Author: Kat Lee
Character/Pairing: past Maggie/Alex, mentioned Wynn/Kara and Jimmy/Kara
Challenge/Prompt: anythingdrabble 52: Diversion
Word Count: 500
Date Written: 8 September 2018
Disclaimer: All characters within belong to DC Comics, not the author, and are used without permission.
She could make it through the night. All she needed for a good diversion was crime and a gun, and she was set. It didn’t take her long to find a bank robbery. It took her even less time to cuff the culprits, though the chase they put up had her adrenaline pumping when she took the last one down. Maggie stood above the trio of inept robbers, her empty hand on her hip and her gun still in her other hand. Chasing them down the beaten path between cops and robbers had been almost fun, but now it was over, like so many other good things in her life.
Maggie sighed. Hearing sirens, she glanced up and saw a flash of red, white, and blue. She knew that meant Kara was headed out to wherever the sirens were going, and she was certain Alex wouldn’t be far behind. She sighed. No wonder Supergirl was always on the run busting criminals. Like Maggie, she needed the diversion. Not only had her heart been broken by an alien Prince, but she had the added headaches of Jimmy, Wynn, and whatever was really going on between the three of them.
That was complicated, Maggie thought, looking down at her booted feet, but whatever she had shared with Alex should have been simple. It had started out simply enough. They loved each other, or so they thought. There were no men or other women in the picture at all, and they’d helped one another to grow and put away their pasts more than they’d ever thought they’d be able to.
So why then, she demanded of herself, did they let the thought of having or not having children come between them? She thought of her father, thought of what she had experienced as his daughter, and knew she could never bring a child into this life. Besides the fact that the world wasn’t ready to be kind of accepting of the children of mixed gay parents, what kind of a life could any kid have with one parent being a cop and the other the sister to Supergirl? Their lives would always be far too dangerous for kids.
Maggie thrilled on the danger. She needed it just as much as Alex did, although she admitted it. She’d gotten lost in her thoughts when one of the crooks decided to try to make a run for it. She reacted instinctively, kicking his feet out from underneath him, pouncing beside him, and grabbing his cuffed hands. “You’re not going anywhere,” she snarled into his ugly face, “except to jail.”
Snatching him up by his handcuffs, she directed him to her police car. She threw the other two in beside him and then started up the engine. Glancing in her rearview mirror, Maggie broke out into a wide smile as she saw the crooks all looking at her fearfully. Oh, yeah, this was the life, and she couldn’t give it up for anyone, not even Danvers.