Cool, I can continue writing with this character.
Being so out of craps to give is just such a relaxing state of mind. Just sitting around, no needs, no expectations. Being able to just accept every terrible thing that happens because you've given up all hope of anything good ever happening to you...
Maybe I should just be this way all the time.
I would love this scene.
I can just imagine my MC and the beast unintentionally getting into a contest to see who can go the longest period of time without saying anything.
I mean, it's not like I have anything important to say, probably just best to be quiet. Don't want to annoy him. Maybe if the lack of dialogue makes him cold he'll light up the fireplace, it would be a nice change from the outside. Not that I'd mind if he didn't. At least the castle is properly insulated, that's really more than I could expect from my situation, especially seeing as how it's immediately after the prologue.
Nothing good ever comes from being in a prologue. It's my own fault for being in one.
Another neat scene, though maybe not in the first chapter, would be if the town decides to throw a fit and send somebody to demand they let the MC go. After all, the MC was either A) the mayor's soon-to-be mistress or B) a really good hunter for the village. They'd probably at least put in a token effort, maybe write up a petition and hand-deliver it to the Beast.
Or maybe sneak into the castle where the MC runs into them in the garden, and then something happens.
Not that I'd hold it against them if they didn't send anyone. I mean, beasts are pretty scary, and being pheasants in the medieval era it would probably be setting the bar too high by expecting any amount of bravery or self-sacrifice from them.
(...It's so good to be back.)