before my internet falls

Junko: Hear that, Florence? It’s the sound of the 4th wall collapsing! Do you have anything to say before you fall into internet obscurity?

Chiaki: Yes. Tell my fangirls… “I love them” *Game Girl Advance clunks to the ground*

Junko: *maniacal laughter* Hey Kodaka, where’s Danganronpa Rebirth?? *more maniacal laughter*

[In Chiaki’s room, listening to Ghost Nappa]

Makoto: Hey do any of you guys hear that?

Kyoko: Yeah, it’s the sound of you not making out with someone, preferably me.

Makoto: No, it sounds like our game is being canc- *cut off by static*

An open letter to the words

To the words that never left my tongue, that never came out of my fingertips as ink on a page: I’m sorry. I let you die before you could fall from my lips or be heard across the internet and I am sorry. You might’ve been worthy of reading or of being listened to but now you are dead, shriveled, gone.

I loved you once, and probably, I still do. Anything that comes from my heart or my soul or my mind immediately pools in my mouth and though some things get caught between my teeth before they can taste the free air that doesn’t mean I didn’t love them. Although, who knows, maybe it does: my brain creates sugar and vitriol in equal measure. And the poison often gets filtered out, put back into myself to eat at me instead…

…Anyways, point is, I’m forgetful. Always have been. And if you’ve been forgotten, cast away to the deep recesses of my head and haven’t yet seen the light of day, I wish you well.

And maybe someday, we can say your meaning together.

Based on this edit by the fabulous phenioxgirl

[AO3]

It ended in a battle, but it didn’t start out that way.

*

“Hey, Felic-”

“Shh!” Felicity spun to face Oliver, a finger pressed to her lips in warning while her other hand, the one holding her phone, shot out to stop him moving closer.

Oliver’s brows drew down in the middle, his expression questioning, but he stopped where he stood. “What are you doing?” he asked, his voice lowered just like she’d asked.

Felicity shifted to show Roy behind her, fast asleep. He was snoring gently, his cheek resting in his palm the only thing keeping his head propped up. Oliver grinned at the way Roy’s glasses were askew, pushed halfway up his face. As he watched, Felicity stealthily resumed her position, hunched over behind Roy’s shoulder with her phone extended.

“He’s gonna kill you for that.” Oliver whispered once Felicity snapped the photo and stashed her phone back in the pocket of her jeans.

She tiptoed toward Oliver, careful not to wake Roy as she crossed the room. A slow smile curled her lips, “He makes too cute a picture to pass up. It’ll be fine.”

Famous. Last. Words.

*

“Roy Harper, I swear on my new tablet, if you do not delete that picture you will regret it.”

Roy snickered, pressing save to store the picture away in his phone’s gallery. “No chance, Blondie. Now we’re even.”

“Oh, come on!” she protested, crossing her arms over her chest defensively and wishing she was wearing more than her bikini top. “That pic of you sleeping is adorable! How am I supposed to resist that kind of temptation? At least I didn’t post it!”

“And now I have insurance.” Roy smirked cockily, holding his phone between his thumb and middle finger, brandishing it in Felicity’s direction.

“You didn’t need insurance. I wasn’t going to post the picture in the first place.” Felicity pouted.

“Sucks to be you.” Roy chuckled which elicited a frustrated growl from Felicity’s throat.

“What did you do now?” Oliver questioned as he strode back onto the deck carrying a tray of drinks, Thea on his heels.

Instead of explaining Roy simply pulled up the picture and showed the screen to Oliver and Thea. Oliver blinked a few times in rapid succession while Thea covered her laugh with a cough.

“My picture of you is cute.” Felicity whined, slinking down in her chaise lounge, her cheeks tinged pink with more than just the sun. “That picture is nothing but embarrassing!”

“What were you even doing?” Thea tried to ask without giggling but wasn’t very successful.

“There was a bee!” Felicity shuddered at the memory of the pointy-assed little bastard trying to land on her chest. “I was just trying to get it to leave me alone!”

“Its not that bad.” Oliver tried to reassure her as he sat down beside her, wrapping an arm around her waist to pull her close. “And Roy’s not going to show anyone else. Right, Roy?” Oliver put a little push into that last part.

“Absolutely.” Roy nodded, his face a mask of serious agreement.

*

Roy was a dirty rotten liar.

Felicity didn’t even know it until Sara texted her two days later wanting to know why she didn’t have any pictures of Felicity in a bikini but Roy somehow did.

“Oh my God, you little shit.” Felicity gasped out when she checked her Instagram notifications only to see that Roy had tagged her in the picture he’d taken of the bee incident.

Muttering a colorful string of profanities, Felicity declared war by retaliation.

*

Quite pleased with herself and looking forward to the inevitable fallout, Felicity settled into her desk to wait. She was just beginning an internal debate on whether or not she should text Roy to gloat over her double strike (That photo of Roy from the park, taken at the exact moment he realized he was standing in dog crap, made perfect ammunition) when her own phone buzzed with a message.

From Roy:
You want a war? You’ve got one.

Felicity cackled to herself and hunkered down to wait for the text after Roy realized she’d already taken care of that easily foreseeable response and hacked his phone to delete every single picture in his gallery.

*

Digg and Oliver were finishing up a training session and Felicity was starving.

“I’m gonna go grab lunch. Any preference?” she asked as she shrugged into her jacket.

Oliver draped a towel around his neck, crossing the room to grab up his phone from beside Felicity’s keyboard. “I have to pick up Thea in half an hour. Do you want to wait and come with me? We can grab something after.”

Felicity heaved a put upon sigh. “I suppose.”

Digg snorted as he swiped a towel down his face. “There’s a granola bar in my bag if you want it.” he offered.

“See? At least John loves me.” Felicity stuck her tongue out at Oliver. “Now go shower.” she wrinkled her nose, moving to go around him to fish out the crunchy deliciousness that awaited her.

“I thought you liked me all sweaty.” Oliver grinned, reaching out to snag her around the waist. He pulled her into his chest and she shoved at him with a squeak, her hands slipping against his slick skin.

“Oliver!” she laughed, struggling to free herself despite the serious hindrance his sweaty chest posed to that effort. Suddenly there was a shutter sound and Felicity froze, eyes widening a fraction. “You didn’t!”

“I don’t know what you’re implying Miss Smoak.” Oliver tried to school his features into something resembling innocence but the quirk to his lips gave him away.

“You’re on his side?” Felicity pouted, her bottom lip jutting out exaggeratedly. “I thought you loved me, Oliver.”

A rumble of laughter fell from Oliver’s lips as he snapped another picture. Felicity whined, her head falling forward in defeat. “I do love you. That’s why I’m the one taking the pictures. If I let Roy do it who knows what moment he’d capture. Trust me, Felicity. I’m doing you a favor.”

Felicity felt an idea blossom in her brain and she had to fight to suppress the urge to giggle. “Oh, I understand.” she nodded seriously. “You’re just looking out for me.”

*

“Well, I guess I should have seen that coming.” Oliver sighed, handing his phone to Roy who immediately burst into hysterical laughter.

“Holy shit.” he wheezed, laughing that much harder when Oliver snatched his phone back. “She’s a genius and a master of war. I forfeit.”

“You couldn’t have realized that before she posted my baby pictures on the internet?” Oliver gritted out, falling back against the sofa and scrubbing a hand over his mouth.

“Hell no, man.” Roy chuckled, a hand flat over his aching abs. “This whole thing was totally worth it, just for that.”

“Why do I let you suck me into shit like this?” Oliver asked wearily and not for the first time.

“Because you secretly love me.” Roy deadpanned.

Oliver shoved him sideways, rolling his eyes. “Yeah. That’s gotta be it.”