Gwen gives Kara life advice
Roleplaying Log: Gwen gives Kara life advice
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IC Details
Synopsis:

Kara goes to one of her other friends with worries and concerns about normal living.

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IC Date: April 27, 2019
IC Location: Rooftop of a skyscraper
OOC Notes & Details
Posted On: 28 Apr 2019 19:04
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There's a text message that gets sent to Gwen. It says <Urgent - I need help> from Kara. And then another message comes in moments after any concern or fear or whatever might arise from the first message. <Not related to Earth ending or similar type urgency. Just… urgent urgent, like talking Urgent, friend Urgent. That kind of stuff.> And then another message shows up after indicating that she's on the roof of a particularly tall skyscraper. In case you were going to meet her.

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Gwen probably could have just called Kara, but honestly, who uses phones for talking to people any more? It hardly even occurs to her to do so. She suits up and swings by instead, spending a lot of the trip crawling up a wall and wondering what this is all about.

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Up at the top of a roof, way in the sky, Supergirl paces back and forth. She's pacing and pacing and pacing and chewing her lip. And soon enough she'll hear Gwen crawling up the wall of this building. Probably would've been easier to have Supergirl fly her up, but Kara was in her own thoughts. "Gwen!" She says with a half smile half grimace, "Wow, it takes a while to crawl up a building, huh? Don't be mad at me, I forget sometimes everyone can't just… fly, or run really really fast."

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"I guess you run into a lot of people who can fly, huh?" Gwen asks. She sits on the edge of the roof in the hopes Kara will join her, because pacing is a bad idea.

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Moving in the direction of the edge of the building, Kara just walks, but at some point she's walking up into the air like there are stairs so she can get to the edge of the building and then lowering herself down. Being able to fly is great, and highly convenient. She lets out a little sigh, "More than you realize probably. Can't you shoot… webs or something and swing…" Looking around and suddenly realizing that they are on a pretty tall building not very close to others, "Oh, right." She laughs a bit, "You would need… got… it." And she chews her lips some more looking off over the edge.

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Gwen doesn't take the bait, just nodding calmly and asking in a not very good imitation of a Texan drawl, "So who put a burr under your saddle, pardner?" There's a reference Kara probably won't get.

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There's a look over at Gwen "What? Oh, uh, no, I did not get… a burr, and why would I have a saddle?" She seems at a loss, completely. And then she slumps her shoudlers some, "I'm so sorry, maybe I shouldn't of messaged. I just, I think it's okay. You are just like my best friend, and I'm worried about something, so I was going to share, but now I'm not sure I can. Cause it feels like I'm being silly and shouldn't be worried."

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"You've done so much for me, the dead least I can do is listen. Come on, tell me."

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"I… um… I met someone." Kara offers and looks really worriedly at Gwen, "I mean, like, for… like dating. And, things, and I'm not sure what all to, do." She winces a little bit as she looks over at Gwen, and says, "And you have someone, so I figured, you'd know."

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Gwen nods. "Well, first, good for you. Second… you want advice, I guess? Is that right?"

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Nodding, Kara offers, "Yeah. Like, what is too much texting? And, should I should my xray vision. Or, not, or if I do, by accident, should I tell her. Or, um, what if I kind of hover over where she lives for a long time, waiting for her to get home. And, should I tell her that too?" And Kara is breathing a bit panicky, "How do you decide what to do on dates?"

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Gwen laughs and holds up her hands. "Slow down, girl! First off, it's just dating. The first girl you meet isn't going to be The One, because neither of you know yet who you are or how to make a relationship work. Just calm down, have fun, and remember it's a learning experience.

"Second, there are no rules here. The two of you are people who have different needs from the rest of the world. If you want to know how to be with her, then ask her. If she cares about you, she'll help you. If she doesn't help you, then you know something you needed to know about her. I'm gonna guess the waiting thing would come off pretty stalkerish, though, especially when you could just text her.

"As for what to do on dates, you do whatever sounds fun! You play games, you go to movies, you eat, you go for trips to exotic places, whatever. A date is not a test and you're not being graded. It's a chance to spend time with someone you like, having fun and supporting her."

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"Slow down?" Kara blinks a few times, and makes a wide-eyed kind of look, "Already too late for that. I mean, she's a speedster, and I… I'm me. I know that in, time, regular, time, I've just met her. But to us it's like we've been together for a while." She slumps her shoulders and then nods her head, "It's just so easy to be like… I'm here, and I'm here, and I'm here again. My hearing works best toward people or things I'm focused on. And I'm totally focused in on her, so it is really difficult not to zero in on her when I'm just patrolling."

And she turns to look at Gwen, "I'm going to screw this up. I don't have a family. I am a bizarre alien, with a different culture. And everyone keeps telling me that I do things that are wrong. I'm going to break something, or hurt her accidentally, or what if i save her instead of someone else, because, it's her. And I don't even know if we are right for one another, there's no robot assistants here who can help figure that out."

She groans lightly, "And I'm not an easy person to be around. I know that. What if, I already, kind of think, that she's The One? Is that bad? I'm probably putting too much pressure on her, ugh. I'm horrible."

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As gently as she can, Gwen explains, "Everyone accidentally hurts every person they're with, Kara. If she likes you, then it's too late to be afraid of hurting her, because you'll hurt her by staying long enough to do something stupid, or you'll hurt her by leaving. Since it's inevitable, the only thing you can do is try to make a relationship that's worth being hurt for."

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Pausing a moment, Kara's panic subsides a little bit and she looks over at Gwen. She smiles a bit, "Wow, that's… that is really something." She says and turns to Gwen more, "You should write some of these down." She blinks a few more times, "Make a relationship that's worth being hurt for." And then she takes in a deep breath, "Okay. Got it. Now, I never thought I'd ever be attracted to a woman, someone not in my caste. But, there's no castes here, so, that's strange. How do you handle social differences here?"

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Gwen inhales to speak, pauses, then admits, "I want to say love conquers all… but it doesn't. Not really. Differences in the kinds of lives you lead can make it hard to understand the person you're with. I'm dating a girl from another world right now, and that makes a little friction, but we get past it by focusing on the things we have in common. We're both attracted to one another (that matters more than people like to admit), we both have family issues, we share common values, we're protective of one another, we're involved in one another's lives. You have to accept that there are reasons not to be together, but you also have to accept there are reasons to be together, and decide which set of reasons is better."

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"Thank you for your advice Gwen. You are really my best friend here." Kara mentions, and then gives a quick nod, "I'll try just… 'going with it' and from there, we'll see. That's, kind of scary." And then Kara pushes off the edge and gives a quick wave to Gwen, before heading off, "Thanks again!"

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