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Dark and Scarlet Chapter 13EpilogueDark and Scarlet Chapter 13 by *Whytegriffin
Rapunzel cuddled Estelle's head under her chin. It was late, but the lanterns couldn't be lit until a while after sunset. Eugene passed behind her, brushing her waist with his hand and kissing her neck. Rapunzel smiled and reached her hand back, touching his as he walked away. He was back. It was so good to have him back! He was smiling at Leora, who was handing her lanterns out to her brothers. Flynn was busy rolling his eyes, Nicholas looked a little too interested in the fact that there was going to be fire, and Matthew was just excited to be up that late again. Rapunzel looked at the lantern that she had decorated for herself and Eugene. She usually played with the design, making each lantern significant for the previous year. This year was different. This year Rapunzel had painted it to look like the lanterns that Eugene had bought for them on her eighteenth birthday. It was so simple, but it meant so much. She touched the edges gently as she watched it float an inch
Dark and Scarlet Chapter 12Chapter 12Dark and Scarlet Chapter 12 by *Whytegriffin
"Do you know if the Last Rights have been administ-"
"While he was still conscious, yes. I'm not an idiot." Rapunzel snapped before anyone else could answer. Dr. Fredrics jumped, which served him right in her opinion. He scared her all the time, wasn't it her turn now? No one had seen her come in - her mother must have been too tall for him to see over her head. She knew that her father certainly was.
"Rapunzel..." Her father started. He was either dragging out whatever he was going to say or he was leaving it hanging, Rapunzel couldn't tell which; but she saw that there were tears in his eyes. Even her father had tears in his eyes.
"No!" She barked, tears ready to spill out of her own eyes when she thought that she had already shed them all.
"Princess. You must face the facts." Fredrics reasoned, frustrated and frustrating.
"What facts?!" Rapunzel practically screamed at him. She hadn't been gone for twenty minutes, only leaving to freshen up - well, actually to avoid
Dark and Scarlet Chapter 11Chapter 11Dark and Scarlet Chapter 11 by *Whytegriffin
He was taking simply forever and Rapunzel didn't like it. She didn't like him, either. Dr. Fredrics. She was sitting, waiting beside the window, taking in the sunlight and making that be sufficient when she wasn't allowed to let any air in. The way he had taken his jacket off and laid it aside had reminded her eerily of when he came in to preform a surgery. She shuddered at the thought of it. Of course with Eugene it happened more often than she cared to recall. The worst had been a hunting accident a few years before. It had been a nightmare then, seeing Eugene's leg split open and not being allowed near him, seeing the doctor stall when he should have been sewing it up because there may have been an arrowhead inside. There hadn't been. As if Eugene wouldn't have noticed something like that! As a result of that he had lost a ridiculous amount of blood before the wound was finally closed up and spent longer recovering because of infection. If that horrible little know-it-all
Dark and Scarlet Chapter 10Chapter 10Dark and Scarlet Chapter 10 by *Whytegriffin
"Come, Rapunzel. I'll leave one of the guards is here to sit with Eugene. He's sleeping right now anyway." Rapunzel's mother insisted, trying to drag her daughter off to a meeting.
"But mama, I don't want to leave him!" Rapunzel yawned with tears springing out of the corners of her eyes. She was just so tired.
"I know, Rapunzel. But you also have to get out of this room for a few moments in a day. You haven't seen your children, you won't let them visit-"
"They can't!" The princess almost shouted. "Mama, I don't want them to see him like this."
"I understand, darling. But you need to get some air yourself, alright?"
"Air? In a stuffy conference room? Mama, am I really needed?"
"The windows will be open. There are several...ummm, well important men, quote end quote."
"So they find themselves important."
"Exactly." her mother smiled before dropping a depressed sigh. "But their business must be discussed. I will be perfectly honest, Rapunzel. I have fallen asleep in these