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“Come home to me.”

From inside the speed force, she beckons him. He reaches out, zeroing in on her beautiful face. Iris breathes a sigh of relief when they clasp hands, happiness flooding each and every one of her senses. Seconds later, they’re back in S.T.A.R. Labs.

“You scared the shit out of me.” She whispers, embracing him.

“I’m sorry,” he replies.

“Don’t ever do that again.” Iris reaches up to take his face in her hands.

“I won’t,” Barry says, pressing his lips to hers.

“I love you,” she says.

“I love you too,” he says.