Author: Kat Lee
Fandom: Disney/Beauty and the Beast/The Little Mermaid
Challenge/Prompt: femslash100 Drabble Tag 8: Disney: Ariel/Belle - sunset - requested by write_x_always
Word Count: 250
Date Written: 12 September 2017
Disclaimer: All characters within belong to Disney, not the author, and are used without permission.
There’s a certain pattern to Belle’s dreary days. She yearns to break free of her boring life, but there’s one part she secretly hopes never changes. At sunset, she has dinner almost ready. There’s only a few more minutes to spare before she’ll be coaxing and fighting her father away from his inventions and to their small dinner table, but it’s enough time for her to tread quietly to the very edge of their little home.
For just a moment, she stands at the edge between the life she’s always known and the unknown that calls her. She closes her eyes. She feels the breeze running through her hair. She frees her feet from her shoes and feels the grass beneath her bare feet.
And then she looks down, down, down to the water’s edge where the most remarkable creature has surfaced. The beauty strains with all her might to catch the last rays of the sun, and a hunger stirs in Belle as she watches the way the sunbeams kiss her skin and scales.
It stirs, and she aches to answer. She wants to run down the hill and reveal herself to the mermaid, but she knows if the awe-inspiring being ever becomes aware of her existence, she’ll flee. It will be the last time Belle ever sees her and the end of this secret adventure of hers. Belle waits until the mermaid splashes back into her home; then she hurries back to hers before the bread can burn.