#OnceUponATime #Fanfic Friday: David Gets The Spotlight

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In my Once Upon A Time fanfic, Twice Upon A Dream, the main characters find themselves lost in the dreamscape, falling in and out of each other’s dreams (and the dreams of the people of Storybrooke) as they each search for a mysterious item or items associated with the number 7 – it’s the only way to break the curse and return them to the waking world.

In this scene, Henry, David and Snow go on a hunt for a special book, and David uses the strongest weapon in his arsenal to get it . . .


“He needs to get the book,” Snow said. “Where do we find it?”

“You’re in luck,” Henry said, grinning widely. “I just happen to know my way around the New York Public Library.”

The ravens made a reappearance as they began to walk, flapping up to land on ledges and rooftops, but not directly attacking at the moment. Still, David kept a watchful eye as they made their way to the library.

Once inside, Henry found the reference desk, and the dour librarian behind it, who watched him approach with narrowed eyes through her thin spectacles. Continue reading

#OnceUponATime #Fanfic Friday – Neverland Interlude

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My Once Upon A Time fanfic, You Had Me At Malfeasance is a series of one-off’s set in and around various scenes in the show – sort of a behind-the-scenes set of fics. In this chapter, Hook and Emma share a conversation, just a few days after that first, infamous kiss . . .


She pulled herself out of the pool of water, glancing around carefully. It felt good to get the sweat and steam of the jungle off of her, even if it was temporary. She stood, wringing the water out of her hair, and then waved her arms, trying to generate some air flow around her body, in lieu of a towel.

“Keep flapping your arms like that and you’ll end up with an audience of Lost Boys,” Hook said.

She jumped, grabbing her clothes and holding them in front of her as she turned. He was standing a few yards away, with his back to her.

“How long have you been there?” She demanded. “It’s pretty low…spying on someone while they bathe.” She yanked her shirt over her head, then struggled to push her wet legs into her pants.

“Calm down, Swan, I’m only keeping watch for you.”

“I don’t recall inviting you.” Continue reading

#OnceUponATime #Fanfic Friday! Meet Papa Killian

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Captain’s Choice is a series of one-off fics set in and around The Memory Keeper series of stories. In this particular installment, Killian and Emma are parents to Meriel, age 3 1/2, and Finn, who’s a rather restless toddler. You’ll see that Papa Killian has him well in hand . . .


*thump*

“What was that?” Emma’s voice was muffled in the pillow, and she didn’t open her eyes.

*thump*slide*thump*

“There it goes again,” she grumbled, giving Killian a push. “It’s your turn.”

“Uuugh. Have a heart, love,” he groaned. “I just got to sleep.”

“So did I,” came the muffled reply. “It’s your turn.” She still didn’t open her eyes.

Killian ran a hand through his hair, sitting up.

“Can’t go, love. I’m naked.”

“Me, too. Not an excuse.”

He sighed, reaching for his breeches and sliding them on. Then he padded over to the door, and down the hall to the nursery. The moonlight from the open window fell across Meriel as she lay sound asleep, with one hand stretched across the bed. Killian walked over, pulling the covers up around her. He attempted to pull her arm back in and fold it over her chest, but she wouldn’t let him budge it, even in her sleep. He didn’t want to risk waking her, so he smoothed her hair and left her as she was.

He yawned, running his hand through his hair again, and turned to the crib.

“Oh, bloody hell.”

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#OnceUponATime #Fanfic Friday! Killian and Emma Have A Talk . . .

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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

#OnceUponATime #Fanfic Friday: Pirate Emma Is A Force To Be Reckoned With

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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

#OnceUponATime #Fanfic Friday – Killian Makes An Apology

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In my Once Upon A Time fanfic, ADRIFT, Killian Jones is hit with a brutal curse that sends him back to a time when he made a life-changing decision – and it forces him to choose the other path.

We meet a Killian Jones who sailed away from a crumbling Storybrooke in Season 2, leaving Emma behind to die – or so he thought until she appears on his ship a year later to tell him that reality didn’t happen that way. Can Emma convince Killian to become the man he was destined to be? And can they take on Pan and Zelena in a new game, with even greater stakes?

In this scene, it’s the morning after a very drunk Killian made a visit to Emma’s bedside. And he’s learning that it didn’t work out the way he’d planned . . . Continue reading

#OnceUponATime #Fanfic Friday – Killian Contemplates Fatherhood

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Captain’s Choice is a fanfic made of supporting stories that take place in and around The Memory Keeper series. In this scene, Killian has just accidentally learned that Emma is carrying his child, and while Emma slumbers peacefully, he contemplates just what that means to him . . .


Holy God.

He took a moment just to let it all sink in. He’d spent so long not worrying about the possibility of ever impregnating anyone, that it hadn’t even occurred to him. There had been so many women – surely after all this time they numbered in the hundreds at the very least. A disjointed smattering of names and faces and body parts – some more memorable than others and very few worth a return visit.

Yet in all that tomcatting he’d been careful. The last thing he ever wanted was a bastard child of his out there somewhere, growing up without a father. He’d sought out a witch and paid for a spell long ago that protected him from any such eventuality. Once it took hold he would be unable to get anyone with child – unless he truly wanted to.

And now he sat, flabbergasted by the fact that he must’ve truly wanted to, with Emma. Continue reading

#OnceUponATime #FanFic Friday: Killian The Massage Therapist Is At Your Service

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In my Once Upon A Time Fanfic, These Dreams, Emma gets trapped in the dreamscape, falling in and out of the dreams of the residents of Storybrooke, as well as her own dreams, too. Killian goes under a sleeping curse so that he can rescue her, but in every dream scenario, one of them has to be reminded of who they are. In this chapter, Killian finds Emma – and oh, is this unexpected . . .


“Your client is ready in room six,” the young woman said to Killian, sticking her head around the door frame.

Killian took a moment to get his bearings. He gave the girl a nod of acknowledgement, not having the foggiest idea as to what he should be doing with that information. He looked down at his attire for clues, but didn’t get much. He was wearing black jeans and a black tee shirt, with some sort of logo on the front of it over the left breast pocket.

He reached into his pocket, pulling out the compass – which seemed, happily, to travel with him wherever he went – and checked it. The needle directed him down the hallway, right to room six. He grasped the doorknob and stepped inside, closing the door behind him.

He was completely unprepared for the sight that awaited him. A woman lay face-down on a low table, completely unclothed but for a sheet, artfully draped across her shapely bum and nothing else. That was startling enough, but he knew the line of that neck and the set of those shoulders anywhere.

“Emma?”

She raised a non-committal hand. “Come on in,” she said, her voice muffled. “I’m ready to go.”

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#OnceUponATime #Fanfic Friday: What Shall We Do With A Drunken Sailor?

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In my Once Upon A Time fanfiction, Adrift, Killian Jones is hit with a curse that undoes the last few years of his life, sending him back to his formerly villainous self. Emma is thrown there with him, and it’s up to her to convince him that he’s not the guy he thinks he’s become. In this scene, after a tumultuous beginning on The Jolly Roger, Emma has retreated downstairs while Killian tries to drink his evening away . . .


Emma opened her eyes slowly, groggy at first, and then she remembered where she was. A stumbling sound made her sit up in the bunk, and she realized he’d woken her when he slid the hatch open to the crew cabin. Now he was currently falling down the stairs, rebounding off the opposite wall before he caught himself and leaned against it.

“Hello,” he said, giving her that lopsided grin. He was barefoot, his hair was mussed, his shirt was undone, and he was very, very inebriated. If she weren’t still so pissed at him, he’d be adorable.

“Hook.” She slid her feet off the bunk and stood up. “I’m sleeping, here. Do you mind?”

He smiled affably. “I don’t mind if you sleep. Don’t let me keep you, love.” He gestured back to the bed.

“You’re drunk.”

“A remarkably astute observation,” he said, pushing off the wall and walking toward her unsteadily.

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#OnceUponATime #Fanfic Friday – Pomp & Circumstance

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My Once Upon A Time fanfic, Loose Threads, is a continuation of The Memory Keeper series, featuring Killian, Emma, and their two children, Meriel and Finn. In addition, we catch up with a fully-grown Henry, who is about to be crowned the new king of Camelot.

There’s a lot to do in prep for the coronation, and Snow and Regina will settle for nothing less than perfection when it comes to the planning . . .


“I realize this is just pomp and circumstance, but I could do with a bit less of the pomp.” Killian set down his empty wine goblet, unstoppered his flask and poured a healthy dose of rum into it.

“I’ll take some of that,” David said, nudging his own goblet over. “And one thing I’ve learned about Regina – she can never have enough pomp.”

“How bloody long can they argue over the varying shades of crimson and gold?” Killian asked. Continue reading