Welcome to the dark chapters of Twisted Fairy Tales, a collection of three stories turned very different from those you knew as a child. Sleeping Beauty, Red Riding Hood, and Peter Pan have all been corrupted over the years and this is how their stories end up.
The Thorned Rose - Aurora's older now. She ended up breaking Maleficent's curse when she had been sixteen years old. She's now in the running to get the kingdom and become queen. Little did she know that Maleficent had a son named Drake. When Aurora and Drake first met, they didn't know about one another. They had started talking and getting to know one another, and some feelings started to rise between them both. Aurora was betrothed to marry Phillip, and they were supposed to become King and Queen together. Aurora didn't want that. She wanted to be with Drake, and she wanted to make a life with him. That's when she decided that they both have to try and win her hand in marriage. She secretly wanted Drake the whole time. What'll happen when Phillip and Aurora get married? Will Drake be a part of the picture? Or is there something darker that Aurora's planning?
Cloaked in Red - Red is not a female, as a matter of fact they are male. There's a curse upon the town, and there's a lot of killings happening. There's a hunter in town named Lola, and she's been cursed to turn into a werewolf each full moon. Before then, she has to hunt down the killer in town. She's too trusting, but her father had taught her to keep her guard up and see people for who they really are. For a good couple of months, the killings had stopped, and Lola thought it was all over and done with. That was until the next full moon rolled around, and she ended up changing back into a wolf. Rumors had it, that the wolves were the ones killing off the towns people, when in reality it wasn't. The Sanders family had been cursed to turn into wolves. When the real killer was found and killed, was when the curse would be lifted. What'll happen when Lola and Red, end up getting to know each other, and a relationship form? Will Lola be able to kill the one person she's falling for? Or will she forever be cursed as a wolf?
The Beast of Neverland - We all know the story of Peter Pan, and how he was taking care of the Lost Boys and was always a child. Well, that's what he wanted everyone to think. When in reality he was really a murderer, and kidnapper. When he had first met Wendy, John and Michael, he had taken them to Neverland, and tried to talk Wendy into becoming their mother. At first Wendy was all about it, but then ended up having to go back home, and grow up. She didn't want too, but she had no choice. When she was older, Wendy was visited by Hook. They told her that Neverland was a darker place, and that Peter was killing off the Lost Boy's. Michael was part of those Lost Boy's, and now Wendy was on the hunt. What'll happen when Wendy's back in Neverland? Will she learn to trust Hook? Will Hook be able to talk Wendy into helping bring back the real Neverland?
[font "Times New Roman" There’s always talk of happily ever after. Sometimes the princess is helpless, or captured, and is awaiting for her Prince Charming to come to her rescue. But sometimes, the real villain of the story can be deceiving. This just so happens to be one of those stories.
In a small kingdom, nestled deep within the forest, and resting comfortably on the highest hilltop, was King Stefan and his beautiful Queen, Leah. Happily married and beloved by all in their cozy kingdom, the two of them were in bliss, all except the absence of a child. The queen was desperate, wanting so badly for a bundle of joy to call her own and raise. The king agreed, wanting an heir to the throne so that the legacy may live on. Years of trying and heartbreak, had finally led to the blooming of their little flower, their Briar Rose.
The kingdom rejoiced at the birth of their little princess, celebrating with festivities and gifts for the beaming parents. A large party was held in the castle, royalty and fairies from all over invited to bear their blessings onto Briar. All fairies, but one. Maleficent, a fairy of what was assumed to be pure darkness, some even say a demon. The king and queen avoided her attendance due to the fear of omens she might bring upon the child.
Word had gotten back to her, rage fueling her as she decided to make a guest appearance. People were agasp, fear encasing the entire party. The king was outraged, only growing more so as the creature cursed Briar. For on her 16th birthday, she would prick her finger on the spinning wheel, and die. This curse was placed upon the arrogance and disrespect of the royal family, Maleficent disappearing and leaving the kingdom to weep.
Normally, the story would end with the fairy godmothers changing the curse to protect Briar and her family, and the poor princess would indeed prick her finger as fate intended, but instead of death; would merely fall into a deep slumber. But things changed very drastically in this tale, for the princess proceeded to avoid the curse altogether, growing up with an uneventful 16th birthday. Her father, now pleased his heir would continue to live, began prepping her for her future as the queen when her time arrived.
Maleficent had moved on after cursing the infant royal, and bore a child of her own, a son. She loved him dearly, raising him to be a strong young man. She kept him hidden from the outside world out of fear of people harming him due to her reputation, not wanting to risk his life over her past choices. Briar Rose and the boy grew up, both around the same age with completely different lifestyles. And of course, completely unaware of one another’s existence.
The story continues as Briar Rose has reached her 20th birthday, coming upon the age to wed and help control her husband’s kingdom. To become a true queen was her destiny, and she intended to fulfill it anyway she could.]
[font "Times New Roman" The morning was quiet, aside from the occasional and bothersome chittering of songbirds that had resided outside of the grand circular windows that allowed view to the world outside of the castle walls. Light flooded through dusted glass into the large room that served as the princess’ chambers. Furniture carved from oak sat in each corner, a large armoire, vanity and stool, a basin in the far back for water, with an ornate screen concealing where the princess dressed. In the center, was a king sized bed, a canopy of silk trying to ward off whatever light it could from the massive mountain of covers that cowered behind them.
Tresses of platinum blonde hair peeked through the phalanx of sheets, a soft groan erupting as the large door was rapped upon by a maid. A dainty hand reached from the pile like a corpse from its grave, feeling around until it pulled the covers away fully. Underneath was Briar Rose, the princess of legend. Or more so that’s what the townsfolk referred to her as. The one who had beaten Maleficent’s curse and avoided her gruesome fate. Her arms stretched high above her head with a satisfying crack sounding from her joints, a soft gasp heaving from her chest. It was a luxury to where she could sleep in like she used to, but there were studies to attend and work to be done.
Another knock on the door caused her to jump a bit, finally pushing herself off the edge of the bed onto her feet. The wooden floor groaned beneath the sudden addition of weight, even if it wasn’t that much. Briar adjusted the cotton sleeping gown that covered her body, glancing up at the doorway with a bit of distaste. Suppose it was time to get the day started after all.
[#FF9999 “You may enter.”] She spoke aloud, those words seemingly magic as the door flung open with urgency and three maids hurried in. Two carried a dress and a bowl of warm water and a rag, while another made a B-line for the bed.
They urged the disgruntled princess behind the screen, and after a few moments, her sleeping gown had been flung over the top of it. The third maid was making her bed and taking combs and other items out of the small drawers and setting them neatly on the counter. The maids tutted and tsked as they fought against Briar, slipping her gown over her head and turning her to slide the corset on top. She was already behind, having been about 10 minutes late to her first class. The servant women were already expecting to be scolded by her father, but the last thing they wanted to do was get on her majesty’s bad side this morning.
[#0080FF “Stop squirming your highness! The quicker we get you dressed and ready, the sooner we will leave you be!”] One of the maids, shorter in stature and thicker in the hips groaned as she pulled the corset laces tightly, causing Briar to gasp for air momentarily.
[#FF9999 “You did that on purpose, Merryweather!”] Briar yelled with conviction in her voice, her nose scrunching as she shot a scowling glance towards the woman.
[#0080FF “Of course not, child, now go. Fauna will help you with your hair.”] She shooed her away as she lifted the bottom of her dirtied dress to walk over to the armoire. She flung it open, digging underneath discarded gowns and trousers for a pair of flats.
Briar grumbled beneath her breath as she sat in the stool before the vanity, the maid Fauna, a tall and thin woman, smiling warmly as she picked up a comb. [#00CC66 “My, my, your highness, you’re as chipper as ever this morning.”] The woman mused as she began raking through the accumulated knots. After some time, her hair had been thrown into a braided bun, two stray strands hanging down before her face.
[#00CC66 “Quite beautiful, your highness.”] The elder woman clasped her hands together in awe, admiring her own handiwork. [#00CC66 “Now shoes on and out the door to class, we’re already behind.”] She too, shooed the princess away to her next endeavor.
Briar stood and slipped her flats on before heading out the door and down the hallway, the trio of women following behind. Guards bowed their heads and parted aside to allow access further down the hall as the caravan of women passed through, Briar shooting hopeful glances out of the windows lining the walls, catching waning glimpses of the forest. She so desperately wanted to be outside and explore like the other children of the kingdom, and though she was an adult, she never truly had a chance. She had Maleficent to thank for her parents’ overbearing demeanor. She let out a small sigh before hurrying into the small classroom, a lanky and well dressed man tapping his foot impatiently. The door closed behind her, and so began the day for Princess Briar Rose.]
[google-font http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Noto+Sans][noto+sans [size12 Being the child of a dark fairy, or demon as other's would call his mother, wasn't something the young man truly enjoyed. He had been hidden away from the world, and he was raised to be strong, and powerful. He would end up getting the same powers of his mother, and that's the only good thing the male had. That morning he was sitting on a chair beside his window, a black crow perched on the window sill watching him. Drake looked towards the animal and sighed. [#006400 "What do you want?"] he muttered lightly to the creature.]]
[google-font http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Noto+Sans][noto+sans [size12 He knew the answer, and knew that his mother had sent the crow to come and get him. He sighed as he slowly stood from the chair. [#006400 "I'll be there. Give me a little while"] he said in a low growl. The crow made a sound, and then flapped it's wings and took to the sky. Drake watched as the crow took to the sky, and wished he could do the same thing. He had just reached his 20th birthday, and his mother was in the heart of the forest, and waiting for him.]]
[google-font http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Noto+Sans][noto+sans [size12 Today was the day he would be getting his training. He was learning how to turn into a pure black dragon like his mother. Maleficent was raising her son the proper way, and sometimes he wished she hadn't hidden him away from the world. He could have helped move the curse she had placed on the Princess, and it made his blood boil thinking that his mother hadn't gotten the curse she wanted. Now that Briar Rose was 20, the curse was long ago broken. He knew his mother was kicking herself for not making it longer.]]
[google-font http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Noto+Sans][noto+sans [size12 He moved to the closet and he opened the doors and found a black sweater, and a pair of tan pants, and his boots. He pulled all three items out of the closet, and he set them on the bed. He then took his time and got ready for the day. He wondered when he would be able to enter the palace grounds. Would that time be coming soon? Was he ready for something like that? He felt like he was, but it was up to his mother in the end. She would be the one to decide his fate.]]
[google-font http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Noto+Sans][noto+sans [size12 He took his time with getting ready knowing that his mother would wait until the ends of the earth for him. He didn't know whom his father was, and there were times the male wanted to know, but deep down he knew that it wouldn't ever happen. When he had been 10 was when his mother had told him, how much he looked like his father. He had made the mistake and asked her about him, and she had lost her temper, slapped him, and sent him to his room without supper.]]
[google-font http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Noto+Sans][noto+sans [size12 Since then Drake knew never to speak of him again. He didn't want his mother's temper again. He wanted to stay on her good side, and that's just what he did. He finished getting ready, and then he made his way out of the cottage he shared with the woman. He made his way to the heart of the forest. As he was walking, he spotted a couple of deer grazing nearby, and a small smile passed over his lips. They were such innocent creatures, and knew they wouldn't last long here in the forest. He wouldn't be the one doing anything to them though.]]
[google-font http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Noto+Sans][noto+sans [size12 When he entered the heart of the forest, the sunlight filtered down through the leaves, and his mother stood there with her arms open wide for the male. He walked over and stepped into her arms, wrapping his own around her waist, and rested his head on her shoulder. [#006400 "Good morning mother"] he said, as he lifted his head and kissed her cheek lightly. Maleficent smiled towards her son and kissed his forehead lightly. [#630063 "Good morning Drake"] she said softly before letting the male go. She then tilted her head slightly towards him.]]
[google-font http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Noto+Sans][noto+sans [size12 [#630063 "Are you ready for your training?"] she asked him softly. The male nodded his head. He was more than ready. He's been ready for months now. [#006400 "Of course. Will I also be going into the kingdom as well?"] he asked. Maleficent watched her son closely, before a smile passed over her lips. [#630063 "Yes darling, you will be. Briar is in classes right now, but later this afternoon you'll be able to meet her"] the woman promised. That seemed to put Drake's mind at ease. He was finally getting somewhere.]]
[google-font http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Noto+Sans][noto+sans [size12 [#630063 "Enough with the questions, it's time for your training in changing into your dragon form"] she said with another warm smile. She then turned her back towards him, and the male hung on his mother's words the whole time. He was getting excited, and he let himself get wrapped up with the training.]]
[font "Times New Roman" Her studies had grown tedious, and her mind began to wander as she watched the black form of what looked to be a crow ascend from the heavy blanket of treetops. Such a wondrous thing to be free and do as one liked. She was interrupted by the sudden [i snap] of a ruler hitting against the worn oak desk she sat at. She jumped, her baby blue eyes looking up to the stern faced man with the crooked nose. His glasses barely perched upon it, sliding down ever so slightly as his beady brown eyes met with hers.
[#990000 “It would be wise for you to pay attention, your highness.”] He said with almost a sneer, Briar’s brow furrowing in annoyance. He spoke to her as if she was still an infant, the condescending tone he held enough to make the hair stand up on the back of her neck. [#990000 “Regardless if it is your birthday tomorrow or not, you are still in class.”]
The ruler retracted back into his boney palms before he moved back to the front of the room. Her quill sat idle between her fingertips, coal black ink scrawled neatly across parchment. He began his lecture on identifying fairies once more, a soft sigh escaping her lips.
Time couldn’t have passed quick enough for her liking as she hurried out of the stuffy classroom and down the hallway, making a sharp left down the passageway where the guards neglected to roam around midday. She couldn’t help but smile, her straight white teeth pressing gently into her tongue to contain the laugh she might spout. She deserved a break, kicking off her flats carefully so as to not make too much noise. She left them by the windowsill, pushing the glass pane forward to make enough room to wiggle through.
She looked down at the bushes that were a few feet below, countering the thoughts of what might happen if she missed the landing. She inhaled sharply before bringing herself up on the windowsill, her legs dangling freely in the cool breeze. With a burst of confidence, she pushed herself off. Gravity took hold of the gentle princess as it dragged her downwards, a soft grunt echoing from her being as she hit the bushes as intended. She laughed to herself as she pulled herself free, brushing off the twigs and leaves that stuck to her body.
She wasted no time, making her way to the stone wall that acted as a mighty perimeter between the castle and the outside world. She inspected it with caution, rubbing her chin in thought until she spotted vines racing down from the top. She grabbed a hold of one and tugged as hard as she could, testing the weight. When it didn't budge too much, she seemed pleased with herself, grabbing on with the other hand and pulling herself upwards. Getting back would be a problem, but she couldn’t be worried about that now. Adventure awaited her. She made it over the wall and slid down with a yelp, landing on her rear end and glancing up.
She had to move quickly, they’d notice she was gone in about an hour or so. She stood and looked towards the woods, which seemingly beckoned for her to enter. Her bare feet pressed against the soft grass and earth beneath them, before Briar made her way deeper in, eager to see what waited for her inside.]
[google-font http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Noto+Sans][noto+sans [size12 The minutes that ticked by were slow, but Drake was drinking everything in. He watched as his mother was able to change into her dragon form, and watched as her wings out streached from her body, and her purple belly touched the ground. Smoke slowly started to billow out of her nose as she lowered her head to the ground. Her beady black eyes found his, and he reached up and touched the side of her long snout. She was a beautiful creature to say the least. Even in her dragon form, it still took his breath away.]]
[google-font http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Noto+Sans][noto+sans [size12 A moment later she was back as to normal, and she nodded towards the male. [#630063 "Alright my darling, now it's your turn"] she said as she crossed her arms over her chest watching him. Drake was nervous to say the least, but he took everything his mother said to heart. He remembered her words, as he let his eyes drift closed, and soon he could feel the powerful dragon inside of him start stirring. When he opened his eyes again, he was up a lot higher than before. His mother looked so small below him.]]
[google-font http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Noto+Sans][noto+sans [size12 He knew if he wasn't careful he could have hurt her, and that's the last thing he wanted. She was pleased, and he could see it in her face. She gave him a small nod, and soon he was back to his human form. He broke out into a grin as he ran up to the woman, picked her up off her feet and spun her around. [#006400 "Mother! That was amazing! I haven't felt that alive before!"] he said with a burst of joy. He spun her around again, before setting her back down onto her feet.]]
[google-font http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Noto+Sans][noto+sans [size12 [#630063 "You did amazing my darling! Soon you'll be able to learn how to control the fire, and soon you'll be able to take to the skies as well. Just a little bit at a time"] she said holding tightly to her son. Drake let the woman go, and looked into her eyes. His heart was racing, and he wanted nothing more than to do it again. He knew better than that though. [#006400 "Can I go into the town now?"] he asked, knowing he couldn't keep the excitement out of his voice.]]
[google-font http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Noto+Sans][noto+sans [size12 [#630063 "Of course. You've done enough for today, so the day is yours my darling"] Maleficent cooed. Drake didn't need to be told twice. He was finally going to explore the world outside of the forest trees. He hugged his mother one last time, before turning on his heel and hurried away. When he was far enough away, his well trained ears heard a strange noise. He paused and listened carefully. Footsteps? In the forest? No one entered the forest because of the stories that the towns folk spoke of. His heart skipped a beat though, as he turned his eyes towards the sound.]]
[google-font http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Noto+Sans][noto+sans [size12 He took a breath as he made his way towards the sounds of footsteps. He was trained to listen for any danger, and if other's had seen him, they would be afraid of what he could do. He took a breath and slowly made his way through the trees, towards the edge of the forest. That's when he spotted blonde hair, and he raised a 'brow slightly wondering who it could be. He took a few more steps forward, and that's when he saw her face. The Princess. His heart about dropped.]]
[google-font http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Noto+Sans][noto+sans [size12 He looked over his shoulder to make sure his mother hadn't followed him, and then he stepped out from behind the trees. He crossed his arms over his chest, as he stopped in front of the Princess. [#006400 "Well, well, well, what do we have here? A little mouse slipped away from her home?"] he asked lightly. He wasn't trying to scare her, when in reality he was curious about her. He stood there with his arms crossed, his eyes never leaving her's.]]
[font "Times New Roman" The air felt cool against her skin as she walked, the scent of pine and moss floating through her senses and making her almost lightheaded with joy. Why did her father and mother want her nowhere near the forest? It was breathtaking. Hard and cold stone was replaced by the textured bark of trees and leaping frogs that moved in front of Briar’s feet. She crouched, her hands resting on her knees as she watched them move quickly.
The ground seemingly trembled, the princess standing quickly and looking around. Was it an earthquake? She frowned, watching as the nearby fauna scattered to various hiding spots. Her lips puckered into a small pout, the anxiety in her chest slowly fading as the rumbling came to a halt. Something felt a bit off but she still wanted to explore.
She moved further in, the light slowly being filtered and a blanket of darkness beginning to fall over the area. The bright sunshine seemed miles away, and animals were seemingly scarce in this area. It felt a bit spooky, doubt beginning to spike in her heart. She wasn’t scared of the dark, only of what resided within.
She barely noticed the looming figure before her, her gaze stuck on a deer that was out a few miles from where she stood. She slid to a halt, a soft gasp leaving her as she looked up to the stoic expression of the male before her. Her breath practically raced from her lungs as she locked eyes with him, unsure of who he was or what he was doing out here. When he spoke, she tried to regain what composure she had, trying to seem brave for whatever it was worth.
[#FF9999 “A mouse?”] Her hands planted on her hips, her heels digging into the dirt a bit. [#FF9999 “Is that supposed to be intimidating?”] Great. Her first day out unsupervised and she finds a handsome stranger in the woods. She pushed those thoughts back as far as she could. Was he a threat, a bandit maybe? It wouldn’t take a genius to figure out who she was.
[#FF9999 “Other than someone with no manners, who are you?”] Her nose scrunched ever so slightly as she spoke so defiantly, taking a small step back to put distance between the two.]
[google-font http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Noto+Sans][noto+sans [size12 Drake watched the princess, a small smirk dancing on his lips. [#006400 "No ma'am it's not supposed to be anything at all. You just looked like a little mouse bent down like you had been"] he said with a small dangerous tone in his voice. Manners? He had plenty of those, but right now they were pretty much gone. She had asked whom he was, and he debated on telling her. He watched as she took a few steps back, and he shrugged as he slipped his hands into the pockets of his slacks, his eyes never leaving her.]]
[google-font http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Noto+Sans][noto+sans [size12 [#006400 "Manners? You should be talking, because you don't seem to have any of your own either. My name is Drake by the way"] he said. He wasn't about to give his last name, if she really wanted it, she would have to do something for him to get it. The sounds of the deer nearby brought his attention away from the princess, and looked towards the sound. He watched as a mother walked into the brush, and sniffed the air, looking for danger. The only dangerous thing was him, but he wasn't in the mood.]]
[google-font http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Noto+Sans][noto+sans [size12 He watched as the deer's head moved towards the pair, and then her ears flicked back, as if warning her child there was humans nearby, and it wasn't that safe to come out. He let out a small breath as the mother deer turned and nudged the small bundle away from the clearing, and then both vanished. They were beautiful creatures to say the least. They always brought out his curious side. He then remembered what was going on in front of him. He turned his head back to the princess, and raised a 'brow slightly.]]
[google-font http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Noto+Sans][noto+sans [size12 [#006400 "Why's the princess away from the safety of the palace walls? You do know these woods are dangerous don't you? You could have gotten shot by a hunter, or a bear could have attacked you. I suppose it's a good thing I came across you"] he said with a small sneer. He knew who the woman was in front of him, and he knew his mother would be proud. Deep down he wanted to be different. He didn't want to chase after the princess, and cause her harm. His mother would rip his hide if she heard his thoughts.]]
[google-font http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Noto+Sans][noto+sans [size12 [#006400 "If I were you, I would get my pretty face back to the safety of the walls. If you'd like I can take you?"] he offered. He knew that if her parents found out she was missing, they would be having a fit. Little did they know, that Maleficent had a son, and that their precious daughter was with him. He kept his hands hidden away, as he waited for the woman to make up her mind. He cocked his head to the side watching her with silent, dark brown eyes.]]
[font "Times New Roman" She seemed unsatisfied with his answer, her lips twisting back into a small pout. This guy was strange, and she had this uneasy feeling that he was familiar somehow. She just couldn’t place her finger on how. She’d never seen him before in the castle, the village, at any of the parties her parents held. It was beginning to bother her. She’d have to sit and think about it later.
[#FF9999 “Ha! Sneaking up on women in the woods is manners? My teachers must have been so misinformed.”] Sarcasm dripped from her voice like honey, thick and sickly sweet. [#FF9999 “Drake, like a lizard?”] She wanted to get back at him for the mouse comment, though his name hung on her tongue. Almost like it was hard to get out of her mind.
Her gaze followed his to the small couple of deer, her lips untwisting. Her expression was one of awe, they were so graceful, yet seemed so fragile. They lived here almost in bliss, no one to tell them what to do or where they could and couldn’t go. She could relate to them in a sense, in more ways than one it seemed. She had opened her mouth to spout her name as a courtesy, until he used her title.
Her head swung back around, her eyes meeting his. [#FF9999 “Why, I am outside is truly none of your business, now is it?”] She huffed, the words coming out a bit bitchier than she had intended. Was he going to turn her into her parents to try to get some sort of reward? Most would, in his shoes. [#FF9999 “Frankly I find it quite insulting that you think I need some sort of escort.”] His tone threw her off for a moment, she didn’t like it.
[#FF9999 “Follow me back to the palace to rat on me? I don’t think so. I’m a big girl, an adult, if you’d hardly believe it.”] She brushed off the front of her dress, her ribs beginning to ache due to the blasted corset she was wearing. [#FF9999 “I think if I’m old enough to be wed, I’m old enough to walk back home.”] She didn’t like the feeling of intimidation she got when around him, he seemed so scary; yet he was so calm. She cleared her throat a bit awkwardly, breaking eye contact in an attempt to rally some sort of courage in herself again.]
[google-font http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Noto+Sans][noto+sans [size12 Seeing how the princess squirmed under his gaze, and the fact she tried to do what he had done, made the male laugh out loud. It wasn't a bitter sound, it was a shock to himself as well. [#006400 "If you'd like to think of it that way Mouse, you are more than welcome too"] he said with a small smile. It was strange running into the princess. His mother had been right in a way. He just didn't like how close they were to his home. He was sneaking up on her? That seemed to amuse him as well.]]
[google-font http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Noto+Sans][noto+sans [size12 [#006400 "As a matter of fact Mouse, I wasn't sneaking up on you. I heard a noise, and was curious as to what it was. I wasn't expecting to see you. So I'm sorry if you thought I was [i sneaking] when I really wasn't"] he said with a small shrug of his shoulders. She was accusing him of things, and he didn't like it. He looked her up and down, before his eyes locked back on her's. Would he really stoop so low to tattle on the woman? Apart of him wanted too.]]
[google-font http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Noto+Sans][noto+sans [size12 [#006400 "As for ratting you out, no I wouldn't do something like that. I have more respect than you think. I just don't want you running into something dangerous, like a bear or something. Seeing at how curious you are about the deer, and the frog or whatever you were inspecting when I found you, you could have been in danger"] he said with a small note of bitterness in his voice. Yes he was supposed to bring the woman into his life, and have her learn to trust him, but he was starting to rethink that all together.]]
[google-font http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Noto+Sans][noto+sans [size12 He cocked his head to the side watching her with silent eyes. [#006400 "If you wanted to be alone, all you had to do was say so. Just don't come running to me if you run into something dangerous, or something poisioness either. I happen to know this forest pretty well, and know what I'm looking for. But you do as you please"] he said as he was getting tired of her already. He uncrossed his arms from over his chest, and turned his back on the woman. He was worried about her, but he had to hide it.]]
[google-font http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Noto+Sans][noto+sans [size12 He stopped and looked over his shoulder at the woman. [#006400 "If I were you, I would get going before someone notices you are gone. Good luck trying to get over the walls, or if you decide to walk in the front doors. Have a good day Mouse"] he said with a small smile towards her. He didn't know why he wanted to call her Mouse all of the time, but the name seemed to stick. She reminded him of one anyway. He shoved his hands into his pockets, as he turned his eyes forward once more.]]
[google-font http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Noto+Sans][noto+sans [size12 He ducked his head slightly as he walked under the tree branches, and made his way back into the heart of the forest. He had a strong feeling she would follow, but he didn't know for sure. He kept his pace slow, as he listened for any sort of sound from the woman.]]
[h4 [font "Times New Roman" The Beast of Neverland]]
[font "Times New Roman" The water glistened in the pale light of the waning moon that stood high above Neverland, the waves only disturbed by the occasional splashing of fish. A large ship, a true marvel of craftsmanship sat further out from the edge of the lagoon, lights slowly raising the life as the ship inched closer to the docks. Men aboard sang songs and drank from heavy tankards, seeming pleased with their latest haul.
A figure sat on a larger makeshift throne, cut from scraps of barrels and other miscellaneous items. The darkness cast from the night around them did well to hide their grimaced features from the furthest gazes, and the ship lights illuminating the hook that was set firmly on their left hand. Gleaming wickedly and sharp as one’s sword, the grizzly prosthetic only painted a reminder of the blood shed in Neverland. A taken childhood and fallen friends.
The figure was garbed in a long red trench coat, decorated with golden buttons and snaps along the sides. A pair of heavy leather boots were upon their feet, black breeches tucked in them. A white blouse hung off their upper frame, the laces at the top near the neck kept undone. And finally, a worn captain’s hat on their head, large gash marks long sewn shut to keep it in the best condition they could.
They pushed themselves to their feet, the heavy chatter of men soon dying down to a nervous whisper. A golden pocket watch, once assumed to shine like the sun; but now dull and aged, clicked open and shut in their right hand as they stared upon their crew. They stepped forth into the light, their features feminine, yet hardened. Short blonde hair was kept cropped short, and tucked beneath their hat; stray strands hanging in front of their eyes. Their emerald glare seemingly made men cower before them, taking a minute to compose themselves before speaking.
[#808080 “Set course for the other side of Neverland.”] They boomed, men immediately rushing off to lower the sails. [#808080 “The longer that menace is around, the more lives will be lost.”] Their hooked hand raised, shooing the men away the best it could.
[#990000 “Of course, Captain Hook!”] The crew shouted almost in unison, the ship’s nose slowly turning towards the west. The hunt was soon to begin, and this time, Peter Pan wouldn’t get away.]
[google-font http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Noto+Sans][noto+sans [size12 [b "Wendy? Are you still awake?"] came the sound of John's voice. The woman looked up towards the door and sighed lightly. She pushed herself up off her bed, and walked to the door slowly, and opened it. [#cc6699 "Why are you awake John?"] she asked softly, as she stepped aside letting him into her room. The young man looked a lot older than he really was, and he shook his head lightly. [b "I can't stop thinking about Michael.. I mean is her okay? We shouldn't have left him Wendy.. We shouldn't have left him.."] he muttered lightly.]]
[google-font http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Noto+Sans][noto+sans [size12 Wendy knew what her younger brother was talking about. Neverland, the one place she wanted to forget, but knew she never would. When she had been younger, she herself, and her two younger brother's John and Michael were visited by Peter Pan, and they had been swept away to Neverland, and shown a whole different world. A world where you wouldn't have to grow up. You wouldn't have to do adult things, and make the hard choices. The siblings had met and fallen in love with the Lost Boys as well, and Wendy's heart broke.]]
[google-font http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Noto+Sans][noto+sans [size12 She shut the door, and wrapped her arm around John's shoulders, and led him to her bed. [#cc6699 "I know John.. We couldn't make him come back though.. He wanted to stay and never grow up. I wish I could have done more to make him come home, but I couldn't.. Believe me I've been kicking myself left and right all these years. I just wish we had Pixie Dust, or something so we can go back there, and see how he's doing"] she admitted. Ever since they came home, that's all she's ever thought about.]]
[google-font http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Noto+Sans][noto+sans [size12 John sat down and put his head into his hands. [b "I wish we never went in the first place.. I wish Peter Pan was nothing but a story, but he has to be real.. Why doesn't he have to be real?"] he muttered lightly. Wendy sat down and wrapped her arm around his shoulders once more. She didn't have an answer for what John was asking. She wished she did. She leaned her head against his, and sat there thinking. What were they going to do? Would they ever get their little brother back? She sighed lightly.]]
[google-font http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Noto+Sans][noto+sans [size12 [#cc6699 "John I wish I had all of the answers, but I don't.. Believe me I wish I could do something, but I can't.. I know you blame me for leaving him behind, but what was I supposed to do?"] she asked softly, her voice cracking. John shook his head, and wrapped his arms around her. [b "I don't blame you anymore Wendy. I did at first, but now I don't. I know you'd do all you can to get him back"] he breathed out. The siblings held onto each other in the dark bedroom, the minutes slowly ticking by.]]
[font "Times New Roman" Starlight glistened outside of the grieving sibling’s window, seemingly drawing closer and more sporadic in movement. Soon it got close enough to filter light into the inky darkness of their room, a small ‘thud’ smacking against the glass panes. The thudding grew louder, and louder, seemingly like knocking.
A woman, small in stature and maybe standing around the same height as a sewing needle; garbed in green foliage wrapped around her curved figure like a dress, threw herself against the window. After a few moments, she sat back against the wood of the windowsill, panting and hurriedly brushing strands of blonde hair from her face. Her pointed ears seemingly twitched in irritation as she stood once more, pushing her proverbial sleeves up and slamming herself against the window once more.
This thud was a tad louder, like if a bird had lost its way and made contact with the glass, though easy to miss if one wasn’t listening too closely.]
[google-font http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Noto+Sans][noto+sans [size12 As Wendy sat there with her younger brother, her mind wandered to Neverland. The one place she wished she could see again. The one place she felt at home. She felt like she had a place there. That's when she started hearing small thudding noises, and she lifted her head and looked towards the window. [#cc6699 "Did you hear that?"] she whispered softly. John lifted his head off her shoulder and shook his head lightly. [b "Hear what?"] he asked in the same whisper. Wendy didn't know for sure, and was about to say something when there was another thud.]]
[google-font http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Noto+Sans][noto+sans [size12 [#cc6699 "That thudding noise"] she said as she gently pushed her brother aside, and stood. She made her way to the window, and she saw the small flickering light, and a small blonde head, with pointed ears. Her heart slammed against her chest at what she was seeing. Was she seeing things? She looked over her shoulder towards her brother, and raised a 'brow slightly nodding towards the window. John slowly stood and made his way to her side, and his face seemed to light up. [b "Is that who I think it is?"] he asked.]]
[google-font http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Noto+Sans][noto+sans [size12 [#cc6699 "Tinkerbell? I think so"] the woman breathed out. John stepped past her and unlocked the window, and pushed it open. He reached out and caught her in his hands, before she fell off the windowsill. [b "Tink? What are you doing here?"] he breathed out. Wendy stepped up next to her brother, and she couldn't help but smile. The little pixie was here, and she wasn't dreaming. At least she hoped she wasn't. What was she doing here? Where were Peter? Her eyes then scanned the dark sky outside the window. She leaned her hands on the sill.]]
[google-font http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Noto+Sans][noto+sans [size12 She leaned out, and looked up and down the side of the building. That's strange. Why would Tinkerbell be alone? Where was Peter? Was everything okay? There was so much in her mind just then, she couldn't think. She pulled herself back in, and shut the window, and looked at the little creature in John's hands. [#cc6699 "Where's Peter?"] she asked the pixie. She hoped they would be able to understand her, and try to figure out why she was here, and why she was alone.]]
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