"Kara...that's not the kind of fighting I'm talking about. You can't just go off and solve Lena's problems and think that will fix everything. It won't. You have to tell her how you feel, and ask for forgiveness. You have to be vulnerable with her—that requires a different kind of courage than you're normally used to using."

Kara fixed her sister with a long look. She was right—of course she was right. But that didn't mean Kara had to like it.

"Since when did you become such a relationship guru?"

Alex chuckled, a slight blush tinging her cheeks. "You learn a thing or two when you're with someone like Maggie Sawyer. Believe it or not, we've had some bumps in the road. But we always work together, we talk through it, and we come out the other side stronger than we were before."

Kara surveyed her sister, taken aback not for the first time by how much she had grown and changed in such a short period. "Alex Danvers..." she murmured admiringly, "you are so gay."

"I know, right?" Alex sighed contentedly and ate an M&M which had survived Kara's wrath.

Kara opened her mouth to speak, but the words were silenced as a sudden loud blaring and flashing red lights filled the room. "What's that?" Kara frowned. "Another alien on the loose?"

"That's a code green," Alex answered, already standing up from the table. "Haven't you read the DEO handbook?"

"There's a handbook?" Kara called out as she jogged after Alex down the halls.

The Danvers sisters reached central command to find alarms flashing and sounding everywhere. "What's going on, J'onn?" Alex asked, folding her arms over her chest.

Kara's eyes, however, were fixed upon the screens in front of her. "Why is L-Corp on the monitors?" she asked, her voice tight, as she toed a few steps closer to the screens that lined the room, displaying the unmistakable facade of the L-Corp building. "Winn?" she asked pointedly when she wasn't answered straight away.

Winn cleared his throat and glanced up from his tablet. "I—uh, L-Corp's security alarm was tripped just moments ago. It would appear that the building is—how do I put this—under attack?"

Kara felt the air escape her lungs as everything around her froze. Her eyes remained transfixed on the monitors above and around her, displaying a kaleidoscopic loop of footage from outside L-Corp: at first, the building was completely still and silent, then eight armoured trucks careened up to the entrance, and groups of men clad in black combat gear spilled forth onto the sidewalks, making a beeline for the front entrance. The footage cut out after that, and promptly repeated over and over, Kara's mind coming up with more devastating images with each repeat: Jess's desk overturned, Lena's office in total chaos, Lena missing from the building, or hurt, or worse...

She clenched her fists at her sides and spun on her heel, boots clacking as she pounded up the stairs to where J'onn and Alex stood. "I'm going," was all she said.

"Supergirl, we need to assess what we're dealing with first; we need a plan," J'onn insisted firmly, in that steady and even tone that made him perfect as the head of the DEO, but right now only served to make Kara's blood boil as he dared to suggest waiting even another second.

"Alex, J'onn, get a team together and get yourselves to L-Corp. Winn, get those security cams back online. I'm going ahead. That's the plan," she said firmly, eyes ablaze. Alex fixed her with a look for a moment, then nodded in agreement, knowing Kara wouldn't compromise on this, and set to work, gathering agents to take out into the field.

Without another word, Kara took off into the sky, the glass windows of the DEO office rattling behind her in her wake. Her cape snapped in the wind behind her as she flew faster than ever before along the well-travelled route to L-Corp, a path she knew like the back of her hand.

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