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Chapter Five

When Felicity’s parents announce that they’re hiring someone to be her personal bodyguard, what she hears is that she’s going to be stuck with a 24/7 babysitter… something she is so not on board with.

When Oliver takes up the offer to work for the Smoak family he thinks it’s just another job, but he has no idea what he’s about to get himself into.

Protecting the “tech empire heiress” is the easy part, matters of the heart are where things get a bit more complicated.

A big thanks to Sara @gothsmoak who created the stunning cover art for this story and Aubrey @aubvi my awesome beta :)

Rating: T  This Chapter’s Word Count: 4482

Hey y'all! You survived the week in between the cliffhanger :) After the last chapter a lot of people were thinking that Laurel was going to get involved somehow with Oliver and honestly they don’t even interact in this fic lol so don’t worry about that ;) Anyway, I’ll stop my rambling so you guys can get to reading the chapter…


….continued from last week….

“So maybe you could… let me go and not tell my parents?”

He just stared at her for a second, probably still processing her ramble, before exhaling in defeat, “Fine. But I’m coming with you.”

She pouted, “Why?”

Having her bodyguard trailing her kind of defeated the purpose of trying to pretend that she had a normal life.

He fixed her with a resolute look, “Because it’s my job Miss Smoak.”  

She had said there was no way she was going to the party if he was tagging along, but at this point she wasn’t going to bail on Sara, so she sighed in resignation, “I won’t even know you’re there?”

He nodded, “I promise.”

She believed him, he had made good on that promise so far. She really only noticed he was around when he opened a door for her or said good morning or she was staring at him because he was so distractingly good looking.

“Okay.” She pulled her phone out and called Sara. “Change of plans. Mr. Queen is driving.”

Oliver surveyed the scene that was familiar to many a party he had attended while he was in high school. In fact, it was extremely familiar because he had been at this very house before. Katie Bowen was the younger sister to Carter Bowen, who had been in his graduating class, and if he could remember correctly, an annoying prick.

He kept his distance, blending easily into the edge of the crowd. Either almost everyone was already too tipsy to notice that he looked out of place, or he had actually succeeded in the impossible task Felicity had charged him with of becoming invisible. Even with keeping his distance, he maintained a careful eye on Felicity as she awkwardly navigated the loud, rowdy room. For someone who held her own in meetings with top level executives, she looked utterly confused as to how to act in this situation and it was mildly amusing to watch. His eyes flicked around the room, wondering where Sara had abandoned her to, and found her dancing in the middle a group of girls.

Catching his eye, she gave him a wink and he shook his head in thinly veiled amusement before turning his attention back to Felicity. Or where Felicity was just a moment before.

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