You Belong With Me
Anon Request: Can you do a barry allen imagine where y/n is also a meta human working with star labs and she loves barry but he loves iris and she wants to tell him how she feels
Pairing: Barry Allen x Reader
“…and this is the Cortex. This is the home base of Team Flash.”
Goosebumps ran over your body and your stomach fluttered as you heard the silvery voice of Barry Allen. A short moment passed, before you were brought out of your daze by Iris’ voice. You couldn’t help but to roll your eyes as the two continued walking into the room. Iris’ eyes began to wander around the room, astonished by the technology and wonder of it all. Jealousy bubbled in your stomach as you watched the way Barry looked at Iris. You longed for the same look of adoration from Barry.
“Barry, this is so magnificent! Why didn’t you tell me that you were The Flash sooner? Next thing I know, you’re going to tell me (Y/N) is a metahuman.”
Barry gave you a quick smirk, as two children would do when they were keeping a secret. He quickly looked back to Iris before she noticed the exchanged glance.
“You know I didn’t tell you because your dad and I wanted to keep you safe.” He said, as he walked around the desks ignoring Caitlin, Cisco and yourself and continued to explain the equipment to Iris. After Barry finished showing Iris the Cortex, they both engaged in conversation with Caitlin and Cisco.
Jealousy continued to build in your stomach as you saw Caitlin and Cisco laugh at a joke Iris told. Not only was she had she captivated the man of your dreams, she was slowly stealing your friends. Suddenly, you looked over and saw one of your papers begin to float in the air. You quickly slammed the paper on the desk, the loud noise drawing attention to yourself.
“(Y/N), are you alright?” Iris questioned. The rest of the group looked at you knowing what had happened.
“Yeah, I’m fine. There was just a bug on my paper, so I hit it.” You said, rushing out the last part. Iris smiled at you awkwardly and engaged back in her conversation with Barry. Your cheeks flushed red due to your envy. Since no one was looking in your direction, you used your telekinetic powers and moved around papers.
“Why won’t any of them talk to me?”
You continued to play around with your powers, moving tiny objects and not bringing attention to yourself again. Before letting out a soft, exasperated sigh, you noticed a glass of water sitting on the edge of the desk by Iris. No matter how hard you attempted to ignore the urge, it just got stronger.
The envied urge reigned strong before you finally gave into the devil on your shoulder. Focusing in on the glass, you slowly began to shake it. With a quick flip of your hand, the glass fell off the desk and into Iris’ lap.
Iris jumped up and shattered the glass in the progress.
“Oh my god, I’m soaking wet! How in the world did that just happen?” She patted her lap in hopes of drying herself off. You couldn’t help but to softly giggle at the situation but also feel guilty about what you had done. Barry stood up and quickly picked up the glass shards.
“Iris, come on, let me take you home,” Barry said, moving her towards the exit of the Cortex.
“No Barry. That’s okay, I can do it myself,” she said, her voice still laced with confusion as to what had happened. Iris ran out of Star Labs as quickly as possible. After Iris had left, all looks were focused on you.
“(Y/N), what the hell was that,” Barry screamed. You kept your head down, fearing to make eye contact with him.
“She was getting a little too close to you and I did not enjoy it,” you thought. No, you couldn’t say that. Your love towards Barry was your best kept secret, no one knew about it.
“I’m so sorry Barry. I wasn’t aiming for Iris; I was trying to spill the water on Cisco. I still have to find a way to get revenge on Cisco after he pranked me. That was how I was going to do it.”
Barry laughed, remembering your’s and Cisco’s ongoing prank war. “It’s okay (Y/N). I’m sorry that I shouted.” He walked towards you and hugged you. Barry grabbed his jacket and walked towards the door.
“Hey, we’re still best friends right?”
“Yeah, best friends,” you nodded. You felt your heart break as he walked out of Star Labs.
“You like him don’t you?” You were brought out of your heartbroken daze by the sound of Cisco’s voice.
“(Y/N), you like Barry. It’s so obvious.”
A blush started to rise to your cheeks at the thought of your crush not being a secret anymore.
“Is it really,” you asked, dropping your head in shame. Caitlin and Cisco nodded their heads.
“(Y/N), from one woman to another, just tell him how you feel,” Caitlin told you. Your eyes widened at the thought of telling Barry your feelings. You quickly shook your head ‘no’. Contemplating on the thought for a few minutes made it seem like a good idea. A smile spread across your face.
Caitlin pointed her finger at the door, directing you to leave. You quickly grabbed your things at ran out of the door.
You can do this. You can do this. You think to yourself, walking up to your best friend’s door. You were going to say that you liked him, you have for almost a year now. You knock on the door before you can back out. Shit, you aren’t prepared for this.
“Hey!” Barry greets you as he opens the door.
"Hi.” You say, rubbing your arm. “Can I come in?” You ask, motioning to the house.
"Of course.” He smiles and opens the door wide, letting you in.
"I just wanted to apologize for this afternoon at work. That was so unlike me, I have no idea what came over me.” Your voice was low. You played with your fingers, trying to not feel as awkward as you did.
“(Y/N), I don’t know why you’re apologizing. You were just trying to prank Cisco, Iris was just caught in the crossfire.” Both of you laughed but you were awkwardly laughing due to Barry’s naivety to the situation.
“About that Barry, I-I kind of, might have lied. I wasn’t really trying to prank Cisco, and that’s why I’m here. It’s because I have something to tell you. You might want to sit down.” You breathe out, your voice shaky.
Barry sits next to you on the couch and you place your hands in his. “Barry, I-I-I don’t know how to say this but, I l-love you.” Your voice got quieter as you quickly said the last part. He removed your hands from his and ran his fingers through his hair.
“Um…wow, (Y/N), that’s sweet and all, but I, I don’t feel the same. I love Iris and I have for a long time.“
You immediately look down at your hands that are now laced together in your lap before slowly nodding, an embarrassed look spreading across your formerly smiling face.
"Don’t get me wrong, you’re a sweet girl. But I’m not the one for you.”
“Barry, I don’t understand why you’re hung up on Iris. She still loves Eddie, and she’ll always see you as her best friend! Why can’t you see that I understand you Barry? She doesn’t know what it’s like to be a metahuman and she never will. You belong with me Barry,” you spat. Your words were laced with hurt and anger. Barry looked at you with great sympathy. You grabbed your things and began walking towards the front door.
“We can still be friends,” Barry says in a defeated tone. You stop walking and turn around to face him, “No we can’t. Everything’s gonna awkward now.”
”(Y/N), it’s just a small crush, this will all blow over, and we’ll forget about it in, like, two days tops.”
“Barry, I’ve liked you for a year! I wouldn’t necessarily call that a ‘small crush’!”
"Just drop it. Forget this all happened.” You stormed off down the street, leaving you frustrated and Barry without a best friend.