Dagian was terrified as she sat next to the madman in the car. Her heart was racing, her hands were shaking so hard in her lap that she clenched them until her knuckles turned white.
But like she did with any trauma in her life, she sat calmly. She didn't beg, she didn't plead, she didn't give him that satisfaction. The tension filled the car that she sat passenger's side in. She wouldn't do anything, and he knew it. Any risk of crashing the car could hurt the baby and Lily was the only thing she had left.
They got out of the town boundaries and started up the hill. The further they got the more that she started to shake. It was as good as over now. She'd been hoping to signal someone to help her but now that they were out of town then no one would be coming. Rumpelstiltskin wouldn't know where she was. Anything could happen to her and he might never know…
Dagian closed her eyes tightly, "What are you going to do to me?"
"I'm just taking you to my home," He said and looked at her, "I'm not going to hurt you."
"As long as I do what you say?" She asked.
"I'm not going to ask you to do anything but stay in one place," he said, "I just want to get my daughter back. I want to keep her safe."
Dagian scoffed, "What daughter?"
He glanced at her, "I have one but she's in another family. You're going to have a child; I think you understand what it means to want to protect that baby."
"And what exactly do you hope to accomplish by this?" Dagian demanded. She knew that she could lie and say that her husband had no interest in her safety but she knew that was a lie and he'd call her on it, "Do you realize what Rumpelstiltskin is going to do to you when he realizes what you've done?"
"He won't hurt me," The madman said, "Because Regina's going to write us a new story. And with those new memories in place then the old ones are going to be erased and he'll never know what I've done to get my daughter."
Dagian couldn't help herself and started laughing, "Do you honestly think that she has that kind of power? There's no magic here, madman. Except for the dwindled supplies that crossed over and not even that is powerful enough to give you a whole new set of memories. And it's not like you can really draw on the magic of the Realms because it's not as if there's anything left-."
He gave her a sharp look and she thought he was going to hurt her, "You're lying."
"I'm not; there might not be anything left to go back to."
"What do you know about it?" The madman demanded, "Absolutely nothing."
"I lived with an imp for eight months and I read books on the subject after a certain traumatic event happened that changed our lives forever. Yeah, I think I know what I'm talking about," she snapped, "What you want is not going to be possible. I'm guessing Regina knew that when she made that deal with you that she backed out of."
"I'll make it work," he snapped.
Dagian noticed his hands were shaking and he wouldn't look at her. She knew that he was aware she wasn't lying to him, "Madman, listen to me I know what it's like to be separated from your child. I know what it's like to do less than savory things in order to try and get them back so believe me when I say that I know how you feel. However, kidnapping me isn't going to work. If you take me back now-."
"No!" he refused.
"You take me then you'll bring his wrath down on you when he's done with Regina. And I don't want that for you. You've treated me well thus far other than the whole kidnapping at gunpoint thing. If you let me go then we can just forget this."
"I don't trust you," he said, "You are far too calm with this-."
"What? You think I'm new to this whole captive thing? This isn't my first time around that experience. Madman, I've been in labor recently because of stress and if you keep me with you then it might happen again. Now just think of what Rumpelstiltskin will do if that happens? He just might forget Regina all together and blow that pretty face of yours to kingdom come."
"You're begging," he said.
"You're right, I'm begging," she said harshly, "This is my baby and you're insane."
"I gave you my word that I wouldn't hurt you."
"I know what you nearly did to Mary Margaret and Emma AND you're a desperate parent who wants to be reunited with their child, I hope you understand that I really don't trust you."
He seemed to mull it over, "You don't have a choice."
"You have to be bloody kidding me," Dagian muttered as he parked at the front of his house.
"You'll have a good room for as long as this takes," he said, "I'm not much of a cook but its edible. You'll have anything you ask for."
"How about a key to the gate," she demanded eying the new system that he'd put up, "Or am I going to have to climb over it in my condition?"
"I highly doubt you would get that far before I noticed you were gone," he grabbed the gun that was in his lap.
"You are aware that trying to force the rules of magic in your favor is a lot like trying to put a square peg in a round hole, yes?" Dagian asked, "In the end, you're hand hurts, you're frustrated and it still hasn't worked."
"Are you going to get out peacefully or am I going to have to pull you out?"
"I'll come, madman" she said, "But when this is over, and Rumpelstiltskin is slowly murdering you for this then I'll ask to land the final blow. Because there will be nothing for you left because your plan will fail and you'll know that the events after today were completely avoidable."
"You talk so big for one that has a gun pointed at her."
"Because I know that you won't hurt me and I know how this will end," she hesitated, "Don't you?"
He started to say something but then froze when something caught his eye. Dagian followed his gaze and froze when a large cloud of purple smoke started coming towards them, "What is that?"
But Dagian knew. Whatever it was, this was Rumpelstiltskin's plan. It raced towards them and even though she currently hated his guts right now, Dagian grabbed Jefferson's sleeve.
What had Rumpelstiltskin done?
The cloud overtook them but right before it re ached the car, Dagian felt her water break.
And then there was nothing.
Will there be a sequel? Of course. But I want to wait a couple of episodes though to see where the story is going.
A/N: Got quite a few people to thank for this. First of all I'd like to thank Foxfire for inspiring and supporting me to do this even though you passed before the ending was done. RIP.
I'd like to thank U, Night Animal, Dramaqueen54,CharmedNightSkye, M, Marcie Gore, ValueMyHeart, Guest, classicshe, xxyangxx2006, RainMirror, Laura for their reviews and I'd like to thank VampWolf92 for his/her reviews for almost every chapter.
And Danvers the Dove for sticking with it as well. And Ranguvar if you're still reading.
But mostly I'd like to thank olverabonk and Ravenclaw992. If it wasn't for you two then this story would NEVER have been what it was. I can't thank you or owe you enough for the countless hours that we spent sending snippits back and forth and commenting and molding this story. Thank you so much for listening to my endless yabbering.