Between the lines
Here’s the third one! I hope I haven’t bored you all to death. A collection of missing scenes set during 3B. Focussed mainly on/about Captain Swan.
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Moment 3: Trust and good intentions
During 3x15 - Emma confesses while asking Killian to watch over Neal in the hospital.
Emma rejoined the group in the waiting room, throwing herself into the case at hand before anyone could ask her if she was alright. Her conversation with Neal had rattled her and she wanted to focus on finding Gold, hoping to push it to the back of her mind.
“Okay, we’ve got a Dark One to find and a weird symbol to look up, then hopefully we can figure out what the hell is going on.”
Killian watched her launch into Sheriff mode, awaiting her orders. A strong part of him was anxious at what had just been spoken about so privately in the room with Baelfire; his emotions raging war within as he stood tense, letting her finish her instructions as he studied her every move.
He knew he couldn’t ask her outright. It was none of his business, and he knew she’d only tell him rightly so, too.
But the need to know was coursing through him.
“Belle. You think you can make good on that research?”
“Great. Call me if you find anything.”
“David, you and I are gonna search the woods. That seems to be where all the action is lately, I think we’ll have more luck there.”
“I’ll bring the truck around.”
He nodded as he and Belle left the waiting area leaving Emma standing with Killian.
“What do you need me to do, Swan?”
She hesitated as she turned to him before squaring her shoulders with determination.
“I need you to stay here. Keep watch over Neal and make sure he stays put.”
“You can’t be serious.”
Of all the things he expected her to ask of him, this was not on the list. He stared at her incredulous, awaiting a further explanation.
“I am, now will you do it or not?” Emma asked, not in the mood to be arguing.
“Swan, he’s neither an infant nor incapable, he doesn’t need a minder. I’m sure if you asked him nicely, he’ll remain where he is.”