Synopsis: Following directly on from All Hallow’s Fall. Due to the events of Halloween, Storybrooke finally becomes aware of Gold and Belle’s relationship and small towns can be vicious places. Gold fears it will tear them apart, but adversity can lead to strength not just ruin, and maybe even one day – a happy ending.
Note: Thank you all for your lovely comments on the last chapter. I struggled to respond as I normally do because what I wanted to say was “oh ye of little faith” heh. Anyway, it’s Sunday which means fluffy fic time! I hope you enjoy this chapter 🙂
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Alistair panic and felt a curious mix of amusement, guilt and relief. The deer
in the headlights look, the frantic movements and the unconvincing denial was
amusing. However, she felt a trace of guilt for being amused when he was
obviously so panicked. She also felt relief because it was evidence, if she
needed it, that Alistair couldn’t lie to her. She didn’t think he ever had, and
she couldn’t imagine that he ever would, he wasn’t that kind of man, but it was
“Yes, yes, I’m nearly done and then we can leave,”
“Come with me,”
Belle said firmly.
Hm, hopefully inviting Moe won’t backfire. He started off as his usual canon asshole self, but did seem to turn reasonable. As for the scene in the shop, yay! I am so glad that Belle saw his panic for what it was. I hereby award you with the Crown of Fluff! *Kneels respectfully* Carry on, my liege.
You are a lovely, lovely person. I know I’ve said this to you before, but I think it bears repeating. I might not always reblog your comments anymore, as I’m wary about reblogging too much. However, that doesn’t mean I don’t appreciate your comments – I seriously do appreciate them! Thank you so much 🙂
Anyway, heh yeah as I said earlier this story has somehow developed plot, backstory and a tendency towards angst. I’m fixing it with communication at the moment so hopefully I will be able to keep the Crown of Fluff! 🙂 I rather like having a story where they are basically happy, and they deal with their problems together.
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Awwwwww! This was delightful. I loved Belle sitting him down and telling him what her plans for the future were.
As always, Bae and Emma are adorable! Of course they want to be knight and samurai. Makes perfect sense.
Frankly, I’m not a fan of inviting the other’s family member without consulting first. but in fiction everything has this way of coming together in the end, eh? heh
Thank you so much! I’m glad you liked it 🙂 Yeah, Gold thought he’d had a brainwave there. He believes that he’s the only problem between Belle and Maurice, and it’s a holiday and family shouldn’t be alone on holiday etc. So I think he imagines Belle will be happy about it, and pleased with him for reaching out and fixing it.
He meant well, he truly thought it was a nice gesture but yeah you are absolutely right, he should have asked Belle first, and I’m fairly certain she will make that clear to him. Somehow my fluff fic has developed plot, and backstory, and an unfortunate tendency towards angst which I usually fix with communication. Hopefully this little mishap will be as easily fixed …