Total revision of my first story, sorry for those that loved the first version, but I think everyone will enjoy this version a bit more. And this time, it's going to be in chapters and not as rushed. I don't own Teen Titans or Beauty and the Beast, just this story. With that said, enjoy one and all. R & R!
Once upon a time, in a far away land, a green-skinned prince lived in a shining castle. Although he had everything his heart desired, he found himself lonely, for he had no one special to share it with. But then, one winter's night, an old beggar woman came to the castle and offered him a single amethyst rose in return for shelter from the bitter cold.
Instead of being repulsed by her haggard appearance, the prince accepted the gift and was about to let her in when the old woman's ugliness melted away to reveal a beautiful blonde enchantress.
The enchantress tried to seduce him, but the prince threw her out for what she tried to do, but by then it was too late, for she had not taken being spurned well. And as punishment, she transformed him into a hideous beast and placed a powerful spell on the castle and all who lived there.
Ashamed of his monstrous form, the beast concealed himself inside his castle with a magic mirror as his only portal to the outside world. The rose was truly an enchanted rose, which would bloom until his 21st year.
If he could find his true love by the time the last petal fell, then the spell would be broken. If not, he would be doomed to remain a beast for all time. As the years passed, he fell into despair and lost all hope, for who could ever learn to love a Beast?
The sun was beginning to rise on a farmhouse near a small village and a young woman exited out the front door and pulled her hood up before walking into town. The young woman was about 5'5", had violet colored hair, which is what gave her the nickname "Raven" by a few of the townspeople, was a little on the petite side, but she definitely had to-die-for womanly curves, an a modestly sized bust, which, depending on her attire appeared to be either large B's to modestly sized C's. Her indigo eyes sparkled with tremendous inner beauty and intelligence that stemmed from all the books she had grown up reading, as well as having inherited her mother's natural attractiveness. The boys her age found her mysterious, weird, and even a little creepy, but she paid them no heed, she liked the way she was. As the young woman of 20 entered the village, everyone she met wished her "Bonjour" as she headed towards the bookshop.
"This town can be so boring at times, thank goodness for these books." She thought to herself as she entered, causing the bell to ring and the kind mid-40's woman to look up from the stack of books she was looking over.
"Ah, Rachel, what brings you here so early in the morning?" The older redhead asked with a smile as she watched Rachel take her hood down and give her a small smile in return.
"Any new books Ms. Gordon? I already finished the ones I got the other day." She asked as she went over to a specific shelf and climbed the ladder leaning on it.
"Not since yesterday, which I'm sure you already browsed through." The older woman chuckled as she watched the younger find a familiar book that she had seen the violet haired woman read oh so many times before.
"Do mind if I take this one then?" The younger woman asked and handed the book to Barbra, who preceded to look it over.
"This one? You've borrowed it...how many times now?" She asked incredulously.
"At least 40 times, but it never gets old. It's a story of a princess from another planet and a warrior from Earth having to battle Evil with a sorceress, a shape shifter, and a mechanical man, and the tension between the princess and the warrior and the sorceress and shape shifter is so compelling." Rachel replied with a smile and a far off look in her eyes. Barbra chuckled with a smile.
"Alright, since you love it so much, it's yours to keep." She said with a bigger smile, causing Rachel to fall from the ladder in shock, but she didn't get hurt as she wasn't very high up.
"Y-You mean it? But-"
"I insist Rachel," Barbra cut her off with a smile, "now you best be off on your daily walk."
"Thank you so much!" Rachel said as she took the book, put it into her bag and headed out the door to finish her shopping. As she did, Barbra smiled, watching her make her way across town, hoping that she didn't run into any goons. Rachel made her way to a small fountain, where she read a little of her favorite book. In her mind she was telling herself about her favorite parts such as when the sorceress in the book meets the shape shifter in the third chapter, when she decided to get up and walk over to the bakery and bought a few rolls. While she was doing that, her thoughts wandered to her mother, and to hopefully avoid the pretty boy, petty, full of himself, evilly intelligent jerk Malchior, and his egotistical, overbearing, arrogant, overcompensating for his impotence sleazeball of a minion Adonis as best she could. Unfortunately for her, two dark eyes that held glints of gold irises were watching her from the shadows with a moon smile that oozed evil genius and perverseness, hinting at what awaited her.
So, there's Chapter 1 of the new version. I know it was short, but there will be more to come and I hope everyone enjoys it. Until next time, I'm willotaku9000 and look forward to chapter 2!