Disclaimer: I do not own Arrow or anything else you may recognize. The transcripts I will put in later chapters belong to Naitch03.

This is an idea that is inspired on Naitch03's Past is prologue. Which I would highly recommend, great read. This story was originally posted only on AO3 because of the Moderators on here but I decided I'm gonna risk it and start putting it on here as well.

And before we get into it, I'd like to issue a warning. Any comments that are really degrading or hostile because: I am not focusing on a pairing you want, am supposedly bashing a character, you do not like the direction my story is going, or something like that will be deleted. Only warning. Okay? Okay.

Cast list:

Katie Cassidy as Dinah Laurel Lance

Colton Hayes as Roy Harper

Willa Holland as Thea Queen

Colin Donnell as Tommy Merlyn

David Ramsey as John Diggle

Katrina Law as Nyssa al Ghul

Melissa Benoist as Kara Danvers/Zor-El

Tyler Hoechlin as Clark Kent/Kal-El

Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne

The watchtower, 2028


Dinah Laurel Lance-Queen sighed as she stared out the viewing deck at the earth. At age forty three, she wasn't quite sure how her life had turned out like this. As she considered what was about to happen, she started thinking back to where it all began.

A few weeks after Oliver and Felicity had left town, a new group had come to town. The media called them The Ghosts and all Team Arrow knew about them was that they highly trained and had highly advanced military equipment. After a few months with no success against them, Thea and Laurel had sought out Oliver for help. With more than a little resistance on Diggle's part, Oliver had rejoined the team as Green Arrow.

After Thea began to suffer from the after-effects from the pit, Laurel had learned about it and had done something drastic. Laurel had dug up Sara's body and traveled with Thea to Nanda Parbat and eventually convinced Malcolm to use the pit on Sara. Looking back, Laurel could see how her grief had clouded her judgement but what's done is done. Sara came back…wrong since she had been dead longer and it took a little help from Oliver's friend John Constantine to help her but Sara was restored to her old self. Laurel's decision to keep Sara a secret had initially caused some strain between Oliver and Laurel but they able to move passed it.

Not long after, it was discovered Ray Palmer, who had been presumed dead, was alive but shrunk down to microscopic size and was in need of help as he was being held captive by Damien Darhk. They managed to rescue Ray but the ordeal had personal ramifications for Felicity. Throughout the ordeal, she had treated Oliver rather poorly and in ways that did not sit right with most of the team. After Ray was alright, Oliver had broken up with her, later confiding in Laurel that "As much as I love Felicity, I can't deal with the high-school drama for the rest of my life."

It was discovered shortly after that Diggle's brother, Andy, was discovered to be one of Darhk's Ghosts. After freeing him from Darhk's control, he was held prisoner by Team Arrow for a while until Diggle decided he was trust worthy. It wouldn't be until months later that they learned how wrong they were.


Laurel turned around to see her daughter standing behind her. Laurel smiled at her little girl, who looked up at her with the innocence that a three year old should have. Although they also held the same look as her father, like they were judging what she would do next.

"What is it Olivia?" Laurel asked warmly as she squatted down to her daughter's level.

"Why is everyone working so hard momma?" Olivia Queen inquired curiously, scrunching up her face in a way that was so like her father that it brought tears to Laurel's eyes.

"Because we're going to change the future honey." Laurel told her softly.

Starling City, 2012


Laurel Lance had just walked out of her apartment, ready to go to work when she vanished in a flash of light.

Across town, Thea Queen was in her room, not at all ready to go to school. She was wondering about the party to go to tonight when she disappeared in a flash of light.

John Diggle was in his apartment, wondering what he was doing with his life when he vanished as well.

Tommy Merlyn was on his way to a car in his garage, thinking of all the ways to woo Laurel Lance when he vanished in a flash of light.

In The Glades, Roy Harper was getting ready for a gang meeting. Even though he believed he was doing the right thing, that he was making The Glades safer, Roy was beginning to feel apathetic about the whole thing. No sooner had he begun to think that then he vanished.

The Watchtower, 2028

Moments later

The group from the past groaned as they all appeared in a chamber. They all felt sick to their stomachs and Thea even dropped to her knees.

"Sorry about that, it should pass momentarily."

The five of them looked up to see a rather handsome dark-haired man dressed in a blue costume with a red cape and a yellow and red symbol on his chest standing in front of them. He had a bright smile on his face and the females of the group relaxed a little while the men remained a little skeptical.

"Who are you? What do you want from us?" Diggle demanded as he stepped in front of the others protectively.

"Well, you can call me Kal. As for why you're here…that's a bit of a long story." Kal told them as he awkwardly rubbed the back of his neck.

"Simplify it for us." Roy snapped.

"Well, to make a very long, complicated story short, you're in the future." Kal told them bluntly and was met with silence.

"Okay…you're officially insane." Tommy told him rudely.

Kal simply smiled and took out a remote. He pointed it at a wall and pressed a button. The five time-travelers turned and watched as part of the wall opened to reveal a window. Outside the window was deep space and, just barely visible, was the small spec of planet Earth. The five stared at the window in shock as Kal watch amused.

"That proof enough for you?" Kal asked and they all nodded dumbstruck.

"But why are we here?" Laurel managed and Kal sighed.

"Not long from where you come from, people far too dangerous to be dealt with by the law start to appear, leaving chaos in their wake. In order to combat them, heroes had to rise up to stop them." Kal began but was interrupted.

"You mean vigilantes." Laurel said pointedly but Kal shook his head.

"Some may call them vigilantes but they are heroes. But I won't try to convince you, follow me." Kal said as he led them out of the room.

The five reluctantly followed him out of the room. Kal led them down the hall and Tommy and Thea looked around in amazement at all the technology as Kal led them into a room. It looked surprisingly modern, well modern to them. There was a sofa next to a love seat that sat in front of a huge plasma screen.

"Um, you brought us here to watch TV?" Thea asked confused and Kal chuckled.

"In our time, Earth has had many heroes. But it all started with one, he was the first. You asked why you were brought here earlier. Each and every one of you are important to him. There are a list of recordings on here that will explain everything. I must warn that what you see will be hard for some of you to see but it is necessary," Kal pulled out a remote and handed it to Diggle, "it works like a regular DVD player. Prepare yourself. This won't be easy."

Kal then turned and walked out of the room. As the automatic door shut behind him, the time travelers exchanged uneasy glances. Then Diggle shrugged and sat down on the love seat. Roy then sat down next to while the other three took their places on the couch, Thea sitting between Laurel and Tommy respectively. Diggle then pointed at the flat screen and pressed start.

In case anyone is confused, the seating order, from right to left is Tommy, Thea, Laurel, Roy, and Diggle.

So, what do you think? Please leave any thoughts or comments you may have in a review, feedback is greatly appreciated.