Static: A modern Cinderella story. @staticfan
Chapter 1.

Author's note: This is a Cinderella Alternate universe where Virgil is Cinderella and, instead of a prince it's the President's daughter. Some elements from the Milestone comics.

~Once upon a time there was a city named Dakota. Half of it, is crime ridden and poor and the other half of the city is rich and little crime.

 In a nicer place of Dakota lived a widow mother and her two children Virgil and Sharon. She was a kind loving mother and gave her children luxury and comfort but she still felt her children needed a male role model and so she married again.

She married Edwin Alva, a rich business man and inventor who also has two children around Virgil's age named Sabrina and Edwin Jr. He also mentor's a man name Curtis Metcalf.

It was upon her death however that Alva's true nature was revealed. Cold , cruel and jealous of Virgil's intelligence. He also cared more about Curtis than his own kids. Virgil was abused and force to work as a unpaid intern at Alva Industries.


It was upon her death however that Alva's true nature was revealed. Cold , cruel and jealous of Virgil's intelligence. He also cared more about Curtis than his own kids. Virgil was abused and force to work as a unpaid intern at Alva Industries.


One morning as the sun was rising Virgil was sleeping in his room when a saucer shaped robot climbed up his bed.

"Oh Backpack, Richie musta sent you to wake me up early so I can do my chores and cook breakfast for the family" Virgil said. He stretched his arms and got out of bed.

"I'm glad Pops doesn't let Sharon cook for us anymore but I still wish she did, I hate waking up early in the mornings just to cook" He said.

"I got stuff to do and I got to get ready to for school" He said, looking in the mirror.

He put on a shirt that looked raggedy. It was yellow and had holes. Then he put on blue jeans."Well I better get one of my chores done. Sweeping the floor by the stairs" He said as he left his room.

Later as Virgil was sweeping the floor by the big stairs. "Man this floor is dirty and this broom isn't doing anything to help" He said, sweeping some dust together. "We really need to get those new mop brooms" He said. Sabrina walked in. She had blonde hair and a nice pink dress on.


 "Oh brother dear you missed a spot" Said Sabrina as she purposely drop crumbs from her cookie on the ground. "Ugg Sabrina I'm trying to work here and you shouldn't be eating sweets in the morning I'm cooking breakfast soon" Virgil said annoyed.

"Well then it's a good thing I'm eating now cause your cooking sucks as bad as Sharon's" Sabrina. "Hey my cooking isn't that bad and to be fair I'm still learning" He said. "Whatever" Sabrina said as she left and ate her cookie.

Virgil was mad about Sabrina insulting his cooking skills. He was still a teenager and was still learning how to cook. He was trying to sweep the floor fast so he could cook. He was so deep in thought about it that he didn't notice Alva behind him.

Virgil accidently hit Alva with the broom. "Virgil !" Alva shouted angrily "I am so sorry Pops" Virgil apologized. "Virgil how many times do I have to tell you ?! In this family we say father!" Alva said angrily. "Yes father" Virgil said a bit scared. "Now go cook breakfast!" Alva said.

Later in the kitchen Virgil decide to make omelet's for breakfast but he always had trouble flipping them. "Please don't get burned" He said to he self as he trying to flip it. His omelet's would always get burned when he didn't flip them on time.

~Finally it was time for breakfast. They sat at a square table with Alva at the top and the kids at the sides. Everyone seem to enjoy their meal except for Alva."This is really good, Virg" Said Edwin Jr. "Thanks man. I tried really hard to make sure they're good" Virgil said as he ate.

"Well then you didn't try enough, it's burnt at the button!" Alva said harshly. "Oh come on father it's not that bad" said Jr. "But I made them really well!" Virgil protest.

"Virgil, until you can a omelet without burning the button I will not eat them! He said. Then he got up and throw his food into the sink. Virgil was sad. "Sorry Virgil. We liked your omelet's" Said Sharon trying to him feel better. "Pff...Not me" Said Sabrina as she got up and put her food into the sink.


 

Meanwhile at a fancy 5 stars hotel the President was talking to his General. "I'm telling you Mr. President this Ball is going to be huge. Kids will call it a bang" Said General Metcalf. "Yes but I think it should be called the Big Ball or just call it a party" Said President Goren.

"But it's too fancy to just be called a party" Said General Metcalf. "But remember Mrs. Metcalf this Ball is just a ploy to find my daughter a new boyfriend. It's been three years since her boyfriend Larry died. She needs to get out there and find a new boyfriend" Says President Goren.

"Which is why this Ball needs to be fancy. Fancy like royalty. Aw I just got a idea for the theme of the Ball. The theme should be royalty" Said the General."Seem to be a bit odd to have a royal themed United States government party" Says the President. "Well yes but the President's family is like a royal family and people already say your daughter is America's Princess" She says.

"Mhmm...boys thinking they're a prince getting with a princess might be romantic" Said the President thinking. "Fine, the theme of the Ball will be royalty and will still be held tomorrow at the Augustus Freeman community center" He announced.

"Tell the guests to bring their singles sons to the Ball. Soon My Princess will have her Prince"


 

Later in the day at Virgil's school, Dakota Ernest Hemingway High. It was lunch time. "Man Richie, this morning was terrible" Said Virgil putting food on his lunch tray "Oh and thanks for sending Back Pack to wake me up this morning" He said as he got to the front of the lunch line.

"No prob bob. So what happen this morning to make it so terrible ?" Richie asks, as they walk to their friend's table. "My Pops dissed the breakfast I made for him and was really mean about it " Virgil said, as they got to their lunch table.

"This Ball is going to be awesome. They're calling it the Big Ball." Said their friend Chuck. "I heard the President's Daughter is going to be there. She's like America's Princess" Said Derek.

"A Ball ? A princess ? What are you going on about now Chuck ?" Virgil was intrigued by the mention of a princess. He sat down next to Chuck. "Haven't you heard ? The President is visiting Dakota and throwing a Ball at the community center" Says Chuck.

"Yeah and the President's Daughter is going to be there" Says Derek. "Maybe I can get my Pops to let me go. It would cool to meet the President and his daughter" Says Virgil."Hey there chums" They looked up to see Biz Money B but lately he's been calling himself F-Stop.

"Go away Francis" "Yeah we don't want any troubles" "I Heard you guys are going to the Bid Ball" F-Stop said."I'm going and if I see you losers there I'm gonna beat y'all to a plump" He said pouring milk on them.

"Back off Francis" Wade said as knock the small milk carton out of his hand. "No you back off Wade" F-Stop fired back. "You hard what they said they don't want any trouble" Wade said. "Fine I'll leave them alone...for now" F-Stop said then left.

"You guys can't let him miss with you" Wade said "Me and my crew are also going to the Big Ball. You guys come with me and we can finish him for good" Wade offer.

"Sorry I can't. I have basket ball practice" Said Derek. "I guess I could go" Virgil says."I don't know V, your dad's pretty strict" Says Richie. "I know but I gotta try"


Later after school at Alva Industries in Edwin Alva's office Alva was talking to Curtis. "You want royalty ? Curtis you work for me. You are not family, you a employee" Alva said harshly to Curtis though he did secretly think of him as family. "But I just want one or two royalties for my work" Curtis said angrily.

"Request denied Mr. Metcalf. You may go" Alva said coldly. Curtis left mad. As he left he ran into Virgil throw the doorway."Out of the way little man" He says angrily. "Not now Virgil. I might have lost my best worker" Alva says as he swirls around his chair to face the big widow in the office.

"Um.. Po-father, Can I go to the President's Ball tomorrow ?" Virgil asks.

Umm..The President want's single teen boys to come to the party to secretly get his daughter a new boyfriend. If one of my sons dates her, I can get close to the President and continue my secret business. I can't get arrested if I'm friends with the President. But I don't want it to be Virgil, it should be Jr Alva thought to himself.

"I'll let you go to the Ball, if you finish your chores and your homework by tomorrow" Alva says. "Yes, thank you father I will finish my chores and homework by tomorrow" Virgil said with excitement."But wait you don't have a suit for the Ball and we won't have time to fit and buy you one by tomorrow cause you have school before the Ball" Alva said. "Don't worry I'll see if I can borrow one from my friends" Virgil said.


Later in Virgil's room. "You can borrow my old suit but I'm not sure if it fits you" Richie said. "Thanks Rich your a life saver" Virgil says. "Maybe with the help of Back Pack I refit it to fit" Richie says.

"Now I have finish my homework and chores before tomorrow" "I'll have the suit done by then"


The next day after school, with the help of Richie, Virgil was able to finish his chores and homework. Virgil was now trying on his new suit. The coat was blue with a yellow collar. The inside of the coat was white. There was noticeable stitches on his shoulders. The dress pants were black.

"Thanks again for the suit" Virgil thanked. "You're welcome. I'll see at the party" Richie said as he left throw a widow.

Virgil went down stairs to show Alva his new suit down stairs, when he notice everyone was dress for the Ball. "Y'all going too ?" Virgil question. "Yeah" Says Jr. "Nice suit Virg, although the stitching could be better" Said Sharon.

"Thanks" "Is everyone ready ?" Alva said walking in. "Oh Virgil you finish all your work and got a new suit in time" Alva said a bit surprised.'Yeah, can I go ? Everyone else is going' Virgil asks.

"Yes, but there's something wrong with your sleeve" Alva said pointing to Virgil's sleeves. "Sabrina you know how to sew fix your brother's suit" He said.

"These stitches are horrible" She said. Then she put on his sleeves ripping them off his coat. "Sabrina you ruined my suit!" Virgil said angrily.

"Let's go children. Virgil seen you don't have a proper suit you well stay here" Alva said. "But I really wan to go" "No, stay here and clean up the mess the suit made!"


After picking up his sleeves from the floor Virgil ran crying to the big family garden. "It's not fair. I just wanted to go to a party and have fun" Said Virgil crying. He laid his head on a bunch. "It's fair" He said again, still crying.

Suddenly a lady appeared under his head. She had black hair and magician's outfit. "Don't cry my dear everything will get better" Said the mysterious lady. "Who are and where did you come from ?" Virgil asks, shocked and looking up at her.

"I'm your Fairy godmother Zatanna" She said. "My Fairy godmother ? What does that mean ?" Virgil questions as he stands up. "It's means I'm magic. Now dry your tears, you can go to the President's Ball looking like that" She said.

"But I can't go, I don't have a suit" Virgil says. "But of course you're going but you need to hurry. Now where I put my magic wand ?" She says. "Magic wand ?"

"Aw here it is" She says pulling a wand out of her hat. "First you need a cool ride" She said looking around the garden. "This robot will be perfect" She says, looking at Back Pack. "Oh, Richie musta send Back Pack to check up on me when he didn't see me with my family" Virgil says.

Zatanna swirl her wand around Back Pack and said "Boo-Bobbidi-Bibbidi Car into Robot turn" As soon as she said that Back Pack turned into a big silver car."Back Pack! What did you do to him ?" Virgil question.

"Don't worry the robot will be okay. He's a self driving car now. Now you need better threads" She says.Than she started to wave her wand around Virgil. Glitter and sparkle surrounded him.

"Now you look handsome" Zatanna said when she was done. Virgil looked down to see his new suit.

His coat was blue with a black collar. The inside of his coat was yellow. His dress shirt was black with a yellow lightning bolt on it. He had black dress pants. "Nice gear" He said."Now get in your car or you'll be late. Remember to be home by midnight. The spell wears off at midnight" She said. Virgil got into the sliver car and drove off.


The Freeman community center was packed with a lot of people. Mostly teen boys who wanted to meant the President's Daughter. There was a line of boys waiting to meant her.

Music was playing. There were people dancing. There were tables with food.

"Father I don't want to meant these guys, I want to enjoy the party" She said frustrated with her dad. She had red hair and green eyes. She wore a light blue and sliver dress.

Virgil drove into the parking lot. "Would you like me to park your car for you Sir ?" "No thanks, it umm... it drives it's self" Virgil said and then the former Back Pack car drove off.Virgil walked into the Center and saw everyone dance with each other except one girl. She had the prettiest red hair and green eyes he had ever seen. She was most beautiful girl he had ever seen. She looked like a princess. All she needed was crown.

"Would you like to dance my Princess ?" He offered her. "Why yes" She said. A slow song came on. Virgil put one hand on her shoulder and his other hand on her hip. She put her arms on his shoulders.

Everyone was surprised to see them dancing. "Look Mr. President your daughter is dancing with someone" Said General Metcalf. "Perfect, don't let anyone bother them" Said the President. "Yes Sir""How about the Waltz ?" Virgil said as he grabbed her hand, turn her around and dipped her "Oh my" She blushes. "Sorry I hope that wasn't too much" He said. "No it was okay" She said. She seems familiar Virgil thought to him self.

Edwin Alva was talking on his cell phone. "Sir someone in a metal suit is attacking one of your shipment at the docks" Said the person on the phone. "I'll send some of my robots to stop him-Wait who is that dancing with the President's Daughter?!" Alva said, being distracted by Virgil and the President's Daughter dancing by.

"It's Virgil !. He's dancing with the princess I mean the President's Daughter" Alva realizes.

Another slow song came. Tried of dancing Virgil and the President's Daughter went out into the garden. "Dancing with you was nice" Says the President's Daughter as she sat on a stone bench.

Virgil picked a red rose from a rose bush. "A red rose for my red rose" He said and gave her the rose. "Oh thank you" She said as she took the flower. Virgil sits next to her.

"So how are you enjoying Dakota ?" He asks. "I've actually lived here before. It would be a better city if it wasn't for the crime" She says. "I know right""I especially hate the gang violence" She says. "Yeah the gang violence is the worst" Virgil says agreeing with her. "The biggest problem is the city is corrupt so no one is doing anything about the gangs and crimes" She says.

"I've heard Alva Industries is corrupt" Virgil Says. "Someday when I'm older and become a reporter I'm going to expose the corruption of this city" She says. "That sounds like a good idea"

"There you are Virgil" They looked up and saw Wade. "Wade what are you doing here ?" "Come on man, we need to get to the docks" Wade said as he grapped Virgil by the wrist."But I still haven't met the President's Daughter" He said. "But I'm the President's-" ,but he left before she finish her sentence.

"Frieda did you enjoy your dance with that boy ?" Her dad ask behind her. "Yes father, it was wonderful. He was very handsome and charming but I didn't get his name. He seemed a bit familiar though" She said.


At the docks. "Wade what are we doing here ?" Virgil question as they walked throw the docks. "We're here to stop Francis once and for all" Wade said. "Man, I don't want to hurt F-Stop. I just wanna go back to the party" Virgil says "I meant this pretty girl, gosh I wish I got her name" He says.

"Don't worry Virg, I'm sure ya will see her again. We're also here to check out that tin man that just attack the docks" Wade said.

" A tin what now !" Virgil asks. "Yeah a man in a robot suit attacked the docks earlier. He might still be around cause there's been no reports of him leaving" Wade explained.

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