Ok, a completely complicated and off the wall backstory for the events of Superman Returns. Superman and Lois are in a committed loving relationship. He hears the news about Krypton, and decides he must go. He discusses it with Lois and she understands that he believes that he is not coming back. Feeling like he is abandoning his adopted home, and not wanting to leave it w/o a protector should he not return. Superman and Lois, unsure if they are genetically compatible try to become pregnant. They try for a few months and get frustrated at the lack of success. Continuing to be torn apart at having to leave Earth and Lois, Superman realizes that if he doesnt go and soon he might not go. He realizes that actually leaving is going to be harder than he thought. Lois already knows what he is going to do and he believes that she will know that hes left - he leaves without a final goodbye. She immediately knows when she doesnt see him the next day that hes gone for Krypton. After a couple of months she meets Richard and since he embodies many of the things that Superman does, she falls for him. Believing that Superman is not coming back, she forges ahead with the relationship. When they get pregnant she fully believes it to be Richards baby. Superman doesnt come back and they continue to move forward with their life. Then one day, 5 years after he left, Superman reappears on Earth. When he returns to the Planet and discovers that Lois has a child he is shocked b/c he didnt think it had worked. And when he learns that Richard is the childs father, he KNOWS it didnt work. When finally speaking to Lois, he realizes she is hurt b/c he omitted the final goodbye. He learns quickly that Lois is committed to her family and that there is no chance for him and Lois and she has truly moved on. Lois wrote the article b/c she wanted to world to realize that they didnt need a Superman not out of spite, but out of wanting to help the world move on with its loss. Then when Jason throws the piano, she realizes their plan did work after all, but because shes moved on Jason will have to grow up w/o Superman as his father. Ok, its out there, but it came to me .