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02 April 2013 @ 03:21 am
Fic: ‘what she hears’  
Title: what she hears
Fandom: Once Upon a Time (OUaT)
Rating: (G)
Time Period: Season 2, during the Crocodile (at the end).
Summary: Belle watches him leave.

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

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.


Tap. Tap. Tap.

She hears his steps on the footpath, unable to turn away even when he is no longer in sight.

Tap. Tap. Tap.

Finally, she looks to the opposite shelf, leaning against another. Her eyes close. Her knees threaten but do not surrender.

Tap. Tap. Tap.

Tears well and she dashes them with the back of a hand. Her heart almost spills, overflowing with love and pity.

Tap. Tap. Tap.

Everything he has done has been for the son she has never seen. Never will see if he can’t break the current curse encircling the town.

Tap. Tap. Tap.

A deep breath and she opens her eyes, looks to the door. He will not come back, not today. The books need her attention, the apartment too. She should be busy, should get busy if the library is to open.

Tap. Tap. Tap.

Deep, slow breaths and she walks away from the shelves. But she still hears, faintly.

Tap. Tap. Tap.
F. J.: Three candlesmorethanacandle on April 27th, 2013 12:27 pm (UTC)
I did?