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Sitting at her desk, she rested her chin on her hands, eyes closed, and enjoyed the slight breeze that came through her open balcony door. Two seconds of peace, this was pretty much the extent of her down time. Reimaging her family’s company took so much of her time. Was it truly worth it?

Lena was startled back to reality by a knock at her office door. “Come in” she said.

“Excuse me, Ms. Luthor, there is a Mr. Schott here to see you” said her assistant.

“Yes, of course, show him in” Lena replied, standing up from her desk. “Ah, Winn, so glad you could come” Lena said extending her hand to a rather nervous looking Winn. Lena and Winn had become somewhat awkward acquaintances ever since he helped her set off the strobe that rendered the alien weapons incapacitated at her last party.  She found him to be sincere and caring, but rather intimidated by her and therefore adorably awkward. She also knew that he was friends with Kara Danvers, and anyone Kara trusted was someone Lena could trust as well.

“Yes…um…hi Lena, I was rather shocked to get your message. You said you needed help with something?” Winn stumbled. “Does it have anything to do with alien weaponry?” he asked with a slight sparkle in his eye which Lena couldn’t help but chuckle at.

“Ah, yes, you know me too well already. I was hoping you would help me with my latest project.” Lena said motioning Winn to sit down while she moves to sit down on the other side of her desk.

“I’m sorry Lena, but I can’t help you develop weapons that will harm aliens.” Winn said in his most serious, yet not convincing voice. He was shaking his head no, even though he found alien weapons utterly fascinating.

“No, no, no, I’m sorry Winn. I think you got the wrong idea. I’m not looking to create weapons that will harm aliens. I want to create a portable detection system that warn of any high-tech weapons and create an appropriate force field either around the person wearing the device or around the weapon when it is remotely started” Lena explained with a smile.

“Well now Ms. Luthor, this is something we can talk about” Winn said sitting forward on his chair with now a definite sparkle in his eye.

Winn was more than happy to discuss technology with Lena. It was his passion and she found it amusing how intense he could get. However, she also had an ulterior motive for asking Winn to help. She had loads of very smart people working for her, but none of them were Winn…and none of them were friends with Kara.

Meanwhile, back at the DEO, Kara was pacing floor.                                                                                                       

“What do you mean I’m grounded?” Kara asked, looking over at Alex then towards J’onn. “How can I be grounded? I’m Supergirl!”

“Kara, we asking all DEO agents to lay low for the next 48 hours while we sort out who is behind the latest attacks. You know they are only targeting DEO agents.” Alex sighed as she tried to reason with her sister.

“Right, I know that, but isn’t it better that I am out there. I mean I can’t really get hurt and I could easily capture whoever is behind this” Kara said, stopping for only a moment before beginning her tedious pace again. “I mean, I’ve been here for 4 hours. I would think that is way long enough.”

Alex just smiled at her sister’s overly dramatic sense of time.

“No Supergirl, we need to be sure this isn’t a trick to draw you out into the open and leave you unprotected” J’onn added into the conversation. “This is all a little too close to home. It is better that we all stay put and try to get to the bottom of this before we lose any other agents. Agent Schott, can you pull up the location of the last incident. Agent Schott? Where is Agent Schott?!”

“Do I feel my ears a-tingling?” Winn said as he entered the room carrying a cup of coffee and taking a bite of a donut.

“Where have you been Agent Schott? We are on total lockdown” J’onn interrogated Winn as Winn slid into his seat.

“What? I’ve been with Lena. All is good. I’m here now. You can relax.”

“You know we have been in lockdown all morning, why did you leave? How did you leave?” Alex asked walking over to Winn, arms crossed in front.

“I have my ways.” Winn said as he twirled in his chair. “Lena needed me, and so I went.”

Kara just stood there looking at Winn. “I think we have several issues here” Kara began, “First, how come he got to leave? Second, where is my donut? Third, why would Lena want you?”

Winn took another sip of his coffee, “To answer your questions…First, no one stopped me from walking through the door. Second, I ate your donut, I was really hungry. And third, why wouldn’t Lena want me, have you seen this body?” Winn said as he stood up and gestured to his entire body.

“Grr” was all Kara could say before turning to storm out of the room. “I’m going to work out.” Kara wasn’t sure what made her more frustrated, the fact that Winn could simply walk right out the door and she’s stuck here, or that he actually ate her donut, he knows she loves donuts, or that Lena asked for him and not her.

But that last one is just silly. Why would Lena ask for her? They have met on occasion, most of them being work related, and most of them being inside Lena’s office. Lena did say they were friends, but she could have other friends as well. But there was something about Lena. Something special. But why would she want Winn? How could he help her more than Kara, or even Supergirl? More importantly, why did Kara really care who Lena wanted?

Kara was mid kick when Alex walked into the room.

“Care for a sparring partner?” Alex asked, turning on the Kryptonite lights.

“All depends, care to be defeated by your little sister?”

“Very funny” Alex said with a sly smile before suddenly throwing a right hook.

The two were a fairly equally matched when Kara had her powers dampened. Kara would even admit that Alex was definitely more aware of her abilities when it came to fighting. She could outwit any opponent before true force was needed. Kara loved these moments with her sister. Being able to see the true Alex, the one who wasn’t hiding behind some pretend lab job, but who knew how to fight aliens, not only with her brains, but with her strength as well.

The match came to a draw when a both girls were laid out flat by each other. Breathing heavy, not only because of the fight, but because of the fit of laughter that ensued, Kara turned on her side to look at her sister.

“Why do you think Lena wanted Winn?” she asked earnestly, still completely caught up with the fact that Winn was wanted instead of her.

“Oh Kara, are you asking me as a concerned Supergirl or as a jealous friend?” Alex asked as she sat up to look at her sister.

“No… well…no… well” Kara stuttered as she laid flat on her back again.

“Winn is always going to be your friend. He isn’t going to leave you for a Luthor. Or are you really upset that he ate your donut?” Alex said, standing up and turning off the Kryptonite lights, and walking out of the door with a laugh.

“Ha, you’re funny, Alex. You know we don’t joke about donuts.” Kara yelled after her sister. Kara just laid there in the silence. Did Alex think she was jealous of Lena hanging out with Winn? Yes, they were good friends. She trusted him. She cared about him. She thought he was pretty awesome. But… no, this was different. She wasn’t jealous of Lena, she was jealous of Winn and that he got to spend the morning with Lena.

This was going to be a problem.

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It took the DEO approximately 17 hours to track down who was behind the spree of attacks on their agents. It turns out it was a rogue alien who harbored a grudge against the DEO for imprisoning his girlfriend. Turns out it isn’t only humans who will do crazy things for love.

In the meantime, Winn had filled the gang in on how he has spent more than just yesterday with Lena and that Lena was hoping to create a shielding device for protecting aliens and humans alike and that she had asked him for his expert help.

“This could be very promising” Alex said leaning against the center console. “Are you sure we can trust Lena? She is still a Luthor, after all.”

“Yes” both Winn and Kara answered at the same time.

Kara was about to continue before Winn jumped in. “I have spent a lot of time with her lately, and she is very sincere about this project. She isn’t like the rest of her family. She is really very sweet” Winn explained.

Kara just looked at her friend. Since when does Winn know so much about Lena?

Winn looked around the room to see the disapproving faces of James, Alex and J’onn. “I am serious” he continued, “She is trying to do what is right. She is caring, and smart and…”

Kara wasn’t sure how much more she could handle listening to Winn gush about Lena. “I need to get back to Catco. Let me know if anything important happens” and with that Kara flew off, leaving the rest to discuss Lena’s plan.

Back at Catco, Kara was dropping of her latest re-edit on Snapper’s desk when she turned and ran straight into Lena.

“Oh gee sorry” Kara exclaimed grabbing on to Lena’s arm an attempt to balance them both. She straightened her glasses as she made eye contact with a smiling Lena.

“Are you okay?” Lena giggled, “You seem a bit distracted.” Lena hoped her voice sounded somewhat calm and sophisticated as she tried her best to hide the excitement she was feeling now that she was face to face with Kara.

“Oh… yeah…. Pshh, of course. I’m cool.” Kara stumbled over her words as she straightened her clothes.

Lena couldn’t get over how absolutely adorable this reporter could be. One moment she is tough and hard hitting, the next moment she is this cute, fumbling, goofball.

“I was wondering if you had a moment.” Lena smiled.

“Oh sure, of course. On the record or off the record” Kara asked in her most professional reporter voice.

“Off the record” Lena laughed out loud. “I need to ask you something about Winn. Do you have time for lunch?”

“Oh yay…Winn” Kara said in a rather disappointed and sarcastic tone. Not exactly something she wanted to talk about with Lena. She was tired of listening to Winn go on and on about how amazing Lena was, she couldn’t handle Lena gushing about him too. “You know what, I’m in the middle of a big story” Kara lied, “Maybe another time” she said as she pushed past Lena, head down and quickly disappeared around the corner.

“Yeah, another time” Lena said softly, utterly crushed by what had just happened. This wasn’t the outcome Lena was dreaming of. She had hoped that by having a friend in common, Kara would be more willing to spend time with her if she thought this was about Winn.

Lena quickly pulled out her phone, and dialed the last number in her phonebook. “Hi Winn… we need to talk.”

 

Lena arranged to meet Winn at her office later that evening. However, when the knock came at her door, it wasn’t Winn that her assistant let in.

“Oh, good evening Agent Danvers” Lena said standing up from her desk and extending her hand and then motioning Alex to sit down.

“Good evening, Ms. Luthor. I am sorry to disturb you. I know I am not who you were expecting.” Alex said.

“No it is okay. Is everything alright?” Lena asked sitting behind her desk. “Is something wrong with Winn?”

“That’s why I am here” Alex continued. “I know you have been working on a project with Winn and I just want to make sure there are no hidden motives. He was very excited to hear you wanted to meet him tonight.”

“Oh yes, of course” Lena smiled. “Please come with me.” Lena led Alex down the hall and into one of her labs. On the center table was a small metal device. Lena fully and honestly explained the whole device to Alex and how she hoped it work. There was nothing she wanted to hide, especially to Kara’s sister.

“Wow” was all Alex could say when Lena finally stopped talking. “That is quite the device you have. There is a lot of promise there.”

“Yeah, I hope it can help a lot of people. There are a lot of things I need to work out still, but it’s going a lot better than I thought, thanks to Winn” explained Lena.

“Yeah, Winn is very excited to be working with you” said Alex, following Lena back to her office.

“I would say he is like a little kid in a candy shop here” laughed Lena. “But I think I need to tell you something. I haven’t been fully honest with you or with Winn. Please have a seat” she said motioning towards her couch.

“Hmmm, should I be concerned?” Alex asked giving Lena a leery look.

“Okay, so I may appear to be a strong, independent CEO, but I… I….” Lena stammered as she paced her office.

Alex was surprised to see Lena Luthor seem so unsettled, so unsure.

“Gosh, I don’t even know why I am telling you this… it’s… I…” Lena ran her hand through her hair as she struggled to find the right words. “I suppose it’s… I mean it’s…”

“Wow, Lena, what’s going on?” Alex said standing up and stilling the bumbling CEO by placing both hands on her shoulders. “Does this have to do with Winn?”

“No” laughed Lena. “I mean, he’s great, and kind, and… and… I…”

“Does it have to do with your device?”

“No, no, no, I mean it’s cool, but no” Lena let out a big sigh. “I am telling you this because…I…”

“Lena, I know we don’t really know each other, but…” said Alex, guiding Lena to the couch and encouraging her to sit down. “You are a friend of Kara’s and I’m here to help.”

“That’s it, I mean…” Lena said, standing up and pacing the floor again. “Kara.”

“Yes, what about Kara?” Alex said sternly, suddenly very concerned about the direction of this conversation.

“Oh boy” Lena said letting out a big breath and slumping into a nearby chair.

 

 

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Alex stood beside Lena, and gently put a hand on her shoulder. “Talk to me Lena” she said kneeling in front of the flustered CEO.

Lena just looked at her with a face full of uncertainty and a lack of confidence.

“I think I can guess what this is about” Alex smiled. “You like Kara, don’t you.”

Lena nodded her head yes.

“And more than just because of her reporter status.”

Lena nodded her head yes.

“And more than just a good friend.”

Lena nodded her head yes with a slight sheepish giggle. Oh my gosh, since when does Lena Luthor giggle? Well, when it came to Kara, Lena didn’t know who she was or what she should do, but she did know what she wanted. She really wanted Kara to like her.

“Wow,” said Alex as she settle back onto the couch. “You like Kara. Hmmm.”

“I know this is ridiculous. This is probably just some school girl crush. I mean, I’ve never had someone be so nice to me before or actually care about me before. I just thought if I got to know Winn, then I could show Kara that I’m more than just a CEO she interviews” Lena said, almost pleadingly, “and now here you are, her sister, someone she looks up to, and I can see why. Here I am, a blubbering idiot. I can’t believe I told you this.” Lena said covering her face with her hands.

“Man, I can’t believe I am doing this” said Alex, standing up from the couch and moving towards the door. “Come with me” Alex said motioning Lena to follow her.

“Oh, okay,” Lena said, jumping up, grabbing her coat and following Alex out the door.

Alex drove Lena back to her apartment and was greeted by Maggie at the door.

“Hey babe” Alex said, leaning in to give Maggie a kiss on the lips. “I brought home some company” Alex added as Lena stepped in through the door.

“Well hello Ms. Luthor” Maggie said extending a hand to Lena. “Please come in.”

“Thank you” Lena said sheepishly, taking off her jacket and walking towards the couch.

“What are you playing at?” Maggie said in a whisper as she wrapped an arm around Alex’s waist.

“Trust me” Alex said as she gave Maggie a quick peck on the cheek and pulled her towards the couch. “Alright Lena, I think we need to have a proper chat.”

“Oh okay” said Lena as she sat up straighter on the couch.

“We have absolutely no reason to trust you or help you or anything” Alex began, “but I love Kara and I care about Kara and so we need to get this completely sorted out before Kara gets hurt.”

“Oh, yes, right.” Lena said, not quite sure where this was going.

“Kara is not a little puppy that you get to play with until you get bored. She is also not a puppet to do whatever you want at your beckon call” Alex stressed.

“I know, I know” Lena stammered.

“Kara is sensitive and caring and gullible.  She sees the good in everyone, even if they don’t deserve it” Alex said standing up. “She is also my sister who I will always protect.”

“I know” Lena said standing up in front of Alex.

“And if you do anything, and I mean anything, that even slightly upsets Kara, you will have to deal with me” Alex said folding her arms in front of her.

“Yes, of course.” Lena said with a nod of her head.

“Are you positive about your feelings?” Alex asked, taking a step closer to Lena. Maggie was on the edge of her seat, beaming from ear to ear. There was something about her overprotective girlfriend that was just so sexy. And watching the CEO squirm under her questioning was just plain funny.

“This is something I’ve never really felt before” Lena said standing a little bit taller.

“How can you be sure your feelings are real?” Alex asked, standing even taller.

And with that question, Lena sat defeated back down on the couch. “Kara makes me feel… real” Lena said in a whisper, her head in her hands.

Alex took a step even closer to Lena, about to start another round of questioning until Maggie gently grabbed her arm. “Let me take over” Maggie said to Alex.

Alex stood dumbfounded. Still in awe of the strong, yet caring woman she gets to call her girlfriend. “Okay” she smiled at Maggie and took a seat in the chair.

Maggie sat down beside Lena on the couch. She gently put her arm around the obviously conflicted woman. “So let’s start at the beginning, shall we?” Maggie said. “What is going on here?”

“I don’t know” Lena said looking up at Maggie. “I just know that I want to get to know Kara better and spend more time with her but I am a scary CEO and she is this cute and adorable reporter. Every time there is a knock on the door, my heart skips a beat hoping it is her. Maybe she doesn’t feel the same way about me, but I don’t really care. I just really want her as a friend.” Lena said, all in one breath.

“Then let’s go get the girl” Maggie smiled as she stood up and moved toward the bedroom.

“Whoa, wait, hang on. What is happening?” Alex said jumping up and running after Maggie. “Is this a good idea?”

“Did you look at Lena, I mean really look at her?” asked Maggie. “She is telling the truth. She really does care about Kara and I think Kara deserves to have some happiness in her life beyond just chasing bad guys.”

“What makes you so sure?” Alex asks, tilting her head to the side.

“I’m a cop. I can tell when someone is telling the truth” smiled Maggie, leaning up to give Alex a gentle kiss on the lips. “Now are you going to help me Danvers?”

“Of course” smiled Alex, leaning in for another kiss.

Kara swooped around the corner, just as Maggie, Alex and Lena were heading out the front door. She paused mid-flight to see the three women get into Alex’s car and drive away.

What is going on? Kara thought. First Winn, now Alex and Maggie. Next Lena will be hanging out with J’onn with no time for Kara. She couldn’t help but feel a little hurt. She turned and zoomed away.

Meanwhile, Maggie, Alex and Lena stood in front of Kara’s door.

“Go ahead, knock” Maggie encouraged Lena.

“Are you sure? What if she doesn’t want to see me?” Lena asked.

“Of course she will want to see you, you have food” Alex laughed.

And with that Lena knocked on the door. Little did the ladies know that Kara was not there.

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“Knock again,” Maggie encouraged Lena after Kara failed to answer the door. “Maybe she didn’t hear it.”

“I’m sure she would have heard it” chuckled Alex. “Let me call her” and with that, Alex stepped around the corner and down the hall to see if she could get a hold of Kara. “Come on Kara, pick up.”

After a few rings, Kara picked up. “Having fun with the girls tonight?” Kara asked sarcastically without even saying hello.

“Whoa, what? Excuse me?” Alex stuttered surprised by Kara’s greeting. “Where are you?”

“I’m out flying. What do you want?”

“What is going on?” Alex asked, voice full of concern.

“Why don’t you tell me?” Kara bit back.

“Just come home. Let’s talk. Something is obviously bothering you.”

Suddenly there was a soft breeze and thud as Kara appeared before Alex. “What are you doing?” Alex asked Kara, pulling her by her arm a little further away down the hall. “What’s gotten into you?”

“Oh nothing” Kara shrugged, heading towards her apartment. “You are the one with the new friend.”

“Wait” Alex urged her sister.

“Why?” Kara said with a sweeping motion and slight bow before turning quickly around the corner to run face to face with Lena.

“Hey Kara” Lena said softy. “I brought pizza” she said sheepishly holding up the box.

“Hi Lena” Kara smiled with a slight cough. “What brings you here?”

“I had a meeting with your sister tonight, and then she invited me to games night” chuckled Lena. “So here I am. I hope that is okay.”

“Yeah, of course, come in” Kara said unlocking her door and inviting the three ladies inside. She could feel herself become flushed. “Come on in and make yourselves comfortable.”

Kara quickly grabbed Alex’s arm as she entered the apartment and pulled her towards the sink. “What is going on?” Kara hissed at Alex.

“I can ask you the same thing” hissed Alex in return. “You know it is games night. Where were you?”

“I had some errands to run” Kara lied.

“Liar” called out Alex. Kara was never one to fib, let alone lie. “Where were you?”

“I…I…it’s just…” Kara became flustered looking for the right words. “Why is she here?” she asked trying to slyly point towards Lena. Unfortunately, to Kara’s utter embarrassment, Lena was looking right at them and merely waved at both ladies.

Both Kara and Alex waved awkwardly back. “Like she said, I was meeting with her, and she clearly had something on her mind that was bothering her, and it just seemed like she needed a change of scenery, so I invited her out with us.” Alex explained.

“And why was she at your apartment” Kara question.

“I had to go and… hang on, how did you know she was there?” Alex stopped midsentence when she figured out that Kara knew more than she as letting on.

“I flew by your place because I wanted to know if you guys needed a lift, and I saw her there with you. Since when do you hang out Lena Luthor anyways?” Kara asked.

“Does it really matter Kara?” Alex asked putting her hand gently on Kara’s arm. “I just happened to be there when she needed a friend, and I couldn’t exactly leave her. Is there a problem that she is here? I mean, you were the one telling me I should get to know here better.”

Alex was right, thought Kara. She had been pushing Alex to get to know Lena better. She blushed thinking about Lena Luthor being in her apartment and not just for business reasons. Lena was here to hang out with her, well maybe not just her, but she was still here and that was freaking cool.

“Come on little sister, let’s get the game started” laughed Alex as she guided Kara towards the group. Alex knew her sister too well and she might be able to hide her identity to the world, but Kara was absolute rubbish when it came to hiding her feelings.

Just as Maggie was handing out the wine glasses, there was a knock at the door and in walked Winn and James.

“Welcome to the party” smiled Kara as both men stopped dead in their tracks when the saw Lena Luthor sitting on the couch. Lena gave them a little wave when it was obvious they were both shocked to see her sitting there.

“Um… Hi Lena” Winn said, “…and everyone else. I brought pot stickers.”

“My hero!” exclaimed Kara as she jumped off the couch and took the brown bag from Winn.

Lena couldn’t help but laugh out loud at Kara’s childish enthusiasm for food. It was so endearing and just one of the reasons why Lena was so infatuated with her.

Meanwhile, Winn made his way over to the couch and snagged the remaining spot beside Lena. “So Lena, what brings you here?” he asked. In his head, he couldn’t help but think that her earlier call about meeting up was just to snag this coveted invitation and spend more time with himself.

“Oh Alex and Maggie invited me over” she said with a smile still looking over at the kitchen as Kara searched for a plate to put the pot stickers on. Can she get any cuter? Lena thought as she noticed Kara crinkle up her nose then throw up her hands before bringing the pot stickers over in their original take-out container.

“Sorry guys, I have no idea where my plates have gone. Hope you are okay with sharing the container” Kara said sheepishly. This wasn’t exactly an appropriate way to serve pot stickers to a billionaire CEO. But of course, not that she would really notice the way she was all over Winn, laughing at all his jokes. Grr, what’s so funny anyways?

“Plate? But we always share the contai…” began Winn before suddenly getting kicked by Alex. “Ow, what was that for?” asked Winn rubbing his shin.

“Sorry, foot cramp” lied Alex.

“Oh here babe, let me rub it” chuckled Maggie as she sat on the floor in front of Alex and began to massage her foot.

“So what game do you like to play?” asked Lena turning to look at Winn. “I’ve never been invited to a games night before.”

“Really?” everyone exclaimed as their mouths dropped open in astonishment.

“Well I mean, I played chess with my brother, but I can’t say I ever played a game with friends before. I mean, not that we are friends, I mean you are nice, I mean we could be friends, but I mean… I just, I mean…”

“We are glad you are here” laughed Maggie as she patted Lena’s knee reassuringly.

Kara sat across the coffee table from Lena and couldn’t help but smile at the suddenly shy and flustered CEO. How absolutely adorable. Who knew she could be so vulnerable? This was a side that Kara was happy to see. But what is Kara feeling? Why was she so interested in Lena? She is clearly here to spend some extra time with Winn. She wasn’t here for her. Suddenly she felt the need for some fresh air. She stood up quickly and went back into the kitchen.

Lena couldn’t help but notice Kara’s quick departure. She looked over at Alex and Maggie who both nodded for Lena to follow Kara. “Excuse me for a second” Lena said with a smile as walked over to Kara who was searching for something in the kitchen.

“Can I help you find what you are looking for?” Lena asked with a slight chuckle when she noticed she startled Kara.

“Oh no, no, um… no. I’m good” Kara stumbled.

“What are you looking for? You know what they say, sometimes you just need a new set of eyes” smiled Lena starting to scan the kitchen herself for who knows what.

“Oh no, it’s okay. I just needed a…” Kara did a quick scan and her eyes fell upon a potato masher. “I just needed a potato masher” she said before turning to look fully at Lena holding up the masher in triumph.

“You needed a potato masher?” laughed Lena. “What on earth for?”

“Um…yeah, I don’t know” laughed Kara. “I guess I am just a little nervous” she admitted ducking her head down to avoid showing her utter embarrassment to Lena.

“Nervous? Why?” asked Lena, bending slightly in order to maintain eye contact with Kara.

Kara opened her mouth to explain but they were suddenly interrupted. “Hey ladies, come on!” yelled Winn from the living room. “Time for me to teach you all a lesson.”

Kara quickly decided to let it go and get back to the group. “You know what, phft, it’s nothing” laughed Kara with wave of her hand. “Let’s get some games started. I am really glad you are here. Winn must be over the moon to know you came tonight.” And with that Kara walked back to the living room and plopped herself down right between James and Winn, feeling flustered and trying her best to avoid Lena seeing it.  

Lena couldn’t help but sigh and lean against the counter in defeat. Why did this little innocent reporter tug on her emotions so much? Suddenly she felt Maggie standing beside her.

“Everything okay Luthor?” Maggie asked in a whisper.

“I think this is a mistake” Lena said under her breath, fidgeting with the potato masher that Kara left behind. “She clearly considers me just a friend, and possibly not even that. I think I should probably get going. I am just making everyone uncomfortable being here. This was all just a silly mistake.” And with that, Lena grabbed her coat and left the apartment before Maggie could protest.

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Alex couldn’t help but notice when Kara suddenly plopped herself back down on the floor in front of her. Alex looked up just in time to see the door close behind Lena. She got up and walked over to Maggie. “What happened?”

“She is convinced that Kara only thinks of her as a friend, and possibly not even that. She thinks that it was a mistake to come tonight.” Maggie said unable to hide her disappointment.

“But that’s so not true. You saw how flabbergasted Kara got when she saw Lena. She was even out flying around tonight because she saw us together at our apartment earlier and was jealous. Who gets that jealous over someone who is just a friend?”

“I know” agreed Maggie. “We’re going to have to do something before both of them change their minds completely. We need to knock some sense into them somehow.”

Alex looked down at Maggie and could literally see the wheels turning in her head. “Have I told you lately how wonderful I think you are?”

“Me? Please do tell” laughed Maggie as she wrapped her arms around Alex’s neck.

Alex wrapped her arms around Maggie’s waist and pulled her in closer, “Well…where shall I begin? I…” Alex couldn’t help but let out sigh when she was suddenly interrupted by someone yelling from the other room.

“Hey, where’s Lena?” Winn shouted, standing up and scanning the room.

“Oh she just got a last minute business call she had to take back at her office” lied Maggie as she untangled herself from a disappointed Alex and pulled her back to the group with a smile. Alex might be a tough DEO agent, but Maggie just loved how she was so innocently sweet and adorably childish at the same time.  

“Maybe I should go with her” said Winn valiantly, which only caused Kara to sink her head lower down as she sat on the floor.

Of course Winn should run after her, thought Kara. He clearly cared about her and she must have feelings for him. She would give anything to run after Lena herself, but that isn’t what the CEO wants. Kara knew she needed to shake these feelings or not only is she going to get annoyed with the infatuated Winn, but also lose the budding friendship she has with Lena. She couldn’t help but shake her head.

“Everything okay there, Little Danvers?” Maggie asked with a chuckle. Kara was clearly deep in thought and Maggie couldn’t help but think it was because of Lena.

Before Kara could answer, James decided to add his two sense. “I have to say, I am still a little confused why she was here in the first place. Doesn’t she have other lavish places to hang out” said James, leaning back on the couch, before Kara could answer Maggie.

“She just needed some company” said Alex sitting down on the chair and pulling Maggie down on her lap. “And who is better company than us?” she added with a laugh as Maggie threw her arm around Alex’s shoulder.

“Yeah, but she left rather quickly. Maybe I should really go after her” Winn suggested again.

“You know what Winn, I am sure she is fine” Alex insisted, “but to put all our minds at ease, why don’t you fly over there Kara, as Supergirl, just to check on her.”

Kara’s eyes suddenly lit up. “Really, are you sure?”

“Of course,” reassured Maggie “I think we would all feel better if we knew Lena made it safely back to her office.”

Kara’s smile grew even wider. “Yeah, we just want to make sure she’s okay. I think it’s a great plan. I will be back” she shrugged at Alex and, and before anyone could blink, Kara was out the door.

Alex gave Maggie a squeeze as she watched her sister fly away.

Lena had just made it inside her office when she heard a soft thud on her balcony. She looked up to see Supergirl give a little wave. Lena walked quickly over to the door and opened it. “Please come in” she gestured with a smile. “What brings you here?”

“I was just doing my rounds Ms. Luthor, and saw your light on and thought I would stop by.” Supergirl said looking around the office, her hands on her hips.

“Just doing rounds?” laughed Lena. “I thought you were at games night.”

“Yeah, I was, but wait…what?” Supergirl said spinning to look at Lena. “I…I… I don’t know what you are talking about” stuttered Supergirl.

“Oh Kara, you are the most adorable person I have ever met” smiled Lena walking over to the bar and pouring herself a cup of water.

“How?”

“How what?” Lena smiled leaning against the counter.

“How did you know?” Kara said in a whisper taking a seat on the couch.

“Kara, the minute you walked into my office I knew I wanted to get to know you. I knew you were special” Lena said putting down her water and walking over to sit down on the couch beside Kara. “Each time my office door opened, I secretly hoped it was you. Do you honestly think I would give up my lunch hour for any ordinary reporter?” Lena smiled.

She took a deep breath before continuing “then I met Supergirl, and she gave me the same feeling, and plus, you both scrunch up your nose in the same way when you don’t want me to do something.” Lena said with a small chuckle and reached out to touch Kara’s hand when Supergirl suddenly stood up and began to pace the room.

“But you’re…I mean, you… I just…” said Kara waving her arms around.

Lena stood up from the couch and stood in Supergirl’s way. “Look at me Kara” Lena said putting both hands on Kara’s shoulders and stilling her for just a moment.

Kara slowly lifted her head to look Lena in the eye.

“Is it bad that I know you are Supergirl?” Lena said giving a half smile and stepping even closer to Kara.

“I…I…There’s… I…” Kara stumbled. “I just can’t risk people knowing I am Supergirl.”

“I am a risk? I would never hurt you Kara” Lena urged. Did Kara still not realize how important she was to her? “I mean, is it wrong that I know who you are? Shouldn’t friends know each other?” Lena said softly, taking another step closer to Kara, barely an inch between them.

“You are not a risk” Kara said as a matter of fact looking directly into Lena’s eyes. Kara honestly trusted Lena. “You are not a risk, I just can’t put you at risk because of who I am.”

“What do you mean?” Lean asked softly, earnestly searching Kara’s eyes for what her friend meant.

“Oh, this is not good, this is just not good” Supergirl muttered, suddenly breaking eye contact, spinning around and walking past Lena. “I’ve got to see Alex.”

“Kara, wait” Lena’s protest fell on deaf ears as Supergirl flew out of sight. Lena could barely hold back the tears as she was left standing alone in her uncomfortably quiet office.

 Kara zoomed back into the apartment, practically knocking James over who chose that exact time to walk over to the kitchen to refill his drink.

“Alex, I need you. I need you now” Kara said quickly walking into the bedroom, ignoring everyone else in her apartment.

Alex gave Maggie a quick look before running after her sister. “What’s the matter Kara?” she asked, grabbing Kara’s arm and stopping her pacing.

“She knows” was all Kara could say before pacing the room again.

“Who knows what?” Alex said trying to gain eye contact with her sister.

“She knows I’m Supergirl” Kara said flopping herself, face first, down on the bed.

“Who knows?”

“Lena” Kara muffled into her comforter.

“Wait, how?” Alex said sitting beside Kara.

“My noses.”

“Your what?”

Just then, Maggie walked into the room. “Hey babe, I think we have a bit of a situation” she said holding up her phone.

“Yeah, right here” Alex said pointing at Kara.

“Um… well that’s one half of it” Maggie said motioning to her phone again. “Lena just called, and I think I should go see her.”

“Oh good plan babe. Find out how much she really knows please.”

“With pleasure” and with that, Maggie gave Alex a quick peck on the cheek before leaving and making her way over to L Corp.

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James and Winn excused themselves for the evening when Maggie left to check on Lena. That left Kara flopped on the bed and Alex sitting quietly on the edge.

They sat in silence for a few minutes. Alex didn’t bother prying until she heard her sister’s breathing start to calm down.

“Kara, can you tell me what happened?” Alex asked softly as she laid a gentle hand on Kara’s back.

With a sigh, Kara forced herself to sit up and look at her sister. “I showed up as Supergirl, but she called me Kara. She knows who I am. She said she pretty much knew I was Supergirl since we first met. She said we have the same nose.” Kara explained.

Alex laughed softly. “First of all, little sister, you and Supergirl are the same, and therefore you do have the same nose.”

Kara just gave her a disappointing glare.

“But seriously Kara, are you really surprised that one of your friends figured out your secret identity?” Alex asked in her most gentle voice possible. “The absence of glasses and the addition of a cape doesn’t really hide who you are, especially if it is someone who really cares about you.”

“Yeah, but Winn and James never figured it out.” Kara looked sincerely at Alex.

“Well did Lena say how she figured it out, besides just your nose?”

“She said she just really wanted to get to know me.”

“You as in Supergirl, or you as in Kara?”

“Um… I think me as Kara” she sighed.

“And that is bad because…?” Alex continued to pry deeper into the conversation, hoping her sister would gain some understanding of what had just happened.

“I….I don’t know” Kara sighed flopping back on the bed.

“If I were you, and if I had a good friend like Lena, who I obviously cared about, then I would be happy about this next progression in our relationship. Do you not want Lena to know who you really are? Were you always going to keep this secret from her?”

“I just can’t risk losing her” Kara muffled into her pillow.

“Why would you lose her?” Alex asked rubbing Kara’s back. Alex was trying very hard to be the caring, thoughtful, considerate older sister, but her patience was running a little thin. Sometimes her sister, even with x-ray vision, couldn’t’ see what was plainly clear in front of her.  It was as if Kara had made up all these excuses to not let Lena in. Which was made even more infuriating because it was Kara who had insisted that everyone get to know Lena in the first place.

“Because what if people find out that Supergirl and Lena Luthor are friends. I can’t put her at risk like that. I can’t have her be friends with Supergirl.”

“But Kara, you are Supergirl. Are you saying she shouldn’t be friends with you?”

“I…I… I don’t know what I am saying.”

“Look, Kara, you need to really think about this. One reason a friend is a friend, and not just an acquaintance, is because we miss them when they leave and we look forward to seeing them again. This even goes as far as worrying about them when they are away from us. Are you really willing to give up Lena because you are worried something may happen? For Pete’s sake, Lena is a Luthor, she can take care of herself.”

“So what are you trying to tell me?” Kara said sitting up again and looking at Alex.

“We have been sisters for many many years now, and like true little sister fashion, you always ignore what I say. So I am going to tell you something right now, that if you don’t listen to me again, and if you take advantage of me being sisterly and caring and all that big sister junk, I am seriously going to hurt you.” Alex said as she put her hand on Kara’s knee.

“I promise to listen to you and take to heart what you are about to tell me.” Kara said crossing her heart and extending a pinky to Alex.

Alex quickly accepted the pinky swear. “Lena has feelings for you Kara, and not just as a friend. If you opened your eyes you would see it. I spent only a couple hours with the woman and it was obvious that she is completely head over heels for you. And you are so concerned about protecting others that you never take into consideration your own true feelings.” Alex stood up from the bed and began pacing the room as she continued her fast paced lecture, waving her arm periodically around to emphasize a point. “And furthermore, you honestly think you aren’t worth the risk? You have always gotten me into some sort of trouble, but I keep you around because you are my sister and I love you. Why are you so hesitant to let Lena in? Is some risk not worth your happiness? Because let’s be honest, you haven’t been so good at hiding your feelings either. You hang on every word that Luthor says and you are sometimes literally floating on air when you talk about her.” Alex finished stopping in front of Kara, hands on her hips.

Kara slowly stood up, looked directly at Alex and pulled her into a bone crushing hug.

“Ugh…air…Kara!” struggled Alex.

Kara let go and looked at Alex. “Thanks big sister” she said before stepping around Alex and walking towards the door.

“Where are you going?” asked Alex, following behind her quickly.

“I am going to find my happiness” Kara said with a gigantic smile before flying out the window.

 

Meanwhile, Maggie had made her way over to Lena’s office. A security guard showed her up to Lena. She knocked gently on the door. There was no answer. She quietly turned the knob and peered into the room. Lena sat at her desk, head resting on her folded arms on top of her desk.

Maggie knocked again. “Lena”

This time Lena looked up from her desk. Her eyes were red and her cheeks were wet. She had clearly been crying for a while. She stood up from her desk, wiped her cheeks, straightened her clothes and forced a half smile when she saw Maggie standing there.

“Oh Lena” was all Maggie said as she took four big steps over to Lena and pulled her into a hug.

Lena couldn’t stop the tears from starting again. She let herself melt into Maggie’s arms. She was so drained. She had bottled up her feelings for Kara for so long and to have them barely under control today was just too much for her to handle. She was such an idiot for thinking Kara was anything more than a friend and now she has chased her away by admitting she knew she was Supergirl.

Maggie led her over to the couch where the both sat quietly until Lena has stopped crying.

“Do you want to tell me what happened?” Maggie asked sincerely, passing Lena a tissue.

“There isn’t really much to tell. Supergirl showed up here. I told her I knew she was Kara and that pretty much sums up my wonderful evening” Lena said sarcastically.

“That can’t possibly be it.”

“Well there was something about it being too risky for me to know she was Supergirl and then she left. I should have known this was going to be one big mistake.”

“You can’t really mean that?” Maggie asked.

“Well I am pretty sure Kara doesn’t want anything to do with me and the way she left tonight, I doubt she will ever want to see me again” Lena sighed.

“How can you be so positive?” Maggie asked standing up and walking over to get Lena a glass of water. “What would you say if I told you that Alex was at Kara’s apartment right this moment comforting her little sister who seems to be equally upset, for what I think, is no real good reason.”

“What do you mean?” Lena asked accepting the water from Maggie.

“Kara clearly has some pretty significant feelings for you” Maggie said sitting back down on the couch and turning to look at Lena.

“I don’t think so, Maggie. You should have seen her tonight. She just left.” Lena sighed.

“Oh Lena” Maggie laughed.

The two women just sat there quietly on the couch for what seemed like an eternity.  So much was running through Lena’s head. How could she mess up the only friendship she ever had? She always rushes into things. She always gets what she wants. Why didn’t she just show some patience when it came to Kara. Obviously she scared her off.

Just then there was the tell-tale thump on the balcony before Kara walked in and slowly approached Lena. “We need to talk” she said softly, looking directly into the green eyes of the CEO. Lena was grateful that she was sitting down. Kara’s blue eyes had such a way of making her feel weak and vulnerable.

Maggie stood up from the couch. “You know what, I think I’m going to head out.” She gave Kara’s arm a loving squeeze as she passed by.

“Tell Alex thanks for me, would you?” Kara smiled at Maggie.

“My pleasure, little Danvers.” She couldn’t help but chuckle as she showed herself out of the office.

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“Lena, we really need to talk” Kara said walking over to her. Lena seemed defeated, almost lost, a look that Kara wasn’t very familiar with coming from her. A look that this strong willed woman barely acknowledged herself. Kara’s head began to race. Was Lena like this because of her? It took everything in her body to not swoop Lena up in her arms and never let go.

“Kara, let me begin, please” Lena said standing up and taking a step closer to Kara who automatically took a step back. This slight movement tugged at Lena’s heart. It tore at her very being to feel Kara step away from her.

“No, let me start” Kara said, turning to look out the window, distancing herself further from the CEO. She needed to say this first before Lena swayed how she felt. She needed to be heard before she didn’t have the courage to say it.  “Lena, I…it’s…” Kara was off to a great start.

Lena couldn’t stand seeing her friend like this. Clearly upset. Clearly uncomfortable. She walked over and put her hand gently on Kara’s back, causing Kara to turn quickly and look her directly in the eyes. Lena gave a soft, reassuring smile. “I’m listening. You can tell me anything” she said in a gentle voice that just melted Kara. Lena could see as Kara’s demeanor shifted and a wave of ease came over her body.

Kara took a deep breath. “Lena, I am sorry. I am sorry I took off. I am sorry I didn’t wait to talk to you. I am sorry that I kept…”

Lena cut her off. “Kara. Stop.” She said authoritatively but with a smile.  She gently rubbed Kara’s arm, slightly distracted by the contoured muscles underneath the smooth fabric of Kara’s super suit.  “There is nothing to apologize for” she comforted.

With the tone of her voice and that absolutely beautiful smile, Kara could see why Lena was a top CEO. “But Lena…” Kara began to protest.

“Kara, you really have nothing to apologize for” Lena said as a matter of fact, just as if she were commanding a boardroom. “We need to talk, and I emphasize ‘we’. I think there is a lot going on right now in both our heads. Please come sit down.” Lena said gesturing towards the couch.

Kara, even with her superpowers, couldn’t resist Lena’s gentle hand as she guided her towards the couch. Sitting down on the cool leather couch, she smiled to herself thinking about how much control this woman has over her and she doesn’t even have super strength or freeze breath. Kara let out a little chuckle imagining Lena in the boardroom using her freeze breath to teach a lesson to some old fart who had the nerve of perceiving Lena as some little helpless lady.

“What’s so funny?” Lena asked, sitting down beside Kara. She simply adored how cute and innocent Kara was when she was wrapped up in her own thoughts. She thought about how Kara just glowed when she was in a good mood. Her laugh was like sunbeams.

“Oh, it’s nothing” chuckled Kara, feeling at ease to laugh with Lena again. “I was just imagining how completely and utterly unstoppable you would be if you had super powers. I mean, I’m already powerless when I’m around you.”

Now it was Lena’s turn to laugh. “What sort of super power would I have?”

“Oh, I don’t know. I can imagine you using freeze breath to stop some hot headed jerk from bursting into your office. You would insist they take time to ‘cool down’ as you froze them in place.” Kara laughed out loud.

“Or what about laser vision. I could literally light some fires under people’s butts to get them moving” Lena suggested, joining in the fun.

“I would hate to see how unstoppable you would be with the ability to fly.” Kara laughed out loud, leaning back on the couch and enjoying a good chuckle. “You would conquer the world! You know who else I would hate to see with powers? It’s Alex” said Kara bursting out fully into gut wrenching laughter.

Lena couldn’t help but laugh “why? Is your big sister already scary enough for you?”

“Could you imagine her with the ability to stop people from moving? I literally wouldn’t be allowed to go anywhere!” Kara held her stomach as she laughed even harder.

Lena laughed even harder as she watched how carried away Kara was getting with this concept. Kara could barely contain herself and that was such a pleasure for Lena to experience. There was always so much joy and innocence exuding from Kara. How can you not want to be around her?

“Go out with me” Lena blurted out, dead panned.

“Sure, where do you want to go? I could really do with some ice cream. I just love ice cream.” Kara said, still laughing. She had to brush a tear from her eye. She just couldn’t imagine two Danvers with powers. Poor Eliza.

“No, that’s not what I meant” Lena said leaning forward.

“What? No ice cream? Do you want to go get pizza?” Kara asked trying to regain some composure. “I suppose we haven’t really gotten to eat yet. You must be hungry.”  

“No, I mean, I… Would you like to go out with me on a date?” Lena said, this time running her hand through her hair as she hesitantly looked over at Kara. Sure Lena could run a billion dollar empire, but asking Kara out was one of the most difficult things she has ever had to do.

Kara stopped laughing and pulled herself together. She was having so much fun imagining her friends with powers that she forgot the reason why she was with Lena in the first place. She wanted Lena in her life but she knew that things were now complicated with Lena knowing that she was Supergirl. “How about we grab drinks tomorrow and talk some things through?”

“I would like that” said Lena with that smile that melted Kara every time. “Where shall I meet you?”

“My place” Kara smiled as she stood up from the couch. “8:00 sharp. Don’t be late Ms. Luthor.” And with that, Kara flew out of the office without even waiting for Lena’s reply.

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Kara loved her sister, she really did. She also cared a lot about Maggie. Alex and Maggie were such a great couple. But if they didn’t leave her alone very soon, she was going to fly them both to the top of the highest mountain and leave them there.

Both Maggie and Alex had dropped by that evening to see how Kara was doing with the whole Lena situation. They were shocked and rather pleased to see Kara mid-dressed, trying on, what seemed to be, the hundredth outfit. They began bombarding Kara with questions the second they heard that Lena agreed to meet Kara tonight. Eventually Kara couldn’t stand the prying questions anymore, especially when she needed to concentrate on her colour combinations. 

“I’m sorry” Kara said as she began pushing Alex and Maggie out the door. “I know you want to know, but you just have got to go” she laughed as both women protested.

“Okay, Okay, Okay” said Alex as she stood firm and straight faced. “Just promise me you will call if you need anything.” Alex will always be the over protective older sister.

“I promise” said Kara and gave Alex one last hug before shoving them out the door and locking it behind them.

Kara had approximately thirty minutes to get ready for Lena. Lena had been at her apartment before. Mostly for business related things, and yesterday for games night, but tonight was definitely different. She wanted to take this chance to really talk with Lena and figure out where they stood and how to move forward, together or not.

Lena was equally nervous about this evening with Kara. She had been at her apartment before, she had worked closely with her on various articles, but for some reason, this time has her completely unwound. She nervously reached up to knock on Kara’s door. “Come in, it’s unlocked” Lena heard Kara call from the other side before even having the time to tap once. She took a deep breath before turning the knob and letting herself in.

“How did you know I was here?” laughed Lena as she stepped into the apartment and saw Kara busy in the kitchen.

“Super hearing” smiled Kara as she pulled two wine glasses down from the shelf and gestured for Lena to sit down on one of the stools at the island.

“Oh right” Lena laughed, feeling embarrassed for even asking.

Kara smiled seeing Lena’s face become flushed. She carefully poured two glasses of wine and handed one to Lena. “So we need to talk” she said flatly, really not wanting to prolong this conversation any longer.

“Yeah, but suddenly I’m tongue tied” chuckled Lena, not daring to look up at Kara and so therefore, pretending to be utterly fascinated with tracing a line on the tabletop.

“You? Speechless?” chuckled Kara, taking a sip of her wine.

“Yeah, would you believe my head is spinning and I’m not even sure where to begin?” said Lena, fiddling with her wine glass now. She lifted her head up slightly to see Kara beaming ear to ear. Oh that smile, she thought.

“You know what I like to do when I can’t think straight?” Kara asked standing up from the table.

“Knit something?” Lena answer.

“Knit? You think I know how to knit? You have got to be kidding me Lena” laughed Kara even harder as she grabbed Lena’s hand and pulled her towards the window. “No silly, I like to fly” she said as she quickly wrapped her arm around Lena’s waist and lifted her up into the sky with one single leap.

Lena felt a sudden rush of wind and her feet leave the ground. She instantly wrapped her arms around Kara’s neck and held on for dear life.

“Come Lena, open your eyes. You’re missing it all” laughed Kara as they soared through the air.

Lena merely shook her head no and held tighter onto Kara.

Kara just smiled to herself as she pulled Lena even closer to her body. This is better than a scary movie, thought Kara as she enjoyed every moment that Lena was in her arms. Kara flew them to the top of the highest sky rise building where she landed them softly.  “Okay, open your eyes now” Kara said gently as she released her hold of Lena.

Feeling that her feet were on solid ground, Lena slowly and rather hesitantly began to open one eye, her arms still wrapped around Kara.  

“You can open both eyes” chuckled Kara, “you’re safe.”

“You know what Danvers, your innocent persona doesn’t fool me” chuckled Lena, her one eye still securely shut, arms still tightly around Kara’s neck.

“Would I lie to you?” Kara said as innocently as possible.

“Who’s asking me, Kara Danvers or Supergirl?”

“Oh, low blow Ms. Luthor” Kara said softly pushing Lena off of her.

“No, No, sorry. I didn’t mean it” said Lena frantically clinging even tighter to Kara, closing both eyes firmly and not seeing that Kara was just joking around.

“Seriously, Lena, trust me” Kara said softly into Lena’s ear as she wrapped her arms once more around Lena. With that, Kara could feel her start to relax slightly.

Lena cautiously opened both her eyes, letting her hands drift to Kara’s arm and firmly grasping Kara’s bicep. “I…I…wow, this is beautiful” she finally stuttered once she could fully take in the view.

“I like to come up here when I have a lot on my mind” said Kara, “there’s usually no one else up here” she said with a laugh.

“You’re such a dork” laughed Lena as she let go of Kara’s arm and took a step forward to get a better view of the city. “It’s amazing how insignificant we really are when you take in how grand this city really is.” Lena was mesmerized by the city scape below her. It was night and yet the city looked so alive. There was a hustle and bustle that seemed to emanate from the blinking lights below. “Where are we?” she asked turning to look back at Kara

“Don’t you know your own building? We are on top of LCorp. See, down there is the coffee shop that serves the most delicious croissants. And over there is the sandwich stop that can make a really great roast beef sandwich. Oh and over there is the pizza place that has the best peperoni pizza ever. Oh, Oh and over there…”

Lena couldn’t help but laugh. “Do you know only know food places?”

“What? No” fiend Kara pretending to be insulted. “In case you needed to know…”she continued turning to point over to another part of the city, “over there is the park that has the most detailed statue of Mary Wollstonecraft. She wasn’t afraid to write about women’s rights. And if you look that direction, there is a hotel that has the most wonderful painting depicting anti-racism in its lobby. I really think the painting needs to go on a billboard somewhere and over on that corner is a man who sleeps there at night so that he doesn’t take up a bed in the shelter, and over there is a school that has a teacher who is clearly battling some illness but she always comes to work every Monday with flowers in hopes of cheering up her classroom and …”

“Okay, okay, so you know more about food” smiled Lena grabbing Kara’s arm and gently turning her to face her.

Kara turned to see tears forming in Lena’s eyes. Kara quickly continued, “But you didn’t let me finish. I was going to say that if you could only look below us, you would see where this most attractive woman works. She works hard at changing the world and making it safe and inclusive for everyone.”

And with that last comment, Lena cupped Kara’s cheeks in her hands and pulled her in for a tenderly soft kiss.

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Lena and Kara spent the next couple of weeks enjoying the nervousness and thrill of their new relationship. They had agreed to take things slow. They would go out for coffee or dinner and often ended their evenings leaving them wanting more. They did their best to keep things professional at work, but Kara had to admit that was getting increasingly difficult now that Lena was working more often out of Catco.

Today Kara walked into Lena’s office at Catco and found her leaning over her desk, looking over the last set of proofs James had dropped off. Lena had on a knee length skirt that hugged all the right curves and Kara couldn’t help but stop a moment to take in the beauty before her. She felt her heart beat faster as she allowed her eyes to linger on certain parts of Lena’s body.

“Can I help you Ms. Danvers?” Lena smirked without looking up from the task at hand.

“Um...I…How?” stumbled Kara, feeling flushed, and not just because she was embarrassed for getting caught.

“Let’s just say I have my own set of powers” Lena replied turning towards Kara and giving her a wink and smile that made Kara go weak at the knees.

Kara’s mouth dropped opened, as if she were going to say something, but instead she turned and left Lena standing alone in her office.

Lena couldn’t help but laugh out loud at Kara’s speedy exit. She loved knowing she had such a strong effect on her. She loved knowing that she had this effect on Kara and it wasn’t just because of her money or family or her position in the company. She knew Kara just really liked her.

Lena leaned back on her desk, arms crossed and watched as Kara walked randomly through the office, checking for items on other people’s desks before looking up to see Lena watching her and suddenly exiting the room altogether while fumbling with various papers. How did she get so lucky to have such a clumsy, loveable, adorable, wonderful, amazing girl in her life? Suddenly she felt the pang in her stomach. Did she really deserve Kara? She tried to shake the thoughts out of her head. She wasn’t her mother or brother, she deserved to be happy. It was just hard for her to believe that.

Lena put her glasses down on her desk before walking out to follow Kara back to her office. She knocked lightly on the doorframe which made Kara jump as she rummaged through papers on her desk. “For someone with your abilities, you scare pretty easily” Lena laughed as she walked into the room.

Kara turned and brushed a piece of loose hair from her face. “Well Ms. Luthor, I can’t help it if I am so dedicated to my work that I don’t always pay attention to what is happening around me.”

“Oh is that the case. Aren’t you supposed to be extra observant since you are a reporter?” laughed Lena as she walked up to Kara and put her arms around her waist which caused Kara to automatically put her arms around Lena’s neck.

“I’m quite a dedicated reporter, as a matter of fact.” smiled Kara, playing with the hair at the nape of Lena’s neck.

“Uh huh” nodded Lena, eyes on Kara’s lips and leaning in slightly. “Well tell me this, dear dedicated reporter, what do you know about this rumor that Supergirl is dating someone?”

“Oh, Supergirl is pretty awesome. I am sure her significant other is equally awesome.”

“Is that so?” Lena said with a sparkle in her eye.

“Yup” Kara said leaning in and capturing Lena’s lips with her own. The kiss was soft and warm. She felt her body melt into Lena’s as she pulled her even closer.

Eventually pulling away from the kiss with a slight moan, Kara watched as Lena’s eyes slowly fluttered open. “I could really get use to this” Lena said.

“Me too” smiled Kara.

Just then a cough at the door drew their attention.

“I’m glad to see you guys are working hard” laughed Alex who was leaning against the door frame, the biggest smile on her face.

“Yeah, um…” Lena stumbled suddenly very embarrassed, not because she was caught kissing Kara, but by the fact that Kara’s big sister caught them.

“Don’t worry Luthor, I’m just teasing” chuckled Alex.

Lena could only blush.

“Kara, do you have a moment?” Alex continued.

Kara looked at Lena, then at Alex and then back at Lena. Right at that moment, she found it very hard to choose between her sister and her girlfriend.

“Of course she does” Lena said hitting Kara on the arm. “I’ve got work to do anyways” she added giving Kara a quick kiss on the cheek. “Call me later” she said before turning to walk out of the room. “Nice to see you again Alex” Lena smiled touching Alex’s shoulder as she walked past.

“Always” replied Alex with a genuine smile. She was happy to see how much Lena really cared for her little sister and how happy Kara really was. Those two were meant to be together, Alex was sure about that.

“What can I do for you?” Kara asked walking around and sitting down at her desk. “Does J’onn need us?”

 “No, no, nothing like that. Maggie and I were planning to take next weekend to go and visit mom and I thought you and Lena should join us.”

Kara’s mouth suddenly dropped open as she looked at Alex. “I haven’t told Eliza yet that I’m with Lena” she said mouth agape.

“I know” Alex said with a sly smile as she sat down in a chair across from Kara.

“How am I supposed to tell Eliza?” Kara asked throwing her arms up in the air. “Oh my gosh, what is Eliza going to think? I mean, how can I tell her I’m dating Lena? She’s going to be so disappointed.” she said, in a little panic, standing up from her desk and beginning to pace the room. 

“Why is she going to be disappointed? Because I am a Luthor?” came Lena’s voice from the doorway.

Kara looked up to see Lena standing there, clear hurt across her face. “Hey, I didn’t mean that at all” Kara said walking closer to Lena.

“Stop. Don’t come closer” Lena said, tears beginning to well up in her eyes. “Well I don’t think you have to worry about telling Eliza anything” she said turning away from Kara and walking quickly away leaving Kara standing there stunned.

“What just happened?” Kara asked looking over at Alex. She turned to look as Lena quickly disappeared around the corner. “I don’t understand.”

“I think she just broke up with you” Alex answered as a matter of fact, standing up and walking over to Kara.

“No!” Kara said turning to look in Lena’s direction. “Wait, what? What should I do?!”

“Go after her dummy” Alex laughed as she pushed Kara out the door.

“Oh right” Kara said shaking her head, giving Alex smile and walking in the direction Lena went.

However, when Kara rounded the corner, Lena wasn’t there like she had expected. Kara searched the whole office. She even used her super hearing and x-ray vision to see if she could locate her. She ran back to her office. “I can’t find her anywhere” said Kara frantically.

“Just use your…you know… powers” Alex said in a whisper.

“I did, she is honestly not here” Kara said looking desperately at Alex.

“Okay, don’t worry. We’ll find her.” Alex reassured before taking out her phone. “Hey J’onn, Lena’s gone missing. Yup. I’ll call Maggie. Yup. we’ll meet you at the DEO.” With that she put her phone back into her pocket and turned to Kara. “Let’s go.”

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Kara made a sweep around the city, trying desperately to hear any sign of Lena as Alex drove back to the DEO. When Kara eventually flew in she was greeted by Maggie standing at the center table. J’onn, Alex and Winn were in the conference room deep in conversation.

“What’s going on?” Kara asked frantically, walking towards the conference room. “What do we know?”

Maggie took a big step across to stand in front of her. She put her hands out on Kara’s shoulders causing her to stop suddenly. “Listen, Kara, you’ve got to give them time.”

“What?” Kara said shaking her head as her eyes focused down on Maggie. “I can’t stand here doing nothing while Lena is missing.”

“Seriously Kara. You’ve got to give Alex a chance. She knows how important Lena is to you. You need to let her work without having to look after you too.”

“I need to help. I need to find her. I need her to know that I don’t care that she is a Luthor. I need her to take me back.”

Maggie just shook her head sympathetically at Kara. “And we will find her and you can explain all of that to her. Just stay calm and be ready for when we need you.” Maggie said as she pulled Kara in for a hug. Kara felt her body give up as she felt the warm arms wrap around her. Maggie held her strong and tight. She felt as little Danvers’ body simply sink into hers and begin to shake with silent sobs.

Maggie looked over at Alex who was busy making a plan with the DEO team. Alex could only shrug as she looked caringly at Kara. Maggie nodded in reply. Alex hated seeing her sister in so much pain. She was determined to find Lena as soon as possible.

After a few minutes, Maggie pushed Kara back up to look in her eyes. “Just trust us. We will find out where Lena is” and with that, Maggie turned to enter the conference room, leaving Kara standing there alone, tears beginning to roll down her cheeks.

Meanwhile, Lena woke groggy inside a small lead box, so tight she couldn’t even move her arms. She felt her heart begin to race and her breathing becoming shallower. How did she get here? Last she remembers is overhearing Kara not wanting to be with a Luthor. She could feel her heart rate increase even more as she thought back to the last words she spoke to Kara. She felt a single tear roll down her cheek. No, she needed to keep a clear mind. She closed her eyes and began counting in her head. She needed to stay calm. She needed to figure out a way to get out. She needed to get back to Kara.  She can’t leave Kara feeling like she didn’t care about her.

Just then she felt the box move and a crack of light come through one edge, which caused Lena to squint, before the whole box opened up. As her eyes adjusted, Lena could see a shadow figure above her. “Mother. I should have known.”

“Nice to see you too darling daughter.” Lillian said before turning to her henchmen beside her. “Get her up, put her in the cell.”

Two muscular men grabbed Lena’s arms and yanked her from the box. She barely found her feet before being thrown into a dark grey cell. “You won’t get away with this mother.”

“And who is going to stop me?” Lillian cackled.

“I have friends. Supergirl will stop you. She will be here.”

“That’s what I’m hoping for dear.”

“What?! Why? What are you going to do mother?”

“Let’s just say, your brother has some unfinished business.”

“Don’t you dare do anything to Supergirl!” Lena yelled at her mother.

“And I suppose you are going to stop me now?” Lillian laughed before leaving Lena alone in the dark cell.

Lena leaned against the bars and sank to the floor. What is she going to do? She can’t let Kara get involved in this. She can’t let her mother take away the one person she truly cares about, even if Kara didn’t care about her in the same way.

Back at the DEO, Kara watched helplessly as Alex and J’onn order agents in various directions. Winn was busy pulling up maps and specifying coordinates. Maggie was on the phone organizing the police squad. Kara just stood there.

“Let me help” she pleaded with her sister. “Just send me out.”

“Send you out where?” Alex said, finally stopping and really looking at her sister. “We have no idea where Lena is or who even took her. But we will find her.” Alex pulled her into a hug. “We will find her, I promise” Alex whispered into Kara’s ear.

After that, Kara just sat on the steps of the DEO, watching as agents ran around. Seconds ticked into minutes, and minutes into hours. She watched as her sister looked over different papers agents were giving her. She watched as she sent Maggie out with different leads, only for her to return looking defeated. J’onn would glance over at her periodically and give her a sympathetic look. He could feel exactly what Kara was feeling.

Kara was dying on the inside. She needed Lena back. She needed Lena to know that she doesn’t care that she is a Luthor. Well, that‘s not true. Being a Luthor only made her love her more. She didn’t let her name or her family or anything stop her from doing what was good and right. Kara hung her head again as she felt the tears well up once more. 

Just then Winn yelled from the other room. “Come quick. I think I found her!”

Everyone went running to the see Winn flash a map up on the screen. “See, look. Right there. There seems to be an increase of some sort of energy signature. Something about it. It’s not normal” Winn attempted to explain.

“Okay, let’s get a tactical...” Alex began giving out instructions before being interrupted by Kara.

“I’m going” said Kara as she flew off through the window.

“No Kara, wait” Alex called after her but in vain. “Okay guys, go. We need to get there before it’s too late, for Lena and Kara.”

Kara flew directly to the location Winn had pointed out. It was an old building, possibly once a hospital. It was rundown and looked abandoned. Kara scanned the building with her x-ray vision. She could see several people inside. There seemed to be a group of men in the far right corner. Then she spotted the cell with a single body slumped in the corner. Lena! She thought. She swooped in with no hesitation.

“Let Lena go” she shouted at the startled group of men as she landed on the floor with a thud. They reached for their weapons, but with one quick breath, Kara had them scattering. Kara began making her way over to Lena before she heard a voice behind her.

“Well, well, I knew you would come” Lillian said slyly, stepping around the corner. “Nice to see you again Supergirl.”

“Let her go, Lillian” demanded Kara, turning to look fully at Lillian, hands on her hips.

“Supergirl. No!” Lena called from the cell. “Just leave me.”

“I’m not leaving you Lena” Kara said looking over at Lena. Did she really not want her? She thought. Was she still mad at her?

“Oh she can go” Lillian said, nodding for two of her henchmen to open up the cell.

Two men quickly scrambled to open up the cell door. Lena came running out and straight towards Kara. Kara opened her arms to Lena but inches before she could safely wrap them around her, she felt someone tug on her from behind, sending Kara sliding across the floor. Kara barely opened her eyes as she saw Cyborg Superman reaching down, grabbing her arm, and flinging her across to the other side.

“No Mother!” Lena yelled as she watched Kara slide to a stop at the far wall. “Leave her alone!”

“Please Lena, let mommy work” was the last words Lena heard before feeling herself lurch forward with a throbbing in her head and everything going black.

Lena woke up slowly. She felt warm blankets around her. She heard beeping. She could barely make out shadows moving around the room. Suddenly she noticed the hand holding hers. She looked to the left to see Maggie sitting on a chair beside the bed, gently rubbing her hand with her thumb.

“What? What happened?” Lena said in a whisper, attempting to sit up.

Maggie gently pushed her back down. “You need to lay still Lena. You have quite the bump on your head.”

“But Kara, where’s Kara?” she pleaded.

“Um…she’s okay” Maggie said hesitantly looking over to the next room.

Lena turned to see Kara laying on the lamp bed, machines attached to her, Alex standing beside her looking at the monitors and then frowning as she wrote something on her clipboard.

“Nooo” whispered Lena. “What happened? I need to see her.” Lena attempted to get up again, tears beginning to roll down her cheeks.

“Stop, Lena. You need to rest. We can talk about this later” Maggie said, gently pushing Lena back down again on the bed.

Lena was so weak, and her head hurt so much, she just couldn’t struggle against Maggie and laid back down. She felt the tears fall. She put her arm across her eyes as she wept.

“She’ll be okay, Lena. You need to rest. Just rest.” Maggie said reassuringly, rubbing Lena’s shoulder. And with that, Lena slowly drifted back to sleep.  

Lena wasn’t sure how long she was asleep for. This time when she woke up, Maggie was gone and everything seemed less chaotic. She looked over to see Kara still lying still under the lights. She gingerly rolled herself out of bed and walked barefoot over to Kara. She held back a sob as she looked down at her. So helpless. Wounds clearly across her face and arms.

Lena pulled the chair closer and sat down beside Kara, her head hanging low. She held her hand in hers, gently playing with her fingers, looking at the cuts and scrapes that she had never seen before on those hands. She closed her eyes, wishing for Kara to just wake up. “I’m sorry” Lena whispered. “I’m sorry I am a Luthor. I’m sorry I’m not good enough for you to love” she said, quiet tears rolling down her cheeks.

“For someone with such a high IQ, you know you are an idiot, right?” Alex laughed as she patted Lena on the shoulder.

Lena jumped at the touch. “Excuse me?” She looked disgustedly at Alex.

“Of course Kara loves you” Alex said walking to the other side of the lamp bed. “Kara has unquestionably no issue with you being a Luthor. This girl is absolutely crazy about you.” Alex sat down on the other side of the bed. Kara looked so peaceful, but she desperately wanted her sister to wake up too.

“Then tell me, why was she so upset about Eliza knowing about us?” Lena turned to look back at Kara, “Why is she ashamed to tell her about us” she said softly.

“Gee, Lena! She’s not embarrassed about you!”

“Sure sounded like she was” Lena said turning to look back down at Kara’s hands as she felt tears well up again.

“No, trust me. Kara telling Eliza really has nothing to do with you.” Alex couldn’t help but laugh. “Eliza has a rule about dating.  We aren’t allowed to date anyone unless we have introduced them to Eliza first as a friend.”

“Wait, what? So you are telling me you told Eliza first about Maggie beforehand?” Lena asked giving Alex a skeptical look.

“Not exactly.” Alex said looking down and rubbing her neck. “Let’s just say, both Kara and I suffered great disappointment from Eliza and it was the worst thing ever!”

“Come on, you guys are adults. How bad could it be?” Lena couldn’t help but smile a little.

“Well she called me Alexandra for two weeks straight and she refused to bake Kara any muffins for the whole week she was with us, and then when she did eventually bake, Kara wasn’t allowed to eat any of them!”

“Wow, gosh, that is bad” beamed Lena looking down at Kara knowing full well that preventing Kara from having Eliza’s home-baked anything was like injecting her directly with Kryptonite.

“So Lena, you can see, Kara isn’t worried about telling Eliza she is dating a Luthor, she is just worried that she didn’t follow the Danvers house rule and will suffer the consequence. Just give Kara a chance to explain it to you when she wakes up.” Alex said as she walked out of the room, patting Lena on the back again.

Lena sat there looking at the sleeping Kara before her. She really was the sweetest, most innocent, most genuine person she knew. She couldn’t possible have Eliza being that disappointed with Kara. She needed to fix this and she had an idea.

She jumped up and hobbled barefoot after Alex. “Hey Alex. I have a plan. Can you put me in contact with your mother?”

“With pleasure” Alex said. She could tell that Lena had an amazing plan up her sleeve. “But first, I think we should get you back into bed.”

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It took three days for Kara to gain consciousness. Cyborg Superman and Lillian used some sort of special weapon to hold Kara down. She watched in vain as Lena fell to the floor and fought back bravely until she could fight no more and she blanked out. Thankfully, Alex and the DEO swooped in just in time to rescue them all. Unfortunately Cyborg Superman and Lillian still got away, but Alex’s priority was to make sure Kara and Lena made it back to med-bay before it was too late.

Kara was a little bit groggy when she woke up, but was eager to get out and about and to see how Lena was doing. The last conversation she could remember with Lena was Lena breaking up with her.

“Whoa” Alex said as she watched Kara launch herself from the bed. “Take it easy, you were pretty banged up.”

“I need to find Lena. Where’s Lena? Is she okay?” Kara said trying to walk past Alex.

“She’s fine. She’s just stepped out. She wanted to be here when you woke up, but she had an errand to run.” Alex reassured motioning Kara to sit back down.

“She wanted to be here? Are you sure?” Kara asked, not really sure that Lena ever wanted to see her again.

“Yes, she wanted to be here” Alex laughed.

“Is she still mad at me?” Kara asked sitting down on the edge of the bed.

“She’s not mad at you, but we should definitely have a discussion” came a familiar voice from behind Kara. Both Alex and Kara swung around to see Eliza standing at the door, arms folded and a scowl on her face.

Alex struggled to stifle a laugh when she saw Kara’s mouth drop and her eyes fly open.

“Eliza, I…um…I’m glad you are here. Um…I…” Kara stumbled.

“I think there is something you need to tell me” Eliza said, not moving a muscle, but remaining solemn.

“Yeah…I…I mean…Help me out here Alex.” Kara looked pleadingly at her sister.

“Nope, this is all on you” laughed Alex as she looked between Kara and Eliza, then back at Kara.

“What is this rumour about you rushing into an unsecured location to save Lena?” Eliza asked. “You know you need to listen to Alex.”

“I know. I know, but I love Lena and I don’t know what I would do if anything happened to her” Kara said standing up from the bed.

“Wait, you love me?” came Lena’s voice as she took a step from behind Eliza.

“Oh…I…My gosh. What is happening? My head is spinning” Kara said with a big exhale.

“You said you loved me.” Lena said walking over to Kara to look her straight in the eye.

“Of course I love you Lena” Kara said with a sigh.

Lena just couldn’t resist those big puppy dog eyes. She reached up and cupped Kara’s face in her hands. She placed a soft kiss on Kara’s lips. “I love you too” she said with a smile and with that, Kara wrapped her arms around her and pulled her in for a deep kiss.

Alex and Eliza quietly excused themselves from the room. When they finally broke the kiss, Lena stepped back to look Kara up and down. “Are you okay?” she asked, turning Kara around.

“I’m fine” Kara laughed. “How are you?”

“I’m fine too” Lena laughed. “Sorry bunch we are.”

“We are quite the duo” smiled Kara, pulling Lena in for another kiss. “You know I am not ashamed of you, right?” she whispered.

“I know” Lena said softly. “I guess my past prevented me from seeing what was really in front of me.”

“And I want to tell Eliza everything about you” Kara added.

“Even if that means you miss out on muffins?”

“Yeah, you are worth it” smiled Kara, capturing another kiss.

“I don’t think you need to worry about the muffins” Alex said walking back in. She started to unhook some of the monitors still attached to Kara. “You have a pretty impressive girlfriend here.”

“Wait. What? I mean I know Lena is awesome” Kara smiled pulling Lena in for another quick kiss, “but why don’t I have to worry about muffins.”

“You know what, I should probably go check on that…that thing” lied Lena as she quickly turned and walked out of the med lab.

“What is going on here?” a baffled Kara asked looking up at her sister.

“Well, while you were getting your beauty rest, Lena had Eliza flown over here in her private jet and let’s just say they have really gotten to know each other” smiled Alex.

“No”

“Yup. And let’s just say Eliza didn’t hold back on sharing any embarrassing stories from your teenage years.”

“Oh no”

“Yup. And Eliza brought pictures” Alex laughed.

“No.”

“Yup.”

“Any chance you can knock me out again for a bit” sighed Kara as she flopped back down on the bed.

“Not a chance little sister.” Alex smiled as she walked back out.

 

Lena and Eliza hit it off really well, thanks to their love of Kara, but also their love for science. While Kara rested and got caught up on what happened, Eliza and Lena spent time in the lab at the DEO as well as LCorp. But as a means of getting to know Lena even more, Eliza invited all four ladies to join her in Midvale. Alex and Maggie were excited to visit Alex’s childhood home again. They had made many trips out to visit Eliza over the course of their relationship, however, it was extra fun this time for both of them to sit back and watch Kara and Lena squirm for a change.

“Wait, do you think I need to pack different clothes?” Lena panicked as Maggie watched her run from one closet to the next carrying various amounts of clothing.

“I think you are totally over thinking this wardrobe thing” laughed Maggie. “We are only going to Midvale.”

“Yeah, but we are going to be spending the week with Eliza! I want to make sure I look approachable yet responsible. I really need her to like me” said Lena as she threw another set of clothes down on her bed.

“But Eliza already likes you. And it’s not like you haven’t already spent time with her. For Pete’s sake, you have just spent the last five days with her.” Maggie smiled as Lena flopped down on a nearby chair. “You were the fearless girlfriend, who went to see her girlfriend’s mother without any girlfriend support and then proceeded to wow her.”

“I know, I know, but it’s different this time. Now I don’t have my Luthor connections or the science lab at LCorp to impress her. Now I am really just the girlfriend. There is a lot of pressure there.”

“There’s pressure only because you are putting it there. You just need to be yourself. You are who Kara fell in love with, so just be you and Eliza won’t be able to do anything but love you too” reassured Maggie as she stood up and left the room. She couldn’t help but laugh to herself as she called Alex.

Eliza was standing on the porch steps as the car pulled up the driveway. Kara was first to jump out of the car and into the waiting arms of her adoptive mom. Alex followed closely behind.

“Are you sure about this?” Lena whispered hesitantly to Maggie as they walked around the car.

“You will be fine” smiled Maggie as she quickly walked up the path and into the waiting arms of Eliza who pulled her into an equally strong embrace.

Lena slowly walked up to the porch. “Hello Eliza” she said with a wave.

“Oh come here” Eliza smiled, stepping towards Lena and pulling into a hug. Alex, Kara and Maggie couldn’t help but smile at the surprised look on Lena’s face.

“Okay, so now Kara, you take everything upstairs. Alex and Maggie go find some firewood outback and Lena you are with me in the kitchen” Eliza said as she broke from the hug and turned to head back inside. Eliza was a no nonsense time of woman and she wasn’t going to waste any time. “Come on girls, chop chop” Eliza called from the house.

“Wait, why am I in the kitchen? I can’t cook” Lena said under her breath to Alex.

“Because you are the new girlfriend” laughed Maggie as she pulled Alex into the backyard. All Alex could do was shrug.

Lena turned to look at Kara. “Should I be worried?”

Kara pulled Lena into an embrace and kissed her gently on the lips. “You have nothing to worry about. I am excited that you are here in Midvale with me. I can’t wait to show you around” she smiled, pulling Lena even closer.

“Yeah?” Lena couldn’t help but lean into Kara’s strong body.

“You have no idea” Kara said giving Lena one last kiss before turning to unload the car. “Now get into the kitchen woman” she said giving Lena a quick tap on her behind.

“Hey now” Lena scolded with a smile as she walked up the stairs and into the house. She walked down the quiet hall with its walls adorned with numerous family photos. She stopped to look at one of Kara and Alex. They couldn’t have been older than seventeen and the way they looked at each other showed how deep their relationship really was even back then.

“One of my favourite photos” Eliza said walking up behind Lena.

“They just look so happy” Lena said continuing to look at the picture on the wall.

“They have been through a lot, both of them. But together, they always found their happiness.  Alex was always protective of Kara and Kara always found a way to help Alex see the positive side of everything.”

“Just one of the reasons I love her so much” Lena said turning to look at Eliza. “I really do care about her.”

“I know you do, sweetie. Now come help me finish making these cookies” Eliza said wrapping her arm around Lena’s shoulders and guiding her towards the kitchen.

Meanwhile, Kara had taken all the bags up to the various rooms and went out back to help with the firewood. She found Alex and Maggie attempting to set up a bonfire.

“Hi guys” Kara called out as she approached. “Isn’t it a bit early for a bonfire?”

“Hey little sister” Alex said, standing up and brushing dirt off her shirt. “We just thought we would get it set up now so that it is ready for tonight.”

“Yeah right. Alex just didn’t want to interrupt Lena and Eliza” Maggie laughed as she added one more twig to the pile.

“How do you think it is going in there” Kara asked as she crinkled her nose.

“I am sure it is fine” laughed Maggie. “I mean, I survived” she smiled as she walked into the house to clean up.

“You think it is fine?” Kara said turning to look at Alex.

“Well, you could always go in there and find out” Alex said sitting down on a deck chair.

“Or you could go in and find out for me” Kara said giving her biggest puppy dog eyes.

“That won’t work on me” chuckled Alex as she sat back and closed her eyes.

“Fine, I will go in myself” Kara said with a huff, turning and walking into the kitchen through the back door. The smell of fresh baked cookies greeted Kara. She walked into the kitchen to find Lena and Eliza sitting around the island with a cup of coffee and eating some home baked cookies.

“Are you eating my cookies?” said Kara in disgust as she walked over to the cooling cookies on the counter.

“I told you she wouldn’t be happy if she caught us eating without her” laughed Eliza as she got up to refill their coffee mugs. “We saved you some. I promise.”

Lena just smiled as she watched Kara take two cookies before turning and leaning against the counter. Kara couldn’t help but smile back at the green eyed beauty in front of her.

“So which one of you are going to start?” Eliza asked sitting back down on a stool.

“Start what?” Kara asked taking another gigantic bite of her cookie.

“Start to tell me how you guys met etc.” smiled Eliza, causing Kara to choke on her last bite of cookie.

Both Lena and Kara smiled at each other. “Where do we begin?” smiled Lena, taking a sip of her coffee.

Just then Maggie and Alex came into the kitchen. “Hey, we were going to go pick up some groceries. Anyone want to come with us into town?” Alex asked as she walked over to Eliza and wrapped her arm around her, and giving her a squeeze.

“I’m in” Kara said, as she quickly walked towards the exit. “Come on Lena” she said with a nod, hoping that Lena would realize that this was their chance to avoid a rather awkward conversation.

“No, wait Kara. Is it okay if we go?” Lena asked looking at Eliza. She knew full well that Kara was trying to avoid the conversation, but she felt like she owed it to Eliza to ask. Lena had never felt so invited, and so loved already that she genuinely wanted to make sure it was okay that they left Eliza.

“It is totally fine” Eliza said, leaning over and giving Lena’s arm a squeeze. Eliza could tell that Lena craved some motherly attention. She couldn’t help but feel sorry for her. “We can catch up later.”

“I would love to” Lena said as she leant over and gave Eliza a peck on the cheek before walking over to Kara, and grabbing her hand.

“But I don’t want to hear that any of my girls were spotted at Lion’s Point” Eliza said with a wag of her finger.

“Oh Mom” Alex said as she rolled her eyes.

“What’s Lion’s Point?” Lena asked looking at Kara.

“Only Midvale’s number one make out spot” laughed Kara.

“Oh” Lena blushed as Kara turned and pulled her out of the kitchen with her.