Beauty and the What?!

Anson follows his father to the trail leading to the woods. It’s been two days since the beast got the best of him and revenge has made his strength return. More than revenge. That monster has the woman he’s in love with and he’s going to do whatever it takes to get her back and make sure she’s safe. He helped his father come up with the plan. They hand-picked fifteen strong men to go with them. To walk through the woods and gain back the young woman who doesn’t belong there.

A gun is clenched in his fist as he walks through the grass, catching up to his father, “Dad, you think we’ll finally kill that thing?”

Not a hesitation as his father nods his head, “I think it’s about time someone does. That girlfriend of yours just gave us a good enough excuse to go up there and kill it.”

Anson nods, “She doesn’t get hurt, by the way.”

“We’ll do our best. But you also said she wanted to find that creature. That she tried to protect it.” his father replies.

“I know, dad, but you can’t hurt her.”

His father stops walking and faces him, “We won’t hurt her. Our goal is only to kill that monster and get her back. She’ll be fine. This will be over before you know and you two can ride off into the sunset.”

Anson gives him half a smile and says, “I hope you’re right about that. I just don’t understand why she’s not in love with me yet. After all these years, you’d think she would be crazy about me.”

His father starts walking again, “Women are difficult, son. One minute they’re all over you, the next they’re swooning over a man-eating monster. You’ll just have to get her to see that she belongs with you.”

Anson nods, “Then maybe I should be the one who kills the monster that kidnapped her. Killing that thing will prove to her I’d do anything for her.”

His father places a hand on his shoulder and says, “Nothing would make me prouder, son.”


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