emma's here too

I don’t mind watching Emma at her lowest point in life. I don’t mind seeing her be in a toxic relationship, and I don’t mind seeing her struggle. I don’t mind because I believe it is written like that intentionally. 

What I do mind is people telling me that where Emma is now, is goals. That a woman has reached the peak of her life when she has become a shadow of herself, when she doesn’t smile as freely or as often. When she feels so bad about herself that she accepts being treated poorly. 

Emma is at rock bottom right now. “The Empire Strikes Back”. This is the lowest point.

Emma Swan deserves better. Emma Swan needs to realize that she deserves better. 

I don’t mind Emma’s personal journey. I mind being told her journey is over. 

a one time thing (and other untruths) (23/24)

Captain Swan. Modern AU.

“She supposes the reason she tells him is the same reason she kept his phone number after all those weeks." 

Notes: I submitted my grad school app and finished this fic so it’s been a pretty good week, I’d say? One chapter after this, then the epilogue. Probably be posting that stuff within the next couple of days? Endings are a Big Deal so I might sorta stare at it for a bit and move around commas and parentheses before posting, so I dunno when, exactly, it’ll be up. But I hope you guys like this chapter, at least. (Side note: I’ve spent an inordinate amount of time researching baby development, reading articles like ‘your baby at 6 weeks’ and whatever, but I know there are possibly, probably some inaccuracies and I apologize.)

(Shout out to swallowedsong for looking over this and stuff.)

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twenty-three.

            She thinks she forgot this part.

            No, scratch that. She didn’t forget.

            It’s just that last time, she was so worried about everything else when it came to having a newborn that his not sleeping through the night was hardly the largest of her concerns.

            And boy does Aidan hate sleep.

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