Chapter 13: Darkness Falls (Finale)

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Barry's POV

"Caitlin I know you're still you, you just need to fight this" I tried to say but could barely.
"No, this is me now. You just don't want me to have powers so you think you can just get me to get rid of them!" Caitlin yelled "But I guess you won't be able to tell me to get rid of them... anymore" She grabbed me and formed an icicle in her hand and was about stab me until Nora showed up.
"Mom! Don't do this!"

Four hours ago

"Cisco anything?" I asked
"No dude I'm sorry. Caitlin must not be using her powers right now so we aren't able to track her"
"Let me know if you find anything. I'm going to do another sweep of the city" I sped out and just kept running searching and hoping to find Caitlin. I was running for a couple hours and felt my legs start to give out from all the running but I cannot stop running until I find her. I see Nora run up beside me and I stop running.
"Nora, What is it?" I asked
"Cisco found something"
"Why didn't he let me know through the comms?
"He was trying but you weren't responding. I guess the comms needs to be fixed" We ran back to STAR Labs to see what Cisco found.
"Barry I found her"
"Where is she?"
"At the old Prescott Mill" I ran as fast as I could towards the Mill and arrived in a couple of minutes. I searched for the place until I found her.
"Caitlin?"
"What do you want Barry?"
"I want you to come home. We can help you. I can help you"
"You did this to me!" She screamed. I could see her hair returning to white so I tried to calm her down.
"I know and I'm sorry that I did this to you Caitlin and that's why I'm trying to help you fix this"
"You? What can you help with? The only person who can help me is behind bars and guess who put him there" Her hands were starting to emit frost.
"Julian? You think Dr. Alchemy can help you Cait? No... Cait he can't but we can your family. We love you, I love you"
"You're not my family and I never loved you" This hurt a lot. How would you feel if your fiancée said that they didn't love you? She started to walk away so a ran up to her and grabbed her wrist. She shot me back into the ground and started to walk towards me.
"If you won't leave me alone I guess I have to teach you a lesson"
"Caitlin I know you're still you, you just need to fight this" I tried to say but could barely.
"No, this is me now. You just don't want me to have powers so you think you can just get me to get rid of them!" Caitlin yelled "But I guess you won't be able to tell me to get rid of them... anymore" She grabbed me and formed an icicle in her hand and was about stab me until Nora showed up.
"Mom! Don't do this!" Nora shouted. She looked up from me and looked at Nora. "Please Mom don't do this"
I could see her eyes return to their natural colours and the same with her hair. She dropped the icicle and it shattered on impact with the ground. She kneeled on the ground crying from what she was about to do. I signal Nora that she's alright and she came running towards us. Before she could get here I sat back up and hugged Caitlin.
"I'm glad to have you back" I whispered. Nora arrived and she joined the hug.
"I'm so sorry for all I've done"
"None of it was your fault, Caitlin. It was the powers. They must have clouded your better judgement"
"I guess I was also a bit... emotional"
"Why emotional?" She gave me a look and removed her jacket exposing a baby bump.
"Your pregnant?! Why didn't you tell me before?"
"I couldn't, I don't know. I wasn't thinking straight"
"How long?"
"Three months"

Six months later

"Barry it's time" Caitlin yelled which woke me up.
"It's six Cait. We don't have to be to work till ten"
"No Barry I mean it's time" This time I jumped out of bed.
"Now... like right now. You weren't due for another three weeks"
"Now!" We rush out to the car grabbing Nora on the way and drove to the hospital. I did not want to run her there because it might have an unknown effect on the twins.

Twenty minutes later

In what seemed to be days, our daughter and son were born.
"What will their names be?" The doctor asked
"Nora and Thomas Snow-Allen"
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"So what did you think of the story?" Cisco asks
"Uncle Cisco, read it again," A seven-year-old Nora asks
"Yeah it was cool" Cisco's son Dante remarks. The Nora from the future walked up behind me and scared me.
"Don't do that"
"Wow, I don't expect my dad to be so jumpy. When should we tell her, me, you know what I mean"
"I don't know when she's older I guess, that's if you want to stick around"
"I have no place in the future anymore. I don't want to return to my future and the current future I would know nothing about."
"Well I guess you're sticking around then, Flash"
"We'll see, Flash" We both start laughing watching Cisco and Caitlin tell the story of an interesting city, all of which is true but to our kids... it's fantasy.

The end... or is it?

Sadly this is the end of A New Perspective but I do have a plan to write a sequel called A New Dawn early next month. It's set eight years after the events of the finale of A New Perspective. Let me know if you want to see another sequel set in between the birth of Nora and Thomas and the finale. You can see previews of the sequel on my Twitter which I will be releasing synopsis of the chapters on every week. Until next time.

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