The Beast’s Heart, by
It’s time to find the beauty in the beast.
I am neither monster nor man – yet I am both.
I am the Beast.
The day I was cursed to this wretched existence was the day I was saved – although it did not feel so at the time.
My redemption sprung from contemptible roots; I am not proud of what I did the day her father happened upon my crumbling, isolated chateau. But if loneliness breeds desperation then I was desperate indeed, and I did what I felt I must. My shameful behaviour was unjustly rewarded.
My Isabeau. She opened my eyes, my mind and my heart; she taught me how to be human again.
And now I might lose her forever.