The Letter

He holds the letter she left next to his pillow. He unfolds it and begins to read; dried tears stains marked the paper.

Clark,

I wouldn't be lying when I said I saw this day coming, but I would be lying when I say I didn't think it would hurt this much. I couldn't bear to have this conversation face to face, because I know you would do anything to stop me, this was the only way I could think of. I'm speaking from my heart when I say this; I can't do this anymore.

I can't be the shoulder you need or turn to anymore. What made me think I could be in the first place? I am just Lois Lane, reporter for the Daily Planet and you're Superman, the man of steel, Earth's greatest hero. We would talk and I would offer advice, but I didn't know if it did any good. You can't expect someone like me whose day consists of a broken printer, writing an article on the mayor and making use I use spell-check before I hand anything in to Perry to help you. Your day consists of fighting super-powered villains, stop an alien invasion or going against Gods. You should be talking to your teammates within the league, not a reporter.

When we first got together I was overjoyed, out of the hundreds of thousands of women in Metropolis you want to be with me. Now I see it as it truly is; you wanted to be with me because I was your connection to humanity that wasn't your parents. I made you feel human when we were together in public and when we are alone; that isn't fair for either of us. I love you and I know you love me, but if our relationship is mostly based on that fact only, then I don't see a future for us. You have to be with someone who understands you because she just went through the fight with you; like Wonder Woman. I feel like there is something going on between you and her. I have seen the looks you two share when you think no one is looking. I know you would never cheat on anyone and I know you have feelings for her. At some point you must have thought about her and how you two are almost similar. She's almost as strong as you, she can fly and she's as beautiful as a Goddess. In some ways you two are made for each other; you come from different worlds with abilities that no human can achieve without some radioactive accident or experimentation. You have fought with each other and I know you would die for each other. Even with your gifts, you must be careful and practice such great self-control so you don't accidently hurt someone; that must remind you two how lonely it must be.

I don't know what I'm saying anymore, but the point of this letter is that we both need to be truly happy instead of acting that we are and if you find it with Wonder Woman or any other woman than me you should be with her. I will be taking a sabbatical from work, so there's no need to worry if you can't find me. Please don't try to change my mind, it's already made up. If you truly love me then you will respect that last wish. I will always love you Clark and will always hope for the best for you.

Good-Bye Smallville,

L.L.