|Once Upon A Time
Author: Sapphire Rose E PM
Every girl wishes to become a princess.Every girl wishes to fall in love.Every person wants to have an adventure.Dreams.Romance.Adventure.The stage is set.The curtain rises.The show is about to begin. & it started with once upon a time.fullsum inside.Rated: Fiction T - English - Romance/Adventure - Kanata & Miyu - Chapters: 29 - Words: 57,154 - Reviews: 200 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 22 - Updated: 09-19-09 - Published: 01-08-09 - id: 4779312
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Summary: Dreams. Every girl wishes to become a princess and marry Prince Charming. But is being a princess all what it sounds like? Yes, you get the ballgown dresses, the tiara, the jewelry, the balls, and the royality. But you also get the rules. You're stripped from your freedom. You have to act, think, and say everything like a princess. You have to live up to soceity, or else your people won't love you. You are forced with marriages to people who sometimes you don't even love.
Romance. To be loved and to love. Every girl wishes to fall in love. Whether it's like some chessy chick flick, or some fairytale love-at-first-sight dream. Every girl wants to be loved. But with love there comes a price; a sacrifice. It is all about blood, sweat, and tears because being in love means facing your biggest fears.
Adventure. Every person wants to have an adventure here and there. Whether it's a trip to a foreign country, or a trip to the mall. What if the adventure you have always dreamed of, came true? What if your adventure got out of hand? What if the one you love dies or you are forced to forget the one you love? What if you can never escape the bonds of the chains of royality?
Dreams. Romance. Adventure. The stage is set. The curtain rises. The show is about to begin. And it all started with once upon a time.
AN: hello! This is my new story! I will, hopefuly, update every Thursday (which might change to a Sunday). I have up to chapter eight written and chapter fourteen in my outline. So wish me luck, and I hope you enjoy it!
To the author Kanata Saionji: You're story inspired me to write this! Thanks for writing: Castles in the Air!
ONCE UPON A TIME
BY SAPPHIRE ROSE E.
CHAPTER ONE: THE PROMISE
Once upon a time lived a young princess. She was the first born to the King and Queen of the land. She was the pride and joy of the land. However, this princess was different. She never wished to be a princess. She always wanted to be a normal girl for once; live the life of a normal girl. For all eighteen years of her life, she just wanted to be normal.
But she was the one who would take the throne––not her younger brother. She had to rule the land, which she loved dearly, but with a partner, a husband, a king.
A girl with long blonde hair snickered as she hid behind a wall. "They'll never catch me!" She thought as she tried to hold in her laughter. She was dressed in a grey dress, around her torso was something like a black corset, but it was more like a vest. It was a peasant's sort of dress.
"Princess!" A maid called.
"Princess! Where are you?" Another one yelled.
The princess snickered once again. She darted over to the tall stonewall, covered with vines. She quickly pulled back some of the vines to reveal a hole in the wall. She climbed through it easily, even though it was a small hole––made for a child, it seemed. The vines fell back into place as soon as she had disappeared.
She ran through the forest behind the wall. She was free! Free at last! Free to do what she wanted; free to act as she pleased. She slowed down her pace and began to skip. She looked around at the luscious green forest around her. The summer sunshine sprinkled through the woods like golden rain. It was all so beautiful to the princess.
She walked through the woods, watching the little animals: the birds as they flew; the squirrels as they chased each other; the deer as they ran. It was so serene; so amazing. She just wanted to spend all day there and more. She climbed over a fallen tree, covered with moss.
She walked and walked and walked going deeper and deeper into the forest. She admired the forest's beauty and the wildlife. She lost tract of time and direction. Before she knew it she had wondered over to a spring. She walked over to the little spring and looked into the water. She crouched down and saw all the fish and the frogs. She looked at the top of the water and noticed the white swan as it glided across the water.
She smiled. It was all just too beautiful.
The swan lifted up its white wings, splashing the water just a bit; then it flapped its wings and flew off into the air. The princess looked across the spring to see a man, around her age, standing directly across from her. Her eyes widened in fear. She stood up to run, but the man's voice stopped her.
"Who are you? What are you doing?"
She slipped and fell, falling into the spring. The spring was shallow, only a meter deep. She broke the surface of the water, gasping for breath. She felt two strong hands helping her to stand. She stood up and saw him. He had run over to her to help her. She noticed his locks of messy brown hair and his brown eyes, not to mention his handsome features. He was dress as she was at the moment, like a peasant: dark brown pants and a baggy white shirt. But now, both of their clothes were soaked.
"Th-Thanks." She told him as she leaned on him. He led her over to the shore.
"No problem." He told her. He sat her down on a large rock and began to build a small fire for her.
"You don't need to do that. It's summer and the warm air is enough for me." She told him. She didn't want to cause the man any trouble.
"But the shade around here is cold. I wanted a fire anyway." He explained rudely.
The princess made a face. "Well, excuse me!"
Once the fire was built, the man sat down on a rock across from her. He looked into her emerald eyes. "So, you still haven't answered my question."
"Huh?" The princess looked at him confused.
He sighed. "She's so dense!" He thought before repeating, "Who are you?"
"Oh, right. My name…" she started nervously. She couldn't tell him that she was the princess. If she did, he was sure to send her back. "Um, my name is Miyu, Just Miyu."
She nodded. "And you're name…?"
"Kanata. Kanata Saionji." He replied with a small smile.
"Oh, so, Kanata, what are you doing out here?" She asked.
"Hunting. My home is not far from here." He explained as he patting his sword.
She looked at his sword and then down at his knap-sack, filled with arrows, next to it was a bow.
"What are you doing out here, Miyu?" He asked with a smirk. She snapped her head up at the sound of his voice.
"Oh, I'm just… walking."
"Walking?" He repeated with a mischievous taunt in his eyes.
"Yes. I love nature. It's so peaceful." Miyu explained, looking up toward the sky to see the many branches of trees, the leaves, and the sun as it shone down upon it all.
"It's nice… I guess." Kanata agreed looking up as well.
Miyu shivered a sneezed. She was cold now. "He was right about the shade." She thought.
"You better get home, Miyu." He told her as he stood up, taking a tin cup out from his bag. He walked over to the spring and scooped up some water. Then he returned to the fire and Miyu and poured the water over the flames, extinguishing it.
She stood up. "Yeah, I better." She watched him put away and gather his things. "Do you always come here, Kanata?" She asked.
He stood up and looked at her, surprised. "Yeah, why?"
She looked away. "I was wondering if I can meet you here tomorrow."
He looked at her, still shocked. "Uh, yeah, sure."
She smiled. "Promise?"
"Okay, I'll come by here tomorrow at noon!" She told him happily. She ran passed him into the forest again; then she turned around and waved. "Bye!"
He smiled and gave her a small wave; and he watched her disappear into the forest. He looked up at the sky again. "That was… odd."
Miyu ran through the forest. She was so happy. She made a friend! She never had a friend outside the castle before. She talked normally with him too! He didn't address her as "Your Highness", but just "Miyu." Her smile grew even wider.
Once she reached the palace she crawled through the hole in the wall. Her stomach growled for it was around dinnertime. She darted to and fro the palace's gardens, like a cat, hoping not to be seen. She darted over to a doorway of the castle. She ran inside, looking to see if anyone was in the hallway. To her happiness, no one was there. She sighed and crept through the hallway.
She was close to her room now. She took a step forward, as she was just about to make a run for her room. She wouldn't be caught!
"Your Highness!" Someone called behind her.
Or so she thought. She slowly turned around and saw her lady-in-waiting, who had ash-green hair that was tied into two braids. "A-Aya," she stammered.
"What are you doing in those soaking wet clothes, You Highness?"
Miyu looked down at her entire. She laughed nervously. "I, uh, fell in the fountain while playing." She lied.
Aya grabbed her hand and led her to her room. "You need a bath right away, Your Majesty! Or you'll catch a cold!"
And so, Miyu was dragged away by Aya for a bath.
After her bath, Miyu dressed in her simplest dresses as a princess. It was a simple pink dress. Aya made her wear a diamond necklace and her small silver tiara with it. She went down stairs for dinner in the dinning room. The room was large with a long wooden table. Diamond decked chandeliers hung from the ceiling. Miyu made her was over to the end of the table where her mother and father sat. Her father sat at the head, her mother next to him in on the table, and her brother, who look just like her, only he had blue eyes, sat across from their mother. Miyu sat next to her mother.
"There you are, Miyu. We were just about to start." Her mother told her gently.
"Sorry, Mom." She told her as she fixed her dress.
Then they began to eat their luxurious dinner.