Attina’s… on holiday. She’s going through something and with finals coming up, I need to focus on school. I miss her, and wish I could help her deal with the bitter remembrance. December isn’t a good time for her. I’ll leave it at that. To everyone patiently waiting for replies, THANK YOU. You are all amazing and deserve better.
Of course I’m still on Tumblr… and rping. Most of my rp time right now is devoted to Jack and Anna. If you haven’t seen Frozen yet… ajgioejragoijreoigjqe!! GO WATCH! I have links on both pages if you are in need. Hope everyone is having a good start to the holiday season and talk to you all real soon!
I’m getting off before I see more sister feels. UGH. I can’t wait for Frozen. I can’t even, man. Can’t even. I’ll be back Thursday night
fo sho and all sorts of magic will happen because I will get ALL the replies done and Ellie’s shenanigans will be on the dash and all will be merry.
Sisters hug. Comparing the hug between the eldest and the youngest daughter.
9. A kiss on the lips
The queen smiled as she turned and found Kaelin, standing post at a door way. She only glanced side to side once, smile tugging at her lips, before she placed her hands on his shielded shoulders. She leaned forward and kissed him softly on the lips, smiling to him as she pulled away. “Hi~”
"Well, cliche or not doesn’t make it any less true, my beautiful queen." Kaelin said softly, smiling to her. "I never thought you’d return my feelings, you’re amazing, stronger than anyone I’d ever have met. I was glad to just be a simple friend when you needed me. A guard, protecting you with my life. I never thought I’d be here, with you…" He smiled kissing her and brushing his thumb against her cheek lovingly. "I think you would have been fine, you always prevail. I couldn’t be happier to be your support system. I only wish I could have been there for you sooner."
"The important thing is you were there. My family was gone, all family friends as well. Even Father’s captain guard retired." She bit her lip and shook her head and smiled, "but then you were there. I couldn’t believe it. You saw me through the coronation, the trails, public announcements. A support system is just what I needed - though I never deserved someone as wonderful as you. You…" she laughed softly, starting to blush. "Please stop me before I start reciting Shakespeare-!"
Kaelin had never been in love before meeting Attina. He’d never even really expected to fall in love. Of course, like anyone he wanted to. But he thought it’d be different. He wasn’t quite sure how, but he thought love was love, and if the person hadn’t felt the same he figured he’d get over it. But when he’d met Attina. When he’d first laid eyes on her that night, some odd years ago, he knew then and there that he was in love, and that he would never get over it. He knew where he wanted his life to go and it was, anywhere she was. Just to make her smile, just to keep her safe, just to make sure she had someone to protect her.
Now, here he was, her in his arms and looking at him with the love he’d felt all these years. He’d kissed her and she’d not pushed him away, he’d kissed her and she’d kissed back. He kissed Queen Attina. His heart was pounding and he didn’t even care because he had her. She was all that mattered and all that had mattered since the moment they met.
The captain smiled at her, her words making his heart skip a beat and the smile unable to leave his face. “Well, I wish I could say I don’t mind, but I wouldn’t have complained if it had been me all those years ago. But what does it matter now? I’m here and I promise you, on my life I’ll never leave you. I will be here when you need me… and even when you get sick of me I won’t leave you.” He laughed, pressing a kiss to her lips. “You’re quite possibly stuck with me now.”
She couldn’t get over how happy he appeared. How could she bring someone so much joy? It was beyond her and blew her mind how happy Kaelin looked in the moment. Magical, heart fluttering, amazing. She rose her hand from his shoulder to the back of his neck, shivering slightly as felt it was more intimate. She almost forgot how to be affectionate, how to show love and appreciation. Kaelin deserved only the best from her. And she would give him it.
Her heart sank with guilt. If she was able to tell him all those years ago, she would have. Speaking her mind was never a problem. It was speaking from her heart that had her stuttering, flushed, and unable to breathe. Her heart always seemed to do exactly what she didn’t want to. How could she be a respectable queen if she let her heart wreck her?
The queen smiled to her beloved guard as she kissed him back softly. “I’m not complaining.” She bit her lip as she gave him a goofy bright smile. “You’ve seen me… through most of my mental states. If that didn’t make you reconsider…” Attina slowly shook her head, “then I don’t know what else could possibly scare you.” She looked into his eyes and was quiet for a moment. That’s what she needed. A promise for the future but also to see him following it through. Hearing him say it, and smile while doing so, she really did believe he cared deeply for her. She kissed him softly, wishing she could ask him straight out ‘stay forever’.
She giggled. “Good point! Actually, I myself haven’t seen her in quite a while, it’ll be nice to see if she’s changed at all!” If she hadn’t changed at all, though, this would be a rather scary adventure. Alice’s fingers traced over her neck briefly, as the fear of having her head removed from her body was all too real when it came to the queen.
"Alright! All set?" Alice picked up the gift and a key to her house. After tucking the latter in her pocket, she strolled to the door, opening it to allow Attina to leave first.
"Okay." Alice looked around, standing on her porch. "I do believe the castle is…in….that general direction.” She gestured that way with her hand, and the two of them began to set out for the castle.
Were people more willing to change here in Wonderland than they were in Atlantica? Everyone was set in their ways and never less than stubborn when someone was trying to convince them of thinking differently. Even if you were royalty, the law came first. Who ever held the trident truly did have the power. Attina noted Alice’s strange hand gesture at her own neck even if it was brief. She opened her mouth to speak but pressed her lips shut again in a small smile, and gave a short nod.
Attina stole one last sip of tea from her cup before heading to the door and walking outside. Butterflies took attack on her stomach as she thought about them venturing out to trick the Queen of Hearts. She pressed one of her palms to her stomach and took a deep breath before Alice turned her. Ariel was always brave, she could be, too.
"I haven’t the slightest clue," she laughed softly, nervous. "I trust your instincts." As they started walking, Attina couldn’t help think about an escape route. "Do you think leaving the ground will be as easy as entering? Will we need… an escape route?"
"This is really happening?" Elsa whispered to herself as the mermaid known as Attina spoke. "Human?" she asked while looking up at Attina. So the merprincess knew exactly what was going on, then again she was very transparent. All of Elsa’s training had her prepared for instances on land, not under the sea, so she was sure her frazzled nature was more than apparent.
"I am Princess Elsa of the kingdom of Arendelle." Elsa explained. "I don’t really know how I got here." she continued. "I was on the docks of my home when I lost my balance and fell into the water, I thought I was dead to be honest, but now…I guess I’m not." she added with a shrug of her shoulders.
"I really do apologize Princess Attina." she said while bowing her head. "but I have no real explanations as to how and why I came to be here." she added in a formal tone. "As a matter of fact I’m lost, I don’t know where I am and I’d very much like to get back home, I have no intention of trespassing in your domain." she continued on as she eyed Attina’s guards. She didn’t seem so intimidating but her guards certainly did and Elsa was left with no way to really defend herself.
Attina exchanged a glance with the guard at her side then slowly looked back to the fair blonde, fairer than her sister Arista. Could she be of Denmark? No, maybe not. The mermaid never had heard of Arendelle. Not by spoke word or written. Nothing from her guards, sisters, no one. Her brow knitted as she looked a bit confused. Where was this Arendelle?
"Terribly sorry for your accident," she said a bit mournfully. "Being a mer is quite different from being… dead. I can assure you. It-” Attina bit her tongue. Maybe Ursula was up to something. A way to distract her own brother and nieces. It wouldn’t be out of character for her to scheme something of this magnitude up. No, she didn’t find Princess Elsa at fault but was also a victim. Elsa didn’t look much older than Andrina, or Alana. Around early twenties.
Attina looked at the guards, noting their tough exterior. She remembered them when they all were small and still building muscle. Their appearances never phased her, but did others. She swam closer to the visitor and offered her her arm before looking to the guards. A mixture of ‘back off’ and ‘stay alert’. “The open sea may be calm but is one of the more dangerous places to wander through. She pointed up towards the surface. Fishing boats travel through here regularly. Only the most swift can escape. You will be a guest, my guest, to Atlantica. Music, some food. Then we will get you back to your original form. If… that is what you wish?” She slowly rose her brow. Maybe life as a “full time” human wasn’t as luxurious as Ariel dreamed it was.
"Great." Belle smiled and brushed her hands over her skirt and smiled slightly. She was quite pleased to meet someone who seemed to enjoy reading as much as she did. Storybrooke was small, and she knew, even in her fairytale self she was one of the most fond of books, but surely there had to be more around who were interested in them? Maybe not quite as much as she… but somewhat… right?
"Are you certain? I guess we better head up to the front, can’t have you tipping now can we?" She laughed softly and as she went to pass Attina carefully grabbed the top two or three books just to help out anyway. "Have to have you able to see, I don’t want you or the books injured." She grinned, she was mostly joking about the books but really she didn’t want anyone getting hurt. She headed back towards the front, books in hand.
Attina readjusted her book load as Belle took a few off the top. That made things a bit lighter. Maybe driving would have been a good idea. Then again, it was a short walk. Driving would be a waste and be ridiculously lazy. They only rode by seahorse in Atlantica when they absolutely had to.
"Thank you," she gave a small smile then followed Belle towards the front of the library. "I always got carried away with books. Only thing I would collect and - sometimes - hide from my father. It’s a little amusing how people here think laws and ways are strict. Atlantic ways are…" she trailed off as she realized she sounded like she was about to speak ill about her kingdom, "different."
"Alright, do you want to make them from scratch? Or the boring ol’ bags?" She was sure Attina had stuff to make cookies around here somewhere… if not she’d have to go to the store. "Do you think Mommy has chocolate chips? Or should we go get some?"
"From scratch!" Ellie tapped her finger to her lips as she swayed back and forth. "Ummmm… that cabinet?" She asked as she pointed the index finger towards one of the cabinets.
Mun is learning how to become a bad ass.
Woooaaah, we’re half way theeerree! Wooooaaah, being productiiiive! Take my hand and we’ll finish, I swear. Wooooah, typin’ all the replies.