In my Once Upon A Time fanfic, Loose Threads (a later installment of The Memory Keeper series), we meet up with Killian and Emma (and a few others) a short time before Henry is set to take the throne as the new king of Camelot. Snow and Regina are ready to plan a memorable party – if only everyone else would get on board . . .
“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.
“Who even knew there were varying shades of crimson and gold?” Robin interjected, reaching for the flask. “I don’t think we’ve made an inch of headway.”
“If you three are quite finished,” Regina said, raising her voice. “We could use a little guidance.”
“Is it regarding color schemes, china patterns, flatware designs, draperies or sconces?” Killian asked.
“No, it’s -”
“Furniture placement, carpeting, water closet availability or floral design?” Killian continued, ticking the items off on his fingers.
“Enough!” Regina snapped. She took a breath. “It’s a matter of decorum.”
Killian raised a brow. “Well, don’t look at me.”