Okay...may have watched that trailer for Beastly before going to bed last night or something. Had a dream about this.
Everyone knows about The Beast of the Castle. He lives alone and always has. No one has tried to get rid of him for one simple reason. He owns the land they live on. Despite his appearance (which few have rarely seen), he is a fair Land Lord. Some say a witch cursed him, some say he was born that way. Whatever the reason, his charges and taxes are the fairest in the country and he never asks for anything more of them.
For however long he's been living in the castle, no one has ever seen a woman go up there. They assume he has no wife, no children, and no interest in either.
They are wrong about this. He is interested in having a wife and children (one day), but going out to the local tavern or some ball is out of the question. His disfigurement is the result of both a curse and birth. While pregnant with him, his mother was cursed by a witch for her disrespect towards the woman. She'd been a beautiful woman with a handsome husband. Rich and spoiled by her husband and good looks. The witch promised her that she would know shame through her child. After giving birth and seeing the monster she'd birthed, the mother and father had the castle built and had him raised by maids and servants away from them. When his father died, he took over all their land through birth right. His mother remarried and occasionally writes to him.
There is no known way to break the curse on him. As far as he knows, he will live the rest of his wife this way. Once old enough to fend for himself, he sent away all the servants and lives along in the castle. Once a month, the local tax keeper brings the rent and fees to the gate and leaves it there for him to collect. No one dares bother him because of his feral nature.
Unable to pay their taxes, the fair Beauty's family has to make the choice of what to use to pay for their land. Having three daughters of marrying age, they decide that one of them must go. It's not uncommon for people to use their children to pay taxes, though it has never happened here before. Not wanting her sisters to fight about it or her parents to worry, Beauty
offers to go. She's the oldest and the strongest (emotionally and physically).
The Beast is shocked to see her standing at his gate with the rest of his usual land fees and even tells her to leave. Unwilling to make things harder for her family, she demands that he put her to work to work off her family's debt till they can pay their taxes properly again. Reluctantly, he agrees to let her work. After all, he's not much of a house keeper and there is about twenty years of dust built up along with dishes and laundry. Not to mention the grumbling in his stomach when she mentions she can cook. Real, home cooked food. Not just meat tossed in a roasting pan for an hour for him to gnaw on.
Looking for a Beast or a Beauty.
PM me or post here with interest. Game can go into either Bondage, Non-Con, or Extreme depending on what my partner would like to do.