‘We wouldn’t be in this situation if you had just listened’ - Barry Allen
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Barry knew what to expect; they’d had the list written down, the information engraved in his mind. All he had to do was go back and speak to the old Wells- Thawne. It didn’t mean he wasn’t surprised when he stumbled into the cortex, the four other team members talking and laughing. Even Wells was chuckling. He remembered this moment, it was one of his own fond memories of the evil Wells.
“We wouldn’t be in this situation if you had just listened” she laughed, her voice heavenly even back then. Barry had developed a somewhat childish crush on the older scientist, the one who sat contently on Dr Wells’ lap. He didn’t know back then that Dr Wells, could walk. That he could easily dart from room to room. Barry wondered sometimes, in weak moments, whether she had known.
“Yes well. If you hadn’t sat in my lap. There would be no situation” He grumbled back a small smirk dancing across his face. Barry remembered this. It was the time that the team finally found out that Dr Wells and [Name], were an item. Part of Barry had died that day, in his dramatic way. He struggled to watch the scene as she smiled down at Dr Wells, as he reached for her hand and smiled at her.
It made him want to puke, the sight of the man who would kill her. That’s what he would do, not more than a month from now he’d stab her. She’d get in the way of his fight with the reverse-flash and she would die. She shouldn’t have even been there in the pipeline with them. If she’d been in the cortex she would have still been with them.
“Barry.” Her smile was replaced with concern as he looked at her. “Are you feeling ok? You look like you’ve seen a ghost”
He wanted to shout out the truth there and then. Prevent her death. He couldn’t, not if he was going to keep the timeline in tacked. Not if he was going to stop Zoom and keep everyone safe.
“I’m fine,” he smiled, wiping the sweat that built in his palms. “I just, wow. You two. You’re perfect for each other” He lied, the words felt like acid on his tongue. When he had first said that to the pair. a year ago, it had been the truth. He generally did think they were perfect for each other.
“Well, I have to be going. Harrison don’t stay too late or I will come here and drag you home myself. Anyway duty calls” She beamed rising out of Wells’ lap. She turned to the man and lowered herself placing a soft kiss on his cheek and heading out of the room. Barry’s eyes followed her as she left, watching the hallway for a while. He should’ve stopped her made up an excuse and forced her to stay. She’d only miss a lunch meeting, which she was going to be stood up at.
“Allen, are you sure you’re ok? You are looking a little pale. Perhaps you’re not eating enough” Dr Wells called to him and he looked at the man. Wells removed his glasses, holding them near his chest as he watched Barry. It took all of his will power not to beat the man where he sat.