Chapter 1: The First Meeting and a Question That Changes Everything
Kara's Point of View
I knew I wasn’t making a mistake. Eliza and Alex told me to stay local, but I had already decided on Metropolis University. The main reason was so I could be near my cousin Kal-El (Clark Kent). Once I was in my apartment, I sat down on my bed. Then realized one of my roommates’ beds had a cover of everything from clothes to toiletries. It looked like a hurricane had blown through one corner of the room. It reminded me of my older sister’s room back on Krypton, my home planet. I played with my blonde hair and picked at my fingernails. Then fiddled with and loosened the collar of my light blue shirt. Followed by smoothing the edges of my blue skirt, and tapping my black flats against the floor. I knew my bright blue eyes were wide with panic and anticipation. All while being completely lost in thought. These habits I had developed as things to do when I get nervous about anything. Currently, that topic is meeting my roommates.
A few minutes later the door swung open. In stepped a girl with long black hair that fell almost to her waist in waves. Her big chocolate brown eyes sparkled and seemed to dance in the light. She wore a white dress and white high heels, which she immediately kicked off and sat on her bed rubbing her feet.
“Hi I’m Iris West,” the girl said. I blinked and replied.
“Kara Danvers,” I said as Iris stuck out her hand. I took it and smiled.
“You don’t mind if I have some help moving boxes?” she asked. I shook my head and Iris gestured at someone in the hall. In walked a guy carrying a stack of boxes.
“Iris, how much stuff do you need?” He spoke in a quiet tone, but the voice was deep and soothing. Iris laughed and said.
“Kara, this is Barry Allen. Barry, this is Kara Danvers.”
“Hi,” Barry said setting down the boxes. As I caught my first glimpse of Barry’s face, I had to catch my breath. He had brown hair and captivating green eyes. I also took note of the fact that he was wearing jeans, a red t-shirt, with a plaid flannel over it, and black converse.
“Hi,” I managed, feeling as if I had gotten struck by lightning. Little did I know the feeling went both ways. Everyone in the room (meaning the three of them) went silent as the two stared at the other. Iris looked back and forth a few times, started laughing, and fell off her bed onto the floor. Somehow neither of us noticed Iris rolling around on the floor giggling. I was trying to figure out how to stop staring when Barry blushed and looked away.
“Um,” I managed blushing bright red as well.
“Sorry, I was staring,” we both said at the same time. This caused Iris to laugh again. Then two more girls walked into the room.
“Hi,” the blonde one said in an almost bubbly voice. “I’m Felicity, Felicity Smoak and this is Caitlin Snow.” she gestured to the auburn-haired girl next to her. I committed both of their faces to memory and took in their appearances. Felicity wore a blue shirt, black skirt, and silver flats. Her blonde hair was in a ponytail and her blue eyes sparkled behind her glasses. Which reminded me of the ones I used to wear before I got full control of my heat and x-ray vision. Caitlin was wearing a green blouse, khaki pants, and black boots. Her auburn hair fell in loose curls around her shoulders. Her eyes were a warm, bright brown, like cinnamon. She had a mother like vibe to her.
“Kara Danvers,” I spoke up pointing at myself. “This is Iris West and Barry Allen,” I continued feeling my cheeks heat up as I said Barry’s name. At the time I didn't understand why this was happening
“Nice to meet you both.” Felicity’s face lit up.
“Nice to meet you too. I'm pretty sure this is the right room, I’m not positive, well I am positive, I’m a pretty positive person. I don’t know if this is the right room. I mean, I already found my room, but I’m making sure I didn’t get lost again, and that is my stuff, oops,” she babbled. “And I’m babbling again, which will end in 3...2...1,” Felicity said.
I giggled and said. “This is the right place, but you seem to have figured that out on your own, by your stuff being in here.”
“Um, Iris? I’m going to go pack,” Barry said.
“Scratch that, I’m going to go UNpack.” he corrected himself, backing out the door.
“WATCH OUT!” I shouted, but I was too late. Barry tripped over a stray box and tumbled to the floor.
“Ow!” he yelped as I rushed over to help him up.
“Are you okay?” I asked biting my lip.
“Yes, I am a bit embarrassed though,” Barry said once again bright red, this time on the floor. By then I was also blushing. The other three girls were, of course, laughing. As soon as I helped him up, Barry left the room.
“You seem to have a ‘small crush’,” Caitlin commented as I blushed, again, for the fourth time. Iris was grinning like the Cheshire Cat.
“That’s kind of weird. I’ve known Barry since we were six. We’re like brother and sister, and I’ve never seen him blush over anyone like he did. I’m pretty sure his feelings for you are the same as yours towards him,” Iris said. She was still grinning and seemed to be planning something.
“You know, on that awkward note, I’m going to go and help Barry.” Iris left the room for a second before poking her head back inside.
“FYI, his room is down the hall to the left in case you need either of us,” and with that, she ducked out of the room. Leaving her heels in the middle of the floor.
A few minutes later, another girl ran in followed by a dog. The girl skidded to a stop. The dog tried to stop but crashed into the girl’s legs. As this happened, another girl ran in and scooped up the dog. Then seven more girls entered the room. I almost didn't notice though I did notice that Felicity looked familiar. Almost too much like my older sister, who I hadn’t seen since I landed on this planet. As I looked at the nine new girls, looking at one of the brunettes felt almost like looking at my other sister. Who was my older twin, Maylea.
“Um, I’m Kara Danvers. This is Caitlin Snow and Felicity Smoak.” I said.
“Marley Rose,” the brunette said, pointing at herself.
“Kitty Wilde,” said one of the blonde haired girls.
“And this is Sara and Laurel Lance, Quinn Fabray, Brittany Pierce, Alex Danvers, and I am Santana Lopez. Most of us are rooming next door.” Santana spoke up and I nodded.
“Alex is my adoptive sister,” I said and then continued observing everyone.
Marley was wearing a pink sweater and faded blue jeans, along with dirty white sneakers. She has long brown hair that fell in very loose curls till right past her shoulder blades. Her eyes were bright blue and doe-like eyes with freckles sprinkled underneath them.
Kitty was wearing a white t-shirt, dark blue jeans, a black leather jacket, and black and white sneakers. Her blonde hair was in a high ponytail. Her blue-grey eyes seemed to pierce the souls of the people around her.
Sara wore a black shirt, black jeans, and a white leather jacket, with white leather boots. Her blonde hair was a little bit curled and fell past her shoulder blades. Her eyes were a dull blue but sparkled with an almost deadly energy. Though I wasn’t sure what kind of deadly energy it was. Meaning the good or the bad kind.
Laurel was wearing a white blouse with a grey shirt and black high heels, that she was carrying. Her caramel and blonde hair was curly and reached a little ways past her shoulders, framing her face. Her eyes seemed to be changing between hazel and brown and framed with rather long eyelashes.
Quinn wore a white dress that had flowers of all colors on it and red flats. Her blonde hair was a shade or two lighter than Kitty’s and fell a bit lower than her chin. Her eyes were piercing, but kind yet looked a bit like fractals of ice.
Santana wore a red shirt and white pants, with black heels. Her dark brown hair was curly and fell almost to her waist. Her eyes were warm, but my intuition told me that if Santana got angry they’d blaze like a fire.
Brittany wore a white t-shirt, blue jeans, and red ballet flats. Her blonde hair was on top of her head in a messy bun, and her blue eyes were sparkling with a bubbly energy.
Alex wore a maroon t-shirt, black jeans, a leather jacket, and dark blue sneakers. I tilted my head noticing that Alex’s hair was shorter than it had been before. Before it had been down to her waist, but now it was a little ways past her shoulder blades. Which is a lot shorter than it was before.
“So who is in here and who is next door?” I asked.
“Sara, Laurel, Quinn, Brittany, Santana, and I are next door,” Alex answered.
“So Marley and Kitty are in here,” Felicity concluded. The two mentioned both nodded. As all the girls started to help each other unpack, I tried to tune in on Iris and Barry’s voices. Hoping that my super hearing would work the way it should. While at the same wondering why I was doing this.
“Barry, stop denying that you like her. I know you, you don’t have to hide anything. My advice is to ask her out before it’s too late,” Iris said, her voice a bit muffled. Due to the fact that I was listening through many walls.
“Fine, I give up, you’re right, I do like her. I’m scared of getting turned down. You know I don’t have any experience with actually dating anyone. How do you even ask someone out anyway?” Barry whined.
“Simple, go in, ask if you can talk to her, and then ask her to the bonfire tonight!” Iris explained exasperated, sounding rather like a mother.
“Kara,” Quinn called from the other side of the room, as she was helping Kitty unpack all her shoes. Since Kitty loves buying shoes.
“Are you registering anything we’ve been saying at all?!” Marley asked in her quiet tone, I shook my head.
“No, not at all, I’m sorry, I got lost in my own thoughts,” I apologized. Santana laughed.
“Well, Felicity and Caitlin were filling us in on your obvious crush on Barry. We were also saying that you should ask Barry out to the bonfire tonight before someone else does.” Kitty said grinning.
“He’s isn’t someone who will be single forever. I've decided that you should ask him out now.” Brittany said giggling. I felt my face starting to heat up.
“How am I supposed to ask him out if I can hardly speak in front of him?” Quinn laughed again.
“Simple, go in there and ask if you can talk to him, and ask him. It’s rather simple,” she said as Sara pushed me towards the door and right into Barry. Barry and I both jumped back and ended up falling over. Barry was bright red again, and as he stood he spoke,
“Well, that’s one way to make an entrance.” Barry stuck out a hand and pulled me up, I was also blushing. Again.
“Can I talk to you?” we both said at the same time. I looked around and pointed at myself.
“Me?” I asked Barry, who nodded, still bright red and embarrassed. As the two walked into the hall, I heard the girls crowd around the door to hear what was happening.
“You know they are listening, right?” I whispered and Barry nodded.
“Why don’t we give them something to listen to? I mean other than us standing here whispering.” Barry whispered back. I couldn’t help laughing.
“Um,” I said, still giggling.
“What did you want to talk to me about?” I asked.
“I wanted to ask you if you would go to the bonfire with me later?” Barry asked the words tumbling out so fast I almost didn't understand.
“You mean like a date?” I asked, pinching my arm behind my back. It hurt a bit, so I wasn’t dreaming. I still didn’t understand my feelings even a little. Or Earth customs but that didn’t keep me from getting excited.
“If you want,” Barry replied blushing and rubbing the back of his neck. I grinned, feeling like there were butterflies in my stomach. It was possible that butterflies weren’t the only things fluttering around. Some moths and whatever other creatures on Earth with wings and that flutter. That was a possibility.
“I’d love to.” Barry’s face split into a grin that seemed to light up the hall. At least to me, it did, but then his face fell, making the hall seem a lot darker than it had before.
“You mean it?” he asked, face hopeful. I furrowed my brow, completely confused.
“Yes, of course, I mean it. Why wouldn’t I?” Barry shrugged with one shoulder as if he didn’t know, but his face showed that he knew exactly why.
“I’ve seemed to have developed a habit of getting turned down. Or people play tricks on me, in this sort of situation,” Barry explained looking down at his feet. As he spoke my emotions went from shock to high levels of confusion, to sadness, to anger, to sympathy.
“That’s horrible, why would anyone in their right mind do that to you?” I paused.
“Wait, wait, I got it, they aren’t in their right mind!” I exclaimed still feeling like I hadn’t done enough to cheer him up. So I did the only thing I could think to do, I hugged him. Barry froze up for a second. A second later Barry hugged me back. We stood there, I felt like it was a very long time, but in reality, it was most likely only a few seconds. As we both pulled back from each other, I heard Barry whisper.
“Thank you,” I nodded and whispered back.
“Can we come out now?” Caitlin called as the other girls giggled. I turned towards the door, shaking my head.
“Yeah, we knew you were listening anyway,” Barry replied as he wrapped his arms around me again.
“Are you okay with me hugging you?” he whispered in my ear. I nodded and leaned back a little bit into Barry’s chest. For some reason, I felt, in a way, safe and at home in Barry’s arms. I felt at peace for the first time since I had left Krypton. Then, there was the way that Barry’s arms seemed to fit perfectly around me. I was still confused by my feelings but pushed the confusion aside, and decided to be happy that I had friends. For the first time since I landed on Earth, I was completely happy. Iris laughed as she caught sight of the two of us. At that moment I realized that Barry’s chin was on her shoulder.
“Seems like you finally got a date who actually meant it when they said yes,” Iris commented.
“What!?” I yelled.
“How many times has this awful joke thing happened?”
“Around three,” Barry whispered in her ear. I saw red. I had to hold back the urge to ask for names, and go and kill the people that caused him pain.
“You don’t need to worry about it.” I turned my head and looked into Barry’s hazel green eyes and knew he was right. Part of me was still mad, but the other part relieved that I didn’t have to kill anyone. I then realized that I would have to explain a lot to these people. I could handle explaining things, but that didn’t stop me from worrying about it.
Author's Note: Look I fixed the third person issue.