”What?” Regina finally said.
"Just seeing if you’re telling the truth," said Emma.
"And am I?" Regina asked.
Emma nodded. “We have a deal.”
Seeing Regina smile was a strange experience. Had Emma seen it before?
"Don’t trust him, Emma," Regina said, turning to her. She put her hand on Emma’s arm. Hearing her own name in Regina’s mouth was also disorienting, but the hand on the arm—a brief compassionate touch—was totally surreal.
When Emma realized Regina had a tear in her eye, she knew the worst was true.
"What is it?" Emma managed. She and Regina kept staring into one another’s eyes. Emma knew that right now, it was like looking into a mirror. They’d fought for so long, but now…they were two mothers.