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|This is a commission that I did for my good friend Asya. (Yes I do commissions) We were sitting in English during the break and I had a bit of paper in front of me and my hand was twitching because I was desperate to write something so I turned to Asya and just hit out with 'Asya, what was your favourite fairytale EVER?' She told me Beauty and the Beast so I did this for her. I printed it on nice red paper with fancy black print and signed it then gave it to her as a present. She was all chuffed with it and I felt all proud that I'd made someone happy with something I'd written. It was a really nice feeling...all warm and fuzzy...bit wierd for me really ^_^|
And guess what...her wee sister wants me to do something for her now too! Eek!
Beauty and the Beast
On that dark, cold, stormy night,
She raced up on her horse in the rain,
She leapt from its back as the wind whipped her cloak
And she screamed and she shook at the great iron gate.
She had come for her father who had lost his way
In the wind and the torrents of darkness,
But what she found, the sight she faced,
Her father’s cruel captor; the horror of the beast.
She stood her ground, stayed still and strong,
Our beauty did not cry and flee,
But she made a pact with the monstrous beast;
Spare her father’s life and she was his for eternity.
The beast agreed to this promise,
The deal it had been made;
The sweet beauty was his
And her father had been saved.
He gave her what he called “freedom,”
But only on his castle grounds,
He considered his demands to be reasonable
Yet wondered why she frowned.
She did not enjoy his company, his manners or his character,
In her dark eyes he was foul-tempered and rude,
So she kept to herself, the only things she cared for
Was his wild red roses and his great many books.
He tried and tried to befriend dear beauty,
But rejection he did face
And forever it would remain this way
If she remained frozen and he a disgrace.
Though eternity is a very long time
And a compromise they came to;
She would be more warm and open
And he would behave the best he could.
The two became closer and quite attached,
Isn’t it strange how feelings can grow?!
But she continued to deny and question
The feelings she could not show.
As time went by, the beast came to terms
With a horrible fact that haunted his dreams;
If he truly loved the beauty he held in a cage,
He must let her spread her wings and leave.
But what he did not tell her
Was that as he continued to live a loveless life
And let the lonely years crawl on,
Without her all that was left for him: a sudden, untimely death.
It came to her choice; stay or go
And, without knowing this dark truth,
She chose to stay
And chose to love the beast
Her three little words
Lifted a weight so heavy
And erased curses from both hearts
Of the beast and his beauty.
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