In retrospect, it probably would have been wise to call ahead to make sure that she wouldn’t be interrupting anything - or even that the S.T.A.R. team would be around - but that kind of foresight had never really been her style. For good or bad, Felicity had a habit of jumping headfirst into things, taking the action she felt in her heart that she needed to take.The problem was, sometimes that worked out the way she expected and sometimes it didn’t. This time, at least, her lack of planning seemed like it wouldn’t be a problem - though with it so quiet and the lab, she had started to wonder. She had just been about to call Barry on her phone - what she should have done much earlier - when she heard him.
Felicity spun at the sound of Barry’s voice behind her, relieved to find that he was at S.T.A.R. Labs. She knew this was an unexpected visit, but she couldn’t think of anyone more qualified to help in this case than Barry and the team here in Central City. When criminals proved next to impossible to catch, who better to go to than the fastest man around? At least that had been her thinking. “Barry - I’m so glad I caught you here,” she said with a smile. ”You know, since you’re so difficult to catch.” The joke, her little play on words, likely didn’t need an explanation, but as usual she provided one anyway.
The questions that followed made her feel a bit guilty. They reminder her just how rarely she stopped by Central City and S.T.A.R. Labs just to visit. While she considered herself a friend to Barry and the others, only showing up when she needed something didn’t make Felicity a great friend and she knew it. She made a mental note to try to plan more trips to Central just because. “Everything is fine,” Felicity rushed to assure him. She hated that just by visiting she could cause any kind of concern. “Although I wish I could say I was just here to visit this time.”
In spite of herself, Felicity grinned at the barrage of questions that Barry posed. Of all the people she knew, he was one of the few that could talk as quickly and as much as she did on occasion. She could tell that he was genuinely concerned and wanted to make sure that she relieved those concerns before making her request. “Everyone is fine - Oliver, Diggle - we’re good, really. I didn’t mean to worry you by showing up so suddenly, but it’s nothing like that.” Felicity took the seat that he offered, and tried to mentally collect her thoughts before explaining things to Barry. “But there is a situation where I think we could use your help. And when I say we, I mean me. The others don’t know that I’m here.”