Hey guys! This is 2468gaby! A long time ago (maybe two years?) I started to write this story but then abandoned it. I'm rewriting it because I feel like I can do so much more with this story than I did. Technically, this is my first fanfiction and I'll try to update as often as possible.
Also, I don't any of the characters in this story, otherwise I'd make a Rise of the Brave Tangled Dragons movie. Rating it teen just in case.
Mother Gothel had done many despicable things in her life, but nothing as horrifying as this.
At the top of a tall tower deep within the forest, with no doors nor stairs, was Gothel and the princess of Corona. A princess who's healing powers exceeded all medical care known to man.
But that was the exact reason why she was in this situation to begin with.
Gothel needed her. Well, she needed her healing powers. They were the only thing keeping her alive and well. But she has gone to drastic measures to ensure she would live forever.
Rapunzel was trying to break free. She had a gag over her mouth as well as her arms bound behind her in steel chains. She was attached to the far back wall. The tower was much different that its usual cheery self. It was as if all the happiness was sucked out of the room and thrown out the window. The sole window of the tower was locked tight, leaving the room dark, gloomy, and giving Rapunzel no hope of escaping.
She tried to call out for her love, Flynn Rider, she did will all her might, but what was the point? Thinking that he would hear him? He was miles away in Corona. Rapunzel didn't understand anything around her anymore. She didn't know who to trust.
Gothel made her way across the room to come face-to-face with Rapunzel. The captor grabbed her face harshly and turns Rapunzel's head towards herself, "you should have just listened to me, I know what is best for the both of us. We could have avoided all of this and be living happily. I told you many times to just stay in the tower, but did you listen? None of this would have happened. Because of your mistake, Flynn Rider will be hung. All of this happened because of you." Rapunzel kept her gaze away from her eyes. She wouldn't accept what she said was true.
She refused to.
Gothel's head turned in anger towards the window of the tower when a distant voice cried out, "Rapunzel?!" A ray of hope shined to Rapunzel. Flynn! He's alive! "Rapunzel let down your hair!"
With disgust, Gothel lets go of my face and stomps her way towards a cabinet. She opens the drawer and takes out a shining dagger and a key. She unlocked the window, opens it up, and throws Rapunzel's hair reluctantly down. She hid behind a curtain next to the window.
The princess screams out Flynn's name in agony, only muffled by the gag, as Flynn reaches the top of the tower. A face of relief rushes over Flynn's face shortly after he comes through the window. "Rapunzel, I thought I would never see you again," but the happiness was short lived. Gothel attacks Flynn from the back and stabs him directly in his chest.
He fell to the ground, hands clenching his chest. Dying.
"Now look what you've done, Rapunzel," Gothel explains as she references to Flynn's body. She begins to make her way over to her, "oh don't worry dear, out secret will die with him. As for us," Gothel grabs the chains holding Rapunzel down and tries to drag her to the bottom of the tower, "we are going where no one will ever find you again."
Rapunzel struggled with all her might. She fought and fought, knowing that if she were to get dragged down there she would never see the sun again.
Pascal jumped out of nowhere and tried to help Rapunzel, but was helplessly defeated due to his size and kicked to the side of the tower, breaking his legs. This deepened Rapunzel's despair and worries even more.
Gothel was becoming frustrated with her intolerability, she screamed; "Rapunzel, really! Enough already!" Rapunzel's gag becomes loose, "stop fighting me!"
"No!" She exclaims, removing the gag, "I won't stop for every minute for the rest of my life, I will fight! I will never stop trying to get away from you!" She pauses and takes a deep breath in, "but, if you let me save him, I will go with you." Gothel loosens her grip on the chains
"No Rapunzel…" Flynn wheezes out with a dying breath.
"I'll never run, I'll never try to escape." Rapunzel dreaded saying those words, but it was the only way to save him. "Just let me heal him."
Gothel didn't look convinced and tightened her grip on the chains. Rapunzel continued; "we'll be together, forever! Just like you want," her grip loosens once more, "everything will be the way it was."
The princess couldn't bear to look Gothel in the eye, "I promise." She stared at Rapunzel, "just like you wanted...just…let me…heal him."
At that moment, it almost seemed as if Gothel had a smirk over her face. As if she won.
Satisfied, Gothel stomped over to Flynn and drags him to a corner of the tower. She chains his hands just like Rapunzel's, "in case you get an ideas of following us," she whispers loudly in Flynn's ear.
The second Gothel unchains Rapunzel, she dashes over to Flynn. "Eugene!" She cries out. They exchange a moment of gazing into each other's eyes before Rapunzel moves Flynn's hands away from the injury. Rapunzel gasps, a deep knife wound had been inflicted just below the heart that would have killed him automatically if it were a centimeter higher. "I'm so sorry," she says pitifully. Flynn starts to cough uncontrollably, Rapunzel holds his hand not because she thought it wouldn't make him feel better, but because this would probably be their last time together.
She smiled lightly at him, "everything is going to be okay."
"I promise you have to trust me…."
"Just breath slowly…"
"I can't let you do this!"
Rapunzel stares at him, tears welling up in her eyes, "and I can't let you die."
"But if you do this, then you will die…"
She gives a melancholy smile, "Hey," she whispers in the sweetest of tones, "it's going to be alright." She takes her hair and careful but rapidly wraps it around his chest.
When she finishes and is about to sing, Flynn stared at her with dread that makes her stop, "Don't do this Rapunzel…I'm better of dead…" Responding would have just made matters worse, so she ignored him and sang;
"Flower, gleam, and glow. Let your power shine. Make the clock reverse, bring back what once was mine," her healing powers began to hit Flynn's wound, "heal what has been hurt. Change the fates' design. Save what has been lost, bring back what once was mine. What once was mine."
Flynn takes in a breath of life and smiles. Rapunzel pulls him in for one last hug, but didn't return it.
"Time to go," Gothel announced. Without hesitation, Flynn gets up and walks toward the exit. He grabs Rapunzel's hair, throws it out the window, and begins to climb down. "Flynn!" Rapunzel cries out. She didn't want him to go. She didn't want to be trapped in a tower for who knows how long. Alone.
Gothel turns to Rapunzel with the sweet look she had given her in the past, But Rapunzel now understood how fake it was. "Now, go up to your room my sweet. Mother is a bit exhausted from this," she turns and refers to a pool of blood, Flynns blood, "miss-happening."
She didn't even try and fight her command. Rapunzel got up and went straight to her room, feeling mentally drained. She couldn't escape anymore. She was stuck for the rest of her life with a woman she despised.
When she got to her room, Rapunzel ran toward the window and got one last glimpse of Flynn Rider. He just was just getting to the cove and rode off with Maxmus. But she wasn't satisfied her last glance. Rapunzel stared at him with confusion.
He didn't even say goodbye.