title: once the magic settles || ff.net link
chapters: 2 of ?
fandom: once upon a time
character/pairing: regina mills, emma swan, granny, red, grumpy, snow, charming
word count: 2126
summary: “Because, like it or not - and I don’t - you’re part of this town, and you’re part of Henry’s life. And this isn’t a damn fairy tale. We don’t kill the bad guy.” ~ There’s a lot to be handled after the magic settles. S2 story.
author’s note: I’m surprised by the amount of attention this got. Surprised and also excited. I’m interested in seeing where this goes, and I’m glad that there’s people out there willing to go on this ride with me. We’ve got an entire summer to get through before our show returns. Hopefully, this makes it a little easier to swallow. Also, this chapter is seen through Emma’s eyes so the names aren’t as solid and stationary as they will be in chapters that are focused more on Regina. If it annoys you, let me know with a review. (Or if it doesn’t, really, I just like reviews. They make me feel like you guys actually want to stick it out with me here.)
once the magic settles, pt. ii
Regina literally walks into Granny’s with bells on. Granted the annoying little baubles are littered across the back of a dramatic looking cape, but they’re still bells. And that’s not even the real start of it. The normally formal and button up-ed mayor of Storybrooke looks like the embodiment of evil with a dress that hugs so tightly to her waist and torso that Emma can practically see every breath the brunette takes. The midnight blue fabric also makes it seem as if Regina’s just another part of the night that managed to slip into the diner before dawn made the whole world too bright for her.
Also, seriously, who plans a meeting for dawn? Why not say a time? Like say five minutes past ass crack?