Lena hated herself; she hated herself for just watching as her mother died besides her, she hated herself for not being able to save her father, she hated herself for not being able to save those thousands of innocent lives taken by Lex, she hated herself for betraying her family and for breaking Jack's heart. She hated herself for breathing, she hated herself for existing when everybody around her either died or left. She was cursed, just like her mother had said.
So now she was here, twenty-four years old and all alone with not a soul to talk to, touch-starved and possibly senile as she drank away her memories one glass of wine at a time.
And maybe that's why, when a meteorite - small in comparison to the vast of the quickly darkening sky but made up for by the colourful flames that brightened the sea of blue around it as it trailed behind the meteorite - caught in the corner of Lena's vision, the young woman couldn't help but do a triple take and then promptly fall off her couch.
Kara is much older when her planet dies and she's sent to Earth to look after her baby cousin, and instead of Superman finding her, Lena Luthor does.
After that, Kara quickly decided that she hated highschool; she hated the sound of teenagers yelling at each other from across the hallways and people whispering about her behind her back when they thought she couldn't hear them. She hated the stench of teenage body odor and the disgusting amount of cheap cologne and perfume that they used to try and cover it up. She hated the group of cheerleaders that targeted her everyday with rude remarks and prestigious threats, she hated that Alex made her act like she felt it when the girls would throw her against lockers and push her to the ground. She hated English class and she hated Veronica for the way she made her everyday life a living hell because Kara stares at her ex girlfriend.
She hated highschool, but she hated it a whole lot less when Lena Luthor - the school's resident bad girl that every single student was afraid of - sat besides her in history class and picked at the rips in her fish net tights instead of paying attention to the lectures.
highschool au where Kara is a lovesick space puppy and Lena is the bad girl that everybody's scared of, even though she's really just soft as fuck.