swanfire love

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Swanfire Appreciation Week
Day 7: (Free Day) AU– Bandit Princess!Emma and Merry Man!Baelfire

Exiled by Queen Regina after her sleeping curse was broken, Snow White and her Prince Charming lived as bandits and fugitives, aiding their former kingdom and protecting them from the crown in any way they could, raising their daughter to do the same.

After escaping Neverland, Baelfire found his way to the Enchanted Forest, and once again in hiding from his father. Following an accidental run-in with the Merry Men, Robin Hood takes Bae under his wing and welcomes into his band. 

Eventually, the two fugitives meet and fall in love. 

  • Me: " You know what's the best and original love story on once upon a time?"
  • Snowing shippers: "US! we started the show on our love and created the savior."
  • Me: "True but No."
  • SwanFire shippers: "US! Our love helped bring Henry into this world to go get Emma and bring her to storybrooke, to save everyone and make her the savior."
  • Me: " Yeah and thank you I was really rooting for you guys but no."
  • Rumbelle shippers: "Us! Were fucking beauty and the beast nobody can beat love as old as time."
  • Me: "But no talking household items so had me lost there but hope you work out all your problems and save your son."
  • Outlaw Queen shippers: "Us! We are soul mates and we lost one half of our ship we deserve this.
  • Me: "I'm very sorry for all your suffering and still no. sorry.
  • CS shippers: US!!!! Emma went to hell for hook and they love eachother the most!!!! A pirate and his savior. HOOOK!!! WE ARE THE BEST AND MOST HEALTHY COUPLE ON THE SHOW. IT IS US! NO MATTER WHAT YOU SAY! WE ARE ALWAYS RIGHT. THEY GOING TO GET MARRIED AND HAVE BABY PIRATES๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜"
  • Me: ..........???? HELL NO!!
  • Swan Queen: "US! Emma took on the darkness for Regina. They both used TLK on Henry. They are the most powerful when they use magic together. True Love is Magic! And Regina saw Emma in her panties, how is that not gay?
  • Me: "That is all true and I wanted them to end up together but Emma is lost cause she's so far up Hooks ass, along with Adam and Eddy and No. sorry.
  • Snowing shippers: ?????
  • SwanFire shippers: ????
  • Rumbelle shippers: ????
  • Captain Swan shippers: "US, swan queen suck it."
  • Swan queen shippers: "We can do another dark curse watch CS."๐Ÿ˜ˆ๐Ÿ˜ˆ๐Ÿ˜ˆ๐Ÿ˜ˆ๐Ÿ˜ˆ๐Ÿ˜ˆ๐Ÿ˜ˆ
  • OutLawQueen shippers: "Then who the bloody hell is it?"
  • Me: "The best and original love story is of Regina Mills and finally forgiving and loving herself in the end."

So they had her say it.

They had Emma Swan say that the only reason she knows what True Love is is because of Captain Hook. She said this when she was calm, and reasonable–made it part of her sacred marriage vow.

Now, there was a time, as a viewer, I would have said when a character says such a thing (and in such a way) we must be prepared to believe it. To accept it as incontrovertible canon.

And yet, not that very long ago, the show had a character explain why a certain keychain survived traveling between realms. It wasn’t Neal who made the claim. It was Belle. A sensible character whose words, frankly, we are always meant to trust in. Belle is written and performed as a particularly perceptive character. She understands and sees things we do not.

And so, in that moment of Emma’s marriage, the show’s Neal-erasure became complete.

It’s not just something the show does toward Neal, though, is it? The notion that someone might find/have True Love multiple times makes OUAT a show (ostensibly, but almost never in-practice) about happy endings rilly rilly skittish.

The show seems to believe that if Emma and Neal shared True Love that, then, somehow neuters Emma from ever having it again–even if (as we well know) NEAL IS DEAD.

And in this the show transgresses against Real Life and Real Happy Endings in a way I find it hard to feel okay with.

And as for the show being regressive about its own established-canon? That’s just unacceptable. You pay script advisors to keep track of things like this. There are rules in telling stories. Go back to school. Read a good book. Quit pooping on excellent moments you crafted in the past by trying to turn them on their ear. (*and of course it’s not the first time it’s been done–on multiple fronts)

For someone binge-watching the show, as opposed to watching it play out over six years on-air, it must seem even more egregious. Canon is even fresher in their mind.

PSA to anti csers

Killian can’t get home and is currently in Neverland because Gideon has placed a spell on him to stop him being able to portal home NOT because Emma isn’t his home as I’ve seen tossed about in a smug *drinking tea* kind of way all week. I’ve seen this a lot lately so I just want to ask… are the anti cs crowd even watching the show?! It’s like with the whole CS are not true love because they haven’t shared a true loves kiss yet…. Yeah but they did pass a test by the gods to distinguish true love from plain old ‘eh you’re tolerable’. Oh and Zeus the god of gods brought Killian back to life to take him where he belongs *ahem* with Emma! Emma Swan is Killian Jones home and true love and vice versa, you don’t have to like it but thems the facts.

Originally posted by zootopepo

Tbh if Neal and Emma were getting married Neal would get her a silver cladagh ring, which, while simple, represents love, loyalty, and friendship. It was a little tidbit he had heard in passing one time when they were still together and the idea to use that as Emma’s engagement ring sort of lingered in the back of his mind once they started getting more serious.

Also I kind of see them marrying outdoors or they’d do a barn wedding. Something sweet and simple with their parents, Henry, and closest friends. If they didn’t do a barn wedding then the reception would be at their house because they’d have a nice big yard to celebrate outdoors. Menu would be simple and fun. There’d be a little s'mores bar. Overall it’d be sweet, simple, cozy, but more importantly, they’d be surrounded by family.

If you loved Emma Swan I want to say thank you

If you shipped Captain Swan and you loved Emma, thank you.

If you shipped Swan Queen and you loved Emma, thank you.

If you shipped SwanFire and you loved Emma, thank you. 

If you watched her grow and change and loved her journey, thank you.

If you were upset with the way that journey shaped out, but loved her nonetheless, thank you. 

If you loved her under the best and worst circumstances, thank you. 

If you loved her family, whoever you think that is, thank you.

If you love(d) the strong, smart, funny, kind, eloquent woman who played her, thank you. 

I have grown in these past 6 years so much as a person, and a large part of that is thanks to Emma Swan. I loved her with all my heart, and if you did too then thank you. It’s been a wild ride with all of you, and I know we don’t all get along, but thank you, thank you, thank you to those of you who loved Emma Swan. Thank you to those who always will. 

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10 (anti) parallels of Captain Swan / Swanfire 

Dedicated to the lovely @baby-were-the-aromantics

I don’t doubt that Emma loved Neal, and that he loved her. But that love wasn’t the real thing, it wasn’t really true. There were so many indications of that along the way, but mostly I think that Neal brought out from Emma negative stuff. She was insecure around him, she was doubting her abilities, she was downsizing herself to please him. While with Hook it’s the complete opposite. She is the best version of herself when he’s there by her side, and he makes her shine even more. 

Neal was Emma’s first love, and you never forget your first, but Hook is the love of her life, and I don’t think she knew what love truly was and how deep it can penetrate her heart before he came into her life.

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