Hello! Here is another "Path-verse" snippet. This it set in their dating years. Kinda shows how they are as a couple. Even though there is implication of sorts, I still have it rated T.


Rapunzel groaned as she turned off her alarm and stretched out her stiff body. She lightly gasped as she remembered the reason she set an alarm that early for a Saturday morning. Slightly turning to her right, she checked to make sure Eugene was still sound asleep and facing away from her. Thankfully the alarm and her moving around did not wake him.

Rapunzel lay there as she watched Eugene's back move along with his snoring. She lightly placed a kiss in the middle of his shoulder blades, quietly got out of bed and put on his shirt from the night before. As she was buttoning a couple of his buttons, she looked over in case he woke up and then tip-toed to her bathroom to freshen up.

She tip-toed out her bedroom and silently closed the door before going to her small kitchen. She started taking cooking things out and began mixing pancake ingredients together, since she knows they are Eugene's all time favorite foods.

Rapunzel and Eugene have been dating for a few months now, and right away they made themselves very comfortable with each other. Perhaps because in the week they met, they basically roomed together. As Rapunzel placed some bacon strips on the skillet, she smiled at the memory of them running into each other while they were both on vacation. When they returned back to Corona and began dating, they took turns sleeping over at each other's apartments every weekend. Although they established it was way too soon to move in together, the idea was for sure in their near future. Perhaps by the end of the year, Rapunzel had thought to herself.

While the bacon and hashbrowns were finishing up, she began putting the pancake batter on its own skillet and waited for the bubbles to appear before flipping them. She sliced a few strawberries and bananas they got from the farmers market the day before, and placed them in a small bowl. She's been planning this morning for a few days already. Even though she knew Eugene was not big on celebrating his birthday, she wanted to at least make him breakfast in bed. It did take her a while to find out when his birthday was since he was being too stubborn about it. Thankfully, she got a glimpse of the date when he was carded at a restaurant they had gone to a month or so ago. Because she kept quiet about her knowing when it was, Eugene had no idea what she was up to this morning.

This is going to be the best day ever!

Once Rapunzel finished the pancakes, she set the plate along with the hashbrowns and bacon on a bed tray, as well as the bowl of fruit. She placed two mugs of coffee; cream and sugar for her and plain black for him. Something was missing, she looked around the kitchen when a small vase caught her eye. She quickly rinsed it out and added some water before she went out into her small balcony.

Realizing too late that she was wearing only Eugene's shirt, she felt a tad exposed when she saw her next door neighbor having her morning coffee in her own balcony. Rapunzel quickly grabbed a couple of Lavender stems from her small garden when her neighbor made eye contact with her. She gave Rapunzel a sly smile that caused her to blush bright before returning a small smile. If the noises from the night before weren't enough, then Rapunzel wearing Eugene's shirt was a dead giveaway to her neighbor. She really needs to learn how to keep quiet whenever Eugene spends the night. Oh well.

She returned to the tray and placed the Lavender stems on the small vase and added a single candle on the pile of pancakes. She picked up the tray and carefully walked back into her bedroom.

She peeked in and noticed he was still asleep before she crept in and walked to his side of the bed.

"Eugeeeneee…" she softly sang, "Wake up sleepy head."

"Hmmm," he replied groggily as he opened his eyes, "Good morning, Sunshine. Why aren't you in bed with me?"

"IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY!" she couldn't hold it in any longer, "Happy birthday! I brought you breakfast in bed!"

"What?" he replied as he sat up, "Wait, what? When did you- I mean, how did you figure it out?"

Rapunzel sat the tray down and tugged the ends of her hair.

"I have my ways," she laughed then nervously bit her lip, "Is- is this okay? I mean I know you said you're not big on birthdays. I wanted to respect that, so I understand if this is too much. Or even silly-"

"Rapunzel," he cut her off and grabbed her hand, "This is perfect. You did not have to do this, but thank you."

"Good," she replied softly, "I'm glad. Blow out your candle, unless you want to eat wax. Oh! And don't forget to make a wish!"

He chuckled and closed his eyes before blowing it out. When he opened them, he finally noticed her little outfit and smirked.

"Come here," he said as he motioned to her side of the bed, "and care to explain to me why you're wearing my shirt as well as why the hell do you look so much better in it than me."

"Can't be walking around naked," she replied as she climbed into bed. Rapunzel ran her fingers through his hair and softly met his lips, "I hope you're hungry."

"You know it," he growled.

"I meant food wise," she rolled her eyes and giggled as she pushed him away, "You already had enough of me last night! My neighbor can attest to that, apparently."

"Enough? Never!" He passed over her cup of coffee before taking a sip from his, "Wait, what do you mean your neighbor?"

"Yeah," she blushed as she told him about how her neighbor saw her and how she just knew what had happened the night before.

They began eating the food as well. Every now and then Rapunzel would feed him a strawberry and Eugene would nibble her fingers. Once they finished eating and were sipping their coffees, Rapunzel remembered something.

"Oh!" She climbed off the bed and took the tray, "Can I give you your gift now?"

"Uh, sure," he replied, "But you didn't have to get me anything, Sunshine."

"Shh…" she shushed him as she grabbed a small box from her drawer, "it's your birthday and I get to do what I want."

"Okay," Eugene chuckled, "you're right. It's YOUR day, and we can't ruin it."

"That's right!" Rapunzel replied when she was back at his side. She timidly handed him his gift, "Here you go."

"Thank you," he unwrapped the box, revealing a leathered box. He carefully opened it and came face to face with a watch.

"A watch for your collection," she whispered, "do— do you like it?"

Eugene brought her to his chest and held her tightly, "I love it, Sunshine! Thank you."

"Happy Birthday, Cupcake," she replied, causing Eugene to smirk.

Suddenly, she felt him place the box on the bedside table next to their coffees before grabbing her hips. Before she knew it, he had flipped her over against the mattress. Eugene then captured both her hands above her head with one of his.

"Eugene, wha—," she was cut off by his lips.

While his left hand held her hands, his right hand slowly began to unbutton the shirt, carefully still leaving her covered. He left her mouth and trailed kisses down her jaw, to her neck, which caused her to arch her back. He then trailed kisses down her sternum before settling on her stomach and began peppering her with kisses. Rapunzel sighed in total bliss as he continued to pepper her stomach letting go of her hands from their tortured prison. She gently ran her fingers through his hair and enjoyed the moment.

She gasped when she felt him move further down and tried to sit up.

"Eugene wait," she said, "wait, wait."

Eugene looked up alarmed and noticed her eyes were on something else. He followed her eyes and landed on the wall that separated her bedroom and her neighbor's apartment. This caused him to smirk and gently kiss her again.

"Hey," he nuzzled her nose, "Don't worry, I'll make sure to keep you quiet this time, Princess. Besides, it's my birthday."

"Okay," she whispered and grabbed his face before kissing him.

It's a good thing Eugene never said that he'd promised to keep her quiet. Otherwise, that would've meant he had broken it.

The neighbor on the other hand, decided it was a good idea to go to a museum for the day or something.

Since I was on fence on keeping it T, perhaps there's a chance the rating may go up with a possible second chapter? But who knows! Of course, let me know if that is something ya'll would want.

Reviews are always welcome!

Until next time! (: