m!a dark emma

“Your name, Emma, means universe you know,” he said.

“Doesn’t that prove I’m right?”

felt like ages since I drew Emma and Jules


“No, no, no… No there has to be some other explanation.”

I know a lot of people were absolutely devastated by some of the things Dark!Hook said to Emma, I was too. But I do think it is also important to take a look at where he was coming from, what he said was cruel and so unlike how he has treated her for the last couple seasons, so why the change? Darkness aside, I think it was a sense of betrayal. 

His control being taken because of magic is something that clearly runs deep with Killian, as seen in the first gif, he has lost loved ones to it, he has had it used to threaten those he cares about and himself, it is safe to say that Emma aside his dabbles with magic have been less than positive. Now let’s factor in the centuries he spent hating and wanting to kill the specific darkness that was now inhabiting his body. Let that sink in. Can you imagine?

What breaks my heart is when he finds out the truth he keeps saying no, like he is refusing to believe Emma would take away his choice like that, that she would break that trust. “How could you do this to me?” and “I don’t want to become THAT.” says everything. We as a audience sympathise and understand Emma was trying to do the best she could (especially given how many she has lost) but you can’t deny she disregarded his feelings on the matter completely. And that is a betrayal.

I don’t know if this was headed anywhere specific but I was just having thoughts and wanted to share them.

anonymous asked:

So, I'm not a swan queen shipper or anything, but sometimes I see fanart or gifsets of them that I think are really cool and they make me want to give it a chance. I already like them as a family, I just never thought of them as a couple. So, could you recommend me some really good fanfiction? Nothing too fluffy though. I like stories that can move me and leave my feelings all over the place if you know what I mean. Also, maybe something not so long to start with? Thank you!

Oh, good, I am so glad that you are willing to give it a shot. Well, here are a few good fics, I hope you like them. If in the future you’d like something a little longer please do ask again although some of these are pretty long and some may be a bit fluffy and I hope they’re alright selections for you.

Title: Give Them To Me To Carry

Plot: Because nightmares born from years of trauma don’t just disappear because somebody decides to hold your hand. Even in fairy tales. Even if it’s Emma.

Rating: M

Title: The Secret’s in the Telling

Plot: AU. Post-curse. “It’s the sixth of October. A pivotal moment in Storybrooke’s history and the turning point in Regina Mills’ life. And it all began with a spell, a Sheriff, and a thief.” Eventual Swan Queen.

Rating: T

Title: Under Her Skin

Plot: Set at the start of season 2. Instead of the wraith, Rumplestiltskin goes for something a little more personal, sinister, and slower when it comes to killing Regina. He curses Regina and Emma stays by her side as Regina wastes away. They have roughly a month to find a cure for a curse without one. If anyone can do the impossible, it should be them. Maybe. SwanQueen

Rating: T

Title: Savior

Plot: After the curse breaks, the mob captures and tortures Regina. When Emma finds and rescues her, she is determined to protect her and get justice. WARNING: rape and violence. I posted the first chapter anonymously as a response to the LJ OUAT kinkmeme.

Rating: M

Title: Can’t Sleep

Plot: Emma has grown accustomed sleeping with Regina nearby. When they return to Storybrooke she can’t sleep with Regina back at the manor.

Rating: M

Title: Freefall

Plot: Dark!Emma. With Neal’s death, her parents’ impending new baby, and the resurfacing of memories she isn’t thrilled to have back, Emma begins a descent into darkness that no one wants to see or believe in. Except Regina, who knows better than anyone what despair and power can bring. Even to the savior. Even when Regina has her own battles to fight.

Rating: M

Title: Losing Myself For Her

Plot: Regina is pregnant with Robin’s baby, Emma is engaged to Neal. And yet within the 2 years that separated them, Emma’s love has grown stronger for Regina. What happens now when they’re both aware of how the other feels? Maybe they’ll have to lose everything to even stand a chance of being with each other after one mistake from her past them apart whilst she fights the insanity.

Rating: M

Title: The Landing Spot

Plot: Emma can’t control her magic; every night it brings her to Regina. “Magic understands what your heart wants, even when your mind doesn’t.” SwanQueen, obviously.

Rating: T

Title: Safe

Plot: Afraid of what she’ll do to MM, Emma and Henry kidnap an enraged and heartbroken Regina and take her out of Storybrooke so that she can heal in a place without magic. Along the way, they help each other deal with the traumas and mistakes of their pasts and move towards a possible future together as a family. Post THE MILLER’S DAUGHTER. Semi-graphic slow burn SQ. Now Complete.

Rating: T

Title: Operation Wings

Plot: There’s only one way for Tinkerbell to earn back her wings: complete the task of finding Regina’s soul mate. Swan Queen, Post-Neverland.

Rating: M

Title: A Fine Line

Plot: Upon Regina’s banishment, the small town of Storybrooke becomes protected once again by an enchantment that prevents anyone from leaving or entering Storybrooke. Emma and Regina find themselves on the edge of the town, wishing for a way to the other side. Rating: T

Title: Of Love and Loathing

Plot: “I have been sleeping with someone,” Regina began tentatively, an acute awareness that once she said the words out loud that the madness behind her highly unorthodox situation became all the more real, “whom I absolutely loathe.” •Emma/Regina•

Rating: M

Title: Curse You and Your Dinner

Plot: Absorbing an evil curse into your bloodstream has a few side effects that no one was expecting, least of all Regina. Set immediately after episode 2X9 “Queen of Hearts”. Swan-Queen.

Rating: M

Title: Teacher’s Pet

Plot: Emma Swan is starting her senior year. Her friends tell her about the Creative Writing teacher that she has on her schedule and how no one had passed her class with an A, not even her bookworm friend, Belle. What will she do? And who exactly is this ‘bitchy Evil Queen’ as they claim her to be? SwanQueen. Student/Teacher. M for language and future chapters.

Rating: M

parabatai bonds: a theory

MAJOR LOS SPOILERS AHEAD!! (like, above the cut)

So the Seelie Queen told Julian that a way to break the parabatai curse is to, essentially, break all existing parabatai bonds. Even though Emma says that it’s totally out of the question, Julian wants to use it as leverage. Maybe even a Plan B, for all we know. And after that very eventful and traumatizing ending, we, of course, expect that Jules will become much more ruthless, possibly a little more cold-hearted, and much more desperate. Desperate because the only person who could aid him and Emma’s situation is now dead, not to mention our lovely Livia has been killed by… well, Annabel. (Bonus: Julian is 100% going to be devastated. Obviously.) Because of the aforementioned situation, there’s no reason to doubt that these not-so-shocking changes will happen to Julian’s character.

There are many consequences that could happen because of this desperation (as if Jules wasn’t desperate beforehand lol) and these are the parabatai bond-related consequences I thought of, so here you go. (Under the cut!! The post is kinda long)

  1. What if the spell is in the pictures that Julian took of the Black Volume? What if Julian takes advantage of that and somehow gets someone to do it?
  2. The Seelie Queen knows that Emma and Julian are in love. She could tell. (Apparently she used the scrying glass to see this.) If the Queen knew of this, could the Unseelie King possibly know of Emma and Julian’s situation as well? (Does he also have a scrying glass?) Could he tell that they had feelings for each other? More importantly, does he know of the spell that could eliminate all parabatai bonds? If the King knew of this, then he would most likely use this against the Shadowhunters. I personally don’t think it’s uncommon knowledge that parabatai bonds are what make Shadowhunters special — that they are what make their race stronger. He would definitely make sure that all these bonds are non-existent, and then use their newfound weakness as a race to his advantage. (I mean, with the Black Volume in his possession, he would be able to perform the spell.)

Moving on: Remember when Barnabas tells Kit this?

“A dark time is coming for Shadowhunters,” said Barnabas. “A terrible time. Their power will be crushed, their might thrown down into the dirt, and their blood will run like water through the riverbeds of the world.”

- page 48, Lord of Shadows

I know I shouldn’t trust every prediction ever, but look at what’s happening — Magnus and Clary’s fortune-telling dreams, the blight, the fact that Annabel may have an alliance with the Unseelie Court, the warlocks losing power and becoming weaker by the day — these goings-on are very foreshadow-y, in my opinion. What I find essential to this “theory” of mine (more like crappy prediction lmao), however, is this statement: “Their power will be crushed, their might thrown into the dirt…”

As I said a few paragraphs back, parabatai bonds are what make the Nephilim stronger. So basically this is my theory: that the spell that the Seelie Queen told Julian of will play a significant role in the rest of the story. No matter if Julian and Emma will finally have a relationship without any major obstacles, even though we all want that — it’s just that this spell, regardless of who casts it, will be the downfall of the Nephilim that Barnabas somehow foresaw, the one that Magnus and Clary have been having dreams about. (This “downfall” being the one we might be reading about in The Wicked Powers.)

I’ve been holding on to this theory for a while and have been editing it again and again, so I sincerely hope that some of the evidence was valid enough and that everyone who reads this finds that this could be a possibility, even in the slightest. (I doubt any of this could happen though, but that’s just me being self-deprecating and nervous.) Also, please comment your thoughts, opinions, etc.! I’d love to hear them