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Skin Deep

Once Upon A Time World

I watch as Belle cleans my castle and wonder why she means so much to me. She was the one that looked behind what I am. She said that I wasn't a monster even if I felt like one. With her I didn't feel like a monster. She brought out the best of me and couldn't believe that I was falling in love with her. She was beautiful not only outside, but inside. She made me want to be a better man.

I the monster that didn't care about anybody, or anything cared about Belle. She was his everything. I told her to go and bring me straw thinking that she wouldn't be back again, but she did come back. My heart filled with joy even if it was a very long time that I felt that. That was until she kissed me and made me lose my monster abilities. I changed to a regular man, but I didn't want that and so I told her to leave. I couldn't believe that the evil queen told her to kiss me, so I wouldn't have more power than her. I fell apart and started to smash things. I couldn't believe that she betrayed me. I started to smash the teacups, but I couldn't do it.

I watched as The Evil Queen make her way into my castle and tell me that she had died and then I picked up the chipped cup and sat it on a pedestal.

Present World

I found Belle's father and tried to let him know that I wanted the cup back. Then I just started beating him up because even if he didn't know that he was Belle's father he still blamed him. It didn't matter to him that he was one of the few people that knew who he really was. I told him that he should have protected her because he was his father. He was the reason why she had died.

I feel the cuffs go onto my wrists knowing that I will be put into jail. I wanted the cup to remember Belle it was one of my most prized possessions and he wanted it back. I watch as Regina makes her way into the Sheriff's office and she has Henry with her. I know that she wants to talk to me. To finish the talk that we tried to start on the sidewalk.

I watch as she gives me the chipped cup. The only thing that ties me to Belle. She wants me to tell me my name and I tell her, but that's not what she wants to know. She wants to know if I know about the other life. The life that I had as Rumpelstiltskin and if I still remembered it.

I take the cup and cradle it in my hands. I tell her that I have all the power and will be out soon. I can't wait to take her down for what she did.

The End