Lena would be touched but right now they’re not speaking. It had been three days without word from Supergirl after having her mother locked up, and Lena had taken that as a message that she could do more. So she moves herself to the boardroom next to her office and gets her best engineers and scientists and they spend nights going through what little Lena can find of Cadmus tracks. She can find all sorts of experiments and weapons and they do their best to reverse engineer those and hand their findings over to the DEO to a grateful Agent Danvers, but there is little to be found in terms of captives or documentation of Cadmus activities.
It’s the fourth night, when she’s talking to her staff, that she sees Supergirl fly by, checking to see if she’s in her office. This happens for two more nights and Lena realizes Supergirl is checking up on her rather than keeping tabs. The next time she knocks on the glass as Supergirl flies by and it nearly jolts her out of the air. Lena gives her an apologetic smile but holds up a finger and gestures to her office.
“You’ve been busy, I hear” says Supergirl once Lena joins her on her balcony.
“Yes, well, your…. absence gave me time to think. Like Lex, my mother has left quite a trail of mysteries behind her. I’m doing my best to help solve them.”
“I wanted to come and see you before, actually but business got in the way. I wanted to thank you for your part in what you did.” The sentence is simple and Supergirl frowns because it both does and doesn’t convey what she wants to say. Being a Luthor means that Lena’s no idiot. She’s like a mixture of Winn and Alex but feels that comparison doesn’t do her justice either. She thinks of Winn. The Toy Maker’s son. Never once did they think that Winn was in league with his Dad and yet with Lena….. despite her eagerness to rename L-Corp and make it an corporation for good…
“I wanted to also apologize.”
“Apologize?” asks Lena, thrown for a loop.
“Since arriving here your goal has been to make people see the name Luthor differently, and you have time and time again. There was no reason to think you wouldn’t continue to this time.”
“Except for my little speech about being a Luthor” mutters Lena.
“Except that you’ve proved that can mean something else. I won’t forget that. So, thank you. I am sorry though that your family let you down again.” To this Lena shrugs.
“Par for the course of being a Luthor. Lillian let me down my whole life. I only really had Lex. I should have excepted something…. and maybe I did, not on this scale, but something, after all, Lex wasn’t the only on effected…. anyway, thank you.”
“I look forward to working with you again Lena” says Supergirl, and then she’s off, leaving Lena watching her soar against the sky.