To the sector of the OUaT fandom that is trying to cheer up Rumbelle right now:
Although a couple crazies may be whining about the supposed death of our ship, most of us are not at all worried that Rumbelle will not end up…
Yes! What about the fact that if they break his curse (really, the curse is irrelevant now; what is the point given how Gold has changed, given his sacrifice) they could have him and Rumbelle deal with his mortality.
For instance, maybe the years have taken their toll and he’s in poor shape (heart condition). There is also the matter of Gold being much older physically than Belle; I imagine he’d worry about dying well before her….or being an older father. Then there are other possibilities: whet if Belle gets sick? What if she gets sick while pregnant? What if the baby gets sick? Rumbelle is fascinating and passionate; there are infinite storylines for them that don’t involve separations.
At this point I wouldn’t trade their storylines for anything easier because I DO think that their sufferings have made them stronger, but enough is enough. They NEED to be together, need to hold and touch each other, to be emotionally and physically nurtured and satisfied.