Nonetheless, I’ve decided to try my hand in plotting a similar story in a medieval setting. I am aware that the Sleeping Beauty is circa 14th century, Snow White circa 16th century, and the Beauty and the Beast circa 18th century, but I am going to disregard this. Since it didn't stop Disney from equipping the descendants with video-games and the internet.
Maleficent and the Evil Queen (hereinafter referred to as Grimhilde) are best buddies. Once they both get defeated by their respective enemies, they retreat and regroup. Grimhilde’s castle saves as their headquarters (since she still is the queen of her land – she probably silenced the unfortunate huntsman before he revealed to anybody she'd wanted her stepdaughter dead. Besides, what proof did he have to back those accusation up?).
The ladies do a magical research, as the result of which they save Gaston from dying in the fall. He is perfect for their needs: strong, skilled and stupid. Not to mention: good looking. He'll make a great lapdog.
Grimhilde basically offers Gaston that she’d take him as her consort (she needs an heir of her own so that Snow White could not lay claim over her land). Gaston, being Gaston, is thrilled at the idea of becoming royalty and gaining power. That'd make everybody forget he lost Belle to a prince!
Of course, once the deal is sealed, Gaston finds himself manipulated by the two sorceresses. He is frustrated at being only a Prince Consort, and not King, but finds enough satisfaction in travelling the land, pulling feats of bravery and basking in the adoration of his subjects. Meanwhile Grimhilde handles the actual ruling, like she always had, and Maleficent aids her.
Grimhilde produces a son – Gerard – the heir to the throne. Maleficent also uses Gaston and produces a daughter – Magnificent – and trains her in the dark arts.
Many years later prince Alain – the son of Belle and Adam – arrives in the kingdom in hope of establishing diplomatic relations. He ends up becoming close to Magnificent. At the same time Gerard is seeking to marry the firstborn daughter of Snow White – officially to share the throne with a descendant of the original ruling line, but really he just wants to own her. The princess in question – Rosalie – wishes for nothing more than devoting herself to the God. However, if the future of her people depends on it, she will make sacrifices. In the times of trouble she is supported by her numerous brothers, the eldest two being twins Wilhelm and Rodrik – who will stop at nothing to defend her.
How'd ya like that?