Okay this is my first Smallville story, so no hating! Anyway, main basis, Jor-El finds Clark and tells him that the only way for him to fulfil his destiny is if he disconnects all ties with Chloe, Oliver and most importantly…Lois. Clark is faced with the decision of becoming immortal and staying with the people he loves, or keeping his powers and staying away from them. That's not the end of his problems though, someone he thought was dead is in fact alive, and is keeping someone he loves hostage…set during season 9. Don't own Smallville, just a fan, chapters may take awhile to come up, I am swamped with schoolwork. Okay, read, review, enjoy! :)

Chapter 1

An Inch Of Gold For An Inch Of Time


"Uh oh." Clark muttered under his breath. He turned in his seat to see Lois storming down the Daily Planet stairs, a furious look on her face.

"Yes, Mein Fuhrer?" Clark said semi-seriously. She ignored his Hitler jibe. She walked up to him and huffed.

"Why are all my Whitesnake CD's melted?" She pulled them out of their case and Clark saw they were all twisted and mangled. Clark stared at them in wonder.

"Uh, I don't know?"

"Oh, you know. I can see it in your eyes, Smallville. Now, spill it!"

"I honestly don't know, Lois." Clark said. "Maybe they melted in the car." She glared at him. Then seemed to remember.

"Oh yeah! There was that heatwave that came a couple of days ago, maybe they melted then."

"More then likely." She sighed.

"I'm never gonna find these CD's." She said, close to tears. Clark looked at her suspiciously. She was faking it. He knew it. She looked at him quickly, then went back to staring at the ceiling.
"Never." She said a pitch higher then her normal tone. Clark sighed.

"Alright, I'll check all the music stores in town." Her eyes brightened and a smile grew on her face. She hugged him.

"Thanks, Smallville!" Clark patted her on the back once, sighing. This felt good. It always felt good when Lois hugged him. He didn't know why but a growing attraction toward Lois kept growing inside him. The hug lasted a bit too long and Clark cleared his throat. She pulled away from him quickly.

"So, how's things?"

"Fine, I guess." Clark took a closer look at her. She had purple bags under her hazel eyes and her brown curls fell in limps around her shoulders. She looked like she'd woken up in a haystack. "You?" He dared ask. She sighed.

"Eh, okay. Didn't get much sleep last night."

"Why not?" She hesitated, staring at him for awhile.

"It's nothing. I've just been getting these…weird dreams." He stared at her. "Like flashes. Or something. I don't know…" Clark stiffened. Could she be remembering her three weeks in the future?

"Anyway, I gave up on sleep and researched the Red Blue Blur for awhile, then I fell asleep on the coach and woke up late. It's no big deal, I'm fine." She smiled at him, but Clark noticed she seemed bothered. She walked over to her side of the desk. He prodded her for information.

"What are the dreams about?" He asked. She stopped dead in her tracks. Her hair fell around her face and Clark couldn't see her expression.

"Um…nothing!" She said, lifting her head and smiling at him. He raised an eyebrow. She sighed. "I'd rather not talk about it, Smallville." She said. Clark frowned.

"If you need to talk, I'm here." He said. She grinned.

"Sorry, Smallville, but I can't exactly see you and me in a room, you sitting on a white coach playing Dr. Phil and me laying on those therapeutic chairs telling you all about it. I'm fine. Promise. It's the first time I've had no sleep." She lied. Lois hadn't had a proper nights sleep in almost a fortnight. These dreams kept waking her up. Clark heard the radio station that he and Lois had installed to keep up on the Red Blue Blur. Of course, Clark was the Red Blue Blur, and he made the excuse so he himself could keep an eye out on anything that would be happening.

"We've got an emergency, car crash victim is stuck in a car. It's about to explode. Police sergeants are afraid to go near it. We need more officers out here. Over." Lois looked up from her computer and stared at the radio. Clark cleared his throat.

"I should get you some coffee." He said, standing up. She stared at him.
"Okay…I'll take mine black." She stared back at the computer and Clark walked out of the room quickly, he stared at the clock on the wall and saw it said 4:45pm; then supersped off. He changed while he ran, removing his tie and collared shirt and replacing it with his black shirt with his family crest on it. He put his black jacket over it and sped up. He saw a car upside down, seconds away from blowing up. A woman was banging on the window, screaming for help. Clark sped off and the whole world became a blur around him. He yanked the door open and pulled the woman out, ripping off her seatbelt. He supersped her onto the floor 60 feet away from the car and then sped off back toward a coffee shop, changing back into the clothes he was just in. He readjusted his tie as he slowed down to a walk; he entered the building and grabbed two coffees, then supersped back to the Daily Planet. Lois looked at him as he walked back in. He stared at the clock. 4:46pm. One minute. He was getting quicker. He gave Lois her coffee and she stood up, taking it from him.

"That was quick." She said, her voice a pitch higher then usual. Clark smiled and shrugged. She sat back down and raised an eyebrow as Clark took his seat, grinning from ear to ear.

"What're you so happy about, Smallville?" She asked.

"No need for extra officers. Red Blue Blur has saved the civilian. Over." The radio said.

"Nothing, Lois. Nothing."