Drum roll please...(I'm so freaking dramatic). After careful consideration, and reading every one of your comments, I've decided that Beast gets a slight make-over. I probably won't change chapter 12 much. But it's getting to chapter 12 that has to change.
It is true that I didn't develop their relationship as well as I could have...which makes having a baby, and being engaged feel so quick. I do agree with those that say that a modernized fairy tale doesn't have to be written in the same way that a novel like WOS was written. And I don't want to do anything like that again!!!
So think about the actual Beauty and the Beast Fairytale.
-Beast is not a good person due to the issue of looks.
-Beast evolves because of the love for Beauty
-The Beast's castle (subbasement) was a sanctuary and then w/o Beauty, a prison
-Once Beauty has to leave (Recall that I have switched the rolls. Christopher is beauty and Ashleigh is the beast) Beast is at deaths door without Beauty
-Beauty returns and saves the beast...the beast becomes beautiful on the outside as they ever was in the inside.
My change is that Christopher being already 'Beauty' didn't have to become beautiful on the outside. But it was a change that tied in to his final confrontations (I won't say, but you could probably figure out the two figures he has yet to confront) And besides...don't you guys think that if I am writing a fairtytale I should write Christopher transformed into a beautiful man on the outside as well? In this, I am like his fairy god mother. smiles.
And yes yes yes, I will address his Commander and The Marines and Ashleigh's family. I just need to tweak...
which means that there isn't going to be a Friday post. I don't know when, either. Just going to plod along until it's satisfactory to me.
*Dashes away very fast.*