Her hair was a rich shade of sunshine gold, her lips put the red rose to shame, and her face looked inherently peaceful, despite her aggressive disposition. Freddie looked down at Princess Samantha Puckett, his lips tingling with desire.
He shared a final glance at the three fairies, who were waiting with excitement at the doorway, before leaning down and placing a single kiss on the princess's lips. Almost instantly, the darkness lifted from her face and her eyelids fluttered open—their eyes met intensely.
Smiling, she said, "You move fast."
"You—You're alive?" Freddie said, almost not believing it. "This isn't a dream?"
Sam shrugged, then punched him in the arm. Freddie moaned in pain, staggering back a bit. "Did that hurt?" she asked.
"Then it's not a dream, nub. Neither is this—" And the princess grabbed the nerd that she adored by the nape of the neck, pulling him into the first passionate osculation they had ever experienced.
. . .
The celebration in the castle had resumed, the subjects and royalty not even aware that they had been asleep. Joyous music shook the walls, and couples danced around the sidelines, saving the middle of the ballroom for the arrival of Princess Sam and Prince Freddie.
"What were you saying, Marissa?" King Jeremy said through a yawn. "I'm sorry . . . the wine must be getting to me."
"Me too," Marissa replied, stretching, "I was saying that my Freddie said he's fallen in love with—"
"Quiet, fish-tickler!" Pam snapped, "They're coming!"
Indeed, the whole room had silenced abruptly as a new couple emerged from the top of the stairs. The live orchestra started a new, romantic tune as Prince Freddie and Princess Sam descended, hand in hand. Freddie guided her to the front of the room, where Sam laid eyes on her mother and father for the first time.
The family embraced, and Freddie watched with a satisfied grin, while Marissa merely gaped at the spectacle. "But, Freddie, you said you were in love with—I don't understand!"
"There's no need to," Carly said, magically appearing next to her along with Gibby and Spencer. Marissa was startled, but effectively silenced.
Freddie soon led Sam back to the center of the room, where they began to dance gracefully, their bodies molding together like puzzle pieces.
"They're all staring," Sam said softly.
"It's traditional to just watch royalty dance."
"I can't believe it," the princess began, "I only found out I was a princess less than twenty-four hours ago—and now all this is happening."
"How do you feel about it?"
"I dunno," she replied honestly, "Good, I guess."
"And . . ." Freddie started a bit nervously, "how do you feel about me?"
"Well, I think you're an annoying nub that's too nerdy for his own good," she said, "and I couldn't be more in love with you."
Freddie chuckled lightly, "I love you too."
"I want you to kiss me," Sam said sternly, "I've never kissed anyone before you—it's really a thrill for me. Kiss me."
And so Prince Freddie leaned forward and locked lips with his future bride once more, and the onlookers produced a simultaneous "Awwww", while Marissa gasped lightly, but made no move to stop them.
They danced the rest of the night away, their lips scarcely parting, neither of them noticing that Sam's dress was changing every few seconds from blue to pink, then from pink to blue, and back again—Carly and Gibby were having a color battle on the other side of the ballroom. Their osculation continued, neither of them having the desire to stop. Sam and Freddie were no longer strangers—but, in truth, they never had been: they had met once upon a dream. And through fate and magic, their dreams had come true.
. . . and they lived Happily Ever After.
Thanks again to the followers of my iDisney Princess Story Collection, and my new readers! As I have stated in my other stories, I love you guys—you are my inspiration. Please take another minute or so to read the following notes, I'd just like to say a few things:
For those of you wondering how I choose the order in which I write these iDisney Princess stories, I am writing them in the order that the films came out. So, the more recent princess stories, that of Tiana and Rapunzel, will be written later in the collection.
For those of you wondering how I name the chapters, nearly all of the chapter titles are either the names of songs, scores, or quotes from the original Disney film. The titles of the songs/scores/quotes may be slightly altered to make it appropriate for the iCarly characters. For example, in this story, chapter two is titled "Nevel's Frustration", which is a play on "Maleficent's Frustration", a score from the film. In the cases that the exact song titles/score titles/quotes are used for the chapter titles, I claim no ownership!
Sleeping Beauty was the last princess film produced by Walt Disney when he was still alive. The company returned to the princess genre in 1989 with The Little Mermaid. One thing that frustrated me about writing this particular story was trying to give Sam a bigger part than Princess Aurora had in the original film. Did you know that Princess Aurora is actually on-screen for less than twenty minutes? Yeah, the film's titular character is barely in the film! I was surprised too. The post-Disney princesses are much more involved in their films.
This is the third story in my iDisney Princess Story Collection, which, for my new readers, is a collection of stories in which I am re-creating Disney Princess stories using iCarly characters. All stories will be Seddie! Check out the sister stories, iSnow White and iCinderella on my profile. Sorry for the long author's note, I'm done now!
Coming up next: iLittle Mermaid.