Chapter 5

"So Lex attacked you?" Jonathan asked, "In our barn?"

"Dad," Clark said, "I know you find this hard to believe Lex would do such a thing. But he did try to kill me."

"What we don't believe is that Lex shot lightning out of his hands," Martha said.

Clark brushed his hand through his hair and exhaled heavily. "When Lex attacked me, I have never seen him so angry."

Throughout this whole time, Alicia was quiet. She just stood next to Clark biting her lip. "Lex knows about Clark's powers," She finally said.

"He does?" Martha asked full of alarm, "How? You know what he can do since he knows about you."

"Remember when Lex went into the mental home," Clark began, "Well he knew about my powers. Lionel fried his brains to forget what happened in the mental home. Well when he got struck by lightning it brought all of those memories back."

"What do you think you'll do?" Alicia asked fearfully.

"Good question," Clark said shaking his head, "The only power Lex knows about me is my speed and strength."

"Well what are you going to do?" Martha asked.

"I don't know," Clark said leaning back in his chair, "I guess I'll just wait around and see how everything turns up."

Martha stood up and started to wash the dishes. Jonathan walked out and started working on the barn. Alicia placed her hand in Clark's and said, "Come on. Let's go to the Talon and grab some coffee."

"I don't know," Clark said shaking his head. He wasn't in the mood to go out anywhere. Also he wanted to male sure nothing will happen to his parents. "I should help Dad in the farm."

"I think you should go, Martha said, "It would take your mind off of what just happened between you and Clark."

"Okay," Clark said as he got out of his chair. He walked to his pick-up truck with Alicia. He got inside and drove away.

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Lex was driving around for what it felt like two hours, until he realized what he knew what he'd have to do. He wanted to cause Clark a lot of pain; so much pain that Clark would never be the same. Lex smiled evilly and began to drive to his destination.

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Clark and Alicia walked into the Talon holding hands. They walked up to the counter. "Hello Smallville and Blonde," Lois said in a cheerful voice, "What can I get for you two lovebirds."

"Smallville? Blonde?" Alicia asked.

"Yeah, when I moved in with the Kent's, I began to hate Clark's name. So changed it to Smallville, but I still don't like the name Clark."

"So what's the deal with Blonde?" Alicia asked as unknown to her, Clark was holding back laughter.

"Well Smallville's girl friend has to have a name, so blond it is," Lois said shaking her head. She grabbed a cup and filled it with coffee. "What can I get for you two love birds?"

"Two cappuccinos," Alicia said.

"Sure," Lois said.

Moments later they got their drinks. Clark looked at Alicia and smiled. They sat at an unoccupied table. "You know," Alicia said with a goofy grin, "Sometimes if feel as if I'm bad luck."

Clark took a sip of his drink and then asked, "How come?"

"Every time I with you bad things happen," Alicia said with a sour look on her face.

Clark gave her a hug and said only loud enough for her to hear, "This is Smallville and I have powers, so I am always in danger. You being in my life actually are the best thing that has happened in a while."

Alicia smiled and kissed Clark on the cheek. Cloe ran up to Clark's table and said, "I have been looking for you guys forever."

"Well apparently not," Clark joked, "Or you would've found me."

"I know how Lionel was killed?" Cloe said with a triumph look on her face.

"How?" Clark asked.

"It was by a surge of electricity and there were no other injuries. Lex obviously killed Lionel somehow, I don't know, but the point is watch out Lex is more dangerous and even more cunning than ever."

Sheriff Adam's walked inside and said, "Clark can I talk to you?"

"Sure," Clark said, "What's the problem?"

"Actually Lex is the problem."

"There's more about Lex?" Cloe asked.

"Sadly yes," Sheriff Adams said, "Lex last night killed a police officer by 'Sashiimajima Liquor Delight'. The owner of the store wasn't there, but an under cover cop. He called the police and Lex killed the police that came. I've got to get back to the station. But I want to warn you, Lex might decide to go after your parents. Your dad had owed money to Lex and Lex might see he wants it now. He might injure the in order to get it."

"Ok thanks," Clark said, "I'll look out for Lex."

Sheriff Adam's walked out of the Talon and drove back to the station. Cloe looked at Clark and the Alicia, "This is huge, and I have to go."

Cloe ran out and drove to the torch. Clark finished the cappuccino and said, "Sheriff Adams is right. My parents could be in trouble."

"I'll teleport there and you'll be there quicker. Alicia handed her bracelet to Clark and walked out side only to teleport to Clark's house. They appeared in the front of the house. Clark used his x-ray vision and saw three figures in the barn. He sped in and saw Lex standing in front of his parents who were on the floor, tied to a wooden beam. "Lex," Clark said taking a step toward his parents, "Get away from them."

"Clark, nice of you to join," Lex said, "I didn't see you come in, but I guess you used your powers."

"Get away from my parents," Clark warned.

"Or what, you'll fight me?" Lex said, "Let's fight. I want to see whose powers are stronger."

Lex felt power surge through his body. He shot lightning at Clark. Clark fell to the ground and immediately got up. He sped toward Lex and pushed into the barn wall. Lex flew through the wall. Clark ran and started to untie his parents. To his dismay, he heard Lex's choice, "Oh Clark, I didn't know you were that strong. What other powers do you have?"

"That is none of your business," Clark said angrily.

"Well maybe if I kill someone you love, you'll tell me."

Lex shot lightning at Jonathan who had untied himself and was inches away from a rifle that was hanging on the wall. Clark sped and blocked the lightning. "Why are you doing this?" Martha asked terrified, "Clark was your friend!"

"My friend?" Lex cried, "Someone who keeps secrets isn't exactly a friend."

"That sounds just like you," Clark said.

Alicia teleported behind Lex with a baseball bat in her hands, she hit Lex in the head. Lex crumbled to the floor and blood oozed out from a cut on his head. Sheriff Adams walked in with two other deputies. They handcuffed him and pulled him to his feet. Professor J.R. Green walked in holding a suitcase. He opened it up and pulled out a shot, to inject Lex with a drug to make him lose his powers. When that was done Lex was dragged out of the barn. Clark looked at Alicia and said, "Thanks."

"For what?" Alicia asked.

"Stopping Lex," Clark said, "He's always had two sides of him. One side was he'd always be there to help you. The other was evil."

Martha said, "Is anyone hungry? I know I am. Let's eat at a fancy restaurant."

"Sure," Clark said walking out with Alicia holding his hand, "I won't say no to that!"