Another one of my favorite Grimm's Fairy Tales, slightly lesser known among the masses as a tale of siblings.
As always, I add my little twists to the tale. The original tale is of two sisters, one with skin white as snow, and the other with hair as red as a rose. Their mother, a widower, raised them in a cottage in the forest, away from town and everything. Snow White and Rose Red were inseparable, with Snow White being more of a book reader and enjoying silence, and Rose Red loving the outdoors and chasing butterflies. One winter's night, a bear had knocked upon their door, asking for a place to stay during the snow storm. While the girls were terrified(and naturally so. Come on, it's a talking fracking bear!), their mother let him stay, and over the winter Snow White and Rose Red became close to the bear, and became the best of friends. He had to leave by spring, much to his dismay, and Snow White in particular was heartbroken. He mentioned before leaving an evil gnome had cast a curse upon him, preventing him from telling who he really was. Given this new piece of information, Snow White asked the creatures of the forest every now and then if they had seen the bear, and Rose Red offered to go picking strawberries to cheer her up. As the girls went about their chores, they heard a tree crash. When they looked to see what had happened, they found the tree had landed on a gnome's beard. Which, to those who do not know, the beard isn't just their pride and joy but also the source of their power. After trying to help pry him from the tree, Snow White used her mother's scissors to cut his beard. He yelled at the girls for cutting his beard, but Snow White and Rose Red asked of their friend, the bear. Circumstances similar to this happened three more times, once with a fish, second with an eagle. After helping him escape the eagle, Snow White and Rose Red came across an abandoned horse. As Snow White ran home to get something, Rose Red was led by the horse to it's fallen owner, a handsome young man who was smitten by her kindness and beauty. After helping him back on his horse, he asked Rose Red if she had seen his brother, to which she replied no. He promised to see her again, and rode off. Only to be interrupted by the gnome, who he recognized. The bear was trying to confront the gnome of his misdeeds, and after a climax of Snow White, Rose Red, the bear, and the young hunter getting to the top of the mountain to face the gnome, the bear killed the gnome. And after his death, the bear was freed from the spell, to which it was revealed that he was the young man's elder brother, and heir to the throne of their kingdom. He thanked Snow White and Rose Red for their kindness, and asked Snow White to wed him, since he favored her. Of course, seeing this his younger brother proposed to Rose Red. And both girls became princesses of the kingdom, and later queens.
The Snow White and Rose Red in my pic are two Appalachian-esque girls. Because well...for those who don't know me, I am Appalachian and proud. So why not have a set of awesome characters from here?
Snow White's 'real' name is Maybelle Lynn as Rose Red's 'real' name is Clarisse Noelle. Maybelle is very studious, but soft spoken and very insecure in her appearance due to her not having the typical 'disney' looks. With her adorably larger nose, and fluffier size. She wants to become a nurse or a teacher, something that requires her to depend on her mind as opposed to her looks. Clarisse is actually a twig, with a bit of a cooky personality and is practically always happy. She loves Maybelle dearly, and loves the outside just as much. Especially chasing butterflies and looking at the stars. The bear prince in question, I've been torn between having him be the typical European prince ooor having him be a native american chief's son. Not too sure yet, but what I do know of him is that he was tricked by the gnome because he wanted a way out of becoming king/chief since he feared being a leader at the time. His falling in love with Maybelle didn't happen over night, since in my version it was over a few winters that he stayed with the girls. Over the years he slowly fell in love with Maybelle by seeing her grow into a kindhearted woman as opposed to the typical Disney love at first sight crap xD And no worries, Clarisse ends up with someone too. Just a year or so after the story ends. When the prince/chief's son's brother opens his mouth to propose, the says to him 'Don't even think it.'. But she holds his hand
My background's a little better, and I'm hoping this is much easier to look at than my last attempt.
Tell me whatcha think!