The Swan and the Thief

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Welcome to the 183rd
Appreciation Thread

“ Tallahassee, baby.
Almost home.”

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“ I think I should go. ”

“ I wanted to go to jail for you! – Neal…
It kills me that I let August talk me
into letting you go.

– I don’t wanna hear it.
– No, okay, but I have to say it.
I wanted to look for you.
I just… I was too afraid.

– Of what?
That you would never forgive me,
– ’cause I never forgave myself.

There hasn’t been a day that’s gone by
that I don’t regret having left you.
— I’m sorry, Emma. For everything.”

the supporters.
001. *OldHollywoodStarlet*
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the honorary.
01. Mr. Gold/Rumpelstiltskin
02. Henry Mills
03. Emilie de Ravin
04. Ginnifer Goodwin
05. Jared Gilmore
06. Taylor Gilmore
07. August W. Booth
08. Keegan Connor Tracy
09. Josh Dallas
10. Prince Charming
11. Snow
12. Michael Raymond James


“ Close your eyes
and pick where.

-Any spot you pick,
that’s our home. ”

the characters.

Baelfire/ Neal Cassidy – Michael Raymond JamesBaelfire, called Bae, was Rumplestiltskin’s only family and greatest treasure. Bae’s mother, Milha, abandoned them when he was very young. It was to save Bae from the Ogre War battlefield that Rumplestiltskin became the Dark One. Bae makes Rumplestiltskin promise to leave behind his magic if Bae can find a way for them to be together as father and son without the magic of the Dark One. Morraine tells Bae about Reul Ghorm, the oldest and darkest magic, who gives Bae the last magic bean. This magic bean opens a portal into a land without magic (presumably our world). Bae goes through the portal, but Rumplestiltskin renigs on their deal and refuses to follow Bae. The last we see of Bae in FTL is him calling his father a coward as the portal closes.

Neal Cassidy is a young thief in love with another young thief, seventeen year old Emma Swan. They make plans to start a life together in Tallahassee, FL, but first they have some stolen property to get rid of. On his way to fence the merchandise, Neal meets August who convinces him to leave Emma for her own good. August proves to Neal that magic exists, and that the Curse is real. Neal truly loves Emma and makes August promise to let him know when the curse is broken. Neal also leaves their yellow bug and a substantial amount of money for August to give to Emma upon her release from prison. Neal does not know yet he has a son but finds out when his father, Emma, and Henry find him at his apartment in NYC.

Emma Swan – Jennifer Morrison Admittedly, Emma Swan may seem like a rather unlikely savior. Raised in foster-care, she has struggled most of her life just trying to track down who she is herself, let alone rescue anyone else. However, her strong moral compass and uncanny ability to know when others are lying lead her to always try to do what is right. When her son Henry, who she gave up for adoption as an infant, arrived and brought her to the town of Storybrooke, there was no way she was going to abandon him again. Although absent for most of his life, she is fiercely protective of Henry, and would go to the end of the earth to care for him. And while she might not have believed her son about magic at first, she certainly does now. Fighting a dragon will do that. Now, finally reunited with the parents she has spent her whole life searching for, Emma is finding it harder than she thought to let her emotions out after a lifetime of keeping them bundled away. Still, so long as she lets her heart be her guide, she will never lose her way.

“Emma Swan is a deeply damaged woman, and a deeply conflicted woman. She is a survivor, and used to being a loner, and therefore a sucker for the underdog. Against her better judgement, she will compromise herself to fight for what is right and to help those in need. She is strong and aggressive, but her brokenness and her emotions are not buried far beneath her tough exterior. He first reaction to most things is anger, but she has spent her life trying to manage her temper. She is both rash and calculated, and is forced to deal with her instincts to protect her child, a child she believes she is not capable of mothering. In the simplest form, Emma is a list of contrasting qualities: She is hard and soft; she is intense and easy going; she is strong and vulnerable; she is safe and dangerous; she is logical and impulsive. It is exciting to play a character that is so deeply conflicted and fiercely compelled to fight for what she believes is right.” (J.Morrison on playing Emma)

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“Me and J.Mo are super tight. We’re buddies. I work with her more than anybody and we got really close. We’re always cracking jokes and we laugh constantly. There are days where I come to work and I’ll have a freak-out about something unrelated and she knows how to fluff my aura and make it better vice versa. ”

“If Morrison’s bummed out, right, she likes cheese. So sometimes I’ll surprise her and go get some cheese, these particular crackers that we put peanut butter on and I’ll find attractive fruit. Literally, she doesn’t mess with ugly fruit — so attractive fruit. So if she’s bummed out or frustrated I’ll find attractive fruit, crackers with peanut butter and cheese — not expensive, French, stinky cheeses, but the gross prepackaged kind that kids carry. She likes that.” (Michael on working with Jennifer)


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the reasons.
Because she stole the car he had stolen
Because she impressed him
Because he asked her out for drinks
Because he called her his girlfriend
Because they make a cute pretend married couple
Because they make an awesome team
Because he got her a Swan key chain
Because he wanted to get a real place with her
Because all her really wants is her
Because she was willing to go to Canada with him
Because she stole the watches to help him get away with stealing the watches
Because he didn’t want to risk her getting caught/be in trouble
Because she basically asked him to believe in her and he does
Because she said I love you first
Because it’s the first time she said I love you to anyone
Because he said I love you too
Because they trusted each other
Because “Tallahassee”
Because they promised to look out for each other
Because August could tell that Neal was in love with her without him saying so
Because his heart broke when he was told Emma was the key to breaking a curse
Because he let her go because he felt he needed to for her sake
Because he’s clinging on the hope that they will be together and again and things will change
Because he tired to lose himself. It didn’t work
Because he wanted to know about Emma. How she is doing
Because he said he should be doing the eleven months in jail
Because he fenced the watches so Emma could have some money
Because he left her the yellow bug
Because he hope those things would mean that apart of him is with her
Because he wanted to know when she would be free/when the curse was broken
Because she looked for him in Tallahassee for two years
Because she kept the yellow bug and key chain all these years
Because she made the key chain into a necklace
Because he waited for eleven years
Because they have a son made out of love
Because he makes her smile
Because she makes him smile
Because they have amazing chemistry
Because there was an immediate spark between them
Because their dream is have an apartment and jobs. They’re dream is have what other people have.
Because they both were both looking for love and they found each other
Because they took the chance on their crazy dream of “Tallahassee” and live happily ever after
Because he seemed to have gotten his life together
Because their story has just begun
Because they are all kinds of adorable
Because Gold knows Emma wants a second chance
Because the look in Emma’s face proves she wants Neal back
Because Neal returned to Storybrooke
Because Neal looked fascinated that Emma was magical
Because Neal risked his father finding him so Emma could reunite with her family
Because Tamara saw the way they looked at each other


our wishlist.
Emma to learn Neal has always loved her.
Emma, Neal and Henry to be a family.
Neal finding out she kept the car.
A present day kiss.
Neal learning that Emma looked for him for two years in Tallahassee.
Neal to take Emma on a date. (Callback to the pilot).
Neal to be there to celebrate her birthday with her family (Callback to the pilot.).
Emma and Neal to team up to confront August about his transgressions against them
Spending Henry’s birthday with him
Henry playing “matchmaker” for his parents

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fan videos.
Stardust | It’s Time
we’re Like A Time Bomb | Never Let Me Go
Looking For You Again | Safe and Sound
I’d Buy A Big House Where We Could Live | If You Don’t Love Me Just Pretend
Broken Hearted Girl | Stay With Me
Just A Dream | When The Time Comes
Miles Away From Where You Are | I’ll Go Wherever You Go
Memories | She’ll be a scar now
You will pull through | Ho hey
Holding on & letting go | Future starts slow
Anti-hero | Far away
Broken fairytale | The one that got away
New York | wouldn’t that save you?
What Hurts The Most | Ships in the Night
Lost Along the Way | Breakeven
I Want To Know What Love Is | More than Life
Wanted is Love | Come Home

fan fiction.
Forsaken, Forgiven? – SwanFire fic ~ by NightEvans
17 Again ~ by snoopykid
Family ~ by OncePeetaHermione
Works in Progress ~ by Rosel
A Wish ~ by russianeyes718ouat7ncis
Stardust ~ by Faux Pax
If you don’t love me just pretend ~ by Blackswan86
The Last Time ~ by SimpleLines
A Bug’s Life ~ by Josephine77
A Stranger Comes To Town ~ by Snow Whitex Prince Charming
Forgo the Parable ~ by gostlcards
Because You’re Young ~ by Victoria Squalor
When True Love Comes Knocking ~ by Clev
The road to home starts with a psychic ~ by stolenswan
Broken ~ by iamFez
For Emma, Forever Ago ~ by Rodrigo DeMolay
A Little Quirk of Mine ~by r2roswell
Bound to You ~by r2roswell
Dear Agony ~ by r2roswell
A Swan, A Thief, & A Dream Catcher ~by r2roswell

fan sites.

Tallahassee, Baby
FY Swan Thief
Neal and Emma Prompts
SwanFire Livejournal

*All have the f word in their site address,
so you have to put that word back in when you try to go to those sites.*

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the soundtrack.
Last Kiss – Taylor Swift
Broken – Lifehouse
All My Life – K-Ci & JoJo
So Contagious – Acceptance
Set Fire To The Third Bar – Snow Patrol
Every Breath – Boyce Avenue
We Found Love – Boyce Avenue (cover)
Seven Seas – Babyface
Best Love Song – T-Pain
Shadow Days – John Mayer
Teach Me How To Dream – Chris Walker
Open Arms – Journey
Against All Odds – Phil Collins
Without You – One, Two
Love Will Tell Us Where To Go – Bridgit Mendler
From Now On – The Features
Rolling In The Deep – Adele
Home – Edward Shape & The Magnetic Heroes
If You Leave – OMD
I Want To Know What Love Is – Foreigner
Lead On – George Strait

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the future.
A yellow bug is tying them up even if they’re miles apart.
She wants to help him get away with stealing watches by stealing said watches.
Henry playing “matchmaker” for his parents? Head-canon accepted.
After all that we’ve been through, it all comes down to me and you.
“Maybe [Rumplestiltskin] can get [Neal] back to Emma.”
cause Emma constantly told Henry he was a hero
cause he died in her arms
cause it started and ended with a bird delivering a message
I’ll go wherever you will go
he helped bring her home
“I just want you to be happy even if its not with me”
Henry would have played a good matchmaker for his parents
If the curve of you was curved on me I’d tell you that I loved you
In the arms you said you’d never leave
Just give me a sign, there’s an end and not beginning
I can’t believe it’s true I keep looking for you
I want to see your face I got some things to say
I thought we would grow old
And somehow the memory of how complete we used to be, is keeping me from you.
So don’t believe it’s true, if I ever say I’m over you.
If they retuned to the Ef Henry wish was the three of them to live in a castle
I think you and the Moon and Neptune got it right ‘Cause now I’m shining bright, so bright
Did your Dad teach you that move. He did he said it always worked. It, did with me he loved that song
Didn’t we almost have it all, when love was all we had worth giving
The ride with you was worth the fall
You know you’ll never love that way again
I know love isn’t painless but it’s worth the risk, it’s worth the fight
The memories go where we go

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