Beta: ladydreamer, with many thanks!
Word Count: 29K
Rating: PG- 13
Pairing: Clark/Lex eventually
Summary: A year has passed since Clark disappeared after confronting the two Disciples from Arrival. Mayhem has spread from Smallville through and beyond Metropolis, resulting in a heavy death toll and the declaration of martial law. Where’s our hero when you need him?
Spoilers: an AU take on Season 5, with some ideas from Season 7
Warning: As the story fills in details about the missing year, we learn about two character deaths and some TC. For more details with some story spoilers, see the Author’s Note.
( Part 1 - chapters 1 and 2 )
(Part 2 - chapters 3 and 4)
(Part 3 - chapters 5, 6 and 7)
(Part 4 - chapters 8, 9 and 10)
(Part 5 - chapter 11)
(Part 6 - Chapter 12)
(Part 7 - Chapter 13)
(Part 8 - Chapters 14 and 15)