The thing with the Genie is that we get to see Regina genuinely… struggling with allowing him to take the fall, until the moment when he makes his terribly worded wish.
And then what we get is that beautiful, beautiful triumphant smile.
She can feel guilt about the Genie’s fate until the moment when he reveals his true colors and attempts to make her an object, just like every other person she’s going to war with. And for the first (and only?) time, the universe is on her side about it. He wants to look upon her face forever? Then he shall.
He violates her primary principle: a person is a person. And in doing so, he loses his own personhood—not through any action of hers, but in one of the few moments of actual justice in Regina’s life.
#i know i’ve reblogged this before #but i love both of their faces here #because emma looks open and young and kinda helpless and fragile #and regina looks worried and like she’s internally freaking out #i’d love a fic set slightly after this scene #where regina freaks out on emma in a whole ”you could have died! we pulled your body out of the water and you weren’t breathing!” way #preferably with some hugging #because snow and charming got to have their freaking out comforted by holding emma #and regina had nobody #so she was probably below decks pacing and muttering and keeping herself all worked up about it #and she probably explodes because emma was being all nonchalant and white knight-y and treating the fact that she drowned as no big deal- dammit Rev.
“Love is always patient and kind. It is never jealous. Love is never boastful or conceited. It is never rude or selfish. It does not take offense and is not resentful. Love takes no pleasure in other people’s sins, but delights in the truth. It is always ready to excuse, to trust, to hope, and to endure whatever comes.”
You are my world, my darling
What a wonderful world I see
You are the song I’m singing
You’re my beautiful Melody
To solve the mystery that is Peter Pan, everyone goes all Mystery Inc! And Emma is not amused.
bOOK DAARIO IS. OUT OF CONTROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLLLL
A Curious Thing - Sneak Peek #1
AU: Emma watches Regina kiss Robin.
house md style