MK groaned as she slowly opened her eyes. She blinked in the bright light. She turned her head. Trees rustled in the breeze around her. She glanced around, trying to figure out what had happened. Wasn't she just inside a moment ago? The whole event came back in a flash. Her family had been fighting a bear and she opened up a portal using a hat. The bear went in, but it dragged her and her mother in. MK tried to rise quickly, but only managed to get up slowly, her body aching from the fall. She turned around, trying to see where her mother and the bear had gone.
"Mom!" she called out when she couldn't see anything. "Mom!" She reached into her pocket and pulled out her gun. She took a few steps forward before calling for Merida again. A rustling through the grass came from behind her. She turned around, just in time for Mordu to knock her to the ground and placed his huge paw on her chest. The gun flew from her hand. He roared in her face. She screamed.
"Get away from her!" Merida let loose an arrow. It hit Mordu's side. He roared and backed off MK. MK rolled towards her gun and picked it up. Merida let loose another arrow. "Get out of here Mordu!" Mordu roared and rushed Merida. MK fired a couple of rounds into him. But that didn't seem to stop him. He just kept barreling towards Merida. She fired another arrow before running. Mordu lifted his huge paw and swiped at her, sending her sprawling. Merida hurriedly got up, only to be pushed back down again, Mordu's paw pinning her to the ground.
"Mom!" screamed MK. She shot twice into the bear, but he didn't even seem to notice. He roared in Merida's face, then opened his mouth wide as if to bite her head. A whip made of lightning wrapped itself around the bear's stomach and yanked him off. He was rammed into a tree. A young man not much older than Merida and MK stepped out from behind a tree, lightning crackling around two pieces of paper he was holding.
"Oh no you don't, not on my watch." He grunted and sent two streams of lightning at Mordu. The lightning wrapped around Mordu again like a pair of whips, and the man used them to fling Mordu around like a wimp doll.
MK rushed to Merida and helped her up. "Are you alright?"
"I am now, thanks to that young man."
"Wait, you mean you don't know him?"
Merida shook her head. "No, we didn't meet everyone before Mavis cast the spell."
"Ah-ha!" The young man was smirking as Mordu limped off into the woods. "You just got Merlined."
"Say what?" mumbled Merida.
A soft giggle came from behind another tree. A young woman stepped out. "It's his catchphrase. Merlin's his name, and I'm Snow White." She waved.
MK gasped. "Wait? You mean there is a Snow White?"
"Well yeah, Ella's Cinderella," said Merida.
"Oh, that's right . . . but her story is kind of different from what we're used to. How is this Snow White's story different?"
Merida pointed to the young man. "Are you a prince?"
He bowed. "Yes, I am, Prince Merlin, at your service."
"Wait, what? Isn't Merlin supposed to be an old dude?" asked MK.
"Say what? Is that how everyone knows me, as old?"
Snow White patted his arm. "And wise, too, dear, I'm sure."
"Wait, Snow White and Merlin?" said MK. "Ok, yeah, this is definitely different from the regular Snow White story." She glanced at Merida. "Even though, technically, you were Snow White, in a way."
Merida chuckled. "In a way."
"How were you like Snow White, in a way?" asked Merlin.
"I ate a cursed apple and could only be awakened by true love's kiss."
Merlin and Snow White glanced at each other. "Well you definitely had the apple, but they turned into shoes."
MK blinked. "Ok, whoa, the apple turned into shoes? This definitely isn't the regular Snow White story."
"Like the regular Snow White story? What are you referring to?" asked Merlin.
"How does the regular Snow White story go? And, um, not to be rude, but, why are you wearing those clothes? Who are you, anyway?"
MK and Merida glanced down at their apparel before glancing at each other. Merida sighed. "I don't know if you've heard of me, but I'm Princess Merida Dunbroch of Scotland. My husband is Hiccup Haddock the Third, Chief of Berk."
Merlin snorted. "Is he short and annoying?"
Snow White swatted him. "Merlin! Be nice! You used to be a dwarf yourself, remember?"
MK threw up her hands. "Ok, hang on just a sec. Snow White's apple turned into shoes and her prince was one of the seven dwarves?"
Merlin nodded. "Yup."
"Ok, this isn't the land of fairy tales, this is the land of messed up fairy tales."
"And it's your home as much as it is ours, you know," said Merida. She turned to Merlin. "Thanks for saving us."
"No problem, it is what I do. Is there anything else you might require my assistance with?"
"Yes, where are we?"
Merlin blinked. "Uh, this is Fairy Island."
Merida blinked. "Oh, wow, never heard of it."
MK glanced at her mother in shock. "You never heard of it?"
Merida shook her head. "Your father and I didn't exactly have enough time to explore the whole world. There was Mavis, the curse, and you to worry about."
"What curse?" asked Merlin slowly.
Merida sighed. "It's the curse that's kept everyone reliving the same day for the past twenty-six years. It was put into action by Mavis, the daughter of Frieda. As a matter of fact, we should be heading for the Wizard's Tower. The instructions for the curse are still there, and we need some information."
"Oh, well, I am an apprentice of the Wizard and we're heading that way ourselves," said Merlin.
Merida beamed. "Wonderful! We can talk about our stories along the way!"
Snow White clapped her hands. "That sounds great! I want to hear yours!"
"And I definitely want to hear yours. I've never heard of Snow White's apple turning into shoes before."
Merlin led the way, and the four chatted. It took a little bit of explaining, but Merida and MK managed to explain everything about the curse, where they had come from, and the world they come from. The biggest surprise, of course, was that MK was Merida's daughter.
Snow White shook her head. "I still can't believe it! You two look like you could be the same age!"
MK chuckled nervously. "Oh tell me about it, I'm still getting used to it myself."
"So by kissing Jamie's head, it sounds like you broke the part of the curse that repressed everyone's memories," said Merlin. "And you're looking to find out why the rest of the curse hasn't broken and everything returned to normal."
Merida and MK nodded. "Yup."
Merida paused and glanced up. "Wait, this isn't the Wizard's Tower."
"Oh no, sorry, we have to get Snow's father to charter a boat for us to get to the mainland. This is an island after all."
"Oh, right." The group walked into the palace where they met Snow's father, King White, and the other dwarves, Arthur, Hans, Jack, Pino, Noki, and Kio.
Arthur grinned at them. "Well hello ladies."
"Merida's married," said Merlin. The dwarves glanced at MK.
"Uh, so am I," said MK. The dwarves sighed. "And that's why we need your help." Merida and MK explained the importance of their mission, and Snow's father got the earliest boat out ready for them. They couldn't leave until the next morning, unfortunately, but it gave them a chance to hear about Snow White's and Merlin's story.
"You see, the seven of us are known as the Fearless Seven, great princes who fight dragons and monsters all over the island. Well, one day, we defeated this dragon to save a princess." Merlin let out a huff. "We thought, at first, we had saved a witch, because, well, she had green skin." He winced. "It was actually the fairy princess, and, well, to teach us a lesson, turned us into dwarves." He raised his hand. "I've learned my lesson. But, anyways, while we were trying to break our curse, Snow was looking for her father."
"Hmm," said Snow, "yeah, and the last thing I found was a note from him to look for the Fearless Seven. But first, I had to get past my stepmother and out of the castle to do so. That's when I found out about the red shoes."
(Author's Note: Hello my rosy readers! Yes, I'm going to write the story of Red Shoes and the Seven Dwarves, but it's going to be a quick, basic version. I hope you go watch it, it is really good! That being said, I'm going to be rewatching it over and over again the next few days so I can get it as close as possible, and add the changes that I need to, like Merlin being apprenticed to the Wizard and knowing another character who's going to be making an appearance later on. So the story's going to get a few changes, and I hope you go watch this movie! It is really really good! Thank you so much for being so patient with me on this series. There are still a few characters missing and I don't want to get too far without them. Only problem is, I don't know who these characters are, I just know I'm missing some, lol. Like this, I couldn't write these characters until I had finally seen the movie. They are absolutely perfect for this! Anyways, thanks for reading and I hope you have a wonderful day! Again, check out Red Shoes and the Seven Dwarves, it's awesome! God bless!)