I’m trying to figure out if I can get Emma and Killian back together in just one more chapter in Peace I Leave With You, but I think it’s going to take two, and that really sucks because I need more captain swan make-outs in my life right now. And if I write another fic to satisfy my make-out needs, then it means slowing down Peace even more. And I don’t want to slow down Peace anymore. I want to finish the next damn update! Urgh.
So no make-outs yet. So sad. :’(
Across a Diner Table
Captain Swan, ~870 words, G/PG
Inspired by this fanart (eta: here’s the big version) and promo pics of Emma and Killian at Granny’s together. Minor spoilers for 3.18
Killian saw it in Emma’s eyes when she asked him to wait for her in the diner while she went to send Henry to bed for the night. She had that, "We need to talk," look. And he knew why.
It had been two days since Zelena cursed him and threatened Emma’s family—two days of wondering what the hell he should do. Two days of hating himself for his weakness—his foolishness. Two days of watching over her family as closely as he could, knowing all the while that he could do nothing of substance to protect them if Zelena decided she really wanted them dead. Two days of staying close to Emma—but not too close. He’d been avoiding private conversations and shying away from her when she drew too close, and he knew she’d noticed. He’d seen the flashes of pain and confusion in her eyes. (Especially at the séance last night, when he’d not-so-subtly maneuvered himself to sit at her right, rather than at her left where their hands would have been linked.)
The witch had told him that only his lips were cursed, but he wasn’t willing to take that chance. His touch was poison to Emma now. The one thing he longed for the most had been corrupted into a weapon against her.
Earlier in the day he’d finally managed a private moment to confess to David. He’d left out the worst. Left out his guilt. Left out his selfishness. But he couldn’t be selfish any longer. Someone needed to know the new threat they were under. The new threat Emma was under.
And now Emma wanted to talk.
Killian swirled his rum in his glass and took a gulp. Clearly the good prince didn’t know how to keep a secret.
It’s been an exhausting couple of weeks.
I think I really need chocolate cake. I’ll have to find a way to get some.
I’m trying to remember what these shout-outs are. Someone should list them, that would be amazing
We should start a post on LJ so everyone can contribute. I know I couldn’t find them all.
I know I remember watching once and thinking “hey, didn’t stillscape write that?” And I think it’s happened one or two other times.
diaphenia replied to your post: I really don’t know what to think abou…
I’m just…. not pleased. But hey! They said Andy’s neighbor was in Witness Protection, which I decided was a shout out to you
I posted something with this exact sentiment right as you were commenting! Yes. It’s all about me. They know who we are. (I swear I’ve seen subtle shout-outs to other fan writers, too. idk if they really do it, but sometimes it feels like they really do it.)
macyaudenstarr replied to your post: I really don’t know what to think abou…
I actually thought that maybe the whole thing was a mistake on Parks. I was waiting for him to call them and say, “Oops. I was wrong!” But nope. The last 2 or 3 minutes though, that scene was great, just all of them, together, sharing that moment.
Yeah. That ending was really nice, and the character moments were all really nice. It’s just such a bizarre story. So weird.