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The past year Alex has been worried about her sister because Kara hasn't been acting the same. She's barley seen her sister unless she shows up at her work to take her to lunch or something and over the last 6 months she hadn't really seen her at all despite attempts of trying. Kara's been noticeably jittery while also being fidgety and jumpy while constantly apologizing for some of the most minuet things even when it's not her fault. Even though she would apologize a lot she would also become rather bitchy at times. Her sister has gotten noticeably thinner, paler, looking almost sickly at times and seems to use a lot of concealer make up while wearing long sleeved clothing and pants almost as if she's trying to hide something. Alex found that her sisters phone had been disconnected and had recently quit her job at CatCo which surprisingly had Cat worried. It seemed that Cat like Alex had become worried about Kara with her change in attitude and how she started to look and dress then when she quit unexpectedly without giving any real reason it just made her postitive that something was wrong.

When Alex went to her sisters apartment she found that Kara had moved out a few month ago and ended up having to get Maggie to help her find out where she moved to. It turned out that Kara moved clear across the country to Gotham and was living in a run down apartment building. The part of the city that she lived in was known to be high in crime especially drug related crime. The police try to do what they can there but with out the proper funding their manpower is spread short and the local political corruption didn't really help either. Alex decided that she needed to check on her sister and took a plane out to Gotham. After renting a vehicle and finding the right address Alex parked and headed inside knocking on the door.

"I said get the fucking door but apparently I have to do every god damn thing around here!" Alex heard a female voice say from inside. The door swung open revealing a tall rather musclier woman with brown hair wearing jeans and a black t-shirt with a black leather jacket that said 'Silver Banshee's' on the back along with a white skull graphic. "Who are you and what the fuck do you want?"

"I'm looking for my sister Kara." Alex told her while noticing that the other woman recked of alcohol and cigarette smoke.

"So you're the big sister she used to never shut up about." The woman said as she sized Alex up. "Hey babe get the hell out here you got company." She yelled not taking her eye's off of Alex.

"You don't have to fucking yell Siobhan! The apartment isn't that big!" Kara yelled reaching the the door. "A......Alex! What......what are you doing here?"

"Looking for you. You just up and moved without a word." Alex looked at Kara then to Siobhan and back to Kara. "Kara could we talk in private."

"There's a cafe down the street we can go to for a bit." Kara said.

"Babe can I talk to you for a minute." Siobhan asked.

"Alex give us a minute." Kara said as her and Siobhan walked in closing the door but leaving it cracked. They started whispering but it was still loud enough that Alex could hear them.

"I don't want you leaving with her." Siobhan said.

"It's just my sister."

"Yea who's also a cop. We don't need her snooping around."

"It'll be fine! Just give me an hour."

"I just said I don't want you leaving!" Siobhan said tightly grabbing Kara by the wrist.

"You're hurting me." Kara said trying to pull away.

"Kara is everything alright?" Alex called out.

"I......yea......yea I'm fine."

"One hour Kara! If I have to come after you you're going to have a lot more than a sore wrist to worry about." She tossed Kara's arm aside. "You understand me?"

"Yes I understand."

"Good." Siobhan lifted Kara's head placing a kiss on her lips. "I love you you know that right."

"I know......I love you to."

After their conversation Kara grabbed her purse and her jacket which was like the one Siobhan has on graphic design and all. Since the cafe was just down the street they walked instead of driving. After arriving they ordered some coffee and took a seat.

"Why did you move without telling anyone?" Alex asked

"It was a sudden decision. Siobhan was only in National City temporary for work so when she had to come back to Gotham she wanted me to come with her."

"Who exactly is she anyways?"

"She's my girlfriend."

"Since when are you gay?"

"Since always, why else would I never date guys."

"It's just.......you never said anything."

"Because I don't think my sexuality is really all that important. What do you expect me to do? Go around telling everyone?"

"That not what I meant.....its just you usually tell me everything."

"Look Alex there's plenty I don't tell you. For instance did you know I'm the one Maggie cheated on Emily with?" Kara said looking at Alex who had a surprised look her face. "By the look on you're face I'm going with no you didn't know. I'm not surprised Maggie never told you."

"Okay so I guess you don't tell me everything." Alex sighed letting out a deep breath. "You could have at least called you know."

"I don't have a phone."

"Why?"

"Siobhan she.......she doesn't really like me talking to other people. She says that if I want to talk to someone I have her."

"That's pretty controlling you know. Honestly she comes off like a real bitch."

"She not controlling if that's what you're thinking. And she's not a bitch she's just..........protective. Plus you caught her after work so she's tired."

"Is she the one that's left all the bruises and marks on you that you've been covering up for the past year?"

"I......N.......NO! She......she doesn't hurt me."

"Really? So where did you get that bruise that's already forming on your wrist? It certainly wasn't there untill after you two had you're little talk which I heard by the way."

"I think you're getting the wrong idea."

"Am I really? Because it's pretty obvious she hits you."

"You don't know what you're talking about Alex."

"Really Kara!?! I can see all the caked on concealer that's all over you're face and neck!"

"You don't even know her and yet you're going to sit here and pretty much accuse her of abusing me! She doesn't hit me Alex so just drop it besides you know how clumsy I am."

"Jesus Christ Kara don't be stupid!"

"This was a bad idea I should never have come here with you." Kara said as she stood up but knocked her purse over by accident. "Damn it!"

As Kara was picking her stuff up off the ground Alex noticed a syringe hanging out of the purse and grabbed it. Alex knew exactly what it was, she was a cop and had dealt with heroine enough times when on the job. This explained Kara's weight lose, why she had become pale and was at least partially why she always seemed jittery.

"Drugs Kara really! What the hell!" Alex said holding up the syringe.

"Give that back!" Kara demanded as she tried snatching it.

"I'm not going to let you do this to yourself Kara."

"I'm a grown ass adult Alex! I can make my own decisions so just mind you're own damn business!" Kara yelled. "Now give it back!"

"What kind of sister would I be if I let you have this! Hell what kind of cop would I be!"

"Alex come on I need it! If I go back with out it Siobhan she'll........." Kara cut herself off.

"She'll what? Hit you some more?"

"I......."

"Kara please let me help you. You can come back to National City with me. We can get you into rehab and then after you can stay with me untill you're back on you're feet." Alex said pulling Kara into a hug.

"I..........no! Just no Alex I can't." Kara said pushing Alex away.

"Why can't you?"

"I'm.....I'm happy here and Siobhan she.....she loves me." Kara said standing there crossing her arms as she looked down.

"Kara you don't hurt the people you love like this."

"I......I gotta go." Kara started walking away but Alex stepped in front her.

"Kara please 'PLEASE' let me help!"

"I don't need help! Just.........just leave me alone!" Kara pushed past her sister walking off.

"KARA!" Alex shouted trying to get her to stop but it was no good.