"Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some has greatness thrust upon them" - William Shakespeare Background story "O, had i but followed the arts!" "Desire of having is the sin of covetousness." "Such as we are made of, such we be." "God hath given you one face, and you make yourselves another." Once upon a time there was four kids, the lonely prince, the ruthless king, the clueless princess and the sneaky queen. These four kids was brought together by a series of events and a shared love. The lonely prince was tired of living this life, he found happiness in books and would escape to the land of stories whenever the hateful mom and the violent dad would curse each other. He found peace there, there was nothing that could hurt him and everyone loved him, he was a prince in his own land, with his own crown. Anyone that would spread hate, fear or violence would be sentenced to death. Anyone that questioned the lonely prince would be sentenced to death. And everyone HAD to love him, they HAD to, under any circumstances. One day the lonely prince met the clueless princess and a ruthless king. The clueless princess was a happy little girl, she had many friends and everyone loved her. Her family had a bit of a financial struggle and she got hand-me-downs from her sister, but she didn't mind. One December day the clueless princess and the ruthless king was walking home together from school when they saw some kids from their class having a snowball fight. The clueless princess quickly joined and the ruthless king followed her. After quite some time of playing the clueless princess was cornered, she backed up without looking behind her and hit someone. "Ah, i'm sorry" She said while turning around, the lonely prince sat in the snow, he had a puzzled expression as he looked up at the clueless princess. "HEY!" The ruthless king roared. "Bookworm! When you walk in to someone you apologize!" The lonely prince suddenly came back to his senses "Ah, right. Sorry." The clueless princess let out a sparkling smile. "What are you reading?" She changed the subject. ".... The Running Man.... by Stephen king" With an amazed look on her face she said "Oh by Stephen king! That must be hard!" She was easily impressed. "What's it about?" The ruthless king was the 'leader' wherever he went, he had disgustingly rich parents and everyone wanted to be him. He was best at everything and a pretty typical popular-guy. But as with everyone the ruthless king had his own issues too, having the background he had and coming from the family he did he's had immense pressure on him since birth. The one person that kept him sane was the sneaky queen, his childhood friend. The sneaky queen was much like the ruthless king born in to a prestigious family. Her entire family is actors or models, specially known for their beauty. And much like the rest of her family she started modeling and dancing at a very young age. Due to work and training she stopped coming to school, so she hasn't many friends outside a small circle of models. The lonely prince and the clueless princess slowly started becoming friends, the lonely prince told the princess about all his favorite books and the princess listened eagerly, he even told her about his dream to become a writer. The ruthless king was lost, what was he supposed to do if he lost the clueless princess to HIM, that OUTSIDER? You know what they say, if you can't beat them, join them. The ruthless king started walking home with the prince and princess, and soon the three were together as if they have known each other forever. Even though the ruthless king still detested the lonely prince. A year passed, the sneaky queen had joined the gang and they were like a little book club, reading and discussing together. The lonely prince progressively became less lonely, he started realizing how wonderful people were and slowly started forgetting about the books, his writer dream and the stories he wrote. The clueless princess greatly admired the lonely prince and his dream, she told herself that she wanted to become a writer too, so they could write together. The ruthless king found something he wasn't best at and started competing with the lonely prince in who could read the fastest. The sneaky queen saw the double faced acts in the group, the fact that the ruthless king acted friendly but hated the lonely prince, that the clueless princess only really had eyes on the lonely prince. "What a bunch of liars..." She thought. Everything was working fine..... until one day. It was Christmas eve. The ruthless king smiled to faces he had never seen before, his family had it's usual Christmas party, this year grander than ever! Servants everywhere, offering the usual Christmas treats. A tree bigger than probably Santa Clauses himself's covered with red and gold decorations. And the actual Santa, sitting on a throne while watching over the party, so cheesy. The sneaky queen was out working, she had a photo shoot to attend to. It didn't really bother her, she never really liked Christmas anyway. The only thing to like really is the gifts. What made it even worse is the family traditions, her father always dressed up as a Santa, she might have loved it as a kid but when he's here cheering for her in THAT she can't help but hate it. The clueless princess unwrapped presents with her family, it's been a bit financially tight lately so there was only two cheaper presents for each of them, though the clueless princess didn't mind. She liked the sweets better anyway. Everyone was happily laughing, just like the stereotypical Christmas that every family should supposedly have. The lonely prince sat at the kitchen table and ate cereals, his dad was supposed to have him this Christmas but he never came and picked him up, and his mother had already left for the bar. The lonely prince just finished his cereals when the phone rang, it was probably his dad. He answered the phone, a familiar, hateful voice could be heard from the other side. "It's all your fault! It's your fault i have to do this!" The Hateful mother said, and then a gun went off. After the incident of a crazy woman killing her husband the little town was shaken up, the ruthless king was no longer allowed to go to the public school and switched to a private one a hour away. The sneaky queen and her family moved to USA, they had been looking for a opportunity to do so anyway so this was perfect. The lonely boy himself moved to a special institution for people like him, the small amount of saneness his friends had been able to preserve was now long gone. The clueless princess cried for days when her friends left, but she eventually had to move on with her life too, although she never became quite the same. Plot It's been almost 6 years since then, and the kids are about to start high school. Three of the four friends think they see each other in a crowd outside the school, but just cover it as a dream. But when a very familiar face shows himself as the year-representative a tale of old friends, old memories, betrayal and sadness starts.