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Kabby's Writings and Icons ([personal profile] oricouldbeapoet) wrote2012-04-16 03:31 pm


Title: Shadowland
Summary: Rapunzel's first sunset had been the world's last.
Rating: PG
Warning: Themes of darkness, literal and otherwise; mentions of/thoughts of human sacrifice.
Fandom: Disney
Verse: Shadowland Verse
Characters/Pairing: Rapunzel, Corona's King and Queen, references to Yzma.
Word Count: ~384
Disclaimer: I don't own anything. Disney does, and I make no profit.
Author's Note: Suggested listening: Shadowland from The Lion King on Broadway, the song that heavily inspired this fic. (On a smiliar note, the verse is based on the song "Snuff Out the Light" from a scrapped version of The Emperor's New Groove.) Also I realize that a world with years of no sun would not be able to sustain life. But. Disney magic, people. Disney magic.

Rapunzel's first sunset had been the world's last.

When the girl with a drop of sun in her was born, a magician in a faraway kingdom had just been completing a plan many years in the works. She'd brought darkness to the world and snuffed out the sun. Now, little grew and dark, terrible creatures roamed the earth. Under Yzma's power, sacrifices were made regularly to keep the moon strong and full and the sun darkened. It was a barren, cold, and terrifying world... That Rapunzel's parents had done her best to keep her from. They feared that if Yzma knew of their daughter; of the girl who had the sun's power in her... Their daughter would be killed.

But Rapunzel was no longer a girl. She was a woman now, and knew far too much of what was happening in the world around her to stay hidden. It wasn't fair... Not when she might be able to stop all of this. She knew the story of her miraculous birth. If she could somehow give that power back to the sun... No matter what it took, she would do it. She wanted the world to be right again, the way she'd heard her parents speak of it; the way she'd seen it in her books... The way she always painted it in her art.

And she'd heard of all sorts of people out there with great wisdom and power; people who were always working to fix things. They could help her, she was sure of it.

Rapunzel knew her parents wouldn't be convinced.

It was night, so to speak, when she left, according to clocks still set from when the world had a true day and night. She had crept out softly with very few possessions, stopping only to look into her parents' bedroom and wish she could say goodbye... But it was a risk she couldn't take. No, she had to leave before anyone stopped her.

She would be safe. She knew it. There was whisper of resistance from palace servants; from trusted visitors. She would find them, and they would help her. And if not... If she had to do everything on her own... She would. Anything to restore beauty and joy and life to the world.

There would be light again.
heavenbows: (Worry | What doooo)

[personal profile] heavenbows 2012-04-16 08:27 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh my gosh, first and foremost, so many wibbles. This is so well crafted; dark without being too dark, communicating a certain level of... not exactly horror, but something along those lines, without going too far.

And oh, Rapunzel. Rapunzel. Come to my arms, you poor baby.

I can't wait to see what else you do with it and also Kabby you need to tell me off, my first thought should not have been "When will she meet Megamind?"
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[personal profile] heavenbows 2012-04-16 08:37 pm (UTC)(link)
You're super welcome, honey! It's all ture!

And yes, she needs all the hugs, poor darling. '^'

Again, you're welcome and I hope you can keep your enthusiasm up for it, too! You should always write what you want, though, so no wickles if the enfoosiasm goes away! <3 AND GOOD I AM GLAD IT IS NOT WEIRD. XD

Well, for cast... :|a Is Eugie going to be in here?
notjustalittlegirl: (Giggles | Make me smile like the sun)

[personal profile] notjustalittlegirl 2012-04-16 08:47 pm (UTC)(link)

You're super welcome! AND YES. OTP4LYF.

IMing is fine! I may not be at my most coherent/focused right now - I should maybe have an early night, ffff - but I sure will listen, now or any time! <3
notjustalittlegirl: (Giggles | Make me smile like the sun)

[personal profile] notjustalittlegirl 2012-04-16 08:54 pm (UTC)(link)

And you're welcome! <3 I always love hearing your ideas!
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[personal profile] adisneyprince 2012-04-16 08:42 pm (UTC)(link)
Excuse the character journal but OMG WANT MOAR. This is a super cool concept and lol you know how I feel about teng. :c
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[personal profile] adisneyprince 2012-04-16 08:50 pm (UTC)(link)
Someday I will make you watch To Be or Not to Be. B|

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[personal profile] adisneyprince 2012-04-16 09:00 pm (UTC)(link)
We actually are going to eat dinner soon/play Just Dance, so I can hit you up when we're done?