I rose from the afterlife to tell you guys about an Almost Human AU
A future where the evolution of science and technology has caused crime rates to rise an astounding 400%. In order to keep up, all human cops are paired with androids in order to protect Central City.
Barry Allen and his squad raided the hideout of Dr. Harrison Wells, (to stop him from turning on the particle accelerator) but ended up being ambushed and outgunned.
Barry tries to save his badly injured partner, Eddie Thawne, but the logic based android officer Barry was paired with ends up abandoning them both. Deeming their chances of survival low, and thus concluding that it would be illogical to save them. Which is where Barry’s deeply rooted hate for these androids begins.
During the particle accelerator explosion – instead of gaining super speed – Barry loses his leg and falls into a 9 month coma.
After awakening, Barry has to deal with a cybernetic prosthetic leg and huge gaps in his memory, which he tries to recover through visits to a black market memory-recovery doctor called a Recollectionist, (Hartley Rathaway) in the city slums.
Once Joe gets him recalled back to the force, he gets paired with one of the standard issue MX-43 androids.
Which…goes great. Until it accidentally falls out of a moving car. (No, Barry didn’t throw it out because the android threatened to report Barry’s odd behavior. What could’ve given you that idea?)
Joe then demands Barry report to their technician, Cisco Ramon, for a new android partner.
Barry is assigned a replacement android, an older LEN model originally decommissioned for police work and about to be transferred to the Space Station. Created to be as close to human as possible, the LEN androids have trouble dealing with some of their own emotional responses, which was the reason they were replaced by the logic-based MX units. Barry’s unit, known as “Len” immediately proves himself unique, with a clear dislike of being referred to as a “synthetic”, and a penchant for puns.
Because I am hopelessly in love with him, Eddie is still alive. Though, he doesn’t hate the androids as much as Barry. He understands that they’re driven by logic and therefore will make the best – least emotional – decisions.
Iris can still be a reporter. Still with Eddie. Barry is still pining for her but it never goes anywhere.
Caitlin totally needs a part in this fic but I haven’t thought of it yet. Maybe she works on the androids with Cisco?