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As Easy As Falling 3/?

New Chapter of As Easy As Falling….

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?

Read from the BEGINNING AO3

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CHAPTER 3

“Miss Smoak?”

Numbness fills her body as utter disbelief of her situation floods her mind once more.

“Miss Smoak, can you hear me?”

She is 24 years old. She’s only heard stories of this tragedy, but you never expect it to happen to you.

“Miss Smoak, are you okay?”

In 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.

“Felicity!”

She feels unfamiliar hands on both her shoulders and when she looks up she sees two worried brown eyes staring straight at her.

“Felicity, are you okay?” Curtis asks softly shaking her by the shoulders again, now satisfied that she’s in the ‘present’.

“Ye…yeah.” she barely gets out, immediately causing alarm from the crowd now gathering at her office door.

Curtis 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.

It 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.

As 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.

When 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.

“Felicity?” he says softly.

She 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.

“Felicity….I know something happened, but I can’t help you if you don’t tell me what it is.”

Silent 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.

“You cannot help me Curtis.” she says, but she can see that her tone was not convincing enough.

He 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.

“Look, 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.

“I…” her voice is barely above a whisper, “I have cancer.”

His 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.

“You….wha….you have….what?” he tries to formulate a sentence – she knows exactly how that feels.

“Yeah.” is all she can bring herself to say.

He 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.

“Felicity, I’m so sorry.”

“Thanks.”

“Do you know what type of canc…”

“Colon….” she interrupts him. “….stage 4.”

“How, how long?”

“Six mon….”

Her 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!

She 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.

“It’s okay Felicity, shhh, it’s going to be okay.”

Curtis 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.

After 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.

“I’m sorry…” she says slightly embarrassed.

“You 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?”

She gives him a shy smile and then immediately attempts to wipe away any eye make-up causing the new fashion statement.

“Friends huh?” she says still wiping at her eyes.

He looks at her questioningly.

“Well….I 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.”

He 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.”

She breathes deeply, trying not to cry at the sweet gesture of the man in front of her.

“So,” he says, “who else knows.”

“No one. It’s just you, me and my Doctor.”

“Oh wow!”

“Yeah.”

“Do 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….”

“Curtis!” she cuts him off with a chuckle. “That must be what it sounds like when people talk to me.” she playfully rolls her eyes.

“At least it got you to smile.” he says trying to find his bearings again.

“I 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….”

He took her hands into his again and squeezed them.

“One day at a time Felicity. We’ll handle this together okay.”

She 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.

“First thing’s first….let’s get you home.” picking up the phone to make a call.

She looks up at him and he already knows the question even before the words leave her mouth.

“Don’t worry. Jerry will take care of everything. I’ll drive you home.”

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They leave the building unseen by anyone who could possibly fabricate an interesting story.

She looks over to Curtis in the driver’s seat and her heart is so thankful towards her friend.

Friend….it 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.

They 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.”

Freedom….she’s 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 herself.

It’s time to start ticking off the bucket list.


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