After formal introductions were made, my Aunt Elizabeth was much more friendly. She proposed to have a feast in my honor, and I quickly learned what ever she wanted she got. My first night was eventful, and I was looking forward to the rest of my stay. Remembering Anna's wish, I would only stay for three weeks. Though it was the end of Autumn in Arenedelle it was always Summer in Sepia Blanca. I believed the baby would be born right at the beginning of winter, so I had some time but not much. I had to act quickly and find out anything about my father.
I browsed through the castle library on anything from genealogy to fairy tales to history of the kingdom. My first week I did nothing but stay in the library and talked with my aunt whenever she wasn't searching for her daughter, or having important "queen business" to attend to. Catherine had only appeared for meals, other than that she was always hiding somewhere in the castle.One night I'd gotten up for a drink of water and I saw her running down the corridor. I followed her and I watched her slip behind a purple colored door. The next morning I'd gone looking for the curious door but I couldn't find it. After three days of searching I kept an eye on Catherine and that door.
I went back to the library several times during my stay. The castle librarian was some what helpful, as she enlightened me on history of the kingdom. My mother's family went far back into history and it was always a women who ha ruled, with or without a king. There were pictures of my great-grandmother, my grandmother, and my aunt. But my mother was no where in the list of ruler. But in a picture with my grandmother there was a woman and a thin man by her side, I flipped page after page wherever her portrait was and there they were again.
"Ingrid," I called to the librarian.
"Yes Queen Elsa?" Ingrid, a rail thin girl with wide eyes approached me with several book in her arms.
"Who are these people in the portraits with the late Queen Meredith?" I asked.
"Oh that would be the royal sorcerer, and the lady in waiting." Ingrid said.
"Sorcerer?" I whispered.
"Oh yes Cedric's family has severed the Queens of Sepia Blanca since the first queen, Queen Annabelle the first."
"Is he still here?"
"Oh yes, he is still in his chambers but he never comes out, and his workshop is always locked hardly anyone ever goes in. In fact no one can get in unless you have a password. That was so the young ones and nosy guests couldn't accidentally wander in."
I thanked Ingrid as she went back to stacking books. I knew now why the door only appeared when Catherine approached it. She must've known the password. I stood as I exited the library. It was time to have a chat with my dear cousin.
It wasn't hard to find Catherine she was hiding in the garden surrounded by dozens of roses and lilies.
"Catherine, may I speak to you?"
"What is it?" she asked annoyed. "Did mother send you?"
"No actually, I want to talk to you about your knowledge on sorcery."
"I don't know what your talking about." she said stiffly.
"I saw you the other night go into a room that only people with passwords can enter.
"You were following me?"
"I was going for water, you were out past curfew."
Catherine groaned and stood up, "I'm done here, just stay away."
"I mean it Elsa, stay away."
But I just couldn't that night I waited for Catherine to wander down the corridor, and she did. I followed her quietly as she made it down to the empty hall. I couldn't hear what she said but suddenly the door appeared and she slipped in. I ran down and also went behind the door. It was a dark and musty room there was feather and phials all over the cold floor. I caught a glimpse of Catherine running into the next room, and I tip toed after her. I hid behind the wall as I listened to her talking to someone.
"Hey now, everything will be alright. We just have to find away to get you out of here."
"I've been locked down here for twenty years. What if no one knows who I am?" a male voice spoke.
"Jack we are going to find away. it will be okay. People will see you aren't dangerous."
I tried to catch more but I stepped into a hole in the floor and fell knocking down a set of phials.
"Who's there?" the male voiced called angrily.
A figure stepped over me.
"Stand up and show yourself."
I moved passed the figure and stepped into the candle lit room.
"Elsa!" Catherine shrieked. She was more terrified than afraid.
"Who are you?" the man said.
"I am Queen Elsa of Arendelle." I said proudly.
I nodded and I gasped when I look clearly at the man. He'd kept his hands shoved in his pockets and stayed in the corner. I lifted the candle to his face. His eyes were dazzling blue and his hair was white as freshly fallen snow. He was the exact description of my father.
"D'you know my father?" he asked skeptically
"Yes, he's my father who are you?"
"I'm Jack. Jack Frost."
"Do you have ice powers?" I asked rather sharply.
"How did you know that?"
I removed my gloves and snow flakes began to dance around my finger tips.
"Because I do."
Jack removed his hands from his pockets and touched the walls around him. Ice grew.
"Was your mother Isabelle?" I asked.
"How did you know that?" he nearly shouted.
I quickly explained. "She was my mother, she had us, with our father Frost the legend everyone here knows about. I'm your sister."