EAST OF EDEN (1955)
Mr. Trask, it’s awful not to be loved. It’s the worst thing in the world. Don’t ask me - even if you could - how I know that. I just know it. It makes you mean, and violent, and cruel. And that’s the way Cal has always felt, Mr. Trask. All his life! Maybe you didn’t mean it that way - but it’s true. You never gave him your love. You never asked for his. You never asked him for one thing.
Throwing this out in the universe (PROMPT): An offhand comment by Oliver sends Felicity down memory lane.(A one-shot that’s basically a flashback of Felicity’s freshman year at college. More specifically, based on the stalker Lacrosse player).