Beauty and the Beast (1991 film)/Fanfic Recs

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These are recommendations made by Tropers for Beauty and the Beast (1991 film) Fan Fics, all of which have been signed. After a few samples, you will be able to judge whether you might be interested in a certain 'fic, based on who recommended it.

Feel free to add a fanfic of your own to the list, but remember to use the template found below. Make sure you sign your recommendation! No-name recommendations may be deleted at other tropers' leisure. Do warn when a fanfic includes sexual situations.[1] Some people just don't like it, and as we all know, Shipping is Serious Business. Likewise, warn if it may head into non-canon territory.

Discussion of the recommendation is welcome on the discussion page. As such discussion is important, do remember to add the discussion page to the watchlist, if need be.

Recommendations Template

Title of the Fanfic by Author OR Fic Trope Page, by Author (Link)

  • Recommended by: Troper Name[2]
  • Synopsis: What's the story about? Give here a brief summary of the plot. It would be also useful to point out in what moment of the series the story takes place. If it's a Gen Fic but it has some romantic elements, note here the characters involved too.
  • Pairing(s): If it's a Shipping Fic, list here the pairings that feature in the fic (warn here if it's het, male slash or female slash). If it's a Gen Fic, remove this line. To tell the difference between the two, notice if the focus of the fic is on a romantic relationship or if it focuses on the other aspects of the story. In case of doubt, classify the story according to the genres it's been tagged: the Romance tag for Shipping, absence of that tag for Gen Fic.
  • Tags: If any are known. This would be things like WAFF, Lemon, Dark Fic, any Trigger Warnings, etc. This is also where you would put character names with Characterization Tags if doing so would be equally indicative. ("uber!Harry" for Harry Potter, for instance.)
  • Comments: If you want to say something more about why you're recommending the fic, but please, keep it brief. We don't want Conversation in the Main Page.

Authors and Websites

SamoaPhoenix9

  • Recommended by: Lequinni
  • An author who is very dedicated to do fanfics and rewritings of Beauty and the Beast. Some of her best stories are already recced below.

General Fics

Stories which primarily focus on the normal goings on of the cast.

The Legacy Of The Beast by Fancy Friday

  • Recommended by sardns
  • Synopsis: A year after their marriage, Prince Vincent and Belle are expecting. But when the happiest moment in their lives takes a beastly turn, will Belle and the Prince be able to overcome the curse once more?

Learning to Love by Damian

  • Recommended by wolfsaber
  • Synopsis: Basically, it is a gender bender BATB story with the main characters as the opposite sex.
  • Tags: Gender Flip Fic

One Wrong Decision by Pink Glass Rose

  • Recommended by Sir Sapphire
  • Synopsis: There are two sides to every story. Belle has told her story countless times, but it's rare to hear the Beast's side. What was he thinking? What did he feel? What happened between his one wrong decision, to hate and his one right one, to love?

Nightingale by Samoa Phoenix 9

  • Recommended by Much Ado About Nonny
  • Synopsis: An AU retelling of Beauty and the Beast set in Tokugawa Japan. The Beast is a dragon. Belle is a Dutch merchant's daughter, Gaston an arrogant samurai.
  • Tags: AU Fic

Rose and Saffron by Samoa Phoenix 9

  • Recommended by Lequinni
  • Synopsis: Desperate to find a girl who can fall in love with him and break the spell, the Beast agrees to settle a man's debt by taking his daughter to live in his castle. But the girl who arrives is a complete-and unpleasant-surprise. Can the spell be broken?
  • Tags: AU Fic, WAFF
  • Comments: It's an AU where Belle is a small child, and the kind of love that break the spell is filial.


Crossover Fics

Stories which crossover with other characters or works.

None Yet

Shipping Fics

Stories whose primary focus is on romantic or sexual relationships between the cast.

A Man of Stature by TrudiRose

  • Recommended by Solandra
  • Pairing(s): Gaston/OC
  • Synopsis: Remember the Gaston from the film who Belle said was the true "beast"? This fanfic puts Gaston in the Beast's shoes by having him transformed into a dwarf (not a beast, but close enough) by the same Enchantress who cursed the Beast and then following Gaston through the years as he tries various plans to reverse the curse.


Picture This also by TrudiRose

  • Recommended by Ansoro
  • Pairing(s): Belle/Gaston
  • Synopsis: The author decided to challenge herself to see if she could develop the enormously crack-y pairing of Gaston and Belle in an organic, in-character way.


Kissed by a Rose by SamoaPhoenix9

  • Recommended by Ansoro
  • Pairing(s): Belle/Beast
  • Synopsis: What if Belle was pregnant before coming to the castle, and what if the child were the product of rape by Gaston? This thorough fanfic retells the whole story through this lens and it has a significant impact on the sequence of events and the character development of the two leads throughout.
  • Tags: Dark Fic, Mentions of Rape


  1. please note this includes all sexual activity, not just homosexual or bisexual, including het.
  2. Reminder - if you want to recommend the fic but not write a review, add your Troper name to this line after the original name