Maybe there’s a God above But all I’ve ever learned from love Was how to shoot somebody who outdrew you And it’s not a cry that you hear at night It’s not somebody who’s seen the light It’s a cold and it’s a broken Hallelujah
Request: (By @smurryheartbeatz) Could you write a Drabble where reader is Barry allens sister but she fell in love with Winn and moved to the other earth to be with him, and she’s homesick?
A/N: Ok, so this got a wee bit angsty, but not too bad.
“Hey, are you okay?” Your boyfriend came and sat next to you on the couch.
You had been staring out of your apartment window all morning as you let the mug of coffee in your hands grow cold.
“What? Oh, yeah, I’m sorry.” You sighed. “I guess my mind’s somewhere else today.”
“You wanna talk about it?” Winn draped his arm around your shoulders.
put your mug on the coffee table and leaned back into his embrace. His
arms tighten around you as you tucked your feet up under yourself and
rested your head on his shoulder. The sound of the rain against the
window lulled you into a nostalgic state.
“I was just
thinking about this one time after Joe took us in, we were playing in
the park and it just opened up and started pouring down rain. So, he
yells for us to come back to the car before we get soaked, but he went
from having one kid to three pretty much overnight and he just doesn’t
have a handle on it yet.” You chuckled, “Now Iris and Barry are good
kids, so they come when they’re told, but me, being a rambunctious
six-year-old, I’m not done playing yet. So, cut to a Benny Hill style
montage of Joe chasing me around the park, slipping in the mud, while
Barry and Iris are watching from the car and making bets on who will
outlast the other. It must’ve looked ridiculous, because when he finally
dragged me back to the car, Barry was the happiest I’d seen him since
what happened with our parents.”
“So, what you’re telling me is that you were always this much of a handful, huh?” He gave your arm a squeeze as he laughed.
“Yeah, I guess so.” You smiled up at him.
You sighed heavily, causing him to instinctively begin playing with your hair, which began to soothe you.
“It all seems like so long ago. When did our lives become so chaotic?” You pondered.
would say probably when we started hanging out with superheroes.” He
chuckled to himself.
“Yeah, probably.” You laughed similarly.
his calming touch, you couldn’t help but feel a wave of sadness washing
over you. Perhaps it was the cold and the gloomy sky the rain brought
“I honestly don’t know how Barry does it all.” You
shook your head. “He went years with people not believing him about
Thawne, and then he gets these powers and has to save the city
constantly, and then Zoom…”
You felt a lump in your throat
that you tried to swallow. “God, he had to watch as that monster shoved his hand through our father’s heart. He had to watch both our parents
“I couldn’t possibly begin to imagine what that must have
been like.” Winn was apologetic and somber. “But he’s strong and I think
a majority of that strength comes from others. I think most of it comes
“Yeah? Some pillar of strength I turned out to be?” You muttered.
“What’s that supposed to mean?”
just… sometimes I feel like I abandoned him.” You could sense Winn
wanting to protest, but he waited for you to finish. “He’s always facing
off against some bad guy and the moment he’s finally happy and things
are quiet, when we can finally spend some quality family time together, I
leave. I just up and leave for some parallel universe. Don’t get me
wrong, I love you and I love being here, but I feel like I turned my
back on my family to do so.”
“That’s bull and you know it.
Nobody forced you to come here and more importantly, nobody forced you
to stay there. Your family knew the risks and the rewards. They knew
what would make you happy and they let you go. They love you and would
do anything for you,” his slightly agitated tone softened to a more
loving one, “including letting you run off to a parallel dimension with
some nerdy computer programmer.”
You couldn’t help but laugh, “Well, who could blame them? He is pretty hot.”
“He thinks you’re pretty hot, too.” He playfully rolled his eyes.
You gave him a quick kiss on the cheek.
“So then, why don’t you call Barry using that, uh, inter-dimensional extrapolator that Cisco made you?”
“The communication function is busted.”
well let me take a look at it and see what I can do.” He offered. “In
the meantime, you can still use it to make a breach and go visit him.”
don’t know. He’s probably really busy fighting some new big bad. I
swear, there’s always someone.” You rolled your eyes. “Besides, I’ll
probably just get in the way. Or get myself captured because I don’t
know what I’m walking into.”
“Or, hear me out here, you
could spend a nice weekend with your brother.” He waved a hand. “If I’ve
learned anything from working with Kara, it’s that there is never going
to truly be a quiet time. There is always going to be some bad guy to
fight or some kitten to save. There’s never going to be some ideal time
to live your life. You have to live it in the here and now. You have to
make your own happy moments, not wait for them to magically appear. So go,
visit your brother. And if it’s a bad time, make the best of it.”
“Did I ever tell you that you’re the smartest man I know?” You smirked. “And I know a lot of smart men.”