people will say we're in love
It isn’t The Wizard of Oz that pierces through whatever walls Kara has placed around her heart, nor is it Singing In The Rain, or even West Side Story. No, it’s Oklahoma! that blindsides her, leaves her sobbing into her throw pillow until her voice disappears and she’s too exhausted to move to her bed.
She can’t figure out why a story set in the time of farmhands and cowboys could make her think of Lena in any way until she rewatches it.
And oh. Oh, she finally gets it now.
Kara hears the words being sung and is reminded of the fact that after everything, Lena still doesn’t have the full story.
Lena had accused her of having ulterior motives, of wanting to be close to her out of selfishness, of being too cowardly to ever take a real leap of faith. She isn’t all that wrong. Kara’s alter ego may be out in the open now for Lena to see, but that doesn’t mean Kara isn’t still hiding behind some lies.
The fact that she’s fallen in love with Lena Luthor accidentally along the way is the only secret she’s got left.
AKA, Kara watches an old movie, realizes what's been in front of her this whole time, and somehow, finds her way back to where her heart has made its home.
- Part 1 of people will say we're in love
Kara just rolls her eyes, still pouting. “Okay, well… you invited me to all those galas, and gave me unrestricted access to your office, not to mention you filled my office with flowers a handful of times-”
“I’m only teasing you, darling,” Lena purrs, watching how Kara immediately softens and leans into her touch. “I did happen to have an incredibly large crush on you for the majority of our friendship.”
“I just wonder how our friends would react if we stopped proving them right, so to say,” Kara explains, cautious at first but picking up steam. Lena can see the exact moment a mischievous gleam returns to her eye.
“You mean, stop acting like we can’t go fifteen minutes without seeing each other?” Lena purses her lips, a glint in her own eye. Kara swallows and shifts in her seat, staring. “People will start to talk.”
AKA Kara decides to teach their friends a lesson and prove that she isn't a complete goner, and Lena, just along for the ride, gets more than she could have ever asked for.
- Part 2 of people will say we're in love