Henry gets up to give Mary Margaret his gifts, which consist of a card from his classmates ("We're so glad you didn't kill Mrs. Nolan!") and the bell he bought from Mr. Gold's shop. I hope August chipped in for that thing. Emma comes along to take Henry home before, as she says, his mother can find out he's gone. Regina should just stop believing he's ever at home. Even if he's standing in the living room with her, she should still call Emma and be all, "Where are you and Henry right now?!" Anyway, as Emma throws opens the door, she finds David standing there, poised to knock. Emma casts a questioning glance over at Mary Margaret. Off Mary Margaret's expression of displeasure, Emma doesn't invite David inside. "She's kind of tired," she says. "I think if you just give it some time." David tries to explain, but Emma quickly volunteers him to take Henry home.
As Emma heads back into the party, she finds herself face to face with Mr. Gold. "Hard to let him go, isn't it?" he asks. "Yeah, pretty much the hardest thing," she agrees. "Speaking of things we weren't talking about..." She segues into asking Gold if he's the one who took Kathryn and just to her back. Instead of answering her, he points out the flaw in her line of questioning: "Are you proposing that I'm working with Regina, or against her?" She stumbles a bit. "I don't know... Maybe diagonally!" Heh. He invites her to keep working on that and asks her about August. He tells her about finding August poking around the shop earlier. He thinks "August Wayne Booth" is a false name and knows from false names. Nonetheless, Emma says she trusts August, at least more than she trusts Gold.
Fairy Tale Land. Rumplestiltskin and Baelfire return home. A young woman is tidying up the modest cottage and stops when they walk inside. "Thank you, Onora," Rumplestiltskin says to her. "You can fetch our supper now, dearie." She leaves the house. Is she getting takeout? "You killed that man," Baelfire says. "You were hurt," Rumplestiltskin says. "Speaking of which -" He raises his hand to work some mojo on Baelfire's scrape, but Baelfire gently pushes his hand away and fetches a medieval first-aid kit. Rumplestiltskin gives in to the boy. "You've changed," Baelfire says while his father tends his wound the old-fashioned way. "You see it, don't you? You hurt people all the time." Rumpy looks genuinely hurt by this. He tries to explain about stopping the Ogre's War and saving all the children. "Surely a man who's saved a thousand lives -" "- is done," Baelfire finishes for him. He makes an impassioned plea to his father, but Rumpy's not hearing him. He wants more power, not less, and tries to convince Baelfire (and himself) that's all to protect him. Baelfire points out that he wouldn't need to be protected in the first place if his father didn't have power.