Author's Note: Hey, folks! Here we are at the beginning of a brand new SNOWBARRY story. Just to warn you, updates will not be regular and there will probably be big gaps in between. Because of that, I'm going to tell you in advance that there won't be much drama between Caitlin and Barry. Once they're together (probably episode 3...) they won't break up. Because, really, what's the point of making a fanfiction where they can be together during the seasons, and then not making them together? It would practically just be the show!
So, I hope you enjoy. 1x01, everyone.
It was weird to think that she had watched him sleeping for 9 months. She knew that Cisco would make some Captain America related reference to that, one of Colsen's lines, she was pretty sure, but it was true. She had stood by his bedside, held his hand, heck, she had stroked his hair to calm him down one evening she was watching him. And now, she was actually having her first conversation with him.
And she had told him to pee in a cup. Who does that? That's just not something that people say. Then she had gone into full doctor mode and started prodding his chest muscles. That had been weird. Yes, she had technically know him for 9 months, but he had just met her.
He talked with Wells, got the run down on his condition, and the entire time Caitlin was silent. She didn't add anything medical, for once in her life, because this was probably the strangest thing that had ever happened to her. A project that she had spent nine months of her life on, a project that had been her life for nine months, was now not just a project.
He was a person.
And he was actually pretty cute.
Caitlin punched a few buttons on Barry's chest tech, aligning them with her tablet. She looked up to see him staring at her. "What?"
He looked a little embarrassed. "Nothing. I just noticed you don't smile too much."
Inside she was grimacing. Of course, the first impression he got of her was the grim side. She brushed her hair behind her ear, and found herself opening up to him. "My once promising career in bio-engineering is over. My boss is in a wheelchair for life. And the explosion that put you in a coma also killed my older brother. So this blank expression kind of feels like the way to go." She blinked rapidly and turned away, striding quickly back over to Dr. Wells.
But once Barry was running, she forgot all of that. It was the most amazing thing she had ever seen. She peered at him through her binoculars, murmuring, "That's not possible." But it was. And she, Dr. Caitlin Snow, was seeing it first-hand.
But then Barry crashed into the pile of cones. Her heart leapt into her throat. Running into something like that at his speed... who knows how hurt he could be. Wouldn't that just be perfect; she finally gets to meet her comatose patient after 9 months in a coma, and he goes and... what? Dies? Get's put back in a coma?
Cisco hopped into their van and sped down the empty runway. When he returned, Barry was groaning and clutching his wrist but seemed fine enough.
Caitlin, Cisco and Harry brought him back to S.T.A.R. Labs, and Caitlin did a quick x-ray. She was amazed at what she saw. The bones, which had definitely had a distal radius fracture when she had taken the x-ray in the van, were now completely healed. She explained this to Barry, adding, "It's healed. In 3 hours."
He looked up at her, alarmed and looking for answers. "How is that even possible?"
"We don't know. But can I run some tests now?"
As she was over by her desk, she overheard Barry talking with Dr. Wells. "When I was 11 my mother was murdered." Caitlin looked up, shocked. Barry continued with the story of the blurs of light, how he had ended up blocks away... and how no one had believed him. She felt a sudden rush of pity towards this young man, and when he looked her way, she gave him the smallest of smiles. It was the tingling feeling she got when he smiled back that surprised her.
"That's what we're calling them." Caitlin confirmed.
"I saw one today." Barry stated. Caitlin and Cisco exchanged looks of astonishment. "He's a bank robber, and he can control the weather."
"This just keeps getting cooler..." Cisco said, his voice laced with excitement.
Barry, on the other hand, seemed very upset. "This is not cool." He yelled. "Alright, a man died." The smile drained off of Cisco's face.
Barry looked at Caitlin, but her eyes fell to her desk. He turned after a long silent pause and strode out of the room.
She didn't see Barry for awhile. When he came back to S.T.A.R. Labs, rushing in in a startling flurry of papers, he had with him many boxes of files and papers. "I've been going over unsolved cases from the past 9 months. There's been a sharp increase in unexplained deaths and missing people." He glanced up at Cisco, but his gaze was staring fixedly down at the papers on the table in front of him. "Your meta-humans have been busy."
Cisco exchanged another one of his significant glances with Caitlin, but she looked away. Deaths. This wasn't some cool game of, "See how fast Barry can run!" The particle accelerator that she had helped create had made these things.
Barry seemed to be reading her mind. "Now, I'm not blaming you; I know you didn't mean for any of this to happen." Now his sentence seemed directed wholly on her. "I know you all lost something." She looked down again, her mind filled with images of Ronnie, her older brother. "But I need your help to catch Mardin and anyone else out there like him."
He once again glanced at Caitlin. "I can't do it without you."
Caitlin glanced at Cisco, and he looked right back at her. He started to smile. "If we're gonna do this... I have something that might help."
Cisco proudly revealed his suit to Barry. "This is something I've been playing with. Designed to replace the turnouts that firefighters usually wear. I thought that S.T.A.R. Labs if could do something nice for the community maybe people wouldn't be so angry at Dr. Wells anymore."
Barry walked forward to better inspect the suit. "How's it going to help me?"
"It's made of a re-enforced trypolimer. It should withstand your moving at high speeds. And the aerodynamic design should help you maintain control. And it has built in sensors so we can track your vitals and remain in touch with you from here."
Barry looked the suit over. "Now how do we find Mardin?"
Caitlin stepped forward, clicking away on her tablet. She didn't show it, but inside she was jumping up and down with excitement that Barry had liked the suit. She knew how disappointed Cisco would have been if he hadn't. "I re-tasked S.T.A.R. Labs satellites to track meteorological abnormalities around Central City." Barry and Cisco came to look over her shoulder.
"We just got a ping." She told them. "Atmospheric pressure increased by 20 millibars in a mater of seconds." Caitlin shook her head in amazement, still awed about how different this all was from a normal scientist's life. "I tracked it to a farm just west of the city."
She registered Barry walked slowly towards the suit and glanced up. The next second and he and the suit were gone in a flicker of yellow lightning bolts.
While Barry fought Mardin she was quiet, watching his vitals as the preformed in the strangest way. She was fairly certain that they were normal... at least for him. But they were still nothing like she had ever seen before.
Mardin created a twister with his weather powers, and Barry stood watching it, trying to think of a plan. Suddenly, he yelled into his comm. "I'm going to unravel it!"
"How the heck are you going to do that?" Caitlin asked.
"I'll run around it in the opposite direction to counter it's speed!"
Cisco leaned over and spoke to Caitlin, worry evident on his face. "He'd have to run 700 miles per hour."
As Caitlin turned back over to the comm, she found her heart was pounding. "You're body might not be able to handle those speeds. You'll die."
"I have to try!"
Those four words would be the death of her, Caitlin thought as she perched on the edge of her chair, waiting for the fight to be over.
Finally, after she thought he would either explode or just drop dead from the strain the high speeds were putting on his body, Barry unraveled the twister. Caitlin sat back in her chair, and, for the first time in 9 months, a slow smile spread across her face.
Author's Note: So... what did everyone think of that? Any ideas or special request for what episodes certain things happen? I still haven't figured out when they're going to kiss yet... I might not take your idea, but, then again, I might :)Tell me what you think!