After I commented the idea that we only ever see the beginnings of love struck a chord with me. We go through the courtship to the marriage and no further.
That got me thinking about the various fairy tales. Think about it. As kids we read about Cinderella getting her happy ever after with Prince Charming. Snow White is awakened by a kiss and rides off into the sunset. Belle marries her ex-beast come hottie. Sleeping Beauty wakes up and marries the prince. Everyone is happy.
What we don't see is the aftermath.
We don't see Belle getting angry because the ex-beast is cutting his toenails on the new sheets.
Sleeping Beauty must get fed up with Prince Phillip always going on about waking her up. Or about how she suffers from insomnia now because her hero snores.
Snow White must get annoyed when the Prince -- despite many weeks of hinting -- doesn't get the one thing she wants for her birthday. This is what happens when you marry someone you hardly know.
And what about Cinderella? We follow her from servitude to princess but miss the part where she gets annoyed for having to pick up Charming's socks, or complaining when he leaves the gilt toilet seat up.
So here it is, the 'deleted scene' from Cinderella:
The scream from the bathroom echoes around the suite. Charming looks up from the edge of the bed where he is pulling on his stockings.
The shadow casts its ominous presence across the room. Through coal-black lashes Charming observes the figure of his wife, the beautiful Cinderella.
"Don't you darling me." Cinderella frowns.
A groan rumbles deep within Cinderella's throat. "You left the toilet seat up...again."
The icy stare pierces his heart and tears into his soul. Damn, I knew there was something I forgot to do.See, it's not really romantic is it? :)