“Oh shit…shit…shit, I’m so sorry,” Emma babbles as she move a to help Regina off the floor. Of all the people she had to run into with a steaming hot cup of cocoa it would be the person who hates her the most.
“Eloquent as alw-ah…ow,” the snarky reply dies on Regina’s lips as Emma reaches for her arm only to hit burned skin.
Emma winces as she helps Regina to her feet, frowning as she sees the arm that took the brunt of the cocoa, “That looks bad…let me take you to A&E.”
Regina scowls at her, “Haven’t you done enough?”
Emma rolls her eyes wondering just what kind of crime against Regina she’s committed this morning before shaking her head, “Seriously? I haven’t even seen you until now.”
“You kept Henry out last night so he overslept and was late for school which I had to explain. You may have just breezed in as the fun new Mother but I have to be the responsible one.”
Ah. Double shit. The kid roped her into one of his Operation Cobra plans and they lost track of time and Emma can see why Regina’s pissed. Add the cocoa burns and she may as well be public enemy number one.
“Okay, that was irresponsible and I’m sorry, let me be responsible now and take you to A&E and maybe buy you a coffee too?”
Regina sighs. She doesn’t know whether it’s the fact that her arm does genuinely hurt or the irresistible pout and puppy eyes being thrown her way but she relents with a huffy “Fine, but I want a pastry with my coffee…I missed breakfast trying to get Henry to school…”
“So you burned Mommy?!” Lucy asks, clasping her hands over her face in shock.
Emma chuckles ruffling her daughter’s dark brown curls, “Accidentally munchkin and that trip to A&E is what started our fairytale…that and your Mommy extorted not just a pastry but lunch out of me too.”
“You gave me second degree burns,” Regina points out as she enters the room.
“A meet cute?” Emma tries.
Regina smiles kissing her wife before scooping their toddler up in a hug, “But we’d already met…”
“No. It was thanks to that run in that I got to truly meet you and I’m glad I did.”
Regina blushes, “Aw…my hero saving me from cocoa that she spilt…”