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Prologue: Give me a chance.

Clark Kent, new employee at The Daily Planet, walked back to his desk, to find a young woman, with dark hair sitting in his chair, talking to somebody on his telephone. Fiddling with his glasses, he waited until she had finished, then he asked, "Er-can I help you, ma'am?"

The young woman spun around in the chair, stood up and held out her hand. "I'm Lois. Lois Lane and you're Clark Kent. I'm your new assistant."

Clark stared at her, perplexed and asked, "Did I have an old assistant?"

When Lois gave him no reply, he asked, "So, what are you doing here?"

"Well, I had to find a new job-well, any job, and I thought that interning here would be as gooda place to start than any. My boyfriend broke up with me." She confided, in a quieter voice; there was something about this man which made her trust him, despite the fact that she had just met him.

Running his hands through his hair, Clark shook his head. "I'm sorry, but I need an assistant whom I can rely on and someone I can trust."

Their eyes met and Lois persisted, "Please, Clark, I think that you might find me valuable and I am very trustworthy. Please give me a chance."

"Fine." Clark nodded and walked away. He looked back and smiled at the young woman. He felt some sort of connection with her, unlike one he had ever felt before.