Ariel hustled to the fencing room, where she found her brother sticking his sword into a dummy.
"Charming!" she took the sword from him and dropped it to the ground.
"What was that for?" he reached down to pick it up, but Ariel grabbed his hands.
"I need you. NOW!" she dragged him through the hall and down the stairs, where they found the blonde girl on the balcony, holding down the doors.
"BLONDEY!" Ariel called from below.
The girl looked down, smiling at Charming.
The two mice and Snow White finally reached the railing.
Ariel sighed in relief that her plan had worked.
"Cinderelly! Catch!" The chubby mouse threw the wand in the air, and it landed in Cinderelly's hands.
She waved it in the air. "Lift the spell! Let him remember! Bibbidi Bobbidi--"
Her spell was interrupted when Lady Tremaine snatched the wand away, and another pair of guards restrained her.
Ariel ran up the stairs, still holding Charming's hand. "Unhand her!"
The guards tightened their grip on the girl. "I'm sorry, Your Highness, but under specific orders from your father I'm not allowed to."
Snow White joined the group. "He never said anything!"
Ariel was about to speak, but Charming stepped forward. "What's going on?"
"This servant girl is a thief," answered the guard.
"I am NOT a thief!" Cinderelly proclaimed. She looked pleadingly at Charming. "You're under a SPELL. That's why you don't remember, please, just listen--" she touched his hand softly, when the guards pulled her back.
They led her down the staircase, and out the doors of the castle.
Belle skidded to a stop when she found her siblings. By the looks of Charming's angry face, and Lady Tremaine's triumphant structure, things weren't looking too good.
"Silly child, she's out of her mind today." Lady Tremaine bowed quickly at the siblings, then left with her daughters.
Belle heard Ariel curse under her breath. "Great. And I was so sure it would work!"
Charming folded his arms. "Are you guys trying to sabotage my wedding?"
"No!" Belle resisted. "God, Char, if you'd listen to us for once--"
"Belle, I think I would know if I was going to marry a stranger," he intervened.
Belle stomped her foot. "Well, that's the thing! You're going to marry a stranger, and you trust her mother than your own sisters!" She pointed at his eyes. "Your eyes are GREEN. You are under a SPELL. That's why you don't remember the blonde girl."
Char looked really mad. "Stop trying to tell me what to do, Belle. I'm 21 years old for crying out loud, I know how to take care of myself. And I don't need some teenager to arrange my marriage for me."
"You keep thinking you're right, but you're NOT. You always think you're the best out of all of us, and you think you know what's best for us." The corners of her eyes tingled with tears.
"That's because I DO know what's best for you," he insisted. "I'm your BROTHER."
"If you'd stop comforting Snow all the time, you would actually know how I feel!" she shouted at him. She immediately regretted her words, but she was too mad to care.
"You think Snow White's my favorite sister?" he asked quietly.
Belle shook her head a lot of times, trying to mentally run away from the current situation. "She has always been your favorite, and I'm just the girl waiting in the background." She was embarrassed at how quickly she started crying. "So long, Charming Thomas, I guess I'll be leaving now."
Why did I just say that? She questioned her subconscious.
Charming reached for her, but she was too fast. She was already running out of the castle.
And the last thing she heard was her little sister bursting into tears.
"So long, Charming Thomas, I guess I'll be leaving now."