Once Upon a Time. Something you'd introduce a fairytale with. Ryuko's life was anything but a fairytale. An orphan girl, left to live with her evil step mother and hideous step siblings. She had become a servant in her own home! Years of good behavior and kind words, Ryuko was rewarded. A chance of a lifetime. The chance to become a princess! A chance that was ripped from her by the jealousy of her step sisters. As if the world would only continue to drag her down, Ryuko was blessed. Blessed to have her dreams come true. Able to attend the prince's ball. She could live Happily Ever After, forever.