” Is this you being the hero and killing the beast? “
Some people were asking for Rumbelle, so I found some doodles I made months ago while I was reading all of suchadearie’s fanfics. Gold’s POV is my favorite in the universe, he’s just this hilarious ball of bad behavior, strong emotions and panic attacks (my favorite things)
iirc, the “gorilla” thing is from Meal Deal, where Gold mentally thinks of Gaston as “Belle’s gorilla boyfriend,” but Gaston actually has a masochistic, one-sided crush on Gold. It was probably the funniest side-plot I’ve read in a fanfic in a long time, I remember having to leave my computer because I was laughing so hard. (I shipped it)
Another Sunny Day - Belle and Sebastian.
Another sunny day, I met you up in the garden
You were digging plants; I dug you, beg your pardon
I took a photograph of you in the herbaceous border
It broke the heart of men and flowers and girls and trees
Another rainy day, we’re trapped inside with a train set
Chocolate on the boil, steamy windows when we met
You’ve got the attic window looking out on the cathedral
And on a Sunday evening bells ring out in the dusk
Another day in June, we’ll pick eleven for football
We’re playing for our lives; the referee gives us fuck all
I saw you in the corner of my eye on the sidelines
Your dark mascara bids me to historical deeds
Everybody’s gone, you picked me up for a long drive
We take the tourist route, the nights are light until midnight
Took the evening ferry over to the peninsula
We found the avenue of trees, went up to the hill
That crazy avenue of trees, I’m living there still
There’s something in my eye, a little midge so beguiling
Sacrificed his life to bring us both eye to eye
I heard the Eskimos remove obstructions with tongues, dear
You missed my eye, I wonder why, I didn’t complain
You missed my eye, I wonder why, please do it again
'The lovin is a mess what happened to all of the feeling'
I thought it was for real; babies, rings and fools kneeling
And words of pledging trust and lifetimes stretching forever
So what went wrong? It was a lie, it crumbled apart
Ghost figures of past, present, future haunting the heart
The pairing that nobody saw coming.
And everyone was rooting for.
Belle reading: “As all things come to an end, even this story…”
I love how Rumple and Belle were like, “the only people invited to our wedding are 1) the person who must be there to perform the ceremony and 2) the person there to give the bride away/witness the ceremony and nobody else is allowed”
I’m sure if they could have somehow officiated a wedding with only the two of them, they would have done it
a secret elopement in the middle of the woods in the middle of the night??
dream wedding of anxious private stylish nerds, tbh
It’s yours. You’re a free man.
The most hurtful part is just how obviously he doesn’t want her to give it to him. He looks down at it so hesitatingly. He thought he was going to have to find a way to get it from Regina, but this is infinitely worse. Just having it handed to him with so much trust. He almost wishes that she would just… bind him into doing what she wants, take the decision away, so he won’t hurt her. But that’s the big difficulty in their relationship, his lack of willingness or ability to be as innocent and forgiving as she is without her influence driving him.
I wish he’d had been honest and discussed it with her, but had he failed to talk her around, he would have felt like he’d failed his son or not done all he could. So, he really felt like he had no choice. Hahahah, wow this is hurtful. (But I’m smiling all huge.)
Hear me out.
Okay so in regards to the proposal/lying/trust thing, I actually liked this plot point. I actually thought the breach of trust went both ways: Belle basically ransomed Rumple’s freedom to save Zelena, the woman who tortured him and murdered his son. Rumple then reacted in kind. It’s a really good analogy of why their relationship is actually interesting when the zomfg dramaz aren’t keeping them physically separated: she expects him to be far more noble than he actually can or even should be, and he cares too much about her opinion of him - and loves her too blindly - to be able to straight-up reason with her.