Summary: First Wives’ Club AU. Reunited by the suicide of one of their friends, divorcées Belle Chevalier (née French), Emma Jones (née Swan) and Mary Margaret Nolan (née Blanchard) decide that they are not going to take the way life has treated them lying down, and set out to make their former husbands pay. After all, revenge is a dish best served cold, with a side of Granny’s coleslaw… Eventual Rumbelle, Gremma, and Snowing, and some rather unusual side pairs.
Note: In which there is unexpected babysitting, a rather bewildered policeman, and news from the Dragon Warrior
Belle’s lazy Thursday morning re-reading The Importance of Being Earnest for the umpteenth time was interrupted by a rather urgent-sounding knock on the door. Puzzled, she went to open it, and she was rather surprised to find Rum standing outside. Even more surprising than his presence was his state of disorder; hair greasy and mussed as if he’d been raking his hands through it, tie loose around his neck and obvious grey stubble over his chin.
“Is everything all right?” she asked, alarmed.
“Yes… No… Yes… Belle, are you available for the next couple of hours? Please?”
“Could you do me a huge favour and watch Bae for me? It’s his mum, she’s driving me round the bend and I’d rather not take him with me when I go for a slanging match, but it’s so short notice…”
“Of course,” Belle said. “You go and sort out whatever it is that you need to sort out.”
“Thank you so much.”
The immensurate gratitude in his dark brown eyes was overwhelming. A few minutes later found Belle in Rum’s apartment watching as he said goodbye to his son.
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