I'm curious as to what it would've been like. However I don't think it would be better if they did it this way. I mean there would be a HUGE plot hole about Emma not noticing everyone else not aging, except her. But I thought I'd make my own version of what I think the first episode would've been like. I'm not going to be doing this with every episode because it would just be a big mess and it's not worth it. This is just for fun. It's only going to be showing things from the real world, not the fairy-tale world. Please let me know what 당신 think and don't take anything about this too seriously, it's just for fun.

It was a cold night in a small town in Maine called Storybrooke where the Mayor, Regina Mills, was waiting in her house impatiently. She had been lonely and wished to have a child to keep her company, a baby boy is what she desired. The Mayor had everything that a woman would want; beauty, intelligence, power, and was very wealthy. Well, almost everything, even with all of those things she had not a friend in the world, except for Sheriff Graham, and no one to keep her company on her lonely days.

Finally she heard a knock at the door, she rushed to answer it, and there was Mr. Gold, the owner of the town. He was the only one who was wealthier, 더 많이 powerful, and 더 많이 feared than Regina. In his arms he held a small baby, only two weeks old. However she could tell from the blanket she was rapped in, which said Emma, it was a girl, much to her dismay.

"What the hell is this?" asked the frustrated Regina.

"It's Godzilla. What does it look like? It's a baby" answered Mr. Gold.

"I can see that! But it's a girl, I said very clearly that I wanted a boy" said Regina firmly.

"Well the orphanage 당신 adopted her from didn't have any baby boys, it was either her 또는 nothing" said Mr. Gold.

"Then take her back and lets get a boy from a different one" said Regina.

"That's not how I do things. 당신 asked for a favor, to bring 당신 a baby, and I brought her to you" said Mr. Gold.

"I said I wanted a boy!" reminded Regina.

"I know that but I never promised I would bring 당신 a boy, I promised 당신 I'd bring 당신 a baby" said Mr. Gold.

"Now listen here I..." started Regina.

She paused for moment when she noticed the little baby grab her finger. She stared at the little baby girl, she smiled, and thought that this little baby was the most beautiful thing she had ever seen. Mr. Gold handed the child to Regina and walked away without even a word. Regina continued to smile as she brought this beautiful miracle into her home, she rocked it, sang a little lullaby until she fell asleep, placed her in her crib, kissed her on her forehead, and whispered "Welcome to Storybrooke, Emma."

As the years went 의해 Emma and Regina's relationship has been quite mixed. They were quite close when Emma was a little girl but when she became a teenager they were really strained, she even ran away from 집 when she was sixteen. Regina was always strict, controlling, critical, and didn't quite understand her daughter. However she kept trying to bring them closer but they always backfired on her. Emma wanted to live her own life, to be herself, for her mother to stop criticizing everything she did, and just like every adopted child, to know who her real parents were and why they gave her up.

Now at twenty-eight years old she's a deputy to Sheriff Graham, her only friend. She lived in an apartment, it was quite small but Emma considered it good enough. Tonight was her birthday and was spending it watching TV eating a bag of chips. Suddenly there was a knock at the door and when she went to answer it the person at the door was her mother, with Graham along with her.

"Mom, Graham, hi! What are 당신 guys doing here?" asked Emma.

"It's your birthday honey and we're here to help 당신 celebrate" answered Regina.

"Mom, I told 당신 I don't wanna celebrate my birthday. Birthdays are for kids, I'm a little too old for this" said Emma.

"Oh don't be ridiculous" said Regina as she just walked on in with Graham.

"Mom, are 당신 even listening to me?" asked the annoyed Emma.

"Oh sue me, I wanna celebrated with my daughter on her birthday. Come on, I got 당신 a present and a small cake and it's your favorite, chocolate" said Regina as she handed Emma her present.

She up-rapped the paper and opened the box to find a red leather jacket.

"Mom, this is the 재킷, 자 켓 I wanted from the store. 당신 really shouldn't have" said Emma.

"Don't be ridiculous, it's your birthday and I knew you'd 사랑 it" said Regina. "Now go ahead and try it on." Emma did as so and Regina just smiled and looked at her. "You truly are the fairest of them all."

"Mom, don't 당신 think I'm too old for 당신 to still be saying that?" asked Emma.

"I'll stop saying it when 당신 stop being the most beautiful girl in the world" answered Regina

Regina then set up a cake and lit the candles for her daughter to make a wish.

"Really mom?" questioned the snarky Emma.

"Come on Emma, it's your birthday, make a wish" said Graham.

Emma rolled her eyes, leaned down, closed her eyes, and in her mind wished that something extraordinary would happen in her life. At that moment there was a knock at the door, Emma went to answer it and to her surprise it was a little boy, about ten years old.

"Um... can I help you?" asked the confused Emma.

"Are 당신 Emma Mills?" asked the boy.

"Yeah, who are you?" asked Emma.

"My name is Henry Swan, I'm your son" answered the boy.

"Your what?" questioned Regina.

Henry just came in while Regina just stared at Emma with disapproval and Emma just groaned.

"Kid, kid, kid! I don't have a son. Where are your parents?" said Emma.

"I don't have any, well, technically I found my mom" said Henry.

"What makes 당신 so sure that she's your mother?" asked Regina.

"Ten years 이전 did 당신 give up a baby for adoption?" asked Henry. Emma didn't respond but 당신 could tell that the answer was yes. "That was me."

"Emma, can I talk to 당신 alone for a minute?" asked Regina as her and Emma left the room. "What the hell is going on? When were 당신 going to tell me I'm a grandmother?"

"Never because I didn't think I'd see this kid again" answered Emma.

"When did this happen?" asked Regina.

"Remember when I ran away when I was sixteen? Well I was with this guy for a while, we did it, and later he got me arrested" answered Emma.

"You got arrested?" questioned Regina.

"Just thought I'd let 당신 know since apparently keeping secrets from 당신 has gone down the drain" said Emma.

"Great, so my daughter went to jail and is the mother of a ten 년 old" criticized Regina. "Who's the father?"

"No one we have to worry about, he doesn't even know that the kid exists and I don't plan on telling him, in fact I don't plan on seeing him period" answered Emma.

"So now what are 당신 going to do?" asked Regina.

"I don't know" answered Emma.

"Well I suggest 당신 get in there and deal with this" said Regina.

"Mom will 당신 get off my ass?" asked Emma.

"No, I won't. Now get your 나귀, 엉덩이 in there and deal with this!" demanded Regina.

"Just give me a 분 to catch my breath" said Emma.

"Fine! While 당신 do that I'm going to get that little boy something to eat and drink. The poor think must be starving and dying of thirst" said Regina as she walked back into the room. "Hello sweetheart. Would 당신 like some cake?"

"Sure!" answered Henry.

"Would 당신 like some 사과, 애플 주스 with it?" asked Regina.

"NO! I'm... uh... allergic to apples" said Henry.

"Oh, okay. How about some 포도 juice?" asked Regina.

"Okay. Where's my mom?" asked Henry.

"Right here. We need to talk. How did 당신 find me?" said Emma.

"I went through my records at the orphanage" answered Henry.

"Well where do 당신 live?" asked Emma.

"I live at the orphanage on 44th not telling ya street" answered Henry.

"Look kid..." started Emma.

"Emma, it's too late to get him home. Just let him stay here for the night and we'll figure out what to do with him in the morning" said Regina

"Alright" groaned Emma.

As the evening went 의해 everyone just remained awkwardly silent. There would be the occasional conversation, which was still quite awkward. When Regina and Graham finally left Emma was both relieved and scared.

"Finally, I thought they'd never leave. Now we can talk" said Henry as he went through his bag.

"What are 당신 talking about about kid?" asked Emma.

"You know I have a name? It's Henry, 당신 should know, I heard 당신 gave me that name" said Henry.

"What are 당신 looking for anyway ki... I mean... Henry?" asked Emma.

"My book, I want 당신 to look at it" said Henry.

"Aren't 당신 a little old to need someone to read 당신 a bedtime story?" asked Emma.

"Their not bedtime stories" said Henry.

"They're fairy-tales" said Emma.

"No, every story in this book actually happened" said Henry.

"Sure they did kid" Emma humored him.

"They did! 당신 should know better than anyone" said Henry.

"Why's that?" asked Emma.

"Because you're in this book" answered Henry.

"Oh kid 당신 have problems" said Emma.

"No, this town has the problems and you're gonna fix them. Every fairy-tale character from the 마법에 걸린 사랑 Forest was sent here, the Evil 퀸 did it with a curse" said Henry.

"Hang on, the Evil 퀸 sent a bunch of fairy-tale characters here?" questioned Emma.

"Yeah and now they're trapped" answered Henry.

"Frozen in time, stuck in Storybrooke Maine, that's what you're going with?" questioned Emma.

"It's true!" claimed Henry.

"Then why doesn't everyone just leave?" asked Emma.

"They can't, if they do bad things happen" answered Henry.

"Kid, I've lived here my whole life and when I was sixteen I ran away from home. I managed to leave Storybrooke and nothing happened to me when I tried to leave" said Emma.

"You're different, you're special. You're the daughter of Snow White and Prince Charming. You're the only one who can break the Evil Queen's curse" said Henry.

"Alrighty, I'll play along. Who are Snow White and Prince Charming suppose to be?" asked Emma.

"I don't know, I just got into town. But I know who the Evil 퀸 is" answered Henry.

"Okay, who's she?" asked Emma.

"You're mom, well you're adopted mom" answered Henry.

"My mom? Okay me and her don't really get along so well but evil is a bit of an extreme." said Emma.

"It's true!" said Henry.

"Look, it's been a long night and it's almost..." started Emma.

"Time's 겨울왕국 here! Haven't 당신 noticed that no one else here has aged? All the kids 당신 went to school with haven't aged?" asked Henry.

"I never went to school. I was 집 schooled as a kid" said Emma.

"See, you're mom was trying to keep it from 당신 의해 keeping 당신 away from everyone" said Henry.

"Kid, it's late and 당신 really should be getting to bed. 당신 can sleep in my 침대 and I'll sleep on the coach" said Emma.

They both went to bed, Henry went right to sleep but Emma kept tossing and turning on the coach. She went into the 부엌, 주방 to get something to help her sleep. However just as she was going back to 침대 something convinced her to go look in on Henry. She gazed at the small child as he slept. As she scared she grew a smile on her face. She got up the nerve to stoke his hair as he slept. She was tempted to 키스 him but backed away because she was afraid of becoming too attached to this child.

The 다음 morning Emma awoke, went to fix breakfast, and went to wake up Henry. However to her surprise he was gone. She questioned if it was all just a dream but the 침대 was unmade so he must have been there. She ran to the phone to call Graham.

"Hello" answered Graham.

"Graham, 당신 know that little boy who was here last night and claimed to be my son? He's gone!" said Emma.

"Calm down Emma! He couldn't have gone too far" reasoned Graham.

"Are 당신 joking? This kid came here from who knows where. Who knows how far he could have gone?" freaked out Emma.

"Emma, he came a long way to see 당신 so I don't think he'd leave just after one night with you. He's gotta be somewhere in Storybrooke. Ask around and see if anyone's seen him" said Graham.

Suddenly there was a knock at the door. Emma quickly rushed to the door and it was Henry but with him was the Elementary school teacher, Mary-Margret Blanchard. She was a very kind, sweet, caring, and beautiful woman. Emma had seen her in town and occasionally passed her in the hallway because they both lived in the same apartment building.

"Never mind Graham, someone found them" said Emma as she hanged up. "Where the hell have 당신 did 당신 go kid? 당신 almost gave me a 심장 attack."

"I found him walking around town asking people questions. I've never seen him before, he claims that he knows you" said Mary-Margret.

"Yeah he's my... uh..." said the awkward Emma.

"She's my mom" said Henry.

"Oh... well... congratulations Emma" said Mary-Margret.

"Well, thanks for your help Ms. Blanchard, I can take care of it from here. Thank 당신 so much for finding him" said Emma.

"No problem" said Mary-Margret as she walked away.

Emma pulled Henry inside and closed the door.

"What the hell were 당신 doing kid? 당신 can't just run off and walk around a strange town all alone" criticized Emma.

"I was gathering information for Operation Cobra" answered Henry.

"What's Operation Cobra?" asked Emma.

"It's the name of our mission for ending the curse. I found out who some of the people here are. Dr. Hopper is Jimminy Cricket, The owner of Granny's 침대 and Breakfast and her granddaughter are Little Red-Riding 후드 and her granny, and Ms. Blanchard is your mom, Snow White" said Henry.

"Kid are 당신 still on that book thing?" asked Emma.

"Yeah, because it's true. Haven't 당신 noticed that when 당신 turned twenty-eight that the old clock started working. I've asked around and before yesterday everyone said it never worked. The battle will begin soon" said Henry.

"I'm not fighting any battles kid" said Emma.

"Yes 당신 are, it's you're destiny, you're going to bring back the happy endings" said Henry.

"Kid will 당신 quit it with the book crap?" asked the hostile Emma.

"You don't have to be hostile, I know 당신 like me, I can tell. I know you're just pushing me away because I make 당신 feel guilty. It's alright, I know why 당신 gave me away... 당신 wanted to give me my best chance" said Henry.

Emma paused for a moment as she gathered her thoughts. "How do 당신 know that?"

"Because it's the same reason why Snow White gave 당신 away" answered Henry.

"Listen to me kid, I'm not in any book. I'm a real person and I'm no savior. 당신 were right about one thing though, I wanted 당신 to have your best chance but it's not with me. Now it's time to tell me where you're from so I can take 당신 back" said Emma.

"You can't! Please don't!" pleaded Henry.

"Kid, I have to, I'm sure you're parents are worried sick about you" said Emma.

"I don't have parents, I don't even have a family! I had one once when I was five but when I was six they were finally able to have their own kids and they sent me back. My life sucks! I'm not making this up, just use you're superpower. Everyone told me that as the deputy you're able to tell when people are lying" said Henry.

Emma could see that he was telling the truth. "Kid, I'm not parent material. If 당신 need a 집 it's not with me" said Emma.

"I don't need to stay with you, just don't send me back there, please!" pleaded Henry.

"I know it must hurt having a family get rid of you, I know the pain of abandonment. My parents left me on the side of a freeway when I was just a baby, they didn't even bother to send me to a hospitable" said Emma.

"You're parents didn't abandon you, that's just where 당신 came out. When 당신 came through the wardrobe that's just where 당신 came out. Ms. Blanchard is you're real mom, the mom 당신 have is evil" said Henry.

"Kid, look, my mom isn't evil. She gets on my nerves, doesn't listen to me, criticizes me, is difficult, and as a kid I didn't think she even loved me. But she raised me and she loves me. She's the only parent I ever had and part of the reason we're not close is my fault too, I'm very difficult. Another reason 당신 don't want to have me as a mom" said Emma.

"Yes I do. I'd give anything to get away from that place. The other kids bully me, the adults call me stupid and beat me. I don't care if I have to live in the woods, I just want to be away from there. Besides 당신 need someone to help 당신 break the curse" said Henry.

"Kid where did 당신 even get this book?" asked Emma.

"From a man named August Booth" answered Henry.

August Booth? Really?" questioned Emma.

"It's true!" proclaimed Henry.

Suddenly there was a knock at the door. It was Regina, who seemed very upbeat.

"Mom! What are 당신 doing here?" asked Emma.

"I'm here to help you. I found out where this child was from and 당신 can take him back tonight" said Regina.

"Uh... Henry, go into the other room while I talk with my mom" said Emma. Henry left and had a disappointed look on his face.

"Henry?" questioned Regina.

"Yes, I gave him that name when he was born. I thought it was the least I could do" said Emma.

"Well, either way he's from Boston and is in a Foster 집 on 29th Street. No need to thank me for getting 당신 out of this mess" said Regina.

"Actually I'm not sure if I'm going to take him back. I'm thinking about keeping him" said Emma.

Regina's face at that moment had a critical expression. "I'm not so sure that's a good idea. A child needs a lot of attention, help, and are a big responsibility. I just don't think you're ready to become a mother. You're not exactly very responsible and you're someone who likes to just look out for yourself" said Regina.

"Well maybe I am ready to be a mom and take on responsibility" said Emma.

"Oh honey, I 사랑 당신 but I know you're not ready yet. 당신 don't even have any room for him here in your apartment. You're really not ready for responsibility, especially like this. Take my 조언 Emma only one of us knows what's best for this child" said Regina.

"Why do 당신 always have to criticize me?" asked Emma.

"I'm not criticizing you, I'm helping you" answered Regina.

"Well, I don't need you're help and I don't want it either. I just wish for once 당신 could try to be supportive. 당신 never believe in me unless it's something 당신 want me to do. Well, I want to do this. This kid needs his best chance and I think that's with me" said Emma.

"Emma, I'm only thinking of what's best for 당신 and my grandson. I called the Foster 집 and they're expecting him there tonight, try not to be there too late" said Regina as she left.

Hours went 의해 and Emma couldn't help but feel like her mother was right. She's not responsible and maybe she isn't ready for this. Suddenly there was a knock at the door, it was Mary-Margret.

"Ms. Blanchard, can I help you?" asked Emma.

"I found Henry's book at the park and I thought he'd want it back" said Mary-Margret.

"Oh thanks" said Emma.

"Is there something wrong?" asked Mary-Margret.

"No, yeah, maybe, I don't know" answered Emma.

"It's about Henry isn't it? 당신 want to keep him but you're not sure if you're ready" said Mary-Margret.

"How did 당신 know all that?" asked Emma.

"I guess I can read between the lines, plus I heard 당신 and your mom talking in the hallway. I know it's not my place but I think that since 당신 want to keep him and someone is telling 당신 that 당신 can't do it just means 당신 have to keep him. Mother's never know when they're ready to take care of a child, they just learn on the job" said Mary-Margret.

"Why do 당신 feel so strongly about this?" asked Emma.

"I don't know. I guess I just 사랑 kids and to see them with their mothers makes me feel like everyone should feel that kind of love. Plus I know it's weird, since we hardly know each other, I just feel like I know 당신 really well somehow. I know it's crazy. But I do really think that 당신 and Henry are exactly what 당신 both need. Well, I guess I'll just got now, I'll see 당신 in the hallway" said Mary-Margret as she left.

Emma felt conflicted but 더 많이 confident that she could do this and scared at the same time. Emma however decided to go to Boston and didn't tell Henry where they were going. Finally they arrived at the Foster 집 and Henry was horrified.

"Please don't take me back there!" pleaded Henry.

"I have to..." started Emma.

"Please don't, they'll beat me and..." started Henry.

"You didn't let me finish. I have to so I can adopt 당신 and take 당신 집 with me" said Emma.

"Really?" 질문 Henry with delight.

"Yeah, I want to keep 당신 kid. You're my reason for living, I hardly know 당신 but I feel a connection with you. I want to get to know 당신 and give 당신 a good home. I gave 당신 away to give 당신 your best chance but now I see your best chance is me" said Emma.

Henry gave Emma a hug and even began to cry tears of joy. "I knew 당신 would help me, just like you're going to help everyone."

"I don't know about helping everyone but I am here to help you, Henry" said Emma as she kissed the 상단, 맨 위로 of her son's head.

Back at Storybrooke Regina was looking through some old family albums of her and Emma. How she longed for the days for when her little girl needed her, she tried to fool herself into thinking she still needed her. Suddenly there was a knock at the door, it was Mr. Gold.

"Mr. Gold, what a surprise" said Regina in an emotionless voice. "May I help you?"

"I was just in the neighborhood and I thought I'd congratulate the lucky grandmother" answered Mr. Gold.

"No congratulations are necessary. Emma took the boy back and should be back any 분 now" said Regina.

"Really? Because I just saw your daughter with that boy getting ice cream, two peas in a pod they were" said Mr. Gold.

"What?" questioned Regina.

"It seemed Mary-Margret Blanchard really had an impact on her" said Mr. Gold.

"Mary-Margret Blanchard?" questioned Regina.

"Yes, I was collecting the rent and I overheard them talking. At least no 당신 have a grandson named Henry. I believe 당신 wanted a baby boy so 당신 could name him Henry. Such a lovely name" said Mr. Gold. "Whatever was so important about that name that 당신 wanted a boy so badly?"

"I don't believe that's any of your business" answered Regina.

"Just curious, since 당신 wanted a boy so much" said Mr. Gold.

"Yes, but they didn't have a boy and instead I got my wonderful Emma" said Regina.

"Glad 당신 feel that way because I lied, there was actually plenty of baby boys where I got Emma" confessed Mr. Gold.

"What? 당신 lied about this? 당신 broke our deal!" cried out the enraged Regina.

"No I didn't. There's only one deal in my entire life that I've broken and I can guarantee that it wasn't that deal" said Mr.Gold.

"Our deal was for 당신 to bring me a baby boy!" cried out Regina.

"No, 당신 requested a baby boy, I never promised I would make your request happen. Our deal was for me to bring 당신 a baby, which I did" Mr. Gold corrected. "Speaking of Emma have 당신 noticed that on her birthday that the old clock started working, then when she left with her boy it just stopped, and when she came back it just started working again? Quite interesting isn't it?"

"There's a reason 당신 brought me Emma isn't there? Who is she?" asked Regina.

"I would say 당신 know exactly who she is" answered Mr. Gold. "Now I really must be going."

Regina ran in front of Mr. Gold determined to find out what she wants to know. " Tell me what 당신 know about her!" she demanded.

"I'm not going to answer 당신 dear" answered Mr. Gold. "So I suggest 당신 excuse me... please..."

At that moment Regina moved out of Mr. Gold's way. The mysterious man then walked away as Regina just stared with frustration, curiosity, and fear.