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

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

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

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

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

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    09 May 2022

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    Kara has seen Lena in casual clothes. She’s seen her in crewneck sweaters, in jeans, and even with minimal makeup and messy hair. But she’s never seen her in yoga pants. She’s never had to try to keep her cool while Lena walks towards her in skin-tight black spandex and a loose off-the-shoulder t-shirt, her hair in a messy ponytail and not a stitch of makeup on her face. She looks clean and natural and absolutely, devastatingly beautiful.

    Oh, this was a bad idea.

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    Kara doesn’t technically need to work out. But, spending time with Lena at the gym isn’t all bad. Even if seeing her best friend in spandex workout clothes makes her break a new piece of equipment every week.

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    07 May 2022

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    turns out, there's some things kara would like lena to know. if only she'd thought to say them before she ended up stuck in the phantom zone forever.

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    04 May 2022

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    There is no adrenaline rush to Kara’s easy smile, no silent reverence left in her wake. But there is a sort of peacefulness that Lena has never been able to accurately define. It’s as if Kara exists as a quiet focal point, and although light and life settle themselves comfortably in her space, they always unequivocally angle themselves toward her. Lena nearly hadn’t noticed it at first, but the longer she’d spent in Kara’s company the more tangible it had become. And whether Kryptonian or just uniquely Kara, watching her friend walk from the phantom zone onto the ship devoid of all of that brightness unsettles Lena down to her bones.

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    03 May 2022

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    “I’m sure.” Lena doesn’t mean to snap —it’s more of a mild annoyance if anything because if her once best friend doesn’t know that there is no way in hell she would be doing this if she didn’t want to, if she didn’t, however unwillingly, trust Kara with this, then did she ever know her at all? “As long as you’re amenable, Kara, I’m offering my complete consent. Is that okay, or would you like it in writing as well?”

    For the first time, Lena’s snipe and the crystal clear memory of their last phone call just makes Kara smile. “I’m good,” she says softly.

    “Good.”

    “You know, a week ago, the morning after we— I’d convinced myself it was a dream. I was scared to check my call log.”

    “Do you have many wet dreams about me, Kara?”

    Kara laughs suddenly, though she can’t help but feel like she’s been missing out on an essential experience. “No.”

    “Shame.”

    “You, uh, you hung up last time,” Kara ventures hesitantly. “Before I could…”

    “If you’re worried I didn’t complete the mission, I’m happy to inform you that I did.”

    “No, before I could tell you that you sounded beautiful.”
     

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    Or, the one with phone sex and feelings and the complexity of forgiveness.

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    02 May 2022