Alex and Kara are happy together but then one day Kara leaves Alex, disappears without a trace - it’s unexpected and Kara probably has a reason for her disappearance but Alex is left with more questions than answers and a broken heart but the real heartbreak happens when she finds out she’s pregnant just days after Kara has left her. She’s breaking down, sobbing, telling herself that this can’t be happening, that she can’t do this without Kara, can’t raise a child on her own but then she decides to keep the baby, knows this is Kara’s child too, and she still hopes she will come back to her one day.
She somehow makes it through her pregnancy, she’s sad and empty most
days but she makes it and gives birth to a beautiful girl and she’s
crying when she holds her in her arms for the first time because Kara should be there for
this but she’s still gone and their girl painfully reminds Alex so much of Kara with her
bright blue eyes and facial features.
She takes their girl home a few days later, takes care of her, holds her close, but she still cries every night, wanting nothing more than to share this with Kara, wanting nothing more than for her to finally come back home to her, to them.
Time passes, the little girl grows older, her first birthday comes and goes and so does her second and it’s becoming harder and harder for Alex to believe in Kara ever coming back again.
The girl looks a lot like Kara, but she has Alex’s hair and while her smile is just like Kara’s she’s often quiet and withdrawn, sensing Alex’s sadness and growing unsettled whenever she feels Alex’s mood change.
And then, one day, Kara is back. She’s standing at the door and she is so incredibly broken and small and Alex just stares at her and Kara looks at her with sad eyes until she notices something else, someone else’s presence. She looks into the living room and sees a girl, quietly playing on the floor and she is shocked. She looks at Alex and back at the girl again and she’s confused and scared and wondering if this is possible, but then she sees this blue eyes and she just knows it’s her daughter too.
She’s crying then, realizing what she did to Alex, realizing that she left her alone, with a daughter she didn’t even know about because she left before there was a second heartbeat accompanying Alex’s.
Kara is crying and whispering brokenly how sorry she is and then Alex is crying too, she is still angry at Kara and she’s so incredibly sad that Kara missed out on so many things but she’s also relieved because she was so scared that she would never get to see her again after spending so many nights standing on the balcony, her daughter wrapped in a blanket and pressed against her chest, looking into the night sky and hoping for Kara to come back, whispering stories about her to their sleeping daughter so she would know that there was someone out there who would love her just as much as she did, no matter how painful it was to love their daughter at times.
It takes a while, for Alex to accept Kara’s return, for Alex to stop being so damn scared of Kara leaving again, this time breaking their daughter’s heart too, but eventually they adjust, they settle down, and their daughter finally gets to know the mother she only knew from whispered stories and Kara still feels guilty when Alex cries at night, waking up from a nightmare or feeling the sadness over their lost years, but they make it through that and when they finally begin to heal they also become the family they were supposed to be ever since they got together all those years ago.