ouat/classical lit fancast - the odyssey
odysseus - rumpelstiltskin
penelope - belle
telemachus - baelfire
circe - regina
calypso - cora
Hear me out.
Okay so in regards to the proposal/lying/trust thing, I actually liked this plot point. I actually thought the breach of trust went both ways: Belle basically ransomed Rumple’s freedom to save Zelena, the woman who tortured him and murdered his son. Rumple then reacted in kind. It’s a really good analogy of why their relationship is actually interesting when the zomfg dramaz aren’t keeping them physically separated: she expects him to be far more noble than he actually can or even should be, and he cares too much about her opinion of him - and loves her too blindly - to be able to straight-up reason with her.
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: Yeah I got bullied into updating. I love this fic, but damn it doesn’t come easy! Anyway, 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 - Chapter 14 - Chapter 15
“Papa,” Bae shakes Rumpelstiltskin’s arm, but his father sits frozen still in shock and fear and barely sways with the motion, “Papa! Who’s with Belle?”
“Belle?” The other prisoner - Sir Gaston, apparently - is suddenly all alert. “Surely… you can’t mean the Duke’s daughter?”
Bae nods, urgently, “She’s my step-mama, my papa’s new wife. She was… she was supposed to be with you. Safe.”
Just another Carlyle’s hotness appreciation post.
You can’t help it, just watch and die slowly.
The bottom photo, that’s me, biting my lip hard to prevent myself from just crying out for this man.
God, he’s beautiful and exudes sheer sex……damn, Bobby (whimper, whimper). They’re ALL utterly gorgeous, but that second one in particular makes me want to rip his clothes off. That suit, oh my goodness - his broad chest (gulp - I have a mighty need to see that naked chest), the way it fits his gorgeous body. I keep looking down, past where the buttons are going, lol……..(I’m terrible, just terrible, but I can’t help it)…….. That face, his expression, those lips.
Take me now, just do it
Okay but seriously I need one of you adorable rumple artists to draw me Rumple really fucking loving his box because RUMPELSTILTSKIN IS A CAT AND CATS ARE BATSHIT ABOUT BOXES.
You know you want it too.
For some reason, it feels important that Belle’s clothes be perfect.
Rumpelstiltskin has never had a maid before - his choice to take Belle had been more about the taking than the having, truth be told. And now she has set a prisoner loose, and they have to venture into the world.
Iambicdearie prompted: "The quality of mercy is not strained./ It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven/ upon the place beneath."
Rumpelstiltskin could be merciful.
Rarely, and often to his detriment, but sometimes it was no bad thing to cause confusion among one’s enemies. He was merciful when it cost him nothing, and gained him everything. He was merciful, when mercy was no more than negligence.
You want an essay on why I ship this? Cause you got one!
First of all: Beauty and the Beast is my favourite fairy tale, full stop. It always has been, and it always will be; it’s my favourite story and relationship-development plot in any context, and I’ve read/watched any version I can get my hands on because of that. So I was already disposed to ship this.
Summary: Rumpelstiltskin puts Belle’s determination to be tactile to the test. She responds with gusto.
AN: Entirely inspired by fairytaleasoldastime’s wonderful gifset. What happened after that moment.
Title: Smoke and Mirrors
Summary: Mr Gold first found Belle French performing her magic act on the streets of London. Now, three years later, Dark Castle Tales is a hit magic show, telling the stories of the sorcerer Rumpelstiltskin and his assistant, Miss Belle. Magician!AU.
AN: This is for Wonder, who fired across my bow and made me fire back :)