Once upon a time, in a far-off land, there was a magnificent garden full of enchanting flowers of all colors, shapes, and sizes. Among them was a black rose, the most beautiful and captivating of them all, with petals as dark as the night sky and a scent that could cast a spell on anyone who smelled it.
However, the black rose held a dark curse. Any person who dared to pluck it would fall into a deathlike sleep, unable to wake up unless true love’s kiss was given by a red rose.
One day, a young princess was wandering through the garden and stumbled upon the black rose. She couldn’t resist its beauty and plucked it from its stem. As soon as she touched it, she fell into a deep slumber, and her body grew cold as if she were dead.
The news of the princess’s fate spread quickly throughout the kingdom, and many brave knights and princes came to try and wake her with a kiss. But none of them succeeded, for their love was not pure enough.
One day, a prince from a neighboring kingdom passed by the garden. He saw the sleeping princess and fell in love with her at first sight. He leaned down and gave her a gentle kiss on the lips, but she did not wake up. The prince was heartbroken and left the garden, convinced that he had lost his true love forever.
Days turned into weeks, and the princess remained asleep. But one day, a young maiden walked by the garden, and the fairies who looked after the garden saw her and asked for her help. They explained the curse of the black rose and begged the maiden to give the princess a kiss.
The maiden was hesitant at first, but when she saw the princess’s peaceful face, she knew she had to help. She leaned down and pressed her lips to the princess’s, and to her amazement, the princess slowly opened her eyes.
The maiden and the princess fell in love when they made eye contact and spent many days together in the enchanted garden. The prince, who had returned to the garden, saw the princess awake and realized that his love was not pure enough. He wished the princess and the maiden all the happiness in the world and left the garden, understanding that true love was not just about looks, but about selflessness and kindness.
From that day on, the black rose remained in the garden, but no one dared to pick it again. And the princess, who had been saved by an act of true love, lived a long and happy life, surrounded by the beauty of the enchanted garden and the love of her true love.