The world sees straight through him;
A beating plastic heart on display,
A little broken soldier without a cause.

He is but cellophane skin over origami bones
Stretching and tearing with every breath
His ribs cracking with the weight of paper lungs.

He marches on shredded feet
Cat scratch scars lining his back
Stepping to the beat of his own echoing screams.
—  EMJ // Play The Hero

anonymous asked:

Based on your last dialog fic, can you write one where Felicity is jealous of Dinah and Oliver? "The Green Arrow and The Black Canary…like some…some comic book or something.”

“Dinah, on your right-” Before Felicity could finish her sentence, a green arrow pierced the man’s hand, the gun he had raised to her head falling to the floor. “Oh, Oliver right behind-” Felicity watched on the monitors as Dinah’s eyes met Oliver’s, and two seconds later he ducked, and she kicked her leg over him, her foot successfully finding the next thug’s face as he came up behind Oliver. Felicity pursed her lips shut.

Rene made a whistling sound as he watched the screens, lurking behind her chair. Felicity just bit her tongue. “They’re something to see.” He praised, “I’ve never seen two people so in sync. It’s like she knows what he’s gonna do before he even does. And man, all he has to do is look at her and he knows exactly what her next move is…never seen anything like that-”

“Yeah, they make a good team.” Felicity said, her fingers coming together over her keyboard. She stayed silent while they took out the rest of the bad guys, and neither the Black Canary or the Green Arrow seemed to even notice that she’d stopped trying to help.

Oliver smiled at Dinah while the room full of men groaned and grabbed at their wounds, and she winked back. “Felicity,” he said, “We’re on our way back.”

“Yep,” Felicity responded, trying to sound more cheerful than she felt. “Over and out.”

She sighed, leaning back in her chair and swiveling around to look at Ramirez, who was emptying the crumbs from a bag of chips into his mouth. She shook her head as Rene crumpled the chip bag and threw it at Curtis, hitting him in the back of the head. “Ow.”

“That didn’t hurt, hoss.” When Curtis ignored him, sighing and going back to his workout, Rene continued, “Hey why can’t you cover me like Dinah’s got Oliver?”

Curtis shrugged, “Because you’re a lot less likable.”

Rene snorted, “Me, less likable than Queen? Psht. Sure.”

The elevator doors opened and Oliver walked in, Dinah right behind. Felicity watched as he laughed, Dinah poking her fingers to his sides as she teased him, “You’re lucky I was there, your face definitely would have met the floor if it weren’t for me, you completely lost your balance!”

Oliver chuckled, shaking his head, “I don’t lose my balance, Dinah. You have so much more to see.”

Felicity stood from her chair, “Their leader got away, I can try to figure out where he went.”

Dinah and Oliver looked up at her, and Dinah offered a smile, “Do you ever sleep, Felicity? It’s like you never stop. We just took down half of their organization and they’ll all be behind bars. This was a victory.”

Felicity scratched her head, “Well, if I’ve learned anything from Oliver, it’s that the work isn’t done until the bad guy is locked up. And we still haven’t caught him yet.”

The room was silent for a long moment, “Dinah’s right,” Oliver said, shrugging it off. “It won’t be easy to replace half their men, it will take time. I think we should see tonight as a win.” He looked away from Felicity, glancing at Rene and Curtis, “Maybe we should celebrate. Anyone up for a drink?”

Oh,” Dinah’s mouth curved into a mischievous smile, “I love that idea.”

Rene and Curtis agreed, Rene making an offhanded comment about how he needed to get some food too because of how starving he was, as if he hadn’t just eaten a bag of chips on his own in less than twenty minutes. Oliver and Dinah headed to the back room to change out of their leather.

Curtis knelt down next to her chair. “Hey,” he whispered, low enough that Rene couldn’t hear even if he was paying them any attention. “Are you okay?”

“Mhm,” Felicity replied, keeping her lips tight as she sat back down.

Curtis just shook his head, “Sure, Felicity. I can see jealousy written all over your face.”

Felicity’s mouth dropped slightly, “I am not…” She lowered her voice, her eyes darting to the door, knowing how fast they could change. “I am not jealous.” She hissed.

“I know what jealous looks like and um,” Curtis touched his lip as he pretended to think, “it looks exactly like you.” he finished, pointing at her. She shoved his fingers away and began her search, tapping her fingers quickly across her keyboard, trying to make it clear that the conversation was over.

Curtis took the hint, but left her with one last thought. He always had to have the last word. “You might want to say something about it before it eats you up, Felicity.” Felicity just threw him a glare before going back to her work.

She glanced up again as the elevator doors opened for Curtis and Rene, listening to the last of their banter as the doors closed.

As if on cue of her never having a moment alone, as soon as the elevator doors closed, Oliver and Dinah were coming back out, dressed in their clothes from earlier in the day instead of their suits. Oliver’s eyes narrowed at her as soon as he saw her, and she looked back at her screens. “Felicity, aren’t you coming?”

“No,” she shook her head, not looking up. “I’m going to stay here for a bit.”

He cleared his throat, “Will you meet us out after?”

Felicity just gave her head a tight shake, refusing to look up at him because she didn’t want her face to tell him whatever it told Curtis. Some crap about being jealous. Which she wasn’t…not even a little bit, definitely not because Oliver and Dinah hadn’t needed her at all tonight since they had each other. She wasn’t jealous that she thought Oliver would want to work this until they finished it, but instead he’d offered to go for drinks. She definitely wasn’t jealous over the fact that Oliver seemed to be happiest whenever he was in the presence of Dinah Drake. Why would she be jealous about that?

“I’ll catch up,” he mumbled to Dinah, she nodded and followed Rene and Curtis.

“Oliver, go.” Felicity said as the doors closed behind Dinah.

Oliver shoved his hands in his pockets, “Not until you tell me what’s bothering you.”

“Nothing.” She snapped, her fingers getting more violent with her keyboard.

“Felicity…” He sighed, “Talk to me.”

“Go get drinks, Oliver.” She responded, throwing him a quick glance. Just one. “You guys worked hard tonight and you deserve it.”

“You helped too.”

“Not really.”

Oliver hesitated, “Is that why you’re upset? You feel like you didn’t help tonight? Felicity, we wouldn’t even have known where to find them if it wasn’t for you. We wouldn’t have been able to get inside if you didn’t hack the system.”

“It’s not…I know I helped.”

“Then what is it?” He asked, his voice low. Felicity just bit her lip and continued searching. She didn’t want to admit that she was jealous. Talk about embarrassing. Oliver shifted in her silence. “You know…I really don’t understand you at all sometimes.” He sighed, his voice clearly frustrated.

“Sorry I’m not Dinah.” She mumbled under her breath. She closed her eyes, praying that he hadn’t heard her.

“What?” He asked after a moment, coming up the steps now.

“Nothing,” she said.

Oliver held the back of her chair and pulled until she couldn’t reach her keys anymore, then he spun her around and knelt down in front of her. “Why would I ever want you to be Dinah?”

Felicity sighed, knowing that the topic was unavoidable now. “You get her.” She said, her eyes falling to her hands. “You understand her and you…you care about her.”

“Felicity…”

“Are you going to tell me I’m wrong?” She asked, lifting her eyes to meet his in a challenge that she knew she’d win.

“Where is this coming from?” He asked instead.

Felicity shrugged, “Every time you go out there, it’s you and Black Canary. You’re always on the same page. Always in sync.” She said, repeating Rene’s words.

“Felicity…” Oliver hesitated, “this has more to do with the fact that we haven’t talked since Lian Yu than it has to do with Dinah.” He sighed, “I do care about Dinah. And when we’re out on the streets, you’re right. I trust her to have my back. Just like I trust Dig. Like I trust you. Like I’m…starting…to trust Rene and Curtis.” He nudged her, and she cracked a smile.

“But it’s nothing more than that, Felicity. Dinah is my friend, and I think if you let her, she’d be yours too. I care about you…as more than a friend, or a coworker, or Overwatch. You have nothing to be jealous of.”

Felicity scoffed, “I was not jealous.”

Oliver smirked, “Sure.”

She slapped his arm, “I wasn’t!”

“You’re pretty cute when you’re jealous.”

“Oliver,” she groaned. Oliver chuckled, standing up, he leaned over and took her hands in his, pulling her up and out of her chair.

Oliver guided her arms to wrap around his waist, and then he let go with a sigh, his own arms falling over her shoulders, resting his cheek to the top of her head. “I still love you.” He mumbled.

Felicity froze for a brief moment before pulling back to look up at him. As she watched his eyes, they told her exactly what his words just had, and she bit her lip, nodding slowly. “I love you too.”

soulmate au in which once you meet your soulmate you all sneeze at the same time. the catch: if you have more than one soulmate you don’t start sneezing together until you’ve all met, in the same place.
• so even when barry and oliver are getting closer to each other and they just want to be together they don’t sneeze at the same time.
• yet.
• oliver and barry go home, together but not really together.
• then barry is sent to another world and he meets kara and they click the same way that oliver and barry did but they still don’t sneeze together.
• yet.
• barry goes home, to oliver.
• then the dominators come and kara is on their earth and oliver is distrusting of kara because he trusts her so much already, something that only happened with barry.
• then the dominators are gone and kara is leaving too. she and barry hug, with oliver standing a bit away with a small grin. barry gets a bit of kara’s hair too close to his nose and he sneezes-
• and so do they.
• and they’re happy and excited and then kara needs to leave but she promises that she’ll be back soon
• she gives them both a kiss on the cheek and is gone.
• until she comes back, almost every week when she can and they’re happy and it’s just so right