July 8, 1997

Diary of Laurel Lance

I spread out as much as I could on the soft bed of the Gambit. I reached over picking up a freshly caught shrimp and allowed every inch of my taste buds to enjoy the delicacy. Not only am I on a yacht for the first time in my life but I'm here with my super handsome and extremely rich fiancé, Oliver Jonas Queen.

Originally this was going to be a getaway for Oliver and I, a sort of engagement gift to ourselves but we decided more the merrier. We were joined by Oliver's best friend in the world, Tommy Merlyn, who was also extremely rich and my younger sister Sara who couldn't stop coming in and out of our room.

She would see something and then come and tell us. This last time though was for a very good reason. She came in and jumped in between us. You would think she was nine instead of nineteen. She looked me in the eye and said "Laurel, I have fallen in love". I smiled and gave her a huge hug. "Tell me about this person" I said as Oliver rolled his eyes and I tried not to laugh at him. "She is beautiful. She works on the ship as a guard and her name is Nyssa. Exotic isn't it. Her smile is enticing and the way she handles herself is pure heaven" Sara said laying her head on my stomach. I smiled. "I'm happy for you Sara, why don't you go and talk to her and see if she likes you the same way" I said trying to kindly kick her out. "That's a great idea Laurel, I'm off" Sara said and run back out the door. I made the motion to lock the door and Oliver following my lead did just that. I smiled as he took off his shirt and came my way.

He slowly and methodically straddled me. I let out a slight moan. He smiled and started to unbutton my pajama shirt. I smiled as he got caught up with one and then felt my inner thighs heat up when he took a knife out and just cut off the rest. He smiled at the heat rising from me and gave me a deep, long kiss and slid his still

pant covered cock up my leg. I growled and tugged on his pants. Again sensing my need he fought off his pants and continued his journey. He let his hard dick play against my wet clit and just as soon as I couldn't take it any more he slid in and the rest of the night exploded into a million different colors and sounds.

My eyes bulged as I read the last part. I didn't really want to know that much detail but I was reading this diary to get any clues as to what really happened and not what I've been told. So far though, what I've been told has been pretty accurate. Back to the diary.

August 8, 1997

Diary of Laurel Lance

We have been lost for a week now. The damn navigation on the Gambit went haywire and the ship drifted into a bad storm in the middle of the South China Sea. I looked at Oliver who along with Tommy was trying to figure out our next move. He came over and put his arm around me. "Don't worry baby, we will all be ok" he said for the millionth time trying to comfort me. I smiled and nodded. I was feeling nauseous, which on its own was strange because I hadn't felt this way the whole time. I tried to ignore it and went and sat with Nyssa and Sara. Holding my sister close I waited.

"Alright, we called for a helicopter and they are almost here" Oliver said as though that was a normal thing people just did. I smiled and kissed him. Feeling nauseous again I quickly sat back down.

I watched as the helicopter hovered and lowered a rescue ladder. Sara went first followed by Nyssa and Tommy. Oliver insisted I went next so I headed up the ladder. As I climbed in a gush of wind hit the ladder hard. I watched as Oliver swung dangerously over the deadly sea. Luckily that man had a tight grip. He climbed the rest of the way up and back into my arms. That was the scariest moment of my life, or so I thought.

When we arrived back in Starling City we were taken to the hospital for a check up. I was sitting in my room with Oliver holding my hand when the doctor came in. "Ms. Lance I have a couple pieces of news to give you. One, your EKG came back abnormal so we want you to see a cardiologist and follow back on that and second, you're over a month pregnant, congratulations" he said and left the room.

I looked at Oliver who was grinning from ear to ear. "You seem very happy about this" I said sarcastically. "Laurel, right now I am the happiest man alive" Oliver said kissing me deeply. I was the happiest woman alive as well but I realized I had just found the scariest thing I had ever dealt with, the realization I'm going to be a parent.

Ok, so I guess the tales are true. Sometimes that gross love stuff can be real. I put down the diary and laid back on my pillow. Two years had passed since they both vanished and something, or someone somewhere had to be the key to finding them. Obviously the diary isn't that key. Hang on mom and dad, I will save you because I am The Black Arrow.