by Karen Colohan

Lex was bent over the file he held, avidly scanning its contents. Helen wondered what had him so engrossed. Descending, the words Smallville Medical Center screamed at her from the page.

"Where did you get that?" Seating herself beside him, Helen glanced down, frowning. "Patient records? Do you have any idea how unethical...?" Realisation dawned. "That's Martha Kent's file!" she accused.

Lex's face was impassive.

A wordless protest made both look up, finding Clark staring back. From his stricken expression he'd heard every word.

Clark didn't speak, didn't have to. The look of betrayal in his eyes said it all.

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