The Best Friend / Part 1
Pairings: Barry Allen, Iris West, & Reader (Trio of Besties/BestFriends); Team Flash & Reader (BestFriends); Eddie Thawne & Iris (Dating)
Word Count: 1,037 <—- WHAT? This is literally the longest thing I’ve ever written… I’m not even joking…
A/N: “Hello everyone! I hope you like it! I know the reader isn’t really in this as much. But she will be in the next part a lot. Also, please send me some requests. :D”
Third Person POV
“Hey, I’m ready to see this atom smasher smashing. Also, (Y/N) is going to meet us there,” says Iris.
“There was a shooting today, and Joe needs me to process some evidence. And I don’t know if we’re going to be able to make it to Star Labs,” he says.
“Seeing this thing turn on is like your dream. Your little sad nerdy dream,” she says before taking a fry from Barry’s box.
“I canceled a date for this.” she said while chewing on a fry.
“Hey! Hands off my fries,” he told her. “Unbelievable.”
Then, a familiar woman walks in with a bright smile.
“Hi!” you say excitedly.
“(Y/N)?” they both say in shock.
“In the flesh!” you say to them.
“What are you doing here?” said Barry.
“Well, I thought that I could surprise both of you,” you say. “Seeing the particle accelerator run for the first time is like legendary!”
“What’s so important about this particle accelerator anyway?” asks Iris.
“Well, Harrison Well’s work in quantum theory is light years ahead of anything.” says Barry.
“Which is extraordinary!” you beam.
“You two are doing that thing where you don’t speak English again.” she says.
“Imagine this dot represents everything we the human race, know as of right now.” he says.
“Does that include twerking?” she asks.
“A very weird question indeed, but yes.” you answer.
You pick up a dry erase marker and draw a big circle around the dot. “This is what we can learn from the particle accelerator. It’s a brand new way of looking at physics!” you say with a mixture of happy and very very very excited.
“It will literally change the way we think about everything!” he beams.
“You’ve got to get yourself a girlfriend.” says Iris while resting her hand on his shoulder.
“Hey, leave him alone,” says Joe. “He’s working.”
“Hi dad.” says Iris with a warm smile.
“Hey, Joe!” you say before you hug him.
“Hey (Y/N),” he says with the same warm smile that Iris had. “Glad to see you back in Central City.”
“Your test thingy is done,” says Iris.
“I think the Martin brothers are hiding in a farm,” says Barry. “The fecal matter I found on the street was cow manure, which contained traces of oxytetracycline. It’s an antibiotic. There are only four farms in the area that still use it in their feed. And if you find a really sweet Shelby parked at one of them.” Barry then gives Joe a paper.
“So, since Barry solved your poop problem. How about letting him go to Star Labs,” says Iris with her arm wrapped around Joe’s neck.
“Please Joe?” you beg.
“Fine, go.” replies Joe.
“Yes!” says you and Barry before high-fiving.
Iris smiles and kisses her Dad.
“Thank you, Joe.” says Barry before running off to get his coat.
“Bye!” you tell him before leaving with Barry and Iris.
“So, Barry how was your trip?” you ask. “I heard that you went to Starling City for a bit.”
“Did you find proof of the impossible?” added Iris. “Or did you just make my dad mad for no reason?”
“Sorry guys, I have to go in. I’m supposed to be in the cortex soon. I’ll see you guys in a bit, though.” you say before walking away to the back entrance.
“Okay!” says Iris.
Third Person POV
“Actually, while I was away I had a chance to think about you know relationships,” he says. “Oh, well… I’m not in one. And you’re not in one either. You’re my best friend, Iris.”
“You’re mine too,” she says. “Why else would I be here?”
“That’s not what I meant-” he says before getting cut off by Iris.
“I know what you’re going to say, Barry.” she says.
“I’m not sure you do.” he says back.
“Even though we pretty much grew up in the same house together and that we’re pretty much like brother and sister because we’re not brother and sister.” she continues. “It can get… weird and awkward to talk to me about girls I just want you to know that it shouldn’t be awkward.“
He nods knowing that she really doesn’t understand what he’s really trying to get out.
“There’s nothing that I want more than for you to meet the right person that totally loves and adores you for the wonderful guy that you really are.” she says with the warm smile that he fell in love with.
He smiles trying to cover up the fact that it’s really not what he meant.
“Took the words what out of my mouth.” he says.
“Aw, aren’t you glad that I know you so well?” she replies.
Everyone starts to clap for Harrison Wells.
“Thank you,” he says. “My name is Harrison Wells. Tonight, the future begins.”
Cameras start to flash while he speaks.
“The work my team and I do here will change our understanding of physics. We will bring about advancements in power, advancements in medicine. And trust me, that future will be here faster than you think.” says Dr. Wells.
Then, suddenly a man walks by Iris and grabs her bag. She turns around quickly.
“No! Hey! That has my laptop in it! It has my dissertation!” cries Iris.
Barry turns around and runs after the man with Iris’s bag.
He runs into a gentleman and says sorry to him. Quickly out of breath, he continues to sprint towards the robber after a quick breath. The burglar hits Barry with Iris’s bag, Barry falls back and tries to consult the teenage looking boy.
“Alright kid, you don’t have to do this. Alright? Just give me back my friend’s bag, and we’ll call it even.” he consults. “Yes, alright…”
The teenager slowly holds it out forward and then instantly shoves it up to Barry’s stomach, and runs off.
“Barry!” says Iris worriedly. “Are you okay?”
“Yeah,” he says trying to catch his breath.
The teenager runs away and climbs over the fence. Looking back once, a light is shined at him.
“Freeze.” says a man. “Police, or do you want to find out the hard way with a bullet?”