AN: I want to thank captainodonewithyou for helping me expand this fic. She was the first person I went to with this idea, and she has helped me expand on it immensely. She is a very talented writer, so please go check out her work!I also want to congratulate & thank another very talented writer, my friend o-u-a-timer. She just completed her first multi-chaptered CS fic. You should all read Pieces of You (Make me Whole) It was AMAZING. (Also, gifs are not mine.)

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Summary: Killian’s job as a tattoo artist is all about handling sharp objects, various types of needles that work in tandem with his hand to create beautiful things on delicate skin. Does his profession provide him with enough experience to be able to handle Emma Swan’s thorns?

Chapter 2: Origins

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Not that anyone cares but the ultimate point of a virus isn’t to kill of its host. The point of a virus is to “live” (for a certain value of living). A virus which kills off its host too quickly will fail to replicate effectively.

Which isn’t to say viruses want us to live forever. As long as they can spread to other hosts and don’t kill off their host population faster than their host population can replicate, I’m sure they could care less.

  • *bad thing happens to someone else, entirely out of my control, not at all connected to me*
  • Me:This is my fault
  • Me:I am bad luck
  • Me:God is punishing others for my sins
  • Me:I must Die™