Wow, thank you darling. This is such a wonderful question to think about, and I love that you asked it.
While I can see the merits of both, I would say sub. Rum’s spent 7+ months being forced to be submissive. There’s a deleted scene where he refuses to eat and Zelena forces him with his dagger. He’s had even that level of autonomy taken from him. He’s been made to kneel. He’s had all of his control taken from him. And now in response he’s terrified of anyone controlling him, even Belle. He’s in a downward spiral where he needs more power, and is lying and doing anything to keep from being in a position of having his agency stripped again.
I don’t think that giving him more control is what he needs. I think he needs to know that he can not have control and can still be safe. I think he needs to take those negative experiences of kneeling and being fed and having someone give him orders and replace them with positive and pleasurable experiences.
I think he would fight it. I think it would take some time for him to allow subspace to happen. I also think that it would take a massive amount of trust for him to even try it, and Belle’s the only person who could get him to try.
And it would be just as hard for Belle, but I think she’d be the one to bring it up. Because she needs to help him. And he so clearly needs help.
And thank you again, darling. I have a massive bunny. I’ve been looking for a ‘Belle finds out about the dagger’ fic and I think this is it.
Please tell me someone else is shipping Jemma/Bobby?
Oh thank god I’m not alone!
Jemma looked so totally like she had a crush.
Hell, I am crushing hard on bobby!
No, I think Jemma gets serious crushes around badassery. The more you show the more she’s all flustered and adorable!
I could totally OT3 Bobby/Jemma/Tripp
I love Fitzsimmons so much as BFFS, but not as a ship. I think you’re right about crushing on badassery. I think she’s in awe of May because she’s a badass.
Sort of. It was more like two versions of the same costume.
Bae wanted to be Peter Pan, and insisted on Aiden and I dressing up to match, so I was Wendy and Aiden was Hook.
My trick or treat costume:
And a little later for Aiden’s treat:
"What do you think?" Belle did a slow turn in the outfit that had been waiting for her when she’d gone up to her room. After her last final she was exhausted, but finding the plaid skirt and blue jacket waiting had been enough to give her a second wind. There was a white lace bra and knee socks as well. There weren’t any panties.
"I think my girl deserves a treat for all the hours she’s put in studying." Her papa was dressed in slacks and a button down, and wore glasses she’d rarely seen on him. When he opened the door to his study she clapped her hands in delight; he’d moved a small table into the room, across from his desk. A single piece of paper and a pencil was waiting for her, but she was much more interested on the ruler on his desk, which had been cleared off of everything else. "Class is in session, Ms. French."
"Should I be a very good student or a very bad student, Mr. Gold?" She sat on the chair that waited for her. Either way she was going to have a lot of fun.