DISCLAIMER: I do not own the characters, they belong to the cw and DC comics. this is just a fanmade story of a couple the author would really like to see together. no hard feelings.

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CHAPTER ONE: FIRST SIGHT

"Felicity Smoak?"

She turned around in her deskchair and looked up and the guy in front of her. she was staring into the eyes of an extremely handsome man. These weren't just any eyes, she could see that these eyes had seen things, unpleasant things. A mysterious face framed those mysterious eyes. She quickly took the pen out of her mouth and straightened her thoughts.

"Hi, I'm Oliver Queen"

"Of course, I know who you are, you're mister Queen"

Oliver quickly waved that away

"No, mister Queen was my father" he smiled a little. Cute, she thought.

And then started the uncontrollable babbling. the moment she dreaded the most these days. the moment when she was nervous or tired and she would just blurt out whatever came to mind. just like today.

"Right, but he's dead" Oliver raised one eyebrow a little. she couldn't believe she just said that, but even trying to fix it went wrong, of course.

"I mean, he drowned" Oh god...

"But you didn't, which means you can come down to the IT department and listen to me babble, which will end in 3..2..1." she was nervously ticking on her desk with her pen.

Oliver smiled a little and immediately started talking, trying to save this girl, and make this conversation less awkward. He thought it was cute though.

"I'm having some trouble with my computer and they told me you were the person to come and see"

She nodded shortly and he handed her an odd looking laptop. she immediately noticed the holes in it and stared at his gorgeous face questiongly. He started explaining in a rough but mellow voice.

"I was at my coffee shop surfing the web, and I spilled a latte on it"

She raised her eyebrows in disbelief and gave him a look. She didn't want to be mean but she feared it would seem atleast not that nice.

"Really?" She gave him a questioning look

He sighed "Yeah"

"But these look like bulletholes"

she wanted to punch herself, why did she had to sound so bitchy, that wasn't her intention. she didn't want to sound like a know-it-all. But she did have to give herself some credit, because, well, she knew it all.

"My coffee shop is in a bad neighbourhood" She tilted her head and gave him a look of disbelief. He knew she wouldn't believe him but this was the best he could do. He smiled a little and hoped she would just accept it. he knew she wasn't stupid.

"If there is anything that you can salvage from it, I would really appreciate it" He said in his dreamy masculin voice, she melted a little and gave nodded and responded with a short hmmhmm.

He smiled at the adorable blonde and thanked her in advance.

Felicity sighed. she pushed her glasses up and started looking at the laptop. she was absolutely sure these were bulletholes. She sighed again and started transmitting the laptop's data, or at least what was left of it, to her computer. it took a small hour of decrypting and decoding and Oliver sat beside her saying nothing, just studying her face, and sometimes straying off to her fingers tapping quickly on the keyboard, typing passwords and binary codes. Just one beep later she was through. she smiled a little and started looking through the files. she came across a blueprints, a lot of them, she could feel Oliver's gaze on her.

"Looks like blueprints"

Oliver nodded, impressed that she got in. "Do you know what of?"

"The Exchange Building" She looked at him and saw the frown on his face.

"Never heard of it" He said and she was startled and frowned herself.

"It's where the Unidact's auction is scheduled to take place" He was still frowning and look at her questioningly. she shook her head a little, suprised.

"I thought you said this was your laptop" she turned in her desk chair to face him

"Yes" he answered just a little to fast to be believable. This was just ridiculous.

"Look, I don't want to get in the middle of some Shakespearian family drama thing"

Oliver looked startled and did not know what she was talking about. His eyes looked back and forth from her face to the blueprints. "What?"

Felicity didn't know what to say, he had to know Shakespeare right? "Mister Steele marrying your mom?" He still looked at her like he had no idea of what was going on she she went on.

"Claudius, Gertrude, Hamlet?"

He interrupted her "I didn't study Shakespeare in any of the four schools I dropped out of"

She looked at him and nodded, returning to the problem. He was a little ashamed and looked at her to search for judging, he was happy to find none.

"Mister Steele is trying to buy Unidact Industries, and you've got a laptop associated with one of the guys he's competing against"

"Floyd Lawton" He blurted out

"No, Warren Patel" She pointed to the upper left corner of the screen, which showed his name. He looked at the screen and started thinking but he was interrupted by Felicity.

"Who is Floyd Lawton?"

She couldn quite figure out how to read Oliver but something about this whole situation was off. she knew this wasn't his laptop, and she knew that she didn't want to be involved in stealing, but she felt like she should help him anyways. she blamed his charm, but she also knew that that was her own fault. why did he had to be so attractive. She stared at him, he was probably trying to come up with another lie, but she didn't even care, she just wanted to look at his face and swoon.

"He is an employee of mister Patel, evidently" He looked at her and she quickly turned away her face. It was obvious to him that she didn't believe him, but how much. He started thinking. The Exchange building is surrounded by three towers with eyelines into the building. Lawton can get his killshot from virtually anywhere. But I can't cover the area, I can't protect all of Deadshots targets. I can't do this alone.

He stood up quickly and thanked Felicity for her help, he had to get to his hideout right away to make plans.

"Anytime" Felicity said as he almost ran out of her office. she stared at him and was startled when he caught her as he glanced back one more time before he went throug the door. He smiled at her and her eyes shot down, her face flushed. When he was gone she felt a weight fall off her shoulders and she smiled. She felt like this wouldn't be the last time she would see him. She sure did hope it wouldn't. She spun around once in her chair and blissfully went back to her original work, thinking about Oliver.

As soon as he left her office, Oliver wanted to go back. In that tiny llittle space he had felt safe and he didn't have to think about anything. He hadn't really paid attention to what Felicity had been saying, he had just stared at her face, neck, shoulders, elbows, hands and fingers. He was amazed by what this girl could do, and he was sure he would return to the pretty blonde in the IT Department.

I hope you liked my first attempt at writing, reviews are always welcome!

- WanderlustCarolina