Chapter Three (Robin’s backstory) of You Were Missed series.
Those that are reading Storm Surge, I am not forsaking that. It’s just this idea came to me and I loved it so much I may choose to always believe it’s Robin’s backstory. You can assume it’s his for Storm Surge though it really does more for canon Regina from Storybrooke. What if Robin’s father found out he wasn’t really his son?
"What are you doing here?" Regina asked annoyed.
Robin smiled. It had only been a couple of months since their return to the enchanted forest, but usually just the mere sight of him set her teeth on edge. She was in her private library, a sanctuary she used when she got fed up with dealing with everyone else in her castle. Sometimes Robin suspected it might be specifically to get away from him.
He wished he could feel the same. When she first showed up with Snow White, she’d been quite rude even after he saved her from that flying monkey. He tried to approach her later, perhaps they’d just gotten off on the wrong foot, but she’d have none of it. She called him a glorified burglar who smelled like he slept in the trees. This prompted him to reply that at least he wasn’t decked out in enough silk to blanket the forest. If the princess hadn’t come running to get between them, he was sure he’d be charred to a crisp by now.
Once he had entered the tower with her, things were different. He saw the pain she was in, clearly she missed her son and Robin knew that alone would be enough to devastate the strongest person. What worried Robin was Regina seemed content to wallow in that devastation. She didn’t want to move on, she wanted to hold onto it. The Charmings would reach out to her but it seemed to bother her even more when they spoke of Henry and he wasn’t sure why.