Belle and Rumpel

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Belle, when we met, I wasn’t just unloved and unloving, I was a enemy of love.
Love only brought me pain, my walls were up and you’ve broken them down, you brought me home.
You brought light into my life and chased me out the darkness.
And I promise to you, I will never forget the distance between what I was and what I am.
I owe you more that I can ever say.
How you can see a man behind a monster, I would never know.
But that monster is gone, the man behind him maybe flawed.
But we all are.
And I love you for it.
Sometimes the best books have the dustiest cases, and sometimes the best tea cup is chipped.

Rumpelstiltskin and Belle, Once Upon a Time (2014)