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She is banished, pregnant and alone in the wilderness. Her prince isn't coming, and she can't wait any longer. She does what she must, because she is strong.

Tales Retold šŸ’› Rapunzel

Tales Retold šŸ’› Rapunzel by Ann Sepino

She would be lying if she said she did not miss the safe, secure walls of her tower.

She would be lying if she said she did not miss the safe, secure walls of her tower. And she would be lying if she said she did not miss her prince and their secret moments together.

However, lying and regretting would serve her no purpose, because they would not change her circumstances.

However, lying and regretting would serve her no purpose, because they would not change her circumstances. The truth of the matter was, her adoptive mother had spurned her for meeting and loving someone else outside of their little world.

Her adoptive mother, who had treated her like a pet and pampered her in a gilded cage.

Her adoptive mother, who had treated her like a pet and pampered her in a gilded cage. Who had kept her ignorant about the people outside and naive to the relationships so common between men and women.

Who thought she would always remain a little girl, even though her body had grown into a woman's.

Who thought she would always remain a little girl, even though her body had grown into a woman's. Said body now bore the proof of a love lost: children whom Rapunzel could shower with the kind of love her 'mother' had not given her.

After being banished by her 'mother,' Rapunzel had had to live alone, armed with only the knowledge gleaned from her prince's books and lessons.

After being banished by her 'mother,' Rapunzel had had to live alone, armed with only the knowledge gleaned from her prince's books and lessons. She gave birth to their twins on a summer day, in a hut she had built with her own hands.

The twins fed from her breast, while she feasted on berries that grew in the wilderness and hunt she caught in her traps.

The twins fed from her breast, while she feasted on berries that grew in the wilderness and hunt she caught in her traps. She would teach her children all she knew, and let them explore or ask to their heart's content.

Her children would grow into strong, wise and confident people, because she would raise them differently from how she had been brought up.

Her children would grow into strong, wise and confident people, because she would raise them differently from how she had been brought up. When they were ready, she would tell them of their father, so that they could one day search for him.

So that they too would know the man who had eased her loneliness and taught her many things.

So that they too would know the man who had eased her loneliness and taught her many things. That meeting came sooner than expected, because the lost prince himself stumbled upon their hut the next year.

His clothes were dirty and his hair unkempt, but she recognized his voice and his eyes.

Eyes which, after having been showered with her tears of happiness, lost the film that had kept them blind to the world.

Her lover rejoiced upon discovering that she and their children were alive and well.

She embraced him, glad that she had found the strength to keep going, because they were reunited at last and could now live happily ever after.

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Thank you for reading this retelling of Rapunzel. Only two more tales after this one before we take another break. Feel free to return on the 25th to read more. šŸ’› Ann Sepino (annsepino.mystrikingly.com)

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