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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.