Chapter Thirty-One: Goodbye

Lois glared at her computer screen. She was angry at Clark. She couldn't believe that he was upset about her date with Grant. Even though she did it out of spite, her husband should have believed her when she said that nothing much had happened between her and her boss, that she realized her mistake before it got too far. Clark should have been apologizing about Lana and then Lois would be able to confess her love for him. But no, Clark was angry with her over one date that meant nothing. A date that he should not have known about in the first place. She wondered who told him. She had a feeling that it was Chloe, but she was too mad at Clark to confront her cousin.

"Are you trying to kill your computer?" Chloe asked.

"Huh?" Lois asked looking confused.

"You're death glare," the blonde said.

"Oh," Lois said. "It's nothing."

"Nothing" Chloe asked staring at her cousin with disbelief.

"Ok, it isn't nothing, it's Clark," Lois said. "He's such a hypocrite. How can he be mad at me for going on a date with…"

She paused to look around and make sure no one was listening.

"Grant," she continued in a whisper. "While he was the one kissing on Lana."

"Okay, Clark was wrong to kiss Lana, but you knew what you were doing was wrong." Chloe said.

"That isn't the point," Lois argued weakly.

"Then what is the point?" Chloe said not noticing that they suddenly had company. "He's your husband Lois and you are his wife. I'm not trying to take sides here. You both need to learn what that means."

Lois frowned at her cousin. She was also unaware of the third person nearby.

"We didn't ask to be married, Chloe, it was a mistake," she said.

"Fine, it was a mistake," the shorter reporter said. "But if it was such a big mistake, then why are you so upset over Clark kissing a girl he's been in love with since he met her or why is he so upset over a date that went no where?"

Chloe stared Lois dead in the eye.

"Like it or not, you and Clark care more about each other and this marriage than you both like. And sooner or later you're going to have to talk about it."

Lois sat back in her chair and frowned. What Chloe did not know was that Lois around evaluated her feelings for Clark. She knew she was in love with the farm boy. She only wished he felt the same way for her.

Meanwhile, Lana walked away from her hiding spot and the cousins. She had to see Clark and confront him.

"Clark," Lana called entering the Kent house.

"In the kitchen," Clark called back.

Lana walked into the kitchen. When she saw him, Clark was preparing Shelby's meal.

"Hi, Lana," he said turning to see the woman had her hands on her hips and a frown on her face.

"You're married," she said sharply.

Clark sighed heavily. He put Shelby's bowl down and stood to stare at Lana.

"If you are going to try to deny it, don't," she said. "I overheard Chloe and Lois talking about it earlier."

Clark sighed again then leaned against the counter behind him.

"I am. I married Lois before you married Lex," he said. "It was unexpected. We were under some kind of influence."

He decided to leave out the part that he and Lois were trying end the married ever since they woke up from the drugged stupor.

Lana let out a shaky sigh.

"Do you love her?" she asked.

"I…" Clark started to say 'I don't know' but thought about it. "I believe so."

Lana turned away from him. She was unbelievably hurt. She truly loved Clark, but a part of her knew that they could never work. There was too much bad blood between them. She just didn't want to believe it. She didn't want to give up, but now she had to. Clark was married to another woman.

"Why didn't you tell me before I embarrassed myself the other day?" she asked firmly.

"I forget when I'm with you," Clark answered.

Lana nodded and choked back her tears. She didn't say anything else. She just turned and walked out.

Clark was left alone and hurt.

END OF CH. 31