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Description: Felicity Smoak is hospitalized with mysterious symptoms. She’s dying and time is running out to save her; leading to a violent confrontation between Oliver and Ray Palmer.
This is Part 2 of my three part, “one-shot”, series. You can read Part 1, Walk Away, here.
***Notes what music I listened to as I wrote each part of the story. Just for fun ;)
***Wires by Athlete
All Oliver could see were wires. Wires going in and out of her small & frail body. Felicity lay unconscious, her face pale and her body still; the only sign of life the beeping heart monitor. Oliver stood at the foot of her hospital bed, his face stone. He placed his hands gently on Felicity’s blanket-covered feet. Her fragility made Oliver almost afraid to touch her, but her lifelessness made him more afraid not to.
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► Name ➔ Tanya
► Birth place ➔ Queens, New York, USA
► Where Do I live ➔ New York, USA
► Hair color ➔ Black…or is it Dark Brown?
► Eye Color ➔ Dark Brown/ Black… I honestly don’t know
► Birthday ➔ March 10th
► Gender ➔ Female
► Lefty or Righty ➔ Righty
► Single or taken? ➔ Single
► Happy? ➔ I’m working on being happier but some days it’s easier than the most. But at this particular moment, I’m feeling pretty good :)
TEN THINGS ABOUT YOUR LOVE LIFE
► Are you in love ➔ No
► Do you believe in love at first sight ➔ Uh no… It seems like it’s like lust or attraction, not really love…
► Who ended your last relationship ➔ I’ve never been in a relationship
► Have you ever broken someone’s heart ➔ I don’t think so…
► Are you afraid of commitment ➔ No
► Have you hugged someone within the last week? ➔ Yeah my friend
► Have you ever had a secret admirer ➔ Like the ones in the books and movies? Uh never.
► Have you ever broken your own heart? ➔ Yeah I’ve set misguided dreams and I end up facing reality but it wasn’t too bad.
► Do you usually spend Valentine’s Day alone? ➔ At home, and watching TV.
► Short or long-term relationships? ➔ I don’t think I could handle all the mind games and the heartbreak of a short-term relationship and I would want to be with someone who definitely cares about me for longer than a month or a week.
► Love or lust ➔ Love
► Lemonade or iced tea ➔ Raspberry Lemonade
► Cats or Dogs ➔ Dogs :)
► A few best friends or many regular friends ➔ A few best friends
► Television or internet ➔ I can’t choose. It’s like choosing between children :(
► Pepsi or Coke ➔ Coke
► Wild night out or romantic night in ➔ I’m such a romantic so definitely the romantic night in! :)
► Day or night ➔ Night
► Text or Call ➔ Face-Time?
► Make-up or au naturel? ➔ It depends on where I am and who I’m with.
TEN HAVE YOU EVER
► Been caught sneaking out? ➔ Nope.I’m a goody two-shoes.
► Fallen down/up the stairs? ➔ YES! The stairs were wooden and it hurt really bad :( I have a low pain tolerance.
► Wanted something/someone so badly it hurt? ➔ Yes
► Prank called a store? ➔ I didn’t but my sister did until everyone told her to knock it off.
► Skipped school? ➔ Remember I’m a goody two-shoes?
► Wanted to disappear? ➔ Yes
► Spent all your money? ➔ Yes and I had to borrow money. I’m terrible at saving money. I need a game plan before I shop or something.
► Met a celebrity? ➔ NOPE :(
► Been really ill? ➔ Not like on the death bed but when I was younger I had a terrible immune system and would always get sick first.
► Gotten high? ➔ I’ve never done drugs before so NOPE.
► Smile or eyes ➔ Eyes
► Light or dark hair ➔ Dark hair… tall, dark and mysterious? YUM :)
► Shorter or taller ➔ Tall
► Intelligence or attraction ➔ Intelligence because you want to have decent conversations but attractiveness is always a plus :)
► Hook-up or relationship ➔ Relationship
► Funny and poor or rich and serious ➔ Neither. I mean they should be able to adapt to a situation and react appropriately. And the money thing? Well, if he works hard than it’s okay but it he wastes his money than NOPE.
► Mac or PC? ➔ Both? Is that selfish?
► Chapstick or lipstick? ➔ Chapstick
► City or country? ➔ Country
► Driving or walking? ➔ Driving. I’m too lazy to walk.
► Last phone call? ➔ My mom when she was picking me up.
► Last song you listened to? ➔
► Last thing you ate? ➔ Cinnamon Toast Crunch with Milk
► Last thing you drank? ➔ Orange Juice
► Last place you were? ➔ My friend’s house.
► Last kiss? ➔ Have to have a first kiss to have a last kiss.
► Last outfit? ➔ Navy Jeans with Light Blue Flowers and a Blue Gray Men’s shirt from my dad.
► Last purchase? ➔ A black floral dress with purple and gray flowers.
[So I have developed a new head-canon about ringtones because of this prompt.]
—He Always Picks Up For Her—
The fact that Felicity had programmed his phone to play She’s a Genius whenever she called him was something Oliver had never bothered to figure out how to change. Though perhaps not the ringtone he would have chosen, ultimately it served the purpose of telling him without looking that she was calling.
And generally speaking, when Felicity called him instead of texting, it was important. So when Oliver woke to the song start playing from his phone at 2:00 A.M. his heart was already pounding a little with anxiety. Blindly he grabbed at the phone, fumbling for it until finally he was able to squint at the too-bright screen long enough to hit the answer button. “Felicity?” he asked. “Are you okay?”
A burst of giggles met him. “See? I told you he’d pick up for you. He always takes your calls. Hi, Ollie!” Sara’s voice greeted him from the other end and he relaxed slightly, though he stayed confused. “Say hi, Felicity!”
“Sara! Gimme my phone back!” came Felicity’s response. “I’m so sorry, Oliver!” she added loudly to be sure he heard.
“Um…guys?” Oliver asked, confused.
“Hi, Oliver!” came the addition of Roy’s voice in the background, and Oliver dropped his head to the pillow. What were they doing? It was late.
“Ollie, we were just talking about you. You should really be here right now!” Sara teased. “Well…actually, Felicity was talking about you, we—hey!” There was a scuffling sound as Felicity was apparently attempting to reclaim her phone. Oliver smiled into his pillow, chuckling quietly.
“Oliver? Are you still there?—Sara, no! Stop!” Felicity squealed, clearly attempting to hold the other blonde at bay. “Roy, would you please make yourself USEFUL!” the last word came out in a shriek and Oliver winced, holding the phone away from his ear and wondering what on earth the three of them were up to.
Roy must have come to her rescue, because Felicity was back in a moment. “Are you there?” she asked.
He grinned. “Yeah, Felicity. I’m here. Are you drunk?”
“Possibly yes.” He could almost hear her nodding her head. “But I’m allowed to be because it’s my birthday.”
He frowned. “What?”
“Well, technically yesterday was my birthday. Which you forgot. But it’s okay!” she added hurriedly. “Because I don’t really celebrate my birthday normally, which is why you didn’t even really know that it happened, but then Roy found out and he told Sara and she decided we should make jell-O shots, but Oliver,” she said his name with emphasis. “You never warned me that Sara makes really strong jell-O shots,” she scolded him, as though obviously this was all his fault.
Oliver was still frowning as he slowly pushed himself up in bed. “Yesterday was your birthday?” he repeated.
“Yes, Oliver, God, pay attention. But anyway, Sara made jell-O shots and then Roy bet I couldn’t do as many as him and he’s a brat so obviously I had to prove him wrong and I won, for the record—which is impressive now that I think about it because Roy works for this bar and jeez he should really build up a little more tolerance.”
“Um, Felicity…where are you, exactly?”
“We’re at Verdant. Sara said she didn’t think Thea would mind as long as we re-stock the bar tomorrow. WAIT SARA, NO!”
Another scuffle had Oliver frowning at his phone until he heard Sara’s voice. “Ollie, you need to get your butt over here, you owe this birthday girl big time. I can’t believe you didn’t know it was her birthday!” Sara accused light-heartedly.
Feeling a little bit like a heel, Oliver rubbed a hand over his face. “Sara…would you just…keep her out of trouble, okay? I’ll see you all in the morning.”
“In the morning? Well, okay,” Sara sighed dramatically. “I guess we’ll have to go to Plan B if Felicity’s gonna get a birthday kiss. ROY! KISS FELICITY!”
“What? No!” Felicity squealed in the background while Oliver glowered.
“Ew, no, Sara! She’s like my sister, jeez!”
“Pfft. Plan C, then. I mean, someone needs to give this girl a birthday kiss, after all. Hey, Ollie, what was the name of that strip club that opened up with the chippendale dancers?”
“Sara,” Oliver growled.
“Oh right! The ‘Pony.’ HEY GUYS PACK IT IN WE’RE MOVING!” she yelled so that Oliver winced again.
“SARA WOULD YOU STAY PUT? FINE, I’M COMING!”
“Thought so,” Sara’s voice was smug before she hung up the phone.
Irritably, Oliver got up and flipped the lights on, searching for a pair of jeans and grumbling about finding birthday presents at this hour and nobody giving anybody else a birthday kiss if he had anything to say about it.
A/N: Hey guys! I’m so sorry that this update has taken so long. I have gone over and over this chapter and reread it so many times it all started to blur together so I’m posting it. Thank you so much for the feedback and response to the first chapter! You guys are so wonderful!
As always, I LOVE to hear what you think so please let me know! I have much more to tell with this story so I hope you’ll stick around for the rest of it!
Thanks so much!!!
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somewhere beyond the darkness (there is light) - Part 2 - oliver/felicity (post-season 2 fic)
Standing, Felicity headed for the bathroom and made quick work of a shower, not letting herself linger too long even though the luxurious spray made it hard to leave.
When she stepped back into her room, toweling off her hair as she headed for the closet, she could still hear the water running from Oliver’s bathroom.