Clark closed the last of thee box that he had packed. He looked around the now empty loft. So much of his life was centered in this room. This was the place were he pined for Lana and got advice from his father, were him and Pete would hang out and talk. Where him and Chloe shared their first kiss. Where his father told him the truth about his past.
"Think of old times?" Chloe said and she walked up the stairs toward him.
"Yeah, I never realized that so much of my life was centered around this loft." Clark said.
"I felt the same way about the Torch when we left." Chloe said.
"I never knew that I was going to miss it this much." Clark said.
"Think about it this way, if you ever get homesick you can fly by." Chloe said.
"That's true." Clark said.
"We better get down there you have a appointment with Mr. White in the morning." Chloe said.
"Yea, I better. Chloe I want to say thank you for helping me out with the job." Clark said.
"Your, welcome but I wish I could see Lois' face when she finds out that your going to be working with her." Chloe said.
Clark and Chloe walked out of the barn and toward the car. Martha, Lana and Pete were waiting for him.
"Thanks for the help Clark." Pete said.
"All I did was give you a push it courage for you to do what you did." Clark said.
"Still thanks Clark for everything." Pete said. Then the two hugged. Clark then took Lana's hand.
"Lana, I'm really happy for you. You and Pete are going to be great together. I'll always be there if you ever need me." Clark said.
"I know, Clark, good luck. And when me and Pete set a date you'll be the first to know." Lana said. Clark then hugged. Martha hugged her son as tight as she could.
"I'm so proud of you and your father would be too, both of them." She said.
"They are mom." Clark said.
"You be careful. "Martha said.
"I will." Clark said. Martha hugged him one more time then she handed him a suitcase.
"It's finished just how you want it." She said.
"Thanks mom." He said. He hugged her one more time and then got into the car with Chloe. She pulled away and head for the city.
Lex slammed the phone down and looked over at Mercy who had a look of fear on her face.
"I can't believe it. No one has seen or heard anything from Fine in a week and machine still is not working." He said.
"What do you think happened to him?" Mercy asked.
"Who knows, there looking for him everywhere but he is most likely dead." Lex said.
"It doesn't matter one of the techs has to know how to run it and if not will find someone who can." Lex said.
"First the Smallville thing and now this." Mercy said.
"Don't worry about Smallville Ross will come around. Now get me a drink." Lex said.
"Call your Mother." Chloe said as she walked out of Clark's new apartment.
"I will." Clark called out. He waited until she was in the elevator and the closed the door. He then turned around and looked at the apartment. It was nice place that has once been an old storage room.
"This shouldn't take to long." Clark said.
Using his super-speed he was able to unpack and put everything away. When he was done he took a shower. When he got out of the shower his dressed and opened the close and picked out his suit for tomorrow. He hung it near the bathroom door. Clark then walked over to the last suitcase that was still packed. The one his mother gave him.
He put the bag on the bed and then took off his glasses and placed them on the nightstand. He then opened the suitcase. Clark looked at the items in the case and then sat down next to the bed. He unwrapped the first blanket and took out the now highly shine red boots. He studied them quickly and set them on the floor. He then pulled out the long red blanket that his mother wrapped him in when they found him. The blanket was now made into a cape that would go down to his calves. What Clark saw next shocked him. His mother had taken red and yellow leather and made an emblem.
It was the red diamond shaped shield of the house of El, with yellow center. A red stylizes letter "S" was in the shield. Clark ran his hand over the leather and smiled. It was what he had wanted. A symbol that would represent his Kryptonian and Earthly heritage. It was a symbol that represented all that was good and right. As he ran his hands over the shield he could hear his Jonathon's words:
"You were meant for greater things than scoring touchdowns"
Then he heard Jor-El's:
They can be a great people, Kal-El, they wish to be. They only lack the light to show the way. "
He would remember his father's words. He would always hold in his heart his special heritage.