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SCENE: Storybrooke. Present. David Nolan and Kathryn Nolan are standing outside their house.

Kathryn: You know, you had the same look on your face before we bought it, too. You couldn't see past the ugly windmill on the lawn. And said you'd never buy an old lady house. Do you remember what made you change your mind?
David: I see the windmill's gone.
Kathryn: Come on. Everyone's waiting.
David: Who's everyone? (They enter the house.)
Kathryn: (Inside, everyone is cheering.) This is Gene.
Gene: Good to see you, David.
David: How are you doing?
Kathryn: And this is Ellen, his wife.
David: Ellen, hi.
Ellen: Good to see you, too.
Kathryn: And Frank.
Frank: Welcome home, David.
David: Hey.
Dr. Whale: Hey.
Kathryn: Dr. Whale.
Dr. Whale: Hi, David.
David: Hi.
Dr. Whale: Look, I know this is a lot, but it's good for you. The smallest things can trigger your memories. Just try and have fun.
David: Thanks you Dr. Whale. I'll do my best.
Henry: (in another part of the room) You know why he doesn't remember? The curse isn't working on him yet.
Emma: Henry, David has amnesia.
Henry: Which is preventing the curse from replacing his fairy tale story with fake memories.
Emma: Right, because everyone here has fake stories that prevent them from remembering who they really are.
Henry: Right, and now is our chance to help him. We just have to get him to remember that he's—
Emma: He's Prince Charming.
Henry: We just have to jog his memory by getting him and Ms. Blanchard together.
Emma: Didn't we just try that?
Henry: And it woke him up.
David: Hey. You're the ones who saved me, right?
Emma: Yeah, I guess.
David: And, uh, you're also the only one's I know here.
Emma: You can hide with us.
David: Fantastic. (He accepts some food from a tray, stabbing it with a toothpick and twirling it.) Thanks you.
Henry: So, you ever use a sword?
David: (laughs) I'm sorry? Emma? You live with Mary Margaret, right? You know if she's coming tonight?
Emma: No, she couldn't make it.
David: Oh.
Regina: (in the kitchen with Kathryn) You should go out there. There's plenty of food. Go. Be with you husband.
Kathryn: I lost him once. Now I have him back. But it's like I still don't have him back. You have no idea how that feels.
Regina: Actually, I do. I lost someone once too.
Kathryn: Really?
Regina: Yes. But the love I lost, there's no bringing him back. You have a chance here. Go to him.
Kathryn: You're right. And, Regina, thank you. Thank you for being such a good friend. It's been so lonely. I'm not used to having one.
Regina: Neither am I.
Kathryn: Well, like it or not, you have one now. (She leaves the kitchen and walks up to Emma.) Have you seen David?
Emma: Um, he... (She look at Dr. Whale.)
Dr. Whale: No.


SCENE: Storybrooke. Present. David spots Mary Margaret trying to hang a birdhouse on a tree outside.

David: Did you not get the invite?
Mary Margaret: David.
David: Here. (He hangs up the birdhouse.) So I heard you resigned from the hospital. Was it me? Because of what I told you. About how I felt. About you. Come on. Don't tell me it's one-sided.
Mary Margaret: You're married. It should be no-sided.
David: What is should be doesn't matter. Whoever married Kathryn, it's not me. I didn't choose her. I'm choosing you. Now I know you feel it. I can tell.
Mary Margaret: I know you think that we have this connection, but maybe it's because I happened to be the person who saved your life? So why don't we leave it at that. (She walks away.)


SCENE: Enchanted Forest. Past. Prince James is fighting a Behemoth. The Behemoth throws Prince James over its head, and Prince James pretends to be dead. When it attacks, Prince James rolls out of the way and stabs the Behemoth with his sword.

Prince James: Next time, make sure I'm really dead. (The Behemoth falls.)
King Midas: Well done. (rises)
King George: Well done? There's an understatement. (rises) You see what my son did to that brute? He just killed the unkillable.
King Midas: A valiant feat for sure. But it is still just a man. Can he do the same with a dragon?
King George: Do Fairies sprinkle dust? Do Trolls live under bridges?
Prince James: Father, relax. I can kill whatever beast you set after me.
King Midas: My kingdom is plagued by a dragon like nothing you've ever faced before. He has killed every warrior that's tried to slay him.
Prince James: He has yet to face me.
King Midas: My kingdom needs this threat vanquished.
King George: And my kingdom needs gold. I'm sure we can work something out.
King Midas: (He holds up his glove and someone removes it.) Careful. Remember what happened to Frederick. (To James) Your sword. (Prince James holds out his sword and King Midas turns it to gold.) Consider it a down payment. You'll get the rest when you deliver the dragon's head to me.
Prince James: It's a deal. Forgive me if I refuse to shake on it, King Midas.
King Midas: (laughs) Come. Let's discuss the details. (King Midas and King George walk away.)
Burly Knight: A toast to our fearless prince!
Men: Yeah!
Prince James: No. There's no celebrating today. This was but a simple test. The task before us it too big, too important to make light of. Just because I was easily able to kill this brute doesn't mean- (The Behemoth reaches up and stabs Prince James. Prince James falls. The knights gather around him.)


SCENE: Enchanted Forest. Past. King George looks at Prince James, who was killed by the Behemoth.

King George: Good bye, my son. (Knights take Prince James's body away.)
Burly Knight: Your majesty, there is no time to grieve. If Midas learns he is dead, he will find another warrior to slay his dragon, and we will never see an ounce of his gold.
King George: Yes. Yes. The kingdom must survive.
Burly Knight: So what are we to do?
King George: I have asked for help. It should be here soon.
Rumpelstiltskin: Oh, it's here.
King George: (to his knights) Leave us. (The knights leave.) Move.
Rumpelstiltskin: So this is how you treat my gifts. You really must be more careful.
King George: He was no a gift. He was my son.
Rumpelstiltskin: A son I gave you.
King George: In a deal we made. You did me no favors.
Rumpelstiltskin: Yes, yes I did. Shame you and the queen couldn't conceive a child on your own. My price for that is a pittance. But now that she's gone, well, I assume that conceiving an heir is out of the question. Let alone a dragon slayer.
King George: Then let's do another deal. Bring him back. I need my son to do this. I'll give you anything.
Rumpelstiltskin: Anything?
King George: What do you want?
Rumpelstiltskin: There's a magic wand I desire. It belongs to a certain fairy godmother who's patron to your family. I want to know here whereabouts.
King George: Done. Now tell me. How do I bring my son back to slay the dragon?
Rumpelstiltskin: Bring him back? Oh, no, no. That's out of the question. He's dead. Magic can do much, but not that!
King George: But you just said-
Rumpelstiltskin: Nothing about resurrection.
King George: Then my kingdom is lost. I am alone.
Rumpelstiltskin: Oh, dear. Oh dear, dear, dear. Did I not tel you that I could I have your son slay the dragon? And am I not a man of my word?
King George: I thought you said he was gone forever!
Rumpelstiltskin: Oh, that he is. But his brother.
King George: His what?
Rumpelstiltskin: His twin brother. Did I not mention there was another?


SCENE: Enchanted Forest. Past. Prince Charming, dressed as a shepherd, looks over sheep on a farm.

SCENE: Storybrooke. Present. Mary Margaret is roughly scrubbing a plate while washing the dishes in her apartment.

Emma: You might want to ease up or that Brillo Pad's going to press charges.
Mary Margaret: The dishes were just piling up.
Emma: This have anything to do with David stopping by? I saw him sulking away as I pulled up.
Mary Margaret: We just, um, he just...
Emma: Yeah, I know what you both just. And you did the right thing.
Mary Margaret: He made a pretty compelling case.
Emma: But he's still married. I know. I was just at the party.
Mary Margaret: What do I do?
Emma: You need to stop cleaning and have a drink. (Emma pours some drinks.) Here's the thing. I don't know a lot about relationships, other than having many that failed. But generally speaking, if you think something you want to do is wrong, it is. So, you got to stay strong, and he has to figure out his life. Cheers.


SCENE: Storybrooke. Present. David is looking through old pictures at his house.

Kathryn: You look different. Your hair. It's longer. You used to always have a buzz cut. You used to complain that long hair was itchy. And hard to take care of.
David: I guess it grew while I was in there.
Kathryn: So I was going to go to bed. Do you want to join me?
David: Do you mean "go to bed" go to bed? Or go to bed?
Kathryn: Whatever you want.
David: Why don't we just sit and talk some more. (Kathryn kisses David. David pulls back.) This isn't right.


SCENE: Enchanted Forest. Past. Prince Charming is herding a sheep into its enclosure.

Prince Charming: Come on. Come. Come on. Hey. Didn't see that coming, did you?
Ruth: Honey.
Prince Charming: Mother. How was the market?
Ruth: It was interesting.
Prince Charming: Interesting? Normally, you come back cursing the prices.
Ruth: Oh, well, that's still the case. But this time I had a very interesting talk with the grain merchant.
Prince Charming: (tying the fence shut) Grain? We don't need any grain.
Ruth: He has a daughter. She's ready for marriage. He thinks the two of you would make a great couple.
Prince Charming: Mother.
Ruth: I know, I know, I hate myself for even bringing it up.
Prince Charming: Let me guess. She has a dowry that will save the farm.
Ruth: We are running out of options.
Prince Charming: Mother, please. As poor as we are, love is one thing I can afford. I will find a way to save this farm, but I won't do it by marrying for riches. When I marry, I want it to be because I choose to spend the rest of my life with someone I love.
Ruth: When are you going to learn? You can't have everything.
Rumpelstiltskin: Oh, perhaps he can. (laughs)
Prince Charming: A twin brother? And you gave him to that man?
Ruth: We were poor. Barely surviving. And he came along with an offer. One of you for the farm.
Prince Charming: Why didn't you ever tell me?
Ruth: The deal forbade us from ever speaking of it. Your father regretted the decision the minute that man took your brother. He carried the guilt with him to his grave.
Rumpelstiltskin: Hate to interrupt this tender moment. Time is of the essence.
Prince Charming: Mother, wait in the house while I deal with this. (Ruth goes inside.) what do you want from me?
Rumpelstiltskin: Oh, not me, dear. The king. He needs a prince to slay a dragon.
Prince Charming: I'm not a dragon slayer.
Rumpelstiltskin: No, but your brother was. This new found kinship will be your salvation. Simply play the part. The king's knights will take care of everything else. All you must do is deliver the dragon's head to Midas.
Prince Charming: What's in it for you?
Rumpelstiltskin: What's in it for me is my business. You should be asking yourself what's in it for you. You do this, your poor mother, well, the king is going to make sure she never wants for anything ever again. Your farm will be saved, and you, should you survive, you shall come home the conquering hero! Now don't tell me you don't want that.
Prince Charming: I don't have a choice, do I?
Rumpelstiltskin: Oh, everyone has a choice, dearie. Just make sure it's the right one.


SCENE: Storybrooke. Present. Mary Margaret is reading a newspaper in Granny's Diner.

Dr. Whale: I'm a hell of a doctor, huh? No way he wakes up on someone else's watch.
Mary Margaret: Hello Dr. Whale.
Dr. Whale: So I heard that you resigned from the hospital. I hope it wasn't because of me.
Mary Margaret: Why would it be because of you?
Dr. Whale: Well, our date. I never called you after. Yeah, I know, I know. It's not classy, and I'm sorry, but if you could find a way to get over it, you know where to find me. Have a good day. (leaves)
Regina: (enters to diner) Ms. Blanchard, may I have a word?
Mary Margaret: Of course.
Regina: I wanted to talk to you about my friend Kathryn. But more specifically, I wanted to talk to you about her husband David. You don't belong together. He's not yours. He's taken. Find somebody else.
Mary Margaret: I haven't done anything.
Regina: Really? So he just up and left his wife on a whim?
Mary Margaret: He did what?
Regina: You don't know. (Mary Margaret shakes her head.) Well, I suspect you soon will, so listen carefully, dear. Because it's in your best interest. Stay away. He's in a fragile state. He doesn't know who he is or what he's doing, and you're this close to wrecking multiple lives. So before you do something that can't be undone, let him remember who he was. (leaves)


SCENE: Enchanted Forest. Past. Prince Charming studies his reflection in a shield.

King Midas: There he is. Our savoir. The man who is going to tear the dragon limb from limb. (Prince Charming draws his sword.) You do this, and you'll be a legend. (walks away)
Burly Knight: Here. Let me. You fastened it wrong. (He properly fastens Prince Charming's armor.) Here. Give me that. (He takes Prince Charming's sword.)
Prince Charming: Well, how will I fight? How will I protect myself?
Burly Knight: You won't. You will stay outside the cave while we kill the dragon. If you don't come out of this alive, Midas won't give our kingdom any gold. You might have the title of hero, but not the job. (The dragon roars in the distance.)


SCENE: Enchanted Forest. Past. The Burly Knight leads Prince Charming and the other knights towards the dragon's lair.

Burly Knight: The dragon's lair is through there. You stay here. We'll be back. (He leads the knights into the cave. Prince Charming waits outside with two other knights.)
Prince Charming: Did you know him well?
Knight: Who?
Prince Charming: My brother. The prince.
Knight: Yeah, we knew him. He was the bravest man I ever met. (From the cave, the dragon roars and exhales fire. Men scream.) They need our help. (He tries to run forward, but the knights hold him back.)
Knight: We stay here. Our orders are clear.
Prince Charming: People are dying!
Knight: Don't move! Stay back!
Prince Charming: (breaks free and runs toward the cave) Hey! (He pulls the Burly Knight out of the way.) Where's your sword? (The dragon exhales more fire and men scream.) Stay here. (He tries to pick up a sword, but it is too hot and he immediately drops it. He runs between two rock faces, picking up the golden sword along the way, and the dragon tries to follow, but cannot fit through the gap.) You didn't see that coming, did you? (He slices the dragon's head off with the sword.)


SCENE: Storybrooke. Present. Mary Margaret is opening mail in her classroom at Storybrooke Elementary School.

David: Careful. Looks sharp.
Mary Margaret: You can't be here.
David: I need to see you.
Mary Margaret: Tell me you didn't leave your wife because of me. I do not want to destroy your marriage.
David: You're not. It's me. I don't want to hurt her either. But the most hurtful thing to Kathryn would be me pretending. She needs someone to feel about her the way I feel about you.
Mary Margaret: I'm really trying hard to stay away from you. (She starts putting books on a desks.) To do the right thing.
David: Why is that the right thing?
Mary Margaret: Because you already have a life.
David: With someone I didn't choose. (school bell rings and students begin to enter the class) The man who chose that life, whoever married Kathryn is gone. The man here wants someone else.
Mary Margaret: You really have to leave me alone.(She starts pushing him towards the door.)
David: Is that truly what you want?
Mary Margaret: Go.
David: Meet me tonight. At least think about it. I'll be at the bridge where you found me at eight o'clock. Think about until then and then decide. If you don't show, I'll know, and I'll never bother you again. But if you choose this, if you choose us, you know where I'll be. (leaves)


SCENE: Storybrooke. Present. Emma is looking through files at the Storybrooke Sheriff Department.

Sheriff Graham: (enters and holds out a box of donuts) Sometimes the cliches are true.
Emma: Okay. What do you want?
Sheriff Graham: Remember when I said no night shifts? I need you to work tonight. Just this once.
Emma: Why?
Sheriff Graham: I volunteered at an animal shelter, and the supervisor is sick, and someone needs to feed the dogs.
Emma: Very lucky you brought a bear claw. (takes a bear claw from the box)
Mary Margaret: (rushes in) Emma, can I talk to you for a minute?
Sheriff Graham: I'll just go patrol my office. (He goes into his office.)
Emma: Thanks.
Mary Margaret: He left his wife. David! He left her! He left Kathryn!
Emma: Okay. Slow down.
Mary Margaret: He did it for me. He wants me to be with him. He wants me to meet him tonight.
Emma: That's, uh...
Mary Margaret: I mean, I'm trying so hard to be strong, but he just keeps coming. I mean, how do I stop it? You know, how do I let him down? What would you do?
Emma: I'd go.
Mary Margaret: What?
Emma: Well, he left her. It's one thing to say that he wants you, but it's another to actually make a choice, and now he has. That's all you can ask for.
Mary Margaret: Given her new friendship with Kathryn, I don't think Regina would be happy.
Emma: All the more reason to do it.
Mary Margaret: Good lord. Is this really happening?
Emma: You tell me.


SCENE: Storybrooke. Present. In his room at Granny's Bed and Breakfast, David paces his room. He looks out his window and sees that the clock tower reads 7:45.

SCENE: Enchanted Forest. Past. In King Midas's castle, King George and Prince Charming present King Midas with the dragon's head, which has been turned to gold.

George: He has done it. Everything you asked for and more. My son battled the dragon and prevailed.
King Midas: Bring it to the palace. Put it between the chimera and the mapinguari. (knights carry the dragon head away)
King George: We did it. We pulled it off.
Prince Charming: Yes. Now how much longer before I can return home?
King George: That's a discussion not for now.
King Midas: From this day forth, may that beast's head be a reminder to us, of the valiant warrior who killed it. The bravest, most noble prince I have ever met. You have earned my utmost respect.
King George: We treasure that respect, King Midas, just as we respect your treasure.
King Midas: Yes, yes. You were promised gold, and gold you shall have, but I did not get to where I am by thinking small. I stand before you now because I dared to dream big. I was not just looking for a dragon slayer. I was looking for the strongest warrior in the land, a hero. Someone who could unite the kingdom. Someone I would be proud to call family. Bring her! (Princess Abigail enters the room.) Gentleman, may I present my daughter Abigail? Beyond gold, beyond anything, I value her most. I promised her I would only give her hand in marriage when I could find a companion worthy of her, and now I have.
Princess Abigail: He killed the dragon? (King Midas nods.) I guess he'll do.
King Midas: And so, Prince James, I offer you my daughter's hand in marriage.
Prince Charming: King Midas, I am humbled by your generous offer, but I can't honestly say I'm-
King George: My son. Always so humble. (He pulls Prince Charming in and whispers in his ear.) If you say anything but yes, you will be responsible for the destruction of everyone and everything in our kingdom. You will marry this girl. Or I will kill you. I will kill your mother. I will turn that farm to ash. Do you understand me? I'll take your silence for wisdom. Follow it. I know you'll make the right decision.


SCENE: Storybrooke. Present. David walks along the sidewalk, looking at a map. He appears to be lost.

Regina: Mr. Nolan?
David: Oh!
Regina: Oh, I'm sorry. I didn't mean to startle you. I was just heading home from work and I saw you. Are you lost?
David: Yeah. Yeah, kind of. I'm looking for the toll bridge.
Regina: Ah, where you were found.
David: Yeah.
Regina: Trying to jog your memory?
David: No, I'm meeting someone.
Regina: So you made your choice.
David: Yes.
Regina: Well, I don't suppose I can convince you to change your mind?
David: I can't change what I feel.
Regina: No, of course not. Walk down the street to Mr. Gold's pawnshop. You'll find a fork in the road. Go left. It will take you to a hiking trail that leads directly to the bridge.
David: Thank you, uh, for understanding. (starts to walk away)
Regina: Good luck, David. I hope you find what you're looking for.


SCENE: Storybrooke. Present. Mary Margaret waits for David at the toll bridge.

SCENE: Storybrooke. Present. David is searching for the toll bridge. He enters Mr. Gold's pawnshop for directions.

David: Hello? Hello? (He spots the mobile that hung over Emma's crib in the Enchanted Forest and goes over to look at it.)
Mr. Gold: Charming.
David: (sees Mr. Gold) I'm sorry?
Mr. Gold: The mobile. Isn't it charming? Exquisitely designed. Masterfully crafted. I could gt it down if you like.
David: No, no, no. I mean, it's very nice, but actually I'm looking for the toll bridge. The mayor said there was a fork in the road by your shop, but...
Mr. Gold: It seems Ms. Mills had led you astray.
David: Yeah. Yeah, you'd think the mayor would know her own town.
Mr. Gold: One would think. Out of the door, turn right, two blocks, you'll find the trail. Can't miss it.
David: Thank you. (He starts to leave but spots the windmill that used to be on the front lawn of his house.)
Mr. Gold: See something you like?
David: Where did you get that?
Mr. Gold: That old thing? That's been gathering dust for forever.
David: (spins the windmill) I think this belonged to me.
Mr. Gold: Really? Are you sure?
David: Yes. I remember.


SCENE: Enchanted Forest. Past. Prince Charming rides a horse onto his mother's farm.

Prince Charming: (dismounts the horse) Mother.
Ruth: Oh, you're back. You're alive.
Prince Charming: Yes.
Ruth: (hugs Prince Charming) Oh. Oh.
Prince Charming: I did it.
Ruth: Are you hurt? I've been so worried.
Prince Charming: I'm fine, mother, really.
Ruth: Oh, look at you. Look at you. You... you look like a... like a... oh, you look like a prince! Come inside, I'll make us some supper. You should see the house, the farm. The king is going to take care of us. He's already started. (She starts for the house but realizes that Prince Charming isn't following.) What? What's wrong?
Prince Charming: Midas wants us to unite the kingdoms. By marrying me to his daughter.
Ruth: What?
Prince Charming: It makes the grain merchant's dowry look like sheep dung.
Ruth: No. You were right to turn down that offer as you must this one too. Every day you've been gone has shown me it was shameful of me to ever encourage you otherwise. Your freedom to choose is more important than anything. I'll give up the farm.
Prince Charming: No.
Ruth: They can't force you.
Prince Charming: Yes they can, and because of our ruse Midas can never know who I am, which...
Ruth: We can't ever see each other again.
Prince Charming: Yes.
Ruth: Then don't do it. Run away.
Prince Charming: I can't. They will kill you.
Ruth: I lose you either way. At least I'll know you'll be happy.
Prince Charming: I already accepted Midas's offer. I didn't come here for advice, Mother. I came her to say goodbye. There was too much at stake. I couldn't let the kingdom suffer on my account. I couldn't let them hurt you. You know, you were right about one thing. I can't have everything.
Ruth: Oh, my boy. My sweet, sweet boy. (She takes off her wedding ring.) Give this to your wife to be.
Prince Charming: No, mother. I don't love her. I don't even know her. I can't take this.
Ruth: Just because you don't know her doesn't mean you won't grown to love her. True love follows this ring wherever it goes, my son. I had it with your father. I've had it as your mother. Now you will have it. Take it.
Prince Charming: No. No.
Ruth: (puts the ring in his hand) Take it, and I'll know, even if I never see you again, I'll know you'll find love. I'll know you'll be happy.


SCENE: Storybrooke. Present. Mary Margaret waits for David at the toll bridge, twisting the same ring Ruth gave Prince Charming around her finger.

David: (runs up to her) You came.
Mary Margaret: You sound surprised. In fact, you almost sound a bit disappointed.
David: I remember.
Mary Margaret: Kathryn?
David: Everything.
Mary Margaret: And you love her?
David: I don't know. But I know I did. I remember how I felt, and I think I have to honor that.
Mary Margaret: And everything that you said to me-
David: Is true. I do have feelings for you. Intense feelings. Feelings I don't quite understand.
Mary Margaret: You're going back to her.
David: It's the right thing to do.
Mary Margaret: The right thing to do was not to lead me on.
David: I know.
Mary Margaret: So you've made your choice.
David: I'm sorry.
Mary Margaret: That's okay. I guess it just wasn't meant to be. (walks away)


SCENE: Storybrooke. Present. Emma is driving through the streets of Storybrooke on her night shift when she sees someone exiting the window of Regina's house. She pulls over and gets out of the car, striking the figure in the stomach as they walk by. The figure is Sheriff Graham.

Emma: This is volunteering?
Sheriff Graham: Plans changed. Regina needed me to-
Emma: Sleep with her?
Sheriff Graham: No.
Emma: Why were you sneaking out the window?
Sheriff Graham: Because she didn't want Henry to know.
Emma: You did this with Henry in the house?
Sheriff Graham: He's sleeping. He doesn't know.
Emma: Oh my god. I wish I was Henry right now. This is disgusting.
Sheriff Graham: I really do work at an animal shelter.
Emma: You can finish my shift. I'm done working nights. (She tosses the police cruiser keys to him and walks away.)


SCENE: David rings the doorbell to the Nolan house. Kathryn answers the door.

David: You were right. I did hate that windmill out front.
Kathryn: You remember. How much do you remember?
David: Enough. I know we weren't at a good place when I left. I know you thought I was leaving you, but I wasn't. I wanted to work things out, I just needed some time. Then I had my accident and got much more time than I expected. I'm sorry.
Kathryn: I'm sorry too.
David: I know we have work to do. Let's see what happens.
Kathryn: I'd like that.


SCENE: Enchanted Forest. Past. Prince Charming walks towards King Midas and King George with Princess Abigail.

King Midas: Let this mark the beginning of a new era, of a new kingdom, united and strong.
King George: An era of mutual prosperity.
King Midas: Abigail, James. As I stay to work out the particulars of our land with King George, go to your new home at my palace. We'll be along shortly. And the celebration will be beyond your dreams.
Princess Abigail: Thank you, Daddy. I trust that you know best.
King George: (leads Prince Charming to the side) I'm glad you made the right decision, son. (holds out his hand to shake)
Prince Charming: (shakes King George's hand) Thank you, father.
Princess Abigail: Come. I'm tired of waiting.
Prince Charming: Well, then our journey shall begin. I thought we might take the scenic route. (Princess Abigail walks away.)
King George: Smile, son. You're on the road to true love. (Prince Charming follows Princess Abigail.)


SCENE: Enchanted Forest. Past. Snow White watches Prince Charming and Princess Abigail's carriage roll by from a tree.

Princess Abigail: (to Prince Charming) I told you the troll road would have been quicker. Are you even listening to me?
Knight: Halt! There's something in the road. (Snow White smiles.)


SCENE: Storybrooke. Present. Mary Margaret sits alone in Granny's Diner. Dr. Whale enters and sits next to her.

Dr. Whale: Rough day?
Mary Margaret: Don't feel like talking.
Dr. Whale: Come on. Sometimes it's easier to talk to someone when you don't give a crap what they think.
Mary Margaret: You ever walk into a situation where you know exactly what's going to happen? And then you go into it anyway. And then when what you're afraid of happens, you kick yourself because you should have known better. But that's just who you are, so you keep punishing yourself.
Dr. Whale: No.
Mary Margaret: How do you do that?
Dr. Whale: By never doing what's expected. It keeps life interesting. Can I buy you a drink?
Mary Margaret: You can buy me two.


The End

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