Certain as the Sun

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Once upon a time, a beloved prince was cursed to live his days as a hideous beast as punishment for refusing the advances of a vile daemon. He was left with a destroyed castle, a miserable kingdom, and an enchanted rose locked under a glass dome – an oppressive presence acting as a magical hourglass counting down the years leading to his doom. If he could learn to love another and earn their love in return by the time the last petal fell, the spell would be broken. If not, he would be forced to remain a beast for all time.
As the years passed, he felt into despair and lost all hope, for who could ever learn to love a beast?

Words: 549, Chapters: 1/?, Language: English

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