It happened much more quickly then either of them was expecting. They were still in a foggy haze of morning, sleep still in their eyes. They’d barely begun to gather themselves together to depart, no immediate solution in mind yet about their predicament, when the door burst open and a flood of angry people launched themselves inside. Cops and orderlies had apparently formed a search party, believing him to have kidnapped her and fled in to the forest. They seized him, their hands rough as they pried him away from her.
It all seemed to be happening in a matter of seconds. Aurora screamed, the druids shouted in protest and tried to get to him, but it did no good with how outnumbered they were. Maleficent tried her best, but they weren’t listening.