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12 November 2012 @ 04:51 am
Fic: ‘just in case’  
Title: just in case
Fandom: Once Upon a Time (OUaT)
Rating: (G)
Time Period: Season 2, during We Are Both (at the end).
Summary: Just in case ...

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

I’m wondering how long she can do it.

Spoilers if you’ve not seen the episode.

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


The flames snap. The book is in her hand.

Its familiarity holds her hand. The weight of the book, the feel of it against her fingertips.

She knows it has to go and fire the quickest option. The pages would blacken and the words, the pictures would be lost, consumed by the hunger she feels in the warmth.

It would be lost.

She stands, backing away and turns, holding the book tight. She knows where it will be safe, locked away.

Surely, she thinks, it won’t hurt to hold onto this, a simple book. It only held the power it was given; no more, no less. She wouldn’t give it power; it couldn’t tempt her. But, just in case ...

The cupboard is opened, the book shelved. The cupboard is closed and she locks it, holding the key to her lips.

It won’t hurt, she tells herself, to keep it locked, safe. It’s simply there if she needs it and that book will never be needed. But, just in case...

Her hand stays on the handle, lingering, making sure the cupboard is securely locked.

Then she turns, holding the key tightly as she walks away.
Ariestessariestess on November 11th, 2012 09:27 pm (UTC)
Oh wow! That was beautifully done!
F. J.: Lantern & Candles: Warmmorethanacandle on November 12th, 2012 11:04 am (UTC)
Thank you very much!
Angel... Dark Wings Descending...angel_in_tears on November 11th, 2012 11:35 pm (UTC)
Stunning! I love this!
F. J.: Lanterns: Warmmorethanacandle on November 12th, 2012 11:05 am (UTC)
Thank you! She seemed to have a hard time burning that book ...
rodlox: going to hugrodlox on November 12th, 2012 01:14 am (UTC)
keeping it, thanks to the top board of the slippery slope. yes, a harmless book thinks the book, chuckling to itself.

seriously, this is a great drabble - you write a fine Regina.
F. J.: Golden Candlesmorethanacandle on November 12th, 2012 11:07 am (UTC)
And this is so cool compared to that fireplace, the book felt.

seriously, this is a great drabble - you write a fine Regina.
Thank you! I wasn't sure I could write her at all.
Armchair DM: Carson: No no no AIEEE!!armchairdm on April 27th, 2013 03:24 am (UTC)
So close to going down the path of redemption...
F. J.: Three candlesmorethanacandle on April 27th, 2013 12:22 pm (UTC)
There still might be ...