Chanyeol hangs by the door with his luggage, moving out by an inch. An inch, as a result from Baekhyun’s light push.
’…also, she gets cold easily so watch the air-conditioner. She sleeps with two blankets, she’ll curl up to her side when she’s freezing. And she sometimes wake up in the middle of the night saying that she’s thirsty so you get her a glass of warm no, lukewarm drinking water. If she’s hungry, rare occurences but just incase she says she is, you can get a microwaveable chicken breast meal in the fridge. Just poke a few holes with a fork and throw it in the microwave for 15 minutes and it’s ready.’
Chanyeol told Baekhyun, in a hurry while Baekhyun nods boringly.
“So, I’ve had a read over the questionnaire you completed at home and emailed through to us, I just need to grab the other documents from you too…” Imelda began listing everything they needed to have ready “Your birth certificates and marriage certificate, doctors letters & certificates, Police checks, financial statements and also, Elliott, a letter from your employer.”
Kinleigh laid the folder she’d been carefully putting together over the last week on the desk and gently pushed it toward Imelda “Everything is in here” She smiled.
“Great!.. Oh, and I saw on the questionnaire that you have 2 biological children too?… Did you happen to bring their birth certificates as well?” Asked Imelda “No big deal if you haven’t, you can fax them over later this afternoon”
“Oh, yes… I couldn’t find anywhere that said I needed to include them, but I put them in the folder just incase!” Replied Kinleigh
“Perfect, and very well prepared, I like that!” Commented Imelda with a smile.
as much as i love the way brenda strong plays Evil™ lillian luthor, i can’t help but think about what it might’ve been like if the writers had decided to make her more complex than the cliche Evil Mother Cannot Love Adopted Daughter thing
i think that their dynamic would’ve been a lot more interesting if lillian did love lena. if lena had memories of growing up with her mother’s love and being accepted and being cared for. if it was only after lex’s madness and the things he did that lillian became withdrawn and cold, and started working for cadmus.
if lillian joined cadmus because she was genuinely scared of aliens, and the things they could do, and she genuinely did think that she was doing the right thing by joining cadmus and finding a way to fight them. if her talk about protecting and loving lena and saving the world was just more than talk.
and it would’ve been a really strong way of paralleling someone lena cares for, for someone that kara loved. imagine lena telling kara about how lillian used to be, before lex’s reign of terror, before cadmus, and kara thinking of her aunt. kara ending up in cadmus and looking up at this woman with cold, cold eyes, remembering how her aunt didn’t listen to her, and telling lillian that her daughter misses her.
kara becoming determined to save lillian from herself, for lena, because she couldn’t save her aunt
give me a redemption arc for a middle aged woman who loves her child and has done all these terrible things for what she thought were the right reasons, rather than one for a man child whose done nothing to work for it
am i talking about lillian or astra in the last part who even knows