after a while i became convinced that the words were mocking me
I WAS PROMISED A BATTLE
*throws down gauntlet*
Edit: Went back. This is the best thing to happen to my dashboard ever.
Reblogging again because my followers need to see this. To be clear, rebog, go to your actual blog, then click the picture.
You want to kill me. Don’t let the poison do it. You should do it.
Once again, we’ve got Regina challenging someone to kill her. She does this with people quite a lot - she almost DARES them to end her life. And I don’t know whether it’s because she feels she deserves to die; or whether she’s counting on the “goodness” in others to not follow through on their murderous intent, or whether she hopes that they WILL kill her. But there’s something about her that feels compelled to push others to the brink in this way.
I thought it was interesting in the episode that Regina tells Tink she’s “not afraid” of anything. And that’s the crux of it, really, when she has a knife to her throat or an arrow at her neck - she appears unafraid of dying. But I have to wonder whether it’s really the opposite of that: Regina is afraid of living. She admits as much to Tink. But isn’t that tragic? That Regina was constantly told “love is weakness”; that she was demeaned and told about the “darkness” that “tasted” her; that she told Tink “I have no friends”.
Maybe it’s that Regina has been reduced to so very little that she feels there’s nothing worth living for. And even here, in Neverland, Regina is willing to let Tink kill her if it will help Henry. But therein lies the irony: even without a heart, Regina loves Henry so much that she will sacrifice anything an everything - even her own life.
Anyone who says that Regina is a bad mother needs to watch this scene and this sequence and ask themselves how someone can be so afraid of being happy, and yet offer up their only chance at it for the love of their son.
Prompt: Outlaw Queen involving Henry + Robin teaching Henry how to use a bow.
AU - The Charmings, Hook, Regina and new addition, Robin Hood locate Pan’s whereabouts and find Henry. They raid the camp and overpower Pan and The Lost Boys long enough to rescue him. However they only narrowly escape the battle with their lives and Henry in tow leaving Regina behind in the chaos.
After what happened the last time the Charmings went back for Regina, they aren’t willing to take that risk again and unfortunately Henry’s desperate pleading isn’t enough to convince the group otherwise.
Thankfully Robin isn’t about to let another boy lose his mother. He breaks from the group and makes his way back to the camp in search of Regina only to find Henry two steps ahead of him. Robin’s insistence for the boy to return to his family is no match for Henry’s stubborn resolve to rescue his mother; so they form a two man rescue party and make their way to the camp together hoping they aren’t too late.
U’re my only sunshine…
This is causing like an awful kind of Beaches/Stable Queen moment of NOT OKAY-ness in my brain.