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Conner Bailey is one of the main protagonists of the Land of Stories by Chris Colfer. He is the twin brother of Alex Bailey, son of John and Charlotte Bailey, and grandson of The Fairy Godmother.
He is a human who has fairy magic in his blood. Unlike his sister Alex, who loves to use magic, Conner doesn’t use magic for he is afraid he can never be as good as Alex. Instead Conner became a writer and made his own stories. Conner, along with Alex, travels through books and has adventures in them. Together, he and Alex are the first children born from two people of different worlds. Conner may often get himself into trouble, but he knows his way around obstacles whenever the time is right.
Appearance and Personality
Conner Bailey is described as looking a lot like his sister and so he has short strawberry blonde hair and has bright blue eyes. His outfits are prone to change throughout the books so they come from Jeans and shirts to medieval clothing.
Conner starts out as a kid who has a hard time paying attention to the class, he sleeps during class. He is a funny kid for he often makes jokes on the fairy tales. He can be a bit in denial, such as not believing he is in the fairy tale world despite seeing knights and a Goldilocks poster. He also gets discouraged when he thinks a situation is to hard such as being in the middle between the two entrances of the Red Riding Hood Kingdom.
Conner also thinks realistically in an event such as believing that when he and Alex get home their mother would be an old lady by then. Conner can be a bit rude by making bad comments of someone, such as asking Froggy “ What are you?”.
Conner can be a bit selfish and careless, for he didn’t want to help out Trix and her problems, as he only wanted her tears. He also suggested that he chops off one of the golden harp’s fingers so she could be a part of the wand. This made the group think his action was barbaric.
But overall Conner can be brave and think his way through situations, such as finding a way to escape the Troll and Goblin.
Conner can be helpful and motivational, such as when all of his friends (including Alex) felt down and basically accepted their fate to the Enchantress. Conner gave out good points on its better to go down on a fight then to sit down to die. He also made Alex say that they “will” save their mother instead of saying “hope” the can save their mother. Alex thanks Conner for bringing her hopes up.
When Conner and Alex were born, this caused the Fairy Tale world and the Other world’s time differences to synchronize into the same pace, due to them being children of both worlds.
Conner Bailey would often have a hard time paying attention to the class, as he would sleep during a session. He would also slow down in math because he felt that he was stupid.
As a kid, he and Alex would visit their grandmother and listen to the fairy tales in the “Land of Stories” book. They became fascinated with what they read.
Like his sister, Conner felt bonded with their father. Whenever he felt like he had a terrible day at school, he would go to his father to tell him his problems. Mr. Bailey would tell his son a story that would make him feel better and Conner would feel great again. When his father was killed in an accident, Conner felt miserable. The family had to move to a smaller house. Alex and Conner would hardly see their mother, for she is a nurse who works in a children’s hospital. They also didn’t see their grandmother very often for she had places to see. Conner and Alex felt that their lives would be forever miserable without their father.
The Wishing Spell
After a hard time in school, Conner and Alex would head to their house. When they enter the house, they see their grandmother, who showed up in their front door. She came to celebrate the twin’s twelfth birthday while their mother was at work. They had a great dinner and wonderful presents. After the celebrations, their grandmother gave them a special gift, the “Land of Stories” book that they have read when they were kids. As happy as they were, their grandmother had to leave when she takes them to school tomorrow. Conner and Alex didn’t want her to leave but they knew she must be busy. That night Conner heard some humming from Alex’s room. When Conner was at school with Alex the other day, he noticed that Alex wasn’t acting like herself.
For a whole week, Alex wasn’t paying attention to the session and even slept in class at one point. Conner was wondering why was Alex turning into him. Conner became suspicious when Alex went to the bathroom and brought her backpack with her. Conner followed Alex to the girls bathroom and demanded to know why was she acting like that. Alex said that the book has been glowing and maybe magical. Conner thought that she was going crazy, and he wanted to calm her down, until the book glowed. Alex said that she’s been throwing socks and books into the book and she guesses that it may a portal somewhere. Conner believes it’s dangerous, especially since a bird just flew out of the book, and he tells Alex that they should get rid of it. Alex didn’t want to so she ran back to class and Conner had to follow her.
During class the book glowed again, which caught the attention of the teacher Mrs. Peters, and she asked Alex what was in her backpack. Conner threw a book at Mrs. Peters in order to make her focus on him. After school Alex left to go home while Conner had to stay behind to have three weeks of detention. Conner realized that Alex didn’t want to get rid of the book was because she planned on getting into the book, so he left detention and ran to the house. Conner ran to the door and saw Alex fall into the “Land of Stories” book. Not knowing what else to do, Conner jumped into the book after Alex.
Conner landed next to Alex in a grass plain with trees. He was mad at Alex for going into the book, and now they can't go back home. Only by seeing some knights and a wanted poster of Goldilocks, did Conner and Alex realize that they were in the fairy tale world. Conner couldn’t believe that they were in a Another dimension and asked Alex what were they going to do. Suddenly Conner and Alex were encountered by Froggy, a talking man sized frog who dresses up fancy. Froggy offered to take them to his shelter in order to avoid wolves. Conner was skeptical at first but he agreed with Alex and followed Froggy. Once there, Conner and Alex asked Froggy where they were and who was he. Froggy says that he was once a man who was transformed into a frogman by an angry witch. He tells them that they were in a dangerous part of the fairy tale world, especially since, Snow White’s wicked stepmother, the Evil Queen, has escaped prison. Conner and Alex wanted to know if there was a way home, so Froggy gave them a journal that will take them to a journey around the kingdoms in order to make a special wish called “The Wishing Spell”. Conner and Alex decided to use this as an opportunity to return home. The next morning the twins said goodbye to Froggy, who didn’t want to come with them for he feared what the world would think of him. Alex and Conner traveled through the Woods and briefly encountered the “Big Bad Wolf Pack”, who were descendants of the original Big Bad Wolf. They were saved by Goldilocks, who didn’t seem as bad as the world viewed her as. After that they reached Rapunzel’s tower.
Once they entered the tower, Conner and Alex read through the journal, which explained that they need to collect eight specific items, which were around the kingdoms, and once united the spell would be activated and it would grant any wish, including a way to return home. Conner took one of Rapunzel's leftover locks in the tower, and so there were only seven more items to go. After that, the Twins traveled to Cinderella’s palace so they could get one of her glass slippers.
Once they entered the Charming Kingdom, the Twins met Queen Cinderella and her husband King Chance Charming. Conner and Alex learned that there were four Charming brothers, three were married to Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty and Snow White. There was a fourth Charming but he’s gone missing. After the kindness the royal family showed them, the twins didn’t have the heart to take one of the slippers. As they were leaving, the twins heard more news of the Evil Queen. Conner didn’t think that this would involve them at all and told Alex to not worry. When they woke up the next day, Alex realized that a glass slipper was in their pack, even though none of them took it.
After that, the duo traveled to The Red Riding Hood Kingdom, where there was a wall and Conner was mad that they weren’t any close to one of the four entrances. Conner found a way by climbing a tree and hopping over the wall and landed on some hay. After Alex followed Conner, they traveled around the Kingdom and met up with Jack, from “Jack and the Beanstalk”. He was heading to Queen Red Riding Hood’s castle, so the twins followed after him. Once they entered the castle they met Queen Red who was absolutely obsessed with Jack and wanted to marry him. While she was distracted, the twins traveled to the basket room to find a piece of Red Riding Hood’s basket. There were too many baskets, so the twins had to leave the castle, to search again that night. They didn’t have any luck finding the basket the second time they visited. They had to hide when a mysterious woman snuck into the basket room, founded the basket and took a piece off of it, and lit the room on fire after she realized she wasn’t alone. The twins took a piece off of the basket and left the burning castle. This concerned them for they realized someone was also looking for the “Wishing Spell”. They later noticed Goldilocks and Jack telling each other that they missed each other, and they hope they could get together after clearing Goldilocks name.
After leaving the Red Riding Hood Kingdom, Alex and Conner were lost in the woods, this made Conner very angry because they couldn’t find their way through the woods. Suddenly they were caught by a Troll and a Goblin, named Bobblewart and Egghorn. The twins were taken all the way to the territory of the Trolls and Goblins, which was deep underground with human slaves. There were lots of Trolls and Goblins who ordered the slaves to give them food and drinks. There was a Troll king, with his daughter alongside him, and a Goblin king. Between them was a stone crown. The twins were taken to the dungeons, which were full of human slaves, including the travelling tradesman who gave Jack the magic beans. The twins lost hope until they were approached by the Troll king's daughter, Trobella. She was madly in love with Conner and even called him "Butterboy". She said that she will free them in exchange for a kiss from Conner. Conner didn't want to kiss her but he reluctantly complied. After they were freed, Alex and Conner led the slaves to the surface. Before they could go, Conner noticed the stone crown and approached it (it was one of the items for the wishing spell). Unfortunatly, as Conner grabbed the crown, he fell down on the Goblin King's lap. Conner and Alex barely made it out of the territory from the angry Trolls and Goblins.
Alex and Conner ran all the way to the Fairy Kingdom in order to obtain a fairy tear. They met a fairy named Trix, who cried because she turned another fairy's wings into dry leaves, after he insulted her. This made the Fairy council furious and soon she will go to trial that will determine her fate. Alex felt bad for her, but Conner saw this as an opportunity to get fairy tears. So he told Trix that she was probably going to get crushed by an ogre after she gets banished. Trix cried after hearing this and Conner took one of her tears. Alex said that she wants to help Trix out during the trial, even though Conner didn't want to for he thought it was a waste of time. Although Conner decided to go to the trial in the end to at least support Trix. Once there the Fairy Council decided to banish Trix for misusing magic. Conner didn't think this was fair so he made multiple points about how that fairy started it and Trix did turned his wings back. Conner said that even though he may not be perfect, he doesn't think that anybody should deserve such a harsh punishment. Conner complained to the Council that while they were busy looking through something so small and pointless, he and Alex have been kidnapped by the Trolls and Goblins. The Council felt ashamed and so they cleared Trix of all charges and left to teach the Troll and Goblin king's a lesson.
After that, Alex and Conner traveled to the Sleeping kingdom to obtain Sleeping Beauty's spindle. They noticed that everyone was sleeping from withdraw, due to the one hundred year sleeping curse put upon them. Conner and Alex meet Queen Sleeping Beauty and her husband King Chase, who were busy discussing what to do to keep the citizens up from sleeping. Conner suggested using a rubber band to keep the people up. So while he was searching the backpack for rubber bands, the Glass Slipper slipped off the pack. King Charming thought they stole the slipper so he ordered guards to chase them, although Sleeping Beauty halted them. She met a person who was also looking for her spindle, along with other items, to complete the wishing spell. So she decided to give the twins the spindle, as long as they return it to her.
Later Alex and Conner disembarked for the North kingdom, where they would take one of the jewls from Snow White's glass coffin. They had to move pase the guards, who were on the lookout for the Evil Queen. Alex and Conner snuck into the room that was suppose to have the coffin, but it was just a dead end. Queen Snow White spotted them and demanded to know why they were here. The twins explained that they were on a scavenger hunt and the jewels were part of the list. Snow White told them that she gave it to the dwarves that helped her out. She warned them that if her stepmother is also looking for the items they were looking for, the Evil Queen wouldn't hesitate to harm them for she is "heartless".
Alex and Conner went into the woods afterwards, to find the jewels. They noticed a curvy tree similar to what their father told them as kids. Alex got into a fight with Conner, that if that tree was from their father's childhood, than it means that their father lived in the fairy tale world. Conner got angry about why didn't their father tell them about this. Alex calmed him down by telling him that he probably felt that they would be to young to understand the truth and so he would tell them when they got older. Unfortunately that never happened for their father died. After calming down, the twins went into the mines to get the jewels, which they succeded. Suddenly they were approached by the Big Bad Wolf Pack. Their leader, Malumclaw, told the twins that they had to follow them to their benefactor, who needs the twins for something important. Conner and Alex escaped the wolves by hopping into a minecart and thrusted through the mine. Unfortunately they crashed through a dead end, but made it out alive. Then they were knocked out by Bobblewart and Egghorn, who captured the twins once again.
As Alex and Conner woke up, they learned from the troll and goblin, that the whole species is furious at them for telling the fairies. So Bobblewart and Egghorn are taking the twins back to their territory, so every troll and goblin can beat up Alex and Conner. In order to escape, Conner drew his own blood to attract the attention of the big bad wolf pack. As the monsters were distracted by the howling, Alex broke Cinderella’s glass slipper and used the shards to cut the net the twins were trapped in. The twins ran for their life as the troll and goblin were eaten by wolves. The pack was chasing the twins to a cliff where the twins had to either jump to the sea, or stay and get captured by the wolves. Conner pushed Alex off the cliff and followed after her.
Conner and Alex nearly drowned, but were saved by some mermaids, who provided them a magic bubble that allowed them to breathe. The mermaids took the duo to the Seafoam Spirit, who is the mermaid from “The Little Mermaid”. The Seafoam Spirit had the power to read their thoughts via water, and so she knew that the twins needed one more item for the Wishing Spell. The item was the saber, the same one where the little mermaid’s sisters traded their hair to the Sea Witch so she could give the mermaid the saber to kill the prince that broke her heart. The saber was in a bush pit located in the Sleeping kingdom, the bush was enchanted to trap anyone who comes there. The spirit gave the Twins shells that repel the vines, so they could get the saber. The Spirit warned the twins that the Evil Queen was also after the Wishing Spell. The woman with the basket, who is the Evil Queens Huntswoman, and the Big Bad Wolf Pack also worked for the Evil Queen. The spirit warned the twins that the Wishing Spell was used before, and it can only work once more, this made the twins more desperate to get the saber.
The twins were led by the mermaids out of the water and into the Sleeping kingdom. Wearing their shells, Conner and Alex went into the pit and the vines were repelled by the shells. It took a while but Conner founded the saber, thus completing the list for the Wishing Spell. As the twins were climbing out of the thorn bush pit, their shells were caught by some vines and broke apart. The twins were nearly dragged to the bottom, but they were pulled out of the pit by Froggy. Froggy explained that he was looking all over for them, because the Fairy Godmother wants to see them, and in exchange she will turn Froggy back into a man. Conner thinks that the Fairy Godmother wants to see them because she’s mad that they “stole” and broke one of the Glass Slippers. Conner and Alex were afraid that if they go to the Fairy Godmother, she will take away their items. The twins decided to go with Froggy to the Fairy Godmother so she could help out Froggy with his curse. Before they could do so, they saw Goldilocks carrying Queen Red, who planned on throwing the helpless Queen into the abyss. Before Red fell, she was rescued and captured by the Huntswoman and ran off with her. Alex and Conner didn’t know what to do, until they were once again approached by the Big Bad Wolf Pack. The Wolves demanded that the Twins, and to extension Goldilocks and Froggy, come with them to the Evil Queen, or they will rip them to shreds. Froggy ran off to find some help and he out hopped the wolves and left. The twins were prepared for the worst.
Conner, Alex and Goldilocks were lead by the wolves, to an area of the Sleeping kingdom that was completely dead. They arrived at an abandoned castle,(No longer abandoned as it was occupied by the Evil Queen). Once they entered the Castle, Goldilocks was sent to the dungeons, where Queen Red also resides, while the twins standed before the Evil Queen. The Queen, took away the items and prepared to use the Wishing Spell. Conner pushed the Queen, and she dropped the Fairy tear to the floor, which evaporated, and the Spell was incomplete. The Queen hit Conner in frustration for foiling her. The Queen needed a fairy tear so she looked through Alex using a Magic Mirror, and looked at her funny. The Queen decided to tell the twins her tragic backstory. The Queen’s name is Evly, and a long time ago she was a prisoner to the Enchantress, who cursed Sleeping Beauty to slumber. Evly was forced to work for her, but she fell madly in love with a man named Mira. The Enchantress was furious and tapped Mira into the infamous Magic Mirror. Evly was saddened with vengeance and so she used a knife, dipped with a powerful poison, and stabbed the Enchantress. The Enchantress ran off to the woods, and presumably died. Evly couldn’t get Mira out of the mirror, no matter how powerful a witch’s magic was. Evly was heartbroken with grief so she asked a witch named Hagatha to remove her heart, and turn it into stone, so she wouldn’t have to live with this pain. Because of this Evly was truly heartless and emotional, unless she touches the heart of stone, and so that’s why she never loved Snow White and always treated people terribly. Evly wants to use the Wishing Spell so she could free Mira. The story was too sad for Alex, so she cried out some tears, which Evly collected and placed them into the Wishing Spell items. This activated the spell.
Conner was confused to know how did the tear worked if it had to be a fairy’s tear. The Evil Queen then used her wish to free Mira from the mirror. The spell worked and Mira was free. Evly held on to her heart of stone, and felt happy to see Mira again. Mira unfortunately died from being trapped in the mirror for too long. Evly was saddened by this and ignored the world around her. At the same time, Froggy arrived with Jack and Snow White’s Knights, the knights were prepared to blow up the castle, so Jack and Froggy needed to save their friends inside it. Alex and Conner tried telling Evly to let go of her heart so she could get out of the doomed castle, but she wouldn’t listen. A cannonball knocked the magic mirror and it trapped Evly and Mira’s body, so they were trapped in it as the mirror shattered. Froggy arrived to save Alex and Conner from the crumbling castle, and so they managed to escape. Alex and Conner witnessed Goldilocks fight the Huntswoman, who was going to lose the fight from the wicked lady. Jack launched a cannonball to the Huntswoman and save Goldilocks. Unfortunately the knights arrested Goldilocks for the number of crimes she committed on the kingdoms.
Alex and Conner were headed to the Northern Kingdom again with their friends, they were said that they couldn’t use the Wishing Spell to return home. They stayed in the castle for a couple weeks, needing to relax after their long journey. They learned that Goldilocks escaped prison and Jack went missing. The twins knew that wherever they were, they finally had each other. The twins, Queen Red and Froggy were invited to join the royals into celebrating the birth of Cinderella’s baby, Hope. The twins arrived there and felt happy to celebrate with all the people they grew up with. The twins learned that Snow White was the one who freed the Evil Queen, because she heard her tragic story and felt bad for her. Sir Lampton, Cinderella’s head of the her royal guard was the one who put the glass slipper in their bag for he knew they needed it. Sir Lampton told the twins that the Fairy Godmother would like to see them now. The arrived in a room and met the Fairy Godmother, who was revealed to be their Grandmother.
The twins couldn’t believe their eyes to know that their Grandmother, and therefore their father, actually came from the fairy tale world. She explained that she had the power to travel from the fairy tale world to the human world, which is called the other world. She told her grandchildren that their father wanted to go to the other world so he could be with his love Charlotte. Her son John loved the other world for the hard work the people go through. He fell in love with Charlotte and even dated her. The Fairy Godmother forbade John to go to the other world because back then there was a time difference between worlds where the other world was faster than the fairy tale world. She didn’t want to lose her son from time. So to return to the other world he had to use the Wishing Spell, to reach to Charlotte. Then a miracle happened when the twins were born, the world synchronized in time. This was due to the twins being born from two different worlds. After explaining everything, the Fairy Godmother went to the celebration with her Grandchildren to say goodbye to everybody. She turned Froggy back into a human, he was revealed to be the missing fourth Charming, Prince Charlie Charming. The Fairy Godmother then summoned a portal that lead back to home. Conner immediately ran to the portal and said a quick bye to everyone. Alex and his Grandmother followed after him back to home.
The Enchantress Returns
Alex and Conner finally returned home from their adventure. They’re reunited with their Mother, Charlotte, who was very happy to see them again. She told them that she had to give out so many excuses to their school on why they have been missing for three weeks. Alex and Conner’s Grandmother has to return to the Land of Stories, to finish up some business. She promised she would meet them again some day, and even teach them magic, something Conner doesn’t think is good for him.
A year has passed since and Conner and Alex became thirteen. They never saw their grandmother, or any piece of magic, for a whole year. Conner has been working on stories of what he and Alex went through, and gave them to his teacher. She thought they were plagiarized so she gave them to Mrs. Peters, who became the new principal. Mrs. Peters thought they were “original”, so she called Conner to see her. Conner thought he was in trouble, like always, and he was nervous. He delighted and surprised to hear that Mrs. Peters loved his stories, and asked him what inspired him. Conner said it just “came to him”. Mrs. Peters suggested that Conner should become an author, which made Conner proud of “his work”.
After school, Conner and Alex went back to their home and saw some flowers for Charlotte Bailey, from Dr. Bob. Conner predicted that Dr. Bob has been dating their mother for the last six months. This started when Bob gave the twins a border collie, named Buster, and now the flowers appear to be the answer. This was confirmed by Charlotte when she came home. She said that Bob made her happy and feel able to move on from her husbands death. The same thing applied to Bob when his wife passed away, so when they met each other they fell in love. Conner and Alex were angry at their mother for doing this to their father, they feel betrayed. They later had a chat with Bob, who told them that the dog wasn’t a bribe and that he cared for the twins too. He even told the twins that he was going to engage their mother and asked for their blessing. Conner and Alex had a private discussion about this and agreed that they were doing this for their mother, as long as Conner doesn’t call him “Dad”. Bob said that he has a bigger house than they do and it even has a swimming pool, this made Conner excited to have Bob as his dad.
Alex, Conner and Bob prepared a dinner, from Charlotte’s favorite restaurant, and waited for her to come back. She didn’t come for hours, and this worried the twins a lot. The last time they waited for a parent they lost one. Then the door opened and a dozen knights from Cinderella’s guard entered the house, alongside Xanthous, a fire fairy from the Fairy Council, and the Fairy Godmother. The twins were surprised to their Grandmother again, but she wanted to know where their mother was. The twins said that didn’t show up for dinner so she’s missing. This concerned their Grandmother so she decided to give the twins some news, their mother has been kidnapped.
Conner and Alex were shocked and demanded answers but their grandmother wouldn’t give them answers. The Fairy Godmother turned the knights into gnomes, so that if any danger comes they will fight back. She revealed that Buster the Border Collie was really Sir Lampton, the head of Cinderella’s royal guard, and left him and Xanthous to watch the twins. Alex and Conner were angry at their Grandmother for not showing up for years and now she puts them under house arrest, without even telling them what’s going on. Their Grandmother hopes that they understand that she is doing this to protect them, and then she leaves to the Land of Stories.
For weeks Conner and Alex have been waiting in the house, wondering whether their mother was all right. They only received minor updates on what’s been going on in the fairy tale world, such as Charlotte being kidnapped by someone in the Land of Stories. Alex and Conner were thinking how did their mother get kidnapped from the fairy tale world. Conner thought that maybe there are entrances from the other world to the fairy tale world. Xanthous and Sir Lampton had to go back to the Land of Stories, for important business. They were going to leave Mother Goose to watch the twins.
Mother Goose arrived, although she surprised the twins by revealing to be an old magical lady, who rode a horse sized gander named Lester. Mother Goose had a fun time with the twins, especially Conner, who thought Mother Goose was amazing. Mother Goose would tell Conner and Alex stories of how her life, including one where she is the Mona Lisa. Later the next day, Conner would realize that Alex had left the house, he knew where she went. He told Mother Goose that Alex was sick and was throwing up all over her room. When she wasn’t looking, he convinced Lester the Gander to ride him and take him to Alex. Conner had to save Alex from falling off a bridge. Conner demanded to know why did Alex left him behind. Alex told Conner that she was heading to their grandmother’s house to see if there was a way to the Land of Stories. Alex didn’t want Conner to get in trouble by bringing him into this, especially since she made Mother Goose tell her what’s been going on in the Fairy tale world. The Enchantress was back and she has started taking over the Land of Stories and kidnapped Charlotte. Conner didn’t care how much trouble they would be in, as long as they’re together. The twins entered their grandmothers house, and looked for a way to the Land of Stories. Conner spotted a painting that looked like the Ugly Ducklings pond. Alex grabbed the painting and activated the way to the fairy tale world. Unfortunately it teleported the house, with the twins inside, under the lake. The twins had to get out of the house to avoid drowning. After getting out of the lake, Alex and Conner realized that they were back in the Land of Stories.
Conner and Alex realized they were back in the woods, a place that brought bad memories. Conner and Alex followed a fox wearing a hood, naturally they followed him. They saw several hooded animals talking about what to do about the Enchantress, since she completely covered the Sleeping kingdom in vines. The animals left once they realized they weren’t alone. Alex and Conner were approached by one of the hooded animals, who turned out to be Froggy. The twins were delighted to see Froggy again, and they were surprised to see him as a frogman again. Froggy was turned back into a frog by the Fairy Godmother to see how the criminals of the kingdoms were reacting to the Enchantress situation. Alex and Conner told Froggy that they snuck back to the world without permission from their Grandmother, so they could rescue their mother from the Enchantress. Froggy decided to help them out without letting the Fairy Godmother know about them, he made the twins come with him to the Red Riding Hood Kingdom.
Conner and Alex followed Froggy to the kingdom, when they went in, they met Red again. She and Froggy were required to join the Happily Ever After Assembly, to discuss what to do about the Enchantress attacks. Conner and Alex wanted to go into the meeting, without anyone noticing them. Conner saw a painting of Red in a large dress, and he suggested that he and Alex hide under the dress while she’s at the meeting. Everyone agreed to the plan, to Red’s dismay.
Conner and Alex were under Red’s dress, as she went into the Assembly. The twins saw what was happening under the dress, through a few loose seams. They heard that the Enchantress had kidnapped CInderella's daughter, Hope, and that she was taught by the Fairy Godmother herself. The Fairy Godmother stated that ever since Ezmia was stabbed by the poison from the Evil Queen, she has become stronger and has lost all good inside. In other words, even the Fairy Godmother doesn't know how to stop her. Then everyone witnessed the Enchantress appearing in the room, and she is happy that they are all here. She said that she has kidnapped the Fairy Godmother's granddaughter (In reality she has Charlotte Bailey, who has pretended to be Alex in order to protect her.) Ezmia asking the royals to lend their kingdoms to her, and in return, she will spare them. Despite the events that have happened, no one complied. Ezmia then stole the Fairy Godmother's soul. This made Conner want to come out of the dress and his grandmother, but Alex stopped him so no one would know they were here. The Enchantress left the room, and for the first time ever, no one knew what to do.
As Conner, Alex, Froggy and Red returned to the Red Riding Hood Kingdom, they noticed the wall that surrounded the kingdom has vanished. Conner realized that Ezmia has continued her attack across the kingdoms. When they entered the library section of the castle, they were reunited with the outlaws, Jack and Goldilocks. They came to the castle to see if they could do anything to help, but no one thought anything could stop the Enchantress if the Fairy Godmother couldn't. Conner then realized that there was a book in the library, that had a list of spells and legendary items, and he told the group that they could assemble a weapon that could defeat the Enchantress. The group didn't think anything from the book was real, as they believe they were just legends. Conner tried to remind them that the "Wishing Spell" was considered fake, but he and Alex proved that it was for real. So what made them think that whatever is in the book was fake. This brought back hope for the group and so they read anything that could potentially stop the Enchantress. The best one was an item called "The Wand of Wonderment". It was a wand that could only be assembled by combining six cherished items from the six most hated/feared people in the world. Whoever held onto the wand, could be invincible. The group realized that they would have to go across the world in order to steal items from dangerous people, so they gave up hope again. Conner made every pay attention on him again (by burning one of Red's portraits). Conner said that even though this quest sounds like suicide, it would be even more suicidal if they didn't anything while the Enchantress destroys everyone and everything they love. This made the group lighten their spirits again, and now they were prepared to save the world.
The six most hated people in the world were, the Snow Queen, Cinderella's wicked stepmother, the late Giant from the beanstalk, the Evil Queen, the Sea Witch, and the Enchantress. The group needed their most cherished items, so they predicted what items they could possibly be. They needed the Snow Queen's Ice staff, something from the wicked stepmother, something from the Giant, the pieces of the Evil Queen's Magic Mirror, the Sea Witch's jewls, and something from the Enchantress. The group knew they had to use some sort of transportation, Froggy suggested that they use a wooden ship powered by sails to make it fly, like a hot air balloon. Queen Red rounded up her civilians to build the ship, while the others prepare supplies and destinations to get ready for the trip. That night, Conner saw some ghost girl who was pointing east. He was terrified, so he talked to Alex about it in the morning, they agreed not to bring this up in the trip. With everything ready, Conner, Alex, Froggy, Queen Red, Goldilocks, and Jack, boarded the ship (the S.S. Granny, dubbed by Red) and flew to the skies as they made their destiny to the snowy mountains of the Northern kingdom. Where the Snow Queen currently resides.
The Granny arrived to the mountains. Conner and Alex, with Jack and Goldilocks, entered the Ice castle of the Snow Queen. From there they saw her sitting at her throne, with her manipulative Polar bears beside her. Jack distracted the bears, while the twins approached the blind queen. They almost grabbed her staff, until they made a crunch of snow caused by stepping on it. The Snow queen attacked them, she tried freezing them, but she couldn't see them. The Queen was escorted by one of her Polar bears, he would be her eys by telling her where the twins were. The duo entered a room with walls that were reflective. The bear couldn't tell which one of the reflections were the real Alex and Conner, so he made the queen freeze the wrong Alex and Conner. Eventually the bear was accidently frozen by the queen, she was so furious that she shrieked so loud, it caused a bunch of snow to drop on her, knocking her out. Alex and Conner swiped her staff and froze the other bear attacking them. Once they had what they needed, they reunited with their comrades, and left the kingdom.
The group travelled to the Charming kingdom in order to get the Stepmother's item. Conner went with Alex and Red and entered the Stepmother's house. They met her daughters, and had a conversation with her. The Stepmother, who's name is lady Iris, assumed that they came to her to mock her in the face for being cruel to Cinderella. Alex asked her why was she so cruel to Cinderella. Iris replied by saying her second husband would always spend his time with Cinderella before he died. When he passed away, every time Iris saw Cinderella, she would be reminded of him and it would cause her heart break. Conner and Alex noticed Iris's ring, and that made them believe that the ring was her most prized possesion. Conner told Iris that they are on a quest to stop the Enchantress and save Princess Hope. He told her that if he gives them her ring, it would be the nicest thing she has ever done for Cinderella. Lady Iris complied and gave the group her ring. As the group was leaving, they heard news that the Enchantress had knocked down Rapunzel's tower. After learning that the Enchantress was destroying monuments in order to bring down symbolism, Conner believed that the Enchantress was after souls.
The crew of the Granny, returned to the Red Riding Hood Kingdom, the beanstalk had been chopped down so they had to wait for it to grow back. Alex, Conner, Froggy, Jack, and Goldilocks, climbed up the beanstalk, a task that proved to be difficult. Once they reached the top of the beanstalk, they saw the Giant's castle. Once they entered the castle, they noticed many portraits of the Golden Harp, who was in Jack's house in the Red Riding Hood Kingdom. As the group realized they came to the castle for nothing, they were hunted by a giant cat. The group ran back to the beanstalk, with the cat following after them. Red had to chop down the beanstalk, and she did it with tremendous strength. The Cat went back to the clouds, and the group was safe. Alex and Conner had to tell the Harp that she was coming with them.
The group didn't know what would happen if the harp touched the wand and how would she even be a part of the wand. Until they figured out how to make the harp a part of the wand, the crew voyaged to Sleeping kingdom, where the wrecked remains of the Evil Queen's castle resided. Alex and Conner were the only ones to fit into an entrance that leads to the wrecked castle. The twins used the wand to collect the remains of the Queen's Magic Mirror. They realized they weren't alone when they saw Evly in some shattered remains of glass. Evly didn't recognize them at first, due to the mirror's curse making the prisoner forget who they were. Conner made Evly remember who she was, by mention her title "The Evil Queen". Evly felt bad for what she has done, and asked the twins to forgive her for what she has done to them. The twins forgave her, due to her not being able to feel her emotions. Conner and Alex suggest that when the wand is complete, they could use it to free Evly. Evly didn't want to be free, for she believed she deserved to be alone. Evly told them that they were being followed by a ghost girl know as "the Lady of the East". She also told them that the only thing Ezmia loved most of all was "herself". The twins wanted to more answers, but Evly forgot who they were again, due to the curse. Knowing that there was nothing they could do to help her, the twins returned to their friends, and left the kingdom.
The group then discussed how were they going to get the sea witch's jewels, they have to trade her something valuable. Goldilocks suggested that they trade Red for the jewels (A Queen is valuable). Red didn't want to go with it, she absolutely refused. So Goldilocks decided to dress up as Red and be given to the Sea Witch. Alex then told Conner about her experience with the Snow Queen, she told Alex "Of the four travellers, one will not return". Conner didn't think this made any sense, as there were six travellers in total. Then, Conner and Alex saw the ghost girl again. Conner kept asking her "what did she want"? The ghost girl disapered again. The Granny landed on the sea, the crew didn't know how to get under water. They were surrounded by mermaids, the "SeaFoam Spirit" was there too. The spirit wanted to help out the twins with their quest to stop the enchantress. She gave the crew special sea shells to breath underwater. She also provided the group a giant sea turtle, he will help them reach the bottom of the ocean quickly. Within a half hour, the group reached the bottom of the ocean, into the lair of the Sea Witch. The group entered the lair, Alex and Conner went into the Sea Witch's room, with Goldilocks and Froggy beside them. The quartet met the Sea Witch, she wanted to trade a few pearls for "Red". Conner demanded the witch gave them her jewels, he made up a story about how he and his friends were cursed to become a frog and two kids. The Sea Witch changed her mind and decided to the trade, which was complete. But as Froggy and the twins were leaving, the witch used her cuttlefish to taste Goldilocks, to see if he tasted royal blood. The Sea Witch was furious once she realized she had been tricked. She, with help from her seapets, attacked the group. During the battle, Conner kicked the witch's cuttlefish (which trapped her head in his mouth). The group ran back into the turtle and went back into the Granny. As the ship started flying again, a few anglerfish jumped out of the water and ripped the sails. The Granny crashed landed into some part of the kingdom. Before Conner and Alex blacked out, they saw a Troll and a Goblin walked toward them.
Conner and Alex woke up in a minecart, driven by a troll. They saw their friends, and the harp, were in other carts. When they realized they were returning to the Troll and Goblin Territory (renamed to Trollblin territory, they were worried. When the group reached underground, they noticed that the Trolls and Goblins weren't as ugly as they remembered, they were even clean. They also noticed the human slaves were not even rugged or scared, they were absolutely bored. Conner and Alex were taken to the waiting rooms, where they were to dance with the Trollblins. They saw their future stepfather, Dr. Bob, also in the waiting room. He said that he has been searching all over for them, after sneaking into the door that led to the Fairy Tale world behind the Fairy Godmother's back. Then everyone, except for Conner who stayed in the back of the line, danced with the Trolblins. Conner was forced to get into the dance floor and, to his dismay, he saw Queen Trollbella. She was happy to see Conner again, she even made a stone bust of him in case he ever returned. She told Conner that the previous kings were killed by some rocks that landed on them. She became queen and renamed her people into "Trollblins", combining the names of the two species. Trollbella told Conner that she wanted to marry him. Conner was worried that if he said no to Trollbella, she will possibly punish his friends. Before he could say anything, an hourglass appeared and the sand was almost gone. Ezmia had asked her to surrender her throne to her, Trollbella didn't take her seriously and refused to. Alex knew that when the hourglass ran out of sand, something bad was going to happen. Then when the hourglass's time was up, a flood of water rushed toward the crowd. Everyone ran for their lives to the exits, while Alex and Conner stayed behind and used the ice staff to freeze the water. The ice broke, and the twins joined their friends into the surface.
Alex, Conner, their friends, and the Trollblins, barely made it out of the territory. The group only needed one more item for The Wand of Wonderment, The Enchantress's item. As the group prefered to wait until something came up, Conner and Alex went to a walk. As they were walking, they met the ghost girl again. She motivated the twins into following her, the twins gladly did so. Conner and Alex went into an underground entrance, that led into Sleeping Beauty's castle. The twins met King Charming there, who they told if they know who the ghost girl is. He told them that is the ghost of Queen Beauty (from the story "Beauty and the Beast). The ghost of Queen Beauty told the twins that they need to stop the Enchantress. Another ghost arrived, The ghost of Hagatha (Ezmia's Master). She told the duo that the Enchantress planed on creating a portal that led into the otherworld. She will create the by conquering the past, (destroying national monuments), conquering the present, (Taking the thrones of the Happily Ever After Assembly) and conquering the future (Kidnapping the heir of man and magic). She also needed to master the seven deadly sins. Alex realized that if Hoper was the heir of man, does that mean Alex is the heir of magic). Hagatha told them that Ezmia's greatest possession was her "pride". The twins knew what the final item was, so they had hope again. A third ghost, named Gloria told the duo that she needed them to return to their friends. She said that she helped built the wand, and now the twin's must take Ezmia's pride. When the siblings returned to their campsite, they learned that the Harp had touched the wand and became a part of the wand, sacrificing her life. Conner knew that the Harp's name was Gloria, and told the group what was the final item.
Suddenly, giant cursed vines launched out of the ground and began capturing the royals. Conner had to save Trollbella from getting pulled underground. The pull was too strong for Conner to handle, so Alex had to grab Conner too so he wouldn't fall in. Conner didn't want Alex to get pulled in too, so he kicked Alex and he, Trollbella, and their friends were taken to a tower made of rocks and roots. Conner witnessed all of the royals tied up to the walls. He saw his mother, locked up in a cage with Princess Hope. Ezmia mocked everybody in the room for not giving up their thrones earlier. She told them to give up their thrones, or she will throw Hope and the Fairy Godmother into the flames. One by one, the royals gave up their thrones. All that was left was for Queen Red to give up her throne. Red was about to give up her throne, when Alex showed up (with the incomplete Wand of Wonderment in her hands) and interrupted the spell. Ezmia warned Alex to go away or she will kill her, Alex then insulted Ezmia and called her a bully. Ezmia was furious, so she blasted Alex out of the tower and Alex fell far away and possibly died. Everyone was shocked, but not as shocked as Conner, who witnessed his only sister get blown away.
Ezmia kept demanding Red to give up her throne, but no matter how many times Red gave up her throne, the portal wouldn't open. Conner knew that Ezmia just killed Alex (The true heir of magic) and so that's why the portal wouldn't open. Conner than theorized that Alex just took away Ezmia's pride, and if that's the case, then Alex survived as the wand makes whoever holds it invincible. Conner than decided to distract Ezmia by telling her she made the mistake of blasting away Alex. Ezmia grew tired of him, so she was prepared to blast Conner, when suddenly Alex arrived on a flying horse,(who was Dr. Bob transformed into the horse by Alex). Conner kept motivating Alex to blast Ezmia with the wand. He, along with everyone in the room, were shocked when Alex threw the wand away. Alex decided to forgive Ezmia for all the trouble she has gone through as young fairy. Ezmia was ready to kill Alex, until she lost her power. Ezmia was turning old and her control on the vines withered away. Everyone thought it was over, then sudenly Ezmia took the wand and her power returned. Conner ran to Ezmia, welding Goldilocks's sword and chopping any vines that came to him. Ezmia blasted Alex, until Alex was saved by Ezmia's assistant Rumpelstiltskin. Conner then sliced the wand in half, and Ezmia's power was drained again. The twin's watched Rumpelstiltskin die, who saved Alex in order to redeem himself for helping the Enchantress. Ezmia was turned into nothing but dust. In the aftermath of the event, the Fairy Council freed all of the souls the Enchantress has captured, including the Fairy Godmother. She turned Bob back into a man, and he was happy to see his fiance Charlotte again. Everyone felt happy that the Enchantress's reign of terror was over.
All of the kingdom celebrated the twin's victory on the Enchantress. Froggy was turned back into a human by the Fairy Godmother, Conner didn't even recognize him. The Happily Ever After Assembly took away all charges on Jack and Goldilocks, for helping collect the items for the Wand of Wonderment. Although they stole Red's necklace and stole some horses and left to return to a life of crime. Dr. Bob engaged to Charlotte, Conner and Alex were so happy, that they wanted to celebrate the wedding at the Fairy Tale world. Then the wedding came, and Alex and Conner were happy that their mother was happy. The twins learned that the Fairy Council had a secret meeting, they brought back Mother Goose from the other world, and even excluded the royals out of their meeting. The Fairy Godmother came to the twins to share some terrible news, the bridge between the worlds will be closed by her and the Fairy Council. Alex and Conner were shocked by this. Because Ezmia almost opened up a portal to the other world, the council decided that by closing the doorway, both worlds would be safe from harm. Alex left to her room crying and stayed there for hours.
Conner had a plan, he left Cinderella's castle and entered the house of Lady Iris and her daughters. He told them that they would no longer be the laughingstock of the kingdoms, if they start new lives in the otherworld. They agreed and went along with the plan. Conner arrived to the castle gardens at dusk, where the portal would open and close for the final time. In order to communicate and see the Fairy Tale world from the Otherworld, Conner was given a magic mirror. Conner said his goodbyes to his Grandmother, Froggy and Red, he was given a token to Monte Carlo from Mother Goose, who told him that it will help out in the future. The portal was opened and Conner was prepared to leave with his mother, stepfather, and Cinderella's stepfamily, when he noticed Alex stood behind. He asked Alex why wasn't she following him, she told Conner that she has decided to stay in the Land of Stories. Conner was shocked, he expected his mother to talk some sense into Alex, but she was the one who gave Alex the decision. Alex was going to tell Conner earlier, but he left his room earlier. Alex wanted to stay, for she was destined to be the next Fairy Godmother. Alex told Conner that each of them have their own destiny, Conner's is to be an author to spread the stories. Conner knew that Alex had made up her mind, and gave her one "final" hug. Conner had to get back into the portal as it was closing. Even though Conner was separated from Alex in another world, he felt that she was near him in his heart. Despite what the fairies told him, Conner knew that his and Alex's story was far from over.
A Grimm Warning
Conner had been making more stories about his adventures in the Land of Stories, including stories of what his father told him as a kid. Conner would do well in school and he kept impressing his principal, Mrs. Peters. He had a crush on a girl named Bree Campbell, who Conner thought was the prettiest, smartest, coolest girl he ever met. He would often get spied by a group of girls, Mindy Cindy, Lindy, and Wendy. They called themselves “The Book Huggers”. They would often look annoyed whenever he said or did something, Conner thought they were weird. Conner and his Mother Charlotte had moved into a new house ever since she married Bob. Conner would always speak with Alex using a mirror that communicated with another mirror in the Fairy Tale world. At least once a week, the twins would talk about something that happened in their daily lives. They would be happy to hear what’s been going on from each other’s world, although Alex’s was always better than Conner’s. They used to speak to each other a lot, although they hardly see each other as Alex is always so busy with her training to be a Fairy Godmother.
One day, Conner heard from Mrs. Peters, that he was invited to join her and a group of students to Berlin. There, they would hear three newly discovered stories that were made from the Brothers Grimm themselves. Conner was excited to go to the trip, especially since Bree Campbell was going with them. The trip would be expensive, so he convinced his parents to give him half of the cost, while Conner finds a way to pay for his half of the price. Conner worked really hard, but in the end he was able to afford his half of the money. Conner was so excited he couldn’t sleep, even when it was midnight and most of the neighborhood was asleep. Conner decided to talk to Alex before leaving so he tried to contact her, which caught her attention. Conner told Alex that he was going to Berlin to hear the stories. Alex told Conner that she was going to have a fairy inaugural ball, where she would be made an official member of the Fairy Council. Conner felt proud of her for being so skilled in magic in less than a year, he only wished Alex could see Berlin with him. Alex had an idea, she chipped a piece of her mirror and Conner chipped a piece of his. They could see each other through their piece of the mirror, like video chat. Conner felt tired and told Alex goodnight. He may have traveled through the Fairy tale world and defeated an Enchantress, but he couldn’t wait to go to Berlin.
Conner woke up very early, he almost regretted staying up so late. He went to the airport with his stepfather Bob, who gave Conner a credit card (Only for emergencies). Conner met up with Mrs. Peters, Mindy, Cindy, Lindy, Wendy and Bree. Conner was fascinated to see the plane he would be riding in. He wondered just how in the world could a huge piece of metal possibly fly, even though he travelled across another dimension in a boat. Conner got to sit with Bree, which made him excited so much, he couldn't stop looking at her. Bree noticed him staring at her, which caused Conner to be embarrassed. Bree told Conner that she is fascinated by his stories "The Curvy Tree" and "The Walking Fish". Conner felt happy that she read "his stories". Bree then asked Conner if he had a crush on her, which made Conner embarrassed, and he lied to her saying, he didn't love her. Although this wasn't true at all for Conner had a crush on Bree. Later Conner had to use the restroom. When he left the stall, his exit out the wall was barricaded by the Book Huggers. The Book Huggers asked Conner how is Alex doing. Conner told them that Alex was in Vermont with their Grandmother. This made them furious because they know that Alex isn't really in Vermont. They demanded answers from Conner involving questions such as "Where is Alex?" and "What has Conner and Alex been doing?" They suspected Alex was acting unusual such as hugging books and telling them "Please take me back!" "I want to go back!". They knew that wasn't like Alex and this caught their interest, especially since Alex left without any explanation. They formed together their group so that they can find the truth on what happened to Alex. Conner thought they were crazy (even though they were getting close to finding out the truth). So Conner went back to his seat with Bree and slept for the remainder of the trip.
Conner arrived in Berlin, and he was completely jet lagged. He travelled with his group around Berlin, via car, and entered the hotel where they would be staying. Conner and the girls had to rest, so they wouldn’t be tired during the readings. Once Conner entered his room, he tried contacting Alex. When she didn’t answer, Conner gave up and rested once again. Conner woke up five minutes too late, and quickly joined his group to their ride. Together, they entered the reading festival that took place in St. Matthäus-Kirchhof Cemetery. Conner was excited to see the Brothers Grimm’s graves, so he looked everywhere for them. He was disappointed to see how simple and dull their graves were, he expected them to be bold and decorated with statues of their “creations”. The readings were about to read. Conner joined his group, along with hundreds of visitors, and they sat down and were ready to hear what kind of stories the Brothers Grimm created. The stories were to be read in German, French, and finally English. So the first story that would be read would be “The Curvy Tree”. This shocked Conner a lot, because he had tried to adapt this story as his own. Bree was suspicious on how could Conner create someone else’s story if these stories were being read for the first time. The second story that was to be read was “The Walking Fish”. Conner realized he was in bigger trouble now, he also tried to pass this story as his own. The third and final story was to be read to the English travelers first, for they have been so patient. The story was called “The Secret Castle”. Conner was relieved, he never made a story involving a castle. When he heard from the story about two brothers who made their own stories, got their ideas from a magical fairy. Conner realized that the story sounded too familiar. He heard that a King wanted to conquer the secret castle, home of the fairy and her friends. The brothers didn’t want to betray the good fairy, but if they didn’t do what the king demanded, he would hurt their loved ones. So the Brothers asked a magical bird to create a secret path that would take the Kings army two hundred year to attack the castle. The brothers feared that the bird would forget to warn her friends about the attack. So they created a story that was more than a story, it was a warning in disguise. The story ended just like that. Conner knew what was the story was about, he knew the Brothers were the Grimm Brothers, the fairy was his grandmother, the bird was Mother Goose, and the Secret Castle was the Land of Stories. Conner knew he had to warn his sister about the upcoming attack on the Fairytale world. So after the reading, he faked being sick so he would go back into his room and warn his sister. Once he entered his room, Conner tried contacting Alex, but she never answered. Conner later snuck out of the hotel and revisited the Grimm’s graves, hoping to get another message. There was no indication of the matter at hand.
Conner spent the next three days in his room, faking being sick and attempting to contact Alex. Alex never did respond to Conner, much to his frustration. On the final day he had to get back to the airport with his group. Before he could board into the airplane, he wanted to contact Alex one more time. Conner told Mrs. Peters he needed to use the restroom, so he took the briefcase containing the mirror, and entered the men's room. He tried contacting Alex one more time, but he was disappointed to not get any answer. Just when he was going to give up and leave, Conner saw a face in the mirror, Mother Goose was trying to tell Conner something important. Conner told Mother Goose about the story “The Secret Castle”, and he asks her if it means anything to her. Mother Goose told Conner that the story involved the Brothers Grimm asking Mother Goose to help them out. Back in the 1800s, there was a man named Marquis, General of Napoleon's Grand Armee. He wanted to conquer everything in his path, including the Fairy Tale World. He knew the Brothers Grimm we’re getting their stories from the Fairy Godmother, so he threatened to hurt their loved ones if they didn’t show him the way to the fairy tale world. Mother Goose told the Grimm Brothers to lead the army to portal, where they would be trapped between worlds for two hundred years. Conner wondered why hasn’t the army entered the fairy tale world yet if it has been two hundred years. He was reminded,by Mother Goose, that his grandmother closed the connection between worlds and so they are still trapped. Conner thought everything was fine then, until he noticed Mother Goose looked worried. She told Conner that there was a small chance that the portal could still be opened and that the danger was inevitable. She asked Conner to check if the portal was still opened. She told Conner to find a magic lion statue, who will give him all the information he needs for his journey. She also asked him if he still had his Monte Carlo token, once he confirmed he still carried it, she closed the message. Conner knew that he would have to sneak away from his group and find this lion. He was about to leave the bathroom, when he realized that Bree was right beside him, and she heard everything. She wanted to help out Conner with his problem, even though Conner told her it would be dangerous. Conner knew he wasn’t going to to change her mind, so he allowed her to accompany him. They snuck off the airport, and entered a bus full of obnoxious teenagers. Because Bree was going to be with him for the journey, Conner told her how he first entered the Land of Stories to when he said goodbye to Alex.
Conner and Bree arrived at Central London, in apace called Trafalgat Square. As soon as they left the bus, Conner went into an ATM, used the credit card Bob gave him, and took out the maximum amount of pounds it carried. After that, they headed to a library to see where can they find the lion statue. Conner founded a book that said the Red Lion Brewery, where the lion statue used to be, was destroyed in 1949. He learned that the lion statue survived in one piece and is now on Westminster Bridge in the South Bank area of central London. Conner and Bree traveled to the South Bank area to see the lion. They founded him and decided to talk to him when the coast was clear. So they tried talking to him, he didn’t seem to move. Then when Bree mentioned Mother Goose’s name, the lion came to life and told them not to call Mother Goose. The lion told them that Mother Goose brought him to life and would always share stories to him. Conner wanted to know about the portal and so the lion decided to tell him. The lion told Conner that the portal was in the Bavarian woods between twin trees and castles. Although the trees and castles were gone because Mother Goose feared the Grand Armee could return. So she told her friend, King Ludwig II of Bavaria, to build Neuschwanstein Castle, (So if the Grand Armee ever came back to the Other world, they would think they entered the Fairy Tale world). The lion told the duo that the portal could be accessed when a person of magic blood plays eight notes on a special ancient panpipe. Conner wondered how did the Grimm Brothers play the panpipe if it had to be played by someone of magic blood. The lion said that Mother Goose took her blood into Wilhelm Grimm’s blood and he had magic blood now. The lion told the duo that the panpipe was located in Monte Carlo, although he didn’t know where in Monte Carlo was the instrument. Conner remembered the chip Mother Goose gave him, and he knew the panpipe was located in the Lumière des Etoiles casino. So he and Bree said goodbye to the lion, and they left to see where was this casino.
After talking to the lion statue, Conner and Bree went to the train station; so they could go to Paris. Of course being kids, Conner and Bree couldn’t go to the train without an adult. So Conner found some old lady in a wheelchair, and claimed that she was his grandmother. He fooled the ticketing agent that her name was Granny Pearl, and she doesn’t speak English. Conner and Bree had to take “Granny Pearl” with them, to the train. The three travelled all the way to Monte Carlo, where the Lumière des Etoiles Casino resides. Conner and Bree left Pearl to go gambling, while they showed the roulette dealer their poker chip. The dealer called for the manager of the casino, and he took Conner and Bree to a room full of vaults. The token opened up vault 317, which is the vault of Mother Goose. Conner and Bree searched through the Holy Grail, George Washington’s teeth, and a painting of the original Mona Lisa. Eventually, they found the panpipe. They founded Pearl, who had bags of money, and were ready to leave to another train, when they were stopped by the train attendant. He wanted to see their passports, because he heard of two American teenager tourists running around Europe, and it was protocol to see if they match the description. Conner and Bree felt that they there was no way out of this. Suddenly Granny Pearl told the attendant that they were her grandchildren, and she has their passports in her purse. She took out one item at a time, this made the attendant lose his patience. He grew tired of waiting and told them to enter the train.
The train arrived in Munich. Conner and Bree made sure Pearl was aboard a train that would take her home, after that they left the train station. As they were traveling Munich, they brainstormed how were they going to Neushwanstein Castle. Bree told Conner to go to a hotel, for she has a plan. She made up a story that she was a guest in the hotel, and tricked the concierge to give her and Conner bicycles. Riding the bikes, Conner and Bree traveled across the countryside and and arrived in the village of Hohenschwangau, where Neushwanstein castle was. The duo tried going to a tour in the castle, but all of the tours were sold out for the rest of the day. As Conner and Alex waited for an opportunity to happen, they were approached by a boy named Emmerich Himmelsbach. He figured out that they wanted to see the castle, and he’s been in the castle many times. Conner and Bree had a plan, they were going to trick Emmerich into sneaking them inside the castle. They told him that they were secret spies who have a weapon (the panpipe) and they wanted to hide it from a bad man, they said the castle is the perfect hiding place. Emmerich decided to help them out. Later that night, Conner, Bree, and Emmerich snuck into the castle and looked around for where could the portal be. They entered the Singer’s Hall, where Conner figured that this was the perfect place to keep a portal that is activated by music. Conner and Bree had to tell Emmerich the truth, that they weren’t really secret agents. Although he knew all along, he just wanted to pretend to be spies with them. Bree assured Emmerich that they were going to check something important, and if it worked, it would be cooler than being secret agents. Conner played the magical panpipe. Suddenly, the room started shaking and a flash of light appeared. Conner realized that the portal worked and that the French Soldiers can get into the fairy tale world. The portal’s pull was too strong, and it sucked the three into the light.
Conner was falling in a world of light. Every once in a while, he saw Emmerich and Bree falling beside him; before they go away from him somewhere in the dimensional plain. Conner had fallen through this plain before, although it didn’t take too long the first time. Eventually, the trio landed somewhere in the Sleeping Kingdom. Conner was happy to see the Fairy Tale world again; meaning he could see Alex again. Suddenly, the Grand Armee fell down from the sky. Conner, Bree and Emmerich hid on a tree, as they witnessed the army get themselves up from the ground. The General of the Armee, Jacques du Marquis, interrogated an old man nearby. He told him that there was a prison nearby, filled with the most dangerous criminals in the world. Conner heard Marquis ordered half of his army to set up camp, while the other half goes to the prison to recruit the prisoners. When the army left, Conner and his friends went down from the tree to discuss what to do. Conner told them to follow him; they have to go to the Fairy Kingdom to warn the Fairy Council about these invaders.
Conner eventually reached the Fairy Kingdom, and then fainted from running too much. Alex hugged him, she was happy to be with her brother again. Mother Goose asked Conner if the army came with him, Conner answered her in return. He had only one question, “How could the portal be open if it’s suppose to be closed?”. Alex gave him bad news, their Grandmother was dying and the magic with her is dying as well. Conner was sad, and angry at Mother Goose for not telling him about his Grandmother’s illness. Conner told Alex to use the Land of Stories book to send his friends back home, for they are in danger and must return to their families. Alex tried opening the portal, but it didn’t work. Mother Goose figured that the portal only opened on the Otherworld side. Alex thought this was good news, for this meant there was still magic in her Grandmother. Conner sat beside Alex, in a Fairy Council Meeting. The fairies were angry at Mother Goose for never telling the about the Grand Armeé. Mother Goose told them something they never knew: she was the Fairy Godmother’s first apprentice. She had potential to be a Fairy Godmother, but she wasn’t willing to be one. She knew how disappointed the Fairy Godmother was to hear about this. So Mother Goose did her best to hide this invasion from the Fairy Godmother, so she wouldn’t be disappointed in her again. Conner understood how Mother Goose felt, the feeling of disappointing someone you know. Conner told the fairies to give Mother Goose a break; because at least she did something to stop the crisis. The Fairies appointed Alex to be Fairy Godmother, until her grandmother recovers. Conner told the fairies what he heard from the general, to go to Pinocchio Prison, and recruit the prisoners. The fairies were concerned to be involved in a grand scale war. Alex wanted to check the prison with Conner, to see if the armeé really did recruit the criminals. Conner met up with Bree before he left. He told her what he had to do, and apologized to her for bringing her into this trouble. He felt relieved when Bree reminded him that she knew the risks of joining this adventure. Conner rode Lester the giant goose, along with Alex, and together they flew to Pinocchio prison. When they arrived, the twins noticed that the entire prison was empty, except for one. The only prisoner who had remained in bars was Gretel, who was sentenced to life for murdering her brother Hansel. Gretel told the twins that the Armeé came to the prison and recruited every prisoner for their army, except for Gretel, who felt that she belonged in prison. Gretel told the twins that the Armeé recruited a prisoner, called the Masked Man, and he promised them that he will give them a dragon egg. The twins were shocked when they heard this news. Conner noticed the Masked Man’s cell, which was filled with carvings of hooks and hearts, as well as drawings of pirate ships and winged creatures, there was also a mirror in the cell. Alex and Conner left the prison, rode Lester, and witnessed the Armeé train their allies how to use weapons. The twins were shocked to realize that their biggest nightmare had become a reality
Conner and Alex returned to the Fairy palace, where they informed the Fairy Council about what they had learned. Alex created six magical swans, and ordered them to pick up the royals, and some old friends. The royals came to the meeting, and it was time for the Happily Ever After Assembly to discuss what to do about the invasion. Alex told the royals that they should divide their troops to attack the Armeé and to defend their kingdom at the same time. Conner suggested that the fairies would also help fight, but the fairies didn't want to fight due to their code of magic. Conner told them that if they don’t fight, the world could potentially end without their help. The fairies decided to help, knowing that they would at least use their magic for the greater good. The royals wondered whether they were to stay in the Fairy Kingdom or their own kingdoms. Conner told them that they shouldn’t stay in one place, for if they were caught by the Grand Armeé, they would be killed. Conner remembered the story of ‘The Secret Castle’, and realized that the Grimm brothers didn’t just leave a warning, but a plan as well. Conner gave Alex the idea of creating a magical path, that will move the royals around the kingdom, and the only ones who would find the royals are the one who have seen them disembarked. Alex created the path, made sure the royals, Red, Bree, and Emmerich, were in the carriages, and watched them leave. Conner and then rode on Lester, so they could try to recruit the Troblins and the Elves to join their army and defeat the Grand Armeé. As they were flying to Troblin Territory, Conner and Alex were trying to ask each other about their respective lovers. Conner claimed he didn’t love Bree, and Alex claimed that she didn’t love Rook. Although both of them knew they weren’t fooling the other. They arrived at Troblin Territory, Conner was surprised to see the place still covered in water, Trollbella decided to add some wooden rafts to make it a floating city. Conner felt in dismay when he saw Trollbella again, he knew that the troll Queen had a big crush on him. Trollbella hugged Conner, but cried when she told him the big news, she has an affair with a troll named Gator. Conner was surprised but felt relieved Trollbella wasn’t in love with him anymore. Alex wanted to make things quick, so she reminded Conner to tell Trollbella about the Armeé. Conner told Trollbella that his heart is broken due to Trollbella choosing someone else over him. So he told her that in order to fix his heart, she needs to give him the troblin army. Trollbella was shocked at this request, so Conner told her about the Armeé and that without the help of the troblin army, the Armeé will win. Trollbella wasn’t interested in this news, but all of the troblins wanted to fight, due to them being bored from swimming in water all the time. Trollbella believes that an army sounded too much to fix a simple heartbreak. Conner pretended he had a heart attack, and that made Trollbella feel bad. So she decided to help out the Bailey twins. As Conner and Alex were swimming to the army raft, Conner told Alex that he was disappointed that Trollbella chose Gator over him. Conner and Alex went over the plan on dividing the troblin army in half, so that way the whole entire army wouldn’t be lost. The troblins demanded one thing in exchange for helping the Happily Ever After Assembly, they want the right to leave their kingdom. Conner reminded them that they were imprisoned here due to their obsession on enslaving people. Trollbella made the troblins to promise to never kidnap a human without their permission. Conner and Alex rode Lester and arrived to the Elf Empire, where they would convince Empress Elvina to lend in her army to fight the Grand Armeé. They met her face to face, and she wasn’t happy to see them. Elvina had heard of the army and planned on hiding in their large tree until Armeé was gone. Conner tried to tell them that the Armeé won’t leave until the elves help defeat the Armeé. Elvina told the twins that when the Happily Ever After Assembly was first formed, the Elves were only given a small piece of land that was infested with predators and witches. The Elves complained about this to the Assembly, but since they complained, the elves weren’t allowed to join the Assembly. Alex and Conner didn’t know what to think about this information. Alex promised to the elves, that if the elves help them defeat the Grand Armeé, she will do everything in her power to abolish the Happily Ever After Assembly. Conner and the elves were surprised to hear this news. Alex said that the Happily Ever After Assembly is unfair, due to it being to exclusive and that the kingdoms were far from being united. So she planned to make a new assembly, called the Happily Forever After Assembly, and asked the Empress to join her. Elvina agreed and gave Alex her army. Before Alex and Conner told Elvina about the plan to divide the armies, the Empire was under attack. Conner told Alex that they had to leave, so they could return to the Fairy Palace and make a new plan. The twins rode Lester and dodged almost all of the Cannonballs the Grand Armeé shot at them. A cannonball hit Lester at his wing, and they all crashed hard at the ground. Conner saw Alex and Lester injured right beside him. Before he blacked out, Conner knew that the war had begun. <p dir="ltr">Conner thought he was dead the moment he blacked out. He hoped the kingdoms could win without him and his sister. To his surprise, he woke up. He was in a cottage, he found himself covered in flames at a fireplace. Conner freaked out, but was surprised to realize the flames weren’t hurting him. He was approached by a witch named Hagetta, the sister of the late Hagatha. She was the one who founded Conner, Alex and Lester being injured. She took them to her cottage and healed them with the healing flames of an albino dragon. Alex woke up, and realized that she and Conner had blacked out for hours. Haggeta told them that neither of them could leave, until the flames healed their wounds. Conner assured to Alex that the armies were at least warned by the kingdoms. Alex was worried that kingdoms, such as the Corner Kingdom and the Bo Peep Republic couldn’t possibly handle the attack from the Grand Armeé. Hagatha, not knowing what was going on, asked what was the Bo Peep Republic. The twins told her it was the new name of the Red Riding Hood Kingdom after Bo Peep became Queen. Haggeta told the twins that the only reason Bo Peep became Queen was to free the her lover. Alex asked Haggeta if Bo Peep loved the man in the mirror, Haggeta told the twins that it was a mirror of communication, the man was in prison and he wanted Bo Peep to become Queen, so she could free him. Conner remembered the mirror in a cell, he realized that Bo Peep was in love with the Masked Man. Haggeta told the twins that the Masked Man was dangerous, even Bo Peep knew he was deadly so she caused him to go to jail. This was because Bo Peep had a child with the Masked Man, and she was worried he would see the child as a threat. Haggeta took the child to somewhere secret. Conner and Alex knew the dangers were increased, now that they know more of the Masked Man’s backstory. They told Haggeta about the rumors of the Dragon egg. Haggeta warned them that if there was a dragon, the world would be over. <p dir="ltr">The twins’s wounds were finally healed. They prepared to leave, when suddenly Xanthous arrived. He told the twins some good news, the Grand Armeé was losing. This was due to the citizens joining the soldiers, and so the Armeé was vastly outnumbered. Conner and Alex knew that there was hope, but they had to bring the armies together to fight the dragon. So they rode Lester and flew up to the sky. Alex told Conner that she was going to create a spell that would round up the kingdoms armies and send them to the Fairy Kingdom. She needed Conner’s help. Conner believed that he couldn’t possibly help her, due to him not knowing how to do magic. Alex encouraged him to believe, and so Conner helped Alex create the spell. They became a ball of light, and they were joined by the armies to form one giant ball of light. They all made their way to the Fairy Palace. <p dir="ltr">Alex and Conner landed in front of the Fairy Palace, with the armies beside them. They were shocked to see the Grand Armeé in front of them. They were even more shocked to see the royals and their friends tied into stakes, they were to be executed. Conner knew there was no time to wonder who told the Armeé where the royals were. So Conner told the armies to defend the western, eastern, and southern areas of the Fairy Palace. The battle began. Conner ran to the stakes, and freed his friends. He went to the carriages, where he was reunited with his friends Bree and Emmerich. He sent Lester to deliver them to the Fairy Palace for their safety. Conner then helped out by battling some soldiers. He noticed Alex lost control of her powers, due to realizing that it was her boyfriend, Rook Robins, who told the Armeé where the royals were. Alex blasted some Grand Armeé soldiers away, albeit violently, and Conner was shocked and impressed. Alex believed that she would become Ezmia, due to Ezmia’s heart being broken before. Conner told Alex that she would never be like Ezmia, and that she needs to hold her grip. Conner then went to help out Trobella and the Troblins, who were having a hard time fighting the Grand Armeé. Gator was killed by a soldier, and Conner was nearly killed by the soldier. Conner was saved by Alex, and most of the Armeé retreated. Conner knew the war had to end, before more innocent lives were vanquished. He ran to the Armeé and told General Marquis that he and his men were trapped in the portal for two hundred years, so Napoleon and the rest of the Armeé were gone. General Marquis didn’t believe him, so he summoned the dragon. Conner and the rest of the Happily Ever After Assembly were shocked to see the dragon. <p dir="ltr">The dragon was controlled by the Masked Man, he had the eggshells, and the dragon believed that the Masked Man was his mother. The Masked Man ordered the dragon to scorch Marquis, because he outlived his usefulness. Before the Masked Man ordered the dragon to attack the palace, Bo Peep appeared and begged him not to kill the fairies. The Masked Man told the dragon to kill the fairies. Bo Peep then died, due to her heart breaking. Conner asked Mother Goose how to defeat the dragon, because she fought the dragons before. Mother Goose told him that she only wrestled the small dragons, his grandmother was the one who knew how to defeat them. Alex ran into to Fairy Palace, where she believes she could wake up her Grandmother. Conner and the other's were prepared to run away, when suddenly, the Fairy Godmother appeared. Alex joined up with Conner, and saw their grandmother walk to the dragon. The twins told their grandmother to come back, but to their surprise, the dragon was scared of the Fairy Godmother. Their grandmother vaporized the dragon into nothing but ashes. The Masked Man, and the remaining Grand Armeé soldiers, retreated to the woods. The Fairy Godmother fell to the ground. The twins came to her side, and were sad to realize that she was dying. They told her that they loved her, and she disappeared into star bits, that flew to the sky. The twins hugged each other as the sun rose over the land. <p dir="ltr">After the battle, a ceremony was celebrated by everybody in the Fairy Tale World. Everybody was happy that they defeated the Grand Armeé. A statue was created, in memory of the late Fairy Godmother. Conner sent Bree and Emmerich home, through an old portal conjured up by Mother Goose. Before Bree left, Conner told her he had a crush on her. Bree said the same thing to him, and returned to her home. Mother Goose told Conner important news, the portal at Neuschwanstein Castle was designed to trap anybody without magic blood for two hundred years. Meaning Bree and Emmerich have magic in their blood. Conner believes that they could be descendants of Wilhelm Grimm. Conner was going to tell Alex the news he learned, but he completely forgot what he just learned after seeing the Hall of Dreams, a room that contains the dreams of everybody in the kingdoms. Alex told him that she’s going to have do her best to make people happy again, given that most of them lost their hopes and dreams after the war. Conner told her he will be staying with her so he could help her out with her problems, and so Bob could forget about the money Conner spent. <p dir="ltr">Before the royals could go to their homes, Alex made them stay a little longer. Once Empress Elvina arrived, Alex made the decision to abolish the Happily Ever After Assembly. Everyone was shocked by this news, but once Alex made a point that the kingdoms were far from being united, they decided to join her to form the Happily Forever After Assembly. After the meeting, Conner was with Froggy and Red, who were trying to decide what to do with their lives. The third little pig came over and had news to share with them, the Bo Peep Republic elected Froggy as the king. Conner was happy for Froggy. Red decided to engage Froggy into marriage; because once she marries him, she would be queen again. The Grand Armeé, attacked the Fairy Palace. It was only a few dozen soldiers, and the soldiers retreated once the fairies arrived. Conner knew this was merely a distraction, and that meant the Masked Man had returned. He went to his Grandmother’s room, where he saw Alex in shock. Conner asked Alex what happened and why was the Masked Man here. Alex told him she saw the Masked Man had stolen a potion, and she made him remove his mask, and she was shocked when she saw his face. Conner was in complete disbelief when he heard Alex say “Conner, the Masked Man, it was Dad!”
Beyond the Kingdoms
An Author's Odyssey
Alex Bailey: As his twin sister, Alex is Conner's closest companion. Even though they don't see eye to eye with everything, they make it through the most difficult challenges together as they got each others backs. When Alex felt like there was nothing they could do to stop the Enchantress and rescue their mother, he motivated her to stay positive by letting her know that they will save their mother. When the two were about to be separated from the world's, Alex told him that they will always be a part of each other's hearts. He would often talk to Alex about what’s going on in the Other World, he was always interested in the Fairy Tale World. When Alex believed she was going to end up like Ezmia, Conner told her that, no matter what happens, she would never be like Ezmia. Conner made the descison to stay in the Fairy Tale world with Alex. He knew, that as long as they're together, they could go through any challenge.
Froggy: Conner was afraid of Froggy when he first met him. He didn’t trust him at first. But he changed his mind when he saw that he really was trying to help him out. Conner was the one who named him Froggy. Conner did yell at Froggy whenever he wouldn’t listen to him and Alex, such as he kept calling them children, when they became teenagers. Overall he thinks of Froggy as a great friend he can always count on thanks to Froggy coming to the rescue. Conner told Froggy that when ever he thinks of him, he depicts him as a frog.
Bree: Conner thinks Bree is the cutest and coolest girl he ever met. He has a crush on her, and was very embarrassed when she suspected he had a crush on her. When Bree figured out his secret, his connection to the Fairy Tale World, Conner knew he had to bring her to his adventure in Europe. He gets surprised everytime she comes up with a plan of her own, such as tricking the hotel manager to bring her two bikes. When Bree was leaving the Fairy Tale World, Conner finally admited that he had a crush on her. He was surprised to hear her saying she had a crush on him too.
- Conner is popular in school, as addressed by Alex, having many friends. He also mentions how the guys at school can never hear about what he had been through.
- Conner had never been on a plane before and when he first entered one, he was amazed by how it can fly.
- Conner isn’t as into fairy tales as much as Alex.
- Conner was the one who named Charlie Charming “Froggy”.
- A recurring gag in “The Wishing Spell” would be Conner saying something rude, such as asking Cinderella if her feet get sweaty from wearing Glass slippers, and then he would get hit by Alex.
- Conner was the last of the duo to enter the Land of Stories, but was the first to leave the Land of Stories.
- After the adventure in the Land of Stories, Conner wrote stories and characters based on the events he and Conner experienced.
- Another recurring gag in the series would be Conner telling people in the fairy tale world references to the other world, such as “Fort Knox” “Mary Poppins”, “Dude”, and “Take a picture it lasts longer”.
- At one point Conner told Ezmia that in his world people think she’s green with horns. This is a reference to Maleficent.