Barry speeds to the docks, Cisco giving directions the whole way.
"Speed in, and take them directly to the pipeline, Barry." Dr Wells instructs. The pipeline. They were still doing that. Barry stepped out of the speed force, skidding to a halt some distance away from the meta. There wasn't anyone else here. Just her, and bent and broken property.
"You're here." Magenta said, her pink hair whipping around as she turned to him. Her eyes glowed pink.
"Hi." Barry started lamely.
"Barry, don't let her get the upper hand. Take her in." Dr Wells continued.
"I'm the flash." Barry introduced himself, walking over to her slowly.
"I knew I couldn't be the only one! You saved Winter Storm!" She grinned at him.
"I did. Did you do all of this on purpose?" Barry gestured to the bent in warehouses and lamp posts warped to the ground. She gives him a sheepish look.
"Sort of. No ones ever out here, so I've been practicing. Sometimes I get a little carried away." She shrugs, looking displeased at the mess.
"I'd like to help you, if you'd let me." Barry offered. The girl smiled, reaching out and shaking Barry's hand.
"Magenta. When I first got my powers, it took me a long time to control them too. I have friends, scientists and doctors, who were able to give me a better view of what I was working with. They helped me be a hero." Barry explains. Magenta seems to pull in on herself.
"Did they experiment on you?"
"No! No, nothing like that. They just gave me the resources and the space to practice my own powers, control them better. I like to know everything I can, so I let my friend Caitlin take my bloodwork, and that helps me understand. But you don't have to do that if you don't want."
"Can you help me be a hero like you?" Magenta asks, still skeptical. Barry smiles.
"Well the training comes first. Controlling your power, and learning the ropes behind the scenes. But once you've mastered that, and you're old enough, yeah. We could be a team." Barry offers.
"Barry, what are you doing?" Wells seeths through the ear piece.
"Why don't you meet me at Star Labs on Wednesday." Barry's heart was thrumming at the blatant disregard of Dr. Well's input.
"I-I'm not really good at planning." Magenta says quietly.
"I just mean. I can say I'll be there Wednesday, but it might not be this Wednesday." She tried to explain.
"Oh, are you busy?" Barry replies, frowning slightly in confusion.
"No, maybe. I don't really know. Just, I'll be there sometime on a Wednesday, ok?" She huffed, glow brightening.
"Yeah. Ok, sure." Barry smiled genuinely.
"Just, do me a favor, and save this-" Barry pointed at all the property damage.
"For somewhere that's built for it."
"Oh-ok. Uhm, Flash? Thank you." She shrugs a little.
"Sure. I'll look forward to seeing you on a Wednesday." He grinned, before speeding back to Star Labs.
Dr. Wells glared angrily at Barry as he was speeding in.
"I'm sorry Mr Allen, I didn't realize we were recruiting an army." He seethed.
"Actually Dr Wells, I think he handled it perfectly" Caitlin chipped in.
"Yeah, Dude that kid sounded like-well like a kid." Cisco adds.
"I'm aware of that, but we've been very clear about the dangers of revealing your secret, and this little stunt you pulled at that, that concert has only put everyone in that much more danger. Do you really want to bring a kid into that?" Dr Wells lectured.
"Clearly you'd rather we lock her in the pipeline, right?" Barry bit back.
"If it means keeping the city and the world safe, then yes. We contain them until we can rehabilitate them." Dr Wells wheeled towards Barry.
"And how are we doing that? It's been years, and we've barely even talked about it!" Barry yelled back. The timelines were conflating again, the Barry from this one bleeding through, just beginning to process Barry's old memories, and everything it meant about the man in front of him.
"Look." Barry sighed.
"It's way past time we get the police involved. Cisco has the power dampening cuffs, he can help the police department prepare for this." Barry explained. It worked in his old timeline, it would work here.
"Woah, hang on," Cisco frowned.
"We have two working hand cuffs, and even if I can perfect it, making enough for the entire police department will take a long time."
"Then we have to start now. And why stop at handcuffs? Couldn't you use the same principle to create a dampening field?" Barry suggested.
"Woah." Cisco frowned.
"I'm having the weirdest sense of déjà vu."
"Let me guess, you've already thought of it?" Barry almost smirked.
"No, it's not that. But look, man, I can keep working at this, but counteracting dark matter is really new territory. A field would be great, but think of the power consumption alone." Cisco huffed.
"I'm sure if anyone can figure it out, it would be you, Cisco." Dr Wells replies, watching the interaction with calculating eyes.