I do sorta wanna give my two cents, though. I don’t think Belle would ever be involved with Nealfire just because he is Rumple’s son. She doesn’t even view him as Neal, she calls him Baelfire—a name Neal doesn’t even use for himself until the very end of S3A. In her mind, he is the little lost boy that Rumple was trying to find for 250+ years. I don’t know if she views him as a step son or not (I think EdR and MRJ view their characters that way but it has been more or less vague on screen) but what she does view him as is Rumple’s son. And I think she knows that’s a giant red X.
YES……..and besides that, whether it’s with Neal or anyone else…..no. Much as Rumple/Gold would never love anyone else and would mourn forever, so would that be with Belle. It’s the same as with Snowing. This is never going to happen; I just think we have to allow for people to bond and become close without thinking that things are going to happen. Belle and Bae need each other and they will be good for each other.
Harley, I’m sorry, it’s just that I’ve had issues on Tumblr and so it’s easy to become defensive. I’m sorry!