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    If someone were to ask what their painting nights were, Lena would call it art therapy and Kara would call it hanging out. They were both right (and wrong). It was both of those and more, unspoken confessions and relaxed barriers and expansions of trust.

    An AU built around painting beautiful things on your lover’s back.

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    17 May 2022

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    “I’m sure even now you’re wondering how you can beat me, how you’ll win this test. I should warn you now, this isn’t a test you can win. Have you ever heard of the Trolley Problem? I’m sure you have - it’s widely popular - but in case you haven’t, I’ll explain it to you, and the good citizens of National City. See, the Trolley Problem is a thought experiment in ethics and psychology that isn’t designed to have a solution. The traditional scenario has a tram or trolley on a set of tracks, leading to a fork. Now, one track usually has five people on it, while the other has only one person. The track forks, so either way, the trolley is going to collide with someone. Someone has to die. Now, the moral dilemma comes into play when there’s one person standing beside the lever that controls which track the trolley takes. That person has the fate of those six people in their hands; they’re stuck with the morality of choosing to kill one person to save five, or sacrificing five for one.”

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    “Oh, no, you definitely don’t want to do that,” Kara said, picking up a paper cup and dumping a teabag in it.

    The woman next to her looked up, surprise etched onto her pale, drawn face. “Excuse me?” she rasped.

    Kara nodded at the coffee pot the woman had picked up and wrinkled her nose. “You’d get better coffee at the 7/11 across the street and that’s saying something. I’d stick with tea.”

    “Oh. Oh … okay.”

    “First time?” Kara asked, glancing sideways at the woman.

    She was striking, her medium height made a fraction taller by her heels, the tailored cut of her clothes precise, her makeup perfect and her dark hair long and sleek. In her scrubs and denim jacket, bare-faced and dishevelled, Kara felt positively inadequate. And yet, there was the same hollowed out look to the newcomer's face, a sadness in her green eyes, a weary slump to her shoulders that was recognisable.

    “Yes.”

    Picking up a glazed donut, Kara took a bite and gave her a strained smile. “I’d say it’s good to have you here but … well, obviously not.”

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    The woman stops her pacing, setting her pale and unevenly-coloured eyes on Kara, and in that moment Kara understands - for the very first time - how Helen of Troy’s face could have been beautiful enough to start a war.

    “Enough. I’m tired of being passed from one person to the next. Tell me,” the woman says fiercely after Kara has been quiet for too long. “Who are you?”

    “I’m, um,” Kara says, wiggling her feet until they’re buried in the sand up to the ankle. “I’m Kara.”

    The woman stares at Kara, incredulous and silent. It stretches out between them, those lingering questions and Kara’s unwillingness to answer them, until finally her shoulders sink and she deflates with a small, disbelieving laugh. “Right. Well, I’m Lena,” she says, finally seeming to realize her dress is torn and pulling it tighter, "and if you don’t mean me harm, then I suppose you just saved me.”

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    Kara’s pod crashes in 6th century Greece, her cousin nowhere to be found, and she grows up eager to emulate the heroes whose myths comforted her in the wake of Krypton’s destruction. When she accidentally reveals her powers and the world views her as a demigod, Kara begins to understand just how dangerous that can be.

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    kara remembered her every loss with stunning clarity

    or, kara has dealt with a lot of grief over the years

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