Hey Cap! Could you possibly do a fix it of Alex and/or Maggie going with Kara to the restaurant? So mad we only got like 15 secs of Alex and no Maggie... Thank you!
“Maggie, what – what are you doing here?”
“Sorry, Little Danvers – Alex sent me, she’s working late but she forgot her jacket last night – “
“Yeah, it’s by the door – “
“I know. Listen, um… Lena called. I let it go to voicemail, didn’t want to be intrusive, but I couldn’t stopper my ears – said something about wanting you to talk her out of going to dinner with some Jack guy?”
Kara groans and runs her hands over her hair, frowning.
“Come on,” she says suddenly, tugging at Maggie’s arm.
“Um, okay, where are we – “
“You’re a cop. And I’m a reporter. And I think Jack’s little robots are a big problem. Plus Lena needs me to save her.”
“To save her.” Maggie’s tone managed to be bemused, even as she’s being dragged out the door by Supergirl in a blue sweater and deeply gay pants.
Kara flushes. “From her date. With her ex. Jack. Jack’s her ex. They used to date.”
“I know what an ex is, Sunshine.”
Kara turns and squint-glares at her sister’s girlfriend before continuing.
“Well, I have to save her. He forced her to choose – him or L Corp, I mean, who would do that, right, why can’t she have both, I mean sure he seems like a nice enough guy, and he’s certainly handsome, but making her choose, I mean come on, right, that’s not okay, and now he’s back in town just to, what, get her back? – and now he’s taking her to dinner, and ughhh, I should have been there to take that phone call – “
“Slow down, Kara,” Maggie says, tugging Kara away from the driver’s seat of Maggie’s own car. “You’re spiraling. I’m driving.”
Kara grimaces and shuffles to the passenger’s seat.
Maggie stares at her thoughtfully as they both get in.
“Kara, you um… Does it bother you? That Jack and Lena used to date?“
She keeps her voice deliberately casual and her eyes deliberately on the road as she starts to drive.
“Bother me?” She can practically hear Kara fidgeting with her glasses, practically see the disbelieving – denial – grin of incredulity on her face, even though she’s keeping her eyes carefully ahead. “Pfft. No! Why… why would it bother me? Lena can date anyone she wants! In the past and future, and… and present… Lena’s her own woman, she can do what she wants!”
“And it doesn’t bother you. At all.”
“Are you implying something, Maggie?”
There’s an edge to Kara’s voice, a slight bite, and Maggie retreats, because god, god, god, Alex’s kid sister can’t hate her.
“Nope. Sorry Kara, just… just making conversation. So tell me about your suspicions about Biomax.”
settles and fills Maggie in along the way, and when Maggie suggests
that maybe Kara should text first to tell Lena that she’s about to crash
her date, Kara splutters.
“She needs rescuing, Maggie. It’s part of my job. And yours, too. And I need more information from this Jack character.”
Maggie just grimaces, and remembers the days when she thought Kara was too polite to get what she wanted. She almost chuckles to herself, but suddenly she’s finding herself face-to-face with a woman she’s arrested, and god, does the woman look arresting.
“Lena,” she offers, an apology in her eyes, and Lena’s are wary but mostly fixed on Kara. Maggie watches the two of them, even as she introduces herself to Jack, apologizes for the intrusion, congratulates him on his press conference, because even if Kara wants to dive straight into vaguely accusatory questions, Maggie prefers a different approach. In this context, anyway.
So she listens quietly as Kara asks Jack questions.
She sits back and lets her eyes flit between Lena’s teary ones and Kara’s uncharacteristically hard to read ones – but Maggie thinks she sees jealousy in them, or maybe fear of loss, or maybe, she thinks, they’re the same thing – while Jack weaves some poetry about a sunrise and starlings and Lena this and come back to me that.
There’s a silence and Maggie’s heart hurts for Lena, for Kara, but Kara is leaning forward, and she’s shattering the silence with an ice pick.
“Anyway, I was also wondering – ”
“Another time,” Jack says, his eyes never leaving Lena’s face.
Kara splutters, and Maggie thinks this Danvers might be even harder to get out of the closet than her sister.
“Lena, are – are you… uh…”
“Yeah, I think Jack and I need to talk.”
“That’s… fine,” Kara is almost squeaking, and Maggie is grabbing her knee under the table.
“Of course. Lena, it was good seeing you again, under… better circumstances. Jack. Kara, come on,” she adds softly at the end, standing and putting her hand on Kara’s shoulder and hoping Kara doesn’t heat vision it off her body.
“Lena, I’ll… I’ll see you soon, then?” Kara asks, hope in her voice.
“Yes, yes, of course, Kara,” Lena breathes, her eyes still on her ex, and Maggie thinks she knows those eyes.
Those eyes that are still so scared by the past that they’re more ready to go back into it than dive ahead into the future.
Or, in this case, into Kara Danvers.
know, if you want to get into Jack’s office, I can get you a warrant,”
Maggie mutters to Kara on their way out of the restaurant.
“So you didn’t believe him?” Kara perks up.
“Oh, I believe him, alright. But something’s also… off. About him. About this whole… thing. Two men being killed in an attack like this? The whistleblower, someone who was corroborating his story to your boss?”
“Ex boss. Something’s going on. It’s enough to go on, Kara.”
They pile back into her car and Maggie stares at her sister’s girlfriend for a long moment before starting the ignition.
“Don’t give up on Lena. She hasn’t given up on you.”
“How do you – ”
“I’m a detective, Little Danvers. I detect.”
“Does Alex – ”
“Kara, please, Alex barely knew she was gay herself until it punched her in the face.”
“I’m not – ”
“Okay, so bi. Ace. Both. Either way. Your girl crush is safe with me until you’re ready to come out. But Kara, listen: just don’t let her go, okay? Life is too short to… just don’t give up, alright?”
Kara fidgets and her cheeks go bright red and she looks like she’s about to panic, about to cry, about to scream.
“Let’s get that warrant, Maggie. I can worry about getting the girl after we make sure she’s not in any danger.”
“That’s the spirit, Little Danvers. That’s the spirit.”
Kara returns the grin despite herself, because maybe, just maybe, everything isn’t ending after all.