ok but you just imagine Regina in yoga pants sprawled out in the couch on a Sunday Morning, with a weird-angled small ponytail and a woolen blanket and a bowl of cereal and she’s just so comfortable she eyes the remote on the other chair and just makes it fly to her to check out the channels because there ain’t no way she’s gonna get her royal tushy out of that sofa like ever but then her hands are busy with the cereal so she just has the buttons push themselves and Emma just walks in and plops down like my magic only works for keeping my heart in and lighting candles fly me some cereal babe.
It’s only when she’s knocked loudly on the door of 108 Mifflin Street and the light’s gone on inside the hallway that Ruby realizes where they are; she’s brought - or, rather, dragged - Emma to the one place where a drunken Emma Swan should never, ever be, given her very loud and very strongly worded descriptions of Regina Mills in the bar tonight.
When the door opens, Ruby scrunches up her face in abject apology, pre-empting the blistering fireball she’s expecting to be launched towards her; Regina is dressed in her robe, hair slightly mussed and an expression on her features that can only be described as righteously pissed off.
"And what," Regina looks from Ruby to Emma, who is swaying on the porch and blinking in the overhead light like she’s a mole emerging from underground, "am I supposed to do with that?”
"Anything you like, Miss Uptight," Emma manages to mumble salaciously as Regina gestures towards her and she grins at the other woman with all the charm she can muster, "ohhhh, you’re pretty at bedtime."
"I’m sorry - I just - I was supposed to be - I mean - " Ruby stutters, suddenly sober and rather terrified, but she’s silenced by Regina’s glower and one of the Mayor’s hands reaches out, grabs Emma by the elbow and pulls her into the house; Ruby opens her mouth to apologize again, but is met by the front door slamming in her face and it’s only then that she knows she’s done the right thing after all.
Emma-wow, I’m about to take Regina’s hand in mine-Swan.