"...Intruders here..." came a loud growl as a shadowed form entered the room.
"Master if you let me expla-" Vladimir tried to say;
"-It was all Vladimir's idea, I tried to-!"
"It was your idea to let them in, Vladimir-!"
A loud roar silenced the two and caused them to shiver in fear.
Bella clung to Abel's back in fear, burying her face into the fabric of his jacket.
Abel's green eyes were open with shock and fear as the shadowed form stood over him with angry green eyes.
It appeared to be some type of massive animal with dark horns that made it seem like some kind of demon, with dirtied brown fur that looked like it had originally been blond in the past.
Except it walked on two legs like a man.
It bared its sharp, lion-like teeth at Abel.
"Who are you?!" the monster growled.
Abel backed up slightly.
"How did you find this place?!"
"I just needed a place to stay from the rain-"
The monster grabbed a hold of Abel's arm and yanked him up as if he were nothing more than an old ragdoll.
"You need a place to stay?! I'll give you-!"
The monster stopped as he felt a weak punch be dealt to his side.
"Hm?" he said, glancing down at whoever had hit him.
His green eyes met the angered green eyes of Bella, still wearing her red cloak.
"Let go of my brother!" she screamed, punching the monster's side again.
"Bella!" Abel gasped, flinching at the tight grip on his arm.
"Let go of him!" Bella screamed again.
The Monster turned to stare down at Bella at his true height.
She froze up but refused to back down, staring the monster down.
"What is he to you?"
"H-Huh...?" Bella gasped, not expecting those words.
"H-He is my older brother, A-Abel and...I-I don't want him t-to be threatened or harmed."
Despite her words, Bella was shocked as the monster walked out of the room with a struggling Abel still in hand.
"No!" she screamed, running after the monster.
Boris watched with wide eyes.
"What is the master doing? This is rather unlike him."
"Can't you see, Boris?" Vladimir chimed, his flames now restarted. "The brother and sister remind the master of himself and his sister."
"Let him go-!" Bella screamed, grabbing at the monster's dark green cape.
"NEVER!" he snarled, turning his eyes on the smaller girl.
Bella dropped the cape.
"You both are my prisoners now until I tire of you!" he growled.
"You...MONSTRE!" she screamed, unable to stop the flood of tears. "LET HIM GO! HE'S HURT!"
The monster seemed to react to the language she spoke in, glancing over his shoulder.
"...une francophone?" he called.
Bella stopped, thinking maybe speaking to the monster would at least let him release Abel.
"Hmm...cela change les choses." The monster said before dropping Abel to the floor.
Bella quickly rushed to Abel's side.
"Are you okay?" she asked, clutching his face.
Abel lifted up a pocket with his good arm.
"The rabbits are okay."
"You...imbécile!" Bella cried, hugging into him.
Bella raised her gaze on the monster.
"What are you going to do to us?" Abel called.
"...as I have just stated, you are now my prisoners. If you try to flee, I will use force."
Bella clung tightly to Abel.
"Now follow me-"
"Wh-what?" Bella gasped.
"Would you prefer to be in the dungeon?!" the beast growled.
"Then follow me." The beast ordered, making his way up the massive stairs.
Vladimir quickly hopped after him.
Bella pulled Abel to his feet and the two quickly followed after the beast.
Bella held tightly to Abel's good hand, she wasn't the type to admit it.
But she was scared out of her wits.
The siblings didn't notice the beast was having a conversation with the candlestick he was carrying.
"-honestly, you might've been a beast for five years but zhat doesn't mean you still weren't raised a prince. Sire, I believe you need to relearn your manners." Vladimir addressed.
"Why should I?!" the beast growled.
"...What would Princess Lili zhink if she saw her brother act like this to another kind Lady? You really did frighten her."
The Beast growled, stopping in the hall.
The siblings stopped as well.
The Beast growled a bit more before taking in a breath.
"...I am sorry for the sudden scare...I haven't been used to others for a...long time."
Vladimir motioned for him to continue.
"You both are allowed to wander the castle- Just not the Southern wing."
The two kept their mouths shut, not wanting to know what would happen if they questioned their beastly captor.
"You both can sleep here." The beast said, opening the door to a room.
The room had two small beds, both had massive four posts with a deep red-pink fabric spread along them.
The siblings stepped inside, not noticing as Vladimir hopped onto a dresser to light the wall candles.
Bella turned around quickly, resulting her her hood come off and revealing her blond hair.
The Beast stopped for a second.
"What is your name?"
"Well...Bella...you will join me for dinner. That wasn't a request!" The Beast suddenly screamed slamming the door.
"MASTER!" Vladimir shouted. "You have to excuse him, Miss. He has forgotten his manners in recent years."
Abel ran his good hand on a dresser.
"Its dusty here."
"I'm sorry about that." cried the dresser.
Abel jumped back as it came alive.
"Oh! Privet Vladimir. I'm sorry its so dusty-" The dresser said. "AAA-CHOO! Pardon me. I been in here since every thing happened and I've been so scared to leave that I let the place get all dusty."
"Who's room was this?" Abel asked. "It looks fancy."
"Zhis was the Master's sister's room." Vladimir explained.
"She was such a kind girl."
"What happened to her?" Bella asked.
"When the event happened, this castle was transported here. I can guess she took over in Master's place."
"I read a myth like that. In the Alps after attending a party, a Princess returned to find her castle gone, her older brother and their servants along with it. No one knows what happened to them." Bella said.
"You'd be surprised how things work, Miss." Vladimir chimed.