Chapter 14: The Storm Before The Calm
AN: Thank you so much to very one who reviewed! This chapter is named after Eppic and Jess Moskaluk 'The Storm Before the Calm.
Archie watched Elena/Wendy Darling hugging Captain Hook in his living, unable to take his eyes off them. There was a softness to Hook's face, and a small flickering of happiness and hope in his eyes.
"Do you mind?! This is a private moment." Hook asked, now glaring at man, who had annoyed him by trying to get him to talk about his feelings for hours.
"Yes, of course. I'll take Pongo out for a walk." Archie replied grabbing Pongo's leash, his dog ran into the room. He quickly put the leash on Pogo, leaving the house, because he felt like he intruding on their moment.
Hook let go of Wendy leading her over to the couch, sitting down and she sat on the other side of the couch, wiping away her tears. "I thought you had died, Wendy. Where have you been?"
"When we returned from Neverland, The Blue Fairy found me telling me I was one meant to be one of them; she told me my mother had been a fairy." She explained to him. "They told me she desperately wished to be human, so they let her experience it for a while."
"Our father had an affair with a fairy." Killian said trying to process the information his half-sister was telling him. It was a well-known fact his father was a womanizer, and couldn't stay loyal to his mother. His mother had been furious when beautiful dark-haired woman showed up pregnant claiming the baby was his fathers. His mother had left not too long after the baby was born and his father wanted to keep the child, and Wendy's mother died during childbirth. "Why didn't you come to me? You could have told me!" He hissed out furious with Wendy for letting him think she was dead.
"I wanted to Killian, but a met a seer on my way to find you; she told me that I couldn't if I wanted you to live. She said we would be reunited in the future. It would be many, many years in the future but we would find each other again in another realm." Wendy said able to see her brother was still felt betrayed by her and furious. "She said you had a very dark path in front of you filled with hurt, sorrow, rage, love, and revenge. But it would lead you to the woman, who was meant for you, she showed me an image of her. I saw her today at Granny's Diner, a beautiful blonde with hazel green eyes."
Killian stared at Wendy, a neutral look on his face, she couldn't read, "How did you find me here?" He asked, knowing the woman she spoke about must have been Robin, but he couldn't stop thinking of Milah and revenge for her first.
"Sheriff Graham told me. His wife came back from our world yesterday, bringing a few people with her." Wendy said to her brother giving him a small smile, "I know you're angry with me, and I'm sorry but I did it to protect you."
"I'm the older brother, Wendy. It's my job to look after you." Killian shook his head, and then pulled her into a hug. "Tell me where you have been all of these years."
"I was working with the fairies in our homeland. Fairies age very slowly in our land once they reach twenty. When the curse hit I was sent here, I thought my family had died in a car accident and was studying to become a nun." She watched a huge grin break out on Killian's face at the word nun.
"Well that's bloody good news, I'd have to run my hook through any bloke who laid a hand on my little sister." Killian let a sigh of relief hearing no man in town had defiled his younger sister, and then he saw body go rigid for a brief second. He narrowed his eyes, "Who touched you, Wendy?! What kind of bloke seduces a nun in training?" He exclaimed furious, standing up starting to pace the room.
"I wasn't seduced or pressured, I wanted it. You have no room to talk brother. You've seduced many married women in your long life." Wendy yelled, standing up seeing the anger flashing in Killian's eyes. "It's none of your business who I slept with, brother. It's all in the past." Her face softened smiling at him. "Do you really want to spend time fighting? We haven't seen each other in hundreds of years."
"No" Killian said letting it go for the moment, but he swore he would make the man who touched his sister pay. He remembered his sister saying she was part fairy, "I've been trapped here by the annoying Sheriff, and it's a real shame because this occasion calls for a drink." He grinned at her.
"Good try. I'm not springing you from here. Now it's your turn to tell me, what you've doing the last three hundred years." Wendy said to him, raising an eyebrow.
Emma and Graham's bedroom
Graham carried Emma wearing his green robe into the bed, wearing only a pair of red boxer shorts. She had a lazy, contented smile on her face after their last round of lovemaking in the shower. "My dream wasn't as good as the real thing." Emma sighed out, hearing Graham chuckle softly.
"I know the feeling" Graham replied lying her down on the bed with her, snuggling her in his arms. "Can you believe we are going to have a boy and a girl?" He grinned, and then a very serious look crossed his face. "I'm not going to let any boy close to our little girl. Maybe I'll see if Mother Superior can talk her into becoming a nun."
Loud laughter burst out of Emma at Graham's suggestion, and it took her minute to catch her breath. "Oh our poor daughter isn't even born and you already have her joining a nunnery." Graham didn't look amused on bit. "Let's face it honey, if you daughter looks anything like her father, you're not going to be able to keep the boys away from her."
" You mean her mother and that's not funny, Emma. I'm going to need a bigger gun, maybe I'll carry two." Graham shook his head already trying to come up with a plan, becoming lost it thought. "Wait" He said to her as a huge smile crossed his lips, "Did you just call me honey?"
"No" Emma replied shaking her head, while Graham nodded at her smirking. She swore she would never be the type of girl to call her man honey or sweetheart, but again Graham made her do many things she swore never to do.
"You so did, honey." He whispered brushing his lips against his, then pulling away. "Admit it." He added continuing to tease her, almost kissing her but kept pulling away.
"No" Emma grinned closing the gap between them, crashing her lips into his kissing him like she hadn't in months. Graham moaned into her mouth, his hands made quick work of her robe, so he could feel her skin against his.
Claire felt better after getting cleaned up in the woman's house, the woman who had helped her after her car skidded off the road. She remembered the woman's words, trying to get a grasp of what was going on in this small town. There was something very strange about the small quiet town; she hadn't been able to put her finger on. She walked downstairs the spiral staircase into the sitting room to see Cruella sitting on a couch smiling at her, "Please have a seat dear. Do you like cucumber sandwiches and tea?" She offered Claire holding a plate of sandwiches out to her.
"Yes, thank you." Claire smiled at her, taking a sandwich off the plate. "Can I ask you a question without you thinking I'm crazy?" She asked, sitting down in a chair across from Cruella, who threw her hand back laughing.
"My dear, do you think I will you judge you?" She countered smiling at her, "I will save you the trouble of asking. Yes, this town isn't what it seems as well as all of its residents. We are all very different."
"There have been strange things going on in town like bright lights almost like a spot light, lighting up the town." Claire furrowed her brow, and then lowered her voice. "And I swear I saw seven dwarfs with pick axes marching, when I was on my way out-of-town."
"You did. They are pest and very annoying. You should say clear of them and Granny. I detest that woman." Cruella replied, her blued eyes clouding over with hatred. "She is the reason I'm the town outcast."
"I'm sorry, Cruella." Claire answered sympathetically pausing, "Wait your name is Cruella Da Vil, there are seven dwarfs, and I swear I overheard Graham talking about a woman named Snow. It's like Disney's Fairytale land here." She giggled, but it quickly died at seeing the seriousness in Cruella's eyes. 'Everyone in town was a fairytale character' Claire realized her eyes going wide stunned, and wondering how she had missed it for so long. "So everyone is a fairytale character. Who is Graham really? He looks like a prince!" Claire grinned, imagining her and Graham living together in a mansion much like Cruella's with their children playing in the house.
"He is The Huntsman. Graham is very handsome, so I can see why you would think so." Cruella wouldn't mind having The Huntsman for, herself, but she had her eye on Dr. Victor Frankenstein. He was gorgeous, brilliant and she had wanted him since the moment she saw him. She hoped he might come up with new ways to keep her looking young, once she used up the last resource in town she was hunting.
"Who is Emma Swan really?" Claire had to ask, who her nemesis true identity really was.
"Emma is the daughter of Prince Charming and Snow White." Cruella saw the jealousy and envy cross the woman's face in front of her. This woman is the perfect person to recruit to do her dirty work, but she couldn't decide whether to kill her, after she got want she wanted or to keep her as a lackey.
A loft in Snow's building
"Wow, this place is awesome!" Henry exclaimed running through the loft, leaving his two sets of grandparents in the living room laughing.
"Do you like it?" Snow asked Arwen and Aragorn, watching them looking around the loft.
"It's so beautiful. There is nothing like this in our homelands." Arwen gushed looking around the bright airy loft. "My homeland was beautiful, but I like this world very much. We have a family again."
"We know how it feels to miss your baby's whole childhood, and be around the same age of them." Charming said to them a small smile on his lips, "It's nice to have someone else, who can relate to our problem."
"How are Emma and the babies doing?" Snow asked Arwen, worry written all over her face. Arwen took her hand in hers.
"Emma was almost glowing with happiness this morning. I could feel the magic and happiness radiating off her, Graham and the babies. She and the babies will be fine. The more time she spends close to Graham, the stronger the babies will grow." Arwen replied hoping to ease Snow's worries.
"I guess that would explain why Emma can't stand to be away from Graham or not touch him ever." Charming muttered remembering the incident in front of the diner. He had a good feeling that they shouldn't take Henry home until Graham or Emma called him.
Aragorn patted him on the back, "I'm sorry to tell you that Emma's need to be near my son and connect with him will only grow stronger. When Arwen was pregnant with Graham, she couldn't stand being away from him for a more than two minutes at time before she gave birth. Emma being pregnant with twins will increase that need."
"Please tell me you just mean close in proximity or touch." David hopefully said seeing his wife roll her eyes at him.
Henry came running out from the hall, "Are you going to move here?" He asked his new set of grandparents.
"Yes" Arwen answered, as Henry threw his arms around her waist hugging her tightly. She wrapped her arms around him, tears of happiness formed in her eyes. She and Aragorn were home for the first time in many years and a family again.
Dr. Hopper's house
Wendy kept her face neutral during the story of how Killian lost his hand and Milah to Rumpelstiltskin. She wanted to scream and to cry but she held in knowing her it would only feed her brothers anger and need for revenge. "I'm sorry I couldn't be there to stop it or be there for you." She whispered placing her hand over his. Hearing all the hardship and heartbreak in her brother's life broke her heart. She had spent her whole life sheltered from everything because first Killian looked after her after their father dead when they were young, then the fairies but once the curse took over all she felt was loneliness and utterly lost. The curse caused her to think her whole family died in a car accident, when she was young and Mother Superior took her in.
"I'll have my revenge on Rumpelstiltskin for taking my hand and my love." Killian hissed out, rage and hatred flashing in his eyes, as Wendy looked frightened. "I will not let him hurt you." He swore to her.
"Killian" Wendy sighed loudly, "Revenge isn't going to change anything that happened in the past. Rumpelstiltskin has magic and will kill you. I won't lose you, after I just go you back. I'm saying you to stop this need for revenge. I need my brother." She begged him, not ready to lose him.
"I've sent three hundred years planning my revenge. I must have it!" Killian stressed, while Wendy jumped off the couch furious with him.
"I won't let you kill yourself! If you won't stop this madness, then I will make you. You took care of me after our dad fell ill and died, now it's my turn to take care of you, whether you like it or not!" Wendy yelled at him, hearing her brother laughing at her.
"How do plan on stopping me?" He countered, looking up into her brown anger filled eyes.
A smirk crossed her lips, "I'm a fairy remember, and I'm friends with the Sheriff, who trapped you here, the two of us can stop you." Her brother narrowed his eyes at her, trying to fight back the urge to yell at her. "In fact, I'm going to go have chat with him about you now. Try to behave, brother." She added walking over to the door.
"You can't stop me! I will get my revenge on that bloody crocodile." He called after her, starting after her but she was already out the door.
"Correction, you can't stop me. If you can't stop yourself, then I will." She said turning to face him. "You should let Archie help you, Killian." She added before walking off.
"Wendy, get back here!" He shouted to her furious she was leaving him in the annoying cricket's house. He slammed the door to the house, and then began searching for any alcohol or liquor he could find. Between Wendy and Robin attempting to talk him out of his revenge for Milah and the crocodile taking his hand, he'd had enough of the lectures from the women in his life.
Exterior of Granny's Inn
Robin walked out of the inn distracted, when she bumped into someone on the street. "I'm so sorry." She exclaimed, looking up to see a man in his early fifties with brown hair that hit his shoulders wearing a black suit, black shirt and a red tie using a cane to catch himself.
The man's brown eyes studied her for a moment, running over her face, "You are new to our town. I always remember a face. You must have come through the portal with Emma. Welcome to Storybrooke, dearie. I'm Robert." He introduced himself, leaving out his last name or true name.
"Yes, I'm Robin." She looked at him suspiciously getting a bad feeling about the man in front of her. "I'm sorry I ran into you. I'm running late to meet Victor." She said to him starting to move past him, but the man blocked her way. "Excuse you." She said narrowing her eyes at him, again attempting to move past him but he blocked her. "I'm not going to tell you again to move, don't think I want use force against you because you have a cane. A creep is a creep."
"Miss Locksley, I was under the impression you like creeps and bad men." He drawled out to her, leaning in closer. "You're drawn to darkness, only a woman attracted to it would let a monster with a hook for a hand take her to bed." He whispered to her, seeing Robin's eyes grow wide.
"You're Rumpelstiltskin." Robin said in a low whisper, feeling anger building in her at knowing what this man did to Killian.
"This is my lucky day." He replied an evil grin breaking out on his face, Robin turned to run but Gold grabbed her. "I don't think so, dearie." He hissed out menacingly. They turned into purple smoke, disappearing from the street.
Graham & Emma's house
A lazy contented grin was on Emma's lips, lying on Graham's chest listening to his heart beating steadily, unable to keep her eyes open. Graham smiled looking down at his wife, "Emma, are you alright?" He asked running his hand through her soft hair.
"Mm" She moaned out managing to hold her head to look at him. "Graham" She smiled at him looking almost drunk, from Graham's presence and their time spent in bed today. "never better…happy." She whispered, before she laid her head back down on his chest.
"I've never been happier either, Emma." He kissed the top of her head, staring down at her on his chest, until sleep began to take him over. The sound of the doorbell ring waking him, he carefully laid Emma on the bed, throwing on his boxers and throwing on his green robe. He rushed to the door not wanting to wake up a slumbering Emma, he threw open the door. "Elena" He said surprised, seeing the desperate look on her face. "Did Hook hurt you?" He asked her, letting her in the house.
"No, but I really need your help." She said to him, wringing her hands together walking over to the couch.
"Give me a minute to get dressed." Graham replied, uncomfortable he was only wearing a robe. He disappeared down the hall, quickly putting on a pair of jeans and a white t-shirt. When he walked back out into the living room, he saw Elena pacing in front of his coach. "Would you like something to drink? Tea or water?" He asked her, walking over to the refrigerator.
"No, thank you." She answered him, seeing him grab bottled water for himself, and then walking back over to her. "I'm sorry to come by like this, but it couldn't wait." She apologized to him. "It's just Killian won't listen to me, Graham. He's going to get himself killed. I will not let that happen."
"It sounds like he hasn't given up on his revenge on Rumpelstiltskin." Graham sighed, pinching the bridge of his nose. He knew that Hook upset Rumpelstiltskin would cause all sorts of trouble, leading to destruction of the town property. Hook and Gold wouldn't care about anything but killing each other and Hook would end up dead. "What do you suggest we do, Elena?" He asked not sure of how to fix this situation.
"My name is actually Wendy Darling. I've decide to go back to my real name." She said to him in a soft voice, watching Graham's eyes grow large at finding out her true identity. "Killian has every right to want Gold dead, and a part of me wants him dead for what he did to Killian. But it's not going to bring Milah back; it's just going to get him killed. I'm not going to let that happen, no matter if he hates me for it." She paused, "but maybe we can use some magic to give him, his hand back. I'm hoping that could help."
Graham gave her a sympathetic smile, "I will help you with that, but it's not going to work. If Gold took my hand and killed Emma, then my hand would be the last of my worries. It's not going to stop his revenge plot."
"It's going to buy me sometime, until I get through to him letting him know life is worth living and he will love again. I can't lose him again." Wendy's eyes began to tear up at the idea of losing Killian again.
"You love him." Graham stated able to see the love in her eyes for Hook, as she nodded at him. He knew if two strong smart women like Wendy and Robin loved Hook, there must be more to him than he showed earlier. "If I let him out of Archie's house, we both know we'll go after Gold. What do you propose we do with him?"
"We have to get him out of Archie, because Killian's pretty pissed. He can stay with me at my place until I can talk some sense into him." Wendy knew it was the best thing she could do for him at the moment.
"Do you think he would hurt you?" Graham asked worried Hook might take his angry out on her.
"Killian would never hurt me." Wendy replied, a confident and sure look on her face, like it was a fact.
Graham couldn't decide if he should stay out of the situation letting her make her own mistakes or warn her about Hook's connection with Robin. "I'm sure you know Hook better than me, but I'm worried he'll hurt you. You need to know you're not the only girl in love with Hook. He and Robin have something, I'm not sure what it is, but I can tell he cares about her. I'm sorry to tell you this." He said walking up, putting his hands on her shoulders, hating what he told her was going to hurt her.
Wendy's face broke out in a smile, as she began to laughing uncontrollably. Confusion crossed Graham's features at Wendy's reaction, and he wondered if she was in denial. "You think.." She said in between giggles of amusement, holding her stomach, as she continued to giggle. It took her minute to compose herself at his statement, wiping away her tears of laughter. "Graham, it's really sweet you're worried about me, really? I'm sorry I laughed, it's just the idea I'm in love with him is not only gross but hysterical." She informed Graham taking her hand in his. "I appreciate you looking after me, when it comes to Killian, although it's unnecessary." She smiled up at him.
"Graham, what's going on?" Emma's voice called out from behind them, making him turn to face his wife seeing a frown on her beautiful face, looking at them suspiciously. She saw guilt in Graham's blue eyes, causing hurt, anger and betrayal to hit her like a freight train.
AN: Zerousy, you were right about Killian and Elena/Wendy being brother and sister!