Twist in an original fairytale story : Rapunzel

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Once upon a time, in the depths of a couniferious forest, there lived a witch who was very young. She resided in a large house with so much wealth that she had no idea what to do with. Her greatest love however, was plantation of different herbs. There was one herb especially which she adored the most because it was made with a magic spell and tasted amazingly well. That herb was called ‘Rapunzel’ One day, when the witch discovered a strange man ripping some off the ‘Rapunzel’ plant she was vey upset. Marching up to the sneaky peasant ‘what do you think you’re doing?! ’ she yelled.

You have no right sneaking through my garden and pulling up my priceless herbs! I have it in my mind to report you to the police immediately! Explain yourself young man! ’ The man was so surprised that he fell to the ground in fear. He proceeded to mumble that his wife had just turned 8 months pregnant and her wife was overwhelming craving for ‘Rapunzel’. The witch sighed, even though she was annoyed with the man for his burglary, she was sympathetic to his situation. So, she proposed a compromise. If she could have the honor of naming their child, he could have enough Rapunzel to last for his wife till the childs born.

Seeing as a pregnant wife is not a patient one, the husband quickly agreed. He grabbed the Rapunzel and scurried home. About two months later, the witch travelled to the peasant’s home to fulfill her demand. She was appalled at the condition of the estate at which she arrived. The roof was full of holes, the lawn was over grown with weeds and there was trash littered everywhere that it gave the appearance of a garbage dump. Walking down the barely visible path with utter disgust, the witch knocked on the the door to discover that it was already opened.

There in the living room was the husband, the witch could tell that he was intoxicated and drunk. Wading through the garbage of the infested dump, she found the poor child and saved her from a disturbing home life. The kind witch couldn’t take it anymore and didn’t want the child to be raised up by bad parents and decided to take away the child and adopt her. She named her Rapunzel because she was loved by the witch and cared for her like any loving parent would. Has Rapunzel grew up, things changed. She spent time with other witch friends who weren’t as good as her adoptive mother.

They were all arrogant , selfish and impatient. The witch knew that if she countined her life with Rapunzel like this, it wouldn’t be well for her future. She never wanted any negative influence against her child. So, one day, the witch took Rapunzel to a tower deep inside the woods where no one would ever find her, The two of them climbed the steps all the way to the top. Rapunzel loved the view and stayed there for a very long time, but her stepmother knew that it was the only way to protect her child from the cruel world.

She spelled the tower with no door or entrance so that nobody wouldn’t come and kidnap her daugther. From that moment on, Rapanzuel spent her entire childhood there, growing up alone and knowing nothing about the outside world being taught that it’s a whole lot of cruel world out there and is protected by her mother. Years later at the age of twenty, Rapunzel was still living in the tower. The witch bought meals for her everyday and educated her like any other child going to school. Rapunzel loved her life and made friends with the birds which resided next to her tower.

She had a lovely gifted voice and sung with them everyday. She even had long flowing hair which was magically given by the witch so that the witch could leave the tower anytime she wanted to. One fine morning a handsome prince was passing through the land when he saw the witch; ‘Rapunzel Rapunzel, let down you long lovely hair’, he saw how she travelled all the way up. When he instantly saw Rapunzel, he knew he was in love with her and thought she was kidnapped by the witch, he knew it was wrong and that he had to save Rapunzel.

The next day when the witch left the tower that morning , Rapunzel turned away and went to eat breakfast. There was a thick slice of meat and bread which was not at all stale. Just as she was about to take another bite, she heard a familiar call out the window the prince came up to the tower and uttered : ‘Rapunzel,Rapunzel, Let down your hair. ’ It couldn’t have been the witch, she left an hour ago. Cautiously, she peered out the window. She saw a small figure which looked just like her, What did he want from her? Was he that same person who her mother witch told her about?

Was he from the cruel world? All these questions mader her impatient to know. ‘Hello Rapunzel, I’m here to rescue you! ’. I felt my heart drop. Rescue me? I needed no rescuing! His smile melted me has I glared at him. He looked sweet and in a state of shock. ‘I’ve already been taken care of and who are you anyway’. The prince was shocked at such a obdient attitude. ‘Can I come up atleast? ’, Rapunzel knew he wasn’t going to harm her and let down her hair. When he came up, he was shocked to see that she was living in luxury. ‘I have no idea what’s happening here’, he said admisting in confusion.

She explained him everything, how she was taken care of her by her witch mother, her horrible childhood life and how the witch bought her here to the tower to protect her from the cruel world. ‘ Did you say cruel world’? The world out there isn’t cruel at all. If it were I would have killed you by now’. The world out there is a total different experience, for us, a world like yours is called being imprisoned. The witch has imprisoned you from freedom.

You shouldn’t be living here. By the prince’s words, Rapunzel knew that she wasn’t happy at what her mother had done. Just has it was dawn the witch had come back from town. Rapunzel my dear child, let down your hair’. Rapunzel with anger threw down her lovely hair. When the witch had got up the tower, she instantly saw the prince there. ‘What are you doing here and how did you even get up here’? mummered the witch. I’m here to take Rapunzel away, she can’t be locked in the tower forever’. You don’t understand young man, im a witch and Rapunzel is my daugther, it isn’t safe for her out there, I can’t let her meet the other witches, it will be too dangerous for her. The prince knew that there was no point argueing with the witch so, he took the sword from his side and stabbed it right in the witches heart.

That very moment a door swung open at the side of Rapunzel’s closet, for a moment Rapunzel was downtroddened to see her mother dead but she knew that her mother would never let her to freedom. The prince quickly took Rapunzel down and let her to the open door. Rapunzel was so glad to step into the light of open air. She ran through bushes and drank water from the lake near the tower, she was never so happy. The prince then rode of with Rapunzel to the castle and they were happily married. It was a happy ending afterall.

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