My Father the Super Villain
And now the full version of Michael Wynters (Snart) finding out Len is Captain Cold, meeting Barry, and getting pulled into a mission against Zoom, first headcanoned by @horchatita, then stolen by me, @lisellevelvet, @coldtomyflash, and @xxxneweyesxxx, with a title from @wacheypena.
FYI, this thing in its entirety is over 10k. Well done, folks! Beta-ed slightly from the previous separate version that was HERE.
The original prompt:
I woke up today with a lot of feelings about Michael Snart growing up Michael Wynters, who just happens to have that parent with no interest in the PTA, who will sign all the forms you need but never chaperoned anything, for no reason other than “those mother hens freak me out,” and will just pay for the whole box of fundraising chocolates himself. It’s nothing out of the ordinary and Michael is a bright kid who knows how to get back home after school by the time he’s eight (which is not to say his dad and aunt and uncle don’t watch from a safe distance most days).
So there are no warning signs from school, it’s just Michael’s dad isn’t involved is all, but his kid is happy and in good health so no one asks questions about it. It would all be fine if it weren’t that Michael is a bright kid, that he knows antique dealing and gym boxing don’t cause the kind of injuries his father treats every other week, that he understands the smaller things they own (watches, clothes, that perfectly realistic life size BB-8 he just got for Christmas) are out of the price range of the house they reside in, the car they drive.
It’s just he knows his dad is a suspicious man but he raised a suspicious son who knows how to freeze frame a news clip online and stare at it side by side with a picture of his dad. And he’s not smiling like he is in Michael’s picture, his blue eyes aren’t shiny with amusement but covered under dark goggles, but it’s him. It’s him with that snarl on his face and those people cowering from him.
Michael hasn’t left his room in five hours and for all Lisa and Mick knock and threaten at the door it takes Len getting home to tell them that it’s simple, because Michael is a bright kid.