Kara rescuin an orphan alien baby during a mission with the DEO and deciding to take care of her/him. Alex helping her with the baby and falling in love with him/her and even more in love with Kara as a mother. ;)
It’s a spur of a moment decision, really, and before she fully comprehends what she’s doing she’s already flying from the scene, baby clutched tightly to her chest.
What surprises her even more, or, maybe it shouldn’t have surprised her after all, is that she doesn’t go back to the DEO. Instead, she finds herself at home, standing in the middle of her and Alex’s living room, baby still in her arms, shaken out of her daze when the little girl starts squirming in her arms.
And that’s when it really sinks in for her. The baby in her arms, still very much a tiny, squirmy newborn, really, had been left behind when they had to take down its mother, an act that had left all of them shaken up, and as her instincts had kicked in Kara had picked the girl up to take her away from the gruesome scene while the others were still cleaning up after the fight that had ensued.
Alex had watched her take off, had wanted to shout after her, but she was too fast, of course, and somehow she had just known where she would find her.
So, she isn’t surprised when she finds Kara at home, but she is most definitely surprised by the look of fear written across her face when she slowly turns to her, her body suddenly very still, her features tense.
“Kara, hey - is everything okay?”, she carefully approaches her, wondering what was frightening the blonde so much.
“Alex-”, Kara just breathes out as she looks up at her and then back down at the baby.
“She’s so tiny”, she eventually whispers and it’s then that realization dawns on Alex.
“It’s okay, Kara, you won’t break her”, Alex’ voice is gentle and she comes to stand right in front of Kara and carefully runs her fingers over the girl’s head, touching soft baby hair, taking it all in.
“But- she’s so fragile, Alex. How-”, words fail her as she keeps staring at the girl in her arms, who is starting to drift off again, surrounded by Kara’s warm body and Alex’ gentle touch.
“She’s okay, Kara, you’re okay. She’s safe and she’s okay. She trusts you”, a soft smile crosses Alex’ face at that and she watches Kara hold the girl, so gentle, so soft.
It’s then that Kara finally seems to relax and she lets out a long breath, letting Alex help her adjust her hold on the girl as she finally falls asleep.
“Alex, I-”, Kara’s voice falters and a look in stormy blue eyes tells Alex what she’s trying to say.
“I want to keep her, Alex, I want to give her a home”, at this her voice finally cracks and the pain becomes evident, the pain of a girl who was alone when she came to earth, who had no one to look out for her, to care for her, to love her, until she had found a family, a home, in Alex and her parents.
Alex’ first instinct is fear, the overwhelming feeling that they weren’t ready for this, not yet, their lives were always at risk, their relationship still adjusting to the changes. But then, there probably wasn’t a better place for this little girl. A place with people who could protect her, love her, raise her and who could tell her that it was okay to be different in a world where aliens were often hated and hunted for their differences.
And then there was Kara, sweet, gentle, soft Kara. So scared a moment ago, so tender now, as she stared down at the sleeping baby in her arms, all tension drained from her body, a gentle strength taking its place instead.
It was perfect, Alex decided, Kara, the girl, them. A family. They could be a family. Alex knew that Kara had longed for this for so long, a family of her own, and this girl seemed to complete them in a way Alex hadn’t thought would be possible.
So instead of worrying, instead of telling Kara about the extent of this decision, she just wraps her arms around her, around them, and whispers, ever so softly “welcome home, baby girl”.