*Approximately 20 pages*
A dark retelling of Beauty and the Beast…
Ever after is nothing at all like what Beauty expected. The Beast has changed back to a handsome prince, yet Beauty despairs in the mockery of their outwardly perfect marriage. Behind closed doors hides an ugly truth - although some curses may be broken, they are never completely destroyed. Driven to desperation, Beauty will do anything for her happy ending, no matter the cost.
"Haven’t I done all that has been required of me? I came here willingly in my father’s place. I’ve kept the bargain that I had no part in making. And when I was given a choice, I chose you - not the land that has been restored to you, not the wealth nor the power, not even the beauty that you now wear, but the beast whose heart beats in here." And with this I place my hand on your chest and press my whole body against yours.
Transfigured is also included in Belle Noir: Tales of Love and Magic.