My alarm goes off and I smash it with my fist.
"Not again!" I say to myself.
I run out of the bed and into the shower at superhuman speed. I quickly scrub myself and run out of the shower, getting dressed. I run downstairs and cook myself toast. I hear the bus leaving and grab my backpack. I run out to the bus stop but it's is already leaving. My eyes glow red and yellow and I run past the bus. I arrive at school just before the bus does.
"Barry?" A voice asks.
I turn around and see Iris getting out of the bus. I have had a crush on her since we were kids.
"Hey, Iris!" I say.
"How did you get here so fast?"
"Took a shortcut."
The school bell rings.
"Well, see you around," Iris says before walking into the school.
I wave bye to her and head inside, hitting myself in the head for acting like an idiot. I head to my locker and try to unlock it but the door won't budge. I attempt 3 more times but no effect. I look around to see if anyone is looking. I place my hand on the locker and begin vibrating my hand. The door gently opens. I place my backpack into the locker and get out my journals.
"Leave me alone!" A voice yells.
I glance to my right and spot a jock talking to a girl. The girl is trying to get past the jock but the jock keeps preventing her from getting past him.
"There is nowhere for you to go, babe!" The jock says.
I attempt to ignore this but I keep hearing the girl screaming louder and louder. Finally, I slam my locker door and walk towards the jock. I grab him by the collar and slam him against a locker.
"Why don't you stop being an asshole and go somewhere else?! She is clearly not into you and I don't blame her! Why would anyone be into trash like you?!"
I release my grip on his collar and he runs away.
"Yeah go run to your mommy, dick face!" I mutter.
I turn towards the girl and help her pick her stuff up.
"Yeah. I am fine."
I walk to my first class. The teacher is passing out papers.
"Today you will be taking a pop quiz."
Everyone in the class groans but I shrug my shoulders. This should be easy. For some reason I can remember everything I have read or seen. Must be my powers. I complete the quiz in seconds. The teacher grabs the quiz from my hand and examines it. Her jaw hits the floor.
"How are you so smart, Barry Allen?"
"I guess I am just lucky."
My class finally ends. I walk out of my class and into the hallways. I spot Iris West standing at her locker. I walk over towards her, feeling nervous.
"Hi Iris," I say, awkwardly.
"Umm so I was wondering if you-"
"Hey Allen!" A voice yells.
I turn around and see Tony Woodward walking towards me. He towers over me like a giant.
"Why you are talking to my girl, Allen?"
I look at Iris and glance back at Tony.
"I didn't know the two of you were-"
"Just get lost, Allen before I make you unable to play football ever again!" He yells, pushing me.
"Just go, Barry," Iris says.
"Yeah just go, Barry! Nice guys finish last, Allen!" Tony says, snickering.
I turn around and begin to walk away.
"What a wimp! He doesn't even have a mommy to run to!" Tony say, laughing loudly.
I stop in my tracks and feel anger rising inside of me. My eyes begin to glow with red and yellow lightning. I smirk and turn around.
"On second thought, nah!" I say.
I grab Tony and throw him against a locker at superhuman speed. I grab him by the throat. I feel Iris tugging at my arms but I ignore her.
"Listen you asshole! I am more skilled than you are at football and I will not be pushed around by some hot-headed jock! Also I know that you have been picking on others and if I ever see you picking on someone I will ruin you forever! Understand?"
Tony nods. I release my grip on him and turn around.
"BARRY!" Iris yells.
Everything slows down around me and I turn around. I see Tony attempting to swing a left hook at me. He looks so slow. I step to the side and grab his arm. I begin to twist it. Everything goes back to normal speed and there is a snapping sound. Then I push him in the face. Tony falls to the ground, clutching his nose which is bleeding. I look at him and smirk. I look around as students are watching.
"Did you see that?" One student says.
"What was that?" Another student asks.
"It's like he wasn't even moving!" A student exclaims.
"I saw it and I still can't believe it!" Another student says.
I look back at Tony and looks up at me.
"Maybe next time you will think twice before messing with me!" I yell.
"I thought you were one of the nice guys, Allen?"
"It's like you said, Woodward. Nice guys finish last."
I head to my next class not giving the incident a second thought.
During gym class my football coach approaches me.
"Listen Allen. I have some bad news. I heard about your fight with Tony Woodward and I have no choice but to kick you off the team."
I slam my gym locker in surprise and stare at my coach in astonishment.
"I am sorry, Allen but there is a right way to deal with bullies and this was not the right way. You have been acting really reckless and hotheaded."
"Whatever! I was getting tired of football anyways!"
I grab my gear and clothes and storm out of the gym. I walk past Iris. I think she is trying to talk to me but I ignore her.