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Fabulous Olicity Fanfic Friday - July 21st, 2017

Happy Friday! So this is my attempt to both thank awesome fanfic writers for their amazing work and offer my recommendations to anyone who is interested. Here are the fantastic fanfic stories I read this week! They are posted in the order I read them.

Oh and I’m wicked behind in my reading!! So if I tagged your post #can’t wait to read and you don’t see here, I will still read - I’m just REALLY behind.

Girl of My Dreams multi-chapter by @tdgal1 and @c0bra5nak3 - Oliver Queen, CEO of Queen Consolidated, meets IT specialist Felicity Smoak.   Playboy turns boyfriend as he dates and falls in love with this amazing woman.  But everything is not perfect and the couple will find that they must face some obstacles together. http://archiveofourown.org/works/11066208/chapters/24677133

Taming the Monster multi-chapter by @wherethereissmoak - ARGUS hacker Felicity Smoak was on a mission in Russian when the extraction goes awry. The Omega is stranded for a while, but going into heat in a foreign country is not a great option. For quick extraction, Amanda Waller sends her to a man that did missions for ARGUS in China, but was now mysteriously part of Bratva - Oliver Queen. Back in Starling, the two realize that their one night in Russia may lead to something more. http://archiveofourown.org/works/11500356/chapters/25801341

Time for a Story multi-chapter by @smkkbert - This fic shows Olicity and their life as a (married) couple with family. Although Olicity (and their kids) are the protagonists, other characters of Arrow and Flash make appearances. - I really cannot tell you how much joy and happiness this story brings to my life DAILY. I’m almost caught up and will be at a loss waiting fro the next AMAZING chapter!! http://archiveofourown.org/works/3912157/chapters/8757172

Keep it Professional multi-chapter by @mogirl97 - Oliver is assigned to be Felicity’s bodyguard - So sad that it’s over! http://archiveofourown.org/works/9243455/chapters/20960405

Pieces of Always multi-chapter by @so-caffeinated and @dust2dust34 - Life continues after Forever is Composed of Nows. Ongoing non-linear collection of family moments for the Queens. http://archiveofourown.org/works/8220479/chapters/18840356

Perdition by @geneshaven - What Oliver was thinking on his way back the bunker after being tortured by Adrian Chase. https://geneshaven.tumblr.com/post/162997967764/perdition

The Love Thieves: Ludus multi-chapter by @truemyth - Section One is the most covert anti-terrorism group on the planet. Their ends are just, but their means are never simple. Just as Felicity is finding her balance as the organization’s newest operative, she is thrown off center again by the most bittersweet of demands.  To stop a series of terrorist gas attacks, Oliver and Felicity must pose as married assassins and infiltrate the domain of a depraved mastermind. After all, Section One demands more than life, liberty, and loyalty: sometimes it’s  your heart on the line. http://archiveofourown.org/works/11508801/chapters/25824786

The Predator multi-chapter @supersillyanddorky06 - I feel like the reputation of this story means I probably don’t need to say much. But if you aren’t reading it - START NOW. This is an amazing story where Felicity is the daughter of a mob boss and Oliver belongs to another mob and there is tension, oh sweet tension. http://archiveofourown.org/works/5077885/chapters/21891689

Definitely Not Single by @laureningall - On the last leg of their long journey home from Lian Yu Oliver is alone with his thoughts.  Too bad others on the plane can’t keep their thoughts to themselves. http://archiveofourown.org/works/11232606

In Deed and Truth multi-chapter by @machawicket Oliver loves with his actions.  Felicity doesn’t always understand this.  A 5 + 1 story. http://archiveofourown.org/works/8488108/chapters/19452523

Blondie by @gypsyfire1066 - Oliver makes a decision that will impact his and Felicity’s lives for the next decade, or more… http://archiveofourown.org/works/11238507

At Odds by @wetsuiton - Olicity Hiatus Fic-a-thon Prompt: At Odds http://archiveofourown.org/works/11084547/chapters/25129896

Some Fairtale Bliss: Hold That Thought multi-chapter by @callistawolf - Oliver and Felicity are all ready to skip a whole bunch of steps in rebuilding their relationship… until they get an unexpected visitor. http://archiveofourown.org/works/11113194/chapters/25135542

Olicity Hiatus Prompts multi-chapter by sidhe_faerie - Prompts Summer Vacation, Eye Contact and Taste http://archiveofourown.org/works/11196495/chapters/25002948

Forever at Odds: Comfort multi-chapter by @laurabelle2930 - Felicity and Oliver reach an agreement on when she’ll be turned   http://archiveofourown.org/works/11251638/chapters/25752396

In Another Life (I Could be Your Man) multi-chapter by @angelicmisskitty - Their lives couldn’t be more different - and yet Oliver can’t take his eyes off the beautiful blonde woman that leaves the subway every morning at 7.43am. There is something about her that makes him look up every morning - something that also makes him aware he’ll never be good enough for her, or that she’d even notice him. He had no idea how much his life would change the day he rushed over to help her…Olicity AU - no Lian Yu, no saving the city (at least not in the way we know from Arrow :D ) LOVE LOVE, LOVE! http://archiveofourown.org/works/8944795/chapters/20475253

To Make You Feel My Love multi-chapter by @smkkbert - One year after the Gambit went down, the incredible happens: Oliver is found alive and brought back to Starling City. All he wants is getting back to Felicity and Madeleine. Though Felicity welcomes him back with her arms wide open, Oliver struggles to find his place in the family. It seems like his place – at least in Mae’s heart – is already taken. And it doesn’t help that it’s his best friend Tommy who seems to have taken it. A MUST READ. Now completely and absolutely fabulous!! http://archiveofourown.org/works/10904208/chapters/24242493

You Had Me at Hello multi-chapter by @tdgal1 - Oliver Queen and Felicity Smoak met at a Gala and had an instant attraction but Smoak Technologies and Queen Consolidated have to work together.  Can they make that sexual chemistry work and still work together. http://archiveofourown.org/works/11075379

Blue Eyed Angel: Comfort multi-chapter by @tdgal1 - Oliver is upset when he finds out Felicity has plans that don’t include him.  His next decision may not work out in his favor or does it? http://archiveofourown.org/works/11069859/chapters/25268676

Candid Oneshot by @dust2dust34 - Felicity is the assistant to world-famous actor Oliver Queen’s. http://dust2dust34.tumblr.com/post/124368937304/candid-shot-olicity-au-one-shot-t

At Odds by @bitchwhwifi - I wrote this as what could of have happened if Oliver and Felicity weren’t asked to come back to star city in 4x01. http://archiveofourown.org/works/11255859

When a Butterfly Spreads its Wings multi-chapter by @nodecaff4me -  After countless nights of nightmares and waking up in the middle of the night with panic attacks Felicity decides that it was time to start a new life away from Starling City and away from Oliver Queen. The job offer from Palmer Tech wanting her as one of the group heads of their newly built R&D division in Chicago just came at the right time. But would Felicity really be able to let go of her home and the people she left behind? Would this escape from her life really solve all her problems and change it for the better and how would Oliver cope with the certainty that he would never see her again? http://archiveofourown.org/works/7220806/chapters/16388704

I Did It All For Love by @releaseurinhibitions - When best friends re-unite after years apart, not everything goes as expected. For every wonderful come together entails bumps in the road. http://archiveofourown.org/works/11262009

Cabernet Sauvignon Blanc by @izzyface - Felicity is at Verdant the night Oliver has his encounter with The Count. http://archiveofourown.org/works/11256411

As Easy As Falling multi-chapter by @charlinert - Felicity has just received tragic news when she meets Oliver, I believe there is hope, highly recommend but you will cry but not every chapter! http://archiveofourown.org/works/8035363/chapters/22542341

One More Try by @wherethereissmoak - Oliver and Felicity are married and struggle with infertility. He is ready to give up, but Diggle encourages him to follow his wife’s lead. http://archiveofourown.org/works/11542848

An After School Special by @geneshaven - Oliver and Felicity post island with William https://geneshaven.tumblr.com/post/163155759454/an-after-school-special

Felicity Smoak - Model, International Star and Murderer? multi-chapter by @tdgal1 - Oliver is called defended international Star Felicity Smoak when she is charged with murder - I can’t express how excited I am about this! http://archiveofourown.org/works/10593339/chapters/23417862

When I’m With You - Barely Breathing multi-chapter by @sentence-fragments - ARROW AU - The prodigal son returns! After five years…away, because Felicity knows he wasn’t on that island all the time, Oliver finally finds his way home. Her feelings for him are as strong as ever, but there’s something about him that isn’t quite right, and she can’t seem to figure out what it is that he’s hiding from her. (Part 3 of the ‘When I’m WIth You’-Series) http://archiveofourown.org/works/4874542/chapters/11175277

Somethings are Meant to Be by @pimsiepim - sequel to His Girl Wednesday which you REALLY NEED in your life. Set after Oliver returns to Star City after being missing for 3 years, it is shaping up to be just as awesome as His Girl Wednesday http://archiveofourown.org/works/7693105/chapters/17526601

Thursday by @someonesaidcake - There is something about the girl next door that Oliver Queen is only now noticing… Felicity is moving to college just down the road from where Oliver is a senior. He suddenly becomes very protective of the girl next door.  Thursday night dinners might not ever be the same again. http://archiveofourown.org/works/10688658/chapters/23670255

A Day in the Life multi-chapter by @tdgal1 - Felicity Smoak is an MIT graduate and assistant to Oliver Queen.   Suddenly she is his pretend girlfriend and in the spotlight.  Oliver Queen needs a girlfriend to get rid of an obsessive former lover and to please his parents. Fluffy, funny, happiness! http://archiveofourown.org/works/9229205/chapters/20931281

Some Fairytale Bliss: Dancing in the Dark (You Between My Arms) by @callistawolf - Oliver and Felicity finally (FINALLY) get some relief… and a chance to really reconnect for the first time since their reunion and since Lian Yu. http://archiveofourown.org/works/11113194/chapters/25935021

Most Secrets Come With a Price: At Odds by @diggo26 - prompt for At Odds, Oliver takes Felicity to Queen Consolidated http://archiveofourown.org/works/11055969/chapters/25188759

Left to Fate multi-chapter by @missyriver - Oliver never forgot her or the time they spent together. Does he risk everything to find her? Will he try one last time before his life is changed forever? http://archiveofourown.org/works/11354388/chapters/25413282

Unexpected Roommates by @onceuponanolicity - When Felicity Smoak has a bad day, she really has a bad day. It all goes so wrong when she has to head to Central City for a conference. Getting to her hotel, she discovers her room was given to someone else, one Mayor Oliver Queen. Oliver is determined to keep the room, but he doesn’t want to put Felicity out. It was her room after all. So, when he suggests they share, it seems like the perfect solution. Only Felicity doesn’t quite feel the same way. For the Olicity Hiatus Fic A Thon. For the prompt At Odds. http://archiveofourown.org/works/11265129

Till Your Last Breath multi-chapter by @walker-oliciter - The countdown plastered to one’s skin showed how much time the other’s soulmate had left to live. For Felicity Smoak, that meant she had 3 months to find and warn her soulmate before he would die. When she met him though, she got more than what she signed herself up for. Especially when his secret identity was revealed to her… Soulmate, Bratva AU mixed with Olicity Fic-A-Thon Prompts. http://archiveofourown.org/works/11171919/chapters/24938952

Hold Me Tight (Tell Me You Miss Me) by @bokayjunkie - Oliver and Felicity are at a disconnection in their relationship. Thea wants to do something about it. http://archiveofourown.org/works/11261739

Blue Eyed Angel: Pride by @tdgal1 - The date - LOVED THIS CHAPTER!! http://archiveofourown.org/works/11069859/chapters/25973604

Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice by @entersomethingcleverhere - It’s a well-known fact among all fifth-grade boys that girls are the worst. http://entersomethingcleverhere.tumblr.com/post/152395986937/sugar-and-spice-and-everything-nice

That’s What Little Girls Are Made Of by @entersomethingcleverhere - Oliver learns pretty quickly that he’s useless when it comes to his sister’s hair. So he enlists the help of someone who…you know, has some. http://entersomethingcleverhere.tumblr.com/post/162101373767/thats-what-little-girls-are-made-of

Forever at Odds: One More Time by @laurabelle2930 - Through flashbacks we meet a new character and Oliver remembers how he asked to have sex with his wife. http://archiveofourown.org/works/11251638/chapters/25943034

One More Time by @laurabelle2930 - Oliver and William have a conversation about a picture that William found while he and Rasia were cleaning out a couple of moving boxes. Oliver and his son have a meaningful conversation before an unexpected visitor arrives… Hint..hint the visitor might be Felicity… http://archiveofourown.org/works/11536191         

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He gotta give him that air you know

Give me a story where one of Bruce’s children has a kid (it doesn’t matter who, but Jason would be so sweet as a father) and Bruce is blown away by the fact that he is a grandfather. Where he’s standing there holding this tiny baby in his arms and he’s completely lost for words. He’s never been good with words, but now he can’t even begin to form them.

Because this is something he never expected. Not in a million years did he imagine himself as a grandfather. He had seen his life going down a very specific path when he was young. A very specific, very lonely path. Long term attachments had been outlawed to him by his choice of lifestyle, and children were even more out of the question.

He’d always known what the cape and cowl meant: an end to the Wayne family line. He had no siblings, and no close relatives. No one to continue the historical name, and he’d been ok with it. Or at least he thought he had. So when Dick, then Jason, Cass, Tim, and Damian had come they’d each been a surprise. A happy surprise, a surprise that was to Bruce always fleeting. Especially when he lost them, especially when he got them back. 

So no, he hadn’t expected a grandchild. Not when everyone of his own kids had followed his footsteps. They’d all done it in their own unique way, but Bruce still saw what they did as a road with one outcome. That outcome was never settling down, never finding ‘the one’, and never starting their own family.

Yet. Here he stood, holding, not just the next generation, but the third generation of the Wayne name after his parents. Bright and bubbly, in his arms there was life, and with life hope for the future. Not just the future of his family, but the future in general. Because if a man like him could be so lucky to have made it to becoming a grandfather, then the world was better than he’d thought it was.


Greenway, Agatha Christie’s house in Devon, England

Featured in Agatha Christie’s Poirot 13x03: “Dead Man’s Folly”

“So, in some strange twist of fate for Poirot and for me, we were to shoot the final sequences of ‘Dead Man’s Folly’ [the last episode they filmed] at Greenway itself in the last days of June 2013, sending Hercule Poirot to Dame Agatha’s own home. It would be the first time that the fictional character of Poirot arrived at the home of his creator.”
- David Suchet, Poirot and Me


I found what I’d been looking for in myself / Found a life worth living for someone else

50 Rumors And Hooks...
  1. A bandit gang preys on wounded and weary adventurers as they straggle down the road from the dungeon to the city. 
  2. A black cloak was stolen from the Burnt Bridge tavern last night; sewn into the hem is a treasure map.
  3. A gigantic egg appeared in the town square last night. No one knows what might hatch out of it, but it’s going to happen soon.
  4. A deity walks the city streets disguised as a humble mortal. 
  5. A hot-tempered knight has promised all his lands to his brother if he is bested at the upcoming jousting tournament.
  6. A leading churchman has announced a heretical doctrine; his fellow priests have demanded that he recant, on pain of excommunication. 
  7. A wrestler named Drón Goldentress will perform three great quests for anyone who can beat her in a match. 
  8. Agitation grows in a neighboring land for a renewed war against the kingdom. 
  9. An eerie dog with glowing eyes stalks the city at night. The magnificent sorcerer Furioso was bitten by it, and now he can barely remember his own name.
  10. Ditchdiggers unearthed an ornate tin casket the other day. They can’t figure out how to open it, but won’t let anyone else try, either. 
  11. Drinking a poison surely meant for someone else, the meek baker Oswald dropped dead in a tavern last night. 
  12. During the day, the headsman’s daughter appears rather homely, but under the moonlight, she is the fairest young maiden in the realm.
  13. Every hundred years or so, a black, venomous rain falls on the city, killing hundreds of people. A recurrence is months overdue. 
  14. The Superordinate Six, a band of famed adventurers, have failed to return from an expedition to the Rat City ruins. 
  15. Goblins tunneled a good distance under the city walls last year, but the authorities covered it up. 
  16. Grave robbers have been digging up the bones of slain adventurers. They must be working for a lich or evil wizard. 
  17. Luriez the horse trader is auctioning off Bravo, a clever and magnificent steed. His former owner, a luckless mercenary, lost him in a dice game. 
  18. Magic items sold by Antesos Three-Beard have a peculiar way of finding their way back to his shop after the purchasers die. 
  19. Many of a famous knight’s heroic feats were in fact performed by his squire, a young girl dressed as a boy.
  20. Mercenaries have taken sanctuary in the temple; the high priests want them out but are forbidden by the tenets of their faith to expel them. 
  21. Pound for pound, the most valuable treasure in town is not silver or gold, but the cache of saffron hidden in the spice merchant’s shop. 
  22. Priestess Ciana has great healing powers, but those she raises from the dead sometimes take on her personality traits. 
  23. Pulsing green lights are frequently observed near the abandoned mines south of the city. 
  24. Recent rains flooded the catacombs beneath the city; strange things are floating to the surface.
  25. Someone is stealing all of the town’s church bells. 
  26. Somewhere in the city, the priceless Altar of Kych is hidden in plain sight.
  27. The armorer Casabon just received a shipment of Zhenish steel, which will make fine blades for those who can afford them.
  28. The astronomer Harun the Subtle reports sighting a circle of new red stars in the sky. The Royal Astrological Society has offered a reward to anyone who can conclusively explain the meaning of this omen.
  29. The beloved singer Dulari has fallen prey to a terrible illness, one the healers can’t cure. 
  30. The bullying city watchman Moyalva has been extorting money from the weak and helpless.
  31. The courtier Vivando has fallen out of favor with the king, who suspects him of having eyes for the princess.
  32. The exiled prince of Cadis unwisely dismissed a churlish servant who knows too much about his master’s business.
  33. The feathers that rained down on Beggar’s Alley last night came from the wings of battling archons.
  34. The floorboards beneath the Trembling Pig Inn are hollow and full of stolen gold.
  35. Pirates have disrupted grain shipments meant for the kingdom; starvation looms if traders cannot resupply in time.
  36. The high sheriff becomes violently enraged if anyone accuses him of having orc blood. 
  37. The king is a usurper who has the real heir to the throne chained up in his basement.
  38. The king plans to build new watchtowers around the city. Laborers, once desperate for work, will soon be hard to hire.
  39. The king’s chief minister plans to step down, making way for his clever but abrasive protégé. 
  40. The philosopher Frabreck has released another pamphlet arguing for the conquest of the orc lands, so that its peoples can be liberated from evil and placed under the king’s benevolent rule.
  41. The rancher Septimus is raising a flock of strange reptilian beasts on his farm.
  42. The retainers of an unpopular knight quelled an uprising on his lands by fi ring crossbows into an unarmed throng.
  43. The rich merchant Zaguant has learned that pirates have sold his son into slavery.
  44. The son and daughter of two rival merchant families eloped a few weeks ago. Both fathers offer a reward for the son: his father aims to protect him, but the girl’s wants him dead.
  45. Whenever a member of the murderous Lampedusa clan is slain, the weapon used to deal the death blow is permanently imbued with powerful magic.
  46. The young adventurer Brialda carries a shield bearing the crest of the Acatero family, even though, as an illegitimate daughter of that clan, she is not entitled to it. 
  47. An ancient throne lies buried in a field nearby. Anyone who sits on the throne for an entire night will rise from it a wise man or a lunatic.
  48. They say that if you listen long enough to the water lapping against the shore near the statue of King Brand, you will hear the name of an innocent person you are fated to kill. 
  49. They’re slaughtering more than just cows and sheep at the old abattoir down by the piers.
  50. Whenever ravens gather on the clock tower, a mighty hero dies.