Warm Nights & Firelight by Oubliette14 - When in the wake of a messy breakup Emma makes the impulsive decision to return home to her parent’s ranch in the Rockies, she certainly doesn’t expect to find a strange Irish guy living in what was once her apartment over the garage, and she definitely doesn’t imagine that the home she couldn’t wait to be rid of five long years ago would be the very place her heart begins to heal.
To Make Your Heart Race by fergus80 - Killian “Hook” Jones is NASCAR’s bad boy, who is forced to do some community service to clean up his act. Emma Swan is the counselor at the local Children’s shelter who is done with men and relationships after her latest in a long stream of nightmares. http://archiveofourown.org/works/5619112/chapters/12944908
Poem Without Words by totheendoftheworldortime79 - Looking to make some extra money, college senior Emma Swan takes a post as a model for Professor Killian Jones’ art class. Sparks fly on both sides. Will they give into temptation?
Wedded Bliss and Asterisks by EmilyBea - Emma Swan is an enemy of love who just happens to be an up and coming wedding dress designer. She’s convinced that true love is nowhere in her future but then she meets Killian Jones, whose magazine is covering the opening of her new boutique. Suddenly Emma finds herself drawing up new plans for her life, ones that seem to all be leading towards her own form of wedded bliss. https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12295382/1/Wedded-Bliss-and-Asterisks
Music of The Heart by InMyEyes2014 - Granny Lucas loves to be both chef and matchmaker for the town of Storybrooke. When she sets her skills on Liam and Killian Jones, she is sure she has found the perfect matches with Elsa and Emma. While some participants are willing and others reluctant, Granny and her cohorts are determined to make each a match made in heaven or at least in lasagna. http://archiveofourown.org/works/6215764/chapters/14240920
Alternate Universe - With a Touch of Canon
Remember When by Emilee Amethyst - "I will find you. I will always find you.“ Says the Charming Family motto. But does it still apply when two centuries separate you from the one you love? Captain Swan story slight universe alterations. Picks up at season 2’s "The Doctor” where Emma already knows Hook from their past, but he has “no bloody clue” whom she is. https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12079881/1/Remember-When
Across Time And Space by Annaelle - Seventeen year old Emma Swan unwittingly and accidentally falls through a mysterious portal that lands her in the middle of the ocean, only to be saved by a young, dashing lieutenant, and to be brought aboard the Jewel of The Realm. Will she be able to find her home? And if she does… Will she still want to go? Lieutenant Duckling/Captain Swan. AU. Canon elements. - https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9864377/1/Across-Time-And-Space
Until The Fog Lifts by ArtjuiceRP - Cursed!Killian AU: Emma Swan has more than enough to deal with. For one, her son believes the entire town of Storybrooke is cursed. She definitely doesn’t have time for the mysterious pawnbroker, Killian Jones, even if Henry insists that he’s the prince she’s meant to be with. http://archiveofourown.org/works/3448121/chapters/7561955
Canon Universe (At One Point or Another)
Unbreakable by xHookedonKillianx - What if Hook was able to go with Emma and Henry when they left to escape Pan’s curse? With no memory of each other or Storybrooke, Emma and Killian meet in New York as complete strangers, both with broken pasts, and both with clean slates for their future.
1 year ago today Avi picked me for Misbehavin and I’m still crying about it. I don’t know what my favorite part of this video is. Me screaming in Avi’s face, the fact that he doesn’t seem to mind that I’m screaming in his face or how he says “Oh this is going to be tough” and then literally walks right up to me without looking at anybody else
Kaneki considers Touka’s transformation to be a positive thing. He is aware that he is part of the Ghoul’s World, and to fulfil his goals he knows that he will have to go deeper into it. So when Touka offered to go with him, potentially undoing all her development in the direction of the Human World, Kaneki felt like he had to refuse, to protect Touka from herself, even while it pained both him and her to do so.
Kaneki wants Touka to live like a human, because it’s the life he himself wants, but feels he cannot have. His martyr complex demands that he must shoulder the burdens of everyone else so that they can live happy lives while he alone suffers. But it’s precisely because of this complex that Touka suffers in the first place since she only wants to be by his side. In trying to be ‘save’ Touka, he only ends up hurting her.
And himself too. His own Human emotions, and the truth, nag in his head to give up his warped sense of responsibility and to go down and see her, but he shuts them out by allowing himself to be distracted by his ‘Ghoul business’.
He knows in his heart that Touka can never be a complete Human with her Ghoulish past, but won’t accept that truth. Just as he will not accept that he can never be a complete Ghoul with his Humane past.
Seriously, if any of the characters consistently listened to Yoshimura then this series wouldn’t be a tragedy, it would be a peaceful coffee shop AU. GO BACK TO ANTEIKU, KANEKI. What Anteiku represents is spiritual Half-Ghouldom - Ghouls living alongside Humans and being both monster and man, living in peace when they can and fighting when they must; a world away from the constant fighting that Kaneki’s Group undergoes and from the impotent passivity of the life of a college student. This revelation comes immediately after Yoshimura reveals that he is the father of a half-Ghoul, and it’s not just Eto - it’s the community he founded. Kaneki still doesn’t understand that, as a half-Ghoul, this is his home, where he can be both Kuroneki and Shironeki.
You’re a Half-Ghoul in body, Kaneki, so be a Half-Ghoul in spirit too.
Touka on Kaneki’s Transformation
Touka sees Kaneki’s slide completely into the Ghoul’s World as extremely negative, as he casts aside the very qualities that inspired her to change in the first place. It’s a trend she’s seen before. with both Ayato and herself, and she wants none of it.
This ‘endless bullshit’ is exactly what Ayato is doing now in Aogiri, and exactly what she did in her past hunting doves. To see Kaneki repeating her mistakes is infuriating for her.
The Bridge to Half-Ghouldom
The scene on the bridge is pivotal to our protagonists’ position on the Human-Ghoul spectrum - it’s hard to find a more symbolic setting than a bridge, after all. On one side of that bridge is the road back to the Ghoul’s World, and the other leads back to the Human’s World. Kaneki and Touka meet in the middle, and although they both leave the same way they came, the encounter with the traveller from the opposite road changes their perspectives forever.
It’s this retort from Touka that really snaps Kaneki out of his hero act. He begins to realise that if he keeps going far, far down the rabbit hole into the Ghoul Wonderland, Anteiku may not accept him back at all. He might lose his home - and it frightens him, because he realises the world of the half-ghoul is his home, not dark back alleys brawling with Aogiri.
And then Touka proceeds to demonstrate why she still belongs at Anteiku.
Kaneki’s efforts to “humanify” Touka were a complete waste of time. Touka doesn’t want the complete powerlessness that comes with living in the Human World. She wants the love and affection that it provides, but what’s that even worth, when the one she wants it from most is a denizen of the Ghoul World who refuses to give it to her? Against her better sense, she proves here that the Ghoul inside her is still alive and well. That’s why she still belongs at Anteiku - in spirit, she’s become part Human, but she’s still part Ghoul. She fits better into Anteiku’s hybrid world than the current Kaneki does.
Kaneki, seeing the Ghoul still within Touka, gives up trying to cut off part of his own nature.
And accepts that Human part of him while staying true to his new self as well, going back to Anteiku but changing his role.
Meanwhile Touka’s old self has been brought to her awareness, even if she’s still viewing it as a relapse rather than an indisputable part of herself, not realising that it was the Ghoul part of herself that she has been repressing that was what convinced him to return.
Both come close to Half-Ghouldom and the reconciliation of their fractured sense of self…
But, as is typical in tragedy, the revelation comes too late, and when the push comes to the greatest shove they remain in their separate worlds as the symbol of the worlds’ union goes up in flames, destroyed by the CCG, who want to keep those worlds separate for good.
Kaneki sticks to the ‘Ghoul’ way, and this is his punishment:
Touka wants to go down the Ghoul’s way again, but the memory of Mado’s wedding ring, one of the major stimuli for her journey into the Human World, paralyses her. She cannot escape the ‘Human’s Way’, and it’s deeply painful for her. And this is her punishment:
But despite all that, she keeps faith. She believes Kaneki will find a way back to that Half-Ghoul paradise, and sub-textually, herself as well.
But Anteiku, named after the antique coffee cup that Yoshimura saved to drink with his half-ghoul child - making the shop a beacon for the half-ghoul spirit - has been destroyed. So where does hope lie now for the hybrid existence?
For your fabulous fic recs, serious pining/jealousy/ust (mutual or Emma or Killian)? Muah 💋
every fic has some degree of pining. these, however, have a lot
Friday (Saturday), I’m In Love by @high-seas-swan Prompt: “Okay, buddy. You’ve been serenading the wrong window for about five minutes now, time to let you know my neighbor is out of town.” A little valentine’s day mutual pining for Emma and Killian. and sequel
Some Sort of Neighborly by @shipping-goggles
Modern!AU Captain Swan. They’re not neighbors, not exactly, and they’re not friends either. It’s pretty hard to find reasons to bump into the woman who lives next door to your best friend, especially after your only interaction with her has been waking up on her couch one Saturday morning. Sequel to Rude Awakening.
Emma Swan is trying her best to get over her feelings for best friend, Killian Jones. When his fiancee dies, she tries to get his mother’s ring back from the man who stole it while being there for Killian. But that might present a problem with the whole moving on thing.
The Fairytale Bureauby @captnswann
Killian Jones and Emma Swan have been rivals for as long as she can remember. They were too different: he was all neat when she was all messy, she was cautious when he was all danger. When one case makes them work together, can they put aside their differences? (Lawyers!AU)
The Difficult Kindby @nowforruin
When Killian Jones accidentally stumbles into Emma Swan’s undercover FBI investigation, first impressions are anything but good. Once the smoke clears, they never expect to see each other again. But with a common enemy and the stakes higher than ever, they quickly discover working together is the only choice. That goes rather poorly too – until it doesn’t.
Separate Lives by @lenfaz Set after 3x20 “Kansas”. After saving the town one more time, Emma decided to return to New York, leaving her past behind. Three years later, she realizes that might be not have been the best decision.
i wouldn’t change a single thingby @piratesails
She laughs out of happiness, out of relief, out of the idiocy of the situation because surely, if he’d never gone and gotten himself shot, she’d never have admitted any of this to him. One-shot detectives AU
Something like you love meby @killians-dimples
Emma decides the best way to get Mary Margaret off her back about Walsh is to say she already has a boyfriend. Except she doesn’t. That’s where Killian comes in. Fake!Engagement fic.
A seventeen year old girl named Gao; the oldest daughter of a wealthy family in Phitchit province, 1950. She would sooner throw herself to the crocodiles than become a second wife to the gross old rich man from Krungthep (don’t test her).
Too much research went into such a simple design (and this one is still subject to refinement) LOL But I am happy with what I have. Her outfit, of course…is subject to change. She has more than one set of clothing, after all. I did a lot of different sketches trying to figure out a look that would be accurate to the time and location. None of them are nice enough to share. Except maybe these ones, idk:
ONESHOT Request: Can I ask
for an Alex imagine, please?YN plays Ivar true love/real life figure (in my
head) their love story was epic and well portray on the show.YN, Alex and the
creator of the show talk how they play their relationship and also they’re a
real life couple witch is great because the fans just love the 2 together😍😍 Note: A little in honor to his birthday today. Got my pain and headache to the point it’s barable to write so here it is.
You loved birthdays
and surprises more than anything else in the world. Getting a surprise party
together was something that occupied your mind for quite some time now. Alex
turned 23 and giving that he was your boyfriend after more than one shared kiss
on the set it got pretty serious between the two of you. Despite that, you
weren’t that long together but every day you saw him show up your heart skipped
a beat and he didn’t hide it away for the whole cast to see how much he adored
your innocents and your always positivity. And how this all started, you fell
for Ivar the first time he came on that tv screen, you curled up on the couch
with a cup of hot chocolate and a fluffy blanket. With your career as an
actress you got to the cast solicitation for the fifth season. Against all
your wildest dream you got the role of a Christian princess, you got the epic
journey to work so close to your favorite fiction character Ivar the Boneless.
Falling in love all over again with that ruthless Viking leader was your
actually job and today you would shoot that last scene, even the most steamed one after whole weeks and months of shooting. And on his birthday, wasn’t he
the most lucky guy in the universe. The
first half of the season was already out and just every possible fan there was
loved you and him together. But in order to do that you had to convince the
whole cast to hold on to those birthday wishes a little longer, giving Alex the
idea that everybody forgot in order to give him the surprise of his life
afterwards. You knew how bad a liar you where, so it would be a little hard to
get around that, certainly when you saw the energetic jump when he jumped out
of the trailer that stood on secured ground a couple of minutes riding from
the set. Shit, you had to lie and he looked so cheerful today, your head
knocked against the steering weal from your car. ‘Come one Y/n, be a good liar
for once.’ You murmured against yourself, looking back up on how he approached.
Thinking about that script you re-read yesterday that massive smile showed up
on your face when he got in the car. He didn’t made place for the formalities
like a good morning but instantly pulled you over, the gentleness in his kiss
gave you the longing for today’s play. ‘Good morning.’ You whispered against his
lips, biting down on it until he groaned a little. That innocent showed up
again when you opened your eyes and looked to him. He wanted it so badly; you
could see it on his eyes. ‘What got you so cheerful?’ You asked, pulling back
and starting the car. He looked at you, like you were joking. Ignoring his gaze
was though but you just started driving, hoping he wouldn’t get in to it and
god bless, he didn’t.
Do you have any CS fic recs you might please share?
Oh man, I’m bad at fic recs, mostly because I start fics but then I don’t have time to actually finish them, so I can really only give recs based on what I’ve read so far. I also have a bad habit of reccing incomplete fics which I know some people don’t like, but I’ll definitely rec you some favorites that I’ve read (or at least started but not finished) in the past.
Beyond the Horizonby @alexandralyman: When Princess Emma’s ship is captured by the Jolly Roger and Captain
Killian Jones, she offers herself as a hostage for ransom if he will let
the ship and the other passengers go. With Emma, Killian remembers the
honour he once held dear, and Emma catches glimpses of the gentleman
Killian had been. Against all odds, the pirate and the princess begin to
fall for each other. Seriously cannot recommend this one enough. It’s an amazing Captain Duckling fic. If you haven’t read this one, then what are you doing with your life?? I mean, I remember when exactly I started reading this fic (fourth period, first semester of my senior year of high school). That’s how good it is. Do yourself a favor and read it!!
Separate Lives by @lenfaz: Set after 3x20 “Kansas”. After saving the town one more time, Emma
decided to return to New York, leaving her past behind. Three years
later, she realizes that might be not have been the best decision. This is a really great fic that I read quite some time ago. If you’re into canon divergence then I highly recommend it. It’s got all the slowburn and angst as canon Captain Swan, and it’s just so damn good. Seriously love this fic.
The Lost Boysby @niniadepapa: He’s the charming, out of control frontman of one of the most successful
bands in the world. She’s a hard-working rising actress. Sometimes it’s
hard to find out what’s real and what’s make-believe when fame’s in the
game. This one was one of the first CS fanfics I ever read. A classic CS fake dating AU, and very, very good. I’m a total sucker for musician!Killian fics too, so if you like that kind of thing, you’ll love this.
Half of My Heart by @caishakalianah: Captain Swan, College AU. Emma and Neal are high school sweethearts
headed straight for the fairy-tale books, taking David and Mary Margaret
along with them. Killian Jones has enjoyed the group’s three years in
college, but as they enter senior year Emma begins complicating his
once-simple life. “…that is how change happens. One gesture. One
person. One moment at a time.” This fic kills me!!! OMG, I love it so much. I love college AUs, and the characterization of all the characters is fantastic (especially Neal, which I know sounds weird, but god does this fic make you want to punch him!!). Lots of pining and angst in this fic too, and it’s complete, which is a bonus!! This is a great fic, and totally underrated IMO. I really think more people should read it.
We Own Tonight by @totheendoftheworldortime: The King and Queen of Arendelle are dead, lost at sea. Princess Emma of
Misthaven wishes to attend her friend Elsa’s coronation. Her parents
agree on one condition: she accepts a bodyguard for the duration of her
stay in the foreign kingdom. Their choice? Lieutenant Killian Jones, of
the Royal Navy. Really, really great Lieutenant Duckling fic!! I actually recommended this one to my roommate (who is not in fandom) and it’s one of two CS fanfics I’ve ever recommended to her that she’s actually finished. She’s very picky about her reading material, so I’m not sure if that tells you anything about how great this fic is, but just know it’s amazing and you should read it :)
These are some of my all time favs. I tried to cover all my bases and recommend mostly complete fics, so if you haven’t read any of these then give them a go! If you’ve happened to have read them all though, then let me know and I’ll see if I can rec you some more :)
Some haki checking out her husband from afar, caught or not, your choice. Maybe canon verse, even. :)
(A sequel to this prompt; set a few months after the current arc)
The wedding of the king of Clarines is the event of the season; everyone who is anyone is present at the reception, lavishing the newlyweds with increasingly astounding gifts. The first prince of Viande and his lovely sister release a coterie’s worth of doves to symbolize the new beginning of their life together; Marquis Arluleon presents them with a new tapestry woven in cloth of gold, the king’s proud lineage documented in painstaking detail with enough room left for his and the queen consort’s issue; the first prince of Tanbarun shares with them a symphony he personally composed for the occasion. All is as it should be.
Save that not a single house of the north is in attendance, besides the queen’s own.