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Meanwhile at this time, Ariel couldn't believe what she was hearing right now, it just couldn't be possible at all, she couldn't absorb the idea of the man of her life that would probably die by any time now. This couldn't be possible!
-No...it just...it can't...it can't be..."she tried to answer finding the right words, but it seemed like she was trying to catch her breath after running for hours.
-My dear..."replied Miss Potts back as she wanted to comfort her by putting her hand on the girl's hand, but Ariel moved her right hand away fast than she had thought. Miss Potts and Babette looked worried as much like Sebastian was. The red haired girl shook her head, hoping that this was just a nightmare and that she wanted to wake up.
-No...No...please tell me...please tell me...please tell me it's not possible! PLEASE!"she yelled at the end, putting her hands on her ears, to not wanting to hear anything at all. The two women tried to calm her down, but the ex-mermaid didn't wanted to listen a thing at all, she was hoping for a miracle to come, but it seemed that she won't have it at all. He was going to die and there's nothing that she could do to prevent it.
'This can't be happening! It can't be! No, I don't want to believe it! she had told me that everything would turn out just alright! And now this?'
Sebastian was trying to assure her which awoke her up from her thoughts, he wished he could do something to comfort her, but he felt helpless, the fact he was just a small crab, but anyway, he tried.
-But it didn't saved him at all?"
Still trying to calm down the ex-mermaid, Miss Potts and Babette looked down to Sebastian, confused of what he just had said.
-What do you mean by that? mon ami?"asked the ex-featherduster who was now into a young gorgeous french maid, the crab cleared up his throat, before he repeated, but not aloud enough.
-Love, you all said back then, that if she loved him as much he do too, you will all be saved, including your master, no?"
-Yes, Sebastian?"answered Miss Potts in a way to that she wanted to know where he was leading his point to, like he had read her thoughts, he continued.
-My point is...if her love for him, saved you all from dhe curse, than why not him?"
For a moment, Ariel had become quiet when she had heard the crab speak about the master. Sebastian wished that King Triton's daughter wouldn't hear him, but he felt like he was being watched by her, he gulped hoping that he will not spell the truth aloud and before her in here, but someday she will find out the man of her dreams was really under a spell like everyone else in castle.
But the important question to him was. How the master will take the truth about that Ariel, once was in love with his rival Eric until she meet him?
'The truth about Ariel who once had fell in love with his rival, would probably kill him more than that sacrifice he had made for saving her, if he survives from the poison that he received twice from the late witch sea, these two will have a very long conversation about it.'
He shook his head as he followed back:
-I mean if you all are back into humans and perfectly healthy too, dhan why her love for the master didn't saved him as well?"he asked back to the two women who both now understood what he was saying. The only person who was left behind was Ariel who was sitting next to him, he hoped that she will believe him when she will recognize the master if the curse lifted away from him.
-Oh it did saved him Sebastian..."answered Miss Potts first nervously, the red haired woman looked up at her,her eyes still with tears had lightened up at that, hoping that Miss Potts was right about it.
She looked down to the crab and back to the maid, waiting for Miss Potts to speak for more as she took a deep breath before continuing:
-Well...something amazing and sad happened that night, Sebastian and all of us weren't prepared that the curse will end up, in that way..."
A few minutes later, after they had found their master lying down letting out its last breath and with an mournful red haired girl crying on his body, they knew that it was too late to come back. The objects lowered their heads down as they knew that they will be stuck as objects for the rest of theirs lives now.
Sebastian tried to wiped his tears,but he just couldn't, it will not bring the person you love back to life.
He felt horrible for Ariel, she just had found him and he's no longer here with her, he had sacrificed his life for her and she must have to live alone in a world without him.
-Oh I waz hoping so much for a miracle to come..."cried Babette who joined him and the others as she leaned to Lumière's left side.
-I was so hoping that this nightmare will end up someday, that we won't have to live it again...we failed...I can't...I can't believe it..."had cried Cogsworth leaning to Lumière's right side who just sighed at that.
-We had lost Belle and now it had to be the master's turn..."
-So much for protecting a mermaid..."followed Sebastian using his claw for wipping his eyes, until he heard Miss Potts saying...
-Oh my heavens! what is that?"
Her voice sounded so surprised when he had heard her speaking. She must be hallucinating had thought the crab, no creature can rise from the dead, it's impossible.
-My dear, we all know it's hard to accept with what just happened, but..."replied Cogsworth, trying to comfort the teapot,but she interrupted him just before he followed.
-No! I'm not hallucinating Cogsworth! look at these colorful falling fireworks! everyone look!"she exclaimed back surprised, everyone looked at her, before they turned theirs heads to their master's direction.
And they looked just shocked...
They saw what they had prayed for a longtime ago, a rain of colors falling from the sky like fireworks. Feeling, like she was being drenched by something other than water, Ariel opened up her eyes and as she raised herself from the beast's body, she saw fireworks falling of nowhere around. The powerful wind of colors had took the beast up to the sky, like a leaf, too much for a surprise.
She couldn't believe of what she was seeing right now, the long red cape who had belonged to the beast started to envelopping his body as an female voice was heard from the sky.
-Who is it? who are you?"
-Why are you taking him away from me? Don't you see...he's...he's..."tried to answer Ariel looking to left to right wishing to see to whom she was talking to, she wanted him to be with her and why that invisible person was taking him away from her?
Her heart was hurting and trying to say that the man of her life was dead, wasn't helping at all.
-Please! Bring him back to me! I can't live without him!"cried the red haired girl putting her hand to her chest as her hair were hidding her eyes,hoping that the person that she was talking to wouldn't see them.
-Don't be affraid, Ariel..."
The ex-little mermaid raised her head up at the voice who had called her by her name.
-How do you know my name?"
-You don't have to be scared, everything will be alright right now, actually, your love saved him and all the enchanted persons from that terrible curse..."
-My love has..saved..."
-Yes, indeed, it did..."
The ex-little mermaid felt assured by that meaning that she could cry of happiness. Everything's gonna be alright, after all, who ever that person was, she didn't knew how much she could thank that person who will probably try heal the man she loves.
Or at least, it was what she thought about...it..
In all of sudden, she looked back to the beast who his body was covered by his long red cloak, leading back to the floor from two steps away from her and the figure just didn't had moved at all...
And then, something wrong camed along...
End of Flashback
It just hit her hard right now, she remembers what just happened a few days ago, that voice who camed of nowhere assured her that everything will be alright.
-When the master's body had leaned down on the floor, he was completely changed into the prince that everybody thought that they had lost, we were happy at first, until Lumière and Cogsworth had found out that he was still injured very badly..."continued Miss Potts as the ex-little mermaid leaned her back to the pillows of her bed, trying to be as silent as she could be, even if she still was a little shocked about all that.
'Adam, is a prince? after all that time we had spent together, he had never mentioned it!'
-Where?" asked the crab back to Miss Potts who were thinking like she was trying to remember something.
-I'm not sure where, but from what I had heard Cogsworth, from the chest to one of his sides..."
'Please tell me that I'm still dreaming! That voice had told me that she will heal Adam and he's still dying now?'she had thought like she was all alone on her own world.
-Miss Potts had asked me to take her away from the place, as we both were trying fetch a doctor to examinate the master as soon we could..."replied Babette with her french accent.
-Mademoiselle looked pretty shocked that night, so we had thought that she needed to rest, after all she've been through..."
-But the enchantress who was the voice that we all had heard that night, couldn't heal his important wounds and she had seemed to be like she was catching her breath from running..."answered Miss Potts as Sebastian gasped as he was horrified by this.
But it was Ariel who was the most horrified than him, she put a hand on her mouth, covering it from bursting into sobs.
-Why? why... couldn't she healed him? I mean, she's...she's...she's... an enchantress and also have powers no? How can you say that she couldn't save him?"replied Sebastian as his voice was starting to shake from crying.
-We don't know, she...she had said that his blood was poisoned and the fact that his wounds seemed to be important, doesn't help anything at all...The doctor had said that he had never seen a case like this and he fears...he fears..."tried to say Miss Potts bravely as Babette was massaging her back, offering her some support, as she was trying not to cry.
The two maids had stayed strong enough, but not much for saying the word that Sebastian hoped not to hear it, but Ariel knew exactly what word she will say as her heart almost broke when she had heard Miss Potts saying..
-He fears that the master may not live tonight, even before it comes...he might not live..."
At the library room,
In order to keep the electrecity out for saving some energy, candles were around the place, a silent event, like someone important to a person had just died.
Still in their pyjamas,Lumière and Cogsworth were sitting opposite of each other on a table with two candles on it and in front of them.
Both of them looked like they had aged more than the years they had to endure with the enchantement, they just couldn't believe that their master was dying actually, from what the doctor had revealed, it was rare case and couldn't be treated , it was impossible to save him. The poison that the sea witch had stabbed the prince was going through his blood and was probably destroying him.
And there wasn't an antidote to treat it.
Tomorrow morning, an nun from the nearest church in town, will be sent to the castle for helping their master to cease his pain before he goes to the new world.
When they had heard it from the doctor, Lumière and Cogsworth couldn't have helped, but got very angry at him, very much as they were about to jump on him like animals, but instead of that, they both ordered him to leave the castle at the same time and after that, they rushed in the library, hoping that some silence in the dark and with the scent of the candles will calm them down.
-I don't know...I don't know what to do..."
-Me either, don't even ask it, mon ami..."
Cogsworth had put his elbows on the table with his hands together like he was making himself a prayer. After a minute of silence, he let out.
-Lumière, I'm scared..."
-I cannot think better, than that..."
The table almost had trembled as Cogsworth had let down his hands on it, but Lumière seemed like it didn't bothered him.
-I'm serious here! Lumière! I fear that he might...he might die!"
-And you think I'm not? I'm terribly scared of too! Honestly! I just wish that it was a nightmare!"he had said as he abrutly stood up from the chair and walked away from the table. He had been the one who was always trying to pull himself and the others together by saying over and over that things will turn out just fine, like he always had predicted.
Now it seemed like it won't turn out to be fine after all, since he had learned that it won't end up as an happy ending.
Feeling like he had pushed too far, Cogsworth, stood up from his chair as he walked to his friend, putting a hand on his shoulder.
-I'm sorry Lumière, I had let my fear going too far than I excepted, I didn't meant to your feelings in this way..."
-I understand, mon ami..."he started he turned himself to him as he waved his hand as a sign for his friend to take back his hand as he was turning to face him.
-It's just that..the thought of the master dead here...makes me feel so helpless..az everybody over here does...I wish...I just wish that we could had found a way to help him...but please! why sending a nun?"he followed back putting a hand to cover his eyes from crying.
-I don't know know...maybe putting a end to his suffering...I hate this Lumière, as much as you do.."tried to comfort Cogsworth, even he couldn't find the right words to do it.
-You two are not the only people to suffer here...you know?"asked Miss Potts who oppened up the door, surprising the two gentlemen who looked up at her and at Babette.
-Shh...be quiet! It's still a library here..."tried to answered the old maid as she and the younger one walked to them.
-How'z the master?"asked the ex-featherduster to them, Lumière could only shake his head, as Cogsworth answered sadly:
-It's still the same...the doctor had prohibited everyone to step in his room..."
Both women looked shocked at that reply, was there something else that doctor haven't told them about?
-Why? Don't tell me Cogsworth, that there is a epidemic in this room? how can it be true? none of us had stepped in to see the master!"had answered Miss Potts back to him who only shrugged his shoulders.
-I know that! None of us had entered in his room except for the doctor who had been claiming that there might be one that we don't know at all!"
-Oh my god..."she had replied as she sat on Lumière's chair, hoping she won't faint, with the help of Babette.
-What about mademoiselle? How does she takes the news?"asked Lumière changing the subject.
-Pretty badly, like the both of us here..."
-And how is she?"
-And that crab?"followed the majordomo too,
-We had let them rest, but I know that this poor child won't sleep very well, after what she just had learned about the master..."cried Miss Potts silently as the maid next to her was trying to comfort her, sadly in the same state as hers too.
In the same time, the red haired woman had left her room in silent, hoping she won't wake Sebastian from his slumber. She just couldn't wait anymore and the longer she would, will only drive her mad, she had to see Adam hoping she's not making any insane ideas.
'I don't care how much injured he is! I just wanna see him! Just one peek! If I wait any longer, I will be crazy, till tomorow morning! I can't live with the fact that I can't see him at all and him dying on his bed? I just can't imagine that!' she had wanted to say those words before the maids had left her room, but it wouldn't have changed anything.
'He had saved my life three times already! And I can't stand here and do nothing at all!'
As she was walking upstairs with bared feet, she had to hold herself to the wall, she hasn't noticied that she was still weak from the unforgettable night, taking deep breaths, she reminded herself to not stop, that she has to continue:
'Stand up! You have to stand up for him! Don't let your weakness get over you!'
With such little strength, she pushed herself as she walked up until she reach last step, even in the darkness, she knew where the West Ring could be.
Entering in the room, was something that she could easily do, even if the place looked more clean neat and of course, it was also dark in here.
Ariel made her way to the bed which was covered by silk drapes, the bed was large that belong to a king and behind her, there was the balcony that once before she had left him, where he and her had their moment watching the stars at the nightingale of night.
And the rose? It had died inside of its vase, but the prince hadn't yet and Ariel wanted to make sure that he won't do it, cause if he does, than she will follow him.
'If death can bring me to be with him, in any case, I won't hesitate if it is to be with him..for eternity...'
As she was walking closer to the bed's right side, she prayed as she raised her left hand to pull the curtains away from her sight.
'I hope I'm not too late...' she thought back as she closed her eyes tight, taking a deep breath, before she could pull the curtains away.
Her world went down when she had opened her eyes, stunned to see the man she loves who was completely changed into a human man, but what horrified her the most was that he was actually suffering.
To be continued...
Oh boy! It took me two months finish this chap! Oh Crap! Everyone! I'm very sorry for the long wait! I AM!
At the same time, when I was trying to get some ideas for this chap, I had personal problems with myself and I needed some time to clear my mind.
But I'm doing okay now and writing this helps me to feel so much better than before.
Writing stories, for me it's an therapy and it helps! I don't know if it's same for you guys too.
But anyways, like I always had said: