Caitlin walked into Star Labs and was surprised when she saw that her digital still worked, she went straight to where she worked, but everything was different, she knew Savitar had destroyed the place months ago and she knew everyone was working to get the place working again, but she did not expect them to get there yet and have completely changed everything

-Caitlin? Do you know how surprised I was when I saw that Caitlin Snow had accessed Star Labs? -Cisco asks getting her attention.

-Cisco!

-So...? What did you came here for? Are you finally back? -He asks with hope in his voice

-Not yet, but soon I promise.

-So what did you came here for?

-While I was Killer Frost I hid something in my lab, I could be following Savitar, but I did not trust him 100%, so I hid something here if he turned on me

-You're telling me we had a weapon against Savitar right here and we did not know? -Cisco

-Basically, but now I need it back and everything is different- She says looking around her, Cisco just looks at her

-And what do you need it for? To my knowledge Savitar is no longer a problem

-I can not tell you now, but I promise that when it's all over I'll tell you everything.

-And where do you intend to find this ... whatever you need to find? -She doesn't say anything, she just takes a small piece of stone from her backpack- What is it?

-Part of the philosopher stone- She says as if it were nothing much, the stone begins to shine and levitate from her hand, the stone began to follow a path and it followed the same path as Cisco, the stone takes them to a part of the place where everything was a mess- And why is this place in such a state? -She asks Cisco with a reproachful look

-We're in a rebuilding phase- Cisco says, running his hand behind the back of his neck, she continues to follow the stone, until it looks as if it has reached it's destination, Caitlin gives a quick search and finds the box that contained the stone- How could this be used against Savitar?

-This could have send him back to Speed Force temporarily without Tracy's cannon- She says staring at the box, she places the stone and the box back in her backpack, which was not too big, but it seemed to have a lot of stuff

-what now?

-Now I keep on my way- she says, walking toward the exit.

-Wait- She does not stop just keeps walking- Cait wait- He says taking her by the arm and making her stop for a second- Where are you going?

-I can not say Cisco, but I promise I'll be back soon, I know it's been almost six months since we last seeneach other in the graveyard, but I promise this time it will not be that long, but I have to go, I need to finish something first

-Are you in trouble? Is someone threatening you?

-No Cisco, I just really have to sort out some things before I come back for good

-Okay, just don't take as long as last time- Cisco

-I promise I'll be back soon- They hug each other and she continues on her way, when Caitlin is far enough from Star Labs, she uses the little device Cisco had created so they could go to the supergirl's earth more easily , with a few minor adjustments, she managed to send her to the earth she wanted, earth 3.

When she got there, she looked everywhere, and was amazed by the place, she had never visited before, it was a beautiful place the color tones seemed more intense, it was beautiful, but unfortunately she was not there for tourism, she needed to find Jay, but she had a little problem, she had no idea where he was, she went to the center of the city and kept circling hoping that someone would need the Flash, but it seemed to be a quiet day on earth 3.

Then she decided to get him to come to her, she went to a square that had plenty of people, she first froze the fountain after throwing some ice at a man who was next to her, nothing that would hurt him, but that for sure would cause panic, it didn't take long for him to show up in front of her.

-Hello -She says with a small smile- I had no idea how to find you.

-Miss Snow, to what do I owe honor?" He says approaching

-I need your help, can we go to a more private place? -She says looking around as people ran desperately trying to escape the "threat", Jay runs with her to what seemed to be his lair, a laboratory that looked simple but very well equipped, a redheaded woman came in and Caitlin could swear she was Barry's mother doppleganger, but she was not sure, something about the woman was different, maybe the fact that here she did not died and aged what would make her a little different from what Caitlin remembers in the photo

-Caitlin, this is Christina, she's my partner in every sense of the word- Jay says smiling to redhead which makes Caitlin smile- Chris this is Caitlin she helps the flash in earth one

-My pleasure, but I'm sorry to ask what you came here for?

-You know Barry's stuck in the speedforce, right?- She asks just to confirm and Jay nods- I've found a way to get him out of there, but I need your help and your experience with the speedforce to help me bring him back.

-And where are the others? Why are you alone here?

-They do not even know I'm here to tell you the truth, they've already lost a lot, I didn't want to give them hope and then fail, so I decided to come here alone if it works we all go home happy, if not I'll come back and I'll try something else later.

-Okay, what do you need me to do?

-It's simple, the speedforce collapsed without a speedester inside because the prison which Savitar was in had already been activated - She saw that the two were not understanding her very well, so she picked up a whiteboard that was there and made several squares with an X inside them - The speedforce has several of theses prisons, why don't they all collapse and destroy the world as it almost happened months ago? Because they are disabled no speedesters has been put there yet

-And what does it help us to save Barry? –Jay

-If we destroy the prison where Barry is in, which is the only actived at the moment, he can get out of there and everything will return to normal

-And how would you destroy this prison?" –Christina

-With this? -Caitlin says taking the box with the stone in his backpack.

-You want me to take this into the speedforce? -Jay asks incredulously, and caitlin nods- Impossible, last time I needed Barry's speed combined with mine so that we could, alone is impossible

-And that's why you will not be alone

-And which other speedster came with you?

-None, but some time ago I created a drug called Velocity 9, which gives speed to people with no speed

-And what's your brilliant idea?

-I'll take the injection, we'll both get in, get Barry, and then we get out

-We can try, but you're sure this drug is safe

-In small doses yes, in many, not so much, but I will only need one- Chris who just watched everything from a distance approched

-Are you sure about that? -She asks Caitlin

-That's the only way- She says and starts to prepare the injection- All set? -She asks Jay, he nods and she injects the velocity 9 into herself, the two then start to run and in seconds they are in the speedforce

-You shouldn't be here- The force says in Ronnie's form and Caitlin paralyzes for a second, thinking it was the real Ronnie

-It's not real, come on, we need to find Barry as fast as we can

-Not so easy- Ronnie says, and time wairths appears to catch them, Caitlin tries to use her ice powers on them which works, but not as much as expected, so they began to run away from those things that looked more like Harry Potter dementors as they searched for Barry

They took a while to find the speedster, but when they found it, he seemed to be in a catatonic state

-Barry! -Caitlin called, but he did not answer- Barryyyy! -She called again and this time he looked at her- We need to get out of here now- She says trying to push him out of the small room

-We can't, if I leave here the whole city will be destroyed

- Trust me, okay? -She says turning to Jay that makes Barry notice his presence there for the first time, he hands her the box, she puts them both side by side and just waits until the two sarts to glow- We need to go... NOW

-What is going on? –Barry

-I'll explain later- She says dragging him out, soon after they leave and are at an acceptable distance they stop and watch the place explode in thousands of pieces- It worked

-What worked? How are you here? What just happened? -Barry asks at once for his answers

-How about we talk when we get out of here? –Jay

-Great idea- The three then run back to Earth 3

-So? -Barry asks, but Caitlin faints without even listening to the scarlet speedster's question- What's going on with her?

-She took a drug called Velocity 9, so we could go to the speedforce to get you back, I guess it did not do her much good

-I think it's best to wait for her to wake up before you go back to your Earth

-Thank you Jay

-Thank her, she was the one who planned it all, I just came in to take her to the speedforce if she could do it alone she would not even have come to me- Jay says referring to Caitlin- She's a great partner to you Barry, never let her down - Jay advises, just as Caitlin wakes up

-Caitlin! -Barry calls to her to make sure she's okay.

-Barry! -He says hugging him and smiling-Ready to go home? -She asks, separating herself from the embrace

-Of course- he says and they both smile as they say goodbye to Jay, Jay thought it was best not to show Christina to Barry, he knows the memories that it could bring, Barry and Caitlin use Cisco's gadget to get back to their earth when they Barry got Caitlin on his lap and ran to Star Labs- So what did we lose? -Barry asks as he enter the Cortex and see everyone there

-Barry! -Iris runs to him and hugs him, they hold each other for a few seconds, then they separate and Joe is the next, Cisco approaches the two, but thinks it's best to talk to Barry after he talks to his family

-How did you get him out? -He asked his best friend, smiling.

-It's a long story- They hug each other, Harry stayed away as usual, maintaining the pose of tough, but he was extremely happy with the return of the two, after everyone had embraced everyone

-How are you here without the speedforce collapsing like the last time? -Cisco asks Barry

-I wanted to know, too- He says looking at Caitlin, attracting all eyes to her.

-Okay, so ... -She gives the same explanation she gave to Jay and Christina on Earth 3, when she just explained how she could get him out of there- After that, I just asked Jay for help so we could go up to the speedforce and blow up the cell where Barry was and that's what we did

-And how did you get to the speedforce? Only speedsters have access- Harry, Caitlin didn't say anything, just looked away knowing they would not approve of what she did

-She took velocity 9- Barry reports

-YOU DID WHAT? -Cisco

-How did you know? -Caitlin

-Jay-Barry

-Caitlin why? -Cisco

-It was the only way I could get there, and it was just one dose, I won't take it anymore then no danger

-That until a crisis strikes and you decide you need it

-We have two speedsters at our disposal, I think it will be highly unlikely that we find ourselves in such situation- Caitlin

-How did you know so much about the accelerating force?" -Harry

-Savitar could have been evil, but he was still Barry- Caitlin

-What do you mean by that? -Iris speaks for the first time and Caitlin looks at her as if recognizing her presence for the first time.

-He loved to talk, whenever we had nothing to do he would tell about his time in the speedforce, or with you guys in the future, he would talk about everything and when I found out that Barry had been taken I started to remember what he said and started to research more until I could put everything into motion

-Why did not you come to us to help you? –Cisco

-You had already lost him once and I wasn't sure if it would work or not, I couldn't give hope without being 100% sure that it would work- Caitlin

-Anyway thank you- Joe says and goes over her and hugs her

-You have nothing to thank me for Joe- she says, smiling at him as she pulls out of her embrace- I need to go- She says heading for the exit, but Cisco follow her

-Where are you going? Last time you said you'd come back for good- Cisco

-And I'm going to Cisco, but it has over six months that I don't go to my apartament, I have to see if it's at least habitable if I want to come back to the city once and for all

-So that means tomorrow you'll be here? –Cisco

-Definetly, at the same time as usual, and I really hope that the mess I saw yesterday is already being taken care off- she says honestly, but with a small smile on her face

-I missed you- Cisco says, hugging her

-Me too- She releases herself from the embrace and enters the elevator, when she is outside, a sense of accomplishment hits and she just smiles and then takes a cab to her apartment, she came in and realized that it needed an urgent cleaning, so she took off her shoes, all the jewelry and left it on the bed and began to clean the house, it took almost an hour and she only had finished her room, and was finishing the kitchen when someone knocked on her door and she had to stop to go open it and was surprised to see Barry on the other side of it- Hey, what are you doing here? I thought that you would be celebrating with Iris- She says letting him in- Don't care for mess, I hadn't the time yet to reach the room- She says with a small smile, he smiles looking around and in a few seconds the whole house was already tidy and clean ready for someone to come back to live in it- I love you- She says when he stops beside her

-You're welcome

-Come on, let's sit down. What brings you here?

-A lot has changed in six months- he says, looking down

-I'm sure it has, but something in specific you want to talk about?

-Iris is with someone else

-Ohhh and what are you gonna do now?

-Try and get her back?

-Barry if she really loves you,you won't have to do much

-Really?

-It's completely normal for her to be with someone else, you disappeared for six months and she thought that she would never see you again, she trying to move on is completely normal, but you were about to get married before all this, so if she really was being honest back then, she'll get back to you real quick

-You think?

-Of course- She says smiling at him and stopping to watch him for a second- If that's what you still want of course

-Of course this is still what I want, Iris is the love of my life, I could not live without it- He says as if repeating a rehearsed speech

-Barry ...!

-I don't know what I want anymore, during my time in the speedforce I could reflect on my actions and I could analyze my relationship with Iris and... it was toxic, I neglected myself with everyone around me to try to save it

-She was your future wife Barry, of course you would do anything to save her

-I've never considered myself a selfish person, Cait, but ever since we started dating and got engaged, all the decisions I made were decisions thinking only of me and her, our relationship was toxic and I don't know if I want it again

-Good, I won't have to tell you this, thank goodness you found out for yourself

-What are you talking about?

-Everyone around you who knew you before and after your relationship with Iris could see the difference, we just never said anything because it was not our place

-If you knew why nobody told me anything?

-As I just said, it was not our place and you would never believe anything we said, you were finally with your childhood love, you would never listen to anything we had to tell you about it

-And now what do I do?

-Talk to her, figue everything out with her and then decide together if you want to go back and try to do things differently or not, if it's better to each one go their separet ways and move on and after that you decide what to do

-Thank you Cait- He says getting up

-You spared me a few hours of work- She says, looking around with a small smile on her face- The least I could do was give you a few minutes of my time so you could let off some steam- She says which makes him laugh. then the two get up and walk towards the door

-I just realized that I never thanked her for bringing me back- he says turning to her

-You do not have to...

-Of course I do, thank you, Cait, I wouldn't have survived all those years without you and now I would not be here without you, I just have to thank you, Thanks for everything- Barry says taking her hand and looking her in the eyes

-I just did my job Barry

-You never had to take care of a stranger in a coma and then endure this stranger giving you white hair

-Well... mission accomplished- She says laughing by running her free hand over her hair, which makes them both laugh

-You had no obligation to stand by me and listen to me complain about life and everyone around me ...- He continues, but she interrupts him again

-Of course it was my duty, Barry- He was going to start talking again, but she stopped him by placing a hand on the side of his face and stroking his thumb on the speedster cheek- You're right maybe it was not my duty to take care of you while you were in a coma, but then everything became my duty, yes, because you became one of my best friends, one of the two that I have until today, you became the man who made me laugh again and that I brought proporse to my life when it didn't seem to have any, of course it became my obligation to keep you safe, because that's what ... -This time she was interrupted by him, she just wasn't expecting to be interrupted that way, with a kiss. Just like a few years ago, it takes her a few seconds to correspond just staring wide-eyed, pondering all the possibilities, until she resolved to throw everything in the air and respond to the kiss as she begins he pushes her against the wall and request passage to deepen the kiss that she quickly concedes, the two are kissing until air becames necessary and they separate and stand with their foreheads leaning against each other and looking into each others eyes, they stayed like this for a while, until he seemed to think better

-I'm sorry, I should not ...

-Don't worry Barry it's fine, let's just blame the speedforce that deprived you of any human contact for six months- She says amused, but inside her mind was running faster than him ever had

-That's a good idea, I think I'd better go

-Okay

-See you tomorrow?

-Sure, finally back- She smiled and opened the door for him, they smiled at each other and the next minute he was not there anymore, she throws herself on the couch and keeps thinking about that kiss and this time she knew that it was him, she couldn't use the same excuse as last time, but the next day she was there at Star Labs as if nothing had happened.

A WEEK LATER

Caitlin was the only one there yet, since she came back, she was always the last to leave, just as she was before, she was preparing to leave when she saw one of the images on the camera that Barry was still there, she was surprised , because he had said that he was leaving a few hours ago, so she decided to go see what was happening

-Barry! -She calls, but he says nothing, she sits next to him and waits

-Wally said he's going to earth 2, that he was here just because the city needed him and that now that I'm back he can go, stay with Jesse, Harry is going with him, they said that this team always had place for one Flash and this Flash will always be me

-And they're right, the three of us, me, you and Cisco started this thing no matter what happens in the middle, it always will be like this- She says and he looks at her with a small smile on his face, but she sees that Wally was not the the only thing that disturbed the speedsters mind- What else is on your mind? -He looks at her with slightly wide eyes, for she has noticed, but of course she would notice, she always notices

-Iris and I, we decided today

-And what have you decided?

-She's still with Peter, isn't she? -He says looking forward without focusing on anything specific

-I'm sorry, Barry

-I know, thank you- They're silent for a few seconds- You know what's weird?

-What?

-I'm not as devastated as I thought I would be

-Maybe you already knew it was going to end like this and you were already mentally preparing yourself- She says also facing into nothingness, she didn't want to talk about Barry's love life, especially since she could not get him out of her mind since that kiss, but she saw that he needed to vent, so she swallowed all her feelings and listened to him.

-No ... I do not think I loved her like I thought anymore

-Really?

-I think I spent so much time in love with her, that I got used to the idea and when we got involved I just accepted after all I had loved her since I was 11, but I think I was so fixed on the idea that I loved her that I didn't even realize that I had moved on already and didn't notice and now that everything went wrong and everything is over I don't feel as bad as I thought I would

-And what made you think that? I'm sure you didn't just woke up one day with that idea

-Since I got into the speedforce I had plenty of time to think, I finally had time to stop for a second and think of everything that was going on around me and reevaluate everything in my life and that idea popped into my head , but she was just a theory until that day in your apartment- He says turning to look at her, which makes her turn her head at once in amazement at what she just heard

-What do you mean by that?

-Since I kissed you I can't stop thinking about you, everything we went through together and how I failed you, when you first became Killer Frost and for that I can only ask for your forgiveness

-You've already been forgiven for a long time

-I don't know what I'm feeling right now, I've never felt it for anyone before, you want to help me figure out what it is with me, Dr. Snow? -He says with a beautiful smile on his face, she didn't expect this when she came to talk to him, but she was not going to deny that she was happy with this outcome

-I'd love to, Mr. Allen- She says smiling, he was approaching to kiss her, but she walks out of the way- Not here- She says and points at the cameras when he looks at her confused, he gives a little wave and runs with her and the things from her to her apartment

-You intend to hide it?

-As you said yourself, you don't know what you're feeling and to be honest neither do I, then until we find out or someone discovers, we keep it a secret

-You are the Doctor- He says in a playful tone approaching her again and now she does not retreat and respond to the kiss instantly

-I think it's a good thing you remember that from now on- she says, and after that not a lot of words were exchanged, nothing could stop the couple at that moment, not even the countless phone calls for the two, Cisco kept calling Caitlin and Joe and Iris kept texting for Barry, but the two of them were more focused on each other at the moment.

Much would come, Iris would regret letting Barry go, but now it was late. Julian wanted to win back Caitlin, but to tell the truth he had never gotten her in the first place

They were slow to admit that they really did love each other, but no matter how long it took, they knew it would be worth it.