Stiltskin Family Bonding - Chapter 7
Relationships: Papafire, Henry & Rumplestiltskin, Henry & Nealfire, Rumbelle, Swanfire
The Stiltskin boys bond in a variety of ways. Sometimes it goes well, other times…not so much.
Chapter 7 - The Games We Play
Stiltskin Family Bonding Prompt: perhaps the Stiltskins play a board game/have a game night together?
“King me!” Henry crowed.
Rumplestiltskin groaned and placed one black checker on top of the other.
“You suck at this,” Neal said mildly from behind him.
“Bloody ridiculous game,” the sorcerer muttered.
“You’re a chess master, how can you be so bad at checkers?”
“Chess requires deep thought, an intimate knowledge of strategies and the movements of the pieces. This - it’s just jumping about.”
“He’s not very good at Scrabble, either,” Belle offered from the couch where she was entertaining Gideon.
Rumplestiltskin turned and gave his wife a wounded look. “Thank you, dear.”
She shrugged and grinned. “You like to build the longest words - that doesn’t always mean they’re the highest-scoring.”
“I thought you were all about the strategy, Pops.”
“Scrabble should be a game of vocabulary, not strategy!”
Neal rubbed a hand over his mouth to hide a smile. When Henry had thoroughly trounced his grandfather, he went to the games shelf and started rifling through the boxes there. All Henry had had to do was mention that the Charmings held weekly game nights, and Rumple had gone to the toy store and purchased one of every game in stock. From Candyland to Cards Against Humanity, the Golds had it all, and Neal thought it was hilarious.
“There’s gotta be something in here Grandpa’s good at,” Henry said. Rumplestiltskin ground his teeth and put the board and checkers in their box with exaggerated care. Henry shifted boxes around in the cabinet. “Chess…boring. Twister…too many old people…”
“Excuse me?” Belle gasped.
“Got it!” Henry pulled out a box and showed it to the room, grinning triumphantly.
Neal laughed. “Yeah, that’s perfect for your grandpa.”