Magnus during the first, oh, ten years of the Stolen Century had a solid half and half death to life ratio because he kept jumping into things without thinking. Finally around year twelve Davenport realized that he could guilt trip Magnus into staying alive by pointing out that he needed to protect the rest of them going forward, and that kept Magnus from racking up too many other deaths the rest of the century. He was shamed into living.
“Magnus, you’re in charge of protecting us, if you die in month nine we’re defenseless. You can’t leave us alone with no one to protect us, Magnus. We’re intellectuals, we’re helpless. Look at Barry, do you want Barry to die just because you went cliff diving again? (Look pathetic, Barry) See, he can’t defend himself. Just a sad little science man. Doesn’t even know what a sword is. What’s that, a giant dissection knife? Blah, blah, science. It’s tragic.”
“Taako, he’s a lich now. He’ll be fine.”
“Okay, but what about me? I’m fragile as hell, pal.”
whatever you do, don’t think about iris going to sleep on cisco’s couch on the nights it becomes Too Much and don’t think about those nights happening more and more often, and don’t think about her and cisco and cynthia becoming closer and closer until one day cisco kisses iris, and then cynthia kisses iris, and then it’s just…a thing between them that feels so natural and safe and warm, and iris is so, so conflicted because barry was her everything so it also feels like cheating, but he was cisco’s everything too, and maybe this is what she needs right now and it’s doesn’t really have to go anywhere (except she knows it will because none of them do anything in halves)
and REALLY don’t think about when iris realizes that cisco is trying to bring barry back, and she can’t face it, can’t accept that there’s even the slightest bit of possibility that he could come back, because if they’re wrong and barry really is lost forever, the reality of knowing it will undo her entirely, and everything she worked so hard for in his absence will have been for nothing, and she knows she’d never be able to even look at cisco or cynthia without being reminded and it would ruin that tiny spark of something that had been lingering between them all for months
don’t think about any of that, because it will make you very very sad.
Actual canon flash fact for Barry? He's TERRIFIED of roller coasters. Have fun with this knowledge.
Bwahaha, I love it. That’s amazing knowledge to have! I’ve entertained the idea that rollercoasters aren’t Barry’s best friend because of the whole speed thing – imagine how nauseating the big drops and stuff would be if extended from a few seconds to a few minutes – but I love the fact that he’s canonically afraid of them. That’s hilarious. Thanks for sharing!
like it’s canon that taako and kravitz take vacations in the astral plane!! so really all it is is another weekend trip to see magnus and julia, and barry and lup (because lup needs to meet this girl because she sounds bitchin from all of what mags has told her about her) can tag along and at that point it’s a potluck that they get to host once a month