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A Disney Romance ([personal profile] adisneyromance) wrote in [community profile] bakerstreet2017-03-17 10:01 pm
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Monster and the Maiden Fair

the monster & the maiden fair meme

There's a long precedent in folklore and myth of beautiful young people - both men and women - being kidnapped by monsters: dragons, beasts, goblins, demons, elves, vampires, wolves, or even evil humans. In the end, however, these prisoners are almost always rescued and brought back to civilization to live a normal and happy life.

But what if they didn't want to leave their jailor?

They've seen behind the surface and have begun to sympathize with this "monster;" no, more than that, they've fallen for them. Will this story have a happy ending? Will the monster believe that anyone could love them? Most importantly, though, can the two of them be left alone without any attempts at a "rescue?"

how to play
  • Comment with your character, your preference, and what role they'll play. Feel free to AU characters to your desire role.
  • Reply to others.
  • Thread anything that could remotely fit under the umbrella theme. Was the kidnapping just that, or did both parties know (and care) for each other before, making it a collaborative, mutual effort? Perhaps you'd prefer to play the actual Beauty and The Beast-style getting to know each other or seeing behind the grizzly facade. What about an attempted "rescue?" Or maybe you could thread out a scene where the prisoner runs away from the society they were forced back into and returns to their beloved beast! It's all up to you. You could even do smut if you wanted to, but this isn't a smut meme.

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beast | beauty and the beast (2017)

[personal profile] lonelytower 2017-03-18 12:07 pm (UTC)(link)
[ definitely the monster here. ]
lovesthewrongmonsters: (badthings)

how fussy are you about your maidens?

[personal profile] lovesthewrongmonsters 2017-03-18 07:16 pm (UTC)(link)
[LeFou can't seem to stay out of scrapes, and now there's nobody coming to rescue him, either]
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[personal profile] thegirl 2017-03-28 06:58 pm (UTC)(link)
[ is it too late to prompt? i thought i would check first :) ]
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[personal profile] lonelytower 2017-03-30 02:17 pm (UTC)(link)
[ not at all! go ahead! :D ]
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[personal profile] thegirl 2017-03-31 03:11 pm (UTC)(link)
[ belle is not familiar with feeling unsteady by the ground beneath her feet, nor is she comfortable with the uncertainty. she approaches most things in life the way she would approach books. methodically, thoroughly, and with a healthy dose of curiosity and wonder. suffice to say, this entire captivity experience has been an exercise in making belle question everything she thought she knew. the Beast has only added to those questions, for he is proving to be more than she first assumed.

their dinners are no longer quite so awkward. there is still a full table in between them, but she is learning they share several things in common. feeling inadequate and out of place. feeling lonely and misunderstood. he appreciates the quiet as much as belle does, when company is good and silence is companionable.

he leaves her to her shakespeare as they eat, not without a muttered criticism or two, but belle decides to change the script tonight. clearing her throat, she ventures to look up and across the table.
] What are you reading tonight?
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[personal profile] lonelytower 2017-04-01 10:37 am (UTC)(link)
[ it takes a lot to embarrass him these days, and even more to startle him. but, he supposes, Belle has done nothing but surprise him since her arrival.

and yet, when she breaks their usual silence, Beast looks up in surprise, wipes at the food accumulated in the fur on his chin, and looks between Belle and his book somewhat sheepishly.

Oh. It's - you know, I'm not really sure. Would you believe that I decided to try and decipher some Greek?

[ she would be forgiven for not believing him, of course, for catching him in a blatant lie. give it a try, Lumiere had said. share her interests. wretched candlestick. ]
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[personal profile] thegirl 2017-04-02 04:45 pm (UTC)(link)
Of course.

[ if he says so, then it must be true. Belle's accompanying nod is graceful and sage, but the twitching of her lips possibly gives away her amusement. she lets her chin rest on a loosely closed fist, deciding that his sheepishness merits further inquiry. her brown eyes are alight with curiosity. ]

And pray tell, how is that working out so far?