Happily Ever After (Mal x Evie)
Warning: The events of Descendants 2 has been tweaked slightly to fit the storyline.
“Yes, My Love?”
“When did you fall in love for the first time?”
When she was nine, the daughter of the Evil Queen spent her days receiving lessons from her mother. Most often about how to find a Prince, how to pluck your eyebrows, hair styling 101, outfit planning, and how to properly apply makeup.
But, once her mother was asleep, a small girl with purple hair would appear outside her window to whisk her away to the world they shared with their two closest friends. There she would spend her nights, curled up with her two closest friends Jay, the son of Jafar, and Carlos, the son of Cruella De Vil, as the third, the purple haired girl named Mal, the daughter of Maleficent, would tell them of her plans to become the most evil villain of all time.
She would act out getting revenge on Sleeping Beauty for her mom, taking over Auradon, and fighting with heroes (which Jay would often act out with her). It always made her heart warm up when Mal would pull the blue haired girl up, talking about her and Evie being the King and Queen of the new world. “ Well, which of you would be the Queen and who would be the King?” Carlos would ask. “Well, I don’t like wearing dresses, but Evie does. So she would be the Queen. And I’ll be her King!” Mal stated, crossing her arms over her chest.
That was before the weight of the position they were born into took affect. As the children of the most infamous villains, it was their responsibility to become just as evil, if not more evil, than their parents. They would soon spend less time hidden in their own world, more time learning from their parents how to be the worst of the worst.
Mal eventually became involved with the son of Captain Hook, a flirt named Harry. Evie would pretend her heart didn’t ache every time she saw them together, or saw the adoring gazes he gave her when her back was turned. Harry and Mal would see each other more and more, so Evie would come around less and less. She didn’t want to deprive herself of seeing one of her best friends, but it hurt too much to see the couple together. So, she began going on meaningless dates with meaningless boys and girls, just to have a reason to be away from the purple haired girl.
Jay and Carlos knew the true intention behind her actions, though they pretended not to for her sake. Mal eventually took notice of the blue haired girl’s absence and broke off her relationship with the pirate boy, claiming to need more time to focus on her friendships. That, and Harry was just too clingy for her taste.
A few years later, the Villain children found themselves at Auradon Prep with a plan to destroy the world. To help with their plan, Mal put the soon-to-be-king under a love enchantment. She would go out with the boy and come back to the dorm to eat strawberries with Evie and complain about how “disgustingly good” the Prince was. Though, eventually Evie found herself feeling jealous of Ben when she noticed the other girl becoming attached to him.
So, as she did before, she occupied her time with someone else. This time, a boy named Doug. Ironically, he was the son of Dopey, one of Snow White’s dwarves. But, unlike the last time, it wasn’t dates to keep her mind off of Mal. This time, it was movie nights spent ranting about Mal while Doug ranted about Chad, the son of Prince Charming and Cinderella.
Evie watched from the sidelines as the girl she was in love with slowly fell in love with the King of Auradon. Eventually, she would wake up to her friend sliding into Evie’s bed, whispering to Evie that she was “feeling homesick,” and that Evie reminded her of home. She would let her friend hold her until she fell asleep, only to pretend it didn’t happen the next morning. Soon, it became a nightly thing.
The day Evie came into her room to find a note, Ben’s ring, and no Mal, she was furious. She immediately left to give the King a piece of her mind, blaming him for her best friend’s leaving and demanding he went to the Isle to bring her back. So, he, Evie, Jay, Carlos, and eventually the daughter of Mulan, Lonnie, set off to the Isle to bring back her best friend. She knew they shouldn’t have brought the King alone when he was kidnapped by the daughter of Ursula, Uma, and her pirate crew.
It wasn’t until Evie was left alone with Mal that she found out exactly why Mal left her.
“Evie, I can’t go back to Auradon,” Mal whispered to her friend as she rested her forehead on the other girl’s. “The Kingdom would hate me.”
“No they wouldn’t, M. The kingdom loves you. Ben loves you,” Evie replied, giving Mal’s hands a comforting squeeze.
“But I don’t love Ben, Evie.”
The bluehaired girl’s eyes widened, “What? Of course you do.”
“No, E, I don’t. That’s why I left. I don’t love Ben. I thought I did but… I can’t,” Mal whispered, eyes tearing up.
“What do you mean you can’t?”
“I can’t love Ben because I’m in love with someone else,” She whispered, squeezing Evie’s hands.
“Who?” Evie asked, fearful of the answer she would get.
“You. I’m in love with you, E. And I always have been. You’re my best friend, and you’ve always been there for me. I know you probably don’t feel the same but I can’t keep pretending to love Ben just because I’m scared of admitting I love you. But I just can’t take it anymore,” Mal admitted, closing her eyes tight to stop the tears from flowing.
“Shut up,” Evie whispered, squeezing Mal’s hands tight.
“Evie I’m so sorry. I just couldn’t hold it in any longer.”
“I said shut up,” Evie replied, pulling the purple haired girl into a tight hug.
“I love you too, you idiot.”
“What happened next, Mommy?” Evie’s daughter Dahlia, Doll for short, asked curiously, green eyes staring up at her mother, standing out against her iridescent blue hair. She was getting more and more purple in it every day.
“Yeah, Princess. What happened?” Evie’s smile grew as she heard her wife’s voice.
“Well, My Loves, King ben reunited with Princess Audrey, Your Aunt Uma fell in love with your Aunt Melody and they had your cousin Aridonna, Your uncles Chad and Doug are finally engaged, your Uncle Jay and Aunt Lonnie got married, your Uncles Carlos and Harry fell in love, and we got married and had our little BabyDoll.”
“And we all lived Happily Ever After,” Mal finished for her wife, before placing a kiss on her lips.