I’ll have homework to do but I’ll just say, “one more page and I’ll start!”
I have endless scroll
These women are my role models. Like everyday, I strive to be like them.
what if you woke up christmas morning and your favorite character or celebrity was just casually sitting by the christmas tree with a bow on their head and was just like “oh good you’re finally awake”
" I’ll tell you where you can find your thief if you give me something in return. "
I love Rumple’s reaction here sooo much. He looks seriously confused for a minute, like ‘I have a wench???But I thought only Belle was here… lemme check’. This one scene shows his innate respect for her, because of course he knows he’s talking about Belle, but just can’t believe that someone would call her a wench and he has to turn around as if checking if she changed into something inappropriate in the past 2 minutes.
On the other hand, Belle must feel terrible. From her point of view Rumple could look like he’s considering selling her as a prostitute and from all she knows about him up to this point he might as well do just that to get the name he wants….You nailed it perfectly.
It also says a lot about how much Rumple already values her. He has said before this that everything is for sale, everything can be bought, and made a big deal about dealing in literally anything. It would have been more likely for him at this point to have said “you can’t afford her” or something like that, because after all he essentially traded for her in exchange for her family’s safety in much the same way. It would have the same outcome from a different thought process: it would have implied it was an unfair deal, that a night with belle was too valuable to trade for one thief’s name. That would have been more like him: after all, everything is a deal, everything has its price.
But he doesn’t. And probably not out of some sense of it being -morally wrong- to whore out an unwilling servant, but because he knows Belle wouldn’t like it. Belle would come back to the castle shaking and miserable, her spirit broken, and she’d never see good in him again. She’d still be his maid, but she’d never be kind or brave to him again. She’d think him truly a monster, and she’d be broken, and he doesn’t want that, not at all. Not even to find Robin Hood.
This is the point where Belle begins to trust him, too: it’s not that the price is unfair, it’s that it’s unthinkable. He cares more for her wellbeing than he lets on: he sees her as a person, not an object to be traded.
She’s literally priceless: she isn’t for sale. This is a man who trades in babies, even unborn children have a price to him, but this woman, his new maid, who scolds him for his evil ways and who believes he can be better, she isn’t for sale.
#REMEMBER WHEN JOYCE KNEW DAWN WASN’T HER DAUGHTER#SHE KNEW SHE JUST APPEARED OUT OF NOWHERE#SHE KNEW ALL HER MEMORIES OF DAWN WEREN’T REAL#BUT SHE LOVED HER ANYWAY #JUST AS MUCH AS SHE LOVED BUFFY#THE SUMMERS GIRLS SAY SCREW YOU TO THE NARRATIVE OF ‘DAWN DOESN’T BELONG’#THEY ACCEPT HER AND LOVE HER NO MATTER WHAT#DO YOU EVER CRY BECAUSE OF THE SUMMERS WOMEN BECAUSE I DO