summary: Otherwise known as “Five Times Jack Checked Up on Emily, and One Time She Returned the Favor.”
Inspired by Emily’s line about Jack checking up on her in 4x01 and the six month gap between s3 and s4. Appearances from some other characters, though primarily focused on Jack and Emily in season four (and moments unseen).
notes: In 4x01, Emily says, “You don’t need to keep coming over here to check on me.” I couldn’t resist the opportunity to write some moments for that.
The title (To Love You) comes from “If It Kills Me” by Jason Mraz, but more specifically, the line all I really want to do is to love you, a kind much closer than friends use, and I still can’t say it after all we’ve been through. My Jack/Emily senses start tingling every time I hear it.
This should have five chapters, one for each moment, so check back or follow on something to read more as they come up.
The night she moves in to the manor Jack shows up with Carl and a six pack of Sam Adams. He shifts a little on the porch when she opens the door, but he stands his ground as best as he can.
Her words come out more like a warning than a greeting. As much as she appreciates having him around, he gets that there’s a line between what’s appropriate and what’s crossing into dangerous territory.
That’s part of why he has Carl with him. Nothing’s going to happen if he has his kid there. Of course, having Carl with him also means he has no reason to leave. He could stay the whole night and keep her company from the demons residing in the old Grayson Manor.