Fandom/Pairing: Once Upon a Time | Swan Queen (Regina/Emma)
Spoilers: Up to and including 4x05. Canon up until that point but splits off from there, though there is a tiny bit of borrowing from episodes after that.
Word Count: ~10,000
Rating: PG-13 / T
Disclaimer: Obviously, I do not own this show or any of the characters.
Actually Relevant Notes: I have Henry call Emma “Ma” and Regina “Mom” because that quickly became unbreakable head!canon for me after reading it in other fics.
Rambly Additional Notes: I wanted to write some Swan Queen fic, but I was hesitant. It had been a long time since I had written fic of any kind, and I had so many half-formed ideas running through my head that I just couldn’t nail anything down. As an ice-breaker of sorts, I set my iTunes library to shuffle and vowed to use the next song as inspiration. It turned out to be “Your Hallelujah” by Leona Lewis (which is, incidentally, absolutely beautiful and highly recommended). I immediately knew where I wanted to go with it, but it got away from me by an extra 5,000 words or so. It basically overtook all my free time for three days straight, and it was wonderful. Without further ado, have my first attempt at SQ! Any and all comments are welcome, and constructive criticism is appreciated.
Summary: Henry and Emma team up to let Regina know she isn't alone. There's lasagna. And also kissing. "Think of it this way: I’m giving you permission to be all bossy and superior, and you’ll have plenty of opportunities to act like I’m an idiot, which I know you love. I mean, don’t get carried away or anything. I can still bring out the right hook if I need to.” Regina lets out a surprised yet unfairly dignified snort. “I hardly think that will be necessary.”
( What Regina says is, 'I don't <i>want</i> to kill you.' Emma translates this as loosely being Regina-speak for 'Sorry about all the bitchy comments, and even if you do get on my nerves sometimes, I do consider you my friend. Thanks for being here for me; I really need someone in my court right now. And also, you're pretty.' Or something to that effect, anyway.Collapse )