she left me a quaint sunday, a day of foam and seaweed; spent taking the uphill route to her detritus arms, bells toll, she caves in and crumbles away—she’s locked her mind in some chest, swallowed the key, hunts with her leviathan heart; she asks me to see the self in other, to fill another lungs—i breathe in her, vanish in her river, i find myself in her, i go mad; her sorrows break me like reed, for her, i tie a thread of mango leaves on our door, she asks me to stay; “don’t let the night separate us, us, us.”
It is bad enough that we pander Regina and give her every excuse in the book for what she has done throughout her life. It is awful that Emma and Killian never get time to themselves and the appreciation that they deserve. It is disgusting that Regina is able to be a separate entity from her past self while everyone else owns up to what they have done, and embraces that they are both, it is what makes them who they are. It is horrifying the way Regina treats Emma, no matter what realm or universe they are in, and that they try to pass that off as a good friendship.
But if that is how they want to write their show, because it is their show at the end of the day, fine.
But for the love of all that is good, please do not let Rumbarf get back together, just because he did not speed up a pregnancy. Please. It is the epitome of all abusive relationships. It sets such a horrible example of how anyone in a relationship, whether it be a friendship or romantic, should be treated. Manipulation is not attractive. It is not romantic. It is not loving a friend. There is no hope in that kind of mental, physical, and emotional abuse. Please do not make them live “happily ever after.” Do not put the idea in people’s heads that we can “forgive and forget” when people treat one another in that way. It is unhealthy, unsafe, abusive, and downright disgusting and wrong.
I don’t care what insanity they throw into this show. Just don’t you dare try to pass Rumbarf off as True Love.
I don't know what to call this but it's kinda spooky; I went to visit the Bell Witch Cave. I found this tree with symbols carved into it and thought it was neat. When it came to developing the picture; it just wouldn't happen. It'd either develop completely black or not at all. The lady working at the store who tried getting it to print couldn't figure out what was wrong because everything else worked. What do you think?
Maybe the symbols translated to “no photography allowed” and your camera was like aight then
You’re not feeling good for two days, but you
didn’t care, probably it’s the fatigue for working on the construction of the
wall for a week, so you didn’t told it to anyone and when Bellamy was asking
for help in the next hunting, you didn’t care to go.
You were separated into groups, you were with
Bellamy, Jasper and Monroe. It was a good hunting and you has to admit it,
Bellamy knew what he was doing, what was great to you, because you already was
dealing to keep straight in your feet. You didn’t know why but everything was
rounding around you and you just didn’t want someone notice it. So when you
heard Monroe yelling about something and start running with the others you try
to run as well. Even if you didn’t listen exactly what she was yelling about,
you could imagine: grounders.
if you was doing your best to run and save your life, you couldn’t do it, you
was too weak to run, so soon after you start running, you see nothing more than
darkness in front of your eyes and you fall.
You don’t how long you lay in there, but you
woke up when you hear Bellamy’s voice asking for your name from somewhere. You
tried to get up, but again, you couldn’t. So you tried to call for his name.
Trying to catch his attention.
“B-Bellamy… Here… Bellamy…” You try to call as
loud as you could, but it was not good, he probably would not listen you, but
you has to try, so you still calling him, even when your throat start to hurt.
Even when you stop hear him calling your name, you still calling him.
“I’m here, Y/N. I’m here.” He grab you from the
floor and hold you tight against his chest. You couldn’t see exactly where he
was carrying you, but you guessed you both were going back to the camp. But
when he put you down on the floor again, you discovered yourself inside a cave.
“Bell?” You call him, felling cold without his
“Here. Just trying to hide the entrance.” Soon
after it he came back to you. “What happened to you? You’re burning. Why didn’t
you said you’re not feeling good? I would never let you came if you just had
told me. God, Y/N…” He walked close to where you was sitting, running his hands
through his hair.
“Bell? I’m sorry, ok?” You wanted to laugh. How
Octavia deal with him? “I didn’t want to bother you or the others…” You start
to explain, but he cut you off.
“You have to tell me when this kind of things
happen, Y/N, no matter what! Got it? You have to tell me…”
“I already ask you to forgive, Bellamy! Stop
yelling at me!”
“I’m worried to death! God! I can’t lose you!”
He hold your arms to make you understand his point of view.
“You’re not losing me…” You say more calm, trying
to calm him down as well.
“I can’t lose you, Y/N. Not you…” He lain
closer to you and you couldn’t hold it. You just connect your lips with his.
Grabbing his neck and pulling him closer to you. “Y/N…”
“Not now, Bell…” You whisper not wanting to
stop the kiss.
“I love you.” He whisper back to you and you
stop kissing him. Looking at him without believe on what you heard. Waiting to
him say it again to you can believe in you ears. “I love you, Y/N.” He kiss you
again. “Let’s make you feel better first, so you can answer me without I think you get crazy.” He smile at
you letting a little kiss on your lips again.
Summary: The plan was to go to England, finish the case and head back home in a matter of days. Of course, nothing in Emma’s life ever goes according to plan. Not only does she end up travelling across Europe, looking for a Liam Jones in order to finish her case, she ends up travelling with Liam’s brother - an annoyingly handsome Killian Jones. And she doesn’t trust him one bit.
Rating: T, for language and a bit of violence later on
“It’s not far now,” Belle said. “Just around that bend and we’ll be able to see the cave.”
The short brunette walked in the front, Emma and Killian following close behind. The weather had turned out to be agreeable that morning, and Belle thought Emma and Killian might want to ‘see the sights’. At least the places Liam had been most fond of.
Emma’s boots, however, weren’t the best for mountain climbing. She stumbled a few times, but never enough to actually fall. If that happened, she’d pray the earth would just open up and swallow her whole - before Killian could make some cheeky remark at least.
“So, did you usually go with Liam on these hikes?” Emma asked.
“A couple of times in the beginning, just to show him around. But no, he usually went alone. He liked to draw the landscape.”
Killian perked up a bit at that. Emma eyed him from the side. She hadn’t told him about the album with Liam’s drawings; the album that had led her to Belle. For now, she didn’t want to tell Killian anything that wasn’t absolutely necessary. Not until he made a believable sign of good faith.
Ugh, I wish the writers would spend any time on that relationship at all, because damn is it interesting.
Essentially, Belle and Regina are two sides of the same coin: they both believe that they alone see Rumplestiltskin for what he really is. But they see two completely different people.
Rumple is absolutely central to both of their lives, and how they came to be who they are now, as of season 6. Belle is the woman he loves, who he shows his best to and who expects him to try and be good; Regina’s the woman he abused, who he showed his worst to and who expects nothing else. And that colours her whole view of Belle.
Honestly, I think Regina sees Belle as a very naive, emotionally young woman with no grasp of the real world, who loves Rumple because she’s too blinkered to see him for the monster he really is. I think part of her sees in Belle the same blind trust in Rumple that Regina herself had for a long time, trust he abused to turn her into the Evil Queen. She believes Belle loves Rumple because Belle is inventing something good in him that doesn’t really exist, seeing what she wants to see. She didn’t believe until Neverland that Rumple was capable of love, and once she realises he is, Belle just graduates from ‘pawn’ to ‘super-useful pawn’ when she needs to act against Rumple.
Their whole relationship has been defined by their first meeting on the road in Skin Deep. Belle is cautious of her, but listens to Regina when she manipulates her to get one-up on Rumple. Belle is trusting, optimistic, hooked on the ideal of bravery and heroism, and deeply in love with Rumple. Belle believes in love, and - at the time - Regina believed love to be weakness. Her treatment of Belle is a perfect example of Regina reinforcing that belief in herself: Belle’s love for Rumple is what brings her into contact with Regina, and turns her into a bargaining chip Regina can keep locked away for when she’s useful. In Skin Deep, Belle’s love for Rumple makes the pair of them weak in Regina’s eyes - it makes them both emotional and susceptible to Regina’s manipulations.
I don’t think that perception of Belle ever really changes, even after Belle confronts her in s3. Partly because Regina can’t allow it to, and partly because despite her outburst, Belle’s love for Rumple makes Belle cave. Belle believes Regina’s apology (weak and manipulative as it is) and leaves it at that. Belle is a weakling twice over, because now she can’t even hold a proper grudge. Belle is weak and naive by virtue of being trusting, loving, and forgiving.
But then, Snow White, David, and Henry show all of those qualities, and Regina perceives these (especially these days) as their best qualities. So why is Belle different? Well now, knowing as we do that there was always a part of Regina that wanted a sexual/romantic relationship with Rumple (the Evil Queen) her treatment of Belle becomes more complicated. Belle is not just a young, naive girl who loved a monster and got hurt for it: the woman Rumple loves. Belle is not the only woman he’s ever brought to live in his castle - Regina and Zelena both also fit that description - but she’s the only one he fell in love with. He’s never tried to corrupt her or destroy her, or use her for his own selfish purposes. His relationship to Belle is loving and selfless: a direct contradiction to his abuse of Regina.
Honestly, never saw Zelena as more than a nuisance, and his relationship to Regina - while complex and interesting, with definite potential for growth - was essentially loveless. He couldn’t see her as a lover or as a daughter - two roles she desperately wanted to fill with him, hopefully not at once although some of EQ’s lines will never leave my brain - because - as we see with Belle and Bae - he can’t bring himself to use or hurt the people he loves. She was a pawn to him - he said it himself in ‘Changelings’ - but she never accepted that. Belle was never a pawn. Belle wasn’t even on the board.
What it comes to is that Regina believes she alone knows Rumple, because she was exposed the longest to his darkness and his corruption.
So much of Regina is built on her relationship with Rumple, and so in true Stockholm Syndrome fashion, she believed that they had a deep, special bond that no one else could come close to. To preserve that delusion, she had to believe that what she knew of Rumple - the cruel, corruptive monster - was the truth of him. That it matched and belonged with the cruel, corruptive monster he awakened in her. If Rumple’s cruelty is a mask - if a good man lurks beneath - then what is she? She’s false, she’s built on a lie, she’s alone and there’s no one out there who can understand her. Therefore, she has to believe she knows him better than anyone, when really she barely knows him at all.
You only have to look at the EQ’s sneering about Belle to see the evidence of that. Belle does see the truth of Rumple (when she’s not being manipulated by Black Fairy Dream Baby), and expects him to push through his worse impulses and be the good man she sees in him. She is disappointed and hurt when he fails, because she knows he’s better than his destructive impulses.
This, to Regina, doesn’t make sense. If there’s a good man in there, how could he use and abuse her the way he did? Why couldn’t he love her, the strong, powerful Queen he cultivated, when he could love a bookish maid with her head in the clouds? He couldn’t: therefore, it is Rumple’s love for Belle that is the delusion, and Belle’s faith in a ‘good man’, and Regina’s knowledge of his dark side is the real truth.
One of the first things Rumple ever said to Regina was “We’re back where we belong: together”. Regina took it to heart. Regina has believed that line, heart and soul, since the moment she heard it.
So essentially, what we have here is a logical fallacy: Regina belongs with Rumple. Regina is dark. Therefore, for Regina to belong with Rumple, Rumple must also be dark.
But she clearly doesn’t belong with this ‘good man’ Belle keeps fighting for, and if we take as firm truth that she belongs with Rumple, then logically that ‘good man’ can’t exist. Therefore, Belle has to be a silly girl chasing a fantasy, and Regina becomes the hard-nosed adult who understands the darkness and can look him in the eye. After all, she trusted him implicitly when she was young, and he used that to destroy her. She (at least, as the EQ) believes she knows him for what he is now, and can embrace that.
Ultimately, I think she interprets Belle’s feelings for Rumple as a very intense schoolgirl crush: unrealistic, rose-tinted, and ultimately foolish.
And, I think that view extends to Belle as a person (if Regina has any concept of her outside of her relationship to Rumple, and her use as a research tool). But I also think those feelings are entirely a projection of her own insecurities and feelings about herself and about Rumple. Belle is her mirror image, and I don’t think she can see the real person behind it.
ISRAEL, BEIT GUVRIN : Tourists visit the Bell caves located at the Beit Guvrin-Maresha National Park in central Israel, on June 24 2014. The UNESCO World Heritage Committee declared the caves of Beit Guvrin-Maresha to be a World Heritage Site. A network of some hundreds of man-made caves, excavated near the ancient towns of Maresha and Beit-Guvrin, that bear witness to a succession of historical periods of excavation and usage stretching over 2,000 years, from the Iron Age to the Crusades, as well as a great variety of subterranean construction methods,” according to the committee. AFP PHOTO / MENAHEM KAHANA
“You know what I think, Princess,” Bellamy shouts over the heavy rain falling on them, breathless as they run through the forest, slipping and sliding on the wet ground. “I think taking day trips with you is hazardous to my health.”
Clarke laughs as they keep running the sound ringing out like a bell, the caves they are headed for in the distance. “At least no one is trying to kill us this time.”
Bellamy shakes his head as he runs a hand through his soak hair, trying to push it out of his eyes and off his forehead where it’s been plastered since the skies opened and decided to try to drown them. “I think the obvious monsoon we are in is trying to kill us.”
Clarke laughs again happily, the hand that is holding his gives him a squeeze as she pulls at him to run faster, the opening of the caves now in clear view. “Don’t make it into a big deal, it’s just a little rain.”
They start to climb up the slope at the mouth of the cave and Clarke continues to chuckle as he slips on mud.
“Glad you’re so amused, Princess,” he gripes as they finally make it inside, it’s damp and a bit cold, but not bad compared to the weather outside.
“Lighten up, Bell, like I said before at least it’s just rain and not grounders throwing spears or other pointy things in our general direction,” Clarke says with a grin as she removes her jacket.
“You pick the oddest times to be cheerful,” Bellamy comments with a grin of his own it gets him a slight glare.
“Hilarious,” Clarke says dryly as she tries to squeeze the water out of her jacket. “How about you make yourself useful and try to find something in this place to start a fire with.”
“Yes, boss,” Bellamy answers, shaking his head in amusement at the bossy tone, he’d never tell her cause there was a chance she’d lay him flat but he found Clarke at her cutest when she was telling him what to do. There was something adorable about her when she was being formidable.
Bellamy starts gather dry leaves and twigs that have blown over time into the cave, so intent in his search that he doesn’t notice what Clarke is doing until he has an arm full of foliage.
“Holy shit,” he breathes as he takes her in, his mouth open like an idiot but he can’t help it, because Clarke has taken of her jacket yes, but she hasn’t stopped there, no instead she’s removed her shirt, her pants, socks and boots, she stands in front of him in nothing but her underwear and bra, her wet clothes lay out on some large rocks.
“Are you just going to stare?” Clarke asks with a mocking tone that he would almost believe if it wasn’t for the blush on her cheeks.
First drawing from the livestream Art Jam yesterday. redbirdinwhitecage prompted me with “Rumbelle - love at the end of the year,” so here’s Rumbelle ringing in the New Year with a toast. Let’s say… this is an AU!OUAT in which Belle insisted that Rumple keeps his dagger when he proposed back in season 3, saying that she couldn’t imagine it to be healthy for yet another person (even someone who loves him) to possess his dagger after he just spent a year in slavery. She insists on a ring, and Rumple is a bit relieved that Belle prevented him from caving into his darkness. And they were engaged for longer than a day, so that by the time they got married, Rumple felt more secure and in a better place emotionally. So this is them, Happy!Rumbelle, on their first New Year’s as a married couple.