stroybrooke

Snow: “You did it.”

Regina: “Well, it wouldn’t have worked if you hadn’t inspired all these people.”

Snow: *Looks at Emma.*

Emma: *Proudly smiling at Regina. Adoringly, even.*

Regina: “You gave up your family for them-”

Snow: “And got a bigger one in return.”

In 03x11, “Going Home”, Regina, sacrificed the thing she loves the most, that is, her family - Emma & Henry (therefore, her own happy ending) - to save the people of Stroybrooke.

Snow is not the only hero who gave her family up to save the town… - #JustSayin’

Completely Bonkers *Jefferson x Reader*

Originally posted by mydearoldbuckybarnes

Requested:  Can I request a drabble with Jefferson where the reader and him get into a fight and it’s angsty and then fluffy at the end? Thank you!! - Anon
Warnings: Swearing &Angst
Note: This was originally a series idea but it seemed to fit this drabble, I’m still pondering on the idea but I’ve never written for Jefferson before now, so, year. - Rosalie

(In need of editing, ignore mistakes)


“You’re going to take up the Queen’s offer?” You asked in a raised voice, shocked that he’d even want to work with her again.

Jefferson rolls his eyes, “We need the money and this could be it. We could be set up for life, can’t you see that?”

“I don’t need money; we don’t need money, that’s why we’re here. I, we, both got away from that. I ran from that type of life, surrounded by money and riches,” You stare as Jefferson refuses to meet your eyes. “What is all this about? Why are you suddenly agreeing to this?”

He finally looks at you, jaw locked and his eyes full of mixed emotions. “Because you deserve better than… this life, I can’t give you what you need, let alone, what you want.” He exhales out of frustration, “I’m doing this for us.”

“NO, you’re doing this for yourself.” You yell, “We don’t need money to be happy, we already are, well I am!”

He slaps his hand on the dining table beside him, shutting you up instantly and flinching away out of fright, the mugs shaking at the force.  He’s not looking at you; his grey eyes are cast to the dark wood table under his clenched fist. “We’ll talk about this when I’m back, okay?” He speaks through a ragged exhale.

“If you walk out that door there’s a chance you might come back with me gone,” you tell him trying to hold back the tears as he looks at you, you blink looking away. “You should go before she sends someone to collect you.” You turn away, it’s silent for a second before you hear him sigh and walk, grabbing his things before walking to the door it opens and slams shut.

**

“Hey, Henry, what can I do for you?” You smiled brightly at your young pupil; instead of answering he presented the storybook you had given him as a present. “Oh, Henry, not again,” you sigh gently as you pack everything into your bag. “I gave you this book because I thought it would help you, not give you some outlandish theory that everyone is a character from it.”

Henry places the storybook down, “It’s all true.” He flips through pages of the open book and spins it around so it’s facing you; you look at him before looking down at the illustrated pages.

The colours are vibrant, beautiful and enchanting. “Rapunzel!” You read out loud, chancing another glance at Henry who points to the drawing. It’s two people, a young girl with (Y/C/H), in a pink dress and leaning out an open window with a grin. A boy with messy, curly, brown hair is on the other side and smiling at her. You frowned a little at the drawing before shaking your head, “What is this?”

“That’s you,” Henry pointed to the girl and you scoffed, “and that’s Jefferson.” He points to the boy.

“It says here that Rapunzel is a princess,” you chuckle, “I somehow doubt that I’m Princess, it’s cute that you think so, really.” You pack your stuff up and usher Henry out of the classroom, “besides Jefferson? He’s trouble, you stay away from him.” You ask following Henry out of the building.

Henry turns with a small smile. “He’s your boyfriend,” you raise an eyebrow. “Before the curse, he’d use his magic to go see you in your world, he’d spend his time calling up to you and you fell in love with one another from just his visits.” You smiled a little, “he’d bring you books and paintings from ‘far away lands’ because you couldn’t leave your room, he taught you not to fear the outside and you made plans to leave the tower and be with him.”

“That sounds like a beautiful story,” you admit and he nods. “But I don’t have a boyfriend, I’m not scared of the outside and I’m not a princess.”

“Why doesn’t anyone believe me except Emma?” Henry sighed.

“Henry, I’m sorry but this is too… ridiculous to believe. I really doubt Regina is the Evil Queen, I’m some princess that fell in love with a guy and a magical hat, and that this is all some curse to keep us here.” You smile and shrug. “Besides Jefferson as my boyfriend? He’s bad news.”

Henry raises his eyebrows. “I didn’t mention a magical hat, Miss Hart.” You open and close your mouth, before muttering a bye and leaving Henry.

**

*Curse Lifted*

“Henry is worried about you,” Mary offers softly. “Says that neither you nor Jefferson returned to one another,” you shrug but nod as you arrange stuff in your classroom. “I don’t want to push you but… why?”  

You sigh and look out of the window. “I waited, and waited, so long. He never came home, he never returned to fix things. I never got to be mad at him or forgive him,” you wipe away the stray tear from your cheek and turned. “He left and…” you trailed off into silence.

“Maybe you should go to him,” Mary offered. “He probably feels guilty, afraid that you won’t want him now, you might need to fix this, this time.” She shrugged with a sweet smile, you sighed and nodded. “Just think about it,” she hugs you before leaving.

It had been two days since the curse was lifted and you hadn’t seen or hear from Jefferson, you wanted to see him, to maybe slap him. You grabbed your jacket and bag before locking up your classroom and walking home, it wasn’t a long walk, a short distance. You kept your head down, hands in pockets as you strolled slowly.
When you reach home, you stop and raise your eyebrows. He’s stood in your front yard, throwing tiny little pebbles at your window, his arm pulling back and gently calling your name; like how when he met you, actually, he climbed to your window and snuck in to steal things.

“There’s a doorbell for a reason,” you call out, watching as he jumped and spun around to face you. You open the gate and shut it, taking a breath before finally looking at him, he hadn’t changed. Same face, stupid and beautiful, as always. “You’re an idiot.” You tell him, all seriousness and no playfulness behind it.

He let’s slip a sigh and drops all the remaining stones and pebbles before walking to you, grabbing a hold of you and hugging you, tightly and not letting go. “I’m sorry, so, so sorry. Forgive me, please.”

You smile and pull away, taking a hold of his face in your hands, staring at him and chuckling lightly. “You’re mad, Jefferson. Completely and utterly bonkers, I love you and I wouldn’t be me if I didn’t forgive you.” Kissing him softly.

(This was meant to be a drabble, I don’t know. The ending and title would make sense if I wrote this as the original series -mostly about how he found her tower, how they fell in love and how she actually hated him in Stroybrooke, maybe I should still do that, I might do. Let me know if you want a series of this idea. - Rosalie)


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Candy is Dandy, But Liquor is Quicker

Candy is Dandy, But Liquor is Quicker / CS + Candy Kisses - @cshiatuschallenge prompt

Notes: Also inspired by @allons-y-to-hogwarts-713 aesthetic submission where she featured the Willy Wonka quote and made my muse go YAAAASSSS!

Rated T / ~300 words / Also on ff.net and Ao3


A ‘sugar rush’ she called it.

The manic euphoria one gets from ingesting copious amounts of sugar in a short period of time.

Followed soon after by the ‘crash’.

The onset of lethargy, moodiness, and occasional stomach cramps that follows the high of ingesting copious amounts of sugar in a short period of time.

He doesn’t mind the rush part. The way it makes her a little bit giddy and giggly. How playful she becomes when the milk dud soaked popcorn finally hits her system, or how the sweet surge from the bear claw (or three) gives her a naughty desire to patrol him rather than the now quiet streets of Stroybrooke.

The problem is that its epithet is actually a bit of a misnomer. ‘Rush’ typically signifying that a thing would happen quickly. Suddenly.

Not so with sugar, he finds. The consumption taking too long of moments to finally hit her blood stream.

Not like with rum.

With rum the desired effect is nearly instantaneous. The way it warms your belly and sends that coursing heat through you after the very first swallow. How it relaxes tensions, dulls distraction, and leaves a lingering spice upon the tongue.

He likes the effects of the rum. Not the ‘I’ve lost all sense to make reasonable choices’ effect, but the sultry way she licks those errant drops from her lips…as if she doesn’t know what she’s doing kind of effect.

The luxurious and languid way she kisses him before they even make it through their first tumbler, or how her eyes go dark at him over the rim of her glass or bottle when they are out in public or in another’s home, holding promise for more enjoyable activities when they finally find themselves alone.

It may be true that candy was dandy, but liquor was quicker.

And as long as you partake in moderation, it holds all the same pleasures without the impending crash.

@kmomof4 @winterbaby89

Feelings - Henry Mills

Warnings: none I guess? 

Word count: 914

Summary: In order to save Emma you tagged along to Camelot. When you arrived there you quickly found out you would attend your first ball that night. You might have been a princess in The Enchanted Forest but you were ripped away from that world before you could have your first ball. As you step down the stairs Henry suddenly realizes that he has deeper feelings for you then friendship.

Pairing: Henry Mills x Reader

Request: 

Yes, 

Hello dear,can you do a Henry mills imagine where the reader and Henry are best friends,and when they’re at Camelot (the reader is the daughter of a princess) she feels self conscious since she’s never been to a ball before. As she’s walking down the stairs with snow and charming(snow helped her calm down and pick out clothes) Henry’s jaw drops and he realizes he loves his best friend? Thanks love. - anon 

Notes: Y/n = your name

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Gif’s not mine!

Fandom: Once Upon A Time
Pairing: Rumplestiltskin/Mr. Gold x reader
Genres: awkwardness, fluff
Words: 1.394
Summary: When reader shows up in Storybrook, she draws Gold’s attention. Mistaking it as a sign of interest, she makes a bold move and kisses him - requested by @inmateintheasylum

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Candy is Dandy, But Liquor is Quicker / CS + Candy Kisses

Notes: Also inspired by @allons-y-to-hogwarts-713 aesthetic submission where she featured the Willy Wonka quote and made my muse go YAAAASSSS!

Rated T / ~300 words


A ‘sugar rush’ she called it.

The manic euphoria one gets from ingesting copious amounts of sugar in a short period of time.

Followed soon after by the ‘crash’.

The onset of lethargy, moodiness, and occasional stomach cramps that follows the high of ingesting copious amounts of sugar in a short period of time.

He doesn’t mind the rush part. The way it makes her a little bit giddy and giggly. How playful she becomes when the milk dud soaked popcorn finally hits her system, or how the sweet surge from the bear claw (or three) gives her a naughty desire to patrol him rather than the now quiet streets of Stroybrooke.

The problem is that its epithet is actually a bit of a misnomer. ‘Rush’ typically signifying that a thing would happen quickly. Suddenly.

Not so with sugar, he finds. The consumption taking too long of moments to finally hit her blood stream.

Not like with rum.

With rum the desired effect is nearly instantaneous. The way it warms your belly and sends that coursing heat through you after the very first swallow. How it relaxes tensions, dulls distraction, and leaves a lingering spice upon the tongue.

He likes the effects of the rum. Not the ‘I’ve lost all sense to make reasonable choices’ effect, but the sultry way she licks those errant drops from her lips…as if she doesn’t know what she’s doing kind of effect.

The luxurious and languid way she kisses him before they even make it through their first tumbler, or how her eyes go dark at him over the rim of her glass or bottle when they are out in public or in another’s home, holding promise for more enjoyable activities when they finally find themselves alone.

It may be true that candy was dandy, but liquor was quicker. 

And as long as you partake in moderation, it holds all the same pleasures without the impending crash.


by @hollyethecurious

We Meet Again

Requested by: Anonymous

Words: 919

Request: Hi! Can u do an imagine where you’re 15 year old girl and went to Neverland. Peter Pan cares about you a lot and gets very protective over you. But you’re from Enchanted F. (Regina’s daughter) and when the curse happens you disappear from Neverland and went Stroybrooke. By the years you became cold and too fierce because of dark magic. Now you came back for Henry. With your new behaviours.

I am sorry that this took me forever to write, and that I haven’t posted an imagine in almost three months. Oh my gosh time does go by fast! But anyway, I really liked this request and tried to give it justice best way I could. I’m a bit rusty so forgive any mistakes and what not. Also I was thinking of maybe making a part two to this because there wasn’t mush Peter x Reader and for other reasons, but I’m still not sure. Let me know what you think. Well that’s enough rambling on my part, enjoy! I hope you like it!

Neverland…

You never thought you’d hear that word ever again. The name of the only place to ever hold enough meaning in your life.

“Peter I’m scared” you mumbled, straining to listen to anything in the quiet night.

“It’s going to be alright y/n.. I promise” he assured, placing a gentle hand on your shoulder. His soft touch forced you look up into his eyes, finding all the honesty in the world.

You nodded, but still had your doubts. “I know when my mother is planning something, I always get a weird feeling, and I know it is big this time. What if I am forced to leave Neverland?” You whispered your question, nearing Peter, nuzzling into his chest.

“I wouldn’t let that happen” he promised with a quick kiss on your forehead.

So much for that, you thought to yourself as you set foot on Neverland for the second time in your life. You were accompanied by your mother, best known as the Evil Queen, The Charmings as you liked to call them, Rumpelstiltskin and Hook. You all had one mission, which was the only reason you had agreed to come, to save Henry; your adopted brother, whom you had grown to care for.

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The Way to a Queen's Heart is a Stolen Seat

Back in Storybrooke, Regina attempts to go back to routine, eating breakfast at Granny’s. But of course someone had to come along and ruin that for her. Threats, tricks, and some unfair manipulation ensue, but really, what do you expect from a thief?

Inspired by Regina’s line about “No one sits on my throne”

She had just wanted to come to the diner and have some breakfast. That was all. But of course someone had to ruin her plans.  

“You’re in my seat” she remarked, looking at the offender with cold eyes. He turned to face her, giving her a quick appraisal before meeting her eyes, a large smile spreading on his face. “Apologies milady but Granny’s is a diner for all patrons and I am allowed to sit wherever I desire.” She let out an annoyed huff, “Your majesty” she corrected, hoping the title would encourage him to move. His eyebrows shot up in surprise but he remained firmly planted in her seat.

“Robin” he introduced and she was seriously contemplating lighting his seat on fire when Granny came by with his breakfast. “I’m sure this seat right here is perfectly acceptable” he added when she didn’t sit. She didn’t want to let him win this, didn’t want to just give in and sit somewhere else, but she was hungry and more than likely going to be late if she waited for him to finish. Shooting an annoyed glance to the thief, she took the seat beside him and placed her order.

“So you’re the queen.” It wasn’t a question, more of an observation and she was genuinely surprised that he hadn’t added evil like everyone else seemed to do. She nodded, “I am, and in this realm I’m the mayor. You’d best remember that.” Someone had recast the curse but she was still the one with the power. She was still the one who controlled everything in this town. Well, everything except who sits in her seat at the diner that is.

Robin’s face broke into a smile, showing off dimples that she most certainly did not notice. “I have full confidence you will have no problem reminding everyone of that fact.” She smirked, he was more observant than she gave him credit for.

‘I won’t.” It was then Granny arrived with Regina’s breakfast and refilling Robin’s cup of coffee. “By the way, Ruby says thank you for the assistance.” Regina looked up, her mouth full of eggs and looked at Granny. She wasn’t sure exactly what Robin had done for Ruby but she felt her hands clench at her sides at the idea of the two of them in animated conversation.

“It was no problem at all, and if she ever needs me after a transformation, just let me know and I will be more than happy to assist her.” Granny gave an approving nod before shuffling off to see to other customers, leaving the pair alone once again. She refused to say anything. He was close with Ruby, well enough to know her secret. She didn’t understand why that aggravated her as much as it did, or why she suddenly felt the urge to cast a spell on Ruby to undue her wolfish tendencies. Nonetheless, she said nothing, choosing instead to finish up her eggs.

“Well it was a pleasure to meet your majesty” Robin stood up from his seat, her seat, and laid a few bills on the counter.

“Regina” she called out before she could stop herself. He turned, his eyebrows raised in confusion. “My name is Regina” she continued. Better not quit while she was ahead.

“Very well, it was a pleasure to meet you Regina.” She would be lying if she said she didn’t like the way her name sounded on his lips. He smiled and she returned his smile, “And just so we are clear. If I find you in my seat tomorrow I will light it on fire.” She ignored the look of horror on Granny’s face, instead meeting Robin in the eyes and daring him to challenge her. He didn’t, instead bowing his head in submission before turning to leave.

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'Once Upon a Time' Scoop: 6 Magical Thoughts We Had While Watching the Spring Premiere!

If you’re a TV fan who knows  what the terms CaptainSwan, the Dark One, and Storybrooke mean – then stop whatever you’re doing and pay attention.

After what seemed like an endless hiatus, we at ETonline just witnessed the next two (that’s right, two!) all-new episodes of Once Upon a Time. We’re not telling you this fact to make you jealous – although our Twitter feeds are practically glowing green with envy! Instead, we want to give you a taste of all the magical goodness that is headed your way on Sunday, March. 1.

Before we post our super-mega spoiler-packed Once Upon a Time article on Friday, please enjoy these six tantalizing tid-bits of what’s coming up for your favorite fairytale characters.

1. Forbidden New Flashbacks: Right away fans will be transported back to the “forbidden fortress” to learn exactly how our beloved Queens of Darkness came together. (And if you’re thinking Rumple might have hand a hand in this sinister sisterhood, then your assumptions are completely correct.) Plus, get ready to see just how persuasive Cruella De Vil can really be.

2. So Many CaptainSwan Kisses: Get ready Emma and Hook lovers because you will be beyond pleased with the amount of PDA packed into Sunday’s premiere! Their looks of adoration will give you butterflies, and the opening credits are still rolling when you’re treated to your first CaptainSwan kiss with coffee. It’s clear that the past six weeks have been filled with many romantic moments.

3. Even Heroes Have Wicked Secrets: Ladies and gentlemen, brace yourselves because the Charmings are holding onto one of the darkest secrets we have ever seen on this series. Of course, we cannot spill exactly what our Charming couple is hiding, but take comfort in the fact that their dark secret means you’ll be getting the more Snowing screen-time in these first two episode than we have in all of season four.

4. Ladies Who Lunch: Sunday’s all-new hour is jam-packed with amazing scenes, hilarious lines, and character twists, but our favorite interactions are definitely between Emma and Regina. (And trust us, there are a lot of them!) In one touching scene, Regina opens up about her relationship with Robin Hood and it’s clear that Emma is hell-bent on getting her friend a happy ending. (And also a new bottle opener.)

5. Love is a Weapon: Those exact four words come to you courtesy of our new favorite Storybrooke friendship: Belle and Hook. Now before you start steering their ‘ship, (We’re calling them Hookelle, by the way,) keep in mind that this relationship is completely platonic. Belle still thinks about Rumple all the time, and often replays what she could’ve done differently in her mind. Perhaps her next relationship won’t leave her wondering any more…

6. Getting to the Heart of the Matter: If you’re an obsessed Once fan, (like us), then you know that a character’s heart is very powerful part of their character. So when a new demon is unleashed whose sole purpose is to hunt down the heart with the darkest potential, let’s just say it might not go after the usual Stroybrooke suspects. Sometimes the purest heart is the most susceptible to darkness.

For more Once Upon a Time secrets, check back to ETonline Friday morning to see if your Twitter questions will make it into our spoiler-rama post! (x)

'Once Upon a Time': Colin O'Donoghue on Captain Swan 'I Love Yous', Hook's Heroic Goals & More!

Speaking of the fact that he’s still a pirate, fans are dying to know when he’s going to get the Jolly Roger back?

CO: Well that’s if he gets the Jolly Roger back. I can’t really let people know if he does or he doesn’t, but it’ll be interesting to see.

In the first episode back, we discovered that Emma has a heart with a great potential for darkness, what do you think Hook’s reaction would be if she were to let herself succumb to the villain side?

CO: At the moment, he’s trying desperately to be there for her with all the stuff she’s going through with Mary Margaret and David, and he’s trying to help guide her. He’s lived with darkness, and he’s trying to use his past experiences to try and help guide her as best he can. To try to be a good person and stay on the right path. So at the moment, I would think that he’s just trying to help her be The Savior and try and be supportive of all of that. If she ever let the darkness in, Hook loves her and I’m sure he’d do his best to keep loving her.

You mentioned that Hook does indeed love Emma, so when are we going to see the couple exchange their ‘I love you’s?

CO: [Laughs] Well Hook has kind of laid his feelings out and you sort of saw that last season at the bridge where they had to tell a secret that nobody knew, and he said that he had feelings for Emma. They’re obviously seeing each other and they’re trying to figure out how that works in Stroybrooke, so I guess the Captain Swan fans will just have to wait and see if they get a big Captain Swan moment.

Well the Captain Swan fans are certainly a passionate fandom, and they use the word “coffee” a lot, do you know what that means?

CO: Well I drink a lot of coffee and there’s lot of pictures with coffee cups, so I’m guessing that that’s what it is, I don’t fully understand what that means. [Laughs.] I want to know, tell me what does it mean?

Apparently coffee is a code word for when Emma and Killian get… intimate.

CO: Oh! Oh, I didn’t know that. [Laughs]

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 I wrote this ending to a post earlier this week about Excalibur.

Emma and Killian will be the leaders that Arthur and Guinevere could never be in the new Camelot that Arthur wanted to create. Captain Swan is everything an epic true love is meant to be. Strong, protective, magical, symbolic and now we have an ACTUAL physical representation in Excalibur. (X

Arthur built EVERYTHING he has on a lie. Camelot is whole because of magical dust. Guinevere loves him because of magical dust. Nothing Arthur has is real. The trust and devotion of his knights and people is a HUGE LIE

Emma and Killian are a solid foundation of TRUTH. The reason everyone trusts them in Storybrooke is because they have watched them fight side by side to defeat whatever is thrown their way. The love between them is so strong that nothing is ever faked. The make the other better and stronger. They bring out the best in the other so that they can lead not only the people of Stroybrooke but each other. 

Emma is a true born leader and not because she is the savior or a Princess but because she cares about the people. Killian is the support that she needs when times get rough. This dynamic works because they have faith in the other. Killian told Emma to put her faith in him and to trust him. When she does the voice of Rumple goes away and she is herself again, the born leader. Arthur was so involved with being the leader Camelot needed that the support of Guinevere wasn’t enough. He literally had to fake her into loving him to give him the support that he needed. The same support we watch Emma and Killian have. 

There is no doubt in my mind that last scene of Emma and Killian, in a field of pink roses which in Victorian flower means, PERFECT LOVE, and the son behind them is proof that they WILL BE the leaders of a “new” Camelot that Arthur and Guinevere had NO CHANCE of ever being. 

EXCLUSIVE! 'Once Upon a Time' Romance Rundown: Happiness Ahead For Your Favorite Couples!

We asked Kitsis and Horowitz to spill what’s coming up next for each of the couples on the show — Rumbelle, Outlaw Queen, Captain Swan and Snowing — and the creators graciously teased plenty of positive moments ahead for your favorite pairings.

Rumbelle: After December’s heartbreaking Winter finale, many Rumbelle fans are fearing that the end is near for this beauty and the beast duo — but we’re pleased to announce that’s not the case. Horowtiz revealed, “What I’ll say about this, in all seriousness for the Rumbelle fans, is that definitely Rumple (Robert Carlyle) and Belle (Emilie de Ravin) are not over.” (And we’re pretty sure the entire Rumbelle fandom is now doing a happy dance.)

Kitsis continued, “It’s a complicated [relationship] and I know that we’re in the middle of the book, and for us we are telling a bigger story. What we loved [in the winter finale] was seeing Belle’s strength. And we set up Rumple’s weakness.”

Although Rumple and Belle will be spending some time apart, Horowitz stressed that fans should focus on the bigger picture. “We exited the show at the mid-season finale on what you might characterize, based on my Twitter feed, as a dark chapter for the Rumbelle fans — but it’s just one chapter,” he said. “We’re telling a larger story and there are more chapters to come.”

Outlaw Queen: Much like the Rumbelle fans, Outlaw Queen lovers were crushed in the winter finale when Regina (Lana Parilla) was forced to give up her happy ending with Robin Hood (Sean Maguire). However, the creators were quick to assure that this was not their final goodbye. “Again I’d say the same [chapter] analogy applies,” Horowitz explained.

“We haven’t seen the end of it,” Kitsis furthered. “The story is just at a middle point and although it seemed final [in the mid-season finale], I would definitely keep watching because there’s much more to come.” (And it was at this point of the interview that our reporter let out a cheerful and involuntary “Woohoo!” into the phone.)

Captain Swan: Despite the fact that Killian (Colin O'Donoghue) had his heart ripped from his chest and Emma (Jennifer Morrison) turned into a magic-crazed recluse for a brief minute, this couple had a surprisingly smooth run in the first half of season four. So what’s next for this twosome? “Oh they’re done,” Horowitz teased before bursting laughter. “Scratch that from the record please.”

All joking aside, it looks like Captain Swan fans are in for a happy string of episodes. Horowitz said, “As far as Captain Swan shippers are concerned I would say that the relationship between Emma and Hook is something we’ve been developing for a while and we’re going to continue to develop it.”

That’s not to say that this couple won’t be facing any tribulations. (This still is Storybrooke, after all…) “You’re going to see more challenges between the two of them as the season progresses,” Horowitz teased. “There’s going to be some very unique, not necessarily obstacles in their relationship, but personal obstacles that will make things interesting for the two of them.”

Snowing: If you felt like you were missing out on scenes from this classic fairytale couple in the first half of season four, then you had better get ready because it is definitely going to be Snowing in 2015. “Oh we’re going to get much more Snowing in the second half and we’re very excited,” Kitsis promised. “We are going to get some really fun flashbacks with them and realize they have a really interesting connection to the Queens of Darkness.”Dun dun duuuuun!

Bonus Scoop! Swan Queen: We love this friendship so very much — and apparently so do the creators: “We’re excited to explore and continue the friendship between Emma and Regina,” Horowitz declared. “I think we’ll continue to see them working together, probably even more then we have in the first half of the season, as they’re dealing with this new threat in Stroybrooke.”

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You mentioned that Hook does indeed love Emma, so when are we going to see the couple exchange their ‘I love you’s?

CO: [Laughs] Well Hook has kind of laid his feelings out and you sort of saw that last season at the bridge where they had to tell a secret that nobody knew, and he said that he had feelings for Emma. They’re obviously seeing each other and they’re trying to figure out how that works in Stroybrooke, so I guess the Captain Swan fans will just have to wait and see if they get a big Captain Swan moment.

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So in translation, what I gather is: