This story is dedicated to the amazing OncerSware(k)JateBazeGirlscout22. I got this little one-shot idea from their story, 'Already There.' It is an amazing story and you guys should definitely check it out!
Disclaimer: I do not own the Once Upon A Time plot nor the wonderful characters or anything else relating to the show...:(
Snow sat on her bed drinking hot chocolate and watching TV. James walked in and sat down beside her, "Snow is everything alright dear?"
Snow sighed, "Yeah, just thinking…"
"You, me, Emma, Henry, everything really," Snow said shrugging. She turned the sound on the TV to mute and snuggled up to James' chest.
"Is that a good thing?" he teased wrapping his arms around her tightly.
"Of course it is Charming!" Snow exclaimed. "I just wish there was some way Henry was with us."
"Emma's working on it. No matter what it takes, she'll get custody of her son. I know she will," James said. He kissed the top of his wife's head. "Come on, I'm tired. Let's go to bed."
"I can't sleep…"
"Why not?" James asked.
"I don't know. It just feels like something is missing. Something that's making it so I can't sleep," Snow said softly. She set her hot chocolate on her nightstand and grabbed the book she'd been reading. "I'll read for a little while, you go to bed alright?"
James kissed her lips tenderly, "Alright, try and get some rest soon please?"
"I'll try Charming, don't worry so much!" Snow said laughing.
James sighed happily and climbed into bed falling into a deep sleep.
"Miss Swan," Regina said smirking. She held a knife to Snow White's throat. "I told you if you do not hand Henry over right now, I will kill your mother, father, and anyone else who gets in my way, including you."
"Don't do it Emma," Snow gasped. Regina brought the dagger closer to Snow's throat.
Emma looked down at Henry, who clung to her tightly, then up to her mother, her brave strong mother. Then at her father, James shook his head. "Emma, don't give Henry to her."
Emma shook her head as tears stung her face, she looked down at Henry. He pulled away from her, "Mom, you need to save Snow White and Prince Charming. They are the key to breaking the curse. I'll go with her." Henry turned and slowly began to walk towards Regina.
"Henry, NO!" Emma screamed.
Regina smirked as Henry walked over, "You've made a good choice Henry. Miss Swan, say goodbye to your mother." She moved to slit Snow's throat.
"NO!" Emma screamed sitting up. She was drenched in sweat and was breathing heavily. She'd had this dream every night the past week.
Emma rocked back and forth in her bed. Tears ran down her face and she couldn't help but think What if that ends up real? What if I have to choose between my son and my parents…?
She stood slowly and opened her bedroom door quietly. Normally after the dream, Emma would go drink some cocoa but tonight was different. She walked out into the hallway and down to her parents' bedroom door. Emma peeked in to see her mother reading a book and her father sleeping soundly. Carefully, she pushed open their door. "Mom?" she whispered walking in.
"Emma?" Snow asked looking up from her book. "Is everything alright?"
"I had the dream again…" she said and looked down at her hands.
Snow frowned; she scooted over in the bed to make room for her daughter. "C'mere."
Emma ran over to sit next to her mother. She sat down and pulled her legs up to her chin. "I don't get it mom, why am I so worried about this, it's just a dream?"
Snow put her arms around Emma, "Dreams are the next closest thing to reality honey." She kissed Emma's hair, "Do you want to stay in here tonight?"
Emma nodded, "Please?"
"Of course, here you can lay in between your father and me," Snow said. Emma smiled and crawled between her parents causing James to stir.
"Snow?" he mumbled, "Is something wrong?"
"We just have a special guest tonight James," Snow teased softly.
James opened his eyes and looked up at his daughter. "Sweetheart what happened?" he asked sitting up, a worried look on his face.
Emma shook her head, "I just had the dream again…" she whispered. "Daddy, I'm scared. All I can think is what if I get custody of Henry and Regina does that? What if she takes you and mom and threatens to kill you because of that?"
James sighed and pulled Emma into a tender embrace, "Emma, listen to me. I will never ever let that woman harm my family again."
"And the same for me," Snow said reassuringly. She took Emma's hand in hers. "It's going to be alright Emma. Just try and go back to sleep alright?"
Emma nodded, "Okay, I'll try. Thanks mommy, you too dad. I love you guys," she whispered.
James kissed her forehead, "We love you too sweetheart." Emma snuggled close to James' chest and quickly fell into a peaceful sleep. James smiled softly at his little princess in his arms. He looked over at his wife who was beginning to yawn, "Think you can sleep now Snow?" he asked teasingly.
Snow rolled her eyes, "Actually, Charming, yes. I figured out what was missing."
"And what was that dearest?" James wondered.
Snow nodded towards their daughter, "Emma. Emma was what I was missing."
James chuckled, "Indeed Snow, something, someone, was missing. Our little girl," he kissed Emma's hair once more and rested his head against Emma's shoulder. He closed his eyes and quickly fell asleep.
Snow smiled softly at her husband and daughter. They were like twins honestly. She turned off her bedside lamp and put the book on her nightstand. She moved closer towards Emma and James and fell asleep. Everything is perfect, she thought, slowly drifting off. Something was missing, it was my Emma, and now she is here and nothing is missing. Nothing will ever again be missing…
I know it was short but I thought that was a good place to end it at:) Hope you enjoyed it! I could possibly make it more than just a one-shot if a) reviewers demand it b) if I gain some writing inspiration or c) I just feel so inclined to do so...;) Anyway pretty please review? They make my day!
Oh yeah: HAPPY ONCE DAY!:D