once upon a time au

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ONCE UPON A TIME : the reboot
by drew and menelaos

season 3, episode 10 : Out of the Wood

present : Emma, David, Henry, and Mary Margaret race against time to save Ryan’s life. They manage to move him across the town line, where he is restored to full health, and Emma sheds a tear as she watches him drive away on his motorcycle, having already forgotten his time in Storybrooke. As they prepare to return to the town, David discovers the enchanted arc that protected Emma on her journey to the Land Without Magic. Upon touching it, Gold’s potion is overpowered and magic returns to Emma. A powerful surge erupts, bringing down the enchanted barrier between the town and the world around them so that the inhabitants of Storybrooke can come and go freely from the town and still sustain their memories. When the arc is returned to Evelyn and Marco, the former Blue Fairy uses her magic to restore Pinocchio to his human form, finally reuniting him with his father. Realizing that she is losing everything, Regina flees Storybrooke, determined to find new allies on the outside. Now that they have the ability to leave the town, Mr. Gold finally cashes in his favor from Emma: to help him find Baelfire. Emma agrees, hoping to be able to find Ryan again along the way.

past : As the Dark Curse looms above them as a reality, Snow White and Charming seek a way to protect their coming daughter. The Blue Fairy brings in Geppetto, who has agreed to create an arc from the last enchanted tree that will protect one person from the Curse. The plan is to protect Snow White and, by proxy, the baby within her – but when Snow White begins to give birth, everything is thrown into chaos as they realize they will have to send the infant princess to the Land Without Magic by herself. Meanwhile, Geppetto selfishly searches for a way to protect his son, who was made human by the Blue Fairy’s enchantment, and could never survive in the Land Without Magic. Geppetto finds a way to conceal the boy within a secret compartment in the arc and because Pinocchio was also created from an enchanted tree, he travels undetected to the Land Without Magic with the baby princess. Upon their arrival, however, Pinocchio is transformed back into a wooden puppet and is left behind with the arc when Emma is found.

‘once upon a time’ stars : Charlize Theron as the Evil Queen/Regina Mills, Emily Rose as Emma Swan, Jaimie Alexander as Snow White/Mary Margaret Blanchard, Henry Cavill as Prince Charming/David Nolan, Cate Blanchett as the Blue Fairy/Evelyn Oxford, Meghan Ory as Red Riding Hood/Ruby Connor, Raphael Sbarge as Jiminy Cricket/Dr. Archie Hopper, CJ Adams as Henry Mills, and Robert Carlyle as Rumpelstiltskin/Mr. Gold

recurring stars this season include : Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Cinderella/Ashleigh Boyd, Tom Hiddleston as Prince William/Timothy Rupert, Tony Amendola as Geppetto/Marco Collodi

guest stars include : Chris Evans as Ryan Booth, Jakob Davies as Pinocchio

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ONCE UPON A TIME : the reboot
by drew and menelaos

season 3, episode 9 : The Price

present : Ashleigh and Timothy return home from the hospital and he presents her with a gift – new shoes for baby Alexandra. On the hunt for Pinocchio, Ruby begins to question Marco regarding his help in protecting Emma before the Dark Curse hit. As Evelyn and David prepare to announce the presence of Storybrooke to the world with a public broadcast, Regina and Mr. Gold retaliate by casting a spell that ensures that the Storybrooke town line is only viable for magic users and their bloodline. Emma’s happiness comes crashing down when Ryan falls ill as a result of Regina and Gold’s spell. Because he can no longer survive in Storybrooke, he must leave the town behind him – including Henry and Emma.

past : Cinderella learns that she is pregnant and confides the secret of her debt to Rumpelstiltskin with Snow White. They turn to the Blue Fairy for help and bring in their husbands as well, and together they devise a plan to entrap Rumpelstiltskin. They summon him and lie, claiming that Cinderella isnot pregnant but Snow White is, and she is willing to give up her child to fulfill Rumpelstiltskin’s deal. Rumpelstiltskin agrees to the new trade and signs the contract, unaware that he is using an enchanted ink from the Blue Fairy that congeals his blood and freezes his muscles. Charming and William lock the Servant away. But Snow White is horrified when she discovers that she really is pregnant, and the Blue Fairy sadly confirms that this child is still bound by the new contract with Rumpelstiltskin.

‘once upon a time’ stars : Charlize Theron as the Evil Queen/Regina Mills, Emily Rose as Emma Swan, Jaimie Alexander as Snow White/Mary Margaret Blanchard, Henry Cavill as Prince Charming/David Nolan, Cate Blanchett as the Blue Fairy/Evelyn Oxford, Meghan Ory as Red Riding Hood/Ruby Connor, Raphael Sbarge as Jiminy Cricket/Dr. Archie Hopper, CJ Adams as Henry Mills, and Robert Carlyle as Rumpelstiltskin/Mr. Gold

recurring stars this season include : Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Cinderella/Ashleigh Boyd, Tom Hiddleston as Prince William/Timothy Rupert, Tony Amendola as Geppetto/Marco Collodi

guest stars include : Chris Evans as Ryan Booth

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Once Upon A Time!Descendants AU: Due to the arrival of all the characters with untold stories, Henry receives additional pages of the storybook which reveal that Regina had a daughter (Evie) in the fairytale realm, and that she has been living in Storybrooke the whole time―unaware of her lineage.

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ONCE UPON A TIME : the reboot
by drew and menelaos

season 1, episode 6 : Forest for the Trees

present : After a fight with her grandmother, Ruby joins Emma as a new intern at the sheriff’s office, and together they suspect that Mr. Gold seeks vigilante justice when a precious artifact is stolen from his home by greedy cat burglar Ivy Langland. Feeling insecure and guilty about her feelings for David, Mary Margaret spends a night out at Storybrooke’s bar, the Rabbit Hole, and with the help of bartender Dominic Leroux, finds herself between the sheets of divorced pediatrician Dr. Matthew Llewelyn. Zoe tries to ease David back into a life he is finally beginning to remember. Meanwhile, Regina investigates Dr. Hopper and discovers new information that allows her to blackmail him and control his sessions with Henry. When Emma finds out, she responds by taking a chainsaw to Regina’s prized apple tree.

past : Still on the run, Princess Snow White encounters a band of outlaw women who have nicknamed themselves the “Merry Men,” lead by an excommunicated former noblewoman named Robin Hood and her spirited fiance, Maid Marian. The outlaws take the princess under their wing, training her in combat, hunting, and the ways of the woods. Under their tutelage her eyes are opened to the atrocities the people across the Land of Ever have suffered since Regina became High Queen. When Regina kidnaps Marian and threatens to have her hanged for withholding information regarding her stepdaughter’s whereabouts, Snow White helps Robin interrupt the execution and save Marian, but takes to the road again to remove the danger she presents to them. This time Snow White finds a home in the cottage of seven dwarfs, miners of coal and diamond, who agree to keep her safe.

‘once upon a time’ stars : Charlize Theron as the Evil Queen/Regina Mills, Emily Rose as Emma Swan, Jaimie Alexander as Snow White/Mary Margaret Blanchard, Henry Cavill as Prince Charming/David Nolan, Raphael Sbarge as Jiminy Cricket/Dr. Archie Hopper, Richard Madden as the Huntsman/Sheriff Graham Buchanan, Naveen Andrews as the Magic Mirror/Sydney Glass, CJ Adams as Henry Mills, and Robert Carlyle as Rumpelstiltskin/Mr. Gold

guest stars include : Beverly Elliott as Widow Agatha Lucas/Helen Connor, Meghan Ory as Red Riding Hood/Ruby Connor, Rose Leslie as Robin Hood/Ivy Langland, Clive Standen as Dominic Leroux, Daniel Gillies as Dr. Matthew Llewelyn, Antonia Thomas as Maid Marian/Matilda Fitzwalter, Claudia Kim as Willa Scarlett

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Beauty and the Beasts

Originally posted by lokiandbooks


Summary: Fairy Tale AU. Reader is the child of Steven Rogers, the King of a poor land about to be attacked by a dragon. They call upon the Trickster, Loki, for protection. But is the price of his help too high for him to pay?

Pairing: Loki x reader

Warnings: None really, might be light swears, I don’t remember. 

A/N: Uh… so this might be a series if people like it… In the title Beasts is correct, it’s plural for a reason, but it’s not revealed in this chapter. So yeah… Oh and it is kinda supposed to be a Once Upon a Time ish story. 

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It was a sound like thunder from the north. The outskirts of the kingdom were ablaze and the king had called council with his best knights and advisors. His daughter sat quietly on a throne next to her mother. The young girl glanced around at the knights.

There was the Sir Thor, known as the Knight of the Storm. He came from somewhere unknown. There was Lady Romanoff, she was strong and had a quick wit. She may have even been the very best of the guard. Romanoff was often seen with the archer, Clint Barton. He never missed a shot and had the sharpest eye of all the knights. Lastly there was Y/n’s betrothed, Anthony Stark.

Stark was cocky, but smart. He was was inventive and could work his way out of any problem. Of course he was handsome, but Y/n did not love him. Unfortunately Sir Stark seemed to fancy the idea of trying to win her affections with flirting and daring acts of foolish bravery. Neither of them had a say on the matter of marriage, King Steven had planned their betrothal the day his daughter was born.

“Your Highness, why do you not send forth your knights?” Anthony Stark asked irritably from his seat.

“You may be a great swordsman, Stark, but none of you are a match for the dragon.” The king replied.

“What will you have us do?” Asked Lady Romanoff. “Sit and watch as the innocent die?” The King sighed and one of the advisors cleared his throat.

“May I make a suggestion your Highness?” Bruce Banner was the foremost royal advisor, as well as the royal family’s doctor. The king nodded for Bruce to continue. “Sir Thor… Your adopted brother is a sorcerer, is he not?”

The council was in immediate uproar once the question left Banner’s lips. Thor did indeed have an adopted brother, but he was full of black magic and evil illusions.

“How dare you even think to ask The Dark One for assistance.” Said Sir Barton. “You know magic always comes with a price.”

“The Trickster cannot be trusted. He would take what he wanted and leave us to die.” Said Stark. While the Knights argued with Bruce, the King said nothing. Sir Thor took notice.

“Your Majesty, your mind seems to be elsewhere.” He said. Steve looked around the table of knights and advisors.

“I agree with Banner.” He said. They began to protest, but he silenced them. “He is the best option we have if we want to save our people.”

“Right you are King Rogers.” Declared a new voice. He stood in the doorway, Loki, The Dark One. The Beast, the Trickster. Tony rose to his feet and drew his sword, thrusting the tip toward Loki’s chest.

Before the blade could even reach him, Stark was surrounded in what appeared to be a blue cloud that froze him in place. With a roll of his icy eyes he stepped out from in front of Stark’s frozen form and snapped his fingers. Tony was set back into motion and the follow through of his sword only struck the air where Loki had once stood. Confused, he looked around only to find Loki’s smirking figure completely unscathed. There was a brief moment where he thought about striking again, but he lowered his blade instead, keeping a watchful eye on the sorcerer. Seeing that Tony had - mostly - given up, Loki turned toward the King.

“I’ve seen your kingdom’s distress, your Highness.” The way he said the word ‘highness’ was not out of respect, it was a mocking tone. “ And I am indeed willing to help you.” Thor stood from his spot at the table to stand between the King and his brother.

“What would you plan on doing to help us? How would you defeat the dragon?” Thor questioned. Loki gave a lopsided smirk in reply.

“Lovely to see you too, brother.” He said, Thor scowled. “I see there are no time for pleasantries.” Thor frowned sadly. Y/N frowned too, she knew how upsetting it was for Thor to see his brother so absorbed in black magic. “My plan is simple. Very few things can pierce the hide of a dragon, magic is one of these things. It just so happens, that in my collection, I have an arrow.” Loki moved his hand in an upward motion and a flick of his wrist, in a puff of blue smoke an arrow appeared in his hand. “I’ve been told Sir Barton never misses a shot, if he aims for the head with this arrow the dragon will die.”

There was a small amount of awe from the council, even the King was intrigued. Thor was still frowning at his brother, he knew there was more to this bargain than any of the others knew. Though he had said nothing when Banner suggested the idea of asking Loki for help, Thor did not agree with him, for he knew that it would not come to a bargain that any of them would like.

“You’re help always comes with a price,” Thor began. “So what is it you want? You know our kingdom is poor, what could we possibly have that you would offer us this safety so willingly?” King Steven spoke from behind Thor.

“We are poor, but we could come up with a way of paying you back in small amounts on a timed schedule.” Steven suggested. “Or-”

“I don’t want money. I can get enough of that on my own.” Loki said.

“Than what do you want?” Asked the King. Loki’s eyes darkened as his smirk widened into a malicious grin and he gave a deep chuckle.

“Her.” It was a single, vague word, but he pointed at the prize he demanded. His cold gaze landed on her, Y/N Rogers. She shivered when she met his gaze. King Steven rose to his feet and Tony had his blade raised again.

“No! This is nonsense!” Steven shouted. “What could you possibly want my daughter for, and watch your tongue when answering this question.” Steven said threateningly, placing his hand on the sword hung and sheathed on his hip. Loki shrugged, as though innocent.

“Well you see, I had to dispose of my last servant a few months ago.” He said. “Unfortunately, I don’t have time to clean my home myself.” He said striding closer into the grand hall. “It could use what you call, a woman’s touch.”

“You will not have her.” declared Stark. Loki chuckled again.

“Well then this,” he waved the arrow in front of Tony. “Will just have to go back to my collection and you can all burn in a fiery rage from Hell.” Chaos erupted in the council again, they shouted and argued about what to do. Despite the words of many, King Steven refused to give in to Loki’s offer. While all this happened, Loki watched as Y/N sat quietly, with a thoughtful expression.

“STOP IT!” She shouted as she rose to her feet. The council fell silent and Loki grinned.

“The Lady does speak.” He mocked. She delivered a strong glare before she turned to a look of seriousness.

“If I choose to go with you, you will make sure my kingdom and my family survives?” She questioned. Tony stepped forward.

“Lady Y/N, you cannot-”

“I can do as I decide Sir Stark.” She said coldly, cutting him off. Loki sent a smirk in Tony’s direction. “Can you promise me these things, Dark One?” She returned her gaze to Loki.

“As long as Sir Barton hits the beast, I can guarantee safety from the dragon.” He said. “So what is your decision, Princess?” She frowned and turned to her father with doleful eyes. The King appeared to be near the edge of tears. She turned back to Loki again.

“I will go with you.” She declared and Loki’s smirk grew larger still. He placed a hand on her waist and pulled her closer to him. Out of surprise Lady Y/N’s hands landed on his chest, her face only centimeters from his.

“Then let us seal the deal.” He leaned in toward her, but she did not move. His lips met hers with slight harshness, she made no move to return his kiss but did not resist. As he pulled away from her he tossed the arrow to Sir Barton and in a puff of smoke everything around them disappeared.

They were no longer in the Castle of King Rogers, but instead were in a much darker grand hall in a new castle. Once they were there Y/N pushed herself away from Loki angrily. He gave her a rather dull expression, as though now that the deal was made he didn’t care about anything that happened.

“You didn’t even let me say goodbye!” She exclaimed. Her eyes glimmered with tears, but she held them back, refusing to cry in front of him. He rolled his eyes and strolled over to the table in the middle of the room.

“Goodbyes are tedious, Small One.” Loki said picking up a tray with an empty teapot on it. “You can start your duties as a servant by going and making a fresh pot of tea. You’ll find the kitchen at the bottom of the second stairwell down the hall.” he handed her the tray and she scowled, but followed his instructions nonetheless.

Lady Y/N found the kitchens with ease, and learned that the layout of the Dark One’s Castle was not much different from her own, except this place was much darker and dustier. Once she reached the kitchens she set the water to boil and lit the stove. She stood watching the water bubble while she thought about what was happening. Surely, she thought, I must be dreaming. After delivering a quick pinch to her arm, she realized she was in fact awake and she finally let a tear slip down her cheek.


That was three months ago. 

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ONCE UPON A TIME : the reboot
by drew and menelaos

season 1, episode 7 : Snow Falls

present : Despite their attempts to stay away from each other, David and Mary Margaret continue to meet in secret. When Regina spies them kissing in the middle of the street at midnight, she underhandedly passes this information along to Zoe, who is broken by the news. David becomes alarmed when Zoe doesn’t return home one evening, and Sydney Glass admits to being the last person to see her, upset and driving toward the town line. Emma is trying to spend more time with Henry, allowing Ruby more time in the sheriff’s office. But her shift takes a dark turn when a trip to the old toll bridge leads to Ruby and Graham uncovering a box that holds a bloody heart. The DNA is tested and the heart is identified as belonging to Zoe Nolan – but another person’s DNA is also found on the box, evidence identifying a suspect, and Emma is shocked when Mary Margaret arrives at the sheriff’s station and unwittingly identifies her own jewelry box.

past : When Snow White thinks she is raiding one of Queen Regina’s carriages, she accidentally stumbles upon the false Prince of Thornhold and his new fiance, Princess Luciana of Goldpoint. Upon later discovering that she stole the bag containing his mother’s ring, the prince traps Snow White and refuses to release her until she takes him to the ring – Snow White finds this tactic so amusing that she nicknames the prince “Charming.” She agrees to help and leads him to a troll bridge, and together they navigate the tricky nature of the monsters beneath the crossing. When they finally manage to acquire the ring, Snow White insists on trying it on, and both parties are aware of the connection the ring inspires. They part ways – but when Snow White recounts the story to the seven dwarfs, they can sense that she has changed.

‘once upon a time’ stars : Charlize Theron as the Evil Queen/Regina Mills, Emily Rose as Emma Swan, Jaimie Alexander as Snow White/Mary Margaret Blanchard, Henry Cavill as Prince Charming/David Nolan, Raphael Sbarge as Jiminy Cricket/Dr. Archie Hopper, Richard Madden as the Huntsman/Sheriff Graham Buchanan, Naveen Andrews as the Magic Mirror/Sydney Glass, CJ Adams as Henry Mills, and Robert Carlyle as Rumpelstiltskin/Mr. Gold

guest stars include : Kylie Bunbury as Princess Luciana/Zoe Nolan

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ONCE UPON A TIME : the reboot
by drew and menelaos

season 3, episode 1 : The Girl in the Fireplace

present : Memories have returned to the people of Storybrooke. Mr. Gold’s term as mayor is called into question now that the people of Storybrooke fully realize who he is, and Evelyn Oxford steps up as a potential new candidate. The seven plumbers test the town line and find that when Sleepy crosses it, he forgets his fairy tale past, left with only his memories as Walter Stanton. With Henry safe and sound, Emma finds herself growing increasingly paranoid about the presence of magic in their lives, but is in for a shock when she finds powers of magic within herself. When a mob of furious citizens go after Regina, Emma’s instinctive reaction to raise her hand results in a powerful blast of magic and when he sees the Savior magic that the Curse has given her, Gold offers his services. Meanwhile, Mary Margaret reunites with an old friend named Ashleigh Boyd, who was trapped as a single – and very pregnant – housekeeper by the Curse. Ashleigh voices concerns that she has not seen her former husband since they left the Land of Ever, and Mary Margaret agrees to help find him.

past : Immediately following Charming’s escape from Castle Misthaven and after he kisses Snow White and ends the Sleeping Curse, the legendary pair take refuge with Snow White’s paternal grandfather, King Hubert of Dewbury. They learn that the king’s eldest son, Snow White’s uncle Maximilian, has recently died, leaving Hubert’s grandson, the free-spirited Prince William, as the heir to the throne. Concerned about continuing the family line, King Hubert is forcing his grandson’s hand: if he does not find a wife by the upcoming masquerade ball, he must marry a princess of the king’s choosing. Meanwhile, a young woman named Cinderella chases a thief who attempts to steal her father’s horse. Just when she recognizes the man as Prince William, they are ambushed by Robin Hood, Maid Marian, and the Merry Men, who are amused by Cinderella’s outrage and agree to release her with anything she can carry. When she picks up the prince and begins to walk away, the Merry Men laugh and offer them a horse and their freedom.

‘once upon a time’ stars : Charlize Theron as the Evil Queen/Regina Mills, Emily Rose as Emma Swan, Jaimie Alexander as Snow White/Mary Margaret Blanchard, Henry Cavill as Prince Charming/David Nolan, Cate Blanchett as the Blue Fairy/Evelyn Oxford, Meghan Ory as Red Riding Hood/Ruby Connor, Raphael Sbarge as Jiminy Cricket/Dr. Archie Hopper, CJ Adams as Henry Mills, and Robert Carlyle as Rumpelstiltskin/Mr. Gold

recurring stars this season include : Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Cinderella/Ashleigh Boyd, Tom Hiddleston as Prince William/Timothy Rupert, Tony Amendola as Geppetto/Marco Collodi

guest stars include : Derek Jacobi as King Hubert, Rose Leslie as Robin Hood/Ivy Langland, Antonia Thomas as Maid Marian/Matilda Fitzwalter

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