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20 May 2013 @ 04:26 am
Fic: ‘decision made’  
Title: decision made
Fandom: Once Upon a Time (OUaT)
Rating: (PG)
Time Period: Season 2, during Welcome to Storybrooke.
Summary: Mary Margaret decides.

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.


What she did will never be right, she feels, no matter what Rumpelstiltskin might say to the contrary. She killed. It doesn't matter if it was to save her family; she killed.

She had decided her path and that's what makes it worse. She had decided that she had to protect her family, that the harder path was not hers to take anymore. But nothing could justify the taking of a life; it's why she had given Regina that chance, all those years ago. It's why she had refused that candle when she was a girl and her mother lay dying. Nothing could justify taking a life.

And it was not her way. It should never have become her way.

It was not her way.

For the first time in days, she stands, pushing away from the bed and grabbing her coat by the door. She knows what to do.

Her life for Cora, the life she took. It was fair, right. She would offer herself to Regina, let the other take her life in exchange for the life she took. It doesn't matter that Cora would have killed Rumpelstiltskin; she doesn't know for certain that's what would have happened. She had no right to take the other woman's life.

She opens the door, makes sure it's locked behind her.

It was right, fair.

Left unspoken, unacknowledged is the fact that, to offer her life, it would end her pain, her guilt.
     Mandy: OUaT - Gold B&Wa_phoenixdragon on May 19th, 2013 07:47 pm (UTC)
This is exactly what happened. Ahhh, I love how you see these things so perfectly!
F. J.: Lantern & Candles: Warmmorethanacandle on May 19th, 2013 07:49 pm (UTC)
Thank you! And we only have a few of these to go!
Armchair DM: Igor & Carson: Waitingarmchairdm on June 26th, 2013 11:50 am (UTC)
Yeah; you knew something had to give with Snow though. Feet of Clay.
F. J.: Lanterns: Warmmorethanacandle on June 26th, 2013 03:46 pm (UTC)
Feet of Clay?