Horace the King of Winter had longed for a companion, someone who was not afraid of him and would love him no matter what. Each evening he would go to the village searching for that companion, aside from his given magic of making ice and snow he was also born with a gift to see the inner beauty of a person. But each one that dared to go near him Horace would turn away for he could see their ignorance and vanity within them. Two years passed one night when he saw her, Clarabelle the daughter of a high classed baron; she was beautiful inside and out, he could see minor flaws but he didn't care he had to see her and get to know her.
For in his family tradition they would kidnap their person of interest and whisk them away to the kingdom in the mountains, but not him , Horace didn't want to continue that retched tradition as he went to her home. He could see her and climbed to the balcony hearing her sing. When Horace's chance to talk to her Clarabelle was a little frightened of him fearing he would kidnap her, but to her surprise he was kind and gentle rather than being cruel and bitter. Each night both would exchange stories and even gifts for instance Clarabelle gave Horace a silver pocket watch as Horace gave her a bracelet made of the purest diamond that was cold as ice.
Another two years passed and the two became closer their bond becoming stronger. Horace had opened his kingdom for a winter ball for the first time since his great grandfather and prepared to make it something Clarabelle would always remember. As the party progressed on, Horace and Clarabelle were alone in a gazebo in the deepest part of his frosted gardens dancing. Horace held her closely listening to her voice as she sang a song to him, he listened resting his head on her shoulder. When her song hand finished he gave her their first kiss and after party dwindled down to just her family. Horace finally gained his courage and in front of her entire family asked her hand in marriage.
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