The Aftermath of Illusion

By NostalgiaKick <>

Rated G

Submitted September 2015

Summary: Clark is vulnerable to something other than Kryptonite, and the consequences could be disastrous.

Story Size: 253 words (2Kb as text)

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Disclaimer: All recognisable characters, story lines etc. belong to DC Comics, Warner Bros and December 3rd Productions.

Author’s note: Fourteenth in the “At First Sight” series and set at the end of the episode “Illusions of Grandeur.” This hasn’t been beta-read, so any errors are my own fault.

This story is the 14th part of the “At First Sight” series. Please visit the Series Guide for links to all the stories in the series.


I had a glimpse this week of what it might be like if someone else had my powers.

Someone destructive. Someone dangerous. Someone criminal.

I wish I could say it was someone else, but it wasn’t. It was me.


It wasn’t my fault. Not really. I am apparently as susceptible to hypnosis as anyone else. But knowing I wasn’t in my right mind doesn’t make me feel any less guilty.

I gave a young boy back to his kidnapper.

He must have been terrified.

Every time I think about it, I feel slightly sick.

It was naive of me to think that hypnosis wouldn’t work on me. My powers are all physical, so why would they protect me against something that isn’t? As for being an alien… Well, so much of me works like a normal, human male that it makes sense that my brain does, too.

The consequences could have been absolutely disastrous.

I guess it goes to show how strong the mind truly is.

One thing’s for sure. I’m starting to share Lois’ opinion of magic.


This story is part of a series that includes “At First Sight,” “Evil Lurks,” “A Matter of Time,” “Invisible,” “Gratitude,” “Unprofessional Behaviour,” “But For the Grace of God,” “Vulnerable,” “Decisions,” “A Terrible Mistake,” “Facets,” “Terrified,” “A Remarkable Woman,” and “The Aftermath of Illusion.”