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You're The One That I Want (Clois) 10/16

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Fandom: Smallville
Rating: PG13
Pairing: Clark/Lois, Chloe/Jimmy, Lana/Whitney
Characters: Clark, Lois, Chloe, Jimmy, Lana, Whitney, Lucas, Tess
Disclaimer: Don't own the characters of Smallville and I don't own Grease either. I plan on using the song lyrics but hopefully not too much of the dialogue
Feedback: Could be Greased Lightnin'
Art: ctbn60

Summary: It's 1959 Smallville. Clark Luthor is the leader of the T-Birds, but he wants to break the mould of the bad-boy image.

Cast: Clark (Danny), Lois (Sandy), Whitney (Kenickie), Lana (Rizzo), Jimmy (Doody), Chloe (Frenchy), Lucas (Sonny), Tess (Marty)

Previously



Chapter Nine


Clark was getting ready for school the next day when Lucas knocked on his door. Clark frowned at his brother. Lucas didn’t normally knock.

“Hey,” Lucas said, walking in and quietly closing the door. “I needed to talk to you.”

“What about?” he asked.

“About Lois. Look, I thought you should know, when she came over yesterday, Lex, uh, Lex kissed her.”

“He did what?” Clark said. Lucas looked a little alarmed as Clark raised his voice.

“Yeah, I know, but Lois, she handled it. She slapped him.” He smirked. “That girl has a mean right cross.”

Clark grinned. “That’s Lois,” he said. He sobered. “They want me to end it with her, but I can’t do that Luc. I love her.”

“I know, man. I’m seeing all the stuff that’s been going on between you and Dad and I kinda get it now. I see why you hate him.”

He sighed.

“What can I do, Luc?”

“I dunno, man, but I think if you’re gonna do it, do it real quick because I think the old man’s got some kind of plan for you.”

“Like what?”

Lucas shrugged. “Dunno. I just overheard him and Lex talking about it last night. Like they’re trying to figure out a way to control you. Hate to say it, bro, but with all the stuff you can do, well, if they do figure out how to get you to do what they want, well, god help the rest of the world is all I can say.”

Clark nodded. He grabbed his leather jacket.

“C’mon. We don’t wanna be late for school and I need to see Lois before then.”

“What are you going to do about her?”

“I’ll figure things out. Somehow. They can’t stop me from seeing her.”

He walked into school thirty minutes later, looking around for Lois. Everyone stared at him, making it obvious that the incident on the Saturday had already spread around school, if not the whole town.

“Clark!”

He looked around, realising it was Lana. She ran up and hugged him, for once not being proprietary.

“Tess told us what happened,” she said. “Are you okay?”

“I’m fine,” he told her, nodding.

“Lois came back to school yesterday really upset,” she replied. “She wouldn’t say what happened.”

“I know,” he said. “Have you seen her?”

“Yeah, she was with Tess by the bleachers. Clark, I ... I’m really glad you’re okay. We were all pretty worried. Um, is Lex and your dad, are they okay?”

“They’re fine.” He began walking with her down the hallway, Lucas trailing behind. “How are things with you and Whit?”

She shrugged. “I dunno. I know it was stupid, going off with Jason. I just wanted to make him crazy, you know?”

“You didn’t ...”

She smiled wistfully. “Nothing happened between me and Jason. I don’t like him like that. Not the way I ... not the way I feel about Whit.”

“Have you told him that?” Clark said.

“No, I ... It’s just Nell would never ...”

“Lana, you’re not a kid and Nell can’t tell you what to do. If you really care about Whit, then you should be with him.”

“Clark’s got a point, Lana. I mean, who cares what your aunt thinks. She’s not the one living your life. I just wish ... I mean, I wish I’d been lucky enough to find a girl as cool as you. And Lois,” he added as an aside to Clark.

Lana smiled and pulled him into a quick hug, making him walk between them.

“You’ll find a girl one day, Lucas. A girl who will see you for the cool guy you are.”

“You think so?”

“I know so,” she said. She paused, looking up at Clark. “Look, I just wanna say, I’m sorry. About a lot of things. I know I was kind of ... well, you know ... I was mean to Lois. I was jealous, I can admit that now. It’s just ... I saw the way you looked at her that night at the pep rally and I envied that. I did wish for a while that you’d look at me that way, but now I know that you and me ...” She snickered. “Okay, stop me cause I’m babbling.”

Clark grinned back. “You know, Lana, when you’re not acting like a brat, you’re actually pretty cool.”

“Oh I was always cool,” she said loftily, tossing her long black hair. “You just never appreciated it.”

They’d reached the bleachers. Lois and Tess looked up.

“Where’s Chloe?” Lois asked Lana.

“I dunno. She said she wanted to do some digging.”

“Into what?”

Lana shook her head and smiled. “Who knows? You know Chloe!”

“Yeah,” Lois said, rolling her eyes. She looked at Clark, eyeing him uncertainly. “Hi,” she said softly.

“Hi.”

“Um, you okay?”

“Yeah. I’m fine.”

“Tess said there was some kind of explosion.”

“Yeah. I only got a few bruises. I’m fine.”

Lois frowned and Clark sighed. Could this get any more awkward, he thought.

“Uh, listen, can we go somewhere and talk?”

“School’s going to start in a minute.”

“This is important.”

Lois nodded, glancing at the two girls, who nodded encouragingly. “All right.” She got up and began walking with him along the running track. At first he didn’t know what to say and they just walked in silence. Lois finally stopped walking and looked up at him.

“I’m still upset with you for leaving the dance the way you did.”

Clark grimaced. He couldn’t exactly tell her the truth about having heard his father and brother in trouble. She’d look at him like he was an escapee from the funny farm, he thought.

“Yeah, um, Lois, I want to ...”

“I mean, it’s not anything to do with that girl Whitney was with, is it?”

“No, Lois. I ... “ Here goes, he thought. “I found out my dad was in trouble. You know, with the stuff at the plant.”

She frowned at him, confused. “How could you?” she asked. “You were right there with me the whole time.”

“I, um, heard one of the teachers talking in the boys’ bathroom,” he said. Lame, really lame, he thought.
Lois still looked as if she didn’t believe him, but it seemed she had decided not to push.

“Well, okay, I’ll give you that on account of the fact you got hurt saving your dad and Lex, but I still want to know about Jessie, which by the way, I thought was kind of mean of Whitney. I mean, I know Lana was with Jason Dante, but she only did it because she was really hurt about something Whit said to her and she figured he wasn’t going to make it up to her anytime soon and ...”

“Lois, you’re babbling!”

She grinned. “I do that sometimes. It’s just ... I’ve always hated uncomfortable silences. I mean, I guess it comes back to my dad when he just used to sit at the table and not say anything so I always felt like I had to break the silence, and ...” She grinned sheepishly. “I’m doing it again, aren’t I?”

“Yup!” he said squeezing her. “Listen, Lucas told me what happened with Lex.”

“You know, I didn’t ... I mean, I don’t ...”

“Lo, it’s okay. Lucas told me you hit him. He said you have a mean right cross.”

She shrugged. “Yeah, well I wasn’t going to let that go.”

“That’s what I love about you,” he said. Her eyes widened as she realised what he’d said, but didn’t comment further. He continued. “Anyway, I just ... I want you to be careful, especially if you see Lex or Dad.”

“Why? You don’t have to protect me, Clark.”

“Humour me,” he said. “Lois, they’re both telling me I have to end it. I kinda have to wonder why they’re so adamant about this. I don’t think it’s you they’re so against as there’s something else going on.”

“Like what?”

“I don’t know. I was thinking of talking to Chloe and seeing if she can help me figure a few things out.”

“Need some help?” she asked.

He grinned. “Yeah.”

The bell rang and he let her go reluctantly. “We better get to class,” he said. “Not that I don’t want to skip, but ...” Lionel and Lex had both told him he had to knuckle down and right now he wanted to keep a low profile until he could figure out what he wanted to do.

“You want to keep up appearances,” she said. She gave him a quick kiss and let him go. He watched her walk away, wishing he could speed up time. The sooner he got them both away from Lionel and Lex, the better, he thought.

~~~

Lois tried to concentrate in her classes but she kept thinking about Clark and what had happened the day before. It looked like they might have to date in secret, she thought, but she could live with that. She had to talk to Clark, though, and help him figure out some way of getting away from his family. Lucas and Tess were different and they probably needed to be protected as well.

It was all so messed up. Lois hadn’t had the greatest relationship with her father, but she knew her father loved her. For Clark, it was more like Lionel ‘owned’ him. The man was a monster. There were no two ways about it.

The question was, what was Clark going to do? Could he really just walk away from the Luthors? Uproot himself and probably Tess and Lucas as well?

Tess shot her a look when the bell rang for lunch period and she joined the redhead.

“What’s up?” she asked.

“Clark managed to slip Jimmy a note and he passed it to Lucas to give to me. He wants to meet you under the bleachers.”

Lois frowned. Under the bleachers was usually code for ‘make-out central’ at Smallville High. A lot of kids went there to neck without risk of the teachers walking by and forcing them apart. Not that the teachers didn’t know about it anyway, Lois thought.

She walked with Tess along the hallway until they met Lana, who smiled at Lois and nodded. It was definitely a big change from the Lana she had first met. Tess linked arms with the dark-haired girl and walked away, while Lois ran to the football field. She heard Clark’s voice.

“Beat it,” he was telling some kids already hiding under the bleachers. “And I mean amscray!”

Since Clark was bigger than most of the kids at the school, when he said jump, most of them said how high. A few tried their luck, but it seemed they knew when they were beaten as they quickly scrambled out.

Lois was surprised to see Chloe sitting on one of the oil drums, waiting for them.

“Chlo?”

“I asked Chloe here,” Clark said quietly. “Lo, she found out something about the guy that attacked my dad on Saturday.”

“I was waiting until you got here,” Chloe said, nodding. “Look, I know you guys really care about each other, but this is going to get dangerous.”

“Why? What’s wrong?”

“Lionel told Clark that Schott had been caught selling company secrets, but that’s not really what happened. I heard through this guy I know that Schott was working for Lionel, but Lionel fired him for completely arbitrary reasons. Anyway, Schott’s kind of nuts.”

“What exactly was Schott doing for Mr Luthor?” Lois asked.

“Building machines. Schott’s like this genius who can build anything. I mean, my friend told me he likes working with explosives the most, but yeah, he’s like way smarter than even Einstein.”

“Are you saying he tried to blow up Lex because Dad fired him?”

Chloe nodded, looking at Clark. “Like I said, Schott’s like completely nuts.”

“So what were these machines he was building for Mr Luthor?” Lois asked.

“I don’t know, but there’s more. Schott’s been talking up a storm, telling anyone who’ll listen that there’s a lot going on at Luthorcorp.”

“Like what?”

Chloe frowned. “Remember that girl in freshman year? The one who could change into anyone?”

“Tina?”

“Yeah. Remember she robbed the bank?”

“I remember.” Clark looked at Lois. “I found out it was her and left the sheriff an anonymous note.”

“Tina disappeared a few months after she was locked up in Belle Reve,” Chloe told him. “I found out where she disappeared to. Lex and Lionel have her locked up at one of the other Luthorcorp plants. Only it’s not a processing plant. It’s a place where they can research people like Tina.”

Lois could see Clark trying to remember something.

“What is it?” she asked.

He shook his head. “I don’t know. I just kind of get this feeling like I know what Chloe’s talking about. I think I might have been there.”

“What? You mean visiting?”

“Uh no,” he said, flushing. “I’m not sure, exactly.”

Lois stared at him. It looked to her like Clark might have been the victim of some of Lionel’s experiments, but why that was she just didn’t know.

Chloe went on to tell them that they would have to be even more careful. Schott had been attacked as he was being transferred from the county lock-up, but she wasn’t sure if he was badly injured. He was alive, at least. It was fairly clear that Chloe thought Schott had been hurt in an attempt to keep him from talking.

Lois noticed Clark wrap an arm around her shoulders, as if he was trying to be protective. Lois understood his concerns. If Lex and his father learned that they were still seeing each other, there was no telling what lengths they would go to to keep them apart.

She had to wonder why the elder Luthors were so adamant that Clark and Lois stop seeing each other. Just how much of a threat was she to their planned future for Clark?

“Clark, why do you think they want to keep us apart? I mean, think about it. What exactly is it about me that’s a threat to their plans for you?”

“I don’t know.”

“The thing is, I’m not anybody.”

“Still, you’ve been encouraging Clark to do what he wants. I guess that sort of flies in the face of their efforts to get you to do what they want, Clark. I mean ...” Chloe looked thoughtful. “I hope you used another name when you wrote your article,” she said. “If your dad found out you were writing for the school paper ...”

“Don’t worry. I made sure the editor knows not to print stuff under my real name,” Clark assured her.

“Don’t you think they’re trying to hide something?” Lois asked. “I mean, they haven’t exactly been encouraging you to do anything at school except, you know, schoolwork.”

“Plus your dad’s always pretty much let you get away with anything as long as you don’t get caught. I mean, he didn’t care when it was Lex getting into trouble all the time and he doesn’t care about Lucas getting into trouble with the sheriff. Why you?”

Clark shook his head. “I don’t know.”

Lois saw her cousin bite her lip and wondered what Chloe was thinking. Either Clark just didn’t know or he was keeping something back from them. Lois understood if he needed to keep things from her. She wasn’t the type to push someone to do something they didn’t want to do, but still, if there was something he had on his father and brother that he could use to get away from them, then she figured what was the harm. Unless, of course, whatever he was hiding was dangerous to them all.

~~~~~~~

Clark didn’t want to tell them the truth, knowing if Lionel found out it could put them both in danger. Lionel had taken him aside when Lucas had started getting into trouble and made it clear that if Clark thought about following his brother’s antics then he better not get caught. The last thing Lionel wanted was for him to be arrested, which would have meant being taken to the county lock-up. Neither one of them knew if he even had fingerprints like a normal human and that was a secret Lionel intended to keep. Not for his own protection, Clark realised, but because that knowledge gave his father power over him.

Over the next few weeks, he continued to see Lois in secret, while working with Chloe to find out more about what had happened at the plant. When she managed to get more information about the other plant, he realised his recollection had been right. He had been there before, when he was a small child. Lionel had taken him there to do experiments on him. Clark had had nightmares for weeks afterwards.

The thing that bothered Clark the most was not the nightmares, or the experiments. It was the dreams of a house and a woman with red hair who was not Lillian. He still had those dreams sometimes and they had been becoming more frequent in the past few months.

“Clark?”

He looked up from his books. Lucas came in and closed the door.

“What is it?” he asked.

“I thought you should know. Dad and Lex have gone to the Ridge plant. They were talking about something they managed to cook up at the plant.”

Clark frowned. “Any idea what?”

“No, but I think you need to be careful,” Lucas warned. “They’ve been planning something for weeks.”

Clark had heard both Lex and Lionel discussing a business deal they were working on. It had sounded to him like the man they were trying to negotiate the deal with was resisting all attempts. Lex had been ranting for the past few days about it in his office.

“Well, thanks,” he said. “I’m going out,” he added, getting off his bed and grabbing his leather jacket.

“Going out with Lois?”

“Gonna take her to the drive-in,” he told him.

“You sure? I mean if any of Dad’s or Lex’s friends should see you ...”

“I’ll hear them before I see them,” Clark assured his brother.

“Yeah, about that. I’ve kinda been hearing the girls talking. Well, you know how girls talk. Lois knows there’s something different about you.”

“What do you mean, she knows?” he asked.

“Well, suspects, I guess.”

“But she doesn’t really know anything.”

“So why don’t you tell her, man? She deserves to know what she’s getting into.”

Clark bit his lip. Lucas had a point, but he was still worried about what his father might do if he discovered Lois knew the truth about him.

He left the house, driving to the Kent Farm. Lois was waiting on the porch. She ran down the steps and got in the car, giving him a quick kiss.

“Let’s go,” she said.

She was quiet as he parked at the drive-in.

“You okay?” he asked.

She shrugged. “Yeah, I sort of had a fight with Jonathan. He wanted me to stop seeing you.”

“Geez, him and my dad should get together,” Clark said, rolling his eyes.

Lois sighed and snuggled close to him.

“Can we not talk about this?” she said. “I just want to ...” He thought she was going to say she wanted to watch the movie, but even as the huge screen lit up, she turned to him. “I just would rather not talk, period,” she said, crashing her lips on his.

Clark grinned. He could do this. Hell, talking was over-rated anyway.

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Comments

( 6 comments — Leave a comment )
eternal_moonie
Apr. 17th, 2013 08:10 am (UTC)
AWESOME new chapter sweetie!

And thanks so much for your sweet comments! *HUGS*
phoenixnz
Apr. 17th, 2013 05:42 pm (UTC)
Thank you honey.
crazy4ew
Apr. 18th, 2013 11:55 pm (UTC)
I feel cheated! Just as they were getting chummy, you end the chapter! no fair! :) I'm ready for the next one!
phoenixnz
Apr. 19th, 2013 06:39 am (UTC)
Cheated huh? Afraid this story is going to stay strictly PG so any sexy scenes are not on the agenda. You wait though. It gets interesting. Plot wise at least.
crazy4ew
Apr. 19th, 2013 11:11 pm (UTC)
Oh geez!!!! PG... dies a little. You CAN'T put Clark Luthor in a PG scene! It's sacriledge!! :) :)
phoenixnz
Apr. 19th, 2013 11:28 pm (UTC)
:lol: He's CL, but not as you know him. *g*
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