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21 April 2013 @ 05:12 am
Fic: ‘distracted’  
Title: distracted
Fandom: Once Upon a Time (OUaT)
Rating: (G)
Time Period: Season 2, at the end of Into the Deep.
Summary: Something's not right.

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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She hears Aurora's words but she doesn't believe them. They're not hers. They sound too rehearsed.

She's listened to Aurora, spent time with her. That's not her and Cora knows hearts and magic, especially hearts. Cora knows how to kill and control, how to bring bodies from death but not give them life --- all this through hearts and magic.

She narrows her eyes, studies the girl before them. Aurora breathes; she doesn't look, or act, like those villagers who attacked before, were hard to kill with finality. But she doesn't sound right. Something about her words.

But maybe she's wrong. Maybe everything is all right and she's imagining this, imagining Aurora doesn't sound like herself. Mulan would know, wouldn't she? She'd know if something was not right and Emma has that knack with the truth, knowing when someone lies.

Snow forces herself to breathe. If David were here, he'd know what to do but he's not, she reminds herself. He's stuck in that room because they couldn't touch and he'd …

Maybe she was just imagining Aurora not sounding right. She simply has to get to David; she can't leave him in that room. She can't.

So, she tells herself, it's all right. Emma and Mulan would know and they're not acting as though Aurora's speaking differently.

“Which way?” Emma asks, looking to her. She meets Emma's gaze (so like Charming's) and swallows.

Emma takes her hand and squeezes.

“This way,” she nods. “The cell is this way.”

No one sees her knuckles whiten on the bow although Emma sees her face pale further.
 
 
 
Angel... Dark Wings Descending...: OUATRubyRedHoodangel_in_tears on April 21st, 2013 02:30 am (UTC)
I love that Snow picks up on this but how she's unsure of herself without Charming there ♥
F. J.: Lantern & Candles: Warmmorethanacandle on April 21st, 2013 07:59 am (UTC)
She seemed to be picking up on it but didn't say a word and I wondered why.

Thank you!
     Mandy: OUaT - Emmaa_phoenixdragon on April 21st, 2013 10:47 pm (UTC)
Beautiful...
F. J.: Lanterns: Warmmorethanacandle on April 21st, 2013 11:04 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
Armchair DMarmchairdm on June 26th, 2013 11:17 am (UTC)
I was never sure if Snow did pick up on it or not; but if she did; this explains well why she didn't say something.
F. J.: Golden Candlesmorethanacandle on June 26th, 2013 04:09 pm (UTC)
There had to be a reason she didn't.