Wednesday, May 17, 2006

The Smart and the Pretty, Part II

(Ok, when we last left Smart, she was snivelling in the kitchen because Pretty tore a chunk out of her at the Royal Ball.)

So, Pretty had won again.

Or had she?

Soon, one by one, the guests made their way to where Smart was feeling a *little* sorry for herself, and they began to offer Smart understanding and sympathy, but also, they mentioned that they were apalled at how Pretty was behaving. Princess Pretty was NOT the hit of her Royal Ball, her behaviour was NOT at all pretty, and she was acting decidedly, UNprincess-like.

And then, Smart's beloved, Sir Cuddly, showed up from the end of a long shift at the the town crier's bell-making factory. Suddenly, Princess Smart had friends. She wasn't so tired. Energized by the unexpected support, Smart sucked it up and marched back in there, head held high.

When it came time for Pretty to open the gifts, she reeled in shock at the beautiful hand-made stationary that Smart had created...the songs that Smart had composed to entertain Pretty's guests...the painting that she had walked all the way to a far off land to attain. She realized that she had accused the one person who had tried the hardest to make things wonderful, of trying to "ruin" everything. She had torn up and spit out for all to see, the person who had cared the most.

And Pretty felt pretty ugly.

At the end of the Royal Ball, as the guests were leaving, Pretty pulled Smart aside for a heartfelt thank you, metioning that she had been truly touched by Smart's efforts and thoughtful gifts.

Smart nodded graciously, realizing that this was as close to an apology that she could ever hope to receive. Smart left the Royal Ball tired, but happy.

And began plotting her revenge.

~The End~


At 5:32 PM , Blogger Bob said...

Ahhh.... thank you Alice. That was a most satisfying conclusion. And as someone with a Grinch-like heart (two sizes too small), I especially like the last line.

At 5:56 PM , Blogger Kimberly said...

ahh...and it will be a well calculated and planned revenge to be sure.

I look forward to hearing about it.

At 6:36 PM , Blogger Alipurr said...

thank you for no long delay in finishing this fable :) good ending

At 9:39 AM , Blogger bornfool said...

You've got your revenge already. (But a little more wouldn't hurt.)

At 8:56 PM , Blogger Abandoned in Pasadena said...

Good ending...but you say there's MORE? Can't wait to see what happens next.

At 9:55 AM , Blogger Marcus said...

Hi Franny
I got here via Bornfool and I'm on a mission.
I have a favour to ask. My Dad has a blog
He loves blogging, it's opened up a whole new world for him.

May 28 is his 70th birthday.
I've asked everyone on his blogroll to send him a birthday greeting.
Now I'm surfing blogs asking other people to do the same.
You don't have to but it would be a real buzz if you left a comment wishing him a happy birthday on his blog on the 28th.

Thanks :)

Marcus Holt

PS This is all a secret! Don't let the cat out of the bag ok.


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