“Is the light in the tower still on?” she asked.
The beast nodded.
So, he was still able to go out, at least to the courtyard. But why him and not her? And where else could he go that she couldn’t?
Belle was tired of having more questions than answers.
“I won’t give up.” She said it to herself as much as the boy trapped in beast form. “I’m going to figure it out.”
His ears twitched in response and he stopped pacing. For a long time, the two of them just looked at one another in silence. Then the beast shook the tension from his coat and turned a circle before laying down on the stone floor just outside the library.
Belle nodded her understanding. If she was willing to keep trying, he was willing to wait.
I write MG and YA Epic Fantasy that explore real-life themes. I believe that fantasy and fiction create a safe space for young people to explore the ins and outs of the world we live in and I aim to write the kind of stuff that entertains as well as fosters introspection.
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