas entered the room. He shook his head upon the remaining bruises on her body.
“I’m not going to hurt you Lana.” Lucas says raising his hands in the air.
He continues to carefully approach her.
“That’s not my concern.” She admits looking towards the door.
“He’s gone to a meeting. It’s just us.”
She shuts her eyes and takes in a breath of relief.
“Why are you still here?” Lucas asks curiously.
She recoils and he cups her chin.
“You’re so much better than this. Then all of us and you know it. So why the hell are you sticking around taking my brother’s shit?!”
She runs her hands along her belly. Lucas shakes his head gathering her answer.
“And just what do you think he’ll do to his own child? If he’s willing to smack you around and you’re not even wed yet! In fact isn’t that this weekend?”
She nods with tears in her eyes.
“Don’t do it Lana. Don’t let this baby tie you down. Fuck if it’s money you need I’ll get it for you. I’ll help in whatever way I can. Just don’t do this. Don’t marry Lex! Don’t let him own you. Do you really want to become one of us lying, deceitful, selfish bastards?!”
Lana wipes her eyes and goes to get past him. He gently grabs her arm, stopping her.
“Lana, don’t end up like my mother or Lex’s for that matter. Get away while you can.”
“You know I can’t.”
He shakes his head and jerks her up against him.
“He neglects you, treats you like shit, and now is beating on you? What next death? For the both of you?!” He says running his hand along her baby bump.
“You both deserve better.”
Lana swallowed back as Lucas continued to run his hand along her belly. A smile formed on his face.
“I can feel it! Wow!”
It saddened her greatly that Lex was the father and he could barely even stand to touch her, much less acknowledge his own child within her womb.
“May I see?”
She looked to him oddly.
“I know that’s an odd request, but I’ve never seen a woman’s bare belly when she’s with child.”
Lana looks towards the door again. Lucas took notice and went and shut it. He even propped a chair against it so no one could enter.
“There. It’s just us no one’s getting in here. He won’t hurt you again Lana I won’t allow it. I just want to see the baby bump that’s all.”
Lana wasn’t even sure why, but she agreed. Lana lifted up her black silk nightgown and showed him the bump. He narrowed his eyes and looked to her for permission before he touched it. She nodded in approval.
“Do you have any idea how incredibly sexy that is?”
She looks to him oddly. Lex had been complaining about her taking up too much of the bed as of late. Even picked on her about how much she ate. He had her tripling up on the cocoa butter out of fear of stretch marks. Lana gasp back as Lucas brought his lips upon her belly and kissed it. He looks her in the eyes.
“When’s the last time he even touched you like this? Much less made love to you?”
He shakes his head.
“He’s such a fucking idiot. I’d kill to have someone like you! He doesn’t know how to appreciate the littlest of things. He’s lived in a fucking palace all his life! A silver spoon right up his ass. After I left boarding school I was on the damn streets! I know what it means to seize the moment when you have it.”
Her eyes widen as Lucas kissed along her neck. His fingers intertwined with her long locks of hair. Her heart raced. It’d been so long since she’d been touched like that. In fact the last person to actually touch her anywhere near like this was Clark Kent. She found herself feeling feverish at his touch. Her eyes shut and she leaned against the wall breathless.
“Lucas… we can’t.”
“The fuck we can’t! You want this just as much as I do. Look me in the eyes and tell me you don’t Lana.”
Lucas takes her gown off and gawks upon her.
Lana turned her head and quickly covered herself. Lucas pried her hands away.
Lana began to shed tears at his words. Lucas eagerly kissed her and carried her to the bed.
He lifted his eyes towards her as he laid her down.
“Why not? Don’t even pretend you don’t get some sort of satisfaction or thrill in thought of us fucking on his bed! Let the bastard have it! Let yourself go Lana. Stop caring about what Lex would think. He doesn’t give a damn about you!”
“Lucas please. We can’t we…”
He sighs and presses his forehead against hers.
“Fine… You want proof?!”
Lucas takes her hand and carefully helps her off the bed. He begins to lead her into a certain area of the manor. Lana’s jaw drops as he manages to find a secret room. He flips on the lights to the hidden room.
“That certainly is NOT you! In fact her name is…”
“Bella Swan.” Lana says with a grimace.
“It seems he has some sort of very unhealthy obsession with this girl. She’s our age Lana. Hell she’s dating some loser farm boy.”
All the things that Lex had claimed he’d rid of were in this room. Pictures of Bella, the remains of the car, this entire room was dedicated to her.
“Is this the sign of a man that’s giving his fiancé 100 percent?! It was so easy, finding out about this very room. He goes in here every fucking night. What do you think he’s doing in here?”
He points to a picture of Bella in a bikini. Everything was blown up poster size about the room.
“Get me out of here please.” Lana pleaded and hid her face into his chest.
He nodded, shutting of the lights. Lucas rushed her out of the area.
“I need to tell her…” She whispers looking ill.
“Dear god, he hasn’t stopped. How far does he plan to take this?”
Lucas looked to her peculiarly.
“You’re not serious right?”
“I have to do something Lucas. He’s already tried to kill her once! He’s made her life hell and I’ve only added to that. Out of my own selfishness, cruelty, and fucked up jealousy.”
Lucas wrinkles his nose.
“Please don’t tell me this was over the farm boy?”
Lana sighs and lowers her head.
“They made me lie in court Lucas. You should have seen her face! You should have seen HIS! I was nothing more than a monster! She had my back when she shouldn’t have. She could have gone down the same corrupt path I took, but she didn’t! As much as I fucking hate to admit it, Bella Swan is a good person Lucas. She doesn’t deserve his odd infatuation. She’s almost died because of him!”
Lucas nods and looks to be in thought.
“Don’t do or say anything just yet. This could backfire on you quite quickly. Give me sometime to think on this and we’ll go from there ok. But for now give into a few moments of being selfish Lana.”
“That was my problem before.”
“Well it’s not now.”
“Lucas I’m not this person you think I am. I’m afraid I fit into this family more than you assume. I’m not a good person. I never have been!”
“Stop it Lana. Quit punishing yourself. And quit covering up. You’ve nothing to be ashamed of around me.”
Lana suddenly looks around wide eyed.
Lucas cuts a grin.
“I’ve already taken care of that. I’ve my ways too Lana. I’m just smarter about it. All the more reason you need to take my advice when I say to hold off on telling this girl anything yet. Last thing you want is it to come back and bite you in the ass. We need to be smart about this.”
“Why would you do that?”
“Because I don’t want to be kept tabs on any more than you do.” He says and caresses her cheek.
Lucas kisses her once again and backs her up against the wall.
“You still against this?” He utters as he breaks from her lips.
His hand ran along her sex. She didn’t answer just looked at him a certain way. He nodded and carried her back into Lex’s room. He wanted to give his brother the biggest middle finger he could think of. To FUCK his pregnant fiancé and on HIS bed where they too fuck. The mere idea had Lucas riled up and hard as fuck.
“You can’t be serious.” Bart complains as Bella and Clark show him the typical morning chores.
Bella and Clark smile upon one another.
“It’s not like it would take the three of us all day.” Clark hints.
“But you gotta be careful about anyone seeing you.” Bella adds.
“Right.” Clark agrees as he tosses over a bale of hay.
“So you both get up an hour earlier than normal just to do chores?”
They both nod.
“It comes with being raised on a farm. We each have our part Bart.” Clark explains as Bella tosses Clark a bale of hay. He loads it in the truck.
“That’s fucking creepy.”
Bella looks to him oddly as he says this.
“You’re like a chick! Yet you can do nearly everything he does! I can’t even lift that the way you just did.”
“Actually Clark is by far stronger than I am. We’ve tested this theory already.”
“But are you faster?”
Bella smiles towards Clark.
“Haha, I knew it. It’s because of your body type. Clark has a lot more weight to tug around!”
“Just saying… it’s true!” Bart says with a chuckle as Clark looked offended.
“It’s all muscle Clark baby, quit pouting.”
Bart kicks back and watches Bella and Clark work. Clark cut Bella a certain look. She nodded in return. Bart had his eyes shut and legs crossed. Bella dumped a shovel full of hay on him.
“Hey why’d you do that for?”
“We all help, it’s the least you could do.”
“Not my family, not my farm.”
“This isn’t my farm either but the Kent’s are my family. So off your ass. Show some appreciation.”
“Bell…” Clark warns.
Bella leans over and offers Bart a hand. He shrugs and reaches for it only she places the shovel into it.
“Thanks! I knew you’d see it my way Bart!”
Clark chuckles to himself s Bella dusts off her hands and exited the barn.
“Is she always so…”
“So…?” Clark says as he finishes up with the bales of hay.
“If she wasn’t so hot; I’d give her a piece of my mind.” Bart utters and begins to shovel the hay.
Clark cocked a brow at this and shook his head.
“So how goes it?” Jonathan questioned as he entered the barn.
He looked upon Bart impressed.
“Not bad sir, not bad, I was just telling Bella and Clark how they needed to get their acts together!”
Jonathan nods. Clark raises a brow on this and cuts Bart a look. Bart smirked but kept shoveling.
“Yeah sometimes they need some reminding. Usually, too busy staring at one another to get anything done.”
“I just call it like I see it son.”
“I’m sure you do.” Clark mutters under his breath.
“Alright, I got it from here. Your mother and Bells is getting breakfast on the table. You two better wash up and eat before it’s time for school.”
Clark patted Bart on the back on the way back. Jonathan however looked on and shook his head. He still wasn’t so sure how all this would play out. It wasn’t that he didn’t want to help Bart out. But he had to consider Clark and Bella’s secrets as well. He rubbed his face in thought and quickly finished what little was left of the chores. Something normally Bella and Clark already had done, but they’d spent most of their time training Bart.
Clark pecked Bella on the cheek as she sat down the biscuits. Bart wrinkled his nose as he reached for one. Bella noticed this and took her seat.
“So you and the new girl seem to be hitting it off.”
Bart shrugs as he bites down into his biscuit.
“She’s really pretty.” Bella says hoping to get him to open up some.
“We really should all go on a double date sometime.” Bart looks to her rather apprehensively.
He swallows back on his biscuit.
“Um sure!” Clark however took notice of the nervousness in his eyes.
“Something wrong?” Clark questioned curiously.
Bart shakes his head.
Bella clears her throat. She thought maybe he was concerned about having the money to even take Angela out.
“It’d be on me and Clark of course.”
“Right, it’d be a night just to get out and have some fun.”
The phone rings and Martha answers it. She looks over to Bella with a smile.
“Sure she’s right here!”
Bella washes down her food with some orange juice, before she answers.
“You’d be correct.”
“How are you?”
“I’m quite alright and you?”
Virgil sighs on the other end.
“How are you really?”
Bella narrowed her eyes in wonder.
“Bella, Bruce told me about you losing the case.”
Bella winced and took in a breath.
“Um yeah… so the word is out I suppose.”
“I’m very sorry to hear that. It seems to be a Luthor thing.”
Bella sort of laughs.
“So it seems.”
“Look there’s another reason I’m calling as well.”
“And that would be?”
“I was just wondering if you’d like to stay with me in Metropolis for one weekend. I’ve got something’s I wish to show you.”
“Aren’t you living at the manor with Mr. Wayne?”
“Yes, though I doubt you want to visit Gotham.”
“What’s wrong with Gotham?”
Virgil laughs a little.
“I believe the question is… What isn’t wrong with Gotham?”
“That bad huh?”
“See now you’ve just tagged my curiosity.”
“I’m not so sure how I’d feel about you visiting Gotham my dear. Coming from a small town like Smallville and being sucked into the life of Gotham even if it’s just for the weekend?”
“But I’ve already been to Metropolis…” She hints.
“There is certainly no doubt that we are related. You sound a lot like me when I was your age.”
Virgil sighs again as if in thought.
“Very well, but if you’re to come to Gotham I’d wish for Bruce to accompany you if you’re to leave the manor. It’s not the greatest city, especially for a beautiful young lady such as yourself. You’re the perfect prey.”
“Oh I’m not near as innocent as you’d assume.”
“Why do I believe that?”
Bella softly laughs.
“Perhaps we could plan this on labor day weekend? You could leave Friday after school that’d give us a three day weekend.”
“Sounds good to me, I just need to talk it over with Jon and Martha.”
“As expected, do keep in touch and let me know.”
“Have a wondrous day.”
The Kent’s look upon her as if waiting for her to say something.
“So Uncle Jon, how do you feel about Gotham?” Bella ask with a smirk.
“Well statistics show it’s one of the cities with the highest crime rate.”
“You don’t say. Didn’t it used to be Metropolis?”
“Used to be… Seems crime however has risen greatly in Gotham.”
“Why you ask?”
“I might be going to Gotham!”
She says all cheery like. Clark’s eyes widen and Jon pinches the bridge of his nose.
“You’re joking of course.” Martha says hopeful.
Bart chuckles with amusement and leans back in his chair. He folds his arms about his chest.
“Now this is entertainment.” Bart utters.
“It’s just for the weekend.” Bella says noticing the look on their faces.
“I really don’t know how to feel about that.” Martha admits.
“I don’t think it’s a good idea.” Jon adds.
“It’s just for labor day weekend.”
Jon looks back to the calendar.
“That’s this coming weekend.”
Clark shakes his head and rises from the table. He puts away his dishes and finishes getting ready for school.
“And what do you think about this Clark?” Jon curiously inquires.
“It doesn’t seem to matter what I think now does it?”
Clark grabs his bag and heads out the door. Bella sighs and sinks into her chair.
“Dammit…” She whispers.
“That mouth of yours.” Jonathan scolds.
Bart smiles and raises from his chair. He goes to grab his backpack. Bella clears her throat eyeing Bart.
“What?” He questions as he was about to join Clark outside.
Bella points to his dishes.
“For real?!” Bart says in disbelief.
Bella merely nods. He sighs and picks up his dishes and takes them to the sink.
Bella nods and he exits the house. Jonathan dies in laughter. Martha grinned and sipped at her coffee. Bella rose from her chair and quickly helped Martha clear off the table.
“We’ll discuss this more later.” Jon declares as Bella heads out the door.
“Can’t wait.” She calls out.
Bart and Clark were shooting a few rounds of the basketball as they waited. Both were showing off using their abilities to pull of some slam dunks.
“You two done showing off?”
“One more.” Clark says and he dunks the ball in destroying the entire basketball goal.
“AWESOME!” Bart shouts.
“Again Clark!” Bella scolds.
Clark rubs the back of his neck.
“Oops… I’ll fix it when we get home.”
Bella sighs and heads to the truck. Once the three of them are inside and heading to school, Bella turns to Clark.
“So I take it you disapprove of me going to Gotham?”
Clark keeps his eyes on the road and merely shrugs.
“What’s that supposed to mean?”
“It means you’re not going to listen to me anyhow. So why should it matter what I think or feel on the matter. Hell Bell you didn’t even talk to me about it you just agreed.”
“I wasn’t aware I needed your permission.”
“That is not what I’m saying and you know it.”
“But you wanted me to discuss it with you first?”
“Yes actually. It’d be nice if you cared about my opinion.”
“And you think I don’t?”
“Come on Bell, even you gotta see that at times you just make random decisions. It doesn’t matter the reason.”
“I’m just going to see my uncle.”
“Yeah and in a very dangerous city.”
“And we both know I can take care of myself.”
“I didn’t say or even think you couldn’t. There are other risks as well.” He hints.
“Ugh, now you’re the one sounding like Jonathan.”
“Didn’t you once say that was a good thing.”
“Yeah when I do it, NOT YOU!”
Bart grins and Clark rolls his eyes but was also grinning.
“The point is we decided to be a team, remember?”
“How does going to visit my uncle reflect on that?”
“I just want us to talk about things, that’s all. I’m not trying to tell you what to do Bell. Please don’t think that. I just have my concerns. I’m not trying to be the insane, overbearing, boyfriend.”
“Aka cousin.” Bart mouths off and Bella elbows him.
“Ouch, that kind of hurt!”
“You’re mean…” Bart mutters all whiny like.
“You have no idea.” Clark adds to that with a beam.
He chuckles as they pull into the parking lot of the school. Once Clark parks the truck he turns towards Bella.
“I just want you to include me; when making a decision, that’s all, just as I would with you. We both know your heart is set on going. Just be careful is all I ask.”
“I will be.”
He nods and kisses her.
“Ugh again?” Bart bitches and rushes out of the truck.
Just as he does he bumps into Angela and knocks down all her books.
“Shit!” He declares and hurriedly helps her pick them up.
“Bart…” Bella hisses over hearing what he’d said.
His eyes widen.
“I mean… I’m sorry?”
Bella giggles into Clark’s shoulder. Clark softly laughed as well as he opened the truck door.
Angela was blushing.
“It’s my fault really I wasn’t looking at where I was going.”
Bart walks with her as he carries her books for her. Once they walk past Clark and Bella. Bart discreetly makes his way over to Bella.
“What do I do?”
She looks to him oddly as Clark had his arm around her. Bart sighs with that nervous look.
“I flirt with girls all the time. That part’s easy. But I’ve never really dated one. Like what do I say or do?”
“Just be yourself Bart. That’s what we like the most. Nobody likes a fake.”
“But we both know that tends to get me into trouble.” He hisses in reply.
“Ok the nicer version of yourself… Watch what you say and absolutely no stealing.”
“Why would I steal from her?”
Bella sighs and pinches her eyes shut for a moment.
“You know what I mean Bart.”
“Just have fun with it. Don’t fret so much you’ll do fine.” Clark advises.
“He’s right just relax.”
Bart takes in a breath and looks back towards Angela who was waiting for him at the door.
“Ok then.” He says behind a deep breath.
Clark grins and gives him a pat on the back.
“Thanks…” Bart mutters as he makes his way back to Angela.
“So what am I going to do this weekend with you gone?”
Clark asks as they head inside as well.
“Count cow patties with Bart!”
“Actually I thought I’d leave after our double date Friday or come back early enough we could do it Sunday.”
“It’s whichever you and Bart prefer.”
“You didn’t get a single answer right Mr. Luthor.” Bella heard the teacher say to Lucas as he was at her desk.
“I’m afraid you’re entirely too behind for this class. I just don’t see how we can get you caught up in time to graduate with the others.”
Lucas rolls his eyes.
“There has to be something.”
The teacher sighs. The rest of the class eventually take their seats. The teacher’s eyes dart over towards Bella.
“Actually maybe there is. Ms. Swan won’t you please come to my desk.”
Bella nods and scoots out of her chair and makes her way over.
“Mr. Luthor this is Bella Swan. She’s my top student. I’ve reason to believe that she can help you.”
“Help?” Bella inquires.
“Yes, Mr. Luthor…”
They both look to him oddly.
“Please stop calling me that it’s just Lucas.”
“Very well then. It seems Lucas is struggling somewhat. Seeing as how you’re more than excelling in my class; I was wondering if you wouldn’t mind using at least 20 minutes each day of class to help get Lucas caught up. He’s having some trouble comprehending.”
Bella half laughs and shakes her head.
“Is something wrong Ms. Swan?”
Clark naturally picked up on the entire conversation. He folded his arms about his chest and shook his head.
“It’s ok. I’ll figure something else out.” Lucas retorts seeing the look of nausea washing over Bella.
After what Lana told him who could blame her right? He too could see what his brother saw in Bella Swan. She was pretty hot. Still he thought his brother was an idiot for having someone like Lana Lang, yet he seemed to be chasing after unrequited love.
Lucas grabbed his bag and started towards the door. Bella sighs and pinches her eyes shut for an instant.
He freezes and turns towards her.
“Oh how wonderful. I assure you that you will receive credit during these sessions.”
Bella nods and locks eyes with Lucas for a moment. He half laughs.
“Are you sure about this?”‘
“Yep let’s just get it over with.”
Lucas raises his brows with a hint of a smirk.
“Well ok then.”
“You two can go to the library. It’ll be nice and quiet there.”
“Awesome. I’ll just get my things.” Bella says through gritted teeth.
Clark gently grabs her hand on the way back to her desk.
“You don’t have to do this.”
“I can’t very well judge a man I hardly know because of a certain name.”
Clark nodded on this and gave her hand a gentle squeeze.
“If it becomes too much…” He hints and Lucas clears his throat.
“I don’t want to be a problem. I’m well aware of the history Ms. Swan. I’d like to given a chance before you merely make assumptions about me.”
Bella merely nods and grabs her backpack. Clark, Pete, Chloe, and Whitney exchange glances upon one another as if thinking the very same thing. They watch as Bella follows Lucas out of class. Pete let’s out an irritated sigh and slams down his book.
“Is there an issue Pete?”
“You could have sent me.”
The teacher looks to Pete oddly.
“Or any of us for that matter, the entire town knows what’s taken place. Still you make Bella go instead!”
“Yes and we’re all well aware of how that turned out. The evidence was all there. Now that’s enough of that. This isn’t something to be discussed during class.”
“Just as it isn’t your call to nominate someone you already know has an issue with the Luthors!”
“Pete…” Clark whispered.
He wholeheartedly agreed with Pete, but didn’t want him getting into trouble over it either.
“SHE WAS KIDNAPPED RIGHT IN FRONT OF ME!” Clark quickly shot up as Pete flipped his desk over furiously.
Clark carefully grabbed him and rushed him out into the hallway.
“This is bullshit Clark!”
Clark nodded in agreement.
“I agree, but there’s nothing we can really do.”
The teacher steps out into the hallway as well. She hands them both a note for the principal.
“You can both discuss your issues with Mr. Fine. I will not have my class interrupted again!”
“What did Clark do?!”
“He left in the middle of class!”
“Oh come on!”
“Let’s just go Pete.” Clark says eyeing the teacher.
He put his arm around Pete and led him to the office. They both sat and waited for his arrival.
Bella finds them a table in the library and sits her books and bag down.
Lucas sat beside her and took his book out of his bag.
“I hate him, both of them. I just wanted to get that out in the open before we begin.”
Bella says nothing. She merely nods and turns to the page that Lucas had opened in his textbook.
The principal enters his office. His eyes locked onto Clark first thing. He lowered his brows as he fixed his tie and took his seat.
“So Mr. Ross… Mr. Kent. What brings you two by my office today?”
They both hand over the slips the teacher had filled out.
“Huh…” He says once he reads them over.
“Do me a favor Mr. Kent and shut my door.”
Clark nods and rises so he can shut the door. Once he does this. Mr. Fine looks over to Pete.
“Bravo Mr. Ross. It’s about damn time someone said something!”
Clark and Pete looked upon one another then back to the principal. Mr. Fine rose from his chair and shook Pete’s hand.
“Finally, someone that truly see’s the Luthors for what they are!”
Clark covers his mouth and chokes back a bit. Mr. Fine chuckles and rips up the disciplinary slips.
“I’ll be dealing with Mrs. Harrison.” Mr. Fine sits back down and leans back in his seat.
“So how’s senior year going so far?”
Pete and Clark shrug still looking shocked.
“Well I’m hoping to give this new school year one hell of a ride boys.”
Pete covers his mouth in laughter. Mr. Fine cocks a brow.
“Just us men, don’t see why I have to hold back. Now outside this office that’s different. Let’s just say I’m not your typical principal. I plan to make a lot of changes throughout the year.” He says smiling genuinely upon Clark.
“Now off you, both of you, but please feel free to visit anytime.”
They both rise and just as Clark’s about to follow Pete out. Mr. Fine clears his throat.
“If the rumors are true Mr. Kent, how is it you’ve allowed Mr. Lex Luthor to live?”
Clark freezes at the door and slowly turns back. Mr. Fine looked upon him with full interest.
“Believe me there’s not a day that goes by that I don’t wish for some sort of accident.” Clark says darkly and at this he exits the room.
Mr. Fine smiled amongst himself.
“Hmmm. I can imagine so Mr. Clark Kent.” He utters and picks up Clark’s file.
Mr. Fine laughs and shakes his head.
Once their time is up Bella shuts her book and places it in her bag.
She lifts her eyes towards Lucas.
“I know you didn’t want to do this, but I appreciate it all the same. School’s just not my thing. I didn’t even want to fucking go.”
Bella takes in a breath and nods. Lucas packs his stuff away as well.
Bella damn near rushes to the door.
“She feels bad you know.”
Bella froze with her hand still on the handle. She keeps facing forward, but listens to what he has to say.
“You know how they are. She had no choice.” He hints.
“Everyone has a choice Lucas. It’s up to them to decide which route to take. Some of us just choose the easier path and it’s not always the right one.” At this she exits the library.
Bella looks to the boys oddly as they had just come out of the principal’s office.
Clark simply gave her a wink and kissed her cheek. Pete chuckled.
“Just a little misunderstanding that’s all; by the way the new principal kicks ass!”
Bella laughs at Pete’s comment.
“Does he now?”
“How’d it go?” Clark hints in hushed tone.
“Well there wasn’t any bloodshed.”
“But are you ok?”
“I’m fine Clark baby.”
Clark could see it in her face however. She wasn’t, far from it. He caressed her cheek. Sure enough Bella ended up breaking down. Lucas steps out just in time to witness her breakdown. He shook his head as Clark grabbed hold of her and hugged her. Clark kissed the top of her head. Bella gritted her teeth and forced it back.
“I’m sorry…” She whispered and quickly whipped her eyes.
“Don’t be…” Clark whispered in return.
“You did a brave thing. You didn’t have to, but you did. I don’t even think I could have done that Bell. I love you.” Clark says and wipes the remains of her tears from her face.
“I love you too.”
At this Lucas nods and leaves the building.
After school Bart and Clark head back to the farm. Bella went with Chloe to work the shop tonight. This way they could also catch up on getting started on this year’s Torch and Wall of Weird collection. Only when they stepped inside they realized the entire shop had been vandalized.
“Oh no…” Chloe gasped out.
Bella shut her eyes for a moment praying it was merely a nightmare. All the decks, skate wear, everything had been covered with graffiti and was broken in some shape or form. Bella felt as though she were walking through sand. She made her way to the vault and staggered back. Every dime they’d earned within the last couple days was gone.
“Whitney and I should have put it in the bank our last shift.” Chloe said.
Bella shook her head.
“Clark and I worked the day before you and we didn’t do it either Chloe.”
Bella had a lump in her throat though as she truly looked around. She went out back and noticed that the skate park was ruined also. Bella leaned against the building with one hand.
Chloe was still inside taking in the mess and taking pictures for evidence. Bella however heard a strange ticking sound. She narrowed her eyes and focused on the sound. She used her X-ray vision to scan the area it was coming from.
“CHLOE!” Bella screamed out and rushed back into the building.
An explosion took place and the impact sent Chloe flying back against the counter. Bella instantly grabbed her and wrapped her entire body around Chloe. She growled out as the flesh on her body was burning from the fire they were now surrounded in. Bella took off with Chloe in her arms.
Bella lay her down in the alleyway. She scanned her over to see her heart wasn’t even pumping.
“Chloe…” Bella said with panic.
Bella looked around making sure no one was within view. She did the only thing she could think of. She put her hand upon the area of Chloe’s heart and gave it a little zap with her abilities. She than began CPR but was being extra cautious not to use her full strength out of fear she would break Chloe’s ribs or worse.
“Chloe… Please. Don’t do this.”
Bella gave her one more zap with a bit more oomph behind it. Once Chloe began to cough, Bella took in a breath of relief. Bella quickly took out her cell and dialed 911. She discreetly watched as the ambulance and police showed up before long. They loaded Chloe up and at this Bella took off.
“Clark!” Bella called out as she appeared at the barn. She was out of breath and her clothes were scorched all to hell. Her entire body was covered in soot.
“Bell?!” Clark dropped what he was doing and darted over.
“Whoa what happened to you?!” Bart questioned.
“I didn’t know what to do! Clark I just left her! I didn’t know! I panicked!”
“Slow down now and tell me what happened.”