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Since the first time they met–sparring in a ring, their swords matching one another blow for blow, the world disappearing around them as they fought– he has been her partner in a way, the only man unafraid of her crown and her sword.

He had been but her rival at first, at the receiving end of her famed wit, at the pointy end of her practise sword, at the other side of the room, on the other side of the palace walls.

But as they had grown, as the fire within them had steadied and burned strong, he had become her partner in other ways.

The Princess and her Knight Commander.

At her side in every battle, escorting her through every painful ball with a sly joke whispered in her ear, with a tentative compliment at the end of the night before he walks away, leaving her with a soft longing for something that makes her heart sigh.

But as she stands facing him now, caught in a hug goodbye that had not ended, lingering instead– her forehead pressed against his, his breath puffing against her cheek, her hand resting upon his chest– she wonders if perhaps they could not be more.

She takes a sharp breath and presses closer.

Perhaps it is time to take a leap.

Captain Swan Fic Recs | Holiday 2016: Christmas + New Years

Some of you may be aware of the fact that I originally created a masterpost for CS fic relating to the major fall/winter holidays with intentions of updating it periodically over the next few months. However, it looks as if Tumblr is dumb and only allows a certain amount of links per text post. Because of that, the original post is now only composed of Halloween + Thanksgiving related fic, which you can find here. As the title says, this list is only Christmas and New Years stories, and will (hopefully) be updated regularly as well.

Last update: 12-6-2016.


Christmas:

The Cancelled Flight by @nowforruin 

I’ll Be Home for Christmas (You Can Plan On Me) by @imhookedonaswan

The Best Christmas Dinner by @ripplestitchskein

If I Miss My Chance, I Didn’t Even Try by @belovedcreation 

Career Opportunities (In the Christmas Season) by @allrightfine

Like Real People Do by @cutieodonoghue

Let Your Heart Be Light by @once-uponacaptain

Seven Swans-a-Swimming by @initiala

Sugar and Spice by @nothandlingit

It’s For You by @the-captains-ayebrows

You Can Plan On Me by @killians-dimples

Bar Nights & Christmas Lights by @nowforruin

Home for Christmas by @startswithhope

Can You Feel It Right Now? by @cutieodonoghue

Never Hurts by @laschatzi

Home For Christmas (Home Forever) by @xhookswenchx

December Dreaming by @belovedcreation

The Christmas List by @xkristinaaann

I’m Dreaming of a Warm Christmas by @imhookedonaswan

And None for Emma Swan by @lexisclassy

All I Want for Christmas by @blakeycake

Seven Swans-a-Swimming by @julietsemophase

Let Your Heart Be Light by @nothandlingit

Santa’s Little Helper by @ooshka-babooshka

Underneath the Mistletoe by @xhookswenchx

Midnight Clear by @amiserablelove

Hey, Santa by @killians-dimples

All I Want For Christmas Is… by @lovethatshit

The Invitation by @kat2609

In My Dreams, I’m Christmasing With You by @captainmeerkat

I Really Can’t Stay (Baby, it’s Cold Outside) by @this-too-too-sullied-flesh

Working Our Way Home by @iswearoncolinodonoghue

I’ve Come Undone (The Sweater Fic) by @mryddinwilt

Sleep in Heavenly Peace by @mediumsizedfountain

Tis the Season for Love by @cutieodonoghue

Do I Wanna Know? by @bashful-killian

The Pirate’s Christmas Bounty by @jscoutfinch

Time of Miracles…Or Something Like That by @the-lady-of-misthaven

Merry Not Christmas by @oubliette14

Do You See What I See? by @msgenevieve447

Merry Belated Christmas by @euphoric-melancholyy

It Wasn’t Fake For Me by @i-was-never-nothing

Frolic and Play, the Eskimo Way by @killians-dimples

Gifts, Large and Small by @acrobat-elle

Hope Smiles From the Threshold by @alchemistc

All I Want for Christmas by @kat2609

My Only Wish by @therealkillianjones

Claws Out by @lifeinahole27

Daddy Bear by @effulgentcolors

The Gift by @startswithhope

Untitled by @killianslonghaul

Traditions by @winter-by-the-sea

A Very Happy Ending by @hookwillalwaysfindemma

Carol of the Bells by @alchemistc

Where the Love Light Gleams by @once-uponacaptain

Lovely Branches by @mahstatins

Tis the Season by @effulgentcolors

Haircut by @xerxesrises

Pillaging, Plundering, and Layaway by @searchingwardobes

The Gift of Christmas by @optomisticgirl

Lukewarm, Maybe by @joneskillian

All I Want Is Us by @high-seas-swan

Chinese Food Is An Acceptable Christmas Meal by @emmaswanchoosesyou

New Years:

The Strike of Midnight In Storybrooke by @piratesprincess85

What Are You Doing New Years Eve (New Years Eve) by @killians-dimples

New Years Eve by @tnlph

Snowed In at the Airport on NYE by @this-too-too-sullied-flesh

City Chic by @phiralovesloki

The Year Ends (The World Begins) by @dancingbeetle

Resolution by @justanotherwannabeclassic

New Year’s by @timelessinstorybrooke

What Are You Doing New Years? by @reaperwriter

New Year’s Eve by @oldyellowbug

I’m a Survivor, Darling by @dragon_of_winterfell

First Day of My Life by @piratesails

Untitled by @alchemistc