Unhappily Ever After

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Fantasy  |  House: Booksie Classic
Everyone knows the classic fairytale of Cinderella, but does everyone know what really happens in the Story? Is Charming really the one for Cinderella or will he break her heart? In this story a teenage Cinderella who goes by Cindy tells the story of how she actually lived unhappily ever after.

Submitted: January 21, 2015

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~~Unhappily Ever After~~
My name is Cinderella I’m sure you all know me. I like to go by Cindy it sounds a lot better and it’s shorter. I’m 16 years old and I go to Fairytale high school with all of the other fairytale characters. Anyway, that’s a just a little bit about myself but that’s not what I want to talk to you about. Here’s what my mind is really focused on. So, I had used to have this huge crush on this guy at my school named Charming. When I first saw him he really was charming. He was as beautiful as the first spring flower. I couldn’t stop staring at him in art class. I had my eyes glued on him every single day. I really liked him a lot, but I didn’t know if he liked me back. But apparently he did, because to my dismay my desire became my reality. He actually did like me and he became my boyfriend. We were truly happy, everything was perfect. Until I realized what a big jerk Charming really was. That’s right. Prince charming wasn’t so charming after all. Now I know you’re probably thinking “Cinderella and Charming didn’t last?!? But they’re supposed to live happily ever after. That’s how it is in the original fairytale.” But the truth is we didn’t last at all and we didn’t live happily ever after, at all! I also know you’re probably wondering why we didn’t last, and actually it’s quite a long story, but I’ll still tell you from beginning to end. Here’s how it all happened: It started with my horrible, harrowing, horrific, horrendous, depressing, downhearted, despondent, despairing, dejected, disconsolate, terrible, miserable life. Once upon a time there lived an unhappy young girl. Unhappy I tell you! Her mother was dead and her father had married another woman, a widow with two daughters, and her stepmother didn’t like her one bit. All of the nice things and loving touches were for her own daughters not me, Cindy. They got whatever they wanted from dresses, to shoes, comfy beds, everything. All of this was given to her own daughters but for the poor unhappy girl, there was nothing at all. She got no dresses, only her stepsisters’ hand-me-downs. No lovely things, nothing but scraps. No nice rests and comfort. She had to work hard all day long. Only when evening came she was allowed to rest by the fire, near the cinders. This is how she got her nickname, everybody called her Cindy. She would cheer up sometimes when she reminded herself that she had something that her stepsisters didn’t have and that was beauty. It was true Cindy, even dressed in rags with a dusty grey face from the cinders, was a lovely girl. While her stepsisters no matter how elegant and splendid their clothes, were still clumsy and ugly and always would be. One day beautiful new dresses arrived at the house. There was a school dance to be held after school at Fairytale high school and the stepsisters were getting prepared to go to it. Cindy didn’t dare to ask if she would be going. She already knew the answer would be “no.”
 “You? My dear girl, you’re staying at home to wash the dishes, scrub the floors, and turn down the beds for your stepsisters. They will come home tired and very sleepy”.
After the stepsisters had gotten all fancied up they left with their mom to go to the high school dance. Cindy sighed. She wished that her life would somehow get better. Suddenly something amazing happened. In the kitchen, where Cindy was sitting all alone, there was a burst of light and a fairy appeared.
 “Don’t be alarmed, don’t be frightened, Cindy,” said the fairy. “The wind blew me your sighs. I know you would love to go to the high school dance. And so you shall!”
 “How can I, dresses in rags?” Cindy answered. “Everyone at the dance will laugh at me!” The fairy smiled. With a flick of her magic wand, Cinderella found herself wearing the most beautiful dress she’d ever seen along with a pair of beautiful glass slippers.
 “Now that we have settled the matter of the dress,” said the fairy, “we’ll need to get you a ride. Walking to the high school dance would be very tiresome.”
And so the fairy waved and flicked her wand and a limousine with a driver appeared. Cindy could hardly believe her eyes. What she was experiencing was all like a dream come true. Cindy got into the limo and as she did they fairy spoke.
 “You must leave the dance 9:00 and come home because that is when the spell will end. The limo will disappear. Your clothes will go back to rags, and your glass slippers will turn back into your regular shoes. Do you understand Cindy?”
 Cindy smiled and replied, “Yes I understand, and thanks for everything.”
When Cindy had finally arrived at the dance everyone grew silent and stopped to stare at her. The crowd was then filled with gasps and smiled as the admired her beautiful dress and shoes.
 “Who is that?” people asked each other. The two stepsisters also wondered who she was. They would never in a million years guessed that the beautiful girl was really poor Cindy who scrubbed the floor and wore rags. When Charming (The boy that I had really liked) set eyes on Cindy he was in awe.
 “Who are you, what is your name?” the prince kept asking her.
 “But Cinderella only replied: “It doesn’t matter who I am you never notice me during school and you don’t know who I am.”
 “But I would like to know now who you are and I would like to notice you.” The prince answered her.
 During the dance Cindy was having a wonderful time. She even got to dance with Charming. But suddenly when Cindy looked at the clock she noticed it was two minutes to 9 o’clock. Without saying goodbye she bolted outside and ran towards home. As she did, she lost one of her glass slippers but didn’t dare to go back for it. So she continued running home. Charming, who now liked Cindy picked up her slipper and said to his friends, “Help me search everywhere for the girl whose foot this slipper fits. I liked her a lot.” So the next day Charming and his friends went around the whole high school trying the slipper on every single girl…and on Cindy’s foot as well…and surprise! The slipper fit her perfectly.
 “That beautiful slipper couldn’t possibly belong to that dirty stupid girl! Snapped the stepmother. Tell Charming if he’s looking for a girlfriend he can pick one of my two daughters! Can’t you see how ugly Cindy is?! Can’t you see?!?
Suddenly the stepmother stopped speaking, for the fairy had appeared.
 “That’s enough!” she exclaimed, raising her magic wand. In a flash Cindy appeared in her same splendid dress and slippers she had worn at the dance, shining with beauty. Her stepsisters and stepmother gaped at her in amazement. Charming went up to Cinderella and said, “It is you. You’re the one I saw at the dance. What’s your name?”
 “My name is Cindy, she replied.
And so after that, Cindy and Charming became one and they were the sweetest couple in fairytale high school. Everything went great. They sat at lunch together and did homework together, until awhile later everything changed. Cindy didn’t see Charming at school anymore. He stopped talking to her and sitting with her. In the mornings Cindy could not find Charming anywhere. He normally waited for her in the commons where they always sat in the morning. Suddenly, Cindy heard Charming’s voice, out in the hallway. She got excited and ran out of the commons to see him.
 “Charming, is that you?!” she said on her way out. She was about to talk to him and tell him that she hadn’t seen him in a while until she heard another voice. This was a girl’s voice. She walked out of the commons and saw Charming holding hands with Snow (Snow White), another girl. Cindy was shocked he never held another girl’s hand, he only held hers.
 “Charming? She asked in a quiet voice. He and Snow turned around, still holding hands, and looked at Cindy for a second, and without saying a word to her, continued walking down the hall, laughing together just like a couple of hyenas. Cindy stood there heartbroken with tears forming in her eyes, trickling down her face like rain drops. That was the end of her and Charming. He dumped her for Snow.
 And that’s my story of how me and Charming didn’t last. I guess he stopped liking me. I cried for days, but eventually got over it. You know not everything in life lasts and things don’t always end happily. And so, after me and Charming ended I went back to my normal life at school, doing things by myself. And not to mention, still had a crappy life at home with my spoiled stepsisters and evil Stepmother. So that’s how it all happened and as for me, I lived unhappily ever after.


The End
 


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