Oooh, this is a fun one. I may not watch Legends, but Sara’s one of my favorite characters to write in this AU.
The royal guardsmen did their best. Alex knew that; she was training to be one after all. But through all that training, J'onn had drilled one important reminder into her head until she could repeat it in her sleep. Some things a soldier could handle on their own. But other times, it was best to call for backup. And for the land of Kryptonia, this was one of those times.
One minute everything had been peaceful and quiet. The next, reports began popping up here and there around the kingdom, of men in golden masks running wild through the villages, attacking and looting, stealing and destroying anything they pleased. There was no rhyme or reason to their actions, and little was known about them. They called themselves the Children of Liberty, and they had many targets. They hated magic, for one thing. Anyone who could wield it, anyone with fairy or dwarven blood, anyone who showed even the merest hint of being something more than normal might find themselves woken up by the furious shouts of the raiders. But they also hated the royal family and anyone who loved them, which was most of the kingdom. Their leader had claimed that he would never stop until he reached the palace itself.
So far, they hadn’t made good on the threat. J'onn and his soldiers had been working around the clock to try to hold them back, restricting their movements to the little villages that lay on the outskirts of the capital. But the Children of Liberty constantly managed to evade the guardsmen, drawing worryingly closer to their ultimate goal. At last, in desperation, Kara’s uncle had gathered his family and their closest servants together and clandestinely announced that he was sending for help. He had written a letter to the only woman who might possibly be able to aid them now, a woman who had cleared many a kingdom of criminal bands just like the one plaguing Kryptonia- the mysterious huntress known as the Pied Piper.
A long month of anxious waiting had followed the sending of the letter, during which the Children of Liberty grew bolder and bolder. But at last the day had arrived when the Pied Piper’s ship was due in the harbor. It was no longer safe for the king or his heir to leave the palace, so Kara, with Alex at her side as always, had been sent to meet her.
The woman who stepped onto the dock was nothing like Alex had expected. She was tall and graceful-looking, with piercing blue eyes and flaxen hair. She was dressed all in white, and seemingly carried no weapons, which Alex found remarkably strange given her profession and almost legendary status.
Kara glanced back at Alex, shrugged a shoulder, and then stepped forward, making a little curtsy. Her voice came out awkward and stilted, the way it always did when she tried to play the proper princess role she had never quite managed to master. “On behalf of my uncle,” she began, “I wish to welcome you to-”
“Do you always talk like that?” the Pied Piper interrupted. Kara blinked for a moment, and then smiled.
“Not really, no.”
“Then please, don’t. I’m an assassin. We don’t exactly stand on pomp and ceremony. You’re Princess Kara of Kryptonia. Lovely to meet you. I’m the Pied Piper, obviously, but call me Sara.”
Her gaze flicked to Alex. “And you are?”
Alex’s eyes widened. It wasn’t often that someone meeting the princess paid attention to the princess’ servant. “Alex Danvers. I’m Kara’s lady-in-waiting.”
Sara looked her up and down with a slight smirk. “And a bit more than that, I’d wager. You’re standing like a soldier. I’m guessing you’re used to having a sword at your side.”
Alex felt a grin spread slowly over her face. Clearly this woman was much more than she appeared to be at first glance, and Alex was beginning to like her more than she had expected. “You’re right about that,” Kara said. “Alex is training to be a guardsman.”
“Well, that’s certainly something I can respect,” Sara said. “Although I like to keep my weapons a little less…obvious.” She cracked her knuckles, the smirk returning to her face. “Now,” she declared. “Tell me everything you know about the scum I’m supposed to be clearing off these streets. I’ll make sure they wish they’d never come here.”
“They’re dangerous people,” Alex pointed out. Sara’s eyes glittered.
“So am I.”
Honestly, if Team Supergirl had just given Sara a call, the Children of Liberty would have been over in five minutes. So that’s where my mind went here. Hope you enjoy, and thanks for the ask!