Hey guys! A little late today, I’m sorry. I got busy planning and then writing a bit of a Christmassy story for you all and if I want you all to be able to have the entire thing by Christmas, I need to work like a demon on it. BUT… I wanted to get this list out today. Because this will be the last fic rec post until January 25.
There’s a couple reasons for that. 1) Because that’s the day Arrow returns and 2) I will be finished posting my NaNoWriMo fic, “all eyes on you” by then. You see, I plan to start posting chapters starting this Friday, the 16th. My update schedule will be every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. That puts the last chapter at January 23. But in the meantime, my Wednesdays will be spent posting THOSE updates.
So, without further ado, here is the fic rec post for now, there’s some really good ones here.
Somewhere With You by @imusuallyobsessed - This is a really interesting story that hooked me from the first chapter. Felicity shows up in this seaside town, clearly down on her luck and perhaps even a little traumatized. Diggle takes pity on her. My heart is lost and she hadn’t even MET Oliver yet.
An Unexpected Encounter by Jacq - Everyone loves a holiday fic, don’t they? This one has been so sweet with plenty of promised holiday goodness.
Recipe for Romance by Weareallstoriesintheend - The conclusion of this story (remember when I rec’d it a few months ago?) is so insanely satisfying, that I absolutely had to rec the story again. Oliver is a farmer, he has a crush on Felicity… he thought she had a boyfriend but she doesn’t and now she’s come out to the farm and it’s ADORABLE, OKAY?
The Threesome Talk by @steelrigged-blog - This was a ride and a half, folks. I laughed a lot and then I laughed some more and then I chortled. It was a good time. Future!Felicity and Future!Oliver (who are together) are stuck in an elevator with Present!Felicity and some interesting truths get revealed.
A 5x09 AU by @machawicket - A different look at what could have happened during 5x09. This took an angsty but interesting turn and could absolutely be within canon. Yes, it’ll make you feel things but I’m pretty sure you’ll like it. It’s worth the potential pain. Just give it a read.
Take Me Apart, Break Me Down by mybrotherharry - this one isn’t for everyone. It’s a post 4x08 BDSM AU that doesn’t flinch. But if you enjoy BDSM stories and you think maybe Oliver should have received some punishment for lying to Felicity, you might find this fic pretty rewarding. But mind the tags and warnings.
I Don’t Care Who Leads by @laurabelle2930 - This is a really interesting collection of a couple of song prompt fics. The first story is smut-lite and the second is smut-heavier so if that’s your thing, give this a look. I know I enjoyed it!
I Can’t Make You Say You Love Me by intolauren - This is a really special story, that looks at a Felicity you probably haven’t seen before, either in canon or in fic. It’s an unflinching look at mental illness that I find to be hugely brave and interesting to read. Plus, the Oliver in this story is truly a hero.
July 2030 by @dust2dust34 and @so-caffeinated - This installment of the extended FiCoN universe of “Pieces of Always” is probably my favorite to date. This one sees the Queen men going on a camping trip together and it’s told from the perspective of a nearly-ready-to-graduate-college William. It’s a treat, you guys. Plus, if you’re struggling to enjoy William in canon, give this a read and I promise he’ll become a fave.
I hope everyone has a happy holidays! I will be gathering LOTS of fic recs over the next few weeks and will be back with a SUPER SIZED edition of my fic picks on January 25th. Until then, keep the faith in our ship and enjoy yourselves!
“The entire time that I was gone, I could never completely trust someone. And when that goes on long, you stop seeing people for people. You see threats. Or targets. And when I decided to come home, I I just didn’t know how to turn that part of me off.”
AMAZING INTERVIEW. A lot of OTA and Felicity discussion. Wonderfully indepth answers from Marc… all really positive things. Oliver pushing back on Diggle and Felicity’s darkness in 5x12!!! This is exactly the right track we need the story to go! SO PUMPED ABOUT THE SECOND HALF OF THE SEASON!!!
When Oliver Queen returns home after five years of being trapped on Lian Yu, he sets out to save his city by marking names off the secret list given to him by his father. Along the way, he’s joined by Kara Danvers, the assistant to the CEO of Queens Consolidated and sister to A.R.G.U.S agent Alex Danvers, and Barry Allen, CSI to the SCPD that ‘loses’ evidence about the vigilante every now and then.