Chapter 4: The New World
All that one could hear was the cold, jarring sound of the shovel hitting the earth and the muffled sobs of the princesses. The shoveling comes to a sudden stop, and मूलन says, "So before we bury her does anyone have any last words?"
Everyone is quiet. No one knows quite the right words to say. Quite the right words to form how much Aurora actually meant to them. Suddenly Snow raises your hand. "I do," she says. She quietly makes her way over to Aurora's cold, dead body.
She clears her throat, and starts to speak shakily. "All I've done is cry the past few days Aurora, but.." She clears her throat again, a fresh tear falling down her cheek. "But I know you, and I know that आप wouldn't want us crying, you'd want us celebrating your life! I just wish these last few years could've been spent with और happy memories, and not so much death for you...You've been through such a sad time, death after death, loss after loss, but things were finally starting to look up," Snow's voice shakes और now, "I promise आप right now Aurora, I'll spend the rest of my days thinking of आप and the good memories we had." The tears flow down now at a faster rate, making a small puddle of mud under where she stood. "Oh look at me, knowing you, you'd say I was अभिनय like a "ninny" right now! Well, I never knew what that meant, but I'd do anything to hear आप say it one और time, I'd do anything to say goodbye to you. I'd do anything..."
Snow falls to the ground, and Rapunzel catches her. "Snow!" Rapunzel screams, "Snow are आप okay?" Tears fall down Rapunzel's cheek too as she feels Snow's burning hot forehead.
"NO I AM NOT OKAY!" Snow screams suddenly. Sending a chill down everyone's spine. "I can never be okay again, and neither can Aurora!" The wind blows and no one says a word. मूलन looks around, and चमेली nods at her. As मूलन puts the dirt on Aurora's casket, everyone stays silent. Tears fall down everyone's cheeks, but no one knows what to say to comfort one another. They can't.
* * *
The plans were to go into the village directly after the funeral, but it was two days later and no one had left the ship since. Snow had locked herself in her room, not even letting Rapunzel in, and all the girls were clearly affected. Everyone, but Snow sat in the main room of the ship together playing cards. It was a needed distraction.
"We need to go," मूलन says quietly. She's apprehensive to say it, but it was true. Sitting around a ship all दिन wasn't solving anything. "Rapunzel, will आप watch Kai for me?" Rapunzel nods, relieved that she didn't have to tag along as well.
"Okay, bye than!" सिंडरेला calls out to Rapunzel, and they say their goodbyes. "We should be back in a few hours, if not, well, we're not gonna worry about that!" सिंडरेला says, and smiles nervously. They wave goodbye, and embark on their trip.
After about 45 मिनटों of walking, they reach the village. "It's empty," Merida says, "Stripped bare like a wee baby!"
"But....where could they all be?" सिंडरेला asks, "An entire village does not just disappear!"
Tiana looks at everyone like they're crazy. Look at all the people! She was about to scream, but thought, wait, no one sees all the people in the village, but me? Clearly I'm shaken from Aurora....yeah, that's it. I shouldn't make them all think I'm some crazy person...
"Let's go," Tiana says now. An edge to her voice. She hoped everyone just thought she was on edge because of Aurora's funeral, but चमेली looked at her skeptically.
"We just got here though!" चमेली says, "They must be around here somewhere! Really, I don't see why you're so freaked out right-"
"Please!" Tiana begs. The people in the village didn't seem to see the princesses, and the princesses didn't seem to see them, but why did Tiana see them. She was freaked out, and wanted out of here quickly. "We can go back tomorrow, I just need to get back to the ship!"
They look at each other reluctantly, but finally चमेली says, "All right, but tomorrow we're going to have to do twice the walking!"
The princesses make their way back to the ship, but as they round the corner, they all stop suddenly. "Aurora's grave," सिंडरेला whispers.
"It's been broken into!" मूलन screams.
That concludes part 4 of the story! Thank आप all so much for your support with this प्रशंसक fiction, it really means a lot to me. Thanks again for reading, and I hope आप all have a great New Year!