DISCLAIMER: Tangled belongs to Disney, and Bioshock Infinite belongs to Irrational Games.
This is the story of how I died.
Don't worry! It's actually a very interesting story, and to be perfectly honest, it isn't completely mine. It's about a city, and it's about a girl. Mostly it's about a girl. A girl named Rapunzel. And it starts with the sun...
Once upon a time, a single drop of sunlight fell from the heavens. And from this small drop of sun grew a magic golden flower. It had the ability to heal the sick and injured...among other things. The flower was found by an old woman called Mother Gothel; you might wanna remember her, she's kind of important.
Centuries passed, and a hop, skip and a boat ride away, there grew a kingdom! It was ruled by a beloved king and queen, and the queen...well, she was about to have a baby. But she got sick, real sick. She was running out of time, and that's when people start to look for a miracle. Or in this case, a magic golden flower.
But Gothel — ah, I told you she'd be important! You see, instead of sharing the sun's gift, Gothel hoarded its power and used it to keep herself young for hundreds of years. All she had to do was sing a special song. Creepy, right? Anyway, Gothel had the flower stowed away in a very secret place— a city she had founded, a city that floated thousand of feet in the sky and flew all around the world. She thought it would be safe there, but she was wrong. Rumors got around, and there came a day when someone sneaked into the city, stole the flower from Gothel's garden and escaped without a trace. That sounds like a pretty nasty thing, doesn't it? Not if you knew what went on in that city...but I'm getting ahead of myself.
The flower was made into a medicine, and its magic healed the queen. She gave birth to a beautiful baby girl. I'll give you a hint — that's Rapunzel. Everyone in the kingdom celebrated her birth, and for one moment, everything was perfect!
And then that moment ended.
Gothel discovered the loss of the flower right away, and she heard of the girl's birth soon afterwards. She stole down to the surface and crept into the child's room, a knife in hand, ready to take her vengeance. When she saw Rapunzel's long golden hair, however, she stopped. She began to sing the incantation, and sure enough, the hair began to glow. The flower's magic had been transferred to Rapunzel. Gothel cut off a lock of the hair to take with her. It turned brown and lost its power, though, along with the part that was still on the girl's head. Gothel had no choice; she stole the child from her crib and just like that — gone!
The people of the kingdom searched and searched, but they could not find the lost princess. For up amongst the clouds, in the heart of the flying city, Gothel raised the child as her own. She brushed her hair every night while singing the incantation to keep herself young, and she taught Rapunzel that the outside world was a terrible place. Only with her mother would she be safe.
Gothel couldn't hide everything, though. As Rapunzel grew older, she began to read every book she could find. One book in particular enchanted her like no other; this was a book about Paris. She dreamed of visiting this magnificent city, with its lights and its gigantic tower. But how on earth was she ever going to get there?
Well, that's where I come in.
I, like many people, have noticed the similarities between this movie and this game. However, no one seems to be taking advantage of these similarities story-wise. I saw the opportunity, and I seized it.
This is not a crossover, nor is it just one of the stories retold with the characters of the other. Instead, I'm going to try mixing the two stories together as best as I can to create something that hits most of the major points from both. I've also tried to cut down on the more brutal elements, but it's still gonna be a solid T and may even go up to M at some point. Just warning you.
I'll try to get this fic started properly as soon as I can. See ya!
~ A. Kingsleigh