Nightmare Love (Book Two of After Fairy Tale Series)

Nightmare Love (Book Two of After Fairy Tale Series)

Status: Finished

Genre: Romance

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Status: Finished

Genre: Romance

Summary

In the shadows, deep in the darkness lies a castle. Inside this castle lives the Nightmare Queen. She stands firm at the boundary between the mortal world, and that of the monsters. It is her job to keep her people both safe and away from the mortal world. But with such responsibility comes a glaring loneliness. Eager to bring the Nightmare Queen into their world. The Supernatural Council send one of their own to get her to join. Jaden has always been at his mothers side. Until now. In a world that respects his skill and gender, he's drawn to the enigmatic and beautiful Nightmare Queen. Her monsterous qualities endear him ever more to her, and he alone is the key to break her curse.

Summary

In the shadows, deep in the darkness lies a castle. Inside this castle lives the Nightmare Queen. She stands firm at the boundary between the mortal world, and that of the monsters. It is her job to keep her people both safe and away from the mortal world. But with such responsibility comes a glaring loneliness. Eager to bring the Nightmare Queen into their world. The Supernatural Council send one of their own to get her to join. Jaden has always been at his mothers side. Until now. In a world that respects his skill and gender, he's drawn to the enigmatic and beautiful Nightmare Queen. Her monsterous qualities endear him ever more to her, and he alone is the key to break her curse.

Chapter1 (v.1) - Nightmare Love

Author Chapter Note

In the shadows, deep in the darkness lies a castle. Inside this castle lives the Nightmare Queen. She stands firm at the boundary between the mortal world, and that of the monsters. It is her job to keep humanity both safe and afraid of the things that go bump in the night. But with such responsibility comes a glaring loneliness. Eager to bring the Nightmare Queen into their world. The Supernatural Council send one of their own to get her to join. Jaden has always been at his mothers side. Until now. Seeing the blatant mistrust in the Nightmare world only seems to draw him to the vicious and cold Queen Lillia.

Chapter Content - ver.1

Submitted: January 18, 2016

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Chapter Content - ver.1

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Once Upon a Time...

There were two lands in existance. The Light Kingdom, where the mortal realm resided. And the Dark Kingdom, where the immortal shadow planes held dominion. There was a line that separated the two planes, and for eons it remained untouched by either side in a tnuous peae maintained by the Terror King and the many Light Monarchs. Until one day the hordes of dark creatures rose up in opposition against their ruling party. With the assassination of the Terror King many surged to the line. They wanted to take the light lands for themselves. To hunt and feed on the mortals as they pleased. But the Princess of Shadows stood at the line, and ordered the army back. She told them that if the went to the Light Kingdom, they would be killed. For humans, though mortal, were resourceful and fearful. They would kill what they didn't know, and didn't understand. And their Light Kingdom counterparts would slaughter them for daring to cross to their lands.  

With her powers over shadows she created a cage to keep her people back, and with their attempt twarted they returned to the darkness. But there were clan leaders who did not agree with the Princess' demands. So they cursed her. Her power, responding to the curse, tried to kill her. She was lying in a pool of her blood in the courtyard of her castle when those responsible came. They exploited her weakness and escaped into the Light Kingdom. Out of desperation, she reached into her chest and pulled her cursed heart free. At this moment a primal darkness woke in her. She healed instantly, but she was horribly scarred. The heart she'd torn free was blackened with taint and ruin. None but her attackers knew the cure. If she did not find pure everlasting love before her six thousandth year, she would remain as cursed and hateful as she was in that moment.

As rage filled her she locked her heart away and turned her punishing power upon those who had dared to harm her. Her own people were forced into their true forms. If she had to wear her power's remains upon her skin so would they. Her anger swept over her land and they knew her for what she was, the Nightmare Queen. And her first order as Queen, was to get even with those who cursed her. She leveled a sickness upon the werewolf clan. If they would stand against her, she would have them eat their own. She cast a weakness upon the Vampires. If they wanted the light so bad they would be forced to live in the night or burn in the daylight. She cursed the Yokai to lose human thought, for if they fled her lands, they would never be able to hide what they were. Upon the Shifters, she cursed them to be hunted for their pelts, as the animals they mirrored.

With that the Dark Kingdom was cut off from the Light Kingdom. The Nightmare Queen would never again allow her people to ride over her. She would show them terror and fear. For it was what they forced her to become.

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Nightmare Queen Lillia

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Witch Prince Jaden


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