Second Entr'Acte: 001

29th Jul 12:00 AM, 2016 in Entr'Acte 02
Second Entr'Acte: 001
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MsMegan 29th Jul 12:00 AM, 2016
Hey Mom


Mar-ee 29th Jul 12:01 AM, 2016
Ohhh Mom again. Ohhh this has me on the edge of my seat!
The Doodler 29th Jul 8:48 AM, 2016
The Doodler
I'll get the popcorn.
Kirala 29th Jul 11:20 AM, 2016
I'm curious whether "my" secrets are in that book or not. Might well not be safe.
metaceryn 29th Jul 7:33 PM, 2016
You should know, Beast, you were there.

Or...were you there...
Fluffy 29th Jul 9:08 PM, 2016
Time to tie some loose ends.
Like the one loose end that has to do with Mama Beauty meeting up with Beast for some sort of contract.
Someone hold me, I am not ready for this.
metaceryn 31st Jul 1:11 AM, 2016
No seriously, that phrasing is bothering me. " have sought me out...thus, I surmise this isn't the first bargain of this nature that you've made."

-Beast knows she's come back to the table out of desperation and is taunting her, which is not the gentle and understanding Beast we know (although, people do change...)
-Beast means "me" the Arbiter (which doesn't preclude the first point), implying the existence of a prior Arbiter, which...
-Raises the question, "Did Argus agree to become the Arbiter to discharge his guilt, only to lose a lot more than expected?"
WolfReader 31st Jul 1:30 AM, 2016
Or... are there other arbiters in existence?
MEAP 31st Jul 5:02 PM, 2016
Uh-oh * runs and crashes into wall*
AbigailBrooks 21st Jan 5:51 PM, 2017
"It's rare that I'm approached directly. And yet you have sought me out...thus I must surmise this isn't the first bargain of this nature that you've made."

This is worded in a very interesting way, since it presumes that there are multiple ways in which to make a contract. Presumably most people only make contracts once, and coming to to castle itself isn't always necessary to do so. We've seen that the Beast can leave the castle early on in the story--he does it to give a rose, a symbol of the contract between him, her, and her mother, to Beauty in the prologue. So perhaps the Beast is allowed to go out into the world and meet people who want to have their wishes granted, rather than those people coming to him. Perhaps there are also other arbiters in this world. Or perhaps there are other places like the enchanted fountain, which the Beast, as a human, was warned to stay away from. Perhaps people can go to places like that to have their wishes granted, so meeting with an arbiter isn't even a requirement.

Beauty's mother, knowing more about this magical system than we do (I suspect she isn't human, perhaps being a fairy or something of that nature), is now bypassing those options and coming to the Beast directly. Perhaps she hopes to negotiate better terms into her new contract, or, more likely, she simply doesn't have the time to waste in hoping that a magical location or an arbiter will appear before her to help her. Going to the source is more reliable. I'm not sure if we'll find out what her first wish was (I suspect it had something to do with her being able to settle down and have a family--I'd be thrilled to see a short spin-off that goes into detail about that!), but maybe now we'll see what her second wish was.
Michael 25th Apr 6:54 PM, 2017
An arbiters introduction to find out about the motives and Background. All Business here.

Looks like there are a lot of secret doors and ways leading to the Magic Castle.

And there is "mysterious mom".