Life has not always been what it is today for Eugene. Wanting to distance himself from his past, he created an alternate identity for himself and started going by Flynn Rider. Inspired by a book, which allowed him to escape his past through imagination. Later through actions to go with the bigger picture.
After pulling off the biggest heist Corona had witnessed in a while, Flynn fled with the crown deep into the forest where he came across Rapunzel's tower. After foolishly choosing it for shelter he promptly got captured by her. The girl initially believed he was after her magic, golden hair. Rather than the satchel she had taken away from him. She successfully threatened him into escorting her back to Corona despite all his attempts to get rid of her. For the duration of their journey she remains completely oblivious to the value of the crown to Flynn.
Suddenly, he had a companion that relied entirely on him. Rapunzel who wanted nothing more than to see the lanterns of Corona, no matter the cost. Without meaning to, she shattered his facade and got a look at his true nature. He came to realize he could truly open up to her without being judged for who he really was. In the end he readily sacrificed the crown and almost his life for her happiness, in which he was now able to discover his own new dream. Together they realized they needn't hide what they were made believe wasn't loveable about them from the rest of the world.
»If she's here
It's crystal clear
I'm where I'm meant to go«
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& Dimitri from Anastasia
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