summary: after a trip around the world, emma returns home to storybrooke, unprepared to be suddenly entwined in killian jones’ life thanks to ruby’s constant meddling, and her dad’s insistence that killian is off limits.
She’s the reason Emma works at Granny’s,
she’s the reason Killian sits in the corner booth alone every morning at 7:00,
and she’s the reason Emma holds an unending grudge regarding the morning of
But that’s not how the story starts.
It starts with Emma Nolan driving through
Storybrooke, Maine and bumping into Killian Jones on the sidewalk outside of
Granny’s Diner not fifteen minutes into her forced stop in the tiny town.
Actually, the story starts a long time
before that, during a time where Emma was dating a Class A asshole named Neal,
but that’s less important.
Killian’s carrying a paper cup filled
with steaming hot coffee when she bumps into him and the only reason she knows
is because it splashes straight out of the cup and onto her favorite sweater.
“Oh, bloody hell,” he immediately blurts
out. “I am so, so sorry, love.”
I am glass, clear empty glass . . . No gesture can touch me. I’ve been dropped into all this from another world and I can’t speak your language any longer . . . I feel like a window, maybe a broken window. I am a glass human. I am a glass human disappearing in the rain. I am standing among all of you waving my invisible arms and hands. I am shouting my invisible words . . . I am disappearing. I am disappearing but not fast enough.
Rei was feeling a little under the weather, so Mini bought them matching sweaters and invited him over for a Christmas-in-January party. They shared a bowl of soup, watched 80’s movies, and sipped on ginger tea. Needless to say, Rei was feeling much better.