Never trust free fruit
And the worry cracks a fracture from your hip to your chest
Ru - 20 - British - writer - law and politics student - Christian - liberal - feminist - demi-bisexual - INFP - fangirl - bookworm - gamer -Whovian - Water Tribe - Ravenclaw - King's Musketeer - Dearie - Rumbelle War Veteran - Swanfire - Doctor/Rose - Jeff/Annie - Annamis

Lover of things small, dark, quiet and messy

Fic: Older and Far Away (2/?)

Fic: Older and Far Away (2/?)
Rating: R, I guess
Summary: Belle was not cursed, and lived twenty-eight years while Storybrooke slept. The night Emma Swan comes to town, she finds her way back too.

Chapter 1


Belle always looks where she’s going.

So it’s not an accident when, after hearing the ruckus between the other guest and the Queen in the hotel mid-afternoon, she is walking down the sidewalk and crashes headlong into the blonde woman she followed to this town.

Rum has been left in Red Riding Hood’s care. Belle tried not to laugh at the idea of leaving her dog in the hands of a former werewolf.

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  #rumbelle    #belle    #Rumpelstiltskin    #Rumplestiltskin    #ouat    #once upon a time    #fic: older and far away    #fanfiction    #rumbelle fic    #AU    #storybrooke  

Fic: In And Out Of Character

Fic: In And Out Of Character
Rating: PG-13
Summary: Isobel French is a character actress at Disneyland Paris; Mr Gold is the investor who meets her every day. Disneyland!AU.

A/N: This is what comes of me having my new smartphone and two hours queuing for the Princess room at Disneyland. Pure, unadulterated AU-fluff. Enjoy!


If they play the Mickey Mouse theme tune one more time, Cam Gold is going to murder someone.

He, strangely enough considering how he owns large share of the ground on which the damn park is built on, has no say whatsoever over what music is played. And while he could have the bastard’s boss’ boss fired, personnel on the small scale is entirely delegated.

He doesn’t want to have spent enough time in the horrid place to know the exact timing of the looped piped music. It is an inventive form of torture.

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  #rumbelle    #belle    #Rumpelstiltskin    #mr gold    #ouat    #once upon a time    #au    #fanfic    #fluff    #fic: in and out of character    #disneyland!AU  
Oh God I don't know if you can do this for 3 sentences, or if you even know it, but man, if you do, I will love you. And if you can't, that's ok too. Rumbelle/Dancing With the Stars AU. He's the star, she's the pro, they DANCE. :D

Cam Gold, for all of his fame as a writer and sometime-actor, is not a good dancer.

Belle French, however, is the best of the best. Or, at least, she was until she fell foul of her father’s old debts, and needed a steady pay-cheque.

But Belle lives in the moment, and so for now what matters is that she is a professional, and her job is to teach an amateur to hold himself together on a dance floor and help her make him look good.

Except for the fact that Gold has all the grace of a drunken giraffe, and despite the surgery performed years ago to fix his shattered knee, he is stubbornly ungraceful and inelegant. His balance is terrible, his timing all off, and he’s sullen at the best of times about the whole enterprise.

It’s infuriating, like he isn’t even trying, as if someone is forcing him to be here. But it’s his career, and his choice, and he’s wasting her time. 

"Fine!" she yells, at the end of her rope after a month of this nonsense, "Fine, if you don’t want to learn, I don’t want to teach!"

She breaks away from him and storms away, her voice echoing in the empty studio. He insisted on lessons after-hours, and then sulks all the way through. It’s enough to make her want to murder him.

"Wait!" he calls, and she stops and turns. He’s stood in the centre of the room, dark in his leggings and poet-shirt and boots, and she doesn’t know when her heart started racing simply from the sight of him, but she’s no longer sure if it’s anger or attraction. It’s unsettling in the extreme.

"What?" she shouts, giving in to her frustration and anger, "You don’t give a damn about dancing, or your own stupid career, or even wasting my time! You don’t care about anyone but yourself, and I’m sick of it!"

"That’s not true." He mutters, and she stops, the quiet and almost humble tone of his voice catching her off-guard.

"Excuse me?" she snarls, "You wanted to revive your career by coming on this show. And you don’t seem to give a damn about calling me out after hours to practice, only to mess it up over and over again and sulk when you can’t get it. You won’t even let me make the steps easier for you! Just because you’re hot and you smell good doesn’t mean it’s okay that you’re so vain and proud and stubborn, and-"

He’s crossed the room in two seconds, and for all his clumsiness on the dance floor his lips are soft and skilled against hers, his hands on her forearms holding her chest against his closer than ever before, even when they danced. She lets go with a little moan in the back of her throat, and her lips part as his tongue coaxes between them, sweeping into her mouth and stroking against her own.

She folds into his arms, and while he could never hold her properly when they danced his arms are strong around her, as her hands wind in his mussed dark hair.

Finally, they break away, and if it weren’t for her extensive training her knees would have buckled already, “What was that?” she asks, breathlessly. And can we do it again? was on the tip of her tongue.

"Proving that I care about more than myself," he replies, softly, "Late night lessons are the only way to see you."

"Oh." she half-whimpers, and the rest is kissing and her back against the mirrored wall of the studio, and his hands on every inch of her, so much better and more intimate than any dance they’d ever practiced.

  #rumbelle    #belle    #Rumpelstiltskin    #mr gold    #au  

Fic: Scorched Earth

vivacioustavernwench said: Rumbelle. Belle is one of the many queens of FT land. Rumpelstiltskin is her open secret paramour.

(made rebloggable by request)

No one challenges the Marchlands; not since Queen Belle swept to power. Her powder-blue skirts and dimples mask an iron will and a ruthless determination for power, for the security of her lands.

It is said she was born and raised in the worst of the Ogre Wars. It is said that her father locked her in a tower to prevent her from her own self-sacrifice, that she watched the world burn and knew she could have stopped it, had she only spoken sooner.

Her lands are scorched earth, but they are hers. And with her father ripped to shreds before her eyes, her fiance captured and murdered in a land far from home, her castle in ruins, they are all she has.

Rumpelstiltskin comes to see her, sometimes. They both know that she should have spoken, when he arrived all those years ago; they both know he could have saved them with a wave of his hand.

She hates him with the same cold dispassion she holds for all that is not her own. But she moans and sighs when he takes her to bed, and clings to him as if she won’t let go. She calls him her monster; he calls her his beautiful, broken raven.

  #rumbelle    #belle    #Rumpelstiltskin    #Rumplestiltskin    #ouat    #once upon a time    #au  

Fic: Rumour Has It - Chapter 7

AU: Because of one little lie, everyone at Storybrooke University now thinks that Belle Charmin is sleeping around, and Professor Gold, the only guy who seems to believe her innocence, is totally off limits. Easy A!AU.

Chapter 1 - Chapter 2 - Chapter 3 - Chapter 4 - Chapter 5 - Chapter 6 - Chapter 7 - Chapter 8 - Chapter 9 - Chapter 10 - Chapter 11 - Chapter 12 - Chapter 13


Rumour Has It
Chapter 7


I have admitted to a lot of mistakes in this crappy little story so far, but I have to admit: going to lunch with Gold was one of the few good calls I made. Even with everything that happened after, all the shit that went down and Regina Mills and her inquiries and… well, I don’t know if he would agree that taking me to lunch was a good idea.

And I let it become a routine. Meeting the pair of them in bookshops and parks, and going for lunches and cups of coffee. To be fair, Bay was there for most of it. But Gold spent more time looking at me than at his stepson: I pretended not to notice, assumed I was making it up.

I wasn’t, but that’s not really the point of the story. Or maybe it is: I blamed anything I couldn’t explain on my overactive imagination.


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  #rumbelle    #belle    #Rumpelstiltskin    #mr gold    #ouat    #once upon a time    #au    #easy A!rumbelle    #fic: rumour has it    #a chipped queue  

Fic: Shoot The Messenger

Title: Shoot The Messenger
Rating: PG-13 for swearing and mentions of drug use
Summary: Belle gets a call from her dealer ex-boyfriend, and winds up bargaining with a drug lord known only as Mr Gold for forgiven debts. He needs collateral, and she needs a job.

AN: Written as a reward for my Spice Girls!AU challenge for someontellted, (who wrote a hilarious AU). Yes, it’s twice as long as expected. No, you shouldn’t be surprised.


Belle has never met the man they call Mr Gold, but she’s sure as hell heard the rumours.

Queen did business with him: Gold was her supplier, and she passed the goods along to the customers. The man on top doesn’t deal with the trash at the bottom: rumour has it he’s got a son in high school and a life in the suburbs, a nice little set-up, all legit and businesslike.

Belle’s never met the man, but the idea of doing so terrifies her.

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  #rumbelle    #belle    #mr gold    #Rumpelstiltskin    #ouat    #once upon a time    #AU    #someonetellted    #spice girls challenge    #fic  

Fic: Rumour Has It - Chapter 6

AU: Because of one little lie, everyone at Storybrooke University now thinks that Belle Charmin is sleeping around, and Professor Gold, the only guy who seems to believe her innocence, is totally off limits. Easy A!AU.

Chapter 1 - Chapter 2 - Chapter 3 - Chapter 4 - Chapter 5 - Chapter 6 - Chapter 7 - Chapter 8 - Chapter 9 - Chapter 10 - Chapter 11 - Chapter 12 - Chapter 13

Rumour Has It
Chapter 6


Oh my god, remember how I said pretending to fuck Jefferson was the worst decision I ever made? I take it back. I let Phil
pay me for fake sex, and he has a massive mouth. Jefferson told four people: Phil told everyone else.

And I do mean everyone.

And as I said before, I have major reasons to hate instant mass-communication. It felt like just hours between him starting the stories about our little rendezvous - he did start with flattering haste, and I had to admit it was nice that getting with me was almost a badge of honour - and the whispering turning to full-on gossip.

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  #rumbelle    #belle    #mr gold    #Rumpelstiltskin    #Rumplestiltskin    #ouat    #once upon a time    #au    #easy A rumbelle    #fic: rumour has it    #regina mills    #easy A  

Fic: Harmless - Chapter 8

AU: Belle arrives, bruised and bleeding, on the doorstep of a lame spinner and his son. On the run from the war and its causes, her short stop-over becomes something else entirely.

A/N: I’m sorry this update took so long, but this chapter was one of the hardest I’ve ever tried to write. This chapter is M-rated. I have put asterisks where the M-bit starts and ends, if anyone wants to skip it.

Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 - Chapter 4 - Chapter 5 - Chapter 6 - Chapter 7 Chapter 8 - Chapter 9 - Chapter 10 - Chapter 11 - Chapter 12 - Chapter 13 - Chapter 14 -  Chapter 15 - Chapter 16


Chapter 8


For all that their differences have been brokered and sorted through, Rumpelstiltskin still feels an odd current of tension hanging in the air through the rest of the day.

He spins with Bae outside, and the boy is wise enough to keep his mouth shut and not ask about the knight he met on the road, or his parents’ conversation inside the house. He knows better than to ask for answers that he doesn’t want to hear.

Rum sees nothing of Belle, and is somewhat glad of it. Their conversation that morning had been a little too intense, too personal, for him to want to talk again so soon.

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  #rumbelle    #belle    #Rumplestiltskin    #Rumpelstiltskin    #ouat    #once upon a time    #baby!Rum    #rumbelle war    #baelfire    #ftland    #AU    #fic: Harmless  

Fic: Rumour Has It - Chapter 2

AU: Because of one little lie, everyone at Storybrooke University now thinks that Belle Charmin is sleeping around, and Professor Gold, the only guy who seems to believe her innocence, is totally off limits. Easy A!AU.

A/N: Yeah, I planned on being all restrained and posting once a week or something. But I love this chapter to bits, so here it is. Enjoy!

Chapter 1 - Chapter 2 - Chapter 3 - Chapter 4 - Chapter 5 - Chapter 6 - Chapter 7 - Chapter 8 - Chapter 9 - Chapter 10 - Chapter 11 - Chapter 12 - Chapter 13


Rumour Has It

Chapter 2


I don’t know why Storybrooke U is such a breeding ground for bitchy gossip, but Ruby’s voice carried far and everyone heard it.

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  #rumbelle    #easy A rumbelle    #belle    #Rumpelstiltskin    #mr gold    #Regina Mills    #ashley boyd    #jefferson    #fic: Rumour Has It    #fanfic    #ouat    #once upon a time    #AU  

Fic: Rumour Has It - Chapter 1

AU: Because of one little lie, everyone at Storybrooke University now thinks that Belle Charmin is sleeping around, and Professor Gold, the only guy who seems to believe her innocence, is totally off limits. Easy A!AU.

AN: Okay, so this is entirely Marchie’s fault. She asked for a college!AU inspired by the 2010 movie Easy A. However: while watching the movie is a wonderful and entirely hilarious use of your time, prior knowledge of the plot shouldn’t be vital for understanding this fic. It also deviates from the canon plot at several points, so it’s not a carbon copy of the movie itself.

Chapter 1 - Chapter 2 - Chapter 3 - Chapter 4 - Chapter 5 - Chapter 6 - Chapter 7 - Chapter 8 - Chapter 9 - Chapter 10 - Chapter 11 - Chapter 12


Rumour Has It

Chapter 1


Just to set the record straight: I have only ever had sex with one person.

Ironically, that’s the one relationship no one actually knows about.

This isn’t a diary: my diary is sat across the room, staring at me accusingly. It knows I’m cheating on it with this. It can get in back of the line of people ready to accuse me of whoring around.

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  #rumbelle    #belle    #Rumplestiltskin    #mr gold    #Regina Mills    #ruby lucas    #easy A au    #easy A    #fanfic    #ouat    #once upon a time    #AU  

Easy A Rumbelle just hit 11,500 words

This is getting ridiculous. Also: Gold wants to make out with Belle so bad right now I think he’s almost broken his beer bottle, he’s clutching it so hard.

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  #easy A rumbelle    #rumbelle    #easy A    #belle    #mr gold    #AU  

Fic: Masked Affection

Title: Masked Affection
Rating: NC-17
Summary: Belle and Rumpelstiltskin share a bed, and yet she worries that he’s still holding back and hiding from her. She attempts to remedy this.

I co-opted two of Fyre’s up-for-adoption prompts: ‘She is on the table; he in the chair’ and ‘gold thread bondage’.

This also marks, oddly, 300,000 words of Rumbelle/OUAT fanfiction. So yeah, that happened.


Belle had been interested by the golden thread Rumpelstiltskin spun from straw since the moment she first saw it. She liked to watch the way it shimmered as it was formed, the gleam of it in the sunlight. He caught her watching, sometimes, and laughed at her, sent her scurrying to some new task or other.

It grew to a fascination when, a month after her arrival in the castle, when he allowed her to run a piece through her fingers, and feel the texture.

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  #rumbelle    #belle    #Rumpelstiltskin    #Rumplestiltskin    #ouat    #once upon a time    #ftland    #au    #fanfiction    #smutty smut smut smut  

Marchie’s got me writing an OUAT/Rumbelle rewrite of the movie Easy A. I love every single moment of this, and all my other projects are looking at me forlornly, and remembering the days where I wrote one oneshot a night and never started anything I couldn’t finish.

  #rumbelle    #belle    #Rumpelstiltskin    #mr gold    #au    #easy A rumbelle rewrite    #having waaay too much fun here    #to steal Fyre's word    #I'm kittenrolling  

Fic: Siren Song

Paranormal investigator AU Rumbelle. Think X-Files.

When she had accepted the position as assistant to her old mythology professor, Belle French had expected a few years spent cataloging ancient texts and perhaps - of she was very lucky - helping on one of his famous field trips to some far off clime.

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  #the read more is for length    #this wasn't as smutty as expected    #I might write a smutty part two if I can be persuaded    #rumbelle    #prompt day    #Rumpelstiltskin    #belle    #mr gold    #au    #ouat