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"My name is Oliver Queen. After five years in hell, I have come home with only one goal: to save my city. Now others have joined my crusade, to them I'm Oliver Queen. To the rest of Starling city, I am someone else. I am... something else."
Chapter 1 - Hallucinations of the Dead (six Months after season 2)
I screamed in pain as a wave of agony shot through me again. It was from one of the many attacks I had endured while on the island six years ago. Now as I found myself back there fighting for my life one thing flashed through my mind, I'm dreaming again. It was the same dream that had been plauging me, since the aniversary of the day I came back to the city. Another wave of pain shot through me as I fought against Slade, and jolted myself awake breathing heavily. Trying to slow down my breathing and racing heart, for a split second I thought I was back on Lian Yu again. Looking around in a panic, I slowly realised that I was back in my room safe and alone.
For a split second, I half expected my mother to run in the room and check on me, with my sister Thea not far behind, but I knew that would never happen again. Thea had left Starling after Slade Murdered our mother. I never blamed her of course, part of me wanted to leave too, jsut to stay away fro good, but I couldn't. I had a job to do, to keep my city safe from those who were poisoning it, and to make amends for my family's name. It was a lot to handle, and it was getting harder and harder. With the death toll continuing to rise, how many more people was I going to lose? How many more people were going to die because of me?
My father, Tommy, My mother, all dead, and I couldn't stop it. I couldn't save them. Who was next? I didn't even want to think about that. I tried to shake the thought away from my mind, when suddenly, my mother's death flashed through my mind. She had been murdered right in front of me by Slade, who had stabbed her streight through her chest. She gave up her life to save mine and Thea's. No one asked her to do it, maybe it was just something that a mother had to do to protect her children. Now with Thea away from Starling, I was alone. I still had my friends, who fight alongside me to protect Starling City, but as far as family goes, I was alone and I was going to stay that way, unless I could find a way to bring my sister back home.
Drawing in a deep shaky breath, I got up and went into the hallway. The feeling of loneliness was begining to get to me, and I realised I was missing Thea. Wonder what she's doing right now? I thought. The last time I spoke to her was six months ago, when she called me after she got out of Starling, and that she was okay, but since I hadn;t heard from her, and everytime I called and left a message, she never called me back. I let out a breath I haden't even realised I had been holding, and decided to call her. I crossed back into the room, and grabbed my phone. No sooner had I turned around, I nearly froze. There standing in front of me was my mother. She was wearing the same outfit she had been murdered in, only the wound on her chest from Slade's blade was gone. "My baby boy, I'm so proud of you." She said as her blue eyes welled up with tears and she embraced me in a loving hug. Feeling my mother's arms around me again, made me start to think that she wasn't dead after all. The warm feeling of her love felt so real.
"I'm so proud of you, for protecting our family and the city. Starling would be lost without you Oliver." I drew in a shaky breath as I pulled away from her and felt her hand touch my face. I knew it wasn't real. She was dead, which ment only one thing, I was hallucinating again. Imagining she was there, because of how much I missed her. "How can you be proud of me?" I asked, feeling tears well up in my eyes. "I'm the reason why your dead. Why dad's gone, Tommy, your all dead, because of me." Mom shook her head, and her blonde hair flowed around her shoulders. "no sweetie, your dad and I gave up our lives for you. I know that your father did what he had to do to make sure you had lived when you were on the island, and I gave up my life to protect you and your sister. our deaths were not your fault, you had nothing to do it, we as parents do our jobs to protect our children no matter the cost."
"Oliver?" Suddenly I heard Diggle's voice and I turned around. "You okay? I kept calling you, didn't you answer your phone?" I looked at him confused, then looked down and realised that my phone was still in my hand. "Oh sorry, I guess I didn't have it on." I said nerviously. "It rang five times Oliver, what's gotten into you? Did you have enough sleep last night?" flashbacks of Lian Yu flashed through my mind, and for a split second I could've sworn I saw my own reflection standing before me as The Arrow. I felt a hand touch my shoulder, turned around slowly, and gasped as I saw Slade behind me. Whirling around, I grabbed Slade's arm and flipped him onto his back hard. "Oliver!" I shook my head and blinked my eyes, and when I looked down again, I saw Diggle lying on the ground on his back. "What the hell's wrong with you kid? have you lost your damn mind?"
Diggle got up from the ground and looked at me, with eyes full of anger and disapointment. "Damn it Oliver, if this is all too much for you to handle-" "No." I said in a low voice. "Sorry Dig, I don't know what happened. I guess your right, I guess I haven't been getting that much sleep lately. Then again, not knowing what's going to come next, it's hard to let your guard down." Diggle nodded. "Maybe we should talk to Felicity about this." I shook my head. "I don't want to bother her with this, besides I'm fine." Diggle rolled his eyes. "Sure your okay Oliver." I heard him mutter. Suddenly I felt my phone vibrate in my hand. "Felicity? what's going on?" I asked, trying to keep the panic out of my voice. "Oliver, you need to get to the Arrowcave immediatly. Something really bad just happened." I could hear Felicity's voice breaking, which only added to the panic I was already feeling. "What do you mean? What's happened?" "It's Sara..." Felicity said as her voice broke into sobs. "She's dead. Oliver, Sara's dead."
I felt my throat constrict, making it dificult to breathe as I nearly dropped the phone and went to my knees. "No." I muttered to myself, feeling tears coming to my eyes again. "Not again. Not another death." My father, Tommy, My mother, and now Sara, all dead, and I couldn't stop it. I couldn't save them.
Too be continued...Chapter 2 coming soon. Hope you guys enjoyed!