One, two princes kneel before you.. our tale begins with two brothers, one favored and one left in the shadows. The favored Prince, Peter, was the apple of his parents’ eyes --always doted on, always pampered. He was to take the throne upon his 18th birthday. His younger brother, James, was constantly a step behind, constantly overlooked.. and as the years passed, his jealousy and bitterness increased at an alarming rate.
Three days before the crown was to be transferred, James enacted a horrifically devious plan, wherein Peter was to be killed. He hired an assumed assassin named Pan, not knowing that he was an immortal. This immortal took one look at Peter and knew that he could not kill him, and instead chose to spirit him away to his mystical home, Neverland.
While James attempted to display his ‘heartbreak’ over this ‘awful crime,’ their Father saw straight into his black and envious heart. The mourning King banished his only remaining son, punishing him with a life upon the sea. What he did not realize at the time was that the Captain he hired to take him away --Captain Hook-- was an eternally damned creature who usually sailed the same waters of the vampire who had stolen Peter. Those of Neverland.
The Fates had intervened.. wishing to twist and intertwine the brothers’ lives forever.
Their paths did not cross again for a decade, however. Pan became almost immediately entranced with Peter and soon gifted him with immortality --preserving him forever in the shape of an adolescent young man. Their flights through Neverland’s sky became infamous, and Hook soon grew tired of them.. choosing to proclaim them at war. He attempted to corner them numerous times, but the slippery scoundrels always escaped.. until the tenth anniversary of Peter’s kidnapping.
In a huge confrontation and ensuing battle on Marooners’ Rock, James realized that Peter had lived.. and in his rage, he sought to kill him once and for all.. wielding a specially-designed blade that was slicked with liquid fire. The sword’s tip rang true, but at the last instant, Pan stepped in and took the blow.. yelling for Peter to fly. Hook and James made quick work of the gravely-wounded Pan, scattering his ashes to the Seven Winds. The black-hearted brother wasn’t finished, however, and turned the blade upon his former Captain --thereby claiming the title of Hook for himself.
He and Peter, the new Pan, now play the constant, dangerous game of Cat & Mouse around Neverland. And no one quite knows who will ever win.