Once upon a time, in the kingdom of heaven, a young angel lived amongst his brothers and sisters in a shining castle.
Although he had everything his heart desired, the angel was spoiled, selfish, and unkind.
The angel could not love humanity like his brethren. He found them vile, hideous and repulsive and ridiculed his brothers for their love.
But then, one night, his father returned home to the castle, and offered him a chance to change his hateful ways. Repulsed by his father's proposal. The angel sneered and turned his father away.
But God warned him not to be deceived by the appearances of the humans, for their true beauty is found within. When the angel dismissed his father again, God sighed and turned away, his heart heavy with the knowledge that another one of his sons was becoming a hateful monster. The angel tried to apologize, but it was too late, for God had seen that there was no love in his heart.
As punishment, he banished the Angel in his true form to the realm of humans. Without a vessel, the angel would appear as a terrifying beast to the humans he would meet. There the angel was cursed to stay for eternity or until he could love and be loved in return.
As the years passed, the angel fell into despair, and lost all hope.
For who could ever learn to love a Beast?