I would just like to share with you a Guardian!Merida headcanons that came to mind. What if she was the one that first got Rapunzel out of bed to see the lanterns when she was so young? What if she was there to encourage Rapunzel to leave with Eugene? What if she was often by her side throughout the entire adventure and tried to save Rapunzel from Mother Gothel but because no one believed in her, she couldn't do anything?
oh. oh my gosh.
That’s heart wrenching. I can imagine her watching Rapunzel stand up to Mother Gothel and being so happy and encouraging her but then feeling completely useless when Mother Gothel begins to chain her up?? omg
also when her hair is cut and when Flynn dies - she’d be forced to sit there and watch the whole scene develop in front of her
i need fic now omg
(of course she’d get to witness their happy ending but the whole point of this is that Merida knows most everything about Rapunzel but Rapunzel doesn’t know anything about Merida)