Conversations With Oneself
A missing scene from 7x02, a while after Emma heals Wish Hook, with one slight deviation from canon.
Warning: Slight mentions of miscarriage
Killian offered his hand to Emma to help her walk over a fallen log. The… other version of himself looked at him with curiosity.
“There’s no need to treat me like I’m made of glass,” she teased with a smile.
“Aye, love, I know.” He smiled back, though tentatively.
“Overprotective, isn’t he?” the other Hook said.
“Not as much as you’d think,” she said but poked at his arm softly, winking at him. “Sometimes I just take advantage of his willingness to go bring me what I’m craving at two in the morning.”
The other Hook chuckled. Killian noticed that his hand was fidgeting, much like his own did when he was nervous. Suddenly he remembered the rook in his pocket. He let go of Emma’s hand briefly to retrieve it.
“I think you should have this back.” He offered it to his other self. It was still dark but he didn’t miss the glimmer in his eyes and his soft smile.
“Thank you,” he said, tucking it back into his coat pocket.
“So this… daughter, when did she came to be?” Killian asked.
He looked at him confused for a moment, before he realized what he really wanted to know. “After our stories diverged, if that’s what you’re worried about.” He chuckled briefly but the smile died on his lips, as he looked at Emma with worry.
Emma rubbed circles on his hand with her thumb. “Don’t worry,” she said. “I know very well the man I married.”
His alternate self relaxed visibly, but his hand was still fidgeting.
“What’s her name?” Killian asked.
The other man stayed silent for a moment, looking at the two of them before finally turning to him. “Alice.”
Alice. His mother- their mother.