Reblogged from the-lost--princess
Rapunzel sat in silence, looking from one brother to the next. This was all so much to take in.
1. Other people had magic.
2. Some could sense said magic… So her magic could never be a true secret. Did Mother know all this? Maybe that was another reason she kept Rapunzel in the tower; not only could people exploit her powers if they DID find out, but some would INEVITABILITY find out.
3. Not all magic was good.
"It was widely known before what?" Rapunzel demanded. Suddenly she wanted to know everything. There was a whole history of magic? "But people have the choice to use their powers how they want, right? Magic doesn’t have to be bad?"
Mother had always said that the gift Rapunzel had was extremely rare… So she never dreamed there would be others with a ‘gift.’ Now Rapunzel wanted to meet everyone who was like her.
"How many people have magic?"
Neth sighed again. “Back in our time magic was an everyday thing, and wasn’t nearly as rare as it is now, healing magic was some of the most common while elemental was very rare, but not unheard of.” His face fell as he remembered the past. “But…something happened and now in this time it’s hard to find real magic anymore…”
Urúvion sighed as well, “As to choice, everyone has one and no one said that magic was bad. Magic itself isn’t evil it depends on the one whom uses it. We wouldn’t be able to tell you how many people have magic seeing as we don’t know.” Noticeing just how worried the girl looked he added. “But then only those with strong magical ability have to possibility of being able to sense other magic.”
"The only ones I can think of are…" Neth pondered that over a moment, "Sprite of course but then she’s not technically human….um….Elionwy think her name was….and….Flynn, since I thought him a bit, well at least how to talk to the elements anyway but still. Speaking of I haven’t seen him in a while either, wonder what he’s been up to. Oh and Rumple too, but then I’m not too sure how human he is either…."
The Firebird shrugged. “Sounds about right.”