A/N: So this idea randomly popped into my head and I think I may even have a storyline to go with it! So Im pretty happy about that, so yeah! This is basically a story of Eugene's life in the orphanage, please review and give your opinions on this story.
And after آپ read this one maybe go read some of my other "Tangled" fics? Please? This is kinda sad, but don't worry we all know how it ends! And I may also be putting some incerpts from Eugene's present life in here so just keep on checking back!
Oh and I just watched the movie "Fireproof" Ahhh so inspirational!
Disclaimer: I don't own Tangled...or little orphan Eugene...they belong to Disney.
A little boy sat on the back steps of an old run down wooden house, the sky above was a deep shade of purple, not yet dawn yet it wasn't nighttime anymore.
A sign fluttered that read "Corona Orphanage" it was tattered and weathered just as the building behind it was.
Eugene Fitzherbert's hair rustled slightly as the cool morning air blew through the strands, drying away the young boys tears almost instantly, but not wavering the sadness in his hazel eyes.
Sighing in frustration the 8 سال old stood up and punched his tanned fist into the wooden support causing the porch to give out a loud creak. He smiled that he atleast could make something fearful in his wake.
"Eugene?" A voice demanded menacingly behind him causing him to jump about 2 feet in the air clutching his white sleeping shirt,
desperatly trying to slow down his دل rate.
Turning around he saw the one person he feared مزید then any of the older boys who seemed to enjoy torturing him.
The women, Mrs. Gilbert was standing tall with pale fingers curled behind her back, jaw tense. Her dark dress and jet black hair made the glow of her skin even مزید prominent despite the many wrinkles she had developed running an orphanage, at only 34 years of age she looked about 44.
She started over to the small boy who was now awaiting a punishment of some sort, maybe a spank, maybe a slap, it seemed to change everyday. Eugene's face sank as his دل dropped at every pounding of her shoes on the دیا out wood, each step he prepared himself for sudden pain but it didn't come.
"Go start getting ready...now," That was enough to get Eugene running through the curtains that covered the doorway of the building and sprinting for the stairs, never had he been دیا the oppurtunity to walk away from a punishment, this was strange but he was not going to take advantage of it.
The sun was now peeking over the horizon little strands of سونا escaping above the tops of the dark trees, and casting shadows around the room. Running past the small dining area and very small play room, he reached the stairs. Not wasting any time he ran as fast as his little legs could carry him to his room, not wanting to suddenly change her mind.
Closing the door he heaved a sigh of relief and looked around at his very familiar bedroom, well not only his it was the other children's too, all the boys atleast. Scattered around the room were very poor escuses for bunk beds, sheets tattered and some sleeping without sheets. Snors were escaping the mouths of almost all of them who didn't have their heads stuffed in their pillow.
Quietly Eugene made his way over to the closet that was اگلے to his door and grabbed a plain pair of brown pants and a white شرٹ, قمیض to go with it, his boots were over سے طرف کی his bunk so he went over and put those on his feet trying to do so quietly as to not wake the older kids, the one's who would just love an excuse to throw him out a window.
Threading his fingers through his hair, he layed down on his lumpy bunk and looked up at the one above his, trying to find a way to pass the time.
He should have never gone outside, Eugene decided thinking about what had even possessed him to do that, then he remembered.
The night before the older boys had ganged up on him and had started to shove Eugene hard, the boy fell to the floor and they all began throwing punches, only causing minor bruising but still that wasn't what frusterated him. It was the fact he couldn't fight back.
Eugene was scrawny, he had never been fed well, and was only a little above 5 feet. All those kids had towered above him and even though they too were skinny, they were also stronger.
Sighing he fluffed his تکیا and turned to his side, maybe he could sleep a little while longer.
The دن started out like normal, everyone came down to breakfast,
and today was a special treat, everyone got to eat ٹوسٹ with butter. Something like that was a rarity at the orphanage.
After that everyone seemed to migrate outside to play on the front lawn. The orphanage was about a 5 منٹ walk from town, concealed سے طرف کی trees, but ofcourse all of them had been brave enough to wonder off now and then to see the beauitul city of Corona.
"Eugene!" Startled the boy looked up from his arms, where purple bruises had already formed to see two almost identical little girls running up to him.
Both were about 4, their little brown dresses were tattered and riped but the smiles on their cherubic faces made them look absolutly angelic.
One had red curls that went down to her shoulder and hazel eyes just like Eugene's, while the other had brown hair that went all the way to her waist and green eyes, despite their differences the face shape, their height, and just about everything else was identical.
The little red-head, Natalie smiled at her brother, "We scared you!"
She was giggling سے طرف کی the time she reached his place under the oak tree. Elizabeth, the brunette came up behind her laughing along with her sister.
Eugene just rolled his eyes at his little sisters childness, he loved them but they just got so overly excited about everything!
"Yeah...you two totally caught me off guard...I though I may have a heartattack!" He clutched his دل dramatically making Elizabeth's wide green eyes grow big, "Sorry Beth not really!" He quickly کہا not wanting to upset his little sister. She nodded understanding then and went to sit on his opposite side.
Eugene had been 5 when they had been dropped off at the orphanage, the girls were newborns. Their parent's were shady people and he remembered on many accounts them pushing him around until he just decided not to deal with it, he never would talk یا eat یا anything, I guess they had assumed he was hopeless along with his little sisters and not wanting extra baggage they just dropped them off at this dump without a سیکنڈ glance.
He was glad that Elizabeth and Natalie didn't remember their parents, they hadn't been pleasant. His mom had wide green innocent looking eyes, and red curly hair but had the temper that matched. His father, well he looked just like him, brown hair and hazel eyes, the same nose and mouth that Eugene and Elizabeth both shared but he was a despicable human being. On several occassions his father would stumble ہوم drunk and hit anything that got in his way, including Eugene.
"Brother? Where did آپ get that?" Natalie asked curiously, red curls bouncing as she leaned over and grabbed the arm he had been trying so desperately to hide, sighing he just shook it out of her pale little hands.
"Just fell off the porch," Eugene کہا nonchalantly putting his arms behind his head as the little girls scooted closer to their big brother, both referred to him as that too, he wouldn't be surprised if they didn't even know his real name.
"No آپ didn't" Beth whispered lightly in his ear snuggling up to his side as the warm summer breeze continued to blow the little brown brown hairs atop her head. Eugene just shook his head, she was always very attentive and smart, he worried that he would never be able to tell a lie to those wide and innocent green eyes of hers.
" says that we have an int-inte-inter...anyway we are being shown to a couple in two days, she's letting us go to town and pick up pretty dresses!" Natalie's hazel eyes looked up at Eugene with so much excitement that he didn't have the دل to tell her he was not apart of the interview.
Older kids rarely got asked for an interview, no one wanted an almost grown child. When آپ got told آپ were being shown to a couple, آپ took the full advantage of it. آپ got dressed up in your "interview" clothes and fixed your hair and made sure everything was in place. Eugene had been interviewed once, and the couple had stared at him for about 30 سیکنڈ before just standing up and walking from the room, leaving the little boy with a sad look replacing the once hopeful one.
"We get to pick them out today!" Elizabeth کہا quietly but exuberently as she looked up at her brother. Beth was much مزید dependent than Nat, she was very quiet and thoughtful while Nat was just a big ball of energy.
"You will come with us right?" Nat asked excitedly grabbing Eugene's arm causing him to wince as she touched the exact spot he had been bruised.
Right on cue, walked from the house slamming the door behind her, those shoes clanking against the wood was becoming a familiar sound to Eugene and he winced everytime she stepped. Playing ceased and all the kids became silent as the caretaker made her way right over to where the little girls and their big brother sat.
"Girls, were going to the village...and Eugene..." کہا in her deep intimadating voice instantly scaring the boy مزید then he would ever admit. "Your coming with us."
She was probably gonna kick him in front of کی ٹوکری, رکن کی نمائندہ and hope to see him get ran over.
"Yes ma'am" He answered quietly as he grabbed little Beth's hand which was quivering in his, giving a reassuring squeeze as Natalie began to skip up the path that led to the town.
"Natalie!" snapped walking up the path in front of them, promptly the little red-head stopped skipping and hung her head trudging down the dirt path.
All the joy gone from her hazel eyes.
"Ohhh how nice to see you!" A middle aged male clerk exclaimed cheerily as we walked up to his small store, the clothing store. The last time Eugene was here it was to buy his interview clothes,
and that had been 2 years ago.
"Why Stanley آپ truly are a dear!" raised her voice cheerfully and smiled widely at the man. Eugene could see she was faking it سے طرف کی the way her mouth slightly twitched and her eyes held little light at all.
The caretaker was always nice to the store clerks, who usually on a good دن would give her a discount on all her purchases even the ones that were مزید for herself then anyone else.
"Well these must be the two little girls who have an interview tomorrow!" The man stooped down to the little girls level and gave them a smile.
Natalie grinned back, happy again for to her this was a big occasion.
Elizabeth grabbed Eugene's hand a little tighter and smiled shyly at the friendly clerk.
Soon the girls were taken back to get fitted سے طرف کی his wife and we all stood up front waiting for them to get done.
"I believe Eugene is hungry and I musn't let the poor child go hungry!
We will be back for the girls in a few minutes!" The boy had been looking at the different fabrics that hung from the racks when suddenly he was jerked out of the room and into the town سے طرف کی .
She dragged him down the road a good ways, people passing payed no mind to them as they passed store after store.
"Listen to me Eugene..." spat out menacingly as she pulled them into a dark alley right beside a food stand where a plump old man stood selling various breads, they پگھلانا, سودھنا so good to the hungry little boy.
"You are going to try something for me ok? And if آپ fail don't expect me to get آپ out of any consequence..." She was now kneeling at his level, her beady eyes practically piercing his. A lump formed in his throat but Eugene solemnly nodded.
"Go get me some bread...this is a test to see if your going to be able to handle anymore jobs," What was she asking him? A test?
Then it hit him, stealing. She wanted him to steal.
Before he could protest she cut him off, grabbing his white شرٹ, قمیض in her hand and leaning in close "Listen if آپ don't do this for me I can make sure those two brats آپ call sisters don't get adopted tomorrow...and trust me when I say that this couple is loaded and both of them would be happier with them, I could ruin that so easily."
Eugene mouth went agape but he quickly closed it as he thought of what she was asking him. Steal? It would only be روٹی right?
Wait. She کہا she was trying to see if he could handle big jobs. That meant مزید stealing right?
Not wanting to go through with it, but then picturing Elizabeth and Natalie's smiling faces in his head, he gave a huge sigh and nodded at the dark haired lady in front of him.
"Yes ma'am" with that she kicked him slightly, Eugene stumbling onto the dirt road, the sunshine engulfing him.
He knew why she had picked him for this, he was fast and smaller then the other guys and even though he was just an orphan he was pretty smart.
Walking over to the stand he noticed the man was talking to a women with curly blonde hair, they appeared to be flirting and so Eugene knew this would be an easy steal.
Standing nonchalantly he hesitantly grabbed for a piece of روٹی on the side of the cart. Getting a hold of the warm dough he quickened his pace and walked back to the shadows where had a greedy look on her face.
"Perfect" She smiled evily as she took the روٹی in her hands breaking a very small piece off and handing it to Eugene, then eating the rest of it.
The boy had to smile, he could actually do something right. But something told him that it was wrong to feel this way after taking something from someone.
But for a boy who had nothing, could anyone blame him?