The sun peeks through the windows in the master bedroom Charming and Sno sleep in. Sno wakes and sits up slowly, rubbing her eyes. It’s already been a week since they made the arduous journey to their new home.
Today is Coronation Day. It’s a very special day for Charming and Sno because this is the day they announce the royal colors. They must also meet the other royals of the lands.
The previous ruler had no children. Thus, their throne was lost. It’s been at least 20 years since the former King passed and the people have since fallen on hard times. Many are poor and out of work. Charming and Sno have been seeking ways to help their new subjects. The entire kingdom is excited for today.
Esther oversees the servants preparing a roasted Pig and gathering fruits and vegetables for tonight’s feast. Only royalty will be attending tonight. Everything must be perfect. All the royal families from the surrounding lands will be present, save Regina. Sno feels she cannot trust Regina after what happened to her Father. Although Sno could never prove it, she knows Regina is to blame for her Father’s death. He was the only one, besides Esther, who knew the truth about Sno’s enchanted sleep.
Sno enters Selena’s nursery. Sno has taken a special interest in raising Selena. Before the move, Regina left most of the child-rearing to Esther and Marian. But now, Esther has become the castle stewardess. She’s much too busy organizing the plethora of servants to truly care for the young baby.
Sno sees the little girl is still asleep. She sighs contently to herself and makes her way to her dressing room to change. The Coronation ceremony is about to begin…
When the coronation is complete and Sno and Charming have been crowned, they turn and make their debut to the other Royals.
The Grand Knight begins his announcement “Welcome to the Kingdom of Ethireth.” He proclaims.
Those in attendance begin to applaud and cheer loudly.
“Our King, Charming White, comes from the land of Aciemma.” the Grand Knight booms.
Charming steps out and waves. “Thank you Ethireth!” he calls loudly to more cheers and applause.
“Our Queen, Sno White, comes from the land of Eleabeth.” The Grand Knight continues.
Sno steps forward and waves to the royals, bowing her head graciously.
“As your rulers, King Charming and Queen Sno have chosen lavender as the color of the kingdom!” The Grand Knight calls.
“Long live the King and Queen!” the royals chant.
With their appointment accepted, Sno and Charming walk down the carpet between the waiting guards. They wave to the royals as they lead the way to the ballroom.
In honor of their Coronation and acceptance as the new royals, the King and Queen are hosting a ball this evening. Esther, now goes to check on Selena, who has awoken from her nap. Esther tasks another handmaiden to preside over Selena in the nursery. She then hurries to the ballroom to direct the servants. There is much to keep track of with such a large group.
A sea of color has gathered in the ball room. All the guests are eager to celebrate with the King and Queen. Charming leads Sno to the center of the floor, where they have the first dance together. Others join in, and the dance floor is soon filled with royals, all laughing and smiling.
Sno smiles at Charming,
“Surely this night should last forever.” she says with a laugh.