title | bad puns & dumb ideas
notes | So I had this idea for a college au where Barry has his powers and offers to let Caitlin practice med school stuff since he heals so quickly. Which then morphed into the four of them being roommates and this was born. More notes at the end.
“Barry, that’s a terrible
idea!” But she’s smiling in that way she does, bright and amused but trying to
hide it, the corners of her lips pulling against her efforts to seem
disapproving—it’s a look that reminds him of inside jokes and movie marathons
and long afternoons screwing around in chem lab (which they always breeze
through first). He loves that look, has done dozens of potentially ridiculous
things over the last two years to draw it out, and the buoyancy it gives him
never really fades.
So he just grins back wide
and unrepentant, green eyes flashing before he shrugs. “Not really,” and he
might sound like he was being reasonable if he didn’t sound so stupidly happy
(the way he always does when that look is making his heart flutter like its
infested with butterflies). “You need the practice for class, and I heal
A groan precedes the heavy
clunk of footsteps from the stairway, both of which precede a bleary-eyed Cisco
wandering into the kitchen with a hand scrubbing the stubble that’s taken over
his face. “Even I think that pun is bad Barry,” he mutters, not looking at them
but instead rummaging through their chipped cupboards for a coffee cup. “Not a
good sign,” he adds, voice brightening with victory when he manages to locate
his favorite oversized mug.