Len took the exact same time on each foot and when Barry was a pile of goo, he caressed his hands up and down the top of Barry’s arches. “Ready for bed?”
He wasn’t privy to Barry’s thoughts but Len could guess that his thoughts had been running on Iris… and that they weren’t any more. Pleased with himself, Len waited for Barry’s agreement.
Purring like a cat Barry cracked one eye open to look over at Len if he hadn’t been so relaxed and ready for bed he’d be surprised. He’d thought the whole flip a coin night was about sex but not even a mention at a kiss was uttered this evening. The day had been filled with domestic bliss and the evening was much of the same. Nodding his approval of Len’s suggestion for bed he gets to his feet slinging his arms over Len’s shoulders hanging off the man. Snuggling into just below Len’s earlobe enjoying the pungent scent of him there. “to sleep?” he asks cryptically yet not really because Barry Allen was not suave even when he tried really really hard.
Len chuckles and scoops Barry off his feet, cradling him to his chest like a bride. “Unless you have something else in mind, yes. To sleep, Barry.”
Len carries Barry toward the bedroom smirking. The weight of Barry in his arms was grounding and Len side stepped them through the bedroom door.
Barry waits until they are properly settled in Bed, the both of them before speaking up. He’d giggled as Len carried him like a bride and had in that moment just decided to enjoy the moment. Now though he propped his head up as he leaned on his elbow to look down at Len who was looking up at him. “So you could ask of me anything and all you wanted from me was to cuddle, rub my feet and now sleep beside me? Not going to lie my mind went to the gutter when you explained this couples game to me… why aren’t you taking advantage? I mean… I agreed.”
“A relationship is more than… lust. The foundation of any good relationship… is closeness. Knowing your lover, not as your lover but as the person they are at heart… is more important than every orgasm you could ever have.”
Len hums and snuggles in a little more comfortably in their bed. “I want more than the flash and flare of a whirlwind romance… you know I always play for the long haul.”
There was something soft and gooey to Barry’s gaze as he took in Len’s words. Leaning down he presses a soft kiss to Len’s brow before snuggling into the soft pillows of their bed. Arm carelessly or maybe not so carelessly thrown over Len’s middle tugging him in close to Barry. Closing his eyes he lets the sleepiness take him as he feels the warmth of Len’s words wrap around him. He wants to say ‘me too’ but instead of being honest Barry holds Len tighter feeling inadequate as he drifts away to sleep.
The green numbers of barry’s alarm clock glare at him when his phone rings again. It was loud, but he knew the ring tone well. It was Iris.
His mind screams at him and he leaps from bed answering the phone quickly. three am wake up calls from Iris was grounds for panic Iris sounding scared and excited on the other even more so.
“Barry! oh my god! Barry! you took forever to answer!”
“wha..?” he begins to ask but she cuts him off.
“Nevermind. Just you and Lenny need to come bring me to the hospital… its the twins! My water broke.”
“Twins? water?” Barry repeats feeling wholly out of his depths. He opens and closes his mouth several times like a fish in shock before he spots Leonard. This was still a dream of sorts. “Right… uh whose the father?” he asks because he was married to Len… why wasn’t Iris calling the father of the twins. Also, twins ran in his family not Iris’…
Iris hisses in pain but the moment doesn’t last long and she is chucking at Barry with so much affection, “I’m talking to one of them. God, put Lenny on the phone your hopeless.”
Barry holds the phone out to Len who was awake now, “uh… she wants to talk to you.” His words were monotone as his brain struggles to wrap itself around what Iris had just said.
“LENNY!” Iris screeches as another contraction hits hard and fast she pants when the pain subsides and huffs into Len’s ear, “my water broke. You and Barry need to get me to the hospital. Unless you want your twins born in the back seat of a taxi… please get Barry focused.”
Len blinks owlishly for just one second and then smirks. Barry is adorably confused.
“I see. We’ll be along shortly. Just remember, Iris. Breathe.” Snd then he hangs up Barry’s phone. “Dress to get somewhere fast,” he orders pulling on a jacket over his lounge pants and sleeping Henley.
“Apparently we’re about to meet Dawn and Don Allen. If you’re wondering why those names sound familiar, you’ve heard them before.”