Includes characters from: The
Flash, Legends of Tomorrow and Arrow
A/N: all the people that are listed are the only ones I will write
BARRY ALLEN (The Flash)
Caitlin was intelligent. She’d
fought meta-humans and helped come up with lifechanging technologies but the
one simple task of getting you and Cisco underneath a mistletoe seemed to be
her biggest challenge yet.
She’d placed mistletoe above every
possible doorframe and you just didn’t seem to go anywhere near it and neither
did Cisco. Caitlin didn’t actually know for sure if you liked Cisco – she just
assumed as much and this was her attempt to try and help you.
“Cisco – Cisco, go!” Caitlin
hissed, shoving at his arm when she saw you walking towards one of the many
mistletoes she’d placed around the house. Cisco frowned as the eggnog he was
holding had sloshed onto his coat and looked at Caitlin with annoyance.
“Use your words.”
“Go quickly to the mistletoe with
This caused him to be even more
confused, “what? But (Y/N)’s under the mistletoe with the guy she likes?”
Caitlin stopped shaking his
shoulder and looked to where you were now standing shyly, not meeting the
person’s eye that was standing opposite to you. Barry held a glass tightly in
his hand, a light pink colour coming to his cheeks as you’d just pointed out to
him that there was a mistletoe above your heads.
“I mean, it’s tradition after all. If
we don’t kiss, we’ll probably get
some really bad luck.” Barry said coolly, using his free hand to gently cup
your chin, “is this okay?”
You nodded quickly, standing on
your tippy-toes as you met his lips halfway. The room fell silent as you shared
a light kiss, both of you aware of your audience but Barry wanted nothing more
than to toss his drink to the side and kiss you deeper.
“Oh! (Y/N) likes Barry, how did I not
see that?” Caitlin somewhat shouted, causing you and Barry to pull a part and
for you to practically run to the bathroom.
CAITLIN SNOW (The Flash)
You and Caitlin chatted quietly off
to one side of the West household. It was a small get together to celebrate the
year you had (and survived) and you leaned against the door frame, watching as
Cisco came to greet the two of you as you waited patiently for dinner.
“Caitlin, (Y/N). Would you like to
see a magic trick?” he asked, presenting a deck of cards and both you and
Caitlin were already amused.
“Since when did you do magic
tricks?” Caitlin asked, crossing her arms and thinking for just a moment she
felt a breeze come past her. She glanced to see if the front door was open but
it wasn’t – she thought nothing of it.
“I’m full of surprises, Ms Snow.
Now pick a card, any card!”
He offered you the cards and you
reluctantly took one, both you and Caitlin already knowing the easy trick he
was about to do.
“Really? We already know it’s a
trick deck.” You said as you looked at your king of hearts card.
“Exactly. But how did the mistletoe
get above your heads?”
You looked up and saw that he was
right; a mistletoe had somehow appeared above you. You furrowed your eyebrows
but Caitlin was already glaring across the room to where Barry and Iris were
grinning madly and Cisco was somewhat running to their side, afraid of the
reaction Caitlin may have. Everyone – but you – knew about Caitlin’s adoring
crush on you and had been trying to convince her to ask you out for months.
“Those idiots,” you laughed,
drawing back Caitlin’s attention, “might as well give them a show, don’t you
And usually shy Caitlin Snow
suddenly pulled you towards her and kissed you. Maybe it was because she was
annoyed or because of the alcohol but she was somewhat thankful for finally
have this opportunity to kiss you. You could tell just by the passionate kiss
that she’d been wanting to do this for ages; and so had you.
CISCO RAMON (The Flash)
You carefully settled the ladder
underneath the doorframe, mistletoe and tape secured underneath your armpit as
you gave your first attempt to climb the ladder on your own. You barely made it
onto the first step before you got back down, turning to look helplessly at
Caitlin and Cisco who were working on a project together.
“Could one of you hold the ladder
for me?” you asked, Caitlin telling you earlier that you shouldn’t put
Christmas decorations up high because even you didn’t trust yourself with
ladders. And like usual, she was right.
Cisco wordlessly put down the
gadget he was holding and swiftly walked to where you were, tightly grabbing
the ladder and smiling at you.
“M’lady,” he joked as you
hesitantly climbed up, grabbing your mistletoe and taping it around the nail
you’d left in from last year’s attempt at hanging mistletoe. Last year’s
attempt had resulted in the mistletoe continuously falling off the frame every
time Barry sped out of the lab and the only two people who’d been caught
underneath it were Joe and Harry and neither of them had been too eager for a
“Is it right in the middle of the
frame? Does it look Barry proof?” you asked after finally deciding that there
was no way it could fall this time. Cisco judged for a moment and gave a nod of
“Barry can’t ruin anyone’s chance
of getting a kiss this year.”
He helped you get off the last
step, you proceeding to move the ladder to the side so both of you could admire
your work. Despite the many pieces of tape secured around the top, the
mistletoe fit in with the rest of your decorations around the lab. It was truly
beginning to feel like Christmas.
“You two realise that you’re
technically underneath the mistletoe together,” Caitlin piped up, a smug tone
in her voice, “you have to kiss. It’s tradition.”
“What?! We’re just admiring our
work!” you squeaked, both yours and Cisco’s cheeks turning a bright pink.
Cisco scratched the back of his
neck, “well – I suppose it is tradition.”
You knew this was your own fault
and you wondered if you’d subconsciously did this on purpose. You’d had a crush
on Cisco for such a long time – you were surprised he hadn’t noticed it yet.
Before you could argue, Cisco had
leaned towards you and placed a small, soft kiss on your lips. You froze,
feeling him beginning to pull away and no doubt preparing to say a funny and
witty line but you weren’t done yet; you’d been wanting this for such a long
time. So, you grabbed him by the collar, pulled him towards you again and
kissed him just a little harder. His eyes widened, surprised by the almost
desperation you possessed but he soon shut his eyes and kissed you back
eagerly. Everything was beginning to make sense.
Caitlin felt like she was intruding
on the moment by watching but she couldn’t help but grin; it was about time you
did this. She considered texting Barry but it was as if on cue, he sped in past
the both of you and the force of his speed caused the mistletoe to fly off the
doorframe and land on Cisco’s head.
“Whoa, what’s happening here?”
Barry smirked, unaware of what he’d just done as you snatched the mistletoe off
“Seriously? Stop ruining the
JAX (Legends of Tomorrow)
You and Jax were the youngest
members of the Legends team and it was only a matter of time before you developed
feelings for one another. And there was no doubt that every team member shipped
the two of you together and found you adorable, Mick even making a few remarks
about how cute the two of you are (but in his own words, of course).
Neither of you admitted it though.
You both thought it might end up being awkward or even annoying being under the
constant watchful eye of your friends but they weren’t going to let you off
Christmas was coming up soon back
in your era and the team seemed to be more festive than usual. Christmas had occurred
before on the ship and all had been forgotten about the event but not this year
– the ship was currently covered in colourful stockings, tinsel, decorations
and mistletoe. Lots and lots of mistletoe. You’d seen Mick and Ray get caught
underneath a mistletoe and Mick shoved Ray away so hard he nearly put a hole in
“Is it just me or is there a lot of
mistletoe around here?” Jax asked, frowning at a mistletoe he walked under as
he joined you in the cargo hold. You were looking through Sara’s countless
weapons, deciding which ones you wanted to learn to train with and you let out
a rather unattractive snort.
“It’s not just you. I’m trying to
figure out who wants to make out with who – maybe Nate with Amaya?”
Jax shrugged, walking to where you
were standing and looking over the weapons as well, “damn, are you gonna train
Before you could answer, Jax let
out a noise that you couldn’t quite describe. You looked to him and he was
staring above your heads with his mouth hung open and when you followed his
gaze, you saw a mistletoe hanging above you. Your cheeks started to burn and he
gave you a weak smile, trying to play it cool.
“I guess we kinda have to?” he
said, worried about your reaction and was shocked when you suddenly threw your
arms around his neck and kissed him.
Jax stumbled back, securing his
arms around your waist and picking you up ever so slightly. He couldn’t believe
this was finally happening; he was really kissing you and he had to thank the
hundreds of mistletoes around the place.
As you pulled away, both of you
grinning like idiots, you heard one slow clap followed by countless others. Jax
placed you awkwardly back to your feet and you looked around to see the team
all standing at the door and clapping with big smiles on their faces.
LAUREL LANCE (Arrow)
You and Laurel were laughing like
maniacs, running around with glasses of wine in your hand as you tried to dodge
the countless number of mistletoes placed around the office. You kept thinking
you were safe, settling comfortably in a spot but then a co-worker would decide
that would be the perfect place to hang a mistletoe.
“They just won’t give up, will
they?” Laurel said, watching as your boss tried to set up another couple in the
“She thinks she’s cupid. She did
warn us that there’d be a lot of mistletoe – I just didn’t think there’d be this much,” you pointed around the
office, “I’m just here for the free food and drinks.”
Laurel nudged your side, “plus you
like spending time with me, right?”
“I suppose it’s a bonus. I guess.”
You both laughed as your boss began
to walk over to the two of you, thankfully no mistletoe in her hand but had a
plate filled with snacks. You decided to stay in the spot you were in.
“I was waiting for you two to
finally get caught underneath one of these!” your boss yelled excitedly, using
her free hand to point above your heads. You and Laurel stared at each other
with wide eyed expressions, glancing up to the mistletoe above you.
“Oh – come on, we’re just friends,”
Laurel tried to reason, attempting to walk out from underneath the mistletoe
but your boss stopped her.
“Don’t ruin tradition, Ms Lance!
Just give (Y/N) a quick kiss or else you’re fired.”
“That’s not very fair.” You murmured,
going to kiss Laurel on the check but being surprised when she put her glass
down, cupped your face and kissed you hard on the lips.
Your boss started to cheer in a
drunk manner as Laurel’s hard kiss turned soft when she began to feel more
comfortable; her hands relaxing around your face as she moved her lips gently
against yours. She pulled away agonisingly slow, looking at you in a way she
“Wow.” Was all Laurel said before
stepping back, picking up her glass again and taking a big sip. She was going
to need a lot more wine if she was going to get through tonight.
LEONARD SNART (Legends of Tomorrow)
You and Leonards stumbled onto the
Waverider, both of you attempting to help the other as you drunkenly walked
through the ship. Rip was sitting in the bridge, looking as if he was going to
give you a lecture but instead, he just shook his head and said nothing as he
walked to his quarters.
“He should do that every day,”
Leonard said with a smile, “not speak.”
You grinned, gasping when you saw
the box of decorations that had been left on the table in the middle of the
“It’s Christmas!” you laughed,
pulling the tinsel out of the box and wrapping it around you like a scarf.
Leonard rolled his eyes, walking towards the box and peering to see what was
“I hate holidays. Besides, how can
anyone tell it’s Christmas?”
You threw a bauble at him and he
easily dodged it, “don’t be such a Grinch, Leonard.”
As you shuffled through the items,
playing with all the festive items and even convincing Leonard to wear a
Santa’s hat, a smug smile came onto his face as he hid something behind his
“Shut your eyes, (Y/N).”
You stared at him suspiciously,
“nope, I don’t trust you. It’s something gross, isn’t it?”
He walked towards you and you began
walking backwards, both of you walking until your back hit the wall. Leonard’s
face was close to yours and the smile hadn’t left his lips.
“Close your eyes.”
This time you did. And one moment
later, he was kissing you. Leonard was cold and rude but this kiss was warm and
gentle, everything that he wasn’t. You could taste the whiskey he’d been
drinking and he could taste vodka, the combination weird but causing you to
absolutely melt. You nearly whimpered when he pulled away and you saw that he
was holding a mistletoe above your heads.
“Maybe I don’t hate Christmas that
much after all.”
NATE HEYWOOD (Legends of Tomorrow)
You and Nate were in the corner of
a Christmas party, scanning the crowds for any sign of Damien Darhk or the
speedster. So far, you both thought you’d followed a cold lead and you and Nate
were sharing fond Christmas stories from when you were growing up.
“I love Christmas,” he said,
leaning against the door frame, “if it were up to me, I’d decorate the ship.
Lame, I know, but I feel like it’d cheer everyone up.”
You smiled. His spirit cheered you
up more than anything.
You both laughed, scanning the
crowds once more but your mind didn’t leave the fact that there was a mistletoe
above your head and this may be the only chance you get to kiss your crush. So,
you leaned towards him, watching as his eyes widened and gave him a small kiss
on the cheek.
Nate was stumped as you began to
pull away from the small kiss, suddenly grabbing your waist and kissing you.
You gasped, dropping the glass in your hand which smashed to the ground but
none of the crowd noticed as you made out in the corner of the room. You didn’t
want to pull away, your hands getting tangled in Nate’s thick hair as he
gripped onto your waist tightly.
“I heard a glass smash!” Jax yelled
as he ran to you, slowing down as he saw you two kissing. You quickly pulled
away and you awkwardly tried to flatten out your dress whilst Nate didn’t even
realise how messy his hair looked.
Jax pressed the comm in his ear,
shaking his head, “don’t worry, Sara. They were just swapping saliva and (Y/N)
dropped her glass.”
OLIVER QUEEN (Arrow)
Oliver was stubborn. This wasn’t a
secret but it was really beginning to affect the people around him who wanted
him to be happy.
Thea and Diggle had made it their
mission to get Oliver to admit that he has feelings for you. It was obvious to
everyone; even you knew Oliver liked you but you decided to not try and force
him to admit to anything. If he wanted to, he would.
Oliver had just finished a mission.
He was tired and just wanted to get out of his uniform and then go home and
sleep – he was even starting to think he might just go to sleep in the Arrowcave.
“Oliver!” Diggle yelled as he
arrived, sprinting towards the doorway and stopping him from walking, “good
mission, man. That move with the last guy was just… great.”
Oliver frowned, “thanks. I really
just want to get going.”
“I get that but just one quick
thing,” Diggle stopped him from getting past, “uh, how are you?”
“John,” he warned lowly, willing to
get past him with force when your voice suddenly filled the room.
“Hey Ollie!” you yelled, jogging to
join the two men in the doorway, “Thea said you wanted to talk to me?”
Just the sound of your chirpy voice
cheered the angry man up but it soon processed in his mind what you’d said.
“What? I don’t need to talk –….”
Diggle suddenly stepped away from
the both of you, “oh look, mistletoe.”
Oliver just wanted to go home but
he knew he couldn’t unless he admitted he liked you or he kissed you. He
decided to go with the latter.
You were looking confused as you
looked between the mistletoe, Oliver and Diggle (who was practically running
away in fear that Oliver would hurt him) and Oliver shrugged.
“I guess it’s tradition.”
And he kissed you. He considered
just kissing you quickly and then falling asleep on the table but as soon as
his lips met yours, something inside of him woke him up. You nearly froze in
shock but Oliver eased you more into the kiss, gently placing his hands on your
cheeks as you hesitantly wrapped your arms around his neck. He felt like he
could take on the world but for now, he’d just like to kiss you a little longer
whilst Diggle and Thea hid around the corner and watched.
RAY PALMER (Legends of Tomorrow)
The team rarely got drunk together
but you were celebrating a victory and it was Christmas. The Waverider had
settled in a deserted area of New York during the winter, snow sprinkling the
land outside and drinks being passed around inside the ship. You sat on Ray’s
shoulders as you put the star on top of the Christmas tree you’d managed to
salvage and everyone cheered as you did so. It felt good for all of you to
celebrate and Ray helped you back on to your feet, thoughts bubbling in his
mind as to whether or not he should tell you he has feelings for you now that
he’d had some alcohol. Everyone had been trying to convince him that you liked
him too but he just wasn’t confident – not after all the disasters he’d had in
So, Sara took it upon herself to
push the genius.
After putting up the star, Ray and
you were making sure that there were enough decorations on the tree and Sara
danced over to the two of you with a cunning smile on her face.
“Kiss, you little lovebirds!” she
sang, dangling mistletoe between the two of you and you rolled your eyes at
her. Before you could say anything, Sara looked at you with a very serious
expression. “You have to – it’s the law.”
Ray snorted, “it’s not the law,
But you cut him off by pressing a
firm kiss on his lips, Ray trying to figure out what to do with his hands that
were just awkwardly dangling by his side. The team let out a drunken cheer,
Mick yelling at Ray about how “that’s not how you kiss a woman!” which caused
him to wrap his arms around you and kiss you a little harder. He smiled into
the kiss and you wrapped your arms around his neck, mumbling “finally” against
ROY HARPER (Arrow)
You’ve been awkwardly avoiding this
one guy all night and Roy sees him holding a mistletoe over your head so he
goes up to you, takes the mistletoe and then kisses you and the guy is pretty
You’d decided to go to a terrible
Christmas party on the outskirts of town with your friends, only agreeing
because you knew your best friend Roy was going to be there but you had
instantly regretted your decision. You hadn’t been able to find Roy yet and a
guy you worked with had been following you throughout the event, not picking up
your pretty obvious signals that you weren’t interested and being determined to
get at least a kiss out of you.
“Look, I’m not interested! Can you
even take no for an answer?” you yelled over the music, turning around to the
guy who was now holding up a mistletoe between the two of you. Your nose
wrinkled at the sight but the people around you just attempted to shout you on,
unfortunately only encouraging the man more. You looked around for an escape
route, shocked when suddenly the guy was being shoved aside by none other than
Roy Harper who was now holding the mistletoe instead.
“Thanks man. I’ll take it from
here.” Roy yelled before turning to you, a small smile on his face as he
continued to hold the mistletoe with a rather confused look on his face as to
what he was meant to do with it. “Sorry I’m late!”
“No problem. Thanks for that!” you
took the mistletoe from his hands and tossed it to the floor, pressing your
lips against Roy’s rather giddily and you weren’t sure if it was the alcohol or
you were just so relieved to see him you got the courage to kiss him. Either
way, you were kissing him and you weren’t sure you were going to stop until he
pulled away ever so slightly.
“Did you do that because you like
me or are you just so relieved that I’m not that guy?”
You shrugged, “a bit of both. Can
we continue kissing now?”
SARA LANCE (Legends of Tomorrow)
Sara planted mistletoes everywhere.
In the library, the bridge,
captain’s office, fabrication room, medical bay, cargo hold, engine room and
even the brig. She’d placed mistletoe in every possible room and doorframe on
the Waverider and still hadn’t managed to be caught underneath one with you.
“Is it just me or is there
mistletoe everywhere?” Ray asked as he walked into the fabrication room,
looking up at the doorframe where he spotted yet another mistletoe that had
been strategically placed. Sara groaned, putting on her 20s-styled coat; at
least someone had noticed.
“I put them up,” she admitted,
ignoring Ray’s astonished expression, “I’ve been trying to get a reason to kiss
(Y/N) and haven’t found any yet. I think she’s oblivious to my feelings for
“Maybe you should just tell her you
like –,” Ray stopped speaking abruptly as you walked in beside him, noticing
the mistletoe just above your heads.
“Hey, how cute! A mistletoe!” you
laughed before standing on your tippy-toes and kissing Ray on the cheek. His
cheeks flushed pink and he tried to avoid Sara’s hard glare.
“I’m just gonna go to tell the team
we’re nearly ready.”
You and Sara stood awkwardly in a
doorframe at a bustling Christmas party. You were in New York, 1922. It was
freezing cold, creepy men kept trying to hit on you and you couldn’t find your
target. You both attempted to cheer the other up; it was Christmas there after
all and it was also Christmas back home.
You swapped Christmas stories and
traditions, laughing at the embarrassing things that had happened in the past
and a childlike enthusiasm coming over the both of you. You couldn’t help but
smile as you watched Sara speak about her family, especially Laurel. For once,
when she spoke about Laurel she didn’t speak about her with an angered or sad
expression – she spoke about her with fondness and love.
Jax’s voice came over the comms as
he told the team about your targets entering. It was now up to you and Sara to
carry out the rest of the mission smoothly and just as she went to leave, she
noticed you freeze up.
“What is it? What’s wrong?” she
asked quickly, looking around for any sign of danger but everyone seemed to not
even notice either of you were there.
You blushed, “I just didn’t realise
we were under a mistletoe that whole time.”
Sara began to consider whether or
not this mission was really worth doing. She knew she was going to get her ass
kicked for not following the plan but she couldn’t wait any longer.
“Oh hell,” she said to herself
before grabbing your face and kissing you fervently. Your body seemed to freeze
up but you went to move forward to kiss her more but as soon as you started
kissing, you stopped.
“What are you two doing? He’s
getting away!” Professor Stein’s voice yelled into your ear, ruining the moment
as you practically jumped a part.
You were blushing but had a small
smile on your face and Sara, on the other hand, was grinning like a mad woman
and she held her hand out to you.
“Come on, we can finish this later.
There’s mistletoe all around the ship anyway.”
THEA QUEEN (Arrow)
Laurel was determined to cheer Thea
up this Christmas holidays and she knew the best way to do that – for the two
of you to get together. Thea had loved you for as long as Laurel remembered and
with all the chaos going on, she deserved to have a good Christmas. Therefore,
when she heard there was going to be a Christmas party she saw that as the
perfectly opportunity to get the two of you stuck underneath a mistletoe and be
forced to confess your feelings to one another. It seemed like a simple and
easy plan but as the night and party progressed, it proved a lot harder than
You and Thea kept getting caught
underneath mistletoes as Laurel planned but what she didn’t plan was that you
both kept getting caught with the wrong
people. This meant that throughout the night Laurel was pouncing on both of you
and forcing you away from the people you were meant to end up kissing and as
the night started to draw to an end, she thought that maybe you two just weren’t
meant to kiss. However, she was at least providing entertainment for you two.
“Laurel seems to not want me to
kiss anyone.” Thea told you when you finally got time alone, “she just appears
out of nowhere when I’m about to kiss someone underneath the mistletoe and then
pulls me away.”
You raised an eyebrow, “that’s
weird, she’s been doing the exact same thing to me all night. Do you know what
her problem is?”
“Beats me. You know, we’re
underneath a mistletoe now. Think we can beat Laurel to pulling us away?”
You laughed, taking a quick sip of
your drink, “challenge accepted, Ms Queen.”
Ever so quickly, the two of you
shared a kiss and both smiled when Laurel didn’t appear. Thea had dreamt of
this moment for as long as she known you, unaware that you’d been wanting the
same thing for such a long time. The kiss you shared was short but amazing,
both of you pulling away and looking at one another knowingly but the moment
was ruined when you heard Laurel began shouting excitedly.
“Yes! It’s about time you two
finally kissed! I’ve been waiting all night for this to happen!”
WALLY WEST (The Flash)
You get caught underneath the
mistletoe with Barry and Wally sprints from the other side of the room so you
can’t kiss him
Wally liked you and everyone – but you
– knew it. Everyone smiled when he began talking about how brilliant you are,
even inviting you around for a Christmas dinner with him, his friends and family.
It was turning out to be a good night and Wally had just left to get you a
drink when he walked back and saw you and Barry both giggling when you noticed
the mistletoe above your heads.
You’d known about Barry and Wally
being speedsters and had been involved with many of the Flash’s missions and
there was nothing but friendship between you and Barry. You decided you’d just
lean up and kiss him on the cheek, nothing too passionate but when you were
about to kiss his cheek you heard a thud and Barry was no longer there but
Wally was. He’d been pushed back away from you and Wally was in front of you,
holding empty glasses as the liquid inside of them had spilled out as he ran across
the room and a sheepish smile was on his face.
“I guess my feelings for you are obvious
now.” Wally murmured, trying to think of what his next move should be but was
shocked when you leaned up and kissed him gently on the lips.
Wally nearly threw the glasses to
the floor and kissed you deeper until he became aware of the growing audience.
You pulled away, a shy smile on your face as you looked around at the smiling
group of people who were watching rather creepily.
“We can finish this later when no
one’s watching.” You winked, leaving Wally speechless.
Imagine going to Dante's birthday party as Cisco's fake date, only you're actually secretly really into him
Title: Birthday Bash
Word count: 2581
Pairing: Cisco Ramon x Reader
“I’m sorry Cisco, you want me to what?” I stopped in the middle of Jitters, my mind racing at what Cisco Ramon, engineer and guy I had a major crush on, just said to me. He had kept walking a couple steps and with a big sigh, he turned back to face me.
“OK look, Y/N, don’t make this weird, alright. I just need you to go to a secret birthday bash with me as my fake super hot date.” He pursed his lips at me and looked at me expectantly.
“And this is for your brother?” I asked incredulously, my feet finally starting to move again. Although he caught you off guard with asking to be his date–and did he really say super hot??–you both had to get to work, and standing where everyone could bump into us wasn’t exactly helpful. Making it to the door first, I opened it for him.
“Yes.” Cisco’s tone was clipped as he brushed past me, and for a second, the dread was obvious on his face. I put a hand on his shoulder, and his eyes flicked to mine, and we smiled at one another. After a few moments, Cisco said in a sincere tone, “C’mon, Y/N. I’ll owe you big time for this.”
“Hmmm.” I tilted my head as we stood outside. I took a sip of my espresso. “Hmmmm.” Another big gulp. “Hm.” Cisco shuffled his feet and was looking at me with his big brown eyes and I couldn’t take it anymore. “Okay, fine.”
“Yes!! That’s what I’m talking about! Okay, now you’re going to have to wear something super sexy, like, I don’t know, a sequins cut out dress…? Maybe see through all together.” He jokingly mused. With a big laugh, I punched him in the shoulder.
“Okay, no need to get ahead of ourselves here. I’m just going so I can maybe see your baby pictures. Short haired Cisco was a thing right?” I teased. He looked at me in horror as I sipped my coffee and went off to work.
I’m going to be his fake date. I’m… going to be Cisco’s fake date. Huh. Can’t wait for this to blow up in my face.
best day of my life - american authors // 1996 - the wombats // the man - aloe blacc // young volcanoes - fall out boy // on top of the world - imagine dragons // gotta get you - baywood // light a roman candle with me - fun. // san francisco - the mowgli’s // janglin - edwarde sharpe & the magnetic zeroes // underdog - imagine dragons // flowers in your hair - the lumineers // tonight is the night - outasight // that green gentleman (things have changed) - panic! at the disco // riptide - vance joy // fred astaire - san cisco // dreaming - smallpools // house of gold - twenty one pilots // jump into the fog - the wombats // something good can work - two door cinema club // thunder clatter - wild club
Prompt: Established! Snowbarry prompt: Cait is mad at Barry
(you can decide why) so she is trying to ignore him, while still being
professional, but his charm isn’t enough to fix this. I wanna see stubborn
Cait. :) lots of angst but with happy ending.
Main Characters: Caitlin Snow, Barry Allen, Cisco Ramon
One Cold Shoulder and Three Hot Coffees
There were many things right with Barry Allen’s life at the
moment. He had a loving family, amazing
friends, and an incredible girlfriend named Caitlin Snow. Although, right now he’d put extra emphasis
on the “Snow” since lately she had been giving him the cold shoulder. The worst part? He had absolutely no idea why.
It was day two of the “Snow Silent Treatment” and
he hated it. Caitlin would talk about
the case, but that was it. She had
brushed off any other attempts of conversation with Barry by changing the
subject and talking to Cisco or anyone else in the room.
With any luck, today would be different. She would be over whatever was bothering her,
and things would be normal again… or at least their version of normal.
Barry arrived at STAR Labs bright and early, carrying coffee
and a to go bag from Jitters. "Hey
guys.“ He said cheerfully.
"Hey, Bare.” Cisco greeted, while Caitlin remained
quiet and continued her work.“
"Think fast.” he told Cisco, before tossing the
bag at him.
“Dude, please tell me this is what I think it
is.” Cisco begged, inhaling the
contents of the bag. "Yeeeeees! Maple bacon donut! Come to papi!“
Barry just shook his head as he made his way towards
Caitlin. "Hey, Cait. I brought you your favorite, Grande Double
Chocolaty Chip Crème Frappuccino.”
“I’m not thirsty.”
She said before tossing it in the trash can beside her. "How can you eat that? It looks disgusting.“ She nodded towards
Cisco who had already demolished half of his treat.
Crap. Still mad. Barry thought to himself as he rubbed the
back of his neck. That was the second
coffee she’d thrown away in two days.
"Are you kidding?” Cisco replied with a mouthful
of donut. “This donut is the perfect mixture of sweet and crunchy. It’s a bacon-flavored masterpiece.”
Caitlin half-smiled, rolling her eyes at her friend.
Barry was getting annoyed.
They needed to talk this out. He
hated having this wall between them, especially when he had no idea how it even
“Listen, Cait, I-” he started but didn’t get to
“I’ve got work to do.” She stated flatly, cutting him off, then
sauntered her way out the door, letting it slam shut.
“Somebody’s in the dog house.” noted Cisco as he
tossed his empty donut bag into the trash.
“For real? I hadn’t noticed.” Barry said
“What did you do, man?” asked Cisco partly
concerned, but mostly amused.
“That’s just it,” Barry began, threading his hands
through his dark hair. “I didn’t do anything.”
“Well women don’t usually get mad for no reason.”
“And you know this from all of your experience with
women?” Questioned Barry dryly, crossing his arms over his chest.
“Hey,” started Cisco as he threw his arms up in an
“I surrender” motion, “it’s not my fault that I haven’t met a
woman yet that can handle my level of hotness combined with my superior
Barry shook his head, but couldn’t help crack a smile.
“It’s also not my fault that you can’t keep your woman happy.” Cisco continued, clasping his friend briefly
on the shoulder.
“I know… I’m trying to fix this, I am, but how am I
supposed to make things right when I don’t even know what made them wrong in
the first place?”
“Just go talk to her, man.”
“You’re right. I
just need to be honest with her and clear the air. Thanks, Cisco.” Using his super speed, Barry was out the door
and down the hall to Caitlin in the blink of an eye.
“Super heroes can be so needy.” Cisco fake whined
to himself as he went back to fiddling with a new gadget he was working on for
the Black Canary.
Barry spoke as he poked his head through the door.
Caitlin said coldly, not looking up from her research on the computer, which he
noticed she could have done just as easily from the other room.
He wasn’t exactly sure how to start this conversation, so he
went for his usual charm. "Have I
mentioned that you look pretty today?
Because you do. Look pretty, I
mean.“ You always do. Barry added silently as he raked his eyes over
her. She had on that red leather skirt
that he loved; it reminded him of his flash suit. Every time she wore it, it was like a silent
claim that The Flash was hers.
Caitlin didn’t respond other than picking up the thick book
that lay on the desk next to her computer.
"Look, I think we should talk…” Barry tried
“I’m busy.” She affirmed, flipping to the next
page in the book angrily.
Caitlin slammed the book shut. "Why don’t you go talk to Carrie.“ She fired at him before
getting up from her chair, shoving the book into his chest, and storming out of
Barry just stared at the empty doorway for a moment, hugging
the book to his chest in confusion. Who the hell was Carrie?
Barry sped back to the main room where he had left
Cisco. "Did Caitlin come through
“I thought she was with you?” Cisco asked
” Barry attempted to explain as he leaned his back against the wall across
from Cisco’s work station and fidgeted with his hands. “The talking thing
didn’t go as well as I’d hoped.”
“What happened?” Cisco put down his tools to give
Barry his full attention.
“Basically, I said that we should talk and she blew me
off, telling me to go talk to Carrie.”
Barry clarified, stepping towards his friend, running his hands through
his hair in frustration. "I don’t
even know anyone named Carrie!“
"Wait…is she talking about that new coffee girl at
Jitters? She’s muy caliente.” Cisco drawled, wiggling his eyebrows.
“Okay, this is making less sense by the
second.” Barry stated, completely
“Let’s just back up for a second. When exactly did Caitlin start acting
weird?” Cisco queried.
Barry confirmed, thinking back to the events of the day before. “I
brought Cait her morning coffee as usual.
One minute everything was fine, and the next…”
“Maybe it’s just hormones.” Cisco offered.
“Is her friend visiting?”
he probed, putting air quotes around the word friend, as he rounded the desk
and leaned against its front.
“Dude, ew! Barry
replied, wishing Cisco would stop talking.
"How would I even know that?
It’s not like we live together or something.”
“Trust me. You’d know.” Cisco said matter-of-factly. He then began to pace as he thought out
loud. "She could be hormonal for
another reason….“ Cisco suddenly
spun to face Barry. "Are you two
being safe?” He finally said.
Barry’s eyes went wide and he froze on site, hand on the
back of his neck mid-rub. Of course they
were. He had more reasons than the
average guy to be cautious when it came to sex, but Barry was so not about to have this conversation
with his friend. "Okay, I’m
officially done talking to you about this.“
"Hey, I’m just trying to help a buddy out.”
“Well, you can stop.” Barry was getting rather irritated. He hated Cait being mad at him, and this conversation
was getting him nowhere. "Caitlin’s
hormones have nothing to do with this.“
"Maybe, maybe not.” Cisco shrugged. "All we know for sure is that caliente
Carrie is somehow involved.
“But how?” Barry wondered aloud.
“Maybe she said something to Cait. When was the last time you got coffee
Barry thought for a moment.
“Now that you mention it, she hasn’t gone with me for the last
week. We used to go to Jitters together
every morning before heading into STAR Labs, but she’s been bailing on me
lately, saying she has lots of research to do.”
“There you have it, she is probably just annoyed at
your flirting with Carrie.”
“What are you talking about? I do not
flirt. Not with her anyway.” Barry
“Dude, I went with you the other day, remember? There was definitely flirting going
on.” Cisco crossed his arms and
“It’s called being nice.” Barry explained.
were being nice,” Cisco relented, “But she was definitely flirting.”
Barry raked a hand down his face. He had no idea that Carrie, or whatever her
name was, had been flirting with him, and he certainly didn’t mean to encourage
“I need to find Caitlin…and fast.” Barry stated
“Yeah, you should probably do that. In the meantime, I can go talk to Carrie for
you and, you know, explain that you’re off-limits, but just happen to have a
smart, funny, attractive, single best
friend.” Cisco explained, knocking
elbows with Barry for emphasis.
“Do what you want.” Barry said before speeding away.
No sooner than he had left, Barry had zoomed back. "Actually, scratch that. You should stay here. I don’t want you making things any worse. Besides, I should be the one to explain….to
both of them.“
"Fine, but could you at least put in a good word for
me?” Cisco agreed, gesturing to himself.
Barry shook his head at his friend, disbelievingly, then
raced out of the room.
“I’ll take that as a yes!” He yelled, but Barry was long gone, so he
went back to upgrading Laurel’s latest gadget.
Barry had sped all throughout the building, before finding
his girlfriend sitting on a bench out back.
She appeared to be admiring the gardens, but upon closer inspection he
realized she was lost in thought, biting her lower lip.
called from a good three feet behind.
In reflex, she turned her head to look over her
shoulder. Seeing it was Barry, Caitlin
quickly wiped a tear from her cheek, before getting up to walk back inside.
Barry ran over, opting out of using his super speed for the
moment. He caught her by the hand,
turning her around to face him. They
were going to talk this out. Right. Now.
Caitlin pulled her hand back and crossed her arms. "Barry-“ She started, but he cut her off, determined
to make her listen.
"I’m not cheating on you with Carrie!” He half-yelled.
Caitlin said, caught off guard for a moment.
“I may have flirted with her, but it was completely
unintentional on my part. I swear.” He pleaded, trying to get her to understand.
“Sure it was.” She huffed. "You know, next time you get a coffee
girl’s number, make sure she writes it on the right cup.“ Her voice was cold.
"What? What are
you talking about? I didn’t get Carrie’s
number.” Suddenly Barry was putting
two and two together. Scratching his
head, he attempted to clarify the situation.
“Look, I was just being friendly with her, she must’ve
misunderstood my intentions and wrote her number on the cup in hopes that I
would call her. At least, that’s what I
assume, since I never actually saw what she wrote on the cup.”
“Well, I did.” Cait asked, wiping away another
stray tear. "You handed me my
coffee yesterday and after I took a sip, I saw it. Her name
and number were scrawled across the bottom, taunting me. I got so upset, then I saw she dotted her
“I” with a heart, and I lost it.
I had to throw it away.“
"Why didn’t you say anything then?” Barry inquired,
hating that she had felt so hurt.
“Because I was angry.
I really care about you Barry, and, despite everything, I still do. But at that moment, I felt like I was nothing
Her words gave him relief and slapped him across the face at
the same time. Seeing that she was full
on crying now, Barry moved closer, cupping her face in his hands and wiping
away the fallen tears with his thumbs.
“You are not nothing,
Cait. You are so much more than nothing, you hear me?”
Caitlin stayed quiet, trying to focus on his sweater instead
of his face.
“Look at me.”
He said, continuing only when she would finally looked him straight in
the eyes. "You are my first thought when I wake up in the morning, and you are my last thought before I go to
sleep at night. You are the first person I want to tell when something good happens
in my life, and when something bad happens, you
are the only one I want to comfort me. You are one of the most important people
in my life, Cait. I couldn’t do what I
do without you by my side to support
The tears had finally slowed, and a small smile creeped
across her lips.
questioned, searching his face for answers.
“Really.” He vowed, and suddenly he couldn’t help
himself. "I love you,
Cait.“ This may not be the perfect
moment to say those words for the first time, but nevertheless he meant them
with every fiber of his being. Begging
her to believe him, he pulled her closer and kissed her. He kissed her like she was the oxygen that he
would die without. It was deep, and it
Caitlin reciprocated whole-heartedly, clutching the sides of
his sweater and yanking him impossibly closer.
Her hands proceeded to travel up his torso and around his neck until her
fingers were splayed through the back of his hair.
One of his hands had moved to her hip, while the other still
cradled her jaw. He kissed her until she
was breathless and forced to pull back.
They were forehead to forehead, gazing into each other’s
eyes when she said the words back.
"I love you too.”
Tears stung the corners of Barry’s eyes as he covered her
mouth with his once more. Whether they
stood there making out for hours or minutes, he didn’t know, but he didn’t much
care either. All that he cared about was
that everything was right in their world again.
That was all that mattered.
The following morning, the couple went together to get their
coffee. As they walked towards the front
of the cafe, Caitlin sized up the blonde at the counter. Carrie stood about three inches taller than
Caitlin’s 5'6" and was model skinny.
She had pointed facial features that made her look like a beautiful
pixy, and long, curly hair that tumbled out of her ponytail. Her pink polo shirt was skin tight with the
buttons pulling to show off just how busty she was underneath. There was no denying that the girl was
gorgeous, but her outfit, plus the pound of make-up she was wearing told Caitlin
she was trying way too hard.
As they approached the counter, Carrie smiled, revealing
bright pink lipstick on her front teeth.
“Hey, Bare.” She
winked. "The usual?“
"Yeah, thanks.” He responded, feeling a bit
awkward as he handed her the cash. Once
the order was paid for, Carrie gave it to the lower-level employee to be made,
a pimply teenage boy who seemed nice enough.
Barry and Caitlin had agreed to tell Carrie about their
relationship together, but in a subtle way.
After all, she didn’t intend to cause as much trouble as she did. Or did she?
The three stood there in an awkward silence before Carrie
finally broke it, “So, have you heard about the new art exhibit downtown,
Bare? It’s a tribute to the city made
out of spray paint art, and there is even a giant mural of The Flash. Maybe we could check it out
sometime?” She said, twirling a
strand of hair around her index finger.
Caitlin couldn’t believe her. Did she not see that they were holding hands?
Barry looked like a deer caught in headlights, so Caitlin
spoke for him. "That sounds
amazing. Maybe we could check it out on
our next date night. What do you think, Bare?“ She commented, using Carrie’s little nickname
for him as she moved her free hand to grip his arm closest to her and leaned
into his side.
Carrie gave her the evil eye as Barry looked at Caitlin and
responded, "Sounds good to me.”
“Well, it’s very exclusive. They don’t let just anybody in.” Carrie all
but sneered as she gave Caitlin a once-over.
This time it was Barry’s turn to react. "Then we can just go somewhere
else. No biggie.“ He smiled, putting his arm around Caitlin’s
shoulders without ever letting go of her hand, so that her arm was draped
across her body in a silly, but cute type of way. Caitlin just smiled in return.
By that time, they male employee had finished making their
drinks, and handed them to Carrie.
"Here you go.” She
spoke with the biggest fake smile on her face as she handed them their drinks. "Careful,“ she warned Barry as she leaned
over the counter, subtly popping open the top button on her top. "It’s hot.” She finished with
They each took a sip of their drinks. Caitlin did so to avoid saying something
she’d regret, and Barry was just following suit, hoping to leave as quickly as
possible. As Barry pulled his Grande Hot
Chocolate away from his face, it left a trail of whipped cream across his upper
lip. Caitlin would usually wipe it away
for him with her finger, but she suddenly had a much better idea.
“You have a little something there,” She told
Barry, “Here, let me.” Caitlin
then untangled herself from her boyfriend and set her coffee back down on the
counter in front of Carrie. Turning back
to face a curious Barry, Caitlin grabbed the sides of his face with both hands,
pulling his lips down to hers. The kiss
was quick, but deep as she licked his upper lip clean.
Caitlin smirked at him for a moment after as she grabbed his
hand again, threading their fingers together.
Smiling her own fake, cheesy smile at Carrie, she picked up her coffee
and said, “Thanks again.”
The couple turned and walked out of the cafe, hand in hand,
never looking back. Once they made it to
the street, Barry gave Caitlin a sly smile.
“Well played, Dr. Snow.”
“Why thank you, Mr. Allen.” She half-curtsied.
“Though that last part may have been a bit much.” He teased.
“Are you seriously complaining?” Caitlin asked
playfully, arching a brow?
“Not at all.”
Barry assured, taking another quick sip of his hot chocolate, purposely
smearing more whipped cream on his lips.
Caitlin smiled as she shook her head at her boyfriend.
“What? Is there
something on my face?” Barry
“Not for long.” She said flirtatiously, gripping
him by the collar with her free hand and bringing him in for another kiss, this
one longer than the last.
What a difference a day could make. Yesterday, coffee made Caitlin want to
scream, but today… today it was her own personal love potion, and she just
couldn’t get enough!
Request: “I absolutely love your writing! Would it be possible for you to write something where the reader is usually really quiet but whenever the reader gets excited about something she talks really fast and get steadily louder? But then one time she does this in front of Barry and he can’t help but kiss her cause he finds it adorable (maybe it’s their first kiss?)
Ship: Barry Allen x Reader
Warnings: swearing, shyness, A LOT OF FLUFF, cuteness, etc.
I shuffled into Star Labs, setting my paper work down. I pull out a pen and start rummaging through notes and files. A few seconds later, I turn to see Caitlyn walk in. Her hair and body perfectly in tact. I often wondered how she looks so proper and elegant. She smiles at me. “Morning (Y/n).” I smile, returning the favor. I wasn’t much of a talker. Don’t get me wrong, I have so much to say, but, I’m very shy. My face flushes when people put me on the spot and I can’t hold a conversation half the time. But that’s okay. I found a home here at Star Labs.
I watch Caitlyn press her papers down neatly on the table. She looks over at Cisco, who’s just entered. He waves at me and then stumbles up to Cailtyn. “So the meta prison’s been updated.” She looks at him, confused. “Updated?” He grins. “Yeah, I put in a new monitor that’ll track all the meta’s vitals without taking them out.” Her brows shot up, obviously impressed. I turn back to my desk, continuing my work, silently.
A few hours later..
I tap my pen, repetitively. My thoughts came to a halt when all of a sudden, I heard crash. I peer over to see Cisco rushing in; cheeks flushed. A broken robot lay on the ground. Caitlyn looks at him; anger and confusion residing in her eyes. “Cisco?!” He shoots his hand up, extremely embarrassed. “That was me sorry!” I shake my head laughing quietly. Catilyn wacks him on the back of the head. “What do you think you were doing?!” He rubs his head. “I was trying to re calibrate the external matrix. Guess it didn’t pan out.”
My eyes widened. I mutter under my breath. “Re calibrate the external matrix?” Cisco looked at me, brows furrowing. “(Y/n)? What did you say?” I look down embarrassed. “Oh uh.. nothing..” He pulls up a chair and sits in front of me. “No tell me.” I look down, mumbling. “If you hook up the external matrix to the bypass than change the settings to a quarter over-” He buds in, grinning. “To the right-” A small smile, creeps on my face. My voice became faster and louder with every word that I said. “Than the circuit can be wired to its main frame. And you turn it to twenty five notches than you can re calibrate the system.” When I finish, I look down embarrassed, pushing my work around.
(Little did you know, Caitlyn and Cisco giggled at how cute you were when you got excited)
I let out a breath I didn’t realize I’ve been holding in. If Barry had seen me like that, oh god. I tap my head, thinking about another equation that Cisco could use to re calibrate the system. My mind trailed off to other bantering topics that me and Cisco have found ourselves in. I laugh at the memory.
Later that evening..
Barry entered, smiling at me. I couldn’t help but blush. No matter how much I could try, he had this force over me. I couldn’t control my actions or myself around him. It was nothing I’d ever experienced before. When he spoke, I couldn’t help but shiver. “Hey (Y/n).” I barely look at him and smile. I could hear his giggle as he walked past me. I buried my head in my hands, cheeks flushing.
Iris walked in seconds later, smiling at me. “You guys have been cooped up in this lab all day. How about we get you guys some coffee and talk at Jitters? It’ll be on the house?” Cisco nodded. “I’ll never say no to coffee.” Caitlyn replied hesitantly. “I guess I could go for a good cup of Joe.” Barry grins. “That’s the spirit!” He looks at me. “Come on (Y/n)!” I watch them walk out. Without thinking I grab my jacket and follow them.
I sit across from Barry, glancing at him occasionally. Once or twice, I think that we make eye contact. Immediately I would look away, blushing. I listened in on Iris talking to Caitlyn. “My last boyfriend was a phenomenal kisser. How ‘bout your boyfriend, is he a good kisser?” She blushed, but nodded. They both look at me. “How ‘bout you (Y/n)?” My face turned crimson red. I stumbled, barely able to put words together. “Ahh.. no..” Cisco intrigued. “Did you have your first kiss?” I shook my head, unable to speak.
Barry looked at me sweetly. A facial expression I had yet to see fall upon his features. Immediately, I looked down, blushing even more than I thought was possible. They continued there conversation. Soon Barry and Cisco got into a riveting discussion about sound waves and arrow dynamics. Cisco practically shouted from across the table. “Dude I’m telling you! I’ve done the calculations!” Barry scoffed. “I don’t doubt that you’ve done the calculations! However I do believe that the arrow dynamics do not correlate with sound wave incriminates!”
Cisco rolled his eyes, huffing. “I object!” I roll my eyes giggling. Caitlyn groaned. “Please (Y/n), do you have anything that will stop this fight?” I mumble, barely audible. “Barry’s right..” Cisco’s eyes widened. “Excuse me?!” I shrugged. Mumbling, my voice getting more and more audible. “Well the arrow dynamics don’t correlate with the sound wave incriminates because the wind and sound measurements haven’t been identified. If you bend the fluctuation of the sound and wind to bypass the rudimentary equations than you may be able to find a solution that’ll break the wave composure-”
The more I talked, the more excited I got. I continue, my voice becoming gradually louder and louder. I hadn’t noticed that both Barry and I put on goofy grins. “The difference between the arrow dynamics and the wind/sound waves are very different to what you think is-” Before I could finish a warm pair of lips smashed into mine. We moved in unison. When we both let go, I looked up to see..Barry.. He grinned laughing. “You are so cute when you get excited.” He walked with Cisco back to the coffee table, grabbing more. My jaw dropped, blushing.
Iris and Caitlyn began to pester me. “How was it?” “Was he good?” I grinned. “He was perfect.” He looked over at me smiling. I looked down blushing. He shook his head, laughing before turning to Cisco.
Barry Allen kissed me. Oh my god.. I’m not gonna lie. Best day ever..
(Sorry for the shitty ending.. I hope you liked it)
This one’s for @fauxsciencedork. It’s all your fault for posting that thing about possibly Rupture in 2.20. Like, yes, I know it’s 92.4% going to be Dante, not Armando, but man I wanted to write this.
When Paulina Ramon got pregnant, somebody said it first. “Well, that’s good. This will be a replacement for the one she lost.”
When it got back to her, she just nodded numbly. Even a year ago, she would have screamed that nobody could replace her Armandito, her first born, the charming, rough-and-tumble little boy who was already the star of every sports team he joined.
But by now it had been two years since he’d disappeared. Dante no longer asked where his big brother was. Fernando never spoke about him. It had been months since they’d gotten even the faintest wild-goose chase lead. And she couldn’t look at the pictures anymore.
There was a hole dug deep inside her, a yawning emptiness with Armando Francisco Ramon carved into its walls.