If Neal Traveled back in time, then how come Mulan and Aurora know about Emma and Henry?
Admin answer: That headcanon was from before season 3 aired. It’s been jossed since 3.01 premiered.
He always intended to fall in love with Belle, because if his plan with Regina failed he needed someone he loved to sacrifice so he could cast the Curse. What he never intended or thought possible though was for Belle to fall in love with him - that’s what he couldn’t handle and changed everything.
When Cora found out the truth, she vowed never to be weak as she thought her mother to be and always strive to be strong and never let her heart rule her head.
That was the main reason that Jefferson sent Grace away when he saw Regina’s carriage. He was afraid that Regina would reveal herself, whether accidentally or not.
Belle and Emma become good friends in Fairytale Land, because they both have something in common that only they can understand. They both lost their true loves, Rumpelstiltskin and Regina, in the fight for magic and control of the Kingdom.