Rumplestiltskin: What made you choose to come here with me?
Belle: Heroism. Sacrifice. You know, there aren't a lot of opportunities for women in this land to--to show what they can do. To see the world, to be heroes. so when you arrived, that was my chance. I always wanted to be brave. I figured, do the brave thing and... bravery would follow.
Rumplestiltskin: And is it everything you hoped?
Belle: Well, uh... I did want to see the world. That part didn't really work out.