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CUT TO The "dramatized" KING, QUEEN  and BRIAR ROSE in a kind of reception line.  They are approached by ZEEZEE, a female fairy, who hands the Princess a large box.

 

ZEEZEE

Oh, lovely Princess Briar Rose, please accept this humble gift from your humble servant, the humble fairy ZeeZee.

BRIAR ROSE

Why, thank you, fairy ZeeZee.

ZEEZEE

"Humble" fairy ZeeZee.

BRIAR ROSE

"Humble" fairy ZeeZee.

ZEEZEE

It's a cloak and bonnet I made myself.  And I attached a special spell.  All you have to do is sew the bonnet onto the back of the cloak, and you will be graced with your beautiful blonde tresses for the rest of your life!  Even in old age!

BRIAR ROSE

Why, humble fairy ZeeZee, how thoughtful of you!

 

There is a HIDEOUS CACKLE heard offstage.

 

ZEEZEE

Oh, my Goodness!

QUEEN

What on earth is that cackling?

ZEEZEE

That's Patrick.  He was very upset that you didn't invite him to the celebration.

KING

But we had only twelve golden plates at the table!  I had room for only twelve fairies!  Besides, I thought Patrick was a pixie.

ZEEZEE

He is a pixie!  Don't you worry about it, your Majesty!

PATRICK

(entering)

I heard that, ZeeZee!  You know very well I'm a full-fledged fairy!

ZEEZEE

Then why won't you show anybody your birthmark!

PATRICK

Because I don't have to, that's why!  Now get out of here before I show you how powerful a fairy I really am!  OUT!

(ZeeZee screams and rushes off)

Now...who have we here?  Is this the lovely young Princess who's birthday celebration I was NOT invited to?

KING

Now, Patrick, you must understand that I have only so many golden plates, and as it happened, I...

PATRICK

Tut tut, King, none of your royal excuses!  You ignored me.  Let's leave it at that.  I'm fairy enough to withstand your thoughtless slight!  No need to apologize.

QUEEN

Well, that's quite...fairylike of you, Patrick.

PATRICK

Indeed!  Indeed it is!  And to prove there's no hard feelings, I would like to bestow a powerful fairy spell upon the Princess.

KING

Uh...I don't think that will be necessary, Patrick...

PATRICK

Tut tut, King!  Please!  Let me invoke a blessing on the beautiful young thing.  I insist.

KING

Well, if you insist...

PATRICK

YOUNG PRINCESS BRIAR ROSE...BY THE POWER VESTED IN ME AS A FULL-FLEDGED AND POWERFUL FAIRY...I...SMITE YOU WITH A CURSE!

Ominous MUSICAL CHORD.