Omg today's fic. I always knew the Olicity proposal would make me ugly cry but I had no idea how much it would make me ugly cry. Freaking gorgeous even if it dis make me furtively cry at work. Two quick questions: why did Oliver wait so long to propose and what was his original plan to propose before Felicity bought it up? (I enjoy the way that parallels canon btw :p)
Thank you!!! He was waiting for a few reasons but mostly that he wasn’t sure she was ready. They have only been together for a year and in that time they’ve gained and lost the first Ellie, his sister began suffering what will be lifelong severe medical problems, Felicity was attacked by Malcolm and “asleep” for a week, she got pregnant with Jules and gave birth, they bought their home and moved in together, they met his son and incorporated him into their family, and Felicity was (and still is, at this point) suffering from postpartum depression. That’s… that’s A LOT. He didn’t want to push her at all especially with her newly recovering from PPD. I think he carried the ring around with him for a long time looking for the right moment but he figured he’d give it at least another six months before proposing.