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* BigDamnKiss: After Kara fumbles [[{{Adorkable}} adorkably]] in trying to tell Lena all the reasons why she never told her the truth, Lena remembers why she connected with her so easily and lunges forward to kiss her.

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* BigDamnKiss: After Kara fumbles [[{{Adorkable}} adorkably]] adorably in trying to tell Lena all the reasons why she never told her the truth, Lena remembers why she connected with her so easily and lunges forward to kiss her.

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* JawDrop: The reaction of many a customer at Noonan’s when Kara and Lena kiss passionately. Subverted with one unnamed cameraman.

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* {{Unishment}}:
** Lena bars Kara from the kitchen
** Kara jokes about her and Lena having no makeout sessions for three days.


--> '''Alex''': It’s because when someone has found the right person, there is nothing they won’t do for the one they’re in love with.

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--> '''Alex''': It’s because when someone has found the right person, there is nothing they won’t do for the one they’re in love with.with.
* WhatTheHellHero:
** Alex does this to Lena twice, the first in light of her betrayal in Chapter One and the second after she surrenders to the DEO in Chapter Five.
** James blows up at Alex for her acceptance of Kara’s wish that Lena does not get taken into custody. He does it to her again when she voiced her belief Kara forgave Lena close to the end of the story.
* Alex tries to chide Winn for disobeying her orders in the final chapter, but it fails when he sticks to his guns.

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* FoodPorn: The surprise breakfast Lena cooks for Kara as a way of further making amends with her.
** The lunch Jess orders for Lena in Chapter Three.

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** Subverted when Lena goes to apologise to Kara. She manages to speak to her at the door but, after being let in, things go gravely quiet.


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* BerserkButton:
** Kara does not take it too well when James campaigns to have Lena arrested. She is similarly furious again when she learns Lena is trying to surrender herself to the authorities.
** Alex has two. She flies into an appalled rage upon finding out Lena deliberately hurt Kara and she does not like it when someone undermines her authority, such as with James in Chapter 2 and Winn in Chapter 5.


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* TheDogBitesBack: Upon facing the devastating reality that she lost Lena, Kara bitterly arrives at the conclusion she should have told her friend the truth a long time ago, which causes her to remember the times Alex had told her not to and instigates her to be furious with her sister.


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* HeroicBSOD:
** Kara is consumed with guilt throughout Chapter 2 and some of 3, lamenting that she should have been entirely truthful with Lena and is shattered to the core that she has lost her as a result.
** Lena letting the consequences of her mistakes completely overrule her judgement in Chapter 4.
** Subverted with Alex. Though she is affected by Lena’s betrayal to the point that she almost never really fights back against Kara’s demands, she nonetheless soldiers on to set things right for her sister.


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* PsychologicalHorror: Their plans to discredit Supergirl having failed, Leviathan decides to use Lena to attack her in this way.


** She does this again in the following chapter when she grows disgusted with [[ImproperlyParanoid how paranoid she had gotten]] before being changed by her LoveRevelation.

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** She does this again in the following chapter when she grows disgusted with [[ImproperlyParanoid how paranoid she had gotten]] before being changed by her LoveRevelation.LoveRevelationEpiphany.

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* IHatePastMe: During her return to L Corp in Chapter 2, Lena is about to enter the elevator when she hallucinates the hard, determined person she had been twenty four hours prior and is further shattered emotionally as it strikes her just how heartless and cold she was then.
** She does this again in the following chapter when she grows disgusted with [[ImproperlyParanoid how paranoid she had gotten]] before being changed by her LoveRevelation.


* AnAesop:
** Never assume that because a loved one is keeping secrets from you doesn’t mean they don’t care about you.
** Elder siblings have to learn to let go of their younger siblings and accept new people will come into their lives



* AwkwardSilenceEntrance: More tense than awkward, the opening scene of Chapter 3 features Alex entering Lena’s office to confront her. The two meet, Lena regarding her with cold suspicion and private fear and Alex answering back with an [[TheStoic emotionless but piercing stare]].



* GoneHorriblyRight: Lena wanted to pay Kara back for the perceived betrayal of her as she felt her friend did not value her enough, only for her to discover in the aftermath of her revenge, Kara valued her more than she realised and so is hurt by Lena’s actions more deeply than intended.



* ImproperlyParanoid: Subverted in the last sequence of Chapter 2. She returns to her normal life after spending the night in hiding, led by the supposition the DEO is not even looking for her. Because she does not know why, she is in fear that it’s all a ruse and they’re just trying to get her out in the open.

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* ImproperlyParanoid: Subverted in the last sequence of Chapter 2.2 with Lena. She returns to her normal life after spending the night in hiding, led by the supposition the DEO is not even looking for her. Because she does not know why, she is in fear that it’s all a ruse and they’re just trying to get her out in the open.



* VillainousBSOD: Lena goes through this a heavy bout of this when it hits her she went too far in taking her pain out on Kara.

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* VillainousBSOD: Lena goes through this a heavy bout of this when it hits her she went too far in taking her pain out on Kara.Kara.
* WhamLine: When Alex penitently asks Lena to forgive Kara in Chapter 3, she states that Kara may have already forgiven her for her actions. Perplexed and guiltridden, Lena asks her why.
--> '''Alex''': It’s because when someone has found the right person, there is nothing they won’t do for the one they’re in love with.

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* ImproperlyParanoid: Subverted in the last sequence of Chapter 2. She returns to her normal life after spending the night in hiding, led by the supposition the DEO is not even looking for her. Because she does not know why, she is in fear that it’s all a ruse and they’re just trying to get her out in the open.


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* InternalReveal: At the end of Chapter Two, when Jess informs her that Ms Danvers wants to see her, Lena immediately assumes it’s Kara, unaware Alex has been looking for her.


* RealityEnsues: After escaping from Alex, Lena starts thinking of where she could go. The problem there is she is too well known a figure to simply hide.



* StageWhisper: The chief mercenary explains to Kara the torture he and his team are about to inflict on her in this way, implies by the action to be getting a rise out of Lena.

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* ShoutOut: In Chapter Two, when James is giving her an impression he’ll go rogue if it means he’ll be able to get to Lena, Alex threatens to have him restrained, telling him she can’t afford to have him turning all Javert.
* StageWhisper: The chief mercenary explains to Kara the torture he and his team are about to inflict on her in this way, implies implied by the action to be getting a rise out of Lena.Lena.
* SuddenlyShouting: James in Chapter Two when he can’t understand why Kara won’t have Lena arrested or why the others are readily accepting of her wishes.



* VillainProtagonist: Lena in Chapters One, Two and the beginning of 3.

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* VillainProtagonist: Lena in Chapters One, Two and the beginning of 3.3.
* VillainousBSOD: Lena goes through this a heavy bout of this when it hits her she went too far in taking her pain out on Kara.

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* AdultFear: Alex is brought to a breaking point when it appears she may be losing Kara, one way or another.


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* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight: After recovering from her ordeal in the first chapter, Kara bursts in on a DEO meeting when she overheard them discussing about hunting Lena down and demands that they don’t do it, threatening to go so far as to commit perjury if it means keeping Lena out of prison.


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* StageWhisper: The chief mercenary explains to Kara the torture he and his team are about to inflict on her in this way, implies by the action to be getting a rise out of Lena.


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* TortureCellar: The L Corp basement is temporarily converted into one by Leviathan [[TortureChamberEpisode in Chapter One]].

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* EvenEvilHasStandards: Leviathan claims that they do not take the life of an enemy or innocent. Subverted in the fourth chapter when they strongly imply they will not stop any of the associates they have dealings with from killing.


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* KickTheDog: The woman from Leviathan’s parting words to Lena after their final meeting.
--> '''The Woman''': Ms Luthor, I thought it may interest you to know Supergirl has not told anyone else you know the truth. Not even her beloved sister.
--> '''Lena''' ''[feigning indifference]'': So?
--> '''The Woman''': So, she is giving you time and space to get over your anger towards her, thinking, maybe believing, the two of you can work things out. The mark of a good friend. Imagine how she’ll feel after all this. She’ll never forgive you. She’ll even hate you. But then again, that is what you want. To have her feel the same pain and betrayal she put you through.

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* BookEnds: The story begins with Lena inviting Kara to a friendly lunchdate that turns out to be a trap. In the final scene, they go on a real lunchdate [[spoiler: as lovers]].


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* RightForTheWrongReasons: In the events leading up to the main story, Alex suspects that the reason for the friction between Kara and Lena was that Kara had told Lena she was Supergirl. Lena knows the truth but Kara never told her.

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* MythologyGag: The Wonder Woman cameo is one to the failed television series reboot from 2011.
** The al Ghul’s company is called '''L.O.S.''' Inc.
* NoNameGiven: The representative and the woman from Leviathan. It is noted as the way the organisation operates.
** The al Ghul’s emissary

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