Laughing at all these Iris haters because they know one of the main reasons why the dceu decided to keep Iris black is because of Candice’s portrayal of Iris on the tv show. They were so ready to shower all their love and affection onto a white actress they THOUGHT was going to be chosen for the role, only to be hit upside the head with another gorgeous black actress. The studio is basically affirming everything Candice’s fans have been saying for years and her detractors HATE THAT.
…Iris and Barry went to school together. They’re also barely acquaintances, but Barry still knows that that conversation on the porch happened with Iris, that kiss took place, and is going to kinda try to force all of those relationships to happen.
Grant Gustin on Barry’s relationship with Iris in the Flashpoint storyline.
Summary: After Barry changes the timeline and saves his mother, he discovers a huge aspect of his life has changed, maybe for the better. (Set after the finale of Season 2)
Universe: The Flash
Pairing: Barry Allen x Reader
A/N: !!!! I cannot get on my laptop so I can’t link the other parts but if you’d like to read them, just go to my page :) !!!!!!!! I know it makes no sense that Barry will remember this timeline since he’s not the one running, but let it be because it needs to happen for the story!! And as always, thank you for the love.
I want you to take a moment and think about all the things that define your life. All the people you love. Your job. Your co-workers. Your home. And now imagine if one day in a flash all of that vanished. Do you simply accept your new life, continue on or would you do whatever it takes to get back what was taken from you? - Dr. Wells, The Flash Season 2
Barry stares at you with empty yet sorrowful eyes.
“I love you.” He whispers.
He is standing at the door while you remain by the couch, leaning on it for support.
“I love you too, Barry.” And you mean it like nothing else, because you love him more than anything on this earth. “Now go.”
Barry wonders in his mind how you are so capable of understanding, but in the past month he’s learned enough about you to know that you care more for him than anything. And that if he needs to go, you’d always put him first and let him leave.
His nod is very slight and his face is etched with sadness as he exits your formerly shared apartment. You feel the tears coming on, your physical strength diminishes and you collapse on the sofa.
It’d be a night of ice cream and sad movies, tonight. Sad movies that Barry could no longer hold you through.
Wally’s orange blur lands right behind Barry’s yellow one on the empty street.
Just as Barry is about to race off, Wally screams, “Barry, you can’t!”
He turns around, his face mixing in confusion. “Who are you?” He yells and although he was about to wait for an answer, he shakes his head and says, “No, no. I have to save her.”
He rushes off and Wally chases after him, punches are thrown but Wally manages to tackle him to the ground. Barry lets out a grunt and tries to fight back but they are both suddenly distracted by Nora letting out a broken gasp. Barry turns to her to see the knife in her, blood pouring out.
“No!” He screams, tension flooding his features and tears pouring down his face. “Mom!” He yells, crawling over to her.
“My beautiful boy.” She whispers softly as Barry keeps telling her everything will be okay, her eyes closing. Barry turns to Wally and his anger is surging.
“Why? Why would you do this?” He yells, coming forward and grabbing at his neck. Wally remains calm and answers.
“Barry. You did save her once, and the world was an absolute mess afterwards. Nothing was right, and you need to understand that. You told me to stop you. I had to stop you.”
Barry looks so defeated and broken, his hair messy, his eyes flooded with tears and his lungs gasping for air.
“I’m sorry, Barry. I’m sorry.” With that, Wally’s image fades and Barry feels everything go black.
Barry wakes up to blinding lights and white everywhere. S.T.A.R. Labs. He tilts his weak head and looks around to see Caitlin and Cisco glaring at him.
“I feel like I got hit by a car.” Barry groans, running fingers through his hair.
“No, no car. Just you screwing with the timeline over and over.” Caitlin scolds, but Cisco tells her to calm down.
“What’d you do man?” Cisco asks, “Why?”
Barry feels memories flooding him, rich Cisco, hateful Joe, his mother, the chaos of this other timeline and the brokenness that world had faced. The way things had been so tattered and endangered, those thoughts tackle him and he lets out a heavy breath as they all race through his head at once only to stop at you.
Barry feels himself calming down, but Cisco and Caitlin are rushing around him trying to figure what’s wrong. Still, Barry’s thoughts are all wrapped around you, your eyes, your laugh, the way you kissed him. How much excitement you have for movies and how you’d always cook together, how it felt to come home to you every night, to see you smile and fall asleep with you in his arms.
“Barry,” Caitlin rubs his arm, “calm down.” He looks up at her and notices the two have relaxed as well and are waiting for an explanation.
“I’m sorry.” He begins, but they both shake their heads.
“Stop Barr, you’ve been in this bed for over a month. We just want to know what happened.” Cisco mumbled.
Barry lied there, confused. A month? He figured for the five weeks he was in the other timeline, in this one something must’ve happened to him, likely having to do with him screwing around with time too much, the way Cisco once had which had caused his body to go into shock and his nose to bleed, almost leading to his existence being erased.
Time was so screwed up.
“I,” Barry started, “After Zoom took my dad from me, I didn’t know what to do, so I did the only thing that makes sense to me. I ran. I ran and saved my mother.” They book look at him with this panic, knowing that could have had dangerous consequences. “And I woke up to this new world, it was so nice at first. They were both alive,” he is choking over his words and holding back tears. Caitlin lightly squeezes his arm as to reassure him. “I had what I wanted, but you guys weren’t my friends, neither was Iris. Joe hated me and Wally was a speedster.” He looks at their faces and laughs an empty laugh. “Yeah, I know. And this world, Flashpoint-”
“That’s such a good name man!” Cisco says enthusiastically while Caitlin whacks him.
“Shut it Francisco.” She hisses to which Barry laughs. He had missed them.
“Anyway, Flashpoint was horrible, nothing was right. I didn’t know Oliver and all of these villains had risen and were causing death and suffering. And I knew it was my fault, and I couldn’t take it.”
“Barry, it’s okay. What matters is that you fixed that timeline. You didn’t just let it go on and be selfish. You did what a hero does. You saved everyone.” Caitlin says softly, hugging him.
But Barry didn’t feel like a hero, not without you. He went home that night and although they all rejoiced in being together and Barry had missed his little family, he missed you more.
He went to bed that night in his childhood room that was covered in pictures and lively memories. He went to bed with an empty heart and pieces of himself, the pieces he had given you, missing.
I think it’s possible. I think because it worked out so well, it was kind of unexpected. I don’t think it as written that way, it was something that Carlos and I found a lot of that, and Kevin Smith (the Director of The Runaway Dinosaur) kind of helped is find that, too, and it ended up being a really interesting dynamic between Iris and Cisco, and so I think it’d be cool to see more of that, and to see more of Iris’ humor, but I don’t know. I don’t know anything!
Candice Patton on whether the fans will get more Irisco (because the fans really want more Irisco… make it happen writers!)
I will just die one day if Barry is cuddling with Iris and he’s staring at her like she’s his world (well, she IS his entire world) and Iris questions him and is like “what?” And Barry goes one to explain how Thawne instilled this void in him that prevented him from initially telling Iris how he felt about her and how he was completed hollowed out but Iris always believing in him made him so sure of her, even if his life and the world around them was so uncertain. He ends with Thawne saying that he could never be happy but he kisses Iris’s forehead and says that he was wrong and he couldn’t be happier than in that moment with Iris.
I'm thinking from the trailer, 1 of the reasons Barry will restore the timeline is because of Wally. Judging frm the scene in the hospital,maybe something terrible happens to him & it breaks Iris &Joe really badly. Barry won't be able to stand that
Yeah, that’s a possibility too. I like this idea. Even though I don’t want to see Wally get hurt, it’s going to make a lot of sense. Like Barry’s going to see how badly it affects Joe to see Wally seriously injured and Joe and Iris are going to get into an argument where he probably gets mad at her for not telling him that Wally is Kid Flash. Then maybe his condition worsens and it tears Joe and Iris apart and that’ll be a factor that plays into him wanting to restore the timeline
Look at this picture; these two beautiful, talented, black actresses are portraying Iris West; one on TV and another in a movie. If you don’t know, Iris West is an ace reporter, who is fearless, smart, loyal, all the things Candice’s Iris is and more than likely Kiersey’s will be…expect canonically white like she is in the comic books.
Much like when Candice was cast, thus making Iris and Barry a interracial couple, Kiersey is getting the same ‘why can’t they be friends?’. They’re fine when the black woman is the sidekick/best friend to the white character to prop them up and only make appearances to help them with the problems going on in their lives, to just be there and not get character development, for us to not see what their home lives are like- what do their parents do?, do they have a sibling?, what are their hobbies- we don;t know, we won’t find out, and it;s fine them with them…until you’re the love interest, being front and center, have a guy like Barry, who is just stupid in love with Iris, who damn near breaks his face with smile when she smiles, they get pressed.
All that’s gonna happen is we’re gonna make a Kiersey/Iris West defense squad, call out your conscious/subconscious racism when it comes to black women, drag you, and call it a day.