Synopsis: Following directly on from The War Within. Rumplestiltskin and Belle have a lot to talk about. True loves kiss might have woken Belle from the sleeping curse but their marriage won’t be fixed over night. They have a little less than nine months to sort themselves out as a couple – then they’ll become a family. It’s time for them to reconcile properly, and to finally have the courtship that circumstances originally denied them.
Note: I think this chapter should have a warning notice for extreme fluff. Also, part of this chapter was inspired by a prompt fic I did ages ago. It fit this story nicely, and I probably wouldn’t have written it otherwise. There will be one more chapter after this one. Enjoy! 🙂
Three Months Later…
was content. It was an odd feeling for him, but one he was fast becoming more
familiar with. Just over three months ago, and he would argue over thirty years
in the making, he and Belle had finally shared true loves kiss. It had woken
Belle from her sleeping curse, and had been the start of their reconciliation.
In the weeks that had followed, they had talked a lot, finally putting all
their issues on the table. However, no amount of talking could fix their
marriage, only time could do that.
There had been
arguments, and he had despaired on occasion whether their marriage could be
fixed. They had rehashed the same conversations, and slowly over time the trust
that had been shattered between them had mended. The night that Belle had taken
him by the hand, and asked him to come to bed, was the magic moment when he had
known that everything would work out. Up until then, they had been living in
the house separately. After that night, they were truly back together as a couple
and sharing everything.
Hearing Rumpel recite the history of their ‘courtship’ sure is depressing, isn’t it? Man, this show. *shakes head* It’s too bad that they named Ashley’s kid Alexandra, because I would have liked Alexander for a boy, with Zander as his nickname, because it’s a bit more unusual, as befitting the son of Rumpelstiltskin.
Yeah Alexander is a good strong name, with a lot of variations for shortening and for being a bit ‘different’ but yup unfortunately taken. Their relationship has certainly been a bumpy ride but in this fic at least, they are getting some happy peaceful time now 🙂