March 5th, 2016

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Faking the Faking So They Don't Know You're Faking by astradanvers (General Audiences)

Title: Faking the Faking So They Don't Know You're Faking
Fandom: Supergirl (TV)
Pairing: Cat Grant/Kara Danvers
Categories: Fluff, Fake Relationship, Romance, Family
Length: Long [26222 words]
Warnings: none

Author/Artist/Creator on LJ: n/a
Author/Artist/Creator Website: astradanvers' AO3

Summary: Cat helps Kara out when her mom calls and wants to set her up on another blind date, a week later Eliza comes to visit and wants to meet Kara’s mysterious girlfriend. What happens when Kara and Cat have to fake a relationship? And how will Carter and Alex help?

It's a classic fake relationship reveal true feelings fic and it's nicely done. The set up of the fic works so well here for two reasons: The exposition reveals that in this verse Cat truly knows that Kara is Supergirl and is keeping the secret as a friend who is already part of her life, and the whole fic is centered as much around the relationship between Cat/Kara as it is about the complicated family relationships they both have, and bringing their families together.

I really enjoyed the episode with Cat's son Carter and how he and Kara connected, so it's a very nice added bonus for me here to have him included in their relationship. I really liked the little moments with Carter and Kara here.

Some part of me feels this fic could have done with a little more conflict, but then this fluffy romance is exactly what I need some days and it delivers in full, making good use of all the family members to build the fake relationship plot up and make the obvious conclusion happen in a satisfying way.

Faking the Faking So They Don't Know You're Faking