A Bed of Thorns
Chapter One Hundred and Eighteen: Belle’s Husband
This frailty in him frightened her more than his terrible power ever had.
Summary: Belle is no princess, but then Rumpelstiltskin is certainly no prince. His price is her hand in marriage. Alternate Universe.
Status: Work in progress.
NOTE: Luthien has been soldiering away beta-reading most of this story for the past 2+ years - correcting my sillies, telling me when stuff feels wrong or doesn’t make sense and otherwise working quiet beta miracles on some pretty unpolished words. She’s had to go well above and beyond the call of duty to help me keep going as my ability to read back what I’ve written declines, particularly with this chapter, and there’s no way I can ever thank her enough. <3