Author has written 16 stories for Mentalist, Once Upon a Time, and Castle.
Safe and Sound: Your Burning Questions Answered
Will there be a sequel?
No. Honestly, there isn't much material for a sequel. This story is sort of like a retelling of season 1; once Emma breaks the curse, I imagine things would play out relatively similarly to canon, or current season 2. It's an alternative way of Emma arriving to the conclusion that she did in the season 1 finale.
Can I write a sequel?
Sure! I'd love to read it.
So, if there's no sequel, what will you write next?
I have lots of ideas! I want to continue "Five Minutes" and explore Emma and David's relationship some more. I also have a ton of oneshot ideas in my head that I want to write. I'm actually almost done with one, so maybe that'll go up soon. As for another fic of this length...we'll see. I do have ideas for a longer project as well, but most likely this is something that would be written over the summer, when Once is on hiatus. It is really hard to write longer stories while there are new episodes of Once. New episodes give me so much material to play with in terms of oneshots and post-eps and having a larger work on top of that distracts me from what's actually happening on the show.
Did you name this story after the Taylor Swift song?
Haha, yes. I'm not a big TSwift fan, but I absolutely love the song Safe and Sound (probably because it sounds nothing like any of her other songs). When I first heard the song, I immediately thought of Mary Margaret and Emma, especially since I first heard the song around the time of the Mad Hatter episode last season. The lyrics I included at the beginning of chapter 39 sum up why I feel like this song fits so perfectly with this story and their relationship.
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My thoughts on shows and fanfiction in general:
Anything Castle does, The Mentalist can do ten times better (see: recurring story-arc involving death of loved one(s), drowning storyline, relationship between two leads, dropping the ILY, season five...need I go on?)
Once Upon a Time is a guilty pleasure I just can't let go, flawed as it is. I'm really in it for the Charmings. I find some of the secondary characters tedious and I'm getting just a tiny bit tired of the "evil character turned evil due to betrayal and/or death of loved one" trope.
Anything by Shonda Rhimes becomes a guilty pleasure. If you haven't seen Scandal, you are truly missing out. Don't expect any fanfiction in those areas, though, because that show doesn't need any - it's basically her fanfiction on screen.
I enjoy writing vignettes and one-shots. I'm fascinated by the possibilities for family dynamic in Once Upon a Time. I am interested in exploring Jane and Lisbon's relationship as it develops on The Mentalist.
If I write any multi-chapter fics, expect them to be written over the summer, when shows are in hiatus.
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