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Lena slowly awoke and realized her bed seemed too empty. Her eyes remained closed as she patted her hand around on the bed searching for the blonde. 

Lena peeked an eye open and confirmed that her bed was indeed empty. She rolled onto her back and sighed. She wondered if the hero had left to rescue someone in the village. 

Just as Lena’s mind started to wander she heard a noise on the balcony. She opened her eyes and her breath caught at the way the morning sun framed the hero in the doorway. 

Kara seemed bathed in light and her smile beamed brighter than usual. 

"Good morning," Kara shyly greeted. 

Lena looked down at the coffee and parcel in the hero's hands. She shook her head at how adorable and thoughtful the hero was. 

Kara took in Lena's warm and sleepy smile. 

"You're beautiful," the hero said softly. 

"I could say the same. Now come here and get that super suit off. No work today."

Kara triggered her suit to dematerialize. The hero was still clad in the brunette's sleepwear and the color suited her.

Lena's cheeks started hurting from all of the smiling. 

Kara handed the brunette a coffee and then sat the other one down on the nightstand. 

Lena sipped happily at the freshly pressed coffee. 

"I brought you something," Kara said softly and shyly. 

She delicately opened the parcel to reveal pastries. 

"I remembered how much you love these." Kara handed a scone to the other woman.

Lena happily took the pastry. She remembered how wonderful they had tasted when Kara had surprised her with all of her favorite foods from around the globe once. 

"You didn't have to do this," Lena said with a warm smile.

Kara returned the smile and then looked down shyly. 

"Aren't you going to eat?" Lena mumbled around a bite of the scone. 

 

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The two women dressed with their backs to one another. Kara took her time. She had flown home earlier to pack a bag of clothing and necessities, but had been in no hurry to relinquish Lena’s sleepwear.

"Will you walk with me?" Lena asked. "I haven't really had a chance to see the village since I flew in yesterday."

Kara turned around to reply and caught a good glimpse of pale skin as Lena slid on her top. 

Lena turned around to a blushing Kara. 

"Umm," the hero replied distractedly. "I uh- yes. Yes I'd like that." 

"You're adorable," Lena said as she turned to slip on her boots. 

Kara laughed awkwardly and tucked her hands into her pockets. 

"Ready?" Lena asked.

Kara sobered up at the question. She knew it was a simple question with a simple answer, but to her the question allowed for any possibility. 

"I'm ready for anything," she said certainly. 

And Lena wondered just how true those words were. 

 

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The day became tiring as Kara was thrown into several rescuing positions whilst not revealing she was Supergirl. She found herself rounding up barn animals and herding them back into a broken pen, covertly catching a child who was falling, and breaking up a bar fight in the local pub. She wasn't quite sure why the two men had begun fighting in the first place, but she ended it all by challenging each of them to an arm-wrestling contest. Lena could hardly smother her laughter. Kara made a good effort of making it a challenge, but she had ultimately let them win in order to have something to bond over. At this point Lena was in tears with laughter. 

The two women left the pub and returned to their stroll. Lena was the first to speak. 

"Ok, I had never imagined seeing Supergirl arm wrestling in an Irish pub to puff up a couple of male egos."

Kara quirked an eyebrow. "And what exactly have you imagined me doing?" 

Lena's jaw dropped open as she tried to form words.

Kara quirked the other eyebrow. "Who knew it was that easy to make a Luthor speechless?" 

Lena swatted at Kara's arm. 

"So?" Kara asked. "You never did answer the question." 

Lena's cheeks flushed red, which Kara had most certainly noticed. The blonde also started blushing as her mind conjured up various scenarios involving the two of them.

"How about we save that conversation for a more private setting," Lena gently replied. 

Kara cleared her throat awkwardly.

Lena slid her arm around Kara's to link them together. 

The blonde found her thoughts wandering. Lena's touch was making her want to pull the brunette into an alleyway and press her against a building and begin to show her things Kara had imagined. The urge was strong and just as Kara was about to act on it Lena tugged on her arm. 

“Can we stop here?” Lena asked as they came upon a jewelry shop.

Kara wondered what the brunette was up to. Perhaps it was nothing at all.

Lena tugged the hero along into the shop.

 

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Kara wandered around looking at the various handmade jewelry. She came to a stop upon a silver ring with a heart clasped between two hands. The heart had a crown upon it. She was about to reach down for it when she felt the warmth of Lena pressing against her back. She held back a shudder as the brunette’s breath warmed her neck.

“What did you find there?”

“Uh I-I was just curious about the design.” Kara had to force the words out. She was thoroughly distracted by the feel of Lena’s breasts pressed against her back.

“That’s a Claddagh ring.”

“A whatta ring?”

Lena picked up the ring as Kara turned to face her. She kept their close proximity as she gestured at the ring.

“The hands represent friendship, the heart represents love, and the crown represents loyalty.”

Kara watched the brunette curiously and deep green orbs captured her own.

Lena looked deep into her eyes as she picked up the hero’s right hand.

Kara’s breath caught in her throat as Lena slid the ring slowly onto her right ring finger.

“With these hands, I give you my heart and crown it with my love.” Lena’s voice was deep with emotion.

Kara was speechless. She felt tears forming in the corners of her eyes that were mirrored by Lena’s own.

“Th-that is an old Irish saying,” Lena spoke throatily.

Kara sobered up and blinked back her tears. She awkwardly adjusted her glasses with her left hand. “Oh r-right. It’s a saying. It’s beautiful. And the ring.. the ring is also beautiful.” She tried not to sound disappointed, but she was certain it was written all over her face.

Lena gently squeezed the hero’s hand briefly to regain her attention. She then pointed at the ring’s heart.

“When the heart is facing away from you like this it means that you are single and possibly looking for love.” Lena slid the ring off of Kara’s finger and turned it around. She made sure to capture the blonde’s eyes for a moment before she slid the ring back onto the hero’s hand.

Kara felt her pulse quicken, while butterflies fluttered wildly in her stomach.

“And when the heart is pointed towards you..” Lena paused until she captured the hero’s eyes once more. “..it means that someone has captured your heart.”

The brunette took in Kara’s flushed cheeks and shallow breathing.

“Oh,” the hero said simply.

Lena looked over her shoulder to the store clerk. “We’ll take this ring please.. and no need to package it.”

Kara’s eyes widened.

“Do you like it?”

Kara nodded mutely. She noticed Lena’s own flushed cheeks and nervousness.

The brunette handed the clerk a credit card. “Where would you like to go next?”

Kara’s thoughts rested firmly upon the words: ‘your bed.’ But she ultimately asked, “Could we head back to the room?”

Lena nodded and smiled warmly. She wondered if the hero’s thoughts were mirroring her own.

Lena retrieved her credit card and put it away. She then looked to the blonde. “Shall we go?”

Kara nodded and took Lena’s closest hand before linking their fingers together.

Lena nibbled her bottom lip as they returned to walking.

Kara nearly tripped since her focus was solely on the brunette’s ruby lips. She wanted so badly to be the one nibbling on Lena’s lip.

“Are you distracted,” Lena asked with a mischievous grin.

“Yes.”

“Oh really? By what?” Lena asked with feigned innocence.

Kara couldn’t take it anymore. “By that alleyway.”

“Wha-?”

Kara pulled Lena into the alley and then pressed her firmly into the wall.

Lena gasped before soft lips captured her own.

Kara kissed the brunette hungrily.

Lena regained some composure and kissed back with just as much desire. She whimpered into the kiss causing Kara to pull back.

“Do you trust me?” the blonde asked.

Lena nodded. “With every fiber of my being.”

Kara wrapped herself around the brunette protectively.

A thrill went through Lena as the hero shot them both into the air. She giggled as they soared.

Kara spun them around in the air before pressing her lips into Lena’s. They continued kissing as the hero slowed to glide them gracefully through the balcony doors of Lena’s room at the bed and breakfast. Kara hovered a moment before lowering them both down to lie on their sides on the bed.

Lena pulled back breathlessly and rested her forehead against Kara’s. “So you really like the ring.”

Kara let out a full laugh while shaking her head. “It’s you I really like. Like, really really like.”

“Do tell,” Lena replied as she took Kara’s glasses off and set them on a nightstand.