p class="_1qeIAgB0cPwnLhDF9XSiJM" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0.8em 0px 0.25em; border: 0px; font-variant-numeric: inherit; font-variant-east-asian: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: 14px; line-height: inherit; font-family: 'Noto Sans', Arial, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: #1a1a1b;"And so he stopped time. Even though the world slowed down, the storm was still growing. Faster than anything he had ever seen before. He knew it was only a matter of time before it had taken over the entire planet and his loved ones with it. He looked at Wally, frozen, unable to understand the impact of what was happening. He took a glance at the League, trying their best to stop the storm, but without any progress. Then he looked at Iris, brave, beautiful Iris, the mother of his children. He couldn't let them die, not so soon. They deserved a future, even if that was a future without him. And in that moment, he knew what he had to do./p
p class="_1qeIAgB0cPwnLhDF9XSiJM" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0.8em 0px 0.25em; border: 0px; font-variant-numeric: inherit; font-variant-east-asian: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: 14px; line-height: inherit; font-family: 'Noto Sans', Arial, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: #1a1a1b;"Slowly, but carefully, he let the world come back. The sudden rush of noise and confused screams filled his ears. He ran to Iris, with sadness to his eyes./p
p class="_1qeIAgB0cPwnLhDF9XSiJM" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0.8em 0px 0.25em; border: 0px; font-variant-numeric: inherit; font-variant-east-asian: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: 14px; line-height: inherit; font-family: 'Noto Sans', Arial, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: #1a1a1b;""Barry you have to stop it! It's getting stronger. Even the league can't stop it!"/p
p class="_1qeIAgB0cPwnLhDF9XSiJM" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0.8em 0px 0.25em; border: 0px; font-variant-numeric: inherit; font-variant-east-asian: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: 14px; line-height: inherit; font-family: 'Noto Sans', Arial, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: #1a1a1b;""I know honey, I know. Look I have a plan. I'm going to run into and try to stop it before it destroys the rest of the planet."/p
p class="_1qeIAgB0cPwnLhDF9XSiJM" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0.8em 0px 0.25em; border: 0px; font-variant-numeric: inherit; font-variant-east-asian: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: 14px; line-height: inherit; font-family: 'Noto Sans', Arial, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: #1a1a1b;""But I thought that if you ran too fast, you'll be consumed by the Speed Force!"/p
p class="_1qeIAgB0cPwnLhDF9XSiJM" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0.8em 0px 0.25em; border: 0px; font-variant-numeric: inherit; font-variant-east-asian: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: 14px; line-height: inherit; font-family: 'Noto Sans', Arial, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: #1a1a1b;"He gave her a weak smile. "That's the plan."/p
p class="_1qeIAgB0cPwnLhDF9XSiJM" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0.8em 0px 0.25em; border: 0px; font-variant-numeric: inherit; font-variant-east-asian: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: 14px; line-height: inherit; font-family: 'Noto Sans', Arial, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: #1a1a1b;"She realized in horror what he meant. "No Barry! I can't lose you! Not now, not after everything we went through!"/p
p class="_1qeIAgB0cPwnLhDF9XSiJM" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0.8em 0px 0.25em; border: 0px; font-variant-numeric: inherit; font-variant-east-asian: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: 14px; line-height: inherit; font-family: 'Noto Sans', Arial, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: #1a1a1b;""I'm sorry, Iris, but it's the only way that we can stop it. I want the kids to have a future, even if it means that I won't be there."/p
p class="_1qeIAgB0cPwnLhDF9XSiJM" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0.8em 0px 0.25em; border: 0px; font-variant-numeric: inherit; font-variant-east-asian: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: 14px; line-height: inherit; font-family: 'Noto Sans', Arial, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: #1a1a1b;"When he mentioned the kids, she knew that he was right. She had to let him go./p
p class="_1qeIAgB0cPwnLhDF9XSiJM" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0.8em 0px 0.25em; border: 0px; font-variant-numeric: inherit; font-variant-east-asian: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: 14px; line-height: inherit; font-family: 'Noto Sans', Arial, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: #1a1a1b;""All right. I will always love you Barry."/p
p class="_1qeIAgB0cPwnLhDF9XSiJM" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0.8em 0px 0.25em; border: 0px; font-variant-numeric: inherit; font-variant-east-asian: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: 14px; line-height: inherit; font-family: 'Noto Sans', Arial, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: #1a1a1b;""And I'll love you too, Iris"./p
p class="_1qeIAgB0cPwnLhDF9XSiJM" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0.8em 0px 0.25em; border: 0px; font-variant-numeric: inherit; font-variant-east-asian: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: 14px; line-height: inherit; font-family: 'Noto Sans', Arial, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: #1a1a1b;"And so they shared one last bittersweet kiss./p
p class="_1qeIAgB0cPwnLhDF9XSiJM" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0.8em 0px 0.25em; border: 0px; font-variant-numeric: inherit; font-variant-east-asian: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: 14px; line-height: inherit; font-family: 'Noto Sans', Arial, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: #1a1a1b;"She let him go and said her last words to the man that she loved. Run Barry. Run."/p
p class="_1qeIAgB0cPwnLhDF9XSiJM" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0.8em 0px 0.25em; border: 0px; font-variant-numeric: inherit; font-variant-east-asian: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: 14px; line-height: inherit; font-family: 'Noto Sans', Arial, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: #1a1a1b;"And so he ran. He could feel the lightning crackling in his veins, pushing him forward. With every step he took, he could feel his life force diminishing. He thought of all the people he had left behind. Iris, Wally, his kids-/p
p class="_1qeIAgB0cPwnLhDF9XSiJM" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0.8em 0px 0.25em; border: 0px; font-variant-numeric: inherit; font-variant-east-asian: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: 14px; line-height: inherit; font-family: 'Noto Sans', Arial, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: #1a1a1b;"No. He couldn't dwell on the past. He had to stay focused. Besides, he was doing this for them. For all of them. He couldn't stop now./p
p class="_1qeIAgB0cPwnLhDF9XSiJM" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0.8em 0px 0.25em; border: 0px; font-variant-numeric: inherit; font-variant-east-asian: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: 14px; line-height: inherit; font-family: 'Noto Sans', Arial, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: #1a1a1b;"He ran faster than ever before. With every breath, he willed himself forward. He could see the center of the storm, shining in infinite shades of every color. He saw every possibility, every future, every world. Countless versions of this moment, the end of his life. He knew that the end was fast approaching, closer than he could comprehend./p
p class="_1qeIAgB0cPwnLhDF9XSiJM" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0.8em 0px 0.25em; border: 0px; font-variant-numeric: inherit; font-variant-east-asian: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: 14px; line-height: inherit; font-family: 'Noto Sans', Arial, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: #1a1a1b;"He started to fade into the storm, his lightning ensnaring it, containing it within himself. He was now one with the Speed-/p
p class="_1qeIAgB0cPwnLhDF9XSiJM" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0.8em 0px 0.25em; border: 0px; font-variant-numeric: inherit; font-variant-east-asian: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: 14px; line-height: inherit; font-family: 'Noto Sans', Arial, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: #1a1a1b;""Oh no you don't!"/p
p class="_1qeIAgB0cPwnLhDF9XSiJM" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0.8em 0px 0.25em; border: 0px; font-variant-numeric: inherit; font-variant-east-asian: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: 14px; line-height: inherit; font-family: 'Noto Sans', Arial, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: #1a1a1b;"Suddenly Barry felt a tug.. His lightning was slowing down. So was the storm. In fact, everything turned still./p
p class="_1qeIAgB0cPwnLhDF9XSiJM" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0.8em 0px 0.25em; border: 0px; font-variant-numeric: inherit; font-variant-east-asian: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: 14px; line-height: inherit; font-family: 'Noto Sans', Arial, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: #1a1a1b;"With a sudden realization, he recognized the voice and what it had done to him./p
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