Thursday, February 24, 2005

Sacrifice

Title: Sacrifice (Prologue to whipping boy).
Genre: PG 13, Drama Drabble, Angst, Sacrifice
Disclaimer: Don’t own them, but would love a late birthday present.
Summary: Clark and Lionel negotiate for Lex’s innocence in exactly 100 words.

Sacrifice

Arrogance embodied, Lionel smirks over the manila envelope at Clark.

“You can’t control everyone, Mr. Luthor”

“No, only Lex… and so control anyone he controls.” Lionel sneers at Clark’s certainty.

“Not me.”

“A wager, then?”

“You have nothing I want.”

“Not even Lex’s innocence?”

“Everything he’s done has been to thwart you.”

“Yes, but strangely I’m not in the photos.” A subtle gesture and years of photos spill out.

“What do you want?” Resignation and revulsion mingle in Clark’s tone.

“A lap dog, a whipping boy, and a pound of flesh.” Lionel opens his lead-lined briefcase, revealing green-glowing restraints.

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