Summary: At nine months old, Gideon seems to favor Belle in looks, interests, and mannerisms, and Papa Rumple is jealous.
Rating: G Word Count: 1200 A/N: A little family fluff fic, based on the contents of this post about Rumbelle parenting headcanons.
“Say ‘Pa-pa,’” Rumple coaxed. He crouched on the living room floor
and dangled a whittled wand in front of nine-month old Gideon.
Gripping the edge of the coffee table with one hand, Gideon sidestepped
toward his papa with one arm outstretched. Their little man was growing fast,
and in a matter of weeks, he would be walking unassisted.
His eyes widened in delight when Rumple rotated the wand in a
small, teasing circle.
“Come on…just two little syllables.” He paused until Gideon’ gaze
was focused on his mouth, then enunciated the oh-so-important word slowly: “‘Pa-pa.’”
“Mama!” Gideon chortled and snatched the wand from Rumple’s grip,
waving it over his head.