Beauty & The Beast unfortunately, does not belong to me. All the amazing characters belong to CW. And they better get us season 2.


"Love is not love which alters when it alteration finds. When life gets hard true love remains the same."(One Tree Hill)

"Vincent it wasn't Muirfield." I said. He can't blame himself for what happened today.

"This time" he pointed "And yeah we could go back to the way we've been, but… you want normal…and I want for you to have what you want."

How he can't see that what I want is him? I sigh deeply. I guess my shrink was right, maybe my feelings haven't been as clear as I thought.

I took his hand on mine and looked at him "Crazy stuff happens and all I want to do is share it with you, figure it out with you. My normal… It's...it's when I'm with you. Honestly, the dinner and everything, it was never about me wanting a normal life as you said." I took a deep breath "Do you remember my daddy's wedding?"

"Of course I do" he looked away. I could feel that my almost death still have an effect on him.

I squeezed his hands "I decided to go on with this dinner, because since that day I felt like somehow I hurt you." He looked at me immediately, confusion all over his face.

"Catherine, you never…"

"Please" I said with a sad smile "Let me get this out, ok?" he nodded so I continued "When you came to the wedding, you seemed so disappointed for me not introducing you for my friends and family. Part of me still thinks; somewhere on you still think that that night I was ashamed or scared."

"I know that you were just worried about my safety…well everyone's safety." He assured me.

"You really do?" I questioned him "Anyway, I just thought that maybe I could give that to you. That for one night you could forget about everything and just be the guy that came to meet the girl's family for the first time. Have an awkward dinner and just…" I shook my head, my emotions dominating me.

"Catherine" Vincent called my name; I never told him how special that makes me feel, when he calls me without nicknames.

I smiled and caressed his cheek the side with his scar; the one he got by saving my mother. "Vincent I love you, and I don't need walls…or doors…" I never finished that sentence because Vincent interrupted me by kissing me. It would be impossible to describe all the things I was feeling; love, need, joy? There are no words enough, just like there are no words to describe how I felt when he pulled apart and said "I'm so in love with you."

I pulled him for another kiss and I allowed myself just for that moment, forget about everything and be selfish, just feel the joy and happiness to know the man I love, loves me back.

Too soon for me, we had to be apart to breath, I caressed his cheek just like he was doing to me. "So, where does this leave us" he asked again, just like he had asked me last night.

"Vincent I fell in love not only by Vincent Keller the doctor, the soldier. I fell in love with the man that risked his life to save my mother, to save my sister…to save me. The same man that risks his life to save someone he doesn't even know it"

"I'm not only a man" he said with tears in his eyes.

"No, but I fell in love with both of your sides: the man and the beast. I told you once that you were the best thing in my life back then, but I was wrong."

He looked sad at me but I continued "You are the best thing that EVER happened to me. I want to be with you, and I willing to fight for us."

"I know this is not fair, and I've been selfish, but I love you too much for just walking away, even knowing that would be the right thing to do."

"Vincent there's only one way you could hurt me and that's if you walk away, because what I'm feeling is not going anywhere."

He pulled me for another kiss, holding me tightly. I responded the kiss with all the love I felt for him. It hurts me that he can't see what I see on him. It hurts me to know that for almost ten years he spent every single day not feeling worth it. But this would change; i won't let him ever feel that way again.

Love is not love which alters when it alteration finds. It is an ever fixed mark that looks on tempests and is never shaken. Love alters not with time's brief hours and weeks, but bears it out even to the edge of doom." (William Shakespeare)


A/N: My first story about Beauty & The Beast, the last episode was amazing and the kiss? Best first kiss EVER. I know this is not so good, but I had to write something about "Tough Love", especially since we won't have new episodes until March (I really mad for it). So, English is not my first Language, so any typo or grammar mistakes (I don't use Google), please let me know. Reviews are very welcome and thanks for reading.