Act one, Chapter Three: 20

11th Feb 11:00 PM, 2013 in Act One: Chapter Three
Act one, Chapter Three: 20
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cattservant 11th Feb 11:09 PM, 2013
Change, not to be resisted.

Choice not considered.
a Drop of Beauty 11th Feb 11:55 PM, 2013
a Drop of Beauty
Hugs, hugs, and more hugs!
Kim M 15th Feb 4:26 PM, 2013
::nods:: Oh, Beauty. (You're making my heart hurt, Megan.)
MsMegan 15th Feb 4:32 PM, 2013
I'm completely drunk on the power
Alice Quinn 12th Feb 11:31 AM, 2013
Nice flashback/dream sequence. Though I'm eager to get back to the main story :D
This is great stuff Megan, congrats on being featured in 'popular" in past couple weeks - well deserved!
Lostariel 12th Feb 12:37 PM, 2013
Still don't know what's going on with this dream (which... make sense? Because it's a dream?), but at least Beauty won't try to walk on the prow now...
cattservant 12th Feb 4:08 PM, 2013
What would Sigmund say about all this?
MsMegan 12th Feb 6:21 PM, 2013
It might be more suiting to ask Bettelheim!
cattservant 13th Feb 5:09 AM, 2013
Indeed it would!*

*(I positively enjoy learning significant new things. Thank you!)
Stitchlingbelle 12th Feb 11:24 PM, 2013
As a mommy, this page makes my heart hurt. Well done!
Aco 13th Feb 6:33 PM, 2013
The third panel is really really cute and touching.
Rosebook12 13th Feb 7:01 PM, 2013
Beauty's winged dress outfit is shown here and on that full-color poster here: I suspecting that this outfit's symbolism is important to the story.
MsMegan 13th Feb 10:13 PM, 2013
Another argument for following the tumblr...! >D
AbigailBrooks 14th Feb 10:39 PM, 2013
Must...comment...before the update!

See, Beauty's mother? Standing on the bow of the ship in the middle of a storm was not a wise idea. I'm glad Beauty didn't get washed overboard, but, well, getting traumatized is hardly much better. I suspect the flashback will end with this - I mean, the suspense! - but I guess we'll see in...roughly thirty minutes.

It occurred to me the other day that while this certainly could contribute to how Beauty fell ill, it doesn't exactly explain how her mother died. For one thing, the prologue says, "Kinder to tell him [the master] the fever took them both." Since Beauty is clearly deathly ill with that fever, that implies her mother died in some other way (we see her ghost, so she must have died - "gone" can imply she just left, but I don't think that's the case here, due to that ghost). So the real question is: how did Beauty's mother die? Due to the prologue and this storm not coinciding, timing-wise, we can't assume she drowned here....

I guess we'll see! Nice update, as usual!

AbigailBrooks 29th Jul 1:25 PM, 2013
Oh Elise, have you gone back to the magical side of the natural world from whence you came? Somehow I don't think you disappeared at this exact moment - more like you left in the middle of the night when Beauty was sick (which I so do not like, but maybe you had a reason - maybe you were to one making the contract, and you/the fae just sent the Beast as a representative of the pact). I don't know, but I really don't think you died here.
sheshallnotbenameless 25th Aug 11:36 AM, 2013
Strange how the waves settle after Mommy Dearest is swept overboard. One would think that being caught in a huge storm alone would further emphasize Beauty's fear, but interestingly enough, everything seems calm now. Perhaps it's an analogy to how greatly Elise upheaved her world--first by "dying", if that is what happened, and then by appearing, as a mirage or otherwise, to her father to guide him to the castle.