Chapter 2 Where Am I?
Disclaimer: I didn't write Enchanted. All that credit goes to Disney Studios. I just tried to make this exactly like the movie. (Sorry if some of the dialogue is wrong. I try to make this as exact as possible.)
Giselle was gasping for air to breath, but it was hard because she wasn't ever this afraid in her life. She looked at her hands. They looked strange to her. Then she touched her hair. It felt strange. She didn't know where she was. She saw that she was sitting on some sort of porthole. She opened it slowly, not knowing what would be on the other side. When she opened it, she looked out just a little, and was afraid of what she saw. She knew she was definitely not in Andalasia anymore. She managed to get out of the man hole just in time to see two strange looking vehicles crashing into each other.
"Oh!" she gasped. Then she bumped into a table knocking down everything.
"Oh! Sorry!" she said. She looked among the crowd. "I, excuse me! I mean, I was wondering if one of you could direct me to the castle. Please, if you could point me to the castle. To the ball. To where my true love, Prince Edward-" Giselle said and screamed because she was startled. She was moving without her moving her feet! She got carried along by the crowd of people, and went down the escalator. When she came up, she was scared and didn't know what to do.
"Edward?" she asked quietly. "Oh, no." Giselle walked silently until she spotted an old man sitting on a bench. "Oh! Hello! Old man! May I sit with you? I'm very tired, and I'm scared. I've never been this far away from home before and I'm not sure at all where I am. If someone could show me just a bit of kindness. A friendly "hello" or even a smile I'm sure that it would lift my spirits up so much," Giselle said nervously. The old man smiled at something on her head ."Oh, you have a lovely smile," Giselle said. The old man swapped the tiara from Giselle's hair and started running away.
"Oh! Come back here! I need that!" Giselle cried out after him, and tried running after him, but in that puffy dress, she couldn't manage it. "You, are not a very nice old man!" Giselle said and formed her mouth into a pout. It started raining just them, and Giselle sighed.
Robert Philips was a divorce lawyer and right then, in the middle of a case.
"No! You're not getting him, Ethan!" a female voice yelled.
"You just want him because I want him!" a male voice yelled too.
"Well, I'm not letting you have him!" the female voice yelled again.
"Forget it, Phoebe! Hank is coming with me!" the male voice shouted at his wife.
"Wait, guys! I'm getting confused here. Who's Hank?" a lawyer said to the couple.
"Hank Aaron. Milwaukee Braves. His 1954 rookie card," Ethan said.
"A baseball card? That's what this gets down to? A baseball card?" Robert asked.
"You never loved Hank like I did!" Ethan yelled.
"You never loved me like you loved Hank!' Phoebe said and started arguing all over again.
"Excuse me, Robert? It's time," Samantha walked into the room.
"Yes," Robert said.
"Could we do this in the morning at nine 'o clock?" Robert asked the other lawyer.
"Nine sounds good," he responded.
"Ok," Robert said walking out of the room.
"Hey. So after a whole day of that you still want to get engaged?" Sam asked Robert.
"Oh, please. Those people never had a crazy romantic win. It's not the same with Nancy and I," Robert said grabbing his jacket.
"Sure. None of that crazy romantic stuff," Sam said sarcastically.
"Come on. I mean, we're rational. We've taken the time to understand each other's strengths and weaknesses," Robert explained.
"Sounds like you're building a bridge. Have you told your daughter yet?" Sam asked.
"No, I haven't. Not yet. But I'm going to, tonight. That's the tricky part. I got her a present to ease her into it, though," Robert said calmly. He knew that Morgan like Nancy, but not that much.
"With news like this, I hope you bought her a Shetland pony," Sam said with a worried face.
"No. Something much better than that," Robert said with an evil grin.
Robert gets inside the cab and picks up Morgan from school(I'm guessing.)
"A book?" Morgan asks Robert, and looks at him like he's crazy.
"Come on, don't give me that look. I know it's not that fairytale book you wanted, but this is better. Look at this. See?" Robert asked and took the book from Morgan's hands. "Rosa Parks. Madame Curie. She was a remarkable woman who dedicated her life to research. Till she died from radiation poisoning."
Morgan looked at her father as if he were crazy, "She died?" Just then, Robert's phone started ringing.
"Yea hi. Tomorrow morning would be great, yea. Seven thirty? Yea, honey I'll call you later. Alright bye," Robert said and closed the phone. He turned to Morgan. "It was Nancy. She's a lto like the women in your book. Sweetie. I'm going to ask her to marry me," Robert said and Morgan's eyes widened.
"Hey, you like her don't you? We all get along and spend time together," Robert said sighing.
"Where's she going to live?" Morgan asked her dad.
"She's going to live with us," Robert said plainly.
"Dad, she can't have my bedroom," Morgan whined.
"No, you don't have to give up your bedroom, no. Come on, It's going to be great. I promise. It's not like she's going to try to be your mother," Robert said. He had hoped Morgan wouldn't be so mad or sad about this idea. He guessed it was turning out fine.
"You mean, step-mother," Morgan corrected him.
"Right. She's going to be a nice step-mother. She's going to take you to school tomorrow, just you and her, for some grownup girl bonding time," Robert said. He wished Morgan would get along with Nancy better than they do.
"I'm only six," Morgan said, looking confused.
"You won't always be," Robert said with a smile.
Back outside in the rain, Giselle was very sad and worried. Not to mention afraid of what was going to happen next. But when she saw the castle, she was relieved. Except for one thing. It was a billboard. But she didn't know that got on top of a car, and reached for the billboard. She climbed all the way to the castle door.
"Hello? It's me. Giselle from Andalasia. Hello?" Giselle started knocking, "Is there anybody home? Please open the door," Giselle called out.
"Dad, why is there a princess on the castle billboard?" Morgan asked.
"Hmm? Oh, its a mannequin," Robert said not looking up.
"She's really there," Morgan said and opened the taxi door to see the billboard up close.
"Morgan, what are you doing? Get back in here! Morgan! Stop! Morgan!" Robert yelled after his daughter.
"Heyyy. Look!" Morgan said and pointed to the castle billboard.
"Stay here," he said to Morgan.
Then he looked up at Giselle, "Hey! Lady!"
Giselle looked down at him, "Oh, hello. I was wondering if maybe you could- woah woah!" Giselle said and waved her hands in the air to try to keep her from slipping.
"Hang on!" Robert yelled.
Giselle fell, but caught the rim of the billboard. She knew she wouldn't be able to hold on much longer, so she had to let go.
"Catch her, Daddy!" Morgan yelled.
Robert tried to make sure he would be able to catch her from the angle from where he was standing. Then when she slipped, he caught her. Only halfway. He fell on the floor bruising his elbows.
"Are you ok?" he asked Giselle.
"I, I'm fine," Giselle responded.
"Are you ok?" Morgan came running to where they fell.
"I'm I'm fine," Giselle said once again.
"What were you doing up there?" Morgan asked her. At that moment, she was convinced that Giselle was a princess.
"I, I was looking for some help. You see I've been wandering very far and long tonight. And I'm afraid nobody's been very nice to me," Giselle said with a sad face.
Robert, who was still rubbing his elbow looked up and said sarcastically,"Yeah. Welcome to New York."
"Thank you," Giselle said with a smile. Robert had absolutely no idea who she was or where she had come from, but he knew she was totally confused and didn't know sarcasm when she heard it.
"Oh, are you sure you're alright?" Robert asked again.
"Oh, yes," she responded. She didn't know why they were asking her the same question three times, because she already gave the same response twice. Giselle knew she wasn't hurt.
"Do you want me to call someone for you?" Robert asked her, though afraid of what she might say. He had to admit she was beautiful, but he already had Nancy, and he almost didn't believe this woman was from earth.
"Well, I don't think they'd hear you from here," Giselle responded as if making a point.
"What?" Then thunder was heard through the sky.
Robert brought Giselle to his apartment to stay for a little while. When they got out of the elevator, Robert said," Morgan, show her the way please."
"Then, the had told me to look deep into the well, and wish for my heart's desire, but I must've looked very far because I fell, down, down, down. And then I climbed out of this big round hole, and then I got very lost, until I fell off of the castle, and now here I am. With you!" GIselle exclaimed happily.
"Is this a big habit of yours? Falling of of stuff?" Robert asked. He thought she was making it up.
"Well, usually someone catches me. But, not to worry. I'm certain that Edward is already searching for me. No doubt by morning he will come rescue me from this strange land. Take me home and the two of us can share in true love's kiss, " Giselle explained.
"True love's kiss," Robert said. Now he knew this woman was truly crazy.
"It's the most powerful thing in the world," Giselle said with an unreadable expression.
"Right," Robert said.
"Now if only I could find a place to rest my head for the night," Giselle said.
"What kind of place?" Robert inquired the young lady.
"Oh, I don't know. Maybe a nearby meadow, or, or a hollow tree," Giselle said smiling again.
"A hollow tree." Robert knew this woman was crazy, but he knew she always smiled, for a fact. He was starting to like her, but he already had Nancy. He had to put that in his head.
"Or a houseful of dwarves, I hear they're very hospitable," Giselle said as if nothing was wrong.
"Like I said, I could only let you in for a minute, dry you off, and use the phone if you like. Morgan come on, it's bedtime," Robert said going inside his apartment.
"That's very kind of you," Giselle said. Only one problem. She couldn't fit through the door with that dress.
"What's with this dress of yours?" Robert asked.
"Oh, do you like it? I gathered the silk from my silkworm friends and spun it into thread on my spinning wheel," Giselle said trying to push through the door.
"You did this all by yourself?" Morgan asked. She was amazed that anyone could do this. Besides Nancy. She owned her own shop.
"Well, the mice and rabbits did help with the sewing," Giselle said, and pushed harder.
"They're good," Morgan said and pulled Giselle's hand as hard as she could, and guess what? Giselle fit through. Only the bottom of her dress tore off.
Morgan got dressed for bed, brushed her teeth and went to her father and asked him,
"Couldn't she sleep here, Daddy?" Morgan asked.
"Uh, no. That's a big no," Robert said writing something on paper.
Morgan sighed, and went to Giselle, who was sitting of the sofa.
"Are you really a princess?" she asked Giselle.
"Not yet," Giselle said and yawned,"but I will be, soon." Giselle rested her head on the pillow which was on the sofa.
Morgan tiptoed to her dad.
"Wow, Dad, she's really sleepy," Morgan said in a whisper.
"Oh, no. That's not acceptable, no," Robert said putting down the papers, and went to where Giselle was sleeping.
"You're not really gonna make her go, are you Daddy?" Morgan asked.
"I want you to go to bed please," Robert told his daughter.
"But I think she might be a real princess," Morgan protested.
"Morgan, just because she has on a funny dress, doesn't mean she's a princess. She's a seriously confused women, who's fallen into our laps," Robert said as quietly as possible, to not wake Giselle up.
"So you're not going to let her stay?" Morgan whined.
"Nope. Put on your nightgown and go to sleep," Robert said and kissed Morgan on her head.
Robert took out his cell phone out of his pocket and dialed a number for a cab.
"Hi, I need a car.116th and Riverson please. Thank you," Robert said and closed the phone. He looked carefully at Giselle. He thought she looked peaceful, especially after all she's been through. He liked the way she smiled even when she was sleeping. Even though Giselles drove him crazy, she was still wonderful. He smiled at her and wished her a good night. He really was starting to think she was truly a beautiful woman.
"Morgan?" Robert asked his daughter.
"Come on, I want you to sleep in my room tonight," Robert said motioning to his room.
"Why?" Morgan asked.
"Just come on."