I’m Right Here (Barry Allen x Reader)
Prompt: Barry and you were living a great life, until Barry runs back in time to where his parents weren’t dead. He thought life was perfect until he realized that he had lost his one and only love. You.
Word Count: 1,712
Author’s Note: Hey guys, so in this ‘Flashpoint’, everyone is still friends with everyone. I know in the show it’s different but oh well just fyi in case you guys were confused lol BASICALLY it’s the same as the regular timeline. There is no Kid Flash (sorry Wally), and Barry is still The Flash in Central City AND Roy is in here…I’m sorry I love Roy so much I cried when he left Arrow so I just had to bring him back.
“Barry, I’m sorry. I’m so sorry, Barry,” you whispered as your boyfriend of 2 years sobbed silently into your shoulder. Tears welled up in your eyes, daring to flood, and your heart clenched at his pain, but you knew that you had to stay strong for him. For Barry.
Zoom had just killed his father right in front of him, and Barry couldn’t do anything to stop that murderer except watch. You couldn’t even begin to imagine what Barry must’ve felt in those few seconds. He ran back to Joe’s house where you were waiting outside, worried and helpless. You sat on the front steps with Barry clinging onto you like you were all he had left, and you basically were.
“Barry,” you said softly, running your fingers gently through his soft brown hair. He looked up with you with red eyes, somehow the green in them standing out more than usual. You cupped his face. “I’m right here, okay, Bar? I’m not leaving. You’ll be okay. I’ll be with you every step of the way.”
Barry smiled at you and kissed you deeply. He loved you so much. He knew that he was going to live the rest of his life with you. But he was going to live the rest of his life with you and his parents. Barry had made up his mind: he was going back in time to save his mom.
“I love you, Y/N. I will always love you,” he said in a hushed tone, his warm breath fanning over your cold nose. You kissed him back lightly.
“But I can’t live like this. I’m going to go save my mom,” Barry announced as he pulled back slightly.
This made you sit back, looking at him. “What, Barry, you can’t. Barry, you can’t do something like that. It’ll change everything,” you warned.
He sighed deeply with a sad smile. “That’s the point.” He let go of your hands and began to stand up. You followed after.
“Barry,” you started, your voice raising slightly, “Don’t do this. You’ll regret it. I know you, Bar. You’re not going to feel right doing this.” You opened your mouth to stop him, but he cut you off.
“Y/N, you’ll finally be able to meet my mom,” he looked at you with his sad green eyes, “she’d love you.” Your heart broke slightly at his yearning for his parents. You too wanted so badly to meet his mom. Barry’s dad was the kindest person you’ve met, and you knew that his mom would be the same, if not better. But you knew of the consequences and you also knew that Barry would come to regret this decision.
Barry gave you one last loving look before running away, the lightening and wind the only indications that he was even there. He had gone to change the timeline.
Barry Allen, what have you done?
“Mom! I’ve missed you.” Barry hugged his mom as if he hadn’t seen her in years, which to him, he hadn’t.
“Woah, Bar, calm down. You only came back from work,” she laughed but hugged him all the same.
“What’s going on here?” Henry asked as he walked in the room with a newspaper tucked under his arm. Tears welled up in Barry’s eyes, so happy that he finally had both of his parents here in the same room with him. Nora shrugged before going back to finishing her coffee.
Barry smiled at his dad before smuggling him with a bear hug as well. “Nothing, I’m just so happy to see you guys,” he said.
“Alright, son, I don’t know what’s gotten into you, but your friend Cisco called, asking for you.”
“Oh, really?” Barry was going to call you but maybe you were already at S.T.A.R. Labs, so after saying a quick ‘goodbye’ to his parents, he ran over to the lab, excited to see everyone. But most importantly, you.
As he walked in everything seemed the same. Caitlin and Cisco were at the computers and Harry was chilling in the corner with a coffee in hand. But he realized that you were gone. Maybe you were in the bathroom.
“Hey, guys!” Barry greeted with his famous smile.
Caitlin said a ‘hi’ in return, and Cisco turned around in his chair to look at Barry with suspicion.
“Hi…why’re you so happy today?” Cisco questioned with his eyes squinted.
Barry shrugged. “What? I can’t be happy today?”
Cisco turned back around in his chair and pretended to be nonchalant. “No, no, it’s good. It’s all good…”
Barry glared at him before asking the question that has been on his mind since he walked in.
“Hey, where’s Y/N? Is she out?” Barry asked the group.
Caitlin looked up from her computer. “Y/N? Why do you need her?” she asked in confusion. Barry laughed. “That’s funny, Caitlin. Do you know where I can find her?”
“I’m pretty sure she’d be where she always is,” Harry piped from the corner, interested in a contraption that he’d been working on.
“Which is…” Barry trailed off, pretending to know where you’d be, but in reality, he had no idea.
Cisco finished your sentence with the same confusion laced in his voice as Caitlin did. “…in Star City with Oliver. Barry, you are one weird speedster today. Are you sure you’re okay?” he asked, laughing a bit to himself.
Star City? Why would Y/N be in Star City?
Questions floated around in Barry’s head but he pushed them away. It doesn’t matter why you’re in Star City, as long as he gets to celebrate his new family with you.
“Great! I’ll be right back, guys!” Barry announced, getting ready to speed to Star City, where Team Arrow was located, to get you.
“Uh, where are you…going?” Cisco started but didn’t have the chance to finish his sentence as Barry had already disappeared. He looked at Caitlin for answers but she just shrugged and went back to her work.
Barry entered Team Arrow’s secret hideout while in his Flash suit. The green lights illuminated the place, leaving the middle a bright white. It was quiet, and he could hear the clacking of Felicity’s keyboard and the sound of her voice as she spoke to someone. It seemed like she was talking into the earpiece that Oliver’s team uses when they go on missions. As Barry rounded the corner, there was no one there except for the blonde genius.
“Felicity?” Barry called.
Suddenly, she shrieked and flew out of her chair. Barry’s eyes went wide as he went to help her.
Felicity slapped Barry on the arm before talking back into her earpiece.
“Yeah, it’s nothing,” she started as she glared at the speedster, “It’s just Barry.” A pause. “Don’t worry, I’ll ask him why he’s here, Oliver. You just finish the job and get back.” Felicity then pulled out her black earpiece and slapped his other arm.
“Ow!” Barry exclaimed, rubbing both arms in soreness.
“That’s for scaring me! Barry Allen, you know better than to do that to me,” she scolded. She situated herself back into the leather chair before looking up at the unexpected visitor.
“So, why are you here, Barry? Do you need Oliver’s help?” Felicity asked.
“Actually,” he started, “I was looking for Y/N. Is she here? Cisco told me she was in Star City.”
Felicity looked as confused as Cisco and Caitlin did. “Yeah…Y/N’s here. Why?”
Now it was Barry’s turn to seem confused. More frustrated than confused. “Why is everyone asking me that? What’s wrong with wondering where my gir-” He didn’t get to finish his sentence because he heard a voice behind him. A voice that he’d missed even though it’s been only hours.
“Barry? What are you doing here?” you called out. You smiled at him and went to give him a hug. His face changed into one of happiness as he wrapped his arms around your waist. He missed your body against his.
As you went to pull back, Barry took your head in his hands and pressed his lips against yours with passion. This is what he wanted. Both of his parents alive and his girlfriend right beside him. But something was off.
Your eyes went wide as you felt foreign lips against yours. You didn’t know what to do. Shock took over your body and you froze. Felicity stared in surprise as well, unable to form any words. You were about to push him away when a voice cut through the silence. An angry voice.
“What the hell is going on here?!”
That pulled Barry away from you to look at the speaker of the voice. Team Arrow had come back from their mission. Oliver, Diggle, and Theia all watched as Roy stalked up to Barry. A moment passed before Roy’s fist came flying towards Barry’s face. Fast.
Barry stumbled backwards and knocked against the table, his right hand holding his hand to his cheek. Your eyes got wider. Roy took a step towards Barry but you held his arm back. He looked at you with anger, than concern. Roy held your head in his hands, his eyes roaming your face for any injures.
“Are you okay?” he asked.
“Yeah, yeah,” you whispered, “it was nothing. It was just an accident.”
But then Barry got up. “What the hell was that for?!” he yelled.
“Barry,” you warned.
Roy scoffed, his douche stance taking over. “It was because you kissed my girlfriend, you ass.”
Suddenly, Barry’s heart stopped cold. He looked over to you, slowly feeling his perfect life break.
“You’re..his girlfriend?” he asked quietly.
You scrunched your eyebrows. “Yes, Barry, for the past two years. You knew this too. What’s gotten into you?”
Barry looked around at the commotion that he’d started. Everyone was staring at him like he had spoken a different language.
“I need to go,” Barry said. Again, he sped off without a response.
You were Roy’s girlfriend. Not his. Tears pricked his eyes. But…you love Barry. Barry loves you. A sob escaped Barry’s mouth as he forced himself to run faster until his legs burned. You weren’t his anymore. He had all of this love to give you, and you were loving another person.
Then, his perfect life shattered.