Set after 3x11 Going Home, after Pan's curse hits. This fic ignores ANYTHING that comes after this episode.
What if everyone hadn't met Zelena in the Enchanted Forest? What if everything was peaceful there, save for the absence of Henry and Emma? What if Hook hadn't needed to find Emma and give her her memories a year after she'd been in New York with Henry? What if everyone only finally found a way back to Our World six years later?
When Regina travels to New York and finds Emma and her now eighteen-year-old son who, of course, both have not the slightest recollection of who she is, things turn out to be much more complicated than she'd imagined. But Regina had never expected to fall for her son's other mother after building an entirely new relationship with her.....
Can Emma and Regina fall in love and build a relationship on this illusion of a perfect life? What happens if they're forced to return to Storybrooke and the truth comes out about their past?
A Once Upon a Time Swanqueen fanfiction. I do not own these characters.
Cover by @saltedcaramcl