Could you write something for this prompt: Lena becomes nervous about the amount of aliens that have threatened her because of Cadmus and, knowing that Superman would be more than willing to bring her down if given the chance, she arms herself with a kryptonite gun. And it's all fine and dandy since she never plans on using it but then she's putting it back in it's safe when an intruder lands on her balcony and Lena finds herself pulling the trigger before she can realize it's Supergirl
Sorry for the Supercorp angst…
She would never admit it to anyone; admit that she was scared, admit that she was terrified that each day would be her last, the sleepless nights racked with worry, or if she did manage to fall into a slumber; the nightmares that awaited her, that stalked her.
She found herself brushing up on her martial arts, found herself adding to her ever growing arsenal of weapons; the taser that was now a permanent fixture in her handbag alongside the small hand gun, the guns she kept in her office, locked in the top drawer of her desk and her safe. Not to mention the ones secured around her penthouse. She wasn’t taking any chances.
She didn’t dwell on the fact that most of her weapons were useless against any cyborg Cadmus, her mother, sent after her.
She opened the safe in her office and took out the lead lined box, the one she had placed in there two months ago, the one she hadn’t told anyone about, not even Kara…
Lena flipped the catches and lifted the lid, a soft green glow illuminating her face. She pulled out the gun and started taking it apart to clean it; she found the process soothing, routine helped her to think, helped her to organise her thoughts.
She picked up one of the bullets and looked it over; she had to admit she was rather proud of what she had been able to achieve- bonding Kryptonite to the lead casing of the bullet, injecting it so that thin strands of the embedded substance wove around the projectile.
Lena knew she was being ridiculous in developing a weapon to take down a Kryptonian in the first place, but after the night Superman had landed on her balcony, she felt the need to protect herself.
There was a soft thud as Superman landed, knees bent, on the balcony to Lena’s office at L. Corp. He pushed through the glass door, searching for the CEO.
‘There was an attack in Metropolis; it has your brothers handiwork all over it…’
‘So you’re here to what? Check up on me?’ Lena asked incredulously.
Superman stayed silent.
‘Because I’m a Luthor?’
‘Because I can’t trust you not to follow in your brothers footsteps.’
‘Supergirl trusts me.’
‘I’m not Supergirl.’
‘Clearly…’ Lena spat, the venom evident in her voice.
Superman walked up to her and leaned over so that their noses were almost touching.
‘Let me make myself very clear; if I for one moment have reason to believe that you are heading down the same path as Lex, I will not hesitate to take you down. Understood?’
Lena stayed silent and raised her chin in defiance. Only after he left did she allow her knees to buckle and her lip to wobble. She poured herself two fingers of whiskey as adrenaline coursed through her, her mind working on ways to defend herself should Superman try to make good on his promise.
The project had given Lena something to work on, something to take her mind off the constant danger she was in. She never planned on using the weapon, it was there to offer comfort, a safety net.
Suddenly the office was plunged into darkness and Lena immediately grabbed one of the cartridges, clicking it into place. A quick glance out of the window told her that it wasn’t just L. Corp that was affected, it looked like the whole of National City had lost power.
Lena felt her way along the wall of her office, gun still firmly in her hand, until she reached the fuse box she had insisted be placed in her office in case of emergency.
Using the flash light she kept inside the fuse box to illuminate the wires, Lena started to try and bring power back to her building.
She looked up, startled on hearing a loud crash as someone or something came smashing through the glass door to her balcony.
‘Who’s there?!’ Lena yelled out, standing with the gun held out in front of her.
The figure stood and Lena squinted, but it was too dark to discern who or what was in her office.
The figure raised its hand and Lena panicked, thinking the intruder was holding a gun. Her instincts kicked in and she fired two shots.
The figure fell to the floor as they let out a cry of surprise.
Lena saw a flash of red material in the moonlight and realised that it was a cape. ‘Fuck’ she muttered. She never actually meant to use the Kryptonite bullets against Superman. She moved towards the body, wondering what the hell Superman was doing back in National City, when she saw the blonde curls covering the intruders face.
‘KARA!’ Lena cried out as she rush to Supergirls side, ‘No… No… No…’
‘How did you manage to shoot me?’ Kara spluttered as she looked down at her blood soaked hand in shock.
‘Bullets laced with Kryptonite… What are you doing here?’
‘Blackout… wanted to bring you some candles’ Kara gestured towards the object Lena had thought was a gun, ‘messed up my landing a bit and crashed through your balcony door by accident…’
Lena pulled off her jacket and placed it over Kara’s chest to try and stem the bleeding.
‘I’m so sorry… I didn’t realise…’ Lena sobbed as Kara’s breathing started to slow.
Lena heard a small crackle from the earpiece Kara wore when out as Supergirl and scrabbled to find it.
‘Alex? Alex! You need to send an ambulance to my office now. Kara’s been shot… I… I shot her’
Lena looked at her jacket which was saturated with blood and took Kara’s hand in hers.
‘Kara… Kara listen to me, you can’t leave me. Understood? Not when… not when there’s so much I haven’t said to you.’
Kara smiled weakly as her eyes fluttered closed.
‘Kara! You have to stay with me. I’m so sorry I was too much of a coward to tell you how much to mean to me. I’m sorry I didn’t tell you about the Kryptonite gun and how scared I was when your cousin threatened me. I’m so sorry I never told you how I really feel about you.’
‘I know…’ Kara coughed.
Lena looked down at Kara, tears rolling down her cheeks.
‘I know how you feel, because I feel the same…’ Kara whispered, ‘my only regret is I never told you sooner, never got to kiss-’
‘Don’t say that’ Lena interrupted, ‘your sister is sending help, you’re going to be fine.’
Kara’s eyes fluttered closed again.
‘Kara, you don’t get to die on me’ Lena pleaded as her body fell onto Kara’s, their foreheads touching. She heard sirens in the pulling up outside L. Corp and within moments, heard the heavy footfall of a tactical team arriving outside her office.
Alex burst through the door to see Lena hovering over her sisters body, covered in blood, a gun on the floor next to her. She glanced at the box by the open safe and spotted the Kryptonite laced bullets and pieced the events that had transpired together.
‘I love you Kara’ Lena murmured, placing a kiss to Kara’s lips as she felt Alex drag her off of Kara and towards Maggie.
Love… you…’ Kara muttered weakly as she was surrounded by medics who immediately started preparing Kara to take back to the DEO.
‘Lena Luthor, you have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law…’ Maggie recited Lena’s rights as she snapped the cold handcuffs around Lena’s wrists.
Lena’s mind went black as she saw Kara’s body lifted onto a stretcher; by tomorrow morning it would be all over the news ‘Lena Luthor shoots Supergirl’ and she will have become the one thing she always promised herself she wouldn’t become; a Luthor…