Alex Danvers never thought her life would have so many complicated turns to it. She knew it wasn't a normal life. She expected to finish school in record time and start working right after college. She didnt expect getting pregnant in her last year as a grad student. She also didn't expect any help from random pretty neighbors.
"Alex’s breath catches as Maggie’s warm breath fans across her collarbone. She sees it in her head: the huge creature sliding within the crevices in her chest, that same constricting grip insensibly claiming hold of her heart."
FWB relationships are complicated. Alex learns exactly how much when a snowstorm forces Maggie to spend Christmas with her and their friends on campus.
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01 Jan 2020
Alex’s tally did not count every day since Maggie and Kara’s departure. They left often, after all: it was their role to bring materials here, to the Deo Haven, from the mainland, and to deliver supplies produced here on the Haven to the crumbling mainland cities that needed them.
Alex only began the tally when it became clear that their absence was extending beyond the usual. Normally, they’d be gone five days, seven. Fourteen, twenty, if something went wrong. But boats came and went, carrying runners and builders and laborers and tacticians of all kinds, and none of them brought Maggie back to her. People would leave, and return, and leave, and return again, mission after mission, and none of them came with Kara.
Sanvers is the primary ship here. Supercorp is secondary but significant.
A modern day Slow Burn Sanvers. No powers
Nettles stood there with a bright-eyed smile and an outstretched hand holding a warm mug filled with liquid life. He was essentially still a detective rookie, but his couch was the only one offered when a broken Maggie Sawyer needed a couch cushion while retreating from that apartment, that planned life with Alex Danvers.
She was determined not to allow this breakup break her.
Sure, she could break down, cry, scream and beg. But that was not Maggie Sawyer.
Her style was never to plead when someone didn’t want her. Maggie had learned her loyalty was only to herself.
Everyone else left, pushed her away or didn’t care.
Alex Danvers would not break her.