A Tangled fanfic that explores some of Eugene’s adventures before the movie and after. This story has Eugene become empowered by the tear as Rapunzel transferred it to him.
Princess Aurora had an idyllic childhood whiling away her days in the forest, had a scary little adventure but she slept through most of it, and she had a wonderful happy ending. Or at least that is how it looks on the face of it.
But do you really think Maleficent, the Mistress of all Evil, did nothing to the naive little princess in her clutches? Was the princess her real target? What happens to a person whose ordinary life was living with three fairies having to adjust to being a princess?
~ The Fairies’ Plan A - Part 14 - Rescuing the Princess
Phillip waited impatiently in the courtyard with Samson as the kings and men were preparing themselves. The Three Good Fairies came swooping down. “Oh, Phillip. We just heard. What happened?”
“I don’t know. I woke up this morning and Aurora was missing, there was a blood trail that went over the balcony, and over the outer wall. We are going to try and pick up the trail once the kings and men are ready.” Phillip stated tersely. The fairies exchanged looks.
“What’s happening?” Asked Merida, deeply concerned as she appeared next to Mulan. She was doing more things on her own now, slowly getting the hang of her princess duties. But the feeling that had drawn her here had been so urgent and unusual.
“Something terrible. A human girl has chosen to give herself to an evil muse.” Mulan was there in her armor and her sword, Mushu was smoldering on her shoulder. Princess Aurora nodded from near the man.
Merida was looking over the Disney park from her room in Cinderella’s palace when Mulan crashed into her room.
“Mulan, What’s wrong?” she tried to say, but Mulan was talking over her.
“Come with me immediately. We have a Code Red in progress. She saw Brave recently so you have a connection to her.” Mulan grabs her hand and they shift away finding themselves in a nice little suburban girl’s bedroom. There are a few princess dolls on a shelf, but most of the room is covered with dark posters of various bands.
A redheaded girl is sitting on her bed, tears running down her face. There are earbuds in her ears and a player beside her they can hear the music blaring. The playlist is titled Maximum Depression. Beside the player are razor blades, and a notebook is filled with shaky writing.
Merida and Mulan are coming off of the carrousel. Merida had a wonderful time, but just a slight bit dizzy. Angus didn’t run in circles.
“That was so fun. Are all the rides like that?” asked Merida.
“No, some are even more fun. But I enjoy that one a lot, it is pleasant to begin a day with, some of the others you need to build up to. Like the rollercoaster.” replied Mulan taking Merida to see the screaming people zoom past.
“Wow. That goes really fast.”
“And what is this strange place.” Asked Merida as they entered a room that contained mirrors chairs and lots of bottles and containers, through another door she could see a room full of clothes.
“This is a castmember preparation room. Specifically this is a makeup room.” Mulan explained, though not really, Merida had no intellectual framework to hang what she was saying on but something needed to happen soon that would help everyone. Mulan specifically stood by the door to wardrobe, an object lesson was usually the most effective.
Mulan knelt outside in the garden of Cinderella’s castle and waited patiently. Hoping that what was going to happen would be strong enough.
Snow White had waited in this same garden for another princess but Eilonwy hadn’t really formed and then she had faded from her arms, not enough people have believed. Snow White still had nightmares about that.
~ Mother’s Day
Elinor saw Merida sitting on her bed. Today was a rest day. She thought it was unusual for her daughter to just be sitting like that, she was usually much more active. Then she noticed that all the weapons were put away nicely.
Elinor went in, put her crown on the side table next to her daughter’s and sat next to her daughter. “Are you alright, dear?”
“Mum, I am the worst princess, the worst person, ever.” said Merida not looking up at her mother.
In honor of the coronation of Princess Merida into the Disney Princess lineup a list of my stories.
Merida Comes: Merida becomes a Disney Princess and learns there are duties that go with that. She helps fan who love her face their darkest fears.
Alternate Endings to Brave: After the build up of her archery skills I was expecting something different at the climax.
The Crowns of DunBroch: Elinor, Merida and Fergus each deal with the burden of their crowns.
I Almost Lost You: Fergus and Elinor talking about what happened that night.
I am Mor’du: What was going on inside Mor’du’s head during the movie.
~ The Fairies’ Plan A - Part 13 - The Return of Briar Rose
“It’s going to be okay, Lily. I’m going to get us home,” whispered Briar Rose to her poppet Lily, her only remaining friend, as she pressed her back against the trunk of a tree in the darkness outside of the castle she had just escaped. She held Lily tight as they waited, as the sounds of the guards and the shadows of their torches faded into the night. It also gave her some time to rest. That climb had been hard. Jumping to the tree had been fun but she had been scared of missing the branch in the starlit darkness.
“Now, Rapunzel dear. Today is a very special day,” said Queen Rebecca as she and Princess Rapunzel sat in the royal box overlooking the stage in the kingdom’s theater.
Rapunzel was looking over the crowd in the theater. Pascal climbing to the top of her head for a better look. There was an excited buzz that was so contagious. Many people seemed to be dressed especially for the occasion, though the clothes were so very odd. Some dressing in all white, many in desert clothes which she had seen described in some books Eugene had snuck into her bed. A few in white and blue, often next to someone in what looked to be gold.
Rapunzel had no idea how a play looked, though she had read several, this was the first (another first with her real mama and papa) she would see performed with sets and costumes and actors. It would be like looking into some else’s imagination.
“We are celebrating one of the great storytellers of our age, and you’ve seen how important supporting the arts is to us.”
Rapunzel nodded. Art was something she loved and so did her parents, it was one of the things that had kept them all sane while they were apart.
Eugene carefully set down a hogshead of popcorn, “Anyone else want some popcorn.”
“No thanks, I’ll just snack on some of yours.”
Eugene gave Rapunzel a long look and said, “I’ll be right back.”
The king came in carrying an armful of drinks for everyone. He had dismissed the servants to enjoy the holiday.
“Thank you, dear.”
Eugene came back with a bushel of popcorn for everyone else.
Just then a short, greying, bespectacled man in plaid came out onto the stage and as he looked out over the crowd, all became quiet.
Eugene bounced up and down in his seat excitedly.
The curtain began to open revealing a black background speckled with glittering gems like the night sky.
The man took a breathe and began to declaim:
“A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…”
~ The Fairies’ Plan A - Part 12 - Briar Rose Escapes
The Princess Aurora awoke on her back, shivering. It was dark and she was cold and scared. She was hurting. She didn’t know where she was. It wasn’t the room she had grown up in, it smelled so different, sharp and raw not musty and sweet. It was a room called hers, but she didn’t know where anything was.
She remembered some of what happened, but she couldn’t understand it very well. The pain she understood. She slowly reached into the darkness trying to find something to hook what happened to her on, but found only the edge of the bed.