The guards hadn’t been able to stop the attacker, but they had arrived quickly enough to keep Lex from slicing the man’s throat open with the shiv. He anticipated that few others would risk attacking him now, and despite the punishment he would endure, Luthor considered the moment a quality investment in his near-term future.
Whoa! This Lex is not afraid to get his hands dirty! He did mention once that he was a street fighter back in the old days. Apparently he has not forgotten a thing. Prison thugs ... beware.
The police professional part of his mind grimly insisted that he focus on his assignment and not look for ways to impress this woman. The part of his mind attached to his heart ignored the old fuddy-duddy part and thoroughly enjoyed spending the day soaking up the sun with a beautiful woman beside him.
Oh poor Clark! Please guard your heart.
Mayson exhaled deeply, then looked down at the bed. “Then what are you trying to tell me in your oh-so-gentle way?”
He grinned for a moment, then rearranged his face and said, “As a man who’s lived a lot of life and seen a lot more of it lived by other people, I’m not sure that you and Clark are going to make it as a couple.”
Her free hand traced out an invisible pattern on the hospital blanket. “Why not?”
He sighed. “Because Kent’s a nice guy. A really nice guy. But he’s not that into you, as the kids say these days, not like you’re into him. And he’s so nice that he might actually go ahead and marry you to keep from hurting you. That’s a recipe for disaster on both sides, and I’d hate to see you two kids crash and burn like that.”
Mayson, listen to the man, he has seen more than you can possibly imagine when it comes to relationships. It is so cool to see Henderson being the one giving out fatherly advice rather than Jonathan or Perry!
There was no future for them, not together. It wasn’t possible. All they had was now. The only thing she could take from him was his gentle and unyielding presence. She would make herself be satisfied with the memory of tonight, his arms wrapping her in his compassion and comfort as she wept bitterly.
I can't help, but feel sorry for Lois. The woman has been through an ordeal most would not have survived. Its amazing she stayed with Lex after the murder of Lucy, despite him threatening her parents.
Onto the next part.