A/N: based very loosely on this prompt (This wasn’t meant to be a date, but we’ve had such a good time and now it’s 2 a.m. and I should really go home…), here’s a little AU Friday smutlet. Dedicating this to the always lovely @thesassywitchofthenortheast on this, the anniversary of her birth.
“I think you’ve been stood up, Swan.”
“Thank you, Captain Obvious, whatever would I do without you?”
“I’m always here, so, thankfully, you’ll never need to find that out.”
The charming bastard actually manages to catch the stale peanut she tosses at him in his mouth before sauntering to the end of the bar to refill the glass of the only other customer, Leroy or Leonard or something. Emma usually just thinks of him as Mr. Grumpy.
Looking down at her phone and seeing that it’s now 11:47 pm, she begrudgingly has to concede that Killian is right, she’s been stood up. If this were an actual date with an actual man with whom she had actual feelings, she might be a bit sad right now. Instead, she’s pissed. Her bank account was really looking forward to handcuffing tonight’s mark to Killian’s bar, but as deadbeat lowlifes tend to do, the asshole didn’t show. Shoving her phone into the pocket of her leather jacket, she moves to stand, but stops as a glass slides into the side of her palm.
With his hip leaning against the back of the bar and the bottle of his finest rum (the good stuff he hides in the back of his safe) still gripped in his prosthetic hand, Killian is nodding towards her with a smile she doesn’t think she’s actually seen before. And yeah, she feels like she’s seen a wide array of his smiles, usually veering towards flirtatious or salacious, and sometimes overtly proud after he’s witnessed her take down a perp. But this one is different, more like a question, or hopeful, opening him up to her in a way that should make her want to run, fast, and far, far away.
Happiest of days to a sweet, young lady, who seems to find the time to help the photographers on Tumblr and to drop a friendly hello, from time to time. Thank you for your friendship and for all you do for us, Sara @ponderation/ @in-apricity!! Wishing you a lifetime of love, joy and of course, cake!! *BIG HUGS* ~Angie ♡♡