Fic Title: The Price of a Smile
Author: The Hinky Panda
Genre: AU, friendship, romance.
Why This Must Be Read: This reads very much like a fairy tale. It's a surprisingly gentle story, and one wherein both Belle and Rumpelstiltskin (they're both in Fairy Tale Land, FYI) have a few moments out of time to just connect. It's AU and the characterization is a bit different, but there's a gentleness and peace to this story that's difficult for me to convey. Very much worth a read.