Whisper in the Wind (A Smallville fanfic)

The following story takes place immediately after the most recent episode aired. Clark just left the rose on the table at the Talon for Lana, but she has thrown it in the trash. The scene is now the next morning, and Clark is sitting at the dining room table with his parents…

Clark fiddled with his cereal, not really eating it, but not hungry either, Ever since Lana had rejected his apology, Clark didn't feel like eating much of anything. Martha Kent watched her son with sadness and wished she could erase whatever was bothering him. Of course, she realized that was impossible. She sat down beside him and asked him what the matter was.

Clark: Mom, I apologized to her just like you said, and do you know what she did, she threw the rose in the garbage. She threw it in the garbage, mom. I mean, she didn't even look at it. I just don't know what else I can do!

Martha: Oh, honey, I know that you want things to be the way they were, but she doesn't know the whole story now does she?

Clark: Mom, that's it! I'll tell her and then she'll forgive me! That's brilliant!

Martha: Oh, Clark, I don't think that's such a good idea. I mean, what if telling her has the opposite effect?

Clark: Mom, at least things couldn't be any worse. I mean, she won't even talk to me, mom! Thanks for the advice, mom!

With that, Clark rushed from the room, and ran out the door with such blinding speed that he seemed like a blur…

Clark walked briskly to the Talon, and he felt as if all he could hear was his own breathing. Clark thought to himself:

"Once she hears the truth, she's bound to understand and forgive me"

Clark arrived at the entrance, was about to pull open the door and walk in, when he saw something that made him stop in his tracks. Lana was inside, and she had the rose in her hand, and she kept turning it over and over, looking at it intensely. Clark considered turning around and walking away, then realized that he had to do this, and it needed to be done now.

Clark gently opened the door, and walked in. As he entered the Talon, Lana looked up and caught her breath. Clark walked closer, and Lana couldn't help but think to herself:

"Steady girl, take it easy. Don't let your emotions get the best of you..."

Clark stopped short and then looked deep into her eyes, as if she were the only person in the room, or in the world, for that matter. He hesitated and then spoke deliberately and concisely:

Clark: Lana, I want you to know something about me, something very important. Something I've kept hidden from you, but something I can't hide anymore. Lana, there is something different about me, but I think you've known that all along.

Lana was about to say something but thought the better of it and let Clark continue…

Clark: You see, Lana, it's like this. I'm not exactly from around "here" and by that I mean "here" as in "Earth."

As Clark spoke those first few words, Lana's expression changed from anger to shock to utter confusion, and all in a matter of seconds. She couldn't understand what he was saying. Clark stopped speaking for a moment, trying to read her expression. When he saw the look of confusion cross her face, he decided to explain further…

Clark: Lana, I am trying to tell you that I am not like you. I am different. I have gifts that I use to help others. Let me show you…

Clark took a step towards her, but to his shock and surprise, she took a step away from him. She then turned and walked out of the Talon. All Clark could do is watch her walk away…