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“ROLLING!” I heard the director yell. The scene was between Snow and Charming, so Colin and I were sitting in our usual spots, catching each other up on the day’s events. We talked about some political things, some “news” that was more funny than anything, and some basic stuff like robberies around the area we lived in.

“Hey, isn’t that like a block away from your house?” Colin said, pointing at an article in the news paper. The report stated that a child had been kidnapped by a man in certain attire and that they would pay up to $1,000 to anyone who had even the slightest bit of a lead.

“Yeah, but I’m sure it’s a one time thing.” I tried to shrug it off and not think about it too much. But honestly, it really stuck with me for the rest of the day.

Later on in the afternoon, it was mine and Colin’s turn to shoot a scene. It was a very important Captain Swan moment - when Emma asks Hook to move in with her. We had practiced the scene a couple of times in Colin’s trailer but ultimately ended up making out and getting lost in each other’s taste. Now that it was time to record it, I could feel myself start to slightly panic because I’m basically known for always getting my scenes right on the first, if not second, try. I think Colin could see that I was tense, because I felt his hand rest on my back as he pulled me in for a side hug. “You alright?” He whispered into my ear as I rested my head on his chest.

“Well,” I sighed. “We just, didn’t really practice this scene that much, and when we did-“

“I know, darling. I’m sure it’ll be fine. And if they think we should rehearse more, then there’s nothing we can do about it.” He traced circles on my back with his thumb and kissed my temple to assure me that everything would be fine.

I took his hand in mine and we walked over to the shooting area for the scene. “Alright, guys. Ready?”

“Yep.” We said simultaneously. A few members of the crew chuckled at our syncretism.

The first take went okay. I messed up one of my lines, but the kiss reassured me that I was doing good. I think they yelled, “Cut!” at least 3 times before Colin let me out of his grasp.

I put my hand on his chest playfully and smirked at him. “You can’t keep doing that.” I tried not to smile but his eyes were staring down on me and I couldn’t help but think about how dilated they were.

“Do what?” To my surprise, he was still speaking in his Hook accent. I looked up at him and opened my mouth to ask why he did it, but I stopped myself. “Jen?” He placed his hand on my cheek and I felt myself blush as he stroked the flesh.

“Yeah?”

“GUYS! TAKE TWO!” I jumped a little when the assistant director yelled at us. Colin chuckled and shifted back into his stance for the scene. I placed my hand on the back of his head and caressed the nape of his neck with my pinky.

This take went perfectly - we said our lines and kissed on cue. Thankfully, this take, Colin stopped the kiss on time and we rested our heads together until they said, “CUT! Beautiful work, guys.”

I smiled at Colin when the scene was over with and went to the nearby coffee machine. I poured myself an iced coffee, because it was still a bit warm out where we were shooting.

The rest of the day was normal: practicing lines, rehearsing some blocking, shooting a couple more scenes with Ginnifer and Lana.

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Knock knock knock

‘God, who could it be? It’s nearly 8 o’clock at night!’ I thought to myself as I opened my trailer door. I’d been practicing my lines for the next day, although it wasn’t very fun without Colin there to tell me how I was doing.

Colin stood there with one hand stranded at his side, the other reaching out for mine. I stood there, in my sweats and t-shirt, mesmerized by the site of him.

“Can I come in?” He said quietly, after a moment or two of silence.

“Uh, y-yeah, sure.” I stuttered.

“You look stunning,” He joked. I hit him in the arm and he pretended to be hurt.

“So what’s up? Why’re you here?” I asked, sitting cross-legged on the sofa. His eyes followed my hands as I moved them to rest on my lap.

“Well, I stayed a little bit late and then on my way out I saw that your light was on, so I thought I’d stop by and say hey.” He scratched behind his ear and swung his legs back and forth, illustrating that he was nervous about something.

“Really? I’ve been here, too! We could’ve been practicing together!” I pouted and Colin smiled, walking closer to where I was seated.

“And what scene did you have in mind?” He asked lustfully. He sat down beside me, causing me to shift my weight and I turned towards him, only to find myself a lot closer than I expected.

“This one.” I pointed to a scene on the script I was handed earlier that month. The scene was irrelevant now, since we shot it weeks ago, but I had a feeling it was what he had in mind.

It was the opening scene for season 6, the one where Emma and Killian almost have a 'quiet moment' on Emma’s couch.

“Really?” He purred into my ear, sweeping away some hair that was covering my face.

Before I could reply, he took me into his arms and kissed my lips tenderly, lingering until the very last second, then finally breaking for air. He then stood up and walked to the edge of the couch, and nodded for me to join him. It took me a minute to realize what he was doing, but I eventually caught on. I stood in front of him, back facing the couch, and placed my hands of his shoulders. “Like this?” I asked.

“Perfect.” He reassured me. He gently pushed me onto the arm rest and began to kiss me sweetly. I ran my fingers through his wavy hair as he slipped his tongue into my mouth. I felt a slight moan vibrate into the kiss, which caused me to smile a bit. “What’s so funny?” He asked in between kisses.

“Funny? Nothing,” I pulled him down on me, causing us both to fall backwards onto the sofa. We both laughed for a moment, but then went right back to where we left off. I could feel a slight bulge from his pants rubbing against my legs as he took off his jacket. “Colin-“ I started.

“Yes? Everything alright?” The truth was that I really needed to practice my lines and I also had to let Ava outside when I got home and then suddenly a bunch of thoughts were going through my mind as he sat up and pulled me with him. “Jennifer, if you don’t…” He drifted off.

“No, Colin, I do-“ I rested my hands on his chest, reassuring him that I wanted him as much as he wanted me.

“But?” He asked, realizing the thought wasn’t finished.

“But, I just really need to do some stuff. Is that okay? Can we finish later?” I smiled at him as best I could, but I knew I’d ruined the moment.

“Of course. Go take care of yourself.” He smiled genuinely and rubbed my back as he pulled me in for a hug.

“Thank you, Col. I’ll make it up to you, I promise.” I said as I gathered my things.

“I have one condition.” He stood up and walked up behind me, placing his hands on my hips. “You have to wear this outfit.”

“What? Really? You like this?” I laughed and turned to face him.

“I love it.” He kissed me hard on the mouth and tugged at the strings on my sweatpants. “See you tomorrow?”

“Definitely.” I kissed him on the cheek and we headed out to the parking lot.

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“What’s the news, Morrison?” I heard someone call from behind me. Who am I kidding, no one else calls me by my last name.

Without turning around, I said, “Hey, Colin.” It took all of my might not to smile dreamily when I heard his steps approaching.

He sat in his chair and leaned away from me, forcing me to lean toward him. We both smirked and proceeded to tell each other current events from that day.

After a long chat about a murder from a few days before, we were called on set to get ready for a scene. Colin nodded at me and we walked to the area where we were filming.

The scene went smoothly, just a few bumps here and there. After we finished Colin asked if he could come to my trailer to “talk.” I only put quotes around talk because he winked at me when he used the word. I effortlessly agreed to his suggestion.

As soon as we walked in, I heard the door slam shut and Colin said, “Clothes.” Sternly, but with a bit of subtlety.

I turned around to find him at my heels. “Well, someone’s in a hurry.” I teased.

“I wouldn’t say hurry. Maybe just, excitement?” He smiled down at me and I felt my legs begin to weaken.

“I’ll be right back.” I said as I hurried into the separate room to change into the sleepwear.

When I entered the sitting area, Colin was spread out on the couch, waiting for me. “Stunning.” I couldn’t tell if he was joking or not, so I twirled about the room in my lazy attire to give him a better view. “It will always amaze me how you look breathtaking in any and everything.” He let out a breath that he was holding in since I had entered the room.

“Thank you.” I said quietly, holding my hands together and fidgeting while he studied my body.

He slowly got up from his seat on the couch and wrapped his arms around my waist. I tried to speak but he pulled me in for a sweet kiss. I soon felt his tongue brush my lips, asking for entrance; I willingly accepted. Our mouths danced for a moment while we admired each other’s talent. “Bed,” Colin breathed in between kisses. He lead us both to the twin size mattress, stumbling a bit on the way.

“Condom?” I asked, trying not to sound stupid.

He smirked and pulled one out of his pocket. I chuckled and slightly shook my head at the fact that he was so prepared. “What? I was hopeful.” He placed his hands on my cheeks and caressed my jaw as I began to blush.

“Well I’m glad you’re being safe,” I said with a wink.

We made our way to the bed, undressing on the way there. Although I didn’t get to take off everything because Colin insisted that I keep as much on as possible due to his fondness of the sweats. I decided to keep the sweatpants on, which I knew wouldn’t last long, and I took off the sweater. I kept my sports bra on, though, just because I knew that Colin liked it.

“Coquette.” He said with a low groan when he noticed I had taken off my top.

“Like?” I asked with a smug look. I moved toward him, placing my fingers to his scruff.

“Love.” He pulled me onto the bed with him, tugging at the strings of my sweatpants once again.

“So. Tell me. Why exactly do you like this outfit?” I said while trying to sound as innocent as possible.

“Well,” He started, but I pulled him into a forceful kiss, smiling into it. “One- Domesticity.” He pecked my lips. “Two- Baggy.” He leaned forward to kiss me again, but I stopped him by placing my hand on his exposed chest.

“What do you mean, ‘baggy’?” Before he could answer, a knock made its way to my trailer door. I looked into Colin’s eyes, trying to remember whether or not he’d locked the door. He looked extremely frightened, which didn’t help my anxiety.

“Jen? You in there?” I recognized the voice - it was Josh. “Can I come in?” I scrambled to find my clothes while Colin did the same.

“Just a second!” I yelled at the door. Panic was rising through my body and a lump caused my throat to swell shut. I closed my eyes, hoping it was all a dream. We hadn’t told anyone about our relationship yet, and I wasn’t about to.

The door swung open, shocking us both. Neither of us had all of our clothes on, but we were at least in our undergarments. “Colin?” Josh said quietly. He stood in the doorway for a moment, trying to process what he was seeing.

“Josh I-“ I started, trying to come up with an excuse as to how we ended up half naked, alone in my trailer in the middle of the day. “We didn’t-“ Every word that came out of my mouth sounded wrong, and I could tell Colin was really upset with how embarrassed I was. He slowly pulled his shirt over his head and slid it over his body.

“Just practicing a scene.” Colin said. He sounded upset, like he thought I didn’t want to be with him anymore. I wanted to comfort him with all of my heart, but Josh was still standing there, and I couldn’t show any sort of affection toward Colin, especially now that Josh walked in on us.

“Okay,” Josh sighed and closed the door behind him. “Guys, I know.” A small smile came over his lips and he reached out to give me a hug. I declined his offer, not realizing that I was doing so when I did, and put my arms across my chest, locking them.

“You know?” I stood, arms crossed, angry and embarrassed. “What do you mean you know?” I looked over at Colin, who was looking at his shoes and trying not to seem too upset with my actions.

“Jen-“ Colin said under his breath. “He knows.” He looked up at me and frowned.

“No, I mean,” Josh rubbed his head with his fingers. “No one told me, but-“

“You just figured it out? Is it that obvious?” I questioned. Colin put his hand on my shoulder at an attempt to calm me down, but it only made me more angry. “Who else knows?”

“No one. Just me. I promise.” He replied.

“Josh, I don’t want this to come off the wrong way, but please leave. We’re both in awkward positions and I think it’d be best if you go.” Colin blurted out. His facial expression softened once he finished the sentence but I could still sense some stiffness in his body. I looked over to him, then back to Josh. “Please.” He added.

“Okay, yeah. I’ll go.” He turned around and opened the door. “But please don’t start avoiding me. I really do want to finish this conversation. With the both of you.” He glanced over at me when he mentioned Colin and I.

“Will do.” Colin said.

Josh left the trailer and shut the door behind him. Colin and I looked at each other, and accidentally started speaking at the same time, trying to explain ourselves. I wasn’t quite sure why he looked apologetic, but he let me speak first.

“I know I probably sounded,” I swallowed. “Um, embarrassed. But Colin, he just caught me by surprise. I swear to you I want you and I want us. Together. As a couple. I just-“

He placed his hand on my cheek and smiled warmly at me. “It’s alright.” He softly kissed my cheek, the one without a hand covering it. “I’m sorry, too. I sort of, snapped at Josh. And I shouldn’t have done that.” He scratched behind his ear while speaking, trying not to make eye contact.

I smiled at him and kissed him sweetly while he struggled not to smile into the kiss. “Should we actually rehearse now?” I suggested.

He laughed and lifted my hand to his lips to kiss each knuckle separately. With each kiss my smile grew wider, causing him to move on to the other hand at an attempt to make me smile even more. “I think I’d like to take off, actually, if that’s okay.” He said quietly. “I really need to-“

“Okay. I believe you. You don’t need to explain yourself.” I smiled at him. “Go.” I kissed his cheek, silently telling him that it was okay for him to leave.

“Are you sure, love? I can stay,”

“Yes, I’m sure.” He kissed me once again, and said goodbye. I waved him out until the door opened and shut once again, leaving me alone in my trailer, with nothing but my thoughts.