I am going to head off now, I did a good many drafts tonight and even put up a few opens. Shall be back tomorrow!
Lucien shrugged looking to her eyes “Only what you are willing to tell.” He mused softly taking out a pipe and began to pack it “You don’t mind the smoke?”
She shook her head “No I don’t, my father smokes. I’m used to it” she said softly and looked up at him. What was she willing to tell a stranger? “Well…my name is Jillian, I am King French’s youngest daughter, I am sixteen year old and…” she paused, trying to think of something else. “And I very much hate the dress I am wearing, I hate all dresses really”
Zelena sat in the kitchen, fixated on the swirling dark
tea as she stirred it with a spoon. Her head shot up as
she heard Jillian enter the kitchen and a smile immediately
graced her lips.
Soon after she registered the distress in Jillian’s voice and the
sheen of tears in her eyes, and Zelena’s brows creased with worry.
"What is it? What’s wrong?"
"You didn’t tell me."
Zelena wasn’t sure what to say. She wasn’t angry
that Jillian had not told her, more of what she felt
was sadness. Sadness that Jillian had not felt
able to tell her, and sadness that she was unsure
if her comfort was even wanted.
"Jillian. I-I’m sorry."
She lifted both her hands to the sides of the other
woman’s face, holding it gently in place so she
could peer into her eyes.
"You know that you can tell me anything
right? You-you needn’t worry about me.
Please, Jillian, please don’t hesitate to
tell me something like this again.”
She looked down ashamed “I didn’t want you to worry about me. You worry about me all the time as it is and I…I just wanted you to not have to worry for once” she said softly
"She was right." Regina said softly as she studied anything in the room so she wouldn’t have to look at her friend. "His wife.." she nearly spat out the word. "No matter what I do. No matter how much I try I will always be the villian. A monster."
"Robin is right to be with his wife. It’s what’s best for his son and for himself."
She sighed as she put her hand on her arm “Sweet heart you are preaching to the choir” she said. “I’m a pirate who couldn’t even grow the balls to keep you as a girlfriend, you really think I don’t know how you feel?” she asked softly. “You are no monster, not anymore. I have seen you at your best and at your worst, a monster wouldn’t love Henry like you do”
Regina suddenly curled into the woman and the tears really began to flow. She clung to her friend and sobbed, all the pain and anger coming out in anguished cries. She hated appearing weak in front of others, but at this point she couldn’t help herself.
She hugged her close as she cried on her, heart breaking at the sound of her tears. “Shhhh” she whispered. “You’re ok, I’m right here” she whispered, cradling her closer.
Regina shrugged. “And you choose to deal with it.”
She shook her head “I choose to deal with it now, back home I had no choice” she reminded
”Severus is…is a very complicated man”
”I think we really need to talk”
"I think you’ve misunderstood the definition of wonderful, dear." Regina sassed back. She didn’t even bothering looking up towards her as she shut the door behind her and she didn’t move to look to her until the brunette was sitting beside her.
She sniffed softly as Jillian wiped away a tear and she closed her eyes, ducking her head as she wiped at her tears. “It is not just about Robin.” her voice soft as she wrapped her arms around her legs as she brought them to her chest, curling up into herself as best she could.
She watched her pull her legs up and near curl in on herself and pulled her hand away “Well then tell me what it is about” she said and sat closer, resting her chin on the other woman’s shoulder. “You can tell me anything, you know that”
❝With a zoo-load of nephews and nieces, you can only feel so young. Though, I’d say Ii could give ‘em a run for their money any day.❞Paige grinned. As chocolate hues remained upon the figure that had just moved to position themselves rather comfortably on one of the lounges, the thought of rest did not come at bay.
She smiled a bit “I wouldn’t know, I don’t have family anymore” she said, looking away for a moment. She had never actually told Paige, or anyone for that matter, anything about her past. It wasn’t a pleasant one.