I did a post about Felicity’s belief in Oliver and how much I love it, but also how I think it’s one thing that Oliver always counts on.
And then I was rewatching the scene from 3x09 before Oliver tells Felicity that he loves her and leaves to fight Ra’s.
Here, Oliver is trying to reassure Felicity that everything will be fine.
And here’s her reply. And it’s heartbreaking, the girl who has always believed in him. The girl who he loves, and has always seen the bright side of things.
But what kills me, it Oliver’s reaction.
The is a moment of pure terror and regret in his eyes, he bites his lip and has to look away. I don’t know what he was expecting her to say. But it definitely wasn’t this. Because I think he knows the chances of him coming home aren’t great.
And I think it was in this moment that he decided he would tell Felicity that he loves her. He knows this could be the last time he ever sees her and needs her to know everything.