once upon a time au starring bridget regan as ariel
ariel loves to collect human stuff, has a whole grotto of things she’s collected over the years. her sisters love to collect too, but unlike ariel, they collect the humans that belong to the objects. when hook’s ship lands in neverland once more, this time with the charmings, regina, and the crocodile on board, they are immediately confronted by ariel’s sisters. drawn by the sirens’ songs, mary margaret is taken with no way to get her back.
but hook calls on his old friend, ariel, the one mermaid who’s never tried to kill him. with her help they get mary margaret back, but ariel’s betrayal comes with a price. she’s injured during the rescue and forced to come aboard hook’s ship. in order to keep ariel safe, rumpelstiltskin gives her human legs and hook grants her sanctuary on his boat.
but remember…all magic comes with a price.