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Rumplestilkin was not one for prayer, even before the curse of the dark one.
Not even when Bae disappeared did he pray for the safety of his only child.
But watching Belle sleep in the hospital bed, hooked up to the tubes, Rumple began to pray.
Belle was the most important person in his life, besides his son. She made him feel human again, forced him to face his past and his fears and still stayed with him.
“Mr. Gold, visiting hours are over in 15 minutes” the nurse walked in, checking on Belle’s vitals.
“Will she survive?” he asked.
“Dr. Whale believes she will. The bullet was removed without a problem”.
“Wherever you are in there, come back to me. I need you, I love you, and I can’t do this with you” Rumple whispered before kissing her forehead one last time before walking out of the room.
When he returned home, the house felt empty. Her light, her warmth was gone.
The truth was that Rumplestilkin did not know how to pray. But tonight, he would try.
“I don’t know if anyone is listening, but if they are, I need Belle. I have made many mistakes in my life, but I must have done something right to deserve her. Just bring her back to me”.
Tomorrow he would do as he had done for the past week, find a way to bring back her memory and visit the hospital. And he would pray that the Belle he knew and loved would return.