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Title: Clark Kent for the Defense
AU/Fandom: Clark Kent, Esquire/Smallville
Pairing: Clark/Lex
Rating: Mature (at least)
Summary: Attorney Clark Kent is drawn back into the life of his former mentor, Lex Luthor, when Lex asks Clark to defend socialite Lana Lang when she is charged with murdering Lex's ex-lover, Jason Teague's mother, Genevieve Teague. Clark finds this murder case may be related to his own mysterious past.



"How in the hell did you get a subpoena so quickly? The coroner's report's not even in yet!"

"Didn't I tell you?" Clark slid a manilla folder across the table to Lex. "One of the reasons I wanted to postpone our meeting. I was waiting for the prelim."

Lex looked at the photo inside the folder. He raised shocked eyes to Clark's. "Genevieve was killed with the Stone of Flight? How did the killer get the stone? It was in a locked case on display at the Gala last night."

"According to the press releases for the Gala, you were in charge of all of the artifacts on display." Clark studied Lex's face.

"I see. I'll see you at the deposition then." Lex sighed and rose from the table.

"Lex?"

Lex turned back from the door. Clark was still seated at the conference table. "I don't think you killed Genevieve."

"Thank you."

"But you know who did and why."

Lex stalked out of the conference room and the offices of Clark, Masterson.

*****

"Was that Lex Luthor?" Chloe Sullivan entered the conference room with an armload of paperwork.

Clark smiled at his favorite research assistant and paralegal. "I'm afraid so. Were you able to find the information I needed?"

Chloe produced her first report.

"The Three Stones are one of those archaeological anomalies that drive scientists crazy. They defy metallurgical analysis. The script on the three pieces is identical, but the stones were discovered in different centuries on different continents by different explorers. The Stone of Flight was found in China nearly four hundred years ago. The Earth Stone was found in a minor prince's tomb in the Valley of the Kings during the early twentieth century. The Water Stone was found among Montezuma's treasures and taken back to Spain."

"How did Lillian Luthor acquire them?" Clark stared at a photograph of the murder weapon and traced the strange script engraved on the wedge of metal with his finger.

"Lionel Luthor acquired the stones through his various international business dealings. Lillian kept them after Lionel was sentenced to prison."

"How Lillian Luthor was ever married to Lionel is a mystery."

"They say that Lionel was very charming in his youth." Chloe smirked.

"Lillian's too intelligent to fall for charm alone."

Chloe frowned. "Sounds like you're a fan of Lillian's."

Clark blushed. "She was very kind to me while I was clerking for Lex."

Chloe got a speculative look on her face. "Lex's mother approved of you?"

"Chloe! There was nothing going on between Lex and me. I was just a law clerk for the summer at his firm. He was with Jason Teague."

"If I remember correctly, that was the summer that Lex told Jason goodbye."

"Well, he didn't tell me hello. I turned down a position at his firm."

"You wanted to help the helpless like some TV lawyer, for goodness sake. I'm so glad you got over that and came to work for your mother and grand-father."

"That still doesn't mean that there was anything between Lex and me."

"Then why did you agree to take Lana Lang's case when you know that she killed Genevieve Teague?"

"I don't know that, Chloe."

"But I thought you said --"

"I'm not so sure anymore."

Date: 2005-11-06 12:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] supercaptain182.livejournal.com
Gotta love Chloe in this section. Her curious streak and lightening quick deduction skills are amazing. Clark has got quite an ally.
I can't wait to see how the Clark and the stones react together.

Date: 2005-11-06 03:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dolimir-k.livejournal.com
Chloe!!!!!

I love her being the straight-talking girl Friday!!

Date: 2005-11-06 01:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] maigie2010.livejournal.com
This story is turning out to have so many facets. I like Clark's character, and Lex is so in lust with Clark. I am having fun trying to make sense of the clues you are throwing out.

More, pretty please.
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Date: 2005-11-08 11:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lapetite-kiki.livejournal.com
Hee Chloe!
I'm still loving this :-)

Date: 2005-11-15 11:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] clexlover.livejournal.com
Love this update which was most enjoyable.
An intelligent, competent, confident and powerful Clark is quite stimulating. Chole, as usual is a blast.
Eager to see how the stones reacts to Clark's presence or touch.
Update soon.

Date: 2007-08-28 05:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] herohunter.livejournal.com
Huh! The plot thickens!

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