Beauty and the Beast Post-Curse headcanons Part 2

So after posting my first installment of post-curse headcanons I realized that I forgot a few characters. Given the positive response to the first post (and a few sleepless hours last night) I have come up with more. I hope you enjoy them.

Maurice
-After the curse is broken, Chip makes a point of apologizing to Maurice for scaring him during his first visit to the castle. Maurice assures Chip that it wasn’t his fault and asks him to give him a tour of the castle. Chip happily agrees and proceeds to lead Maurice on a uniquely childlike tour. Much less (accurate) history of the castle. Way more hide and seek tips. “And what about this portrait here?” “That’s Monsieur Funny hat. I don’t know what his actual name is…but he has a really big funny hat. These curtains make a good hide and seek spot too. But make sure your feet are covered–Hey wanna see the cubboard I used to sleep in?!” Maurice called it the best tour he had ever had.
- Once Belle and Adam become engaged, Maurice offers to paint an engagement portrait of the happy couple. But dispite their best efforts, they have a very hard time working a long formal portrait sitting into their schedules. The sketches from their early attempts all felt a bit stiff. Then one evening Maurice decides to discreetly pull out his easel in the library while Belle and Adam sat curled up together reading, comfortably in their own element, aware only of their books and each other. This stealth portrait allowed Maurice to capture the tender look in Adam’s eyes when he would look over at Belle (a look he attempted to control–and usually failed–when he knew his future father-in-law was looking) and a look of bliss Belle seemed to only have in moments like this. The portrait is so successful, Maurice continues to make these candid portraits for other residents of the castle, capturing their happiest moments to last forever.

Chapeau
- Chapeau is a man of few words. He prefers to quietly observe in social situations, welcome guests with a wordless smile and nod as a greeting, and to play his violin. That said, he knows everything there is to know about the goings on of the castle. Lumière can’t think of what to get Plumette for her birthday? Ask Chapeau. Chip can’t find a toy he misplaced. Ask Chapeau. His answers are brief, but nearly always the perfect solution.

Cadenza and Garderobe
-Cadenza and Garderobe decide they want to try to teach FrouFrou to sing. This proves to be a very loud and comical task. The rest of the castle is not nearly as tickled by FrouFrou’s performance as a vocalist, but it makes Cadenza and Garderobe so happy they all play along.
-Garderobe has been known to dispense unsolicited romantic advice to Plumette and Belle, some of which makes them blush and look for the nearest exit. However, most of her advice really is helpful.
-Cadenza also offers advice, but it is usually related to writing a song in some way or other. It can be hard to tell if he means metaphorically or literally.

Cogsworth
-Cogsworth has developed the uncanny ability of knowing the exact time of day without looking at a clock. Lumière finds this hilarious and tries to prompt him to give the time without him realizing it. Dispite his accuracy as to the particular minute, Cogsworth often forgets what day it is.
-Once Cogsworth hears of the way Clothilde (Mrs. Cogsworth) treated Belle in the village during the curse, he demands she apologize, which she does (perhaps a bit too profusely.) Their reunion is the rockiest of the castle residents, having been a less than stable relationship to begin with. Somehow Lumière gets roped into acting as a sort of couples councillor for them. He isn’t quite sure how. But ultimately he is willing to do just about anything to help his friend find happiness.

LeFou
-LeFou ends up being one of Belle’s most dedicated pupils when it comes to learning how to read and write. He uses his new skills to write a note to Stanley.

Belle and Adam
- Adam likes to turn little every day moments into opportunities to dance. Belle could be doing something as simple as sorting books in the library, only to be swept up in an impromptu waltz about the room. Once they have finished Adam helps her complete whatever task she was doing so that she doesn’t find his spontaneous dances too disruptive.
-He can’t get enough of hearing Belle say “I love you.” He goes completely weak in the knees every time. Every now and then he will ask her to say it “one more time” because he didn’t get to hear the very first time she said it.
- Adam is way more into wedding planning than Belle. Belle just wants a simple wedding, which means he has to reign himself in at times. His excitement can get the better of him. She said yes and he wants to shout it from the rooftops (and has.) He has learned Belle has a certain smile that she gives him when he starts to get an idea a bit too over the top. Ultimately Belle has the final say on everything, because her happiness is all he really wants. As long as she is his and he is hers, that is all that matters.

Agathe
- As news of the engagement spreads, Agathe decides to pay a visit to the castle to congratulate the happy couple. Adam is a nervous wreck the entire time she is there (calmed only by Belle standing protectively by his side and reassuringly telling him she loves him) but is a completely gracious host all the while. Seeing the lasting trauma her curse had on the people of the castle, Agathe bestows a spell of protection over the castle and its residents as a wedding present, providing them with health and prosperity for the rest of their days. As she departs she tells them she will leave them in peace, but will return in a few years time with another gift. As Adam attempts to thank her for her generosity she cuts him off by saying “No your highness. This gift will not be for you. It’s for the baby.” With a wink she leaves Adam and Belle standing speechless, as she leaves to ponder a proper gift for her future fairy godchild.

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can we talk for a second about iman’s acting skills?? like wow!! this girl!! in the first photo, while she was reading the messages on the russbuss site, and in particular reading the one in which those girls talked about “not easy being a russ when you’re a muslim” she got pissed and seemed about to cry, she literally got me butterflies in the stomach because i thought she was bursting into tears. also, the heavy breathing while she was walking around in her room? gold. she did it so well i was feeling her anxiety and her thoughts, her “what-can-i-do-to-shut-that-fake-ass”, her nerves, her “i’m being judged by ignorance and dumbness”.

When me and my friend were watching BATB17 for a second time we were talking about the Beast’s relationships with his servants. Now imagine: 

• The young prince following a late teen/early twenties Lumiere and copying everything he does and says, eventually getting that ‘dramatic’ personality Lumiere told Belle about. 

• Cogsworth giving the young prince the detailed history of the castle and the poor boy falling asleep on his feet.

• The young prince pressing an ear against Mrs. Potts’ pregnant belly and asking what she’ll name the baby. 

• Plumette taking a break from her cleaning to teach the prince how to dance because the tutors are so scary and aren’t good dancers to begin with.

• Garderobe and Cadenza teaching the prince how to sing and play the harpsichord.

• Chapeau always there to take the prince’s coat or catch him before he falls or help him find his mother because the castle is so big and the prince always feels too small. 

• Imagine the staff teasing the prince whenever a pretty little girl caught his eye.

• Imagine the staff singing Be Our Guest on the prince’s birthday. 

• Imagine the staff standing by his side at his mother’s funeral. 

• Imagine them sadly and reluctantly turning away when he came to one of them with teary eyes and a new bruise. 

• Imagine the prince turning cold toward them. 

• Because they weren’t just his staff they were his family, and a part of him always loved them. 

Praise for the Quiet Ones

Aka, shoutout to the characters that are kinda overlooked in the 2017 film despite their influence in some of the scenes.

Père Robert 

  • This guy was the only one–aside from Maurice–that made Belle feel at home in Villeneuve.
  • Also the only villager that wasn’t small-minded and we could tell.
  • He could see how much she loved his little library and was visibly saddened by the fact that he couldn’t offer her anything more to read
  • He respected her ability to read and her quirky inventive side.
  • He helped her when the villagers destroyed her laundry machine.
  • “This man needs a hospital, not an insane asylum!”
  • Looked visibly disturbed at Gaston’s rallying of the other villagers.
  • I don’t know what it is, but he also gives Belle this look during her plea for her father that to me looked like “I admire you for defending your father, and I don’t think you’re crazy.  I am open to hearing what you have to say.”

Chapeau

  • He was the first cursed servant we saw when Maurice entered the castle.
  • He shakes the snow off of Maurice’s coat
  • He always seems to be one step ahead of everyone
  • The way he picks up Lumiere and sets him out of reach of his work when Lumiere says he missed a spot on the dishes
  • He’s a man of many talents which include but are not limited to:
    • Violin skills
    • Boxing
    • Fast reflexes
    • Knowledge of fashion (he’s seen selecting the Prince’s wig for the ball in the prologue)
    • Dishwashing
    • Overall just doing his job as an aide well
  • He’s always ready to help.  Always.
  • He seems to know exactly what some people need at a specific time without needing to say anything.
  • He rarely talks, yet he doesn’t seem shy or withdrawn.
  • Oh, and HE SAVES CHIP’S LIFE.  Remember that?  Instead of thinking of himself during those last few moments, he stops Chip’s fall and even gently sets him next to his mother before fading away.  If he hadn’t been there Chip would have died.
BATB Characters' Views on Selfies
  • Belle: takes them occasionally to show off particularly happy moments.
  • Adam: does not take them frequently at all. when he does he crowds himself out by pulling in every available person to join him in a group selfie
  • Maurice: takes them from an angle somewhere below his face and always gets distracted halfway through, so they're all blurry and terrible and perfect representations of him
  • Lumiere: takes about 200 every single day. they are all lovingly lit and posed, except for the ones he snapped by accident because he got distracted smiling at Plumette
  • Cogsworth: is very serious about them and very conscientious about angles and lighting. Still somehow always takes them way too close to his face
  • Plumette: plumette's selfies could punch me in the face and i wouldn't care
  • Mrs. Potts: somehow the selfie queen?? everyone is surprised
  • Chip: we all know chip is a meme lord
  • Chapeau: never shows his selfies to anyone but takes really good ones
  • Gaston: ugh
  • LeFou: takes them with Stanley
  • Stanley: takes them with LeFou
  • Cadenza: who needs selfies when Garderobe is taking your picture all the time
  • Garderobe: why take a selfie when your beloved is posting constant videos of you all the time like you're a goddess
  • Frou-Frou: got his paws on Garderobe's phone and filled it with 10,000 terrible pictures of himself
  • The Enchantress: doesn't get this 'selfie' thing and writes angry rants about it for magazines
post-curse BATB headcanon
  • the enchantress’s magic spreads farther than anybody guessed, least of all her
  • following the curse, things are…..well, they’re joyous, obviously. They’re beautiful. They’re glad, and new, and full of sunlight. But also, sometimes….
  • Plumette wonders if Lumiere has gotten a little taller. Not a lot, not tremendously so—just an inch or two. It might be the new heels he bought as soon as he could, but she doesn’t quite think so.
  • Lumiere thinks Plumette’s hair might have gotten curlier, her skin a little softer. No, he thinks, that cannot be quite right, time was frozen during the spell, non? And yet—ohhh, she is as good to him as ever, what does it matter, she is radiant as always, with or without the extra locks.
  • Cogsworth sees Mrs. Potts moving around the kitchen and thinks, now, didn’t she used to have a touch of the gout in that one leg? And yet there she walks now, as she did when we first met almost thirty years ago. I must have a cog wrong, somewhere, thinks Cogsworth.
  • He could not always play with his eyes entirely closed, could he, her darling Cadenza? surely he was not so supernatural as that? Garderobe looks at him again and sees his eyes shut, his fingers flying over a passage she knows he shouldn’t know. Something has grown better with his fingers in the time he wasn’t using them. Magia.
  • Chapeau never says much, but he sees that Cogsworth’s back does not hurt him so anymore. It’s like a gear has shifted and released some spring he didn’t know he had.
  • Mrs. Potts knows Chapeau should not be that strong—yet he lifts Chip easily, now, as easily as if he were just a cup. Yet before—he’s a skinny man, Mr. Chapeau, I don’t know where he got that from. Mrs. Potts gets herself a cup of tea and thinks about it, crossing her two perfectly fine feet without another thought.
  • Cadenza notices no difference. His amore is as beautiful as ever, and the only magia he’s privy to is when she chooses to sing for him.
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Beauty and The Beast (2017) - LeFou and Monsieur Toilette Reunite - Deleted Scene

okay but CHAPEAU IS SO DAMN CUTE I CNAONT 

Chapeau Appreciation Post

- amazing violin player

- champion boxer

- helps in the kitchen

- always there to help his friends get back up

- is the most heroic and SAVES CHIP FROM BEING SMASHED TO PIECES RIGHT BEFORE HE “DIES”

- turns back into a human and instead of celebrating immediately, shoos a dog who has decided to take a leak on him

Basically Chapeau is the best character and deserves all the love.

Quotes for the BatB Characters

Someone challenged me.  Challenge accepted.

  • Belle
    • “I’ve learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision.  I’ve learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone.  People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back.  I’ve learned that I still have a lot to learn.  I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”  (Maya Angelou)
  • Adam
    • “Sometimes people are beautiful not in looks, not in what they say, just in what they are.” (Markus Zusak)
  • Gaston
    • “You can tell the greatness of a man by what makes him angry.”  (Abraham Lincoln)
  • LeFou
    • “The best love is one that makes you a better person, without changing you into someone other than yourself.”  (Anonymous)
  • Maurice
    • “Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.”  (Thomas Merton)
  • Pére Robert
    • “A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies.  The man who never reads lives only one.”  (George R.R. Martin)
  • Mrs. Potts
    • “A mother’s love is unconditional.  Her temper is another subject.”   (Anonymous)
  • Chip
    • “A child can teach an adult three things: to be happy for no reason, to always be busy with something, and to know how to demand with all his might that which he desires.” (Paulo Coelho)
  • Lumiére
    • “Life is short. Break the rules, forgive quickly, kiss slowly, love truly, laugh uncontrollably, and never regret anything that made you smile.”  (Mark Twain)
  • Plumette
    • “Be like the bird that, passing on her flight awhile on boughs too slight, feels them give way beneath her, and yet sings, knowing that she hath wings.” (Victor Hugo)
  • Cogsworth
    • “The best preparation for good work tomorrow is to do good work today.”  (Elbert Hubbard)
  • Chapeau
    • “Where words fail, music speaks.”  (Hans Christian Andersen)
  • Madame de Garderobe
    • “Some days there won’t be a song in your heart.  Sing anyway.”  (Emory Austin)
  • Maestro Cadenza
    • “The only love affair I ever had was with music.”  (Maurice Ravel)
  • Agathe
    • “Anything that hurts you can teach you, and if it keeps hurting you, it’s because you haven’t learned.”  (Anonymous)
Forgotten

What if the Enchantress came one day late? What if the ball went as planned, and the Prince went to bed that night human and cruel, and the next day was alone when she arrived? What if the staff weren’t nearby when the curse was cast? What then, what then?

“The prince [was] forgotten by the world, for the enchantress had erased all memory of them from the minds of the people they loved….” Dark!Fic. Inspired by this savagely sad post of @batbobsession‘s.


Part I: Not A Care in the World

The ball was flawless. In the garden, the roses continued to reach to the sky, and the storm brushed away; the lights shut off in the palace, one by one, and the music faded to silence. The prince went to bed with one or two or three pretty women he wouldn’t care for by the next day. Up in his room, Lumiere popped open a bottle of champagne.

Plumette, lighting the candles by the bed, grinned at him over the flames. He laughed and raised his glass.

“Another sublime night, ça va, mon amour?” The door creaks and in come Mrs. Potts, Cogsworth, Chapeau, the visiting musicians. The word has quickly spread that Lumiere and Plumette are serving leftover croquembouche in their room; the staff find places to sit, glasses to drink from, hands to join and caress. Mrs. Potts, in a rocking chair, smiles and holds a sleeping Chip.

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Lumiette and Garderenza Headcanons

Just a few headcanons of my own about the two OTPs I hold close to my heart…sad warning for one of them…

Lumiere and Plumette

  • (this headcanon isn’t mine but I love it) Plumette becomes an artist, taught by Maurice.
  • Lumiere and Plumette keep calling each other pet names, and Lumiere pulls out a few puns because he loves the way she laughs.  She calls him her spark (got that from the musical).
  • A month after the curse is lifted Lumiere asks Plumette for her hand in marriage.  He doesn’t just pop the question, though; he has this whole mini speech prepared.
  • By the time he’s finished asking her, however, she’s so moved that she’s nearly in tears when she says yes.
  • Chip overhears the entire thing and tells everyone before the two even leave the room.
  • Garderobe insists that Plumette wear one of her gowns for the wedding and doesn’t take no for an answer.  
  • Both Maurice and Belle handle the decoration of the castle, and Adam invites everyone, including the villagers, to participate in the festivities.
  • The girls from the village throw feathers into the air instead of flower petals.
  • Cogsworth is Lumiere’s best man, because come on, who else would have done it?
  • Belle is Plumette’s maid of honor because she had already made such a positive impact on their lives.
  • You get one guess as to which duo handled the music.
  • And the food is delicious.  Because after all, this is France.

Cadenza and Garderobe

  • During the curse (before Belle came to the castle) Cadenza had a rather enthusiastic reaction to the fact that Chapeau played the violin.  To pass the time, he and Chapeau would put on mini concerts for Chip, Mrs. Potts, and anyone else who cared to stop by the ballroom and listen.  Though when the Beast walked by they would always fall silent and try to act like nothing was going on.  (The Beast would totally hide in the hallways to hear listen, though, because let’s face it: they’re both very talented).  For a while, Chapeau was the go-between for Cadenza and his wife because of it.
  • There was a time when Cadenza tried to teach Chip Italian, but the little teacup lost interest after a few days.
  • Be that as it may, Chip and Froufrou got along quite well, both during and after the curse.
  • There were several times throughout Belle’s time at the castle that Garderobe tried to make Belle wear more “lavish” outfits like the pink one she made, but Belle always managed to make up the perfect excuse before leaving to find the Beast or one of the other servants.
  • At one point during Belle’s stay, Garderobe was humming a tune when Belle left her room, and she made her way downstairs only to find that Cadenza was playing that very same tune, at the same time, and they were harmonizing without even realizing it.  This happened three more times before Belle saw fit to tell Garderobe about it, and Garderobe almost burst into tears when she heard.
  • If Cadenza isn’t near his harpsichord and Garderobe starts singing at any given time, he’ll close his eyes and move his fingers along to her singing, because he’s memorized that instrument from key to key and knows exactly what notes would match her tone, her pitch, everything.
  • Both Garderobe and Cadenza have this zone that they go into when they’re performing where it’s just the two of them, his playing, and her voice, and nothing else matters.  It was these moments that they both lived for, and that was why they both felt so incomplete when the curse had its hold on the castle.
  • The curse had a more lasting effect on Garderobe and Cadenza than the rest of the staff because of their separation.  For the months following the curse being lifted, they didn’t let each other out of their sight for more than a few minutes.  There were a few dreams where one of them woke up frantic and nearly mad with worry only to see the other beside them holding their hand and certainly not going anywhere.
  • At the end of the day, though, Cadenza fully believes that he’s the happiest man in the world because of his wife.  And vice versa.

theresadunn  asked:

Movie night at the castle!

“Sit down, shut up, move over, wait no I need to get up, Mrs. Potts can you see? Chip you’re not going to believe this, come help me set up the screen—”

Lumiere isn’t flustered, exactly, but he is in the highest key of preparation Belle has ever seen. If “Be Our Guest” was Lumiere climbing to the highest mountain peak of his ability, then preparing for this movie night is approximately the equivalent of launching him into space.

Belle sat back and snuggled into Adam. All around them was hustle and bustle: Chapeau quietly putting the projector screen together, Chip and Lumiere arguing over which way to put the long rolls of film into the projecting device, Mrs. Potts fussing and fetching blankets, sweaters, cups of tea, glasses of lemonade, and anything else that felt appropriate for this “movie” night. Belle still couldn’t quite believe movies existed—this was 1700s France, after all, yet the fact remained that just this afternoon a box from America had arrived at the palace, straight from some place called “Hollywood, California,” and while everyone else was puzzled, Lumiere had gasped for joy and rifled through its contents with an obvious recognition.

“What a collection!” he had cried. “The Wizard of OzThe Fellowship of the Ring, and Singin’ in the Rain—Star Wars, eh, I wonder what that is—oh! Oh, mes amis, this is it, this is the one we will watch.”

So now they sat, under the strictest orders from Lumiere to get comfortable and prepare to be wowed, while the maître d’ got everyone into chairs and yelled back at the kitchen to see if Cogsworth was ready. The major domo was ready; right on time, to be exact, as the ten bowls of popcorn he had spent the evening preparing were all still hot, and now came out in their buttery, salty goodness. With a last wave of his hand, Lumiere seated the last few members of staff, and set the film to rolling.

The Princess Bride?!” cried Adam. “Lumiere, is this a romance?!”

“Shhhh,” whispered Plumette. “He’s ok if you talk during it, but don’t criticize. And anyway, this is a good one.”

“Wait, you’ve seen this too—”

But then it was too late, and they were all watching a little boy (“about my age!” “yes, Chip” “can I have whatever he’s playing with?” “no, Chip”), and then watching his grandfather (“about your age!” “I am certainly not that old,” huffs Cogsworth) come in and sit down and pull out a book.

Ooh, thinks Belle, I think I’ll like this. It’s about books.

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