Just thanking all of you for your amazing support for this story isn't enough... So to thank you all I made this chapter a little bit longer than normally :)
This is the last chapter of this story :(, I was planning on writing more chapters for this one, but the ending seemed so perfect to me that I decided to finish it there. That doesn't mean there can't be a sequel! If you have any suggestions or ideas please tell me ;)
I hope you like it! and thank you again for all the support!
"The faster I write, the better my output.
If I'm going slow, I'm in trouble.
It means I'm pushing the words instead of being pulled by them."
– Raymond Chandler
The final conversation
Somewhere around 15 minutes later they arrive at the club Verdant. Oliver steps out his black car and opens the door for Felicity. Stepping out, Diggle begins to talk about their plans for the day.
"So what's the planning of the hood today?" Asks Diggle, opening the door for Felicity and Oliver.
"I haven't planned anything yet, maybe I will hunt down another name tonight but I'm not sure yet. Tommy probably needs me to do some managers work too." Oliver answers typing in the code for the door that leads to the basement or better said the arrow cave. 1-4-1.
"When do you want to do those self defends lessons, Felicity?" Oliver asks walking down the stairs with Felicity walking close behind him.
"Uh, as soon as possible I think." She replies. "That would be the best, you know able to kick some ass... Now it sounds like I'm going to beat everyone up, I didn't mean it like that I would never hurt anyone, well except for the time I pushed my niece when I was little, she fell and well..." Felicity rambles until she sees the faces of Diggle and Oliver, both staring at her, with an amused expression on their faces and there arms crossed over their chests. "Well, that's beside the point." Felicity stops talking.
"You do know that if you want to defend yourself, you have to defend, right? Sometimes that means hurting people to make sure you're safe." Diggle explains carefully not wanting to upset her.
"Yeah, I know that. I rather just don't hurt them." Felicity replies back looking at her shoes.
"Okay then, why don't we train tonight?" Oliver proposes to them. "Then we eat something now and do some Hood work and after that we start you training?"
"Sounds good to me, but I won't be here tonight. I have a date with Carly." Diggle says. "So you'll have to do the training tonight Oliver."
"Sure no problem." He answers looking at Diggle.
"Wait what?!" Felicity says with shock. "No offence but Oliver have you seen yourself." She says pointing her finger at Oliver. "You're like a big piece of muscle, and again no offence, it looks good on you. But one move and you can snap my arm." She explains doing a weird movement with her arms to demonstrate.
"Don't worry, I won't hurt you, I promise." Oliver says reassuring. "Do you trust me?"
"You know I do, you have one of those faces you know." Felicity says bringing back an old memory of the moment when she said to Oliver for the first time she trusted him. Though, not one of her best moments with Oliver. She can still remember the look on his face when he saw the book and discovered his mother was somehow involved.
"I know." Smiles Oliver, snapping Felicity out of her thoughts. Diggle looks from Felicity to Oliver, feeling like he missed something in the conversation.
"Am I missing something?" He asks.
"Ow, just an inside joke you know." Oliver explains to him, smiling at Felicity.
"Okay, I'm going to start the computer. I updated a lot already, but you're computers need a lot of work, mister." Felicity says walking away from the two men still mumbling to herself. Oliver keeps watching Felicity until he feels Diggle staring at him.
He turns his head and asks; "What?"
"Girlfriend, huh?" Diggle questions, with an amused, expression on his face.
"Yeah, that would be the best cover story, I think." Oliver tries to explain himself or rather defend himself.
"Sure, I mean it would have been weird if you would say that she helps with your computer." Diggle says enjoying, to see Oliver struggle a bit.
"Well, this was the most believable." Oliver says.
"Sure it is." Diggle replies, clearly not believing the lie. But not saying anything about it. He just keeps staring at Oliver with a knowing look in his eyes. Oliver gets annoyed.
"Just spit it out, Diggle." Oliver says a bit annoyed.
"You want to know what I think?" Diggle asks.
"I think I'm about to hear." Oliver replies clearly bored of the conversation.
"I think you wouldn't mind one bit, when Felicity would be your real girlfriend and that this story gives you the chance to be her boyfriend." Diggle declares looking quite proud of his explanation.
"Wha..t ho..w." Oliver struggles for words. "No.. that would be crazy... I don't like anyone." Oliver tries to defend himself by playing innocent. But Diggle just keeps staring at him with the same face as earlier. Oliver gives up. "Okay, maybe you're right." He admits, ending the conversation before walking to the computer where Felicity is sitting.
"Alright while you two love birds keep staring at each other, I'm going to get us some lunch." Diggle speaks looking at them with a slight smirk on his face. Felicity begins to blush and immediately looks down. Oliver clears his throat uncomfortable.
"See you later!" Diggle calls walking up the stairs to get some lunch and maybe have a small conversation with Carly about those two.
"So, here we are.." Felicity says, turning around in her chair.
"Yes, we are." Oliver answers. There is a really awkward tension in the room at the moment. "Well, I'm going to do some training." Oliver says trying to break the tension in the room.
"Yes, do that, I'm going to crack some FBI stuff on the computer." Felicity answers happy that Oliver broke the awkward tension in the room. She turns around in her chair and starts typing quickly. Her pink colored nails clicking on the keyboard of her computer.
While waiting on an update, Felicity looks at her Facebook page. She has some messages from her colleagues at Queens Consolidated, asking where she is. She sighs, explaining that she is fired isn't going to be easy. While scrolling down her eye falls on a picture. A picture of her and Oliver this morning. She was wearing some dark jeans with a red jacket, her blond curly hair in a ponytail while Oliver was wearing a dark blue shirt, some lighter blue jeans and his brown jacket. Oliver's hand is resting on her back, leading her to his black, very expensive car. She reads the text above the picture; 'Has Oliver Queen, found his queen?'. "What.." she murmurs to herself, reading the article.
This morning Oliver Queen was spotted walking from an unknown building with a unknown women, he was leading the blond beauty to his car. It seems that he spend the night at her building, raising questions. Is this women another one night stand of the playboy billionaire or has Oliver Queen finally found the one?
She opens another article to read. Her eyes scanning the pages.
Earlier this day, a blond young and perky woman was spotted by our photographer walking side by side with Oliver Queen. Who earlier this year returned from the dead, found by fisherman on an isolated island. There were rumors' Oliver Queen changed from a playboy billionaire to a man. And for many these rumor are confirmed. Oliver Queen walking with a woman that looks very different from is normal one night stands, makes people wonder. Did he really change? A couple of week ago, Oliver Queen was seen with the same woman on a fundraising event, were the Queen family sponsored an expensive piece of jewelry. Does this mean that this particular woman isn't just a one night stand?
"Oh god..." Felicity says, still to herself. Oliver looks up from his push-ups as he hears Felicity's talking. He stands up and walks to the IT geek.
"What's wrong?" He says.
"AAahh!" Felicity squeaks holding her hand over her chest. "Stop doing that, not all people have a ninja hearing you know."
"Sorry." Oliver says, while trying to look over her shoulder. "What's that." He frowns seeing the article.
"Ow nothing!" Felicity replies, holding her hands on the screen. "Just, go on with your training, there is nothing to see here."
Oliver grabs Felicity's hands and holds them in the air while reading the article. After he finishes reading it he releases her hands.
"They think I'm your secret girlfriend." Felicity says, looking a bit uncomfortable with Oliver's silence. "Which obviously isn't true, I mean we both know that." She says laughing a bit nervous. "That would be so weird, you and me. Not that I don't want that, you're you you know." She rambles.
"Felicity?" He says.
"Yes." She replies turning her chair so she can look at him.
"We didn't finish that conversation from this morning." Oliver says. "And I want to finish that."
"euhh okay... sure." Felicity answers nervously. Oliver takes Felicity's hand and leads her to the couch. Felicity sits down and Oliver sits next to her, not letting go of her hand.
"So..." Felicity says.
"You asked me if that kiss meant anything to me, and I said yes." Oliver starts looking Felicity in het eyes. "And that hasn't changed."
Felicity blushes and looks down. Oliver puts his hand gently under her chin and makes sure that Felicity looks him in the eyes.
"So, what does this mean?" Felicity questions, still blushing madly.
"It means that I would be honored if you would be my girlfriend." Oliver replies, nervously waiting for an answer.
Felicity gulps. "Oliver Queen, as my boyfriend... Why would he choose me, I'm just a geeky IT girl..." Felicity thinks.
Oliver is still looking at her, waiting for an answer. Hoping on a yes. He can see that she is thinking hard, because she makes this cute little movement with her nose when she thinks.
"W..h.. why me?" She asks. "Why would Oliver Queen want her, she looks nothing like his other girlfriends. She isn't rich or anything. The only thing she is experienced at is computers and videogames." She thinks.
"Why not, you're beautiful, your brave, smart, different..." Oliver trails off.
"Different? What do you mean by that? Is that a good or a bad thing?" Felicity questions.
"It's a good thing, believe me. You're not like other girls, you come up for yourself and you're not afraid to be yourself and I admire you for that. You don't care what other people think, you don't care about money. The only thing you care about is a persons heart." Oliver replies. "And that's something what makes you a wonderful person."
"Oh well thank you." Felicity thanks him. "That was very nice of you..."
"So?" Oliver questions Felicity. Felicity looks him in the eyes and for the first time in her life, she is going to listen to her heart.
Felicity's soft, pink lips cover Oliver warm lips. His broad strong hands, pulling her face closer to his. Her hands gripping his shirt tightly. The kiss is different, just like the way Felicity is different. It's slow, gentle and filled with love. Oliver pulls back to ask; "Is that a yes?"
She looks at him, her eyes filled with unshed tears and love.
"Yes." Felicity answers before kissing him again.
In brief, I spend half my time trying to learn the secrets of other writers - to apply them to the expression of my own thoughts. Shirley Ann Grau
I read this quote and felt like I should share it with you. I want to thank you all so much for supporting this story! Also to other writers, who write Arrow stories, a big thank you. Reading your work is an example of what there is to learn for me. So thank you!
Don't forget to read my other Olicity stories, I just uploaded a new one called 'Somebody to care about', about episode 1x21 'The Undertaking'
This is the last chapter of this story. I felt like it should end here, maybe if I have some ideas I will make a sequel, for now I hope you enjoyed reading this story. To all those who reviewed and read thank you!