Hook x Ariel - Chapter 11
"You have to let him go" Ariel pleaded with David outside the sheriff's department.
"It wasn't so long ago that you were worried he was going to hurt someone - what's changed?"
"I didn't understand before. And I'm not saying that he shouldn't be punished, but I have to put this right. You've got to let him go."
"You know I can't do that. People here need to know that we'll keep them safe. If we let Hook go, there's no telling what Stiltskin will do."
Ariel felt a pull at her heart, she knew what had to happen. "What if he left Storybrooke?"
David sighed, "If he left quietly, without getting a rise from Rumplestiltskin, it could work. I suppose he's got his own ship, so he can go anytime."
"So if he leaves, this is forgotten?" The sheriff nodded in response.
"And Stiltskin gives his word that there won't be any trouble," he added, to be sure she wouldn't forget.
Ariel didn't want to see Killian get hurt and if that meant she had to go to Stiltskin, then that's what she would do.
NarcissusBaker Street seemed empty without John. Okay, he'd only gone on his honeymoon and he'd be back in two weeks, but as Sherlock looked at the empty armchair in front of him, he felt at a loss.
Nevertheless, the clients kept coming and he was eager to find more and more cases with which to occupy his time. However none struck him so much as the case that Inspector Lestrade brought to 221B.
Sherlock lay on the sofa when the inspector arrived, hands steepled under his chin.
"We need your help" Lestrade looked more than usually defeated as he stood in the doorway.
"Another 'unsolvable' case, Inspector?" Sherlock sighed, standing. He threw his hands up in the air, "Well, I suppose I can spare an hour or two" he said, in his same over-confident manner.
"I think this one might take you a little bit longer than usual"
"You thinking? It must be a difficult one"
Lestrade had no chance to reply, as Sherlock had already walked out, scarf on and coat in hand. Instead he just sighed, "Give me strength"
Hook x Ariel - Chapter 10
Killian sat on the edge of the small bed, looking out into the office. He deserved this. He'd gone back on his word, he knew what Stiltskin was trying to do and he just gave him what he wanted. The want for revenge had clouded his judgement.
The sheriff entered the office, moving to sit down at his desk. He looked over at Killian "They say Stiltskin's gonna be okay."
"Wonderful," Killian sighed, rolling his eyes.
"No one in this town likes Stiltskin. But I have to say, no one's gone as far as you to stop him."
Killian stayed silent, his eyes falling to the floor. After a moment he looked back up at David, "Can I ask a favour of you sheriff?"
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"Why does he want to see me? I was the one who put him in there" Ariel looked at David, confused.
He shrugged, "He said that he wants to explain something to you." Ariel said nothing. "So...shall we get going?"
There was a pause before she gave her answer, "Yeah, okay."
She didn't kno
Hook x Ariel - Chapter 9
The ambulance drove away, sirens blaring, as it carted Rumplestiltskin to the hospital. David bundled Killian into the back of the car, before getting into the driver's seat. Ariel slipped into the passenger's side. The journey back to the sheriff's department was one of uncomfortable silence.
When inside, David disappeared for a moment and Killian took his chance to speak to Ariel while they were alone.
"How could you betray me like this?" Killian's confusion was eclipsed only by his anger. How could she?
"You went back on your word"
"Pirate!" he said, by way of explanation.
"That's not all you are," she stared at him for a moment "I didn't want to do this"
"Then why did you?" Snow, who had been watching this bitter exchange, asked, to satisfy Killian's curiosity as well as her own.
"...Because I hate Hook." Her voice barely audible, Ariel could not look at the man whose eyes now held the pained look of disbelief and rejection. "But I love Killian Jones. The man I used to know."
Hook x Ariel - Chapter 8
Mr. Gold Pawnbroker and Antiques Dealer
This shop was the embodiment of everything Killian hated about Stiltskin, He takes - everything that people love, he takes from them.
The captain stood outside the dark window, looking inside. He couldn't see Stiltskin. For a week now, he had been planning how he could get his revenge. He wanted to make sure Stiltskin felt safe before he made his move.
"Loitering again, Captain? I take it your girlfriend isn't inside my store"
Killian looked at Stiltskin with hard eyes but remained silent. The pair stayed, eyes locked, for a moment before Rumplestiltskin pushed past the pirate "As much as I'd like to stay and chat, there's business to be done."
Killian remained motionless until he heard the shop's door close. I could leave now, he thought. But he couldn't do it - he was so close to Stiltskin. This was what he came to Storybrooke to do, he couldn't back out now...
But what about Ariel? He'd made a promise to her...he loved her
Hook x Ariel - Chapter 7
Killian sat in the diner opposite Ariel, who looked at him expectantly. He knew that he should be talking to her, but he couldn't help thinking about Stiltskin. However much he wanted to keep his promise to Ariel, he needed to be rid of that man.
"What does Stiltskin do here?" he felt himself ask almost without thinking.
Ariel gave a small shrug "He owns some sort of antiques place. Why?"
If he could get Stiltskin alone, no one need know that he was even there at all. He and Ariel could be gone before anyone even knew what had happened to Stiltskin. Killian smiled to himself. Yes, he liked that idea.
"Are you sure you're alright?" Ariel asked, looking concerned. "I saw Stiltskin earlier - he didn't say anything, did he?"
"Nothing to worry about" he smirked in an effort to reassure her.
Ariel's eyes narrowed a little, but before she could say anything the sheriff, David, approached their table. "Ariel" he said, smiling warmly at her, "How
Hook x Ariel - Chapter 6
Killian woke the next morning to find his bed empty. His heart sank, until he caught sight of a small piece of parchment on the pillow next to him. Opening the folded note, it read:
Sorry, had to go to work, didn't want to wake you.
I finish at 12.
He smiled to himself, lying back on the pillow. He felt his heart flutter - something it hadn't done for a long time.
It was close to midday, and Killian was waiting outside the library. He was eager to see Ariel again. Looking around him, he watched as people walking through the streets, going about their daily routine. This place still seemed strange to him, he just didn't seem to fit... But, it didn't matter - he wasn't staying. He thought about that again. What about Ariel? Would she come with him? He didn't want to leave her. Not now.
Killian was so deep in thought that he didn't see Rumplestiltskin approach until he stood next to him, "Captain. I didn't think that loitering was you kind of thing."
Killian felt the anger