Vincent and Catherine stand at her balcony, looking out over a nighttime New York City. Vincent has his arm around Catherine, and he holds a Winterfest Candle in his hand. Text reads: Winterfest February 1 - 9

A treasure chest overflowing with gems and jewelry. Text reads: Welcome Treasure Hunters!



~ an arc of stories ~

These are Continuing Classic Beauty and the Beast fanfiction stories taking place some time after the events of A Kingdom by the Sea and instead of the last four episodes of Season 2 of the TV series (The Hollow Men and the Trilogy). I wholly leave canon at this point and create a different world of possibilities for Vincent and Catherine (and Father and Mouse) Above in the city of New York and Below in the Tunnels, hopefully always true to character and using the first 40 episodes as inspiration and guide.
Progressive from I Carry Your Heart, subsequent stories reference earlier-introduced characters, images and experiences, so the stories really should be read in order.
Further down the main page are links to several stories posted on the fanfiction site, Everything. While these stories are not technically part of the Beyond the Stained Glass arc, they were written within the same universe, because I don't seem to be able to think outside my own box! The stories all mesh with and within the arc of Beyond the Stained Glass.
Thank you for visiting Imagine That. I hope you enjoy your visit here. Feedback is welcomed and appreciated. If you'd like, leave a comment after any chapter or send me an email.
~ Carole W.

set after the events of A Kingdom by the Sea

also published on Tunnel Tales

an immediate sequel to I Carry Your Heart
(adult content)
(adult-themed fan art links in the references)

also published on The Steam Tunnels

immediately following I Carry Your Heart and Marriage Morning
A Trilogy
Interludes ~ Questions ~ The Only Gift

also published on Tunnel Tales

follows A Great and Thorough Good
(some adult content throughout)

in draft ~ 73 of a predicted 85 chapters completed
This story is unfinished and please be warned:
 I'm slow. And I must – must – tweak. :-)

a photograph of an arched doorway in a stone wall
The archway between …

Remember Love was entirely a dream, IMO, but one day,
they do take a trip to the lake.
These stories take place not quite a year after Iron Behind the Velvet.

Part 2 (a foreshadowing of a longer story): Thank You … Love ~ April, 2012

An anniversary story
- mild R at the end -

a flash-forward in the Beyond the Stained Glass arc
Originally published as one of the Night View Vignettes
~ a celebration of Chan's inspiration to all of us ~


An Anniversary Celebration story
in re-write to mesh better with the events of this unfolding arc
Originally published for and can still be found on 
BatBLand's April 12th, 2008 Celebration


Even though these were written for specific projects on particular themes, the stories dovetail, precede or compliment the stories in the Beyond the Stained Glass arc.
The following links take you to stories posted on the fan fic site, Everything …

an expansion of Nor Iron Bars a Cage

an expansion of Down to a Sunless Sea

from Winslow's perspective ... Shades of Gray

What might Vincent be thinking? An imagining from Promises of Someday

Vincent's bed squeaks … a writing prompt inspired by Labyrinths

Jamie's Story …  Below this City ~ The Hearthside Stories

The Broken Headlamp ~ The Keepsake Stories

Sebastien's Story …  Secret-Keepers ~ Hearthside Stories II

That moment between the rescue and their leave-taking ~ Shades of Gray

A/N: Winslow's, Jamie's, and this last Shades of Gray story dovetail.
The windblowing and The Love, The Hope ...
correspond in time … sort of. (There's no necessary order to the two.)
Jamie's story and Winslow's are specifically connected (Winslow's best read first)

A screen cap of Vincent writing in his journal. Text reads: Everything

 we wanted to see, words we wished to hear, kisses that surely happened ... 
We're happily assigning ourselves homework to fill these gaps
 - short stories and songs so far, poems and artwork to come -
with more projects in the works.

Please visit our collaborative site for episode enhancements and expansions!


A screen cap of Vincent removing the heavy bar from the Great Hall Doors at Winterfest. Text reads: WinterFest
Postcard Stories ~ Brigit and Catherine
Reflections ~ Everything Is Waiting For You
Poem of the Day Reading ~ Day 6
Treasure Hunt 2013 - Concentration

The Year, Kindly Passed ~ Opening Ceremonies
Secret-Keepers ~ Sebastien's Story: Badges of Grief and Patience
Poem of the Day Readings ~ Day 3 and Day 6
Listening Chamber ~ two readings
Treasure Hunt 2012 - If … Then

HERE'S Kat's gift to Imagine for WFOL 2012


Keepsakes ~ The Broken Headlamp
Hearthside Stories ~ Jamie's Story: Still Can't Say Goodbye
Poem of the Day Readings ~ Day 3 and Day 5
Treasure Hunt 2011 - Code Talking

Kat's The Honeymooners is HEREher gift to Imagine's 2011 Treasure Hunt.

Nor Iron Bars a Cage ~ Group Project
Treasure Hunt 2010 - Name That Entrance!

Classic Round Robin ~ Chapter 6
Poem of the Day ~ #3 & #9
Treasure Hunt 2009 - Though Poems Be Lost

outside this universe

originally published in Tunnels, Vol II (1990)
edited by Barbara Storey and Victoria Clark

an alternate ending to the S2 Trilogy (no S3 material)

Candle light and roses. For Chan
This is a fan site created for entertainment purposes only and does not intend any infringement on the copyrights belonging to Ron Koslow, Republic Pictures, CBS Television, Witt/Thomas Productions, etc.  for this version of Beauty and the Beast.  These stories are not endorsed or approved and no permission has been received from the copyright owners.

The original characters and story lines are mine, however.  
Please do not borrow from them.
Downloading for personal use is fine - I'm grateful you'd want to - 

but no story may be reprinted elsewhere without my okay.