Alternate meeting between Oliver and Felicity. Texting and Tommy
and swooping through women’s underwear involved.
Two long ideas popped upon seeing this. This is the first one.
Let’s hope you like it. Also, shout out toellefraser17 because she
down at the text on his phone, completely confounded, for the third time in a
row. And every time he did, it did not become any less amusing. And it was surprising because amusement was something he had stopped feeling a long time ago, along with a lot of other things. But he was amused now. He looked at
the text again.
UNKNOWN : So, my friend’s bet me to send you this text because I have had
the crush on you for the longest time and I think I might be a bit tipsy
because I am actually doing this, and OMG! I cannot believe I am actually
doing this. And I did it. Yup. Pressing send in 3, 2, 1.
As the owner of
Verdant, he was used to having women send him all sorts of messages at all
times of the day and night. Hell, as Oliver Queen, he was used to having women
send him all types of messages. But never, ever, on his personal number. And
how this woman had gotten his private number, he didn’t know.
for a second, looking at Tommy making his rounds downstairs. Though they worked
in the club together, and the entire city still believed them to be nothing but
playboys they had been a few years ago, the truth was far, far from it. They
had both changed, both grown up into men. Tommy had committed himself to his
relationship with Laurel and to Verdant since his father had cut him off. And
Oliver had done a complete 180 since he came back a few weeks ago from the
‘dead’. No one knew the extent of that 180.
He reread the
text again, feeling the words amuse him for some reason and quickly typed back
ME : You won the bet?
He hit send and
waited, looking down at the full club, at the throngs of people grinding
against each other when his phone buzzed again.
UNKNOWN : Oh yes! Tonight is on her. Plus she’s gifting me a pair of heels
I have been dying to buy. So, it’s a win win. I hope I didn’t weird you out.
Well, of course I did. Sending what i send you would be weird. Maybe a little
twitched slightly at the tone of the message and he settled weight in his
elbows on the railing, and replied for some reason.
ME : It didn’t weird me out. How did you get my number?
UNKNOWN : I borrowed some information off some servers. But I won’t
distribute it or anything, don’t worry. Well, not unless you want me to. But if
you wanted to, wouldn’t you do it on your own? Anyways, I’ll keep it to myself.
Not like stalker- keep, just you know
keep. Oh boy, that got long.
A chuckle left
him the moment he read it and curiosity about a stranger assailed him for the
ME : Are you in the club?
UNKNOWN : Are you going to throw me out? *biting nails*
“Who are you
texting with such a goofy smile, dude?” Tommy’s voice made Oliver look up at
his best friend. Oliver shrugged, not wanting to share it for some reason.
Tommy raised his eyebrows.
UNKNOWN : So, either you are thinking of a polite way of telling me you
are throwing me out of the club or well…..I don’t know. Anyways, I’ll get out
of your hair. Which is really sexy, btw. But I meant it not literally of
course. Not that you are no sexy, which you are. That I meant literally. Fuck,
I am shutting up.
out loud, pushing Tommy’s face away as he tried to peek.
quickly, making a decision.
ME : I want to meet you.
The loud music
pumped through the club as he waited for her reply, with bated breath, his
heart slowly pounding. He knew in his gut something was different here. He just
didn’t know what.
UNKNOWN : I broke your glass. From the shock. I just thought you should
know. You can totally bill it to me, btw. Not that you would because you are a
billionaire and I don’t think a broken glass is going to make a big dent in
your account anyways. Hell, it wouldn’t make a big dent in mine.
She had totally
gone in a completely different tangent, and for some reason, he found himself
even more curious.
ME : I want to meet you.
: Look, crush or not, I don’t really meet strange men like that.
If you want to just get in my pants, I’ve already left them in your lost and
found section and don’t ask why. Actually, it was another bet, the one before
sending you the text one. Anyways, there are quite a lot of collection of
underwear you have there. You can totally open a store of underwear. Although,
why would you. Anyways. Ciao!
raced as he read the text, blood rushing through him. He had to meet her, just
once. And rereading her message, knowing how much she loved bets apparently, he
felt the rush of a challenge seep through his veins. This was going to be
ME : I want to make a bet with you.
hoping she would reply, and she did.
ignoring Tommy who was giving him looks.
ME : If I successfully find your underwear in the lost and found, you
meet me. Is it on?
“Ollie, who is
this girl? You are smiling way too wide for this to be normal.”
“You’ll know in
a second,” Oliver said, willing his phone to buzz again. It did.
UNKNOWN: It is on.
and started to walk towards the lost and found area downstairs. How many
underwear could be there for him to chooses from? Not much, hopefully.
“Where are you
going?” Tommy followed him, nodding to people here and there as they made their
looking around, trying to see the women, trying to put a face to the tone in
the messages. Women and girls of all ages stared unabashedly at him and he
sighed, his blood still high from the challenge.
The moment he reached
the lost and found, he stopped.
stacks and stacks of only bras and panties of all shapes, sizes and colors. How
the fuck had he never seen this place before? In his club?
looked at Tommy. “What sort of a business has a lost and found that is
just full of women’s underwear?”
his brow. “Um. The best kind?”
sighed. “How the hell am I supposed to find one of a women I don’t even
know in this?”
“Oh, so that’s
what that was about?” Tommy asked, grinning devilishly. He punched Oliver in
the shoulder. “Quit getting your broody face and just ask her for a hint.
It’s only fair.”
ME : A hint? Please?
He added the
please for good measure, thinking it’d improve his chances. She replied
UNKNOWN: It’s only fair given how many you have there. Hmm. Hint. It’s
Oliver looked at the pile and nodded. Okay. He could work with that.
He looked up at
Tommy, raising a brow at his friend’s expectant face.
“It’s not black.”
and dived into the pile, removing the black ones to a side and all the others
to another. Oliver just raised his eyebrows but joined him. He figured a little
help wouldn’t hurt anyways.
“So who is this
girl?” Tommy started, still sorting one side while Oliver did the other.
“I don’t know.
But I want to find out,” Oliver replied, focused on the task. God, how
many typed of underwear did women even have? Silk and net and cotton and thongs
and things he didn’t even know the names of.
“And you got
interested because?” Tommy persisted and Oliver glared at him, before seeing
his grin and sighing.
Oliver threw a
pair at his friend and heard his chuckle before straightening and taking
measure. Okay. So there were almost two dozen non-black panties in front of
buzzed and he looked down.
UNKNOWN: Done sorting, big boy?
watching him? Oliver narrowed his eyes, looking around the club and trying to
place her. But there were just too many people. She could have been seeing him
ME : Done. But still too many. Another clue?
UNKNOWN: You do realize that I am literally laying a trail of breadcrumbs
leading to the fabric that covered my lady parts this evening, right?
She was going
commando. Fuck. Oliver closed his eyes, taking a deep breath, his senses
inflamed like they hadn’t been in a long, long time and he hadn’t even seen
ME : Yes. Next breadcrumb?
UNKNOWN: It’s not satin.
satin,” Oliver muttered to Tommy before going back to the sorting. Tommy
cleared his throat. Oliver looked up.
“You know, I
can tell a lot about women’s underwear from the way they talk,” Tommy began,
extending his hand. “Maybe I should take a look and I’d be able to help you
were glinting with amusement and Oliver sighed. He did not want Tommy to read
the messages for some reason.
buzzed and he looked down.
UNKNOWN: FYI, if Mr. Merlyn reads the
messages the bet is off. I’ll be too embarrassed to come face to face, and
technically, if he helps you now, he is the winner, anyways. :P
know whether to grin or be impatient at her for delaying it. But he was
replied to Tommy, waving his phone to make sure she knew if she was watching
that he was declining it. “Can;t do. You just stand there or go away. I’ll
have to sift on my own now.”
his face. “Damn it. I wish i could have gotten my hands on her underwear
Oliver’s narrowed eyes, Tommy waved at the bar and left Oliver to his own
Taking a deep
breath, Oliver got through sorting the non-satin and satin and finally had a
tiny pile of ten panties. Ten. Six of them were bright but solid colors. Two of
them had patterns and dots. One was embroidered and one had multi colored swirls
typed another text.
ME : Down to 10.
UNKNOWN: Three guesses?
down at the ten options and thought for a moment before replying.
ME : Pink and white stripes?
He removed the
pink and white one aside and looked closely at the rest.
ME : Polka dots?
His pulse spiked and he felt adrenaline hit his system. Last
guess. If he got this wrong, she’d walk out and he’d never know who she was.
He needed to know who she was.
Taking a deep
breath, he typed, his hand hovering over the send button before pressing on
ME : Embroidered?
tapping his finger against his phone, his chest rising and falling rapidly as
His heart sank
and chest tightened. It shouldn’t have, but it did. He barely even knew the
woman and yet the thought of not being able to meet her, of knowing he had lost
his chance after trying so hard, was burning like acid through him. He exhaled
loudly, hanging his head and closed his eyes, a life time of wasted
opportunities, of wasted chances, weighing down on him, settling upon him again
now that the momentary buoyancy she had provided was gone.
Maybe it was
better like this. What the hell could he have given her anyways?
Maybe it was
not. Maybe, he could have given her something. Maybe.
A life time of
His eyes flew
open to see a small hand with pink nails holding the panties with the colorful
swirls on them. The heat he felt rising in his chest was unlike anything he had
known before. The hope the rose after being squashed was something he very
Taking a deep
breath, he turned around to see her, finally, and faced her as she stood a
little behind him. And he blinked. She fit perfectly with those messages.
Perfectly. Her blonde hair was tied back in a high ponytail and she wore big,
rectangular glasses framing such beautiful, blue eyes. Her mouth was lush and
painted bright red and she wore a red dress that fell to just above her knees
with tall heels. And even with the heels, she was tiny and shuffling awkwardly
as she faced him.
asked me what I would get if I won the bet,” she began in a soft, feminine voice
that somehow fit her, waving the hand not holding the underwear. “I got to meet
you. Plus you tried so I figured you deserved to at least see me. And just
stare. Which you are doing and it’s kind of freaking me out because you are
just staring. Why are you staring?”
Oliver stared a
little more, unable to help himself, and extended his hand to her. “Oliver
She raised her
eyebrows, looking down at his hand. “This is surreal. After sifting
through gazillion panties to look for mine, you’re actually offering me your
placed her small, soft hand into his, and blinked up big, blue eyes at him,
reeling him in harder. “Felicity Smoak.”
name fit too.
instincts like he always did, Oliver dropped a soft kiss on the hand he held,
smiling at the flush that covered her face.
Oliver, for the first time in a long time, felt good.
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