That's a pretty awful way to bury the leading character in the tale. Though after reading Milagros' idea I've been thinking of how the witch could get top billing again and do some real good for this "poor, kind-hearted little girl." However if I go into any details then you'll end up with yet another feature comic series to write and draw. Anyway, it'll be more fun to see what you come up with. Thanks.
Sheesh let her finish
Milagros: "It's called subtext, you weirdo!"