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Summary: Felicity Smoak had everything figured out until tragic news causes her to rethink her life. As part of dealing with tragedy she embraces her adventurous side in the form of skydiving. Will love be waiting for her between the clouds or will she let tragedy keep her away from falling?
fills her body as utter disbelief of her situation floods her mind once more.
Smoak, can you hear me?”
is 24 years old. She’s only heard stories of this tragedy, but you never expect
it to happen to you.
Smoak, are you okay?”
the distance she hears her name, but it’s like her mind just doesn’t want to
register anything except the list of questions running around in her brain.
feels unfamiliar hands on both her shoulders and when she looks up she sees two
worried brown eyes staring straight at her.
are you okay?” Curtis asks softly shaking her by the shoulders again, now
satisfied that she’s in the ‘present’.
she barely gets out, immediately causing alarm from the crowd now gathering at
her office door.
gently leads her to her chair and helps her to sit down. When he’s sure she is
stable, he makes his way over to Jerry, Felicity’s assistant, who’s looking as
pale as Felicity right now.
takes a while for Jerry to register, but once he does, Curtis gives him
instructions to get everyone back to work and far away from Felicity’s office
as possible. If something terrible had happened the last thing their boss
needed was to be disturbed by nosy onlookers or even deal with untrue rumours.
soon as the room is cleared Curtis closes the doors and the blinds so no one
can see what is happening on the inside and cautiously makes his way over to
Felicity, still in the same place he left her a few moments ago, staring
blankly into nothingness.
he reaches her, he gently places his hand on her shoulder, careful not to push
her too far too fast and give her enough breathing space.
he says softly.
looks up at him and all she can think is she wants to be alone, but by the
worried look he gives her, she knows that’s not going to happen any time soon.
know something happened, but I can’t help you if you don’t tell me what it is.”
tears fall over her cheeks as her lip begins to tremble. She tries to take a
deep breath, because she cannot allow herself to fall apart in front of an
employee. This cannot happen.
cannot help me Curtis.” she says, but she can see that her tone was not
crouches down in front of the chair and takes her hands into his. Her hands are
ice cold and subconsciously he starts rubbing them to warm them up as he now
tries to look directly into her eyes.
I get that you’re a private person and I respect that, really I do. I’ve just
always seen you as a friend more than a boss and I would really like to return
the favour here. Please….let me help you.” his eyes are pleading and she knows
she cannot hide from him anymore.
her voice is barely above a whisper, “I have cancer.”
grip on her hands goes limp and she can see the confusion now swimming around
in his reaction as he gets back up again, processing the information.
have….what?” he tries to formulate a sentence – she knows exactly how that
is all she can bring herself to say.
crouches in front of her again and this time he squeezes her hands with much
more meaning, it’s like he has now come to a full realisation of the situation,
an understanding and he’s making sure she knows she’s not alone in this.
I’m so sorry.”
you know what type of canc…”
she interrupts him. “….stage 4.”
breath hitches when she starts to say it out loud. It hits her for the first
time since she heard the news just a mere 3 hours ago….she is going to die….she
is going to leave her mother….her job….she is dying!
gives a heart wrenching sob and all the emotions she tried to keep at bay come
to the fore and they spill over the brink making the dam wall break.
okay Felicity, shhh, it’s going to be okay.”
pulls her from her chair with force and in the process envelops her with his
arms. The sobbing continues and she doesn’t know how to stop.
what seems like forever she finally calms down. Curtis reaches for the tissue
box on her desk and hands it to her so she can wipe her face.
sorry…” she says slightly embarrassed.
have nothing to be sorry for Felicity….well except for the ‘raccoon eyes’ you’re sporting there, but
other than that….that’s what friends are for right?”
gives him a shy smile and then immediately attempts to wipe away any eye
make-up causing the new fashion statement.
huh?” she says still wiping at her eyes.
looks at her questioningly.
never thought you saw me that way. I knew we got along well, but I never really
thought that you saw me as a friend.”
gives her a gentle smile. “Felicity, you are my friend and just like you
helped me through some really tough times these last few years, I’m going to be
here for you every single step of the way, helping you through this difficult time.”
breathes deeply, trying not to cry at the sweet gesture of the man in front of
he says, “who else knows.”
one. It’s just you, me and my Doctor.”
you have a plan? I mean, are you going to say anything because you know the
Kord Project and you can’t go into the lab without a clean bill of health, not
that I’m trying to tell you what to do but you will have to think of a plan you
know, because I can’t think that you would want to sit around and just stare at
paperwork the whole day and….”
she cuts him off with a chuckle. “That must be what it sounds like when people
talk to me.” she playfully rolls her eyes.
least it got you to smile.” he says trying to find his bearings again.
don’t really have a plan yet. The news is still very new and I haven’t really
come to terms with this yet, but I know you’re right. Actually Dr. McPherson
said that he would write a letter to the board, clearing me for work in the lab
since I’m not contagious….it’s just that the pain will become more and….”
took her hands into his again and squeezed them.
day at a time Felicity. We’ll handle this together okay.”
just gives him a nod and proceeds to the other side of the room to get her
compact out of her handbag to make sure the ‘raccoon eyes’ are gone before she has to face anyone else.
thing’s first….let’s get you home.” picking up the phone to make a call.
looks up at him and he already knows the question even before the words leave
worry. Jerry will take care of everything. I’ll drive you home.”
leave the building unseen by anyone who could possibly fabricate an interesting
looks over to Curtis in the driver’s seat and her heart is so thankful towards
is strange calling him that, but she smiles at the thought. He is as close to a
friend she ever had….and realizing now, will ever have.
drive in comfortable silence, just listening to the music playing over Star Radio.
“I am freeeeeeeeeeee, free fallin’” the
familiar song plays followed by the soothing voice of a man.
“There’s no greater joy in life than
experiencing true freedom. Here at Verdant Skydiving Club we offer a wide range
of exciting activities for everyone who wants to experience the feeling of
being in nature and the exhilaration of being free. Visit our website for more
information and become free today.”
never really done anything dangerous in her life because she was always scared
of getting hurt and dying before reaching her goals. She’s already dying, so
since she is going to die, she sure as hell is going to do it while enjoying
time to start ticking off the bucket list.
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