Hello everyone! As the subject states I wanted to know your opinions on these type of relationships and how far you feel characters like these should take their relationships. My main goal is to not cross into an uncomfortable realm. A bit of background on my characters and the story if it helps. I’m currently working on a graphic novel retelling of La Belle et la Bete that takes place in the 1940s. My audience is primarily young adult so the story will not be child friendly. As it contains some pretty violent imagery since the story takes place during World War II. So I am not bound by my audience’s age group in terms of how far I can take the relationship between the two main characters. Julie knows that Albert, the Beast, was a human immediately off the bat as she is hired by Albert to cure his condition. My retelling has a pseudo science explanation as to how he became a beast in the first place. So there is no curse where love breaks a spell. Romance is not even something they initially ever thought of pursuing, but over time they grow very fond of each other. Julie is 27 and Albert is 36, so they are adults. Functioning adults (kind of) that form a romantic relationship over time. Naturally they would want to engage in something more physical. Yet at the same time it causes confusion for both of them. Especially Julie since she does not really know how to process falling for and feeling attracted towards someone who technically is more of an animal than human. While I know that the two of them are not going to engage in full on sexual activity I do still want their relationship to still function on a romantic and physical level that is interesting. What are your thoughts?