Chapter 9: Redemption
"You left me all alone. Why didn't you come back why?" Yasmine asked as she pulled away from Lucinda.
"I wanted too but after my battle with the Shadow Goblin most of my power was gone. So, I created a human form and became Emma. Once I was strong again and we both vanquished the Shadow Goblin I was able to make Emma a separate person", Lucinda explained.
"But why didn't you come back for me. I waited forever for your return but you never came", Yasmine cried as shed tears.
"Forgive me my love I tried too but by the time I found your realm you were gone. I thought you died or had forgotten me so I became the ruler of the Dream Realm. Yet, I still searched for you and when I felt the same disturbance so long ago I went off to find Emma. Instead I found Regina and brought her here where I found you", Lucinda told her gently. "Why did you set the Shadow Goblin free he is a monster that almost killed me and not to mention caused so much pain? Why would you let him go back to the real world?" Lucinda asked.
"Because he said that he could find you and bring you back to me so that is why I made the deal with him", Yasmine said.
"You did it for me?" Lucinda asked.
"Yes, I would do anything to get you back!" Yasmine shouted.
"Even unleash a horrible monster on an innocent world knowing all the destruction he would cause", Lucinda asked in disbelief.
"It wasn't supposed to be this way I just wanted you back in my arms. I had no choice", Yasmine cried.
"Wrong Yasmine, you could have chosen not to make that deal", Lucinda said crossing her arms. "The Shadow Goblin tricked you because he offered you something he knew you wouldn't refuse. You must stop him Yasmine and find a way to make things right", Lucinda said.
"You are right Lucinda I never should have made that deal. I am so sorry for all the pain I caused but I will fix it", Yasmine said. Just then the Shadow Goblin weakened and badly beaten appeared on the cold ground.
"Please Mistress send me back", he said his voice barely a whisper.
"No, you have caused enough damage I will never let you go back", Yasmine said. With a flick of her wrist she trapped the Shadow Goblin in a mirror so he would never bother anyone again.
"Good work Yasmine I knew there was some good left in you", Lucinda said with a smile.
Yasmine kissed Lucinda and said "Just promise never to leave me again".
"I promise my love", Lucinda said. Then the two women turned toward Emma and Regina with a smile.
"Forgive me you two I promise to repent for my misdeeds. My first way is sending you home and pray that someday you will forgive me", Yasmine said. In a flash Regina and Emma were standing outside their castle and ran inside to find their son and friends. Henry was sound asleep while Silver Mist was sleeping by his crib. Lord Devin was holding Monica in his arms and Jefferson was hugging his daughter. Later that night everyone returned to their homes leaving the two ladies alone.
"Do you really believe Yasmine will change?" Regina asked as she watched Henry sleep.
"Love makes people do anything", Emma said as she held her wife.
"Yes, it does", Regina said with a smile as she kissed Emma's lips.
Epilogue: Emma and Regina still rule their kingdom in peace. Monica and Devin are still married and still keep their realms in balance. Jefferson still lives with his daughter Grace and keeps in touch with Emma and Regina. Yasmine and Lucinda still rule the Realm of Dreams and Yasmine does good by keeping the Shadow Goblin trapped in the Realm of Nightmares. And they all lived happily ever after.
Author's Note: Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoyed the story. Please review and till next time.