Anonymous said: So, I'm not a swan queen shipper or anything, but sometimes I see fanart or gifsets of them that I think are really cool and they make me want to give it a chance. I already like them as a family, I just never thought of them as a couple. So, could you recommend me some really good fanfiction? Nothing too fluffy though. I like stories that can move me and leave my feelings all over the place if you know what I mean. Also, maybe something not so long to start with? Thank you!
Oh, good, I am so glad that you are willing to give it a shot. Well, here are a few good fics, I hope you like them. If in the future you’d like something a little longer please do ask again although some of these are pretty long and some may be a bit fluffy and I hope they’re alright selections for you.
Title: Give Them To Me To Carry
Plot: Because nightmares born from years of trauma don’t just disappear because somebody decides to hold your hand. Even in fairy tales. Even if it’s Emma.
Title: The Secret’s in the Telling
Plot: AU. Post-curse. “It’s the sixth of October. A pivotal moment in Storybrooke’s history and the turning point in Regina Mills’ life. And it all began with a spell, a Sheriff, and a thief.” Eventual Swan Queen.
Title: Under Her Skin
Plot: Set at the start of season 2. Instead of the wraith, Rumplestiltskin goes for something a little more personal, sinister, and slower when it comes to killing Regina. He curses Regina and Emma stays by her side as Regina wastes away. They have roughly a month to find a cure for a curse without one. If anyone can do the impossible, it should be them. Maybe. SwanQueen
Plot: After the curse breaks, the mob captures and tortures Regina. When Emma finds and rescues her, she is determined to protect her and get justice. WARNING: rape and violence. I posted the first chapter anonymously as a response to the LJ OUAT kinkmeme.
Title: Can’t Sleep
Plot: Emma has grown accustomed sleeping with Regina nearby. When they return to Storybrooke she can’t sleep with Regina back at the manor.
Plot: Dark!Emma. With Neal’s death, her parents’ impending new baby, and the resurfacing of memories she isn’t thrilled to have back, Emma begins a descent into darkness that no one wants to see or believe in. Except Regina, who knows better than anyone what despair and power can bring. Even to the savior. Even when Regina has her own battles to fight.
Title: Losing Myself For Her
Plot: Regina is pregnant with Robin’s baby, Emma is engaged to Neal. And yet within the 2 years that separated them, Emma’s love has grown stronger for Regina. What happens now when they’re both aware of how the other feels? Maybe they’ll have to lose everything to even stand a chance of being with each other after one mistake from her past them apart whilst she fights the insanity.
Title: The Landing Spot
Plot: Emma can’t control her magic; every night it brings her to Regina. “Magic understands what your heart wants, even when your mind doesn’t.” SwanQueen, obviously.
Plot: Afraid of what she’ll do to MM, Emma and Henry kidnap an enraged and heartbroken Regina and take her out of Storybrooke so that she can heal in a place without magic. Along the way, they help each other deal with the traumas and mistakes of their pasts and move towards a possible future together as a family. Post THE MILLER’S DAUGHTER. Semi-graphic slow burn SQ. Now Complete.
Title: Operation Wings
Plot: There’s only one way for Tinkerbell to earn back her wings: complete the task of finding Regina’s soul mate. Swan Queen, Post-Neverland.
Title: A Fine Line
Plot: Upon Regina’s banishment, the small town of Storybrooke becomes protected once again by an enchantment that prevents anyone from leaving or entering Storybrooke. Emma and Regina find themselves on the edge of the town, wishing for a way to the other side. Rating: T
Title: Of Love and Loathing
Plot: “I have been sleeping with someone,” Regina began tentatively, an acute awareness that once she said the words out loud that the madness behind her highly unorthodox situation became all the more real, “whom I absolutely loathe.” •Emma/Regina•
Title: Curse You and Your Dinner
Plot: Absorbing an evil curse into your bloodstream has a few side effects that no one was expecting, least of all Regina. Set immediately after episode 2X9 “Queen of Hearts”. Swan-Queen.
Title: Teacher’s Pet
Plot: Emma Swan is starting her senior year. Her friends tell her about the Creative Writing teacher that she has on her schedule and how no one had passed her class with an A, not even her bookworm friend, Belle. What will she do? And who exactly is this ‘bitchy Evil Queen’ as they claim her to be? SwanQueen. Student/Teacher. M for language and future chapters.