Chapter 3 of my continuation of the fanfic set in an AU of the Author’s AU in Once Upon A Time.
Charming had his hands in Jones’s hair, getting the last of the soap worked through the mess of it, when someone knocked on his outer door.
The pirate had been bathed, in a manner of speaking, a few times since he’d been jailed, but at no point since that first time when he’d first been taken to Snow, had, as far as Charming could tell, soap been involved.
It was amazing Snow had been willing to bear the stench of him in her chambers. Although, Charming had to admit, he didn’t stink nearly as badly as he ought.
He dunked his hands in the bathwater to wash them, grabbed a towel, and strode to the door. He would not call “come in” just to have someone find him massaging the pirate’s hair.
He was unsurprised but pleased to find Dr. Talisman standing on the other side of the door, her medical bag in her hand. She was wearing a crisp, clean, white apron, so she had taken the time to change from her last patient.
“The staff tell me you have a patient for me.” Continue reading