9. “Don’t you ever do that again!” Red Beauty
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The dagger had slid across the library floor and stopped at Ruby’s feet. Before anyone had noticed her enter she slid it into her belt and ducked behind a stack of books. She had heard shouting from the streets on her walk home. The sound of Belle’s screams echoed in her head.
Gold had Belle back up against a wall. His hands encircled her wrists, pinning her in place. Belle’s eyes were red from crying. She was pleading with him, her voice had taken on a panicked frequency.