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SCENE: Enchanted Forest. Past. The wicked stepmother and ugly stepsisters dressed in gowns get in their carriage that will take them to the ball, while Cinderella is left behind sweeping, dressed in rags.

Fairy Godmother: (She flies in) Do not despair, my dear, you will attend that ball.
Cinderella: Who are you?
Fairy Godmother: (She grows into her larger form) I'm your Fairy Godmother, and I'm here to change your life Cinderella.
Cinderella: But my Stepmother told me that I couldn't go, she forbade me to leave.
Fairy Godmother: Your Stepmother doesn't have this. (She brandishes her wand) This wand has the power to take you to your ball, to your prince, and to... (She explodes, and Rumplestiltskin appears, claiming her wand.)
Cinderella: What did you do?
Rumplestiltskin: Now now, I got what I wanted. There's no need to be frightened.
Cinderella: No need? You just killed my Fairy Godmother. She was trying to help me.
Rumplestiltskin: Was she? Do you know what this is? (He holds up the wand)
Cinderella: Pure magic.
Rumplestiltskin: Pure evil. Trust me. I've done you a favor. All magic comes with a price. Go on back to your life and thank your lucky stars you've still got something to go back to.
Cinderella: My life...it's wretched.
Rumplestiltskin: Then change it. You can't handle this. (Holds up wand, and turns to leave)
Cinderella: Wait, please wait. I can handle it. Please, I will do anything to get out of here, anything.
Rumplestiltskin: Anything?
Cinderella: Do you know how to use the wand, Mr...
Rumplestiltskin: Rumplestiltskin. And yes, of course I do.
Cinderella: Then help me.
Rumplestiltskin: Well, if I do, and you can indeed shoulder the uh... consequences, then you'll owe me a favor.
Cinderella: Name it, what do you want?
Rumplestiltskin: Something precious.
Cinderella: But I have nothing.
Rumplestiltskin: Oh, but you will. With this wish will come riches more than you know.
Cinderella: I care nothing for riches. I'll give you anything you want. Just get me out of here.
Rumplestiltskin: Now we're talking.
Cinderella: Well, how does it work?
Rumplestiltskin: Fear not. My needs are small, and all you have to do is sign on the dotted line (he magically summons a document). Do we have a deal?
Cinderella: Yes, yes thank you. (she signs the document)
Rumplestiltskin: (Inspecting the document) Mmm... (he waves the wand and her rags turn into a ball gown, her hair is done up, and glass slippers appear) There.
Cinderella: (About the slippers) Glass?
Rumplestiltskin: Every story needs a memorable detail. Let's see how they fit, shall we? (she puts on the slippers) Now you have a good time, but be sure to watch the clock.


SCENE: Storybrooke. Present day. The bell of the clock tower rings out above them as Henry Mills and Emma Swan walk the streets of Storybrooke.

Henry: Are you sure we can be seen out in the open?
Emma: Enough sneaking around. If your mom has a problem with me walking you to a school bus, I am more than happy to have that chat.
Henry: You're brave. You'll need that for Operation Cobra. Speaking of, do you think we need code names?
Emma: Isn't "Cobra" our code name?
Henry: That's the mission. I mean us. I need something to call you.
Emma: Oh, um... well I don't... you can just call me "Emma" for now.
Henry: Okay, well I'll see you later, Emma. (he boards the school bus)
Emma: (As she turns to walk down the street, Sheriff Graham pulls in front of her in a police car blaring the siren) What's with the siren?
Graham: It's so hard to get your attention.
Emma: Alright, well you got it. Are you arresting me again?
Graham: I'm thanking you (sighs) for your help finding that coma patient. We all owe you a debt of gratitude.
Emma: Well, what do I get? A commendation? Key to the city?
Graham: How about a job? I could use a deputy.
Emma: Thank you, but I have a job.
Graham: As a bail bondsperson? There's not much of that going on here.
Emma: I don't see a lot of sheriffing going on around here either.
Graham: Well, here's your chance to see it up close. There's dental. Why don't you think about it and stay awhile.


SCENE: Storybrooke. Present. Granny's Diner. Ruby is bringing Emma, who sits reading the newspaper, a cup of hot cocoa.

Emma: (To Ruby) Thank you (Ruby sets the cocoa on the table and walks away, Regina Mills enters the diner).
Regina: How was your walk with Henry? That's right I know everything. But relax I don't mind (she sits opposite Emma).
Emma: You don't?
Regina: No. Because you no longer worry me, Ms. Swan. You see I did a little digging into who you are, and what I found out was quite soothing. It all comes down to the number seven.
Emma: Seven?
Regina: It's the number of addresses you've had in the past decade. Your longest stint anywhere was two years. Really, what did you enjoy so much about Tallahassee?
Emma: If you were wondering, I did find a place here in town.
Regina: I know with Ms. Blanchard. How long is your lease? Oh wait. You don't have one. You see my point? In order for something to grow Ms. Swan, it needs roots, and you don't have any. People don't change they only fool themselves into believing they can.
Emma: You don't know me.
Regina: No, I think I do. All I ask as you carry on your transient life, you think about Henry and what's best for him. Perhaps consider a clean break. It's going to happen anyway. Enjoy your cocoa. (She gets up and leaves)
Emma: (Stands up and spills cocoa on herself) Ugh, really? (Ruby rushes over with towel)
Ruby: Eesh.
Emma: Do you have a laundry room I can use?
Ruby: Mhm!
Emma: (She walks in the back to the laundry room where Ashley Boyd is working, puts her shirt in the washer, and takes one off of the clothesline)
Ashley: Oh, no, no, no, no, no!
Emma: You okay?
Ashley: (Holding up a sheet) The sheets, they're uh... pink.
Emma: You try bleach? (Ashley lowers the sheet revealing she is pregnant) Oh.
Ashley: Last night I felt contractions, and the doctor said that the baby could come any day now.
Emma: So... that's great.
Ashley: It's just that, um, when the... when the baby comes... no one thinks I can do this. No one thinks I can do anything. Maybe they're right.
Emma: Screw them.
Ashley: What?
Emma: Screw them. How old are you?
Ashley: 19.
Emma: I was 18.
Ashley: When you... when you had a kid?
Emma: Yeah. I know what it's like. Everyone loves to tell you what you can and can't do especially with a kid, but ultimately whatever you're considering doing... or giving up... the choice is yours.
Ashley It's not exactly what you might think it is.
Emma: It never is. People are going to tell you who you are your whole life. You just gotta punch back and say, "No, this is who I am." You want people to look at you differently? Make them. You want to change things you are going to have to go out there and change them yourself because there are no Fairy Godmothers in this world.


SCENE: Storybrooke. Present day. Mr. Gold's Shop. Mr. Gold walks up to his shop door and changes the sign from open to closed, shuts the lights off, and exits the shop locking the door behind him. After he is away from the shop, Ashley appears. She approaches the front door of the shop and bashes in the bottom left window pane of the door with a brick, and enters the store. She approaches a painting on the wall, which she reveals was covering a safe.

Mr. Gold: (appearing behind her) Ashley, what are you doing?
Ashley: Changing my life. (She sprays him with mace)
Mr. Gold: Aaah! (He falls to the ground, and Ashley removes a key from his person and uses it to open the safe)


SCENE: Storybrooke. Present. Inside Regina's home. She is preparing her makeup in a mirror.

Regina: (To Henry) I know you think otherwise, but I don't enjoy these Saturday city council meetings. Sometimes they're just unavoidable. Now, you know the rules?
Henry: Yes on homework, no on TV, and stay inside.
Regina: Good boy. Under no circumstance do you leave this house.
Henry: You mean don't see my mom.
Regina: She's not your mother. She's just a woman passing through. Now do as I say or there will be consequences. I'll be back at 5:00 sharp. (She exits the house and drives away. When she is gone Henry, grabs his backpack and leaves.)


SCENE: Storybrooke. Present day.Mary Margaret's Apartment. Mary Margaret Blanchard is bringing a plate of food to Emma who is unpacking her recently arrived belongings.

Emma: I'm so glad my stuff is here. Oh, thanks. (She takes the plate)
Mary Margaret: So that is all your stuff?
Emma: What do you mean?
Mary Margaret: Is the rest in storage?
Emma: No, this is all of it. I'm not sentimental.
Mary Margaret: Well, it must make things easier when you have to move. (There is a knock on the door, and Mary Margaret opens it to see Mr. Gold).
Mr. Gold: Ms. Blanchard, is Ms. Swan here? (Emma approaches) Hi, my name is Mr. Gold, we met briefly on your arrival.
Emma: I remember.
Mr. Gold: Good, I have a proposition for you, Ms. Swan. I need your help. I'm looking for someone.
Emma: Really? um...
Mary Margaret: You know what? I am going to jump in the bath. (She walks away)
Mr. Gold: I have a photo. (He hands her a picture of Ashley) Her name is Ashley Boyd and she's taken something quite valuable of mine.
Emma: So why don't you just call the police?
Mr. Gold: Because uh... she's a confused young woman. She's pregnant, alone, and scared. I don't want to ruin this young girl's life, but I just want my property returned.
Emma: And what is it?
Mr. Gold: Well one of the advantages of you not being the police is discretion. Let's just say it's a precious object and leave it at that.
Emma: When did you see her last?
Mr. Gold: Last night. That’s how I got this. (He shows the gash on his forehead) It's so unlike her. She was quite wound up, rambling on and on about changing her life. I have not idea what got into her. Ms. Swan, please just help me find her. My only other choice is the police, and I don't think anyone wants to see that baby born in jail, now do they.
Emma: No, of course not.
Mr. Gold: So you’ll help me then?
Emma: I will help her
Mr. Gold: Grand.
Henry: (The door opens and Henry enters) Hey Emma, I was thinking we...
Mr. Gold: Hey Henry, how are you?
Henry: Okay.
Mr. Gold: Good. Give my regards to your mother, and um... good luck Ms. Swan. (Mr. Gold leaves.)
Henry: Do you know who that is?
Emma: Yeah, of course I do.
Henry: Who? Cause I'm still trying to figure it out.
Emma: Oh, I meant in reality.
Henry: Is that all you brought?
Emma: Henry, what are you doing here?
Henry: My mom's gone till 5:00 I thought we could hang out.
Emma: Aw, kid I wish I could, but there's something I gotta do.


SCENE: Storybrooke. Present day. Emma and Henry are walking down the street.

Henry: Please let me help.
Emma: No, no it could be dangerous.
Henry: The pregnant maid is dangerous?
Emma: She assaulted Mr. Gold.
Henry: Cool.
Emma: This isn't a game. She's desperate.
Henry: How do you know?
Emma: Because I know.
Henry: Well, then let's find her.
Emma: Oh no, no, no, no there is no "let's". You cannot come with me.
Henry: Then I'll look for her myself.
Emma: Then I'll find you and I'll bring you back.
Henry: Then you wouldn't be helping the maid.
Emma: I am just trying to be responsible here.
Henry: And I'm just trying to spend time with you. (He gets in Emma's car)
Emma: Oh, that is really not fair. (She gets in the car.)
Henry: So the maid, what's her story?


SCENE: Enchanted Forest. Past. The King's Palace. On her wedding night, Cinderella is viewing a fireworks display on the balcony, when Prince Thomas approaches her from behind.

Prince Thomas: What's wrong?
Cinderella: Nothing. Every year when I was growing up, I used to watch these fireworks from afar. And I knew what they meant. Something special was happening at the palace. Now they're for me, for our wedding. (The two kiss, and they enter the castle where a large crowd is waiting to celebrate their marriage, which includes the King, Snow White and Prince Charming)
Cinderella: (To Snow White, embracing her) I'm so happy you could come.
The King: (To Prince Thomas) Son.
Prince Thomas: (To the King) Thank you, Father.
Snow White: (To Cinderella) You look beautiful.
The King: (The crowd begins to dance, and the King joins Cinderella) My dear Ella, we are thrilled to have you join our family, and I hope our family will soon be growing.
Prince Charming: (To Snow White) My darling. (Begins to dance with Cinderella) Congratulations, Ella, you two are going to be very happy.
Cinderella: Why thank you, James. (She begins to dance with Prince Thomas again, but then Snow White steals her away)
Snow White: Ella dear, (Cinderella and Snow White giggle) this is truly a night for celebration. Do you realize what an inspiration you are to everyone?
Cinderella: All I did was get married.
Snow White: All you did was show that anyone can change her life. I'm proud of you. (She walks away)
Rumplestiltskin: (He appears on the dance floor) I'm proud of you, too.
Cinderella: You. What are you doing here?
Rumplestiltskin: I just wanted to make sure you were happy with your end of the bargain. You know, true love, riches, happy endings. Did you get everything you desired?
Cinderella: Yes. Yes, I did now what do you want? What's your price, my jewels? The ring?
Rumplestiltskin: No, no, dear keep your baubles. What I want is something you don't yet possess, but something I know is coming: your firstborn. (He leaves.)


SCENE: Enchanted Forest. Past. The King's Palace. Cinderella's chambers. A thunderstorm rolls outside as Cinderella packs her things. Prince Thomas enters.

Prince Thomas: What are you doing?
Cinderella: I thought you were hunting.
Prince Thomas: I was, but the weather wasn't agreeing so we came back early. Are we going somewhere? You're going somewhere.
Cinderella: Something's happened.
Prince Thomas: What?
Cinderella: I'm pregnant.
Prince Thomas: Ella, that's wonderful. Why are you upset? This is what we wanted.
Cinderella: There's something else. When we met that night at the ball, it wasn't my Fairy Godmother who sent me. It was Rumplestiltskin. I made a deal with him for this life. I was stupid. I didn't understand the price of magic. So I promised him something.
Prince Thomas: What did you promise him?
Cinderella: He tricked me. I thought that he'd want our gold or jewels...
Prince Thomas: What was it? (Cinderella holds her stomach.) Our baby?
Cinderella: I'm so sorry. And now I'm gonna lose it all, my...my life, you.
Prince Thomas: No. I don't care what that imp said. Magic may have brought us together but it didn't create this love.
Cinderella: But I made a deal. I can't break that. He's too powerful.
Prince Thomas: Then the answer is simple. We make another deal.


SCENE: Storybrooke. Present day. Outside Granny's Bed and Breakfast. Emma and Henry are questioning Ruby about Ashley's disappearance. A tow truck is on the street putting down Ruby's car slowly.

Emma: So, this boyfriend of hers, you don't think he was involved in her disappearance?
Ruby: Uh, that would mean that he was involved with her at all, which he isn't. He left her in the lurch right after they found out they were expecting. Hasn't spoken to her since. Like I said he's a... (the tow truck drops her car) Hey, hey, hey Billy, be careful. You almost shattered my wolf thing, Billy. It's good luck.
Billy: I'm sorry Ruby, but look, it's fine.
Emma: Um, Ruby what about her family?
Ruby: Oh, um she's got a stepmom and two stepsisters that she doesn't talk to.
Henry: Wait, stepmom, stepsisters, and she's a maid?
Emma: Henry, not now.
Ruby: Look, I don't know what you've heard, but it's wrong. Everyone thinks she's not ready to have this kid, but she's trying, taking night classes, trying to better herself, trying to get her life together. Can you understand that?
Emma: I think so.
Ruby: Then maybe you should just stay out of it. She's been through enough already.
Emma: I've been through it, too, Ruby, and I can help her.
Ruby: Then try her ex.
Emma: Where can I find him?
Ruby: He lives with his dad.


SCENE: Storybrooke. Present day. The Herman residence. A car is pulling into the garage. Emma is knocking on the front door. Sean Herman answers.

Sean: Can I help you?
Emma: Sean Herman?
Sean: Yeah. Who are you?
Emma: I'm Emma Swan. I'm... I'm looking for Ashley Boyd. She's in trouble. I just thought maybe she came to see you (Mitchell Herman exits his car and approaches the house.)
Mitchell: My son doesn't have anything to do with that girl anymore, so whatever trouble she's in, I am sorry for, but there's nothing we can do to help you.
Emma: You're the reason he broke up with her.
Mitchell: Absolutely. I'm not gonna let my son throw away his entire life over a mistake.
Emma: So you just told him to leave her?
Mitchell: Well what are they going to do, raise the child in the backseat of a car?
Emma: Some people only have the backseat of a car.
Mitchell: Well, they're to be pitied. I'm not letting that happen to my son. (He walks into the house)
Sean: Dad, maybe we should help her look.
Mitchell: It's a waste, Sean.
Emma: Sean, if you want to come, come. Stop letting other people make decisions for you. If Ashley runs away with this baby, she's gonna be in some serious trouble.
Sean: She's running away with the baby?
Emma: Yes.
Mitchell: Sean, inside. Now. (Sean enters the house. Mitchell begins speaking to Emma.) Look, believe me if I knew where she was I would tell you. I went to a lot of trouble to get her that deal.
Emma: Deal? What are you talking about?
Mitchell: You don't know? Ashley agreed to give up the child. And she's being paid very well to do so.
Emma: She sold the baby?
Mitchell: Oh, you make it sound so crass. I found someone who's going to find that child a good a proper home.
Emma: And who are you to judge whether Ashley is capable of providing that?
Mitchell: Look at her, she's a teenager, and she's never shown any evidence of being responsible. How could she possibly know how to be a mother?
Emma: Maybe she's changing her life.
Mitchell: Everybody says that. Now look, I found someone who's going to pay Ashley extremely well, someone who is going to see to it that everybody's happy.
Emma: Mr. Gold.
Mitchell: Well, isn't that why you were hired, to bring him the baby?


SCENE: Storybrooke. Present day. Emma and Henry are driving down the road in Emma's car.

Henry: You can't make her double-cross Gold. No one's ever broken a deal with him.
Emma: Happy to be the first. If Ashley wants to have this baby, she should have it. Anyone who wants to be a mother should damn well be allowed to be one. (She pulls the car up to Granny's Diner, and the two enter. Ruby is standing at the counter)
Emma: (To Ruby) Why didn't you tell me she sold the baby?
Ruby: Because I didn't think it was important.
Emma: Really, considering that's why she's running away?
Ruby: Look, Ashley's my friend. I don't like the idea of people judging her.
Emma: (She sees the wolf figurine that was in Ruby's car sitting on the bar and picks it up.) Ruby, where's your car? You didn't send me to Sean to find her, you sent me there to give her a head start.
Ruby: Look, I'm only trying to help her.
Emma: Yeah, so am I. Ashley's in more trouble than you know, Ruby. Where is she? Don't make her deal with Gold without me.
Ruby: I can't talk in front of him. He's the mayor's kid.
Henry: Hey, I'm on your side.
Emma: (whispering to Henry) Henry, I need to find this woman, and in order to do that, I need you to go home, okay? So please listen to me, seriously. She's not gonna tell me anything if you're around.
Henry: Okay.
Emma: Thank you. (Henry leaves)
Ruby: She left town. Said she was gonna try Boston. Thought she could disappear there.
Emma: How long ago did she leave?
Ruby: About a half an hour.


SCENE: Storybrooke. Present day. Emma believes she is alone driving to Boston to look for Ashley.

Henry: (He sits up in the back seat) What did she tell you?
Emma: Henry! What the hell? I am going to Boston, you can't come with me.
Henry: You can't go to Boston, she can't leave! Bad things happen to anyone that does.
Emma: I don't have time to argue with you over the curse. I've got to get you home.
Henry: We have to stop her before she gets hurt. We're wasting time. If you drop me off, you'll never catch up to her.
Emma: Henry...
Henry: And then Mr. Gold will call the police, and he'll have her sent to jail.
Emma: Buckle up. Ashley, what did you get yourself into?


SCENE: Enchanted Forest. Past. The Dwarves' Mines. Grumpy, Prince Thomas, Prince Charming, and Cinderella enter.

Cinderella: Why are we down here?
Prince Thomas: We need a place to keep him.
Prince Charming: Rumplestiltskin is the most dangerous man in all the realms. He needs his own special prison, so we converted the mines to hold him.
Cinderella: But how will we get him here? He has eluded all forever.
Grumpy: His strength is also his weakness. His deals. He can't resist making them, and we already know who he wants to deal with next, you.
Prince Charming: We've sent word with one of Snow's bluebirds. He's accepted a meeting with you. You're going to tell him that Doc heard something with his stethoscope, two heartbeats.
Prince Thomas: You're going to tell him it's twins.
Prince Charming: And if he wants both, which he will, you propose a new deal. Grumpy... (Grumpy opens a box containing a quill).
Cinderella: A quill, I... I don't understand.
Grumpy: The Blue Fairy cast a spell on it. Whoever signs with this will be frozen, their magic made impotent.
Prince Charming: All you must do is get him to sign the contract. Ella, this man is a scourge. You will be doing the entire land a service.
Cinderella: Should we even use magic? Isn't that what's has causing these problems to begin with? What if this magic also has a price?
Prince Thomas: Then I will pay it. I will do whatever is needed to save you and our child.
Prince Charming: Let's go. (They venture further into the mine's and arrive at a cell)
Grumpy: I hope you like it. A lot of dwarf blood went into it.
Cinderella: You sure this will work?
Prince Charming: Once he is in there he'll never get out. You'll be safe.
Prince Thomas: We can do this, Ella.
Cinderella: Okay. Let's get him.


SCENE: Storybrooke. Present day. Emma and Henry are still driving.

Henry: I told you. It's her car. (Pointing to Ruby's car broken down just before the Storybrooke border, and they pull up to it.)
Emma: Ashley? (She arrives at the car, but finds it empty).
Ashley: Aaah! (Ashley is sitting in a patch of grass near the car.) My baby. It's coming.


SCENE: Storybrooke. Present day. Emma and Henry are in the car with Ashley about to give birth.

Henry: Is the baby really coming?
Emma: Oh, yeah. (To Ashley) Don't worry. The hospital isn't that far.
Ashley: No, no, no, no, take me to Boston. I can't go back there.
Emma: Oh, no we don't have four hours, trust me. I know.
Ashley: I can't go back there, please. (sobbing) He's gonna take my baby.
Emma: I won't let that happen, but do you know what you're asking for? If you keep this child are you really ready?
Ashley: Yeah.
Emma: Are you sure? Because I wasn't.
Ashley: You weren't?
Emma: Nope. If you want to give this kid its best chance, it's gonna be with someone who's ready, so know what that means. Your whole life is gonna change, and once you decide that it's yours, this running away can't happen. You have to grow up, and you can't ever leave. Understand?
Ashley: Yes. I want my baby.


SCENE: Enchanted Forest. Past. The Palace Grounds. A pregnant Cinderella stands waiting for Rumplestiltskin, who appears holding a small flask, which he throws away.

Rumplestiltskin: Well, well, well. You're starting to show. A little bird told me you wanted to speak.
Cinderella: Yes. I'd like to alter the bargain.
Rumplestiltskin: That's not what I do.
Cinderella: But I think you'll want to. I'm having twins.
Rumplestiltskin: Is that so? Ooh, let's have a look. And you would, what, give up both? Why is that? I wonder.
Cinderella: My husband... he's... he's having a hard time. Our kingdom is poor. We're losing money. Our crops are dying. We can't support ourselves or our people.
Rumplestiltskin: And you would trade your other child for... comfort?
Cinderella: I can always have more children, but I can't make crops grow where the soil is dead. (She produces the contract) In exchange for our other child, you will see to it that our land is once again fertile. I think it's more than fair.
Rumplestiltskin: Yes! Yes, yes. It is. If what you're saying is true.
Cinderella: It is, and all you have to do is sign on the dotted line. (She produces the quill)
Rumplestiltskin: What a lovely quill! (He takes the quill) Wherever did you get it?
Cinderella: It's from our castle.
Rumplestiltskin: You know, the only way to stop me is through magic.
Cinderella: (Laughs) I'm not trying to stop you.
Rumplestiltskin: Of course you're not. Because as we all know, all magic comes with a price, and if you were to use it to say... imprison me, then your debt to me would only grow, and we wouldn't want that now, would we?
Cinderella: Just sign the contract please.
Rumplestiltskin: Are you sure you're happy with this new arrangement? (Cinderella answers by holding up the contract, and he takes it.) Then so it shall be. (He signs, and becomes suspended in a blue aura.)
Cinderella: Thomas!
Rumplestiltskin: No one breaks deals with me, dearie. No one. (A carriage with a cell approaches) No matter where you are, no matter what land you find yourself in... I assure you I will have your baby.


SCENE: Storybrooke. Present day. Storybrooke General Hospital waiting room. Emma and Henry are waiting for the arrival of Ashley's baby.

Henry: You know Emma, you're different.
Emma: What's that?
Henry: You're the only one who can do it.
Emma: Break the curse? Yes, I know. You keep telling me that.
Henry: No, leave. You're the only one who can leave Storybrooke.
Emma: You left and came and found me in Boston.
Henry: But I came back. I'm ten. I had no choice, but if anyone else tried to go, bad things would happen.
Emma: Anyone, except me?
Henry: You're the savior. You can do whatever you want. You can go.
Obstetrician: (Approaches) Ms. Swan, the baby is a healthy six-pound girl, and the mother is doing fine.
Mr. Gold: (Enters) What lovely news. Excellent work, Ms. Swan. Thank you for bringing me my merchandise.


SCENE: Enchanted Forest. Past. The Palace Grounds. Rumplestiltskin is being placed in the armored carriage by Prince Charming and Grumpy.

Cinderella: Did we really win?
Prince Thomas: Yes, I told you we would.
Cinderella: I was so afraid. I was so afraid that we'd fail, that... I'd have to go back to that life, that... that terrible life. I was afraid I would lose you. And that nothing would have changed.
Prince Thomas: As long as I am alive, you will never go back to that life. (The two kiss.) Now... how is our little Alexandra?
Cinderella: Alexandra?
Prince Thomas: Did I not mention that I picked out a name?
Cinderella: A name? That's more like a prison sentence.
Prince Thomas: Well I like it.
Cinderella: Men, you really no nothing of ch...
Prince Thomas: Ella, what is it?
Cinderella: Oh, it's... it's the baby. Something's wrong.
Prince Thomas: No, no. It can't be; it's too soon. It must be the stress, the excitement.
Cinderella: Oh, I'm dizzy.
Prince Thomas: Sit, sit. I'll go get you water.
Cinderella: Okay. (He runs away into the woods and finds a well, but an unknown force is nearby. She suddenly feels better. Calling out to him) Thomas, it's okay. It's passed. Thomas? (She walks to the well, but Thomas is nowhere to be found.) Thomas?! (She goes back to where Rumplestiltskin still sits in the carriage) What did you do?
Prince Charming: Ella, what's wrong?
Grumpy: Your highness, what happened?
Cinderella: (To Rumplestiltskin) What did you do to my Thomas?
Rumplestiltskin: I haven't done anything. In case you haven't noticed I've been otherwise engaged.
Cinderella: Something's happened to him. You know. Tell me!
Rumplestiltskin: I have no idea, dearie, but I did warn you. All magic comes at a price. It looks like someone has just paid.
Prince Charming: Don't listen to him, we'll find Thomas.
Rumplestiltskin: No, you won't. Until that debt is paid, until that baby is mine, you're never gonna see him again, in this world or the next Cinderella. I will have that baby.


SCENE: Storybrooke. Present day. Storybrooke General Hospital. Mr. Gold is standing at a coffee vending machine. He hits it and gets free coffee. Emma approaches him.

Mr. Gold: Well, well. Must be my lucky day. Care for a cup, Ms. Swan?
Emma: A baby? That's your merchandise? Why didn't you tell me?
Mr. Gold: Well, because at the time you didn't need to know.
Emma: Really, or you thought I wouldn't take the job?
Mr. Gold: On the contrary, I thought it would be more effective if you found out yourself. After seeing Ashley's hard life, I thought it would make sense... to you. I mean if anyone could understand the reasons behind giving up a baby, I assumed it would be you.
Emma: You're not getting that kid.
Mr. Gold: Actually, we have an agreement. And my agreements are always honored. If not, I'm going to have to involve the police, and that baby is going to end up in the system, and that would be a pity. You didn't enjoy your time in the system, did you Emma?
Emma: That's not gonna happen.
Mr. Gold: I like your confidence. Charming, but all I have to do is press charges. She did, after all, break into my shop.
Emma: Let me guess, to steal a contract.
Mr. Gold: Who knows what she was after.
Emma: You know, no jury in the world will put a woman in jail whose only reason for breaking an entering was to keep her child. I'm willing to roll the dice that contract doesn't stand up. Are you? Not to mention what might come out about you in the process. Somehow I suspect there is more to you than a simple pawnbroker. You really want to start that fight?
Mr. Gold: I like you, Ms. Swan. You're not afraid of me, and that's either cocky or presumptuous. Either way I'd rather have you on my side.
Emma: So she can keep the baby?
Mr. Gold: Not just yet. There's still the matter of my agreement with Ms. Boyd.
Emma: Tear it up.
Mr. Gold: That's not what I do. You see, contracts, deals, well they're the very foundation of all civilized existence, so I put it to you now. If you want Ashley to have that baby, are you willing to make a deal with me?
Emma: What do you want?
Mr. Gold: Oh I don't know just yet. You'll owe me a favor.
Emma: (sizing Mr. Gold up) Deal. (Emma and Henry visit Ashley's room, she is holding her baby). Hey. What's her name?
Ashley: Alexandra.
Emma: That's pretty.
Ashley: Thank you for getting me here.
Emma: Mr. Gold was outside. I took care of it. She's yours.
Ashley: She is? But what did you do?
Emma: Made a deal with him.
Ashley: Thank you. Thank you.
Emma: (To Henry) Oh, hey kid, it's almost 5:00. You gotta get home. (They rush out of the hospital.)


SCENE: Storybrooke. Present day. An apartment. Regina is seen getting dressed.

Regina: (To an unknown person) I have to go. Henry's expecting me home at 5:00. But I'll see you again, at the next council meeting. Oh, and don't forget, you left your socks under the bed. (She leaves the bed and breakfast room.)


SCENE: Storybrooke. Present day. Emma and Henry are driving in Emma's car.

Emma: "Pumpkin". My code name. I was thinking in honor of Cinderella... "Pumpkin." (Henry shakes his head.) You got a better one in mind?
Henry: Yep.
Emma: Well?
Henry: I'm not sure you're ready yet. (They arrive at Regina's house.)
Emma: Henry! About what you said at the hospital, about me being able to leave?
Henry: Yeah?
Emma: See you tomorrow. (Henry runs into his house just as his mother is pulling in. He loses a shoe on the stairs.)
Regina: (Walks in the front door) Henry? Henry? What did I tell you? Do not... leave your shoes lying around on the stairs. Someone could get hurt. (She hands him the shoe that he lost when running up the stairs.)


SCENE: Storybrooke. Present day. Storybrooke General Hospital. Sean enters Ashley's room and meets his new daughter.

Sean: Is that her?
Ashley: Sean.
Sean: I am so sorry. I never should have left you.
Ashley: You're back?
Sean: Yeah, I'm back. Here, I got her a present. (He pulls shoes out of a gift bag and both laugh.) I don't know if they're gonna fit.
Ashley: They're perfect. (The two kiss.)


SCENE: Storybrooke. Present day. Emma is standing outside her car, and she calls Sheriff Graham who is in his apartment.

Graham: Hello?
Emma: Graham, it's Emma. I was thinking maybe some roots wouldn't be so bad. That deputy job still open?
Graham: Absolutely.
Emma: Then I'm in. Regina gonna be okay with this?
Graham: I don't care, it's my department. I'll see you Monday morning.
Emma: I'll see ya. (She hangs the phone. The scene shifts to Graham, shirtless, in the bed and breakfast room also hanging up the phone. He reaches under the bed to retrieve his socks after his previous tryst with Regina.)


The END

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