Insane Chapter 2
Barry Allen x Male Reader
A/N: Second chapter is done, but I will have to wait and watch what happens during the next episode to write chapter 3 lol. Has anyone guessed who Y/N’s powers are based on? The gif below will help lol
“What? Are you insane?” Y/N asked, incredulously. They had just survived a run-in with Despero, and Barry's plan to save the world was for Y/N to kill him?
“It's only to make sure that the future Despero told me about doesn't happen,” Barry countered.
“Barry, listen to yourself. What you're asking for is crazy. You're asking me to kill another human being, and that goes against everything I stand for as a hero,” Y/N said.
“You have to Y/N. You have to follow the Injustice Protocols.”
“No, the protocols state we either contain or take away a rogue member’s powers away if possible. It doesn't say we kill them, Barry.”
“Do you think I want you to do this? Because I don't, but I don't have any other choice,” Barry said.
“There’s always a choice, Barry. Heroes always find another way,” Y/N said. Barry shook his head. “Not this time. This time is different.”
“Think about what you're doing. If I kill you, then what about your team? Iris? Central City? Or what about your kids in the future, Nora and Bart?” Barry looks away. “They'll all be better off without me.” Y/N shook his head. “No, they won't. They'll be devastated. I'm sorry, but my answer is no.”
Y/N turned to walk away from Barry. “Where are you going?” Barry asks. “I'm doing things my way and calling the others as I should have.”
“I am not acting out of fear. I'm trying to do the right thing,” Barry pleads.
“Yeah, and I thought you were too, but I was wrong,” Y/N said, turning to look at him. “You’re just afraid of becoming this man that Despero says you are.”
“I've already hurt people! I’m already a liability!”
“No,what you are is a hero! Doesn’t that mean something?” Y/N asks. Barry has a desperate look on his face. “I’ve seen what happens. What I end up doing.” Y/N scoffs and walks away as Barry walks after him saying: “It’s going to happen. Killing me is the only way to save the world. Damn it, Y/N! It’s the only way to save your loved ones too!” At the mention of his family Y/N stops and slowly turns around and glares at Barry.
“I suggest you keep my family out of this,” Y/N says, angrily. He knows Barry is just scared and not thinking straight. Once someone comes to help then Barry will see this is a bad idea. He walks away determined not to be baited by Barry again.
“After everything we’ve done today, everything I’ve told you, you’re just giving up,” Barry says behind Y/N. His whole body crackles with electricity as his anger grows. “I’m asking you to save the world, and you won’t even listen!!!” Barry throws a bolt of lightning at Y/N, that surges through the young hero’s body, and destroys his phone. Y/N looks at Barry in disbelief. Did the Flash just attack him?
“You’re gonna hear me now, ’cause one way or the other, you’re gonna kill me.” Y/N looks into Barry’s eyes, which are wild and unfocused. “Look at what I just did! The damage I can still cause!” Barry shouts out. “You made a promise to keep this world safe.” Barry’s eyes flash with electricity as he runs at Y/N. Y/N uses his own super speed to move to the other side of Barry. Barry looks at Y/N bewildered. “Kinda hard to make me kill you, if you can’t even catch me,” Y/N says.
Barry runs at Y/N again, but this time he flies into the air where Barry can’t reach him. “Give it up, Barry. You can’t fly.” Barry looks up at Y/N. “You’re right, I can’t fly, but have you ever heard the expression ‘two birds with one stone?’” Barry charges up for another lightning throw, as Y/N cups his hands together and rubs them really fast until a ball of fire is in his hands. He throws it at Barry, as the scarlet speedster throws his lightning. The two attacks collided with each and caused a miniature explosion. Y/N uses it as a distraction and flies towards Barry and slams into him, not hard enough to hurt him, but enough to knock him down. Barry rolls to the ground and groans out. Y/N comes down to the ground and walks towards the speedster.
“You need to stop this insanity,” Y/N said, holding out a hand for Barry to take. Barry looks at Y/N’s outreached hand, and sighs. He looks at Y/N, grabs his hand and pulls him close. “And you need to hang on.” Barry zips them both around the room, knocking Y/N into anything he can. Y/N knows Barry is only doing this to get a rise out of him, but it won’t work. He has to stop it somehow. Y/N punches Barry, and the combined might of speed, strength, and motion propels them forward in the display case with Oliver Queen’s Arrow Suit. They break through the glass and fall to the ground.
Barry looks at Oliver’s fallen suit and feels a wave of guilt and sadness about what just happened. “You think this is what Oliver would have wanted?” Y/N stands up. “During Elseworlds, Oliver went to the Monitor and traded his life for yours and Kara’s because he knew you were the kind of heroes this world needs.”
“You are the best of us, Barry,” Y/N says. “Oliver Queen wasn't a quitter. He’d never quit on you, so don't quit on yourself,” Y/N told him. “Please, for me, don't stop fighting. No matter what the future holds.” Barry looks at Y/N, tears in his eyes. He can't believe he tried to hurt one of his friends. This crisis with Despero had him doing anything he could to stop the future from happening, but he was wrong. “Y/N, I'm so sorry,” Barry sobbed.
Y/N kneeled down. “It's alright, everything is going to be alright.” Barry looked at Y/N. Really, looked at him, and felt all those hidden wants and desires coming to the surface. When he first met Y/N, he liked him, but tried to convince himself he was still straight. Then when he got engaged to Iris, he needed to put those feelings away. And when they were married, he had to bury them. He couldn't feel this way about Y/N, could he? Was it wrong to want this?
Barry leaned in and pecked Y/N on the lips. Y/N pulled back in shock. “Barry, what are you doing?” Barry licked his lips. “Please, Y/N. I want… I need… I need to feel something other than sadness.” Y/N knew this was a bad idea doing this. Barry wasn't in his right mind, and it would be selfish of him to take advantage of Barry when he was like this, but he wanted this, too. Y/N has had a crush on Barry since he first saved Kara and after he found out about Iris, he tried to repress those desires, but right now; he didn't want to.
Y/N leaned in close and Barry met him as their lips locked together. It felt like fireworks were going off as they kissed. It sent tingles down Y/N’s body. Barry grabbed the back of Y/N’s head and pulled them closer to deepen the kiss, as Y/N’s hands snaked down Barry’s back onto his zipper.
“Oh, God,” a voice says.
Both heroes turned around to see Iris West Allen, and a guy Y/N didn't recognize in a letterman’s jacket. Deon the Still Force. Iris's mouth was opened and had shed a few tears. Barry stood up slowly. “Iris, I can explain–”
The rest of Barry's sentence was cut off as Despero teleports in and hits Y/N across the room before grabbing Barry by the throat. “I told you, Flash, if I found any trace of your true nature, I'd end your existence.”
“Leave him alone! He's innocent,” Iris says. “Someone changed the timeline to kill my father and make Barry seem insane.”
Despero looks at her. “You really believe you're telling the truth,” He chuckles. “How tragic.” He squeezes tighter as a third eye opens on his forehead. Y/N fires a blast of heat vision at the eye, causing Despero to cry out in pain, and let Barry go. Y/N flies towards Despero and slams into a nearby wall. “Round two, Clown face.” Despero growls against Y/N, trying to push the hero off of him. “Hurry! I'll hold him off.”
Iris and Deon run to Barry. “You need to go and figure out who is trying to frame you.”
“I need to go to the future, see who really causes Armageddon,” Barry says.
“I can't hold him much longer!” Y/N cries.
“I'm not gonna make it there. I don't have enough Speed Force left,” Barry said. “But he does,” Deon says, pointing to Y/N. “Y/N’s not a speedster,” Iris says.
“I know that, but if he and Dad combine speeds, they should make it,” Deon says. Barry looks at Y/N fighting Despero. “Y/N! I need you.” Y/N looks at Barry, then back to Despero. “Sorry, gotta go.” Y/N punches Despero to the ground.
“What’s going on?” Y/N asked.
“No time to explain,” Barry says. “Just run Y/N. Run!” Both heroes run out of the hall and run as fast as they can, combining their speeds to open up a time portal and run through it.
Despero recovers and notices the two heroes have once again escaped. He glares at Iris and Deon. “You all just killed this world.” He teleports away.
Barry and Y/N travel to Central City in 2031. Barry notices everything looks okay. No destruction, like Despero said. Y/N’s eyes fall onto a sign: Robern’s Private Event. West Party. “Barry, come take a look at this.” Barry comes to Y/N’s side as he reads the sign in confusion. They needed to find out what’s going on. They change out of their suits, find some clothes to wear and enter the private event.
Barry’s ears perked up at the sound of a familiar voice that made his stomach drop. “If I could have everyone's attention for a moment. I have been waiting for this moment for a very, very long time. When you find the love of your life, it's like electricity pulsing through your veins, giving you a shock that you absolutely never want to end because... because now…”
Y/N and Barry are shocked to see Eobard Thawne making the speech as Iris comes up to the stage, wearing a ring on her finger. “Now you're part of something greater. You're part of something wonderful. And, frankly, surprising because you never know... what face fate will be wearing when she shows up to knock on your door and change your life forever,” Eobard smiles. “When it does, for you, my wish is that face... Is as beautiful as the one standing next to me. To Iris West, the love of my life... And to our future together.” They raise their glasses in toast.
“This is wrong, Y/N,” Barry whispers. Y/N nods his head in agreement. “What the hell did Thawne do?” Iris notices them and has a look of terror on her face. Eobard looks at them and smiles. Chester, Allegra, Alex, Cecile, Ryan Choi, Dr. Ramsey Rosso, and Ryan Wilder look at them with pure hatred and fear.
“What the hell are they doing here?” Ryan Wilder says, as Y/N and Barry look on in confusion.
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