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Life Outside the Arrow - Hiking Trip

Hiking Trip

“You know, when I said that I wanted to escape the city for a while, this isn’t exactly what I had in mind,” Oliver said as he helped Felicity climb over a fallen log. Felicity grinned as she took his hand and jumped down. 

“Oh please. Don’t put any of the blame on me. You are equally as responsible.” 

“How is that?”

“You told me to pick somewhere quiet and relaxing and away from everything else,” Felicity explained as she brushed her hair out of her face. The two were currently hiking along a trail in the national park towards a lookout where a storm was approaching. 

“This isn’t what I meant,” Oliver said under his breath. Felicity paused as she heard his words and her eyes widened in horror. 

“I’ve made a huge mistake haven’t I?”

Oliver frowned as he looked at Felicity but quickly saw where her thoughts had gone. In two quick strides he was in front of her, one of his hands coming up to cup her cheek. 

“No you haven’t,” Oliver said firmly. “Felicity look at me,” 

Felicity looked up at Oliver, working hard to keep her lip from trembling. She knew that Oliver had parts of the island he had yet to place behind him and she was mortified with herself for completely overlooking this fact. 

“I’m sorry. I’m so sorry,” Felicity said, her voice wavering with unshed tears. Oliver wiped them away with his thumb and angled her head to meet his gaze. 

“You did nothing wrong okay? My attitude has nothing to do with my past on that island.” 

“Then what’s wrong?” Felicity tentatively asked. 

“When I suggested that we get away for a while, my mind was thinking somewhere outside of Starling City. We could have gotten as far away from here as we could. I was hoping for a few thousand miles away instead of a few hundred.” 

“And that’s it? That’s all that’s bothering you?” 

Oliver smiled at Felicity’s worry and dipped his head to brush his lips against hers. 

“I promise,” Oliver whispered as they parted. Felicity searched his eyes, seemingly looking to make sure he was telling her the truth and smiled when she was happy with what she found. “Now, let’s get to that look-out and watch this storm roll in. Apparently you were excited about this.”

Felicity laughed and nodded her head, taking his hand and leading him down the track again. Oliver shook his head and laughed quietly to himself. 

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