Working Out - Part 9
Mr. Gold/Belle French, Teen+
Summary: Mr. Gold, hopelessly in love with Belle French, the town librarian, overhears a conversation between her Ruby about the appeal of well muscled, beefy men. Misinterpreting that this is Belle’s type of man, he joins the local gym to work out. Rather unsuccessfully. Based on a prompt from an anonymous benefactor. :)
Chapter Summary: Gold apologizes, Belle responds, and progress is made.
Notes: I think this chapter is very much needed after the start of the new OUAT season. I hope everyone is happy with our two idiots. They may just get on the same page yet. Also this chapter is hella long. Sorry.
Belle looked up from the book club list to see a very surprising patron standing just inside the doors of the library.
“Papa?” she said, stepping out from behind the circulation desk. “What are you doing here?”
Moe French had set foot in the Storybrooke Public Library exactly twice before this. The first was when he helped Belle move her meager belongings into the apartment above the library that came with her job as librarian. The second was the day of the grand re-opening. He stayed long enough to have a piece of cake and glass of punch.
This time he was still in his work uniform and hat, and holding a small vase of a half dozen white roses, her favorite, as it happened. He looked as though he was making a delivery, but that didn’t make much sense. Who would he be delivering them to at the library?