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The_BlueSuede
28 September 2014 @ 12:41 pm



“I told you we could pull this off,” Dinah said smugly, running her thumb along the corner of Chloe’s mouth to fix her lipstick.

“I have to give you credit, Dinah.  This may well be the most clever thing you’ve ever done.”

Dinah smirked.  “I know.  I love you, too.  There,” she added, stepping back.  “Now you’re perfect.  He won’t know what hit him.”

Resisting an urge to bite her lip in anticipation, Chloe stood, turning to face the mirrors.  She inhaled.  My God, she thought quietly.  This is finally happening.  This is the real thing.

“So this is the infamous Vera Wang dress,” Dinah commented, eyeing Chloe’s beautiful gown, the one that had caused Chloe to snap all those months ago and break off her fake engagement to Oliver.  “You look beautiful in it.”

She did.  Chloe felt like she was wearing a cloud, the delicate chiffon skirt full and wide, sweeping around her like a cloud of smoke.  Vera had had the thin straps and bodice with its sweetheart neckline altered to fit Chloe exactly, and—upon learning the color scheme for Chloe’s wedding—had added sparkling gold detailing to the skirt, making it appear almost gilded in the correct lighting.

Chloe smoothed her hands over it, letting the shimmering gold and ivory fabric run through her fingers like water.  She remembered being terrified of this dress when she first saw it.  She’d envisioned the tight bodice suffocating her, the flowing skirts tripping and drowning her, as if the very fabric had been spun from all her lies.  But now…now that she and Oliver had worked things out, now that they each knew where they stood with one another, Chloe had realized that she couldn’t imagine herself getting married in any other dress.  Somehow, the fact that it had scared her at first felt like the perfect representation of her relationship with Oliver.  It had frightened her and she’d run away from it, but in the end it was perfect for her.  Just like Oliver.  Chloe smiled to herself.

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The_BlueSuede
28 September 2014 @ 12:22 pm

ETA: I'm copy/pasting this so that those who can't access FFN can finish the story, but I'm not bothering with updating all the links, so I'm afraid you'll have to use the tags for the most organized way to read this.  Sorry.  —Blue



It's short and sweet, and believe it or not, it's the final chapter. I feel like I've given birth after being in labor for two years. -phew- Love you all, thank you for the tremendous response to this story, and goodbye, FFN! Be seein' ya! :)

Sincerest Love,
Blue

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The_BlueSuede
24 September 2014 @ 03:17 pm

Friends.  I realize that I totally suck because I've stopped posting to LiveJournal, which means that I never got around to posting the final chapter(s) of Never a Bride on here.

You can read the entire thing in its completion here on FFN.

I'm also not posting on FFN anymore.  I have completely moved to AO3 here (where I am mostly writing Olicity fic these days).  I will not be deleting either of my accounts on FFN or LJ, so you don't need to worry about the fics disappearing.  :)

And the good news is that I wrote an epilogue to Never a Bride today!! :D  Which you can read here!!! Because I love you all, I do.  I just got tired of maintaining the multiple sites.

Also, you can still find me on Twitter and Tumblr or on my vlog.

With Sincerest Affection (and apologies for not posting about these things sooner!)
Blue

 
 
The_BlueSuede
30 June 2014 @ 04:08 pm

Author: BlueSuede
Title:  Never a Bride
Rating:  NC17
Genre: Romance/Humor
Pairings/Characters: primarily Chloe/Oliver
Summary: 
When a newspaper prints a false engagement announcement for Oliver Queen and Chloe Sullivan, and all their friends are thrilled, Chloe and Oliver decide to stage a fake engagement and breakup to prove to their friends how wrong they are for one another.  Because, they will break up, won't they?
Warnings: completely Alternate Universe; also, sexual content and occasional language


banner by [info]dandiandi22



First Chapter

Previous (Chapter 24)
Next (Chapter 26)

Author's Note: Just a few housekeeping items, folks.

First, no, you haven't got the date mixed up. This chapter is up two weeks early for two reasons: One, I finished the first draft of my novel last month! WOO! So, I had a bit more time on my hands to crank it out. Two, it seemed an appropriate celebratory matter after returning from the wedding of a close friend this weekend. I've got weddings on the brain, what can I say.

Next, I just have to say, the wedding scene in this chapter is awkwardly autobiographical. I swear to God I was the ONLY single person at that wedding! And that reading from Ecclesiastes ACTUALLY HAPPENED! (Just wait, you'll see what I'm talking about in a moment. You won't believe it.) Too bad there was no Oliver to come to my rescue, but my two groomsmen friends eventually swooped in and rescued me when they had an opportunity, so all was well. :)

Third, this story is winding up quickly. As in, I think there's only going to be one more chapter. Gasp. (I know. It has actually taken years to post this. [Which also means at times it's horribly inconsistent. Sorry.] How sick is that? Thanks for sticking with me, you lovely faithful people.) Also, the final chapter of this story will in fact be my final time posting on FFN. Message me to find out where I've moved if you haven't already.

And finally, yes, that last chapter should be up on the 15th on schedule. Thanks for your patience, everyone! And thanks for taking a spare second to read this. :)

Love & Weddings,

Blue

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The_BlueSuede
29 June 2014 @ 06:14 pm
Author: BlueSuede
Title: Shiver
Rating:  NC17
Genre: Romance/Angst
Universe: Arrow
Pairings/Characters: Oliver/Felicity
Summary: Trapped in hazardous conditions, Felicity and Oliver have to find a way to keep warm, but unfortunately cross the boundaries of their friendship to do so.

Warnings: smut, screw or die trope


Read Part I Here.

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The_BlueSuede
16 June 2014 @ 02:20 pm

Author: BlueSuede
Title:  Never a Bride
Rating:  NC17
Genre: Romance/Humor
Pairings/Characters: primarily Chloe/Oliver
Summary: 
When a newspaper prints a false engagement announcement for Oliver Queen and Chloe Sullivan, and all their friends are thrilled, Chloe and Oliver decide to stage a fake engagement and breakup to prove to their friends how wrong they are for one another.  Because, they will break up, won't they?
Warnings: completely Alternate Universe; also, sexual content and occasional language


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First Chapter

Previous (Chapter 23)
Next (Chapter 25)

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The_BlueSuede
06 June 2014 @ 11:37 pm
Author: BlueSuede
Title: Less Than Subtle
Rating:  G
Genre: Romance/Humor/Fluff
Universe: Smallville
Pairings/Characters: Oliver/Chloe
Summary: Chloe has a secret admirer

Warnings: none

prompt from sfgirl7448: Oliver is a secret admirer of Chloe, but also her best friend. She knows but pretends her secret admirer is someone else and Oliver has to hold his emotions at bay but miserably fails


This story is dedicated not just to sfgirl7448 for the prompt, but also to my older brother, who walked into an office at the airforce base, where a receptionist he didn't know was sitting at a desk with a vase of flowers perched on it. Upon being asked who they were for, she replied "I don't know, but I wish they were for me." Later that day my brother returned with flowers for her. (Setting the bar high, gentleman. That's what it's called.)

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The_BlueSuede
05 June 2014 @ 02:27 pm

Hey all, just clearing out my files and found a couple of pictures I had saved as inspiration for Never a Bride.

The first ones, here, were the inspiration for the bridesmaids' dresses at Victor and Katherine's wedding in Chapter 12.

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And second, these were inspiration for Diana's Wedding Gown and ensemble in Chapter 21, although I ended up cutting the description to shorten the chapter, and I think I turned her into a "snow queen" instead of a "greek goddess" because it was a Christmas wedding. :)  Still, I love this dress and shoes for Diana.

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The_BlueSuede
05 June 2014 @ 01:48 pm

Author: BlueSuede
Title: From One Lost Girl to Another
Rating:  G
Genre: Romance/Humor
Universe: Once Upon a Time/Smallville crossover
Pairings/Characters: Oliver/Chloe, Captain Swan
Summary:  Emma, Hook, and Henry find themselves on the wrong side of one of Henry's comic books and need Oliver and Chloe to help send them home.

Warnings: none

Prompt from greenteam4ever: I would really love to read some good old Chlollie…Oh! What about some OUAT Chlollie, huh? Because I ship Captain Swan, too!

All right, kiddos, this is rough and really rushed because otherwise it would have been a full ten chapters long. I'm sorry I crammed everything into one chapter, but I can only handle oneshot prompts right now. But I actually kind of think the idea has some merit. Maybe one of these days I'll return to it and stretch it out a little. ;)

Also, it feels so weird to be writing all this G rated stuff. Someone give me something sexy to write! lol

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