|Genre:||Dark, Future fic, WIP|
|Fandom:||The Flash (comics)|
|External Links:||Singularity:Divergence on Ao3|
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- Barry is robbed of his powers and locked away in Iron Height for a crime he didn’t commit. Years later, shunned from his former friends and family, he is released on parole and has to try and rebuild a life for himself. It doesn't take him long to realize that he isn't as alone as he thinks, and he learns that, sometimes, people aren't what they seem and that one can find kindness in the unlikeliest places.
This story portrays Barry Allen as a survivor of child sexual abuse, and features false imprisonment, forcible loss of powers, rape and the character dealing with severe trauma and PTSD from these events. Barry finds unlikely friendships with his former Rogues Gallery. Although this works pairs Barry with his canon adversary Leonard Snart their romantic relationship is not consummated.
Singularity: Divergence, completed in January 2019, consists of 125 chapters and 759,965 words. The story is to be continued in part two, Singularity: Convergence.
Reviews & Reactions
Long (so very, very long) fic that progresses very slowly, but it is interesting all the same. Barry's journey is heartbreaking and there is some serious Barry whumpage. However, I have hope that the author has a very good reason for putting Barry on this journey. Note: The bad guys in this fic come off much better than the heroes and the Heroes believe they are just in their treatment of Barry. You will love the Rogues...and probably hate Green Arrow.