This is an attempt to provide people with a basic timeline for the order in which events in the EF occurred. There are some areas where the actual timing is difficult to pin down (Belle’s captivity with Rumple and with Regina is extremely problematic, as is Aurora’s cursing). This is a companion to the Land without Magic Timeline and Camelot Timeline.
Any Corrections I’ll gladly take, as well as any argument for moving the italic flashbacks. I will be updating this after each episode.
The Librarian is a Cursed!Killian AU series taking place during the events of Season 1. It is not a traditional multi-chapter and I assume the reader has familiarity with the events of season 1. Installments WERE written out of order but for the next couple chapters I am going to go in chronological order. Chapters can still be read in any order.
This is Part 12 and takes place after Part 11 after episode 1.19 “The Return”
Special thanks to @j-philly-b for being an awesome beta.
As he looked at her James felt happiness. Her green eyes flashed with mischief as she turned and smiled at him. She had done it a hundred times but this time he felt his chest expand and his throat constrict. He loved her. The realization crashed on him like a wave on rocks and he had to steady himself on the railing. He had thought himself incapable of caring again. Her smile fell as she sensed the shift in his mood; she stepped closer. The wind blew her long brown hair into her face and she pushed it back impatiently.
He didn’t speak but pulled her into his arms and kissed her with a hunger he didn’t try to contain. There was no hiding now. He loved her–his Milah. Slowly the ship and the woman in his arms dissolved and James’s eyes opened on his darkened bedroom.
His hand touched his lips. “Milah” he whispered into the stillness and the tattoo on his right arm seemed to pulse in reply. He clung to the memory, to the face of the woman that he loved. His dreams had never brought him anything but pain, anger, and loneliness; he had thought Captain Hook incapable of tender feelings but he had been wrong and now James felt love for this woman he had never met. The thought was followed by a wave of guilt.
He had closed his eyes with his mind full of Emma, her smile before she kissed him at the station, her telling him to forget about destiny, the soft touch of her lips. He had opened his eyes with his mind full of Milah, her laughter, the concern in her eyes, and the hungry slide of her lips. Two lives warred inside his head and they were impossible to reconcile.