An AU where Aether lost the fight against The Balladeer, and was taken to Snezhnaya. - "You're all mine now," Scaramouche laughed lightly. The tone wasn't mocking, and his words weren't out of a desire for Aether to be 'his'- it was purely to spite him. "Where are we?" Aether demanded. Scaramouche rolled his eyes, dropping Aether from his grip. "We're almost in Snezhnaya." Aether's head fell, quickly looking back up to watch Scaramouche walk out of the cell. He looked around frantically, for any way to escape. This could be his only chance. "Don't bother," Scaramouche drawled, shutting the door behind him as he walked out. "Just accept it. You're not getting out of this one." Aether's body was slumped over as he watched him leave. It was true. There was nothing he could do, especially in this state. He could feel himself slipping from his consciousness, down, down, down... - Just for fun! Don't take me too seriously. The art on the cover was not made by me, and doesn't belong to me. This story will be somewhat similar to Beauty and the Beast, if that makes it sound more fun.