A series of one shots set after Emma and Killian are saved from the darkness where she, Killian and Henry attempt to fix up an old house by the water. A fresh start. A real home. A family. This is Operation Albatross. Read the rest here.
It had started with a stomach flu.
But then it hadn’t ended despite the aches passing. Killian was beside himself
with worry every time Emma woke up and ran to the bathroom. It went on for
weeks. Henry spent most of his time at Regina’s in an attempt not to get Emma’s
plague. Mary Margaret kept a close watch on the situation, asking strange
questions about Emma’s diet but never giving the opinion that Emma knew she was
anxious to give.
By the second week Emma was
starting to think that it wasn’t actually a flu anymore. By the nineteenth day
she knew it wasn’t. And that was terrifying for her. All the memories of
sitting in her prison cell and staring down at that white test stick in her
hands came flooding back. Eighteen and terrified. Alone.
It was why she didn’t tell Killian
when she started suspecting something. She knew Killian wouldn’t leave but they
hadn’t exactly been trying for a child, content to just spend the first year of
their marriage as just the two of them and Henry. But now they were only four
months into their marriage. How would Killian take the surprise? Would he be
upset? Angry? Think that Emma was trying to trick him?
Turned out Emma had been oh so
wrong about how Killian would react. When Emma had come home from the hospital
after her appointment under the impression of getting medicine for her flu,
she’d presented Killian with the file Whale had given her. Killian had read it
quickly then looked up at her, wonder in his eyes.