It's not puppy love chap 2It's not puppy love chap 2 by ~Trigger-Happy-Xigbar
Belle happily walked down the street with Lady on a leash. She took Lady to the door of Granny's. Belle rapped on the window of the diner, and Ruby looked up from her cleaning the counter. She waved her over, and Ruby came outside. "Hi Belle," Ruby said happy to see her friend. The two of them had become good friends, and she'd taught Belle much. "What's up?"
"I wanted to introduce my new friend." Belle said with a big smile. Ruby looked around and raised a brow. Belle squatted down and that's when Ruby saw the dog. "Her name is Lady, and she's been an angel since I got her this morning."
"How did you afford her? I mean how much?" Ruby asked a little surprised.
"Late fees. Apparently people are not so used to the concept of a library and the books having to be returned on time." Belle said rubbing the dog's head. "Rumplestiltskin's the only one returning on time."
"Not surprising," Ruby said with a knowing smile. Belle suddenly became sad as she sat in an outside chair. "What's wrong?"
It's not puppy love chap 1It's not puppy love chap 1 by ~Trigger-Happy-Xigbar
Belle liked living alone above the library, but she did miss Rumple's company. Actually she just missed him. However, her resolve needed to stay firm. Belle found herself walking through the town, this cloudy sunday, and ended up in front of the Storybrooke pound. It only took a second for her to decide to go in.
"Hello. I believe I'd like to adopt a dog today." Belle said to the man sitting behind the desk. He looked up from his newspaper and then pressed a button on the desk. It unlocked the door to the back and opened it. Belle had never met someone so rude in all her life. She walked through to the back.
Many dogs were barking through fenced cages. Many dogs were at the gate, eagerly wagging their tails. Belle found a beautiful cocker spaniel in one of the cages. She ran back to the door. "I found the dog I want to adopt. How much?"
"Depends on the type of dog." He answered getting up.
"The cocker spaniel."
"Okay," Belle reacted into her purse and pulled it o
More than you knowMore than you know by ~Trigger-Happy-Xigbar
It had been some time since he'd forced Belle away because of her association with the Queen. He'd forced her from his home, but for some reason her could not force her from his heart. Rumplestiltskin would find himself thinking about her and their time together. Every time he looked in the cabinet, Belle's cup would resinate her presence in his heart, which sent him to find solace in his spinning.
One day he found that he could not stand wondering if she was okay. He had to see, just once, that she was okay. Then maybe, just maybe, he could truly let her go. Belle would have returned home to her father and her friends. There'd be no Gaston, of that he was certain. He glanced at the unwithered rose he had transformed to give to Belle as he sped through the main room. He headed to the front door, doors opening and closing for his passing.
As soon as he stepped out the doors, he disappeared from sight. He reappeared outside of that little town that Belle willingly sacrificed her life for
More than you know chap 2More than you know chap 2 by ~Trigger-Happy-Xigbar
Rumple immediately took her to her bedroom, which had been left untouched. He laid her down gently on the bed and waited for her to awaken. His clothes were stained with blood. Some of it was his, some was hers, and the rest belonged to those sadist bastards! He knew Belle wouldn't like that he took life to save her, but that was just the truth of the matter. He was just glad she wouldn't have those horrid images of his monstrous actions or monstrous him, in her mind.
A few hours passed, and the whole time Rumple sat there watching her. He sat forward with his elbows on his knees, and his palms framing his face. The whole time his mind was racing with worry and uncertainty. What would she say? What would he say to her? Would she forgive him for the despicable way he treated her? All he really wanted was for her to wake up, know she was safe, and would remain safe forever! Even if she hated him, though it would probably destroy him, he would protect her with his life.
Finally he stood,
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