The other princesses formed search parties as quickly as possible. Having relinquished their power, the previous princesses could only advise vaguely. The girls were on their own, cut off from any higher authority.
Sommar was shivering outside, handing villagers warm blankets and inviting them inside for efficient fires and body heat.
I won’t last long in this weather, she thought, watching the search parties go into the mountains.
Rinna Clearwater was sobbing in a corner when her best friend Cherry Blossom found her. “Oh, come on Rinna. It’ll all be okay.”
“No it won’t.” Rinna sniffled.
“Hey! Wrong attitude! There are search parties out there, and we have guards here to keep us safe.”
“But-but-but…” Rinna hiccuped.
“All right,” said Cherry, frustrated, “You know what? We’re going to be our own search party. That’s right! You and I are having an adventure. You were close to Eegrek. He must have a few leads.”
The two commoner elves sneaked through the confusion, grabbing supplies.
“Are you sure we need all this?” Rinna asked.
“You’ll thank me-puff- when we’re prepared.” Cherry said, shuffling through a shelf full of items.
“You’re sure you know where to go?”
“Pretty sure.” Rinna grinned. “He never wrote this, but he said no one knew more about breaking spells than Old Noddy.”
“And you didn’t think to tell me this earlier?”
Rinna shrugged and looked around Eegrek’s room. “We didn’t learn anything from these books.”
Wynter found the place she’d been looking for. Perfect. She snapped her fingers, and her sleigh and horses fell into the snow, disintegrated.
Stories help us to thrive in hard times, and I hope this helps you! 🙂
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