How to Keep Friends (and still influence people)
Rumpelstiltskin isn’t precisely certain when it happened, but happen it does.
By the time he realizes enough to do anything about it, it is already far too late. One wrong step, he’s sure, and Belle’s heart will irrevocably break.
That is not to say, however, that Rumpelstiltskin endorses this particular turn of events in any way, shape or form.
More Baby!Belle, which is quickly becoming my favorite AU in the fandom. I like how Maurice and Rum are flask bros in this.