I’m way behind on my fic writing, but here’s another idea!
It merges OUAT with Garth Nix’s Abhorsen series. (I definitely need to reread it before writing…)
Summary: The Old Kingdom and Storybrooke are very different places, one of magic and one of science, and yet they exist side by side, divided by only a wall. In the Old Kingdom, some have taken advantage of the magic and turned it to darkness. There are some who raise the dead, and only one with the power to lay them back to rest. Belle is the Abhorsen, a title passed down through blood and birth and given to those with the knowledge and natural ability to send the dead back to rest and push their wandering spirits past the final gates of death. She didn’t choose this life. While living in Storybrooke, far away from the family and life she’d left behind, she gets a strange visitor. He calls himself Mr. Gold and informs her that her great aunt, the previous Abhorsen, has died and now it is Belle’s duty and birthright to take her place. With that title comes many new things, among them Mr. Gold himself. Centuries ago, Mr. Gold was a demon named Rumpelstiltskin. The Abhorsen of that time, instead of vanuishing him, bound him to a magic ring and his services have been passed down from Abhorsen to Abhorsen. At first, Belle refuses, but when a great evil starts to seep over the wall and threatens to destroy both worlds, she has no choice but to do what she was born to do.