navyxnotnavajo said: //OMG THIS IS TOTAL PERFECTION YOU SHOULD SEE MY FACE RIGHT NOW. I AM IN AWE. TOTAL AWE. OH MY WORD SAM THIS IS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL GIFSET I HAVE EVER SEEN IN MY ENTIRE LIFE <3333333 I LOVE THIS! I LOVE YOU SO MUCH!!!
//I was excited about it when I made it. I love it so much. :) I thought you might like that one and I adore this gifset because it’s just perfect for them. I edited the “I Know” gif. I’m so happy! I’m glad you really like it.
I think one of my favourite things about Olicity is how nervous Oliver can get around Felicity, because we didn't really see that in his other relationships, also I think he's a lot more protective of her than he was with Laurel or Sara.
But do you know why, anon?
(Of course you do, we all do - let’s tell a story…)
Why he hesitates like he does in this gif:
Staring at her, that moment of hesitation we all know very well, where you’re like, “Should I say it or shouldn’t I?” When you know what comes out of your mouth next will change the course of your life, will either send you soaring or send you crashing…
Why he gets flustered when she points out that he’s the one talking in sentence fragments, when she just asked him if he really meant a date-date - she hadn’t said yes yet, she hadn’t said anything but, “What?”
He’s so nervous, but she takes it away in the next breath…
look at him
Because he loves her.
Because he has loved her, he’s loved her for so long he didn’t even realize it was happening until it smacked him in the face, until he had to put her in danger and realized she was the last person he wanted there.
That’s why he was so nervous around her, why he shuffled his feet, why he ducked his head, why he got that dopey smile, why his eyes softened whenever he just looked at her - because it came out of nowhere. He’s never had a love like this where it wasn’t built around something else - they didn’t meet up and have an initial attraction, they didn’t date, they didn’t do normal coupley things that eventually lead/grow into love.
No, no, Oliver fell in love with her - her character, her heart, her soul - before a relationship was even an option.
And that’s why he’s so much more protective of her - a lot of it stems from their dangerous work, sure - but most of it is that she means so much to him: she has become the guiding light in his life, his purpose, his reason in a way that nobody else ever has before. She loves him, no matter what, she challenges him, she doesn’t back down, she helps him see things differently and he does the same for her, she’s seen him at his darkest and she is still there, still guiding him, still loving him. It’s a relationship built on friendship, trust, respect, a love that has grown from those things.
For a man who came back from Lian Yu thinking he was a shell, that he was never going to feel anything again, that he was destined to be alone… this is everything.
We should get to know everything about each other. I’ve done some crappy things in my life, like sleeping with my best friend’s girlfriend, which I might have only done because I thought I was going to die, but I still did it. It’s a part of who I am. I want you to know all that stuff; t h e g o o d a n d t h e b a d .
Instead of doing a crushes post, I thought I’d do a follow forever! while I was going through my follow list I realised how many amazing people I follow so I wanted to let everyone know that they should be following all these people!