Belle then suggested, “Let’s go into the kitchen,” and the girl agreed. With the girl at her side, they entered the 厨房 and sat down on the chairs, and asked Mrs. Potts to serve them tea.
“You are lucky to have so many servants,” the girl told Belle.
“Actually, I have more, but they are gone with Beast right now.” Belle replied.
“Beast?” the girl asked curiously. “You have a beast in your castle?”
“Well, not anymore, it’s a long story,” Belle told the girl. “He was a beast until I married him, he was not truly bad, but he just was insecure. Just like I changed,” Belle told her, and she then stated, “Before I married Beast, I was a discontent peasant girl, but now that I am with my true love, I feel much happier now.”
The girl dropped her teacup, which turned out to be Chip. “That was fun, momma!” Chip stated as Mrs. Potts looked in the center of the table. The girl looked at Belle and stated, “You were not a princess 由 birth either?”
“No,” Belle replied. “What is your backstory?”
“Not good,” the girl replied before going on. “My life started out all right. When I was young, I was with my father, who was a nice, kind man. However, he died, and soon afterward, I was stuck with my horrible stepmother and my nasty stepsisters. They forced me to do a lot of labor, and I guess that fits with my name.”
“What is it?” Belle asked.
“My name is Cinderella,” the girl replied. “What is yours?”
“I am Belle,” Belle answered back.
Cinderella then continued, “Anyway, life was terrible with them. My stepsisters were really mean to me, they mocked me and tried to put me down at every opportunity. However, I kept faith with my dreams, and told myself that life would get better. One 日 it finally got better when I met my prince and we danced at the ball…we were in 爱情 at first sight.”
“Love at first sight?” Belle stated confusedly and looked at Cinderella. “How could 你 爱情 someone at first sight? Don’t 你 need time to get to know someone?”
“I did,” 灰姑娘 replied. “I saw him at the ball, and I instantly got to know him. It was so wonderful to be with him, he was so nice…”
“That is not what I meant,” Belle replied. “I mean, don’t 你 need 更多 time to get to know your true love?”
“I suppose 你 would,” 灰姑娘 spoke quietly, looking confused, stating, “It would take 更多 time to 爱情 a beast”
“But don’t 你 know that there is a difference between inner and outer beauty?” Belle asked 灰姑娘 confusedly.
“What do 你 mean?” 灰姑娘 asked.
“Well, what I mean is, that we have this handsome man in our town that many of the girls 猛男, hunk, 大块 over named Gaston. The catch is, that he is such a jerk to women and takes such an 老式 view on us, so I absolutely despise him.”
“Oh, I see what 你 mean,” 灰姑娘 replied. “I never got to see many people before Prince Charming that I can remember. Since I was a servant, the only people I regularly saw were my nasty stepmother and my stepsisters…and they weren’t very beautiful in either sense of beauty. Don’t worry though, Prince Charming has inner beauty as well as being totally beautiful in his exterior. He’s not abusive like this Gaston 你 talk about...” she paused before she stated, “Now that 你 mention it, some girls even in my town were talking about this Gaston who was ultra beautiful and masculine.”
“Well, that’s Gaston for you,” Belle replied. “All the girls are after him all the time. He was so perfect, after all,” Belle stated sarcastically. “However, Gaston only cares about the most beautiful girl to be with him. And unfortunately, that girl in his town happened to me. So he kept chasing after me, and it would not be in a good place to be.”
“Well, there would have to be something wrong with him,” 灰姑娘 stated. “No one is perfect after all.”
“Even Prince Charming?” Belle asked.
“Yes,” 灰姑娘 replied. “Just one little thing. Charming is so nice and pleasant, but he doesn’t want to take action on his own. When I had to run away from the ball, he had to send his servants out to check on me.”
“Why did 你 run away from the ball?” Belle asked Cinderella. Belle thought she made some odd choices.
“They…they would have found out… I was not nobility… that I was a servant,” 灰姑娘 replied meekly.
“Your Prince Charming did find out the truth, didn’t he?” Belle asked 灰姑娘 intently.
“He did after I married him,” 灰姑娘 replied. “However, he was so nice it did not matter to him at all. All I was to him was his Cinderella, his true love.”
Mrs. Potts then bounced in and stated, “Well, girls, we’ve had a nice time serving you, but as the servants, we have to clean up the house in order to prepare for the other guests. 你 two don’t need to…”
“Well why not?” 灰姑娘 asked. “After all, I had plenty of experience cleaning the floors.”
“I guess so,” Belle agreed. “We can prepare for tomorrow and we’ll dream up of a nice party.”
“I guess 你 two are right,” Lumiere, who was standing in the hallway replied. “However, 你 two don’t need to do a backbreaking job load. We can do it perfectly ourselves.”
“Let me 显示 你 how well a cleaner can do,” 灰姑娘 replied, and she was gone as Cogsworth showed her the bucket with water and the rags.
Cinderella was soon back in a flash, and before the others knew it, half of the entrance hall was cleaned up. “How did 你 do that?” Belle asked amazingly, as she got finished cleaning up a much smaller area.
“Practice makes perfect,” 灰姑娘 replied, before putting her rags in the bucket.