Lieutenant Duckling Captain Swan AU: They never were friends, but after spending some time together Princess Emma and Lieutenant Killian Jones started to develop those unfamilliar feelings for each other.
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.
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.