I heard her call my name, but I couldn't see her. The thorns were stuck in my eyes, and I was in deep pain.
"Rapunzel?" I cried. I staggered forward, but I fell into waters. I flew back up, coughing and sputtering.
"Alexander?" I heard her cry.
"Rapunzel!" I yelled back. I felt her hand on my collarbone.
"Alexander," she whispered. "Are you alright?" I shook my head.
"I can't see a thing," I whispered. "I don't think I'll ever be able to see again." I could hear her sniffling. Her face came closer to mine and I felt her warm tears run down my face.
"We'll make it work," she cried. "We'll make it work!" I felt her tears in my eyes. It seemed to melt away the pain. The thorns disappeared from my eyes and they slowly opened. The impact of color blinded me but I squinted through it all. There she was with her head bent, tears running down her cheeks. I tilted her head up with my fingers and she looked into my eyes.
"Alexander!" she cried. "I thought-"
"Your love," I smiled. "Your magic made me see again." she flung her arms around my neck and kissed me.
"If we're going to leave, we need to leave now." I said. "You need to be safe." she nodded and I held her hand as we ran into the jungle and I discovered the horse was still there tied to the tree. I untied the reins and I hopped up on the horse. I held Rapunzel's hand and helped her up behind me. She wrapped her arms around my waist.
"We protected you once," I said. "But your mother came and kidnapped you from us."
"Wait, that's where we're going?" she cried. I smacked the reins against the horse's neck and she stopped.
"Yes," I said. "They were trying to protect you."
"They most certainly weren't! They locked me in the dungeon and refused to give me food and water until I told them what they wanted to hear." I turned my body around.
"So the League isn't good," I muttered. "Nobody's good, there's no one to turn to." I looked her in the eyes. "Run away with me," I said. "We'll escape to another Realm and we'll be together forever!" Rapunzel nodded.
"But we'll get turned in because your hair is too noticeable," I said. I dug around in the saddle's bag until my hands fell on a pocket knife. I pulled it out and showed the blade.
"I have to say something first," said Rapunzel. She closed her eyes and began to sing. Her hair glowed and the tips floated into the air and wrapped around me. I felt a weird glowing in my heart and eyes. I looked at her and watched her sing. She had the most beautiful voice in all of the Realm.
When she stopped singing. her hair slowly started to stop glowing and she opened her eyes.
"Now, we will be together forever," she said. "The song I sang will keep us alive forever, and it will still work, even after my hair is cut. When it is cut, I will loose all magic abilities in it and it will never grow again." she bit her lip. "But its only a small price to pay to be with you forever." I smiled and she closed her eyes as my knife swept through her hair; it fell to the ground in a heap.
When I opened my eyes I saw my hair shrivel brown on the floor. I now had chin length golden hair.
"How do I look?" I asked. Alexander smiled.
"You still look like a princess to me." I smiled and wrapped my arms around his waist and rested my head on his shoulder.
"Where to?" I asked.
"I don't know," he said. "Wherever the next Realm takes us."