Author: Kat Lee
Character/Pairing: Wynn/Kara, Jimmy/Kara, Mon-El/Kara
Challenge/Prompt: 1_million_words August Rush Day 13:
Word Count: 584
Date Written: 25 August 2018
Disclaimer: All characters within belong to their rightful owners, not the author, and are used without permission.
Wynn straightened his tie as Kara went on and on about how Mon-El was changing in ways she’d never thought him capable of. Didn’t she see, he wondered privately, how much he had changed in ways he’d never even thought himself capable of? Here he was every day wearing a tie, working for the government so he could be near her, and facing danger. Well, maybe it wasn’t every day that he got out of the office and faced danger, but it was far more often than he’d ever thought he would willingly and more often than he liked.
And it was all because of her. He glanced sideways at her, his face feeling like it was burning though he wasn’t blushing. Didn’t she see all the changes she’d brought in him? Of course she didn’t, he chided himself, and heck, if she did, she probably thought it was because of his girlfriend and not because of her.
But everything he did these days was because of her. It wasn’t to make up for all the wrongs his father had done. It wasn’t to impress girls or even to make himself a better man for Lyra. It wasn’t even because being surrounded by heroes inspired him to make more of himself. No, it was all because of her. He did everything he could just so he could stay near her and continue to bask in her presence, but right now, he wasn’t basking. He felt like he wanted to scream instead, and if she mentioned that bigoted, small-minded, muscular alien Prince one more time --
Kara suddenly stopped walking and looked at him. “What?” she asked, frowning. “Did I say something?”
Of course you did! he wanted to scream at her. You haven’t stopped talking about Mon-El all morning! Don’t you know I still love you?! I’ll always love you, but I can’t compete with a damn Prince! But instead he forced himself to remain fuming silently and struggled to say something, anything, instead of what was bursting through his mind and crying in his heart. “N-No, of course not.”
“I’m babbling again, aren’t I? How are you and Lyra doing? Have fun this weekend?” Before he could make something up, however, she was back on Mon-El. “You know, Mon-El and I -- “ She stopped talking as the intercom buzzed, paging them both to the deck. “Sounds important,” she said and zipped on ahead, never once realizing the true reason for his frustration.
Jimmy, however, took one look at him as he entered the area and shook his head. “Mon-El again?”
Wynn rolled his eyes. “Of course it’s Mon-El again! It’s always Mon-El!”
“Wynn, look, I know what we said -- “
“Yeah, yeah, we’re not going to let Kara come between our friendship or our friendship with her.”
“Yeah,” his friend agreed slowly. “I know it isn’t easy -- “
“No, it’s not.” He looked up as Jimmy clamped his shoulder. “Just do me a favor today and try to steer the conversation away from Prince Oh So Wonderful?”
Jimmy flashed him a wide, tooth-filled grin. “Of course.” They walked together onto the deck, Kara as oblivious as she always was to them both these days. They’d always love her, but they’d learned their lesson: they would never again act on their feelings for a Supergirl who was out of both of their leagues. No wonder, Wynn thought, watching her balefully, it took a Prince to make her happy; no mere Earthling man ever could.