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Fanfiction: Hold on to this lullaby, even when the music's gone.

Pairing: Barry Allen/Iris West

Rating: Teen

Word Count: 3,906

Summary: Barry has spent most of his life being unable to speak, living with selective mutism brought on by his trauma. He’s meandering in his existence, and being good at being invisible until a chance meeting with a certain ray of sunshine changes everything for both of them.

‘There was suddenly clarity in Barry’s outlook. There was the possibility that being visible could lead to beautiful, whirlwind creatures meeting him like this, and that made it seem almost worth it.’

Thank you so much to barryalin for being the greatest beta-writer of all time!



When Iris had first laid eyes on him, Barry wouldn'thave been able to speak if he’d wantedto. Which he didn’t, wouldn’t, hadn’t for years. But still, it was a testament to her countenance that meeting.

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