The scales on Belle’s knuckles were scars, here: white and pink patches of smooth, tough skin born of bashing her fists against an asylum door. The ones on her neck were now a single, thick, raised line down her spine, she told him. This development was especially troubling, and he held her close at the well, hoping that maybe, as magic returned to them all, her scars would change.
Rupert Gold was of the opinion that he paid enough for his attempt to drug his neighbor by eating the cupcake that had been intended for her. He spent a miserable night in the bathroom, and he came to regret his actions. Bitterly. So he didn’t see why Belle shouldn’t forgive him.
But she didn’t, and she ignored his very existence over the course of the next two weeks. Even when he tried to be civil and greeted her over the fence, or offered her the eggs Henrietta laid all over his garden, she acted as if he wasn’t there. It shouldn’t have bothered him, after all, since peace and quiet was all he ever wanted for his home, but the truth was: he missed her. Her acid remarks, the way she stomped her foot when she was out of arguments, and even her tacky dresses. He came dangerously close to caving in and apologizing for all the things she perceived as his misdeeds.
I had this huge curiosity to see what OUAT Belle would look like in Disney style, with her amazing clothes and all. This is the first four times I’ve tried to draw in this style, so please forgive the mistakes.
Prompt: Rumple is the one who goes over the town line. The Mr. Gold the whole town feared is back. He can’t remember this woman who claims they love each other but he still wants her.
"What is it, dearie?"
"You never call me that, Rumple," Belle informs Gold as she enters the low-lit space of his study in their Storybrooke house.
But he’s not Rumple, he’s Gold, and this room is his sanctuary in a town he doesn’t understand anymore, especially living in this house with her.
Gold had been hard pressed not to kick her out of his mansion on the spot when he’d found out that Belle lived here too, with the man who he doesn’t remember and who was (apparently) lost before he woke up on that wet road.
The dirt had ruined his suit, Gold knows that much. And Belle’s acquaintance, that dirty-jawed hook-handed bastard, was the one who shot him, though all the ins and outs of the thing and what’s happening now in the town eludes Gold completely.
But even he has his limits, and being shot in the shoulder had weakened his resolve, especially towards blue-eyed girls, and a certain one in particular, who claims she doesn’t work as his maid but is all too happy to run around after him and get him anything he needs.
Why else would she try to wait on him hand and foot?
As TVLine visited one of the ABC drama’s Vancouver location shoots, a small clutch of characters was gathered at a familiar location (well, familiar to all but one of them) to solve a life-threatening riddle — namely, to find outwhat has happened to them and at whose (possibly green?) hand. “Maybe Belle will have more luck…,” one character muses. “There has to be something that can help us.”
But not everyone is content to play house. Captain Hook’s priority is a very pirate-like one, while Neal is resolved to not just confirm his father’s fate (for better or for worse) but also to reunite with Emma. Alas on that second front, he gets little back-up from his true love’s folks. “Because Mary Margaret and David never could be the parents they wanted to be for Emma, it was their chance at the end of the [midseason] finale to let her go and be happy,” Dallas explains. “So when they see that Neal is determined to find her, they try to say, ‘Look, this is where we live now and that‘s where she and Henry are. We have to let them go.’” Luckily, the erstwhile Baelfire finds at least one ally. “Most of us stick together,” Goodwin reports, “but Belle does go on an adventure with Neal.”