The Charming Family had split into two groups. Snow was with Henry and Charming with Emma.
"Is Mom sure about this?" Emma asked Charming.
Charming smiled at his daughter. "Honey, I'm going to tell you a little secret about your mother, Emma," Charming replied. "When she speaks her mind, she's sure. If she believes Grumpy can draw, he can draw."
Emma had tried to resist asking, but she couldn't now. She needed to know. "And who is Grumpy?" she asked.
Emma glared at Charming before rolling her eyes. "In Storybrooke," she told him.
"I believe your mother said he was Leroy," Charming replied. "I've only ever seen him around; I've never actually talked to him in Storybrooke."
"The first time I met him he was my jailmate," Emma said.
Charming stopped on the sidewalk and then grabbed her to face him. "Graham arrested you?" he asked. "Why?" When the incident had happened, Charming, or rather David Nolan, was still in coma, so he didn't know and didn't have any of the details.
"Regina," Emma answered now knowing the truth about that glass of apple cider. "She wanted me arrested. I was well on my way out of town when I realized Henry had left his book in my car. If she had just left me alone, I would have just returned the book and left town."
Charming smiled. "So she gave you a reason to stay," he replied. "You got to love the irony of that."
"I stayed for Henry," Emma told him. "He got in my head and stayed there until this morning, when I thought he had died. I didn't want to admit until then that I love him even before I remembered my real memories." Tears fell out of Emma's eyes.
"Oh, Emma," he said and hugged her.
Emma closed her eyes as she laid her head down on her father's shoulder. "I've cried more today than I have in my lifetime," she told him.
Charming chuckled. "You're allowed," he said. "Besides, I want to make up for lost time. I love you, Emma."
"I know," Emma said. "And I can get used to leaning on you, Dad." She smiled up at him. "I love you, too."
Emma gently pushed him away. "I sure hope he's here," Emma replied.
Charming and Emma walked into the hospital together. They went directly to the desk. "We're looking for Leroy," Emma replied.
"He left awhile ago," the nurse at the desk said and then looked at Emma. "Right after you broke the curse broke, your highness."
Emma wanted wince at the title, but she resisted. She laid her business card on the desk. "If he comes back, can you tell him I'm looking for him?" Emma asked.
The nurse took the business card. "What do I tell him?" she asked.
"Tell him it's about getting home," Charming answered.
The nurse stared at Charming. "Home?" she asked with surprise hope and forgot formality. "As in the Enchanted Forest?"
"I will," the nurse replied with a smile.
Charming and Emma walked away from the desk and headed for the exit. "How much do you want to bet that there's a way home will go through the Storybrooke grape vine?" Emma asked.
Charming just smiled at Emma.
Emma studied him a moment. "Wait," she said. "You want that to happen?"
She just had to ask. "Why?"
"If Grumpy hears that we're looking for him, he'll be inclined to search for my wife, your mother," Charming replied.
"How do you know that?" Emma asked.
"Grumpy has a soft spot for Snow," Charming told her so matter of factly. "Please tell me that story is in there."
Emma stared at Charming for a moment before it clicked what he was talking about. "Yeah, it's in Henry's book," she answered. "Though I do wonder how much August had left out."
"Wait," Charming replied as he once again grabbed his daughter and brought her out of the way of others walking on the sidewalk. "You're telling me Pinocchio wrote Henry's book?"
"Maybe instead of punishing Geppetto, may be we should grant him a metal instead," Charming replied.
Emma smiled at him as she shook her head.
Meanwhile, Snow and Henry headed to Grumpy's apartment. Henry, who was still wary of him, looked at her as they walked up to the floor he lived on. "Would he really help us?"
"I know and understand why both Emma and Regina told you to stay away from him, but I'll tell you a little secret about Grumpy," Snow replied and then leaned to whisper in his ear. "Out of all the dwarfs, he has the biggest heart."
"I thought that was Dopey," Henry replied.
"He's the most pure of heart," Snow corrected, "but Grumpy has the biggest."
"What's the difference?" Henry asked her.
"Um..." Snow was a loss for words, so instead of answering his second question, she answered his first, "He'll help us." Snow knocked on his door when they walked to it and before Henry could repeat his question.
The neighboring door opened. "Snow," the female said from behind them.
Snow turned to see Cinderella. "Ella," she said. "Have you seen Grumpy? It's important."
"Shhh," Cinderella replied. "I just got Alexandra down for a nap."
"Sorry," Snow whispered. "Grumpy?"
"He and Thomas left for work at the same time," Cinderella replied, "but everyone left the cannery at the same time when the curse broke. Thomas told me."
"Grumpy works at the hospital as maintenance," Snow replied.
"If he comes home," Cinderella replied, "I'll tell him you're looking for him."
"Could you tell him that it's about going home to the Enchanted Forest?" Snow asked.
Cinderella stared at her best friend. "Home," she said slowly and then shook off her shock. "Yes, of course. You mind if I spread the word?"
Snow smiled at Cinderella. She could always count on her. "No," she said. "In fact, I'm counting on the fact that you would."
Cinderella returned the smile and nodded. She then turned to walk back into her apartment and closed the door.
"So Ashley is Cinderella?" Henry asked looking up at his grandmother.
Snow stared at Henry. "Well, aren't you the smart one," she said. "You haven't missed have you?"
Henry grinned at Snow. "No," he told her. "Should we go back to the Sheriff's station since it's going around that we're looking for him?"
Snow nodded. "Yeah," she said. "That would be a very good idea."