Three of the best dressed women at the dance from thestraggletag’s fic Withdrawal. Hope they look how you imagined them, Stragg! Maybe it’s too big? I think it looks better on full size…
Wow, this is awesome! Thanks so much!
Well, someone’s wish got granted.
And I don’t think they had it easy (30 years apart, Belle prisoner and Rumple believing her dead) but I do believe they never truly explored that, they just sort of skipped over it and the “getting to know you again” part.
Oh gosh. I’ve just thought..
I legitimately cannot deal with how Ruby’s gonna react to Belle losing her memory.
Like, they’re bff’s, maaaaan.
It’s gonna kill her :’c
Either that ORRRRRR..
Seeing as Belle remembers nothing of anyone or anything, this means she has no idea who Rumple is. Which meeeeeeans, and it kills me to say this, that RumBelle is, at least for now, none existant..
BUT BUT BUT! So like, think about this. She doesn’t currently love Rumple. And like, Ruby’s gonna be all like “WAHHHH BELLE WHERE YOU GO COME BACK CAUSE YOU’RE AWESOME AND SUCH!”
And like, Belle could end up falling for Ruby’s loveliness now that her love for Rumple is out of the way.
RED BEAUTY COULD BECOME CANON!
Wishful thinking there. It’s highly improbable. But it’s not impossible.
I think this post might be misstagged Rumbelle.
This is the equivalent to sticking a band aid on my broken rumbelle heart! And I found it at the same time than Caramel and Berries!!
And speaking of the Addiction!verse….
I’m working on a couple of Whitdrawal manips. Which style do you like better?
Feedback will be much appreciated!!
OMG, HOW CAN YOU BE SO PERFECT WITH THIS?
Seriously, your manips are flawless. I like the one on the right.
And thanks for all the lovely words!
And I couldn’t even listen to the audio! But I really hope that this works because it’s OUAT sunday and we may need the smutty serotonin high to deal with this episode, so…
GUISE, LOOK AT THE PRETTY. THIS IS EITHER BOLLYWOOD DANCING!BELLE OR GENIE WHO FALLS IN LOVE WITH LONELY SPINNER MASTER!BELLE.
We do realize this right?
Oh, they’ll probably go: “No, it’s not, he didn’t kill her. And besides, it wasn’t like she was Hook’s wife, that’d be much worse.”
Nevermind that Hook didn’t kill Belle only to make Rumplestiltskin suffer more and that Belle saved Hooks life hours before he completely fucked her over.
Oh, and sorry for the language. I foresee some really creepy fandom conversations and it just rubs me the wrong way.
Pride and Other Poisons
This is a gritty tale of Victorian Scotland, adapting Rumbelle Canon into a highly historical, literary setting. Honestly, I think it’s pretty fun.
Rated: M for Substance Abuse and Violence
Word Count: 48,000 across all 10 chapters
The conclusion to Part I! If you’ve been putting off reading this because you don’t like a WIP, I just want to encourage you to consider giving it a look-see this time around. We’ve cleared the first 1/3 of the story, and the next part will pick up a bit further in the future with (I hope) a few new surprises in store.
As you can see I decided that 3:30 am could go hang itself.
The story is, as always, lovely. It has a special, unique sort of flavour, because you strive so hard to find that “Victorian voice” that it really shows. The slow way Gold changes in his perception of Belle is KILLING ME and I love that we get to see Belle’s puzzlement over her employer (we know hos much this girl loves a mystery, after all).
Bae’s POV ripped my fucking heart out, thank you very much, and it felt like the sort of thing that might have gone through the actual Baelfire’s head during The Return (YES, YOU GAVE ME THE RETURN FEELS, I HOPE YOU’RE HAPPY).
All in all I think you’ve set up a lovely scenario for the upcoming action, and I can’t wait to see where this is going. Thank you so much for writing this!
A) Gold could re-attach a man’s arm with barely a though but he can’t heal his True love?
B) Especially knowing she hates hospitals?
C) And that none of the people in said hospitals are really doctors except the creepy guy known for trying to resurrect the dead and harass everything with a skirt?
I call plot hole.
Does Belle hate hospitals? Sure she was in one for 28yrs but to her, that was just another cell, much like the one Regina put her in in FTL. It’s not much of a stretch to say she hates hospitals but still seems like fan-thought to me. shrug
Everything else is spot on. I was going to suggest maybe something is preventing him from using magic, but then there he goes with that fireball magic. So plot hole indeed and if it isn’t filled in on Sunday well shit.
Good point about the hospitals, though I can’t imagine her being okay with them (hospitals have that special sort of smell that must have been what she breathed for like 28 years) maybe it’s not as bad as we imagine.
And, as far as the plot hole goes, it’s a very common complication in fantasy world full of magic. Eventually you ran out of ways to complicate the plot without some awesome magic you introduce before creating a very easy solution to whatever problem is faced.
- Snow white slept with doctor Frankenstein
- That Cinderella has pretty much disappeared
- and the fact that Rumpelstiltskin is like 20 years older then Belle
Technically he’s over 300 years old, but seeing as how you phrased it what you mean is that we are overlooking that he LOOKS 20 years older than her. And in a show set in Fairytale land, where many medieval-like rules of social conduct apply a 20 year difference is nothing.
Want me to prove it to you? You didn’t include Leopold and Regina’s age difference, which must be around 20 years, because you didn’t see anything weird in an aged king marrying a young woman.
I just wish someone would acknowledge Graham’s death!
I would also love a: “We know you raped Graham.”
Even if it’s just from the producers and it’s never actually acknowledge on the show. At this point I’m THAT easy to please.
The citizens of Storybrook are all so easily played, and I can’t help but hate them for it a little—especially Gold! I’d have expected him to re-watch the entire memory, spot the purple smoke, recognize it as Cora’s trademark and—realizing the threat her presence poses—actually DO something about it! He’s just thorough like that! How thoroughly he orchestrates everything is just beautiful. Maybe he’s just sick of having his dates with Belle interrupted? As much as this episode broke my heart, I loved Pongo’s presence in it, the fact that Belle wasn’t kidnapped to use against Gold, and that Regina told Red (who I adore) to go take herself for a walk. I nearly cried when Regina saw Emma talking to Henry, witnessing Henry break down and cry, knowing too well what the reason was. I just want her to be happy for once in her miserable life! :’(
Isn’t purple smoke just a universal sign of dark magic? Rumple produces it, as do Regina and Maleficent. If Gold had any inkling Cora was in town he’d be all over that.
And Regina got duped just like everyone else. I mean, if she doesn’t recognize her mother’s hand in all of this (since she knows her the best) why should the rest? To us it all looks too obvious, of course, but I don’t think it’s so easy to spot from the characters’s POV.
W O W
WO OO OO OOW
FUCK THIS STUPID STUPID STUPID OTP I’M GOING TO THROW MYSELF OFF A CLIFF HE CALLED HER SWEETHEART
S W E E T H E A R T
Breathe. In. Out. Again. Again.
It’s all gonna be alright.
Well, it isn’t, but we’ve got tea and porn.