My WIP Beauty and the Beast story was inspired by a dream I had. Beauty's dad was a mayor, he never went inside the castle, and the reason why Beauty was imprisoned was because she got stabbed by the same witch that cursed the Beast with a curse to not leave the castle. The Beast is dragon because why not, and he is a very good big brother to his triplet 11-year-old sisters. He was cursed because the witch that cursed him wanted to teach his parents a lesson on judging a book by its cover.
Ooh, a charming cross-curse setup!