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    It’s been a month since she found out.

    It’s been a month, and in that time, Lena hasn’t stopped trying to not think about it. In that time, she’s probably gone through the five stages of grief ten times over. In that time, Lena has just—stopped working. Her CPU has crashed and burned and flung itself off a fucking mountain cliff but the memory unit is somehow still intact and she just Can Not seem to forget.

    And she’s tried, okay? Tried drowning herself in work, tried her luck at yoga, even ramped up her already high alcohol intake. Tried every trick in the book that would get her to stop thinking about Kar—no, she doesn’t even know a Kara anymore. About Supergirl.

    (All those, even altogether, worked maybe barely.)

    Or: Kara lies to Lena, Lena lies to Kara, Lena lies to herself and Kara really just wants it all to stop so she can have her Lena back.

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    27 Jan 2022

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    Lena has always felt this unshakeable sense that she is lost.

    She was lost after her mother passed, sitting there on the beach and wondering how she would get home. Lena doesn’t like to think back on that day. She’s afraid that if she does she’ll learn something wicked about herself. She’s afraid that maybe she watched her mother drown and then went back to building sandcastles like nothing was of the matter.

    She was lost after the Luthors adopted her, so small and living in a mansion larger than life, with maze-like passageways and rooms that opened to other rooms that opened to other rooms. Sometimes she was afraid that she would rot somewhere in there and it would take ages to find her, like how it had taken ages to find her mother.

    She’s lost now, after her life has been uprooted for the fifth, maybe sixth time. She’s lost count.

    It doesn’t matter anymore. When she takes the ferry to the island and lays her eyes upon the rickety house her mother left her, she will finally feel that she belongs.

    OR inadvertent Wandavision au

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    19 Jan 2022

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    “Are we… are we okay?”

    “We’re stuck in a nuclear apocalypse, likely a result of my father’s gross negligence, and now used as a playground for an egomaniac’s deranged, power fantasies.”

    “Lena.” Her name is a slow sigh. A patient, painstakingly fragile one at that.

    Lena closes her eyes, inhaling against the torrent of emotions fighting towards a surface she’s not ready to break.

    “Us being stuck here together doesn’t change anything.”

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    Or, Kara and Lena find themselves stranded on a barren Earth where they are forced to work together to survive and finally confront the toxic wasteland their relationship has become.

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    10 Jan 2022

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    One day, two women meet on the subway. The recently dumped Lena is recovering from a broken heart, and Kara is grappling with the open-ish relationship she has with her long-distance boyfriend. They decide that they’re going to become friends. The kind of friends who also have totally casual, no-strings-attached, nobody’s-catching-feelings sex. What could go wrong?

    As Alex puts it: “Kara. This is the dumbest thing you’ve ever done. And I’m including the time that you set fire to your own hair and nearly burned the house down trying to do some spell you found on MySpace to make Troy Bolton materialize in real life and marry you.”

    Or: Lena and Kara go around New York City eating food and banging each other until their feelings eat away at them, and Alex tries not to have an aneurysm about it.

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    05 Jan 2022

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    “Lena! Hey!” Kara’s voice comes pouring through the phone, and Lena feels her shoulders relax. “I was actually just about to call you. What’s up?”

     

    It’s funny, Lena thinks then, how the knots in her chest ease around Kara. Her world has always been full of uncertainties, fleeting moments of happiness snatched away when she gets too comfortable. But with Kara, it feels stable, less lonely, like maybe one day she could allow herself to breathe, if Kara’s around.

    “Oh yeah?” Lena can’t help but smile, pressing the phone closer to her ear as if it’ll help her absorb some of Kara’s warmth. “I was just going to ask if you wanted to come over for a movie night this weekend, I, um—” Lena pauses, rubbing her free hand over her sternum, “I could use the company.”

    “Oh, that’s... kind of why I’m calling, actually,” Kara says, then falters. It’s soft, and it’s hesitant, and Lena’s shoulders sag, but then— “Alex and I are going to Midvale for a few days, and I thought maybe you’d like to come.”

     

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    Or, in order to starting moving on from a year of fighting phantoms, evil imps, and psychopathic brothers, sometimes you just need a little love.

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    05 Jan 2022