Aurora shakes her head with a laugh like a bell. It kind of kills her how princess-like the laugh is. “She was only a mere queen here. My father brought her from another land after it vanished, but she never quite fit in with the people here. She was never fully accepted, though my father loved her so. They say that is why Maleficent cursed her. She cursed me because it would cause her more pain.” She seems thoughtful, perhaps thinking about her kingdom. “Here, she was Queen of the Sands. There, she was the Empress of an entire world.” Emma is taken aback by the wistfulness on the princess’ features. She can tell that she misses her mother desperately. She swallows, wondering if she is taking Mary Margaret’s presence for granted.