|Barry Allen is always late (redstreak) wrote in valarlogs,|
@ 2021-01-21 19:51:00
|Entry tags:||!complete, barry allen (the flash), clark kent (superman)|
Who:Barry and Clark
Where:a random crime scene, Barry's getting evidence.
Ever since Barry had gained his super speed, he’d been quite a bit distracted. Notably so when it came to work, he was somehow even more late in spite of newfound super speed. How could anyone be late with super speed? Not even he could figure that out. There was a crime scene that needed investigating, a possible arsonist in the area that had officially set a pattern. This time, had even left a dead body behind. Barry hadn’t intended to be so late again, but it was strange. Those Dreams had really done a number on him since gaining his speed. He’d dreamt of waking from a coma after being struck by literal lightning, and his body felt heavier. He’d woken up to new abs that he hadn’t had before. Not that he was out of shape or anything, just that he wasn’t known for being Mr. Muscle.
If that wasn’t weird enough, getting the hang of super speed was even more of a challenge when he didn’t quite know how to turn it on and off. The first time he’d overshot the crime scene entirely by 7 blocks and ended up someplace he didn’t recognize at all. He turned around and ran back, this time determined not to get lost yet again.
He was so focused on the not getting lost part, he didn’t realize how little space he had and ran straight into a pair of trash cans. To those watching it didn’t look like anything had happened at all, but on the other side facing away from the crime scene and most of the actual activity Barry stood up with a grimace and stared at the trash bins. He really needed to learn how to stop. He rubbed his head, which had no sign of bruising in spite of how hard he’d actually hit them. Most people were away from that little scene at least, so he thought.