The Happily Ever After
. . . So beautiful, even in Death, that the Dwarfs could not find it in their hearts to bury her upon their discovery that she had perished. Instead, they fashioned a glass coffin made entirely of gold, carved with pictures of pigs and poultry on the side. The Dwarfs kept vigil at her side, never forgiving themselves for not being there to save her. Prince Freddie, who had searched every corner of the kingdom in search of Sam, heard of the princess who rested in a glass coffin. He rushed to the site on his white horse—it was his only chance to see the headstrong girl that had stolen his heart . . .
The sun no longer shined. The flowers no longer smelled sweet. The bees no longer produced honey, and the birds no longer made pleasant music. The taste of jam on bread was no longer appetizing; and any love held in the heart was gone, only to be replaced by a cold, rotting emptiness.
Each of the dwarfs gave the dead princess a gift: most of them being flowers or wrapped pieces of meat, but Marissa offered a pair of thermal underwear, while T-Bo went out of his way to prepare tacos on a stick, which he placed at her side. They stayed with Sam day and night: never moving, never speaking, just crying.
It was on the third day following her death that a stranger appeared. He appeared to be a young man of high status, with a majestic white steed at his side. He removed his hat out of respect as he neared the coffin. Normally, the dwarfs would have been protective of the dead princess, but there was something about the way he stared out her, and the carefulness with which he walked that made them part so he could pass.
A single tear slid down Freddie's face as he lifted the glass concealment. In such little time, he had lost the girl he never really had. Despite only meeting her once before, he knew that they were intended to be great friends, and definitely something more.
It wasn't just her outer beauty: the ghostly paleness of her skin, her plump, apple-red lips, or the sunshine locks cascading down her shoulders—it was truly the inner beauty that had intrigued him so. And the sparkle in her blue eyes; the same eyes that were now closed forever.
Overcome with emotion, Freddie lowered his face and placed a single kiss upon the princess's lips. When he opened his eyes, he saw a pair of startlingly blue ones looking back at him.
"If you want to get that close you'll have to take Momma to dinner first," Sam breathed, life immediately filling her lungs, swelling in her chest.
Freddie jumped back in shock, thinking it was a figment of his imagination, or an apparition.
"I was dead?" Sam said, sitting up in her coffin. "Feels like I was just asleep for a long time." As if to prove her point, she stretched and released a loud yawn.
The Seven Dwarfs looked up, stared for a moment, then broke out in exclamations of joy, each of them smothering the princess with hugs and kisses. It was the happiest moment of their lives—and also the saddest: happy because Princess Sam was alive again, and sad because, now that her nerd had come, she would be leaving them. It was bittersweet, but a cheerful event nonetheless.
Freddie picked Sam up bridal style and carried her to his white horse.
"Where are you taking me, nub?" Sam asked, holding on to the horse for dear life.
"To my castle, where we can live happily ever after. Just like in the storybooks."
Sam quirked an eyebrow. "Will there be ham?"
"As much as you desire."
"That works," the princess smirked, and kissed Freddie once more on the lips: purposely this time, and filled with suppressed passion.
Sam learned a valuable lesson that day: that even though it was important to look out for yourself, the help of a tech nerd (in this case, a prince) wasn't so bad either. She waved to the Seven Dwarfs as the horse carried her away, Freddie guiding it.
A beautiful castle glowed in the distance; her new home. She knew that someday her nerd would come, and, just like in fairy tales, he had.
. . . and they lived Happily Every After.
Thank you to everyone who read! I have been thinking about doing this story for ages—it's so different from anything I've ever written—and I finally got the courage to write it. I tried to stir in just the right amount of the original fairy tale, the classic Disney version, and keep it appropriate to the iCarly characters. I hope you enjoyed!
This is the first story in what I plan to become a series of Disney Princess stories, retold with iCarly characters. I will be doing every Disney Princess story, with the exception of Pocahontas and Mulan, since neither of those are really fairy tales and would be hard to recreate. And, of course, all of them will be Seddie.
Major Edit: After reading some encouraging reviews (thank you to my reviewers! You all make me smile!) and hard thinking, I have decided that I will be doing an iCarly version of Disney's Pocahontas and Mulan. I just couldn't leave out my favorite princesses!
Once again, thanks for reading, and I hope you enjoyed it. Coming up next: iCinderella.