Belle is completely and utterly average. Her life is in no way, shape, or form exciting. She works at a quiet second-hand bookstore, and she’s content.
That is, until she receives a bizarre email which fills her brain with confidential government agency secrets contained in a database known as The Intersect. With the database now embedded in her brain, rather than in that of the agent whom the email was intended for, she’s officially branded a threat to national security. A threat which needed to be disposed of.
Agent 004, referred to by most as the Beast, is sent to take care of the problem. What he didn’t expect was that ‘the problem’ was going to be a harmless bookworm rather than an imposing hacker. He can’t kill her. He knows it’s his mission, but he just… can’t.
Instead, he opts for a surveillance operation to see what, precisely, the agency is dealing with. Going deep undercover as Adam Walker, Agent 004 disguises himself as a barista at the coffee shop across the street from Belle’s bookstore to keep an eye on her, and then later takes on the persona of her doting boyfriend to keep an even closer eye on her.
As he quickly discovers, certain phrases, sounds and images trigger the Intersect in Belle’s brain, and while the agency had initially feared that this may make her a threat, Agent 004 convinces them that it makes her an asset. No one would suspect a pretty young bookworm of being their secret weapon.
Thus, Belle becomes Agent 229, and Agent 004 wastes no time in coining her code name: Beauty.
Together, Beauty and the Beast carry out missions of the utmost secrecy and importance… with just a bit of fraternization on the side. As it turns out, Agent 004 isn’t entirely willing to give up the ‘doting boyfriend’ persona.
since everyone loves the beauty and the beast au so much i redraw these screencaps i saved a while ago???????? john needs to stop fighting wolves and yelling at alex for tryin to help (dw alex but him in his place by bein like “listen bitch im trying to help u”)
Belle and Adam don’t really want children of their own, at least not in the near future, so Belle dedicates her time to starting her own children’s literature company called Beauty and the Books. It’s hugely successful.
Plumette is her head of her marketing and is literally a genius, Lumiere is constantly blown away by his fiance’s beauty and fucking brilliance and honestly he’s lovesick for her
Lumiere himself opens up a classy af five star restaurant in the city, and Cogsworth agrees to work with him if it means he gets to work his own hours
Mrs. Potts and Chip move back in with Mr. Potts and Chip grows up in a very simple household. He goes to school where he discovers his passion for dance, but the dance school he wants to attend is super expensive so Adam and Belle help his family out with the tuition :3
Cadenza and Garderobe tour the world as an operatic/musical duo, being a fabulous power couple together and booking shows anywhere from italy to israel. They are literally living the dream man
Lefou is head of Belle’s company’s creative team and has his own really big office and stuff where he frames all of his boyfriend’s shirtless selfies
Gaston is a bodybuilder who makes all his money from his ultra-famous instagram. He’s also a stay at home dad since he and Lefou adopted a cute lil son
Meanwhile, Adam is a professional model and does really classy perfume/cologne commercials and stuff. He’s been offered a few movie roles, but he doesn’t like travelling or people that much, so he’s turned them down to live a relatively quiet life with his Belle
Maurice lives in a little cottage out in the country, where he’s been content for a long time. Everyone frequently visits him because Maurice is the best grandpa :))
Adam Bête is the most unhirable actor in all of Los Angeles. Known for his short temper and selfish behavior on sets (along with a fight with a director that landed him on the cover of Us Weekly), his reputation makes it impossible for him to book parts, despite an impressive career. Enter Belle Beaumont, a young scriptwriter who moved to LA to get out of her hometown and is quickly leaning that it isn’t as easy to make it in the city of angels as she thought. Adam’s publicity team, Jean Cogsworth and Claude Lumiere, make a deal with Belle she can’t refuse. Act as if she is in a relationship with Adam for at least a year and she’ll be compensated in addition to using Adam’s Hollywood influence to get her scripts in the hands of producers. Adam gets the image of a devoted boyfriend instead of a bad boy and Belle gets her jumpstart into her career. What could go wrong. The two start off icy towards each other, posing for a picture with the paparazzi before disappearing to opposite ends of Adam’s mansion, but between scheduled photo ops and overly planned “candid” couple moments, quickly learn to appreciate each other. Belle is a level head who isn’t impressed by his fame like every other girl is and Adam is a surprisingly well read and trained actor, interesting to bounce ideas off of. The trouble with balancing photographic romance with real life friendship is never simple and Belle and Adam begin to realize their may by something there between them…
Both vying for the top spot on the Dean’s List for the faculty of English Literature at the University of Cambridge, Belle Delacour & Adam DeLeroy Tolbert are constantly clashing heads. They definitely - definitely - don’t like each other.
Adam is the president of a fraternity on campus, and Belle hates parties. Adam practically bleeds Starbucks coffee - black, with five shots of espresso - and Belle would rather drink tea - simple, uncomplicated tea. Belle loves Romeo and Juliet, and Adam hates it.
But when they both end up working for the Cambridge University Press bookstore to gain extra cash (and solidify themselves in the Dean’s favour), they discover that maybe they have more in common than they thought. Maybe they even… like each other.
“… that Belle is his lawyer who gets him out of trouble every single time.… Emma’s starting to suspect that’s also partly the reason why Gold gets into so much trouble in the first place. And that Belle is loving it. Basically it’s the most fucked-up form of foreplay she’s ever seen.”
(Also, if anyone has any ideas what I should call this series? I foresee this becoming a thing).
-Adam is a former football star. He has played football his entire life and plans to join the NFL at the end of college. He is in a car accident due to drunk driving and becomes paralyzed in one arm so his career is over. He also suffers from massive scarring down his face.
-When he returns to school in the fall semester after the accident, Adam makes a deal with his father that if he gets A’s in all of his classes and manages to graduate on time despite being very behind, his father will pay for his expensive plastic surgery.
-Belle is an English major with a dedicated love for Shakespeare. She is going to her school on scholarship due to her father’s economic issues. Belle needs to find work to pay for books and food while at school, so she agrees to begin tutoring one of the most difficult students imaginable. Hey, a job is a job.
To celebrate hitting the 100 follower mark (!!!), here is a list of my fav BatB fics so far that are focused on Adam/Beast and Belle’s relationship. I’ll prolly be adding to this list as I read more.
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Summary: Short conversation between Belle and Adam between the kiss and the
reunion with the servants. Because you know Adam would be excited more
by Belle being in love with him than by the curse being broken. (Complete)
Summary: “Not for the first time, Belle found herself curious
about the dusting of gold Plumette so often applied to the corner of her
eyes and the swell of her cheeks. ‘Actually. I did have one question.
How do you…’ She touched the side of her face to indicate where
Plumette’s skin shimmered. 'How do I do my makeup?’ 'Yes.’ Plumette shook her head in amazement. 'There were really no other girls in Villeneuve?’”
In which Belle makes a friend and learns more about her fiance. (Complete)
Summary: Once the former Beast, newly human King Adam, alongside
his newly wedded wife, Belle, attending various social gatherings
featuring the rest of the Disney Royal kingdom. It gets awkward. (WIP)
Summary: Chapter 1: A short vignette immediately following the transformation kiss. Chapter 2: A short vignette immediately before the Celebration dance. Chapter 3: A conversation that occurs the night following the breaking of the curse. A
series of vignettes following Belle and Prince Adam based on the
live-action Beauty and the Beast. No set number of chapters or timeline. (WIP)
(ok confession time so i actually haven’t read this yet but i’ve glanced through it and it looks AMAZING so yeah next free time i get imma read the whole darn thing in one sitting)
Summary: Everyone knows the Beast was selfish and unkind—which, of course, is
exactly what a jealous enchantress would want the world to think. A
retelling in which young Adam was an innocent victim caught up in his
father’s past mistakes, and Belle a willing presence seeking to repay
her own father’s debt. And with a vengeful witch on the loose, Gaston is
the least of their worries. (WIP)
Summary: Her selflessness angered him, reminded him how much he did not deserve
her or the child. She looked frightened when the midwife shooed him
away. Now all the prince could think of were the worried eyes that had
met his before the door slammed in his face. (Belle and Adam have their first child) (WIP)
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