“Once upon a time, there was a Beast who took a girl prisoner. But he fell in love with her. And then he let her go. And that is when the girl realized that she loved him too. But in the end, she came back to him, more than a few times.
See? You let me go once before and… we found our way back to each other.
You’re a good man, Rumple. Your heart is pure. You WILL find the answer you need to get rid of the dagger. And you WILL find your way back to me again. I promise.”