June 17th, 2013

Steelers

Strong Enough by Lolanae (Teen +)

Fandom Category: Arrow
Pairing: Felicity Smoak/Oliver Queen
Fic Title: Strong Enough
Author: Lolanae
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/821099/chapters/1555896
Rating/Warning(s): Teen +; includes main character death
Genre: Gen, romance
WIP?: Yes (but it is being actively updated)

Why This Must Be Read: I like Oliver/Felicity in the show but hadn't found a fic that I felt adequately built them into a couple. This one succeeds where many have failed. It starts during the season, expanding on the Oliver/Felicity friendship, hinting at more, and then following the season 1 finale takes off on a brilliantly created AU. The story is at 25 chapters and is being regularly updated so while the show is on break until fall this is a great way to get your Arrow fix.
Olicity

Arrow, Two Recs, Felicity Smoak/Oliver Queen

Fandom Category: Arrow
Pairing: Felicity Smoak/Oliver Queen
Fic Title: Hands
Author: Redtoes
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/816909/chapters/1546164
Rating/Warning(s): T+
Genre: Romance
WIP?: Yes, but it's updated often and nearing the end.

Why This Must Be Read: It's (currently) 40,000 words of Oliver and Felicity believably coming together after the events of the finale. There's a lovely slow burn to this for the first few chapters before the plot kicks in and steals your breath away. If you're considering the possibility of shipping these two, this is the fic that will convince you a relationship between them works.

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