Hey, could you please do a Barry Allen imagine where the reader is friends with Team Flash but doesn't know that Barry is the Flash. The reader is a veterinarian and the team needs her help with a shape shifting meta
i was really going for that patty or linda type of vibe, because they too didn’t know about barry’s speedy whereabouts
if being a veterinarian didn’t scream I love animals enough, the 5 dogs dragging her down the street sure as hell did. she entered jitters, papers and leashes in hands as she stumbled up to the board she usually hung up the lost and found posters. she did this in many places, her heart ached for all the missing pets and she was desperate to find all of them homes. barry watched from where he was seated with iris, the girl quickly following his gaze to see y/n admiring her work, legs tied up with various colored dog leashes. actually everyone in the shop was looking at her, you tend to attract attention when 5 huge animals are following you around.
barry smiled at her as she finally turned around, y/n waving to the two as she made her way to their table. “hey you guys!” she exclaimed cheerfully, it even made barry wonder if he’s ever seen the girl sad. she was always smiling, no — glowing. she was always glowing.
“hey, y/n. that’s a new one, right?” iris asked, pointing to the smallest of the pack.
“yes! just hung up posters, i’m hoping to find his owners soon. i’m trying my best not to get attached, he’s just so cute.”
“hey iris, could you give us a minute?” barry said, earning confused looks from both of the women, but iris nodded and got up to get some more coffee. y/n immediately felt uneasy, being left alone with the man. see, she was kind of really into him and just having him look directly at her made her cheeks burn. “would you like to have dinner on friday?”
“with you? like you and me? like barry allen and y/n y/l/n?
“haha yes, is that so bad?”
“no!” her cheeks turned even a darker shade of red, barry finding it incredibly cute while y/n wanted to hang herself in shame. “i mean yes! i would like to have dinner with you!”
“had me worried there for a moment.” he flashed her another smile. “i’ll pick you up at 7.”
a man turning into a cheetah in front of his own two eyes did score to the top of five of the weirdest things barry has ever seen.
“ugh guys, the meta can shape shift into animals.” he huffed into his com link as he tried his best to avoid getting ripped into shreds by the predators jaws. “how the hell— it disappeared!” barry stopped, looking around the place, only to find that the giant cat evaporated into thin air.
“so it can shape shift and go invisible? that makes no sense.” cisco muttered back the flash.
“or it didn’t go invisible— aha!” barry smirked to himself as he noted a spider crawling up his arm, but before he could do anything there was a giant lizard hanging from his forearm, latching onto his suit. “a lizard, seriously?” barry groaned, trying to shake the giant reptile of himself, but the shape shifter held on, letting go of the hero’s arm only after he took a giant bite of flesh with him. barry yelled out in pain, once again looking around that the villain disappeared.
“barry, what happened?” caitlin barely managed to squeeze out her worry before the flash was stood in front of her in the cortex, blood flooding from his arm. “oh my god.” as caitlin desperately tried to stop barry from bleeding out more, wrapping a second roll of gauze around his arm she also gave him stern look, seeing that the boy couldn’t hold still.
“so it was just a big lizard? that’s it?”
“yes. big and toothy, that’s it. what time is it?” caitlin frowned at his concern of time rather than his wound. “i have a date today with y/n.”
“that cute vet that always has at least 3 dogs with her everywhere she goes?” cisco piped up, wiggling his eyebrows at his friend.
“yeah, i have to pick her up—” he tried to stand up, his legs giving up on him as he stumbled for caitlin to catch him.
“i don’t think you can go, barry. what if the bite was poisonous, quick healing or not, I need to check your wound again, I don’t know much about animal bites.” the doctor scolded him, sitting him back down on the bed, but before he could respond his entire body started shaking. “he’s having a seizure, oh my god, cisco!” caitlin franticly yelled, rushing to the hero’s side to seduce him. cisco didn’t even ask caitlin if it was a good idea, he was already taking barry’s phone to call y/n.
“hey y/n, what do you know about reptiles?”
“please don’t ask questions, this is urgent.” caitlin explained as y/n followed her down the lab, her best dress hugging her curves perfectly, makeup half done and worn out sneakers scrunching as she was still getting ready for her and barry’s date when cisco called her. “do you think you could identify a sample of poison so I could make a remedy?”
“I hope so, cisco mentioned lizards?”
“ah, yes. the poison came from a lizard bite.”
“was it big?”
“like really big, like the largest lizard you’ve ever seen?”
“I think so, can’t really ask barry to confirm since he had a seizure and passed out—”
“I— yeah.” caitlin face palmed as she realized what she’s done. “just, can you help?”
“it was probably a komodo dragon then, for a long time it was thought that they infect with bacteria, but it’s actually plain old venom. how long has it been since the bite? people usually bleed out before the venom even gets them.” caitlin didn’t answer, she was already looking trough cabinets for the ingredients, cisco telling her the right measurements as he had already looked up the medicine while the two women talked.
y/n stood there awkwardly before following them into a room where caitlin injected barry with the cure. barry that was dressed as the flash. barry that was the flash. she frowned, trying to come up with a single reason why he could be wearing that. and how he was still alive with the pile of gauze wrapped around his arm.
he stirred. and then opened his eyes, squinting immediately to the harsh light, but nevertheless he was up and very much alive.
“aye good to see you, buddy, take it easy.” cisco patted him on the shoulder as he sat up, giving him a weak smile only for his eyes to land on y/n. “oh, yeah. we called y/n.”
“you called y/n.” caitlin interjected, crossing her arms on her chest.
“and you told her.” cisco shot back.
“I can just go, it’s no problem—”
“no!” barry stood up, caitlin trying to catch him yet again, but he held up his hands, signifying that he was okay.
“so, you’re the flash?” y/n smiled up at him as barry laughed, nodding a yeah.
“and you helped save me while looking so good?”
“not really, it was all cisco and caitlin, but hey, at least you didn’t stand me up.”
“I wouldn’t dare, it took me such a long time to gather up the courage to ask you out. I’m sorry it turned out this way.”
“you kidding? best day ever, I saw a dude survive a komodo dragon bite! where the hell did you even find a lizard?”
“how about I tell you all about it during dinner?”