Confessions of a Superman

By Jeune Ecrivain

Rating: G, maybe PG

Genre: futurefic, drama, romance

Summary: When Superman comes up in conversation, 25-year-old Lana Lang gets the biggest clue of her life. This final chapter is a songfic chapter using a Disney classic: "A Whole New World" from Aladdin. In your mind's ear, feel free to hear it as performed by Aladdin and Jasmine in the movie or as performed by LMNT on the Disney Mania 2 CD.

Disclaimer: A quick reminder that I do not own Smallville nor do I own this lovely song which was probably written by Alan Menken. I am using this song purely for this fanfiction, written without aim at profit and solely for entertainment purposes.

PART V

Clark, Lana, Pete, and Chloe talked for hours before the latter two finally decided that they'd better go home. Clark asked Lana to stay for dinner almost like the blushing farmboy he had once been, and Lana had accepted without hesitation.

After a pleasant meal of spaghetti and meatballs (Lana was very impressed with Clark's improved cooking), they took a moment to revel in the day's startling developments.

"When are you going to call your parents and tell them that I'm in on the secret after all these years?" asked Lana in idle interest.

Clark grinned sheepishly. "I dunno. I'm a little nervous. It'll take my dad a while to get used to it." His grin turned mischievous. "You know what you oughta do? You oughta just drop by the farm, make small talk for a while, then just make some casual reference to my being Superman. And then, just enjoy the looks on their faces!"

Lana raised her eyebrows. "Clark Kent has a sneaky side! Who'd'a thunk?"

Clark smiled, genuinely happy to see the air between him and Lana finally cleared after years of reluctant lies and deception. Suddenly, if he had been a cartoon character, a light bulb would've appeared over his head. "Hey..."

"What?"

Clark stood up and offered his hand. Curious, Lana took it and let him lead her out of the kitchen, down the hall, into his bedroom, and out to the balcony of his apartment.

"Close your eyes," Clark commanded gently.

Lana gave him a what-are-you-up-to look. Clark just nodded. Smiling suspiciously at him, Lana closed her eyes slowly.

Clark changed into Superman once more in a few seconds and stepped behind her, turning her to face out into the night sky. He could've sworn he heard the softest moan escape Lana's lips as he gripped her waist firmly from behind. Resting his chin on her shoulder, he made her shiver as he whispered in her ear, "Lana?"

"Yeah?"

"You trust me, right?"

"Of course," she replied softly.

Superman smiled, mischief playing at his lips. "Okay, then. Lana..."

"Yeah?" she responded, her voice almost a whisper.

As gently and as smoothly as he could, Clark lifted off the balcony floor, rising into the air slowly but surely. "What was your favorite Disney movie when you were a little girl?"

"Peter Pan," Lana answered. Clark grinned as he watched Lana's expression change, a sign that she had caught on. Her eyes flew open, which was Clark's cue to swiftly shift both their bodies into a more horizontal position and take off into the open night sky!

"Oh, God!" Lana squeaked, gripping Clark as tight as she could as she saw the floor disappear and give way to open air and a very intimidating view of beetle-sized cars on highways that looked more like gray ribbons.

"Shh," Clark sushed gently. "Don't look down. Look up and ahead."

Nervously, Lana turned her head upwards.

I can show you the world,

Shining, shimmering, splendid.

Slowly, Lana's expression changed to one of wonder, and a grin finally spread across her face.

Tell me, Princess,

Now when did you last Let your heart decide?

Clark smiled at Lana's pleasure and bewilderment as he felt her grip on him relax slightly.

I can open your eyes,

Take you wonder by wonder,

Over, sideways, and under

On a magic carpet ride!


Superman accelerated and took Lana higher into the starry heavens. He then slowed down a little and began following a long, curved path around the highlights of Metropolis, sharing the beautiful, exotic view of the stars in the sky as well as the many lights from the skyscrapers and night-bathed landmarks of the city. Lana's eyes began to wander all around her range of vision, reveling in the thrilling new perspective of an urban center in all its nocturnal glory, the beauty overwhelming her.

A whole new world,

A new fantastic point of view.

No one to tell us no,

Or where to go,

Or say we're only dreaming.

Clark extended his arms out from under him, giving Lana more freedom while still keeping a secure grip about her waist. She instinctively extended her arms to full length to either side, reenacting the animated classic she had named a few moments ago!

A whole new world,

A dazzling place I never knew.

But when I'm way up here,

It's crystal clear

That now I'm in a whole new world

With you!

(Now I'm in a whole new world with you...)

Clark suddenly drew Lana close to him and shot up through a hovering cloud, letting Lana feel the strange sensation of airborne and somehow subtle moisture touch her skin. Lana laughed happily as she and Superman emerged from the cloud to see even more stars!

Unbelievable sights,

Indescribable feelings,

Soaring, tumbling, freewheeling

Through an endless diamond sky!


Fueled by Lana's giggles, Superman accelerated and zigzagged across the starry sky above the clouds, dipping and peaking every now and again to give her an extra thrill!


A whole new world,

(Don't you dare close your eyes!)

A hundred thousand things to see.

(Hold your breath. It gets better!)

I'm like a shooting star!

I've come so far!

I can't go back to where I used to be.

Lana sighed contentedly, which told Clark it was time to spice things up. Superman dived back down through the clouds and brought her to an even lower altitude than their initial height. "This is what I call low- flying," he whispered in her ear as they soared just a few feet above the tallest traffic lights, weaving and swerving gracefully among the buildings.

A whole new world,

(Every turn a surprise)

With new horizons to pursue.

(Every moment red letter)

I'll take them anywhere

With time to spare.

Let me share this whole new world with you.


His expression turning into a gentle smile, Superman shifted smoothly into a more vertical position and, with an equally gentle swiftness, turned Lana's body around so he could look into her eyes, bringing her palms against his muscular chest. Their eyes met and stayed there, Lana's arms instinctively falling around his neck. Hovering almost as if to soft dance music, they inched their way back to the balcony.

A whole new world,

(A whole new world)

That's where we'll be.

(That's where we'll be)


Clark and Lana now hovered over the balcony, both lost in the moment and spinning slowly in mid-air.

A thrilling chase,

A wondrous place

For you and me.


Just as their feet finally struck the floor, their lips came together and initiated a gentle yet passionate kiss, the first in years.