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That Man I Adored [a Barry Allen AU] (Part 11)

a/n: idk i was listening to Torn by Natalie Imbruglia and yeah…idk where to go; ideas for this/Working Legs?


| Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8 | Part 9 | Part 10 |


Barry likes being the little spoon. He rests his head back on your shoulder, sliding his feet up the couch, bending his long legs. The red plastic cup is cradled in his shaky palms, wrists on top of yours. You hold his torso. He likes this; likes being cuddled, likes being at home, with you, likes feeling safe.

Slowly, he places the plastic straw between his lips, sipping up the coffee that you made him. A small smile, accompanied by a giggle, appears on his face when he watches Gordon Ramsay call the guy an idiot sandwich. “You think that’s funny, huh, Barr?” you laugh, tickling his chest, “You think that’s funny?”

“Y-yes!” he chuckles, eyes crinkling as he squirms. Another string of giggles comes out of him, making your heart flutter. At least you make him happy. There’s a rap on the door and he stops, brown scruff brushing against your neck. He does this when he doesn’t want you to move. He does this often.

You kiss his temple before leaning his back forward, allowing your body to get off the couch. He lets out a quiet whimper when you leave. Fixing your sweatshirt, you open the door. “Joe!” you beam, jumping up to hug the older man; he hugs back, squeezing tightly. “Can I talk to you outside?” you mouth, pointing behind him. He nods. “Barr, I’ll be right back!” you call out, earning a deep sigh from him.

Joe steps to the side, letting you come out onto the porch. His gray hoodie sways against his black t-shirt as he shuts the front door. “How is he?” the detective asks in his soft, calm voice, coming to stand next to you. He follows your example, resting his forearms on the white plastic bannister, back hunched over.

A sigh falls off your lower lip, Y/C/E eyes focused in front of you, staring blankly. The wind blows your hair around; the skies gray and cloudy. “I… I don’t know. I can’t get him to leave the house, I have to force him to take his pills, I… He just wants to be with me. And, while I love that, I’m worried. It’s like I don’t know him anymore… I’m just-” you take a deep breath, feeling an arm around your shoulders, “I’m torn.”

The detective hums, rubbing up and down your arm soothingly. Time for dad talk 101. “He probably finds comfort in you, Y/N. When Barry cares about something, he pours his heart and soul into it. And pours and pours…” he chuckles lightly, “Iris and I were thinking about him the other day… We think it’d be good to get him out of the house and Eddie’s birthday is next week…” he trails off.

“I’ll try, Joe.” you promise, standing up and hugging him. Your face buries into his soft t-shirt, hands clutching the back of his hoodie. He rubs your upper back. “Thank you.” you mumble, voice muffled by his shirt. He smiles, shaking his head. “I’ll, um, let you go now.” you sniffle, releasing him from your grip. Before he goes, he kisses the top of your head. Parenting.

Drying your eyes, you step into the house. “Y-Y/N?” Barry mutters, swallowing, waiting for you to enter the living room. Sighing, your bare feet pad on the wood floor, eyes drooping when you see your boyfriend curled in a ball. “C-can we g-go to th-the st-store? I… I wa-want sp-spaghetti…” he says timidly, playing with his gray tank top.

The store? It’s something. After helping him get on a sweater, you cup his chin, feeling his stubble in your palm. You had to admit, it looks good on him. “I love you, Barry Allen.”

He cracks a small grin, “I-I’m so-sorry i-if I sm-smoother yo-you, I ju-just… ne-need y-you.”

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Local streetwear brands

Enemies vs. Eat. 

pop-up this Saturday (11.11.17) at the Fleemarket Gallery (733 11th St. NE)

Two of DC’s premiere brands, EAT and Enemies, will collide for a one of a kind boxing-themed event. The after party will be held in Big Chief with over 400 people expected to be in attendance. The purpose of this event is to express unity and uplift aspiring artists in the DMV’s the art/fashion scene. Each brand is in the midst of their most successful business years. The EAT brand, led by Malik Jarrett, remains one of DC’s hottest fashion staples. Enemies, led by Doyle Song, recently completed distribution deals with Shoe City and DTLR. These two have combined to put on a big production for the release of their collaborative clothing line.

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