These stories are classics. There’s a reason we all know them. They’re a way for us to deal with our world. A world that doesn’t always make sense.
Not feeling anything’s an attractive option when what you feel sucks.
AU - The curse was never broken by the savior as it was meant to. Instead, the curse got a hold on Storybrooke’s citizens’ sanity and no one remember what it’s like to live a life where they aren’t haunted by hallucinations of people who look like them, but endure a very different curse.