I saw her everyday.
But I was scared you see.
She was beautiful.
How could a sweet, young girl like someone like me?
So I planned my move.
Leapt out from the woods.
I'd startled her,
She'd jumped out of her hood!
Nervous was I.
And frightened was she.
So I panicked and asked...
"Have you come to see me?"
"Oh no, I'm afraid. I'll be just on my way. I'm going to visit my grandma today."
I watched her run off.
Her hood had faded away.
But I wouldn't let her go.
I knew these woods well
For they were where I lived.
I'd beat her to the old lady's house.
Hopefully, she'd forgive me for what I did.
With grandma in my tummy, and Red in my mind
I'd dressed up as the old woman to help pass time.
I heard a knock at the door.
Finally, my love had arrived.
When she stepped in the door
She was thoroughly surprised.
It started as a joke.
But the trick was on me.
She took in my features, then let out a scream.
I'd only jumped up to stifle her cry.
To tell her "I'm joking. Stop screaming, you won't die."
Her cry was heard from a woodsman nearby
Who made me spit out grandma
And dragged me far away from my home.
I never got to apologize.
When I looked back she was gone.
So I say all that to say to the girl in red,
"I'm sorry for what I did. For how it turned out in the end.".
You were and still are the love of my life.
I'll love you forever.
- Sincerely, The Beast