Gaaahhhhh! Once again another Disney plot bunny that JUST WON'T DIE! DX
I got this started and just said 'what the hell' so here it is! My very first Romerica fic! SQUEEEEE! Like Aristonekos, this won't take long to update so I can keep you guys busy with this. As usual, I am going to be adding different twists to this as well to make it different. You KNOW how much I hate fics that are carbon copies of movies X(
But without further ado, let us begin!
Once upon a time in a far away land, there lived two young princes in a shining castle. The princes were brothers and had everything they could ever want. But while the younger brother was kind, happy and loving, his elder brother was cold, unkind and spoiled.
It wasn't long before the younger prince fell in love with a commoner from the village nearby. The commoner, though he was in a state of denial for some time, soon returned the princes feelings and the two were soon promised to be married. The elder prince despised commoners and hated that his brother would wed someone on such a level; but he wanted his brother to be happy, so he tolerated the decision.
But one fateful night, a fortnight before the wedding, a terrible storm raged throughout the land. An old beggar woman arrived at the castle and asked for shelter from the rain with only a single rose as payment. The younger prince gladly welcomed her, but the elder prince, repulsed by her haggard appearance, turned the woman away ignoring his brother's protests.
The woman warned the elder prince to not be deceived by appearance for true beauty is found within. Unfazed by the words, the elder prince dismissed her once again and in doing so, sealed his fate. The old woman melted away to reveal a beautiful enchantress. The terrified princes tried to apologize to her, but she had already seen that there was no love in the elder prince's heart.
As punishment, the enchantress placed a spell on the princes and all who lived in the castle, ripping away their happiness. The elder prince transformed into a hideous beast and the enchantress said that while the spell was upon him, he and everyone around him would suffer.
With those words, the enchantress trapped the commoner the younger prince was going to marry inside an enchanted mirror within the castle, the two lovers doomed to be separated by the binding magic of the spell. The enchantress then vanished; leaving behind the single rose she had offered them and the only way to break the spell.
The magical rose was to stay in full bloom until the princes' twenty first year before beginning to wilt away. If the elder prince could learn to love another and earn their love in return before the last petal fell, the spell would be broken and the commoner would be free to live with his true love once again; if not, the prince would remain a beast for all eternity and the commoner would remain in the glass prison forever separated from the younger prince.
The elder prince, ashamed of his appearance and what he had done concealed himself in his castle with a small magic mirror as his only window to the outside world.
As the years passed the ones in the castle fell into despair and lost all hope; for who could ever learn to love a beast?
Short but sweet for a prologue! Soooo what did you think? Did you catch the twists that I'm gonna throw in? If so, *whispers* don't spoil it! (unless you just can't hold in all your excitement!)
Review and tell me what you think!