Wreathed in Smoke, Wound in Heather (Chapter 8/?) - Interlude
by seimaisin & blindvogel
A Perc’ahlia Beauty and the Beast AU.
Everyone knows a beast lives at Whitestone Castle, a beast that has stolen souls from the town for many, many years. Should the beast claim one of yours, they say, you take the compensation left on your doorstep and thank the gods it wasn’t you instead.
When her brother runs afoul of the castle’s monster, Vex'ahlia does the unthinkable and trades her soul for his. The bargain introduces her to the beast, and to the man still living inside of the monster. Now a prisoner at Whitestone Castle, Vex must find a way to stay alive, and perhaps a way to save those trapped with her - even the beast himself.
The aftermath of chapter 7. The beast remembers his humanity, and his name.