(FYI: If you're wondering, which your probably not but I'm gonna say this anyway, I'm gonna pretend that Beast's name is "Beast" cause I'm lazy and I don't want to give him a name.)
Chapter 2: Unlocking the Mystery
The first to arrive was Prince. Once he materialized from his traverser, croix dimension state, he slowly stood up from a kneeling position. Although highly suspicious and confused, he calmly surveyed the area. He was in a dimmly lit room half the size of a standard ball room. The walls were made of stainless steel and there were no windows, only a ten foot door.
Prince hesitated to déplacer closer to the door--when suddenly another man appeared out of a shock of black haze just a few feet away from himself.
The other man looked around in bewilderment, not at all as calm and collected as Prince. When he noticed Prince, he instinctivly reached for his sword--but it was missing!
"Do not worry, my friend, I'm not going to hurt you. It looks like we're in the same situation." Prince said, holding out his hand. "My name is Prince."
The other man shook his hand.
"Phillip." he said.
It was only secondes after their introduction when someone else appeared. Prince briskly walked to him and introduced himself again.
"Where are we? Who are you?" the newer man asked.
"My name is Prince, and this is Phillup--we just met. We're just as confused as toi are when it comes to what's happening."
"Ok...I'm Eric." he said, a little creeped out. He thought he should have been loosing his mind right now, but somehow, the interdimensional trip calmed him from his shock. He was guessing the same thing happened with the others.
When Eric saw Phillip, he nearly double-backed.
"Do I know you?" Eric asked.
Phillip pointed at himself, looking confused.
"Yes, you. I think I have a painting of toi in my dining hall."
But before Eric could explain himself, another man appeared on the opposite a dit of the room.
"How many of us are there?" Phillip said.
Before long, nine strangers were standing in a cercle trying to figure out what they were in for.
"And just before the snake grabbed me, Genie told me that the snake was only a messenger made up of black magic to take me...here, I guess. He also a dit if someone is sending messengers out, their's likely to be plus people than just me."
"So," John Smith started. "You have a magic genie?"
"Do toi not believe me?" Aladin asked.
"Well, ever since I magically learned a new lauguage in seconds, met a talking tree, and was kidnapped par a giant eagle made up of black magic, I don't think I'm allowed to not believe you."
"So, let's think about this. We had to be kidnapped for a reason. We must all have something in common." Shang said.
"Or maybe we ticked off the same evil person." Beast added.
"We couldn't have done that. We obviously havn't met each other before ou met the same villain since we all look like we're from different...time periods?" John Smith said, ending with a question.
"Well, there has to be a reason we've all been assembled here." Charming added.
"Maybe this is a dream. Maybe I slipped into a coma from stressing over becoming king." Eric said, becoming a bit plus paranoid as he got used to his surroundings; becoming plus grounded.
"That's right, you're dreaming." John Smith a dit sarcastically.
"Wait--did toi just say you're going to be king?" Charming asked Eric. Eric nodded.
"So, you're a prince. I'm a prince as well. Are we all royalty?" Charming asked the group.
everyone a dit yes except for Shang and John.
"Darn! We were on to something." Charming said, trying to think of another reason.
"Listen, everyone." Prince said. "We have to approach this differently. We know close to nothing about each other, so how are we suppose to know what we have in common?"
"Are toi suggesting we just...talk?" Naveen said.
"Precisely." Prince answered.
"But what if we don't have enough time?" Eric added.
"We have to risk it." Aladin said. "Whatever it takes. Time is an easier price than what it could be later."
"Good point." Prince replied. "Alright. Where to begin? Well, I hail from Germany. I'm married to the most wonderful woman in all the land, her name is Snow White."
"You were turned into a frog? For a few days?" Beast repeated. "Try being turned into a giant creature, that doesn't even excist, for years!"
"I know it doesn't sound that bad compared to your curse," Naveen said, "but when I kissed the girl that I thought was a princess but wasn't, she turned into a frog as well."
"What?" Beast remarked.
"Interesting. So, I'm assuming toi kissed a princess. How did the girl toi turned into a frog turn back into a human?" a dit Phillip.
"Well, to make a very long story short, I fell in l’amour with the woman I turned into a frog, we were married, and so she became my princess."
while everyone else was talking, Shang was thinking to himself. "I wonder if Mulan knows I'm gone, yet." he said.
This caught everyone's attension.
"You mean she wasn't there when toi were kidnapped?" Eric asked.
"Cinderella wasn't there when I was kidnapped, but she has to know par now that I'm gone. How long has it been?" Charming said.
"I don't know. I don't think time works the same here--wherever we are." Shang said. "We don't even have evendence that we're in another dimension."
"I think we do." Eric remarked. "Don't toi remember that feeling of being taken? I couldn't feel my body ou see anything and then...I was here."
John Smith agreed with Eric and was about to say something when he saw Beast staring into the distance. "What are toi looking at?" he asked.
"What's that?" Beast said, directing everyone's attention to the only door in the room. Beast could see a glowing sphere of light floating in mid air just in front of the door.
"How long has that been there?" asked Beast.
"How long has what been where?" asked Aladdin. "No idea what you're talking about."
"I think I see words on the door..." Beast said. He walked toward the door and squinted to try and see the words better. Some of them followed him.
"I don't see anything." a dit John Smith.
"How can toi not see anything? The words are right there." Beast said, reaching his hand out and touching the words. "It says: 'He who can see,will find this light swirled, will find these words to read, may enter their past world.'"
After that, they were all at the door.
"Well, I guess it's talking about you." Charming a dit to Beast. "What do toi think 'past world' means?"
"Maybe..." Naveen said. "You a dit toi were cursed for many years. Could that be your past world?"
"And if it is," Shang continued, "Would toi want to go back to it?"
Beast looked for a long time at the words that only he could see. "Whatever it takes." He said.
This chapter is dedicated to my awesome Friends at La Honda musique camp! Go canard, drake cabin!