Once Upon a Time…
Red Riding Hood was running she was running for her life she fell to the ground. "Oh no oh God…" She was panicking and was consumed by fear. Suddenly she heard growls and snarls she looked back and screamed.
"I warned you girl." A dark and threatening voice said as it approached her. The figure drew closer lunging toward her she screamed louder.
Ruby was closing and locking up the door to the restaurant when she heard a strange noise she turned her head. "Who's there?" She was startled but assumed it was just the wind and just locked up the door.
She walked toward her car and she saw wolf shape shadow. She spun around and saw nothing then she turned around bumped right into the Stranger she screamed. "Are you alright? I'm sorry if I startled you." He spoke with false concern.
"No I'm fine I watched Friday the 13th last night and it's been screwing with my head a bit." Ruby couldn't understand why but when he was up close to her she felt afraid. It made no sense why would she be more afraid of him a stranger than anyone she had ever known? There was something about him that made her think he was pure evil.
"Tell me do you like scary movies? The Stranger asked playfully.
"Um I guess why do you?" She was still nervous for some reason.
"Oh yes my favorite is the Wolfman the remake with Anthony Hopkins I found his character to be very insightful." The Stranger seemed to be becoming even more excited by the minute. He reached out to brush back Ruby's hair but she flinched. It was like every bone and cell in her body was screaming at her to run.
"I really have to go could you please move." She was really starting to worry now.
"Say may I have permission to leave sir and say it like you mean it." He leaned in closer for he spoke with such a cold and commanding tone and for reasons unknown to her she obeyed.
She swallowed saliva down her throat why did it feel like could tear her to pieces in an instant? "May I have permission to leave sir?" She spoke like servant pleading with its master she felt violated beyond words and didn't know why.
"Yes you may." The Stranger had an evil smirk on his face as though he had been waiting for this moment an eternity. He stepped aside and she ran straight for her car she sped off crying and she saw as she left the evil smile was still there.
Once Upon A Time…
The bright sun shinned on her face the sound of the birds chirping put a smile on her face she got up and stretched out her arms. He put on an stunning red dress and found walked out the door into the kitchen slash dining room seeing her Granny cooking breakfast. "Good morning dear." Granny said happily.
"Oh Granny it's such a wonderful day isn't it?" She couldn't stop smiling.
"What's got you in such a wonderful mood sweetheart?" Granny herself couldn't help but smile either.
"I feel like todays the day I find him." She said happily.
Granny raised an eyebrow. "You mean your soul mate honestly sweetheart I wish you would give up on such silly notions." Granny chuckled a little. "Go to a ball or the market you find a good, strong man there I guarantee it."
"Oh please when I find the man of my dreams it will be magical."
Granny walked over to the wooden table starring down at her sweet yet naive grand daughter. "Just be careful Red in the search for the man of your dreams you could find the man of your nightmares."
Mr. Gold was counting his money. As he was starting to close up shop he heard the doorbell ring. "We're closed come back tomorrow."
"Oh I'm not here to buy any of your merchandise Mr. Gold I'm here to make you a very lucrative business offer or as you would like to call it a deal." It was a sly and arrogant voice as arrogant if not more so than Mr. Gold's. It was the Stranger.
"Do I know you?" Mr. Gold asked raising an eyebrow thinking the man looked familiar but couldn't place him.
"Oh yes you know me Mr. Gold give it a moment I'm sure it will come to you." The Stranger was still cocky and arrogant like he was playing a game with Mr. Gold or pulling a joke of some sort.
"I'm sorry it's just you look so familiar to me but…" Mr. Gold was at a loss for words he didn't know why this was bothering him so much.
"I get to you know the face but you can't quite place the name." The Stranger said playfully shaking his finger.
"You said you wanted to discuss a business transaction?" Mr. Gold stated trying to hurry things along so he can get to home and to bed.
"Yes of course I would like to purchase some property from you Mr. Gold. I understand you're the man to go to for such a transaction." The Stranger seemed like he knew for a fact that he would not be turned down.
"Well what would you like some part of the forest perhaps?" Mr. Gold made a slight gesture with his hand using it to point to the outside.
"Oh no I would like to buy something much more valuable and interesting." He cracked a wicked and evil smile.
Once Upon a Time…
Red Riding Hood walked down the trail when she came to a fork in the road she looked down the road and saw the Queen's knights standing guard. Damn they must have heard someone was helping out Snow and posted guards she thought to herself she then saw knights coming from behind. Her head was spinning she didn't want to go down that path she rather face the queen's wrath than go down that path.
No one ever went down that path. Her whole life she had heard that the Beast the Big Bad Wolf lived deep in the dark depths of that forest and that one ever returned once they went down that path. However the guards drew closer and she was desperate so she ran as fast as she could. She kept running for what seemed like hours and came to a sign with red writing posted on a large tree.
'Warning turn back Queen's territory ends here. This means you who is reading this right now.'
However she kept running still terrified despite the fact no one was behind her she came to a second sign
'If you keep going I can't be held responsible for what I will do.'
She still had no idea why she was still running then she saw a third sign.
'Okay so you know that in all likely hood you're going to die right? On that note do you have a preference cremation or burial?'
Suddenly she hit someone and fell backwards to the ground. "Oh God what happened." She groaned as she looked up and was surprised this part of the forest was different all the trees and grass were dead and dark clouds blocked the sky it was as though she stepped into another world.
She then noticed a handsome and rugged man in black he was smiling evilly he knelt down looked at her as an animal gazes at its prey. "Hello gorgeous who ever said the Queen or Snow White was the fairest of them all needs new eyes. Or skinned alive for being a liar at the very least."
His teeth changed from a human's to a wolf's and his eyes became a bright gold color and his black hair became long. He started to grow in size like a giant growing black fur all over his body turning into some humanoid wolf. Even his and head turned into that of a wolfs. She started screaming and he started laughing. "Well what do you think sexy huh?" The wolf like monster said smiling.
"Please don't hurt me I'll do anything!" She pleaded.
"Anything?" He asked his ears perking up. "Alright this my…" He paused as if to choose his words carefully. "old friend's thing but I suppose I could give it a shot why don't we make a deal?"
"What kind of deal?" She whimpered.
"If I spare you, you have agree to live with me and cater to my… copious needs and never return to the other side again."
"I… I can't do much I don't really have many skills." She was stuttering.
He knelt down eyeing her body and sneered. "Oh I'm sure we can come to some sort of understanding. But be warned it's forever and you must obey my every command and always ask permission before doing. It's that or well I think you can figure out what happens if you say no."
"I don't want to die so yes I'll do it." She nodded with tears rolling down her face.
"Perfect we have an accord." He proclaimed in a happy mood.
Ruby was awakened by the cawing of crows they were so annoying she couldn't stand it. She then heard her grandma talking with someone. She walked out and gasped at the sight of the Stranger. "Oh Ruby I'm glad you're up I was speaking with Mr. Silverstein he purchased our home and the restaurant from Mr. God and has agreed to charge at a reduced rate and give you a raise the hard work you put in."
Ruby was terrified to see him. "So what you're saying is that this stranger basically owns us?" She shouted alarmed.
The Stranger crept up to her smiling he placed his hand against her bedroom door leaning closer getting up in her face causing her to turn red his for some reason she found his threatening presence both terrifying and strangely arousing. "If you want to put it that way then yes I do own you Ruby forever."