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She meets my gaze again, a tear slipping down her cheek. When I reach out to wipe away that tear, she leans into my touch. “I think you know the answer to that, Regina.” Her voice is husky, tugging at my suddenly racing heart.

Surprise! It’s a Girl! by @ariestess

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Rave Reviews for Surprise! It’s a Girl! by @ariestess!

wow love this!! … Beautifully written and equally beautiful story content! You captured the characters so well, the content was perfect, I envisioned it all clearly as if I were watching it on screen and I’m emotional after reading it … This was so soft omg I needed that. I loved it … This story put a huge smile on my face. I enjoyed it so much!! … ahh omg i already love your approach to this. This was so wonderful! … Yes!! I can’t get enough of Hope Swan-Mills! This story was precious and oh-so satisfying … Aww that was sweet and adorable!! … I enjoyed the story. It made me smile.

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Art Spotlight: A Happy Beginning [Art] by Glass Menagerie


I love this so much! The three of them look so happy and peaceful…it was a very beautiful moment … awwwww so cute and lovely. I ’m in love with it … I still love this art so much. Thank you for creating it … GAHHH THIS IS SO FRICKIN CUTE i love that you decided to draw what is basically the cutest scene EVER like GAH. i love hope’s chubby cheeks omg. and emma and regina look so HAPPY. what a cute af family omg … This is so precious! I can’t get enough of Hope Swan-Mills! … This is so adorable!! It’s everything I ever needed and more!

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“You want to tell me why our younger son has upset you?” She shrugs and shakes her head. “Do I need to pull out the Ms. Swan card?”

“Oh god! You know what that does to me, Regina!”

“Yes, I do, and I’ll keep using it until you lose that damned stubborn streak that you inherited from both of your parents and then so charmingly passed on to our sons. I still haven’t forgiven any of the three of you for that, by the way.”

She laughs, and I can’t help but join her. The movement jostles Hope slightly, and she whimpers, rubbing a hand over her face. Gently shushing her, I rock her back to sleep easily enough, smiling the entire time.

Surprise! It’s a Girl! by @ariestess

Author Post —  ariestess!

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We sat down with @ariestess to talk about Surprise! It’s a Girl!, their process, and their Supernova adventure!

What inspired your story?

I absolutely fell in love with @trinadeckers’ artwork and the possibilities it offered. I knew I wanted to do something post-series finale, given what everyone was wearing in the artwork, but I couldn’t quite decide on a specific plan of action for a while. It was a close call, but I finally came up with an idea that the muses and I really liked, so we wrote like the wind so to speak. LOL I love exploring Regina as a mother in general, and this whole idea of a magic baby without Regina being the one pregnant just makes me smile for some reason.

How do you form your stories? Do you outline beforehand or write by the seat of your pants? Do you write linearly or out of order?

I’m a plantser, aka I usually have a rough idea of where I want the fic to end, but little to no firm details along the way. With this fic, all I knew was that I wanted Regina to learn she was Hope’s other parent and that she would get together with Emma by the end of the fic. I knew I wouldn’t answer every question Regina would have about the whole process, but that’s the beauty of fanfic, isn’t it?

What in your fic are you most proud of?

There are a couple things.

First is “Operation Make Ma Smile Again” and the whole thing of adult Henry still doing his operations like the little boy we watched grow up in canon. As I wrote it, I could see the gleam in his eyes and that mischievous smile, especially as he explained who all was involved in the operation. Oh! And the whole thing with him worrying about whether or not Regina would fireball his ass. I couldn’t help myself with that bit. LOL

Related to this first point is the whole “"I love your wife, but she needs to stay the hell away from my chocolate silk pie.”“ bit. I cackled so hard when I wrote that whole bit between Regina and Henry. I could see and hear Regina saying it to Henry, as well as his reaction. As I said in a comment on the fic, all of my Reginas are closet snobby chocoholics and absolutely go crazy for chocolate silk pie.

The other big part I’m proud of is the way Regina realizes how much she wants this chance with Emma and Hope, despite how many times Emma gives her an out. It was just a wonderful way of letting her start to sort through her feelings about both motherhood and a relationship with Emma. I’ve always loved to delve into Regina’s thought processes in general, and this gave me ample opportunities.

Is there anything you’d change now?

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My Emma?

“Mom, you’re getting that scary Evil Queen look right now, and it’s still weird enough to see that look on Queenie Mom’s face. I don’t want to see it on yours. Just– Just talk to Ma?”

Surprise! It’s a Girl! by @ariestess

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He sighs softly. “I’m not sure I should even be telling you this, but you really need to make the time to talk to Ma. She could really use you right now.”

“Will you please–”

“Look, I’m just gonna say it like this. Operation Make Ma Smile Again needs to take priority, okay?”

The mention of another of his operations is both comforting and terrifying as hell. That Emma is the subject of his operation makes it even more terrifying, and my heart clenches painfully. “Just tell me what’s going on, Henry. Please?”

Surprise! It’s a Girl! by @ariestess

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Today, we spotlight Surprise! It’s a Girl! by @ariestess!

Ariestess’s fic will have you swooning from start to end in this beautifully crafted story that follows our newly appointed queen. It so effortlessly highlights all the love Regina has gained on her journey to becoming the good queen and is filled with soft family moments that will easily leave you smiling. She helps Emma with Hope without question, bonding with the newest member of the family and grows closer to Emma in the process. Be ready to be hit with a magnitude of emotions, especially due to this wonderful piece of art by Glass Menagerie that shows the love between this beautiful family.


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COMING SOON

“Mr. Dugan, the man in charge of Henry’s adoption, was ready to take Henry back, said they already had a new family ready to adopt him. And then he had to step out of his office for a moment, I think to get someone to help get Henry and his things. I looked at Henry in that car seat, and I apologized to him for not being good enough to be his mother. And he just looked at me, like he could really see and understand me. I’m not sure what made me do it, but I couldn’t look away and I asked him to just give me another chance. And he smiled at me. Looking back, he was only a month old and it was probably gas, but at the time…”

“At the time, he smiled at you and gave you that second chance?” Emma asks when I don’t finish my thought, overwhelmed by my own memories, and I can only nod. “And then you gave him his best chance, the one I wanted him to have when I gave him up. I can never repay you for that, Regina, but I’m going to keep trying.”

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Rave Reviews for lovers like you and me by @ariestess!

oh my GOD this is the softest thing. i love this whole story so far because the setting (as in, right before their wedding) is one i haven’t seen many times, and it’s great because there’s so many different feelings that come up in such a small window of time. you’ve done so well at capturing them all. snow and zelena teaming up LMAO that’s amazing and horrifying. Great story and just what many SQ fans wanted from the show.Oh my god, are you trying to kill us??? It’s so beautiful, and you can be sure I’m crying right along with Regina at the end.OMG! I’m bawling my eyes out right now, blubbering like a fool. THIS was EVERYTHING I needed and more! Every character was spot on, every emotion so deep and heartfelt, every spoken word and thought so fitting for the Emma and Regina that we’ve come to know and love.This was just the right blend of sweet, funny and fluffy. It was a great reminder of what the show could have been and what it should have been. I loved that they got their way and didn’t have to spend the night apart, especially after it took them so long to finally be together. Thank you so much for sharing this lovely story.This was so beautiful and romantic!!

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