61 & 87 please!!
61 & 87: I love you. I’m completely and utterly in love with you.
Please don’t get married. You were never just my friend.
When she sees Killian again for the first time, Emma is attending the engagement party of her long-time friends, Mary Margaret and David. She hasn’t seen Killian in almost six months, after she made the mistake of sleeping with him (by far the best night of her life). She promptly ran as soon as she woke up, while Killian was still asleep in his bed (by far the worst morning of her life).
It took her just one week to realize how much she screwed up when she ran, but she couldn’t go back. She couldn’t face him again after that disaster of an encounter. So despite their closeness, she just kept running.
Through her job as a bail bondsperson, she took jobs that were farther and farther away, using the job that originally brought her to Storybrooke and her friends and Killian as an excuse to get away from them. She kept in contact with the ones who mattered, let them know when she was back for a quick day or two in that very long stretch of time to see the ones she could.
No one brought up Killian around her, and she didn’t bring up Killian around them, and although it was a stab in the heart every single time she stopped into town, she still preferred to call it her home over every other place she’d ever been.
Now, a half of a year later, here she is on a planned trip back just a few weeks after Mary Margaret had called her in happy hysterics to break the good news. She was elated for her friends, knew that the sweet woman sniffling on the other end of the phone and David were meant to be from the first moment she met them, but there was a pull in her gut at the thought that they were going to be getting married.