Deleted scene Covenant 3x22
“I’m sorry,” Lana said to me when I went to see her off to the airport. “I feel bad leaving you when I was the one who brought you here in the first place.”
“Lana, don’t worry about it,” I told her and rubbed her arms. “I’ll be fine. I’ll have Chloe and Clark. You need to go to Paris. You deserve it. Just leave the past behind.”
“You know you still have Lex,” Lana added with a knowing smile.
“Lana… Lex is…” I stopped. “Never mind. Maybe it’s like with you and Clark. Chemistry, but no hope for real future.”
“Keep telling yourself that. I still believe in you two.”
“I said the very same thing about you and Clark,” I dared to notice.
“Touché… but you and Lex were never really…”
“Did I hear my name?” we suddenly heard Lex’s voice and there he was, right behind us.
“Lex!” Lana smiled happily at him. “You came!”
“It’s what friends do, isn’t it?” he asked and gave her a hug. “I came to wish you luck in your new school in Paris.”
I had the impression that Lex shot me a strange look. Yeah, we hadn’t really talked since that night he’d come over to the Talon to confess what had happened to his little brother. It was my fault, really, I just wasn’t sure if being around him was good for me.
“So, why did I hear my name?” he repeated his previous question.
“I was nothing. I was just wondering if you’d act like Clark and forget to see me off,” Lana lied to him quickly. “I guess you didn’t.”
“I would never abandon a friend,” Lex said firmly.
“I should really go now,” Lana pointed the door. “Jessica, take care of yourself.”
It was a rather weird coincidence, because when Emily – Lana’s dead childhood friend – had reappeared in her life for the first time it’d resulted in me coming to Smallville. Now Emily had made another reappearance, of course coming for Lana again, and Lana was leaving. And I was staying.
I gave her a hug and then was left alone with Lex.
“Jessica…” Lex started, looking at me with really strange look in his eyes. I couldn’t quite decipher what was it. Did he miss me? Did he want me back in his life? Was he angry at me? “I haven’t talked to you like in ages. Do you need a ride back to Smallville?” he suggested.
Six hours in a car with Lex? So what that it would not exactly be that long since he drove a sport car, still…
“Lex, I’m sorry, I’ve been really busy recently and now I need to meet my uncle.”
I didn’t have to actually, but I’d had mentioned to my uncle that I would be in Metropolis and he really liked to see me.
“Jessica, is it because of what… what I’ve told you?” Lex asked, pretty concerned.
“No, of course not, Lex!” I denied honestly. “You of all people should know that whatever you’d tell me it would never change what I think of you. I really appreciated your honesty and opening up to me. I just really…”
“…need to go, yeah.”
That sadness in his eyes was really troubling.
I had to leave before I would do something I would regret.
He would never fall for me.
“So, Lana’s gone, Pete’s gone, Lex and Chloe are working together on bringing Lionel down… I guess it’s just you and me then,” I told Clark when appearing in his loft.
“Yeah, I guess it is.” Clark smiled to me faintly.
“Don’t worry.” I patted his back. “Lana is not the only girl in the world.”
“So is Lex,” Clark retorted.
“We’ll be fine, Jess,” Clark said to me like he wanted to console me.
“I know, at some point it just has to be, right?” I winked at him.