A/N: So this is the sequel to my story Love Remains The Same. LRTS is quite angsty and such (as the two had been apart for five years and are reuniting so it's bound to be hard), so if that's not your thing you don't have to read it to be able to read and follow this one. My feelings won't even be hurt if you skip it. There may be a few things referencing back to it, but you won't be lost. I can't promise there won't be some angst in this one, but it won't be as much. The first part was about finding each other again, this is the next chapter of them and what will happen now that they have found one another again. I hope you enjoy this, whether you're coming in from LRTS or starting here.
It's not much but I wanted to give you guys something. I'm working on chapter one now, so I hope to get it up soon.
"Can you finish the story about the princess tonight? No. Start from the very beginning."
"Again? Didn't you just hear it?"
"But I wanna hear the beginning again, it's my favorite."
"Okay, get in bed. I expect snuggles while I tell it."
The small child jumps onto the bed and quickly burrows under the covers while waiting for the woman to sit down beside them. When she does, the child quickly curls up close. "Once upon a time..." The child leads.
"Once upon a time there lived the most beautiful princess in all the lands-"
"That one again?" A voice calls from the hallway.
"Yes, ssh," the woman calls back.
"You'd better edit out...the things that should be edited out." The other voice is now a body leaning against the door frame to the child's bedroom, and the woman just smiles.
"Of course I will."
"What?" The child frowns and looks between the two. "Tell me the whole story!"
"There are some things you don't need to know," the woman assures, kissing the six year old on the head.
"Okayyy, but you hafta tell me the long story! Like what happens after the peasant girl gets on the carriage and leaves the princess? No, never mind, start there and not the beginning, because the middle stuff is sad and I don't like the sad stuff."
"But it's the sad stuff that makes the rest of it worth it," the woman says quietly.
"Because sometimes it takes a very long time to get to the 'happily ever after' part, and sometimes...that's not where stories even end."
"Stories have to end with happily ever after," the child says with an eye roll.
"They don't always, but even when they do...it can take a long time to get there," the woman replies. She looks up to the face in the doorway, though she's still speaking to the child laying against her. "I wish I could tell you that every story ends with a happy ending, but not all do."
"That makes me really sad..." The child murmurs. "
The woman turns back to the child and kisses them softly. "Me too, but let's finish the story and see how we feel, okay?"
The woman smiles again and thinks back to where they left off. "The princess watched as the carriage took the peasant girl far, far away, not knowing when they would see each other again..."
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