He smiled wickedly at Regina’s response, but at her words it was Rumple’s turn to clench his jaw, had tales of his life before who he became really spread that far, “Just because you know the stories, Deary, doesn’t mean you know the darkness.” he said in a quiet anger.
Rumple rolled his eyes and put his hand up to his chest in feigned shock, “My, my, someone as power as you is being controlled by, little ol’ me?” he asked with a chuckle, it was fun to watch Regina try to figure out what he was playing at, though he knew that she would never figure out what his plan was, “My Regina, I would think you would be use to being someone else’s plaything. I mean you were your mother’s plaything for many many years, were you not?” he asked her with a devilish grin as he knew he was going to hit a nerve with his comment.
"I’m a good guesser." She retorted back. "We have our histories, perhaps we should both agree to not speak of it. Won’t use it against each other. What do you say? And no funny business about this.. deal.. just that we won’t in any circumstances use it to provoke. Yes?" As much as she loved getting under his skin, he knew just how to push her and she could do without it.
"Your acting is miserable. I know you pull the strings, my dear Rumple. And I am not sure.. actually I’m positive that I don’t like it, yet do I have a choice in the matter?" Her eyes widened and her breathing quickened. "You are a.. despicable man.." She glared daggers at him, though she knew it only fueled his amusement, but she was royally pissed off. "I hate you."
"Well I would normally agree to such civility, but since I’m dealing with you I know that no matter what deal I agree to with you I know you’ll just break." he said trying to lure her in a false sense of security with his voice and then let her down.
Rumple gave her a shocked look, “My acting, what acting are you talking about. I have never lied to anyone, including you.” he said sounding rather incredulous that he was being accused of such a thing. He laughed at her response, he had done exactly what he wanted to do he the last laugh on her, “How can you hate little ol’ me, I’ve been the only one here for you consistently.” he said with a giggle.