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theshootingarrow:

Oliver looked down when Tommy brought up a lie that Oliver had said before. In his defense, he didn’t want Tommy to look at him as a murderer plus it was what the dying friend needed to hear at the time. It would rest easier on his soul if Tommy was happy when he died instead of angry at Oliver for doing something they both knew would be difficult.

"Tommy…" Oliver spoke quietly, looking back at his friend. He felt guilty for the lie as his hand tightened around the glass lightly. Words were escaping him at the moment as he tried to think of something to say. Did he apologize or did he just let it slide underneath the water how he thought it should be. No, they couldn’t build their friendship back up on lies. "I’m sorry for lying to you. I just…I didn’t th— I thought it was best if you thought he was alive when you…"

"I know Nanda Parbat." The glass on the counter soon slide closer to Oliver. He was going to need to be very drunk for this conversation. "I’ve never been there but I know of it." Oliver looked at Tommy,  trying to gauge if he knew what happened to his father there. "Did he tell you what happened while he was there?"

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Apologies were placed between them often. The one Oliver just made, with much difficulty detectable in his voice, not because he couldn’t bring himself to say the words but because the guilt felt was so great. What happened obviously weighed heavily on his friend, for his expression, although usually hidden well, gave away everything. Tommy couldn’t exactly be angry, in fact he was far from it.

“It’s okay,” he said, keeping his tone even. It true that Oliver lied, yet if he hadn’t so much more grief would have hit within the last moments of his life. Honestly, he and Malcolm never really saw eye to eye on much but he was still his father, a man who, like most people, got trapped in the loss of a loved one. “I get why you did. It was better that way, I suppose. And I should also apologize for something, a few of many I owe you anyway. My dad was responsible for the Gambit going down. It’s his fault Robert died, so I’m sorry, even if I had nothing to do with it.”

Tommy took a long sip of his drink and soon let out a breath. “He didn’t tell me much. You know how secretive he can be.” At that he pressed his lips together, his statement was putting it mildly considering everything. “Basically, he said he found enlightenment, a purpose I guess you’d say. The idea of the Undertaking probably came from all that too. And the man who trained him, his name is Ra’s al Ghul.”

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huntresscaraquinn:

"It was my fault," Cara insisted, "It was the one time in my life where I needed to be strong. …I fought back with everything I had, but it wasn’t enough. And my family paid the price. They shouldn’t forgive me. And I sure as hell shouldn’t forgive myself…" He needed to understand this, to see her for what she really was. Because being disgusted by her true guise would be utterly heartbreaking. But holding her up as someone worthy of forgiveness… redemption… That would be unbearable.

She continued to explain, “I’m not some hero, Tommy. I tell myself that I’m a hunter, that I can’t make up for what I’ve done, but that I’ll still save as many people as I can until the job gets me killed… But it’s bullshit. I want revenge. My main focus… everything I am is about revenge. Destroying the creature that destroyed me.”

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He knew no matter how hard he pressed his point, she would never accept it. “Sometimes no matter how hard you try to stop something, you just can’t. I’ve always heard things happen for a reason and maybe I have a hard time believing it to be true, I also can’t turn it away.” The concept wasn’t one he liked to consider, however, in situations such as this one it came to light. There were never any way to stop the hurting after losing a person, only time. Tommy knew that all too well.

“Revenge,” he mused almost lost in a thought. “I’m not going to try to convince you to stop but I know nothing good comes from it. Ultimately, it doesn’t leave you with anything.” You still feel empty inside and no more happy than you had before. “I’ve seen too many people stuck on the notion to know how it ends.”

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felicitygirlwednesdaysmoak:

Still laughing she get a place in the queue, “Well I guess you are now, but before, oh boy, the party, I’ve heard things about you, y’know?” she chuckled, “Playboy billionaire Tommy Merlyn strikes again with the latest blonde of the week,” she mocked him jokingly. “Seriously, one of these days, I will dig up all of your dirty pasts and flaunt it in pictures and hang it in the Foundry…” she laughed at the challenge before a big guy from behind the counter shouted, “Lissy!” He waved his hand, “You come here dear!” He told her to come closer, skipping the queue. “Told ya’, lots of perks…”

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“Did you expect anything less?” he questioned, the days of his past remembered quite easily. “I was notorious for those kind of things and my reputation didn’t always help me out, especially when it came to Laurel’s dad. He never liked the fact that we were dating.” Tommy glanced in her direction. “That would be a very cruel thing to do, unless it’s a good picture, then by all means be my guest,” he told her as they reached the counter. After watching the exchange made between the two, he nodded his head. “For the record, I never disbelieved you. Perks are nice to have though.”

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katarinawilliams:

Kat pondered a bit. “We could…just go for a walk?”

“A walk sounds good to me. I haven’t exactly spent a lot of time strolling around Gotham,” Tommy replied.

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worefishnets:

"I only want to be with you," she told him softly, "we have commitment to having a baby…I thought we could lock everything down," She looked at him, her hands squeezing his, "but we don’t have to, I’m just letting you know the option is there if you want to go that way, but we don’t have to." She didn’t want to push him, not like how things went with Oliver "I’d like to point out though, we have stop having lapses, when you got a key to the door."

“Don’t I have to ask for your dad’s permission or something?” Tommy questioned, furrowing his brows prior to a smile broke loose. “When I ask you to marry me, I’m going to do it right. Down on one knee, the whole nine yards.” His relationship with Laurel meant a great deal to him, having lost her before he wanted this time to be better and quite frankly it already was. “True, but they were the start of everything.”

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thoseamericanguys:

Roy nodded, agreeing with Tommy

“I bet you never had a birthday party such as this one,” Tommy then commented.

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theshootingarrow:

Shock went through Oliver at the moment he heard Tommy. To make matters worse, he was taking a drink as well. Choking on his whiskey, Oliver coughed, hitting his chest and feeling the burn of the alcohol on his body as well. “What?” Oliver had killed Merlyn, very much dead against his body to the point where Oliver had lied about it to Tommy in order to make things better for Tommy as he laid there.

There was no point in hiding the shock but it might’ve been different from the shock that Tommy thought Oliver had. Lying had saved his best friend from unwanted pain when he died. But now, was his secret out? That was the question as he tried to make sense as to what Tommy had said. 

Clearing his throat, Oliver coughed again, looking into the glass before he looked at Tommy. “Your dad did?” Oliver was praying to the gods that Merlyn hadn’t told Tommy what happened, hadn’t told him that Oliver had shoved the arrow into his chest. “I didn’t realize that he knew about the Lazarus Pit.”

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Tommy glanced down for a moment as Oliver regained his normal breathing pattern. Judging from his reaction, finding out his father was alive was definitely shocking. The two archers fought on the night of the Undertaking, of course he wasn’t there to witness the battle but he saw Malcolm for what he didn’t want to believe he was. Everything, the shouting, his mothers’ message, they all blended together and formed a memory he would never forget, no matter how badly he wanted to.

“I know you told me you didn’t kill him and I get why you lied… or thought you lied, I guess you’d say,” Tommy mentioned. His fingers tapped on the counter top in an uneven rhythm, the subject feeling weighty. Tommy was condemned to feel mixed emotions when it came to his dad. He always had, it just wasn’t seen until recently.

“When he was in the hospital, I asked him about where he went during those two years he disappeared,” he started to say. Tommy had waited so long to know, to get some answers from Malcolm. Knowing them now, they didn’t give the form of closure he wanted or needed. “He said he found himself at a place called Nanda Parbat, that he met a man there who helped him make sense of things.”

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worefishnets:

"Tommy," she looked at him, "there’s something i wanted to bring up to you, but I didn’t want to be pushy about it and have a repeat of my past." She smiled at him though, showing it wasn’t a bad thing, "I…I want to be a Merlyn as well."  There it was out, "We hadn’t talked about it, you’ve been here since you’ve got back, and…" she wasn’t sure what to say from that.

“Oh,” Tommy commented, his mind going blank for a moment. Marriage was a huge commitment and he used to be the type of guy who ran the second the word came into play. But not this time. He loved Laurel. Taking hold of both her hands, a small smile formed on his lips. “A lot has happened since we started dating or if you want to be more specific the many ‘lapses’ we had. All I know is I want to be with you and only you.”

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allenviolaallen:

"That’s good" Viola said, nodding "I want you to be happy" she the added, smiling "It’s very nice seeing you smile, it makes me feel happy" she then let out a small giggle "You’re like, my big brother. I love having you around and making sure that you’re okay or being more than okay" the girl admitted all of a sudden "You’re just the best, really. I’m thankful for having you as my friend.."

Tommy smiled at her comment. It was strange to think something as simple as an upturn of ones lips could have such an effect on another person, that it could make them happy. “And you’re like a younger sister to me,” he replied. He knew better than most, you don’t need to be blood to be family. “You’re overwhelming me with compliments, not that it’s a bad thing,” he joked. “I’m thankful to be your friend as well.”

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I choose you. And I’ll choose you, over and over and over. Without pause, without a doubt, in a heartbeat. I’ll keep choosing you.

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