I’m really insulted by anyone who view Rumbelle as merely a kissing relationship. People who see it as only that, clearly do understand what rumbelle is about.
I haven’t really written a meta about rumbelle in a very long time but there is a debate going on, discussing how Rumple killing Zelena is going to affect his marriage with Belle.
Let me preface first by saying I love Rumple. He’s is my original favorite on Once and I adored rumbelle after Skin Deep. I also like Belle too.
But the facts are these: Rumple created a fake dagger, entrusted it to Belle creating a false sense of trust which is a very bad way to start a marriage, used the real dagger to murder Zelena and continued to use magic to cover his tracks.
If that doesn’t come back and bite him in the butt next season, by the truth coming out, Belle dealing with it in some way maybe by temporarily moving out - I will be sorely disappointed in her character.
Because the way Belle is, if Rumple does something bad, she’s usually one of the first people to call him out on it. And I hope Belle does the same next season.
Actions have consequences and murder, continually lying about is only going to make the fall worse later.
I don’t want Belle to coddle Rumple, say she understands and they never speak of it again. That would be crap writing and I hate bad writing. I want Belle to be angry about the betrayal, I want her to give Rumple a hard time and he will have to earn back her trust and forgiveness, and really show that he is willing to change and show remorse for lying to Belle and killing Zelena (even if she did deserve it).
I think that’s what killing Zelena will do for the rumbelle relationship: it will hopefully serve as a catalyst for Rumple to prove himself a better person, someone worthy of her.
I really hope that this is what Adam and Eddie are going for here. I want rumbelle to have a happy life together but it should start the right way and not at all like this.
I just needed to post about that.
It’s really very cute when Emma mentioned that Rumple talks about Belle and she was like, “He does? Really?! Aww! He talks about me with other people?” Her happy, smiley expression is so precious and it’s back when everything was still kind of new between rumbelle and it wasn’t tainted like it is now.
And Rumple’s like, “What you talking about?”