"Our wedding was beautiful; everything I ever dreamed of..."
"Will someone please tell me what's going on?" the blonde, whom 재스민 속, 재 스민 learned was named Rapunzel, demanded.

재스민 속, 재 스민 would have liked some answers, as well. There was so much about this time that she didn't know. She learned the contraption they were in was called a car and was like a large horseless chariot. Rapunzel suddenly made a sharp turn off the road. 재스민 속, 재 스민 fell against the man called Rick O'Connell. He winced and 재스민 속, 재 스민 realized he was bleeding.

"You're hurt," 재스민 속, 재 스민 told him.

"I'm fine," Rick said.

"You're bleeding," 재스민 속, 재 스민 pointed out.

The other man, Flynn Rider, turned around to face them. "What? 당신 better not be getting blood all over the car."

"I appreciate the concern," Rick muttered.

"I don't give a shit about 당신 being shot. 당신 shot me, remember?" Flynn stated.

Rick pressed his hand against his wound and shook his head. "I shot at you. It only grazed you."

Rapunzel pulled onto a dirt road that looked like barely 더 많이 than a trail. They were in the woods now and the trees were dangerously close to the car. 재스민 속, 재 스민 feared they would crash, but Rapunzel seemed to navigate in a way to perfectly miss every tree. They bumped over the road for a few 분 before stopping in front of an impossibly small house.

"We're here," Rapunzel announced.

XXX

Not long after arriving at the house, which 재스민 속, 재 스민 was told was their "hideout", Flynn had gotten a 불, 화재 going in the fireplace and the four of them were now gathered in the living room. Rapunzel and Flynn were sitting on a tattered 침상, 소파 while 재스민 속, 재 스민 sat on the floor 다음 to Rick. 재스민 속, 재 스민 was fascinated as she watched Rick extract the bullet out of his wound. When he finally got the bullet out, he dropped it into a bowl Rapunzel had given him.

"Jasmine?"

재스민 속, 재 스민 looked over at Rapunzel. "Yes?"

"What's going on?" Rapunzel repeated.

"It's kind of a long story," 재스민 속, 재 스민 told her.

"We have time."

재스민 속, 재 스민 nodded. "Very well."

"Why don't 당신 start with explaining how 당신 know English," Flynn said. "You're from Agrabah, aren't you?" 재스민 속, 재 스민 nodded. "Agrabah is in the middle east; shouldn't 당신 speak Arabic 또는 something?"

"I think I need to start in the beginning," 재스민 속, 재 스민 said. "I was pressured 의해 my father to get married, as all princesses are. There was a prince who came to Agrabah looking to marry me. His name was Sinbad. He was a dangerous man and I did not want to marry him. My father knew of Sinbad's reputation-"

"What reputation?" Flynn asked.

"Sinbad was a prince of a small kingdom. His older brother, Proteus, was 다음 in line for the 왕좌, 왕위 and Sindbad was not happy about that since he wanted to be king. So, Sinbad killed his parents and planned to kill Proteus. However, before he could kill his brother, the guards caught him and Proteus chased him out of the kingdom. Sinbad became a pirate and after having a taste of killing, he found he loved it. He killed most men he came across and became feared in every land." 재스민 속, 재 스민 brought her knees up to her chest and hugged them. "Anyways, I refused Sinbad and my father supported me. Sinbad left Agrabah without a fight. Not long after that I met Aladdin. He wasn't a prince, but I loved him. My father changed the law about me having to marry a prince and granted me permission to marry Aladdin." A tear rolled down Jasmine's cheek and she quickly brushed it away. "Our wedding was beautiful; everything I ever dreamed of. And I was so happy. But, it was short-lived. As it turned out, Sinbad was quite angry at being turned down. On my wedding night, he and his crew of pirates attacked the palace. Sinbad killed my father first. I was my father's successor; as long as I was alive and he was dead, I was the one true ruler of Agrabah. Sinbad knew this. He knew he couldn't be the ruler of Agrabah unless he married me and I died while he was my husband. He killed 알라딘 in front of me."

"You poor thing," Rapunzel whispered, putting her hand on Jasmine's shoulder.

재스민 속, 재 스민 wiped away 더 많이 tears. "Sinbad forced me to marry him and I complied, knowing at least he'd kill me soon and I wouldn't have to live without Aladdin- 또는 live with Sinbad. However, before he could kill me, the guards finally showed up. To protect himself from being killed, Sinbad put a curse on us, binding us together. If he died, so would I and vice versa. He thought this would prevent the guards from killing him since, in doing so, they would also kill me. And it worked, kind of. The guards didn't kill him. However, my half-brother, Mathayus, didn't know about the curse. He showed up late and upon seeing all the dead bodies and Sinbad, he stabbed Sinbad. Before Sinbad died he told Mathayus all about the lifesource bond and threatened to release a plague of death if he were to ever return." 재스민 속, 재 스민 looked over at Rick. He was biting his lip in concentration as he sewed up his wound. "You brought me back, Rick O'Connell. Your blood on my tomb while 당신 read the inscription resurrected me and thus Sinbad as well. He'll be looking for me. He'll raise the dead and kill everyone he sees until he finds me and we return to Agrabah. Because it was your blood that brought me back, 당신 and I are linked. I know English because 당신 do. As long as we are both alive, we will always be able to understand each other and sense what the other is feeling- no matter how far away."

Rick stopped stitching himself up and looked at her. "Does that mean if 당신 die, I will, too?"

"No. We would have to be bound through a curse like the one Sinbad put on me. However, I can kind of feel what 당신 feel. For instance, the entire time you've been tending to your wound, I have felt it. I don't feel the pain as intensely as 당신 do, it's 더 많이 of a faint, dull pain. But, it's there nonetheless."

"Does that mean if 당신 were hurt, Rick would feel the pain, too?" Rapunzel asked.

"Yes."

"If 당신 know English because Rick does, does he know Arabic because 당신 do?" Flynn asked.

"He should." 재스민 속, 재 스민 faced Rick again. "Marhabaan."

The corner of Rick's mouth turned up in a half smile. "She said 'hello'."

"That's so cool," Rapunzel said.

Rick shook his head. "I already know some Arabic. I would have known that anyway."

"You know Arabic?" Flynn asked.

Rick went back to stitching up his wound. "I know a little bit of a lot of languages. Enough to get 의해 in most countries." He finished the stitches and cut the thread.

"Fi almustaqbal, min fadlik la tahsul ealaa talaqa," 재스민 속, 재 스민 told him.

Rick laughed. "No promises, princess."

"What did she say?" Flynn asked.

"In the future, please don't get shot," 재스민 속, 재 스민 translated. "It hurt feeling 당신 dig the bullet out and sew yourself up. I can only imagine the pain of getting shot."

"Can we back up just a little bit?" Rapunzel asked. "What did 당신 mean when 당신 said Sinbad will raise the dead?"

"Every dead body near him will reanimate and walk the earth," 재스민 속, 재 스민 explained.

"That's awesome!" Rapunzel exclaimed. She and Flynn exchanged excited looks.

재스민 속, 재 스민 stared at them in shock. "Excuse me? How is that awesome?"

Rapunzel grinned at her. "The zombie apocalypse is finally happening. We've been preparing for this for a couple years now."

"I don't understand," 재스민 속, 재 스민 said. "You knew Sinbad would be resurrected?"

"Well, no," Flynn corrected. "I'm guessing The Walking Dead probably doesn't mean anything to you, does it?"

재스민 속, 재 스민 shook her head.

"Ignore them," Rick said. He got to his feet and held his hand out to her. "Come with me."

재스민 속, 재 스민 let Rick help her up and lead her to the bathroom down the hall. He closed the door behind them and turned on the sink.

"Is there any way to stop Sinbad?" Rick asked her.

"Kill him. If Sinbad dies, so will all of the, um, zombies."

Rick picked up a small towel off the sink and stuck it under the water. "But, killing Sinbad would result in 당신 dying, as well."

"Yes. I have already contemplated killing myself. However, I want to watch him die. I want him to suffer so he knows how I felt watching him kill Aladdin."

Rick looked at her through the reflection of the mirror. "You want revenge."

"I do." 재스민 속, 재 스민 sat down on the edge of the tub. "I loved 알라딘 더 많이 than anything and Sinbad took him from me. He 스톨, 훔친 my only chance at a happy life. I won't let him get away with that."

Rick removed his shoulder 권총, 홀스터, 권총 집 and then his ripped 셔츠 and set them on the floor. 재스민 속, 재 스민 couldn't help noticing all of the scars on his body. Rick caught her looking at his bare torso and gave her a smug smile. 재스민 속, 재 스민 blushed and looked away.

"You have a lot of scars, Rick O'Connell."

"You can just call me Rick, princess" he said, using the wet towel to clean the blood off his skin.

"And 당신 can call me Jasmine," she told him.

"So, Jasmine; is there any way to kill Sinbad without killing you?"

재스민 속, 재 스민 shook her head. "I mean, it's possible if the curse was somehow broken. But, I don't know how to do that. But, it doesn't matter. I don't belong here. I don't want to stay here."

"You're O.K. with dying?"

"Rick, I've been dead for hundreds of years. Death doesn't bother me."

Rick nodded. "But, what I don't understand is how your jewel fits into all of this."

재스민 속, 재 스민 reached up and touched the blue jewel sewed into her dress. "What do 당신 mean?"

"It's said that your jewel has magical properties that can bring back the dead."

"I assure 당신 that's not true. It's just a jewel."

Rick dropped the towel on the sink. "Is it worth anything?"

"It has monetary value, but only that. Whoever told 당신 otherwise was misinformed."

Rick eyed the jewel and 재스민 속, 재 스민 started to feel a little uneasy. "Still. I have a buyer who believes it's magic and he's ready to pay a lot of money for it."

재스민 속, 재 스민 got to her feet. "I don't want to part with it. This stone was set in the crown my mother wore before she died. It's important to me."

Before 재스민 속, 재 스민 could register what was happening, Rick reached down, grabbed his gun and aimed it at her head. "If I kill you, I stop Sinbad and his undead army and I'll get your jewel. I see no reason to keep 당신 alive, princess."
"I see no reason to keep 당신 alive, princess."