emma could not make this

The Final Proof

*A lot of people have come up with this theory, but it’s so perfect I had to write it down.

They say you learn the most from your mistakes. Mine came as I was watching “Murder Most Foul” and Charming said this:

I hadn’t really been paying enough attention to realize that he was talking about the sleeping curse that the Evil Queen had placed on him and Snow, so my mind immediately went to: What other curse needs to be broken? Luckily for me there is another curse that needs to be broken. Many of you know this, but it’s the curse that is keeping everyone in Storybrooke.

What we don’t realize is which part of the curse is still active. It’s not the dark aspects of the Dark Curse - that was broken by Emma as was prophesied/dictated by Rumpelstiltskin. No, it’s the other part that the pesky imp created that is trapping everyone here still.

The Savior curse. Think about it. The only reason Emma Swan is the Savior is because Rumplestiltskin made it so. In theory, Emma was no longer supposed to be the Savior after she broke the Dark Curse. Everyone was supposed to go back to where they were from, but that didn’t happen. Which means what? That portion of the curse, that tiny little drop, is a curse all in itself, and it too needs to be broken. When it is, Emma’s fate as the Savior will be broken; she will live.

Now you ask: But Emma was given the Shears of Destiny or whatever to cut herself from her fate and no longer be the Savior and she didn’t take it!

Well, we know how Rumple’s curse works right? A pair of pretty scissors wouldn’t break this curse because only one person has that power: Emma herself.

We’ve come full circle. Once upon a time Adam and Eddy pitched the idea that the curse would take seven years to fully break. Now we’ve reached that point. Once Emma breaks the Savior curse, Rumple’s spell that he placed on her life will break. Her Hero’s Journey will be complete, and she will return to her life in the real world, where no one needs her to protect them.

(I’ll come back to this in a minute)

So we know what needs to happen. Here I take it a step further and answer:

How?

It turns out that we have that answer too:


Ah yes. True Love. Here’s where I know I’ll lose half of you because “Once Upon a Time is obsessed with Captain Swan. Why can’t you see that, you’re blinding yourself, stop perpetuating nonsense, wake up blah blah blah blah.”

Well, I’m going to counter that with: Why is Emma still the Savior then? If Once Upon a Captain Swan is genuinely the entire point of this show, why is Emma still fated to die?

Answer: You can’t break a curse where you’re the Savior of the fairytale characters with one of the said fairytale characters.

Here you respond again with: “Well, Smartypants, you call yourself a Swan Queen shipper, but you’ve just contradicted yourself. You think the Evil Queen can break the curse with Emma? She’s a fairytale character too!”

Well, reader, you are very clever indeed. But shall I provide you with my next exhibit:

While it was super fun to watch, Split Queen was not just done for the optics. It was a setup for endgame. The Evil Queen may be a fairytale character, but Mayor Regina Mills (like Emma and Henry) is a completely original creation of our world. Which means, like Emma, the daughter of Prince Charming and Snow White, she can live a completely normal life outside of the Enchanted Forest.

I was trying to figure out the purpose behind bringing Wish Robin Hood back, and this line really explains it:

The writers are priming us for a much bigger version of this concept. Robin is the first test of the portal system. Will it allow someone who isn’t supposed to be “real” stay in the “real world”? We know Storybrooke, by our standards, isn’t a real place, it’s a refuge for fairytale characters from many realms, so it makes sense that he passes the test in this case, but what about Regina? Will she, a person who isn’t supposed to be real, be allowed to live somewhere like Boston or New York if Storybrooke doesn’t exist. This first trial proves that yes, she will be able to because something about her is connected to our world (that thing is literally the writers themselves). They have Regina grapple with this issue- Why was wish Robin able to come here?- because she’s next, and she needs to know that she’ll be okay when she tries to stay in this world.

If Regina remains unconnected to the Evil Queen, she should be able to help Emma break the curse and remain in this reality. Will it really be True Love’s Kiss that frees Emma from the Savior Curse and sends everyone to where they belong?

I would hope.

I also hope that I’ll find $2000 on the street tomorrow, but that doesn’t mean it’ll happen.

But it’s certainly the most reasonable solution since literally every curse is broken with True Love’s Kiss…

Have you ever wondered why there’s never been a True Love’s Kiss with Emma & her parents or Emma with Hook? Perhaps part of that is because True Love’s Kiss can only work with people who are from the same reality. Since Regina had True Love’s Kiss with Henry, that means she’s a part of his reality. Part of her belongs in our world. Emma has never shared True Love’s Kiss with Hook because he isn’t a part of her reality. He’s still a fairytale character. They can get married, she can choose that life, but that means she will remain tied to her fate as the Savior. She will always be connected to the Fairytale world. She will eventually die for them.

But if somehow, Regina Mills is Emma’s true True Love; if two “real people” who were created in this world- Emma Swan the bail bonds person, and Regina Mills the Mayor- shared True Love’s Kiss (not saying they’ll make it gay like they should) then the entire curse could be broken.

I just don’t see any other way they could go with this. The show has always foreshadowed that Storybrooke isn’t supposed to last.

We know there’s going to be a “reset” for the show…


And we know that Regina is no longer connected to the Evil Queen. Everything is setting up for the fairytale characters to return to their world.


But what happens next?

A good story always comes full circle, but the hero returns home with more knowledge and is in a better place. Odysseus goes on a crazy journey with a bunch of messed up shit but eventually makes it back home. Dorothy wishes she could experience life over the rainbow, but when she does, she learns that there’s no place like home. Harry Potter steps onto Platform 9 ¾ for the first time alone, and in the last book he steps on with a family. So if in the Pilot we see Emma in her lonely Boston apartment, wishing on a star to no longer be alone, it only makes sense that the last time we see her, she’s in her Boston apartment but she isn’t alone- she has a family.

We know Henry will be a part of that family, but it’s safe to assume that Regina will be there too, because of this promise:

Unfortunately all magic comes with a price, and my prediction is that price will be that everyone forgets that any of this ever happened.

I’m grounding this theory in the fact that the last time there was a reset, that happened to half of the parties involved: Emma and Henry 

In that scenario, the Dark Curse was destroyed. The Dark Curse’s purpose was to create Storybrooke, so once it was gone, Emma and Henry forgot that Storybrooke ever existed… But everyone in the Enchanted Forest still remembered Emma and Henry because the Savior Curse still existed- they all remembered the Savior. They were able to go back and get her and recreate the bridge between our worlds because Emma was still the Savior. Once the Savior Curse is gone, everything will be wiped out. Everyone will forget that the Savior existed, and why she existed. All the fairytale characters will return to their world where their stories will play out, and all the characters from our world will begin to lead a normal life.

That life for Emma and Regina could very well be together. It’s not guaranteed, but it would certainly explain why the writers have made an effort to keep Emma and Regina apart in Storybrooke while maintaining a certain amount of tension between them- because their story isn’t meant to play out in Storybrooke. It would also explain why it’s not a topic of conversation for any of the writers or actors- it’s a major plot point,  and talking about it would be a spoiler. Lastly, Adam Horowitz said himself that they weren’t queerbaiting:

If they’re planning on having Regina be a part of Emma’s new life free from the Savior curse, then technically this isn’t a lie.

But could they make it so that Emma and Regina’s relationship is merely as platonic co-parents in the real world? Of course. But at the end of the day we would still be right: Swan Queen would still technically be endgame, and it’s still a hell of a lot better than Captain Swan.

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*One more version! This one with even less bass/Beast quality. It may go too high, but it strikes me as closest to the real singing voice because you can hear more of the natural imperfections. And I love it. Like the chorus just makes my heart all torn up and melty, and someone send help.*
So I saw the new Beauty and the Beast. And mostly…underwhelmed. Some scenes were fantastic, but the original is still my favorite. And the original Beast/Prince Adam are still my serious Disney love lol. But this song, Evermore? It is OUTSTANDING. I am almost moved to tears by the lyrics, and the chorus especially! Dan Stevens put so much of the Beast into this song, that it’s like…this amazingly clear moment into his feelings for her…And I’m gushing now. Someone help lol. But it gives me such Phantom of the Opera feels too. Gah, I don’t think I’ll ever be over this song.

do you ever watch those lifestyle youtubers who show you healthy snacks and diy things to do for your room and you feel really motivated for a while like “omg yes i’m going to be so healthy and organised” but what you actually do is continue to lie in bed and watch youtube videos

sarahalavi322  asked:

Hey Cassie! Will and Jem's parabatai bond was very strong. We also see Will's parabatai rune bleed when Jem was changing into a silent brother. Will felt his pain for him and wanted nothing more than to take it away. It was mentioned that Jem wasn't supposed to live as long as he did and that he was supposed to die years before that. I know we see from Emma and Julian that love from a parabatai can make magic. Could Will and Jem's parabatai bond helped Jem live longer than he was predicted?

It could have– that’s a nice thought.

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Emma Swan Appreciation Meme

Day 4: Favorite Season 2 Episode ↠  Lady of the lake 

Imagine the prophecy is fulfilled and Emma dies. Regina, grief stricken, buys a ouija board after seeing a movie about it and doing her own research.

“Emma Swan, I’m trying to contact Emma Swan. Are you here, Emma?”

Nothing happens for awhile and Regina sits in silence, holding her breath until slowly, the pendulum moves over the YES at the top of the board.

Regina releases a burst of air from her lungs. Skeptical though, Regina asks “How do I know it’s really you, Miss Swan?”

The cursor immediately flew to the NO on the board. Regina furrowed her eyebrows. “No? No what?”

The cursor moved again, down the alphabet. Regina read each letter out loud. “D O N T C A L L M E T H A T.”

“Don’t call me that.” Regina was confused for a moment until she realized she has just called Emma “Miss Swan”. She knew Emma hated it. She laughed lightly though tears pricked her eyes. The stupid idiot. “I’m sorry, Emma.”

She was here. Her Emma was truly here. Even though Henry had told her his other mother had never left, that she was always with them, Regina needed this confirmation. She needed this sense of closeness. She also needed to know why. Why Emma had beat her own fate, her own prophecy and then jumped in front of the sword that was destined for Regina. That idiot.

“You’re an idiot.” Regina said, choking back her own tears. Willing herself not to show this weakness. But she had mourned too long silently, keeping this all to herself. Emma was the one she shared everything with and now she was gone. Until now. Kind of.

The pendulum moved to the “YES” after Regina called her an idiot which forced the tears down Regina’s cheeks.

“Why did you do that, Emma? Why did you not let me die?”

The pendulum moved across the board.

“H E N” Regina cut it off, suddenly frustrated, her emotions getting the best of her. “Oh, don’t you dare say Henry Emma Swan or I swear to god.”

The pendulum stayed still and Regina tried to collect herself. Deep breaths. Finally, the curser began to move. “I H A D T O.”

“I had to.” Regina repeated. She pinched the bridge of her nose. Leave it to Emma to tip toe around giving her clear answers, even in death.

Regina sighed. She needed to know. She had heard the Pirate going off on a drunk rant at Granny’s a few weeks after Emma’s death, about how he knew all along that Emma would always choose Regina over him, that Emma would always love Regina more than she loved him. It hit Regina like a punch in the gut, been gnawing at her brain ever since. She had loved Emma Swan. Deeply. But the idea of the other woman ever returning those feelings felt so foreign to Regina she never felt the need to bring it into fruition. Until now.

With shaky breath Regina finally asked, “Was it because…. you loved me?”

The electricity in the room changed, the atmosphere feeling charged in only a way Emma Swan could make it feel around Regina. The pendulum stayed still but Regina knew Emma was still with her. Stubbornly still with her.

“I’ll ask you again, Em-Ma, did you sacrifice yourself for me because you love me?”

Slowly, the pendulum moved, the sound it made as it crossed the board was so loud in that moment it was almost deafening.

Y E S

“Yes.” There were the tears again, freely rubbing down Regina’s face as she openly sobbed now. Openly mourned the loss of the woman she loved and the ending to her story that once again ended in tragedy.

“Since when?” Regina sniffed.

A L W A Y S

Regina choked on a sob. “I am so sorry, Emma. So, so sorry. I love you, too. Please know that. I know…. I know I always called you an idiot but truly, the only idiot here is me. I’m so sorry, Emma. I love you too. I always have and– and probably always will. Will you ever forgive me?”

Without hesitation the curser moved to the YES.

Another sob escape just in time for the front door to slam and for Henry’s voice to echo through the house, “Mom!? You here?!”

“Our son and his timing.” Regina really wasn’t ready to say goodbye to Emma yet. There wasn’t enough time. There never was enough time.

Emma seemed to understand, the air around Regina felt calming, understanding, safe.

The curser began to move.

H A P P Y B I R T H D A Y

Regina smiled for the first time in the long weeks since that night. “You remembered.”

“A L W A Y S” Emma spelt before moving the cursor over GOODBYE.

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New One - Enoch O'Connor imagine (request)

a/n: omg this picture so does not fit with this post whyyyyyyyyy i love finlay tho :)

storyline: the reader has telekinesis and her parents send her to cairnholm, wales with hope that she’ll be safe somewhere. the reader is very confused, in tears when they send her into the time loop and she doesn’t know where to go. emma and bronwyn find her and bring her to mis peregrine. she’s all confused. she notices this enoch guy who’s closed off and sharp towards everyone, but somehow he later softens towards the reader.

characters: peculiar children minus jacob portman

warnings: none! :) [based on the movie’s environment, only the characters’ (except enoch’s, he’s as old as he is in the movie)ages are accurate, aka, as they are in the books]


“we have to go now, honey, you’ll be okay here.” y/n’s mom said, leading her daughter into a cave, tears brimming her eyes. she stopped her daughter and turned to face her. 

“but i don’t want to… mom, are you leaving me here?” y/n cried. 

“yes, it’s the best for you and for me and your father.” her mom said. “i have to go now, you’ll be fine. you will be with people like you.” the woman sobbed and kissed y/n on the cheek before vanishing back where she came from. y/n took a step back into the cave for a second and felt her hearing lower, but only for a moment. 

she came out of the cave to see where her mother had gone, but there was no sign of her in the huge meadow or on the small paths down the small mountain. but the grass looked different to y/n, it looked brighter, fuller of life than before. 

y/n took her two bags from the cave and turned around to walk back to the city, but she gasped and stopped in her tracks instead. there were two girls standing before y/n, both smiling. one of them, who looked about the same age as y/n, was blonde, in a blue dress and with gloves on her hands.

the other looked like a few years younger than the blonde and y/n and she had brown hair and an adorable dress on. y/n blinked a few times to make sure she wasn’t dreaming, but the girls still stood there.

“wh-who are you?” y/n asked, tears spilling down her face.

“i’m bronwyn,” said the brunette, “and she’s emma. we’re here to bring you to mis peregrine and her home.”

“our home.” emma corrected. “let’s go, y/n.”

“how do you know my name?” y/n was in nothing other than utter shock. 

“we’ll explain things later.” emma said as bronwyn took y/n’s hand and dragged her out of the cave. although, to y/n seemed like the girl was doing it without any effort, it seemed easy for her to drag someone after her. how was she that strong?

while emma and bronwyn, along with y/n, made their way through the forest to reach mis peregrine’s place, y/n kept crying and pestering the two girls with questions. she was so confused about all of this, the tears kept coming even if she wanted to stop them.

“girls! finally you’re here.” mis peregrine smiled at the girls in front of her. “y/n, we’ve been waiting for you. come in, come in.” she ushered and y/n followed emma and bronwyn inside the gothic-looking house.

y/n had no time to look around the place as she was too tired and confused. why were the people around her dressed in clothes from the last century? how did the girls appear in the cave so quickly? how did they know her name? how did the lady know her name? why did she say ‘we’ve been waiting for you’? what was happening?

“oh, joy, there’s someone new.” a dark haired boy said. he was standing at the top of the stairs in the house. “after 68 years of waiting, someone appears.” he said. but he doesn’t look a year or two older than me. what’s going on here?

“enoch!” the lady scolded. “don’t be such a pessimist about everything.”

“i’m not.” the boy replied, but then groaned. “every time i say something positive, everyone thinks it’s pessimistic. might as well not be here!” enoch shouted and stomped up the stairs, vanishing out of y/n’s sight.

“don’t mind him.” the lady said. “he’s always like that.” she smiled. “anyway, this all must be very overwhelming for you. shall we drink some tea while i explain everything to you?”

y/n nodded, wiping her tears and followed the lady, referred to as mis peregrine, further into the house.

after drinking tea and mis peregrine talking, y/n finally understood what was happening. because the girl had peculiarities, her parents sent her here, to cairnholm. apparently she was at mis peregrine’s children home, but the children weren’t ordinary, no. they were like y/n - with special powers. they were called 'peculiar’. 

for example, mis peregrine herself was peculiar, she was an ymbryne - her peculiarity was that she could manipulate time and turn into a bird, a peregrine falcon. bronwyn, who y/n had met, was stronger than all the children and mis peregrine together. emma had gloves because she could make fire with her hands. and enoch, the moody teen, had the power to make the dead living again.

and, mis peregrine of course, told y/n why it looks like this here. they were stuck in a time loop forever. she also explained to the girl what were loops and why they were for. 

it was a lot for y/n to take in, so mis peregrine left her alone in the garden. she gathered the children so they could take their daily walk. of course, mis peregrine wasn’t irresponsible and had someone to stay at the house - enoch.

enoch rarely went with the others on the daily walk, so it was easy for him to stay at the house. 

y/n sat down on one of the pond’s rocks and hugged her knees to her chest, resting her head sideways on her knee tops. she sighed.

she was away from her parents and she didn’t know for how long. were they leaving her here forever? will she never see them again? did they not love her? did they want to leave her here? was she that bad of a daughter?

y/n felt a few tears slid down her face and she sighed again. she was about to cry her heart out when she got the feeling of someone watching her. she looked right and noticed a figure standing in the corner of her eye. y/n turned completely around, wiping her tears and saw the enoch boy standing there, his eyes wondering around, meeting anything but y/n’s eyes.

“what-what are you doing here?” she asked in a weak voice.

“mis peregrine left me to look after you.” enoch said. “so here i am.”

“how long have you been there?”

“n-not long.” he was lying and embarrassed.

“sure.”

“i really was!”

“okay, sure.” y/n said. “don’t just stand there, come sit by me.” 

“no, i’m fine here.”

“so you’re gonna stand there all while the others are gone?” 

“well, maybe we could go inside.”

“i’m fine here.” she said, indirecting that he sat with her.

enoch groaned, but gave in. he hesitantly walked over to y/n and sat down next to her, stretching his legs out before him. y/n sniffled and enoch turned his head.

“were i interrupting something?” he asked, ready to leave.

“not really. i was just letting all my stress and overwhelming out.”

enoch didn’t respond for a few moments, talking with himself mentally. “why? have you got lots?”

“oh yeah.” y/n raised her eyebrows. “this day has been one big…. something.”

“happens to everyone on their first day here, nothing special.”

“just because it doesn’t seem like anything special, doesn’t mean it’s not.” y/n argued. “it’s a lot to take in.”

“i know.”

“what was your first day here like, then?”

“it was too long ago to remember, but it doesn’t stick out much.”

“what does stick out?”

“used to be the germans’ bomb dropping on us, but not anymore.”

“why?”

“i’ve been here… it feels like longer than anyone has lived.”

“i heard you say '68 years’ back in the house.”

“exactly that long.”

“people live longer than 68 years.” 

“well, not in this time loop.” 

“oh.” y/n said. “i’m still thinking of a way to prove to myself that i’m not dreaming, tho.”

enoch was silent. “you’re not dreaming, trust me, i would know.”

“oh? how?”

“i’ve been here for 68 years, do you think you could make this up in your dreams?”

“probably not. i still don’t understand - how can you bear living in the same day for that many years?”

“i can’t. well, not really.”

“have you tried… escaping?”

“i wanted to, some time ago. but millard told me i’d crumple to pieces if i was out of the loop for a few minutes longer than needed.”

“millard?”

“you’ll see him. oh, wait, sorry. he’s invisible, you won’t actually see him.”

“okay.” y/n chuckled. “but why would you crumple to pieces?”

“you ask a lot of questions, greenie. but all the others did, too.” enoch sighed. “the years would catch up to me, to any of us who have lived in a loop for a long time. escaping would’ve been possible a few years after mis peregrine created this loop, but not now.”

“why?”

“because we’re not from that world, your world. we’re from the past, the previous century. we were born in the 20th century, we don’t belong to the…”

“the 21st century.” y/n finished. “so you’re like… ghosts from the past?”

“could call it that.” enoch stated. “but your current year is real time, ours is like an imaginative one, we’re not really real.”

“okay.” y/n said. “i think this could be enough for today’s overwhelming things.”

enoch didn’t reply, but y/n didn’t mind.

“does everyone cry the first time this happens to them?” y/n asked and enoch furrowed his eyebrows at her. “you know, when their parents leave them here, probably forever?”

“i think so.” enoch said. “so you were crying when i was watching you?”

“you watched me?”

“w-well, not really, i just..” enoch hated being embarrassed. y/n chuckled again. “anyway, were you crying?”

y/n contemplated telling truth because she didn’t want to seem like a weak little girl in front of a boy she’d just met. but then she just mentally threw her hand at it. “i was, yeah.”

“how is it, to cry? does it feel good?”

“sometimes it does.” y/n shrugged. “why are you asking, though? have you never cried?”

“i don’t recall i have.” enoch said dreamily. “but there’s nothing for you to cry about.”

“oh really? how so?”

“you can always go back to your time, return to your life, family, friends.”

“i can?”

“of course, the loop is still open.”

y/n paused. she could go back? for real? find her parents? maybe bring them here? 

she could go home again. live her normal life. 

but did her parents want her? why did they leave her here, then? did she, herself, want to go back?

she didn’t know.

“you’re thinking about it, aren’t you?” enoch asked. “you’re free, you can still do anything you want.”

“but?”

“but what?”

“there’s always a catch.”

“depends on how the person feels.”

“huh?”

“well, depends on what the person counts as a catch.” enoch said. “some would count leaving this wonderful, peaceful place a catch, some would count leaving loved ones as a catch. and some would… nevermind.”

“nevermind what? is there a specific catch?”

“there is.” enoch said distantly. “but i don’t think mis peregrine would want me to tell you.”

“i don’t see her here. tell me.”

enoch sighed, obviously making a huge decision. “the main catch for any peculiar who wants to return to their real time is their safety.”

“their safety?”

“i think i’ve told you enough.” enoch said. “now i want to know something from you.”

“and what would that be?”

“what’s your peculiarity?”

y/n coughed. “hmm.” she said in response. 

“hey, that’s not fair. i told you-”

enoch was stopped mid-sentence when he saw his own shoes flying around in front of him. “i-is that your doing?” he asked, mentally fighting annoyance with admiration.

“uh-huh.” y/n replied, never taking her eyes off enoch’s shoes. they floated above the water, dancing as a pair in calm movements before stopping them just inches from enoch’s nose. then y/n diverted her eyes from the two objects, making them fall in the dark haired boy’s lap.

“that’s something. we’ve never had a telekinetic someone here.” enoch said as he was putting his pair of shoes back on. 

“glad to be the first one.” y/n had a soft smile of satisfaction on her face. “can i see what you can do?” she asked and enoch’s head snapped up in excitement at hearing those words.

“sure. we’ll just have to go indoors.” he said with a grin on his face. y/n agreed and they soon left the beautiful garden.


a/n: i honestly find it so adorable when enoch gets excited because someone mentioned his peculiarity or it being used/useful, mY BABY BEAN

of ribbons & rosin ( cs au )

Plot: Killian is a single father, and his daughter is enrolled in Emma’s dance class. He has nobody to watch his daughter after class, and he’s often late, so Emma usually sits and talks to the girl until she is collected from the dance school. 

Summary: Based on this prompt I found in the depths of tumblr; “I’m a single parent and my child takes your dance class and thanks so much for always staying after class to watch him/her when my boss is an ass and keeps me past my off hours and holy cow you’re pretty/handsome and really sweet/kind and wow I should be late more often so we can talk. Say how do you feel about private lessons? For my kid- yea, yea, for my kid

Captain Swan AU, Rating TBD, —-

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The class had finished almost an hour ago, yet little Daisy Jones was still sitting in the locker room, with her teacher, Miss Emma. She was quite the adorable little thing; petite yet slender, with these enormous, crystalline blue eyes to rival a porcelain doll. From what Emma gathered about the girl in passing conversations, much like the one they were currently engaged in, was that she only had a father -her mother had passed when she was very young, she didn’t remember her all that much- and, she was an only child. Emma had since helped the girl pack away her belongings; shoes, spare tights, hair grips, and helped her to pull on her sweatpants and outdoor shoes, ready for her father to collect her.

“You know, he’s probably just late again.” Daisy shrugged, playing on her iPad as she glanced across to her teacher, who was curiously peering out of the window to the street below, looking for any plausible passing visage of the girl’s father.

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Hitched (8/11)

a Captain Swan AU fan fiction

Summary:  After a series of events leave her life in pieces, Emma Swan finds herself hitchhiking out of Maine, her wallet empty and her heart broken. The best she hopes for is a driver who isn’t a pervert and takes her far away from the painful memories of Storeybrooke. But when she finds a ride with a quiet truck driver named Jones, Emma discovers that maybe a trustworthy friend is all she needs.

Rating: M or MA; some profanity and sex scenes.

Cover art: created by the absolutely fabulous @thesschesthair!!

Links: ff.net // ao3 // ch. 1 //  ch. 2 // ch. 3 // ch. 4 // ch. 5 // ch. 6 // ch. 7 // ch. 9 // ch. 10 // epilogue

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Note: This chapter was originally split up into two parts, and I was only going to post the first. But then I watched tonight’s episode of this @$%#ing show and i have such a major case of viewer’s blue balls that I figured it would be mean to do the same to my lovely readers. Please enjoy this monster chapter. Bless.

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CHAPTER EIGHT

Don’t freeze out there, huh? Good advice, but hard to follow, Emma thought sourly, as they left the warm, comfortingly grease-scented air of the bar behind. It had already been cold outside when they arrived, but the temperature seemed to have dropped even further while they were inside, and a light snow was falling. She pulled her coat’s hood up with one hand, then returned it to Jones’ arm, keeping a firm grip with all ten fingers.

He wasn’t staggering anymore, although as they walked slowly across the parking lot, threading through cars and trucks, his steps were slightly uneven. Not that she was perfectly steady, herself; Emma could still feel the beer pounding through her veins, making her a little dizzy. Their breath formed clouds in the freezing air, and Emma longed to call a cab, even just for a fifteen-minute walk.

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My thoughts on BatB 2017 - Part 4: What I Loved

Part 1: The Songs | Part 2: The Ending | Part 3: The New Scenes | Part 4: What I Loved | Part 5: Things That Bothered Me

Ok, to be honest, I loved most of the movie, but here are some things I especially appreciated :).

* MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD *

Dan Stevens as the Beast
Dan Stevens is to die for in this movie. He is amazing in all his scenes - even when his face is all CGI and you can only hear his voice and see his eyes. After the backslash the CGI Beast received (some reviewers even called him “too much of a distraction”) I feared the worst but I actually think that the CGI is very well done - especially the close-ups - and his face is amazingly expressive, which (I believe) could not be achieved with prosthetics/make-up.

● Emma Watson as Belle
I actually liked Emma a lot and I thoroughly enjoyed her performance. Her singing voice is sweet, though not very powerful, but as I’ve stated earlier, I really do not think that Belle (as a character) has to be an accomplished singer (unlike e.g. Ariel) and personally, I do not care whether her voice (or anyone else’s for that matter) was autotuned or not. She sounds pretty good to my untrained ears.

The prologue

“Shall I join you for a dinner this evening?” - “Sorry, not this evening.” - “Busy?” - “No…”

I really loved the Beast’s portrayal as a well-educated person who forgot the joy reading brings and finds his sense of humour. I am sure there are some things that could be problematic regarding the change of the Beast’s character, but I will leave it to other reviewers. Overall, I was very happy with the changes and I also loved that he is still that melodramatic dork we all fell in love with in the animation and in the Broadway musical. Also, I am super biased because I loved Dan Stevens’s performance so much.

LumiereXPlumette and CadenzaXGarderobe loving relationships. I wouldn’t mind a spin-off about these ships :).

● Instrumental version of “Home” from the Broadway musical plays two times during the movie: first when Belle is shown to her new room and later when Madame Garderobe helps her to dress for the ball.

Belle slipping under the elaborate gown Mme. Garderobe put on her.

Belle planning her escape and making an improvised rope.

The stakes are higher for both the Beast and the servants. Similarly to the Broadway version, the servants are slowly becoming more and more like lifeless objects as the curse progresses. And the castle crumbles a bit every time the rose loses its petal. So, if the curse is not broken, the Beast is doomed to remain in the crumbling castle and completely alone.

All the book references and book quotes. I wouldn’t mind if there were more :).

Beast throwing a giant snowball at Belle. (Also, I am pretty sure Belle got her payback for this the next winter XD)

“I set her free. I am sorry I couldn’t do the same for all of you.“
THIS. This right here is such an amazing moment that I’ve been sorely missing in the animation and the musical. The Beast acknowledging that he fucked up his servants’ lives as well and he actually apologizes for that. #character development

Gaston shooting the Beast with a gun (but actually having a crossbow prepared as a plan B as well).

Belle destroying Gaston’s arrows. And while we’re at it, her line “Where is he?!” (aka “WHAT DID YOU DO TO MY BOYFRIEND YOU ASSHOLE?!”) was SO VERY COOL.

“I am not a beast.”

Gaston actually recharging his gun (although it does take him impossibly short amount of time given the type of the gun).

The coat-stand/Chateau saving Chip’s life. I cry every time I see it.

● Mrs. Potts’s name is revealed to be Beatrice :D Much Ado About Nothing, anyone?

“How would you feel about growing a beard?” - *the Prince laughs and growls*

I’ve stated before that I am not ecstatic about this exchange as I would prefer if she asked his name or made a book reference or something but…the backslash this dialogue received is so unbelievable and so unfair. Some people interpret it as “oh no, she’s trying to change him already!” Like: hello? This is Belle we’re talking about, she would never ever mean it like that. And some fans go as far as to claim that it’s a confirmation of Belle being a furry? Are you kidding me?! I think that this conclusion tells more about the people who make it than the scene itself.

Belle is simply teasing him, testing his reaction, wanting to know if behind a different exterior he is still the man she fell in love with. Which is actually pretty sweet.

(Besides, did nobody notice Lumiere literally smouldering after he kissed Plummete? So they made the fact that there were some side-effects of the curse left in them canon.)

Acquainted with the Night (15/16)

Summary: In a bid for the power born of true love, King Arthur binds Emma to the broken blade Excalibur.  Unbeknownst to him, Killian Jones is bound to the other half, having given himself over to the darkness in order to exact his revenge on Rumpelstiltskin.  He frees Emma from King Arthur’s control, sparking the beginnings of war between Camelot and Misthaven, and a quest to rid her of the darkness.  (No Curse AU)

Rated: M

Warnings: None

Words: ~4000

Chapter: Prologue, One, Two, Three, Four, Five, Six, Seven, Eight, Nine, Ten, Eleven, Twelve, Thirteen, Fourteen, Epilogue

Notes: All my love and gratitude to @ripplestitchskein and @unfolded73 for their help with this fic.  Credit to @seethelovelyintheworld for the gorgeous banner.  Only the epilogue remains! I’m so sad to see this come to close, but also so grateful for your support. The epilogue will be posted on Wednesday.

Tagging by request: @natascha-remi-ronin, @the-captains-ayebrows, @maryvmassakre, @katealexandra26, @superchocovian, @vanyali07, @imhookedonaswan, @captain–kitten, @dreadpirateemma, @like-waves-on-the-beach, @fairytalesandtimetravel

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Chapter Fourteen

Emma watched, with both great sorrow, and great joy, as the world began to shift.

Aldan had returned from the Underworld with a single strand of Killian’s hair, and the seeds planted for a change of heart.  After she had quietly asked for a strand of Emma’s own hair, she had gazed longingly up at the sky, where the hands of Killian’s lonely mountain reached up towards the stars.  Then, they’d both watched, captivated, as the strands of their hair twisted together, two unbreakable threads of magic glowing brightly in the little bottle.  Emma had hardly been able to appreciate the moment, to dwell upon the fact that the love she and Killian shared was true, surmounting death itself.  The magic swirling in the bottle, it had felt alive, as much as he was not…  

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Can We Take A Second To Appreciate How…

Hook has always been so attentive to Emma’s needs?

Because sorry, I’ve forgotten. Please, remind me…

Who was it that bandaged Emma’s hand after she cut it on the bean stalk?
Who was it that saw Emma needed a way to get to Henry and offered his services and his ship?
Who was it that gave Emma Neal’s cutlass because he saw she needed something of his to hold on to?
Who was it that poked a lil hole in a coconut so Emma could have something to drink?
Who was it that immediately told Emma’s family when he found out Neal was alive?
Who was it that gave Emma a pep talk about how he’s never seen her fail, and that’s why he knows she’ll succeed in saving Henry?
Who was it that promised to win Emma’s heart in a fair way?
Who was it that saved Emma’s father’s life?
Who was it that TRADED HIS MOST PRIZED POSSESSION TO GET TO EMMA AND BRING HER BACK TO HER FAMILY?
Who was it that convinced Emma, even when she didn’t remember him, that she was living a life of lies?
Who was it that took care of Henry while Emma was busy?
Who was it that made Henry feel better about his dad’s death when Emma couldn’t?
Who was it that encouraged Emma to embrace her powers?
Who was it that saw right through Emma’s bullshit and kept telling her she couldn’t just run back to New York?
Who was it that didn’t kiss Emma when his lips were enchanted, and did everything he could to make sure Emma kept her magic?
Who was it that went to find Emma when she was sitting alone on a park bench?
Who was it that followed Emma into a bloody time portal?
Who was it that helped Emma on her quest to get her parents’ love back on track?
Who was it that made sure Emma had a partner who knew what he was doing at her first royal ball?
Who was it that said he’d go to the end of the world for Emma, or time?
Who was it that gathered Emma into his arms so that she’d have someone to hold onto while she watched her mother die?
Who was it that encouraged Emma not to keep reliving that terrible event?
Who was it that wiped Emma’s tears when he could tell there was something still bothering her, even after they got her parents’ love back on track?
Who was it that talked Emma through what was bothering her and believed in her, which led to the return of her magic?
Who was it that was Emma’s right hand man when she was fighting off the snow monster?
Who was it that shouted “You can do this!” when he could see Emma needed a confidence boost?
Who was it that reminded Emma that they need to enjoy life’s quiet moments?
Who was it that did everything he possibly could to get Emma out of the ice cave?
Who was it that gathered Emma into his arms, enveloping her with the warmth of his body, when she finally got out of said ice cave?
Who was it that fetched Emma the space heater?
Who was it that knelt on the hard floor and cuddled Emma to keep her warm?
Who was it that couldn’t resist going to the woods and trying to find the snow queen because Emma shouldn’t have been doing it alone?
Who was it that made Emma feel better and told her exactly what she needed to hear, that he was a survivor?
Who was it that handed Emma a drink when she looked like she needed one?
Who was it that asked Emma permission and made sure she was okay before looking into an intimate part of her life?
Who was it that held Emma’s hand and put his arm around her when he could see her heart was hurting?
Who was it that desperately tried to get a hold of Emma and warn her that the Crocodile was trying to hurt her?
Who was it that said he’d die fighting before he let Gold use the bloody hat on Emma?
Who was it that told Emma he was a fan of every part of her?
Who was it that came to see Emma one last time, but didn’t tell her of his impending doom because he knew she had more important things to focus on?
Who was it that reassured Emma that he was a survivor once he had his heart back in his chest?
Who was it that brought Emma a grilled cheese when she was hungry?
Who was it that assured Emma he didn’t intend to let her down?
Who was it that walked over to Emma so she could feel him breathing after Ursula failed to kill him?
Who was it that figured out Gold’s evil plan and warned Emma about it?
Who was it that told Emma that her friend was feeling better?
Who was it that comforted Emma after she learned the terrible thing that her parents had done?
Who was it that talked Emma into reconciling with her parents?
Who was it that, even when he couldn’t REMEMBER who she was, sacrificed his life to help Emma get back to reality?
Who was it that literally WAS THE ONLY PERSON THAT DID NOT STOP TRYING TO GET TO EMMA AFTER SHE GOT SUCKED INTO THE DARKNESS?
Who was it that talked Emma down from causing Merida’s heart?
Who was it that refused to let Emma’s family use the dagger on her?
Who was it that enveloped Emma in his arms and made her feel better afterwards?
Who was it that the most intent on finding Merlin and vanquishing the darkness?
Who was it that tried to True Love’s Kiss the darkness out of Emma?
Who was it that refused to fall for Dark Swan’s! antics?
Who was it that grabbed Emma’s hand and didn’t let her use dark magic?
Who was it that stuck up for Emma and said saving Robin would be too much for her?
Who was it that held Emma in his arms when she was seeing Rumplestiltskin?
Who was it that stayed up with Emma when she couldn’t sleep?
Who was it that went with Henry to take Emma to a quiet and isolated little nook?
Who was it that promised he’d never stop fighting for Emma and their love?
Who was it that got Emma’s heart racing?
Who was it that got rid of Rumplestiltskin for Emma?
Who was it that gave Emma a ring so that she had something to draw strength from when she was alone?
Who was it that told Emma that all sins could be forgiven when someone loves you?
Who was it that made sure to get Excalibur from Arthur for Emma?
Who was it that once again, prevented the dagger from being used on Emma?
Who was it that talked Emma through her fears of the future?
Who was it that gave Emma an encouraging nod when she was about to forge the blades?
Who was it that was willing to die so that the blades could be forged so Emma could be freed from the darkness?
Who was it that encouraged Emma to STAB HIM WITH EXCALIBUR?
Who was it that SACRIFICED HIS LIFE SO THAT EMMA AND HER ENTIRE FAMILY COULD BE SAVED?

Who was it that made Emma feel safe 100% of the time?
Who was it that made Emma feel valuable 100% of the time?
Who was it that made Emma feel loved 100% of the time?
Who was it that attended to Emma’s needs 100% of the time?

OH RIGHT, I REMEMBER NOW. IT WAS CAPTAIN KILLIAN EMMA’S TRUE HOOK LOVE JONES WHO DID ALL THAT. NOW, WHO WAS IT THAT IS WONDERING WHY EMMA FEELS THE NEED TO DRAG THIS MAN’S BUTT HOME FROM THE UNDERWORLD?

ANSWER: NO ONE. NO ONE IS WONDERING.

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just a set of instagram pictures of Jennifer Morrison. some new, some ancient, but all amazing.

just look at her, i mean she’s so much. she’s gorgeous. she’s cute. so talented. so hardworking. she’s unbelievable. 

Oneshot: Emma’s Fairytale

Set in the run-up to Emma’s wedding. She and Regina have been meeting up in secret for months now but as the wedding draws nearer, Regina realises that she no longer wants to keep things a secret leaving Emma with a decision to make. Mentions of CS but an SQ story. Established SQ. Apologies for any mistakes. I don’t own Once or any of its characters. Hope you all enjoy :)

Regina sighs as she stares up at her ceiling. It should be a sigh of contentment. After all, she’s wrapped in just a sheet, in Emma’s arms enjoying a rare moment of peace. It’s all she’s ever wanted, to feel so serene, so happy and so loved.

Yet…it’s not perfect and Regina knows that she will have to end it. She will have to put aside her feelings and feel her heart shatter inside of her once she asks Emma to make a choice. She could always avoid the question and they could keep doing this dance. Emma sneaking off in the middle of the night or stealing moments during the day.

Snatched parcels of time and furtive glances. Fleeting moments of pure joy and love as they tangle around one another. Their meetings grow longer, moving on from just passionate sex to holding one another after to staying together for hours until Emma eventually realises she has to go home. For a while it was enough.

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CS FF: Houseguest from Hell

Summary: Wish Realm Hook sneaks through the portal and ends up in Storybrooke.  This results in Emma and Killian getting an unwelcome houseguest and Emma an unwanted suitor.

Rating: PG

Note: I just thought it would be funny if Wish Realm Hook ended up in Storybrooke and met his counterpart, while stirring up some trouble.  This is the result.  Hope you enjoy it!  ~Steph

….Houseguest from Hell: Part 1/1…

Killian kicked the front door closed with his boot, as his lips remained fused to Emma’s.

“I missed you so much,” he breathed into her mouth.

Emma pulled back for a moment, caressing his cheek as she met his eyes. “After that portal closed, I was scared I might never find a way back to my family.  Back to you.”

Killian offered her a smile. “I never doubted for a moment that you would find your way back to me.”

Emma grinned as she captured his lips again.  She began to maneuver them to the couch.

“Henry is staying at Regina’s tonight, so we have the house to ourselves,” she managed to mumble between kisses.

Killian moved his lips to her neck.  “I want to take my time with you.  Let’s go to our bedroom.”

They didn’t stop kissing all the way up the stairs, nearly falling several times in the process.  By the time they made it to the threshold of their bedroom, Emma’s jacket had been shed, as had Hook’s.  Emma was hard at work on the buttons of his vest.

Killian wrapped his arms around Emma’s waist as he pulled her flush against his body and backed them into their bedroom.   Emma felt the back of her legs hit the bed and she felt onto it, Killian landing gently on top of her. She clawed at his back, a moan escaping her lips.  

“Do you mind? I am trying to sleep,” a voice sounded behind them.

Emma and Killian’s eyes flew open and they quickly parted, scrambling to their feet to face the voice.  Spread out on Killian’s side of the bed, was Wish Realm Hook.  

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