A/N: Hey you Ladies and ... Ladies :P Or is there a Gentleman lurking around somewhere? Aaanyways ... There you go ! The last chapter everyone, of this story atleast ! Like I said, there will be a sequel and it will of the 'Unthinkable' timeline ! But like I also said, I will be out for a few days on a trip with friends so that one wont be up until June ! So keep me on your follow if you are interested in the next fic and you will know as soon as I update it :)
Next is, there might be some of you who might not like how Felicity reacts to the whole thing. I have my reasons for what I wrote ! Some of you will like it, some of you wont but I am keeping their relationship intact ! So there it is ...
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Felicity went to their living room and just sat on the sofa where she and Oliver had spent numerous lazy nights together, watching a movie or a TV show that according to her he had to watch.
Another sob broke from her and then they kept coming until they rocked her to her core and she wasn't sure how to stop them. She wasn't even sure why she was crying. Well there was this thing of him and Sara kissing, or like he said Sara had kissed him but she was sure Oliver hadn't cheated on her, he was not that man but still to hear that, she felt those insecurities creeping back up again, this time with more force and vigor.
Oliver heard from inside their bedroom as she broke apart in their living room. He wanted, god! How he wanted to go out there and soothe her, to tell her that nothing had exactly happened between him and Sara, that he put a stop to it as soon as it had started. But she had asked him to give her some time and he would give her that, however much it may hurt him, he would do whatever she asked him to do coz she hadn't atleast kicked him out of this place yet.
It wasn't until almost late afternoon that she came back to the bedroom, he didn't dare call it their even in his head, lest what might happen once this all was over.
"I am ready to listen" she said, her voice so small, a whisper that it was almost impossible to hear but he heard it anyway. It broke his heart to see him like this, the tear streaks down her cheeks, her eyes full of pain instead of the lightness and happiness that was Felicity. She looked even smaller than what she did last night in his hoodie, if that were possible.
But she was giving him a chance to explain and he would tell her everything before she decided if she wanted him in his life anymore or not. He might have been a bit dazed and took quite sometime coz she spoke again.
"I know you didn't cheat on me" she said, surprising him, especially given his track record in the past. As if she had read his mind, she continued, "Which is kind of ridiculous, given your track record before the gambit. But the Oliver you are now, the one I know, he wont cheat on me. He is too good a man to ever do something so low to the person he loves and I still believe that, that you love me. So I am ready, tell me what happened."
She didn't come closer to the bed; she sat in the bean bag by the window, playing with her fingers as she waited for him to speak.
Oliver, on the other hand was too stunned to know what he was to say now. Even after all that happened, she still believed in him, in his love for her and was willing to give him a chance and he would be an idiot to let that go.
"How can you be so forgiving? I mean, I am happy, beyond happy that you are willing to listen, that you are giving me a chance but somehow I fell I dont deserve any of it. Be assured, I didnt cheat on you. I wont ever do that but the way i treated you the last couple of days, knowingly, unknowingly doesn't matter, it wasn't right. I should have done better, been better. How can you be so forgiving?"
"Because ... Because I love you. And I know you love me. I never doubted that Oliver." Felicity said and Oliver thanked whoever was listening for this chance he got.
So he told her, he told her everything; from the moment he entered the lair till the moment he left to come back to her, to come home.
"Nothing happened. As soon as I understood what was happening I pulled away from her, I told her about us and what an idiot I have been this whole time. I told her that there is only one woman I love and that is you, Felicity." He said the last part softly, a bit hesitantly and waited for her to say something, anything.
"I believe you. I know I might sound naive to some people, some might even say that I am foolish in love but I know you and I know that you cant lie to me to save your life. And I know you would never do something like this to hurt me, intentionally or unintentionally."
"You have …" Whatever Oliver was about to say, Felicity interrupted.
"I am just asking for one thing, will you give it to me?" she asked and Oliver looked at her confused.
"Of course! Whatever you want. Anything!" he said.
"Just … Just give me some time, okay?" she said hesitantly and Oliver looked at her with wide eyes.
"Are … are you br…" But Felicity interrupted before he could finish the sentence.
"No! No Oliver. I am absolutely not breaking up with you" she said and he breathed in relief. "I … I just want some time to myself. Which is kind of impossible since we spend all our time together, be it the foundry or QC. But can you just …"
Felicity took a deep breath before bracing herself to what she was about to say next. It was gonna be as hard for her as it would be for him and she hated that she was asking this from him but she knew that in the long run it would be helpful for both of them.
"I will come to QC in the day and be your EA and I will come to foundry in the night and be your IT girl. But I just need some time for myself and you need some time to yourself. So starting today, you are not spending your nights here."
Felicity knew how much it hurt him to hear her say those words but they weren't any less painful for her. Hell … she couldn't even sleep without him by her side now-a-days but she had to do it, for both their sake. So with a determined mind, she told him what she wanted.
"You need to deal with Moira and Thea. Your family needs you, specially Thea. In the last few months since started our relationship and even quite some time before that, we have become so much dependent on one another that we have forgotten what it is to be ourselves. I think we need some time to be ourselves first so that we can be us and not get hurt in the way."
"So what you are saying is that we need some time apart? Away from each other? Like a time-out?" Oliver asked confused, coz frankly none of it was making any sense to him.
"Yes, in a way! Though it wont be a total time out since we would be still working, we would still see each other and I wont be keeping myself away from you. You are still my boyfriend and still the man I love and I will be damned to let go of any of that. But we never really did anything the normal way. We went straight from being friends and partners to a full time relationship with lots of 'I love yous' thrown in between." She said, trying to explain.
"What do you mean normal? Felicity, you know we cant be like a normal couple and go around this city holding hands doing what 'normal' couple do. And you know that its not because I don't want to and more because I want you safe and alive and being with me will put a target in your back from all my enemies, Oliver Queen and Green Arrow alike," Oliver said, his voice having that hinge of frustration to it.
"God! Oliver, just listen to me, will you?" she stood from the bean bag and started pacing the floor in front of the bed. Rubbing her hands over her face and then turned to look back at him.
"We don't have to go out and hold hand, that's not what I meant. I know you want me safe and even I want that for myself but we can still take some time for ourselves, find a quite place and talk. About our day, about the things we like, just go on a date like normal people do.
"Dates don't have to be in a fancy restaurant or a movie theatre or anywhere special. A date is just two people, getting to know each other better. I want to tell you about things I haven't yet shared and I want to know more about you. You don't have to tell me about your island days" she assured quickly, "I don't want you to be uncomfortable but I just want to know a little bit more of the man that I am so completely in love with that I cant even begin to think about living a life without."
"We went from friends and partners to lovers in just one night. I mean, sure you were almost staying with me long before the night you told me you loved me and we know most of our little quirks and what things make us tick but there are still so many things we don't know about each other. Hell! I don't even know what your favorite comic book character is and I am a certified geek" she said rolling her eyes.
"Its Thor" he said softly, as if automatically and then shook his head and got his head back to what was the actual matter. "So basically you want us to date and not sleep together for the time being?" Oliver asked again, as he got up and came to stand next to her near the bed. Felicity took a deep breathe and let it out before answering his questions.
"Yes, for starters. I am not saying we wont have what we had before, I am just asking for more. I want to know you, all of you and I want you to do the same."
"Okay! I can do that. If this is what you want, I will do it. Just" he gulped and tried again, his throat suddenly felt dry, "Just promise me you wont leave me."
Felicity took both of his hands on her and squeezed them hard as if to assure him that she was still there with him.
"I am not leaving you Oliver, ever. Take that thought out of your head. I will be there with you for as long as you want me. Until the day you tell me otherwise, I would be right next to you. For now, you're stuck with me."
As she said those words, Oliver felt as if his whole world was okay again. He was able to breathe normal, and that beautiful woman who he loves with all his heart is still standing next to him and hadn't left his side. She still loved him as much as he loved her.
"That's a forever thing then Ms. Smoak" he said and he couldn't help the smile when he saw her face lit up with one of her own.
"I don't mind forever, it sounds quite good actually" she said and smiled softly.
Her fingers came to trace the laugh lines near his eyes and he closed his eyes at the sensation. He had missed her touch, and leaned onto her palm.
"I love you, Felicity" he said, eyes still closed and smiling. Stepping on her toes and giving him a quick peck on the lips she said the same thing to him.
"I love you too, Oliver." This time he swiftly wrapped his arms around her and pulled her close to him, and dipped his head down and kissed her on the lips like he liked, like he knew she liked.
He would go back to the manor tonight and they would try what she wanted but it still had a few more hours to begin and those few hours he wanted to be with her. Just them; not CEO and his EA or the vigilante and his IT girl, just them. Just Oliver and Felicity.
Felicity didn't pull away from the kiss either. Everything was okay again. Sure they had to work on their communication skills, see that what happened wont happen again, open up about themselves more to each other but they were back in a good place, actually in a better place than what they were before and both of them were as in love with each other as they had always been.
Things might not always be perfect with them but they were perfect for one another and there was no doubt to it and both of them knew it, they just needed to understand.
So when they finally pulled away from one another's lips, both sporting a big goofy grin on their face, Felicity's turned into a mischievous one, her eyes glinting with humor and he relaxed. Oliver let her have her fun when she asked him something from remembering what he had said just a few minutes before;
"So … did you say you liked Thor?"
A/N: I am ending this one here. Hopefully it wasnt too disappointing for the lot of you ! I just couldnt not keep them together. They love each other and they belong together, and I wanted to keep it that way. Coz like I said, Oliver didnt cheat on her, he was a dick, sure but the guy had his heart in the right place. He didnt lie to her, was honest and I think Felicity's decision was what it should have been !
This is the last chapter so let me know how you like it. Again a small reminder, there will be a sequel, so those who want to read it, just subscribe and you will get a mail as soon as I update.
Until next time ladies ... :)