Wrote this for the Summer of Olicity challenge on tumblr. This is my first attempt at an Olicity fic so please be kind, I find the first time writing for a new couple really hard.
Felicity dreaded going home to see her family. Everyone was getting together like they did a few times a year at the holidays and during the summer. Sure she loved seeing them and missed them when she hadn’t been home in a while but she also knew they would be on her case. She was the second youngest of five brothers and sisters and all of them were either married or in serious relationships. Her mom was always asking if she had met a nice boy yet.
The answer was usually no. The last time she brought a date home to meet her parents had been in highschool and since then she had only dated a few guys that she hadn’t been that serious about. Besides when she even mentioned a guy she was dating or that she ‘liked’ her mother’s mind automatically went to marriage. She had even tried to set her up with her friends son’s. Whom she claimed were just perfect for her.
This time she didn’t want to listen to the endless chatter about how she should ‘settle down’ and find a ‘nice man’ like her sisters had. The last time she was home her mother actually told a friend that she didn’t think her Felicity would ever get married or have kids. So much faith, her mother had in her youngest daughter. No this time she had a plan and it involved a vigilante. She still wasn’t sure he would go along with it but she had to give it a chance.
“Hi,” she said as Oliver came down the stairs into the Foundry.
“Hey,” he replied as he started stretching for his training.
“I have a little favor to ask you,” she said as she nervously stood up from her computer.
“Oh, what kinda favor?” He asked stopping to look at her. He wondered what she had in mind, Felicity had never asked anything if him the in the past.
“See my parents have this little get together every year, for me and my brothers and sisters and well I hate going because… well because my mom is always asking if I met anyone yet. And why haven’t I brought any guys home to meet them and well…my mom basically stated last time we got together that I was doomed to be alone forever. And I just want to prove her wrong but since I don’t have a boyfriend at the moment…I …well I was wondering if maybe…” She babbeled nervously.
“You want me to pretend to be your boyfriend?” Oliver asked picking up on what she was trying to ask of him.
“Well ya.” She finished waiting to see what his answer would be. When he didn’t answer right away she knew it was a stupid idea to even ask that of him. ‘Stupid Felicity, your so stupid.’ She thought to herself just as she was about to turn and go sit back down at her computers before she could embarrass herself any further.
“Sure why not.” He said surprising her as she turned back around with a shocked look on her face. Did Oliver Queen just agree to pretend to be her boyfriend for the weekend?
“Ya why not? My mom used to do the same thing I can understand what your going through. But have you thought of what will happen when they find out I’m not really your boyfriend?” He asked going back to his workout.
“Well, I was thinking of bringing you there to meet them as my boyfriend and then later on pretending that we broke up or something. At least they will stop bugging me about how single I am and how all my other brothers and sisters are getting married and having kids.”
“Why don’t you just tell them that it will happen when it happens?”
“That won’t stop my mom.”
“Alright well when do you need me?”
“The whole weekend?” He asked.
“Yeah it’s a whole thing we Smoak’s do. All my brothers and sisters and sometimes Aunt’s and Uncle’s descend on my parents house. There’s food, lots of food and gossip and kids running all over the place. My Aunt Ellie loves to tell loud boisterous stories with lots of hand gestures while my Uncle Tom scares the kids with lies. You’ll love it.”
When the weekend came Oliver pulled up in front of her apartment and waited for her to come downstairs. She carried two bags with her and he got out to help her put them in the trunk. “Thanks.” She told him as he took the heaviest one from her.
“Wow what do you got in this thing?”
“Everything one would need for a weekend away. Plus some presents for the kiddos.”
It was an hour long drive to get to her parents house which was it seemed in the middle of nowhere. She had explained to him that she grew up on a farm and that the closest house was about a mile up the road. “I never pictured you as a farm girl.” He told her as they turned down a dirt road.
“I know, that’s why I left when I did. Now don’t get me wrong I miss some things about it but others not so much.”
“What do you miss?” He asked glancing over at her as she adjusted her glasses which had slipped down her nose.
“We’ll I miss my horse, riding, the quiet of being out here in the middle of nowhere. And my family when they don’t annoy me.” She said as he laughed.
“You have a horse?”
“Ya his names Starlight. I know stupid name but I was eight give me a break.”
“Are you any good, at riding I mean?” He asked just as they approached her house.
“Your looking at a show-jumping champion three years in a row, four if I hadn’t been robbed by Samantha Davis in the final round.”
“Really well this I will have to see.” Oliver never knew any of this stuff about Felicity and he had to admit he liked learning these new things about her. He had no idea.
By the time they parked the car her mother was already outside to greet them. “Felicity your home!” She yelled from the front porch as she came down the steps to pull her into a hug. “And who’s this you brought with you.” She asked not wasting a minute.
“Mom this is Oliver Queen…my boyfriend.” She said with a sigh.
“Oh Lissy you never told me you were dating someone. And someone so handsome, as well.”
“It’s nice to meet you Mrs. Smoak,” he said reaching out to shake her hand.
“Now put that away we’re a hugging family,” she said as she pulled him into a big hug. “Wow you must workout, a lot.” She commented as she stepped back to look at him once again.
“Mom!” Felicity said already embarrassed.
1. Noah Calhoun (The Notebook)
2. Mr. Darcy (Pride and Prejudice)
3. Jasper Hale (Twilight)
4. Logan Thibault (Lucky Ones)
5. Alex (Safe Haven)
6. Richard (Sword of Truth series)
1. Eric Beale (NCIS LA)
2. Nick Miller (New Girl)
3. Seeley Booth (Bones)
4. Richard Castle (Castle)
5. Seth (The Oc)
6. Gavin Murphy (Saving Hope) or Jamie Andrews (Instant Star)
What about you who would you choose?
Shows that were cancelled way too soon:
The Ex List
Smallville (not cancelled just ended but still miss it)
Off the Map
Let me know what shows you miss…
None of these when I was littlei used to pull it apart take out the icing and set it aside. Dunk the cookie and eat it and then do the same the the rest of the cookies, however many I had. Then when I was done I would roll all the icing into a ball and eat it lol.
Psychologists have discovered that the manner in which people eat Oreo cookies provides great insight into their personalities. Choose which method best describes your favorite method of eating Oreos:
- The whole thing all at once.
- One bite at a time.
- Slow and methodical nibbles examining the results of each bite afterwards.
- In little nibbles.
- Dunked in some liquid (milk, coffee…).
- Twisted apart, the inside, then the cookie.
- Twisted apart, the inside, and toss the cookie.
- Just the cookie, not the inside.
- I just like to lick them, not eat them.
- I don’t have a favorite way because I don’t like Oreos.