Once upon a time, in a small village, lived a young girl named Belle. She was known for her intelligence and love for books. One day, her father was captured by a Beast in a nearby castle. In exchange for her father's freedom, Belle decided to take his place as the Beast's prisoner.
Despite her initial fear, Belle soon discovered that the Beast was not as cruel as he seemed. He had been cursed by an enchantress and could only break the spell if someone loved him despite his appearance. As time passed, Belle and the Beast started to develop a unique bond.
Belle learned about the enchanted rose that served as a timer for the curse. If the last petal fell before the Beast found true love, he would remain a beast forever. Determined to help him, Belle worked hard to understand him and see beyond his appearance.
One day, Belle was given the opportunity to leave the castle and visit her sick father. She had to return within a week, or else the Beast would die from his curse. Despite the risk, Belle left and rushed to her father's side, showing compassion and love.
As Belle tended to her father, she realized that she loved the Beast. She rushed back to the castle just in time, declaring her love for him. In that moment, the curse was broken, and the Beast transformed into a handsome prince. They lived happily ever after, showing that true love sees beyond appearances.