Lookit, I know the general theory is Ivo will be revealed as Felicity’s father, but does anyone think it might be the missionary? Sandy hair, a little awkward, glasses, last name Flint. I know, I know, solid evidence for realsies, but WHAT IF?
What if Felicity’s mom was a woman of science and her dad a man of faith. In the end their relationship just didn’t work out when her father felt God’s call (or something more sinister), and he set out to the east leaving his wife and child behind in Starling City.
Mama Smoak is a nurse and her patient is Jessica Ivo. She’d been tapped and trusted for her loyalty and skills, so for years and years she takes care of Jessica, slowly coming to understand what kind of man Ivo is and his descent into madness, but she stays. There’s a part of her that finds it romantic that Ivo would go through so much to save the woman he loves. She finds his intelligence awe-inspiring because he is on the cusp of something; he tells her bits of his work sometimes in excited rambles, and maybe he is going to save the world. She’s got a little girl to take of, a brilliant girl who grows older, becomes a young woman who’s accepted to MIT and Ivo’s money has always helped pay these bills.
One night, Jessica’s not doing well and while speaking with Mama Smoak Ivo accidentally mentions he’s somewhere east. Mama Smoak sighs, sad and lonely, replying that’s where her husband is—on [dudes insert place where Flint said he was cause I can’t remember at the moment], or she thinks he is, but she hasn’t heard from him in years. Ivo inquires more and she doesn’t have anyone else, all these pains inside twisting, all the bits of a pretty, hoping heart rusting as times went by, and her story rushes out her. Ivo listens to this woman’s pain and wonders how a husband could abandon a wife he pledged to love forever, how he could follow after faith instead of fact.
Ivo finds the island. Finds the man.
Maybe Mama Smoak is told, maybe she’s not. Maybe she’s consumed by guilt because the charts and sciencegobblygook he sends over is beginning to look terrifying. Maybe she quits Jessica and Ivo and moves into the Glades where the last threads of a relationship with Felicity are worn closer to a breaking point. Maybe she follows Felicity’s life closely, knows some about the Mirakuru, starts putting things together.
I DON’T KNOW. I’M MAKING THIS SHIT UP. ALL I KNOW IS FLINT GOT ON THE ISLAND ALIVE AND Felicity’s past intrigues me.
I am so over drugs I can’t even tell you. High school I was like if you give it I will come, but these days I don’t even want anything in the slightest.
I have such a fear of not being present and I don’t know why it became so overwhelmingly strong.