And Disorderly [fic]
Title: And Disorderly
Summary: Killian stumbles back to the Jolly Roger, drunk, and bumps into Emma avoiding her date with Neal. [3.10 spoilers.]
Prompt: Inspired by this post.
It was morning.
Killian blinked blearily up at the bright blue sky for a long minute, before he slowly turned to take in his surroundings. He was in an alleyway, slumped against a wall next to a large metal bin that stunk of refuse. He had a mostly-full bottle of rum in his hand, but where had he gotten it, Granny’s didn’t serve rum–
And then he remembered. Arriving in Storybrooke, standing alone as happy family after family was reunited. Watching Emma with her boy, remembering how much he’d hurt both Milah and Bae, that awful sinking feeling when he decided to back off, to let Neal try freely. Having to watch him try, to listen to him setting up a meeting for the next day, unable to stand it, slamming down his empty glass – he’d asked the dwarves if they knew a place that sold real alcohol, not this swill, and the old woman behind the counter had given him a dirty glare. But dwarves were heavy drinkers and directed him well, to a place called the White Rabbit, where he’d drunk and drunk and drunk and… apparently, at some point been kicked out.