Liam Jones meets Emma halfway between the point of moving on, and the world of the living. My take on what happens after @allison-chase ‘s fic The Darkest Hour is Just Before the Dawn, though this can stand alone. Rated G. 1k. (AO3)
It all fades to black within moments.
All the thick fog that billowed through the air as thick as black smoke. The shadowed figure covered in a heavy cloak, sword in hand aimed toward her adrenaline rushed heart. Her true love, her Killian Jones, collapsing on his knees beside her.
Her strongest breaths are given to her parents and her son. She tells them what it meant to her, having a family and finally putting aside being a lost her.
Her last breaths, the weakest ones, are given to her true love, trembling as though the world were ending. She has never seen him so broken, utterly destroyed beneath absolute devastation.
And like they’ve done time and time again, they part with a kiss and one last “I love you.”
My love, my Emma, stay with me please. Don’t go. Please don’t go. Don’t-
And it all fades.
She wakes up to Liam Jones sitting across from her, looking the portrait of precaution and a bit of compassionate understanding. He speaks before she can say anything.
“I had hoped to reunite with my brother first, but when I heard you were coming, I thought I had to stop you.”