IIt was fascinating to me, when I sat back and looked at this page, how much Beast has changed since Sebastian first arrived. When Sebastian went out to build that snowman, chapters and chapters ago, Beast was right there, snide and suspicious. Now, Sebastian is going out on horseback, after a sort-of fight, and Beast is willing to trust.

That’s a pretty big shift for Beast, especially after his uncle’s betrayal all those years ago, and it’s a change that happened slowly but naturally.

I am kind of happy with myself right now. XD