Charming seeing Emma in her wedding dress for the first time?
Oh my goodness, I cannot wait to see this for real!
Charming was trying his hardest not to pace but it wasn’t working.
If the entire day thus far had been a whirlwind for him, he couldn’t even imagine what it had been like for Emma and Killian. But now here they were, half an hour to showtime and Snow had been behind closed doors with Emma for what felt like an eternity.
He checked the clock out of the corner of his eye as he walked back and forth in front of the closed door. He hoped they were all right in there. Should he knock? Maybe they needed something.
But maybe they were just enjoying some quality mother/daughter time before the big event and he would be interrupting.
One more glance at the clock made his decision for him. He was going to knock. Just to make sure they were still running on time.
No sooner had he lifted his hand to rap on the door than Snow pulled it open and gave him a watery smile. “You can come in.”
And as soon as Charming stepped over the threshold, he saw her. His precious little princess, all grown up and glowing in a gorgeous flowing white gown. Snow had done her hair in a kind of French braid half-ponytail; only the top half of her hair was pulled into the braid, which was tied off high so the rest of the tail could hide among her long curls. Curled tendrils framed her face. She’d forgone a veil in favor of a white flower crown not unlike the one she wore to the ball in Camelot.
She was his little girl. His baby. His princess. And she was absolutely beautiful.
His eyes shone with tears as he approached his little girl and wrapped her in a hug. “You make an absolutely gorgeous bride, kiddo.”
“Thanks, Dad,” Emma whispered, blinking back tears of her own.
“Don’t make her cry!” Snow instructed through her own sniffles. “If her mascara runs before the ceremony, I’m totally blaming you.”
That did it; they both chuckled as they pulled apart. “So, you ready to walk me down the aisle?” she asked as she picked up her bouquet from the end table beside her.
Charming smiling lovingly at his little girl. “I’ve been waiting for this since the moment you were born, kiddo.”