Belle held onto her father's hat as she walked up the large pathway towards the castle like building, it looked more like it belonged to a vampire than a Prince. Her cloak remained around her shoulders as she slowly opened the grand doors that stood at the entrance of the dark building. "Hello, is anyone here?" She asked, her dark eyes looking around at the decor as she walked down the carpet, why would her father have come here? She couldn't understand why. "Hello?" She asked again "Papa, are you here?" She called. Where on earth could he be? She just hoped that wherever he was, that he was okay. Suddenly she began to grow worried and scared, a shiver went up her spine as she walked across the hallways slowly, playing with her fingers that gripped her father's hat so tightly that her knuckles had turned a pale ghostly white colour. The only noise she could hear was her kitten heels hitting the carpet as she walked down the hallway, her head turning from left to right as she desperately looked for her father. "Papa?' She called once more. Belle suddenly felt like a little girl once more, who had woken up from a nightmare to find that her beloved father wasn't there to comfort her, that was what she felt like in that moment. Walking down the hallway, she thought she heard someone, a faint noise. Though it was still something and she decided that it would be best to follow it. Her feet quickly turned and she headed through the large arch like entrance before spotting a flight of grey stairs. "Papa?" She called once more as she arrived at the top of the staircase. "Belle" She suddenly felt a weight being lifted off her shoulders as she heard the familiar voice of her father. Everything was okay now, he was okay and she would get him out of there. So much for wishful thinking. Picking up one of the candles, she headed towards the door of the dungeon. "How did you find me?" The man asked. Belle gripped onto the railings tight enough to break a glass as she looked at her father with desperate and pleading eyes. "Papa" She said in a voice that would break even the darkest of hearts. Her eyes took in the greying man, how long had he been there? She watched him for another moment as he moved closer to her once more, his pale hand coming to rest on her cold cheek. "Belle. You have to go. Please, leave" The man's voice was weak and she could easily tell that her father was dehydrated, among other things. "Belle, look out" Her eyes filled with fear as she saw a shadow covering her own, someone's breath close to her neck, she turned quickly, moving closer to the railings once more. The figure she saw looked as though it belong in a horror movie. It was truly a beast, a freak of nature, more monster than man. "Belle!" She heard her father scream as he moved to try to pull her back. Her vision was blocked slightly when her hair fell down into her eyes once more as her legs suddenly went weak and she fell down onto the floor slowly. Her eyes watching the horrid figure in front of her. "Who are you?" She asked, the panic and fear clear in her voice as she looked at the man.