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20 May 2013 @ 06:07 am
Fic: ‘not nothing’  
Title: not nothing
Fandom: Once Upon a Time (OUaT)
Rating: (PG)
Time Period: Season 2, during Selfless, Brave & True.
Summary: It wouldn't've been nothing.

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

Spoilers if you’ve not seen 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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He wants to hold her, feel her breathing and is relieved she's alive. He remembers Regina, her anger and grief after Cora's death; the curse she'd wanted, tried to cast so Henry would be hers. That would have ensured Snow's death.

His shoulders tighten, strain the shirt he wears. His face falls into his hands.

“David?”

He looks up, over his shoulder.

“What's wrong?”

The concern in the voice he'd almost lost forever. The eyes that regard him so lovingly.

He shakes his head. “Nothing,” he says although the word feels hollow. Nothing would be his breakfast making him feel ill because he'd used old eggs. This was something. His world would have ceased to have meaning, his heart would have stopped. Waking in the mornings would hurt far more than it had when she'd been away because there'd be that knowing she'd never come back, would never be able to come back.

“David …” Her voice trails away as she walks around the bed, sits beside him. Her hand steals into his lap, takes one of his. “She refused.”

“She did?”

“Because my heart has started to blacken.”

He stands, pulls away, turns to face her. “We'll find a way to help you.”

“You said that already,” she replies, standing as well. “What's wrong?”

“Nothing.”

“You said that already but something's wrong. What is it?”

How can he explain the darkness that stretches before him at the thought of her death? That it's hard to breathe, that his heart becomes heavy, falls at the thought of living without her? He'd bring her killer to justice and then … what? Live his days watching Emma and Henry live and love and have lives that do not include him?

He'd almost lost her and that's something he doesn't want to ever put into words.

Instead of answering her question, he crosses the distance between them, puts his hands on her cheeks and crushes his lips against hers. Everything he is, feels, is in that gesture and he doesn't let go.
 
 
 
     Mandya_phoenixdragon on May 19th, 2013 09:51 pm (UTC)
Beautiful...and so, so Charming.
F. J.: Lantern & Candles: Warmmorethanacandle on May 19th, 2013 10:24 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
Angel... Dark Wings Descending...: TomFeltonLabryinthangel_in_tears on May 22nd, 2013 01:16 pm (UTC)
Oh Charming ♥ This was lovely!
F. J.: Lanterns: Warmmorethanacandle on May 22nd, 2013 02:43 pm (UTC)
You just want to hug him. Thank you!
Armchair DM: Igor & Carson: Waitingarmchairdm on June 26th, 2013 11:48 am (UTC)
I see Charming going down the strong silent route. Despite the fact he knows how stupid it is to do that with Snow.
F. J.: Golden Candlesmorethanacandle on June 26th, 2013 03:48 pm (UTC)
I don't know if it's the strong, silent route.