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Story: 24 Hours
Pairing/Characters: Collie, Lexana, mentions of past Clana & Lollie
Disclaimer: don’t own anything
Spoilers: through 6x14, Trespass
Summary: The only constant part of life is change. And
Shaking his head in disgust,
Pushing thoughts of Lana and Lex,
24 hours ago:
Just when he thought the days of Lana having stalkers were over, it happened again.
The only good part of the day was that Chloe and Jimmy had gotten back together.
In a flash, he was down the stairs. What he saw made him realize why Bart had sounded so frightened. Because lying in Bart’s arms, was a seemingly unconscious Oliver Queen.
Noticing Bart was struggling under the weight of the older man,
“Bart what’s going on?” he asked.
“I don’t know,” Bart said, wide eyed, “All of a sudden, he passed out. Completely out of the blue. None of us knew what to do. I thought you might.”
“Bart, you did the right thing,”
“That’s the crazy thing!” Bart exclaimed, “There were no signs. He was perfectly fine all day! We had just completed a mission and we were taking a short break to recoup. I dragged the gang to
“Bart cut to the chase,”
“Just now!” Bart replied, his voice full of anxiety. “He’s the one who controls all the systems and I didn’t know who to trust.”
Oliver had looked so pale.
22 hours ago:
Calling Chloe had been the best idea that
Together, they contacted AC and Victor to update them on the situation. Both knew that Bart was coming to see
Fortunately, they found the numbers to the private doctor that Oliver had signed on for the league. This man was good at keeping secrets and very discrete, both which were vital for them.
The doctor, whose name
It was hard waiting, as the doctor conducted numerous tests to see what was wrong with Oliver. The worst part was that he was waiting alone. Chloe had situated herself in Oliver’s penthouse, so she could keep in contact with both him and the remaining league members.
“Doctor, what’s wrong with him?”
“This is so strange,” Dr. Michaels said, “I don’t know. He seems to be in some form of a coma. It’s clear he has been drugged.”
“So if he’s been drugged, isn’t there some way to get the drug out of his system?”
“You say that he showed no symptoms,” Dr. Michaels persisted, “Before he passed out, was he looking ill? Stumbling around? Anything?”
Dr. Michaels frowned. “When someone is drugged, there is usually some sign. In this case, there is nothing. Whoever did this had planned it all very carefully. His blood work shows that there is something there that isn’t supposed to be but what it is I cannot tell. Nor am I able to find how out long ago it was administered.”
“So if we have to find out how to save him,”
“You’re going to have to find out who did this,” Dr. Michaels concluded. “And get the antidote. That’s his only hope.”
“How long does he have?”
“I wish I could give you answers,” Dr. Michaels said apologetically, “I will continue seeing if I can work on a cure. But the sooner, the better.”
“Thank you doctor,” Clark said softly. He watched the doctor leave and that’s when
Oliver may die and they had no clues to why and how and what they could do.
It would be difficult and with no idea where to start and unsure of the amount of time they had, it could be seen as nearly impossible. But they had no choice. Oliver’s life depended on it.
It would be so easy to believe the past twenty-four hours was just a dream. Like it never happened. He could hardly believe he was standing there to tell the tale. But at that moment, they hadn’t been thinking. They just acted, acted on instinct, acted based on what they knew they had to do.
The stakes were high and each risk they took could lead to a devastating consequence. But when their backs were against the wall, they had no choice but to fight back. And fight back they did.
21 hours ago:
“But that’s nearly impossible!” Bart blurted out, breaking the stunned silence of the group.
He had called everyone together and they were currently situated in Oliver’s penthouse. He remembered the last time he had been in there. Well, the last time he had been in there when he was in his right mind. Breaking in with Lois and almost having sex with here there didn’t really count in his mind.
Bart was the one in trouble then but compared to their situation now, saving Bart had been easy. At least they knew where he was, who he was with. Here, they had nothing.
“I know it’s tough guys,” he said, “but we have no other choice. Does anyone have any idea where he could’ve been drugged? Where someone had the opportunity to do this?”
“We’ve been in
“Okay, that narrows it down a bit,”
“That depends though,” Chloe said slowly. “If this person is targeting Oliver or if he or she is aiming for the Green Arrow.”
“You think someone knows about Oliver’s identity?”
“The Green Arrow has pissed off a lot of people,” Chloe pointed out, “Not to mention he has ruined many corrupt businesses. It’s not too far off to think that somebody might want a bit of revenge.”
“I want to believe you Chloe,”
“Whatever the reason, someone wants Oliver dead,” Chloe announced. “And the important thing is that we find out who, we can hold off on finding why. Let’s start retracing our steps.”
Thinking back, they had been so stupid. Chloe had been trying to figure out a temporary solution, because discussing wasn’t getting them anywhere. They should’ve tried to figure out a motive first. Maybe if they had done that, they wouldn’t have wasted so much time. So much precious time.
And time was not something they had a lot of either. As each hour passed, they knew that that was one shorter hour Oliver had to live.
19 hours ago:
Clark, Bart, Victor and AC were all in
Another part of him was wondering why this was affecting him before. He had been in situations where the people he loved had been in danger. His own mother had been in the hospital before but what he felt then and what he was feeling now were completely different.
Then he was scared at the idea of losing his mom. Now it was as if someone was ripping his heart out of his chest. Even when he had pulled Lana out of that fateful car crash, the feelings weren’t this strong.
Unfortunately, he didn’t have time to dwell on what he was feeling. When Oliver is safe and awake,
He felt a surge of anger run through his veins. If Lex had anything to do with this . . . well, he wouldn’t be responsible for his actions. Calm down. He didn’t want to make any rash decisions without thinking the consequences through. First he had to find proof.
Realizing that Bart was waiting for an answer,
Within seconds he was on the phone with Chloe. “I can’t believe we didn’t think of Lex,” Chloe said, sounding amazed. “I’ll get on it and let you know what I find.”
Hanging up, he looked at Bart. “She’ll get back to us.”
Bart sighed. “And again we’re waiting. I feel as if all we’re doing it waiting!”
“Isn’t there anything we can do?” Bart pleaded.
Bart grinned. “I like the way you’re thinking amigo. Where to?”
“I’m ready when you are,” Bart told him.
“Let’s go now,”
“And then something occurred to me, and I realized that, uh . . .
But if something happened to Oliver and Lex was behind it, everyone would find out how much of angel he wasn’t.