From "Smallville: Requiem (#8.14)"
] Clark Kent and Lana Lang, welcome to your destiny. You've destroyed me in every way, so now I'm going to take away what matters most to you.
Do you know what people remember about the greatest star-crossed romances? Not how the lovers met, but the way the relationship tragically ended. The skin Lana's wearing was designed to absorb enough meteor rock that you'll never be able to go near her again.
You're a coward, Lex. Come out here. Face us!
No, Clark. It's time for you to face your defining moment. You can walk away, sacrifice innocent lives to stay together, or defuse the bomb and sacrifice your love forever.