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                   HOW AM I GOING TO SURVIVE HIATUS?


FOLLOWERS: You’re going to start writing fanfiction??!!

NO!!!! That would not be fun for ANYONE. It would only result in misery and chaos. You would hate reading it. I would despise writing it. Ultimately, my laptop would be shattered after being thrown across the room in frustration. 

Here’s the actual plan: Rather than filling my bookmarks with a million fics, on Sundays I’ll be posting 5-7 of my favorite fics I’ve read that week. A little survival pack to get through the summer. Hopefully you’ll find something that will also appeal to you! This will also be a great opportunity to give a shout-out to the many incredibly talented Captain Swan fanfic authors we’re so lucky to have. 

With all that said….AWAY WE GO

Come Unstuck by letmeshowyouhowtouseit

Official description: Mary Margaret and David have this habit of setting Emma up on blind dates and they never go well, so Emma isn’t exactly looking forward to the latest one. However, things don’t always go as planned …

Rated: Mature. Genre: Smut Chapters: one-shot

Yeah, you wanna be alone to read this piece. SERIOUSLY. It’s so HOT (hot DAMN) I’m surprised my laptop didn’t spontaneously combust. Or that it didn’t make a dragon wanna retire man. So, escape your family, roommates, dog, whomever. Lock yourself in a room. Light some candles & READ THIS FIC. And then read it again. And again. I guarantee, it’s worth it.

Fun at the Museum by lizzyc807shipscaptainswan

Official description: Emma wanted to visit the National Art Museum to see some of her favorite art. Killian had other plans in mind for the trip.

Rated: Mature  Genre: AU  Chapters: one-shot

A fun, frothy romp through the National Art Museum. This fic is like fizzy champagne with a side order of SMUT. And the ending twist makes the (not-so) inner rom-com fan in me SQUEAL with delight. 

It Means Something by potentialheartofdarkness 

Official description: Emma realizes exactly what Killian and their hugs mean to her.

Rated: General Audiences Genre: Fluff/Angst  Chapters: one-shot

I adore Lana’s writing. She demonstrates such a profound understanding of Emma and Killian as characters and how their unique personalities & experiences shape their relationship. This fic is a testament to her talent. Beautiful and poignant.

Lie Down with Me by laschatzi  

Official description: just a little fluffy Daddy!Killian ficlet

Rated: Not rated. Genre: Daddy Killian Chapters: one-shot

I’m picky when it comes to Captain Swan family fics. What’s cute to some often reads as cloying and out-of-character to me (apparently, I’m cold-hearted). This ficlet is sweet without ever becoming saccharine.

Lilly by Cute McBeauty 

Official description: Hook returns from the Enchanted Forest to find Emma in New York, hoping to jog her memory and take up from where they left off, to find that his heart’s First Mate has added to his “crew”, his parting gift given to her before the whole missing year. But this is no ordinary little gift. It comes with a mission…

Rated: T Genre: Family/Romance Chapters: 51. Complete.

Reading this fic gives me the same giddy feeling as watching a really good romantic comedy. Every time I finish a chapter, I feel uplifted. It’s like an instant mood brightener.  It’s well-worth the time commitment. 

Need You Tonight by boyfriendhook  

Official description: Emma Swan is working a job as a bailbonds person at a Boston bar, when she meets a handsome sailor by the name of Killian Jones. The two hit it off from the start and embark on, what they believe to be, a holiday weekend of no strings attached sex.

Rated: Mature Genre: Modern!AU; RomCom AU Chapters: 3. Complete. 

 If you like your romantic comedy with a heavy dose of SMUT, this is the fic for you (really, isn’t that the best combination, anyway?!). Maggie’s a wonderful storyteller in general, but she’s also incredibly witty and clever.  I lost count of how many times I LOLed while reading. Ruby dating a med student? Mary Margaret’s stepmother attempting to steal her inheritance? Killian winning Emma a Captain Hook doll? I was sad when Adam didn’t jump out & yell #NoSpoilers! Maybe in the sequel? PLEASE LET THERE BE A SEQUEL! 

And bonus, this story is set during Memorial Day weekend, so it’s seasonally appropriate!

Straight to you  by montanarosalie

Official description: Emma would rather be cursed than lose Killian for good. And so they are.

Rated: T. Genre: Angst/Romance Chapters: 23. Complete.

WARNING: MAJOR angst. Get your tissues ready. Maybe, have a glass of wine on hand. Hell, get a whole bottle. That being said, a happy ending and INCREDIBLE writing make the pain worthwhile.

7 minutes (7/?)

“we’ve been nothing but friends for our whole lives but then we played seven minutes in heaven on a dare and now i think i might actually be in love with you”

Ch 1, Ch 2, Ch. 3, Ch 4, Ch 5, (extra), Ch 6 , FF

A/N: I got done with this early and well, I just wanted to go ahead and post it. A lot happens in this chapter (it’s a long one) and sets us up for the second half of this story. Thanks again for the feedback and reblogs, it means so much.

He wakes to a mouthful of hair, his left arm completely numb below the elbow and what he’s sure will be a bruise on his spine from the button on the back of her couch, and yet, he’s hard pressed to find a moment in his life happier than this. Any discomfort he feels is eclipsed by the gentle puffs of air caressing his throat with every breath she exhales, the warmth of her fingers on the small of his back, and god…the all too perfect fit of her hips molded against his. She shifts in her sleep, the friction drawing all of the blood from his brain downwards and he stifles a groan, cursing his body’s unbidden reaction as he feels himself hardening against her hip.

Bloody hell, Jones.

Clenching his jaw, he shuts his eyes and tries to think of other things, anything besides Emma and her soft hands, and blimey, he can’t help himself. Their activities last night, enjoyable as they were, simply have him craving her more, something he didn’t honestly deem possible until this very moment. His intentions of taking things slow, easing her into this now seem like the worst possible idea he’s ever had. They can do this, right? Remain friends and become lovers, be the same and yet, more? As much as he wants the more, he can’t risk losing everything they already have.

“Penny for your thoughts?”

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