Kara had stopped by Lena’s office earlier to host an interview, but after being stuck at her desk all afternoon, Lena offered to go out for lunch. Kara happily obliged, responding with her carefree smile and glittering eyes. The way Kara’s eyes landed on her made her feel like she was being seen. For a moment, she felt like she could be herself, human. She loved how Kara was able to stir her cold heart.
Kara let out a hearty laugh over a joke Lena told about Snapper; Lena brushing her hair back, thinking how she really went a bit too far this time. Her arm fell back at her side, only to brush hands against Kara’s. Lena glanced over at Kara, who didn’t seem to notice before looking back at how close her hand was. With hesitation, she began to reach out before pulling back, realizing how absurd it would be. Sure, Lena may have feelings for the reporter before her, but to ruin the one friendship she had, she’d rather protect it than feeling alone again. Lena let out a soft sigh of despair.
Kara, having superhearing was able to pick up on Lena’s sigh and looked over to the beautiful woman walking besides her. She had felt the warmth of her hand hovering besides her and put two-and-two together before it clicked.
“Lena?” Kara questioned with raised eyebrows.
Lena glanced over with a small smile, hints of sadness in her eyes, “What is it?”
“Give me your hand,” she replied with an outstretched hand, a wide smile on her lips. Lena does what she’s told with confusion her face.
Kara took her hand and held her by the pinky. Lena felt her face flush and bit her lower lip as she felt her heart skip a beat.
“You know, I’ve always wanted to hold hands with you, Lena,” she brightly smiled. Lena never felt more alive.