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Male narrator: Once upon a time...
Lightning flashes.
In a faraway land...
Raven Queen: I am Raven Queen, daughter of the Evil Queen, and I pledge-uhm... I—
Apple is waiting behind Raven excitedly.
Apple White: Come on! Do it!
Raven Queen: I-huh...
Male narrator: All eyes were on Raven as she faced the most important choice—
Female narrator: Really? You're gonna start there, at Legacy Day?
Male narrator: You know, there's only really room for one narrator here.
Female narrator: Start at the beginning! Where the whole Rebel and Royal drama began!
Male narrator: Oh, fine! Gather round, friends, and let us tell you a story: the story of Ever After High, a high school for the teenage sons and daughters of the most famous fairy tale characters who ever lived. But this year was like no other for the students of Ever After High.

Male narrator: Raven's Tale, the story of a Rebel. It was the year of Legacy Day; [Raven and her friend Maddie are walking together to the school.] a momentous event where the students pledge to all the magical world to follow the same paths as their fairy tale parents.
Female narrator: Which they better do, or else!
Male narrator: I'm sorry, who's telling this story?! If you don't—
Madeline Hatter: Would you two stop fighting?! [She stomps her foot.] Peas and crackers!
Raven Queen: Um, who are you talking to?
Madeline Hatter: [Runs up to Raven.] Why, the narrators! Oh, you can't hear them, Raven, only I can.
Raven Queen: Okay...
Madeline Hatter: [Gasp.] Hehehe.
Raven Queen: Can I talk now?
Madeline Hatter: Mhm!
Raven Queen: It's just... Ah! I'm sick of everyone thinking I'm so "evil," because my mom was. It's not fair! [She sends her baggage to oblivion using her magic by accident.]
Madeline Hatter: [Puts a hand on Raven's shoulder.] No one thinks you're evil. Hehe, now you're just talking crazy! La-la-la!
Raven Queen: Daughter of the Mad Hatter calls ME crazy? [Sigh.]
Madeline Hatter: Would you stop with the worry-flurry? [She and Raven walk up the steps.] Everyone at school loves you!
Pig #3: It's Raven Queen! Run!
Son of the Hero of Haarlem: She. Is. Evil! [A fountain sprays at him.]
Lilly-Bo Peep: Run, everyone!
Sheep: [Alarmed bleating.]
Madeline Hatter: The students scream and hide away.

See? They love you! [Her watch springs open.] Yay, [Flings off her watch and sets up a tea table.] tea time! Earl Grey, [Earl Grey squeaks.] oh, you clever dormouse! Why, yes, [Pours tea out.] this is a new dress.

Male narrator: It's lunch time and Raven sits alone in the castleteria.

And so, life for Raven was not easy; feeling alone and isolated.

Female narrator: As it should be. She is destined to be evil.
Male narrator: Couldn't go twenty seconds without talking, could you?
Dexter Charming: Dexter notices Raven and approaches her.

[He waves and walks up to her.] Hey, Raven! Uh-You look gort... I mean great. I-I don't even know what gort is...

Raven Queen: I'd offer you a seat, but I'm "evil." To sit here you'd have to be pretty—
Daring and Apple enter the room and fans scream for them.
Violet-haired backgrounder: Oooh, Daring!
Dexter Charming: What? No, Raven, I'm Dex, Dexter Charming! Daring's my bro...[Flinches.] ther. Oh, gort.
Apple White: Raven, how's every enchanted thing?
Raven Queen: Apple White. Good to see ya. Hey, Daring!
Daring Charming: I-uh I have to warn you: don't stare at the teeth. Just got them whitened. [He flashes a smile in another direction. It tans the pigs.]
Apple White: The bell rings.

Oh-oh! There's the bell. Time for Good Kingdom Management. [Waves a hand to Raven.] Raven, what's your next class?

Raven Queen: [Reading.] Uh... History of Evil Spells?
Apple White: [Chuckling.] That is so perfect for you!
Daring Charming: Cerise walks past them.

Hey, Cerise, how's it going? [He smiles at her which causes her to drop her tray.

Cerise Hood: [Growling and coughing.] Oh uh, sorry, I-I have a cold! [Runs away.]
Pig #3: [Runs up.] Free food!

Male narrator: That night, as Raven returned to her dorm, she found quite the surprise waiting for her.
Raven Queen: [Knocking.] Hey! Maddie? [Lightly pushes the door open.]
Apple White: [Turns around.] Welcome home, roomie!
Raven Queen: Huh, good one, Apple. I'm rooming with Maddie this year.
Apple White: [Shakes head confidently.] Not anymore! Since you're such an important part of my story; you poison me, I fall asleep...
Raven Queen: The prince wakes you with a kiss blah-blah-blah, yada-yada I know! So?
Apple White: So, I asked headmaster Grimm if we could live together! And he said yes. [She nods excitedly.] Isn't that enchanting?
Raven Queen: Ugh... But-but...
Apple White: Oh-oh-oh! You are going to love rooming with me! I'm thoughtful, and beautiful, and I sing the most wonderful songs about woodland creatures. [She clears her throat and starts singing.] All the doves love to fly and the hares love to burrow!
Raven Queen: [Raven is annoyed and she shoos the doves out.] Move along, move along. Nothing to see here.
One dove unexpectedly stays and Raven strokes its chin.
Apple White: And, I already decorated your half of the room! [Clapping.] Isn't it just the evilest? I knew you'd love it!
Raven Queen: This is gonna be a looooong year. [She shrugs and continues playing with the dove.]

Male narrator: Which brings us to the rehearsals for the Legacy Day ceremony.
Milton Grimm: So, when your magical key appears, you insert it gently into the Storybook of Legends, then stand, shoulders back, and declare your destiny to the world! Have I made myself clear?
Raven Queen: [Holds a finger out.] Headmaster Grimm, but what if...
Milton Grimm: No questions? Good. Now, we're going to practice with this tiny Manual of Entirely Reasonable School Rules. [He clears his throat and signals the little pig to leave.] Who will go first?
Madeline Hatter: I, Madeline Hatter, pledge to follow the destiny of dear old dad: The Maaaad Hatter of Wonderland! When do we drink the tea?
Milton Grimm: Next!
Hunter Huntsman: I'm Hunter Huntsman and I pledge to follow my destiny as the next huntsman. I'll swing my axe bravely and—[He looks in the audience.]
Pesky: [Blows Hunter a raspberry.]
Hunter Huntsman: Really, Pesky? You wanna play that way?
Milton Grimm: Next!
Cedar Wood: I'm-I'm Cedar Wood, and-uh I pledge to follow my destiny and be the next Pinocchio. Well, I mean, not the next Pinocchio... huh. I mean, actually, I can only tell the truth while I'm in school, but then one day, one day I'm gonna lie... Uh, but does that mean I'm gonna be like my dad... or not like my dad...
Milton Grimm: Next!
Raven Queen: I'm Raven Queen and I pledge to follow my destiny as... um... I have a question!
Milton Grimm: What is it?
Raven Queen: I was just wondering, I mean, what if I don't want to take the pledge?
Madeline Hatter: [Gasp.]
Pesky: Eeee!
Hunter Huntsman: [Gasp.]
Apple White: Daring shuts her mouth which is hanging open.
Raven Queen: What? It's just a question!
Milton Grimm: [He sternly walks up to Raven.] And here's your answer. If you don't pledge your destiny, your story ceases to exist.
Raven Queen: Ceases to exist? So then... What happens to me?
Milton Grimm: You will cease to exist! Poof! [Raven backs away.] Now, Raven, continue.
Raven Queen: But, Mr. Grimm...
Milton Grimm: Poof-poof!

Raven flinches.

Raven Queen: Ah!.. I have to go.
Students are gasping as she leaves the podium.
Milton Grimm: But the rules are... The rules!
Students: Destiny!
Milton Grimm: [(From far away.)] Now, settle down everyone.

Male narrator: In the Vault of Lost Tales, deep beneath the school, another was listening: Giles Grimm, the brother of the school's headmaster.
Giles Grimm: The Raven flies. The clouds, they sing! But what should happen when the tide rolls in?
Raven Queen: [She sighs and sits on a log out in the forest.]
Male narrator: What will happen indeed.
Female narrator: That's it? That's where you're ending the story? I cannot wait until it is my turn to tell the story.
Male narrator: And why are you so against these kids choosing their own destiny?