Post by Belle on Mar 8, 2018 15:58:31 GMT -5
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Princess of Heart
Mother: Unknown, Deceased.
Father: Maurice, 65?
Beast/Prince Adam - Husband and True Love
Castle Inhabitants - Friends and companions
Sora and Co. - Friends and rescuers
Philippe - her faithful horse
Gaston - enemy and avoided at all costs
Xaldin - annoyance and an attempted kidnapper
Maleficent - also avoided when possible, kidnapper and heart-stealer
Belle is intelligent, kind, and simple. Reading and books are a passion of hers, and she loves to spend her afternoons and free time in bookshops or libraries getting into adventure or fairy-tale novels, though no book is often usually left unopened by the young bookworm. The plethora of literature adds to her wealth of knowledge, vocabulary, wisdom and mannerism, with courtesy and politeness. She isn't afraid of work, and is very defensive of her Father, and her friends at the Castle. Though Belle is usually caught up in reading and keeps to herself, she has had to help out her inventor of a father with some of his creations, as well as having looked after him and herself as the housekeeper; this also meant hard labor at times and she is not afraid to get her hands dirty. (After all, she now helps clean up/repair the Castle after visits by rather rowdy and destructive guests) She is very protective of the Beast/Prince Adam, the Castle inhabitants, her father, her friends, (and her library) and will do anything to ensure that none of the people she loves and cares about get into harm.
She can be easily startled at times, but will quickly overcome the surprise, focusing on what is needed at hand. As she is also not afraid to get in on the action and not be ignored or made a damsel in distress, she can lash out at the bad guys even when she's the one in danger, usually with her vast mental/verbal encyclopedia, or uses her resourcefulness, as she does not carry a weapon, though she has quite the repertoire of knowledge gained from books, exceptional deductive reasoning, a wickedly strong elbow if needed though, (just ask Xaldin) and books (as well as everyday items) are always on hand as stand-ins for defense of necessary. She does not take kindly to bullying or attempts at intimidation, and if she finds it ridiculous enough she may even laugh aloud; she is also sometimes quick to jump into dangerous situations if it means helping or defending someone, which can put her at risk of injury (or attempted hostage-taking, as with Xaldin). She can also be rather forward with her words, when confronted with tough or difficult situations, though when it comes to rather sensitive topics Belle is usually tactful, being gentler in tone and compassionate, offering advice and helpful ideas rather than being blunt.
Having a bold mind means sometimes she is stubborn when she is angry or hurt, refusing to change her mood if she feels she's been wronged unfairly or when dealing with arrogant or smug people, and won't back down if challenged. She prefers to be viewed as an equal and judged by her actions and her intelligence, not just her appearance or being a woman. Belle carries an insatiable interest in adventure and exploring, curiosity and desire for adventure being a strong drive for her.
Likes: Reading/Books, Friends, fairy tales, dancing, Christmas, her father's creative inventions, romantic and thoughtful ideas, and exploring.
Dislikes: Bullies, confinement, Gaston, anyone threatening her father, friends, or Love, being dismissed as nothing more than looks, manipulation.
Belle lived in a small, quiet village in France, and she was the oddity of the town, because she always had her nose in a book. Though she did not care for the repetitive and rather dull routine of life in the village, Belle was happy enough with just her father Maurice and her books. She frequented the local bookshop often, keeping mainly to herself, and cared nothing for the interest of Gaston, the village's rather egotistical and arrogant hunter and muscle-man, who seemed set on making Belle his wife. His interruption of her enjoyment of reading and his disdain for the idea of her (or any woman, for that matter) thinking or doing things on their own, being intelligent or equals. When he proposed the matter of marriage, Belle managed to evade him, sending him into the muddy pond outside the house, both rather annoyed with his main concerns of her looks being the 'most beautiful in town' and how she'll be his little wife, asking without her father's permission (as Maurice was off traveling to a fair with his latest invention, having left the day before), and caring nothing for her intelligence or her love of reading and adventure, and relieved that she was able to send him out of the house without having to say yes or no, though her message was pretty clear.
Becoming concerned about her father's horse returning from the fair without him, she set out at once on her horse Philippe to find him, fearing something might be wrong. After taking a terrifying journey through dark woods, she found the Castle where, unknown to her, the Beast lived. Finding her father locked away in the dungeon, she was confronted by the Beast for her intrusion. At first, Belle was terrified, but she overcame this and quickly composed herself, her concern for Maurice's well-being more pressing than her fear. Pleading for her father's release, she insisted on taking Maurice's place, asking that the Beast keep her prisoner instead. She stayed with the Beast, learning to see the other side of him that was hidden within the beast, the side that was human.
During the time of her 'forced inhabitance' of the Castle, she found that her dreams of adventure were nothing compared to the story and adventure she had with the Beast and the servants of the Castle..in fact, the love and life they came to share was greater than what she could have dreamed, even if it did have setbacks at times. They were at odds in the beginning, and Belle even ran away at one point, when Beast lost his temper in a fury at his discovery that Belle had not only disobeyed his orders to stay out of the West Wing, but had also uncovered his Rose without permission, having meddled in things she could not possibly understand. Wolves attacked her as she fled, and Belle would have died, had Beast not arrived to fight them off, ending up wounded in the fray. Belle realized that Beast had saved her life, and in spite of her fear of his temper, helped him back to the Castle and tended his wounds. They then subsequently got into an argument, which ended with Belle talking back and telling Beast he should control his temper, resolving her own fear and getting him to realize he needed to work on his ferocious behavior and attitude. She also thanked Beast for coming to her rescue and saving her, and this makes both of them feel better.
Over time, each changed and saw a change in the other; Belle became more understanding of the Beast's predicament, and taking a page from an old adage "Never judge a book by its cover", Belle made an effort to get to know Beast and his Castle, as well as its enchanted inhabitants and many rooms. Beast became more gentlemanly and as a gift, he showed Belle his vast library, and told her it was now hers, if she so chose. Belle was touched by this gesture, as now she could both enjoy and share her love of reading (which she did, starting with Romeo and Juliet, reading aloud to Beast). They arranged a formal occasion for the next evening, and they dressed up and met in the grand ballroom for a waltz. Though neither of them expressed their feelings aloud, they both were falling in love..and probably had been for some time.
The adventure, however, did not continue all peaceful and romantic. The lives of Belle, the Beast, and the inhabitants of the Castle were interrupted by the invasion of Heartless as the Darkness began to take over their World. Kidnapped by the evil Maleficent as Heartless took over the World, Belle was put under a sleeping spell in Hollow Bastion and placed in a hall with other Princesses of the Worlds, where Maleficent later used their hearts to unlock the Final Keyhole. Sora and his friends came to the rescue, freeing the Princesses and restoring their hearts. Belle went straight to the library (of course) in Hollow Bastion to see what information she could find on defeating the Darkness. When the Beast arrived, having somehow traveled to the world to find Belle, Belle was overjoyed to see him. (Maleficent also tried to use Belle to force Beast to succumb to Darkness, using an illusion of his Love. However, Maleficent was defeated, and the truth was revealed) Belle told Sora what she knew of the events that had taken place, and once Kingdom Hearts had been sealed by Sora, Belle returned to their newly-restored World with the Beast.
Belle and the Beast had begun returning to their lives as usual, when things once again interrupted. Heartless had been popping up in places, and a member of the Organization XIII, Xaldin, began showing up at the Castle, with an interest in the Beast and his heart, not to mention the Rose. He taunts and ridicules the Beast, using his doubts against him and telling him his efforts were useless, that no-one could care about a beast, trying to push the Beast's anger to extremes, in an attempt to make him lose control of his rage and plunge his heart into darkness. Belle, afraid of the Beast's outrage, hides in her room, not knowing what to do; With the Castle servants in the dungeon, she wasn't sure if there was anything that could be done.
She was filled with renewed confidence when Sora, Donald, and Goofy appeared and offered their help. While they aided the Beast, helping him calm down, Belle determinedly faced Xaldin in the ballroom, telling him to leave and not disrupt their life in the Castle again, though she is met with Heartless while confronting him. Beast apologizes to Belle after he destroys the Heartless, to which Belle was accepting but told the Beast he should trust her.
Xaldin does leave, but a short while later he again shows up, creating chaos for the inhabitants of the Castle and appearing in the middle of Belle and Beast's dance, a date they had set up. This time, Xaldin steals the Rose, using it as a decoy to capture Belle, telling the Beast he has to choose between Belle or his precious Rose. Belle elbows him in the chest, and heads back to the Castle with the Rose safely in her arms. She hasn't seen Xaldin recently, but she's willing to bet he hasn't given up trying to ruin the romantic peace of their lives at the Castle. Beast asked Belle to stay with him in the Castle, and she willingly and joyfully accepts, becoming Beast's wife.
Hair Style: Shoulder to mid-back length brown hair, usually worn partly tied back in a low ponytail style with a blue ribbon bow. When wearing her ball gown/dressed up, Belle's hair is partly tied up in a small bun, and the rest hangs over her shoulders gracefully.
Eye color: Brown
Weight | Height: 120lbs ; 5'3".
Distinguishing features: Usually is in her blue village dress and carrying a book, as one is usually found to be in her possession almost anytime.
"And so ends a tale of woe, this, the story of Juliet, and her Romeo." ; "I want adventure in the great wide somewhere..!" ; "Don't leave me..! Don't go...I-I love you..!"
Belle had been in the enormous library a lot as of late, and she had been debating searching out new adventures elsewhere. But as the weather had been rather foreboding lately, threatening rain at any moment from the heavy gray clouds that loomed overhead, Belle had resigned herself to remaining indoors, and had gone through shelves and shelves of books to create a single stack of about ten or so books to take with her to a new reading spot. Where that would be just yet, Belle was not sure. However, she was seriously contemplating the fireplace in the grand living room, as she referred to it. The giant comfortable chair and a warm roaring fire was just the perfect atmosphere for enjoying the worlds of her books. It was there that she was headed when she was alerted by a knocking sound and realized that someone was at the Castle doors.
Assuring Cogsworth that she would take care of it, she traded him the load of books and dusted off her blue dress and apron before walking down the stairs and across the entrance hall to the grand doors, opening one partway to look outside, more cautious since the last visitors had caused quite the mess that then had to be straightened out and cleaned up. It seemed no-one had any courtesy in the past, simply crashing a place and doing with it what they wanted, with no regard to the living inhabitants or the Master of the castle.
Peering outside, Belle saw a young man dressed in a rather familiar coat. Her first instinct upon seeing the coat was to draw back, but she recalled that the one known as Xaldin was very different from this young man; indeed it seemed the only thing similar about the two was their choice of outerwear.Opening the door wider, Belle stepped out to greet this newcomer, though she did not go any further from the doors than was necessary. She had learned that one had to have both protection at their back and an escape. The doors provided both. Studying the young man, Belle noted the distinguishing hair color and style, and that indeed he seemed younger, possibly, than herself. A sensation of relief swept over Belle, and she realized both of them were standing exposed under a sky that was just beginning to sprinkle down rain. Not wanting her guest to get drenched, and certain that both of them would be far more comfortable in the living room with tea in front of the fire, Belle smiled at the young man and held the door open for him.
"Please, come in, it is starting to rain and I'm sure you would prefer to be inside rather than out in the wet. Can I offer you some tea? I was planning to have some in front of the fireplace. Much better suited for a rainy, dreary day like this one."
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