Anonymous said: OUAT/Frozen prompt: Regina did know that Elsanna was/is a thing, and they are one of the few couples that she is actually happy for and likes. Elsa and Anna spend awhile at Regina's catching up. Anna mentions that they are soul mates/True Love meant to be together in all of their life times, and when Regina mentions hers, Elsa brings up that soul mates and True Love don't always have to be romantic and maybe her happy ending is closer than she realizes. (And Blue sabotaged the the fairy dust)
Regina is such an Elsanna shipper…!
“So this is the famous Anna.”
“Come on, Regina, you met her last night.”
“Well, I can hardly get to know someone while she’s making out with her sister.”
Elsa blushed. “We- we weren’t… we were just…”
“It’s okay,” Regina said with a laugh. “Please come in.”
Elsa led Anna by the hand into Regina’s house. The redhead looked around, marveling at each new discovery.
“It’s so pretty! And there’s so much light, even though it’s dark outside!”
“We’ve talked about electricity, Anna. It’s one of the wonders of this world.”
“I love this place. Elsa told me so much about you, Regina, but you’re even nicer in person.”
“You might be the first one to ever say that, dear.”
“Oh, I don’t believe that for a second. Anyone can see how good you are. I know how much you helped my sister, in every way, and for that I will always be grateful.” Anna took Regina’s hands. “Always.”
They sat down in Regina’s studio for a much needed catch up.
“So everything’s fine now. You have your sister and you won’t freeze the town anymore.”
Elsa laughed. “I promise I won’t. I have Anna, and now that we’re together I have nothing to fear.
Regina observed them. Such a peculiar relationship of these sisters-lovers. There didn’t seem to be anything dark and dirty between them, only sincere affection. They didn’t hurt anybody, or got in anybody’s way. They just wanted each other. Regina felt a strange fondness for the girls and, after seeing Elsa suffer so much without Anna, to watch their reunion made her, well, happy.
“Tell me about you two,” she asked. “You’re sisters and a couple? I’ve seen a lot in my life, but this is new.”
Anna looked at Elsa adoringly. “It’s more than that. We’re Soul Mates. You know, that whole ‘meant to be together for eternity’ thing. We are halves of a whole. No matter what happens, we will end up together. Through realms and worlds and time, I know I belong with Elsa just as Elsa belongs with me.”
Regina looked at their joined hands wistfully. “I wish I had your certainty. I tried once, and it didn’t work. Whatever it was that I found, it only ended up causing me more pain.”
Elsa nodded. “Yeah, Tink told me about it.”
“Sorry,” Elsa apologized. “Like me, Tinker Bell is a lonely soul. She was in desperate need of a friend and we sort of ended up bonding. She feels terribly guilty about what happened between you and Robin.”
“It wasn’t her fault. I just don’t understand. We used pixie dust. Isn’t it supposed to be absolutely accurate?”
“Nothing is infallible. Magic is… unpredictable, to put it mildly, especially fairy magic. And there are many types of love, all of them true. For example, you won’t deny that you love your son. And that love is stronger than anything else you have ever felt. It’s pure, and it’s powerful, isn’t it? It’s True.”
“It is,” agreed Regina. “Enormous curses have been broken with that love. But what’s the meaning behind Tinker Bell’s dust? She used it, and she found my True Love, but then it wasn’t my True Love anymore? Or is it? Was it ever?”
“It probably was. Yet people change. Maybe the dust pointed at something you needed in that precise moment of your life, but what about now? It might not be the same. It almost certainly won’t be the same. You’re not the same woman you were at the time, are you?”
Regina sighed. “No. I’m not.”
“Then how can your needs be the same? You were a young girl back then, scared, lonely. The dust led you to someone who could protect you and give you the safety you were looking for. Now you have a life of your own, a son, a new destiny. Think of who you were when you used that dust and ask yourself if it makes any sense with the Mayor of Storybrooke.”
Regina considered Elsa’s words. “I’d never seen it that way… All this time I’ve been clinging to the past, to something that doesn’t really belong to me anymore. But what, then? Does that mean there is no hope? Everything I have ever tried, every happy ending I have ever sought, everything has failed. I suppose there’s nothing for me to do.”
“Don’t say that,” Anna chimed in. “There is always hope.” She went to sit beside Regina and explained. “Fate works in mysterious ways. Sometimes, we do crazy things to try and find love or companionship, or affection of some kind, and we don’t realize that what we need is right before us. The gods know I made many mistakes and believed in completely the wrong people before I understood that the person who loved me the most had been by my side since I was born. Who would have thought, right? And yet, now it seems obvious.”
Regina made a face, not quite believing Anna. The Princess insisted. “I just had to open my eyes and ask myself what I truly wanted. It wasn’t romance, it wasn’t a stranger, it wasn’t adventure. I wanted love. Love and someone who knew me, understood me, cared for me, someone I was important to and who sincerely wanted the best for me. And I realized it had been Elsa all along. So, maybe in your case your True Love is closer than you think, too.”
“Really? You believe that?”
“Absolutely! Maybe he’s been here all the time… or she…”
Regina huffed, and rolled her eyes. “She?”
“Why not? Men are such a hassle sometimes. And let me tell you, from what I have seen in these past twenty-four hours, there are some very, very pretty ladies around this town and they all look so-”
“That would do, Anna,” said Elsa suddenly.
Anna laughed, and hurried to put her arms around Elsa. “You’re so adorable when you get jealous.”
“I’m not jealous.”
“Yes you are. But there’s no need. Haven’t I just said I love you more than anything, hm?”
Elsa smiled, won over by Anna, like always. Anna kissed her cheek, delighted.
There was a knock on the door.
“That knock can only belong to that person,” Regina growled quietly and stood up. “Swan,” she greeted dryly.
“Yeah, um, hi,” answered Emma, fidgeting with the zipper of her jacket. “I was wondering if we could talk about, uh, Henry? He insists on learning how to drive and wants me to extend his curfew, and I’m not sure I’m ready for that, so I told him he had to ask his other mom. But I was wondering if you and I could discuss it first before he convinces you like he always does.”
“And that’s our sign to leave,” declared Elsa. Once again reaching for Anna’s hand, they left, but not before the redhead had managed to whisper ‘She’s cute!’ as they walked past Regina. The Mayor’s puzzled face only brought giggles to the sisters’ lips.
“So… Regina? We talk? Sounds good? Look, I’m doing it for our son.”
Closer than you think… Regina looked at the spawn of Snow White and that absurd Prince of hers. She wasn’t really that bad, after all.
Regina attempted a smile. “Sure. Do come in… Emma.”