3 Works in Duke of the Frontlands
Fandoms: Once Upon a Time (TV)
23 Jul 2016
With the Ogres overrunning the Frontlands, the Duke makes a deal with the Dark One: His land and people's safety for the life of a frightened, battered spinner. The Dark One, Belle, can't understand what's so great about this man, but senses something very useful about him all the same and accepts the bargain...which is more than she was expecting entirely...
RCIJ Prompt: "DO!Belle's caretaker has magic."
This is a Desperate Souls rewrite, where Belle is the heir to her father’s lands and title and their lands, which are adjacent the duke of frontlands’, are being menaced by ogres at the same time that the cowardly spinner, Rumpelstiltskin’s, son is being conscripted to fight. Or:
A poor spinner and his son dash through a dark forest, trying to escape the boy’s conscription into the army to fight impossible odds against a horde of ogres. But their desperate flight does not go unnoticed.
- Part 1 of If Darkness Never Falls
Rumplestiltskin took on his curse to keep his son safe, and now, just days after he has become the new Dark One, he finds that power brings its own set of new troubles with it. Now he must race against time to save Bae once more, battling the demon inside as well as the men that have taken him. Pre-OUAT