You’ll Understand [a Barry Allen AU]
Request: OMG THE ONE WHERE BARRY STEALS YOU IS GREAT (anyway there could be a pt where your orgional barry tried to rescue you because he does love you and stuff because like e4 barry said its always you two and then the barrys fight and you pick which barry)
a/n: wow people liked that?
It didn’t take long for Barry to notice you were gone. When he went to your apartment and you weren’t there, he did a quick sweep through of the city. Nothing. Immediately, he flashed to S.T.A.R. Labs, telling Cisco and Caitlin to check every security camera, every cell tower, everything, for you. Luckily, between the two genius’, they got a video of you and…Barry?
“Guys, that’s not me.” he gulps, watching the doppelgänger scoop you up in his arms, vanishing into a sparkly purple mist. They went to a different earth. “Cisco, I need you to vibe me to another earth.” he orders, latching his pale hands on the engineer’s wrinkled pink tinged button down, but not squeezing his shoulders.
Cisco’s lengthy hair whips around his tan nose as the speedster changes into his super suit, holding his vibe glasses. He tilts his head, smiling nervously, pointing to his glasses, “Yeah, see, about that, that kinda, yanno, is hard to do… and, not to be an ass, but, how do we know what earth they’re on?” he asks, looking into Barry’s pleading eyes. “Okay, okay, but I can only hold the portal open for an hour, maybe two, if we’re lucky.” he sighs, bringing the glasses to his eyes and turning them on.
He holds his hand out, focusing on creating the similar purple mist they saw in the video. Barry gives him a silent thank you before springing through the portal. His gut drops in his stomach and he feels the speed force bounce inside him.
When he’s spit out, his ears pop; he shakes his head, fixing his cowl so it sits on his nose just right, before speeding off. Shutters wrack his body, seeing the dirty streets of this Central City; they aren’t necessarily bad, just a little more gritty. His whole body stops, hearing the all too familiar giggle of you, and he creeps behind a building, poking his head out.
Sure enough, there you are, on…his back? Barry blinks, rubbing his eyes through the mask. A tinge of jealousy surges inside his skin and he frowns. He’s jealous of…himself? That’s a crazy sentence, even for him. He watches your crimped hair bounce up and down, drifting in front of your smiling face, while baggy gray cardigan hangs off one shoulder, exposing you white stripped shirt.
Your ring-clad fingers tangle in earth four Barry’s dark sweatshirt, muttering something in his ear, causing him to smirk. Barry fumes, leaning against the brick wall; stupid…him! Squinting at his gloved hands, he wiggles his fingers. He hasn’t picked up two people at once, but it can’t be that hard, right? Worth a shot.
He gets a running start, grabbing the both of you and hiding in an alley. You clutch your boyfriend tighter, black rimmed eyes wide. “Flash.” earth four Barry gumbles, gripping your thighs protectively. No, The Flash isn’t going to take you away from him. Not again.
Barry flings his cowl off his head, gazing at you with teary green-brown eyes; they were almost like your Barry’s, only his held darkness, something The Flash doesn’t possess. “Y/N, I found you! You can come home now!” he grins, stepping forward; the other Barry glares, stepping back. “Y/N?” his voice cracks, eyebrows furrowed in confusion.
“This is my home.” you whisper, hiding your face from him. Your nose brushes against the back of Barry’s neck, his cotton beanie nuzzling on your cheek. “I’m happy here. Here I have Barry and he loves me and I love him.” you mumble, voice muffled by his pale skin.
This shatters Barry’s entire being. “But - I love you, Y/N. I love you more than anything! Please, you can be happy with me.” he pleads, eyes begging you to listen to him. He knows now what he didn’t before. He knows that he belongs with you, not Iris, that you two are destined to be together.
A scoff erupts from earth four Barry’s chest and he readjusts you. “Weren’t you with Iris though? What happened to her, huh?” he challenges, watching Barry look down in embarrassment. “Move your feet, lose your seat, I guess.” he shrugs, “Just go back to your earth, like the good little superhero you are. Y/N and I - we need each other…” he sighs, gazing back at you, “She’s tired and her feet hurt, I’m taking her home. You should go too.” he whispers, frowning and zipping off.
Tears streak down Barry’s cheeks as he sobs, throat becoming dry. He speeds to the portal, going through it. Cisco frowns, seeing no Y/N with him. He thinks it will be better to ask what happened later.