By joshmightbe 13 Comments
Do not touch means DO NOT TOUCH
Fortress of Solitude 1996
Lana tugged her coat tight, "Holy crap its cold."
Clark chuckled,"You wanted to see it. Okay increase temperature to umm...68 degrees Fahrenheit."
The room quickly rose to a more comfortable temperature and Lana relaxed, "So this is, what? Your home now."
Clark shook his head, "Nah, I just like to hang out here from time to time. its nice to have a place to remind me where I come from."
She looked around, "So you're really the last of your kind?"
He nodded, "As far as I know, me and Krypto and this place are the last bits of Krypton. Its not so bad, I got Mom and Dad and a home."
She dropped the subject when she saw the look on his face, "So, you gonna give me a tour?"
Clark gave a half grin, "Yea, but don't touch anything some of this stuff is dangerous and I haven't figured it all out yet."
An hour or so later Lana wandered a bit away from Clark as he excitedly explained something that she had no interest in and she came upon a device with a large red sign above it. She was unable to read it because it was in Kryptonian so she looked to the machine and started fiddling with the dials. Clark looked over and noticed her, "Lana No!"
She started to step back but was enveloped with light. Clark made it to the device a millisecond too late and she was gone, "Jor-El what is this thing?"
The hologram appeared, "That is the Phantom Zone projector, it teleports prisoners to a dimension of negative energy."
Clark's eyes went wide, "Lana is in an alien prison?!"
The hologram coldly replied, "Yes, though she should be relatively easy to track being the only human there. Give me a moment to acquire her energy signature."
Lana appeared in a desolate landscape amid a large crowd murmuring to each other in a language she didn't understand. She waded through the crowd to get an idea what was going on and then spotted the make shift gladiator pit they all stood around with a very frightened looking man in the middle. Suddenly the murmurs were replaced with a loud chant as a bearded man stepped out. The crowd seemed to get very riled as they chanted, "Zod, Zod,Zod!"
Her eyes widened as she began to think she was about to watch a man die when again a light enveloped her, a second later she was back in the fortress where Clark sighed with relief, "I told you not to touch anything."
She shouted, "Where the hell was I?"
Back in the Phantom Zone
The crowd was now silently staring at the spot where the light had just appeared. Zod looked the place over and a grin appeared on his face.
Back at the Kent farm
Lana pulled off her parka and gave Clark an annoyed look,"For the last time I'm fine. Quit asking."
Clark sighed again, "Okay, fine."
She then turned to Clark, "Well I survived going to another dimension so screw it, Clark, you're taking me to a movie on Saturday. Dinner too."
Clark looked a bit confused, "Umm, Okay. Sure."
(To be continued)