DISCLAIMER: ALL AFOREMENTIONED CHARACTERS BELONG TO STEPHENIE MEYER. THIS VERSION OF "SLEEPING BEAUTY" LOOSELY FOLLOWS THE DISNEY PLOT, SO THAT BELONGS TO THE BIG MOUSE. (Although I don't think Mickey would've imagined anything that I'm about to do!)
Arms, hands or legs must not leave the car for the duration of ride. Enjoy!
Prologue: A Call for Celebration
The kingdom of Cullen was in celebration.
Shepherds and actors, millers and jesters, butchers, bakers and even candlestick makers flocked to the crowded plaza outside the castle balcony where the news of the Cullen heir was to be announced. They had waited over their season of harvest and frost and now, nearing the end of the blossoming time, word had finally come that the baby had been born.
The good people of Cullen loved their royal family. They was charitable in their rulings and were just in their punishments. And when Maria, The Mistress of Malevolence, shed her shadow of darkness with her sisters, Nettie and Lucy, over the land many moons ago. It was the fair King Carlisle that summoned the righteous Faeries of Forks to his aid to cast the witch away from their enduring happiness.
Their kingdom prospered with life and diplomacy to its neighboring realms. The lands of Masen and Domains of the Faeries offered treaties of peace and union between the territories. The Faerie of Wisdom, Esme, presented her hand in marriage to the King as sign of trust. King Carlisle welcomed his new wife and respective citizens to his kingdom generously. But the country of Volterra had outwardly remained impassive during King Carlisle's triumph. Their ruler, Aro the Powerful, hailed from immortal blood and Faerie magic. He had an impressive security and army but never offered their services to the kingdom of Cullen for The Mistress' vanquish. So, when Aro the Powerful gave Cullen his security stronghold for the imprisonment of The Mistress, King Carlisle accepted his proposal with gratitude. For as long as the witch, Maria, was in exile, no harm could come to empire of Washington.
The kingdom of Cullen was safe…until the Cullen heir was born.
Away in her imprisonment in Volturi country, Maria silently fumed as her guard, Demetri, entered her cell. He smirked at her painful position. She was chained at the ankles with enchanted vines that fell from the blooming tree above her. Colorful flowers littered the fresh grass surrounding her and the illusion of sunshine burned her red eyes. It was a living nightmare for Maria, The Mistress of Malevolence. To add to her punishment, a silencing charm had been placed upon her cell so no one could speak except for the twittering birds in the branches above.
In his hand, Demetri smuggled a small note. Maria glared as he held it up for her to read:
My dear Maria,
The imposter king Carlisle of Cullen is with child. Any day now, his Faerie wife will give birth to the Cullen heir. You will do everything in your power to show the tyrant the errors of his ways. Use the child as necessary. Shame him with the prejudice he bestowed upon you and your sisters. He will pay for his ways and the Kingdom of Cullen will fall.
I grant you my lands and services to carry out your task. Do not fail me.
Maria looked up in astonishment from the unsigned letter to Demetri. He held a finger to his lips, winked flirtatiously, then set about silently untying her restraints.
The Mistress of Malevolence was free.
And she would have her vengeance.
Hey! Don't click away! Stay a while with this story. To misquote the raspy deep-voiced guy off the "Men's Warehouse" commercials, "You're gonna like the way it's written. I guarantee it."
This is a legit gay fairytale (and no, that is not redundant!), so prepare yourself for some prejudiced statements from villains, a few twists, a few turns, and a true love's kiss.
How can you not love it?