You’re sitting there at your computer, trying to find another fanfic to read. You want quality, of course. Something funny, something well written, something in character. And you haven’t read Legacy by ash818 yet? Why not?
1. But Olivia, it’s too long! There’s so much of it!
Shut up. Ignore that weird part of yourself that’s telling you that you don’t want to spend all that time and energy on reading a completed series.IT IS A COMPLETED FANFIC. IN CHARACTER. Just go to AO3 and find Ash’s Legacy series. Start from the beginning. Love yourself. Read it.
2. Future fic? Idk if that’s my thing.
Look, it’s future fic written in the first person. For some that might be an initial turn off, but trust me on this. You want to read it. Because Oliver and Felicity being a gross middle aged couple who still make out? Check. Intense action sequences that will have your heart racing? Check. Serious discussion of trauma and the impact of vigilantism on children? Check. Fluffy romance that will have you screaming to your best friend at 4am telling them headcanons you have about a fanfic? Check. (Just ask effie214)
3. Hmmm, it sounds interesting. But what is Legacy actually about?
Legacy takes place in the future Starling City. Oliver and Felicity are now in their 50s, and trying to do this whole ‘retirement’ thing. They have two kids, Jon and Abby. Abby is the biggest sweetheart you will ever meet. Jon…well, Jon is trying not to be a fuck up like his dad was when he was 19. He’s sarcastic and kind of an asshole and constantly reminds himself “don’t be a dick. Oops too late.”
I fell in love with Jon from “choke on your silver spoon, shitbird.”
I honestly adore Jonathan Queen so much you don’t even know. He is the best little shit ever. Because when something happens, Jon has to come to terms with his family’s past in order to protect their future.
Also his best friend may or may not be Batman.
Legacy itself is a oneshot. The sequel, Man Under the Hood takes place three years after the events of Legacy, catching up with Jon’s new life as he learns the hard truth about what it means to be a part of his father’s legacy. (You’ll probably cry. I did.) Finally, Blood on My Name is the third part of the series and deals with Jon solving a series of murders. Also love. Also family. Also ALL OF MY FEELINGS HERE HAVE MY SOUL. The worldbuilding in this story is unreal and you seriously feel involved in the story while piecing together what the future looks like.
So what are you waiting for? Go fall in love with middle aged Olicity. Go fall in love with Jon, Abby, Terry, and Tish. Go laugh and cry and pretend that this is the canon story post Arrow.