So lets say they go to Neverland both Bae and Pinnochio and the fairies protect them there. Bae meets Pinnochio cneturies later when he arrives and the fairies give them their mission, they must save FTL, but first Emma who is to be transported to the side of the road — enter 7 year old Pinnochio/August who finds Emma and begins to grow up, not being under the curse. That would make him around 35 years old now. Does that fit?
We see in sneak peek 4 Pinnochio/August needing to accelerate the plan because perhaps he is turning back into wood, having entered SB and the affects of the curse. Surely he is not talking to Regina, Rumpel, Emma or Henry, who know the truth. So who is he talking to that would know about what is happening — someone who was not affected by the curse as well — Bae, who if he came back to our world with Pinnochio and started aging would now be around 42 years old. If Bae had the “knife” it is possible he could have given it to August or drew him the picture so he could look for it in SB.
I’m not an Oz theorist so in my mind it is possible both Bae and Pinnochio went to Neverland where Bae was Peter Pan or both were lost boys, that would explain Bae still being alive.
Bae- Peter Pan and August – Pinnochio. I could live with that On a mission, working together to help Emma believe and break the curse.