The next morning I found myself in Catherine's room, she was sitting in an arm chair away from me. I didn't want to talk to her so I began to leave.
"Elsa." she said.
"Yes Catherine." I said with out looking at her.
"I'm truly sorry for my behavior. I want to help you find Jack-"
"There's no point. You said it yourself! Jack is gone, and soon so am I." I muttered as she stared at me.
"So that's it. You give up?"
"You tried to destroy me and you destroyed him. When will you grow up? You think is all dandy to act like a brat and treat your mother with disrespect? You have no manners and you have an awful temper and a wild imagination. You are no princess that I would want to be related to. I'm leaving this place for good. Anna was right. I should have never come here."
I stormed out of her room and towards mine. All day I avoided everyone and was packing to go home when there was a knock on my door.
"Who is it?" I called.
"It's Catherine. May I please come in?"
I sighed and opened the door.
"What is it?"
"I think I know a way to bring Jack back."
"We need to find the light spell. Cedric must have it in his workshop."
"Its locked and he's probably in there."
"Oh no Cedric's not here. He's gone with Jubilee to fix the vegetation problem down south. We have four hours c'mon!"
She towed me towards the south side of the castle where the sorcerer's workshop was. It was the only black door in the entire castle and was guarded by two stone dogs. Catherine lifted the ear of the left dog and pulled out a large black key. Unlocking the door we stepped into the stuffy room. "Whose there?!" a voice shouted! A cage fell from the ceiling and landed on top of me imprisoning me.
I turned to Catherine. "You tricked me."
"I had get you out of my way. You are so annoyingly curious....just like your stupid mother."
"Do not say a word against my mother!"
"Now Kitty play nice." A young man dressed in dark robes emerged from the shadows.
He looked like the man in the pictures.
"Cedric?" I asked.
"Oh looks can be deceiving your highness. No Cedric was my father, I am Gram."
Catherine linked her arm through Gram's and she smiled wickedly.
"You see cousin. I don't care for Jack, he stands in my way to be in line for the throne. He was perfectly fine in his prison until you came along and keeping watch over me. I knew he was too soft. He stood in front of you and saved you. With him out of the way, I can be queen with Gram by my side. But you had to come and meddle so now I have to get rid of you too. And trust me I will."
Gram began mixing a potion as Catherine played with his dark hair. I had to think of something quick the cage was too heavy to break out of even if I froze the bars I could never break them. This darned kingdom was too hot there was no ice for me to create another abominable snowman with. Then I remembered this was a fishing town. Water was just ice in liquid state, I'd frozen an entire kingdom before but I didn't want to do that or I would be in trouble. Oh if only I had Pabbie's magical abilities. I was running out of time when I thought of something.
"Why so quiet cousin? Did the all powerful Snow Queen realize she's been defeated?" she said with a pouted lip.
"Oh no, how ever will I be able to return to my home. You have absolutely beaten me." I said sarcastically.
Catherine bought into it and urged Gram to hurry. I concentrated hard on the rocks I knew this castle had a layer of rock before it hit the water if I could just-
"Finished. Kitten step back!" Gram exclaimed.
I felt the sweat beads form on my brow as he approached me with a boiling liquid. The rocks beneath the cage began to form small cracks
"Good bye Queen Elsa maybe, now you can join your family." he grinned wickedly.
That did it for me. A water geyser erupted from the cracks in the stone shooting up towards the ceiling. Gram was knocked to the floor and spilled the liquid on to himself.
"Arghh!" he wailed in pain.
"Enough Elsa!" Catherine shouted as she produced a knife from her skirt.
I brought up a wall of ice protecting me from her. But the ice wasn't forming with the amount of heat and soon was turning into a slush. I moved to the back of my cage as Catherine was lunging at me with her knife. She managed to cut my should a bit as I dodged her.
I tried to push her back but soon she began to throw the knife into my cage. I soon became to exhausted and slumped to the ground.
"I will win!" she shouted. As she aimed to throw the knife at my chest.
I braced my self for the pain but it never came.
I looked to see Catherine hit the floor and a young girl holding a very large book. A old man stood behind her.
"Excellent job." he smiled proudly.
"Hello Elsa, it's nice to finally meet you." she said.
"Adelle, am I so happy to see you." I cried out.
A groan came from Gram and Adelle merely threw the book at him and that silenced him. Adelle opened my cage and helped me out. I smiled at my little cousin as she bound the two evil love birds together.
Adelle is the youngest of Elizabeth's children. She became the sorcerer Ruben's apprentice when he was younger and moved to Jinovia in the east. Queen Elizabeth had been called to the workshop and was mortified by what she saw. As I filled her in on what I learned she filled in the pieces I was missing. Ruben had been asked to come help Sepia Blanca with the vegetation problem. Apparently Cedric had died ages ago leaving Jack in his prison forever. Catherine had fallen in love with Gram and they'd found Jack on accident. Gram knew the story about Jack and his powers, so he lied to Catherine that he would be the cause of her not to get the crown next. So she tricked Jack into saying his parents abandoned him because of his powers.
Queen Elizabeth ordered the guards to send the pair to the dungeons and right then and there Catherine was disowned. I smiled but soon remembered Jack. I asked Ruben and Adelle if there was any way to remove the darkness. Adelle nodded and picked up a random spell book and tore out a page.
"This is the Light spell, say this during the light of the full moon, which just so happens to be tonight, and it should bring his shadow back. But it won't reveal him. I don't know of a spell that reveals people."
I nodded and smiled. "That's okay. I think I do."