ByEmily Van Natter, writer at
Once you start down the dark path, forever will it dominate your destiny. Consume you it will.
Emily Van Natter

Thea was in tears by the time Malcolm finished telling her everything. The one person she had thought was telling her the truth had been lying to her. Just like everyone else. "So you're telling me, this Ra's person wants my brother!? For what?" Thea asked.

Malcolm shook his head. "I don't know." he admitted. "You don't know!? Then why are you helping him!?" she asked, glaring at him. "Because he'll kill us if i don't!" Malcolm said loudly, a hint of anger in his voice. Theas mouth snapped shut at that and she stared at Malcolm, her face unreadable.


Oliver had his arms crossed as he stood on the balcony in their hotel room. None of this made any sense. Why kidnap Roy and Diggle just to bring them back? And why did they take Connor in the first place? This whole thing smelled of trap. And he was regretting more and more letting Felicity come. If anything happened to her or their baby... Oliver shook his head. He couldn't bare it.

Speaking of Felicity, he smiled slightly as he felt her hands on his arms. He turned and looked down at her, wrapping his arms around her body holding her close. "It'll be okay Oliver." she said softly. Oliver nodded, holding her close to him, her belly in between both of them. "I love you." he said softly. "I love you too." she said, smiling up at him. "We love you too." she added, placing a hand on her belly.

Olivers smile grew as he looked down, placing a hand on it as well. "Hey baby girl. Daddy loves you." he said softly. "And he's not going to let anything happen to either of you." he added firmly.


Connor didn't know when he fell asleep, but clearly he did when he woke up the next morning. Sun streamed through the window and hit his face as he rolled over, groaning softly. He rubbed his eyes and looked around him. Taking in his surroundings.

Yep. Still trapped. He sighed as he felt tears welling in his eyes. He missed Oliver and Felicity. He wrapped his arms around himself like a hug as he whimpered softly. He wanted to go home. He wanted his mom alive. He just wanted out of here.


"No! No please!" The man yelled at Ra's' feet. Ra's stood silently in front of him, his sword at the mans chest. "Please don't kill me!" He begged, his hands bound behind his back. "You assaulted my men." Ra's said. "Your sentence is death." he finished as he ran the sword through the mans chest. The man gagged slightly as the life drained out of him.

Ra's pulled the sword out and wiped the blood from it with a rag. He never liked this messy business of killing. But it was necessary for order. He just finished wiping the blood when one of his guards walked up to him. "Master, we have located Oliver." Ra's smiled as he turned to the guard. "Inform Malcolm Merlin we no longer have need of his services and send a dozen men for Oliver. I want him alive. Kill anyone else with him."

The guard bowed and left the room. Ra's quickly follwed the guard amd met Nyssa in the courtroom. "Nyssa." he said. She quickly turned to face him, bowing. "Yes father?" she asked. "Oliver Queen has been located. You're going to lead the team to capture him." He informed her. "I trust in you." he added. "Your trust is not misplaced." she replied, bowing again.

Ra's smiled and nodded before turning and striding from the room.


"We're going to help him." Thea finally said. Breaking the silence. "Excuse me?" Malcolm asked, his eyebrows raised. "We're going to help Oliver. He may have beem lying to me, but he's my brother. I'm not going to let him die." Malcolm opened his mouth to protest before sighing. "Okay."

Thea smiled slightly. "Thanks Daddy." Malcolm smiled sadly in return. Sighing softly. What was he doing?


A knock on the door woke Oliver from his sleep. He sat up, careful not to wake Felicity, and grabbed his bow and arrow from next to the bed. He quietly walked to the door amd peeked through the peephole. His mouth dropped open and he put the bow and arrows down quickly, opening the door quickly to reveal Thea. "Speedy?" he asked. Shocked to see her.

"Ollie." Thea said with a slightly awkward smile. "Thea what are you-" Oliver was cut off from his question by Malcolm coming around the corner, making himself known. Olivers mouth snapped shut as he looked at Malcolm. "May we come in?" Malcolm asked with a grin.


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