Twist of Fate

by Erin Salvatore

Disclaimer: I don't own Arrow. I'm just borrowing. Only the story is mine.

Hey, guys! Yeah, I've been putting this off for a while, mainly because I wanted to be sure I did it right. It's an AU and the summary is this: Felicity Smoak and Oliver Queen have been dating for nearly a year and things couldn't be better. However, when Felicity finds out she's pregnant with Oliver's child, the world as she knows it is turned upside down.

No spoilers, just take it as written. Hopefully, this will be as good written out as it was in my head.

Chapter 1

Felicity couldn't believe what she was seeing as she looked at the pregnancy test in her hand. Hell, she didn't want to believe what she was seeing. And yet the results were as clear as day: it was blue. She was pregnant. She and Oliver had talked about having children, but not this soon. No, she figured that would be after they were married. They had only been dating nearly a year and in that time, they had been careful.

How could this have happened? When did our plan backfire?

Before she could figure that out, a knock on the bathroom door startled her out of her reverie. "Who is it?"

"It's Thea."

At the sound of Oliver's sister's voice, Felicity let out a sigh of relief. She wasn't ready to face Oliver. Not yet. Taking a few deep breaths, she opened the door and met Thea's gaze. The younger woman eyed her curiously.

"Are you okay, Felicity? You seem nervous."

"Actually, Thea, I'm not okay," the blonde replied, knowing that she couldn't lie. "But, before I tell you, you have to promise me that you won't tell Oliver. I know that you don't keep secrets from him, but I don't want him to know until the right time."

"Okay, I won't tell him, hard as it's going to be," said Thea. "Now, what's going on?"

Felicity bit her lip and showed her what she was holding. "I'm pregnant, Thea."

Thea looked at the pregnancy test and smiled. "Oh my God, that's great! I'm going to be an aunt!" She saw that Felicity wasn't smiling. "What's the matter? I thought you'd be over the moon about this."

"Oh, don't get me wrong, I'm definitely happy," said Felicity. "And I know that my mom is going to be excited about having a grandchild to spoil." She sighed. "The thing is, I thought that Oliver and I would be married first and then have a child."

"So, when are you going to tell Ollie about this?"

Felicity shook her head. "That's just it, I don't know. Hell, I don't even know how this happened. We've always used protection."

"Well, I hope you tell him soon," said Thea. "This is his baby as well as yours." She placed a hand on her friend's shoulder. "Ollie loves you, Felicity, and he's going to be thrilled to know that he's going to be a father."

Felicity said nothing, just listened to Thea as she spoke. Her attention then shifted to the pregnancy test again. While she still didn't know how or when it happened, she couldn't keep it from Oliver. As Thea said, he loved her and would be thrilled to know she was having his baby.

"Thea, do you know where Oliver is?"

"I think he went to the office. He has an important meeting with the board of directors this morning."

"And how long is this meeting?"

"It'll probably take most of the morning," said Thea. "My guess is that he won't be free until lunch. Did you want me to call him and tell him that you need to see him? If I know my brother, he'll clear his schedule in a heartbeat for you."

Felicity hesitated. While she didn't want to disturb Oliver in the middle of an important meeting, this was just as important. Besides, it'll give her time to think of what to say. "All right, call him. Tell him that it's imperative that I see him. I don't give a shit what you have to do, just tell him that I need to talk to him."

Thea nodded. "I'll definitely do that. So, how are you going to handle the big reveal?"

"Don't worry about it, I'll figure it out," said Felicity. "You just focus on getting Oliver to see me."

Thea nodded and without a word, she got out her cell phone and dialed Oliver's number (which wasn't hard, since she had him on speed dial) and tapped her foot as she waited for him to pick up. She hoped that he wasn't still in the meeting.

"Thea?"

When she heard her brother's voice, Thea said, "Ollie, I know that you've got a meeting, but Felicity wants to talk to you right away."

"Is she okay?"

"She's fine," said Thea. "But, she really needs to talk to you. I know I'm being vague, but Felicity will explain everything when you see her."

"All right, I'll see what I can do," said Oliver. "It's not going to be easy, but I'll try to get out of here as quickly as I can. Thea, are you sure Felicity is okay? You sound anxious and when you sound anxious, that means something is wrong."

"Believe me, nothing is wrong," said Thea. "Like I said, Felicity will explain everything when you see her."

She ended the call and looked at Felicity. "Crap, that was close. I almost gave myself away."

"You did great, Thea," said Felicity. "This will give me time to plan out what I'm going to tell Oliver when I see him." She sighed. "This is all still very confusing. I mean, I never imagined I'd get pregnant before I got married."

"Hey, whatever happens, Ollie won't let you face this alone," said Thea. "He'll be there for you every step of the way. I know that if I was in your situation, Roy would do the same for me."

Felicity smiled. She had seen just how close Thea and Roy had gotten since their relationship began and that he was fiercely loyal to her. "You're right, Thea. Oliver would make a great father. When we talked about having children, he was beaming."

"Well, make that your starting point when you talk to him."

Felicity nodded. "You know what? I think I will. Then, once I have his attention, I'll tell him about the baby."

Note: Well, I guess I'll end Chapter 1 here before I repeat anything. Don't worry, things will get easier as the story progresses. Stay tuned!