what-is-it-that-you're-so-afraid-of

  • The Queen: Oh, what's wrong Regina? Can't seem to find a way to beat me without help from your little family?
  • Emma: Regina. Don't let her get to you.
  • Regina: Too late.
  • The Queen: *laughs* really Regina, we both know there's only one way to defeat me and it doesn't require much from you.
  • Emma: *Looks at Regina* Regina, what is she talking about?
  • Regina: *growls* nothing Emma. It's just more lies.
  • The Queen: *smirks* oh no, I'm not lying. Go ahead Emma, use your superpower on me.
  • Emma: *Looks at the Queen for a long moment and then turns back to Regina* Regina, she's not lying. What is she talking about?
  • Regina: *Looks pleadingly at Emma* Emma, please.
  • Emma: *Gets angry* No! You once wanted the truth from me, now I want it from you. *What* is she talking about?
  • Regina: *sighs in resignation* in order to defeat her I need to face my darkest fear...and in order to do that I need to first admit it out loud.
  • Emma: *Her features soften in understanding and she grips Regina's hand as she whispers* Regina, I know this must be hard for you, but if it is truly the only way to defeat her you have to do it. She's done enough damage already, my parents...
  • Regina: I *know* Emma. But I can't! I'm afraid that if I say it out loud it will come to pass.
  • Emma: *Sends a wary look to the Queen*
  • The Queen: *Lifts an eyebrow* don't worry dear, I won't try anything. I'm actually curious to see what my other half will do.
  • Emma: *Shakes her head and turns back to Regina whose eyes are downcast* Regina, you are the strongest person I know, and everyone has their demons. You helped me face mine, now it's time for me to help you face yours, but I can't do it unless you tell me what it is you're so afraid of.
  • Regina: *Looks at Emma for a long moment* I'm afraid...of losing you.
  • The Queen: *Looks on in growing interest*
  • Emma: *Takes in a deep breath* oh Regina, I know that you're afraid of raising Henry alone, but- *stops short at seeing Regina shaking her head*
  • Regina: No, it's not just about Henry. Emma, I'm afraid of losing *you*. *turns and walks off a few paces*
  • Emma: *Sighs sadly* Regina, I...I know it's gonna be hard at first after *gulps* after I'm gone, but-
  • Regina: *Whirls around and yells, her eyes shining with unshed tears* I CAN'T LOSE YOU BECAUSE I LOVE YOU!
  • Emma: *Mouth opens in shock*
  • Regina: I already lost Daniel and Robin, I...I can't lose you too...
  • The Queen: *Looks pleased* well done Regina. You're losing your fear. There may be hope for you yet. *poofs out leaving Emma and Regina alone*