AU where Rumple never sends Belle to town to fetch straw and she never meets Regina. Also, they don’t kiss. Instead they keep up their shy glances and awkward flirting. When Christmas comes around, Belle tells Rumplestiltskin that she misses the decorations at her father’s castle. The next day she wakes up to find the whole castle covered in holly and ivy. They share their first kiss under a mistletoe. 30 years later, Henry asks them about their story. Belle is only too happy to tell, while Rumple is content with just listening. Their next stop will be finding Baelfire so that they can celebrate their first Christmas after the curse together - as a family.
→ for dementedvampiriczombie whose prompt was Mistletoe, Dark Castle, fluffy, cute. So, here you go! I hope you like it. It was a blast getting to know you over the past weeks. Have a wonderful Christmas with lots of presents, food and tea! - Much love, Santa