February 16th, 2016

Arrow: Tommy/Oliver - Not Shareable

Fic: Trying to Find the Truth 4/9 (Tommy Merlyn/Oliver Queen, Smoaking Billionaires) Explicit

Title: Trying to Find the Truth
Fandom: Arrow
Rating: Explicit
Pairings/Characters: Tommy Merlyn/Oliver Queen, Tommy Merlyn/Felicity Smoak/Oliver Queen - Tommy Merlyn, Oliver Queen, Felicity Smoak, John Diggle, Laurel Lance, Thea Queen, Malcolm Merlyn, Moira Queen
Summary: Oliver and Tommy work through their issues and come to a realization about each other, with Felicity's help. Tommy's POV.
Timeline: Starts during episode 1x19 (Unfinished Business) and re-writes the rest of the season.
Word Count: 45,000 total / ~5,700 this chapter
Disclaimer: I claim no ownership over these characters. I am merely borrowing them (and some of their words) from Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, and Andrew Kreisberg.
Betas: Big huge thank you to angelskuuipo for being the best sounding board and hand holder I could ask for. You really helped me when I was struggling with re-writing some of these chapters and this story wouldn't be what it is without your help. Thanks also to apckrfan for lending a second set of eyes.
Author's Note 1: Title from the song "The Feeling" by Justin Bieber (featuring Halsey).

Catch up on LJ or AO3.

Chapter 4
Author's Note: Takes place during 1x22 (Darkness on the Edge of Town). Some dialogue borrowed from this episode as well as episode 1x19.

Tommy was reclining on the couch in his office, staring into his glass of Scotch as if it held the answers to life's mysteries, when Oliver found him.

"Hey," Oliver said, settling down next to Tommy, a hand falling to his thigh.

Tommy looked up, a small smile pulling his lips up. "Hey. How's Walter?"

"He looks good. Better than when I found him," Oliver said. "Felicity showed up with flowers."

"That was nice of her. That was why she started working with you, after all; to find Walter," Tommy said, intertwining his fingers with Oliver's.

"Walter seemed happy to see her," Oliver mused, glancing down, his thumb stroking the back of Tommy's hand. "How are you doing?"

"I'm great, can't you tell?" Tommy snarked, finishing off his drink and setting the glass on the floor.
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