Lena comes to game night and is so quiet and soft and unimposing because casual friendship, people spending time together just because they like each other, is still such a foreign concept to her that she’s desperate not to screw it up. And she does a good job at staying soft and subdued for almost the entire night until they pull out monopoly, and no amount of careful subservience can erase a lifetime of Luthor training. within thirty minutes she owns half the board, draining every other player of their money with a quiet ruthlessness until the moment Kara lands on her most expensive property and looks at it in a sad sort of way, and Lena realizes she doesn’t have enough money to pay.
Kara looks up at her then with that same sad look, earning a groan of disapproval from alex, and Lena isn’t even aware of the words until she’s already said them: “don’t worry about it,” she says, and alex groans even louder, “today is customer appreciation day.”
“Kara, you know it’s cheating when you do that,” Alex complains, but Kara just holds her nose up snootily.
“I don’t know what you’re talking about,” she says, and Lena is just starting to realize that maybe she got played when Kara leans over and wraps her in a hug and suddenly all Lena can focus on is how good it feels to be wrapped up like that, how nice Kara smells, how warm she is, how her arms are running up and down her back and she vaguely hears alex grumble “Watch your money,” but all Lena really cares about watching is Kara’s beaming smile as she pulls back before shouting that it’s Winn’s turn.
And if maybe she notices her stack of money has gotten a little smaller, or that Kara suddenly has enough money to pay for a property she couldn’t previously afford, Lena thinks nothing of it.
Kara could take everything Lena has for all she cares if it meant she’d keep holding her hand and smiling at her like that.
The difference in how they eat is so cute. Lena picks off tiny pieces of the donut, while Kara just bites down on the whole thing. My favorite thing about them is how similar they are in some things, but so different in others (yin/yang sort of thing). This is a small difference but it’s so cute I love it.
I just realized that scene is so funny when we go with Kara crushing on Lena from the first moment she sees her and Lena actually already knowing that Kara is Supergirl!! I’m rewatching their scenes for the 100th time
So Kara is acting a little nervous when she walks with Lena and Clark into the office, it’s noticable when Lena has her back turned to them for the first time..
Then Lena says that Superman saved the day and Kara’s first reaction is to add that Supergirl was there too.
So Kara has a crush on Lena and wants to make sure she knows that Supergirl is as much of a hero as Superman trying to impress the girl
And Lena already knowing about Kara being Supergirl would explain this reaction so much other than Lena being totally gay for Kara
Her first reaction is surprise, then that smirk and then she’s already turning her back to them again so they don’t see her reaction which is her totally laughing about Supergirl telling her how Supergirl saved the day because SHE ALREADY KNOWS and Lena probably thinks Kara is being really cute while introducing herself
and later where Lena tells them that she tries to make a name outside of her family, she asks if they understand that and then she looks to Kara who agrees with her right away which just makes me think about HOW MUCH THEY HAVE IN COMMON AND HOW THEY JUST GET EACH OTHER
*is flying and using her super hearing to listen for trouble, accidentally hears Lena's voice mumbling about how cute her reporter friend Kara is and how much she likes her, is so shOOK, has a heart attack and falls from the sky, crashes into a building, is motionless on the floor she crashed into*
Omygod! Supergirl, are you okay?!?!
*is smiling and giggling to herself* A girl likes me~
Day 1 (April 17): When You Started Loving
Lena This little 5 second scene was when I really loved her. Don’t get me wrong, her introductory scene was great, but there’s something about this exchange that’s so pure? I just thought it was very cute how Lena was making casual small talk about how much she hates flying to the pilot.
And then she makes a fist in her lap, showing how scared she actually is. We’ve seen Katie McGrath use this acting choice (in her scenes with Brenda Strong) before but when she did this right before they were taking off, I was like “oh no I’ve fallen for another fictional character”.