Next of Kin Part 13- I'll Show You Mine If You Show Me Yours

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Alex glanced over, once again, to where her sister lay healing under the sunbath of lamps. Kara looked well, maybe a bit bored but okay in general. Even after speaking to Maggie who had assured her that her little sister was fine, Alex had been anxious until she saw Kara herself. Kara had a bad tendency to take the whole 'impervious Supergirl' thing literally which it was not. Kara was a lot tougher than a human, but the blonde could be hurt.

"What happened then?" Alex said to Maggie.

"I came around the corner, and I saw Kara just shaking there, you know, vibrating in place. I could feel the tremors, and I must have been a hundred feet away. The guy in the battle suit pulled up on her, said something, and then blasted her with some kind of sound blast. It dropped her like a sack of potatoes. It wasn't pleasant from where I was, but it must have hurt like an SOB from her perspective. I've never seen her go down like that. I wanted to rush the guy, but the back of the truck was open, and I had no idea who else was in there. I stayed close to the wall and then used the open truck door for cover so I could hit the guy in the back of the knees. He didn't have a lot of other uncovered parts as far as I could see, and I didn't know if I'd get more than one chance to take him down."

"Thank you," Alex said wrapping her arms around her girlfriend and holding Maggie close for a moment. "I really wish she wouldn't rush out into things like that. She could have gotten herself killed."

Maggie almost said she'd warned Kara, that she'd told her to be careful, but that wouldn't have helped anything. Maybe it would be a conversation she and Kara would have when Kara could have a conversation again. It definitely wouldn't be a conversation that Maggie would have with Kara's big sister while Kara was laid up. Maggie knew her flaws, but being a tattle-tale wasn't one of them.

Trying to be both supportive and honest, Maggie said, "She knew she had to create a distraction because we had cops who were missing. You know how Kara is."

"Stupid," Alex said as she pushed back from Maggie.

"Heroic," Maggie retorted as she grinned. "It doesn't have anything to do with her powers either. It has to do with opportunity. She sees a need, and she steps and helps even if it puts her in danger. I don't think it's a Supergirl thing. I think it's a Danvers thing."

"Hey!" Alex pointed over at her sister. "I do not do stuff like that."

"I've seen the bruises, stitches, and broken bones, Danvers. You have your own unique flavor of dumb crap." When Alex walked over to a stool, sitting with her arms crossed, Maggie followed and squeezed her girlfriend's cheek. "You're so cute when you pout."

"Quit it," Alex said lightly slapping Maggie's hand away. "I don't pout."

"Oh, you're no Kara, but you do pout. It's cute."

With an eye roll, Alex said, "I appreciate you bringing back my sister and the weapons. I would have loved to have gotten my hands on that suit of battle armor."

"Not as much as Winn would have," Maggie replied. "Well, you're welcome to break into our NCPD evidence room, or show up with your fake badges and documents and walk out with it. I grabbed what I could and plan to say I did it under the direction of Supergirl. I would have taken the suit if it weren't wrapped around a guy with three bullets in him, all of which were evidence."

"We should probably wait until after trial and sentencing."

"That would be a nice change," Maggie agreed.

"Hey, where are you going?" Alex said as her sister rolled off the table. "Kara? What are you doing?"

"I'm doing fine," Kara replied.

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