birthday present for jess

A Seasick Crocodile

Summary: After one too many bad setups, Emma thinks the best way to get out of another blind date is to tell her sister-in-law she already has a boyfriend. But when her brother makes the assumption she’s dating Killian Jones, Emma just might need a Christmas miracle to pull it off.

(Scary accurate photoset by @lenfaz and beta duties by @evil–isnt–born who keeps me entertained AND consistent.)

A little birdie told me it’s @nightships birthday today. Hope you like your present, Jess! Thank you for making me pretty things <3 

Ao3 or FF

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 “So I know you really didn’t like August all that much, but I was thinking–”

“No.” Emma glares across the table at her sister-in-law, trying – and failing – to keep from brandishing her fork like a club. “No more Christmas party blind dates.”

“I know the last few–”

“Seriously? Mary Margaret, he was gay. You set me up with a guy who doesn’t even like women. The one before him turned out to be a skip. The one before him was Ruby’s ex.” Emma ticks them off one at a time on her fingers, her irritation only growing as she relives each horrible date. “So this year, I’m saying no. Absolutely not.”

“What have you got to lose?” Mary Margaret asks, completely undeterred by Emma’s protest.

“I already have a boyfriend!” Emma blurts out, reaching for her glass of wine and taking a large gulp to hide the lie. It’s the only thing she can think of to shut Mary Margaret up, since her brother is sitting uselessly next to his wife with an amused look on his face – amusement she is pleased to note disappears the moment she makes her announcement.

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Archery Lesson

This is a birthday present for my friend Jess @willowaus who is a wonderful writer that lets me beta her wonderful stories, and listens to ramblings about my own writing.  

Set some time after 4x18 though the events of 4x16 and definitely not 4x20 did not happen.  Based off a favored scene for another one of Jess and I’s favorite OTPs.  

Caroline looked around the room, taking in the contents of the various displays before looking back over her shoulder at her host.  “I have to say, this is not what I was expecting.”

“You said you were interested in seeing more of my collection love.”

“I meant more like the clothes and jewelry, less the weapons.”  She explained to the hybrid  as she moved farther into the room despite her initial disappointment.  There were so many of them, and all different types; knives, swords, guns, even maces.  “Why do you have all of these anyways?  I would think that the most ‘powerful’ creature in the world wouldn’t have a need for weapons.”

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