Who: Lex Luthor and Jor-El -- open to Lana as well. What: After hearing about the kryptonite induced weaponry that Lex has been working at, Jor-El decides that enough is enough. When: Afternoon. Where: Lex Luthor's mansion. Rating: TBD. Status: In progress.
Lex had been nothing short of hard at work lately. Between keeping LuthorCorp up and running, plotting to take down the Hyperion, working on the weapons that he'd soon take to Wolfram & Hart to use against the Kryptonians, and his underground experimentation on the demons and vampires that he could get his hands on, Lex could easily say that he had a lot on his mind. However, nothing could quite compare to the surprise appearance of his former wife, Lana Lang. He didn't quite know for sure what it was that he was going to do with her. Would he ignore her and hope that she would flee? Or would he try to take advantage of the situation by giving them both a fresh start? She seemed to care enough about him to stay here in the mansion with him, despite their lack of contact with one another. That certainly said something about the potential that lay between them. But what if he screwed them both all over again? Lex would be the last to deny that the rift that had been created between the two of them before was actually his fault. He had manipulated her into marrying him. All because of his insecurities. If he hadn't been so terrified of her feeling the urge to run back to Clark Kent, then he never would have forced her into a fake pregnancy. Lex would have waited until he knew that she was ready.
But he didn't. And he hated himself for it.
Sitting at his desk, Lex leaned forward and read the script that displayed itself across his computer screen. There was plenty of progress being made on the weapons front. He'd soon be able to take them out to show Wolfram & Hart. And then he'd let them deal with Clark and his family.
You pushed me away, Clark, Lex thought to himself, his gaze slipping away from the screen and off toward the fireplace, this is all your fault. He blamed him. If Clark hadn't given up on him, Lex knew he'd be a better man than he was today. He'd be more sympathetic. He would put more time into helping people.