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And if Regina and Henry succeeds, God I hope they do, Regina can write herself a new story with a much happier ending. And not just her…she can give the villains their own happy ending….all Rumple was his son and love, all Cora used to want is money, but before she died she realized love is more important. And I think deep down…all Zelena wanted was Cora’s love. Chances of this happening is zero to none, but the point is….if Regina rewrites history and gives every villain what they wanted….everyone ends up happening. Because so many lives could have been spared had Bae not encountered the Blue Fairy, Johnathan not lied to Cora, and Snow not telling Regina’s secret.
Question isn’t whether Regina can write herself a happier ending, but whether she should write herself a happier ending. The thing you are not understanding is the fact life isn’t suppose to be easy. We are defined not only by the good time, but by the bad times. Let me give you an example of a story my teacher told me
“Once a little boy was playing outdoors and found a fascinating caterpillar. He carefully picked it up and took it home to show his mother. He asked his mother if he could keep it, and she said he could if he would take good care of it.
The little boy got a large jar from his mother and put plants to eat, and a stick to climb on, in the jar. Every day he watched the caterpillar and brought it new plants to eat.
One day the caterpillar climbed up the stick and started acting strangely. The boy worriedly called his mother who came and understood that the caterpillar was creating a cocoon. The mother explained to the boy how the caterpillar was going to go through a metamorphosis and become a butterfly.
The little boy was thrilled to hear about the changes his caterpillar would go through. He watched every day, waiting for the butterfly to emerge. One day it happened, a small hole appeared in the cocoon and the butterfly started to struggle to come out.
At first the boy was excited, but soon he became concerned. The butterfly was struggling so hard to get out! It looked like it couldn’t break free! It looked desperate! It looked like it was making no progress!
The boy was so concerned he decided to help. He ran to get scissors, and then walked back (because he had learned not to run with scissors…). He snipped the cocoon to make the hole bigger and the butterfly quickly emerged!
As the butterfly came out the boy was surprised. It had a swollen body and small, shriveled wings. He continued to watch the butterfly expecting that, at any moment, the wings would dry out, enlarge and expand to support the swollen body. He knew that in time the body would shrink and the butterfly’s wings would expand.
But neither happened!
The butterfly spent the rest of its life crawling around with a swollen body and shriveled wings.
It never was able to fly…
As the boy tried to figure out what had gone wrong his mother took him to talk to a scientist from a local college. He learned that the butterfly was SUPPOSED to struggle. In fact, the butterfly’s struggle to push its way through the tiny opening of the cocoon pushes the fluid out of its body and into its wings. Without the struggle, the butterfly would never, ever fly. The boy’s good intentions hurt the butterfly.
As you go through school, and life, keep in mind that struggling is an important part of any growth experience. In fact, it is the struggle that causes you to develop your ability to fly. ”
The fact remains that sometimes the best of intentions can cause someone else harm. Heck, Emma good intention of saving Marion, caused Regina harm. Who knows what kind of harm Regina intention to give villain happy ending would do. Redemption is never suppose to be easy, if you don’t believe me that look at Xena Warrior Princess. (I can’t believe I am using Xena as an example, but here we go.) When Xena was first introduced she was considered to a villain in Hercules the Legendary Journeys. Over time she had proved herself to be hero, by trying to make the best choices. Was it easy? No. Did she struggle? Yes. Through hard work and dedication in the good times and bad she did achieve redemption. If she can do it, so can Regina. It wouldn’t be achieved , if she tries to find shortcuts like trying to change the past, but by living in the present and trying to do their best. I respect your opinion, and I hope that your can respect mine as well.