"You shouldn't tarry on dangerous grounds, lest you encounter the beast." Blind since birth, Elle Duncan has only ever known darkness, but lack of sight has not hindered her ability to perceive the beauty of the world. Her kind and gentle soul are put to the test when her father sustains an injury that threatens their livelihood and in desperation he turns to the most unlikely of saviors - the Rossetti Beast. Don Rossetti is bound to an unchanging fate. He is bad-tempered with an equally dark and scarred countenance to match. With a heart forged of ice and a soul confined to darkness, he has surrendered to a forlorn existence. But when a peasant man arrives from the village begging for a favor, he is compelled to aid the farmer in exchange for a price - a price that Elle will be forced to pay. Cover done by Neeavila.