She wasn’t beautiful for something as temporary as her looks. She was beautiful, deep down to her soul.
2.11 | the outsider
a gifset having no deeper purpose, created simply to swoon over his perfect face
Emma’s reaction to the Dark One
That monster is gone. The man beneath him may be flawed, but we all are. And I love you for it.
“You are so brave and quiet I forget you are suffering.”
Hear me out.
Okay so in regards to the proposal/lying/trust thing, I actually liked this plot point. I actually thought the breach of trust went both ways: Belle basically ransomed Rumple’s freedom to save Zelena, the woman who tortured him and murdered his son. Rumple then reacted in kind. It’s a really good analogy of why their relationship is actually interesting when the zomfg dramaz aren’t keeping them physically separated: she expects him to be far more noble than he actually can or even should be, and he cares too much about her opinion of him - and loves her too blindly - to be able to straight-up reason with her.
And bravery will follow
Rumbelle + talking about each other.
Belle galloping in on a horse like a badass! Belle sitting at the Charming’s war council table! Belle being included in major plot points with the other mains! Belle being appreciated and treated like a real person and not just a pawn to get to Rumple! BELLE!
You know, we never saw his knife. I think we can get him back.
in appreciation of belle’s awesome bitch face ✿◕‿◕✿