The Feast of Life and the Good Gifts
My body began to change. It became more feminine. I also noticed that I was pretty and that I especially attracted men's glances ... my long slender legs, my long blond hair, my flawless skin ...
Certainly: there was also something intoxicating about noticing what I could trigger in men. - And in me the longing for love became stronger and more concrete ...
My relationship with Stefan also changed. When we fought, there were suddenly other feelings ... When he grabbed me, touched me ... It was unmistakable that he felt the same. He also seemed a little insecure and confused.
Sleeping Beauty and the Curse
All this caused me trouble and I resisted it. No, I didn't want to grow up! It scared me. I didn't want to become like them, the adults ... I didn't want to become a woman who waited depressively or aggressively for a man who was never there for her. Mother seemed dissatisfied - or was she even jealous of me, of my freedom?
The ("evil step-") mother as the thirteenth fairy
In any case, she was now even harder on me and stricter, more vigilant. I was no longer allowed to stay away from home for days. She controlled me and kept stressing that it was about my future. But I also had the feeling that she wanted to tie me back. I felt constricted by her and therefore met with Stefan secretly - just out of spite. This was despite the fact that he sometimes displayed macho airs recently, which annoyed me. Sometimes he suddenly seemed strange to me, he had changed ...
Mitigating the curse: 100 years of sleep and redemption
I tried to find a balance in my thoughts and inner conflicts. "Thank God the world is not like it was 100 years ago, and today you also have many opportunities as a woman! - And anyway: I don't have to become like THEM," I said to myself. "I can fight for myself and my own life so that I can be free and happy ... Yes, that's what I want to do!"