Beauty and the Beast Gladnis AU except we replace Belle’s kindness with Ignis’ sass.
“If I took my father’s place, would you let him go?”
“No, the oak tree nearby the entrance. Of course me, are you not paying attention or do you have excess of furr in your ears?”
“What are you doing here!? I told you not to come to the West Wing!”
“And I told you to let me go, but did you?”
“Do you realize what you could have done!? (flips the table)”
“Wow, okay, that on the table was a very fine tea set from the 14th century, most possibly from an important asian culture for what decoration suggests. Congratulations, there goes an entire, beautiful and valuable handmade antique worth millions in more than just one sense. You beast.”
“I’ll show you to your room”
“It was about time. The tower smells like wet dog. Do you come here often?”
“You will join me for dinner.”
“I’d rather not, thank you”
“It’s not a request! >:(”
“It’s dinner, I heard fine. The answer’s still no”.
“ :3 Could you read it again?”
“Why don’t you read it for me this time? :)”
“I uhm…I can’t”
“You never learned?”
“I learned, but it’s been so long…”
“That is no excuse, Gladiolus. Reading is like riding a horse: you never forget. Now read something for me; I accept no excuses. No stuttering either. You have a giant library, you don’t tell me you can’t read and expect me to fall for it.”
“How could someone like you ever love a beast like me?
Aren’t you scared of me?
“Well, of course I am. I never said otherwise. You are terribly imposing and I’m pretty much terrified everytime you get close. But you behave the opposite, so I really don’t mind how ugly you are. You’re nice and kind.”
“…wow, that’s so sweet from you, Iggy”