Barry & Iris and Certainty
Man, you guys! I cried when Barry starting talking to Iris about saving her like @ FlashWriters you can’t just spring that up on me I wasn’t ready
How truly beautiful is it, how naturally it comes for Iris to tend to Barry, when he’s injured both physically and mentally. Like, I was really thinking about this and can you imagine the amount of times Iris patched Barry up when they were growing up? Barry at the football tryouts and just being a bruised mess when he got home? Or when they were younger and he had to deal with bullies, remember that flash back with Barry running from the bullies? Iris was probably (obviously) the one that would help him get back up, literally and mentally with his self esteem.
I just love how relaxed they both are. You’d think with Barry being in love with her it would have been a charged moment (as most shows do with their pairings) but it wasn’t. It was just easy. Iris focusing on getting the bandage secure and Barry just letting her do her thing, what she’s probably used to doing by now.
I’m honestly so in love with Barry’s development in terms of his confidence in his love for Iris. LOOK AT HIS FACE WHEN HE SAYS THIS!. He doesn’t flinch, laugh or look sheepish, no. He looks her directly in the eye and tells her that for just a moment time stopped and nothing else mattered. In that moment it was just him and Iris. All the Eddie talk fades to the background and it’s just him and Iris against the world and that was ENOUGH for him. Can you imagine how many times Barry has felt that way, just being with Iris?
What I love even more is that Iris doesn’t uncomfortably look away, instead she looks directly back at him and it’s as if in that specific moment for her, they were the only two people in the world, if just in that one moment.
and even when Barry does look away, it’s not to brush off his words but instead he continues still with the same confidence. I know we’re all stuck on him saying “you and I were the only two people in the world” which I’m still not over to be honest, but what he says next, to me is just as breath taking.
Listen, Barry Allen was probably feeling scared and nervous about what the hell was going on with him, didn’t realise the extent of his powers or how they fully worked, yet for him, one thing was certain. Iris West isn’t dying while I’m around. TIME SLOWED DOWN and as he saw those cars hurtling towards them he didn’t stop to think ‘how the hell is everything going in slow motion’ before making a move, He didn’t hesitate for an attosecond, to save Iris.
This all reminds me of 2x03 when Iris was in danger and Barry literally dropped (dangerous chemicals) everything he was doing to get to her, again show casing his confidence telling her to jump out of a high storey building window. Even the way he said “Iris, do you trust me?!” Because, he trusts himself with Iris’ life. I mean seriously, he told her to jump out of a freaking window! even how he said “Then jump.” Like it was the easiest thing to ask her to do. He was THAT sure he’d catch her.. because once again “I knew I could save you”
LOOK AT HIS EYES. You just know this idiot is reliving it. not the saving, but the feeling of knowing he could.
I also can’t help but feel that this is the same feeling Iris got when she saved Barry from Grodd’s mind control. SHE TALKED HIM BACK, she wasn’t even in the same place as him. She literally guided him back to her with her voice.
And amidst Cisco & Caitlin’s panic she took control because somehow, somewhere inside her she knew she could save him too. A train was speeding towards Barry ensuring his certain death and look how calm her face was. she was THAT sure she could do it.
If this doesn’t scream lighting rod to you I don’t know what will.
Honestly just how beautiful is that to say to someone? Barry Allen is really out here making my (already) high standards unattainable.
I don’t understand how anyone can’t love this pairing. I genuinely can’t.
Now i’m going to just go and cry forever because these two are so inconsiderate of my feelings with their slowburn nonsense.
Disclaimer: none of these gifs are mine.