angellris you’ll love this
Barry sighed, looking at the freezers in front of him. He really should stop buying so many frozen dinners but between work and being the flash he didn’t really have time to cook let alone find high calorie food options. He was so zoned out just trying to make a decision that he didn’t notice the man standing next to him until he cleared his throat.
Startled he looked over to see a relatively attractive man smiling at him.
Flustered he took an automatic step back, “Sorry, am I in your way?”
The other man shook his head “You just looked a little lonely” he responded still smiling.
Barry chuckled nervously, that was an odd thing to say “Nope, just trying to pick my next frozen entree”
Ten minutes later, Barry really regretted ever acknowledging the man, who was still blathering away at him about something. He sorta tuned out of the conversation about two minutes in but he gathered from the physics project the guy was trying to explain,(incorrectly, he noted), to him that he must be some form of teacher.
He snapped out of his boredom when the guy stepped closer, resting a hand on his arm. He looked down before raising his eyebrows at the guy in disbelief.
The other man didn’t even flinch at the glance before he was propositioning him. Before Barry could think of a polite way to get himself out of this mess he felt two arms snake around his waist, pulling him away from the other man and back against a strong chest.
He surreptitiously looked over his shoulder, relaxing in relief when he saw it was Leonard. He never thought he would be so happy to see Captain Cold in the freezer aisle of his Harris Teeter’s.
Barry gently entwined his hands with Leonard’s letting him know he was okay with whatever the game plan was. Leonard’s arms tightened around him when he saw the guy still hadn’t looked away from Barry.
“Who’s this babe?” He asked nuzzling into Barry’s neck.
Barry shuddered despite himself. “This is um- I’m sorry I didn’t catch your name.” He said apologetically.
Strange Grocery Man had clearly picked up on the situation at this point and left in a huff without answering Barry’s question.
“Oh my gosh, thank you so much. He just wouldn’t leave and I didn’t know what to do. He couldn’t take a hint.” He said pulling out of Leonard’s arms to turn and smile at him.
“No problem, Speedy.” Leonard said looking down at him.
“Any reason you felt like stepping in to save me?” Barry inquired.
“Just doing my civic duty. Even villains have to save people from unsavory types in the freezer aisle even now and then.”
Barry blushed. “Well I’ll leave you to your grocery shopping. I have some frozen dinners that need making.” He said backing away.
Cold grinned at him sharply “Well maybe after my next heist, I could take you out for some real food.”
Barry ducked his head down, smiling. “Oh yeah? And when would that be?”
Leonard smirked “I guess you’ll just have to catch me and find out”