Cass

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Fantasy  |  House: Booksie Classic

Submitted: December 09, 2017

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Cass

By: Aspen Harmon

Once upon a time, is how this story should have started. But here we are, not on the “happily ever after” side of things. I guess you could say I was in the wrong place at the wrong time. My name is Cass; you haven’t heard of me, I am what they call a “lesser villain.” Villain, sounds horrid; I hate life this way but some pretty pink princess born into some rich family just happened to make sure my life was like this. You see I am a “villain” in the sense that the princess, Sadie, and I don’t get along; and because she is good and has the whole, stupid kingdom on her side I get the role of “villain.” I live in a small cottage on this big, grassy knoll as far away from the castle as I could get. You see, I have……. powers; magical wonderful powers that also have a dark side. When I’m angry or upset my powers tend to have defects that could hurt people, not that it matters I mean come on, I am a villain right? Sometimes I don’t like the stares and looks I get when I go to town, I would never do anything to them but Sadie has just put fear and hatred in them. Lucky for me nobody knows about my powers, at least I don’t think anyone does. I call it my advantage, my element of surprise, if the situation should arise.  “Good job Cass now you’re thinking like a villain;” is what I think to myself, I’m kind of new at this whole “villain” thing. I think so far I’m doing a good job I mean how hard can villain-hood be? Sadie is throwing her annual birthday ball, which is where I will make my debut as a villain; I’ve been training for this moment for as long as I can remember and I’m only 17. I just want somebody to notice me. I was abandoned as a child on the doorstep to the palace. The King and Queen didn’t want me so they gave me to the only people who did, one of the oldest couples in the village, unfortunately for me they went out to the woods on one of their daily hikes, but never came home to me. You see, villains don’t get a happy ending, it’s as though the whole world conspires against you. I hate the way circumstance happens; how life gets to pick favorites. Tomorrow though I will show all of them, Sadie, the King and Queen, and the village that I am a villain. They won’t even know what hit them. I wake up the next morning bright and early just to make sure that I have perfected my spell one last time. After everything runs smoothly I head into town to pick up Sadie’s gift; I decide on a bouquet of flowers and a pretty pendant in one of the little shops in town. I only got her the gift on the fact that to attend the ball you had to bring a gift for the hosts as gratitude for opening their homes.  What more could people in a palace need to be honest? I have been planning this plan of revenge for years, I even made my dress from fabrics so pretty I couldn’t say no to them, but I’m so nervous. What if my spell doesn’t work? What if everyone knows I’m there on not good intentions? What if the King and Queen refuse my presence? I take a deep breath and calm myself down and think, “What do you have that could go wrong?” I have no family to be disappointed in me, no crush or anyone to try to impress. A part of me hopes I’ll meet someone at the ball, someone to ask me to dance so that I’ll forget about this whole elaborate plan.  I decide to get ready and then I head to the palace with Sadie’s gifts and my secret plan. When I get into the village lucky for me there is not a long line. I get to the palace door the King and Queen see my gifts and let me in, but I can tell I am not welcome. I stand on the side and watch all the couples dance and see more arrive and start to dance. I see many single people but none of the men seem to catch my eye as of yet. “Wait Cass, what are you thinking?! Focus,” says the little voice in my head. Then I see a man a very handsome man, staring at...me! I compose myself and tell myself to focus but at the same time hoping he will come over and talk to me. I look away first and then look back, only this time, he’s gone. My heart falls but I guess that’s just my luck, being a “villain” and all. The next song starts and I watch as all the “picture perfect” couples dance and have the time of their lives. Then the handsome stranger comes up and asks me to dance! I could not contain my excitement; we danced through the whole ball and suddenly my plan was forgotten, I no longer wanted to ruin Sadie’s life, all I wanted was to dance with the handsome stranger. When midnight rolled around we decided to bid each other adieu and he asked to walk me home. As we walked nothing much was said, but when we got to my cottage we each exchanged names and he said he would come to the next ball Sadie through so we could dance again. My handsome strangers name was Oliver. I liked to think of him as my prince though. Lucky for me they throw a ball again in a two days for the Queen’s birthday. I was excited and happy to see my prince yet again and we would dance through the night. I made my new dress for the ball and didn’t even come up with a plan to ruin the ball. It was in these few days that I realized that maybe I didn’t have to be a “villain.” When I arrived at the ball I found my prince Oliver and we danced the night away again. After that and every other ball we always danced and talked, after three years had passed he walked me home as always. But this time, he proposed! I told him “YES!” I could not keep it in. After this I realized that maybe the world wasn’t against me. I was going to have a “happily ever after” just like I always wanted.


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