Beast

Beast

6.9K Reads 592 Votes 29 Part Story
Mad Man's Guardian By MadMansGuardian Completed

There is no beast so fearsome as a madman scorned from above; 
  There is no force so pow'rful as hope for impossible love. 
  
  Prince Gaston thinks that the legendary Assassin is the only hope for saving King Maurice's kingdom. But when the Assassin doesn't want to be paid in gold; he wants something that King Maurice's daughter and Prince Gaston's betrothed, Belle, can never give up; a human companion. Princess Belle offers herself up instead, and is whisked away to the Assassin's hidden fortress. But the more time that Belle spends with her captor, the more she struggles with balancing trust, forgiveness, and old fashioned common sense. 
  
  
  [Heavily inspired by Once Upon a Time's sub-plot with Belle and Rumplestiltskin. Spoilers up to 1x12 (Skin Deep). No smut, archaic cursing.]

Amethyst9star Amethyst9star Dec 27, 2016
"-brave girl" was a little mistake, but apart from that, no mistakes! :) 
                              Remember I'll be posting the critique results on the book, I'm just pointing the little mistakes out in comments. (I'm on a tablet for a few weeks, which complicates things a bit).
sbrobinson sbrobinson Jan 31
Perfectly delivered line. I don't normally read re-tellings but I have a feeling I'll enjoy this story.
JaneApricity JaneApricity Sep 30, 2016
I can't access my @MadMansGuardian account from this infernal device, so I'm going to give a preliminary hoorah from here: YAY!!! I hit my first 1k reads!
sbrobinson sbrobinson Jan 31
Absolutely perfect! And this right her makes me fall in love with Belle. The sacrifice great and she does it without a second thought and only a reminder not to shake. She's got this.
JEHallows JEHallows Oct 03, 2016
I like the idea of Belle choosing this fate, rather than her father giving her away. And the Beast being an assassin is intriguing.
DebbieHopkins DebbieHopkins Dec 08, 2016
The realization here---- well-done. Subtle, cool. That ah ha moment.