So this has become a five chapter piece that sort of reminds me of the movie “One Day” because it’s being told from that sort of perspective. Thank you for all the encouraging words I greatly appreciated it! @supersillyanddorky06 this was only possible because you told me to simply go for it! Thank you!
Warning: Some explicit (for me) content so you’ve been warned.
Felicity gazed out her third story bedroom window and watched as
the snow began to slowly fill the sidewalks of the streets below. She curled
her legs into her chest and brushed her fingers over her old, favorite
sweatpants. Her half empty cup of coffee was still steaming beside her on the
couch side table, her blonde hair was pulled into a high ponytail, and her glasses
were resting over the bridge of her nose. She sighed to the empty the
room, “I miss him…” and smirked when the howling wind made the walls of
her aging building creak.
She could almost hear them chanting, “Call him, call him,
call him,” as she stared wordlessly out the slightly fogged over glass. Her
phone laid at her side innocently as her nimble fingers traced slowly over the
small keyboard keys. Her thumb was over the call button when it buzzed beneath
her startled touch. Her eyes shot downward swiftly as her lips curled into a
giddy smile. She pressed the speaker button and laughed happily once his voice
was bouncing off her empty walls.
“So….quick question,” he started like she was about to make a
deal with the devil.
Felicity’s patented eye roll came before her practiced
line, “Okay hotshot how long is this home invasion for?”
She heard him chewing at his cheek as he muttered
lowly, “Ummmm a week?”
“You and Laurel bickering again I take it?” she asked almost out
He too gave a patented reply, “Yes and before you say it no
I’m going to make this break up stick.”
She nodded wordlessly then breathed, “I assume you’re
outside my door?”
She heard the cylinder of her locks moving before he’d managed
to mumble out a simple response. Felicity ended the call and glanced eagerly
over her left shoulder. There he stood with small, melting flakes of snow
littered over his dark brown leather coat. Felicity cocked her head when he
began brushing the droplets of water onto her dark, hardwood floors. “Ummm
dear what are you doing?” she asked with a bit of a screech to her voice.
Oliver winked slyly as he pulled a small suitcase in behind
him, “Dear is a new one honey…”
Felicity immediately scowled, “I thought we banned those
particular nicknames after that night in my dorm room?”
Have I ever said how much I like the Nightstalker pose when they fire an arrow? Its one that I personally really really love and it’s been stuck in my head for a bit recently. I finally got a chance to draw it. Naturally since Wynn is Nightstalker-based I had her as the subject!
What I wasn’t expecting when I started this image was that I had not yet designed her armor completely. So the gauntlets and legs are completely made up on the spot. Overall I had a blast making it and I am such a sucker for the palette knife shading I can do on these images :D
Done in about an hour and a half in Clip Studio Paint Pro.
Present Tense Series by @punchdrunkdoc - Felicity and Oliver are settling into Ivy Town post S3 Porsche’s and sunsets, but there’s a bit of trouble in paradise. Basically, it deals with Oliver finally allowing himself to feel all the things he’s been repressing for years. He can’t do it all on his own, though, so he and Felicity do some research and find a therapist. Dr. Martin is a totally awesome OC.
Curiosity Killed the Cat by @thatmasquedgirl- FRIENDS. This fic is so fun! Oliver is a vampire! A totally weird giant cat has started helping him on his missions around the same time he starts going to Felicity Smoak in QC’s IT department for some vigilante-related assistance. I know the premise sounds kind of odd, but TRUST ME. It’s amazing.
Hang My Head, Break My Heart (Built From All I Have Torn Apart) by @ciara2531 - OH MY GOSH. I saw this in another fic rec and couldn’t believe I had forgotten about it. It’s like a cult favorite in this fandom. I think my brain was trying to block it because this fic is beautiful, heart-breaking, and entirely gorgeous and hasn’t been updated since 2014. Felicity is homeless. She befriends Thea Queen. Everything hurts and I’m dying. (If anyone can find Ciara on Tumblr, PLEASE POINT ME HER WAY.)
Hunted by @spicypepper_sweetsugar - (Anyone have a Tumblr for her?) Felicity is a hybrid (think Klaus from TVD, as far as I can tell). Oliver is a hunter. He gets contacted to find her, and it turns out she contacted him because she needs his help. Her Maker is planning something and she can’t stop it without him.
Aunt Felicity by @honorthedeadbyfighting - Tommy and Laurel were married with two children. They died in a car accident, leaving custody of their kids with Tommy’s sister Felicity. She’s adjusting to losing her brother, suddenly having two kids, and the super-hot Oliver Queen that the kids seem to like better than her and is also dealing with losing two of his best friends. Heartbreaking, beautiful, and sweet.
The Bodyguard Series by @kayleegee - (anyone have her Tumblr?) McKenna comes back to Starling City and interviews for the job of Felicity Smoak’s bodyguard. I totally didn’t think I’d like this, but I LOVE IT. McKenna is smart, dedicated to her job, is utterly charmed by Felicity, and starts to put the pieces together pretty quickly when the vigilante keeps saving her boss. There needs to be more bodyguard AUs in this fandom, tbh. They’re one of my greatest weaknesses.
Timejacked by @queenklee - Felicity and Oliver go to a WWII-themed Escape the Room. Turns out, it’s actually a portal-thing and they end up on the beaches of France, behind enemy lines, during the Second World War. Amazing, fun, heartbreaking, and totally awesome.
We’ve Come to Burn Your Kingdom Down by @miss_alli - (anyone have her Tumblr?) - BRATVA AU. My weakness. Felicity has been on the run from her Bratva Captain father ever since she was a child. Her mom was killed and she became the charge of one John Diggle. Eventually, they can’t run far or fast enough and he has to take them to his friend Oliver Queen. As a rival Russian Bratva captain, if he can’t help them, no one can.
Darkness and Smoak by @somberclown - The tragedy of an exciting, sexy Bratva fic that only has three chapters and hasn’t been updated since April 2015. Felicity finds herself running a poker table in an underground casino (it was an accident, I swear) and it turns out, Bratva Captain Oliver Queen owns it. Oops? I LOVE THIS FIC. I WANT THE REST OF IT.
Destiny Burns by @justanother90sbaby - Bratva. Soulmates. Felicity keeps getting these weird scars, and she’s been told they’re from her soulmate. She doesn’t put any stock into that nonsense until she’s kidnapped and brought to Bratva Captain Oliver Queen. Who has all the same scars she does. (Will she finish it? Who knows! I love her either way. I’ll just read the chapters we have and be happy.)
For Blue Skies by @SJKDarling - (Anyone have her Tumblr?) FELICITY GETS CANCER. This is literally such a beautiful story. I feel so many things. It’s very realistic as well, as I’m almost positive the author is either an oncology nurse or has some personal experience with cancer. The companion piece For Darker Days is equally amazing and from Oliver’s POV.
Keeping Hope by @melsanfo - The synopsis is “A good deed on Felicity’s part lands her in the hospital, leading her to make a deal with the devil in order to keep an innocent safe.” BRATVA AU, BTW. I will read any Bratva AU. Any of them. There needs to be more. I’m so excited to see where this one is going!
Defend Not the Man, but the Mind by @alexiablackbriar13- FRIENDS. ROMANS. COUNTRYMEN. This fic is amazing! It makes me feel so many things in every chapter! Oliver was experimented on when he was on the island and now he’s not a human but some weird hybrid of predators and they’re basically biologically wired to be vigilantes now. I literally can’t wait for some righteous murder to happen to some people in this story. (Not gonna lie, mpreg is a major squick of mine. Don’t like it. Never have. Major turnoff. Thankfully, it’s only been talked about in this ‘verse and I can totally move past that. So, if it’s a squick of yours too, be not afraid! I mean… I hope I don’t have to be afraid… Alexia?)
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