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299A Different Fate » Rumplestiltskin is the Dark One, but Fiona knows that his fate was meant to be different. When she learns what has become of her son, she grows determined to restore the destiny she cut away—whether he wants her to or not. When Belle makes a deal to become the Dark One's maid, she never expects to find his mother encouraging her growing relationship with Rumplestiltskin. AU.
Once Upon a Time, T, English, Family & Romance, chapters: 42, words: 210k+, favs: 217, follows: 208, updated: 3/1/2022 published: 5/13/2017, [Rumpelstiltskin/Mr. Gold, Belle/Lacey] Neal C./Baelfire, The Black Fairy/Fiona
100This is No Game » Belle French volunteers to save her best friend from the 71st Hunger Games, and finds herself in a terrifying world were even the victors are not winners. Her only companion is District Twelve's pariah, the bitter and damaged Rumple Gold, who tries desperately to save her from the hell that comes after winning the Games. A dark story in the Hunger Games universe. Rumbelle slow burn
Once Upon a Time, M, English, Drama & Hurt/Comfort, chapters: 19, words: 46k+, favs: 46, follows: 82, updated: 10/24/2017 published: 3/10/2015, [Rumpelstiltskin/Mr. Gold, Belle/Lacey] [Neal C./Baelfire, Emma S.]
62Echoes of Darkness » "Think of me as your guide, but only until you've learned to embrace your powers." But the Dark One lies. That voice, that presence never truly leaves—no matter how you try to fight it. Rumplestiltskin knows that better than anyone: he listened to it for 300 years. (This 'verse is open to prompts!)
Once Upon a Time, T, English, Angst & Family, chapters: 7, words: 23k+, favs: 42, follows: 64, updated: 10/24/2017 published: 10/15/2015, [Rumpelstiltskin/Mr. Gold, Belle/Lacey] Neal C./Baelfire
165A Different Battle » The one where Rumplestiltskin's mother shows up at the Dark Castle shortly after Cora breaks his heart, changing the course of future events forever. Years later, when Belle makes a deal to become the Dark One's maid, she never expected to find his mother living with him. Rumbelle. AU. - on hiatus, replaced by a Different Fate.
Once Upon a Time, T, English, Family & Drama, chapters: 13, words: 51k+, favs: 94, follows: 89, updated: 4/13/2017 published: 3/2/2016, [Rumpelstiltskin/Mr. Gold, Belle/Lacey]
13 Black and White After Emma declares that Gideon is beyond saving, Belle and Rumplestiltskin have a talk about the "hero" view of a black and white world. Truths are shared, and decisions are made. Post-Ep for 6x16, "Mother's Little Helper".
Once Upon a Time, K, English, Family & Drama, words: 1k+, favs: 32, follows: 6, 4/9/2017, [Belle/Lacey, Rumpelstiltskin/Mr. Gold]
5 Ruins of Motherhood Malcolm had always been a bit of a rake, but he shouldn't have been able to get a famous sorceress in his bed. Yet she wound up there all the same, only to find her arms full of a too-human child nine months later. Or, the story of Rumplestiltskin's conception and how he ended up with his father. Slightly AU.
Once Upon a Time, T, English, Angst & Family, words: 2k+, favs: 9, follows: 3, 2/21/2017, Rumpelstiltskin/Mr. Gold, Peter Pan
8 Ruins of Innocence Bae has to make a quick stop for a friend while on a trip to Boston. No big deal, right? The problem comes when his not-quite-girlfriend's rather innocent father wants to tag along to a porn shop. Not that David knows what that is. (An outtake from around Chapter 94 of "Ruins of Camelot", but this crack makes just as much sense if you haven't read ROC.) Obviously AU.
Once Upon a Time, T, English, Humor & Friendship, words: 2k+, favs: 11, follows: 2, 2/3/2017, Henry Mills, Neal C./Baelfire, David N./Prince Charming
1k+ Ruins of Camelot » Alternate Season 5. Merlin is long dead, Camelot destroyed. Emma is the Dark One, without an easy answer. Rumplestiltskin becomes the Sorcerer, but magic alone cannot save her. Meanwhile, an age-old war against darkness revives in Storybrooke, in which the fate of all the realms will be decided forever—and the final battle begins. Rumbelle, OQ, eventual Swanfire.
Once Upon a Time, T, English, Family & Drama, chapters: 123, words: 920k+, favs: 184, follows: 174, updated: 1/31/2017 published: 6/19/2015, [Rumpelstiltskin/Mr. Gold, Belle/Lacey] Emma S., Regina M./The Evil Queen
11 Interruptions Rumplestiltskin keeps trying to propose to Belle, but someone interrupts every time he tries. He wants to create the perfect romantic moment, but Storybrooke has other ideas. AU where Pan and Henry never swapped bodies, no second curse. (Written for RSS 2016)
Once Upon a Time, T, English, Romance & Family, words: 8k+, favs: 49, follows: 10, 12/19/2016, [Rumpelstiltskin/Mr. Gold, Belle/Lacey] Neal C./Baelfire, Maleficent
38 True Love Wins Out » True Love cannot be denied, despite Rumplestiltskin's best intentions to keep Belle safe by staying away from her. He tried to make sure that his cursed self and hers would be far apart in Storybrooke, but never counted on the way they would be drawn together. AU - Cursed Gold and Cursed Lacey fall in love despite the obstacles in their path. Mostly fluff and some angst.
Once Upon a Time, T, English, Romance & Angst, chapters: 5, words: 9k+, favs: 41, follows: 42, updated: 8/4/2016 published: 2/11/2015, [Rumpelstiltskin/Mr. Gold, Belle/Lacey]
24 The Highest Bidder Maurice sells Belle to the highest bidder. Rumplestiltskin brings gold, but not because he's looking for a maid. Nothing goes as he expected, of course. From the RCIJ prompt "Maurice sells Belle to Rumple"
Once Upon a Time, K+, English, Drama & Romance, words: 5k+, favs: 89, follows: 26, 7/22/2016, [Rumpelstiltskin/Mr. Gold, Belle/Lacey] Maurice/Mr. French
21 Sleep No More Awakened from the Sleeping Curse, Belle returns to Storybrooke with Rumplestiltskin. There, the heroes welcome her and expect her to be on their side—as usual. But when they ask for her help, Belle is not quite charitable as they expect. Or, the one in which Belle and Rumplestiltskin make short work of problems and villains because they're working together. Post season 5 fix-it.
Once Upon a Time, T, English, Drama & Angst, words: 10k+, favs: 97, follows: 22, 5/22/2016, [Rumpelstiltskin/Mr. Gold, Belle/Lacey]
19 Rumplestiltskin and the Battle of Hogwarts Henry convinces his father and grandfather to have a Harry Potter movie marathon. Rumplestiltskin is not certain why he agreed to this, but he does know that "Lord Voldemort" is a rather ridiculous Dark Lord. Meanwhile, Baelfire just wants his dad to take his damned tie off and relax a little. AU.
Once Upon a Time, K+, English, Humor & Family, words: 3k+, favs: 49, follows: 19, 5/19/2016, Henry Mills, Neal C./Baelfire, Rumpelstiltskin/Mr. Gold
6 Ruins of a Contract Morgan le Fae may have abandoned her last son, but that doesn't mean she could turn down the opportunity to help him when the chance presented itself. So, when a healer speaks of a contract he's just gained for a second-born child, she acts. Set in the universe of Ruins & Battles, post ep for "Devil's Due".
Once Upon a Time, T, English, Angst & Family, words: 3k+, favs: 17, follows: 5, 5/2/2016, Neal C./Baelfire, Rumpelstiltskin/Mr. Gold
7 One Last Fight An epilogue to Original Powers. Belle lived a long life for a human, but in the end, Rumplestiltskin had to let her go. Now, having passed his power on to their daughter, he prepares to follow her—but not without one last encounter with his old foe, the Black Fairy.
Once Upon a Time, K+, English, Drama & Friendship, words: 1k+, favs: 17, follows: 3, 3/2/2016, [Rumpelstiltskin/Mr. Gold, Belle/Lacey] OC
182Freedom is Always an Unfinished Task » A terrorist bomb destroys the seaQuest II before launching & the world's fragile peace begins to splinter. Three years later, with a new seaQuest finally beginning her workups, new powers have risen & war with Macronesia is coming. AU post S1, S1 crew.
SeaQuest, T, English, Adventure & Suspense, chapters: 20, words: 125k+, favs: 31, follows: 48, updated: 2/18/2016 published: 1/11/2011, Capt. Nathan Bridger, Cmdr. Jonathan Ford, Lt. Cmdr. Katherine Hitchcock, Ensign Lucas Wolenczak
8 Hello From the Other Side Five times Belle and Rumple broke each other, and one they didn't, culminating when Rumple tells Belle the truth after "Swan Song". Part of the 2015 Rumbelle Secret Santa exchange. Warnings for angst, spoilers through all of season 5, and a promise of a happy ending.
Once Upon a Time, T, English, Angst & Hurt/Comfort, words: 10k+, favs: 32, follows: 5, 12/20/2015, Rumpelstiltskin/Mr. Gold, Belle/Lacey
19 The Power of Trust In which Belle tries to heal the very broken Dark One whose control she has inherited. Follow on to "The Power of Names." Final round fic from the 2014 Rumbelle Showdown. AU.
Once Upon a Time, T, English, Angst & Hurt/Comfort, words: 1k+, favs: 59, follows: 12, 10/15/2015, [Rumpelstiltskin/Mr. Gold, Belle/Lacey]
1k+ Freeze on the Stones » When Cora casts the curse, everyone suffers. Regina is married to the prince she never wanted. Gold tries to hide his affair with the librarian from Cora. Mary Margaret is drowning in debt, and Emma finds herself stuck in a dangerous town where no one is safe from the Evil Queen. This Storybrooke and its story are darker than the one you know. Ensemble Fic. Rumbelle, OQ, Snowing.
Once Upon a Time, T, English, Drama & Family, chapters: 102, words: 669k+, favs: 387, follows: 309, updated: 10/6/2015 published: 9/2/2014, [Rumpelstiltskin/Mr. Gold, Belle/Lacey] Regina M./The Evil Queen, Cora M./The Queen of Hearts
21 The Power of Names Princess Belle becomes regent when her father is ill, and thus inherits the Dark One's dagger. However, what she does with it is not what the Clerics - or Rumplestiltskin - expect. Rumbelle. AU.
Once Upon a Time, T, English, Angst & Drama, words: 1k+, favs: 70, follows: 22, 8/29/2015, [Rumpelstiltskin/Mr. Gold, Belle/Lacey]
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