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.

people keep asking me for college AU fics but what they don’t realize is that i don’t picture the characters as college students. i picture them as the faculty

  • adam’s the asshole professor who NEVER gives above a “b-” but that’s just because he’s young and insecure and wants to be Taken Seriously™
  • also he had a shitty mentor in grad school who convoluted his early passion for his subject (shakespeare & early modern theatre)
  • (adam did his thesis on monster figures, fatherhood, and redemption in The Tempest)
  • cogsworth is that tenured professor who has been around for-fucking-ever. he sticks to all the rules everyone has forgotten and teaches the MOST BORING history classes.
  • lumiere is the professor with the office next to cogsworth, and he drives him FUCKING CRAZY.  lumiere plays loud music and gets along really well with all his students, though he pushes them really hard
  • lumiere is the professor who does fucking crazy exercises in class. “everybody lay down on the floor! pretend you’re a lizard hatching from the first egg!! ok now everybody SCREAM” (this is chemistry, by the way)
  • lumiere has been denied tenure 5 times and doesn’t give a shit. also he lives in the campus cafe
  • garderenza are the Guest Artists brought on to teach 1 seminar and then they never leave. they’ve bought a house but it’s “temporary”
  • belle is the upstart grad student who is crazy fucking accomplished and also Very Feminist. She keeps organizing marches and posts angry political cartoons about the wage gap on her door
  • (belle did her thesis on ‘romeo and juliet’ and gender socialization)
  • gaston fucking dropped out but keeps bringing belle coffee. she throws it in the garbage
  • lefou did NOT drop out but is being pressured to by gaston. but lefou! really wants! a degree!! in art history!!!!!!!
  • chapeau is campus librarian and is this Silent Disciple of Shut the Fuck Up. bring food near the reference section and it’ll be gone when you turn around
  • maurice works in IT and is a dirty hippie
  • plumette is the campus secretary who is Obviously Banging Lumiere. she also has like five doctorates and nobody knows why is working as the secretary
  • agathe is The Dean and you’d better be fucking terrified

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.
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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”.

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
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)