This bothered Lana for a long time, as she even pondered what had really happened five years later.Lana directly questioned Clark about this, but he brushed it off.

Lana first became an important part of Clark's circle of friends when they began high school.

Clark and Lana's relationship spanned much of the course of the show, and has been the source of both happiness and heartbreak for both of them. Clark and Lana attempted to have a romantic relationship several times, but Clark's secret initially prevented them from having an honest relationship with each other and frequently drove a wedge between them.

When Clark finally told Lana the truth about his extraterrestrial origins, she didn't reject him as he had always feared, and they were able to have their first real shot, living together on Clark's family farm.

This made Clark more convinced than ever that he could not tell Lana the truth, especially as she had stated several times that she was fearful of people with superhuman powers.

To maintain his secret, Clark constantly lied to Lana, driving a wedge between them.

Clark was not only doing this for selfish reasons, as he also believed that his secret would put her in danger, especially as Pete Ross claimed that it had ruined his life.

Despite Clark's attempts to maintain his secret, Lana became suspicious, particularly when she had vivid memories of Clark's face as she was pulled into a tornado.

However, due to her traumatic relationship with Lex Luthor, they had to face the fact that Lana was no longer the girl that Clark originally fell in love with.

Despite attempts to patch up their relationship, Lana eventually decided to leave town, telling Clark that the world needed him more than she did.