“A ruffian?” he repeated, quirking a brow at the long haired blonde. His eyes then immediately drifted down, taking in exactly how long her hair was. “That’s… a lot of hair,” he mumbled, slightly weirded out by it. Glancing back at the girl, he returned the smile briefly. “Nice to meet you, Rapunzel,” he replied, eyeing her curiously. “So, what’s a lovely lady, such as yourself, doing out in these parts?”
The blonde couldn’t help but blush out of three parts embarrassment and ninety seven parts of just being bashful. She’d never really met a… Boy before. But, by the looks of this stranger, he wasn’t really a boy. A man? Who knew. Brushing a bit of hair away from her face, Rapunzel sheepishly looked at the ground. “I’m… Lost… Actually.” Her first time out of the tower… All by herself… And she’d gotten herself lost. Not really that surprising, actually. “I’m trying to find the kingdom… But I think I took a wrong turn or got turned around or…” She trailed off, sighing. “I don’t know where I am.”
“Do you think someone is in there, Toothless?”
Hiccup asked the dragon, peering into the window. He didn’t want to be call a creeper. But the brunette didn’t want to give up the chance of meeting a person. There was a tower and it looked somewhat inhabitable. He couldn’t see much from the window. But green eyes caught signs of life. If this person could help him get out of this place, he would be most grateful.
Hiccup’s eyes narrowed as he believed he caught sight of something moving on the inside. Someone, or something, was in there. With all the trouble that Hiccup managed to get into sometimes, he should be more cautious, but he was tired and weary. He was willing to see and accept anything as long as it was living. He knew that Toothless was the same. The storm had taken a lot of their energy. Hiccup knew he may look a mess with his clothes ripped in some place, his hair was ruffled in an even more than usual. He was sure he had a horrible look. He ran a hand through his hair, trying to fix it. But it only seemed to make it worst. Hiccup sighed. He just needed to rest.
Hiccup perked up. Okay. He had definitely heard and saw something that time. “Hello?” he called out again. Maybe a person. Hopefully, a person and not something dangerous. He had enough of trouble for the time being. He petted the dragon who was begin to hover up and down in tiredness. Hiccup looked down at the black reptile.
“Don’t worry bud. You’ll be able to rest soon.”
Hiccup glanced up in surprise at the voice. It was a human. A girl actually. He stare in shock. She looked so…fragile. Hiccup knew that he wasn’t exactly the most buff person in the world. In fact, he was down right thin, probably too thin. But he was surrounded by large and muscular people. The Vikings weren’t known as a strong breed for nothing. He was surrounded with people like that. But this blonde in front of him was so fragile looking. Even though she did carry a frying pan in her hands, it didn’t look like much. Hiccup knew he was staring but he couldn’t find the words to actually say why he was staring he had to be strange.
But he had to shake himself out of it at one point. The brunette shook his head as she stated the obvious. Hiccup nodded. “Yeah…Sorry. It’s just Toothless and I got stuck in a storm and it took us here….My name is Hiccup, by the way. Um, I was hoping…that…we could…rest here. I mean, I know it’s sudden and you don’t know me very well. At all, actually. But like I said we just got out of the—…You know, now that I think of it, this is actually a pretty bad idea. We can just rest in the forest. Sorry for taking up your time.”
Smooth, Mr. Viking.
Rapunzel was taken aback. Of course she was. Not only has Rapunzel never seen a member of the opposite sex in person, but she’s also never seen a dragon before either. Honestly, she wasn’t sure which one made her more uncomfortable. She nibbled on her bottom lip, shifting her weight from one foot to the other uneasily as she watched him watch her watching him watch her. … It was complicated, she supposed. Gulping down her fear, the blonde raised her frying pan once more.
“Who are you? And how did you find me?” She asked, doing her best to keep her voice steady. Mother always told her that she was in danger, that the only people who were going to try and “visit” her would be people that want to hurt her… Steal her hair, sell it, take her… Who knows! She just knew that they were all bad news.
Finally, he spoke. The blonde relaxed slightly, shoulders falling just a fraction as she listened to his tale. “Toothless?” She murmured, glancing around for someone else. Did he mean a friend…? Her eyes fell on the dragon again.
It had a name.
It was a good thing that Rapunzel was good with animals, her own chameleon peeking out from her neck. Pascal always did like to rest on her shoulder. Rapunzel smiled softly at the large beast, stepping toward him gently. “A storm?” She asked, blinking. There was that storm… It kept her up all throughout the night, actually. She wasn’t exactly fond of thunder. She paused, biting her lip again before sucking in a breath. Pascal nudged her and she picked up one finger, smiling sheepishly at the boy. “One second.”
Turning around, cupping the chameleon in her hands, she began to mumble to the small lizard. “I know he’s a stranger.” … “He doesn’t seem bad.” … “Mother won’t be home for days! She’ll never find out!” … “That’s a good idea.” She turned back around, glancing at Hiccup before placing Pascal back on her shoulder. “I’m Rapunzel,” she told him kindly, lowering her frying pan onto a nearby table.
“You can… Come in. Only you have to promise that you won’t hurt me. Or take me. Or anything… Bad. And I take promises very seriously.” She nodded her head before glancing at the dragon… Err… Toothless, once more. “I don’t think I have a big enough window for him…”
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Lost. Lost. Lost.
That was the word that was going through his mind. Why did he had to fly in that storm? It was just spelling trouble! But he hadn’t known at the time. And he managed to make a ‘hiccup’ of things. Now him and Toothless were lost in a new land. The brunette would have cried if it wasn’t for the fact that VIKINGS DIDN’T CRY! He had no idea where Berk was or how he was suppose to get home. Thankfully, the land they landed didn’t look too extreme. It had a large forest which was something Hiccup was used to.
Forest green eyes went over the forest. Perhaps they could find someone who could help. Hopefully, the person wouldn’t run off at the sight of Toothless. Hiccup blinked, spotting an usual sight. A rather large home. “That’s new,” he breathed. It looked like a tower. With wordless communication with Toothless, they aimed down towards the tower.
A few laps around it showed that there was only one entrance. A large window at the near peak. Hiccup frowned. That didn’t make much sense. Who would be able to get into something like that? Unless they flew. Hiccup and Toothless hovered in front of the window. They couldn’t just barge right in. What if someone was inside? But Hiccup needed to speak to someone. He cleared his throat.
“Umm…excuse me?” he called out, hoping someone would open the window.
Rapunzel wasn’t very used to excitement. Spending your entire life in a tower, knowing only a woman who called herself her mother and a chameleon would do that to you. So there she was, in the kitchen. Another boring day in her boring tower, making another boring batch of chocolate chip boring cookies.
Not that she could complain, really. At least she wasn’t outside… Where the bad people wanted to take her, cut off her hair, and leave her for dead. At least, that’s what her mom told her what would happen. And why wouldn’t she trust the only person she knew?
So here she was, long hair cascading over the floor, hovering over a bowl of cookie dough that she was mixing with such force, she was sure it would go flying across the room. And that’s what it did, at least, when she caught the figure out something in the corner of her eye.
What was outside of her window?!
The blonde went wide eyed, moving quickly to duck behind her counter. With her back to it, she ran a hand through her hair quickly, trying to take deep breaths. “Okay, Rapunzel. Calm down.” She inhaled slowly, moving to peek over the counter when she heard a voice. An unfamiliar voice. A boy voice. She glanced at him and immediately squeaked, hiding herself again. “It’s just a stranger flying on something outside of your window. Completely normal, right?” She asked herself nervously, nibbling on her bottom lip. After holding her breath for what felt like hours, she finally gathered up all of her courage… But not before grabbing her trusted frying pan.
You never know when that might come in handy.
She stood up slowly, turning to face her window before taking a few steps forward. Then, she saw what he was riding… She’s read about it in her books, seen drawings, even painted one herself… But, the girl never believe that they actually existed.
“That’s a dragon,” she breathed out, eyes flickering to the boy’s face. “Why is there a dragon outside of my tower?”
Flynn noticed a few faces around the forest, his eyebrows quirking up in surprise. “Uh, hey there, you lost or something?” he asked curiously, his eyes running over the style of clothing they were wearing. Odd. Anyway, “name’s Flynn Rider,” he added, figuring he may as well introduce himself.
Flynn? The blonde narrowed her gaze just slightly as she eyed this strange man. She hadn’t been out of the tower for what, five minutes? That is, before she got herself lost… That was one thing that Rapunzel wished someone told her about before she left… How to find her way around. But here was a strange man, introducing himself, and being friendly. “You don’t seem like a ruffian at all,” she murmured softly, large, green eyes flickering over his face. She let herself give him a sweet smile. “Rapunzel,” the blonde introduced. “My name is Rapunzel.”
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“Is there anybody there?” The girl smiled, pushing back a piece of her long hair. “I could have sworn I heard a noise…”