regina mills appreciation week
day 2: favorite scene
I could write poems on how this scene is important (plus the part that didn’t make it to the gifset) but I’ll just say this is my favorite because it shows how much Regina understands herself. And I just wonder how many times she lied in her bed at night wondering what would’ve happened if she entered that tavern and met Robin, but knowing Regina, I also know that after a while she would’ve just stopped thinking about it because it was just too hard. Maybe, she buried that moment in her mind very deeply, but then meeting Tinker Bell again brought it all back. And she finds herself opening up to that fairy, someone whose life she ruined - just like other hundreds, maybe thousands - but someone she did care about and maybe felt a little bit guilty about what she did. Someone that brought back this strong and agonizing memory, the biggest “what if” in her life, that she had buried before. This is the first time we see Regina legitimately speaking about her past and her choices, about how she chose anger over hope, and most importantly, how she managed to convince Tinker Bell this wasn’t the right choice. Because she knows better than anyone why it isn’t.