Summary: Killian Jones saved his best friends’ daughter from a curse 28 years ago, but that baby is now a grown woman who has just broken the curse. Oh, and she also happens to be Killian’s girlfriend.
Notes: One-shot based on this artwork from @winterbythesea (@svenjaliv) and inspired by @spartanguard and @queen-mabs-revenge and a Lieutenant Shepherd idea. And yes, it’s another Cursed!Killian fic from me because apparently I can never get enough of him.
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He didn’t know why, but as soon as he heard the Evil Queen had breached the castle walls, his first instinct was to run into the nursery to protect the princess.
Killian Jones leaned against the locked door of her nursery and looked down at her as she slept quietly in his arms. How could she be so pure and quiet when chaos was raining down around her?
He couldn’t stop the sad smile he gave her as she yawned and stretched her arms, her tiny feet kicking his hook. He had picked up that little souvenir in a battle against Rumplestiltskin, a battle he fought for his friend, David. Well, his friend and his leader.
It seemed like ages ago when he first met Prince Charming, as his wife Snow lovingly called him, the man who oversaw the kingdom’s Navy. Killian and his brother had started out low in the ranks and worked their way up until he was serving as a lieutenant under his brother’s captaincy. David had been on his own adventures before meeting up with Snow, the princess of this realm, and marrying her.
Killian could still remember the looks on their faces when they told him and his brother that they were expecting a baby. Four friends who celebrated together when a daughter arrived under the toughest of circumstances. The Evil Queen was threatening to enact a curse, threatening to take away this happy ending. And now, only a few days after the baby’s birth, she was about to fulfill her quest.