Worryingly Innocent
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Joined 08-26-12, id: 4221858, Profile Updated: 12-22-13
Author has written 13 stories for Once Upon a Time.

Worryingly Innocent: Recent graduate, mother tongue English with fluent French and German, six years' worth of experience writing fanfic behind her. Decided on a fresh start with fresh fandoms - namely Once Upon A Time. Diehard Rumbelle shipper. Also enjoys Emma & Gold friendship and Red Cricket.

"The whole point of magic is that it is inexplicable." Margot Fonteyn

Enjoy the fics. x

I am now on AO3! You can find me here. At the moment I am still importing all my FF.net stuff over into my AO3 archive, a laborious process since the import function isn't working, but still, do feel free to pop along and say hi.

Otherwise Engaged: Link to the video (and by default the comment that inspired the fic) is here.

Cupcakes: If anyone has a scenario for a one-shot that they would particularly like to see, don't hesitate to drop me a PM! I do request that suggestions remain T-rated and stick to the pairings established in the AU, please. I don't mind picking up new characters and new pairings, but I won't re-pair those characters listed below:




Mary M/David




Looking forward to any suggestions!

Cupcakes: I was trying to keep them in a chronological order, but it's being more trouble than its worth, so I'm settling for a 'vaguely' chronological order instead, and I will put the proper chronology up here if anyone wants to read them in strict order. So far, it goes:

Carrot Cake (main body); Cheesecake; Mohnkuchen; Carrot Cake (epilogue); Almond Croissant; Angel Cake; Christmas Cake; Lemon Cake; Shortbread; Red Velvet Cake; Teacake; Chocca Mocha Cake; Rocky Road; Sponge Cake; Chocolate Chip Cookie; Honey Cake; Ice Cream Cake; Whiskey Cake; Wedding Cake (First Tier); Rock Cake; Cherry Cake; Brandy Snap; Jam Doughnut; Chocolate Heartache Cake; Pumpkin Pie; Key Lime Pie; Stollen;

Maison Rouge: If anyone is wondering what the Maison Rouge show looks like, a good example is Les Follies Burlesque, an advert for which can be found here. A mixture of singing, dancing, and striptease. Just add Jefferson's period magic (think Danton and The Professor in The Prestige), and that's a fairly good indicator.

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Maison Rouge reviews
AU. Alone and pregnant, eighteen-year-old Emma Swan stumbles upon the Maison Rouge, an old vaudeville theatre, where she is welcomed into the little family that make the cabaret their home: Granny, the manager and Ruby, bartender extraordinaire; conjuror Jefferson and his assistant Alice. But she is most intrigued by the gruff MC, Gold, and the woman who melted his frozen heart...
Once Upon a Time - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 21 - Words: 80,098 - Reviews: 81 - Favs: 55 - Follows: 68 - Updated: 12/28/2016 - Published: 6/18/2013 - Emma S. - Complete
Cupcakes reviews
AU. Following on from 'Carrot Cake', a series of one-shots charting the further adventures of Gold and Belle as they continue to live, love and generally get to know each other. Mainly romance and mainly Rumbelle, occasionally other characters will pop up demanding attention…
Once Upon a Time - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 50 - Words: 111,297 - Reviews: 331 - Favs: 118 - Follows: 155 - Updated: 1/12/2015 - Published: 11/25/2012 - Belle/Lacey, Rumpelstiltskin/Mr. Gold - Complete
Enthralled reviews
"He has no magic here, outside of the town limits, but the dagger is in Storybrooke, where there is magic in abundance. He is truly powerless. All he can hope to do is try to fight its pull, try to delay the inevitable." Not canon-compliant, post-ep for 'Manhattan'. Cora summons the Dark One, and he has no choice but to heed her call.
Once Upon a Time - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,366 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 7 - Published: 7/15/2013 - Rumpelstiltskin/Mr. Gold, Emma S. - Complete
Remember For the Both of Us reviews
"He didn't intend to shoot her so squarely. He intended to hit her shoulder, or lower leg, or even just graze her with the bullet. Anything to make her topple over the line." Alternate ending to S2Ep11. Hook ponders his motives, Rumpelstiltskin honours his promises, and not all fairy tales have happy endings. Warning – Character death.
Once Upon a Time - Rated: T - English - Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,254 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 4 - Published: 6/26/2013 - Belle/Lacey, Rumpelstiltskin/Mr. Gold - Complete
On the Nature of Lady Justice reviews
Mary Margaret's case comes to trial. The verdict is not what Emma and Gold want to hear. As they drown their sorrows, however, they learn that justice always prevails, although not necessarily in the way they expect. Emma & Gold friendship, eventual Rumbelle. Complete.
Once Upon a Time - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 5 - Words: 20,450 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 31 - Follows: 25 - Updated: 6/12/2013 - Published: 2/3/2013 - Emma S., Rumpelstiltskin/Mr. Gold - Complete
The End of the Chase reviews
AU, follow-up to 'The Charity Chase', in honour of Red Nose Day. Gold's students react to the momentous news that his record has been broken…
Once Upon a Time - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,313 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 4 - Published: 3/14/2013 - Rumpelstiltskin/Mr. Gold, Aurora/Sleeping Beauty - Complete
Waters to Restore and Return reviews
Rumbelle: "The rain brought her back to him once, perhaps it can do so again." Rumpelstiltskin is reunited with Belle in the Enchanted Forest, only to lose her again when the curse hits. To regain her, he must first regain something of his own he has long thought lost – courage. [Rated for violence and mentions of torture] [Complete]
Once Upon a Time - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 5,926 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 31 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 2/27/2013 - Published: 2/22/2013 - Rumpelstiltskin/Mr. Gold, Belle/Lacey - Complete
The Truth of Love reviews
AU ending to 'An Apple Red As Blood'. Storybrooke's Sheriff lies in a coma, and one frightened but determined ten-year-old is desperate to save her. And we all know to whom people go when they're desperate. "Aren't you a little young to be getting into debt, Henry?" [One-Shot]
Once Upon a Time - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,795 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 33 - Follows: 8 - Published: 12/16/2012 - Henry Mills, Rumpelstiltskin/Mr. Gold - Complete
The Charity Chase reviews
AU, inspired by Children in Need day. New PhD student Belle discovers a very unusual fundraising tradition in her faculty – and decides to take advantage of the opportunity it affords concerning a certain professor… Rumbelle. [One-shot]
Once Upon a Time - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,066 - Reviews: 50 - Favs: 128 - Follows: 16 - Published: 11/18/2012 - Belle/Lacey, Rumpelstiltskin/Mr. Gold - Complete
Carrot Cake reviews
AU. Waitress Belle French gazes out of the window towards the law offices over the way, wondering if their charismatic new arrival, the mysterious Mr Gold, will ever step into the little café where she works… Rumbelle with a side of Red Cricket, and many cameos from other key players. [Complete]
Once Upon a Time - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 15 - Words: 52,955 - Reviews: 254 - Favs: 192 - Follows: 129 - Updated: 11/9/2012 - Published: 9/18/2012 - Belle/Lacey, Rumpelstiltskin/Mr. Gold - Complete
Otherwise Engaged reviews
Spoilers for the S1 finale. Magic has returned to the town of Storybrooke, and Snow and her Charming know who is responsible. But when they go to confront the culprit, they find him a little preoccupied… [One-Shot]
Once Upon a Time - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 726 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 56 - Follows: 9 - Published: 9/22/2012 - Rumpelstiltskin/Mr. Gold, Belle/Lacey - Complete
Full Circle reviews
"Emma remembers the man who started it all. Emma remembers Rumpelstiltskin. That's not his real name, of course…" An alternate way in which Emma found Storybrooke, based on the theory that Regina allowed Gold one trip out of town to collect Henry. What if he'd made a little detour? [One-Shot]
Once Upon a Time - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,920 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 45 - Follows: 12 - Published: 9/8/2012 - Emma S., Rumpelstiltskin/Mr. Gold - Complete
Small reviews
Alone in a car at the town boundary, Mr Gold waits for a delivery that will, one day, change the lives of all Storybrooke forever. A very small delivery… [One-shot]
Once Upon a Time - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,830 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 11 - Published: 8/29/2012 - Rumpelstiltskin/Mr. Gold - Complete