(the ringing in my ears)
Post 3x07 missing scene / canon divergence for the following Neverland Renaissance 2.0 prompts:
- “Do you ever get used to it ? To their cries ?” “You get used to everything.”
- Emma tells Hook that Neal left her in prison pregnant
- Hook tells Emma he’s glad Neal is alive
~1.8k Rated K. Just a little conversation where Emma has a bit of a rant. Not very pro-Neal, ftr.
Emma does her best to ignore the rustling of the leaves as somebody approaches her little clearing, wrapping her arms around herself protectively as she stares into the small fire she’s lit the old-fashioned way. The flames flicker higher and brighter as they get closer, and she recognises the solid footsteps of her father. Each one feels like a punch in the gut, the knowledge that he’ll die if he leaves this island twisting her stomach into knots.
“We wondered where you’d gone” he says from behind her, “thought you might want to celebrate.”
Emma stares at the flames, unblinking until their orange glow is imprinted on her retinas, and bites hard at the inside of her cheek. Clearly, her impending parental abandonment isn’t playing on his mind in quite the way it’s playing on hers. Maybe David’s just used to it. Letting her go.