CSBB: I Thee Wed (9/16)
Once upon a time, Princess Emma and Lieutenant Killian Jones stole away into the dark of the night to elope. In the morning light, however, they must face the repercussions of their actions before they can live their “happily ever after.” This is where their story begins…
Rating: M (Mild smut)
Content Warning: Smut in various chapters.
Other Pairings: Snowing
Author’s Note: Thank you all for reading! I’m loving all of these strong feelings about my contribution to the @captainswanbigbang This story wouldn’t be half as readable without the lovely beta work of @wexyuk. Special shoutout to my artists who also served as secondary readers, @piratesrumforswan, and @just-be-magnificent .
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David woke with a start. He’d had another fitful night of sleep, just as he’d experienced for the past month. He rarely slept well while stressed, and lately it felt as if he had the weight of the world resting on his shoulders. He recalled the years when he and Snow had fought against Regina, how little he slept, worried that she or one of her minions would come steal away all he held dear. Only this time when nightmares overtook him, it wasn’t Snow’s evil stepmother who haunted his dreams, but the young upstart sailor who’d captured his daughter’s heart.
David ran his hand over his face willing the memories of his dream to disappear.
They were finally celebrating Emma’s “engagement” tonight, formally announcing the relationship to their friends and allies. Everyone already knew it was an engagement party, of course, those things couldn’t be kept secret, nor did anyone expect it to be. But tonight everything would become more real, in a sense, with the stakes of dissolving the relationship becoming much higher than before. Not that he expected Emma to want to extricate herself from her sailor, nor would he and Snow fight them on it.
He still wasn’t fond of the arrangement. He felt like a man whose life was slowly spiraling out of control. Regardless, David intended to stay true to his resolve to trust his daughter. He knew he couldn’t be the father to put his foot down and demand that they part from one another. Neither he nor Snow were willing to ask her to abdicate the throne to once again marry Jones. As things stood, all David could do was stand and watch his world burn.