Suspend your belief of an evil Lillian Luthor for a hot second. In this story, Lillian is tired of Lionel, and that's what makes her seem irritable and off. She's not psychotic or manipulative or evil. Just a little neglected and misunderstood.
And let's imagine what would have happened if this Lillian had taken in the four year old Lena and fallen in love with the new child under her care.
Welcome to the Cool Lillian Timeline.
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17 Jun 2021
Set directly after season 2 with some liberties taken. Based off a tumblr post that suggested Lena lives at her office. When Kara finds out, she insists that Lena comes to live with her. Shenanigans ensue.
'Lena is struck by how perfectly, cheesily Hallmark this image is; a beautiful blonde, playing in the snow, red-faced and grinning beneath an obviously homemade knit hat. Her glasses are nowhere to be found, probably tossed somewhere in the struggle, and her eyes are so damned blue they put the sky above to shame. Lena doesn’t realize she’s been staring until Kara is standing directly in front of her, crouched so she can meet Lena’s eyes, concern knitting her brow. “Are you alright? You kinda zoned out, there.” She presses the back of a warm hand to Lena’s forehead, which, honestly, does not help Lena compose herself.'
Lena gets into an accident, and Kara saves her life. As one does.
But when Cadmus starts gunning for Lena, she finds herself stuck with the extended Danvers-Kent-Lane-Schott-Olsen family for the holidays.
She supposes, though, that she'll have to make the best of it.
(You do NOT need to read Maggie Sawyer's Guide before reading this, but I highly recommend it because the context makes the dynamics better and the jokes funnier.)
- Part 2 of Hallmark
Kara sticks out more than a little in a bar filled with leather, and piercings, and a bar fight every five minutes (but she also has more than a little bit of a crush on the bartender there so she'll power through).
“Help me understand,” Kara says. “Are you saying everyone falls in love with their best friend?”
“I’m saying that queer women have a special affinity for it,” Lena repeats, fishing the cherry out of the bottom of her drink. “The whole ‘falling for your straight best friend’ is basically a rite of passage.”
“Everyone.” She puts the cherry in her mouth, bites it off the stem. “The L Word was like, built on the premise that a friend group of queer woman in LA dated each other in some sort of terrible repeating circle for, god, however many seasons that went on. And it’s been my experience that when two people are attracted to each other, and they’re close, feelings are likely to develop.”
“That’s just, I mean, come on.” Kara’s cheeks are a little pink. “A trope and a tv show? That’s your evidence?”
“So you’ve never been in love with your best friend?” Lena looks down at her empty glass.
“No!” Kara sounds affronted. “No, I have never been in love with my best friend.”
Or, A love story, told in three acts.
- Part 3 of the robie cinematic universe
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31 Mar 2021