I really like the prompts you gave!! The ones that stuck with me was the friends to lovers prompt and office men au, so I decided to combine the two! I hope you like it, I’m sorry again for posting so late (´•ω•̥`)
(Also short disclaimer: this isn’t supposed to be iwaoi bonding over ~hating~ Ushijima more like bonding over how they’re competitive?? I rly hope it comes across alright..! )
So, I’ve been thinking about this a lot and I’ve come to the conclusion that she is not. And it’s not just wishful thinking and/or because I can’t stand him. There are actual clues in canon that show that Kara is not in love with her boyfriend. Here’s why:
The way Kara acts around her love interests. She gets flustered, blushes a lot, acts awkward around them.
around Mon-El: error 404 example not found. I can’t recall a single Karamel scene where Kara acts like this.
Bonus: around Lena:
The trope that a love interest watches and looks at their crush dreamily as they leave.
I know that Mon-El looked at Kara like this at least once too, but I’m really not in the mood to gif him so I’m gonna skip that since that’s not the point of this post. The point is to show that Kara is not in love with Mon-El, not vice versa.
But another person also looked at her like this, and even received this look from Kara herself in the latest Supergirl episode…
These are actual quotes that Kara said about/to Mon-El:
“You are so selfish!”
“You are still the same macho egotistical Daxamite!”
“It’s not just the jealousy. It’s the patronizing ego thing.”
“Well, the first bit about your infuriating male ego, that part I meant.”
“More like you’re an arrogant dude-bro.”
“I can handle Mxyzptlk, but it’s Mon-El who’s infuriating.”
She’s never said things like these to James, and definitely not as excessively as she’s complaining about Mon-El. On the contrary, she said “You make me better.”
Another bonus; things she said about/to Lena:
“Kara Danvers believes in you.”
“I believe in her.”
“You are too good and too smart to follow in her path.”
“Now you have someone that will stand up for you, always.”
This is Kara’s reaction when Mon-El first tells her about his feelings for her:
This is Kara’s reaction when Mon-El says “I love you” for the first time:
In conclusion: I honestly don’t believe for a second that Kara has feelings for Mon-El. The most logical explanation is that she felt obligated to give Mon-El a chance because that’s what everyone told her to do or that she felt lonely and Mon-El knew what it’s like to lose a planet. We know how Kara behaves around the person she’s crushing on. There are patterns. And we can’t see any of these patterns when Kara is around Mon-El. Besides the occasional kiss and “I’m happy” she doesn’t show any signs of having feelings for him. They haven’t even gone on any dates, not counting the one she took him on to “save” Lena.
Supergirl producers: …and remember! Lena is straight, Mon-El is the best Supergirl character and Karamel is canon so like… don’t be too pro-Supercorp and too wild during this event!
Katie: Got it.
also Katie: *signing Supercorp fanfic after reading the “Lena kisses her cheek ‘I love you’.“ bit* Mon-El? Whom is that? Anyways, I have a crush on princess Leia. Btw… fuck off, Teri. Go team Supercorp!
Am I the only one that doesn’t care at all that Mon El said that he loved Kara before Sanvers have said it? Like the relationship between Kara and Mon El is messy and lacks development, so I’m not surprised that he said that he loved her so quickly. In all honesty he may not even truly love her, she’s just the first person he’s truly been attached to and not a hook up, which he was doing on Daxam.
BUT Sanvers has been developed and I’m just waiting for that special moment that they actually say it. Not some type of “I’m saying this cause I don’t want to lose you bullshit,” but they say it cause it’s true. Cause they truly can’t live without one another and love each other, ride or die. When they do say it, it will be impactful and not easily forgotten like Mon El’s confession.