Act Two, Chapter Five: 31

2nd Oct 12:00 AM, 2015 in Act Two: Chapter Five
Act Two, Chapter Five: 31
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MsMegan 2nd Oct 12:00 AM, 2015
If you're letting yourself be vulnerable, might as well commit to it


ashtoledo 2nd Oct 12:17 AM, 2015
He's starting to remind me of Snape?
Some Nerd 2nd Oct 12:42 AM, 2015
if my blind consumption of mainstream media has taught me anything, it's that bittersweet moments are always followed up by unspeakable tragedy.

/buckles up
cattservant 2nd Oct 2:35 AM, 2015
The boat begins to rock...
Daisy 2nd Oct 8:30 AM, 2015
Oh my gosh, how am I going to make it to Tuesday after this page?!
The Doodler 2nd Oct 1:20 PM, 2015
The Doodler
I think it's a huge turning point how he said this. Jailors don't go "Will you stay with me?"

Also, dang, this page is powerfully drawn.
AbigailBrooks 3rd Oct 12:48 AM, 2015
I feel like the next page is going to be the last one of the chapter. The moody shot in the first(ish) panel and the Beast's thoughts remind me of how other chapters have closed - and it feels like we've hit the end of another part of the story, and that this is a major turning point for us.

And oooooooh god. The Beast is so, so messed up in the head. He really thinks she's lying to him. I really hope he just means the part about her "not seeing anything," but I doubt it - I feel like he's applying that to almost everything she's said in this conversation. She genuinely does care for him, but he's been so hurt that he doesn't believe it and uuuuuuuuugh, no, you thick-skulled, overgrown kitty, stop projecting your feelings of self-loathing onto the woman who has outright said that she likes you and is showing you that through cuddling you!

And...well, more self-delusion(?) is probably not what the doctor would order for you, Beast (I think they would recommend some therapy), but I'm not sure you and Beauty would be "pretending" if you two were in a relationship, considering that you both obviously really care about each other.

Also, as The Doodler says, a jailor wouldn't ask her to stay with him - this is opening the door to her leaving later (which would possibly risk her life, since it's implied that her continued life is tied to the addendum to her and her mother's contract). The fact that Beauty says she'll stay with him for a little while is sweet, but also painful - because if she has the chance, she will go back to her family and they both know it. She came here by her own volition, but it was a decision made under duress, so it wasn't truly a free choice at all.

Gosh, this story is going to get even more heartbreaking as it goes on, I just know it. Break my heart why don't you, Megan?
Siva 3rd Oct 2:08 AM, 2015
Kind /lies/?

Poor kid.
LareineLauren 3rd Oct 6:43 AM, 2015
I think what I love most about this panel is that it captured and reproduced some similiar emotions of a moment that happened 7years ago. It was when my boyfriend (now husband) was trying to comfort me over a crisis of "what am I going to do next year of work/school/ life" and in that moment he asked , " Will stay with me?"
I was hopeful and hesitant in that situation when I answered, "let's see what happens."Such a good memory that was able to relive in this page. Thank you!
Nanami G 6th Oct 11:19 AM, 2015
"That this sweet, painful, fragile thing could be" ...what? What could it be?
Guest 9th Aug 10:58 PM, 2016
Rereading this, burst into tears. Powerful stuff.
Runtytiger 21st Jan 10:44 PM, 2021
Instead of the “will you marry me?” line, it’s a “will you stay with me?” very clever play on the motif here!