Cinderella gasped in astonishment as the shoe slid perfectly on her stepsister’s foot. How? She thought as she leaned against the wall and slid slowly to the floor. Her dreams, her hopes for the future were dashed to the ground. Tears ran down her cheeks as her stepsister squealed with delight and nearly tackled the prince.
“Why so sad, Cindy?” a voice said from next to her followed by a pop and a smack. “You ain’t missing much. Prince Charming, he ain’t so charming. He’s a bit of a player, ya know what I mean, Ellie?”
Cinderella turned to see a young woman with long black hair with streaks of bright pink in a black dress with slits up to her hip, legs covered in fish nets, and black leather boots with long thin heels. “Who are you?” she whispered.
“Oh, sorry, I didn’t introduce myself. Dolores is so going to give me demerits for that one. I’m Jemma. You’re old fairy godmother decided to take an early retirement. The fairy godmothers are reorganizing and all that other stuff. Anyway, I’m your new fairy godmother.”
“Oh…” Cindrella said. She didn’t quite know what to think of this new fairy godmother. In fact, Jemma didn’t look much like a fairy godmother at all.
“Look, Cinds, I know the story is that you are suppose to be the one the shoe fits and all that, but I just couldn’t put you through all that. Ol’ Charm has a bit of a problem with being faithful. In fact, you would be out to pasture within days of the wedding. He likes the chase, but not so much the catching. So happily ever after isn’t really happy. So anyway I did a little hocus pocus on your stepsister to make the shoe fit. Those two totally deserve each other.”
“But I thought I was going to get out of this house, away from them,” Cinderella said. “He was my way out.”
“Oh girl, don’t you be doubting your fairy godmother. I’ve got a plan for you. No time to pack and all. Adventure awaits! Bippety boppety boom pow!” Her fairy godmother grinned as she waved her wand and sent Cinderella flying far far away on the greatest adventure of her life. And even though Cinderella didn’t get her happily ever after, she found out that real happiness is something you make for yourself. Besides Charming really did turn out to be a dirtbag and her stepsister lived to be old and miserable. But Cinderella never even gloated.