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The Neighbors( 8/?)

Summary: You’ve been in New York for about 3 years now moving here looking for a new experience. You began working at a hospital doing patient records and a moved into a cute little apartment in a mostly safe neighborhood in Brooklyn. After being at the hospital for a few months, you were presented with an amazing offer to switch from patient records to shadowing nurses, you just had to take a few classes outside of work while you worked with them. Since then, your life in New York has been great. But will it stay that way once you meet your new neighbors across the hall?

Warnings : swearing,  flirting, a little angst & fluff , SMUT FINALLY.

Pairings: Sam Wilson x Reader, Bucky Barnes x Reader, eventual Steve Rogers x Reader


                                       Chapter 8 : The Invitation

       You walk back into your kitchen, immediately going to the freezer for an ice pack for your hand.Damn, they never say how much punching someone hurts.Why on Earth do people do this shit for fun? You hold the pack to your hand as you begin making margaritas. You zone out into your own little world, thinking about how good it felt to finally shut Nick up. Huh, I wonder if he’s still in the hallway. You finally shake yourself back into the real world, and are welcomed by your friends proud smiles across all their faces. You send them and awkward smile.

“So…who else is having a 10 a.m  margarita?” Gloria comes up to you, forcing you into a tight hug. You squeeze her back.

“I didn’t know you had that in you! Thank you for standing up for me.”

You kiss her cheek. “I will stand up for you  always, my love.” You give her hand a squeeze and turn back to the blender, dropping half a bottle of tequila in with some ice.

“Plan on getting bombed this early, Doll?” Steve asks as he comes up behind you. He wraps his arms around you, placing his face in the crook of your neck. You lean yourself back into him.

“I think I deserve it.” He chuckles, putting his mouth close to your ear.

“That might be one of the hottest things I’ve ever seen you do.” He nips your ear, sending chills down your spine and causing heat to pool in your body. You twist yourself around, pulling Steve’s face to yours, and give him a lingering kiss.

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“Don’t start something you’re not going to finish, Captain. It’s rude.” You wink and turn back to the margaritas. Steve lands a swift smack to your butt, causing you to squeak. You can hear your friends laugh at the what they just witnessed. Just as you’re pouring the drink into cups for everyone, you hear Gloria’s voice.

“Wait, you’re telling me they haven’t had sex yet?!” Oh god. I’m going to kill them. Bucky and Sam let out roars of laughter, while you hear what you assume to be Steve Smacking the backs of their heads. You move to carry the drinks to them but Gloria stomps up to you.

“Is there a reason you haven’t slept with Steve yet? Or are you just out of your damn mind?” Your eyes go wide and you begin to stutter. She rolls her eyes, sending a ‘we will talk about your stupidity later’ look your way. You let out a puff of air. Thank God I don’t have to endure that lecture right now.

After two rounds of margaritas, you remember you still need to talk to Steve. So when he volunteers to help you carry the empty glasses back into the kitchen, you jump at the chance.

        When you’re both out of earshot, you finally speak “Hey Steve, I just want to apologize for the night of the gala.” He goes to stop you but you raise your hand. He takes the hint and lets you continue. “Nick said some things and I let them get to me. I treated you like you did something wrong when you didn’t. I let him get into my head and make me second guess everything. I’m sorry I snapped at you that night, and I let those elevator doors shut in your face.” You’re leaning against the counter now, he’s doing the same across from you.

“What did he say to you that did that Y/n?” I can’t lose him, I have to tell him the truth.

You sigh and begin telling him everything Nick said: about how he is going to realize you don’t belong in his world; how you’re not good for anything besides sex; everything that’s been replaying on your mind, you spill to Steve. You try to hold back the tears, but you can’t. As soon as the first one falls, Steve’s in front of you wiping it away. He pulls you to him, resting his head on top of yours while you cry into his chest.

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“He’s wrong Y/n, you belong here with me. I don’t want you to be anywhere else. You’re worth more than sex, and anyone that thinks other wise is a fool. He couldn’t be more wrong. He just wanted ruin what you have going. Please don’t let him. Don’t let him ruin this for us,” he whispers the last part. You look up at Steve, he wipes away another set of tears.

 “I’m not leaving until you ask me to Steve. You’re stuck with me.” He chuckles, and pulls your lips to his. You don’t know if he meant it to be a quick kiss, but you turn it into a long, sweet one. Only to be interrupted by Gloria’s voice making its way to the kitchen.

  “Y/n, can you come here for a second?” She asks. Oh God, what did they break. You hesitantly pull Steve with you to the TV room. Gloria pulls an envelope from her bag and hands it to you.

“Oh God, this isn’t a piece of paper saying you have 6 months to live, is it?” You ask. She rolls her eyes but doesn’t answer. The boys are all looking at you, making you more nervous. You open the envelope expecting something bad, but what you get couldn’t be anymore perfect. You pull out beautiful card: a wedding invitation. For Gloria and Alexa.

“OH MY GOD,” you yell, sending a wide eyed look to Gloria. “When-” She cuts you off.

“I’ll tell you everything in a minute, flip it over”

You do as she says. Your eyes water as you read, “Maid of Honor is a title meant for someone that knows you better than anyone else in the world. Someone you love with every piece of heart. Will you accept this request, and accept that I love with every part of me?” Tears are raining down your face. So much information so fast.

 “Do you think I’d say no!?” You yell as you pull her to you. You love Gloria and you love her girlfriend (now fiancee ) Alexa. She tells you everything about how she proposed and Alexa’s reaction. It sounded so perfect; you love weddings and honestly can’t wait for your own. You’re surprised she asked you to be a Maid of Honor when she has 3 sisters, but you aren’t going to question it. It means too much to you.

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  Gloria stays for the rest of the week, leaving two days before you return to your night shifts. You promise to help her with as many wedding decisions as you can even though you’ll be far away. You have two months until you have to fly home to help her set up for the wedding; two months to prepare for having the boys meet your family, since Gloria invited them to come with.


    It’s been two weeks since Gloria left and she sends you pictures everyday of potential bridesmaid dresses. Not all of them are horrible, just 70% of them. She finally decides on one that isn’t terrible. She refuses to show anyone her or Alex’s dresses, wanting it to be a surprise. You help her pick out flowers over facetime, and do anything else possible using that to help ease her load for decisions. Today, you help her pick out name plates for the guests, and a playlist for the reception. Those are the last things she needed. You guys really got a lot done, and the rest is up to her and Alex. As you’re about to start getting ready for work, Steve walks into your room. He stops in your doorway, a deep blush blossoms across his cheeks as he looks at you. You’re only in a bra and panties, and you raise your eyebrow at him.

“I – I should knock next time, right?” He asks awkwardly. You laugh, and slowly stroll up to him.

  “Why would you need to do that, Steve? I don’t mind.” You run your hands up his chest until they land around his neck, playing with the back of his hair. He leans down, wrapping his arms under your butt and lifts you. Your nose brushes against his as you tilt your head and connect your lips. As soon as your lips touch his, you can feel fireworks sparking through you. I will never get sick of this feeling.

Steve lays you down on your bed, placing your legs on either side of his waist. Is this it? Is he finally going to fucking do something? As if Steve’s reading your mind, he leans down and connects his lips to yours, while rolling his hips against you. You gasp into the kiss, giving him the opportunity to slip his tongue into your mouth. It turns heated quickly, your tongues moving against each other’s as he rolls his hips harder against you. You can feel yourself getting wet at the feeling of his erection pushing against you.

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Steve moves away from you, a pout forming on your lips from the loss of contact. He leans forward, taking your lip between teeth. Hot damn, Rogers. A whimper slips from you as Steve stands up to remove his clothes. You just watch him as he does, taking in every muscle and line on his body. When he finally slips his boxers down his legs, your mouth goes dry. How is that going to fit? Yikes. He senses your worry.

“Tell me to stop if I hurt you,” He says sweetly. You roll your eyes.

“Steve just touch me, please,” You whine. He smirks, then moves down your body. He removes your remaining clothes, and just stares down at you.

“You are absolutely gorgeous, Doll.” You smile up at him as he leans down for a kiss. He guides his hand down to the apex of your thighs, ghosting over your slit. You move your hips, trying to get him to touch you.

“Be patient, Sweetheart,” he whispers. He moves his lips down your neck, and pauses right as he is about hit your chest. The anticipation is killing you, but he doesn’t speed up. He slowly takes one of your nipples into his mouth, keeping eye contact with you as he swirls his tongue around it. You arch yourself closer to him, moaning at the feeling of him sucking at your chest. His hand finally makes contact with your clit, rubbing slow but hard circles into. You moan at friction he’s giving you, but crave more.

“Steve, please. I need-” You’re cut off when Steve slides a finger into your wet heat. A loud, obscene moan escaping you.

“You need what, Doll? I’m listening.” That smug bastard.

He inserts another finger and starts thrusting faster, switching to your other nipple and giving it the same attention. His name leaving your mouth in moans as he drives you to the edge. You can feel yourself about to tip over when he removes his mouth from your breast, and places it over your clit. A high pitched whimper shoots from your mouth as Steve sucks on your clit while fucking you harder with his fingers.You move your hands to his hair, holding him against you while he sucks and licks at your core. In mere seconds, you’re toppling over into an intense orgasm. When Steve pulls away from you, you see the evidence from you finish coating his lips and chin.

“You taste so sweet Y/n, I’ll never get sick of it”.

He quickly reaches into his pants on the floor and grabs his wallet. He pulls out a condom and quickly tears the wrapper before sliding it on. You pull him down to you into a heated and desperate kiss. You flip yourself so you’re straddling his hips, his rock hard cock nudging at your sensitive folds. You moan at the feeling and begin sliding his dick between your soaked folds. A strangled moan leave his lips at you teasing.

  You send a smirk his way. “Patience, darling.” A low growl leaves his lips. He grips your waist, lifting you to slide you onto his length. You slide down slowly, feeling yourself stretch from his size. The mild discomfort subsides quickly, turning right into hot pleasure. You start slowly rocking yourself on him, lifting whimpers from both of you. You finally break, and start riding him fast & hard. He moves his hands to right under your breasts. You watch him as he watches them bounce from your movements. His hands slide back to your waist, and hold you to him. He starts thrusting up into you, hitting the perfect spot inside you.

 He flips you both, catching himself on his elbows on either side of your head.

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“Steve, harder please!” you beg and he complies, pounding into you as he sucks at your neck. The only sounds that can be heard are your moans, his praises, your headboard smacking into the wall, and his skin against yours.

“Is this what you want sweetheart? What you were so impatient for?” He pushes himself up onto his knees, and holds your waist for more leverage. This position has him ramming right into your g-spot repeatedly, and your back arches at the contact.

“I’m close Steve,” you whimper. He speeds up his thrusts even more, and begins circling your clit. All you can do is moan. You feel the elastic band inside you about to snap, you just need a little more.

 “Harder, Captain.” That does it. Steve moves himself at an unbelievably faster pace, causing both of you fall into your orgasms. You feel the band break, and Steve finishes off inside you. Your breathing is harsh and both your bodies are covered in sweat. Steve rolls off to the side of you, both of you wearing blissful smiles.

 "So, you have a Captain kink?” You ask as you try to catch your breath. Steve chuckles, and you can tell he’s going to deny it. “Don’t even deny it Steve, it’s hot,” you say casually. You look over to him, he’s just shaking his head and laughing.

“You’re really something else, Doll.” You wink at him in response, then sit up quickly. You turn and look at your wall behind your headboard. You burst out laughing, resulting in Steve getting up to look.

“Holy shit,” he mumbles under his breath. Your wall is dented from the force of your headboard, the paint cracking around it.

“Well, Captain Rogers, I’ll take that a sign we did it right.” He rolls his eyes and pulls you down to him. You snuggle into him, ready to fall asleep, when you hear your front door open. Bucky and Sam appear in your doorway, and you pull the blanket around just barely in time.

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“Dude, next time warn us. Jesus, I could hear you both through my headphones!” Bucky barks.

Sam just send you a sly wink, then pushes Bucky back towards the exit. “I want a kid named after me!” he yells over his shoulder. You groan, going to lay back down before Steve stops you.

“Doll, don’t you have work in,” He looks at your clock, “25 minutes?” Your eyes widen and you shoot out of bed.

“Great timing Steve, I don’t even have time to shower!” He laughs as he watches you fly around your room, looking for your scrubs. You give him a quick kiss, then bolt out your door.


  It’s been a week since you’ve been back at work and you already want to sleep for eternity again. Steve’s been gone on a mission with Bucky for a couple days, and you haven’t been able to sleep well without him there. Sam stayed behind , helping ease your anxiety. You end up cuddling up to him when you get home from work hoping your body will think it’s Steve and lets you sleep, but it doesn’t work that well. The soldiers come back on day 3, but not exactly how you want.

You’re standing at the nurse’s station, organizing files since it was a slow night. The entry doors fling open, revealing your two extremely beaten up soldiers on the other side.

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“ Oh my God.” You sprint to them, helping Steve hold Bucky up. “What the hell happened?” You ask as you guide Bucky onto a gurney.

“This was closer than the tower, and I don’t think he can wait. He’s losing a lot of blood.”

 You look to Bucky, evaluating his injuries. “Karen, page Dr. Johnson, NOW,” You yell. You grab gauze and place it down onto Bucky’s cuts. He has shards of glass along his flesh arm that have tore through his uniform. And a deep gash on his thigh that’s leaking blood into a puddle on the gurney. You wheel him into a room, waiting on the doctor.

Two other nurses come in, you direct them to put pressure on all open areas and to avoid the glass. The Doctor rushes in, taking in the scene before him. He comes up next to Bucky, looking him over before going to leave the room.

“There’s nothing I can do for that man,” He spits out. Your mouth drops open, and you run after him.

“What the fuck do you mean there’s nothing you can do? You’re a fucking Doctor. He’s bleeding all over the place, with glass sticking out of his body for God’s sakes. What is your problem!?” You shout.

He turns to you sharply, stepping directly in front of you.

“I will not attempt to save the Winter Soldier. I’m doing the world a favor. He’s a murderer.” A growl rips out of your throat, you grab the doctor by the lapels of his white lab coat and slam him into the wall. His eyes go wide.

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“That man is not the enemy. He is my family. If you don’t get your ass in there and help him, you will be sorry. And that’s a fucking promise,” you growl at him. You feel an arm around your waist, and then you’re being hauled off the Doctor.

“I stand by my prior statement, Nurse. You are on your own, and there will be consequences for your actions.” You growl again and Steve’s grip tightens on you. The doctor walks away, and you break away from Steve and rush back into the room.

“You two,” you point to the two nurses in the room, “go get an IV Stand, forceps, stitch kit and cleaning kit. NOW,” you yell. The nurses scramble out of the room, returning no more than a minute later with the supplies.

“If you don’t want to get in trouble by superiors, I suggest you leave now,” You state. They all leave the room without a glance back. You look down to your broken friend, then to your distressed boyfriend, then at the medical supplies in your hands.

Alright, let’s do this.

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3.23: Finish Line reaction

I loved everything about that episode.

I loved:
1. That HR died like a hero and not an afterthought.
2. “It took strength to do this; [Cisco] gave me that strength.”
3. Iris-as-HR running up to grab the gun and help even though it was already too late.
4. Barry’s smile when he hugs Iris again for the first time.
5. Savitar’s impending doom casting a shadow over the entire episode, lending a sense of urgency and also more power to the home team.
6. Cisco ready to sit on his ass and die like a hero rather than help Savitar.
7. Savitar’s expression and response to Cisco’s refusal to act. (Especially after he stabbed a solid hand against Cisco’s chest.)
8. Cisco’s shining golden boy rep this entire episode, and how his heroism never wavered.
9. Barry, Iris, and Joe’s relief when they see the 2024 article changed back to “Iris West-Allen.”
10. Barry and Iris’ conversation in the time vault about love versus hate and how anger isn’t the answer.
11. Barry confronting Savitar at the warehouse and asking Savitar if he saw any ill motives in Barry, knowing that Savitar could see a trap coming.
12. (The tension of knowing that Savitar could still kill Iris, the real one, and Team Flash would be helpless to stop it.)
13. Barry reminiscing about his parents with Savitar and drawing out an answer from him: “Mason Mill.”
14. Savitar going with Barry back to STAR labs in an attempt to be saved.
15. Iris fearlessly approaching Savitar and even caressing the scarred half of his face because this is her Barry.
16. Savitar’s genuine disappointment, as evidenced by his reaction to Killer Frost back at the lair (“I was a fool for believing it [could work].”)
17. Savitar casually dropping a spoiler about a future confrontation with a meta (Devo [sp?]) that will now almost certainly be in Season 4.
18. Savitar changing the plan and taking off; Barry and Wally rescuing their family.
19. The confrontation between Killer Frost, Savitar, and Vibe was awesome.
20. CYNTHIA MCFUXKIN REYNOLDS FTW.
21. “We’re connected, …jackass.”
22. Team Flash just casually hanging like “sup” during the Cynco convo.
23. Killer Frost killing Hunter, The Black Flash’s newest host.
24. Savitar’s stomach-dropping success when he launches the Speed Force quantum splicer and clones himself hundreds of times.
25. The real “hip hip hooray our heroes are here to save the day!” moment when Team Flash shows up.
26. Three on one, speedster style: Jay, Barry, and Wally versus Savitar.
27. Vibers against Killer Frost! I’m living!
28. Cisco throwing the cure at KF and giving her the choice to save herself.
29. “You get to die the same way twice.” (Cisco’s speedster-phobia just got a whole lot worse.)
30. Killer Frost saving Vibe from Savitar!! I’m living!!
31. Savitar’s mid-run lightning toss! Holy!!
32. Savitar knowing he only had minutes left.
33. Barry taking over the Savitar suit!! The SUIT TURNING RED!!
34. The suit looked so much more BA in red than blue ngl.
35. Barry about to kill Savitar a la Barry about to kill Zoom in 2.23.
36. Barry sparing Savitar.
37. Savitar’s final action being an attempt to kill Barry.
38. Iris stopping Savitar. That was so incredibly poetic. Also totally gonna hit her full force someday. Barry killed Iris; Iris killed Barry.
39. Barry and Iris’ hugs throughout this ep were beautiful.
40. The wedding invitations I’m sobbing.
41. Barry giving back the ring I’m weeping.
42. Man I love a good apocalypse! They did a great job hyping up the tension in those last few minutes with Speed Force on a rampage.
43. Almost forgot to mention JAY MCFRICKIN GARRICK.
44. Barry recognizing what he has to do and accepting it point blank.
45. (Barry’s relationship with the Speed Force I’m ALIVE.)
46. Everybody’s goodbyes.
47. Barry’s insistence that Iris keep running. (I can’t WAIT to see that play out 4.01.)
48. Barry getting a chance to rest I’m here for it.
49. Barry finally having an opportunity to find peace with Flashpoint I just.
50. Oh my GOD that episode.

Wedding Calligraphy

I had the pleasure of lettering the names on these beautiful wedding invites, just look at the laser cut detail! The envelopes were also a lot of fun to do and I loved how easy-going the bride-to-be is. Carla, you were an absolute treat to work with, thank you! 

The names on the invitation cards are lettered using my Tombow Fudenosuke Fine/Firm Tip Brush Pen and the envelope names were lettered using a really cool broad brush pen I got from Daiso yesterday. If you have a Daiso store near you then totally check out their brush pen collection. It’s amazing! 

If you’d like custom lettering done for your special event then please message or email me as I’d love to work with you! 

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Wedding Edition-Disney Touches

I’m a huge Disnerd. It’s a thing. My favorite place in the world is the parks and when I’m sad or bored they’re always my go-to movies. I could win any Disney trivia game, ramble off facts about the parks, and quote the movies until my face turns blue.

I love the nostalgia, I love the fun, I love the magical feeling related with anything Disney. And let’s not forget we got engaged at Disneyland! So, of course I wanted to incorporate Disney into my wedding! However, I am also an adult (kind of), so I wanted it to still come off as mature and subtle.

Invitations

I decided early on in my wedding planning that the inspiration for most of the wedding was going to be Beauty and the Beast. I loved the colors and the roses. So starting at the top, our invitations of course had to say Be Our Guest!

As did our Guest Book of course

I had our programs for the ceremony say Tale As Old As Time an excerpt from the movie’s title song, which is also what my family was seated to

Our favors were little soap roses! Courtesy of my mother-in-law

I had hidden Mickey’s on the bottom of my shoes

Kurtis and I collect Disney Vinylmation so we chose bride and groom vinyls for our cake topper!

And, the most staple Beauty and the Beast inspiration at the wedding, was of course the centerpieces.

And we had to use our Mickey-ear bride and groom hats as photobooth props!

How could we not?

xoxo.

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Tattoo Style Bride and Groom Sugar Skull Wedding Card

Deliciously different set of ten tattoo style wedding invitations. Tattoo style bride and groom sugar skull printed on to a cream card with a dusting of gold shimmer finished with pink, blue and yellow jewels and blue and pink glitter. Envelopes included.

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Dear taylorswift,

“Say you’ll remember me, standing in a nice dress, (staring at shawn), red lips and rosy cheeks!

He’s so tall and handsome as hell. He’s so bad but he does it so well. And when we’ve had our very last kiss, my last request is…

In my wildest dreams please come to my wedding in Wrentham, Massachusetts, Saturday May 28th, 2016 💍. It’s in my wildest dreams”

I hope you received my save the date at the gillettestadium show night 1 and I hope it’s hanging on your fridge! If you need another one, I’ll send one with the invitation ☺️

Xoxo love always
Amanda

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Love Sugar Skull Pack of 10 Handmade Wedding Invitations Deliciously different set of ten A6 tattoo style wedding invitations. Tattoo style ugar skull printed on to a silver card with a dusting of silver shimmer finished with pink jewel and silver glitter. Envelopes included.

Available to buy at www.etsy.com/shop/vickiliciousdesigns

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Tattoo Style Flower Girl Handmade Wedding Invitations

Deliciously different set of ten A6 tattoo style wedding invitations. Tattoo style girl surrounded by roses, blossom and a butterfly printed on to a cream card with a dusting of gold shimmer finished with pink and yellow jewels and crystal glitter. Envelopes included. Available to buy at www.etsy.com/shop/vickilciousdesigns
Let me have my own happy ending (Angsty one-shot)

He finds her sitting on her balcony. Long blonde tresses billowing in the wind, face bare, trademark glasses nowhere in sight.

 He doesn’t know what to say. What can he say? She speaks first.

 “I used to have this friend when I was 15, her name was Jenny”, the small smile on her face gives him a glimmer of hope, “and Jenny was great. She was bubbly, and polite, and her mom made the best chocolate chip cookies; but sometimes Jenny was a real pain in the ass. Whenever we watched movies, any type of movie really, Jenny had this uncanny ability to figure out the whole movie as soon as all the characters were introduced. I don’t know if that speaks to her being some kind of tv genius or Hollywood’s inability to come up with wholly innovative plots, but Jenny could almost always tell you who was going to die, and who was going to marry who, and what each character was going to do.”

 He really wishes he knew where she was going with this story. He can see goose bumps on her skin. He wonders if he should give her his jacket. He doesn’t.

 “And sometimes I really hated watching movies with Jenny; but then she died, a drunk driver ran a red light and hit her families SUV, no one survived. And I remember that after Jenny died, I found myself missing her peanut gallery comments, I missed the way she analyzed every character, even the supporting ones, and the way she detailed out the plot, and even the way she ruined every single movie I ever saw with her.”

 He doesn’t know if her tears are because of Jenny or him.

 “Last week I found myself thinking about Jenny for the first time in years. I don’t know why. But I remember thinking that if Jenny was alive, and if all our lives were a superhero movie, or heck, even a one hour a week tv show, she would have had it all figured out within the first couple of minutes.”

 He figures out where this is going, his heart shrinking with every one of her words.

 “There’s you, the protagonist, the troubled hero. A man compelled to amend for his father’s sins. Throughout the show, you’ll face hardships, and heartbreaks, and you’ll almost die more times than I can count. But in the end you’ll marry the girl of your dreams and hang up your hood in the city you saved.”

 Her words aren’t bitter. There’s no trace of malice. But somehow that’s what hurts the most. He could have handled her being angry, or upset, or maybe disappointed, but her lack of emotion makes him fear that maybe she really is done, with the Arrow, with being his executive assistant, with him.

 “And that’s where Sara or Laurel come in. I don’t know which one it is this week. But the point is that you’ll end up with one of them. You’ll be on and off for most of the show, people love that kind of stuff, but in the end you’ll find a way to be together for good. And when you do, you’ll be so happy, that all the obstacles you faced and women you bedded, i.e. Helena, Mckenna, Isabel, etc, wont matter because you both got it right in the end.”

 He wants to stop her. He really does. Her words hurt him more than they should, but the look on her face tells him this is something she needs, and despite all he has denied her, he can’t deny her this. No matter how much it hurts.

 “And then there’s me”, her voice falters for the first time. A wry smile gracing her features. He hates that smile. “Ridiculously ordinary Felicity Smoak. The female character who will always be just your friend, who will always believe in you, who will fall in love with you despite her best efforts. The brainy character who will provide most of the comic relief and pine after you even after you’ve made it perfectly clear that you don’t see her that way. But she’s a loyal character, so she’ll put her feelings aside for the greater good, and she’ll smile at your weeding despite her heart breaking into a million pieces.

 He can’t look at her anymore; it hurts too much, so he looks past her and into her apartment.  He notices two large luggage bags by her door. It all makes sense now, and suddenly he can’t seem to breathe. He takes a step towards her, wanting to hold her, kiss her, tell her she’s wrong, but she puts up her hand and shakes her head no.

 “But his isn’t a t.v. show, Oliver, its real life. And in real life, I know when to walk away. I know that despite how much I want to save this city it isn’t worth losing everything else. Because that will happen if I stay, I’ll miss out on meeting a wonderful guy because I’ll be holding out hope that you’ll look my way, and I wont go on dates with said wonderful guy, and we won’t move in together, and I won’t marry him, and I won’t have 2.5 children with him. It’s selfish I know…”

 It isn’t, it really isn’t.

“But I need to be a main character in my own movie, not just a supporting character in yours”

 She smiles at him, walks towards him, raises herself on her tiptoes and gives him a small peck on the cheek.  It’s the best kiss he’s ever had. She goes back inside her apartment and he’s left on the balcony, broken and destroyed, wishing for the one person he never deserved.

 She’s gone a week later.

A year later he gets a beautiful wedding invitation in the mail. Felicity Smoak and Edward Raymond.

 He’s just glad her movie got a happy ending. He can’t go to the wedding so he doesn’t.