After a new meta-human appeared in Central City the team where focused on catching him….. Let’s just say he caught you. He kidnapped you and locked you in a room in a building next to Central City Park.
“Where is she? She is always late!” Barry complained, jumping off the treadmill. Caitlin raised her eyebrow at the tall man in front of her.
“Seriously? You’re saying ‘shes’ always late? Who’s the one hats late every single day?” Barry just rolled his eyes and walked back into the cortex.
Dr Well turned around in his chair. “Why do you hate (Y/N) so much? She has done nothing. And if you do have a problem with her don’t let it interfere with your Flash work.”
Suddenly a buzzer went off.
“Guys! This is not good! You see, when (Y/N) first came here and found out about Barry… and the mets stuff, I gave her this… let’s say button, and I told her if she’s ever in danger she was to press it.” Cisco ran over to his tablet and picked it up.
“Thank god I put a tracking no device in this thing.” Cisco mumbled while finding the address.
“Okay! She’s in 32 West Avenue, its right next to CC Park!” As soon as those words fell from cuscus mouth the scarlet speedster was out the door.
Barry arrived at the address and saw (Y/N) tied to a chair. He slowly walked over to her.
“Hey… erm… Could you maybe walk a bit faster and untie me?” You ask sounding annoyed.
“Calm down! At least I’m here!” He said as he bend down and untied you hands and ankles.
“Why did he kidnap you?” Barry helping you stand up.
“Oh, he wanted to have tea with me! What do you think! Seriously you’re lucky your good looking, because you-” As soon as those words spilled out of your mouth you blushed. You honestly didn’t mean to call Barry good looking.
“Oh, so you think I’m good looking?” Barry asked with a smirk.
“Yeah… so?” You say crossing your arms.
“Can I kiss you?” He asked moving closer to you.
“I’m surprised someone as smart as you would have to ask.” You say before reaching up and kissing him. He pulled away.
“Hey! I’m pretty slow!” He said before pulling you in for a hug.
“Pretty slow my ass!” You say nuzzling your head into Barry’s neck.
People praise the hell out of fucking John Green for his “empowering, diverse, groundbreaking” YA novels, when they SHOULD be praising Michael Grant for the Gone Series.
The premise of Gone: one day, out of the blue, everybody age 15 and over in a small beach town poofs out of existence. The remaining kids and teens are trapped by an “electric” alien bubble and must survive while dealing with disaster, death, disease, starvation, and new mysterious powers.
You want LGBT+ representation? At least four characters are, three explicitly so. One or two are hinted at being possibly bisexual, with one being confirmed in all but name.
You want racial diversity? Over half, closer to ¾, of the named characters are POC. Hell, probably the biggest heroes are Edilio, who’s Latino, and Albert, who’s black.
Mental illness, including eating disorders? You got it, babe. There’s also an autistic character if that interests you.
Fully developed characters? Nearly every named character has a full character arc distinct from the two arguably main characters, Sam and Caine. And guess what? Some don’t get redemption, some go full evil and stay that way, but that’s life.
Strong girls? Literally everyone in this book would be dead without them. Some are warriors, some are engineering/civics types, some are healers, some take care of children, but they are all vital parts of the story with their own narrative arcs. There are even several terrifying female villains who aren’t sexualized (because they’re maybe fourteen or fifteen, c’mon) but are just scary.
Realistic teenagers with realistic dialogue? You won’t find these teens monologuing at each other, that’s for sure. Yes, they use slang (they don’t swear much, but that’s just because it’s YA). They also have to deal with teen issues like love, loss, and doubt in the midst of a hellscape.
Characters that are morally gray? Everybody but Edilio and Drake are neither purely good nor purely bad
Racial issues? After the first book, our racial issues are sort of looked past as the teens split into two New Races: “Freaks” and “Normals”. “Freaks,” kids with superpowers, are attacked regularly.
The greatest dystopia set-up ever? Oh, HELL yes! No spoilers here, because every page is a surprise that shouldn’t be ruined.