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There's definitely a gap between the end of 1-06 and the start of 1-07.
You can make it all about Rip being a bit useless, going from "I suggest that we next hit Savage when he least expects it" to sitting staring at his wife's last message for a week, but it's a bit jarring.
You can fit a whole story of oops Savage expected that too, oh no we can't think of what to do next, in the jump.


Also, what to do with Snart in an AU: say he never met Mick, but didn't die in juvie. He got stabbed on his very first day, and it made him re-evaluate his life. So there's an AU version of him who is still alive, was never Cold, and then meets Mick after he's lost him. Massive angst potential. Mick blaming himself for every bad thing. But also it's like Tapestry, Len never was Cold but he never was much else neither. Lacked the necessary incentive to give him an edge. Meaning his father didn't threaten Lisa, somehow. Boring if she was never born, make her born and then they both escape. Say if the medical treatment necessary from the stabbing showed them a pattern of existing injuries and someone noticed in a useful way. The system worked, everything worked out different, yaay. That does what Len tried to in season one, just at a different point that makes it seem more about Mick for the angst. And we get different angles on what a 'better' Len would be, because civilian Len who didn't raise Lisa could still be a money hungry bastard, but with no focus outside himself. So he just hurt people with petty capitalism, and never did save anyone. Cold did better when it counted. Just also worse.



I should write. Something. Eventually.

Date: 2017-08-21 02:48 pm (UTC)
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If Len got stabbed and said something about "dammit this is nothing; I've had worse from my old man," it's possible there would be an investigation. (Not... likely, but we're going with possibilities here.) And in the fallout, Lisa might've been removed to foster care, and Dad Snart at the time was just glad to be rid of the hassle.

So Lisa didn't finish growing up around him; Len wasn't returned to the Snart household when he got out of juvie (he probably wasn't given to the same family as Lisa, but found her later), and the two of them could've had a much less colorful criminal history. There might be some crimes - but maybe not many; the stabbing might've convinced Len that maybe a boring office job wasn't the worst thing in the world. He might spend his spare time planning That One Perfect Heist that's never going to happen because it really needs at least three people who trust each other absolutely.

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