NOT ANOTHER BANNER YEAR
EMMA CELEBRATES HER BIRTHDAY WITH ALL THE PEOPLE SHE ALWAYS WANTED TO DO IT AND MORE... SECRETS FROM THE PAST AND FUTURE COME IN PLAY. EMMA FINDS AN UNLIKELY ALLY.
AN: THIS STORY TAKES PLACE ABOUT FOUR YEARS AFTER SEASON ONE FINALE.
A/N: MICHAEL IS EMMA'S LITTLE BROTHER. FROM MY OTHER STORY "MISSING SIGNALS"
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"You and Snow have two children now?" Lily asked as she and David sat down at the small wooden table. The girls were still sleeping.
"Yes, and a grandson" David smirked. His sister returned a smile filled with tease. "Not to bad?"
"Not at all" Lily said. "Snow must be looking for you, I take it?"
"Yes, most definitely" David ran his fingers trough his hair. "And Emma shouldn't be too far behind"
"Miss Lilian?" A maid came to place breakfast or rather said late lunch "The girls are awake"
"Oh good!" Lily said "How is my little one doing?"
"She had a better night, no fever" the maid said smiling at David "She must be aware of visitors and wants to be well to see you sir"
"Yeah, that must be it" Lily smiled. A moment later the sound of little feet filled the room. "Good morning my sweets" The girls were certainly surprise to see David siting there.
"Uncle David?" Kaley inquired. "You are here!" The eldest of the girls was a year younger than Henry. If his calculations were right almost two years had passed since time had been restored. "I cannot believe it!" The other two girls weren't as fast to receive him. Maggie, who had been merely 5 the last time he had seen her offered a small smile. Maddie, the youngest was held my one maid. She was a baby, same age as Michael, she had been a sickly baby for a long time and David prayed that things had changed now that she had gotten older but an urgent letter had proved him wrong.
"I know what you said but, I thought we should all go" Emma said as she sattled her horse. Henry looked from Snow to Emma anxiously.
"I..." Snow thought that it would be easier to track David with Red's help. "Fine, but I want you to ride the carriage with me"
"Cool!" Henry said. "So gramps has this all other family?"
"Yes" Snow said as she climbed into the carriage holding Michael close. August and Emma followed her. Henry was already inside. "One he had kept a secret for many years to protect them from harm"
"And now they can come and live in the palace with us" Henry said. "No longer afraid"
"That sounds like a plan" Snow said looking out the window as she caught a glimpse of Red in her wolf form.
"How long has she been like that?" David asked his sister as they watched the girls play with Gilbert. "I could have taken you all to the palace if I had known.."
"You had a lot on your hands, I did not want us to be a burden" Lily said, his brother caught a glimpse of a tear down her face.
"Never think for one moment that I would abandon you because of where I am socially I was once just your brother and I have a duty to you first" Lily wrapped her arms around him.
"So?" Kaley came panting back to where the adults were. "Did you have a boy or a girl Uncle David?" the prince ceased an eyebrow.
"Actually now I have one of each" David said lowering himself to her level and rasing her chin up "Emma and Michael" As in cue there was movement in the woods sorrounding the small cabin. David quickly caught a glimpse of a certain brunette. "Red?"
"Well finally!" The girl now back to normal sighed as she walked up to them "You are one hard to track"
"Maybe because that was the point" David rolled his eyes.
"You are pretty!" Maggie said from behind Red "I like your cloak"
"Well thank you" Red smiled. She then turned in a more serious matter towards her friend. "You do know Snow is not happy about this?"
David was about to say something when the clinking of horses forced him into silence. "Uh."
"Gramps!" Henry was the first one to jump off the carriage. "Are you okay?"
"I'm fine Henry" David asssured him "Although I am pretty sure I won't be for very long"
"Well just to be fair" Lily interjected "You could have told her where you were going"
"Just to be fair" Henry winked at him "Grandma isn't too happy"
"Not happy at all!" Snow came into sight. David shrunk causing Henry and Kaley to chuckle "Did you know your son cried because of you?!"
"Snow..." He began but Lily caught him off. "I'm afraid it was my fault"
Snow's face softened as she was aware of her sorroundings "Of course it wasn't dear, he just wants to be hero and doesn't even think twice before doing something"
"Sounds about right" Emma and August appeared a moment later with Michael trying to keep up. "Not so Charming now"
"Daddy!" Michael let go of Emma's hand and ran up to his father. Charming picked him up quickly"You kay?"
"I'm fine" David glanced at Snow who wouldn't have any of it. "Did you take care of mommy for me?" Michael nodded.
"Well now" Lily cleared her throat "You must be tired from all the traveling. come " The three girls followed their mother inside.
"I'm Kaley" The little girl smiled at Henry "I guess you are my cousin?"
"I guess" Henry winked at her.
"Come on!" She grabbed his hand and led him inside. Charming put Michael down and watched him join the other kids.
"Let me explain" He began when no one was near.
"I don't want to hear it" His wife raised his hand at him "I know why you did it and I love you for that but..."
"Can we at least talk about it?" He asked making puppy eyes at her.
"We'll see" Snow said as she heard him groan behind him. She was going to enjoy this a bit longer.
Done! Thanks for reading! Happy Onceday! What did you think?
Next up: Bonding and Snowing fight!