AU: When the evil queen casts the curse that sends all the fairytale characters to “a world without magic”, something goes wrong and instead of creating a whole new town where the fairytale characters live with false identities, everyone is sent as themselves to the real world. While Regina and Rumplestiltskin are wise enough to deal with the new world, everyone else find themselves in an insane asylum in Maine, trying to convince their surroundings the truth that they know, and unable to reach Regina nor Rumple to get help. Their chance to gain freedom and return home comes when Regina’s adopted son, Henry, finds a mysterious book that tells him the truth. When Regina finds out that Henry knows the truth about her, she sends him to the same asylum where the cursed fairytale characters are, where he meets all the characters he had read about. With the help of the new psychiatric who turns out to be his mother and Snow White and prince Charming’s daughter (who had been taken away from them as an infant due to their “mental illness”), he manages to escape from the asylum. Together, Henry and his mother, Emma Swan, try to break the curse and release their newly found family from the asylum and get them back to their land. What they don’t know is that once the curse is broken, only people who were born in fairytale land can return to it.