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In King Lear (III:vii) there is a man who is such a minor character that Shakespeare has not given him even a name: he is merely “First Servant.” All the characters around him – Regan, Cornwall, and Edmund – have fine long-term plans. They think they know how the story is going to end, and they are quite wrong. The servant has no such delusions. He has no notion of how the play is going to go. But he understands the present scene. He sees an abomination (the blinding of old Gloucester) taking place. He will not stand it.

His sword is out and pointed at his master’s breast in a moment: then Regan stabs him dead from behind. That is his whole part: eight lines all told. But if it were real life and not a play, that is the part it would be best to have acted.

—  – C.S. Lewis, “The World’s Last Night”
the quality of mercy (1/1)

Summary: In which Killian confesses to David and Emma. Spoilers for 6x12.

Rated: T

Warnings: None

Words: ~4.3k

Notes: I had a lot of feelings about the end of 6x12.  Title from The Quality of Mercy by William Shakespeare.  Much love and gratitude to my instrumental wife @ripplestitchskein for reading this through for me.

Also on ff and ao3

The worst of it, Killian thinks, is that for a moment, he doesn’t recall the man’s face.

He was nothing but a liability, standing between his crew and enough riches to carry him from one day to the next, bleeding out a living until he could sink his hook into the crocodile’s neck. And he doesn’t recognize David’s father at first, because he’d been merely one in the stream, one of the nameless voices that whispers to him late at night, or early in the morning, growing louder and louder, until he’s forced out of bed – and out of the endearingly tight circle of Emma’s arms – to wander along the line where the town meets the sea.

Only now, this one has a name, and the longer and harder he peers down at the drawing, the more familiar he seems. Not only from a hazy memory, but from the set of his brow, the swell of his cheeks, features he sees in the man he now calls his friend, and in the woman he longs to call his wife. And here, in the midnight shadows of the home he shares with her, he holds tight to the incriminating pages, a wisp of the darkness still stirring in his heart suggesting he surrender them to the sea.

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everything in between...

After the final battle, Killian and Emma finally find their way home. (I like imagining the conversations we never see, and the sexy times that follow)
rated M, 1200 words

The walk up to their door seems endless, both of them clinging to the last tendrils of adrenaline keeping them upright after a hellishly long day. Killian’s lost track of the hour, but his body feels every minute spent, muscles still burning from his climb and fall from the beanstalk, head aching from clenching his teeth as Emma performed her Savior’s sacrifice before his eyes. Her fingers give his a gentle squeeze causing her wedding ring to press against his and like a rope snapping loose in the wind, he becomes completely untethered. Eyes burning with overflowing emotion, he stops, turns and gathers her close, tucking his face into her hair as hot tears splash down over his cheeks.

“Hey, what’s wrong?”

Shaking his head, he just pulls her in tighter, not sure of how to express the weight of everything crashing down over him, just knowing he needs to hold her and allow himself a moment to find his bearings. Her woolen cap is slightly rough against his temple, but it’s so achingly Emma that he finds himself leaning further into it, the threads drying the tracks of his tears. Keeping his hook anchored against her back, he loosens his grip on her jacket so he can cup her cheek with his hand, forcing a shaky smile upon his lips as he finds her worried eyes with his own.

“Sorry, Swan, it’s been an exceedingly trying day.”

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Even though it nearly drowned us in angst, we have to appreciate how healthy that conversation actually was.

“I swear to you, I wanted to tell you, I tried. And then you found that ring and I just couldn’t bear to ruin that happiness.” 

~ he doesn’t dance around it, goes right for the truth, explains the situation and why he chose to act the way he did; that it was coming from a place of love.

“How could you do this?” 

~ she asks with shock, and hurt. He doesn’t know what she’s talking about at first - he thinks she’s talking about killing her grandpa but what she’s really talking about is burning his own memories. The way she says it with a hint of concern, like even though she’s mad, she’s hurting for him because if he’s gonna resort to such drastic measures, this must be eating him up inside.

“I’ve been asking myself the same question, and all I can say is that I was a broken man for a very long time and I did horrendous things..” 

~ THIS! LINE! IS! SO! IMPORTANT! Because he was a broken man and the fact that he recognizes that his deeds were horrendous proves how much he’s changed. And the fact that he’s sharing with her that he knows he was broken - ugh. Beautiful. 

“I’m not talking about that I’m talking about this. You were about to burn your own memories why would you do that?” 

~ Here the concern for him is even more prominent in her tone. It almost sounds like she’s going to cry. She’s so concerned that he was going to burn some part of his past, because she loves every part of him, including his wrongdoings. 

“Because I was ashamed, Emma. And scared losing you and everything that matters to me.” 

~ She is everything to him. He is terrified of losing her. Do I even need to say more like omg.

“You really think that would happen after everything we’ve been through?” 

~ this is her having 100% confidence in what they have. They have made it through darkness and DEATH, and that proved to her that together they can do anything. She’s surprised and hurt that he doesn’t feel the same way. Why doesn’t he? is what she’s she’s wondering.

“How am I supposed to sit across from your mother and father at the table and look them in the eye after what I’ve done?” 

~ He’s letting her know how guilty he feels. How he’s terrified he’ll be rejected. They’re just laying all their feelings on the table and it’s so healthy I can’t even 

“I’m not saying it would be easy. You know them, you know they would forgive you, that’s who they are.” 

~ She’s validating his feelings, saying yes, it will be a big hurdle. But then she also reassures him that he is loved so much but not just her, and that nothing he does or says will get him kicked out of their lives. Ever. 

“This isn’t just about them, this is about me. I already destroyed my own family once and that was hard enough but knowing that I destroyed yours too, I just…I didn’t know how I could live with that.” 

~ YESSSSSS Killian. This is about you. And that is perfectly okay like it is 1000000% okay for you to worry about yourself instead of everyone else (including Emma) for once. You need to heal and this is the way to start, by telling the woman that you love that this is how you feel and where your head is at. Good job precious pirate good job! 

“You come to me Hook, and you lean on me, and you trust ME!” 

~ Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh the knife-in-the-gut line. The most beautiful line in my opinion. Cause it came from the mouth of Emma Swan, who spent her life leaning on no one. Who, after Neal, had a necklace that she wore to remind her never to trust ANYONE. And now she has a life partner that she trusts so completely and has leaned on countless, countless times (When she was watching her mother die, when she almost froze to death, when she was confused about Lily, when she was mad at her parents, all throughout Camelot, when she admitted she wanted a future but was scared, when she was in the underworld and had a scary vision, like a million bazillion times she’s gone to him and leaned on him) and now all she wants is to return the favour for him. And frankly she’s devastated that he doesn’t feel like he can lean on her. Like he is my rock, why aren’t I his? is what is going through her mind. ASDFGHJKL.

“We have to stop hiding things from each other.” 

~ She doesn’t just blame him, she knows she’s hid things from him before too and might some day do it again. They both need to stop in order for this to work.

“The man I fell in love with would know that. You would know that we would do things together.” 

~ Telling him that this together thing all originated from him. She fell in love with him because he earned her trust, but never took the lead from her; they always worked together as a team. Together. And all she wants is for them to be doing that now (and for the rest of their lives)


~ the way he splutters it. He’s so in love with her and wants to kiss her for saying these soulful things. She’s opening up to him and pouring out her soul and telling him she loves him in a poetic, wordy way, which is NOT her specialty. But at the same time his heart is aching. He’s done the last thing he wants to do in life. He’s hurt her. Fuck. 

“That is what I agreed to marry. That is what I thought we were together.”

 ~ Again, emphasis on the together, two halves of a whole. And telling him the reason she wanted to marry him so badly - because she feels safe with him. She can trust him. She can lean on him. And she thought she was that for him, too. And if she’s not? Well, they need to fix that before they can move forward.

“Until you’re ready for that..” *removes ring* “Then we can talk.” 

~ A bit of tough love, but it’s for his own good. She is NOT rejecting him or breaking up with him or some bullshit like that. Their love means more than that. She’s just telling him “Hey. I love you. And I am so, so ready to marry you. But I want our engagement to be happy and pure. And it is anything but happy and pure right now. So until we figure this out, take this back. And work through your feelings. And if you need me, I will be right here.” 



anonymous asked:

I know you normally don't take prompts, but if you were to write a smutty oneshot with deputy Killian and Emma I would not object. ;)

Author’s note: I finally got some time to write this! I hope you like it!

Also posted: FF.net / AO3

The Sheriff and the Deputy

She turned over the fifteenth (or was it more? She lost count) time, tugging on her pillow to find a cool spot. It was dark, perfectly silent, her eyes were firmly closed, and still Emma Swan could not fall asleep. It was too quiet. Too dark. Too cold. It was the middle of fall and while the air in Storybrooke was cool; she never felt it in her bed. Their bed. She always had her husband—the human furnace—there to chase away the chill.

Basically, she’d gotten far too accustomed to sharing a bed and she missed him.

He was only down at the station. Manning to proverbial fort on a Saturday night. They were due at her parents’ house the next day for Sunday dinner; Killian gallantly suggested she get a good night’s sleep rather than man their usual Saturday night post at the station. It was a duty they typically took together, Saturday night being their busiest time in the sleepy town of Storybrooke. Ever since the Final Battle, things had been downright boring, not that she was complaining. Boring was good. It allowed her to enjoy some quality time with her new husband, something they’d had precious little of during their eventful courtship.

She was truly content, for the first time in her life.

Only not right now, because the man she loved so dearly was missing from their bed.

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“Dr. Killian Jones is handsome,” she speaks into her dictaphone later that night, an unfamiliar vibrato of excitement painting her words, “there’s no point in denying it. I won’t have my young, impressionable female listeners hanging on his every lovely, accented word thinking this guy isn’t as good looking as he sounds.”

She considers the, frankly, unreal color of his stupidly blue eyes and continues, “But I don’t want there to be any kind of confusion. Dr. Killian Jones is a real dick.”

⤀ “The Spooky Truth with Dr. Jones,” by @hencethebravery​. | Emma Swan is a podcaster looking for a semi-interesting story. Dr. Killian Jones is a paranormal investigator who doesn’t believe in the paranormal. Emma Swan absolutely does not want to write this story—but it seems to be writing itself. A CS Black Tapes AU. | Read the finished work on Ao3 or on Tumblr.

Last Week in Fanfiction

Life was pretty busy last week with family stuff so list #21 is all the fics posted  10/22-10/28 that I could find last night lol. It’s pretty long so I think I did ok, but I’m more than happy to add anything I missed. Happy reading! Writers and artists love feed back so remember to like, reblog and/or comment ❤️


Finding Neverland  ch.9  by @justanotherwannabeclassic

Alternative Season 7  ch.4  by @captainswanseven

A Once and Future Thing  ch.4  by @distant-rose

Dark Hook Comes to Storybrooke  ch.1 by @hollyethecurious @winterbaby89

Enter the Morning Light  ch.1  by @owlways-and-forever

Another Broken Soul  ch.4  by @suwya

I Can See the Clouds are Moving Faster Now  ch.4  by @happilyswanjones

Through the Hat  ch.15  by @ashar663

The Rose and Thorn  ch.26  ch.27  by @qqueenofhades

Wednesday’s Child  ch.17  by @dani-ellie03

Honey, You Know I Will  ch.1  by @asthewheelwills

Changing Tides  ch.20  by @singingisfun

A Cold Awakening  ch.21  by @swanderful1

A Charm of Powerful Trouble  ch.1  by @spartanguard

The Promise  ch.12  by @flslp87

The Nonlinear Property of Time  ch.3  ch.4  by @unfolded73 (complete!)

Awake and Alive  ch.3  by @acaptainswaneternity

Serendipitous Melody  ch.18  by @killiancygnus

Untie My Silhouette  ch.7  by @mycaptainswanjones


Echoing Souls  ch.9  by @like-waves-on-the-beach

Family Ties  ch.9  by @a-winterprince

    —Art  by @thisisartyanna

Part of the Narrative  ch.9  by @emmaswanchoosesyou

Nuuk  ch.18  ch.19  by @wellhellotragic

A Wing and a Prayer  ch.19  ch.20  by @xhookswenchx  (complete!)

This Graceful Path  ch.19  by @unfolded73  (complete!)

Drowning is too Late to Learn  ch.19  ch.20  by @accio-ambition

Not in the Game Plan  ch.19  ch.20  by @onthecyberseas  (complete!)

    —Art  by @cocohook38

Tripping Over the Blue Line  ch.27  ch.28  ch.29  by @welllpthisishappening

Waiting For the Moonrise  ch.10  by @lifeinahole27  (complete!)

    —Art  by @clockadile

The Long Way Home  ch.10  by @pocket-anon 

    —Art  by @giraffes-ride-swordfishes

To Everything a Season  ch.10  by @icecubelotr44

    —Image set  by @optomisticgirl

If the Stars Align  ch.10  by @swanslieutenant

    —Image set  by @acaptainswaneternity

Model Behavior  ch.7  by @shippingtheswann

    —Image set  by @acaptainswaneternity

When the Tide Turns  ch.10  by @trueloveseyeroll

Assassin’s Creed: Misthaven  ch.10  by @delightfully-difficult-pirate

    —Art  by @cocohook38

Heathens  ch.10  by @mahstatins

One/Two Shots 

Standing in the Outfield  part 1  by @ive-always-been-a-pirate

Watch That Blond Hair Swing  by @captainstudmuffin

The Kraken  by @distant-rose  (little pirates series)

This World You Must’ve Crossed  by @welllpthisishappening

Of Pirates and Pumpkins  by @kittennharington

The Anti-Pumpkin Brigand  part 1  by @welllpthisishappening (ootfp series)

Maybe  by @artistic-writer

Tuesday  by @swanandapirate

Heat  by @dassala

The Legend of Captain Killian Jones  part 1 part 2  by @hollyethecurious

Deliberate  by @distant-rose  (little pirates series)

The Little Miracle  by @whimsicallyenchantedrose

Dead Man Calling  by @secretlessvicki 

All Hallows’ Eve  by @secretlessvicki

Falling Catching  by @hencethebravery

I Want it All  by @shoedonym

Deal  by @anythingandyetnothing

Hook for a Hand  by @justbecauseyoubelievesomething

Do-Si-Dos and Tagalongs  by @snowbellewells

Tripping Over the Blue Line (30/45)

It’s a transition. That’s what Emma’s calling it. She’s transitioning from one team to another, from one coast to another and she’s definitely not worried. Nope. She’s fine. Really. She’s promised Mary Margaret ten times already. So she got fired. Whatever. She’s fine, ready to settle into life with the New York Rangers. She’s got a job to do. And she doesn’t care about Killian Jones, captain of the New York Rangers. At all.

He’s done. One more season and he’s a free agent and he’s out. It’s win or nothing for Killian. He’s going to win a Stanley Cup and then he’s going to stop being the face of the franchise and he’s going to go play for some other garbage team where his name won’t be used as puns in New York Post headlines. That’s the plan. And Emma Swan, director of New York Rangers community relations isn’t going to change that. At all.

They are both horrible liars.

Rating: Mature
Content Warnings: Swearing, eventual hockey-type violence
AN: Casino Night. Caaaaasino Night. Casino Night emotions! I cannot quite believe there are thirty chapters of this story on the internet or that you guys keep clicking on this, but I am so grateful for both. Y’all are the best. As are @laurnorder, @distant-rose & @beautiful-swan who made this better. 
Living on Ao3, FF.net & tag’ed up on Tumblr

She was mumbling.

Or talking to herself.

Definitely talking to herself and that was kind of depressing and just a bit alarming because everything was going to be fine. Mary Margaret had promised it would be and Emma believed Mary Margaret by default. Ruby had promised too and Merida as well and Emma should probably trust Merida the most because she’d been charged with keeping track of the schedule that night and making sure she didn’t have some sort of Casino Night mental breakdown in the back corner of Gotham Hall.

God, this place was enormous.

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Captain Swan fandom (and anybody else who’d like to participate!), come join in on the popcorn fun on Twitter this Sunday during Once Upon a Time! During the episode (or whenever you watch, honestly), tweet a pic of yourself enjoying a nice bowl of popcorn (in whatever way you enjoy it!) using the hashtag #CSPopcornParty!

This is just a super casual thing (no trend attempt) to just spread some love and fun for Captain Swan as a group. So if you’re in on join in on the ‘party’, feel free!!

(And also feel free to reblog or retweet if you’d like!)

Honestly it’s really important to me that CS Pacat is genderqueer and afab and has long hair and is STILL VALID AND GENDERQUEER bc I am also genderqueer and afab and I have long hair and I AM STILL VALID AND GENDERQUEER and seeing everyone dismiss Pacat’s identity and think she’s cishet is THE STORY OF MY FUCKING LIFE and you know what I am not here for it anymore bc idk I could deal when it happened to me but I lowkey would die for Pacat so now I’m rly mad. It is NOT OKAY to erase her identity so here’s a post to say that genderqueer afab that aren’t ~obviously~ genderqueer (although fuck that noise too) are still genderqueer and still deserve their identities to be respected, thank you for coming to my TED talk.

Last Week in Fanfiction

This week brings us List #16 of Captain Swan fics. These were written or updated last week, that’s 9/17-9/23. If I missed something you’d like added let me know. The writers and artists love to hear from you so if you like something please consider a like, reblog and/or comment. Happy reading! ❤️


Once and Future Thing  ch.3  by @distant-rose

Love, Kindness and Other Usless Things  ch.21  by @joneskillian

Mischief Reimagined  ch.6  by @totheendoftheworldortime

The Rose and Thorn  ch.19  by @qqueenofhades

Learning to Love (Again)  ch.13  by @captain-k-jones

Enter the Morning Light  ch.1  by @owlways-and-forever

Through the Hat  ch.11  by @ashar663

A Cold Awakening  ch.19  by @swanderful1

To Build a Home  ch.9  by @cutieodonoghue

MissMatched.com  ch.6  by @lenfaz

The Promise  ch.7  by @flslp87

Princes and Princesses  ch.7  by @artandteaandstuff

Wednesday’s Child  ch.12  by @dani-ellie03

Time Upon Once  ch.14  by @lenfaz

I Only Want to be With You  ch.1  by @asthewheelwills

Take Me to Church  ch.13  by @optomisticgirl

The Reason  ch.14  by @xemmaloveskillianx


I Thee Wed  ch.8  ch.9  by @justanotherwannabeclassic

      —Art  by @piratesrumforswan

Echoing Souls  ch.4  by @like-waves-on-the-beach

Killian Jones and the Girl Who Lived  ch.4  by @thegladelf

      —Art  by @jemmingart

Family Ties  ch.4  by @a-winterprince

Drowning is too Late to Learn  ch.9  ch.10  by @accio-ambition

Not in the Game Plan  ch.9  ch.10  by @onthecyberseas

       —Art  by @cocohook38

A Wing and a Prayer  ch.9  ch.10  by @xhookswenchx

       —Image set  by @hopeandbeans

Nuuk  ch.8  ch.9  by @wellhellotragic

       —Art  by @ladyciaramiggles

Tripping Over the Blue Line  ch.12  ch.13  ch.14  by @welllpthisishappening

       —Manip  by @beautiful-swan 

This Graceful Path  ch.8  ch.9  by @unfolded73

      —Art  by @pompeiiablaze

Part of the Narrative  ch.4  by @emmaswanchoosesyou

Waiting For the Moonrise  ch.5  by @lifeinahole27

      —Art  by @clockadile

The Long Way Home  ch.5  by @pocket-anon

      —Art  by @waiting-for-autumn

To Everything a Season  ch.5  by @icecubelotr44

       —Image set  by @optomisticgirl

If the Stars Align  ch.5  by @swanslieutenant

      —Image set  by @acaptainswaneternity

Heathens  ch.5  by @mahstatins

Assassin’s Creed: Misthaven  ch.5  by @delightfully-difficult-pirate

       —Art  by @cocohook38

When the Tide Turns  ch.5  by @trueloveseyeroll

One Shots

A New York Talking Swan  by @lillpon (daemon series)

Evil Queens Curse  part 2  by @xhookswenchx and @gusenitsaa

How May I Serve You, My Master  by @hollyethecurious

It’s a Funny Old Game  part 1  part 2  by @welllpthisishappening

In Time  by @justanotherwannabeclassic

Practice Makes Perfect  by @captain-swan-coffee

Prompt  Prompt  Prompt  by @seastarved

Never Forget You  by @katie-dub

Waterfalling in Love  by @captainswanandclintasha

What If?  by @dassala

Perception  by @dassala

The Captives  by @whimsicallyenchantedrose

The Last Night in the Nursery

Really, Killian had been hoping for Star Wars this year. He’d be a great Han Solo and her mother was already Leia in a different time. 

A baby Halloween bit featuring the cygnet.

Rating: T for teeth-rotting sweetness. 

They’ve let little Cait decide their Halloween costume since her very first one, when she put up a fuss about the little crown on her head until her father started into the words of the book that always, always seemed to soothe her.

“…and Max said, I’ll eat you up.”

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eagleeyes460  asked:

So this idea I have can be a one-shot. It's based on something I saw on pinterest. "It's midnight when Emma hears someone playing the piano in the apartment above her. They're playing the song from Titanic 'My heart will go on'. She opens her door and yells 'Jack'. The music stops and she hears someone running down the hall above her shouting 'Rose'." Something like that... Just let me know if this sounds too boring for you.. :P You don't have to write it if you don't want to. Have a nice day

A/N: @eagleeyes460​ sorry it took so long for me to write this but here it is. I hope you don’t mind I reversed their roles. Hope you enjoy!

Every Night 

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