“Miss Swan…” A shattered Regina exhaled, with her breath shaky and uneven. She cupped Emma’s face in her trembling hands. Eyes brimmed with tears, and a dark heart somehow heavy with all the right emotions, she continued with four simple words that would hang thick in the air. “I am so sorry.”
“Regina...” They both fell into each other. Regina sobbed on Emma’s shoulder, her time guarding her feelings with a heavy blanket over. Emma held Regina tightly, knowing one person whose wish had finally come true—Henry. All that time, trying to exhort Regina to be “good.” After every single one of her rebounds, back to working on some evil scheme, she had finally done it. She had finally changed.
Choppy and broken by tears, Regina poured her …