If it’s at the break of a page, at the call of “cut,” or at a fade to black, inspiration doesn’t seize. The creative light doesn’t grow dimmer when your favorite show, ship, book, or movie calls its curtains or says “bye, bye, for now.” Because we don’t leave these stories. We are in them, and that’s what fan fiction is all about.
What better way to celebrate the new year by reflecting back on your favorite Arrow and Olicity fan fictions of 2018? This is for you the creative, enthusiastic, and inspirational members of our fandom.
Here are some your favorite fan fictions of 2018:
Summary: If Tommy and Felicity knew each other, wouldn’t she help a guy out and be his pretend date? It all goes swimmingly. But then Oliver’s there. With Laurel. But he’s looking at her. But so is Tommy. And Laurel. Ergo, problem.
Summary: This story ignores all the events of 2004’s Alien Vs Predator and 2007’s Requiem and is an direct sequel to 1990’s Predator 2 also ignoring 2010’s Predators. Story also closely follows the storyline of the 1994 AVP arcade game with some changes set during Season 3 of SG, Shortly after start of Season 4 of Flash after Barry left Speedforce, Season 3 of LOT and Season 6 of Arrow
Summary: Three years ago, tragedy struck Julianna Queen’s life. Now, she wears a mask and fights at her father’s side, looking for closure and justice as she tries to find a path to move forward with her life while holding on to her past. But that may a bit more complicated than she thinks…
Summary: Oliver Queen is the one anomaly in the Chicago Outfit. He is the only non-blooded member to be a part of the high circle in the family. His reputation precedes him and he is their best hunter. Felicity Smoak, daughter of the Starling boss, infiltrates his house, intent on killing him. But a startling encounter tips the scales. He goes on the prowl and she escapes. Hate, heat, and friction. Sparks. But something bigger is happening in their world. And despite their disagreements, only they can fight it down. Mob AU. Not Bratva. Enemies-lovers. You’ll want to bash their heads sometimes. Stuff will happen. Enjoy!
Summary: For two years, Felicity has lived as a woman happily married to Oliver Queen. They have had their differences, like they always do, but nothing they could not come back from. Until now. Things crumble to the ground as an evil from the past descends upon their married life and tragedy reigns, they face something they never have before. But Felicity knows together, they can brave through. Oliver has no intention of letting go. Neither does she. Mature content. Mild swearing. A lot of sexual tension. You will probably want to bash their heads together at times.
Summary: Oliver never forgot her or the time they spent together. Does he risk everything to find her? Will he try one last time before his life is changed forever?
Summary: Felicity woke with the metallic taste of blood in her mouth and a pounding headache. She slowly opened her eyes and immediately slammed them shut again, the bright light piercing her skull and inflaming the little troll digging into her brain. Her mouth was dry and her lips parched, she ran her tongue over her lip to wet them and hissed. Keeping her eyes closed she used her tongue to probe her lower lip. It was swollen on the left side, she could feel a small cut still oozing blood. A little scared to open her eyes, she wiggled her toes and her fingers. She took stock of her aches, it was mostly her head, face, and hip. She wasn’t restrained and she couldn’t hear the normal sounds of a medical staff. That ruled out the hospital. So where was she?
Summary: They say that life is a series of events that we can neither predict nor control…. And then there is him.
He’s a bit of an enigma. Young CEO Felicity Smoak is just trying to make her mark on the world, yes she’s a little high strung and stressed, but it was what is was… until he came along. With eyes a girl could lose herself in and shoulder-tapping hair made for hanging on to Oliver Queen was reckless and carefree. Also, he rode a bike. He was everything she wasn’t and he was a sucker for those sinful red lips and everything that came with them. *main story complete, now snapshots*
Summary: Felicity Smoak had a plan; to save enough money to kick her monotonous job and start up the company of her dreams. She made good plans, solid plans, attainable plans. He was never part of her plan. His name was Oliver Queen, the reclusive Brazilian football star with a broken smile and a story to tell. He’d never planned on her either.
Summary: Olicity Victorian AU – Five years after pirates attacked his ship, Royal Navy sailor Oliver Queen returns home to England to find his affluent family in financial ruin. So when he’s presented with the opportunity to marry Felicity, eldest daughter of the ridiculously wealthy Noah Smoak, Oliver doesn’t hesitate to capture her hand…even though he has no idea if he can capture her heart. Or if Felicity could ever possibly learn to love a soul lost at sea.
Summary: What if Oliver and Felicity met at ARGUS three years before Oliver Queen was found alive? What if they still fell in love, despite Oliver being at his darkest? What if Oliver Queen still came back to Starling City to right his father’s wrongs? Only this time, with a wedding ring and a more emotionally stable mind-set?
Summary: Oliver and Felicity have a tendency to run into each other every New Year’s Eve.
Summary: Rival CEOs AU. Felicity Smoak, CEO and founder of her own company, is trying to prove herself in the cutthroat world of the technology industry among the other bigwigs in the game. Oliver Queen, recently back from the dead is trying to prove to the world that he’s no longer the same man-child who went down on the Queen’s Gambit and is finally worthy of his family’s legacy. Both equally formidable names in the corporate world. And both with a long, complicated history with each other that no one but themselves are privy to.
Summary: Since she was a little girl, Felicity Smoak has been a part of the League of Assassins. While Oliver Queen for the past six months has been the CEO of Queen Consolidated and trying to keep it afloat. When the League decides to start the hunt of Malcolm Merlyn in the last place he was located, two people will meet but circumstances and pasts will make it difficult for them to be together. Will they find a way or will they be torn apart?
Summary: Felicity Smoak is a well known archeologist who has been hired to research an old mansion that is owned by the Queen Family, and wild rumors abound that the owner is a centuries old vampire. She has never believed in such tales and is excited at the opportunity to study the history behind the historic estate. However, her beliefs will change forever when she meets Oliver Queen, current owner and resident of the mansion. He knows his Felicity from the moment he sees her, as he has loved her through 3 lifetimes. But will he be able to convince her of their history and reclaim the love he has come to live for?
Summary: Oliver and Felicity start a sex relationship as rebounds for each other. What’s supposed to be just fun, soon gets complicated when it turns out that their work lives collide, Robert Queen fears their sexual relationship could threaten his company and an ex comes back into the play.
Summary: AU. This fic is loosely based on the movie Sweet Home Alabama. Puppy love is for fairytales and storybooks, they don’t exist in the real world and all Oliver wants is for her to sign on the dotted line, a clear cut divorce. But being married to the most stubborn woman in the world and their equally opinionated mothers, Oliver knows this trip back home is going to be anything but easy.
Summary: Oliver and Felicity were childhood friends. Good friends, great friends, the best of friends. They were… 12 years later a snowstorm right before Christmas has them grounded at the same time in the same middle of nowhere town. There is only one motel room left and 12 years of things unsaid.
Summary: There is something about the girl next door that Oliver Queen is only now noticing… Felicity is moving to college just down the road from where Oliver is a senior. He suddenly becomes very protective of the girl next door. Thursday night dinners might not ever be the same again.
Summary: Oliver offers protection and his guest room to his new neighbor, when Felicity’s violent ex-boyfriend hurts her and tries to kidnap her daughter. As time passes they find themselves caring about each other more and more every day.
Summary: When an S.O.S signal is sent to the FBI from a woman named Felicity Smoak, Director Oliver Queen knows that she is in grave danger. He can’t help but notice the haunting similarities between what’s happening to her and what happened nine years ago; in thirteen unsolved cold cases that drove ex-agent John Diggle out of the bureau. With a race against the clock, Oliver enlists the help of his old mentor to reopen the investigation, and hopefully save Felicity’s life.
Summary: A white lie never hurt anyone… Okay maybe it wasn’t okay for her to text Oliver 911… but then again it was his fault well not his really more like his sister’s fault she was in this pickle…
Summary: This fic shows Olicity and their life as a (married) couple with family. Although Olicity (and their kids) are the protagonists, other characters of Arrow and Flash make appearances. It started as a drabble series, but developed more and more into a full domestic AU. Although some chapters are still drabble-like, there are longer storylines by now.
Summary: AU. Oliver almost drowns when the Queen’s Gambit sinks and is saved by a mysterious creature. When he learns that his savior is actually a beautiful mermaid named Felicity, Oliver can’t decide if he’s more shocked by her existence or the fact that he feels such a strong connection to her. Coming from two different worlds, Oliver and Felicity must decide if their love is true and what they’re willing to sacrifice to make it work.
Summary: When Oliver Queen returns for his final year at Hogwarts with the mysterious death of his father hanging over his head, he doesn’t expect much to change. But when he meets Felicity Smoak, a brilliant force of nature with her own mysteries, everything does. As they fall in love and delve deep into the secrets of Hogwarts, they uncover many truths about themselves and the darkness within the magical world. Nothing will ever be the same.
Summary: AU: Ever since the night that put Felicity Smoak in a wheelchair for life, she has hidden herself neatly into a semi lonely bubble of Netflix and romance novels every Friday and Saturday night – something to shield herself with to cover the fear of her heart being hurt. But five years later, Felicity finds herself in the corporate world of Queen Consolidated as the EA to the freshly appointed CEO, Oliver Queen – a former army soldier who has come back to help his family after his father’s death. The man is charming, kind and has a heck lot of common sense. Something that she didn’t think would be sexy. But it is. Her perfectly constructed walls are threatening to crumble and her lonely bubble is bursting. And Felicity’s not quite sure if she likes it.
Summary: What happens if an angel falls from the sky? Oliver Queen is a respected club owner in his hometown – Starling City. His life abruptly changes when one night he finds a beautiful girl claiming to have fallen from heaven. With her wings tucked into a jacket he helps her navigate her now human life while trying not to fall in love. Nothing can go wrong even if she drinks all of his coffee and cries in the shower, right?
Summary: Genius historian Dr Felicity Smoak unknowingly and accidentally calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript within the Oxford Bodleian Libraries – a book that has been lost for centuries. Felicity wants nothing to do with magic, despite her heritage and unruly, powerful abilities. But her discovery of Ashmole 782 sets the world of creatures stirring. With a mystery afoot and new, dangerous magical abilities manifesting for her to navigate, she is approached by the enigmatic vampire biochemist Professor Oliver Queen, who seems to have a deep interest in both the manuscript… and her.
Summary: What started as a simple trip to Central City with Barry Allen ends up with Felicity Smoak stranded more than a hundred years in the past. She has no means of contacting her husband, Oliver Queen, and every minute she spends in 1884 risks some event that could change their present lives together. Back in twenty-first century Star City, Oliver searches frantically for a way to rescue his wife. If only someone had a time machine… Arrow meets Timeless.
Summary: I started to think about what it would look like for Oliver to come home after being in prison for six months. How that would leave a scar on his marriage with Felicity and how he would begin to re-enter that relationship. I thought about Felicity and the layers of pain she will have to work through, how it might be possible for her to forgive and how it would most likely be her leading the way. Then I started to think about how they would connect and re-connect in the ways that don’t need language. And this one shot (or maybe 2 shot, I haven’t quite worked it out) was the result of all that angsty goodness.
Summary: Ongoing non-linear collection of family moments for the Queens. You do not need to have read FiCoN to enjoy this, but it will spoil the end.
Thank you to everyone who submitted their favorite fanfics of 2018! Let’s send some positive fandom vibes into the new year, and give a special thank you to those who bless us with their beautiful stories. Happy fanfic reading!
Arrow returns Monday, January 21 2019 at 8 PM on The CW.