*- These characters belong to the creators of Once Upon A Time and Disney. I am simply a humble fan.
Domestic simplicity was not a concept that Rumplestilskin was used to. But there were a lot of things he had to get used to and if domestic simplicity was one of them, he was happy to get used to it.
Six months after Belle had regained her memory and the Lacey incident was behind them, he and Belle had settled down into a simple life.
Belle returned to her job as the town Librarian and Rumple continued to run his pawn shop. After both had closed for the day and dinner was completed, they had the evening to themselves.
That night, Belle was going through the books she had received in the mail. After reopening the library, a monthly newsletter started going out to the residents of Storybrooke. Included in the newsletter was a list of new books that had been added to the library. That was the task that Belle had assigned herself tonight, to write up the newsletter and include the review the new books.
But her boyfriend had other ideas.
“What do you say, dearie, about going to bed a little early tonight?” his breath tickled her neck. The way he said dearie, was meant for her only.
“You know I love you, but if I don’t email the printers tonight, they won’t have enough time to print them” Belle forced her eyes to remain on the computer screen in front of her, not on her boyfriend who was eager for her to join him in their bedroom. If she looked at him, her resolve to finish her work would disappear.
“If I must wait, I will” Rumple sat down in the living room, patiently waiting for Belle to finish her work.
When she was finally finished with her work, Belle turned off the computer and snuggled against him on the chair, her head leaning into his shoulder.
“What did you have in mind?” she inquired teasingly starting to undo the buttons on his shirt.
“Why don’t I show you?” lifting her up, he carried her to their bedroom.
Domestic simplicity wasn’t a bad thing after all.