idea has been bugging me for a while, and I need to write it down because I’m
sure I won’t have the time to write it soon:
A supercat college au, where Cat has a
terrible older brother (let’s say he’s a senior and she’s a junior) whom she
lives with. He’s Katherine’s
favorite of course, the ‘golden boy’, the heir of the Grant legacy
(because Cat has always struck me as a person from an old-money family).
Anyway, he’s awful. Not just awful to
Cat, but to people in general. They both go to NCU where Cat is studying
journalism (against her mother’s wishes because Katherine wanted Cat to be a
lawyer, and had planned it since the day Cat was born), and he’s about to
finish pre-med, and go to med school.
So Cat’s brother (let’s call him,
Matthew), loves to party and find ridiculous ways to spend his generous trust
fund (Cat didn’t get one because she’s a disgrace to the family). He has
already almost flunked out of school several times, but a hefty donation or the
opening of a Grant Library always gets him out of trouble. (Cat had no such
privileges because her mother would gladly see her flunk out of - *shudder* -
journalism school. She even had to beg her brother to let her live with him
because she couldn’t afford a place on her own.)
But this time Matthew cuts it close and Katherine orders
he get a tutor, who is none other than Alex Danvers, science genius. It would
all be good and well (Alex seems immune to Matthew’s charm, because the guy is
good looking I’ll admit. He’s a freaking Grant.) except Alex brings her younger
sister to their study session one day. Kara Danvers.
As soon as Kara walks in Matthew’s whole attitude
changes and Cat’s alarms go off because she knows that look. Matthew’s favorite
sport is to get sweet, naïve girls to fall in love with him. And Cat can tell
from the moment she saw her that Kara was too sweet for her own good.
So she decides to thwart her brother’s plan just to
mess with him. Because she hates him. So she befriends Kara, and ends up
falling in love with her. But Kara does
fall for Matthew, and Cat does everything she can to spare her the pain, to
make her understand, but Kara is too naïve to see the truth. So all Cat can do
is be there for her. She doesn’t know how many times she’s had to sit in her
room with her earphones at maximum volume because Matthew is having sex with
Kara in the next room (he’s never cared if she’s in the house or not, always
making a big fuss about it – grunting loudly and making the bed creak as loud
as he can- just to make her uncomfortable, Cat is sure), and Cat usually couldn’t
care less, but this time she does,
and it hurts, and she felt her heart
break the first time she heard Kara moaning softly in the next room (because
Kara always tries to be quiet for her sake, because they’re friends, and it
must be so awkward for Cat).
And one day when Matthew brings a girl home that’s clearly
not Kara, Cat loses it and yells at him, and slaps him, and actually goes as
far as to punch him in his stupid face because how could he do this to Kara. And
Matthew punches her back, and leaves her with a black eye. So Cat furiously
leaves the house, and walks to her favorite coffee shop (where she writes all
her articles), and just sits there and cries. And it is past closing time but
she’s friends with the owner and he tells her she can stay as long as she’d
like, while bringing her some hot chocolate. They talk for a while, Cat calms
down somewhat and decides to leave because surely the owner has some other
stuff to do.
While she’s aimlessly walking around, she runs into
Kara who is astoundingly concerned for her when she notices her black eye. Cat
avoids her, doesn’t want to tell her that it was Matthew who did it, because
she’s still trying to protect Kara from the pain she know her brother will
inflict on her anyway. But Kara will not let Cat leave until she explains everything,
so Cat pushes her away, but boy is Kara stubborn, and so, so pushy. And so, so
pretty in the moonlight so Cat selfishly goes back to Kara’s apartment, and
lets her tend to her wound.
And finally she tells Kara the truth. Cat
half-expected Kara not to believe her. To start making excuses for Matthew but,
to her surprise, Kara is enraged at the whole situation and vows to break up
with him immediately. Cat cries for the millionth time that evening and falls
asleep with Kara’s arms around her.
Matthew is furious that Kara broke up with him of
course, and blames it all on Cat. He’s hell-bent on making her life impossible
but it’s not so easy anymore since Cat is barely home. She spends almost all of
her time at Kara’s, and they strike up a deep friendship very quickly.
It doesn’t take long for it to become a relationship,
and Cat has never been happier. Matthew finds out, and is so enraged that he
outs his sister to her mother, kicking her out of the house. Katherine
immediately cuts Cat off as well, just one year away from graduation. Cat is
devastated, but Kara immediately takes her in, and doesn’t let her succumb into
despair. Cat gets a job and a scholarship, and manages to graduate at the top
of her class. And later gets a job as Perry White’s assistant.
All in all, this is the reason she had to build CatCo
from scratch. Except in this universe Kara was always at her side, and their
love was the thing that kept her grounded and made her immensely happy.
OKAY this is a fucking gem, if you haven’t already seen it YOU SHOULD. Aside from being a hilariously well-written monologue, Calista is cute af and pretty damn hot in those leather pants, also Rachel Dratch is brilliant and the makeup artist who did that is fucking amazing??!?
Ugh a young Calista just does things to me this shouldn’t be legal also how good she still looks at 52 shouldn’t be legal either and GAWD she should just always wear leather because damn.