“I dislike Belle and Rumplestiltskin’s relationship. I’m sure I’ll get skinned for this, but just as a basis for comparison, Disney’s BATB – Belle calls Beast on his shit, and she doesn’t even start falling for him until she notices him actively changing over a long time (she was there at least through winter). The difference in OUAT is it was a very short time, and through it he didn’t become a better person. You could argue that she saw a better person underneath, but that’s what any woman in a bad relationship will tell you. Honestly it sounds a lot more like Stockholm Syndrome to me. Not exactly, mind you, but it’s still far from a healthy relationship. Obligatory disclaimer: This is just my own opinion, no one else’s and no one else needs to agree. I realize they weren’t at all trying to copy Disney, I don’t dislike that it wasn’t like Disney. I was only using that version for comparison purposes.”
I’m still trying to find what he did bad that she had to call him on before the kiss.
…came when he was called, made a deal to save a village from ogres in exchange for a housekeeper, treated the housekeeper quite well for a feudal lord’s social settings, apparently didn’t mind her asking questions and treated her as enough of an equal that she would speak without being spoken to without fear….
I’m sorry, am I looking at this through rose coloured glasses or is it really just an employer-employee relationship in the most isolated of settings?