Author's Note: Here we go! Last chapter….
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That hurt. Was the first thing Caitlin thought when she came to. That and Wow, I'm stupid. She managed to shift the table enough to crawl out, but then she heard the familiar whoosh of a speedster. Zoom was back. What would she do? He would lock her up somewhere else and then she would never be able to get back and-
But when she looked up, it wasn't Zoom standing in front of her with a furious expression. It was... Barry?
Caitlin shook herself. She must still be unconscious; in some sort of dream state. But then he was walked towards her, smiling. He was real. "B-Barry?" She stuttered, her throat closing on emotion. "You're alive!"
She tried to run into his open arms, but then tripped over the remnants of the table and went crashing towards the ground. Before she could hit the floor, however, a pair of leather covered arms encircled her and pulled her into them.
"Cait? What happened? Why were you... under a table?"
She couldn't respond just yet, instead clinging to his shirt in a desperate attempt to keep him there, like if she let go he would disappear and this would all have been a dream. Tears filled her already red eyes and streamed down her cheeks, even as she tried to keep them at bay.
Barry pulled back slightly. "Caitlin, talk to me. Are you hurt?"
Caitlin shook her head, nodded, shook it again. "I- he- you..." She burst into a fresh flood of tears. "He- he said you were... dead!" She sobbed, throwing herself into Barry's arms again, as he kissed the top of her head and murmured soft, soothing words in her ear.
"He lied. I went into the Speed Force, but I came out again. I'm here, with you, and you're safe, Cait. You're ok." He picked her up, letting her slump against his shoulder, and flashed off to S.T.A.R. Labs.
Caitlin's arrival was joyous and excited. Cisco hugged his friend over and over, then hugged Barry, then hugged Iris, then hugged Joe, and, in the confusion, almost hugged Harry, but managed to avoid it at the last second.
Once everything finally quieted down, Caitlin was able to tell them what had happened, and was able to answer Barry's question about what she was doing under the table. Henry ran some test on her, and told her she was in shock, and slightly dehydrated, but, other then a few sore bruises, she would be ok. After that everyone left except Barry.
Caitlin sat down on a medical bed, the rings under her eyes standing out on her pale face. She glanced at Barry and gave a small smile. "I'm glad you're not dead."
"Yeah," He agreed with a short laugh. "Me, too." He nudged her over so he could sit to, and she placed her head in his lap with a tired sigh. "You want anything? Food? Tea?"
"I'm ok right now." Caitlin closed her eyes. "Barry?"
"I had a lot of time to think while I was locked up. And- I mostly thought about you. How much I- How much I love you. Because I do love you, Barry. And I'm sorry if this isn't the right time- if it never will be the right time- but I was thinking maybe we could try to make something work-"
"Cait." He cut off her rambling. "I love you, too."
She stopped, opened her mouth, closed it again, and then pulled him down by the shirt for a kiss. "That's... really good."
Author's Note: I hope you enjoyed this story! I liked posting it, even if barely anyone told me what they though :( That's ok, though, it was still awesome. Who's excited for season 3 premier?! ME!