Shado | Arrow
I didn’t realize how much I missed Shado until I started drawing her. :( Her colors came out much softer than my Oliver and Slade pieces, but perhaps that’s more in character for her. She seemed like a calming force for both of them. I had to add a touch of foreshadowing though because I’m evil that way. >:]
My brain works in mysterious ways. I start watching Torchwood and I end up sketching some Tangled stuff.
Little Smiles | Olicity | Arrow
It has been way too long since I’ve drawn them last (how did I let that happen??) so here, have chibi Olicity being all flirty and cute. :)
A belated birthday present for my best friend Eli ♥ I tried to find the perfect topic for your birthday gift. (I even re-watched some episodes of Dr. Who … Let us not speak of this.) It was initially going to be a Hermione and Harry fic but I couldn’t do that. I’m sorry. So, I came up with this. It’s really short but I really hope you like it. Happy birthday again! (yes, there are probably errors here and stuffs but I didn’t have a beta ok???)
Emma wrapped an arm over Henry’s shoulder as casually as she could. Maybe this was pushing it. She gave Regina a nervous look as she gently pushed Henry closer.
“Come here. I want you to meet someone. This is Regina Mills. She’s the Mayor of this town, and she wanted to meet you.”
There. So far so good. Emma tried to ignore the nervous knot in her stomach and stretched a smile on her face. Regina didn’t looking any better. She stood stiffly in her black coat, shoulders tense and face apprehensive. Maybe that’s what prompted Henry to shoot them both a confused smile.
“Is something wrong?”
Regina answered before Emma could open her mouth.
“No, no. No, nothing’s wrong. Uh, your mother just told me a lot about you.” Emma’s eyes widened a bit. This wasn’t part of the plan. She was supposed to be doing the talking while Regina waiting for her cue. She shot Regina an panicked look. What are you doing?
Regina could only throw her an apologetic shrug. Dammit! She was supposed to wait. But it had been so long since she could talk with Henry. It may have only felt like a day or two but looking at him, it was clear it had been much longer. Henry’s round face was mostly gone. His growth spurt had made him gangly. But he was still the same baby boy she loved. Once the words started, she couldn’t stop them.
“I hear you like school and that you’re good at English.”
“Um yeah,” Henry responded. He tried to look back at Emma but she was still staring intently at Regina. What is going on? Henry couldn’t shake the feeling that his mother was not telling the whole truth about why they were actually here. There were too many people from her past for this to be as simple a case as she was making it out to be. They went from never talking too much about her time in Phoenix to meeting everyone connected to it. Oh gosh, what if Madame Mayor is connected to that too? “Why’d she tell you all this?”
Regina smiled. Just as she was about to say “Because she couldn’t be prouder of you” Emma interrupted.
Henry and Regina both looked up at Emma. Regina’s eyes searched her face for answers. Henry just waited and hoped that his mom was finally going to tell him what was going on. Emma took a deep breath. Trust me, Regina.
“Henry, I’ve been lying to you.” Emma walked around him to stand next to Regina, who was still giving her a flustered look. Emma just patted her shoulder once and knelt in front of Henry. “Remember when I told you that while I was in … Phoenix, you were put into the system while I did my time? I lied.”
Henry felt as confused as ever. “What.. What do you mean you lied?”
“I didn’t technically lie. You were taken into a home. But it wasn’t in Phoenix.”
Regina’s face softened.
“By complete chance, Regina was looking to adopt around the same time I was pregnant with you. We were put in contact with each other by a man in this town and she offered to take you. And I agreed.”
Emma’s voice was beginning to crack and tears were falling down her cheeks. Henry stood frozen. What? His mother had never mentioned this to him. He had told her it was always a clear choice. From the moment she heard his first cries she knew she could never part with him. That’s what she told him.
“Kid, I’m so sorry,” Emma hurriedly said. “I wasn’t your first mother. Regina was. Regina was the one who looked after you when you were born. She brought you here to Storybrooke and raised you as her own while I was locked away. That’s why everyone here knows us. She loved, loves, you so much Henry. It broke her heart to give you up. But she did because she wanted you to have a shot at a happy ending.”
At this, Henry looked up at Regina. Regina was so still she could have been mistaken for a statue had it not been for the tears streaming down her face. He looked back at Emma and felt relief. Emma wasn’t lying this time. She was being completely honest with him for the first time since they left New York.
“Did you bring me here to meet her?” he asked with a shaky voice. He thought he felt his own eyes getting wet with tears. Emma shook her head, feeling calmer.
“No, Henry. Someone has happened in the town and Regina wanted to bring in someone she could trust to help her. You can see now why I couldn’t say no to someone I owe so much too.”
Henry nodded, a lot of the pieces to her story making sense now. He looked up at Regina again and realized why she had dropped her cup the first time she saw him. He offered her a warm, big smile and tentatively moved forward. Regina closed the space between them quickly and wrapped him up in her embrace, squeezing him tightly.
“Henry,” she started. “I know that you must have a lot of questions. And that you probably need space to think about this. But I will be here for you if you ever need anything.”
Henry hugged her hard too. He did have a question for her. One that Emma never seemed to be able to answer. He reluctantly broke their hug.
“My mom was never able to give me a straight answer about … my name.”
Emma took a deep breath. That was true. Among their false memories, Henry always wondered why Emma had chosen Henry. She gave him careless answers. I heard it in a song. Read it in a book. Picked it out of a list. But Henry felt there was more to it. Regina smiled.
“I named you. You were named after my father. He was a very good man and I know he would have loved you very much too.”
Henry smiled. All this time he thought him and his mom were alone. As it turned out, they were connected to an entire town.
“Uh,” Regina carefully continued, “while you’re in town, I was thinking maybe I can give you a tour sometime you know, show you around. Maybe we can even stop for ice cream.”
“Yeah,” Henry nodded. “I’d like that.”
This Ain’t Love (It’s Clear To See) (63945 words) by callistawolf
Fandom: Arrow (TV 2012)
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Oliver Queen/Felicity Smoak
Characters: Oliver Queen, Felicity Smoak, John Diggle, Tommy Merlyn, Laurel Lance
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - Canon Divergence, Alternate Season/Series 01, What-If, One Night Stands, Romance
He was tired and lonely, and she was looking at him like she wanted to eat him up and dammit, it felt good. It didn’t have to be a problem. He was a big boy now and she seemed like she had a good head on her shoulders. This could work, he promised himself. But then, why did that feel so much like lying?
Author’s Note: Soooo yeah this chapter is pretty much smut. If you aren’t interested in smut just content yourself that they spent the night together and it was lovely and there’s such promise for both their futures, blah blah blah.
THANK YOU to lunarsilverwolfstar for her beta work on this. She assures me this chapter isn’t nearly as terrible as I think it is.
And THANK YOU to all my fine readers. Your comments/reviews/favorites/kudos and ongoing interest in this story have really kept me going. Bless your patience and I hope you’ve enjoyed this. Thanks for reading!
Dinner was good, not that he hadn’t expected it to be, but he knew Felicity had chosen something quick to prepare and his expectations hadn’t been very high. Plus, his focus was more on dessert. But the quick pasta stir fry she’d whipped up tasted as good as anything he could have ordered in a restaurant. And while he’d helped her by chopping the vegetables, she’d mixed up a quick batch of cupcakes for them have after the meal. He’d protested her efforts at first, but she’d insisted, telling him that everyone deserved cake on their birthday.
He was still sipping the wine from dinner, that infamous 1982 Lafite Rothschild, when Felicity brought out a cupcake with a candle stuck into the frosting. Oliver chuckled and sat back, enjoying the happy smile on her face. Then, she began to sing to him. It was just the standard, old birthday song but the way she sang it, it was as though he’d never heard it before. He’d heard her humming along to music a few times but he’d never really heard her sing and, god help him, she had the voice of an angel.
Unfinished drawings I may finish or I may not.
Not Leaving | Olicity | Arrow
I’m posting both versions of this for a couple of reasons: 1) I like Oliver better in the sketch, but I like Felicity more in the color version, and 2) I know a few people really like the green and pink sketching so I figured you’d want to see the full version. I didn’t really want to make separate posts for them so I just threw them together in one.
I wouldn’t necessarily call the colored one finished but I declare it so because I’ve already colored it twice and therefore spent a lot of time on it, and it doesn’t look bad or anything, but I’m just kinda over it now sigh. Anyway I hope you guys like! :)
And one more thing: PLEASE for the love of all that is good if you absolutely MUST delete my comments please at least LEAVE THE LINKS HERE OKAY this is kind of important. Thank you.
ACT 3 : REI - SAILOR MARS. It’s been a while since my last Sailor Mercury’s art. I read that Black Moon’s arc may be included in Sailor Moon Crystal (?)