It had taken some time for Belle to learn to trust this stranger. At first she was hesitant and wary, as she observed that most of Storybrooke kept their distance from him. But in time, little by little, she learned to trust him and even began to enjoy his company. She did not know why and it didn’t make sense, but something inside Belle told her it was alright.
Rumplestiltskin realised that he was starting to win her back, but he was very cautious as to not pressure her and scare Belle off. Meanwhile he had read every spell book, exhausted every intelligent thought and conjured at least a hundred spells, in an attempt to return Belle’s memory to her.
Rumpelstiltskin knew there was one thing left to try. Instead of trying to restore Belle’s memories he could show her his memories instead. He was well aware that Belle wouldn’t buy any of it, but he knew he had to try. He took Belle to a secluded lake where no one was around. Since the incident Belle had not seen magic, nor knew of it even existing, so the possibility of her running for dear life was very real. “Belle there is something I want to show you”
Rumpelstiltskin enchanted the waters and showed Belle his memory of when they first met.
Okay so this is probably my favourite fanart to date and this is the first time I’ve got actual feels from my own work ( weird I know). I have had this idea in my head for a while and I had some time to draw it out today. I really hope to God something like this will happen.