Emma Swan is deep in debt, working for a boss who hates her, and has just been dumped by a guy who didn't deserve her in the first place. When Regina Mills - millionaire, high-flying art dealer and the most beautiful woman Emma has ever seen - swoops into her life and offers her a world of luxury in exchange for pretending to be her girlfriend, Emma can't possibly say no.
Modern-day AU set in New York. Based on Sarra Manning's 'Unsticky'.
- Part 1 of For Love or Money
Bookmarked by Lam1211
12 Apr 2020
COMPLETE! SwanQueen AU. After almost a decade, Regina decides today is the day she leaves her abusive husband. Taking her son, she heads to New York and finds a shelter for domestic abuse victims. They're safe. No one knows them here. Except... "Regina Mills?" It takes Regina a few seconds to recognise the blonde now standing before her. "Emma Swan." Rated E for Chapters 29, 36 and 45.
“Cora was dangerous because she didn’t have a heart. Regina is even more dangerous because she does.” – Rumplestiltskin.
Set at the end of season 2. Dark!Regina. Okay maybe Darkish!Regina (DarkGray!Regina)
Peter Pan managed to cast his curse on Storybrooke during Going Home. Six months later, the Swan-Mills family breaks the curse and discovers that they'd never been a family at all; that Emma and Regina had never fallen in love; and that they can't quite let go of the lie that had been their happy ending.
Under the extravagant hair and harsh makeup, it’s still Regina’s eyes gazing back at hers. There’s something hard and malicious in them, but the Queen smiles and Emma shivers at the dark melancholy beneath the surface. “She wasted every chance we had with you,” the Queen breathes. “And you would still choose her?”
After 5b, Emma and Regina find themselves struggling with an unpredictable Evil Queen who's just as likely to kill as she is to kiss, to destroy as she is to help, and to hate as she is to love.