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 প্রদর্শিত হচ্ছে things from the real world, not the fairy-tale world. Please let me know what আপনি 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, আরো powerful, and আরো 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 ব্যক্ত 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 ব্যক্ত very clearly that I wanted a boy" ব্যক্ত Regina firmly.

"Well the orphanage আপনি adopted her from didn't have any baby boys, it was either her অথবা nothing" ব্যক্ত Mr. Gold.

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

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

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

"I know that but I never promised I would bring আপনি a boy, I promised আপনি I'd bring আপনি a baby" ব্যক্ত 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. স্বর্ণ 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 দ্বারা 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 প্রথমপাতা 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 আপনি guys doing here?" asked Emma.

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

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

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

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

"Oh sue me, I wanna celebrated with my daughter on her birthday. Come on, I got আপনি a present and a small cake and it's your favorite, chocolate" ব্যক্ত 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 জ্যাকেট I wanted from the store. আপনি really shouldn't have" ব্যক্ত Emma.

"Don't be ridiculous, it's your birthday and I knew you'd প্রণয় it" ব্যক্ত 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 আপনি think I'm too old for আপনি to still be saying that?" asked Emma.

"I'll stop saying it when আপনি 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" ব্যক্ত 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 আপনি 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?" ব্যক্ত Emma.

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

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

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

"Emma, can I talk to আপনি alone for a minute?" asked Regina as her and Emma left the room. "What the hell is going on? When were আপনি 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 আপনি know since apparently keeping secrets from আপনি has gone down the drain" ব্যক্ত Emma.

"Great, so my daughter went to jail and is the mother of a ten বছর 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 আপনি going to do?" asked Regina.

"I don't know" answered Emma.

"Well I suggest আপনি get in there and deal with this" ব্যক্ত Regina.

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

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

"Just give me a মিনিট to catch my breath" ব্যক্ত Emma.

"Fine! While আপনি 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" ব্যক্ত Regina as she walked back into the room. "Hello sweetheart. Would আপনি like some cake?"

"Sure!" answered Henry.

"Would আপনি like some আপেল রস with it?" asked Regina.

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

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

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

"Right here. We need to talk. How did আপনি find me?" ব্যক্ত Emma.

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

"Well where do আপনি 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" ব্যক্ত Regina

"Alright" groaned Emma.

As the evening went দ্বারা 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" ব্যক্ত Henry as he went through his bag.

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

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

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

"My book, I want আপনি to look at it" ব্যক্ত Henry.

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

"Their not bedtime stories" ব্যক্ত Henry.

"They're fairy-tales" ব্যক্ত Emma.

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

"Sure they did kid" Emma humored him.

"They did! আপনি should know better than anyone" ব্যক্ত Henry.

"Why's that?" asked Emma.

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

"Oh kid আপনি have problems" ব্যক্ত Emma.

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

"Hang on, the Evil কুইন 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" ব্যক্ত 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" ব্যক্ত 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 কুইন 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." ব্যক্ত Emma.

"It's true!" ব্যক্ত Henry.

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

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

"I never went to school. I was প্রথমপাতা schooled as a kid" ব্যক্ত Emma.

"See, you're mom was trying to keep it from আপনি দ্বারা keeping আপনি away from everyone" ব্যক্ত Henry.

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

They both went to bed, Henry went right to sleep but Emma kept tossing and turning on the coach. She went into the রান্নাঘর to get something to help her sleep. However just as she was going back to বিছানা 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 চুম্বন him but backed away because she was afraid of becoming too attached to this child.

The পরবর্তি 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 বিছানা was unmade so he must have been there. She ran to the phone to call Graham.

"Hello" answered Graham.

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

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

"Are আপনি 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 আপনি 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" ব্যক্ত 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" ব্যক্ত Emma as she hanged up. "Where the hell have আপনি did আপনি go kid? আপনি almost gave me a হৃদয় attack."

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

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

"She's my mom" ব্যক্ত Henry.

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

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

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

Emma pulled Henry inside and closed the door.

"What the hell were আপনি doing kid? আপনি 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 বিছানা and Breakfast and her granddaughter are Little Red-Riding ঘোমটা and her granny, and Ms. Blanchard is your mom, Snow White" ব্যক্ত Henry.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"Listen to me kid, I'm not in any book. I'm a real person and I'm no savior. আপনি were right about one thing though, I wanted আপনি 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 আপনি back" ব্যক্ত Emma.

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

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

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

"You're parents didn't abandon you, that's just where আপনি came out. When আপনি came through the wardrobe that's just where আপনি came out. Ms. Blanchard is you're real mom, the mom আপনি have is evil" ব্যক্ত 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 আপনি don't want to have me as a mom" ব্যক্ত 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 আপনি need someone to help আপনি break the curse" ব্যক্ত Henry.

"Kid where did আপনি 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 আপনি doing here?" asked Emma.

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

"Uh... Henry, go into the other room while I talk with my mom" ব্যক্ত 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" ব্যক্ত Emma.

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

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

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

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

"Why do আপনি 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 আপনি could try to be supportive. আপনি never believe in me unless it's something আপনি want me to do. Well, I want to do this. This kid needs his best chance and I think that's with me" ব্যক্ত Emma.

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

Hours went দ্বারা 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" ব্যক্ত Mary-Margret.

"Oh thanks" ব্যক্ত Emma.

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

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

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

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

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

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

"I don't know. I guess I just প্রণয় 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 আপনি really well somehow. I know it's crazy. But I do really think that আপনি and Henry are exactly what আপনি both need. Well, I guess I'll just got now, I'll see আপনি in the hallway" ব্যক্ত Mary-Margret as she left.

Emma felt conflicted but আরো 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 প্রথমপাতা 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 আপনি and take আপনি প্রথমপাতা with me" ব্যক্ত Emma.

"Really?" প্রশ্ন Henry with delight.

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

Henry gave Emma a hug and even began to cry tears of joy. "I knew আপনি 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" ব্যক্ত Emma as she kissed the শীর্ষ 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" ব্যক্ত 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 মিনিট now" ব্যক্ত Regina.

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

"What?" questioned Regina.

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

"Mary-Margret Blanchard?" questioned Regina.

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

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

"Just curious, since আপনি wanted a boy so much" ব্যক্ত Mr. Gold.

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

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

"What? আপনি lied about this? আপনি 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" ব্যক্ত Mr.Gold.

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

"No, আপনি requested a baby boy, I never promised I would make your request happen. Our deal was for me to bring আপনি a baby, which I did" Mr. স্বর্ণ corrected. "Speaking of Emma have আপনি 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 আপনি brought me Emma isn't there? Who is she?" asked Regina.

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

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

"I'm not going to answer আপনি dear" answered Mr. Gold. "So I suggest আপনি 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.