“The glitter in the sky looks as if I could scoop it all up in my hands and let the stars swirl and touch one another but they are so distant so very far apart that they cannot feel the warmth of each other even though they are made of burning.” Beth Revis, Across the Universe.
Kate (Kathy) Kane (Batwoman), will appear on Supergirl as recurring role. Barbara Gordon will appear as Oracle on Supergirl. Babs and Kathy will have a relationship like Babs and Dinah’s from the original Chuck Dixon comics role. Fox has been approached to share the character of Bruce Wayne for a fee. John Wesley Shipp will become a series regular across the entire DCTV universe as Jay Garrick Matt Ryan could get a similar deal as Constantine. The CW may pick Constantine up for their Friday nights to keep them supernatural themed
Killian was up against the well, fighting sleep. He had been doing the same thing every day for a little over a week. He would sit by the well with Emma’s family, intermittently taking naps through the day so he could stay up at night while they retired to the apartment. That day, though, he’d been so restless and couldn’t find sleep during the day. He couldn’t pinpoint the source, but something told him it had to do with the pain in his heart that he knew wasn’t his. But as the sun began its descent over the tree line, he found his eyes drifting shut.
Then he heard it, the slight whoosh of air that came from behind him in the well. He scrambled to his feet, staring at the well hoping it wasn’t just a noise, praying to whatever higher power there might be that Emma—his Swan—would come out. That’s when he saw the hand.
He couldn’t stop the yell that came. “Emma!” He rushed forward and took her hand, pulling her up and out of the well. He couldn’t believe it. After months of waiting and hoping and praying, she was standing in front of him again, with a shocked and happy expression on her face.
She let out a shaky breath, the tears from before still fresh on her cheeks. She couldn’t even process that it had worked and that she was back. She reached out to him, touching him to make sure he was real. A small shaky laugh escaped her then as she lifted her head to meet his eyes. She opened her mouth to speak but when no words came, she leaned forward quickly, crashing her lips onto his. She let her kiss say all the words she couldn’t get out.
Killian responded immediately, wrapping his arms around her waist, pouring as much into the kiss as she was. She’d been out of his life for far too long, and he needed her to know that he’d never let her go again. The love that had been building up since their first kiss all those months ago was almost tangible in the air around them, and only when the need for air arise did they pull away from each other.
The smile that formed on his lips couldn’t have even been slapped off. “Someone’s happy to be home.” His eyes wondered down her, taking all of her in. “You’re here,” he whispered, more to himself than her. He leaned his forehead against hers, bringing his hand up to stroke her tear stained cheek. “You came back to me.”
“Did you have any doubts?” Looking back, now that she was in his arms, she didn’t know why she’d even considered staying. This was her home.
“Maybe for a second before your lad set me straight,” he replied, grinning at her like an idiot.
She couldn’t help but return his grin before looking around. “Did you…” She looked back at him, fresh tears starting to prick at her eyes. “Did you wait by the well for me?”
“Every day since the Crocodile contacted you. I would wait with your family during the day and keep watch while they retired for the night.” He leaned in and placed another kiss on her lips. “I’d wait another three hundred years for you, Emma.”
She couldn’t help but smile before her eyes widened. “My family!” She pulled away, missing the contact immediately, but grabbed his hand and began running down the path that led to home.
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Emma burst through the apartment door, making the family standing around the table jump with surprise. They’d just gotten in from picking up food at Granny’s, coats still on. Emma’s eyes lit up at the scene. Her now twelve year old son still shorter than she was, her parents still the same age as her standing with shocked looks on their faces. She took one look at them and knew immediately that there was no other choice she could’ve made.
Henry was the first to pull himself out of the trance she’d put them under. “MOM!” he yelled, running forward, practically tackling her to the ground with his hug.
She bent down quickly and responded to the hug just as eagerly. Her hand smoothed down his hair soothingly. “Oh Henry, I missed you so much.” She pulled away a bit, holding his face in her hands. She tried so hard not to let the tears fall. “Happy belated birthday, kid.” He couldn’t help but chuckle and then hugged her again.
He eventually let go, and she turned to see her parents standing there in disbelief. She didn’t waste any time enveloping them both in a hug, needing to know that they were real, that all of it was real. She instantly felt them relax, the stress of the past months of hoping she’d come back washing away in that moment. They finally pulled back from each other, laughing and crying all at the same time.
They sat down in the living room, as Emma told them the story of all that had happened. Killian held her hand the entire time, somehow knowing how painful it was for her to leave that family. He knew she couldn’t spend that much time with them and not grow some sort of attachment. She finished up her story of falling into the well, and then took a deep breath. “I have to ask. Did the other Emma—the other me—come here at all?”
They all looked at her in confusion before Snow spoke up. “No one came through from that world that we know of.”
Emma was instantly on her feet, grabbing her coat once again. They didn’t even need to ask where she was going. The fiery look in her eyes said it all. Mr. Gold was about to get a piece of her mind.
Seventeen-year-old Amy joins her parents as frozen cargo aboard the vast spaceship Godspeed and expects to awaken on a new planet, three hundred years in the future. Never could she have known that her frozen slumber would come to an end fifty years too soon and that she would be thrust into the brave new world of a spaceship that lives by its own rules. Amy quickly realizes that her awakening was no mere computer malfunction. Someone - one of the few thousand inhabitants of the spaceship - tried to kill her. And if Amy doesn’t do something soon, her parents will be next. Now, Amy must race to unlock Godspeed’s hidden secrets. But out of her list of murder suspects, there’s only one who matters: Elder, the future leader of the ship and the love she could never have seen coming.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book.
The plot was unique with an interesting concept that was done well and the plot twist at the end was good. I did however have my suspicions about one of the plot twists, but one of them I didn’t have a clue about. World building in dystopian books are always an issue, however Across the Universe did it really well. The writing was good and had a good pace, however it was a little slow to start with, but I feel like it was essential in building the setting and environment.
It took me a while to like Elder, but he does grow on you, Amy was a great character, she was strong and independent. Character development was OK, however, it wasn’t great and I did feel like there was plenty of room for more character development. This didn’t stop me enjoying it though.
It was a great read and I would definitely recommend and I will be reading the next one.