Hello! He spent time in Neverland where abandonment issues abound!! He wonders if she’s ever been in love and Emma tells him no, never. LIAR!
We fade from her obvious lie to Neal (mystery man’s name) with his hand on her very pregnant belly. They’re at a gas station convenience store and he makes a big production out of getting directions while Emma proceeds to shoplift whatever strikes her fancy. But Neal gets spotted palming some candy bars by another patron and Emma bails him out by going into fake labor.
No one ever questions the ole fake labor pain trick
As they make their getaway, we find out that not only is Emma faking labor, but her entire pregnancy is a fake. She uses the fake belly as a place to sash her haul. Neal did his part by nabbing her a nifty keyring!
They drive away from the scene of their crime and stop for a rest in a recently vacated, but not yet cleaned and ready for rerent, motel room.
What would you say to a quickie?
He really asks if she wants the shower first, but you know he’d stay stinky if she’d agree to a quick roll in the hay. Emma notices a dreamcatcher that the previous tenants left behind and tells Neal that they’re supposed to catch bad dreams. He thinks they should take it with them.
She wonders where they would even hang it and Neal says maybe it’s time for them to get a real place. Go legit. Yeah right, where would they live? Neverland?
Close your eyes and pick
And her finger lands on Tallahassee. So Tallahassee it is.
Back at the beanstalk, Mulan constructs a makeshift clock so that she can start to cut down the beanstalk right before Emma arrives. It’s some delicate timing that has to happen and she needs to be sure to get it just right. She tells the other ladies that they should try and get some rest.
Snow offers to take the first watch and Aurora says she’ll sit up with her. Turns out Sleeping Beauty hasn’t been doing much sleeping lately because that nasty sleeping curse brought a bad case of night terrors with it. Snow knows about sleep curses having succumbed to one herself and tells Aurora that the nightmares will fade in time
Or you’ll forget about them like you forget about the rest of your life while living through a different curse.
She says that Charming helped her through the nightmares, lighting a candle and saying it would keep the nightmares away.
I have to admit, Gasmi, that story totally suckered me in. I went through a period of my life where I dealt with a similar issue and I will say that there are some nightmares that are so vivid and downright terrifying that they can make you never want to sleep again. Luckily I had my own Prince Charming who helped me through that time. Even though he turned out to be a bit of a prick in the end, I’ll always have a soft spot in my heart for him because of how he helped me conquer those particular demons.