Because i’m impatient, bored, and not in the country for halloween week, i’m posting this now. Sorry guys! It’s also probably the wrong time to post but I won’t be able to rest until I do. My attempt at being slightly spooky. I hope it’s okay!
A special thank you to @xemmaloveskillianx for listening to me waffle on extensively. You’re amazing!
THE WAY HOME
SUMMARY: Emma’s routine patrol takes one night takes a dramatic turn… with chilling results.
Emma huffed and downed the last of her coffee while keeping her eye on the road. She’d only been deputy in Storybrooke for a month and while it definitely had its perks, one of the downsides were these late night patrols.
Maybe she’d become too used to city life but she really could not see the point of driving down endless stretches of creepy roads with nothing but forest to take in. It’s not as if she was going to come across anything other than some wild deer and possibly a couple foxes.
She let out another huff and noticed a slight frost to her breath. Winter was well and truly settling in and soon she was fiddling with the car’s heating and popping on the radio to keep her company on these dark, narrow country lanes.
Drumming her fingers idly on the steering wheel, the lights of the car suddenly landed on a figure in the road, trudging along the side of the dirt edge.
“Who the hell would be out walking at this time of night?”
She slowed the car and sounded the siren to alert the figure, flashing the patrol car lights for good measure.
The figure stopped and turned to take in the car.
The man looked dazed. His blue eyes shone bright from the beam of the headlights, skin pale and clothes smart yet seemingly ruffled.
Emma pulled up beside the man and lowered her window.
“You okay there?”
“Aye, officer.” he spoke politely.