Rapunzel Goes HomeAfter a long wonderful kiss, Rapunzel broke off the kiss and hit Eugene with her fist, "Why did you do that!? Why did you leave me!?" she cried.He caught her arm, the shackle clanking, "Ouch, That wasn't my idea. The Stabbington brothers knocked me out, tied me to the boat and shoved me off. They knew about you and your hair. I tried to warn you but they hit almost as hard as you do." He rubbed his head with his free hand."I didn't mean that, why did you cut my hair? I couldn't heal you. You were dying and I couldn't do anything about it!. You died!" Rapunzel was crying hard now.Taking her in his arms. "I'm sorry, death was better then seeing you enslave yourself to your mother. If you were free I knew you'd be okay, I saw how wonderful you became when you were free. You are too amazing to leave trapped in a tower forever. I love you too much to let you do that even to save my own life."Rapunzel looked somewhat mollified, "And why did you come back?""At first, because I thought th
The Blackness in the Dark PlaceI'm trying to hold on.I'm so cold.It's so dark.I'm so tired.Why should I try to hold on?I lost who I wasI lost what I didI lost so muchWho was I anymore?It's so slipperyIt's so darkIt's so coldI hurt so muchI need helpWhy can't I do anything right?Why do I always do it wrong?Wasn't I worth something?To someone?Anyone?My fingernails are snapped off.My toes find no hold.Can't someone give me a hand?Why does everyone hurt me?Doesn't anyone love me anymore?MomDadAnyoneGodme.I don't just let goI don't just push offI don't just shove offI fling myself into the Darknesswith all my remaining strengthThey say there are rocks at the bottom.I hope they are hardI hope they are sharpBecause I am swimming with the currentTrying to go fast, faster, fastestNo more caringNo more lovingNo more anythingNo more painWell, one more pain,that would be enough.It would be over then.I see the Blacknessat the center of the Dark Place.I am falling,I streamline my
Raided: 4 Getting to Know You~ Raided: Chapter 04: Getting to Know YouThe black dragon stood and began limping its way behind the humans. It could not close one wing completely because of the injury. Fergus had MacGuffin’s son and the Dingwall hunk flank the dragon, ready to take it down if it tried anything as the rest of the warriors surrounded the dragon and the Viking.As they entered the lit great hall, the thump of Fergus’ peg leg and the squeak of Hiccup’s artificial leg resounded in the empty space. Their eyes met, the question was obvious.“A demon bear. It attacked my wife and daughter,” said Fergus.“A dragon. To defend my tribe,” said Hiccup.Fergus nodded, a slight respect grew between them.Once inside the Great Hall, Elinor ordered space made for the dragon to lie down, and extra candles and torches brought for light so they could care of the wounded. The servants were giving the dragon a wide berth and many warriors stayed nearby to guard the dragon and th
Raided: 3 Dragons~ Raided: A Mericcup Story: Chapter 03: Dragons“Mum, can I talk to you?” Asked Merida to the woman in a glittery green dress sitting at the table reading through some letters.Queen Elinor glanced up regally and said, “Yes, dear. What is it?” but her eyes returned to the letter she was reading.Merida glanced up at the crown sitting on her mother’s head and then tried again. “Queen Elinor. I’d like to speak with my mum, please.”Elinor blinked and glanced at her daughter. Then she nodded, put down the letter, took off her crown and turned to face her daughter. “I’m sorry, what was it you wanted to talk to me about?”“I was going over the harvest reports like you asked and this year’s crop was very good, but there are a lot of people saying it’s going to be a cold winter, and are looking to stockpile firewood. How can they know that?”Elinor paused for a moment, frowning slightly, that seemed more
Raided: 2 Bows~ Raided: Chapter 2: BowsFergus placed a bow on the dinner table by his wife’s plate.“Fergus, no weapons on the table,” Queen Elinor said out of habit not looking up from the letter she was reading.“You know lass, I keep wondering why you say that.”“Oh, my mum always made us do that so we would take the time to talk instead of fiddle with our weapons,” said Elinor.Fergus thought for a moment. “If it is so important to talk, why do you read so much at the table?”Elinor blinked. She looked up and looked at her husband, daughter and sons. Then she looked back at the letter and folded it up and put it away. “You’re right, I should spend my time with you and not with some letters.”“Have there been anymore raids?” asked Merida.“Not so far this week, there have been three so far this summer but putting extra men to the coastal towns aren’t stopping them. We need to do something different.
Raided: 1 The RaidRaided - A Mericup Story~ The RaidAibhlinn was gutting fish in the early morning fog with her family. It had been a terrific catch and the entire village had been working hard all night to prepare the fish for preservation. They had run out of salt already, so mum was building up the fire to smoke the rest of the fish.The smoke smelled heavy in the still air, which covered the stink of the fish guts a little.Struan and some of his friends had gone out to the forest to get more wood, mainly branches to set the fish on. Aibhlinn liked Struan. He was a strapping lad, he made her feel a little funny inside and she tended to giggle for no reason whenever he looked at her. She was almost of age to start walking out with him. She was hoping so hard he would ask her, she tried to be near him as much as she could. He looked at her sometimes with such a gentle look on his face. Her pretty brown braids were falling apart from all the work, but she would make herself look extra good after a go
All Of HimShe had no patience for boys.They were loud, vulgar, and only bathed when forced. But in a small village you didn't get to choose your peers, or your potential mates. Even though it was a year or two away, she knew she'd have to get married some day, in the same way that she knew the sun would rise every morning: it wasn't something you needed to contemplate, you didn't even have to like it, it just was. Fishlegs was tolerable if boring, Tuffnut was best off totally ignored, and Snotlout was simply a pest, strutting around, always trying to touch her. She'd broken his nose more than once in their fourteen years, not that it ever changed anything.There was, of course, a fourth choice. He would have normally been considered dead last among the list of candidates, except for the small fact that he happened to be the son of the village chieftain. Marriage wasn't about love, it was about attaching the family to