When teenager Rebecca Blackmore gave birth in her North
Carolina home on the 17th of June 2011, she was rushed to hospital,
but the baby wasn’t with her. Blackmore told nurses it was a stillborn and the
baby was wrapped in her wardrobe. However, when police arrived they noticed the
baby had multiple stab wounds.
In 2013, Rebecca Blackmore was sentenced to 10-12 years
Aaron’s surprised, really, when Robert asks. It’s not as though Robert ever has, ever felt he needed to. If there was ever anything Robert was an expert in, it was reading Aaron’s body language, knowing his tells and signs and knowing when he was, and wasn’t in the mood for a snog.
But here he was, asking.
Aaron’s brow furrowed as he looked at his husband, the two of them sitting on the couch, pretending to pay attention to whatever new mid-week drama that had started, the typical mystery full of murder, and badly lit scenes.
He wasn’t very interested in it, if he was honest, but Aaron’s mind was elsewhere a lot, these days, mind on Robert, and Rebecca, and the possibility of Robert having a baby, a real life human being born out of his drunken intentions to hurt Aaron where it would hurt the most.
It was a sort of irony, really. Robert tries to hurt Aaron as much as he could, and inadvertently plays into Aaron’s biggest fear, the idea he can’t give Robert a child of his own, not the way Robert had expected when he stood up and married a woman, first time around.
He knew it was silly, of course he did - a child is a child, and they deserved to be loved, no matter how they come into the world, and Aaron would find his way and he’d love anything that was a part of Robert, of course he would, but Aaron couldn’t help but Robert’s first child was going to be with him, however they would have eventually gone about it.
It’s not like he wanted to think about it, but he couldn’t avoid thinking about it, either.
Robert was doing his best to though.
Master of avoidance, his Robert. It had been a week, and they’d yet to have a proper conversation about the fact Rebecca had decided to keep the baby, Robert adamant he wanted nothing to do with his future child.
They were stuck in a strange sort of limbo, both of them wanting to move on, but this one, very big, conversation holding them back.
“Why are you asking?” Aaron asked, hitting the mute button on the television.
Robert looked at him, hair messy and eyes downcast, as though he didn’t want to admit just why he was so tentative, so unsure. Aaron had noticed, his reluctance to be fully there, full in their new home, of course he’d noticed.
Aaron always noticed, when it came to Robert.
“I didn’t know if you’d want to,” Robert admitted, eyes glassy as he spoke, a tremor to his voice Aaron didn’t like hearing. He was used to confident Robert, the self-confident, unshakeable force he’d fallen in love with.
This Robert was quiet, and reserved, and oh-so unsure.
“I’m hurt,” Aaron said, doing his best to think things out before he spoke, to try and be coherent. Miscommunication had done this to them, after all. “I’m hurt, Robert, but I still want you. I still love you, and I still want you. You don’t - you don’t need to ask to kiss me.”
As if to prove it, Aaron leaned in, pressing a chaste kiss to Robert’s lips, his husband tasting faintly of coffee and the takeaway pizza they’d had for dinner, neither of them in the form to put their shiny new kitchen to the test.
“I just wanted to be sure,” Robert mumbled, lips inches from Aaron’s own as they broke apart.
“You can always be sure of how much I want you, Robert.”
Highlights from the Mixed Cast panel at Storytelling Con, Barcelona, April 22, 2017
Please note I missed the first 10 minutes of this panel… 5AM is early to get up on a Saturday :)
Favorite scenes for each actor:
Gil: “I guess I have to go with meeting Ariel. I’ve had some nice scenes but that was really the special one. It was the first scene that I shot. Walking down the stairs and seeing Ariel and falling in love.”
Sean: “It’s difficult to pick one because there are lots of scenes that I enjoyed. But there is an episode [4.17] where I’m riding a horse down a street in New York. And obviously you can’t ride a real horse on concrete because it’s dangerous. So they have this pretend mechanical horse which is just a big rocking horse and they put it on a truck and they drive it down the street. So I’m on a big pretend rocking horse driving down a main street and there are all these people in Vancouver looking at me going what is that guy doing? And I was like… I’m Robin Hood.”
Beverley: “My favorite scene was in Red Handed, when Ruby was just about to attack Peter and I threw the cape on her… that was so exciting because we were outside in the snow it was beautiful it was tense and we were fighting and I had to throw the cape on her and turn her back into Ruby.”
Bex: “I have two favorite scenes. My first one I love the scene with Zelena and Regina in the episode… I love all the stuff that explores the relationship between the sisters. And there was one episode in season 5 called Sisters… there was a very emotional scene with me and my sister and our mommy when she made us hold hands and close our eyes and we remembered that we had known each other all along. That was my first one and my second one was the musical which you haven’t seen yet!”
Gil sang A Whole New World to Deniz as if he was Ariel.
Bex best moment as the Wicked Witch: “My song in the musical was so much fun! I don’t even know what to do with myself. I keep looking at the calendar is it May 7th yet? That was the best moment for my character because in this song it tells my character’s whole story in one three and a half minute song. One of the best days of my life.”
The most touching moment filming scenes:
Gil: “Getting to kiss Ariel. Multiple times. I was like ‘can I get one more?’ They are like Gil it doesn’t need to be an open mouthed kiss.”
Bex: “One of the most emotional scenes I shot was when I had to give up my baby to Robin and Regina because I was hurting her and I had to surrender her that was really…”
Beverley: “When they were going through the gate back to [the Enchanted Forest] and I had to say goodbye to Roland. […] I was holding the baby and I kissed his head that was very touching. Raphael is a gorgeous little actor.”
Sean: “Obviously working with Raphael. I started working with him before I became a dad… because I was a child actor myself I felt very protective over him. It was one of the first days I was filming with him I had him in my arms and he was only 5 at the time and I have lots of nieces and nephews and I’m very touchy feelly and I kissed him on the head. We weren’t filming and he turned around and said ‘did you just kiss me?’ And I was like yes, yes I did. I’m not sure if I’m supposed to do that… why is this strange man kissing me… from day one we had a really strong bond, we got along very well. He’s just a very sweet boy and I love him.”
Faustino: “When we have these little glimpses of nature cutting in. We were shooting a scene [in 3.02] by the river with Snow White and Charming and all the dwarves and in comes a deer. Just starts walking. Walking … walking and we’re just kind of doing our scene and the deer is in the scene. Everyone at that point was .. and then at that point the deer was right there and Ginny goes ‘oh my god’ … and on the wedding scene we had some birds that snuck in the building while filming we had those glimpses of nature setting in…”
Deniz: “I was always a big fan of the cartoons of Aladdin and on the first day we actually got to do the scene where I fly in and Jasmine’s in the hourglass and Jafar’s there with the staff and I’m in the cartoon I’ve watched four hundred million times… And I got to be Aladdin and save her…”
What do you love most about Once Upon a Time:
Gil: “That I got to play a Disney prince. Because honestly I was shocked that I got that part. I feel honored and humbled.”
Deniz: “That I got to work with all these lovely people.”
Faustino: “I love the message. It’s a message of hope and ah that message is represented through all of you. Thank you.”
Bex: “The best thing about Once Upon a Time is how it’s brought all of us together. The fandom has created a community. Like no matter what happens we’ll always have each other.”
Beverley: “I love that it took these fairy tales that we all knew as children and then gave this life and history which connected all of us together. And that it’s international. The cast is international and now we get to travel the world and have this international community.”
Sean: “I just like that I get to wear leather head to toe all day and they pay me.”
Will Zelena be a good person or will she just be a wicked witch: “I think Zelena is going through a massive transformation… I think becoming a mother has made her heart softer. You’ll see throughout the rest of the season what happens with Zelena’s relationship with Regina but I think no matter how redeemed my character becomes there always be a little bit of wicked in there.”
What UK food does Bex miss the most: “A good bloody cup of tea! Like a proper cup of tea with milk and sugar! Like a lady!”
For Sean: What do you like most about playing a Disney fairy tale character? “Well I thought of Robin Hood as a character by itself before Disney made a Disney movie of Robin Hood. I just liked the fact that I got to play a … just getting to play the legend of Robin Hood. It’s just one of those characters that any male actor would really enjoy.”
What do you think about fans that follow you around the world [at conventions] are they crazy?:
Bex: “I think it’s amazing that people get on a plane to come and meet us. It’s mental. We are very very honored and it really means a lot to us.”
They were asked to dance the Macarana. Bex attempted to decline saying she needs more coffee but Beverley made them all get up and do it. The editor at this point is having 1990s PTSD flashbacks…
Favorite same sex love interest for your own characters:
Sean: “I don’t want to disappoint the gents here because they’re strapping men every one of them but I’d have to say my old pal Colin O’Donoghue. When he raises that eyebrow I just fall to pieces.”
Gil: “Aladdin here. He’s got long hair …. something to grab hold of….”
Deniz: “I’d have to go with the one and only Prince Charming. He’s the prince of Charming.”
Faustino: “Charming absolutely.”
Beverley: “I just feel strange because I’m a grandmother… of course Zelena would be number one but my tied for number one … Jasmine …”
Bex: “I think Zelena might have a crush on Belle. She’s so little! I can pick her up she’s so cute! In really life I think Rebecca Mader would go for Lana Parrilla we’re not sisters in real life so it’s not wrong. It’s not weird.”
How long does it take to become the Wicked Witch: “Three hours. Seven coffees. And lots of snapchat, twitter and instagram. But once the green makeup is on it can stay on for 17 hours and then it takes half an hour to take off. And then I look 16 at the end because it’s taken all the skin off.”
Who is your favorite scene partner:
Beverley: “I love hanging out with Archie and Geppetto. We have a nice little trio and the three of us [talk a lot].”
Gil: “Again there are just so many to choose from. I’m going to say Joanna who plays Ariel. Though last time I was up there I got to work with Karen David and she was absolutely wonderful. Do you want to trade?” [to Deniz]
Deniz: “Karen David’s my answer. Actually no Jafar.. Oded is so fun to work with. He’s so evil and so lovely in person. It’s kind of cool to see him switch.”
Faustino: “Since I play dwarf I’m going to say my dwarf brothers. Because we have a lot of fun all the time.”
Sean: “I can’t pick one person. All of us became good friends. Bex is like my sister, Colin is like my brother, Mikey Raymond-James who left the show a little while ago is one of my best friends…. it’s a tie. Lana obviously … I can’t pick between all of my favorites.”
Bex: “Lana Parrilla! Two reasons I like working with my sister the most. One when we’re in character we play and each take is different. And number two she makes tea like a British lady. I spend a lot of time in her trailer drinking her tea and eating her chocolate.”
If you could play any other character:
Sean declines to answer because they were all well cast. “I’m very happy I got to be Robin Hood because I think I would have been a terrible Queen of Darkness.”
Bex doesn’t want to play anyone else but her.
Deniz: “I’d like to play Zelena for a day. Just for a day. One day get green…”
Gil: “Prince Charming because he’s gotten to do way more episodes than me.”
Faustino: “Hook, that’s an interesting character.”
Today, in my mid-summer camp review, I was described as kind, compassionate, hard working, and organized, with a genuine sense of care for staff and students.
I’m proud of myself for a lot of reasons, but I’m mostly proud of the fact that, while I am tough, strong, and steely, nothing has successfully managed to harden my heart. I am a softie, a hard candy with a gooey center. I should be a stone. I should be cynical and unkind. Instead, I am someone with an embrace as wide as I am small. I probably should be less of an open faced sandwich of a person. I would probably hurt less. I just can’t. I can’t make myself love or care less. And that feels like a victory when I consider all the bullshit and unkindness laid at my feet.
On the 3rd of July 1996 in Bermuda, the body of 16 year old Rebecca Middleton was discovered in bushes and then became known as one of Bermuda’s most heinous crimes.
The Canadian teenager was staying with her friend, Jasmine Meens, and her family for 6 weeks. After the pair finished drinking at a friends they called a taxi and waited outside. When the taxi never showed the girls were approached by two men on motorcycles who gave them a lift. Only Meens returned. Middleton was raped and stabbed up to 36 times.
Justis Smith and Kirk Mundy were accused of the murder. Mundy served 5 years for disposing of the body even though his DNA was over Rebecca’s body. A clumsy court case saw both men never be tried for murder and freed.
Locals were enraged that Bermuda’s powers were more worried about the negative impact it had on tourism.
Ellie was passed out drunk and wasn't aware of what was happening to her. Robert was very much aware and even admitted the next morning that he used Rebecca to get back at Aaron. Does that sound like rape to you?
as much people can argue with me on this one but I know a police officer who is a good friend of my families and i shown him the episode because I thought maybe i was being a bit harsh on rebecca and even he said if that was real life it’s classed as rape because he was drunk and she was sober. when someone’s drunk and another’s sober consent is a massive fucking issue and it’s disgusting. robert doesn’t even remember texting her so does that sound like someone who’s in a good enough state to give consent?
Okay, the reasons I have a problem with a robron split.
Because if / when they come back together, nothing will have changed.They are a soap couple, which means their methods of communication are never going to be fabulous, or as healthy as we’d like in real life. The baby will still be here, Rebecca will still be here, and both men will still love each other desperately the way they do right now.
I can only see two points for a break, both of which I don’t trust Emmerdale to do. One is helping Aaron’s mental health (or let’s face it, Roberts. But if Aaron doesn’t get the help he needs, I seriously doubt Robert’s will EVER be addressed). But I don’t have the faith that Emmerdale will do this as more than a temporary measure. His many issues will be dragged out yet again whenever Emmerdale want to, so I can’t see this being an actual solution.
The second is both of them realising how physically attracted to the other they are, which started the affair in the first place. But because it’s a 7pm conservative show which already limits same sex affection, I don’t see that happening either.
So what’s the point of a break? Unless it’s permanent….
*SCREAMING* WE SHARE THE SAME FIRST NAME!!! IT'S EVEN SPELLED THE SAME!!!! :DDDDD
OK…this is always my fave thing. Yeayyyyyyyyyy!!! Rebekahs unite!!
I never met another Rebekah in real life. Only Rebeccas…which is not the same. And, if y'all care to find out… I go by Beka. Not Becky or Becca, or Bekah. Just Beka. Or Bek if we r tight. Or Mrs. Sam Winchester if you want something from me ;)
@rebecca-dearest The people who hacked the Fall Out Boy twitter earlier today were tweeting “Joshler is real” from the FOB twitter, and then apparently someone (idk it it was the same people) was threatening to hack Jenna’s twitter to “confirm” Joshler and say that she’s annoying and doesn’t deserve Tyler and a bunch of crap that’s not true. Big fat mess. She doesn’t deserve that, and Tyler doesn’t deserve the stress of people harassing his wife.
REAL NAME: Tiffany NICKNAMES: Tiffancy (2 diff friends made a typo and it stuck), Tiff, and other variants SEXUALITY: Bisexual PREFERRED PRONOUNS: She/Her ARE YOU A MORNING PERSON?: Oh hell no WHEN SWIMMING, DO YOU PREFER TO DO IT IN THE OCEAN, OR IN A LAKE?: I live in Florida so trust no fucking lake. I prefer pools. ANYONE YOU WOULD LIKE TO MEET IN REAL LIFE?: Rebecca Mader and a lot of other people. @fantasygirlsdoitbetter and I could be a party haha ;) ANYONE YOU HAVE MET IN REAL LIFE?: Celebrity wise? Alex Kingston, Kristin Bauer, Katee Sackhoff, and Patricia Quinn. WHEN DID YOU FIRST JOIN? Many a moon ago… YOUR CURRENT ACCOUNT?: My main/ooc is @tiffancytargaryen ANY PEEVES?: Rude ass customers, wet socks, and many other things UNPOPULAR OPINION: Idk if this is unpopular or what, but I don’t think soap opera actors get nearly the amount of props they should. DO YOU EASILY GET JEALOUS?: Mmmm YUP DO YOU EASILY GET ANGRY?: It depends. I can be chill or I can fucking lose my mind over nothing. ARE YOU EASY TO CHEER UP?: I kind of really am ARE YOU GOOD AT HIDING YOUR EMOTIONS?: Sometimes yes, sometimes no. WHAT’S THE VERY BEST WAY TO CHEER YOU UP?: Be nice to me? Idk haha. To cheer myself up I try to write or watch something funny; mainly distract myself. ARE YOU CURRENTLY IN A RELATIONSHIP?: No, I am not. DO YOU CURRENTLY HAVE A CRUSH ON SOMEONE: Mmmhmmm IF YES, MIGHT THAT SOMEONE BE READING THIS?: *shrugs* DO YOU KISS ON THE FIRST DATE?: Depends on how well the date went and how long I’d known the person DO YOU PREFER GOING OUT, OR STAYING HOME, WHEN IT COMES TO DATES?: At first, going out FAVORITE DRINK: Little bit obsessed with an Avocalada smoothie (avocado, pineapple, coconut, lime, kale, and spinach) FAVORITE FOOD: Healthbar cookies Repost, Do Not Reblog TAGGING: @aprincessofwhite@fantasygirlsdoitbetter@itspeopleofstorybrooke@xnceupxnamuse