I am working on my own storylines for Princess Tutu sequels and prequels, along with a story I have to rewrite and figure out how to write a screenplay for that I wrote for Junior English class. My Princess Tutu prequel is started; here’s what I have so far…
Ahiru’s Song: A New Chapter of Princess Tutu
Story By: John Meadows
Characters By: Ikuko Itoh
Warning: Slight Adult Language Inside
“Who am I…? What am I…? Am I… human? Or duck? Or Princess Tutu?” All these thoughts were racing through Ahiru’s head after she gives Mytho the last heart shard and goes back to being a duck. After she dances as a duck and gives the Prince enough time to destroy the Raven; Ahiru wonders whether she made the right choice giving Mytho his last heart shard… As she is trying to decide if what she did was right, memories come rushing in her mind like a hurricane. She remembers things about her life as a duck, and even before her first memory as a duck; the memory of being hatched; she remembers being… human… This is the story of Ahiru; everything that happened to her before she became Princess Tutu and moved into Gold Krone Town…
It is five years before Herr Drosselmeyer has an idea for his first story, and Ahiru has just turned twenty-one years old. She is in school at Matsui Ballet Studio. She lives in Kyoto. Her real name is… “Oh, crap! I can’t remember, but maybe it will come back to me later,” Aoiro Metsuki thinks. “Ah ha! Finally remembered, my name used to be… Aoiro Metsuki. My name is Japanese for…‘Blue Eyes’. I loved that name because it suits me just fine, but what happened to turn me into a duck, how did I get here in this town, what was that huge black thing in the sky, who are all these people?” Aoiro wonders.
“Ahiru!” she hears screaming in her ears as if from a long distance. “Are you alright?” she hears again. When she finally gets back on her feet, she sees the sweetest sight before her; the raven destroyed, the townspeople normal, Mytho and Rue standing before her and the best sight of all; she sees Fakir standing over her wounded body with a very worried look in his eyes, tears watering his beautiful green eyes. At that moment, she knows she will love him for the rest of her life, and will always stay by his side no matter what happens. “Of course,” she thinks; “I already fell head over heels for him the first time I met him, when Mytho hurt his ankle catching me when I tripped, I was about to tell him everything, but then he had to go and be a jerk to me.” As all these thoughts are going through Aoiro’s head, Fakir is smirking to himself because he can see Aoiro smiling with a whole lot of love in her eyes; he knows just what she’s smiling about, he can tell she loves him.
While this is going on; Aoiro’s thoughts float back to before she became a duck, to her past life as Aoiro… “I know what I’m going to do today,” Aoiro thought aloud. “I’m going to go visit my boyfriend in the hospital. He really is an idiot, jumping in front of that horse to push that child out of the way, if I ever get the chance to sacrifice myself to save others, I won’t do anything.” Little did she know that she would get that chance, and by her inactivity; her whole world would be flipped upside down and inside out for years to come. One chance meeting with a stranger will make her whole outlook on life change forever and she will forget she ever had a boyfriend, she will forget all her friends and family, she will forget her present life… forever.
Back in ballet class, her teacher introduces two new transfer students; Pique and Lillie. At first, they seem like they’re just a couple of regular girls, always chasing after boys, blowing off doing their homework, skipping school to go to market and all around making fun of everybody else that they don’t like. Aoiro immediately likes them because they have the same attitude that she does. “Hi, my name is Aoiro, why don’t you two let me show you around school?” asks Aoiro. “I would, but I don’t associate with geeks,” replied Pique. “Weirdo,” states Lillie. After she gets rejected and dissed in this un poetic way, Aoiro decides to never befriend anybody, she decides to only communicate with her boyfriend, which she tries to do by writing him a love letter; which the teacher sees and reads the letter to the entire class. “Ahem! Everybody, Aoiro has a boyfriend that injured himself saving a young child, how… stupid of that idiot moron to almost get himself killed over a child?!” exclaims Ms. Dog. Ms. Dog is a 35 year old female Daschund that was originally in love with a certain wizard; that is until he started an experiment to turn humans into animals. His first subject; that Ms. Dog knows about; is a male ballet teacher that always got left at the altar whenever a girl accepted his marriage proposals. The wizard decided to combine this teacher with a purple colored cat. This teacher is now known as Mr. Cat and he teaches ballet at the Kinkan Academy of Fine Arts. Mr. Cat has several pupils under him and every time one of them make a mistake, his favorite saying is; “If you don’t get this right, I shall have you ma… ma… marry me right this instant!” As you can see, he is very excited about marriage. The wizard’s next subject was Ms. Dog herself, because she witnessed him experimenting with Mr. Cat. The wizards name is… Herr Drosselmeyer. After turning those two into animals, he decides to try his hand at writing stories. The first story he wrote was called “The Prince and the Raven”, which unexpectedly came to life in the town. When the events in his story came to life, he decided to write tragedies because his true love was his tragedy, she caught him experimenting with human/animal hybrids, and made her a hybrid himself.
Now we return to Aoiro’s story. After class, she is walking back to her house, when suddenly she hears a very sinister laugh coming from the bushes surrounding the roadway. As she is walking, she begins to pick up her pace little by little until, suddenly, she finds herself in a full-on football run. After a few minutes, the laughing ends, and Aoiro finds herself at home. She enters the house and finds that… her mother and father and her entire family has been murdered. “Why!!!” she screams at nobody at all. After she gets all her anger out, she finds the courage to go to the neighbor’s house, who is the police chief. Aoiro reports the murder to Mr. Meadows; whose hair is the soft green of a grassy field, his eyes the color of moss, his figure represents a small elephant, but all muscles. As she is reporting the murder, she hears that sinister laugh again. She asks Mr. Meadows if he hears anything. “Hear what,” Mr. Meadows asks. “You mean to tell me that you don’t hear that sinister laugh, Mr. Meadows?” queries Aoiro. “No, I don’t hear anything at all,” replies Mr. Meadows. “Damn it! I must be going crazy,” stated Aoiro.
After Aoiro leaves Mr. Meadows office, she decides to go visit her boyfriend, but when she gets to the hospital, he has left a message at the Nurse’s Station that Aoiro not be allowed to visit him anymore. She wonders why he said that, until she gets back home; where she finds a letter in the mailbox for her from him. She reads the letter aloud. “Aoiro, Sweetie, I’m sorry I have to do this in a letter and not in person. I think we would both be better off if we broke up and just remained friends. I can’t bear the pain of knowing that the girl I love will never help anybody at all; you wouldn’t even help me if I asked for your help. That’s why I am breaking up with you until you can learn to sacrifice your needs and start helping others. Love, Sergio Drosselmeyer”.
“Well, we have a HUGE plot twist here, who would have thought that Aoiro, the heroine of this story would be going out with my nephew.” exclaimed Drosselmeyer. Back at Aoiro’s house; she’s in her bedroom throwing everything she owns all over the floor in a fit of rage. When Mr. Meadows hears the ruckus, he comes running over and asks Aoiro why she’s doing this, is she upset about her entire family being murdered, or is her rage because of something else? Aoiro states that she is angry because her family is dead and because now, her boyfriend breaks up with her and he doesn’t even has the decency to tell her in person. “Well,” says Mr. Meadows. “Why don’t you spend the night with me at my house and we’ll sort this mess out in the morning.” “Thank you, but no thanks,” replied Aoiro. “I’ll be fine at my own house, my mother and father left it to me in their will, you know,” replies Aoiro. “How do you intend to pay the taxes on it,” Mr. Meadows asks Aoiro. “I’ll find a way to make enough money to survive,” replies Aoiro.
After she leaves Mr. Meadows’ house, she goes back home to sit on her bed and think about her future. The next day when she wakes up, she gets dressed for school. She wears some yellow shorts with ruffles that look like wings on the sides of them. They are her favorite pair of shorts because they remind her of the beautiful ducklings that she feeds in the pond behind her house. With these shorts, she wears a long sleeve white blouse that has yellow ruffles on the wrists. She loves this outfit and has three sets of them; she wears this outfit at least three times a week. During third period; which is gym class for Aoiro; Mr. Meadows comes to school to talk with Aoiro.
“We found more evidence about your family’s murder, Aoiro,” states Mr. Meadows. “We found white hairs and several different colored feathers in the living room. We also found the same evidence on your parents’ bodies, in the bedroom and all through the house,” stated Mr. Meadows. “Drosselmeyer’s signature hair and hat decorations,” replied Aoiro. “We already did forensic studies on the feathers from his hat and neither his hair nor those feathers match the feathers and hairs found as evidence,” states Mr. Meadows. “But, the evidence did match one person in his family,” Mr. Meadows tells Aoiro. “Who?” asks Aoiro. “The evidence matched his father’s preferences perfectly,” states Mr. Meadows. “You mean to tell me that Herr Drosselmeyer Senior is the person that killed my family?” asked Aoiro. “That’s just what I’m saying,” replies Mr. Meadows. “Then that means… that means that Ser… Ser… Sergio has heard rumors about his family wanting to do this,” Aoiro thinks out loud. “I’ll have to go ask him if he heard anybody in his family planning this, but he told me to stay away from him and his family. But, I’m not going to let him bully me around like this, I’m going to go visit him and make certain he’s alright,” exclaims Aoiro. When she gets to the hospital, she marches up to the nurses’ station and asks where Sergio Drosselmeyer’s room is located. The nurse on duty states that she is only allowed to let immediate family visit Sergio because his injuries are life threatening. Aoiro states that she is his girlfriend and the nurse lets her go visit Sergio’s room. When she gets there, she sees Sergio in an oxygen tent with tubes running from everywhere off his body to weird machines that she don’t know what they control. When she sees Sergio like this, she lays her head close to his and falls asleep crying. “Oh Sergio; what’s wrong with me? Why didn’t I jump in front of that car instead of you? I would give anything to change places with you right now, I wish I could let you know how I feel,” exclaims Aoiro.
After this exchange with her boyfriend, Aoiro left the hospital and went to her car. She drives a 1995 Saleen S-281 Mustang that her parents got her for her sixteenth birthday. When she gets to her car; she finds a letter stuck under her windshield wiper. “I wonder who this is from,” Aoiro thought to herself. She pulls the letter out and begins to get sick to her stomach as she reads the horrific words written in red ink. The letter says; “I have killed your entire family because you refused to stop my nephew from getting hurt, he told me something else about you; you’re carrying his child.” Aoiro reads this news and laughs very loud. When she gets home, she finds a letter in her mailbox from her doctor’s office. She pulls the letter out and tears it open really fast. While she is reading the letter, her heart starts beating really fast and she breaks into a cold sweat while her hand instinctively covers her stomach. The letter from her doctor’s office stated just what the letter under her windshield wiper stated, Aoiro was indeed pregnant… by Drosselmeyer’s nephew… her baby would be an indirect descendant of Drosselmeyer. Through this child will come the person known as Autor.
When Aoiro is finished reading the letter, she rolls it up in a ball and screams her lungs out until her throat hurts. After she screams off her frustration and anger, Aoiro rushes out the front door; forgetting to lock it in her hurry to get away from all the pain and suffering she is going through. Aoiro dashes too her car and speeds off down the road, not even making sure that the road is clear. As she squeels out of her driveway, two cars coming from her left almost collide with each other because Aoiro was too upset to watch for oncoming traffic.
Aoiro decided to go to Mr. Meadows’ office and try to help him find her families’ murderer. When Aoiro gets to his office, she finds it in such a clutter that she can’t even get inside far enough to sit down at his desk. “Why are you here,” asks Mr. Meadows. “I have stopped by to see if you’ve discovered anything else about my family’s murder,” replies Aoiro. “That’s why I haven’t been able to straighten my office today, all these files are unsolved murders with the same evidence,” states Mr. Meadows sadly. “You mean to tell me that my family wasn’t the only one killed by these creeps,” asks Aoiro. “Yes, your family isn’t the only one murdered; and even weirder is the fact that after we got involved and were close to solving these murders, the daughters of every one of these family’s disappeared and were never found anywhere,” sighs Mr. Meadows. “You mean to tell me that every family murdered had a daughter that vanished into thin air, as if the daughters of every murdered family never even existed,” asks Aoiro. “That’s exactly what I’m saying, and I think it would be best if we put you into Protective Custody and gave you a new home, new identity and new life,” stated Mr. Meadows. “Alright, I’ll go into Protective Custody, if only to save my life and catch these murdering cowards,” Aoiro stammers in reply.
As they are discussing this new turn of events, there are a pair of ears listening. They hear Mr. Meadows give Aoiro her new name, her new address and her new vehicle. After he hears this, he rushes back to Gold Crown Town to report to his master this tragic turn of events. He knows when he reports to his master, he will not be pleased that Aoiro is trying to wriggle her way out of his control. He knows that when he reports this to his master, he will get rid of the little puppet. When he gets back to Drosselmeyer’s house, we notice that this person is 5 feet 10 inches tall, wears green pants, wears a white dress shirt with a light blue dinner jacket. His name is Mr. Ladle. He is a puppet controlled by Drosselmeyer.
Mr. Ladle gets back to Drosselmeyer’s house and reports that Aoiro will be called Ahiru. She will be moving to Kinkan Academy of Fine Arts, where she will be studying ballet. When she leaves Mr. Meadows’ office, she notices somebody in a black step van watching her every move. What she doesn’t notice is that it’s Drosselmeyer himself watching her and planning some very evil revenge. Drosselmeyer is trying to decide if he will kill her, experiment with her or just turn her into an animal permanently. As Drosselmeyer tries to make up his mind what to do with Ahiru, he decides to write a story. He title’s his story “The Prince and the Raven”. As he’s making the outline, Ahiru is getting her things packed for the move to Gold Krone Town. She can’t decide what to take, so she packs just the bare essentials, her white dress with blue stripes and white shirt, her yellow shorts and white sweater with yellow ruffles and the most importantly, her ballet shoes.
When she gets done packing, she calls Mr. Meadows and informs him that she’s ready to go to Gold Krone Town and her new ballet school. Mr. Meadows states that he’ll be there in about thirty minutes, he has an errand to run on his way to her house. Before he gets there though, Ahiru’s life will change for the worse; as Drosselmeyer is already hiding in the bushes. While waiting, Ahiru decides to go for a walk and feed the Koi fish she has been taking care of for her family. While walking, she doesn’t notice that Drosselmeyer is following in the shadows and writing in a notebook.
“Ahiru went walking to the Koi pond on her property and fed the fish when she got there. After she fed the fish, she was walking in the forest and happened upon a fawn caught in some vines. Ahiru walks over to the fawn and rips the vines off him, but in the process, she cuts her hand. Little did she know, those vines were magical and turned everybody they cut into ducks.” “Ah hahahahaha!” laughed Drosselmeyer. “You have until you get to Academy in Gold Krone Town before you transform into a duck, but I must get ready, because I have decided to move there as well.” While Drosselmeyer takes his leave, Mr. Meadows arrives in his car and drives Ahiru to Gold Krone Town Academy and enrolls her in the Ballet division. The semester doesn’t start for a few weeks, so she decides to go exploring.
As Ahiru is out walking, she hears a voice cry out in terror. She decides to go investigate what’s happening that doesn’t involve her. When she gets around the corner, in front of the Pizzeria, she sees five guys robbing the most beautiful male she ever saw. He was 5 feet 11 inches tall, had dirty-blond hair, emerald green eyes that every girl that looked into got drawn into, and was very muscular. She runs over to his side with no thought whatsoever of her own safety and scares of his attackers. After his attackers leave, Ahiru bends down and takes his hand to help him stand up. When he stands up, he says in a very hoarse voice, “Thank y-y-you, miss; uh… what is your name?” Ahiru replies, “My name is Ahiru, but you may call me Duck.” The mysterious guy says again, “Thank you, Miss Duck,” and falls unconscious against her chest. When he falls against her chest, Ahiru blushes at such close contact.
Later that night, after he regains his strength, he comes out of his coma and sees the most beautiful girl sitting on the bed bandaging his wounds. “Miss Duck, I would like to thank you again for everything you’re doing for me, you don’t have to trouble yourself with me anymore, I’m fine, thanks to you intervening.” “It was no trouble for me, I wanted to do something because you were unconscious and I couldn’t leave you there because those people might have come back and finished you off.” Ahiru replied. “By the way, I got your name, but I haven’t told you mine; my name is John, John Meadows,” John stated. After John told Ahiru his name, he looks right into her eyes and they both start to blush. “John, may I ask you something,” Ahiru queries. “You can ask me anything,” John replies. “John, what do you think of me,” asked Ahiru. Blushing John stated, “I think you are the most beautiful girl I have ever met in my life; and your also very sweet, kind and tenderhearted.”
After John states his thoughts about Ahiru, she blushes again, then asks; “John, what would you say if I ask to keep checking on your wounds, would you allow me the honor?” “I would be honored if you would, just so I could keep seeing you every day, Miss Duck,” John replies.