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    The mechanic isn’t just pretty – she’s muscular. And sweaty. And broad. Her shoulders are wider than they look at first glance, and as she reaches up to remove her hat and wipe at her brow with her forearm, Lena can see her bicep flex.

    She tries very hard not to be affected by that, or by the adorable red line the ball cap leaves on the woman’s forehead.

    “Hi! I’m Kara. James said your Porsche gave out?”

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    Needing to get away from the stress of her job for a few months, Lena buys a summer lake house in the most remote town she can find. She fully intends on keeping to herself, resting, and interacting as little as possible with the local colour.

    That is, until her car breaks down, and the mechanic happens to be the hottest woman she’s ever seen.

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    12 Oct 2019

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    The woman who opens the door is nothing like Kara expected.

    She’s not a housewife. She’s young, probably Kara’s age, and alarmingly pretty. She looks loose, and carefree, and stylish. She looks like a catalog model. No…even better. Those women don’t have half the curves that this woman does, they don’t have her subtle smile or her bright green eyes –

    Bright green eyes that are staring directly at Kara.

    “Can I help you?”

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    Kara is a sexless housewife in 1969, feeling trapped with nowhere to go. But when mysterious, kind-hearted Lena Luthor moves in next door, hosting swinger’s parties but ignoring the men, Kara’s whole world shifts on its axis.

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    05 Oct 2019

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    She doesn’t know what it is she’s looking for, in these mindscapes. It’s like a splinter, wedged into her skin. Sometimes she slips into it without an expectation or an exact thought. She lets her subconscious take her where it wills. She lets Kara exist as a guidepost, central and strong and unchanging.

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    05 Oct 2019

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    Lena knows.

    Lena knows, because Lex told her before Kara got the chance to do it herself.

    Kara knows that Lena knows because she tried to tell her, afterwards. They had an awful crying, shouting fight about it in Lena's office, the kind of fight that sticks under Kara's skin and keeps her awake at night.

    (Kara accidentally crunched a handprint into Lena's desk. Lena threw Kara's phone off of her office balcony.

    She doesn't want to talk about it.)

    or: the story of what happens after Kara and Lena fall apart

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    24 Sep 2019

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    Jessica Hoang takes her job very seriously. It’s odd, or uncommon, as she’s learned- people are always so surprised when she seems more loyal to Lena Luthor than the advancement of her own career. She used to think that the whole trope of secretaries selling out their bosses for personal gain existed only in bad TV shows, but, as always, she overestimates the human race.

    So when Kara Danvers the reporter starts showing up more often, she’s wary and a little irritated. Yes, Lena said to let her in at any time, so she does so dutifully, but she’s seen her share of reporters and she’s not impressed with the bunch. Words are their trade, and it wouldn’t take much to motivate a reporter to twist Lena’s image around for a pretty buck.

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    18 Sep 2019