Little Planet Astro Camp : Day and night on this little planet look a lot like day and night on planet Earth. In fact, the images used to construct the little planet projection, a digitally warped and stitched mosaic covering 360x180 degrees, were taken during day and night near Tarjn, Hungary, planet Earth. They span a successful 33-hour-long photo experiment at Julys Hungarian Astronomical Association Astro Camp. The time-series composite follows the solar disk in 20 minute intervals from sunrise to sunset and over six hours of star trails in the northern night sky centered on the North Celestial Pole near bright star Polaris. The orbiting International Space Station traced the offset arc across the northern night. Below the little planets nightside horizon, red light lamps of fellow astro-campers left the night-long, dancing trails. via NASA
Oh man imagine if Mags walked in on Kara doing Lena, and the whole "how do I tell my girlfriend that her sister is fucking a Luthor" crisis that ensues
They’ve been having lunch every couple of weeks since Maggie
Since Maggie had brought her an apology bag of donuts –
having gleaned the intel from Kara that Lena secretly appreciates the fried
sugary dough – and they’d accidentally discovered they’d had a lot to talk
At first, nerd stuff. Science stuff, tech stuff, police
Then, their Danvers girls.
And, Maggie suspected, Lena did, indeed, think of Kara as
her Danvers girl.
She didn’t know if Kara knew it – hell, she didn’t even know
if Lena herself knew it – so she said nothing about it.
She said nothing about it, that is, until Alana –
something’s off about her, Maggie thinks to herself, and files it away for
things to bring up with Lena at lunch – lets her into Lena’s office when she
absolutely shouldn’t have.
Because Lena’s legs are open and her head is tilted back and
a blonde woman with fantastic arms is standing between her legs, holding her up
with ease against her desk, a reddish glow bathing the office as the blonde’s
lips trace their way up Lena’s throat, and –
Shit shit shit shit shit fuck damn dear god Kid Danvers
isn’t such a kid after all.
Because the blonde currently fucking Lena senseless against
Is Kara Danvers.
Kara whispers something in Lena’s ear that makes Lena gasp
and claw at her back, that makes Maggie infinitely grateful that she doesn’t
have her girlfriend’s little sister’s superhearing.
Her girlfriend’s little sister.
She slips out of Lena’s office and she gives Alana a stiff
nod, refusing to give her the satisfaction of seeing shock on her face, of
seeing anything out of the ordinary on her face. Because she’d definitely known
exactly what was going on in that office, and she’d her walk in anyway.
She texts Winn to pull up files on her.
And then she texts Lena.
Hey – I am so sorry, I’m all tied up at the precinct –
could we reschedule for tonight? Six? At the bar?
And then she texts Kara.
Hey Little Danvers – meet me at six, at the bar?
She grins and shakes her head when, half hour later, they
both respond with a certain overeagerness that Maggie recognizes all too well
from her post-orgasm text checks.
She grins again when, that night, Kara’s eyes fly wide when
she sees Maggie sitting with Lena in the bar.
“I – it – Lena! Hi! Maggie didn’t say you were going to be
here, I – hi! How, um… how are you?”
She adjusts her glasses and she shifts her body like she’s
not sure whether to go in for a hug, a kiss, or to run away. Or better, to fly
“Have a seat, Little Danvers,” Maggie nudges out a stool
“What’s this about, Detective?” Lena asks, back to
formalities and back ramrod straight, terror growing in her eyes.
Maggie shakes her head and gives the softest smile she knows
“Relax, Luthor. This isn’t an ambush, it’s just… Kara, you
gotta tell your sister. She might have preconceptions about Luthors, but she
trusts you, Kara, and Lena, you’re… you’re not your mother. Or your brother. If
anyone can get her head around that, it’s Alex. And Kara, you… you deserve to
not go through this whole liking girls thing alone. Or… only with your
girlfriend. Okay? Alex should know. And Lena, I can be your… person. If you
want to talk about… things.”
Kara and Lena fumble for words, exchange a glance, Lena
sitting back tensely and Kara furiously adjusting her glasses. Lena remembers
verbal communication first.
“And how did you come to the conclusion that there are…
things… that Kara and I should be discussing? With her sister and with you?”
Maggie blinks and Maggie sighs, knowing she’ll never – try
as she might – get that image out of her mind.
“You know what, let’s not focus on that. Let’s focus on,
congratulations! You two look like you make each other really happy! And I
don’t want you to have to hide it. And let’s be honest here, I don’t want to
have to hide it from Alex. I want to go on double dates instead, and do all the
cutesy double date things that queer women get up to, like… like bowling!”
“Bowling,” Lena deadpans, and Kara just laughs before sobering and asking,
“You’re not mad?”
“Why the hell would I be mad?”
“Because I… because we…”
“A Luthor and a Super? Kara, you gotta know me better than –
The rest of Maggie’s words are lost, choked off by the
strength of Kara’s arms around her body, by Kara’s sobbing relieved tears into
“Kara, sweetie, there are no red sun lamps in here, surely
you don’t want to come out to your sister by means of accidentally breaking her
Kara squeals out a series of apologies and Maggie exhales
carefully, rubbing her ribs and wheezing her thanks at Lena.
“I’m happy for you, Little Danvers. And for you, Lena. Our Danvers
Lena blushes as Kara slips her hand into hers, her heart
slamming and her head spinning, because she’s not ashamed to be with me, she’s
not ashamed to be seen with me, she’s not ashamed, she’s not ashamed, she’s not
Supercorp headcannon: Kara and Lena have been dating for a couple of months. Between their busy schedules and Kara’s strength, getting physical has been difficult. After a particularly heavy makeout session, Kara obliterated her kitchen countertop. It wouldn’t have been that bad if Alex didn’t ask how Kara managed to wreck the kitchen. That explanation consisted of mostly squeaks, extreme blushing, and mumbled mentions of Lena. Alex was not ready for that.
Kara’s earth birthday is comes up and of course Lena plans a night out for the couple. Kara finds a beautifully wrapped gift waiting in her apartment on her birthday. Alex and Maggie are curious to know what the CEO gave to Kara. Kara opens it and is surprised to find a simple metal lamp.
“Uhhhh, is this like a weird earth commitment ritual or something?,” Kara asks. Maggie shakes her head.
Alex is confused as she picks up the inoffensive silver frame and examines it.
“I guess it’s a nice lamp?” Alex offers. She places it prominently on the side table and plugs it in.
“Maybe its supposed to be one of those designer pieces,” Kara wonders aloud.
Alex flips the switch, “Proba-” Alex stops mid word. The lamp is emitting a strong red glow. Kara is wide eyed and Maggie just looks back and forth between sisters. “Is this what I think it is?” Alex asks.
Kara blushes and says, “it’s a red sun lamp."
Maggie quietly asks, "what’s a red sun lamp?"
Kara turns a darker shade of red. "The red sun cancels out my powers, so I uhhhh. I don’t have super strength."
Maggie can’t speak for literally five minutes due to her nonstop laughter.
Alex & Maggie having a party, everyone is there including Lena. At some point Lena walks over to Maggie, asking her hypothetically how to surprise romantically to a girl (Kara). (I hope you understand what I mean and write a beautiful story then smut kind of thing). Thanks!
It’s been a wild ride, and they’ve both almost died more than once.
Hell, everyone in the room had almost died more than once.
So they’re celebrating.
Celebrating being alive and celebrating the new rings on Alex and Maggie’s fingers.
Well, more to the point, celebrating the fact that these two were forged in their own hellfires, but somehow fought to keep themselves soft enough to be open for each other; to admit they wanted each other; to admit they loved each other.
They invite Lena because none of them would be alive if it weren’t for her, and they invite Lena because they both know what it means to live your life in fear of becoming – or not becoming, or some strange combination of the two – what your parents demand from you.
They invite her because they know what she means to Kara, because their relationship is new but it’s powerful and because it’s fresh but it’s so damn important.
She’s good in a crowd when she’s at work, but this? This isn’t a work party, and this isn’t public.
So she hugs the wall most of the time that she’s not staunchly by Kara’s side.
But when Kara runs – or, flies – downstairs to get the pizza from Jessy because the elevator isn’t working and she didn’t want him to have to make the hike upstairs, Lena takes a deep breath, takes a shot, and sidles up to Maggie.
“Congratulations, Detective,” she smiles, her heart slamming, and Maggie grins easily at her.
Of all the STEM fields, astronomy is the most dangerous for a student at Elsewhere University. Every science has poetry in it, but astronomy is just so much more explicit about it. Observatories are liminal spaces at the best of times or the most mundane of universities, but only at this school does the tiny octagonal library need an iron bolt on the door and windows, only at this school is the inner wall of the telescope dome maintained with a crust of salt. Each of the three doors leading to the dome has a spray of blackthorn twigs pinned to it. It makes things a little easier, but only in the sense that after installing protective measures, fewer astronomy students vanished. The wind still howls outside the dome, sounding more like a voice than any wind should. The red lamps inside the dome still show shadows that aren’t cast by any student there. On some nights, the telescope will show you the wrong side of the moon, or Venus and Mars will switch places, or Vega will turn leaf-green.
The astronomy students do what they can to stay safe. But there’s magic inherent in astronomy, and there’s no iron nor blackthorn nor salt that can keep it out.
While watching TLD, I found that I kept noticing little flashes of red, almost continuously. It wasn’t as in-your-face as the blue of TST, but it was still pretty prominent, kind of like how pink/purple is used a lot in ASIP. So I decided to go through and count how many times red pops up. (The answer: a lot.)
TONIGHT, WE SLEEP
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Summary: You, Rocket and Groot end up stuck spending the night at one of Contraxia’s love hotels. Rocket enjoys teasing you, but doesn’t expect what you do in return.
Warnings: No?? Just flirting…but I dont think thats a warning.
A/N: My first Rocket imagine! I usually dont like writing imagines for characters I like because I tend to lose interest. But I decided to try it out. Hopefully next time, it’ll get better and more ~intense~
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The room hummed under the red glow of neon lamps and the lovers bed pressed up against the wall. You felt the walls muffle your voice, unsure of how to ask Rocket why this was the only available place for them to sleep in. Besides the thick silence hung between the three of you, and the occasional rattling of the cheaply plastered velvet walls, the only sounds to be heard was beyond the glass window wrapped up in curtains. Mainly the rowdiness of drunkards and the piercing laughter that cut through the cold winter night of Contraxia. Then again, every night here is a cold winter night.
Your hands instinctively rubbed your upper arms, trying to warm up in the unusually cold room. There were many reasons this hotel would want cold rooms, some sexual and others less so. Groot was the first to move, walking towards the wall by the glass window and sitting down.
“I am Groot,” He reclined back, his body slowly becoming connected to the wall as he gazed outside to the different species stumbling about. Rocket followed after him, setting his bag down on the right side of the bed, keeping himself occupied with unpacking. You bit the inside of your cheek, watching him only momentarily before excusing yourself to the bathroom to shower.
Rocket began to assemble his gun, getting it ready just in case anything happened during the night. After a couple visits to Contraxia, he knew better than to come unprepared.
“I am Groot,” Groot spoke, causing Rocket to freeze up. He let out a sigh, shaking his head and continuing his work.
“Because we didn’t have enough units to stay at a nice place like The Divine.” He dragged out, revealing his canines. Rewards were coming in slowly, and their collective spending habits were high matinence. This cheesy love hotel was the only thing they could afford on this planet while their ship was under repairs. Needless to say, Reception looked mildly confused at the three of them walking in and requesting a one bedroom.
“I am Groot,” He said once more, turning his head back towards the window. Rocket rolled his eyes, finishing the final details to his weapon. His ear twitched at the sound of the water turning off, his eyes flickering at the shut door, waiting for you to come out.
“Why don’t you just get some shut-eye? Not my fault we couldn’t get separate rooms,” He grumbled, looking down at his gun as be screwed a bolt in tightly with his fingers. Groot didn’t respond, merely closing his eyes and taking a deep breath as he felt himself become rooted into the wall. Rocket perked his head up at the sound of the door sliding open. He watched you pad out of the bathroom, a slip hanging off your shoulders as you dried the top of your hair.
“Did Groot fall asleep already?” You asked, tossing the towel to the side as Rocket murmured in agreement. After walking up to Groot, you kissed him on his forehead before walking towards the bed.
“How come you don’t kiss me like that before I go to bed?” Rocket asked, grinning to himself as you felt your face heat up. The words got lodged in your throat, so you stayed silent and looked away from him. “Left you speechless? That’s usually the effect I have on people,” He snickered, closing a final compartment on his gun and placing it against the bed.
“Its not funny,” You said, grabbing the covers and pulling them over your shoulders as you curled away from Rocket. He clicked his tongue, rolling his eyes as he got up on the bed. His nose wiggled in your hair, just brushing against the back of your neck.
“I think its cute,” He murmured, his paw resting on your waist as he pulled himself closer. “I love getting you all riled up,” His voice was low, feeling his breath right along your ear before feeling his teeth scrape lightly against the flesh on your neck.
“Maybe Groot should have slept on the bed instead,” You barked back, Rocket grinning at the remark.
“And have you sleep on the floor? Besides, I wouldn’t be able to do all this with Groot,” He snickered. You turned around, your lower lip sticking out in a pout as your brows furrowed.
“What’s with the face, Babydoll?” He mocked you, his ears pressing against his head. Tonight was not the night. Perhaps it was because this wasn’t the first instance of him flirting with you. Or perhaps it was because you didn’t want Rocket to only see you as a blushing mess. Perhaps it was because you wanted him to see you as someone who could keep up with him. It was most definitely because you loved him, though.
Your hands reached out for his, enclosing them with your fists and pinning them above his head as you straddled him. His eyes were wide, watching uncertainty hide behind your irises as your hair fell to one side.
“What’s with the face, Babydoll?” She mocked. Rocket closed his eyes, shaking his head for a second before opening them again and grinning.
“I think I like this side of you,” He whispered, making sure Groot couldn’t hear them.
You rolled your eyes, “It’s a hotel. We are supposed to sleep. Do you think you can do that just for this one night?” You asked, a glimmer of mischief in Rocket’s eyes.
“Actually it’s a Love Hotel,” He corrected. “If I’m not mistaken, we aren’t supposed to be sleeping,” His brow raised, looking up at you as his left ear twitched.
“Maybe another night, Rocket. Tonight, we sleep,” You said, rolling off of him and getting under the comforter.
“Another night?” He echoed. “I don’t know…perhaps we should get a sneak peak-“ You interrupted him by grabbing him by the waist and pulling him close to you. His head laid on your chest, hearing your heartbeat.
“Tonight, we sleep,” You mumbled, eyes closed as Rocket agreed in silence. Tonight you would sleep.