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A new hero?

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Cat was in Boston when news broke of a warrior woman fighting monsters in the middle of the city. She watched the first cell phone footage delightedly. Another superhero for her to claim. Well, well, well.
The woman was dressed in what looked to be extremely impractical battle armour with an embossed- was it an eagle or two w's- on her chest. She seemed to be have super strength, to be able to leap great heights, if not fly, and nobody had heard her speak a word of English.
She called her Boston news team to her office.
"Send out your best to film this, Lucia THis-" She paused. " This Wonder Woman needs to be our scoop. Make sure your teams call her that. We need Catco to be known as the company that brands superheroes. Go." She would have ordered them to take her former assistant with them, but Kara had mysteriously disappeared moments before Supergirl had been spotted helping this "Wonder Woman" to fight. Cat wished Kara had mentioned it to her so she could dissuade her. It was suspicious for Kara Danvers and Supergirl to be in Boston at the same time, but it was too late now. Honestly, was the girl even trying to hide her secret?
Cat watched the footage from her office, heart in her mouth as she watched Supergirl get pummeled by one of the monsters. TO her shock, they actually seemed able to hurt her. The reporter in her wondered why, but the emotional part of her worried for Kara's safety. She was very relieved when Wonder Woman and Supergirl vanquished that last monster and were captured shaking hands enthusiastically before SUpergirl shot up into the sky.
Cat smiled. If Supergirl was done fighting, it was time for Cat to go home.

Later, once Kara had eaten and lay on the couch with her head resting in Cat's lap, Cat could tell something was still bothering her.
"For goodness sake, Kara, what is it?" She finally snapped. "What's eating at you that you won't tell me?"
Kara sighed and sat up. Cat rather regretted the loss of the warm weight on her lap.
"I don't know, Cat. It's... It's silly. "
"Tell me." Cat ordered. When no answer was forthcoming, she continued speaking. "I thought you'd be pleased there was a new superhero out there. Or did she do something wrong?"
Kara shook her head. "No, she was fine. Great, actually. She's nearly as strong as me, and-"
"Kara. It's not that I dislike hearing you list another woman's virtues, it's just I'd like to know what's really bothering you. Did I do something?"
Kara hesitated, and Cat knew she was right.
"What did I do, Kara? Tell me."
Kara sighed. "It's just... why did she get to be Wonder Woman?" She said in a small voice.
Cat blinked. "What?"
Kara closed her eyes. "Why did she get to be Wonder Woman and I had to be Supergirl?"
"Oh." Cat said. She knew Kara hadn't initially liked the name Supergirl, but she hadn't realised it was still bothering her. "I'm sorry, Kara. I didn't realise that you were still upset about that."
Kara shook her head. "No, I'm not, really. It's just.... I feel like you see me as someone immature. That someday you'll realise I'm not as strong, or wise, or cultured as you and choose someone like...well, someone like that."
Cat frowned. Her heart felt heavy in her chest. Kara really worried about that? After everything?
"Kara, I don't think you;'re immature. You're one of the wisest people I know. You're my hero, whether you call yourself Supergirl or Kara or Superwoman or anything else. How can you doubt that?"
Kara blushed and took Cat's hand.
"Thank you. You're my hero, too. You know that."
"Yes." Cat said softly. "I do."