My story is not a simple one, but if you wish to hear it then by all means.
The name I go by is Vanessa, my old name doesn't really matter all that much since I go by this one now.
I was born in The Enchanted Forest, yes I know how it sounds but that is the truth. My mother was a secret witch who lived among the people and used her magic to help them when needed. She was a good witch and always kind hearted as well.
My father? Well that is a long story but basically he was a prince who ran from his father who wanted to force marriage on him.
That prince was the future king Henry and father to Regina, though she wasn't born yet. They lived a good life together until his father found him and forced him to come back with him or watch my mother die.
When he left with her my mother was heart broken but she was pregnant with me at the time and that made her happy.
When I was born my mother saw it as a good omen and called me by my birth name and kept me safe. When Cora married my father and Regina was born my mother did all she could to keep me hidden from the wrath of Cora if she were to ever find out who I was.
I had a good childhood growing up and learned how to fight from the age of 5. I was always teaching myself how to shoot a bow and arrow and eventually when I turned 18 I became the town's huntress and my mother was proud.
I knew that Regina was my half sister when my mother told me and that surprised me but I accepted it eventually.
One day before Regina banished her mother to Wonderland Cora found out about Henry having another family and naturally she didn't take it too kindly.
She used her dark magic to track my mother down while I was out hunting for food. Cora then took my mother's heart out and when I came back she smiled.
She told me that I looked a lot like Regina and in some ways her as well, she told me that if I came back with her to the castle that she would let my mother go, but that was a lie of course and I knew it so when I refused her she crushed my mother's heart leaving her to die in my arms.
I vowed to get revenge on Cora for that one day and with that Cora just laughed and was gone. I cried for a long time holding my mother's body in my hands and that is when I discovered I could do magic because slowly her body became a tree and grew for all to see.
That magic is what got the Dark One's attention and he told me that he could show me how to use my magic and get my revenge. At first I turned him down but then I took his offer and she showed me everything that he knew. Rumple had asked me to kill Cora for him and I went to the castle to find her.
I used the magic to get into the castle and see my father again and when he found out who I was we hugged. I then snuck into Cora's room but heard my mother's voice and felt her hand on my hand and so I left Cora alive and broke my deal with Rumple.
Cora then found out I was there and used her magic to curse me, though things didn't go her way because she accidently put a darkness within me that evolved into something very different and because of that I was able to bond with it but of course it came with a steep price that I had no choice but to pay to make sure those I loved were not harmed.
I used my white magic to get away from Cora and the others and decided to explore new places in hopes to learn new skills in case I would ever need them.
I then left to wonder the realms of the Enchanted Forest and beyond it as well. I met many interesting people along the way and even stayed with Robin Hood for a time as friends of course.
When running from my own sister's anger I met Mulan and she showed me the ways of the sword and how to be a more skilled warrior.
When Regina created her curse I cast a spell of my own and instead of being in town with no memories I found myself in New York and so I invented a new life for myself with no magic and I liked it that way.
I found my way to Storybrooke by accident really because I was out in the woods going hunting for old times sake and there it was.
I stayed hidden away from those under my sister's spell and when the curse was broken and Cora was in town I decided to show myself.
Naturally Cora wanted me dead and so did Regina until she found out I was her sister and then she wanted to get to know me.
The town has been through a lot since then even with Zelena trying to take it over and everything else in the mix.
I am now still in town living with everyone and trying to get to know my sister and help her out whenever she wishes me to do so.
I have both dark and white magic in me and I like it that way, though like I said before I still go by the name Venessa and to those who didn't know me in the Enchanted Forest that is how it will stay.
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