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02 April 2013 @ 03:21 am
Fic: ‘what she hears’  
Title: what she hears
Fandom: Once Upon a Time (OUaT)
Rating: (G)
Time Period: Season 2, during the Crocodile (at the end).
Summary: Belle watches him leave.

Author's Note: This is quick ‘n’ dirty (for definition see the F. A. Q.).

Spoilers if you’ve not seen the episode.

All characters contained herein are the intellectual property of Edward Kitsis & Adam Horowitz; I am not affiliated with nor endorsed by them.


Tap. Tap. Tap.

She hears his steps on the footpath, unable to turn away even when he is no longer in sight.

Tap. Tap. Tap.

Finally, she looks to the opposite shelf, leaning against another. Her eyes close. Her knees threaten but do not surrender.

Tap. Tap. Tap.

Tears well and she dashes them with the back of a hand. Her heart almost spills, overflowing with love and pity.

Tap. Tap. Tap.

Everything he has done has been for the son she has never seen. Never will see if he can’t break the current curse encircling the town.

Tap. Tap. Tap.

A deep breath and she opens her eyes, looks to the door. He will not come back, not today. The books need her attention, the apartment too. She should be busy, should get busy if the library is to open.

Tap. Tap. Tap.

Deep, slow breaths and she walks away from the shelves. But she still hears, faintly.

Tap. Tap. Tap.
     Mandy: OUaT - Nothing But a Monstera_phoenixdragon on April 1st, 2013 05:22 pm (UTC)
Beautiful...thank you. *Cries*
F. J.: Lantern & Candles: Warmmorethanacandle on April 2nd, 2013 08:11 am (UTC)
You're very welcome.
Angel... Dark Wings Descending...angel_in_tears on April 1st, 2013 11:38 pm (UTC)
So lovely ♥
F. J.: Lanterns: Warmmorethanacandle on April 2nd, 2013 08:14 am (UTC)
Thank you; it's the first time I've written for her and I'm glad it worked so well.

Edited at 2013-04-17 12:23 pm (UTC)
◦ a girl like me ◦: OUAT - Belle: Face by destruction_boxscandalbaby on April 17th, 2013 01:30 am (UTC)
Oh, this was wonderful.
F. J.: Golden Candlesmorethanacandle on April 17th, 2013 12:19 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
Armchair DM: Igor: Joy! Joy! Joy! Joy!armchairdm on April 27th, 2013 03:30 am (UTC)
Wonderfully written. You've captured Belle's division amongst herself well.
F. J.: Three candlesmorethanacandle on April 27th, 2013 12:27 pm (UTC)
I did?