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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.

lovesthewrongmonsters: (Default)

damn right

[personal profile] lovesthewrongmonsters 2017-03-20 04:47 pm (UTC)(link)
LeFou couldn't help it; he leaned into the other man's touch like a cat.
"I, er, maybe we should go someplace... else?"
He was afraid of being seen, and any journey might give him a chance to catch his breath and work out what was going on and how he felt about it. Only once he'd said it, he realised how suggestive it might have sounded. That wasn't his intention, but he resisted the urge to babble on and correct himself.
losthunter: (witness the wonders)

[personal profile] losthunter 2017-03-20 04:52 pm (UTC)(link)
Hunter accepted the suggestion with good spirits. "How about joining me for a walk? The midnight moon will provide enough light."

He didn't dwell on worrying if LeFou just didn't want to be seen in public with Hunter. Instead, he just kept his spirits hopeful that the walk would help both of them gain some more insight about each other.
lovesthewrongmonsters: (Default)

[personal profile] lovesthewrongmonsters 2017-03-20 05:15 pm (UTC)(link)
"That sounds good."
He waited for Hunter to stand first, then followed him outside. He felt a little awkward about asking to leave, especially since Hunter had just said he wanted to stay. He tried to explain himself as they walked.
"I, er, sorry about that. I don't... I don't want people seeing me holding hands with a man." He didn't think they'd understand. He wasn't ready, even if they did. He just hoped the stranger would understand his fears.
losthunter: (one piece of the puzzle)

[personal profile] losthunter 2017-03-20 05:25 pm (UTC)(link)
Hunter guided LeFou away from the bar, down a path that would keep them out of site. The moonlight gave them enough light to see where they were going, even when they passed trees that cast shadows onto the path.

"You are not ready for people to know that you are attracted to men?" Hunter questioned softly. He had been there before. So he wasn't judging LeFou.
lovesthewrongmonsters: (badthings)

[personal profile] lovesthewrongmonsters 2017-03-20 05:57 pm (UTC)(link)
LeFou was embarrassed, though. He didn't know which he found most embarrassing: that he was attracted to men, that he was only just coming to understand that, or that he wasn't ready to admit it to anyone else yet. He'd only told this stranger because he'd taken his hands the way... well, the way LeFou had often wished Gaston would.
"...No," he admitted quietly. "I've only just worked it out myself."
losthunter: (seeking my soulmate)

[personal profile] losthunter 2017-03-20 06:05 pm (UTC)(link)
"It can be a difficult journey of accepting your attraction as natural." Hunter spoke from experience. "And there will be people who will tell you otherwise... or who might judge you. Or scorn you for feeling the way you do."

"But you have to try to put those people out of your life."

"Even if one of them might be someone you are attracted to."
lovesthewrongmonsters: (Default)

[personal profile] lovesthewrongmonsters 2017-03-20 06:13 pm (UTC)(link)
If LeFou looked alarmed before, it was nothing to his current expression. How could this man know? And if he knew LeFou felt that way about Gaston, did everyone else?
"If I did that, I wouldn't have anyone."
losthunter: (time to reveal my face)

[personal profile] losthunter 2017-03-20 06:18 pm (UTC)(link)
Hunter stopped to turn and look at LeFou when he raised his concern of not having anyone. He placed his hands on top of LeFou's shoulders, and gently corrected him.

"I accept you."

"I wish I could change things for you. That I could make that idiot realize how stupid he is... being blind to you."

"But I can't. All I can do is be here for you. If you want me here."
lovesthewrongmonsters: (woo)

[personal profile] lovesthewrongmonsters 2017-03-20 06:29 pm (UTC)(link)
LeFou stared at him for a moment. Then his lower lip began to tremble a little. And then he threw himself at Hunter, wrapping his arms around him in a grateful hug.
"Thank you." The words were muffled, given that LeFou's face was sort of smushed against Hunter's body. He realised, suddenly, that he didn't know the other man anywhere near well enough to take such liberties, but he didn't want to move away, so he settled for introducing himself. "Er... I'm LeFou, by the way."
losthunter: (hold me close tonight)

[personal profile] losthunter 2017-03-20 06:47 pm (UTC)(link)
Hunter wrapped his arms around LeFou, as the other man hugged him. He smiled softly at the muffled thanks. Then again for the introduction.

"I'm Hunter." He trailed his fingers up LeFou's back, aiming to keep him calm and comforted.
lovesthewrongmonsters: (badthings)

[personal profile] lovesthewrongmonsters 2017-03-20 06:59 pm (UTC)(link)
LeFou tensed, his body becoming rigid, but only because he wasn't expecting the gentle touch. Hunter had been so gentle with him all night, and LeFou was beginning to realise how rare that was. He didn't think anyone had been so considerate of him in... well, as long as he could remember, really.
"Why are you being so nice to me?" He's trying not to be suspicious, but he's a little overwhelmed.
losthunter: (lean into my arms)

[personal profile] losthunter 2017-03-20 07:03 pm (UTC)(link)
Hunter shrugged his shoulders slightly. "I have been in your shoes before. Lost. Uncertain. The overwhelming feeling of not having anyone to talk about."

"It is not a good time to feel alone."
lovesthewrongmonsters: (badthings)

[personal profile] lovesthewrongmonsters 2017-03-20 07:20 pm (UTC)(link)
"Oh. Right." LeFou stepped back, trying not to look too disappointed. For a moment, it had felt as if Hunter had actually liked him, was being nice because of LeFou himself. But it seemed like Hunter was just a kind, sympathetic person. Maybe he'd be LeFou's friend anyway?
losthunter: (careful thought before speaking)

[personal profile] losthunter 2017-03-20 07:31 pm (UTC)(link)
"You are worrying about something..." Hunter noted softly, when LeFou stepped away from him.
lovesthewrongmonsters: (badthings)

[personal profile] lovesthewrongmonsters 2017-03-20 07:50 pm (UTC)(link)
"I- no! No, I just, uh, I-"
LeFou never was much good at lying; he gave up.
"I just thought you liked me."
losthunter: (time to reveal my face)

[personal profile] losthunter 2017-03-20 08:11 pm (UTC)(link)
Hunter chuckled softly. "I do like you."

"But I am not going to try anything, if your heart is still hurting. It is best that if you are still confused and need time for me to wait."
lovesthewrongmonsters: (ohhhhhh)

[personal profile] lovesthewrongmonsters 2017-03-20 08:29 pm (UTC)(link)
"You... do?" But what Hunter said sounded like more than liking, to LeFou. Only that couldn't be right. Who would ever be attracted to LeFou?
"Why? I mean, I- You just met me, and it's not like I'm handsome-" And whatever Hunter may think, he certainly was. "And I'm a bit pathetic, really."
losthunter: (hold me close tonight)

[personal profile] losthunter 2017-03-20 08:37 pm (UTC)(link)
Hunter shook his head slightly, tsk-ing lightly just under his breath. He was very tempted to have 'words' with Gaston, if the other man's treatment of LeFou had reduced him to feeling so inferior and undesirable.

He reached out to tilt LeFou's chin slightly, and leaned close, so that there was very little room between his lips and LeFou's lips. He did not kiss LeFou yet. Simply because he didn't want LeFou to get startled again.

"Don't say things like that."
lovesthewrongmonsters: (Default)

[personal profile] lovesthewrongmonsters 2017-03-20 09:30 pm (UTC)(link)
"Why not? They're true."
At least, that's what LeFou meant to say. It came out as more of a whisper, or a whimper - because Hunter was so close, and it was almost as if he was going to kiss LeFou, and LeFou thought he probably shouldn't want that to happen because he wanted Gaston, didn't he? He just wanted Gaston, and other men were nothing to him, and this remarkably kind stranger - Hunter - Hunter was probably right, he was probably just confused. But that didn't stop him hoping, his breath catching in his throat as he tried to imagine the press of lips against his own.
"I am," he managed, slightly louder.
losthunter: (moment to myself)

[personal profile] losthunter 2017-03-20 10:04 pm (UTC)(link)
"Shame... I would rather enjoy kissing a man who had confidence in himself." Hunter shook his head again, stepping away.
lovesthewrongmonsters: (badthings)

[personal profile] lovesthewrongmonsters 2017-03-20 10:29 pm (UTC)(link)
LeFou whimpered, disappointed, frustrated and confused. Then he took a deep breath and tried to be brave, though he refused to make eye contact.
"Were you confident the first time someone kissed you?"
Edited 2017-03-20 22:56 (UTC)
losthunter: (escaping from the pain)

[personal profile] losthunter 2017-03-20 10:56 pm (UTC)(link)
Hunter gently caressed a finger along LeFou's jawline. "I was told that True Love's kiss would end my curse."

"And I had thought that the man of my dreams loved me. So I had walked through a crowded room to approach him... facing everyone who stared at me and judged me... and I kissed him."

"He didn't love me. The curse didn't break."

"But... I will never regret being that bold. It helped me to accept who I was and who I wanted to be."
lovesthewrongmonsters: (Default)

[personal profile] lovesthewrongmonsters 2017-03-20 11:07 pm (UTC)(link)
"I don't know if I can be that brave," LeFou admitted, "I might need some help." He raised his chin slightly to make eye contact, and while there was no small amount of nervousness in his gaze there was plenty of longing, too.
losthunter: (witness the wonders)

[personal profile] losthunter 2017-03-20 11:13 pm (UTC)(link)
"I want to be able to help you." Hunter admitted softly. He felt a longing in his heart for LeFou too. But there was a part of him that feared that he would just be a poor replacement for the man who occupied LeFou's heart.

"I just want to do what is right, for you."
lovesthewrongmonsters: (badthings)

[personal profile] lovesthewrongmonsters 2017-03-20 11:24 pm (UTC)(link)
LeFou didn't know what was right for him. He'd spent so long not knowing if he wanted to be Gaston or be with him that his creeping sense of dissatisfaction with the man had frightened him. He'd fought it tooth and nail, trying to maintain his own miserable status quo.

And then Hunter had come to check on him, and despite his somewhat fearsome appearance he had been very kind. He's also managed to make LeFou's stomach churn alarmingly. Now it felt as if his brain was churning, too.

"I don't know what is right," he told Hunter, "but... Perhaps this is alright, for now?"
He held out a hand - trembling slightly, he hoped Hunter didn't notice - and brushed it against the other man's knuckles before linking their fingers and smiling warily at his new friend.

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