In my Once Upon A Time fanfiction, Pandora’s Pain, Storybrooke is visited by a lone woman, who’s looking for a very particular box. Unfortunately, this woman carries a curse that affects the lives of anyone near her, sending them back to relive the most troubled time in their life.
In this scene, Killian and Emma have a quiet moment alone before all hell breaks loose – and Emma decides to ask a difficult question . . .
They stood in silence for several minutes, just watching the sun sink into the sea. Killian had been right about that, too – it was incredibly romantic. She sighed, lifting her head from where she’d leaned it back against his chest.
“Why the long sigh, Swan?” he asked. “You’re not turning pensive on me, are you?”
“Maybe a little bit,” she confessed. “Just thinking about what life must be like – looking at this every day.”
“And now you know why the sea is any sailor’s first love,” he replied. “I suppose his ship is his second.”
And you gave up your ship for me, she thought. A glance over her shoulder at his face said he was probably thinking the same thing.
“It’s all right, Swan,” he said with a half-smile. “I don’t regret that trade.” Continue reading
“It’s my way of joining humanity to what they are, what we all are. We all have sorrow. We all have joy.” Her eyes were shining. “I have a gift for this, and I use it.”
Like she could close her eyes and pretend that she mattered to him, just a little bit. Moments like that gave her hope and she clung to it.
“Life can turn in an instant, and words can be final when we hadn’t planned them to be. Go back inside, luv. Talk to your mother.”
Topic: “Meet the Parents”
In my Once Upon A Time Fanfic, These Dreams, Emma and Killian are thrown into the Dreamscape, running in and out of each other’s dreams, and the dreams of everyone in Storybrooke.
In this scene, Emma has just arrived in Killian’s dream and has no idea what’s going on . . .
The floor had just shifted beneath her. She was on a ship. Her eyes shifted to the full-length mirror mounted to a nearby wall and she turned to it slowly, her jaw falling open.
Thigh high black boots, tight black leather pants, a black leather corset and a crimson shirt, unbuttoned low enough to make the most of her ‘assets’, which were prominently displayed courtesy of the corset. The sword belt at her hip held a gleaming cutlass, and a coiled whip hung from the other side. Her hair fell in glorious tumble about her shoulders and the rings on her fingers and dangling earrings only cemented the picture.
“Holy shit,” she mumbled. “I’m a pirate.” Continue reading
This is one of the books I’m most proud of. This one wrote itself. I’m still in love with these characters, and still ache from their wounds.
I know the fairy tales all say yes, but I’ve always prided myself on being a grounded and realistic person. That being said . . . my grounded, realistic self is sitting here looking at him and I can’t even remember a world without him in it.
That’s right – one big giveaway for THREE lucky winners @goodreads!
The giveaway is listed under “Sky Woman” because I couldn’t seem to get the whole trilogy on one giveaway for some reason (why doesn’t it give you that option?) – anyway, the giveaway is actually for the entire trilogy! All three books of the Seeder Saga (Sky Woman, Rain in the Moonlight, and Changeling) signed by yours truly.
Enter the giveaway before May 31st and good luck to my three winners!
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(Details on the blog tomorrow!)