Alex knew her sister. She could read the sorrow in every inch of her frame.
Kara had tried to pass off a smile, but before she could leave her apartment that night, Alex had stopped her, hand on her shoulder.
How could a person possibly convey with words the kind of sympathy that was appropriate for this kind of loss?
So she didn’t.
She summoned up every ounce of I’m so sorry and It’s okay to be sad that her body could muster and poured it out through her gaze, through her touch.
Kara blinked wetly back at her and nodded, before taking off into the night sky.
Things were never quite the same after that.
Kara threw herself into her work, both at CatCo and the DEO.
Alex began a regular acquaintanceship with the bottom of a bottle.
It’s only after Kara’s blown out her powers for the third time that month, and Hank suspends Alex for being intoxicated whilst on duty that she figures something’s got to give. She requests an additional two weeks leave on top of her suspension and Hank gives her a knowing look, telling her to come back when she’s sorted herself out.
Hank pretends not to notice that Astra’s body-bag disappears from the DEO morgue two days after Alex excused herself from his office.
He pretends not to notice Clark’s number on Alex’s phone records.
He pretends that he doesn’t know about the Kryptonian Regeneration Matrix.
He pretends not to notice the smile that returns to Kara’s face.
After sex is the first time Alex has seen Astra speechless , so she's smug. And Astra can't even comprehend what Alex just made her feel
“And that,” Alex announces, rolling back to her side of the bed and wiping her mouth, “is how I win this argument, and every other argument, ever.”
Astra pants in response, breathing through her nose to try and regain some control. She’s clearly trying to summon a condescending remark, but when she turns to Alex and murmurs against her bare skin, it sounds a hell of a lot like, “I love you”.
The moment everybody’s gone and Kara closes her bedroom
door, Alex finds herself alone. She walks towards an open window, a glass of
wine in her hands. She swirls the dark liquid inside as the cold night air
gently blows on her face. “What have I done?”
A slim hand touches her shoulder.
“I don’t blame you, Alex.”
“But I lied to her. She trusts me, Astra, and so did
“You were only protecting someone you care about.” Alex turns around when
she hears those words. “You don’t get it, do you? Kara will hate me when she finds out.”
woman moves to embrace her and Alex, not being able to control herself anymore, cries
softly on her shoulders, the wine glass falling from her hand.
“You will figure
it out, brave one.” Astra pushes her off gently, then tucks a stray hair behind her ear so she can look at Alex’s eyes directly. “You’re the only family
she has left.”
“Oh. Kara, sorry. Did I wake you up?”, she replies as she
turns away to wipe her tears.
Kara moves to hold her sister’s cold
“I heard glass breaking. Is everything okay? Who were you
The older woman looks around room, shadows dancing on the
Soo… Is it too early to ask for a Supergirl and Arrow crossover just so we can use the Lazarus Pit on Astra?? Also, the side effect of using the Lazarus Pit is bloodlust. And this is from Arrow’s wikia, “Only by killing the one who hurt them before entering the pit will the person be truly released from their bloodlust.”
GIVE ME ALL THE ANGSTY LEXSTRA FICS WHERE ASTRA IS SO CONSUMED WITH BLOODLUST THAT SHE WANTS ALEX DEAD BUT ALEX CAN’T BEAR TO KILL HER AGAIN BECAUSE THE FIRST TIME SHE DID IT, IT RUINED HER.
This episode of Supergirl killed me. Astra should not have died. And i cant blame Alex. But my Lexstra shipper heart broke. Really writers? You took away an amazing redemption arc. And I'm still not entirely convinced she's dead but that's probably cause i don't want to believe it. Please someone bring her back.