All Access

Barry Allen Is All of Us When We're Crushing Hard

"Today's the day, today's the day... Say something clever!"
IMAGE The CW | legends-of-today.tumblr.com

The Flash is back for season three (Wednesdays, 3 pm and 8 pm on ETC) with a whole new timeline thanks to Barry Allen preventing his mom's death last season. Things are a little confusing—Barry's diagrams help a lot!—but wherever, whenever Barry is, you can count on one thing: he will always be in love with Iris West. In this new timeline, Barry has his mom and dad and his speed, but the super squad is split up and Iris doesn't know him at all. The season opens with Barry working up the nerve to talk to Iris—maybe even ask her out! It’s so cute and relatable, like hearing our internal monologue when we’re trying to talk to and spend time with bae.

http://dailygrantgustin.com/post/151376576146

Stage 1: "Today's the day, today's the day I talk to her."

After three months of hanging out at Iris's favorite coffee shop, Barry is finally ready to make a move. "Say something clever," he tells himself, but life interrupts and he’s forced to leave without completing his mission.

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

Stage 2: "Excuse me, I think you dropped something."

With some speedster sleight of hand, Barry finally finds his opening. Good thing he catches Iris in a good mood and she even recognizes him from somewhere.

CONTINUE READING BELOW
Recommended Videos

Stage 3: "We actually went to elementary school together."

Bringing up shared history is always a safe bet. "Mr. Hinckley from Math would always beat the chalkboard with his fist—"And all the dust would come flying off!" Pleasant, nostalgic, just the right amount of intimate. So far, so good!

Stage 4: "Would you want to get a coffee?"

After a few more minutes of small talk, Barry finally asks the question he's been practicing for months. "Would you want to get a coffee? I mean, I know you're having a coffee right now. I mean, like at a different time with me. It doesn't have to be coffee, it could be any kind of beverage like wine or beer—not that I want to get you drunk. We could get iced tea. Do you like iced tea? Would you want to get an iced tea with me?"

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

Okay, so it's not the smoothest way to ask someone out, but like us, Iris finds his blabbering absolutely endearing. It's a yes!

http://fanfantasticworld.tumblr.com/post/151362637346

Stage 5: "My parents are stupid in love. I hope I have what they have someday."

Isn't it the best when you're on a first date and small talk turns into something more serious? Barry's got an advantage here: history from an alternate timeline that he knows well and that Iris feels up to a certain degree. Still, we could learn a thing or two from his earnest, low-key flirting.

http://khylinrhambo.tumblr.com/post/151362236456/you-just-havent-met-the-right-girl-yet-is-that

Taking notes? Dying of kilig? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

your REACTION
CUTE

0

HEART

0

OMG

0

YAY

0

/////////////////////////////
COMMENTS. JOIN THE DISCUSSION BELOW!
Comments
VIEW more ARTICLES ABOUT
About the author
Dyan Zarzuela
Council of Cool 9, Managing Editor, Columnist
Stalks celebrities, watches TV, marathons movies, curls up with books, and flails at concerts for a living. Also: semi-hardcore Whovian.
VIEW OTHER ARTICLES FROM Dyan

Create your content

Photo
Video
SoundCloud
Hi, you!
Title
Body Text
*1st 15 seconds will be uploaded
*File size limit (up to 60MB)
*File size limit (up to 60MB)
or
Upload Video
*For the direct video upload option, only the first 15 seconds of the video will be uploaded
*File size limit (up to 60MB)

By submitting your post, you agree to Candymag's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Thank you for submitting your post.
You will be notified via email once your entry has been approved by the Candy team.

Submitted posts will be subject to the approval of the Candy Team.

A few reminders:

  1. Candy Bulletin is an online platform where users can upload original work, personal passion projects, and other forms of self-expression, for the purpose of sharing with the community.
  2. You can upload photos of your curated OOTDs, 15-second videos, essays, poems, and more, as long as the submitted work is original, follows copyright laws, and free of any nudity, pornography, or profanity.
  3. You are encouraged to comment on one another's posts, as long as everyone remains respectful.
Submit Another Post View More Posts
latest on CandyMag.com
 
x
Share
It's a slap in the face when the person who eagerly swept you off your feet suddenly goes floating away.
 
x
Share
Store the small items scattered on your table in these cute trays!
 
x
Share
 
x
Share
She may not have won the Miss Universe Philippines crown, but she's no doubt a true queen.
 
x
Share
Did you know that Miss Universe Philippines 2020 is a licensed physical therapist?
LOAD MORE ARTICLES
your REACTION
Pick a sticker to view stories by reaction!
/////////////////////////////
CONNECT WITH US