Author: lasagnaparrilla PM
Regina had a child when she was a teenager but Cora forced her to give it up. The child grew until she was 16 and the curse struck. - Follows the life of the child finding out about her birth parents and the truth behind little old Storybrooke. Mainly Regina - MM Emma definitely included tooRated: Fiction T - English - Drama/Hurt/Comfort - Emma S. & Henry Mills - Chapters: 14 - Words: 36,085 - Reviews: 71 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 49 - Updated: 04-21-13 - Published: 01-24-13 - id: 8940340
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Disclaimer: I (unfortunately) do not own Once Upon a Time/the characters (except for Ava - shes mine)
Warning: A bit of coarse language.
The enchanted forest – Pre-Curse
"Regina darling" a sharp voice filtered through the air.
Regina slumped on the bathroom floor next to the toilet, throwing up her last meal until there was nothing left.
She flushed the toilet, threw water at her face, and was out the door in a second. "Yes mother?" she replied with a bitter tone in her voice.
Though she loved her mother, she despised the person she had become since magic had wiggled its way into her life.
"I have heard some strange rumors that have been going around the stables and I would like you to tell me whether these allegations are true or false"
Regina's stomach turned once more, and she thought she was about to hurl all over her mother.
"What is it mother?" she managed to force out. "Are you with child?"
Regina's eyes widened. "Answer me!" she spat with fury. Regina let out a small whimper before answering her mother's question.
"Yes" she couldn't believe her mother knew. What would she do to her? more importantly, to her baby?
"Oh god" was all Regina could say before making a sprint for the bathroom, with her mother closely following behind.
Cora pulled Regina's long locks out of her face as she threw up bile.
Tears began to fall and Regina immediately began apologizing
"Mother, I am so sorry! I never meant for any of this to happen, I just..I'm going to be a mother"
The words dribbled from her mouth as it finally sank in.
"Oh no, you most certainly are not" Cora stated as though she had some cunning plan up her sleeve.
"What?" Regina pushed the words out of her mouth and turned to her mother – shoving her hands away from her.
"You will not be becoming a mother any time soon"
"But I.. what's done is done mother, you can't stop this child from being born"
"Oh no, no I can't ..but I have a friend who will take him or her off of our hands when they are"
Regina began to sob, knowing she could not over power her mother,
and that she simply had to face the fact that she would not be able to keep her precious baby.
Cora left the bathroom without another word, and Regina forced herself up and headed for her bedchamber.
She lay curled up on her bed, placing a gentle hand on her stomach, while she wept for the child she would not be able to call her own.
Cora paced towards her study, dragging her feet along the stone floor.
"I summon thee, Rumplestiltskin" she called.
Turning towards the balcony she heard a high pitched voice.
"Hello there deary, long time no see".
"Rumple" she said in a low voice as a 'hello'. "I have a proposition for you." She held out a contract.
He took the ragged piece of parchment from the older woman, and began to read.
"My Regina, she's pr.." "egnant, yes deary, I already know that" he finished her sentence, followed by an eerie chuckle.
After reading the contract, which felt like it had taken an eternity, Rumple finally spoke up.
"You want to give me Regina's child?" he asked rhetorically
" and I would like for you to ensure that the child gets this."
Cora took off a silver ring from her finger, which had three diamonds on it and placed it in his hand.
"What do you want in return?" he questioned suspiciously. "I want you to enact a spell that will prevent Regina from..showing"
"Why is that? Do you think this will get in the way of her marriage to king Leopold?"
Rumple asked jokingly, knowing he was right.
"Is it a deal or not?"
Cora stated in a stern and serious voice, completely dismissing his comment.
and with that, Rumplestiltskin signed the contract which gave him the right to Regina's child.
Ava was a lovely girl – She volunteered at the hospital, got along with the majority of people in town, and had an overall lovable personality.
Everyone always wondered how the apple fell so far from the tree.
Her father was not a pleasant man, and he went by "Mr. Gold".
No one actually knew his first name, and no one ever really cared to ask.
All they knew was that he controlled everyone's lives, and the one he had the most power over was that of his 16 year old daughter,
Storybrooke – pre-curse breaking
Because Ava was the nicest kid in Storybrooke, everyone seemed to underestimate her ability to rebel against anyone – especially her father.
It was a Thursday night and her dad was still working at his pawn shop.
She always knew she was adopted - I mean, she looked nothing like Gold, or the woman in the photo's she had found of someone called Milah
- whom she assumed was his ex wife but dared not ask about her.
Ava had Long dark brown hair, striking brown eyes, and an olive complexion.
It was pretty obvious they weren't blood related.
Ava had always wondered about her birth parents, and knew that her dad was keeping something from her.
She decided that if he wasn't going to tell her anything, she would find out for herself.
With pure determination, she walked upstairs and towards her father's office in their home and started to do some digging.
She found multiple bills – belonging to other people of course,
along with contracts and other types of paperwork that gave her dad the right to pretty much everything in the town.
She was just about to give up, when she noticed the locked drawer near the bottom of her dads desk.
She pulled the handle, but it wouldn't budge, so she looked around for keys.
Knowing her dad wouldn't be so careless to leave them lying around, she decided that she'd find her own way in.
Pulling a bobby pin from her hair, she began to try and pick at the lock.
After a few minutes, the draw finally opened. "Seriously? More papers" she said to herself in an agitated tone.
As she was prying through the papers, an old piece of paper caught her attention.
She pulled it out from beneath everything else and began to read.
The paper signed with her father's signature, gave him the child of "Regina Mills?! What the actual fuck!"
Ava stood in shock for a moment. "No way in hell am I the kid of the mayor, she's the biggest bitch in town" she spoke aloud to herself.
A moment later, Ava heard footsteps from downstairs. "Ava" her father yelled.
'shit, shit, shit' she thought as she quickly put the parchment back into the drawer, carefully closing it so her father couldn't hear.
She darted across the hall into her bedroom, where she sat on her bed pretending to text just as her father walked in.
"Hello dear, how was school?"
"It was fine"
she couldn't help but sound a little pissed off because of the information she had just learnt.
Mr. Gold was confused by her attitude, but decided to leave it..
for now anyway.
So there you go! I have many more ideas where to take this story, but will only keep going if people actually enjoyed it, and want to read more, so please leave me reviews and let me know what you think! all feedback is appreciated ;)