“Life is like music for its own sake. We are living in an eternal now, and when we listen to music we are not listening to the past, we are not listening to the future, we are listening to an expanded present.” ― Alan W. Watts
Happy (belated) birthday present for the lovely Hanna! I hope you had a wonderful day, my love!
in hell seemed like a better option that the upcoming 24 hours of Emma Swan’s
considered the least rewarding moments of her bails bondsperson career -
assholes dumping drinks on expensive clothing, unimaginative lies, long
stakeout nights with a grumbling stomach - and opted to trade them all in for
someone to volunteer to be in her place today.
was the day that Emma would have to make a choice: whether or not to meet her
son. The very same son she had sorrowfully given up in exchange for his clean
slate. A future away from her walls and far from motherly lifestyle.
Henry Mills. 10 years
down at the papers, the written name seemed to burn into her vision. How could
simple forms weigh like a ton?
I should have just asked for a
closed adoption, Emma
thought. She sighed, unable to keep from chewing her lower lip as her mind
whirled.Now I’m going to run the kid’s hopes. Whatever he’s expecting….I
won’t be it. He’ll take one look and run back to his real mom.
had received a call a few weeks back asking if she would be open to the idea of
meeting with her biological son and his adopted mother, a Mrs. Regina Mills,
who lived in a small town in Maine. She’d considered only a handful of times
that someone might contact her in regards to the painful decision she’d made
many years ago. A decision made through heartbreak, but also hope for the
infant’s life. Emma wanted her son to have everything in the world, and she had
concluded that he would only have that away from her.
Strangely enough, giving birth
in jail tends to make people question their self-belief.
small part of her must have had hope for herself too, as she’d chosen an open
adoption; giving the power to her child’s adopted family and later, the child
too, to decide whether or not Emma would be invited into his life.