Sleeping Beauty

Chapter 1 The Beginning

Just something special for Silver Rose27. I don't own Sekaiichi Hatsukoi or the fairy-tale/movie. It was one of my favourite Disney movies when I was a child and I still love it to this day.

Pairings: Ritsu + Takano, Tori + Chiaki, Yuu + Mino, Kisa + Yukina

In a faraway land, long ago, there lived a King and his fair Queen. For many years they had longed for a child, and finally their wish was granted. A son was born, and they called him Ritsu.

The overjoyed King and Queen threw a wonderful party and invited six talented faeries to the feast. However, they had forgotten the King of the Faeries, as no one ever saw him and thought he was dead

After the faeries arrived, they each took a turn of blessing the baby with a gift. The first were Kisa and Yukina of Beauty.

"Little Ritsu," Kisa said. "You shall grow and become a handsome young man."

"You shall have milky skin with rosy cheeks," Yukina added. "Chocolate brown hair, but your main beauty will be your green eyes that shine like emeralds."

Yuu and Mino of Personality went next.

"As well as beautiful on the outside," Yuu started. "You shall be beautiful on the inside, as you will have a heart of pure gold."

"You shall be a very determined," Mino continued. "Strong-willed and faithful friend and lover."

Finally it was time for the faeries of Future and Fortunes' turn. But before either Hatori or Chiaki could speak, the seventh faery appeared, Yokozawa of Despair, and he was furious.

"I am quite upset for not receiving an invitation," he said coldly. "But I have brought a gift for the young prince. Young Ritsu will grow with grace and beauty, loved by all of those around him. But before the sun sets on his 25th birthday, he shall prick his finger on the spindle of a spinning wheel and die!" And then he disappeared.

The queen wailed. Her baby was going to die.

"Please, your Majesties," Yuu said. "Yokozawa is just bitter because of the future Chiaki saw. He overheard while Chiaki was telling us, but he misheard. That's why he felt the need to cast this despair on you. But Hatori and Chiaki still have their gifts to give the baby."

"Can they undo the curse?" the King asked hopefully.

"I'm afraid not, Sire." Hatori said. "Yokozawa's tragic curses are too powerful for us to undo, but we can soften it. But first, Chiaki should show you the future he saw."

"I should warn you," Chiaki said. "Even if people wish for it not to happen, my predictions are always true. First, when young Ritsu turns 12, he shall meet a boy called Masamune Saga, who will help him in a library. Three years pass and they will meet again in a library and Ritsu will confess his love to Masamune, and he will return that love. However, due to a small misunderstanding, they will break up. Ten years will pass and then they shall meet up again and fall in love."

The King and Queen looked at each other. Their first and only child and only son was going to be in love with a man? But how would the kingdom get passed down through the generations?

As if reading their minds, Chiaki answered again. "There will be a girl be like his sister and best friend. In the future, she will surrogate a child for Ritsu."

The King and Queen breathed with relief.

"Thank goodness," the Queen said. "But what about the curse?"

Everyone watched as Hatori and Chiaki held each of Ritsu's little hands. Chiaki bit his lip.

"What if I do this wrong, Tori?" Chiaki asked.

"It's okay," Hatori reassured him. "I'll start. Young Ritsu, though we can't undo Yokozawa's magic trick, so on a spindle should your finger prick. But a ray of hope there still may be in this, the gift we give to thee."

"Not in death, but just in sleep," Chiaki continued. "This fateful prophecy you shall keep. And from this slumber you shall wake, when true love's kiss, the spell shall break."

The king and Queen's faces relaxed at this slight change in the curse, but the King still feared for his son's life. That very afternoon, every spinning wheel and spindle in the kingdom was burned.

Hatori, Chiaki and Yuu watched from the window.

"Pathetic thing to do?" Yuu asked. Chiaki nodded.

"I did tell them that all of the futures I see do come true." he stated.

"Any ideas of how we can get Ritsu and his love together?" Hatori called to the others.

"I've got nothing," Mino said.

"Zip," Kisa added.

"Nada," Yukina added. "What do you know about this Saga, Chiaki?"

"He's not a Prince, but he is part of a rich bloodline." Chiaki answered. "His mother works for the government and his father is a surgeon. He has black hair, gold-brown eyes and has a barrier built around his heart, but he's kind. In my vision, many try to break down his barriers, but only Ritsu manages. He obviously isn't happy with his life."

Suddenly, Hatori's eyes widen.

"That's it!" he said. "Of course Ritsu won't be allowed to meet Saga! They're in different society classes. So if Ritsu was with a family in the same society class as Saga, then they would meet!"

"Tori, that's brilliant!" Kisa said. "But where are we going to find a family that's kind enough to take Ritsu in?"

"Look in the mirror over there," Hatori pointed. Each one walked over as Hatori snapped his fingers, turning their faery clothes into human clothes. Each man gasped.

"It's us!" Chiaki said with excitement. "We're going to take care of the baby!"

"Why not?" Hatori said as he changed his clothes.

Yuu looked at Hatori, his eyes filled with worry. "Are you sure? That means we'll have to feed him..."

"And wash him, dress him, and put him to sleep!" Yukina cheered. "It will be so much fun!"

"Honestly, Hatori," Kisa said. "Do you really think we can?"

"Baby faeries are born every spring, and we help look after them," Hatori said calmly. "If humans can do it, I'm pretty sure we can too."

"And we also have our magic to help us," Mino pointed out.

Hatori stared. "NO! No, no, no. No magic!" He marched over to Chiaki and reached behind his neck. "I'll take our magic necklaces right now!" he said as he took away Chiaki's sapphire pendant. Then he noticed his wings.

"Oh, we have to get rid of the wings too," Hatori added as he clicked his fingers again and Chiaki's wings disappeared. Quickly, Mino, Kisa and Yukina took off their pendants and Hatori clicked his fingers so their wings would disappear too. Yuu looked at Hatori with uncertainty as he clung to his necklace..

"You mean live like mortals?" he said as he started to leave the ground. "For twenty-five years?" Quickly, he flew out of Hatori's reach.

"That's right," he said as he clicked his fingers and Yuu's wings disappeared, causing him to fall on to the ground.

"Ouch!" Yuu said as he landed hard. "But Hatori, we've never done anything without magic!" Hatori rolled his eyes as he chased after Yuu, trying to get his necklace.

"Look," Hatori sighed. "It's just so Ritsu thinks that he's being raised by humans. When he turns twenty-five, we'll tell him the truth. Now give me the necklace." Yuu sighed and snapped his fingers, causing Hatori's wings to disappear. At the same time, Hatori grabbed Yuu's necklace and walked off, with Yuu glaring at him.

"Come on everyone," Hatori said. "We must tell the King and Queen immediately." And then they all headed off to find the King and Queen.

Later that night, the King and his Queen watched with heavy hearts as their only child disappeared into the night with the six faeries, hoping that everything would be okay.