We have started this petition to PRESERVE CLANA's LOVE STORY from being diminished, ignored or ruined if Smallville insists on continuing on without Clark & Lana at its heart.
Clana's Love Story is so precious because it portrays the greatest human experience; True Love. As fans of this love we want to see it preserved by Smallville and respected by DC Comics in the future.
To us, CLANA is and will always be the heart of Smallville. In this universe, Lana is at the center of Clark's life and she inspired the man he will become. In this universe, Clark crossed the stars to be with Lana and he lived to love and protect her.
Smallville has wonderfully re-imagined the Superman mythos by revealing the human heart of this alien hero, and brought Lana into a new light entwining her destiny with the superhero journey.
From the very start destiny brought them together. Clark is saved from the fate of his doomed planet and is sent to Earth in a meteor shower. Lana and Clark become orphans and bound forever.
Being destined to save mankind, Clark struggles with his alien origins, grows up to accept and master his powers to protect his new home and the people he loves. Being the hero's girlfriend, Lana endures countless unexpected challenges to finally rise above them all; stronger, wiser, fearless...she guides Clark back on his path at his most crucial moment.
Their journeys towards finding themselves, is marked out by heartbreaking sacrifices and selfless choices. Their protectiveness and care for one another drive them to deny their own desires. Yet amidst all the adversity their love grows stronger and deeper, constantly inspiring each other to become better individuals. The power of their love triumphs over the dark forces that kept them apart and they restore their broken dream. But as all heroes are tested, Clark and Lana meet their ultimate test on top of Metropolis. They sacrifice their new found happiness to save the city, saving thousands of lives.
This final act of love and courage, for the greater good, elevates our couple to untouchable heights and bond their souls without end, beyond physical intimacy. True Love like theirs will never die!
Our petition is based on the Kawatche Caves because they are a sacred landmark that preserved into and upon their walls what was written in the stars for our beloved couple.
It was fate that brought Lana and Clark to live and grow up in the same town. The founder of Smallville, Ezra Small, is no other than Lana's ancestor and the one to discover the Kawatche Caves. Ezra was known for his ability to see the future; he left an encoded dairy of his prophecies about Smallville's future and an alien boy raised by humans. Fate intervenes again, when Henry Small, Lana's biological father, helps to save the precious caves from being demolished by LuthorCorp.
The Kawatche Caves represent Clark's heritage; his past as well as his future and Lana's destined role in it. The writings & paintings on the walls slowly reveal the secrets kept hidden about the last son of Krypton and the girl that will share his quest to self discovery.
Both Clark and Lana are marked with 2 important Krytonian symbols. The "air symbol" -the house of EL crest- is branded on Clark's chest, and the "water symbol" -a warrior princess' crest- is transferred onto Lana's back.
Destiny seems to always bring Clark and Lana back to each other! The manifestation of the "water symbol" on Lana's skin brings her back to Smallville to uncover the mystery of its appearance. Meanwhile, Clark comes close to uncovering the secret of the Caves' glyphs. Their common search for the significance of the symbols, lead them to meet again in the Kawatche Caves. The two will be spirited away on a mystical adventure on the other side of the planet to hunt for the last Kryptonian element.
Under Isobel's influence and her quest for the Stones of Knowledge, Lana gets hold of the main element -Air- and entrust it to Clark right before the fall of the second meteor shower. Eventually, Clark assembles the 3 elements/stones in the Caves where they meld into a five-sided crystal -The Crystal of Knowledge; the key to unlocking the Fortress of Solitude. Thus, unfolding the mystery of his heritage.
What makes Clark and Lana's connection more special to the Kawatche Caves is their shared family history and inherited love. Jor-El, Clark's kryptonian father, on a journey of initiation in Smallville, falls in love with Louise, Lana's great aunt. Both live a passionate and tragic love story to be remembered. Jor-El stores the precious memories of his unforgettable romance in a medallion and hides it in a secret space in the caves. Decades later, Clark and Lana find out about Joe & Louise while unraveling a mystery related to both their families.
Clark and Lana's romance culminates in a splendid proposal. The Kawatche Caves stand witness to Clark's greatest expression of love and trust in Lana, when he carries her through the portal of light to the Fortress of Solitude. In his crystal sanctuary, he reveals to her his kryptonian origins and asks her to marry him.
Like the caves, Clana's love has endured the test of time; they symbolize hope and eternal love. Their Love Story has always been about HOPE and we fans believe that DC Comics will one day give Clark and Lana the destiny they deserve.
Clark & Lana are our Smallville legacy! They are engraved in our hearts!
Clark & Lana are the beautiful achievement of Kristin Kreuk & Tom Welling, through their hard work, their heartfelt commitment and dedication for 8 years. They brought Clana to life!
We won't allow this beautiful love to get tarnished, tainted or destroyed, whatever direction the show takes in season 9.
Clana fans, "What we have is beautiful!"
Clark & Lana are an amazing gift and to be able to protect their LOVE is so precious and so beautiful to US.
Let us protect True Love! Let us preserve CLANA's Love Story!
Sign the Kawatche Petition.
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P.S. We cannot forget to acknowledge the vision and creativity of Alfred Gough and Miles Millar for the fantastic contributions they made to the Superman mythology and the layers of depth they gave Clark and Lana's life and love in this amazing retelling of their story.
The esoteric dimension they infused into the series; kryptonian symbols, glyphs, signs, stones of power, caves, ancestors, old tribes and civilizations...all set in place the foundation of Smallville's own unique mythology. And the most brilliant illustration of all: the enigmatic Ezra Small's history and prophecies that has further rooted Clark and Lana's love story in the mythos.
Dear Smallville writers, Showrunners and Executive Producers,
We the Clana fandom would first like to thank you for the wonderful 8 years that you've given Clark and Lana. Thank you, for making them such a fascinating part of the Superman story like never before. For many of us, their love transcends all physical bounds, have loved each other beyond time and distance, and continue to celebrate that love in serving others [Requiem]. Clark and Lana live in our hearts as well as theirs now and forever. Thank You!
Thank you Writers/Showrunners/Excecutive Producers for making us fall in love and become so deeply passionate about this story - your story of these great characters of Clark and Lana. A story so dear to our hearts that we DESPERATELY would love to see it remain CHERISHED and PRESERVED.
WE, CLANA FANS, and the undersigned of the "Kawatche Petition" are expressing, with every fiber of our fans' hearts that you PLEASE PRESERVE CLANA's LOVE STORY from being diminished, ignored or ruined. By this we mean, we are HOPING you will NOT retcon or change anything to the storyline that has been established in the past. Our fandom has lived and breathed with the characters of Clark and Lana. We have faithfully followed their incredible journey through all of their ups and downs for 8 long years.
Clark and Lana have been the very heart of this amazing retelling of Clark Kent's early years. They embody a fantastic story of young love that still resonates within each of us. To this day, fans continue to enjoy and pay homage to our favorite couple in numerous and various ways. Many artists have invested their hearts and souls into creating thousands of videos, artworks, forums and personal web spaces in their names. Many continue to relive these incredible moments through DVDs, reruns and conversations in online forums.
You must know by now how passionate many of your fans are about these characters and their story. This passion is further evident through the many fan testimonials - from all over the World - written in our petition. You should be able to realize what Smallville has accomplished, and you can be proud that their love story will stand the test of time.
We hope this passionate plea showcases how much we love and appreciate your work. Please writers and showrunners, whatever direction Smallville's series takes for the rest of season 9 or in any future season, please we simply BEG RESPECT for Clark and Lana's story...your story. A story that you helped shape and create and one in which we will forever be thankful and appreciative for.
Please allow us to continue to enjoy, reminisce and fantasize about these characters and their love for many years to come. You gave us HOPE; please allow us to maintain it. HOPE is the best feeling this show has ever conveyed to its viewers: throughout their journey of love Clark and Lana never gave up on Hope, and have transmitted this wonderful feeling to us; their fans.
Clark & Lana are the beautiful achievement of Kristin Kreuk & Tom Welling, through their hard work, their heartfelt commitment and dedication for 8 years. They along with your words brought Clana to life: and that is SO precious to US fans because it portrayed the greatest human experience - True Love.
We Thank You!
"What we have is beautiful!"
Clark & Lana are an amazing gift, they are our Smallville legacy!
Please protect their Love! Please preserve CLANA's Love Story!
Clana Fans Worldwide
P.S. Claiming what is most precious to us fans - Clark and Lana, therefore, preserving Clana's Love Story, like we naturally preserve Earth/Historical Heritage Sites, is what naturally came to mind; hence the symbolism of the "Kawatche Caves" for this petition.