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IN ANOTHER LIFE [BARRY ALLEN]

summary: in which barry allen alters the timeline and sets foot on a universe where his once best friend and first love is alive.

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“Y/N, you are late once again.” Captain Mendez noted when he saw you run towards your desk in hurry.

You smiled sheepishly, “I’m sorry, Captain, it’s just that the alarm –”

“– wasn’t working and you overslept, I know.” he finished, causing you to blush in embarrassment at his comment.

You worked as a Forensic Photographer for the Central City Police Department. You were actually very good at what you did, but the only problem was your punctuality. Though you did have reasonable excuses on why you always slept late, and it usually involved your work and investigations about it.

Captain Mendez handed you a folder, “Anyway, care to take these files to Mr. Allen? He claims he can’t find his copies.”

You grabbed it and furrowed your eyebrows. “Why would he lose important files? He usually keeps them organized.”

“That’s the same thing I’ve been wondering about. And you know, he also looked kinda lost.”

“What do you mean?” You asked.

The Captain shrugged, “He asked about a guy named ‘Singh’ and he looked genuinely surprised that I’m the captain. Might have had too many drinks last night.”

You chuckled. “Maybe.” you said, “Well, I’ll just go ahead and give these to him.”

He nodded. “Sure, you do that.”

You turned around and headed towards the stairs.

You and Barry had a healthy co-worker relationship. The both of you used to attend the same school when you were younger, and were even considered as best friends. But when the two of you grew older and attended different universities, you lost touch and became distant to one another. Nonetheless, once you saw each other again, even learning that you were going to be working in the same building, your friendship with Barry was easily restored.

[ BARRY’S POV ]

It was surreal. This whole brand new world was absolutely surreal for Barry Allen.

The moment he was aware that he was in another timeline, he visited his mother and father. He talked to them until they grew tired and asked for sleep, oblivious to how Barry was close to tears the whole night he spent with them. And then the next day he visited CCPD where he coincidentally still worked at.

He was still getting used to the changes, like his lab seemed to be bigger and more advanced than his previous one. Barry found himself slowly falling in love with this new life he was living.

“Barry?” an unfamiliar voice pulled him away from his thoughts.

He looked at the doorway and saw someone he never expected to see again.

You were smiling at him, your soft [eye color] eyes meeting him in an instant. You still had your hair in the same style, and your features had matured from the last time Barry saw you. He couldn’t help but slightly let his jaw fall in shock.

You entered his lab, “Hey, Captain Mendez wanted me to give you this.” you dropped the folder in front of him.

Barry didn’t hide the fact that his eyes were travelling up and down your body. You noticed this and instead of growing uncomfortable, smirked.

“Allen, I know I’m hot but can’t you have some restraint?” you teased.

“Uh, what?” Barry broke away from his trance.

You raised an eyebrow. “The Captain was right, you do seem a little lost. Was last night a little bit too fun?” you continued with your teasing.

Barry stood up from his seat, “Y/N, is this really you?”

“Yes …  and you are starting to freak me out.” you answered.

“I’m sorry, it’s just that, I can’t believe that you’re here.” he admitted.

You were even more confused than ever by the way he was acting.

“Why wouldn’t I be?” you asked him.

Barry recalled the memory of your death in the original timeline. He could remember how painful it felt to lose another special person in his life once again, this time you, who were one of the reasons why he believed he could live a happy life after all even though his mother was gone and his father was in prison. But when you died due to a car crash, Barry’s world lost it’s meaning and he felt the exact pain and loneliness he felt when his mom died.

You tilted your head to the side when he still didn’t answer. “Barry, are you alright? You’re not on drugs or anything because that would get you into deep —”

Before you can even finish what you were saying, Barry pulled you in a hug. You were surprised at the affection he was showing you but nonetheless returned the gesture, awkwardly patting his back in the process.

“What’s this for?” you inquired.

But Barry didn’t answer, he just held you, and it didn’t seem like he was planning to let you go.

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Hand In Hand - Lindsay Mendez

Holy fucking shit

anonymous asked:

It bothers me that Mendez only bothers you because he murdered. Are you that desensitized to rape and misogyny? His sexist and rapist attitude and actions should appaul you.

See, yes, I do think that rape and misogyny is terrible and by no means is this an acceptable trait or action for any human being.

However, I watch the show for its entertainment values. Sure, it has amazing lessons and the morals are spot-on, but at the end of the day, it is a TV show and the people on the show are characters. Pornstache is deliberately written to be an asshole and to be a terrible person - but he’s a written character. He’s not real. There may be guards in prisons like that today, but George Mendez is not a real person.

The character entertains me. Again, yes, he’s a misogynistic and holds traits of a rapist (even copped a feel with Piper) and that’s nothing I condone - I think it’s just disgusting. But, he’s also hysterical because of how over-the-top he is. If you notice all the other guards in Litchfield, they’re all there to be mediators or handle situations more calm and tell an inmate when they’re doing something wrong. Mendez, on the other hand, has to make a big scene out of everything and gets to a point where he becomes cartoonish with his personality, but that’s the fun of his character.

And, he was perfectly cast. Pablo Schreiber does a perfect job of blending his dire need to be assertive with his creepy infatuation with Daya, the feelings and emotions he has when it comes to how he really feels, his Major Dickbag attitude, and all-around disgusting nature. I think an actor does well when they play a character I’m supposed to hate - and they show me all he does to make me hate them - but they just can’t. They’re too entertaining.

Like I said - misogyny and rape are not okay. By any means. Pornstache, however, is entertaining when he isn’t portraying one of those two things. And you can dislike my opinion and my views on why I like the character all you want; I have no problem with it. I totally understand where you’re coming from, and I hope you understand where I’m coming from. It may not be a well-executed explanation, but at least it’s something to get you to know what I’m getting at.

- Warden Zach