Tutor Me (15/?)
Summary: Killian just got accepted to Harvard and needs to find a way to
pay for college. Emma is struggling in her senior math course and needs to
raise her grade if she wants to graduate on time. What happens when an academically driven boy winds up tutoring one of the most popular girls at Storybrooke High? CS High School AU. Rated T. [AO3] [ff.net]
A/N: Just finished chapter 20, so I thought I’d give you all 15! Thanks again for all your support. We’re starting to get to the good stuff! I don’t know what I’d do without foundmyhome and ferretliketendencies!
Roland held both Emma and Marian’s hands on the way into the Community Center’s pool. He was tugging on them, practically running through the parking lot as the three of them went to his first swimming lesson. Marian wanted to make sure she was there for his first lesson. She told Emma she would feel more comfortable letting Emma drive Roland sometimes if she met the teacher first, and since Robin was gone from home anyway, Emma decided to tag along.
Well, she used it as an excuse to tag along.
“Come on! Come on!” Roland yelled as he pulled them through the big crimson doors.
Emma laughed at Marian’s face. “Don’t worry, Roland. I promise we have plenty of time before your swimming lesson.”
“I want to make sure, though!” Roland looked concerned, and Emma couldn’t help but feel so lucky with the little “brother” she had been given through Regina.
They made their way through the community center until they came to the pool. Roland let go of Emma and Marian’s hands and pushed the door open.
The heat of the room and the smell of chlorine hit Emma instantly. She looked around the room and found Killian with a clipboard and pen talking to another family, his back facing her and her family.
Killian had just laughed at whatever the family said, waving them away as he turned around to see who entered the room. Emma couldn’t help but feel like his eyes lit up at the sight of her. He waved as he began to walk over, a huge grin on his face.
“Hi, Swan,” Killian said when he got close enough.
“Hey,” Emma replied, putting a strand of hair behind her ear. She suddenly felt self-conscious – she hadn’t really talked much about her home life with him, and it would be pretty hard not to see that the three people in front of him weren’t biologically related.
If he noticed anything, he didn’t say it, because he suddenly knelt down in front of Roland. “Hello, lad. Are you my new student, Roland?” He held out his hand and waited for Roland to take it.
Roland early took it and shook it with great force. “Yes, I am!”
Killian laughed at Roland. “Quite the arm you have there. Are you excited for your first night of swimming?”
“Sure am!” Roland turned to Marian. “Emma told Marian and Robin that I should sign up for lessons, and they listened to her. Although, I’m already a great swimmer.”