A long, long time ago, in a faraway kingdom called Surun, there were a king, a queen, and two princesses named Isabel and Annabel.
One rainy day, the queen approached the two princesses and said, “Daughters, your father and I agree on the fact that it is about time you married.”
Isabel, who was eighteen, said, “No, mother, give us some more time.”
The sixteen-year-old Annabel said, “Isabel and I will go fetch our princes from afar. We’ll go now, in fact.”
Oblivious, Isabel stared at her sister in disbelief. Annabel smiled reassuringly. The queen was skeptical, but she left them be.
The princesses left the castle.
Isabel decided to head north while Annabel decided to head south. Before they parted, Annabel said, “Let’s run away and never go back. We agreed not to marry.”
“Let’s do. After what happened to Snow White’s mother…I’m never going to marry,” Isabel said.
“I’m more concerned for Aurora’s poor fate, but whatever. Anyhow, I’ll not marry.”