I’ll follow you into the dark - a Swan Queen drabble
“You idiot” She mutters the moment Emma disappears in a cloud of black smoke, leaving behind the dagger with her name written on it, but the tears forming in her eyes betray the façade of anger she’s putting up in front of everyone else.
It only really sinks in what had happened when she leaves the others to be alone, to figure something out, and she closes the door behind herself, the simple motion giving way to her true feelings. She starts crying then, sinking to to the floor, knees hugged to her chest, wondering what on earth she is supposed to do now.
After that she tries to pull herself together, for Henry, for her, but fails miserably as she turns the lights off at night and crawls under the covers, the dagger hugged tightly to her chest. She hadn’t dared to summon her yet, too afraid of facing what had become of Emma after the darkness had gotten a hold of her. After she had sacrificed herself for her.
She’s afraid and feels so terribly alone, a faint “Emma” slipping past her lips as tears start falling from her eyes once again, blurring her vision and soaking her pillow, not that she would care.
It’s then that the same black smoke from earlier that day appears in her bedroom but she doesn’t actually notice it until she hears a cracked voice saying her name in barely above a whisper.
“Regina” Her head whips around at that, in disbelief, and there she stands, motionlessly. Emma.
For a moment uncertainty fills the air, Emma is hesitant to come any closer, the darkness constantly pulling at her from the inside, making it hard to concentrate on anything else.
When she sees Regina crying she slowly starts approaching her, almost insecurely, and after momentarily closing her eyes and taking a shaky breath she carefully lays down behind her, her entire body shaking when she drapes an arm across her waist.
“Regina” She whispers once again, her voice breaking, and Regina starts sobbing then, guilt and grief overwhelming her.
Emma simply holds her until she calms down again and tries her best to ignore the darkness threatening to overtake every fibre of her very being, threatening to pull her away from her.
The darkness might be strong, but her love for Regina will always be stronger.