Disclaimer: All characters are not mine and are property of DC Comics and Warner Brothers. The story, however, is mine.
Clark was flying as fast as he possibly could under the circumstances. As they were getting closer to the sun, Clark felt himself become stronger.
They soon arrived to where he wanted to be with her. He didn't know if she could sustain going too high up. He looked down at her, still asleep in his arms.
"C'mon Kara." He said gently. "I know you're in there. Fight. C'mon."
Thinking quickly, he used his heat vision to warm her up some more. After two swipes, he looked at her again. Her cheeks were becoming more colored. A good sign.
"Kara?" Clark asked, giving her a gentle shake.
He heard a small sound, no louder than a whimper come out of her mouth. She was still going to be in some pain, but at least she was conscious again. He smiled as he looked down at her.
"Hey Kara. Just take it easy. Everything's okay. It's all over now."
He cradled her small body against his chest as he would a small child. He floated angelically above the city with her, his cape enveloping their bodies. After a few more moments in the sun, Kara was still weak, but her eyes cracked open.
"Clark?" She whispered. Her eyes looked around the surroundings to see where she was. She looked up into kind blue eyes and an all too familiar red and yellow symbol. "How long have I been out for?"
"Not too long." His gentle smile told her. "Jim and I were worried you weren't going to wake up for a second."
She nodded. Her body ached all over and she had a splitting headache, but Kara was thankful to be alive. However, she did want to get over to Star Labs so that she could know for sure if she was okay. Before she could ask Clark, it seemed he had already read her mind and in seconds they were in front of Dr. Klein's office.
"Oh gosh Superman!" Dr. Klein's worried expression surfaced as Kara was laid on a bed. "Is she going to be okay?"
"That's kind of what I was hoping that you would be able to answer for me." Superman suggested. Dr. Klein was a genius, but sometimes he wasn't the brightest crayon in the box.
"Oh sure." Dr. Klein nodded. "Well, you've come to the right place. I'm just going to run some tests on her. If you don't mind, could you step outside in the waiting room?"
"Of course." Superman said.
Clark wasn't used to pacing like this, especially as Superman, but even though he had brought Kara back from near death, there still could be that chance. Kryptonite had unexplainable qualities to it. He decided to sit down for a minute and let his mind drift.
He remembered the first time he had met Kara. Her ship landed just outside of Smallville in Emmits Field. She was just a little girl then. She couldn't have been more than 14… He immediately took her under his wing, teaching her how to drive and how to fly; though the later of the two she was fonder of. He couldn't have been more proud the day she decided to use her powers to fight evil and help save people; become Supergirl. Although from the hard time he gave her about it, she would have thought that he felt she was raining on his parade. Looking back, he scolded himself for it. All she wanted to be was like him. "Now she's paying the price for it." He thought sadly as he stared at Dr. Klein's office.
"Superman!" He was snatched away from his thoughts by the voice of his concerned wife being trailed by a more concerned Jimmy.
Lois stopped herself just before she collided into him in a big hug. She knew her place when it came to Clark being Superman. They were nothing more than friends and that was it, as far as the public knew. Although, she longed to be in her husbands embrace, reassuring her that everything was alright- that he was all right. But for right now, all three were worried about Kara. Jimmy asked Clark questions that he didn't know the answers to. All thee paced, all three sat down to think and worry, and all three said a little prayer for her.
Two hours had passed and still there wasn't a word. Jimmy was getting restless from not hearing anything about his wife. He tried to keep himself busy by reading a magazine but nothing was helping. Lois had drifted off to sleep and had laid her head on Clark's shoulder. Clark was thumbing through a book.
Finally, the door opened and Dr. Klein stepped out, looking exhausted. Clark stood up looking for any look on the doctor's face that would tip him off to what was going on.
"She's resting now." Dr. Klein informed them. "I had my staff put intense sun lamps on her and she should be up and ready within a few days. With a very good tan, might I add."
"May I go see her Dr. Klein?" Jimmy asked.
The doctor nodded and Jimmy was off towards Kara's room.
"That boy does have a fascination with her." Dr. Klein said, a confused look on his face. "You'd think after being kidnapped, he'd want to spend time with his wife…"
Dr. Klein shrugged and turned his attention over to Superman.
"Are you okay?" he asked him. "You went through the same radiation too."
"Nothing a good nights sleep won't cure." Clark assured him with a small smile.
"Well alright." Dr. Klein nodded. "But I would feel better if I ran just a couple of tests."
"What's that?" Clark perked up his ear. "A call for Superman? Dr. Klein, I would love to be tested, but I really must go."
"Right." The doctor's shoulders slumped a little. "But if you don't feel better within a day or two, come back to see me."
Clark nodded as he and Lois were out the door. He knew it was wrong to lie to Dr. Klein about hearing a call for Superman, but at the moment he had his fill of doctors offices for one day. He was just happy that Kara was going to be okay.
Jimmy stepped in Kara's room as quiet as a mouse. He looked at her, his eyes as innocent as a child. He felt like he was looking at an angel. Kara laid peacefully in her bed, breathing softly and slowly.
A low murmur escaped her lips as Jimmy sat next to her. He smiled, so glad to see her. He crept his hands slowly and wrapped his fingers around her hands in a loving grasp. She tightened the grip just a little and a smile escaped her lips as her eyes fluttered open.
"Hey." She smiled at him.
"You should be sleeping, missy." He whispered to her with a grin on his face.
She shook her head no, not daring to let her smile leave.
"I missed you." She said weakly.
"I missed you too, Sweetheart." Jimmy smiled as he brushed a piece of her hair off her forehead.
Jimmy stayed with her all that week: holding her hand when she was asleep, reading to her and talked with her when she was awake. When the week was over, Kara finally felt well enough to leave and returned to work at the Daily Planet.
Clark gave her a big hug when she saw him.
"Hey you!" He grinned. "How are you feeling?"
"Much better thanks to you guys." She smiled at all of them: Clark, Lois, and Jimmy. "So did you guys find out all about Intergang?"
"A very interesting story." Lois started with a mischievous look on her face.
"It turns out that Billy Churches brother-in-law Todd was behind the whole thing." Clark said.
"That must have been why everything was so sloppy." Kara added.
"Right." Lois nodded. "It just so happened that he wasn't too pleased that his sister was running Intergang and not letting him do anything."
"So, he got in contact with Church to murder Mindy and break him out of jail." Clark said. "When everything was all over with, they were going to run Intergang together- divide everything down the middle."
"But Todd got greedy." Kara was starting to piece together the whole thing. "Thus, a plan to take care of Billy was born."
"Exactly." Clark smiled. "He was picked up this morning by the police and the little girl, Sally was taken to foster care."
Kara folded her arms and leaned on her desk a bit after Clark had finished the story and surveyed the scene around her. The Daily Planet was full of hustle and bustle. Everyone had a job to do. The smell of ink and coffee was thick in the air. Kara breathed in and couldn't have been more pleased.
Suddenly, her ears perked up as she heard an alarm. A bank robbery was in procession. She looked over at Clark as he heard it too. He looked back at her.
"You want to take this one?" He said with a wink.
"I think I can handle it." Kara smiled.
And soon in a flash and a blur of blue and red, Kara was soaring through the skies, tearing through the clouds, feeling the absolute exhilaration of air between her.
And she wouldn't have it any other way.