Fiction Writing Basics: Character Thoughts And Emotions - Emotion is a challenge in fiction writing -- and essential. Avoid labelling emotions. Share your characters' thoughts: their emotion will be obvious.
I'd get sick, and I'd beg Rumple to stay by my side because I don't want him to go. Then Rumple would smile, and sit on the bed next to me, but on the inside he'd be beaming because no one has ever wanted him to stay by their side.