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Fairy Tale Balloon Poll: Round Three

Round One: Cinderella's stepmother
Round Two: Prince Charming

"Any minute now, if it's all right with Charming here," says the Beast through clenched and impressive incisors.

"Princess," begins Charming in a rather puffy way, "this glorified mongrel must be at least five hundred pounds. I trust that makes your decision easy."

"Her decision?" puts in Scheherezade, who is on her third shot of Baba Yaga's spirits and has rapidly coloring cheeks.

"Muscle outweighs fur," counters the Beast, but his words are pained, as if he is trying to control himself. Off a wink from Baba Yaga, he abandons this effort and hurls Prince Charming over the side in a frankly beautiful combination of movements. Little Red and Hansel gasp, the former with a dainty hand at her mouth; Gretel, on the other hand, looks thrilled. Rumpelstiltskin and the Frog Prince find it easiest to keep their expressions snide.

Sleeping Beauty rolls onto her other arm with a soft sigh.

"So does anyone know if she's likely to wake up?" Gretel pipes up, surprising everyone. Cinderella gives her a reproachful look, and Gretel shrugs. "Just thought it'd be an easy solution to our problem," she adds. "We can strap her with a parachute, can't we?"

"Do you see a parachute?" Rumpelstiltskin snaps, and earns himself a high-five from the Frog Prince.

Gretel just sulks.

"Gretel isn't wrong," says the Princess of the Pea carefully. "Sleeping Beauty is hardly contributing. And don't people weigh more when they're sleeping?"

"I'm sorry, where did you say you'd gotten your physics degree?" inquires the Frog Prince. Rumpelstiltskin erupts in guffaws, elbowing him in the side. The Princess rolls her royal eyes.

"Narcolepsy is hardly a choice," Cinderella argues. "She deserves a chance."

"I agree with Cinderella," announces Little Red.

"I agree with Little Red," adds Hansel, and simpers like a boy who's had a lot of practice at it.

"You're all feather-spined simpletons," Baba Yaga tells the assorted company. "Obviously we just need to make modifications to the propulsion system. I live in a moving house, for the Goddess's sake."

"And a summer cabin in Siberia," Scheherezade remarks. "Which is lovely."

"You speak English?" the flabbergasted Beast asks Baba Yaga. Cinderella nods as if she, too, is awaiting the witch's answer with bated breath.

"I speak Old Church Slavonic," Baba Yaga answers. "You think your little Anglo-Saxon grab bag is a challenge?"

"I have some great stories about that month I spent with you in the summer house," muses Scheherezade, lost in her thoughts. "God, was Vladivostok Customs hell ..."

"Maybe you can tell us after we decide who to toss out next," says Gretel: a child's awkward attempt at gallows humor. "The little arrow on the compass thingy is still bouncing."

Poll #1376063 Fairy Tale Balloon Poll, Round III
This poll is closed.

"That's an altimeter," Rumpelstiltskin and the Frog Prince correct her, in unison.

Rumpelstiltskin
3(16.7%)
Sleeping Beauty
0(0.0%)
Hansel
6(33.3%)
Gretel
1(5.6%)
Cinderella
0(0.0%)
Baba Yaga
0(0.0%)
the Beast
0(0.0%)
Little Red Riding Hood
0(0.0%)
the Frog Prince
2(11.1%)
Scheherezade
0(0.0%)
the Princess of the Pea
6(33.3%)


Voting closes at the tail end of Thursday. Which is to say, 12:00 AM Friday, with leeway for your various time zones.

Comments

( 15 comments — Leave a comment )
sassydelinquent
Apr. 1st, 2009 12:21 pm (UTC)
Hansel can stay when he grows a pair.
ninamazing
Apr. 3rd, 2009 03:32 pm (UTC)
ROFL. I'm so glad we're friends. :P
kerrypolka
Apr. 1st, 2009 02:19 pm (UTC)
TEAM BABA YAGA
ninamazing
Apr. 3rd, 2009 03:32 pm (UTC)
YOU KNOW IT
thunderemerald
Apr. 1st, 2009 03:36 pm (UTC)
::sekritly shipping Baba Yaga and the Beast::
intrikate88
Apr. 1st, 2009 04:39 pm (UTC)
Hoooooly shit, seconded.
ninamazing
Apr. 3rd, 2009 03:33 pm (UTC)
OMG INTERESTING. :D
ninamazing
Apr. 3rd, 2009 03:33 pm (UTC)
:DDDDDDDDDDDD

NOTED.
intrikate88
Apr. 1st, 2009 04:40 pm (UTC)
"I speak Old Church Slavonic," Baba Yaga answers. "You think your little Anglo-Saxon grab bag is a challenge?"

HAHAHAHA lovely. So true.
ninamazing
Apr. 3rd, 2009 03:33 pm (UTC)
Teehee! Thank you! ♥
noblealice
Apr. 1st, 2009 09:06 pm (UTC)
When I saw "altimeter", it made me think of Lyra and how much she'd PWN everyone. Lyra > All.
ninamazing
Apr. 3rd, 2009 03:34 pm (UTC)
LYRA. Awww. It's true, Philip Pullman was the first person to use altimeters in a fantasy novel I read. :P
madkrazyghetto
Apr. 1st, 2009 10:46 pm (UTC)
Hansel, he's so hot right now.
ninamazing
Apr. 3rd, 2009 03:34 pm (UTC)
It's that damn Hansel! ♥

(OMG WYATT CENAC. IS DOING SO WELL LATELY. !!)
kurukami
Apr. 5th, 2009 11:48 am (UTC)
Well, if you throw Hansel out you'd have to follow him shortly with Gretel. The hysterics would be unbearable otherwise.

But first things first. Spoiled everyone-else-dies-first Princess of the Pea will make a nice splash next to the Prince Charming sized one. ; )

And man, I like Baba Yaga and the sardonic Greek chorus. *grin*
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