Post “Quiet Minds”. The birth of a baby brings a visitor to greet it. RumBelle, Swanfire/Thief. Another tribute to Baelfire/Neal Cassidy.
It’s late and the hospital corridors are quiet when he pays his visit. No one would know he was here anyway, but he likes that it’s quiet: it’s nice that he could come and say hello just now.
He doesn’t know this place that well, but he finds his way easily enough to where he needs to be. He’s drawn by the new connection he feels: a new life shares his blood and he has come to greet it.
He smiles as he sees them: mother and baby sleeping soundly. The mother is as beautiful as he remembers: chestnut curls spread across her pillow as she sleeps. There’s a smile on her face and he knows she’s happy: he smiles, glad.
The baby stirs in the hospital crib and he looks down at her: his little sister. They’re centuries apart, but he feels such a strong connection to her, a protectiveness that warms him even though he no longer has a body: she’s family.
AN: A drabble that I wrote ages ago, after watching “Quiet Minds”. Spoilers for that episode. Kind of like a missing scene. Slight angst, monkey jokes, and a little symbolism, I think. I just wanted a small moment between them…
Home is where your heart is set in stone. It’s where you go when you’re alone, it’s where you go to rest your bones. — Home, Gabrielle Aplin
“You alright there, Swan?”
Gentle was never a perfect adjective to describe the dread pirate—he’s got a hook for a hand, for godssakes—but Emma Swan could have sworn there was just that, teeny tiny spot of soft in the way his question was whisked away by the light snow, she almost didn’t hear it.