Same song, 2nd verse. A little bit louder and a little bit worse, lol.
Category~ 1 character, 5 relationships. I chose Belle as my character.
1. Bride Price (106)
"And that is that," Sir Maurice declared, setting down his pen. "Welcome to the family, Sir Gaston."
As the two men congratulated each other, Belle looked down at her white-knuckled hands. For the price of some land and the promise of more soldiers, she was sold to the highest, and least interesting, bidder.
"Come, my dear." Belle looked up to find Gaston beside her. "Shall we greet our banquet guests?"
Belle forced a smile. "Of course," she said, taking his hand and exiting the chamber. So long as he left her mostly alone, she would find some way to make this marriage work.
2. Papa's Arms (110)
"Papa, Papa!" Belle's hig-pitched coice preceded her down the hallway.
"Here, Belle!" Sir Maurice called, and the next moment the tiny toddler fairly flew into the library, wide-eyed with fear and clutching a toy bear.
"What is it, my flower?" Maurice asked, trying to hide the smile that threatened at sight of his disheveled daughter. Belle's curls were in complete disaray, and one slipper had been left behind in her haste.
"Don't like storms," she whispered. Lightening flashed, followed immediately byt a great thunder clap. Belle shrieked and launched herself into Maurice's lap. He cuddled her close.
"It's all right, Petal. You're safe in Papa's arms."
3. Girl's Night In (110)
"You really don't have to do this," Ruby protested.
"Yes, I do," Belle insisted. If you're going to be tense during Wolf's Time, then I can at least make certain that the night before is fun."
Ruby smiled gratefully and accepted the giant bowl of pocorn Belle handed her, snuggling back against her pillows.
"Now, do we want sappy," Belle held up a copy of P.S. I Love You. "Or ridiculous," she held up Down With Love.
Ruby laughed and deliberated for a moment. "Let's go with ridiculous," she decided. Belle popped the DVD in the player, then joined Ruby, silently congratulating herself on a brilliant idea.
4. Browsing For Forgiveness (110)
Belle was so preoccupied returning books to shelves that she didn't notice someone in the aisle until she'd run into them. "Oh! I'm sorry..." Belle froze. There stood her former captor, Regina.
They stared uneasily at each other. The woman still had magic, and Belle was uncertain of her danger.
Regina recovered first. "I wonder if you could help me? I'm looking for a book for Henry."
Belle studied the titles. "How about this one?" She selected The Hobbit.
Regina smiled. "Perfect. I know it won't buy his forgiveness, but it may make a good start."
Belle tentatively smiled back, and together they headed to the lobby.
5. Something Blue (110)
Mr Gold never imagined the amount of anxiety he would suffer over the contents of the box. Or rather, whether or not Belle would accept its contents.
They'd been through so much. Gold made it nigh impossible to love him at times, and yet, she'd persisted with it. That was why he now placed the little box before her.
"What's this?" Belle asked.
"Why don't you open it and find out?" Gold said. Belle did as instructed and gasped. Nestled inside, a sapphire ring glittered. Gold cleared his throat. "I cannot get down on one knee as tradition demands, but I'd like to know: will you marry me?"
1. Fighting Dreams (107)
Gold cried out, fighting against the blankets. "Bae! No!"
Belle blinked sleepily. When he cried out again, she sat up in alarm. "Rumplestiltskin?"
"No... my son..." he moaned, and Belle realized he was dreaming.
She knelt beside him, craddling his sweat-drenched face in her hands. "Rumplestiltskin, wake up!" He only moaned. She shook him. "Wake up!"
He gasped, his eyes flying open, chest heaving. "Belle?"
"It's all right. It was only a dream," she soothed, stroking his hair.
"Only a dream," he whispered, his eyes already closing and his breathing calming. Belle held him close, doubting he would remember this in the morning.
2. So Close (109)
Mr. Gold paused, his eyes fixed on a point further down the street. Just outside Granny's Diner, Belle laughed with Ruby as the waitress put out the "open" sign. The women chatted for a couple of minutes, then parted ways. Gold held his breath, half hoping Belle would come his direction. Instead, she turned to cross the street to the library.
I don't want to see either of you ever again.
Gold sighed. It was no more than he deserved. He was still a monster, even if his skin had changed. He didn't know how long he could endure having her so close, yet so far away.
3. Shall We Dance? (110)
Belle found the ballroom.
Eyes closed, hands wrapped around a broom handle, she stepped and spun on smooth marble. All was silent, yet Rumplestiltskin swore he heard an orchestra. She was grace in motion, and he could not stop himself from tapping her shoulder. "May I cut in?"
Belle whirled around. With a snap of fingers the broom was banished to a corner, and music filled the air. He swept a courtly bow, and Belle's eyes lit up. She curtseyed, and Rumplestiltskin took her in his arms, sweeping her around the room.
He couldn't remember the last time he had danced for the pure joy of it.
4. The Magic Box (109)
"What is that?" Belle asked, pointing at a large black box.
"Ah, that is a television, or tv for short," Gold replied.
"What does it do?"
"I don't think I could describe it to you, so why don't I show you?" He bent down and switched it on.
The screen blazed to life, and Belle jumped back in shock. "Is is magic?" she asked in awe.
Gold's lips twitched. "I suppose it is a kind of magic. You're welcome to use it when I'm away. Shall I demonstrate it?" Belle nodded, and the next several minutes were spent teaching Belle to use the "magic box."
5. April Showers (110)
Spring, Gold noted, did strange things to people. Children waved at him, and adults smiled and said hello. Couples were not as careful about their public displays of affection. His tenants handed him their rent with genuine cheerfulness.
Even Belle was affected. One morning, Gold climbed the stairs to tell her that breakfast was ready when he paused. He could hear the shower running, but above that... Gold's jaw dropped. She was singing! She never sang. It wasn't that she was bad- quite the opposite- she just never did it. Though he couldn't understand it, Gold had to admit that not all the changes Spring wrought were bad.