thea sisters

Being Oliver and Thea Queen’s Younger Sibling Would Include...

☆ Your parents spoiled you like they did to Oliver and Thea, but you were a bit calmer than your two older siblings. You tried to be down to earth as much as possible.

☆ Thea is wrapped around your finger. She loves you so much as she always wanted a younger sibling.

☆ You tell Oliver he’s too stubborn on a daily basis.

☆ You never agreed with Oliver’s playboy actions, but you still tried to support him in whatever he did. You encouraged him to go to college.

☆ Oliver would do anything for you. He punched a paparazzo after they got too close to you and asked many personal questions. You had to drag Oliver out of the scene, laughing and reassuring him that you were okay.

☆ When you were told the news about Oliver and your father being dead, you were devastated.

☆ You tried to cheer yourself and Thea up after the death of Oliver and your father.

☆ With Oliver gone, Thea stepped up as the “protective” older sister role.

☆ Thea would invite you to go to parties, but she made sure you wouldn’t do drugs. She knew what she was doing could potentially ruin her life, and Thea wanted you to have a good life.

☆ When Oliver came home, you were overjoyed. You were frightened that something would take your older brother away again, so you hugged Oliver even when he protested. Secretly, Oliver lived for your tight hugs.

☆ Oliver is a lot more protective than Thea, but both have their “protective sibling” moments.

☆ If you start dating someone, they will interview the person very seriously. If they don’t like the person or get a bad feeling about them, Oliver and Thea will be watching their every move or scare them away.

☆ Oliver and Thea didn’t want to tell you about being vigilantes as they believed telling you would put you in danger. When they did tell you, you were surprised but even more proud of your vigilante brother and sister.

☆ You were shocked when you found both of them had killed people. You were a bit nervous at first, but you soon realized that they had changed. Hugs were exchanged that day.

☆ Oliver and Thea agreed to train you in case you were attacked. After you finished training, they wanted you on Team Arrow as you were an excellent fighter. On missions, they’d always be a few steps away to make sure you were okay.

☆ The whole team loves you. Each one of them tries to teach them some of their mastered skills.

☆ You three had family dinner nights every other week. Most of the time, they were interrupted, but when they weren’t, Oliver would cook, or you or Thea would order takeout. Either way, it was a great night for you three to relax and converse.

☆ Once you reached your full potential alongside Thea and Oliver, you three enjoyed having competitions on who could knock out the most people during missions.

☆ Oliver forces you to stay behind with Felicity (who, of course, loves you like family) on missions that he believes are dangerous. Thea, sometimes, tries to protest and get you to come with, but most of the time, she nods along and gives you a sad look before heading out.

A/N: Oliver would be my #1 pick in the DC universe if I could choose an older brother, I think… Barry’s pretty close though. 

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Imagine Malcolm Merlyn trying to get to know you. 

**Sequel to “Imagine being the youngest child of the Queen family only to find out that Malcolm Merlyn is your real father.” [x]**

You shifted uncomfortably in your chair, staring at the tablecloth in front of you so you could avoid looking at the man sitting across from you. His hands were folded neatly in front of him, his suit immaculate.

“You can relax, [f/n].”

You almost flinched at the sound of his voice. He may have been your biological father but that didn’t imply that you had any real connection with him. On the contrary, you were frightened of him. You didn’t want to be here. You wanted to go home to your real family, with Oliver and Thea.

“You know, I remember the first time I saw you,” Malcolm Merlyn continued, undeterred by your silence. You risked a glance up at him and saw that his expression had softened, turning almost nostalgic, “You were out for a walk with your housekeeper. I peeked into the bassinet and there you were. I knew that you were mine. It was undeniable.”

You pressed your lips together, not knowing what to say.

“I hope you can come to like me, [f/n],” his voice was soft as he reached out to take hold of your hand. You pulled away, averting your gaze and folding your hands in your lap so he couldn’t grab them. His expression flickered with what looked like it could have been hurt, “I would like to get to know you better. I want to be a part of your life. Please just give me a chance to be a good father to you.”

You swallowed thickly, your ears burning with humiliation, “I’d like to go home now, please.”

He pressed his lips together, releasing a heavy sigh, “As you wish, [f/n]. Perhaps we can try this another time.”

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Fic: Tastes Like Pure Joy

*Throws fic at everyone and runs and hides.* This is my first attempt at a vampire story of any sort and I hope you guys enjoy it. Written for the Olicity Hiatus Fic-a-thon prompt - “taste.” @felicityollies and I decided there needs to be more Olicity vampire stories, so here you go! You can read it on Ao3 or below. 

Tastes Like Pure Joy

Oliver tried not to stare at Felicity’s mouth when she licked at the ice cream dripping down the side of her cone.

“What does it taste like?” Oliver, having been a vampire for centuries, did not know the joys of modern human food.

“Cold. And sweet. And happiness, if you can use an emotion do describe food,” Felicity explained.

“I can,” Oliver growled a little. And he knew the moment she realized she was the food he was talking about because her face blushed to the most beautiful shade of red. Oh, how he would miss that blush.

Felicity and Oliver had been dating for almost a year, and when he asked her to marry him, she had finally convinced him to turn her as well. Forever, she said, meant truly forever.

Usually on their dates, they didn’t eat because they did not consume the same diet, but since this was her final week as a human she was indulging in all her favorite foods. And the last item on her list was mint-chocolate chip ice cream.

“What do I taste like?” Felicity asked him shyly.

Other than the occasional nip during lovemaking, Oliver had only fed on her once – the night they had met. He closed his eyes to dwell in the memories of our first encounter. Felicity must have noticed his smile.

“That was a good day, wasn’t it?”

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I’ve seen some people talking about Robert Queen recently. Wondering how Oliver didn’t put two and two together. Talking about how he watched his father kill while on the life raft.  So I decided to write a short thing that turned into a really long thing, because of course I did.

Early on in the episode, Oliver flat out refused to watch the video, and when Thea forced him to, he insisted on it being a cover-up. He was about to do a press-conference saying that it was until his sister put a stop to it. 

Oliver Queen sees the best in people, especially in those closest to him. Even after five years in hell where that was shocked and beaten out of him, he still has that little glimmer of hope in his heart when looking at a person. It’s why he tried to convince Evelyn that they could work together in 5x17. There’s a hundred examples, and though that heart for people has diminished at times, he still tries to see good. It’s part of why Felicity loves him, and why the team stands by him. But that can cloud his judgment, and it’s been shown in the past that it especially becomes problematic when he’s around family. He refused to believe Thea killed Sara, refused to believe anything bad about Laurel. Diggle had to step in to deal with Moira in season 1 because Oliver wouldn’t. 

It’s the same with his father. 

And it’s the same with all of us. 

Growing up, a lot of us view our parents as saints. We come to them for help when we need a problem dealt with, we cry on their shoulders. We think they have all the answers. But they don’t. As we get older, we realize that they have their faults, and they don’t know everything.

Oliver skipped that moment that all of us have to deal with when we realize that our parents aren’t exactly who we thought they were. 

We don’t really know when he started partying and sleeping around, but we know he got shipwrecked around his 22nd birthday. That was probably a few years into his alcohol-haze, and we’ve seen that he feels guilty for the things he did during that time, especially the cheating. After he was shipwrecked, he proceeded to spend five years in the worst kind of hell, where he had to kill and torture to survive. That took a toll on him; enough that he passed up two or three opportunities to go home because he thought he was a monster. 

He came home thinking he was a man irredeemable. In the pilot, he walks out of the bathroom and loos at himself in the mirror. The Hood flashes, giving us a glimpse into how he views himself. He looks in the mirror and sees his scars. The nightmares. The PTSD. Everything that he has done, in his opinion, has sunk him into a pit that he can’t climb out of. 

And then he sees his family. 

Thea. 

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Moira.

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Tommy. 

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He meets Diggle. 

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And then Felicity. 

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All of them, in his eyes, are better than he is. 

Deep down, Oliver doesn’t believe he is as worthy as others. He spent five years trying to convince himself that his family was perfect because he thought he was terrible. He needed something to believe in, so he told himself over and over again that Thea was his baby sister who liked playing with dolls and Moira was still his mom who gave him her smile every morning, even if he was hungover. 

And he convinced himself that though Robert Queen had started the undertaking with Malcolm, though he had shot a man in the life-raft, though he confessed to not being a good man…that he was still better than him. He created the Arrow crusade to honor his father, because the only reason he was alive was because his dad shot himself in the head. He feels responsible for Robert dying, so he created this…only to realize that his father had done the same thing he’s spent so many years beating himself up about, and spent so many years fighting in his name. 

In 5x21, Felicity tells him that he needs to start living for himself. 

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And Oliver will truly be able to do that when he realizes that he’s good enough. 

That he deserves to have a wife. 

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To have a sister, and to be a brother. 

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And to have a son. 

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He’s finally realized that all of the people who he cares about have their faults. Thea isn’t innocent anymore. She’s killed, and she’s angry. Diggle took his own brother’s life. Felicity got into bed with Helix. His mom was involved in the Undertaking, and forced Samantha to lie about William. And now, the last piece of that puzzle has been placed: Robert killed. 

Oliver can no longer put himself down because other people have done bad things too. It’s not that they’re all terrible people now; it’s that they’re not perfect in his eyes anymore. And that knowledge will release him from the burden that he’s carried. 

#flirting (an Olicity fic)

Here’s a ridiculous little celebrity/social media au one shot. I wrote it this summer and totally forgot about it but I found it today so… here it is! There may be a few more parts to this, idk. We’ll see!

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She was standing in the kitchen, just finishing off her (disgusting) protein shake, when an alert lit the face of her phone.

@OliverQueen tweeted a photo.

She chugged the last sip—ugh!—and swiped the screen. A second later a photo of Oliver was staring back at her and she’d be lying if she said her breathe didn’t catch a little at the sight.

Tight t-shirt, crazy blue eyes, just the right amount of scruff… He was gorgeous, always, but especially standing on the deck of a yacht, leaning over the railing just enough to show off his muscular shoulders. The tweet said, “Fav pic from the @MensHealth shoot.” It already had over a thousand likes.

Felicity liked the tweet and threw her glass in the sink, maybe a little rougher than she’d meant to considering the way it rattled around.

It wasn’t that she was jealous. She was happy for Oliver; he worked hard to maintain his physique and anyone who worked that hard for anything deserved praise and a spread in Men’s Health was good for him, but ugh! Over a thousand likes in less than three minutes? Really? How was it possible?

Her phone vibrated and she looked down to see another alert.

@OliverQueen: @FelicitySmoak you should have come with. Missed you on the boat ;)

Felicity sighed and tapped out a return message.

@FelicitySmoak: @OliverQueen motion sickness, photogs and getting hit on 24/7? Yeah what was I thinking passing on that?

As was usual whenever she got into a conversation with Oliver on social media, her phone started blowing up. Likes and follows and retweets. Everyone wanted a piece of Oliver Queen, even if it was just in the form of stalking him on Twitter.

Even she had her claws in him in a way. It wasn’t like he talked to her on Twitter because he missed her sparkling personality. No, she was the Ronald Miller to his Cindy Mancini, using his popularity and social media prowess to Can’t Buy Me Love her way into the hearts of America. Or, at least, into the hearts of his millions of followers.

Her phone vibrated again, but this time it was a text.

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Oliver: Barry, this is y/n. Y/n meet Barry. She’s helping us out.
Y/n: Hey Barry!!
Barry: Hey sis!! *insert awesome handshake* what’s up short stuff??
Y/n: Pluto, you?
Barry: mars.
Oliver: Cisco, what the hell is going on?
Cisco: oh! Yeah, y/n is Barry’s sister.
Thea: are you kidding??
Caitlin: nope
Felicity: cool!!!! Soo cool!!!
Diggle: I never would’ve guessed.
Barry: prepare for trouble…
Y/n: … and make it double

A Soul Lost at Sea (Olicity Victorian AU Fanfiction) Chapter 13

Rating:  Mature

Summary:  Five years after pirates attacked his ship, Royal Navy sailor Oliver Queen returns home to England to find his affluent family in financial ruin.  So when he’s presented with the opportunity to marry Felicity, eldest daughter of the ridiculously wealthy Noah Smoak, Oliver doesn’t hesitate to capture her hand…even though he has no idea if he can capture her heart.  Or if Felicity could ever possibly learn to love a soul lost at sea.

Tags: Smut, Fluff, Angst, Victorian attitudes, Arranged Marriage, Romance, Pirates

Link:  AO3

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Targeted: Part Two

Request: Could you do a oneshot where the reader is Oliver Queens sister, younger than him and Thea but still graduated high school and she’s dating Wally (secretly obviously Oliver is the most protective person ever). The reader gets kidnapped from her apartment in central city and the team gets sent video footage of her being seriously harmed, you can decide the rest but happy ending please?

Pairings: reader x Wally West, Oliver x sister!reader, Thea x sister!reader

Word Count: 1755

Warnings: violence + mentions of torture

A/N: Y/N/N = Your nickname. As promised, part two. Again, sorry for getting carried away writing this but I hope you still like it!

 (Part One)

“So, Kid Flash, I’m going to keep Miss Queen here-” she said, brushing the knife across the soft skin of your arm in a lazy pattern and then suddenly pushing in viciously. You let out a cry of pain, whimpering, “- until either, she breaks or you do. I want to see all of my criminal records expunged, along with those of my crew and I want you to publicly announce that the Reyes case is closed and for you to stop working with CCPD on busting my operations.”

A slim hand wandered down your arm, caressing your index finger and then pulled back, hard and sudden and you let out a scream. Your finger was bent at an odd angle, your face screwed up in pain, “If you don’t do this within the next twelve hours your precious gal is dead and if you go back on your word - I know who she is and where she lives and I’ll always be able to find her. Remember, the longer you wait to do it, the more pain she’s going to be in, not to mention the more likely she will be to give in and tell me your name. The next move is yours. Buh-bye.”

The video feed cut off and the room fell silent.

BANG!

Felicity, Cisco and Wally flinched visibly whilst Barry cringed at the sound as it echoed through the room. Thea was still rooted to the ground, staring at the black screen that had held her little sister only moments ago, in pain. The others in the room were silent, knowing that Oliver could be dangerous when one of his family members was in danger.

“What the hell is going on here?” Oliver growled out, breathing heavily.

“We got that an hour ago and called you immediately. We’re going to get Y/N back, Oliver, I promise. We all care about her too,” Barry told him, reaching out as if to try and calm him but thinking better of it.

“Get her back, Barry? GET HER BACK? MY BABY SISTER IS BEING TORTURED BY SOME LUNATIC IN GOD KNOWS WHERE BECAUSE OF YOUR IDIOT PROTÉGÉ AND ALL YOU CAN SAY IS WE’LL GET HER BACK!” He turned from Barry, not waiting for an answer and had Wally up against a wall in seconds. Wally, still reeling from the video and trying desperately to think of every way he could save you, barely registered the movement until his back hit the wall.

“You,” Oliver said, his tone quieter than a moment ago, “This woman has kidnapped Y/N because of your recklessness. What were you thinking, getting her involved in this?”

Suddenly Wally’s face changed, from scared for himself and you, to angry and he shoved Oliver away, speeding around and flipping the two so their positions were reversed.

“Don’t give me that speech, Queen. Y/N is her own person and you don’t get to order her around and neither do I. She chose to be with me and that’s her choice and besides, you can hardly say she was any safer with you. You’re the Mayor and the Green Arrow; wherever she is she’ll have a target on her back. Just help me save her.” He pulled away from him roughly and stalk to the other side of the room.

“Cisco, you and uh- Felicity, right?” Felicity nodded “You guys see if you can trace where the signal came from. Barry and I will sweep the city and see if we can find her that way. She was in an old warehouse from the looks of it. Let’s go.” They nodded and nobody argued; even Oliver only glared at the young man, who continued to ignore him. Wally and Barry disappeared out of the lab, leaving the rest in silence.

“This is not working!” Thea let out a frustrated noise and rubbed her head, “Barry and Wally have searched every abandoned warehouse they could find and Felicity and Cisco can’t get a hold of the IP address. Y/N has been with that psycho for almost four hours now and god knows what could be happening to her.”

There were general noises of agreement from the rest of the team as they all looked around hopelessly.

“Hey hey hey, what if,” Cisco began, clicking and running to the computer screen, “The reason Barry and Wally couldn’t find the warehouse Y/N was in, is because Reyes moved her before she sent the video?”

He tapped away at the keyboard, “I’ve been thinking. Reyes is known for liking symbolism and continuity, right? Like it’s her downfall, a compulsion that helps the CCPD predict her movements. Ah ha!” He looked at the screen in delight and Felicity stared at it in awe.

“She’s here. She’s right beneath us in the underground parts of S.T.A.R. labs. We couldn’t pinpoint an IP address because it was piggybacking off of our own. Reyes has come back to the place that started this all; the particle accelerator that gave you guys your powers,” Felicity explained, her voice triumphant.

They all shared a look and suddenly Wally was gone. Barry zipped after him and the others followed at a remarkably slower pace.

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Pain. That was all you had processed for the last few hours, that and Reyes’ cruel, mocking voice. The irony of the situation still felt like a knife twisted in your gut when you thought about the team, about Wally. They’d be searching desperately for you right now, in the hopes of finding you before the time was up, not knowing that you were right underneath their noses all along … literally.

Reyes never failed to mention it for more than five minutes, her tone gleeful every time she reminded you how uselessly close help was.

“Are you ready to spill the beans yet, Y/N?” She asked, her voice sweet.

You clenched your jaw. Help was coming you just had to wait for it. You just had to hold out a little longer. You just weren’t sure how much longer that was.

She sighed, “Oh so we’re being like that, are we. Shame, I thought we could be friends,” and with that she drew the knife across your thigh painstakingly slowly, causing a scream to rip its way from your mouth.

Then suddenly the pain was gone and you were across the room in someone’s arms. You looked up, “Wally?” The word was barely a breath, so quiet even he struggled to hear you and you smiled with relief. It was ok, you were ok.

Then you passed out.

When you next awoke, it was in one of the beds at S.T.A.R. labs surrounded by your family. At one side stood Olly and Thea, and on the other sat Wally, gripping your hand like his life depended on it.

Then you registered that Olly and Wally were in the same room together … at the same time … with Oliver obviously aware of your relationship and … nobody was getting impaled on the end of an arrow?

“Ughh, dude everything aches,” you sat up slowly, Wally helping to prop you up with a pillow, “What happened to Reyes?”

“After Wally, here, untied you and you passed out Barry was quick enough to get to Reyes before she escaped. She’s now in a cell, awaiting trial: that video is the last piece of evidence the CCPD needs to win their case,” Thea assured you, smiling at you. You smiled back, relief flooding your system.

“Now, Y/N,” you cringed as Oliver stepped forward, “Why is the first time I hear you’ve got a boyfriend when you get kidnapped?” He asked, raising an amused eyebrow at you.

“Um, well, ya see, I just. I’ve been meaning to tell you, and I was gonna tell you at Thea’s party-”

“Thea’s party?! That was four months ago!” he cried.

“But then I didn’t want to cause an argument about it and I know I should have told you but I was afraid of how you would react. I mean Thea said you’d be fine with it eventually but-”

“Wait, Thea knew?!” Olly asked incredulously.

You gave him a guilty smile, “I didn’t know how you’d react,” you squeaked.

“I’m your older brother not your enforcer-”

“Olly, you threw Wally into a wall earlier,” Thea cut in dryly.

“YOU THREW MY BOYFRIEND INTO A WALL?!” Now it was Olly’s turn to look sheepish.

“Oliver Queen, if I weren’t bed bound right now you’d be running for your life,” you threatened, leaning forward as if to reach for him.

He chuckled, lifting his arms up in surrender, “Hey, cut me some slack, you’d just been kidnapped. I wasn’t thinking straight.”

You sent him a sceptical look, “Yeah, sure, as if you wouldn’t have done that in any other circumstance. Look, we’ll talk later, ok? But can I speak to Wally now, please.”

“Yes of course,” Oliver said, clasping his hands and looking between the two of you expectantly.

Alone.”

“C’mon Olly, let’s go see if the rest of the team want to get takeout or something,” Thea said, dragging him away despite his protests. He didn’t look happy, that was for sure, but since he hadn’t shot your boyfriend yet you were calling it a win.

You fell back onto your pillows, “Ahhh, finally alone,” then you turned to Wally, “Are you ok?”

He laughed, “I should be the one asking you that. How do you feel?” His hand was warm around yours and you smiled at his sweetness.

“I’m ok, could be worse. Thank you for saving me, Wally.”

He smiled at leaned in, pressing a light kiss on your forehead, “I’ll always be there to save you Y/N/N.”

You pulled him down by the neck of his suit, pressing your lips to his, lightly at first and then more passionately. After a moment you pulled away, “Thank you anyway,” you whispered, leaning your forehead against his.

He smiled, his mischievous grin that always made you want to smile too, “C’mon, budge up.” You laughed and shifted on the bed, allowing him to climb in next to you. You curled up against him, careful of your injured and the other injuries.

“I think my brother liked you, Wally,” you mumbled against his chest.

He snorted, “If that’s your brother liking someone, remind me never to piss him off.”

You smiled, “You’ll be stuck with me forever then, unless you want to get on his bad side.”

“Wasn’t planning it any other way, Y/N/N.”

Arrow Fic: Bitches Getting Stuff Done 1/1

Bitches Getting Stuff Done
Set post-4x12; no spoilers for future eps.
Inspired by a thought I had after last night’s ep.  Thanks to @acheaptrickandacheesyoneline for reading this over and cheering me on!

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Dinah had worked in teams and with partners.  She had worked with women before, too.  And speaking not just about herself, female cops?  They were the ones with the reputation.  The ones that everyone, from low-level toughs to big bads, knew not to mess with.  

But she was still pretty shocked to realize that tonight, she was here to be the buffer.  To play the good cop.  Because who would think the girly-pretty blonde tech genius and the brunette former party girl/current mayoral chief of staff would be playing so close to the edge?

Maybe it had something to do with the fourth woman, the woman they were here to deal with tonight.  The woman currently zip-tied to a chair in the middle of this dingy, cold warehouse.  

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Okay, so I’m more calm now than I was before. Got a snack, watched some youtube videos, cleaned my room, aaand then because I couldn’t sleep I turned on 3x15. Don’t judge, I just saw a lot of people mentioning it and I was like… I have no idea wtf happened in that episode so let’s see whats up. 

And lemme tell you I noticed some things. 

Season 3 / 3x15

  • Felicity dating/sleeping with someone else
  • “I’m trying to save Thea’s soul” 
  • Thea getting herself into trouble
  • Oliver making bad decisions
  • Oliver signing on to the dark side
  • John/Oliver heart to heart
  • Malcolm gets captured / Rescue mission

Season 5 / 5x15

  • Oliver dating/sleeping with someone else
  • “I’m worried about my baby sister” 
  • Thea acting more like Moira
  • Oliver making bad decisions 
  • Felicity signing on to the dark side
  • John/Felicity heart to heart
  • Susan gets kidnapped / Probable rescue mission 

there’s probably more, but… i see you writers… i see you. 

Olicity fic

In the last five years, no one has seen or heard from billionaire Oliver Queen. At some point, it was rumored that his parents Robert and Moira Queen had disowned and sent him away.  Recently,  rumors say that Oliver Queen was back to Starling City, but no one has seen him. Oliver’s little sister Thea Queen is the manager of"Verdant" nightclub along with her long time boyfriend Roy Harper and long time friend Walter Steel is still CEO of Queen Consolidated after Moira and Robert Queen died.

A.R.G.U.S  agent, Oliver returned to Starling City to recuperate from his injuries after five years undercover as Bratva member. Rather than going back to his childhood home, Oliver asked his sister to buy him a secured apartment for him to live. Oliver Queen barely leaves his home due to the extent of his injuries and everything he had to do to survive as a member of the Russian mob (guilt and nightmares). One day, a little girl (no more than 7 years)  with glasses knocked on his door selling candies for a “boring” school project and next day, the little girl came back to say “hi”  and make him company. Soon after the little girl had Oliver Queen wrapped around her little finger. 

The little girl lived with her mother Felicity Smoak and nanny Rose a few floor down. Everyone knew and adored little girl. 

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Okay. Let’s try this. 

  • The gun control storyline felt heavy handed, from the montage of the shooter packing up guns in the beginning to Oliver’s candle-light vigil speech at the end.
  • It’s one of those “pay no attention to the man behind the curtain” things that makes it hard to really immerse and invest in the story on the screen.
  • it was nice to have Thea back
  • Having her rip on Susan made having her back even better. I really hope this means they’re setting Thea up to be the one to take on Susan later.
  • Listen, I get Oliver has a right to move on here
  • I’ve been expecting it since last summer
  • And once we saw Felicity and that…whatever it was she had with Billy (cuz she refused to call him her boyfriend so… booty call?), I knew Oliver needed to have a chance too
  • I just haaaaaaaaaaate that his chance is with SUSAN
  • I don’t dislike Susan because she’s “between my OTP”… I’ve disliked characters on this show for that reason before and that’s not what it is for me at all. It’s that she’s been shown to be shady. Regardless what she DOES from here with her shady information, she has behaved shadily. The show has not been shy about showing us that. SHADY. SHADYSHADYSHADY. 
  • She was introduced in a way that showed her to be without scruples, the way she treated Thea. THEA. Oliver’s own beloved sister. As such, Thea has never been coy about how she feels about Susan. I don’t think Susan ever apologized to Thea. Did she apologize to Oliver about how she treated Thea? Don’t think so. Did Oliver ever bring it up with Susan? Not likely. 
  • So when Oliver says “she’s a good person” I’m just like BITCH, WHERE.
  • Anyhow. That’s a big problem for me. And Oliver defending her to Thea just… hit me wrong. WAY wrong. 
  • I want to respect Oliver’s attempt to move on but I feel like I just can’t with Susan. I feel like Felicity in 2x06: “You deserve better than her.” I feel like he should feel he deserves better by now too.
  • Back on topic: The shootout at City Hall was meant to be shocking but in a show where shootouts happen almost every week it just… wasn’t.
  • Adrian has a wife. Huh. 
  • Oh, hello, Vigilante. Nice of you to join us again. I guess? What was the point of that other than to show us he’s still around? Or was that the whole point?
  • Team Arrow debating gun control = okay, sure
  • Felicity saying they shouldn’t debate cuz they’re busy doing Team Arrow stuff = okay, sure
  • Felicity saying they shouldn’t debate it PERIOD? = uhm NO
  • Curtis lecturing Felicity about not debating = (ノಠ益ಠ)ノ彡┻━┻
  • I don’t expect Felicity to be a focus in an ep like this, but since we’re hearing Curtis, Lance, Rene and Dinah’s views on gun control, maybe we can hear hers to? OR DIG’S?? Cuz Dig is like… the OG Gun Guy on the team??? And ex-military?? HELLO IS THIS THING ON?
  • Also, no one even mentioning Felicity being shot (SHOT. WITH BULLETS) last year and paralyzed…. I just don’t even know what to think there but I’m aggressively annoyed. 
  • This isn’t even touching the other times she’s been shot at (2x01) or shot (2x14) or had a gun held to her head (3x05). 
  • (ノಠ益ಠ)ノ彡┻━┻
  • *clears throat* Anyhow, Oliver is doing mayorly stuff so that’s nice to see, I guess. He’s trying and I like to see him trying. It’s clear that he cares about what he’s doing.
  • I’m just gonna be honest, I could not give less of a shit about where Dinah is living. We don’t even know where OLIVER lives. So it’s nice that Dig is encouraging her to open up and live her life but like… it felt out of place in this episode in a major way. 
  • I really liked the Rene flashbacks. I am really starting to feel for the guy. I hope he can get his daughter back. 
  • The scene where Oliver talked down the shooter in the hospital was probably my fave of his this episode
  • It showed him embracing his own light and really grasping this theme of legacy so that’s great progress. 
  • But this ep as a whole? Can just be skipped. Not great. Not great at all. Others (like @jbuffyangel) have stated why far better than I could. 
  • just… when the ep ended I blinked and went “that’s it??” and that’s not a great emotion to have at the end of an Arrow episode. 
  • Better luck next week. 

Originally posted by queensarrow

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laurel lance memorial week: day 3 - favorite relationship(s)
“i feel like she’s the backbone for a lot of these characters, and she tries to see the best in people, and she is a strong woman, and i love that.”

At the Edge of the Ocean (Olicity AU fic Part 1)

Hey guys, I’d been toying for weeks with the idea of doing a unique Olicity AU one-shot. I very rarely write fics with mystical elements but once this idea popped into my head, I couldn’t get it out. I also blame @agentsassydirewolf​ for letting me rant about it and adding fuel to the fire in my creative brain! Thank you, and I hate you (just kidding…kinda sorta)! ;)

Anyway, I’ve always loved mermaids. They are by far my favorite mythical creature. I recently re-watched Splash (a big, glorious mistake) and felt compelled to finally bring my Olicity mermaid AU obsession to life. This was originally going to be a one-shot but while writing yesterday, I realized there was too much to cram into a single post. I also wanted to have this posted in time for Valentine’s Day, so I’m splitting it up into two parts (I’m still working on the second one right now).  

I haven’t yet decided if this might turn into a short, mutli-chapter ficlet. But let me know if you guys want to read more, and I might add it to my list of future fics to work on. I’m not sure how the visual aspects and edits will format on AO3, so I’m posting strictly to Tumblr for now.

Thanks in advance for reading, everyone, and Happy Valentine’s Day!

Originally posted by beautyisworthagif


Pairing: Oliver Queen and Felicity Smoak

Rating: T

Summary: AU. Oliver almost drowns when the Queen’s Gambit sinks and is saved by a mysterious creature. When he learns that his savior is actually a beautiful mermaid named Felicity, Oliver can’t decided if he’s more shocked by her existence or the fact that he feels such a strong connection to her. Coming from two different worlds, Oliver and Felicity must decided if their love is true and what they’re willing to sacrifice to make it work.

Disclaimer: I don’t own Arrow or any of its characters. Except for the Olicity edits, the rest of the images and gifs aren’t mine.


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