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OUAT/VD/Originals: Radiant Ending

Characters: Elijah, Kat, Kai (mentioned), Regina, Hook, Emma, Henry, Robin, Zelena, Granny, Ruby, Marcel (mentioned), Rumple, Belle, Neume, Elena (mentioned), Caroline (mentioned), baby Robin, Merida (mentioned), King Arthur (mentioned), Snow White, Prince Charming, Henry

Summary: Set a few years after VD S5 when Kat died, and Originals S4 in the future. Kat ends up in Storybrooke after escaping the 1994 prison world. Elijah also ends up there. Will they get back together? Also, set in OUAT S5 all the way to the ending of 5x11, but Hook doesn’t need to die for the Darkness to be defeated. When Kat finds out everything about everyone and what happened with Emma, she helps Hook find a way to get Emma back, only for Hook to find out that she made him into The Dark One, instead of letting him die back in Camelot. Now he’s seeking revenge, which he fails at getting. Will Hook be saved? Will Emma and Hook ever be okay again? Can they move past what Hook did as The Dark One and what Emma did as The Dark One? What will ensue?

Pairings:
Kalijah
CaptainSwan
Rumbelle
OutlawQueen

It was a dismal night, as Katherine, human and injured, layed in some woods after escaping the 1994 prison world, which had held Kai. She’d escaped him and left him there. She didn’t recognize these woods, though. She wanted to find out where she was, but she was too injured. Then everything went black for her.


Elijah didn’t know how or why, but awhile after Marcel had been defeated, he suddenly appeared in unfamiliar woods. Then, when he saw her, he assumed why he was brought here.
“Katerina.”
He blurred to her side, where he saw the injuries she had. Her shoulder and lower stomach looked like she’d been stabbed. Her lower stomach was heavily bleeding and there was a dagger in her thigh, which had opened the artery in her thigh. There was blood on either side of her head and an arrow in her side. He also saw an ascendant not far from her. That’s when he knew that sometime after he’d left her and the present, she’d ended up in a prison world.
After realizing this, he used his vamp senses to check what condition she was in, other than the obvious that had happened to her. When he did, he realized that it was worse than he thought it was.
He bent down and kissed her, giving her some air, trying to revive her. He didn’t want to lose her, but there wasn’t much he could do. He could only hope that he could save her.
“Come back to me, Katerina.”
After trying to revive her for twenty minutes, he heard a heartbeat from her, though she didn’t awaken. It relieved him though, that she was alive. Though he’d left her, he still loved her.
He slid an arm under her legs and his other one under her. Then he gently picked her up in his arms and blurred out of the woods and went in search of the nearest hospital.


A few hours later, he was seated on her bedside, waiting for her to awaken. She’d made it through surgery and would luckily, be okay.
He rested a hand on hers and another on the side of her face.
“I’m so sorry, Katerina. I never should have left. I at least should have made sure you were okay,” he apologized, though he wasn’t sure if she could hear him.
As Elijah waited for his Katerina to awaken, someone walked in.
“I hate to intrude, but we need to know who and what you are,” the girl told him. “I make it my business to know all the residence here.”
“I guess you won’t be stopping until you find out, so I might as well tell you. I’m Elijah Mikaelson and though I call her by her born name, she is known as Katherine Pierce. I’m an Original vampire; one of the first made vampires. Katerina was a vampire, though I do not know how she became human again,” he informed her.
“My name’s Regina Mills,” she introduced herself. “I’m the mayor of Storybrooke.”
“Storybrooke?” he quizzed.
“Yes. I’m the one that created this town. All the fairytales you’ve ever heard of exists,” she explained to him. “Now how did you get here?”
“I don’t know why or how. I just know that we suddenly appeared here. I came from New Orleans. I assume Katerina came from a prison world, though she was in Mystic Falls when I saw her last.”
“Well, welcome to Storybrooke, then,” she replied.
“You say this town is full of fairytales, so who may you be, Miss Mills?”
“I used to be the Evil Queen. You can call me Regina. Everyone else does. I don’t know anything about vampires, nor have I heard of a vampire before, but if either of you is hungry, you can go to Granny’s. If you need a place to stay, I’m sure Granny could get you a room. Or two. You could also ask Charming and Snow for a place too, or look for your own place. If you’re staying, I’m sure you’ll like it here.”
“Thanks for the advice, Regina,” he replied.
She turned around to leave.
He watched her go, and then looked down at Katerina, once again.


When Katherine woke up, she saw that she was in a hospital bed, Elijah seated on her bedside. Because of this, she realized that he had appeared sometime after she had, and had saved her life and brought her here. She didn’t expect anything less. She knew he’d always be there in an instant if he knew she needed him.
She smiled and he smiled back.
“You’re awake,” he greeted.
“And you’re here,” she greeted back. “You saved my life. Thanks.”
“I’ll always save you no matter what, Katerina. You know that,” he responded.
He took his hands away from her.
She sat up in bed.
“And yet you didn’t bother to call to make sure I was okay or not,” she retorted.
He rested a hand on hers.
“Whatever happened, Katerina, I’m so sorry. I was unaware that you needed me. You never called me, so how was I to know that you were in trouble? I would have come if I had known that you needed me. Always.”
“That doesn’t change the fact that you didn’t bother to check up on me after you left. You want to know what happened, Elijah? The cure was shoved down my throat and time caught up with me.”
“I’m sorry, Katerina. I had no idea. If I had known, I would have come. I would have been there. I hope someday that you may forgive me.”
“Maybe someday, but not anytime soon,” she replied to him. “Now when do I get out of here, and where are we exactly?”
“We’re in a town called Storybrooke,” he answered her. “You can go when you’re ready.”
“Well, I’m ready now,” she replied.
A few minutes later, she was out of the hospital and they were at the bar in Granny’s Diner.
She’d just eaten and they were having a shot glass of bourbon each, when a boy sat next to them, whom had a book with him.
“Hi, I’m Henry. Who are you?” he asked them.
They looked at him.
She was the one whom introduced them to him.
“I’m Katherine and this is Elijah. He’s a vampire and I used to be one until the cure for vampirism got shoved down my throat. I’ve been human ever since. What’s with the book?”
“It’s magical. When someone new comes to town, a new story appears.”
He looked through the book.
She watched him.
He stopped at a page.
“Your story is in the book now.”
She looked at the story. That’s when she believed. She also realized why this town was called Storybrooke.
After she realized all of this, Henry spoke again.
“Are you going to be together?”
She knew he was referring to her and Elijah.
“I don’t know. I’m not good at forgiveness and Elijah did leave.”
“Do you still love each other?”
“Of course. We always will,” she allegated.
“Then you should be together. He’s your true love. You’re meant to be together,” he replied.
“It’s not that simple, Henry. Sometimes love doesn’t work out, even if you still love that person. Besides, I have to learn to trust him again after he left. I understand his loyalty to his family, but it still hurts that he chose his brother over me, yet again. He may love me, but he never chooses me, even when he doesn’t need to help his family,” she explained.
“I should get going, but I’ll see you later,” Henry told her.
She watched him go.
They finished their shot glass of bourbon each.
Afterward, they got a room, and then went for a walk through town once they had met everyone, apart from Hook and Emma, and had been told of the recent news. They wanted to get to know the town.
They stopped, seeing Hook on a roof, trying to summon Emma. His look was what gave away who he was.
A moment later, they saw a girl they assumed was Emma, appear, and Hook suddenly appeared on the ground, in front of Emma.
They watched silently, as Emma and Hook spoke.
After they saw Emma disappear, Katherine asked Elijah to go and he decided to go to their room.
Katherine approached Hook.
“I can help you save her if you want.”
He looked at her.
“Who are you?”
“Katherine. Elijah and I are new in town. I couldn’t help but overhear. You love her, don’t you? I heard about what happened to Emma, but she can be saved. Love isn’t always enough to break the hold the darkness has on someone you love. I was never the Dark One, but I did many terrible things. Elijah tried to find a way to redeem me, but it didn’t work, no matter how much we will always love each other. I got myself in too deep and lost myself. I wish I could take back the evil I did, but I can’t. Worst of all, I hurt the people I love by lying to them and broke their hearts. In the end, I had to learn on my own how I could redeem myself. When Elijah left, I learned the hard way that it was time that I changed. Sometimes a person needs tough love to make them realize that by doing bad things, they’re pushing those they love away.”
“How do you suggest that you help me save Emma from herself?” he catechized.
“Just make her see that she’s going to end up alone forever if she keeps lying, deceiving, and doing evil things. If she loves you enough, she’ll come to her senses, believe me. I did and I’m as stubborn as they come,” she remarked.
“Shall we discuss this tomorrow, luv?”
“We shall.”
They smiled at each other.


The next day, Katherine was at the bar, having a drink, when Hook went to sit next to her. When he did, she knew why he was there. Since their talk last night, she’d been thinking of a plan to get Emma to let go of the darkness. If she of all people could finally get redemption, Emma of all people should be able to get hers and be happy.
“Captain,” Katherine greeted. Then she asked him, “You know Emma well, or rather, the Dark One. Where would she be staying at? We could go together. I may be just human, but I also have a little magic of my own if I need to defend myself. But that’ll be the last resort. I wouldn’t want harm to come to anyone. I never used to care, but since things have changed for me, I’ve started to care about others, instead of just myself and Elijah.”
“I may know where Emma’s living. There’s a house secluded away from town,” he informed her. “What do you have in mind, luv?”
Katherine looked at him.
“We’re going to get the old Emma back one way or another.”
She finished her shot glass of Bourbon.
“Then let’s go, luv,” Hook said, and got to his feet, as she got to hers.
They headed out the door.


Once at the house, she was cautious in case a barrier spell was on the house. She was right about the barrier spell, so she used some magic to break it, which worked. They then entered the house and searched around for Emma.
When she found that the basement door was locked, she used magic to unlock it and they headed downstairs to see what she was hiding down there. Katherine knew the only reason for a locked door was usually to hide something.


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When Katherine and Hook went downstairs, they found a sword in a stone. It reminded Katherine of the story of King Arthur, before he’d been a king. She knew from the sight of the sword in the stone, Emma must’ve brought it from the Enchanted Forest, though she didn’t know that Emma was ever there, since she’d only just come to town not that long ago.
“The Excalibur sword,” Hook commented, when he saw it.
“Indeed,” Katherine agreed.
When Katherine sensed someone else’s presence, she turned around to see a girl in black come from the darkness. She assumed that this was the new Dark One; Emma.
Hook looking in the direction that Katherine did to see what Katherine had sensed, and saw Emma there.
“You shouldn’t be down here,” Emma warned Hook. Then she looked at Katherine. “Who the hell are you?”
“Katherine. Someone you don’t want to mess with. I’m doing Hook a favor. I’m going to save you, if it’s the last thing I do,” she replied to Emma. “You may be the Dark One, but that doesn’t mean you have to act like one. I’ve done many horrific things in my life as a 538 year old vampire, though I was never the Dark One. I might as well have been, though. Everything I did, I thought I was doing to survive and stay ahead of my greatest enemy, Klaus, but in doing all those things, I lost myself. It took being reunited with my daughter, to decide to change into a better person. I found myself again and was saved. You can be saved too. You may not want to be saved or think you need to be saved, but I will help Hook bring you back from the edge. Elijah brought me back from the edge many times. Hook and I can do the same for you. Now, I don’t have the slightest clue what you plan on doing with that sword, but we’ll stop you and bring you back from the edge, no matter what. When I set my mind on something, there’s no stopping me or changing my mind,” Katherine informed her.
Emma wasn’t sure what to say to that, for once.
Katherine headed for the stairs.
“Let’s go,” she told Hook.
Hook followed her out.


Half an hour later, they were back in town.
Hook parted from Katherine to go to his ship, while she went back to the diner.
Katherine sat at the bar and ordered a shot glass of Bourbon. As usual.
Ruby poured her her drink.
“Rough day?”
“You could say that. I’m going to assume that you might have some experience with Dark Ones. You guys know Emma. If love can’t save her, what will? I’m good at plans, but I can’t make much of a plan to save her from the Darkness if I don’t know her or know what she cares about, other than Hook.”
“You should talk to Gold or Belle. Belle’s got a lot of experience with trying to save the Dark One and Gold was the Dark One before Emma became it,” Ruby informed her.
“Thanks. Where would I find them?” she questioned her.
“Gold’s pawn shop,” she answered her.
“I’ll talk to them then. Thanks for your help.”
Katherine finished up her drink and then left the diner to go to the shop. She was going to get to know all about The Dark One and how to save one, no matter what. She wouldn’t let Hook lose his happy ending. He’d already lost too much in the past. If Hook couldn’t save Emma from the darkness, then maybe she could.


Fifteen minutes later, she entered the pawn shop and approached the glass counter, as a guy with a cane came from the back.
“How can I help you, dearie?” he inquired.
“I’m going to assume that you’re Gold or Rumpelstiltskin. Whatever you want to be called. You were The Dark One for a very long time, I hear. I may be new in town, but I’d like to help save Emma from the darkness. My name is Katherine.”
“Well, that, dearie, is easier said than done. Emma was the savior of this town before she became the Dark One. She defeated many villains in this town. Now that she’s the Dark One, you’ll have your work cut out for you trying to save her. I had many chances with Belle while I was the Dark One, but I always chose power over love and family. In doing so, I lost my son and killed my wife. There was a time I even believed that no one could ever love me. Belle always saw the man behind the beast though, no matter what,” he shared with her.
“I know the feeling,” she replied. “I lost my daughter and my family. Elijah even left because he gave up on my redemption. When I was reunited with my daughter though, it made me want to change, and I changed for the better. I redeemed myself. Thanks, Gold.”
He watched, as she left his shop.


After figuring out a way to get Emma back, he did as Katherine had suggested, and used his love he had for her. So, they had dinner below the deck on the Jolly Roger, but it didn’t pan out very well. Things were said and as they stood in front of each other, she told him, “If you tell me you don’t love me, I’ll let you go.”
He took a moment and then, hating saying this, said, “I loved you.”
After he told her that, she disappeared.


After Regina broke into the house and discovered a dreamcatcher that catches memories, she took it with her and left. Then she informed the others.
After Hook found out about the dreamcatchers, he took it upon himself to confront Emma, trying, once again, to get her to tell him the truth. Otherwise, he’d have to see for himself through the dreamcatcher. She wouldn’t tell him, so he used the dreamcatcher and soon found out the truth about what happened in Camelot. He’d asked her to just let him die, but instead, she turned him into a second Dark One. He was angry at her for doing that to him. She hadn’t respected his wishes. Now she’d done the worse thing she could to him. Now, he was going to do everything possible to hurt her the way she’d hurt him.


Katherine entered the basement of the house, half an hour later, and approached the stone with the Excalibur sword. After finding out all she could about it, she knew what she had to do. She had to get the sword away from Emma to keep her from destroying light altogether. The only way she felt that was possible was by pulling it out. And so, she grabbed the sword and began to pull it out, not knowing if it would work or not. She wasn’t exactly a hero. At least, she didn’t think she was or ever would be. But then, she succeeded in pulling it out, and so, she took it to where they were still talking at Regina’s office, about the dreamcatchers and how to stop Emma.


She entered with the sword and put it on Regina’s desk.
“We don’t need to worry about her using the Excalibur anymore. Now we have it.”


After they left Regina’s office, Snow, Regina, Charming, Elijah, and Katherine went to the house to go find Emma.
“I’ll take the basement,” Charming said.
“I’ll check the upstairs,” Regina said.
Snow opened the door and they all walked in and began looking around for her.
After Regina went upstairs and Charming to the basement, and Katherine and Snow called Emma’s name a few times, Katherine and Snow found Emma in the living room, on the couch, with the black thing around her wrist which was stopping her from doing any magic.
Snow knelt in front of her.
“Hey. What happened?”
Katherine approached and Elijah followed.
After Charming and Regina were downstairs and the black thing was off Emma’s wrist, Emma informed them.
Afterward, Regina whom was seated on the opposite end of the couch, said, “You turned Hook into The Dark One?”
“Yeah. In order to save him,” she told her.
Snow handed her a drink.
“And you didn’t think of the consequences to everyone else?” Regina asked.
“I couldn’t just let him die. You could understand that.”
“Well, yes, but…,” Regina began, mad at what she’d done since Regina knew very well all about Hook, and was afraid of what Hook might do. She refrained from saying the rest of that sentence and said, “Now we have a bigger problem.”
“I know. I didn’t think any of this would happen,” Emma replied. “I was trying to get rid of the Darkness for good. You can’t tell me that after everything Zelena’s done to you, that your life wouldn’t be easier if she were gone. I was doing you a favor.”
Snow sat in a wooden chair.
“Come on. It’s premeditated murder, Emma. There had to be another way. You should have come to us.”
“And risk losing someone else? I thought the best way to control the Darkness was to isolate myself, but when I did that, there was no one around to tell me when I was wrong or when I was being stupid.”
“Fine. You’re being stupid. So, stop it,” Regina interjected and went to stand behind the couch. “Right now, we have to clean up this mess.”
“No. We don’t,” Snow disagreed. Then she looked at her daughter. “Give us back our memories. Your dreamcatchers. Regina can access them, can’t she? We can piece together Hook’s plan and stop him.”
“I’m afraid not,” Charming interjected, as he walked in. “The dreamcatchers. You said they were in the shed? They’re gone.”
“What the hell is Captain Dark One up to?” Regina questioned.
Katherine sat on the couch by Emma.
“Well, whatever it is, it can’t be good. Especially, when he’s embraced it altogether. I know first-hand that it’s almost impossible to let go of any kind of darkness, but with love and patience, it can be stopped.”
Elijah sat next to Katerina and was silent, knowing what she meant, all too well.


Meanwhile, Hook was at the shop where Belle was at, Rumple next to her.
“Emma turned you into the Dark One?” Belle questioned.
“And now you’ve come for your revenge,” Rumple stated.
“The thought crossed my mind. For this lovely piece of hardware, I think I’ll take your hand. For Mila; for your heart; for filling Emma with the Darkness. I think your head will do quite nicely.”
“So, what are you waiting for?” Rumple questioned him. “Get on with it.”
“No, no, no, no, no. I’ve been waiting centuries for this moment. I really want to savor it.” He slid a sword towards where Rumple stood. “The Jolly Roger at noon, dearie. Where it all began.”
“How poetic. But we both know this weapon cannot kill you,” Rumple commented.
“Ah, true. That sword can’t kill me.” He approached Rumple. He used magic to make the Excalibur appear in his hand. “This one can.”
“The Excalibur,” Rumple stated.
“You have it,” Belle stated.
“Aye. It can no longer control me, but it can kill me. All you have to do is take it from me. So, what say you, Crocodile? Shall we finish what we started?”
“Indeed,” Rumple agreed.


After Hook left, Rumple and Belle met up with the others at Regina’s place and informed her.
“Once pirate, always a pirate,” Regina stated.
“As a man, Hook spent centuries trying to kill me. It makes sense that revenge would be on his mind.”
Emma stood by the table.
“Why wipe my memory, when he was going to announce his plan anyway? There must be more to it.”
“Yeah, but even if there is, we only have until noon to stop him,” Belle informed her. Belle looked at Rumple with a hand on his. “And to save you.”
“What about Merlin’s message?” Charming asked.
“He said this Neume is the key to stopping the Dark One,” Snow said.
“Neume was Merlin’s true love,” Emma told Snow.
“And she was also the first Dark One,” Rumple added.
“I know. How do we find out more about her?” Emma asked him.
“Start your search with the Dark One Chronicles. There are many texts that can help us.”
“As much as I appreciate devotion to scholarship, there is an easier way. I am still the Dark One. I can protect you, Gold.” Emma saw their looks. “You don’t trust me.”
“Well, if our positions were reversed, would you trust me?” Gold asked her.
Henry entered.
“So, it’s true. You’re here.”
“Henry,” she greeted him. She tried to get him to tell them that they could trust her, but he didn’t.
“No. You lied to us. About Hook; about everything. Why should we trust you now?”
“Henry, I’m your mother.”
“Are you?” he contradicted. “’cause the mom I know wouldn’t keep things from me.”
“I thought you were the one person who would understand.”


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“I thought you were the one person I could trust,” he replied.
“So, you can forgive Regina and Gold for everything they’ve done, but not me.”
“They’ve changed. They showed me they’ve changed.”
“So did I,” she replied.
“When we first met, yeah. But the minute things got tough, you didn’t come to anybody. You decided that you would figure it out on your own. We were a team.”
“Operation Cobra. I remember.”
“But now, you want to use your Dark magic so you can do it alone. And I’ve seen what you do with Dark magic.”
She could only watch, as he left.
“He needs time, Emma,” Regina told her.
“We should really get to the library. We have a lot to do,” Belle, said, and everyone got up from the table.
“I have stop to make first. I’ll meet you there,” Regina told them.
“Let me guess. I’m not invited,” Emma stated.
“Emma, we love you,” Snow White assured her.
“But you don’t trust me.”
“We don’t trust the Darkness,” Charming told her. “Stay here and let us save you. It’s for the best.”
Everyone left the house.
Rumple stopped on the front porch and Belle noticed.
She approached.
“Rumple, what’s wrong? Aren’t you coming?”
“I’m afraid my preparations for this battle can’t be found in a book.”
“But this was your idea,” she replied, standing in front of him.
“For you and the others, there might be a way to protect yourself,” Rumple assured her. “For me? I’ve spent an entire life running away from battles. Time to stop.”
“Well, you don’t have anything to prove anymore,” Belle replied. “You saved me from Merida. You’re a hero now.”
“That doesn’t erase a lifetime of cowardice. Nothing can. If I survive this, I want to do better by you. I want to love you in a way I never could before. Honesty and courage. Let me be the man you deserve. The man I swore on my son’s grave that I would be.”
“I don’t know what to say,” she stated.
“Don’t say anything,” he replied. “If I win, I’ll go to the well where we were married. And if you meet me there, I’ll know how you feel.”
He walked away and she watched him go.


Zelena entered the hospital.
Zelena turned a corner and Regina was there.
“No so fast, sis,” Regina said.
“Sissy, dear. Thank you so much for looking after my bundle of joy while I was off being kidnapped, but I’ve come to take her back now. Bye.”
Regina watched her go.
“Good luck with that.”
Zelena went to the room, only to see through the window that she wasn’t there.
Zelena turned around to face her sister.
“Where is my daughter?”
“Do you really think after everything that you’ve done that we wouldn’t protect that child from you?”
“She’s my child!”
“She’s also Robin’s. And you will never take her away from him.”
“You just can’t stand after a lifetime of getting everything, it’s finally my turn.”
“The only reason you have that baby is because you killed Mirian. And you deceived Robin in the most vile way imaginable.”
Zelena gave a smile.
“Is that a compliment?”
“This insanity has to stop.”
“Agreed. But I don’t think it can.”
“Actually, I think maybe it can.”


Emma was laying on the couch at Regina’s place, when Hook entered the living room.
“A broken knee isn’t unlike a broken heart. Isn’t that right, Swan? What is this? I expected to find you in the hero’s home over a mountain of books, trying to figure out my terrible plan.”
“That’s not why you’re here,” Emma replied, getting up from the couch and approaching him. “You’re here because you still have feelings for me.”
“Of course, I still have feelings for you. Anger; hatred; disappointment.”
“You don’t mean that.”
“When you tether me to the Excalibur, you opened my eyes, and I now see you for what you really are. An anchor. And I see clearly now that you are nothing more than a pretty, blond distraction, but guess what, Swan? I am a free man now. And you will never hold me back from getting what I want. Again.”
“Hook; Killian, whatever deal you made to get your revenge on Gold, it’s not worth it. The Darkness is using you. It doesn’t care what you want. It only cares what it wants,” she tried to reason with him.
“Well, you’re only a pawn if you don’t know you’re being used. As long as I get what I want, I don’t give a crap about the rest. And you of all people should understand that.”
“What I did, I did for you.”
“See, that’s your problem, Swan. You’re so afraid of losing the people you love, that you push the away. That’s why you’ll always be an orphan. You don’t need some villain to sweep in and destroy your happiness. You do that quite well on your own.”
“Why are you doing this?”
“Because I want to hurt you, like you hurt me,” he informed her, before he left.
She watched him go, hurt by his words, but trying not to show it.
Katherine had overheard from another room. She hadn’t interfered, since she didn’t want a confrontation with Hook.
Katherine entered the living room.
“Give it time,” she suggested to her. “Once the Darkness is out of him, it’ll just take time. You just have to hope that your love is enough to save him.”
Emma sat on the couch and Katherine sat next to her.
“How did you do it?” Emma asked her. “You say you did terrible things, but you won after a while.”
“I changed when I was turned unwillingly back into a human and was reunited with my daughter I couldn’t find when I was a newly turned vampire. Elijah even gave up on my redemption and left me when I was still a vampire, after looking out for me for 500 years. When he left, I realized that no one could forgive me for what I’ve done. Besides, if an honorable guy like Elijah leaves without a look back, why would anyone else forgive me? Then I picked a fight with my doppelganger, blaming part of him leaving on her, and she shoved the cure for vampirism down my throat. I was alone after that, since pretty much everyone, apart from Elijah and a vampire named Caroline, despises me or hates me or wants me dead. I’m pretty sure if Regina, Rumple, and I compared notes, I was just as bad as them; probably worse. Everyone has dark parts, though. Darkness just brings the dark parts of ourselves out quicker than we like. Some of us are more dark than others. Now, though, ever since I was reunited with Nadia, even though she died of a werewolf bite, I still want to be a better person than I was. I’m choosing to be good for myself, Nadia, and everyone else. Maybe if I succeed, my happiness with Elijah will return to me. Even if it doesn’t, it doesn’t matter as long as I help you get your happy ending back.”
“You barely know any of us. Why do you want to help us, or even me, for that matter?” Emma questioned.
“Because it’s what people that are good and people that want to be redeemed, do. Besides, I’ve been in Hook’s shoes as well as yours. I’ve had a broken heart more times than I can count, but I’ve also broken other people’s hearts. And apart from Hook, no one’s better at getting revenge than I am. I’ve gotten revenge so many times for things people have done to me or to someone I care about. Hook just can’t let go though, like I did. I never succeeded in having my revenge on Elijah’s brother for killing my parents and hunting me down for 500 years, because my love for Elijah stopped me every time. I knew that if I took my revenge on Klaus, I’d lose Elijah forever. If I lost him, I couldn’t live with myself. That’s why I let it go. Right now though, Hook doesn’t care like I cared. He cares about his revenge too deeply to let himself love you,” she explained to Emma.


Meanwhile, Zelena got to see her daughter at Snow and Charming’s place with Regina and Robin’s supervision, and she got to hold her.
While that was going on, Hook was on the Jolly Roger, waiting for noon and for the Crocodile.
Soon, Rumple boarded the ship and they began to sword fight, once Hook had magically made it so that Rumple wasn’t crippled no more, since he wanted a fair fight.


While they were sword fighting, Katherine and Emma had found where Hook had stashed the dreamcatchers. They found them hanging in the clock tower with a magical spell around them. So, Emma undid the spell and they were able to take the dreamcatchers.


Rumple soon won the sword fight, taking the Excalibur, and so Hook vanished and Rumple went to the well to wait for Belle.
Soon, Belle showed up, as Rumple was looking at the Excalibur he had laying on the outside of the well.
Rumple turned around, when Belle said, “You did it. You won.”
“And you came,” Rumple stated. “Oh, Belle. I’m so glad you’re here.” He put hands on her arms. “I’m ready to do this. Put the past behind us.”
She put a hand on his arm.
“Rumple, this isn’t easy for me. I love you, and some part of me will always love you, but you’ve broken my heart too many times. There is just too much for me to trust.”
“But I’ve changed,” he assured her. “My heart. It’s pure now.”
“Yeah, you have. And it is. You’re the man I always hoped you would be.”
“Then why are you doing this now? Now we have a chance to make this work.”
“I don’t know if I want to make it work. I do know if I want to try and figure that out, I need to do that on my own. I have spent too many years trying to mend your heart. Now, I need to protect mine.”
She turned around and walked away.
“Belle, please,” he pleaded.


Everyone met at the office, but Regina still had her doubts of whether to trust her or not.
“You can trust her,” Katherine assured those that had their doubts.
“Can we?” Regina contradicted.
“Yes,” Emma assured her.
“Okay,” Regina said.
Emma and Henry held up their dreamcatchers as well did the others in the room, and Emma gave back their memories.
Katherine stood on the sidelines and watched.
Soon, all of their memories were back.
Snow saw Emma’s look.
“Emma? What’s wrong?”
“I remember. I know what they’re planning,” she replied, referring to both Hook and the Darkness.


Meanwhile, Hook was standing at the place where the Fury had tried to take Robin to the underworld. He’d just opened up the portal to the underworld and was letting the Dark Ones come out of the underworld.
He helped Neume up onto the bank and she took her mask off.
“We’re here. All of us. As promised. Now it’s time to get to work. Do what Dark Ones do best. Snuff out the light.”
Hook gave a smile.
“Welcome to Storybrooke, luv.”


As the Darkness evaded Storybrooke, Emma and Katherine went to go find Hook, Elijah tagging along. If anything bad was going to happen, he’d be there to help. Besides, he may have left, but he still loved Katerina. He’d be there if anyone tried to harm her.


They arrived there, Elijah standing a little ways away, letting Emma and Katerina try first, before Elijah did anything.
Emma and Katherine stood in front of Hook, trying to reason with him to stop him, hoping it would work, but the first Dark One, began to magically choke them.
Hook silently watched.
Elijah was instantly at Katerina’s side and looked at the first Dark One.
“Let them go,” he demanded.
Emma had trouble staying on her feet, as she looked at Hook.
Something snapped inside Hook. He didn’t want Emma to die, even though he hated her for what she did to him.
“Enough!” Hook ordered her.
She immediately stopped choking them magically.
Emma seemed to be fine now.
Katherine felt a little weak after being magically attacked, but brushed it off the best of her ability.
Elijah was in front of her, a hand on the side of her face.
“Katerina.”
She looked at him.
“I’m fine,” she assured him, knowing that he was making sure she was okay.
Hook used the Excalibur to put the Darkness inside the Excalibur sword, but knew he couldn’t hold them all inside it for very long.
Hook informed Emma what she had to do.
“No. I can’t,” she told him.
“Please. I can’t hold it for long. Let me be the man I want you to remember.”
Katherine left Elijah and approached.


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“There could be another way. There has to be another way. I didn’t go through all this trouble for you to lose each other. I should be able to trap the darkness within the Excalibur for good. I’m descended from Travelers. They’re gypsies but adapted with the times. Now they’re a lot more like witches. I’ve known witches my entire vampire life. I know spells. I can trap them inside there, or they can go back where they came from,” Katherine suggested.
“Do it,” Hook agreed.
Katherine used her Traveler magic to trap the darkness inside the Excalibur forever. She wasn’t going to let them lose their happy ending. They deserved to be happy.
Once they all headed back, Katherine gave Rumple the Excalibur for safe keeping. Then Emma and Hook went to the diner together so they could have some dinner and talk.
After the events that had occurred, Hook and Emma were okay again and Elijah and Katherine were together, once again. And so, everyone had their happy endings.


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