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Emma smiles as she looks around the beach. Her mother and father are lounging on towels enjoying the wonderful sunshine that has fallen upon Maine this summer. Henry and Neal are building a sandcastle. It’s amazing, a perfect family trip to the beach.
She’s never had a family trip to the beach before but in her dreams it looked a lot like this, except reality has one incredible addition.
Standing there in the water is Regina…in a white bikini that has Emma practically drooling on the sand. Her jaw drops as Regina walks over to her, her tanned skin dazzling in the sunlight. They’re friends now, best friends, maybe even more….
Emma smiles at the thought.
"See something you like?"
Her head snaps up at Regina’s playful question and she smiles seeing Regina look her up and down in her own bikini, “Do you?”
They meet each other’s gazes in an intense challenging stare before Emma breaks it with a mischievous grin, “Bet I could beat you in a splash fight.”
"Really Emma?" Regina asks raising a brow. Emma stands making sure Henry and Neal are still engrossed in their sandcastle before grabbing Regina’s hand and leading her to the edge of the water. She wades in first before scooping up a handful of water and tossing it at Regina, "Your move," she taunts with a cocky smile.
Regina smirks back, “This means war,” she warns before waltzing into the water and slamming both hands down to send a wave of splashes towards Emma.
Emma chuckles before splashing back. This goes on for fifteen minutes, the pair running through the water splashing each other determined to see who can win this one. Neither notice that everyone is now watching them running around like children giggling and splashing until Emma stumbles, falling into Regina sending them both into the water with a loud, large splash.
Emma laughs pulling Regina up and the brunette spins as she stands leaving her pressed tight against Emma. Both their laughs dissipate into nervous chuckles as their breaths hitch at the close proximity. They don’t see their family gaping at them from across the beach. They don’t care.
All they can see is each other and it’s all they want to see in this moment. Electricity crackles between them as they close the tiny space between their bodies and seal their lips in a passionate kiss. Regina’s arms wrap around Emma’s neck as Emma’s hands find her waist. They stand their locked in a tight embrace in the sea kissing each other over and over, oblivious to the stares of others choosing instead to focus on the beating of their hearts that tells them that this is right where they belong.