AU: Belle’s peculiar condition made it impossible for her to have a job, so there was no way she could afford any kind of health insurance. When the need of another surgery came, she decided to go after the one person in town who could help her: Mr. Gold. In need of a wife, the man found in Belle the solution to his problems, so a deal was struck.

When Gold realized that his feelings for Belle were turning into something bigger than friendship, he decided to ask for a divorce, since there was absolutely no way she could reciprocate his love.

Oh, how wrong he was…

Part 2.

(inspired by the amazing story of Grey’s Anatomy’s characters Teddy Altman and Henry Burton)