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16 April 2013 @ 01:29 am
Fic: ‘together this time’  
Title: together this time
Fandom: Once Upon a Time (OUaT)
Rating: (G)
Time Period: Season 2, after Tallahassee.
Summary: Emma’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.

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


Her breathing doesn't become normal until her arms are around Emma, until she can feel her daughter in her arms. She knows Emma told Mulan to do it but she doesn't care.

Together or nothing. She knows she couldn't lose Emma --- not again, not so soon after finding her; her breathing stops at that thought, her heart rises in her throat.

No. She won't let that thought live.


“You should say sorry you know.”

“What?” She looks up, sees Emma beside her. How close …

“You should apologise to Mulan,” Emma repeats. “She was only doing what I asked.”

“No,” she answers. “I can't.”

“Why not?”

She stops, Emma too. “We go back together,” she says. “Not on our own. Together.”

“I asked Mulan to cut it dow---”

“Did you think of me, your father?”

“Yes,” Emma states certainly. “I wanted you safe in case something went wrong.”

“You're lying,” Snow replies. “Mulan cuts down that beanstalk, you're left there alone.” She regards the other woman steadily. “You're not used to having people care for you. You were abandoned. I get that. But,” she cuts through the reply before Emma makes it, “you're not alone now. I'm here, right now.

“We go back together. That is the only way.”

Emma mutely nods.

“The only way,” Snow repeats. “She was going to cut down the beanstalk, so, no, I can't forgive her. Not yet. Or,” she adds, “you.”


“You gave the order,” she says, a faint smile curving her lips; she knows she would have asked, given that order despite Red and Charming.

“But ...”

“No more, young lady. Together.”

Emma nods; it's only then that her breathing stays normal. “Okay.”

“Good. Good,” she repeats to herself. They start walking once more.
litlover12 on April 15th, 2013 07:26 pm (UTC)
F. J.: Lantern & Candles: Warmmorethanacandle on April 16th, 2013 08:23 am (UTC)
Thank you!
     Mandya_phoenixdragon on April 15th, 2013 10:27 pm (UTC)
This was awesome...

F. J.: Lanterns: Warmmorethanacandle on April 16th, 2013 08:24 am (UTC)
Thank you!
Angel... Dark Wings Descending...: SWObiwanPeacefulangel_in_tears on April 16th, 2013 08:34 am (UTC)
Haha, I love Snow going "No more, young lady." :) Perfection!
F. J.: Golden Candlesmorethanacandle on April 16th, 2013 11:57 am (UTC)
I was surprised she didn't say that!

Thank you!
◦ a girl like me ◦: OUAT - Snow: Chin by serendipity1991scandalbaby on April 16th, 2013 11:03 pm (UTC)
This was wonderful. I can also see this as a missing scene in that episode.
F. J.: Three candlesmorethanacandle on April 17th, 2013 12:15 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much!
Armchair DM: Igor: Joy! Joy! Joy! Joy!armchairdm on May 3rd, 2013 11:03 am (UTC)
You've captured their rather strange mother/daughter dynamic perfectly.
F. J.: Limited votives (unlit)morethanacandle on May 3rd, 2013 01:54 pm (UTC)
Thank you!