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Belle French Appreciation Week: Favorite Friendship & Relationship [x]

The Boston Hour (4/?)

In which Belle is an Antiques Roadshow super-fan and Gold is her favorite appraiser.

CHAPTER SUMMARY: Ruby works her charm on a certain appraiser. David gives Gold a pep talk.
RATING: T
WORDS: 2,507
A/N:  It’s been a few weeks, so there are lots of TMI questions for these two dorks you can catch up on in my [tmi: bh3] tag. Thank you all for your lovely questions, comments, and enthusiasm!
And special thanks to @maplesyrupao3 for looking over this chapter for me and giving me the push to stop sitting on it and post it already *blows kisses*

[Part One] [Part Two] [Part Three] [Read on AO3]

Belle was studying Rumford’s business card while she waited outside the ladies’ room for Ruby. It was printed on thick, cream-colored cardstock that had a rich, pulpy texture to it. Made from 100% recycled paper, she thought with a smile. His named was pressed in large, gold, serif letters, and his contact information in smaller, black ones below it. The card felt nice in her hands. The sharp corners pricked her fingers pleasantly when she held it by the edges, rather than folding under the pressure. She might find it a little excessive were it anyone else’s, but somehow it suited him.

“I have his number…” Belle whispered to herself, gliding her thumb over the letterpressing.

“Yeah, I know,” Ruby snorted, appearing at her side and tossing a paper towel in the trash.

“Jesus, Mary, and Joseph!” Belle shrieked, jumping and clutching the card against her chest.

“You looked up his shop like, three years ago, Belle. And then you spent the next two years trying to convince me that Syracuse was the perfect spring break spot.”

“Yeah, but–” Belle took a few panting breaths while her pulse returned to normal. “Ruby, he gave me his number.” She said. “He told me to call him if I find out anything.”

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WIP Week - Oldest WIP

I didn’t do so hot today because I had several gifs to make for my OUAT Meme and Belle Appreciation Week, as well as still trying to finish up part 2 of For a Good Cause. But I did eek out 347 words on As My Lady Commands to finish out the first section of the next chapter. It is my current oldest WIP and someday it will get finished, I swear. Here is the first part of chapter 12, some of which has already been posted in smaller snippets in the WIP meme.

As My Lady Commands - Chapter 12: The Honeymoon

The cottage was smaller than Belle expected, but she had to remind herself that Lady Lucien was no longer a Lady, just the Widow Lucas. She supposed that’s almost what she was as well, not a princess, not royalty, just Belle. There was no court to attend, no events to plan, no airs to put on with her gowns and jewels, and there was something oddly comforting about that.

The first day was spent cleaning the thick layer of dust off of everything and sweeping the floors. There wasn’t much in the house itself save for the furniture and a few musty blankets, but on the whole it was in good shape for being unoccupied for so long. It look Belle the better part of the morning to haul the rugs outside and beat them until there was no more clouds of dust falling around her. In the afternoon she washed all the blankets and towels and rags, wringing them out in the chilly air until her hands were raw and red.

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anonymous asked:

Hello! Not that I'm watching S7, but I saw someone who seems to know these things speculate that Emilie is only at 20 % to return possibly for more than one episode, whereas everyone else is much higher (Zelena at 95%). What do you think? It's not like I'm going to spend any time wishing for Em to return because it might not happen and I'm trying to avoid everything about S7 unless she does return, but to me it doesn't make sense to bring her back for one episode. That, to me, would

indicate possibly negative things about Rumbelle. Even if it doesn’t, the one episode would probably be the finale and how stupid would it be not to show what Rumple presumably (because who knows with Adam and Eddy) is fighting for? Plus, I admit I can’t hep hoping (despite myself) that there is a Rumbelle FB to their happy beginning.

I’ve never been one to really put much stock in rumors, Nonnie, so I’m probably the wrong one to ask about this.  Like you, I hope that we’ll get some Rumbelle flashbacks or some Rumbelle present day story, but I disagree that a small amount of Emilie means bad things for Rumbelle.  Frankly, Emilie being a regular in the show was usually only an excuse for A&E to shit on the couple.  I expect that if we only get a little of Emilie, it’ll be to show us better parts (and maybe even a legit short arc) of Rumbelle, vice this stupid back-and-forth crap we’ve gotten for years.  

Basically, we know nothing about the season 7 story at this point, so I’m not going to get wrapped around worrying.  Fanon Rumbelle will always be better than Canon Rumbelle for me, despite my love for them in canon.  For now, I’m going to concentrate on fic and AUs, because at least they make sense.  And as far as canon is concerned, I’m just going to be happy that there’s no indication that this new storyline will hurt the Rumbelle happy beginning.

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#you can’t close a chapter on this show without one last hope speech from Snow White

“This isn’t the end. I mean, maybe of this book, but it isn’t ‘the end’ end. Now we get to see what’s next. 

Believing in even the possibility of a happy ending is a powerful thing, but living with that kind of belief? That’s the most powerful thing of all. That’s hope.

So you ask, what now? Now we get to keep going on. We get to keep doing what we love. With the people we love. An ending isn’t happiness. Being together is.”