It slips out. Quiet and rushed, the words forming and letting loose before she can think anything other than please say yes. Kara freezes, noodles halfway to her mouth as she looks between them, and Lena almost takes them back.
(They’ve been doing this- meetings under the guise of interviews, the latest on L-Corp- for weeks.
Somewhere, between hands brushing just so as they pass food back and forth, it’s become featherlight kisses on the corner of her mouth when Kara leaves, promises to call when the other is free and texting whenever they can.
Somewhere, Kara has went from her only friend in National City to something. Something that makes her heart race with possibility and ache with the thought of its loss if she pushes.)
I’m sorry you’re having a rough day, I hope it gets better, and I hope you brush those assholes who were messaging you anonymously off, cause what the fuck. I don’t understand how someone so dedicated to her own aesthetic has people that follow her blog come at her like that. Fuck that shit, you and your bf keep doing that good fight and best of luck. Things are gonna turn around.
Alexei laces up his skates on the
bench, humming tunelessly but cheerfully. Of the many PR duties that the
Falconers have, stuff with kids is one of the few things that he genuinely
looks forward to. He’s glad he was one of the ones who got to do it this time.
And this, volunteering with the Little Falconers program, was even better than the
Children’s hospital because these kids aren’t sick. He could see some kids on
the benches some distance away with their parents lacing up their skates,
looking at him shyly and clearly gathering the nerve to come over. There was a
small group of them already out on the ice, clumped around Snowy and looking at
his goalie equipment with awe. They were shorter than Snowy’s waist and it was
probably one of the cutest things Alexei had ever seen.
“Are you really Mr. Tater?” A
little girl had become brave enough to approach Alexei, her hair in tiny braids
and wearing a miniature Zimmerman jersey.