Clark found Allana's question more difficult to react to than the fact that she was actually able to defend herself against the attacker who had launched himself at her. This was Lawrence. Alternate universe Lawrence, where a whole lot of people seemed to have powers or skills that came in handy when it came down to defending themselves. The whole self-defense thing, at this point, wasn't something that Clark could bring himself to stumble over much anymore. The Jedi thing, though? Yeah, it was something that he was definitely still working on getting used to. He blinked at the lightsaber for a moment, shook his head, then stepped to the side, ensuring that the exit was blocked. The other two would have to go through him to get out of the alley - that was, of course, if they could manage to give Allana the slip first.
"What's wrong with my cape?" He couldn't help but ask, reaching up to tug at the collar of it thoughtfully. "It's perfectly practical. It's...it - it matches my costume. And -" One of the two attackers lunged at Allana, the other decidedly lurching around the two to make a break for it. The epitome of bravery, this one, Clark thought, grabbing the man before he could so much as put a single toe outside the alleyway. "My mom made this costume for me," he said pointedly, as if that would explain everything about the colorful, bizarre state of his attire. Clark hauled them the man up by the scruffy collar of his shirt, lifting him completely off his feet. The man squirmed under his grip, but it was useless. He gave up after a good moment of wriggling around, took a moment to breathe, then started up again when he realized that, hey, maybe he was actually dealing with a Superman, because how else could someone be this strong?
Clark looked at him and sighed. "You don't think there's anything wrong with my costume, do you? It's good, right? Heroic...and stuff?" The man sputtered out something incoherent. Clark shrugged, tapped a finger to the side of his head, and let him slump to the ground unconsciously.