Clark's Sacrifice
Part 3
Author MacGateFan
Disclaimers in Part 1

Clark sat down where he was told. As long as Chloe and Brianna were safe, he was happy. However, he wasn't about to let his little girl grow up without a Father. The problem was, even though he was quite capable of flying off, who's to say Lionel wouldn't hesitate to kidnap them again.

He was definitely more worried about that than people learning his secret. Lionel began talking to him, but Clark ignored the man when he heard the police cars squealing outside the building.

"You're not listening, Mr. Kent."

Clark grinned. "No, it's you who isn't listening!"

Before Lionel could retort, Clark knocked everyone in the room out cold. He would just have to hope for amnesia...

"Hold it right there!"

Must be a rookie, Clark thought. The whole MPD knew who he was.

"Marcus, you idiot! That's Clark Kent, reporter for the Daily Planet. He's the one we were supposed to save."

"Looks like Superman beat you to it, Chris," Clark said with a laugh.

"Go figure. Don't get me wrong, I love the guy..."

"I get it. I'm guessing you need a statement."


"Can I use your cell phone first?"

Jonathan glanced over at Chloe. She was holding tightly to Brianna, singing a lullaby. His cell phone rang, startling them both. Chloe looked at him hopefully as he answered. "Clark!" he said, smiling at her. "Thank God! Are you all right, son? Luthor? Good. She's right here, hold on."

Tears formed in Chloe's eyes as she said hello to her husband. "We're both fine because of you and Lex. Clark, I thought I'd never see you again. I know. Okay. We love you too."

Chloe hung up and looked at Jonathan. "He has to give a statement which means he'll be home by the time we get there."

Clark opened the patio doors and stepped inside. "Clark!" Martha exclaimed, rushing to him and hugging him tightly.

"CK, where did you come from?" Jimmy asked.

Perry shook his head. "Come on, Olson, think about it. Superman obviously dropped him off. Good to have you both back safe and sound. And I won't bother giving the two of you time off because I know you won't take it, but I hope you'll at least wait until Monday to come back in."

Clark laughed as they left. "Got it, Chief."

Martha had Clark sit as she went back into the kitchen to fix something for them to all eat. Clark opened the door the when he heard the elevator opening. Chloe saw him and smiled, tears of joy spilling down her cheeks.

"Look, Brianna! It's Daddy!"

She gurgled, a smile on her face as Clark gave her a kiss. "Grandma's anxious to see you, I'm sure," Jonathan said, taking Brianna from Chloe.

Clark wrapped his arms around his wife. "Are you all right?"

"I am now."

"I'm sorry," he whispered.

"What for?"

"Chloe, I wanted to kill Lionel. I have never felt that way before and it scared me."

"Clark, look at me. Clark! Did you?"


"Then don't beat yourself up over this because you are NOTHING like him!" When Clark finally nodded, Chloe took his hand. "Now, come inside and lets spend some time together as a family."

"Have you heard from Lex?" he asked.

Chloe nodded. "He's fine. He's the one who got us safely to the police and wouldn't leave until your Dad picked us up. He said he needed time to sort things out with everything that's happened."

"Lex has changed a lot," Clark commented.

"That he has."

They were just about to step inside when Clark heard someone crying out for help. "Chloe..."

She smiled. "Go, Superman! I love you."

"I love you too!"

"Whew! That was some fierce wind!" Chloe's neighbor responded as Clark went by. "Remember to keep that baby bundled up, dearie."

Chloe laughed. "I will, Mrs. Sabers."