Act Two, Chapter Six: 039

23rd Feb 12:00 AM, 2016 in Act Two: Chapter Six
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Act Two, Chapter Six: 039
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MsMegan 23rd Feb 12:00 AM, 2016 edit delete
MsMegan
Geeze guys, I just had a twelve hour day at the college, I haven't done that since I was a student myself. My hours for the next six weeks are gonna SUCK, but I promise to work hard.... at prepping VOLUME TWO for print in May!!

Also, I got so much cute fanart last week! Thank you guyssss!
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Hannah 23rd Feb 12:42 AM, 2016 edit delete reply
this is making me feel things you need to knock it off
Skatie 23rd Feb 1:51 AM, 2016 edit delete reply
Oh, Beauty. Assumptions are dangerous things.
Fluffy 23rd Feb 2:15 AM, 2016 edit delete reply
Woo! Excuse me while I put some money aside for volume 2! :D
cattservant 23rd Feb 3:48 AM, 2016 edit delete reply
cattservant
Wishes aren't always fishes...
Cat 23rd Feb 5:00 AM, 2016 edit delete reply
He will have no heartbeat, I'm guessing?
Kawaii overload!!! 23rd Feb 7:34 AM, 2016 edit delete reply
I agree.
I'm just gonna guess here. NOTHING ELSE. And if I'm wrong about it, I won't argue.
I think Argus must've either sold his heart or his soul to whomever he made his contract with. And when he failed to get his end of the deal, his transformation into Beast was the either the penalty for trying to back out of it, or the price he was supposed to pay.
the selkie wife 23rd Feb 2:34 PM, 2016 edit delete reply
I like that idea, in the sense that it makes my heart hurt. A lot.
Noah 24th Feb 10:48 AM, 2016 edit delete reply
I hadn't thought of this, it sounds really cool. After all, he did say "A man with no heart is a beast." Maybe he pulled a Davy Jones and traded his heart so willingly because he was heartbroken? I'm not sure. Like you said, just a guess.
The Doodler 23rd Feb 12:44 PM, 2016 edit delete reply
The Doodler
Oooh
a cranky coyote 25th Feb 3:29 PM, 2016 edit delete reply
"Who would want a heart, Beauty, when all that it ever brought was pain? And I cannot be other than what I am without it."

"...Then you should have mine. In truth, my Beast, you won it long ago."

Something like that would be the traditional solution. I can't wait to see where the story actually goes in the next act - I think it's going to be a lot more complicated and smart and satisfying than that. Love is wonderful, but I think we've seen pretty well that there's things going on here with both Argus and Beauty that love alone can't solve.
Guest 23rd Feb 10:02 AM, 2016 edit delete reply
I cannot WAIT to own vol. 2!!
lunnascribbles 23rd Feb 4:22 PM, 2016 edit delete reply
I guess the other shoe has finally dropped because wow that got sad quick. Beast seems pretty adamant that this form is permanent, but is that more due to his resignation to it or maybe not knowing the curse could be broken?
Sophi(e)a 23rd Feb 5:09 PM, 2016 edit delete reply
My first instinct is to say that he's resigned to it. But him not knowing the curse can be broken would add a whole other layer to the story that would be interesting to see play out.
Sophi(e)a 23rd Feb 6:25 PM, 2016 edit delete reply
Oh my word. Oh, my darlings. If only things were as easy and simple as you want them to be, Beauty, it would save everyone a whole lot of trouble and heartbreak.

And yay! Print Volume Two in May! (Thank goodness for that good news to take an edge of the emotional rollercoaster that is the story.)
Stitchlingbelle 24th Feb 4:18 AM, 2016 edit delete reply
omg omg omg


(Also, yay for Volume Two!)
Paula Richey 24th Feb 8:33 PM, 2016 edit delete reply
Being genre-savvy does absolutely nothing for Beauty at this point. She's not going to be okay with seeing him just living in such a painful position... And being told "No, there's no help for this, it's permanent."
Unknown 25th Feb 9:36 PM, 2016 edit delete reply
Suddenly, I remembered that Beauty called Beast "heartless" out of anger(Act 1, Chapter 3, pg. 9) and now I'm thinking....
was she right? Hopefully not.

PLEASE
AbigailBrooks 6th Oct 9:57 PM, 2016 edit delete reply
AbigailBrooks
Aaaaaand there's the other shoe falling. The warmth in the first half of the page swerves into something chilling in the second. The Beast doesn't have a heartbeat. We know why this is, as readers, or at least have our theories, but Beauty has none of our extra knowledge. This has to be terrifying for her--like getting close to a dead thing.