Dylan Schmid as Baelfire, Robert Carlyle as Rumpelstiltskin. The more I think about Once and its plotlines, the more desperately hurty I feel for that poor kid. Oww, oww, oww.
Once Upon a Time “The Return”
I can’t help imagining how Bae would have turned out if he’d remained in his father’s grip. He would’ve been the most lonely, bitter kid ever. And forget having any romantic relationships, or at least consensual ones. Bae might’ve had some desperate, furtive romance with Morraine that would end when Rumple realized that Bae’s love for her might lead to Bae leaving him, so Rumple decides to solve the problem by getting rid of Morraine. In the end Rumple would’ve probably kidnapped some random village girl and said “Congrats, guess who gets to marry my son?” and made them both live in his palace, content that he’d have Bae under his watchful eye forever and ever and ever…
Unless Bae killed himself. Way to take it to the dark place, Oldandnew.
I so misread that. I read it as unless Bae killed him - Rumpel - himself. Bae DarkOne would be terrifying and furious and even worse than Rumpel, because he would have guilt on top of it all.
Oh, yes. Bae would be a cruel, pitiless Dark One, with all the kindness he had as a youth long ago ground away by his father. And the whole world would be a target for all the pent-up anger Bae had lived with in the Dark Castle.
I kind of want to see a fic starring Dark One!Bae and princess!Emma. Those two would butt heads all. the. time.