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03 April 2013 @ 02:31 am
Fic: ‘what he feels’  
Title: what he feels
Fandom: Once Upon a Time (OUaT)
Rating: (PG)
Time Period: Season 2, during the Doctor (near the end).
Summary: Henry’s all right.

Author's Note: This is quick ‘n’ dirty (for definition see the F. A. Q.).

Spoilers if you’ve not seen the episode. David spoke the initial line in the episode.


Disclaimer
All characters contained herein are the intellectual property of Edward Kitsis & Adam Horowitz; I am not affiliated with nor endorsed by them.


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“Henry’s at the stables.”

Then he turns and runs, uncaring of whether Regina follows.

Henry.

He runs faster.

Corridors, doors. The car and he doesn’t fumble the keys. Henry. He slams the door behind him as he sits and turns the key.

It starts first time.



He holds Henry close, ignores his protests until he can let go. It’s then that he wonders about Regina, alone with the monster but his eyes stray to the boy at his side. A calming hand on the boy’s shoulder and he wishes Snow was there, that getting her back was as easy as it was to punch Whale.

“She’ll be okay,” he says and knows, in his heart, that the words are hollow. Henry, his grandson, is safe and that’s all that matters, to him.

“Are you sure?”

He forces a faint smile, checks what he’s about to say before it’s said. “She’s Regina,” he finally answers. “She’ll be okay.”

Physically, maybe but not her heart. He just keeps his hand on Henry’s shoulder and ignores tears that threaten.



Not until later does he start to breathe. Not until he’s made sure Henry’s all right does his heart begin to beat normally instead of the rapid tattoo it had recently banged against his chest.

He waits until he knows Henry is asleep before turning off the lights and making sure the front door is locked. Then he sits, on her bed, and his head falls into his hands.

“Snow,” he murmurs brokenly. His body shakes silently. “Snow.”
 
 
 
Camilla Sandman: Charming - armormisscam on April 2nd, 2013 08:36 pm (UTC)
Really liked this brief look into Charming's thoughts in 2x05.
F. J.: Lantern & Candles: Warmmorethanacandle on April 3rd, 2013 06:11 am (UTC)
Thank you!
Angel... Dark Wings Descending...angel_in_tears on April 3rd, 2013 10:53 pm (UTC)
Really think you've got Charming spot on here, love his thoughts ♥ I also love the small moment of empathy (slightly) for Regina, about her being physically fine, but not her heart.
F. J.: Lanterns: Warmmorethanacandle on April 4th, 2013 06:06 am (UTC)
Really think you've got Charming spot on here
Wow; thank you --- I really wasn't sure he was believable here.

I also love the small moment of empathy (slightly) for Regina
He is the good guy? Seriously though, it would be tough not to have empathy in that moment.

Again: thank you!
     Mandya_phoenixdragon on April 6th, 2013 11:49 pm (UTC)
This was beautiful, honey. A perfect coda for Charmings thoughts here!!

*HUGS*
F. J.: Golden Candlesmorethanacandle on April 7th, 2013 03:52 am (UTC)
Thank you!
◦ a girl like me ◦: OUAT - Henry by serendipity1991'scandalbaby on April 17th, 2013 01:25 am (UTC)
Oh, this was lovely.
F. J.: Three candlesmorethanacandle on April 17th, 2013 12:18 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I'm so pleased it so for you!
Armchair DM: Carson: No no no AIEEE!!armchairdm on April 27th, 2013 03:34 am (UTC)
In Season one, no matter what stories were written, it was easy to hate Regina. Holding all her hatred on Snow for the mistake she made as a child...

But seeing her struggle against that dark path this season, and your stories as well, makes it a lot harder to hate Regina. She made mistakes, just like Rumplestiltskin. Both of them have someone who's essentially asked them to give up magic.

And stories like this really make it hard to continue hating her. Aaah, for the days when some characters were just -evil-.
F. J.: Limited votives (unlit)morethanacandle on April 27th, 2013 12:31 pm (UTC)
... there's always Palpatine?