Once upon a time there lived a farmer named Calvin Grainith, and his gorgeous wife Beatrice Grainith. They were so in love and desperate to have a child. Especially even knowing, after that freak accident Beatrice and her best friend Grettalee were in 9 years ago, making it near to impossible to conceive. Knowing the odds had been stacked against them, they still clung to the sliver of hope that was placed before them.
Beatrice was getting less hopeful after each failure. "I don't think we are going to get pregnant. This is destiny telling me that I'm not destined to have a child with you. Maybe we should just give up. I don't think I can handle another disappointment." a depressed Beatrice told her husband.
However, Calvin was always there by her side to cheer her up. "We knew this would be hard when we started trying. But I also know that we were meant to have a kid running around this cramped little house we have here. Sure we haven't gotten pregnant yet but lets keep trying. I know this is hard on you, seeing how you have always dreamt of having a family. Lets just try at least one more time and if we still can't get pregnant we can take a break. How is that?"
Being reluctant Beatrice agreed.
After several failures, Beatrice finally got pregnant. Ecstatic, they told all their family, friends, and neighbors about the grand news.
Not pleased with the joyous news, was none other than Grettalee. Now Queen Grettalee Locktoesian and King Harold Locktoesian used to be friends with Calvin and Beatrice until the terrible freak accident that occurred in their youth, making it impossible for her or Beatrice to bare any children.
So, when she heard that Beatrice was with child she was so furious that anything and everything that was in arms reach was not safe, seeing how she threw and smashed everything.
Once Harold was informed of the news he rushed to Grettalee’s side, knowing just how upset she would be.
Attempting to calm her down Harold asked, “Honey, what can I do to make you feel better?”
Furious she yelled, “If only I was the one with child, instead of her! Wait....." She thought for a moment and came up with a brilliant idea. "What if we take their baby when its born, then we will have the baby and not them."
"Honey Bear, can we go and take their baby?” she pleaded with her husband
Trying to comfort, told her, “Anything you want, as long as it will make you feel better.”
So, they decided to take a trip down to visit their dear old friends, Calvin and Beatrice, to inform them of what was to come.
It was a long and vigorous carriage ride, but Grettalee just kept thinking about how happy she was going to be when she will see their faces as they tell them of the plans. Arriving, they got off the carriage, then directly entered their dear old friends home without knocking.
Instead of how de do’s, Grettalee told them, “We are here for your repayment to me. Which we decided, that we will be taking your baby when it is born.”
Shocked they replied firmly saying, “No! We will not let you take our baby. So you can kindly take your leave.” Then pointed toward the door.
“We will be back to take the baby when it’s born.” The King said in rage, as he and the Queen took their leave.
The farmer in an outrage told his wife, “We should run away to a place where they will never find us, that way we can protect our precious baby.”
“I absolutely agree. Honey, why don’t you grab that bag under the bed and pack some essentials. And I can pack some things for us to eat on the road.”
After packing, they hurried to escape hoping it wouldn't be too late. Just as they opened the door standing there were two palace guards towering over them. Discouraged they decided to return back inside.
Every day after the Queen and King arrived, Beatrice felt ever so nervous. The one thing that kept her mind off that, was the baby growing inside her every single day. Whenever her nerves would get the better of her she would sing while she would bake some delicious double chocolate cake. Which so happened to be what she craved the most during her pregnancy. Calvin would try to help ease her mind, by telling her of all the amazing things he saw while working out in the fields.
They would pray every night hoping that they could get a chance to runaway before the due date, but the guards would never budge. Their hopes were ever so dwindling by the seconds.
Beatrice felt joy when her baby first kicked inside of her, that she rushed to Calvin who was working in the fields and yelled, "She moved, our baby kicked me! Isn't that wonderful.”
Yelling back with joy, "That is amazing, will she do it again?!"
Not sure what to say, she yelled, "I don't know but maybe you should come over here to see!"
Nine months flew by and it was finally time for the precious baby to be born. Beatrice was in labor for what seemed like eternity. On the 14th hour of being in labor, a beautiful baby girl emerged. When she entered the world she started crying, Beatrice sang a lullaby to sooth and calm her down. As she sang, her baby started to coo, settle down, and fell fast asleep in her arms. Seeing his baby girl and wife interact, Calvin felt so happy and yet scared that at any moment Harold and Grettalee will walk in and take her away.
Not long after her birth, the king and queen arrived just as they had promised.
“We are here as promised, to take the child.” Queen Grettalee said triumphantly.
Beatrice being very afraid and protective said, “You can’t take her from us.”
“There is nothing you can do to stop us.” King Harold retorted. Then he pointed towards Calvin and his wife for the guards to hold them back, so that Grettalee could grab the baby.
“Here we go little one, from now on I’m going to be your new momma.” Grettalee told the baby, then turned and waved triumphantly, “Goodbye Beatrice and Calvin.”
Beatrice started to cry as her baby was ripped right out from her arms, and then disappeared out of sight.
The guards let them go once the king and queen had made their way back to the castle.