the fairy tale princess ♥
In every fairytale, theres is always the evil step-mother... and Aphridite had one that was as evil as they come. She had twelve daughters, all who loved to dance and often snuck away in the middle of the night. When her father passed, her step-mother remained Queen, but she would be next in line. And the step-mother did not like that. She wanted her eldest, Black, to be Queen.
So she knew she had to get rid of Aphridite. She commanded one of her soldiers to take Aphridite and get rid of her. But, the solider couldn't do it. Instead, he took her to a tower many many miles away where the Queen wouldn't find her. The tower was guarded by a dragon and it had no exits or doors, only one window.
But, after 18 years of living in the castle, the Queen with the help of her magic mirror, found out that the princess was still alive. She spent a spinning wheel to the tower, one that the princess would sting her finger on. And sure enough, she did, and she instantly collapsed and fell into a deep sleep, one that would last 100 years.
99 years passed and the tower had been covered in vines with giant thorns on them. The princess had still been fast asleep on her bed, but her hair had never stopped growing. It was now over 70 feet long and was a beautiful shade of red. The dragon that guarded the tower was gone now, and over the years a river developed by the tower.
Inside that river, a very curious frog, who was small enough to climb up the vines without getting hurt. He leaped into the window to see the sleeping princess. He was astonished at her ravishing beauty and came back and visited her everyday. On the 100th year she had been in there, all of the vines disappeared and the surroundings became very beautiful. The frog, once again, lept into the window to see the princess except this time, she was awake. He brought her something very special, a beautiful rose. Elated at the gift, she took the frog in her hands and kissed him with joy.
The frog, right before her eyes, turned into a handsome prince. They were to be married right away as soon as they returned to the castle.
But, together they would not return to his castle. The evil Queen, still alive with the use of magic to keep her young, transformed the prince into a hideous beast and had him locked away in his castle, unable to find the princess. His curse would be broken when the girl with the magic rose would return back to him. And she would...but it would be a long journey.