Hi there, everyone! My first multi-chapter Tangled story. I hope you enjoy!
"Heal what has been hurt
Change the fate's design
Save what has been lost
Bring back what once was mine
What once was mine."
Eugene was gone.
That was the only thing that floated through Rapunzel's mind as she leaned over his… dead body. Tears came spilling through her eyes.
What am I going to do now? With Eugene gone I…
Rapunzel saw something flicker out of the corner of her eye. Raising her head, she saw a golden light emerging from Eugene's wound. The light quickly swirled around the room in the shape of a flower. The room was lit up and with one last burst of light, it faded away. Rapunzel didn't move for a moment, confused about what just happened. She looked back at Eugene, who moved his head slightly. Opening his eyes he said,
"Rapunzel?" He was alive? He was alive!
"Did I ever tell you I've got a thing for brunettes?" He was alive! Rapunzel threw herself at him in a crushing hug. She cried and laughed, holding him as close as possible, breathing him in. He squeezed her back and she pulled away, staring at him. He smiled at her and she laughed again. He was alive! Rapunzel pulled on his vest and closed the space between them. Eugene stiffened at first, surprised by her sudden movement of her lips on his, but he cupped the back of her head, pulling her closer. Rapunzel began to laugh again and pulled away.
"Is it really you?" she whispered, rubbing her thumb along his jaw.
"It's really me," he replied with a grin. She rested her head on his shoulder and he rubbed a hand up and down her back.
"I thought I lost you." Eugene placed his cheek on top of Rapunzel's head.
"C'mon, Blondie. I'll always be here." Rapunzel smiled again.
"You'll have to find me a new nickname."
"Ah, that's right. You're no longer a blondie, huh? Oh well, I'm still planning on calling you that. You don't mind?"
"Not at all," she confessed, not wanting a new nickname. She sat back up, realizing something. "Eugene? I have something to tell you." He looked at her questioningly and she took a deep breath. "I'm the lost princess."
Eugene's jaw instantly dropped.
"The… the lost princess?" Rapunzel nodded.
"I'll show you." She pulled him up and he followed her to her room, still looking dazed.
"The lost princess… oh no…" he mumbled.
"Okay, just… just look at the walls." He didn't argue. He stared at the walls for a few minutes, and then his eyes widened.
"Do you see them?"
"You've been drawing the kingdom emblem?" He spun around, looking around the room.
"Yes, without even knowing it."
"Rapunzel, if you're the lost princess…" he trailed off.
"Eugene? Could you… could you take me to the kingdom? I need to meet my real parents." Eugene rubbed his forehead.
"Rapunzel, I can't… they would never…" Rapunzel walked towards him and squeezed his hand.
"Eugene, please." He stared at her.
"Rapunzel, if I go back, they'll have me killed for sure. And I can't lose you again." He slid his arms around her waist, pulling her against him.
"Why would they kill the man who brought their daughter back?" Rapunzel asked, closing her eyes, hoping he would agree.
"Because I've thieved from them too many times to count?" Silence fell over them. Rapunzel lifted her head and looked at Eugene, maybe slightly sticking out her lower lip.
"Please? You're Eugene Fitzherbert, you can get out of anything." Sighing, he pressed his lips against Rapunzel's forehead.
"Oh fine, Blondie. Just one thing." Smiling to herself, Rapunzel asked,
"I'm not dying again."
Ehh… kinda lame ending. Oh well! What did you think? Shall I continue? I actually have two more chapters written, and I think I'm gonna get them up soon… so then you can decide! Reviews are the greatest thing you can give me :)