Challenge: Write a sequel to the short story Beautiful in oneshot format, detailing what happens to the main characters after the events of that story.
*Submissions can be no shorter than 3500 words, no longer than 50,000 words.
*A submission must include information on all five characters, whether it focuses on Yggdra's party or on Rosary instead. How you do this is up to you, but you can't completely ignore one group. You can accomplish this in a variety of ways, down to one group hearing rumors about the other's progress, but do not ignore any characters.
*Do not break up the couples. Roswell/Yggdra and Gulcasa/Nessiah are the canonical ships of this 'verse.
*For extra tips on characterization and characters' backstories, please refer to the information notes downloadable here. Everything written in the notes is canonical to this universe, and entrants are expected to have read them. If you have any other questions, do not hesitate to ask me.
*If you wish to introduce other Dept. Heaven characters, it's recommended that you profile them out similarly to fit them into this universe. There are a handful of characters from Knights in the Nightmare who have defined roles in it, though, so if planning to use someone from that game please consult me first.
*You are free to take any direction with the story, whether you intend to focus on something like the emotional fallout or the reaction of Yggdra's parents, or to involve the characters in another fairy tale-based plot, or an original storyline.
*Mature content is allowed if the writer desires it, but by no means required.
*Submissions should be emailed to email@example.com with the subject line "Contest Entry". Questions should be directed to the same place, with the subject line "Contest Question".
*The due date is September 1, 2009.
The winner will receive their choice of either a short drabble or oneshot following the events of their story, or an illustration of one scene of their choice from their entry.