My name is Rumplestiltskin. Otherwise known as the Dark One. Or perhaps you know me as Mr. Gold.
Would you like to make a deal?
Just remember: All magic comes with a price.
"That is exactly why I opted to let you test on me instead of simply theorizing. Now lets continue without any further distractions or needless displays, while we still have time to plan before they act." His voice and stature haughty, he was in the right in this situation.
Rumple was silent for a moment as he considered the options that they had not yet tried. ”Testing a sleeping curse on you would be risky, but there is a possibility that it may work. Anyone under the curse can only be woken from one with true love’s kiss, something I doubt either of our fathers have.”
His eyes hardened till they appeared as stone, “It was highly necessary, I do not have to allow you to experiment on me to find our method. I could allow us to just theorize what would work on our fathers. I expected you to enjoy experimenting on me, if the situation were reversed I would enjoy doing the same to you. Yet you have taken advantage of this by using methods you know will not work just to cause me pain and give yourself amusement. You are wasting our time and endangering our already fragile partnership, if you do so again I will lock you in a state of pain forever and find a way to take them out on my own. Am I clear?” With each word his voice became more like ice, till you could practically feel it in the air.
The glare did not leave Rumple’s face as he kept his eyes locked on Lelouch. Lelouch was threatening him. No, it was more than a threat, he knew that Lelouch would do it. And he had no defense against that power. Rumple did not like that. He was supposed to be the most powerful, but if Lelouch decided to carry through on that promise, he would not be able to stop it.
"You would rely on theorizing to determine the likelihood of success? Our best guarantee of beating our fathers is to know for certain what will work and what will not. I admit that the fireball was unnecessary, but we are wasting more time discussing it than was wasted by casting it. We need to continue."
His eyes narrowed in fury at that statement, it had clearly only been done to cause him pain. While he also hated the man before him, he had put that aside to work with him, it would seem Rumple had not. A lesson was in order, Lelouch let his geass sigil appear on his forehead and sent a pulse through the ground toward Rumple. This pulse would show Rumple exactly what it had felt like to be hit by that fireball and then heal from it, as well as the pain from all the past experiments they had done. No one took that much advantage of a situation like this with Lelouch without paying for it dearly.
There wasn’t much time for Rumple to realize what Lelouch was doing or to react to it. Pain burned through him, forcing him to endure everything that he had forced on Lelouch. In his own way Lelouch was turning what he had done right back at him.
When the pain stopped, Rumple glared at Lelouch. ”That was unnecessary.”
Belle gave him a smile through her veil as she felt him wrap his hand around hers. A feeling of joy ran through her. This was it they were finally doing this. She was finally marrying the man of her dreams. She was finally getting her happy ending and no one was going to stop it. No curses, no separation, not death, nor imprisonment and not even wicked witches. They were together and nothing would ever break them apart again. For today they would be joined in holy matrimony and any future problems they would face together as husband and wife
He looked into his brown eyes from underneath her veil. She could feel them misting over with tears as she looked at him. After everything they had been through after everything they had done they were finally getting a moment of happiness. Long ago Belle would have not believe this possible to find love, true love. She had her fate decided and with a duty to her people she had to except it. Now in a new lad free of commitment, free of a life she never wanted, she could finally be happy in the arms of the man she wanted most
A single tear slipped down her cheek as the pastor began his opening statement.
“Dearly beloved we are gathered here today to join this man and this women in holy matrimony. If anyone has a reason these two should not be wed speak now or forever hold your peace”
There was a moment of silence and then Regina stormed in. “Stop” Belle turned to face the women, in utter annoyance, could she not have a moment of peace? “Whats wrong Regina?” she asked
“Its Zelena she said hurriedly “Shes…shes..gone”
Rumple turned towards Regina, annoyed that she would choose this moment to barge in. This was his moment with Belle, their chance to be happy and for them to become husband and wife. He did not need Regina interrupting it, especially not when he had to do with Zelena. Of course he knew why Zelena was gone, but he wasn’t going to tell her that or help her in any way.
"I don’t recall sending you an invitation," Rumple said. "Why don’t you solve your own problems and find Zelena yourself?"
He hoped that Regina would take that as an invitation to leave and not interrupt the wedding anymore.
It hit Lelouch squarely in the chest and his clothes imediatly as his flesh started to sear and burn. He yelled out in pain and fell to his knees doubled over, yelling out obscenities he ripped off what was left of his shirt and tried to pat out the fire on his charred skin. His throat raw from yelling and from the smoke, he stayed on his hands and knees panting as his skin slowly smoothed out and returned to its normal state.
Then he looked upwards at Rumple with a deadly glare, “What the fuck was that!? I could have told you I could heal from that! I once shot my father in the head and he was okay a few seconds later and C.C. was once burned at the stake for crying out loud and she is still alive!”
There was still a smirk on Rumple’s face, one that had been there the whole time that Lelouch had been in fire. ”Yes, its success was unlikely,” Rumple said, “However, now it can be ruled out all together.”
"She was going to change. You should have allowed her time to show it.”
"And where is your guarantee of that? Change isn’t easy, dearie. It wasn’t worth risking."
Lelouch groaned at the prospective outcomes and pain this would likely lead to. “This is going to be a long night, go on and get it over with.” Stalling this would only give Pan and his father more time to plan themselves.
"I will." A smirked cross Rumple’s face. "But before we do that, there is something else we should try."
That was the only warning that he gave Lelouch before he created a fireball in his hand and hurled it at him.
"She had no magic, you ignorant imp. Murdering herwasn’t ever going to bring your son back; was that too hard for you to grasp at that moment?”
"Did you really believe that she would just sit tight and allow you to imprison her? She would have found a way."