Little tidbits of continuity like this, the kind where you’ll only really notice if you’re paying close enough attention, please me so much. One of the ‘original’ members of Killian’s crew from ‘The Crocodile’ is the same man who hands Killian the knife used to kill one of King George’s guards in ‘Murder Most Foul’. What’s more is you can see the crewman playing with a knife in the scene from ‘The Crocodile’. It creates a nice thread between two moments separated by four seasons, that seemingly have no connection at all. It also adds context to the loyalty Killian instills in his crew and adds weight to the fact that he’s a helluva captain that people will follow through good and bad (this man stayed with Killian through his transformation into Captain Hook and the hell that was Neverland).
Note: I have yet to personally notice this crewman in any other scene, but if he pops up again, I’ll add it here for continuity purposes. :)
Because these two deserve a damn honeymoon (rated M - 1400 words)…
She can’t take her eyes off of morning sun as it burnishes the thick blanket of clouds in orange and red, as wondrous a sight as any of the magic she’s ever witnessed. It’s a welcome distraction, as sleep has eluded her since taking off, her mind still turning with all that has happened and the uncertain future lying ahead. Reminding her that she doesn’t have to face another day alone is the heavy weight of Killian’s head on her shoulder and the warmth of his fingers tangled with hers on his lap. He’d fallen asleep soon after takeoff, mumbling “this bloody contraption better not kill us, Swan” into her ear before pressing a kiss into her shoulder he’d then used as a pillow.
It was only yesterday that they’d been reunited, the final battle over and won. Her parents had begged them to take this time, explaining that David would be taking a break when they got back and prompting that Killian might think about partnering with Emma in a more official capacity in his place. Deputy Jones sounds pretty good to her ears, but she needs to make sure it’s what Killian wants as well. With a full week ahead in Belize, there will be plenty of time to talk. Well, talking isn’t really at the top of her priority list, but she hopes they can squeeze in a few chats between the sex and sun bathing.