luxken27: (Heroes - Peter contemplation)
Title: The Queen’s Counsel
Fandom: Ever After (1998)
Universe: Canon
Genre: General
Rating: K+
Word Count: 2,078
Summary: Danielle seeks the queen’s counsel when it comes to the matter of settling her father’s estate.

Links: DW | FF.net | AO3

Written for the "boldly" prompt on my 2015 Summer Mini Challenge table.

Before I fell into my Monarch of the Glen rabbit hole, I (re)watched Ever After, a favorite retelling of the Cinderella fairy tale, and was inspired to fill in a gap in the canon: in particular, the penultimate scene in which the royal family punished Danielle's stepmother and stepsister for their obstinacy. It's a very powerful scene, but also an unusual one, and I decided to take on the challenge of figuring out how they got there =)

Points of interest... )

It was fun to shake off the rust a bit and delve into a novel canon for a change - sometimes that's all one needs to get the juices flowing! It certainly seems to have worked for me...now the challenge is keeping it going, LOL :P