Guys, it’s been a whirlwind of a week. If this keeps up for much longer, I’ll be known as Cisco the Grey around Central City. To catch up anyone who may have missed it, there was a little episode amongst our team where Barry suddenly lost his powers and Iris got them. It sounds just as weird when I type that out after the fact but when it happened, I was really bugging out. I mean, you can’t just expect someone to be able to harness the immense power of the speed force at the drop of a hat. It was a pretty scary situation…UNTIL COACH CISCO SAVED THE DAY.
When life gives you super speed you make a…well, I don’t really know where I was going with that one. All I know is that crime wasn’t going to stop just because Barry was powerless, so we had to make do with the hand we were dealt – Iris needed a crash course (probably not the best phrase to use) in her newly acquired powers. I’ve picked up a few tricks over the years and felt confident in creating the ultimate training ground for Iris to use on her journey of becoming Central City’s newest speedster.
I meticulously mapped out a course all over the city designed to test all of Iris’s abilities and prepare her for anything that could possibly be thrown her way. We headed over to 5th street, which has been under construction since before I was born. There she could learn to dip, dodge and zip past potholes, obstacles, bystanders and more – this was coming together perfectly. The best part of this course, in my opinion, is the fact that it went right past the newly opened Central City Chili Corner. It’s situated right between the stadium and S.T.A.R. Labs so naturally when I had Iris run into the stadium for a couple laps around the field, I placed an order of chili dogs for her to pick up on her way back to the lab.
“Cisco, what’s the deal with you and junk food?” you may ask. Well first off, let’s just take that j-word and throw it out the window. This food doesn’t deserve to be talked about like that. Second, when you’re carrying the weight of training a new speedster you need some brain fuel so excuse me for trying to support a local business and get some chili up in me. THIRD – and most importantly – I still haven’t gotten my chili dogs. See, Iris aced the course in no time. She’s a natural! I was beyond excited to see her arrive back at the lab so quickly and she didn’t even radio in for advice. But there was one thing missing – my food. She said she left four chili dogs on my desk but there were no dogs…only Harry. One day I’ll get the respect I deserve around here.