7 minutes (complete)
“we’ve been nothing but friends for our whole lives but then we played seven minutes in heaven on a dare and now i think i might actually be in love with you”
A/N: The final chapter is here! Thanks for making this friends to lovers story such a joy to write!
Swan: your shift ends at 6, right?
Jones: aye, will you be home when I get there?
Swan: yep, case closed. Planning on ordering pizza.
Jones: have I mentioned how much I love you today?
Swan: nope, but it’s always good to hear
Swan: love you, too
Jones: ;) break’s over, gotta run. see you tonight
Realizing she’s smiling like an idiot at her phone, Emma pushes off the couch and stretches her legs, her muscles still a bit sore from working too long with Belle hunched over their laptops. Killian had already left for work by the time she had made it home, leaving her with just his side of the bed and the faint hint of his spicy aftershave on his pillow as comfort as she slipped into a deep slumber.
Since rousing just after 2pm, she’s downed almost an entire pot of coffee and has been practicing the conversation she knows she needs to have with him tonight now that she’s finally clear on what she wants. It’s not fear of him not agreeing with her, but more, that he will agree outright without really thinking it through. His tendency to put her happiness before his, while sweet, isn’t how they should decide on this. They need to do it together, weigh the pros and cons and talk through the realities of what it will mean for both of them. Not that she’s looking to move forward yet. They’ve only been living together for 7 months, 2 weeks and 3 days (not that she’s counting) and she’s nowhere near ready, but that doesn’t mean that they shouldn’t talk about how they envision their future, together.