So Two Princesses of Bamarre au that occurred to me while half asleep? Two Princesses of Bamarre au that occurred to me while half asleep.
Rumplestiltskin and his son Baelfire are nobleman, distantly in line for the throne. While Baelfire dreams of adventure and bravery (he has a great love for the tales of the Savior Emma), Rumplestiltskin longs for nothing more than safety inside the castle walls with Bae. Fearful that Bae will one day leave him to seek adventure, Rumplestiltskin extracts a promise that Bae will not leave home until Rumplestiltskin is wed, certain that such a thing will never happen after what happened with Milah. (Bae, thinking otherwise, pushes him toward the castle’s sorcerer, Belle, with whom Rumple has long been infatuated.)
Then Bae falls ills with the Grey Death for which there is no known cure, and Rumple has to set off on a quest to find it. To aid him, he has gifts from Belle and a talent at spinning, but other than that, he is quite alone.
Vollys is Maleficent maybe?
The story ends with Belle and Rumple married and Bae and Emma off on adventures. I need to reread this book.
(Basically, Rumple is Addie, Bae is Meryl, Belle is Rhys, and Emma is Drualt. And instead of being good at embroidery, Rumple is good at spinning. Or maybe he’s good at both. I don’t know.)