Merry Christmas, firegirl1515! I hope you enjoy this friendship fic with Ariel and Rapunzel. I know you have asked for Rapunzel/Flynn, but I hope this is all right. XD I am only really good at writing, unfortunately.
Anyway, I hope you enjoy. Here is your friendship fic with Ariel and Rapunzel!
“Oh, de king is going to make crab claws outta me when he hears dis!” the tiny red crab lamented. Sebastian trembled with fear as he imagined the sea king, Triton, with his classic disapproving look.
Flounder frowned at Sebastian's words. “He’s gone, Ariel. We should go back.”
Ariel sat on the rock, sighing. Just a few minutes ago she saved her beloved, her Eric. Her sea blue eyes shone as she stared at the spot where he was standing moments earlier. It was all over; despite her great love for him, it was very likely that she wouldn’t see him ever again. “All right, Flounder. I’ll be there in a minute. You guys go ahead.”
Flounder nodded, and he went into the water, swimming away. Sebastian also frowned, and then sighed. “Be back soon, Ariel. I don’t want de king to have my head for dis!” He dipped into the water also.
Ariel shook her head and looked out onto the shore, her green mermaid tail dipping into the water. “Oh, if I could just find a way to explore the human world, and see him again…”
Rapunzel smiled as she stood along the shoreline. She never really went on a trip after she found her parents because of all of the duties she had to do, with being queen-to-be and all. Preparations for her and Flynn’s wedding were well underway, and although Rapunzel was excited about it, she wanted a little bit of peace and quiet from all of the chaos. She giggled when she felt the sand in between her toes and the water lap on her feet.
“Oh, it is so beautiful out here! The warm sand, the water, the sun…I love it!” Rapunzel grinned, looking up and out into the horizon. It was so nice out! The sky was nice and clear, the sea a deep blue…Rapunzel paused, seeing something in the distance. “Huh?” She squinted.
Something was there, and it was…red. “What is that?” Rapunzel murmured. She stepped more into the water, the skirt of her purple dress starting to become wet, to take a closer look. Was that a…
Before Rapunzel could stop herself, she gasped loudly in shock.
Ariel snapped out of her train of thought. What was that?! She then turned toward the sound and gasped as well. A human girl, who appeared her age or a little older than her in a purple dress and short brown hair, was gaping at her, her green eyes wide.
“Oh no…” Ariel quickly scrambled off of the rock, making a splash in the water. She was about to dive into the water until she heard the girl’s voice call out to her.
Ariel turned around, speechless. She never talked to a human before, or let one see her for that matter. Sure, she knew that not all humans are bad, but this still never happened before. She was always able to get away before anyone else saw. However, this temporary caution vanished, giving way to curiosity.
Rapunzel waded into the water until she broke into a swim, and then started swimming toward Ariel. She didn’t have to swim far, however, because at this point the curious mermaid was swimming toward her as well. The two met each other at the midpoint, one looking at the other in awe. Rapunzel was silent for a few moments, studying the mermaid in front of her, and then she grinned. “I can’t believe it…you’re a mermaid!” she giggled with excitement. “I thought you only existed in stories!”
Ariel couldn’t help but smile at Rapunzel’s bubbly attitude. Finally, there was someone like her who she could truly get along with as a friend. “We do exist, although we are not allowed to come up here to the surface.” she shrugged, appearing sheepish. “Daddy was always very strict about humans and their way of life, but I don’t really agree with him. Not all humans can be that bad!”
Rapunzel smiled softly, understanding where Ariel was coming from. “No, not all of them are. For a long time, I have been raised thinking that all people were mean, selfish, and cruel. I was not allowed to go out and explore the world around me…kind of like you, actually!” she held her hand out. “By the way, I’m Rapunzel.”
Ariel grinned and shook her hand. “Hi, I’m Ariel!” she paused, having a curious expression. “So, Rapunzel, what is it like living on the land as a human?” she clasped her hands together, a childish grin on her face. “It must be so exciting; all of the places you could go!”
Rapunzel chuckled. “It is!” she smiled. “I really did not know very much about the world around me except a few years ago, when I left my tower!” she then appeared a little embarrassed. “Yeah, I lived most of my life in a tower. It’s a long story. I couldn’t really do much except read, bake, paint, and other creative activities. Sometimes I was able to get some exercise every now and then, but throughout the day, being in my tower just became more and more dull, until one day…” Rapunzel giggled, then relaxed. She realized she went off track, so she went back on topic. “But because of the fact that I spent most of my life in a tower, it was so amazing to go out and discover more things to do in the world, what different environments were out there! For instance, it wasn’t until a few years ago when I visited Corona for the first time. It was so neat being in the town, seeing all of the stands and what they had to sell, the music playing there, the people…” she drifted off into space, remembering all of the fun she had with Flynn that night, including seeing the lanterns. A dreamy smile was on her face for a few moments until a giggle from Ariel made her snap out of it. “Hehe, sorry,” Rapunzel grinned, feeling a little embarrassed. “So tell me what it is like being a mermaid! Do you have any neat adventures under the sea?” it was her turn to be excited.
Ariel nodded, smiling. “Yeah, I have had a few adventures here and there in or near Atlantica, my home. Sometimes a lot of my time is spent having to sing in Sebastian’s concert, or listen to some ambassadors. To be honest with you, it is…boring, most of the time.” Ariel chuckled, shrugging. “Usually, however, I spend my time collecting stuff, human items, and adding them to my collection.” She appeared dreamy for a moment. “I am so intrigued by what is out there…I hope one day I get to see what is out there like you do, and be a part of that.”
Rapunzel appeared sympathetic. She put a hand on Ariel’s shoulder. “You will, trust me. The opportunity will come up at the most random moment, and it will be totally unexpected. Trust me, I think you will in a very short time.” She grinned.
Ariel then gasped at the word time. “Time…oh my gosh! Daddy’s gotta kill me! I haven’t been home since yesterday!” she started swimming away, and then paused. “It was nice meeting you, Rapunzel! Maybe next time you can tell me more about your human adventures…I want to know how you got out of your tower!”
Rapunzel nodded, feeling very happy. “Of course! I hope to see you soon too, Ariel!” she then started waving. “Good bye!”
Ariel waved. “Good bye!” Then, with a flip of her green fin, she dived into the water, heading home.
Rapunzel was still floating in the water, staring at where the mermaid was just moments before. She smiled. “Well, today was certainly interesting…I gotta tell Pascal about it!” she turned around and started swimming to the shore, eager to tell her best friend about her day.