It’s Throwback Thursday, right? Just about a year ago (yesterday to be exact), I began posting this little CS AU dog story. It might be the best thing I’ve ever written or will ever write. It also brought me great friends, which was a benefit of writing fic I did not remotely expect. There is nothing about this universe I don’t love. I had hoped to have one more installment written for you today, but I’ve been busy spreading Light Magic to the four corners of the world, and just haven’t had much time to write. Hopefully before the next hiatus is over I will have shown you all at least one more
last major milestone in the lives of Emma, Killian, Gale, and Zen.
In the meantime, here’s the full story and the fillers and prompts I’ve written to date. Thanks to all of you who loved this story and told me from the start, and maybe some more people will come across it and enjoy it, too. Thanks, as always, for reading.
Chapter 1: Sick As A Dog: Emma Swan is the owner of Pet Saviors — a dog training/walking/sitting service. Killian Jones, and his dog Gale, are her clients. It’s been a year since Emma started taking care of Gale and she’s never met her owner…until today. (AO3/FF.net)
Chapter 2: Let Sleeping Dogs Lie: Killian wakes up the next day wondering if meeting Emma Swan was a post sickness hallucination, and an important date looms on the horizon. (AO3/FF.net)
Chapter 3: Old Dog, New Trick: Killian invites Emma out on his boat as a thank you for helping him out. (AO3/FF.net)
Chapter 4: Dog Eared: Emma, Killian, and Gale finish their boat ride and Killian shares one piece of his past with Emma. (AO3/FF.net)
Chapter 5: Dog and Pony Show: Killian helps Emma out during her puppy kindergarten class and she talks about her past over dinner. (AO3/FF.net)
Chapter 6: Dog With Two Bones: Killian asks Emma to watch Gale while he goes out of town on a fool’s errand. But not before she lets him know how thankful she is for his kindness. (AO3/FF.net)
Chapter 7: Every Dog Has Its Day: Emma misses Gale (and Killian), has a chat with David, and finds out just what Killian was doing at the prison and why. Gale has a trick up her own paw to bring them back together. (AO3/FF.net)
Epilogue: Dog Days: Killian, Emma, and Gale one year after Killian and Emma finally get together. (AO3/FF.net)
Filler: Doggone It: This was requested for an angst meme with the line request being “Shit! Are you BLEEDING!?” and the pairing Captain Swan specifically in this AU. Takes place during chapter 6 from Killian’s POV. He invites Emma over for dinner before he goes on his trip. Prompt from epiplectic-bicycle (FF.net/AO3)
Filler: Lie Down With Dogs: This was also part of an angst meme with the line requested “Please, put it DOWN.” to be used with Emma and Gale. This takes place during chapter 6 and is from Emma’s POV before, during, and after Dr. Hopper calls looking for Killian. Prompt from epiplectic-bicycle (FF.net/AO3)
Filler: Doggie Bag: Takes place before epilogue. Killian and Emma go to a sushi restaurant for their anniversary and run into Eric and Ariel. Prompt request from hookslovelyswan (FF.net/AO3)
Filler: Lucky Dog: Post-epilogue fluff. Killian pops the question to Emma with some not-quite-help from Gale. Requested by damn near everyone. (AO3/FF.net)
Filler: Who Let The Dogs Out?: Post epilogue fluff. Killian and Emma dog/babysit for David and Mary Margaret for the day. For two people who have no experience with kids, the day is filled with all kinds of crap…literal and figurative. (AO3/FF.net) Also covers dialogue prompt requests for something light from epiplectic-bicycle and iamanneenigma (“Give me a hand,” and “Hey, have you seen the…oh.”)
Filler: Puppy Dog Eyes (post chapter 7 for a writing meme prompt: Mamihlapinatapei: The look between two people in which each loves the other but is too afraid to make the first move.) (AO3/FF.net)
Filler: Pick of the Litter: Prequel to main story, or When Killian Met Galene (AO3/FF.net)
Filler: Dog Treats (A Christmas Story) (AO3/FF.net)
And the lovely nightships made this awesome picture set of my story, which was probably the greatest thing ever.
So, the piece I have started is called Working Dog. I hope to share it with you sooner rather than too much later. I know when I originally finished the main story, people sent me several prompts. I still have them written down and I might just get to them one day.
Again, thanks for everything. :)