Boston. Emma Swan, a bail bondsperson, is spending another birthday alone, until a 10-year-old boy knocks on her door. His name is Henry, and heβs from a little town called Storybrooke, Maine. Heβs also the little boy she gave up for adoption 10 years ago. Not only that, he claims that everyone in his town is a fairy tale character and she, the long, lost daughter of Snow White and Prince Charming, is the only hope they have of getting their happy endings back. Emma doesnβt believe Henryβs story about the people of Storybrooke, but she feels compelled to take him home and make sure that the son she gave up will be okay.