A Message From Cinderella To The Handsome Prince
When our magical day finally arrives . . . And at long last, the wait is over, we’ll begin the next leg of our journey. I’ll be your queen. You will be my king. The long delay to be reunited, The painful sacrifices, The gut-wrenching distance will be no more. Take my hand in marriage. Kiss your bride. And guide me gently into your world. P. S. The key word here is “gently.” Remember I’m clumsy. I can’t walk very well in glass slippers. And I really don’t want to fall flat on my ass with the whole world watching.
A Modern Day Fairy Tale Continues
(History In The Making)
The Handsome Prince continued to face many obstacles in his Kingdom. The bright spot in his life was his relationship with Cinderella.
Their friendship had grown into a deep love that surpassed anything either of them had ever known. Though they had not yet disclosed their relationship to the world, some palace insiders knew about it.
The prince knew how ruthless his enemies could be. They would try to turn Cinderella against him.
And they did try. They used many underhanded tactics in their attempts to get the love of his life to betray him.
But she didn’t. Cinderella’s loyalty didn’t waver. As a result, their bond grew even stronger.
She was baffled by the media’s negative portrayal of the prince as a ruthless, power-hungry dictator. The man she knew was nothing like that.
Cinderella wasn’t naive. From past experiences, she knew all too well that sometimes people were not who they appeared to be. There were times she wondered if she could be wrong about the prince.
She found herself testing him, looking diligently for signs of deception or manipulation. She questioned her own value, wondering what a man of royalty, a Crown Prince, wanted with her.
Cinderella subjected him to countless interrogations. She questioned his motives and integrity. She grilled him after reading controversial articles in the press. On a few occasions, she intentionally insulted his royalty.
Cinderella was terrified of getting hurt again. If the prince had any chinks in his armor, she was determined to find them. Yet, no matter how hard she tried, she simply could not find what wasn’t there.
The Handsome Prince had patiently answered every inquiry, not letting Cinderella know how much her doubts hurt him. He knew she was trying to protect herself, and he didn’t blame her for being vigilant.
Still, it was tiresome to keep defending himself against the lies and rumors. He had learned to ignore the negative publicity.
But he couldn’t ignore Cinderella. He wouldn’t ignore her. He loved her too much.
When the media started demonizing the prince, the public’s perception began to change. He was terribly distressed by this turn of events. He was called a murderer and compared to Hitler.
The media attacked him relentlessly, and even worse, convinced the people of the world that the accusations were facts. He finally realized that he simply couldn’t read the propaganda anymore.
Not if he wanted to have any peace of mind. His only comfort was Cinderella’s faith in him.
True enough, there had been some rough spots in their relationship when she had challenged him. But they’d gotten past it and were closer than ever.
They even joked about it now. One day on the phone, Cinderella started laughing hysterically. It was infectious, and the prince found himself laughing too. A full five minutes later, they were still laughing.
The prince chuckled when he remembered one particular rumor that caused Cinderella great distress. Because his kingdom was surrounded by secrecy, the general public didn’t know he was divorced.
One day, she read that he was married and went ballistic. There were even reports that he had many wives, which really drove Cinderella mad.
He finally convinced her that she’d be his only wife, although it hadn’t been easy. Of course, they laughed about it now, but it wasn’t the least bit funny at the time.
One thing about his feisty little American, she was stubborn. And she was definitely not afraid to speak her mind.
The prince couldn’t wait for them to be together again. Cinderella would be coming to his kingdom as soon as possible. Once she arrived, they would plan their wedding.
Meanwhile, in America, Cinderella had been busy. She was a passionate Advocate for Victims of Narcissistic Abuse, and had written a book about her own experiences. She dedicated it to the prince.
She no longer had any doubts about the prince, and sometimes felt like the only person in the world who knew of his goodness. He wanted to make his kingdom a better place, not more repressive.
Cinderella had reached her own conclusions about the inner workings of the kingdom. Until he became king, the prince was basically a scapegoat.
It may have been a monarchy, but his homeland was under the control of a government that didn’t want to change. And the prince was planning to make lots of changes.
He hated repression. He believed everyone should be free to make their own decisions. He envisioned a better life for his people, without government control.
His powerful enemies were willing to do anything to stop the prince before he became king. Since they controlled the media, they decided to use it to their benefit.
First on their agenda: Set the prince up for murder.
To Be Continued . . . .