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A Symphony of Insanity by NikeScaret

  • Recommended by: DamagedHen
  • Status: Dormant; last updated January 2018
  • Synopsis: There's a reason people go into a coma after the Speedforce chooses them. When they wake up they have the urge to gogogo and their minds are in shards but they don't know that and the Speedforce has all the cards. It laughs and laughs with coiling wisps of lightning between it's teeth, and bites to keep them in their place and demands one. Only one. Just one to shatter.
  • Comments: DC Comics fans often forget that Joker is not the only insane villain. Zoom is. The author takes this idea and twists the Flash mythos into something dark and twisted but at the same time tragic and heartwarming.

Catching Up by Super Chocolate Bear

  • Recommended by: DamagedHen
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: What worries Wally most is how little he misses him.
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  • Comments: This character driven piece explores the effects of Bart's death, Iris and Jai's rapid aging, and the Wests living on an alien planet on Wally, Linda, and even Linda's parents from a very human level. In addition it explores Wally's inadequacies as Bart's mentor and how he strives to do better with his kids. Warning: the author does not make time breaks so be careful when the scene and time switch.

Flashpoint by MathisMagic

  • Recommended by: DamagedHen
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: You're seven years old, and your favorite superhero is the Flash. You're fifteen, and far too young to be stepping into your uncle's scarlet boots. You're twenty-seven, and your world is ending. A character study of Wally, leading up to his erasure by Flashpoint.
  • Comments: This fanfic does more than tell how Wally was from existence during Flashpoint, it tells how far Wally has grown from a Flash fanboy to a full fledge superhero and his hopes and dreams along the way. At the end, it wonderfully details his fears as he and his kids become erased from existence and how even then still needs his uncle.
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No Trust, No Respect by Yami no Kaiba

  • Recommended by: DamagedHen
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Bart thinks about his relationship to Wally and how he wants it to be more.
  • Comments: This is an interesting look at Bart's relationship to his mentor Wally and how it compares to his relationships with Jay and Max.

Something About Speedsters and Boy Wonders by Aggie Deneys

  • Recommended by: DamagedHen
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Barry Allen/Flash is supposed to be watching Irey West/Impulse. A JLA meeting interferes. Irey goes to Wayne Manor to spend time with Damian Wayne/Robin, leaving Barry to wonder about speedsters and boy wonders.
  • Comments: This is an interesting comparison of Dick and Wally's friendship and Irey and Damien's friendship that in turn acts as a retrospective look at Barry's parenting of Wally versus Bruce's parenting of Dick and the changes of the League since Barry came back from the Speed Force. In addition we are given a rare glimpse Barry's bond with Irey and Iris's bond with Jai something not really seen in canon.

The Weight of Your Memory by Tuxedo_Elf

  • Recommended by: DamagedHen
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: While Wally sleeps, Barry thinks on what has been lost.
  • Comments: If you have not read DCU Rebirth, then do not read this. For those who have, this is acts as a sequel to Wally's return, focusing on Barry's anguish at nearly losing his beloved nephew and first sidekick. The relationship between the two speedsters is beautifully written, and Barry's anguish is written realistically without coming off as Wangst.

Reeling from a life on the run by RedWritingHood

  • Recommended by: BookCat
  • Status: Work in progress; it hasn't been updated since March 2018, so it might be dead
  • Synopsis: The Flash dies saving Snart's life. Len has to make a decision, and Iris has to deal with her grief. With all the changes that are happening, maybe something good can come out of it.
  • Comments: This fic has a wonderful premise: after Barry sacrifices his life to save Captain Cold from an evil speedster, Snart and the rest of the Rogues undergo a Heel–Face Turn and become the protectors of Central City in his place.

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