I’m a Rumbelle shipper at heart and I love them and want them together forever and ever but I find the connection - and the possibility of a connection - between Rumple and Cora so very interesting. It’s like Belle represents and brings out the best in him and Cora is the exact opposite. Plus, these two obviously have known each other for ages, know each other deeply, it’s even a deeper bound than Regina and Rumple. And when you think about Cora’s story…the “miller’s daughter” and relate it to Rumpelstiltskin (his original tale) well…it makes everything more interesting and precious.
They totally shagged in the mill.