Mornings at Granny’s.
“Working on the weekend, Sherriff? I’m beginning to question your boss’s work ethics,” Regina said as she sat down on the bar stool next to the blonde who currently had her head buried in a stack of paperwork. Seconds later, a new cup of cocoa was placed in front of Emma and only then did she finally put her pencil down and look up at the woman next to her.
“I’m pretty sure I questioned my old boss’s work ethics more. Now that woman, well… she would’ve had me work twenty four hours, seven days a week if she could have.” She took a small drink of her cocoa and smiled over her mug, watching as the brunette over dramatically rolled her eyes before continuing the conversation.
“I guess it’s a good thing she was replaced then?”
“Even better that she fell in love with me,” Emma smiled, glancing down at the new ring on Regina’s finger. “Sorry I didn’t wake you before I left. I figured you were pretty tired after last night.” (And no, Regina couldn’t ignore the smug grin that graced the blonde’s lips.) “When I got here though I realized I probably should’ve woken you. It says a lot about my love for you when paperwork seemed a whole lot better than listening to another speech on why I shouldn’t be in love with you,” she continued, shrugging when she noticed Regina look back toward Emma’s parents sitting in a booth not too far away, Snow looking rather vexed.
Ruby appeared then, placing a cup of coffee and a plate of pancakes in front of the two. “Stack of cakes for the love birds,” she chirped, her grin getting bigger when she noticed the ring on Regina’s finger just before running off to help another table.
Noticing Regina’s blush and the way she crossed her arms to hide the sparkling thing, Emma smiled and leaned in to the brunette, “I went ahead and ordered. I figured food would give us the energy to tell my parents the good news.”
“And you expect me to share my apple pancakes with you?” Regina asked, lifting a brow in question.
“Yep,” She smiled. “Now kiss me. I missed you.”
And without any regard to her fellow diner patrons, especially Snow, who looked about to explode, Regina leaned in and let the whole world fade around her as she kissed the blonde that she planned to spend forever with.