Summary: In a bid for the power born of true love, King Arthur binds Emma to the broken blade Excalibur. Unbeknownst to him, Killian Jones is bound to the other half, having given himself over to the darkness in order to exact his revenge on Rumpelstiltskin. He frees Emma from King Arthur’s control, sparking the beginnings of war between Camelot and Misthaven, and a quest to rid her of the darkness. (No Curse AU)
Notes: This story began with a simple idea: what if I wrote an EF AU where both Emma and Killian were Dark Ones? And now, about a year later, here it is! It is completely finished, and will be updated on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Endless love, devotion, and gratitude to @ripplestitchskein, without whom this story would never have happened, and thanks to @unfolded73 for reading this through, and giving me invaluable pointers. Credit to @seethelovelyintheworld for the gorgeous banner. Title borrowed from the titular poem by Robert Frost.
There was little that compared, Emma decided, to the weight of a
blade in one’s hands. When it was well-forged, the hilt balanced neatly
between her thumbs and forefingers, the others joining just behind to caress
the gilded handle. The filigree pressed arcane indents into the palms of
her hands, swooping letters that spelled her own name, and another’s. The
blade itself was swiveled, leaping in smooth currents down towards the deadly
taper, tipped up and out, the way her father had taught her.
H e y guys, I haven’t been active lately. I know, I know, and I’m sorry for that. School is hectic and I’m only making excuses here, but you probably all understand. Anyway, I made this for the heck of it~
hc: i know i’ve said this before, but eisuke is always Thirsty™ for mc, whether it be in his own route or someone else’s. like, he finds everything about her very attractive. hell, he’d probably get turned on if she just yawned or sneezed lmao…he probably calls her to the penthouse just to see her face lolol
i did one of these for 707 x MC x Yoosung so uhhh coming out HCs again
Jaehee x MC x Zen
jaehee doesn’t have any family/friends outside of the RFA, so no one’s opinion really matters to her except the RFA
zen, unfortunately, has an entire fanbase to worry about as well as potential employers
MC and jaehee assure him he doesn’t have to do anything he’s not comfortable with especially as it’ll be much more public than it should be with his career being what it is
but zen is very proud and very shameless, and he doesn’t like to “lie” to his fans
but his fans are also ridiculous and would probably (incorrectly) piece together photos/tweets/etc and turn it into a “zen is cheating!” / “zen’s girlfriend is cheating on him” until zen found out and had to address it
and zen is protective. can’t have people insulting the loves of his life when he can do something about it, so he’d end up making one of Those Posts typed out in the notepad on his phone, screenshotted, and posted on his twitter in a Very Dramatic Fashion
since zen isn’t really That Big, his fanbase is probably mostly a tight-knit group of people and are fairly supportive, if not a bit disappointed.
zen’ll probably describe it less as “a relationship with two people” and closer to “i’m in a relationship with another couple” since mc and jaehee already have the cafe and the apartment above it, yadda yadda. he does’t mean it to sound disappointed in any way, but that’s how plenty of people will take it
and that’s what finally spurs jaehee to consider asking zen to move in (though she won’t admit it), and says it’s because the relationship is already public now, so there’s no reason not to anymore
she was a little girl she had witnessed multiple times how the people around her
disappeared taken away by the fire nation and sometimes never returned. When
she was three she witnessed how her neighbor was taken, she had gone out but
was pushed inside by her mother, that didn’t stop her from watching through the
window how the kind man was taken away. He never came back.
By the time
MC was eight in her way to school she saw how they were trying to take a girl
away, the girl defended herself using earthbending and placing a wall between
her and the soldiers. The next day she didn’t saw the girl again. That girl
came back two weeks later she was visible bruised and could barely walk.
Less than a
year later she started to show aptitudes to earthbending, she remembered how
her mother started to cry in the kitchen table how she managed to lift a rock
by herself. Her brother urged her to tell him if anyone had seen her, she
quickly refused still shocked by her mother cries, she thought it was a good
thing, it would give her the power to fight against the fire nation and protect
carefully MC- her father spoke to her over her mother’s cries –No matter what
you need to hide those powers, no one should ever know what you can do.
Understood? - He nagged and she nodded
-But why? -
She wondered as she stared at him confused
want them to take you away? Do you want to be far from your family?- MC lowered
her head at the question letting her father know the answer as he made his way
to her mother in an attempt to convince her that everything was going to be
alright and that MC would stay with them.
things hadn’t turned worst.
abilities became harder to control each passing day. One time in her house she
was fighting with her brother and the water her mother had in a vessel suddenly
trembled and the water started to drop by the edges. Neither of them realized this.
One night she went camping with a couple of her friends, one of them left a
candle on because she hated to sleep without one so they went to sleep, she
woke up because of a nightmare to only realize that the tent was on fire and
that they needed to get out quickly. One day she was running to school until
she tripped with a stone in the road she hoped she would fall with her face
straight to the ground but instead she landed amost gracefully on her feet; she
was unable to explain those things.
In secrecy MC disappeared in the middle of the
night and went to train as far as she could so no one would see her, she felt
bad for disobeying her parents but she wanted to be stronger so she could
A few days
after her sixteenth birthday a loud knock in the door surprised them, it was
her brother the one who stood up and went to open the door only to be faced
with a soldier from the fire nation that asked for someone that could do
eartbending. MC stood up as fast as she could unsure of how she should react
one like that in this house- the brother answered serious trying to close the
door to the guards
be a mistake because we received a report that an earthbender lived in this
house- the soldier fought back.
urged her to run away through the window but she couldn’t move,
-I told you
there is no one like that at this house- Her brother tried to stop them.
pulled her sleeve to take her out of her shocked state while her father urged
her to go out through the window. She couldn’t understand what was happening; she
always made sure to take all of the precautions she could so she wouldn’t be
caught, she took the bag her mother gave her with food and a few clothes and jumped
through the window that the soldiers were unable to see. She wasted no time to
run as far as her feet would take her. She didn’t look back, she knew that if
she did she would go back to fight the guards and her family didn’t need to be
arrested by the fire nation for holding a earthbender in secrecy, who knew what
horrors they would do to them.
for a few minutes before continuing her way to nowhere thinking about the
possibility of getting into a boat and running away to somewhere else, for
once, she was thankful to live in the outskirts of a town near the port, by
foot the port was an hour away from her home and it still wasn’t dark. MC held
her bag close nervous for the sudden ocean of people in front of her.
nation’s soldiers walked amongst the people as they waited to be assigned to a
mission or parting to the job that they were already told to do. She started to
look up in hopes to find a place that would give her a roof and food in
exchange for a job; she was so distraught by the buildings and the people
around her that she didn’t notice when she bumped into a figure, she stumbled
backwards without falling trying her best to maintain her balance, it wasn’t
too hard to achieve it and she stared at the person with who she had bumped.
Hello. Well this is little mystic messenger avatar au I wrote inspired by @vo-dccdraw, here the things are going to be a little different from the series because I wanted to give it a different timeline that I’ll explain eventually. As you may have noticed I’m awfull at titles.