Fic: How Lucky We Are (8/?) (M)

Author’s note: Here we go! Sorry for the slight delay, but I always like to sleep on chapters before I post them. I hope you enjoy it!

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Chapter 8

Emma couldn’t sleep. Every time she drifted off, her treacherous imagination jerked her awake. Knowing that monster was in the castle with them made her uneasy; she couldn’t help it. Killian lay beside her, mostly sleeping, occasionally drawing her into his body for silent comfort. She was thankful he didn’t try to talk her down again. She didn’t want to fight with him, not now. They were so close to getting everything they wanted; she was terrified of jinxing it.

She never got the chance to tell him her mother’s idea. The moment was ruined by the guard’s announcement, the impending trial all anyone could think about. Now that Rumplestiltskin was there, it could proceed. In the morning, the guards would come for her pirate, place him back under arrest, and put him in the dock. The moment of detente with her family would end, before it got a chance to properly begin. But perhaps it was better this way. The sooner this was done, the sooner they could start their life together.

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“Does League even have to implement LGBT topics for the sake of being diverse? If most of the the hetero normative perceived characters don’t tell much about their romantic relationship/sexuality/gender or anything else, why should the LGBT ones do that? Being openly gay myself i definitely like the approach if games don’t tell about the whole stuff if it isn’t crucial for story-telling (Lucian vs Jinx).”

I wouldn’t want to make a big deal of a character’s sexual orientation or gender for the sake of doing so. I don’t know whether many of my coworkers prefer dudes or ladies or both or neither, and honestly I don’t really care, beyond caring about them as people and wanting them to be happy.

For some champions, their physical relationships are important to their back story, and for others that isn’t the case. I would imagine that LBGT characters would be no different from non-LBGT characters in that regard.

But I don’t like just hinting that some of our characters (current or new) are LBGT while still somehow trying to take credit for diversity. That feels like having your cake and eating it too. I think it’s worth it to be explicit and open about it, but only when it makes sense and doesn’t feel forced. (I think Overwatch did a good job with Tracer. It doesn’t change her character. It’s almost a throw-away aside in a panel.)


  • Me: sees queen Elizabeth is trending
  • Me: hasn't had an emergency news alert from the BBC
  • Me: is confused