Lois couldn’t fathom being in Lawrence as long as Kon had been. Seeing all of those people come and go while being one of the constants had to be tough, especially for a teenager. If he hadn’t had abandonment issues before, she wouldn’t be surprised if he’d gained them after so many people that were important to him had up and disappeared without warning. His comment about people not missing him back home only cinched that for her. Everyone said that time stopped back home somehow when you were brought to Lawrence so no one could miss you, but if he was feeling like that then it was pretty clear to Lois that Kon had some insecurities. But then, didn’t everyone?
She was definitely going to buy him ice cream.
“You hit a satellite?” she asked, arching a brow at that. It really shouldn’t have surprised her with the super strength and all, but it did get Lois to chuckle at the image of what that must have been like. “Maybe try football. My Clark back home used to play that in high school.” She wondered if the Clark here had done that as well. Was that another of the things the two had in common or one of the differences that Lois liked uncovering. It was like peeling open an orange. It should have been a relatively easy maneuver with no surprises, something she’d done countless times, but every so often she’d peel back a layer and see something shiny and new that kept bringing her back for more.
“And I’ll come then. I’m picking you for my team if we play beach volleyball. I have a feeling you’ll be more sneaky with it than Clark would be and give us an advantage.”