marycatelli (marycatelli) wrote,

decision decided

Hmmm -- only the king himself has to return to give the prince grief before the hands. 

After the hands, the queen can return with the prince's daughter and give him more grief, including interrupting when the hands are tested out.

Especially the daughter, who really ought to remember that having your widowed father give you a stepmother in your fairy tale is not the only bad option.  There's also the version where he doesn't.  That one tends to get ugly. 

I think she's going to claim that her mother was more beautiful.  Hmm.  I may have to decide whether she's more beautiful than the heroine, or whether it's a matter of taste.  This is, after all, a fairy tale.
Tags: fairy tales (retelling), orchestrating characters, plotting

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